Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PSTN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PSTN over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1136 1107 1160
Rank change year-on-year -29 +53 +77
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 33 89 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.050% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 71 85
UK median annual salary £29,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.89% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -29.41% +6.25% -4.25%

PSTN 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 25,565 28,029 33,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.07% 15.82% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,206 22,759 27,651
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

PSTN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PSTN over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSTN within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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 +11 30 £30,000 -33.33% 7
UK excluding London -51 17 £30,000 -29.41% 5
London +27 13 £44,000 -34.33% 3
South East -48 7 £45,000 -21.74%
North of England +24 4 £22,750 +1.11% 2
Midlands +19 4 £30,000 +20.00%
North West +6 4 £22,750 +1.11% 2
East Midlands +1 3 £30,000 +26.32%
South West +5 2 - - 1
West Midlands +27 1 £30,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing PSTN 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 PSTN.

1 21 (63.64%) VoIP
2 19 (57.58%) Telecoms
3 13 (39.39%) PBX
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
5 10 (30.30%) Broadband
5 10 (30.30%) ISDN
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) AirWatch
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 8 (24.24%) LAN
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) Avaya
8 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
8 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 7 (21.21%) Mitel
8 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 6 (18.18%) PABX
9 6 (18.18%) VPN
9 6 (18.18%) SLA
9 6 (18.18%) ADSL
9 6 (18.18%) WAN
9 6 (18.18%) Office 365
9 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (15.15%) MobileIron
10 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
10 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
10 5 (15.15%) GPRS

PSTN
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 5 (15.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.18%) Office 365
3 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.12%) G Suite
3 4 (12.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (63.64%) VoIP
2 13 (39.39%) PBX
3 10 (30.30%) Broadband
3 10 (30.30%) ISDN
4 8 (24.24%) LAN
5 6 (18.18%) ADSL
5 6 (18.18%) PABX
5 6 (18.18%) VPN
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
6 5 (15.15%) 3G
6 5 (15.15%) 4G
6 5 (15.15%) Firewall
6 5 (15.15%) GPRS
6 5 (15.15%) GSM
6 5 (15.15%) LTE
6 5 (15.15%) Unified Communications
7 4 (12.12%) IPsec
7 4 (12.12%) MPLS
7 4 (12.12%) Skype
7 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
General
1 19 (57.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Local Government
4 2 (6.06%) Advertising
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (12.12%) Head of QA
1 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (12.12%) IT Engineer
1 4 (12.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Consultant
2 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
3 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Support Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Telephony Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) WAP
2 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Fintech
2 4 (12.12%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Signage
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.15%) Android
3 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Business Development
4 5 (15.15%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
4 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
4 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.15%) Workflow
5 4 (12.12%) B2B
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 5 (15.15%) QA
3 4 (12.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) AirWatch
2 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (24.24%) Avaya
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Mitel
4 5 (15.15%) Apple
4 5 (15.15%) Atlassian
4 5 (15.15%) MobileIron
5 4 (12.12%) Aerohive Networks
5 4 (12.12%) Ericsson
5 4 (12.12%) Google
5 4 (12.12%) Panasonic
5 4 (12.12%) ShoreTel
5 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
5 4 (12.12%) Splunk
6 3 (9.09%) BT
6 3 (9.09%) Motorola
6 3 (9.09%) NICE Systems
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) Remedy
7 2 (6.06%) Openreach