Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1122 1143 1187
Rank change year-on-year +21 +44 +62
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 67 94 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.050% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 46 71 82
UK median annual salary £31,250 £35,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% -27.08% +15.66%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £42,500 £42,049
% change year-on-year -29.41% +1.07% +5.12%

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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PSTN in the UK

PSTN
Top 12 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 November 2017. 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 +13 65 £32,500 -13.33% 4
UK excluding London +20 52 £30,000 -29.41% 3
South East +14 22 £55,000 -8.33% 2
London +8 15 £36,000 +9.09% 1
North of England +3 13 £22,250 -36.43% 1
East of England +12 8 £32,500 -48.00%
North West -26 8 £22,000 -37.14% 1
Midlands +22 7 £23,750 -17.39%
Yorkshire +33 5 £30,000 +57.89%
East Midlands +35 4 £23,750 +18.75%
West Midlands +10 3 - -
Wales - 2 £27,584 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing PSTN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PSTN.

1 26 (38.81%) Telecoms
2 23 (34.33%) Cisco
3 21 (31.34%) Windows
3 21 (31.34%) PBX
4 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.87%) Internet
4 18 (26.87%) Skype for Business
5 16 (23.88%) Office 365
5 16 (23.88%) Skype
5 16 (23.88%) ISDN
6 15 (22.39%) WAN
6 15 (22.39%) DNS
6 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
7 14 (20.90%) LAN
8 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
8 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (17.91%) VoIP
10 11 (16.42%) MPLS
10 11 (16.42%) DHCP
10 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
10 11 (16.42%) Firewall
10 11 (16.42%) Hyper-V
11 10 (14.93%) SCCM
11 10 (14.93%) SCOM
11 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (14.93%) ITIL
12 9 (13.43%) LDAP
12 9 (13.43%) Kerberos

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 18 (26.87%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.48%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.99%) IIS
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.88%) Office 365
2 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (13.43%) IaaS
4 9 (13.43%) PaaS
5 6 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (8.96%) SaaS
5 6 (8.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) PBX
2 18 (26.87%) Internet
3 16 (23.88%) ISDN
3 16 (23.88%) Skype
4 15 (22.39%) DNS
4 15 (22.39%) WAN
5 14 (20.90%) LAN
6 12 (17.91%) VoIP
7 11 (16.42%) DHCP
7 11 (16.42%) Firewall
7 11 (16.42%) MPLS
7 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
8 9 (13.43%) ADSL
8 9 (13.43%) Kerberos
8 9 (13.43%) LDAP
9 8 (11.94%) 3G
9 8 (11.94%) 4G
10 6 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.46%) Broadband
11 5 (7.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (38.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Military
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms Manager
3 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Project Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Support
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Project Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) REST
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Driving Licence
2 6 (8.96%) BYOD
2 6 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.96%) PKI
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.48%) Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) CESG
6 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.49%) Handset
7 1 (1.49%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Identity Management
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Service Management
3 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (11.94%) WAN Optimisation
4 7 (10.45%) Project Management
5 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.96%) Email Filtering
5 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.96%) Patch Management
5 6 (8.96%) Service Design
5 6 (8.96%) Task Automation
6 5 (7.46%) ArchiMate
6 5 (7.46%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.46%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) C
4 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) C++
4 1 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.45%) CCNA
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) CCNP
4 4 (5.97%) JNCIA
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.48%) CCIE
5 3 (4.48%) JNCIS
5 3 (4.48%) MCSE
6 2 (2.99%) CCA
6 2 (2.99%) CCAA
6 2 (2.99%) CCVP
6 2 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.99%) MCITP
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.49%) CCDP
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) SCCM
1 10 (14.93%) SCOM
2 6 (8.96%) Puppet
2 6 (8.96%) Terraform
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Cisco
2 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.43%) Juniper
4 4 (5.97%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) Avaya
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) CommVault
5 2 (2.99%) Etrali
5 2 (2.99%) Red Box
5 2 (2.99%) Speakerbus
6 1 (1.49%) Acme Packet
6 1 (1.49%) Arista
6 1 (1.49%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.49%) BroadSoft
6 1 (1.49%) BT
6 1 (1.49%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (1.49%) F5
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Polycom
6 1 (1.49%) Sonus