Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DSL over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1047 1028 1145
Rank change year-on-year -19 +117 -121
Permanent jobs citing DSL 136 138 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.082% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 80 111 120
UK median annual salary £36,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.13% +23.08% -16.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,875 £63,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +37.93% -28.40%

DSL is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,042 26,971 33,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.94% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,664 22,002 28,198
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,625 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DSL.

Salary trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DSL over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 133 £36,000 -10.00% 12
London +7 76 £42,500 +6.25% 5
UK excluding London -49 59 £36,000 -10.00% 9
North of England +13 18 £36,000 -4.00% 3
South West -11 12 £18,250 -42.06% 1
South East -56 12 £61,000 +52.50% 1
Midlands +21 11 £28,500 -18.57% 2
North West +11 10 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Yorkshire +37 8 £25,500 -40.70% 2
West Midlands - 8 £28,500 - 2
East of England -12 4 £57,500 -4.17%
East Midlands +8 3 £62,500 +78.57%
Scotland - 2 £47,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for DSL.

1 66 (48.53%) Cisco
2 60 (44.12%) Firewall
3 56 (41.18%) MPLS
4 55 (40.44%) Microsoft
5 54 (39.71%) VPN
6 49 (36.03%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (32.35%) WAN
8 43 (31.62%) Active Directory
9 41 (30.15%) TCP/IP
10 40 (29.41%) Windows
11 37 (27.21%) Ethernet
12 36 (26.47%) LAN
12 36 (26.47%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (25.74%) Degree
14 33 (24.26%) Juniper
15 32 (23.53%) Python
16 29 (21.32%) ITIL
16 29 (21.32%) CCNP
17 28 (20.59%) HP
17 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (19.85%) Windows 10
18 27 (19.85%) CCNA
19 26 (19.12%) GPRS
19 26 (19.12%) ADSL
19 26 (19.12%) Windows 7
20 25 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (18.38%) Java
21 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
21 24 (17.65%) Scala
22 23 (16.91%) Functional Programming

