Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1111 1122 1144
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +95
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 46 74 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34 57 68
UK median annual salary £44,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.14% - -23.08%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £20,982
90th Percentile £90,000 £73,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £23,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -29.23% -18.75% -5.88%

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 24,514 27,918 31,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.88% 15.89% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,375 22,720 26,133
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +2 43 £48,750 +39.29% 13
London +32 23 £50,000 -22.48% 6
UK excluding London -14 17 £23,000 -29.23% 9
South East -16 6 £19,500 -58.95% 2
North of England +22 5 £22,750 +1.11% 4
North West 0 5 £22,750 +1.11% 3
Midlands +18 4 £30,000 +26.32%
East Midlands -5 3 £30,000 +26.32%
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands +40 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 26 (56.52%) Telecoms
2 18 (39.13%) VoIP
3 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) QA
4 14 (30.43%) ISDN
4 14 (30.43%) Cisco
5 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
5 13 (28.26%) PBX
6 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 12 (26.09%) GPRS
6 12 (26.09%) GSM
6 12 (26.09%) ISEB
6 12 (26.09%) Avaya
6 12 (26.09%) Apple
6 12 (26.09%) 3G
6 12 (26.09%) Blackberry
6 12 (26.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (26.09%) ISTQB
6 12 (26.09%) Workflow
6 12 (26.09%) Atlassian
6 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.09%) Android
6 12 (26.09%) LTE
6 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
6 12 (26.09%) 4G
6 12 (26.09%) Office 365
6 12 (26.09%) MobileIron
6 12 (26.09%) AirWatch
7 10 (21.74%) Skype

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 12 (26.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
3 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Office 365
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (39.13%) VoIP
2 14 (30.43%) ISDN
3 13 (28.26%) PBX
4 12 (26.09%) 3G
4 12 (26.09%) 4G
4 12 (26.09%) GPRS
4 12 (26.09%) GSM
4 12 (26.09%) LTE
5 10 (21.74%) Broadband
5 10 (21.74%) Skype
5 10 (21.74%) Unified Communications
6 8 (17.39%) ADSL
7 6 (13.04%) LAN
7 6 (13.04%) PABX
8 5 (10.87%) DNS
9 4 (8.70%) WAN
10 3 (6.52%) Intranet
10 3 (6.52%) SMS
10 3 (6.52%) VPN
10 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (56.52%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Local Government
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Military
5 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (10.87%) Architect
1 5 (10.87%) Consultant
2 4 (8.70%) Head of QA
2 4 (8.70%) IT Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Quality Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Tester
3 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 3 (6.52%) Support Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
3 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
3 3 (6.52%) Technical Support Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
4 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) WAP
2 1 (2.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Fintech
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Signage
6 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Android
1 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
2 12 (26.09%) Workflow
3 10 (21.74%) Migration
4 7 (15.22%) Presales
5 6 (13.04%) ITIL
5 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.87%) B2B
7 4 (8.70%) Business Development
7 4 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Defect Management
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps
7 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Telesales
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ISEB
1 12 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCA
4 1 (2.17%) CCAA
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) QA
2 7 (15.22%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
2 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) AirWatch
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Cisco
2 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.09%) Apple
3 12 (26.09%) Atlassian
3 12 (26.09%) Avaya
3 12 (26.09%) MobileIron
4 7 (15.22%) Mitel
5 4 (8.70%) Ericsson
5 4 (8.70%) Panasonic
5 4 (8.70%) ShoreTel
6 3 (6.52%) BT
6 3 (6.52%) Motorola
6 3 (6.52%) NICE Systems
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 3 (6.52%) Remedy
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix
7 2 (4.35%) Cognizant
7 2 (4.35%) Equitrac
7 2 (4.35%) Openreach
7 2 (4.35%) Virgin Media