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
3 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.44%) Office 365
2 9 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.62%) G Suite
3 8 (5.88%) IaaS
3 8 (5.88%) SaaS
4 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.47%) PaaS
4 2 (1.47%) Serverless
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.74%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 60 (44.12%) Firewall
2 56 (41.18%) MPLS
3 54 (39.71%) VPN
4 44 (32.35%) WAN
5 41 (30.15%) TCP/IP
6 37 (27.21%) Ethernet
7 36 (26.47%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (26.47%) LAN
8 26 (19.12%) ADSL
8 26 (19.12%) GPRS
9 23 (16.91%) VoIP
10 22 (16.18%) 3G
10 22 (16.18%) DNS
11 21 (15.44%) BGP
11 21 (15.44%) Wireless
12 20 (14.71%) OSPF
13 18 (13.24%) DHCP
14 17 (12.50%) 802.11
15 16 (11.76%) IPsec
16 15 (11.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.94%) SQLPlus
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.74%) HBase
3 1 (0.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.47%) ClearQuest
1 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.47%) GitLab
1 2 (1.47%) GoCD
1 2 (1.47%) Gradle
1 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.47%) Selenium
2 1 (0.74%) Ant
2 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) JUnit
2 1 (0.74%) Maven
2 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (13.24%) Games
2 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.21%) Banking
4 3 (2.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 26 (19.12%) Developer
3 25 (18.38%) Support Engineer
4 23 (16.91%) Haskell Programmer
4 23 (16.91%) OCaml Programmer
4 23 (16.91%) Programmer
5 22 (16.18%) F# Developer
5 22 (16.18%) Haskell Developer
5 22 (16.18%) OCaml Developer
5 22 (16.18%) Scala Developer
6 15 (11.03%) Technical Support
7 13 (9.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 13 (9.56%) Field Engineer
8 12 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (7.35%) Analyst
10 9 (6.62%) Customer Engineer
10 9 (6.62%) Customer Support Engineer
10 9 (6.62%) Help Desk Engineer
10 9 (6.62%) Help Desk Support
10 9 (6.62%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 9 (6.62%) LDAP
3 4 (2.94%) .NET
3 4 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.21%) Scalaz
5 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.47%) CSS
5 2 (1.47%) HTML
5 2 (1.47%) HTML5
5 2 (1.47%) J2EE
5 2 (1.47%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (1.47%) REST
6 1 (0.74%) CSS3
6 1 (0.74%) JMS
6 1 (0.74%) JSON
6 1 (0.74%) Kafka
6 1 (0.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.74%) Spring
6 1 (0.74%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (16.91%) Fintech
3 22 (16.18%) Data Centre
3 22 (16.18%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (11.03%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (8.09%) Blackberry
6 7 (5.15%) iPhone
7 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.41%) Hedge funds
7 6 (4.41%) Wiki
8 5 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.94%) CMDB
9 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.94%) EPoS
10 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.41%) Windows
2 27 (19.85%) Windows 10
3 26 (19.12%) Windows 7
4 23 (16.91%) Windows Server
5 18 (13.24%) Linux
5 18 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (9.56%) Android
7 12 (8.82%) Unix
8 10 (7.35%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (5.88%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.41%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.32%) ITIL
2 25 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (16.91%) Analytics
3 23 (16.91%) Functional Programming
4 21 (15.44%) Proactive Management
5 18 (13.24%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (9.56%) Configuration Management
6 13 (9.56%) Network Management
7 10 (7.35%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.88%) Change Management
9 7 (5.15%) Coaching
9 7 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.15%) Decision-Making
9 7 (5.15%) Fault Management
9 7 (5.15%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.41%) ITSM
11 5 (3.68%) SDLC
11 5 (3.68%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.53%) Python
2 25 (18.38%) Java
3 24 (17.65%) Scala
4 23 (16.91%) F#
4 23 (16.91%) Haskell
4 23 (16.91%) OCaml
5 11 (8.09%) SQL
6 8 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (2.94%) Java 8
8 2 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.74%) Groovy
9 1 (0.74%) HiveQL
9 1 (0.74%) ML
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (36.03%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (25.74%) Degree
3 29 (21.32%) CCNP
4 27 (19.85%) CCNA
5 15 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.62%) CCIE
6 9 (6.62%) JNCIP
7 6 (4.41%) MCITP
7 6 (4.41%) MCP
8 5 (3.68%) MCSA
9 4 (2.94%) CCSA
9 4 (2.94%) PhD
9 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.21%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.21%) CCIE Security
10 3 (2.21%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.47%) CCSP
11 2 (1.47%) HP APS
11 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.03%) SLA
2 4 (2.94%) QA
3 3 (2.21%) GDPR
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (31.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.15%) KVM
2 7 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (5.15%) vSphere
3 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.47%) Docker
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) AirWatch
1 10 (7.35%) Backup Exec
2 9 (6.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (6.62%) FortiGate
3 8 (5.88%) Ansible
4 7 (5.15%) Nagios
4 7 (5.15%) ZABBIX
5 6 (4.41%) XenMobile
6 4 (2.94%) WSUS
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.74%) Consul
8 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (48.53%) Cisco
2 55 (40.44%) Microsoft
3 33 (24.26%) Juniper
4 28 (20.59%) HP
5 20 (14.71%) VMware
6 19 (13.97%) CheckPoint
7 16 (11.76%) F5
8 11 (8.09%) Palo Alto
9 9 (6.62%) Google
9 9 (6.62%) IronPort
9 9 (6.62%) Veeam
10 7 (5.15%) Bloomberg
11 6 (4.41%) Acronis
11 6 (4.41%) Eze Castle Integration
11 6 (4.41%) FactSet
11 6 (4.41%) MobileIron
11 6 (4.41%) Reuters
12 5 (3.68%) Polycom
12 5 (3.68%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.94%) Avaya