Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1063 1112 1100
Rank change year-on-year +49 -12 +69
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 47 62 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.036% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 75
UK median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% -27.78% -7.22%
10th Percentile £22,600 £22,000 £20,713
90th Percentile £88,000 £63,800 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £32,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% -35.00% +25.00%

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 22,789 26,235 29,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.08% 15.22% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17,842 21,295 23,841
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 +42 44 £50,000 +48.15% 14
London +49 22 £50,000 +38.89% 2
UK excluding London +15 16 £25,000 -23.08% 12
North of England +33 10 £25,000 +13.64% 6
North West +24 5 £22,500 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire +33 4 £25,000 -23.08% 1
South East +15 3 £24,000 -43.53% 2
South West -1 2 - -
North East - 1 £59,223 - 2
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 19 (40.43%) Telecoms
2 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Office 365
2 18 (38.30%) Skype
3 17 (36.17%) Skype for Business
3 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.04%) Cisco
4 16 (34.04%) VoIP
4 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
5 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (27.66%) Avaya
6 13 (27.66%) Unified Communications
7 12 (25.53%) Presales
7 12 (25.53%) QA
8 11 (23.40%) 3G
8 11 (23.40%) ITIL
8 11 (23.40%) PBX
8 11 (23.40%) Apple iOS
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (23.40%) Android
8 11 (23.40%) 4G
9 10 (21.28%) DNS
9 10 (21.28%) Migration
10 9 (19.15%) Workflow
10 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
10 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
10 9 (19.15%) GPRS
10 9 (19.15%) GSM
10 9 (19.15%) Blackberry
10 9 (19.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 17 (36.17%) Skype for Business
2 9 (19.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (38.30%) Office 365
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) Skype
2 16 (34.04%) VoIP
3 13 (27.66%) Unified Communications
4 11 (23.40%) 3G
4 11 (23.40%) 4G
4 11 (23.40%) PBX
5 10 (21.28%) DNS
6 9 (19.15%) GPRS
6 9 (19.15%) GSM
6 9 (19.15%) LTE
7 8 (17.02%) ADSL
7 8 (17.02%) Broadband
7 8 (17.02%) ISDN
7 8 (17.02%) WAN
8 6 (12.77%) LAN
9 5 (10.64%) Network Security
9 5 (10.64%) VPN
9 5 (10.64%) Wireless
10 4 (8.51%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (8.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Big Data
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (40.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Military
4 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Consultant
2 5 (10.64%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Collaboration Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Implementation Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Messaging Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Tester
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 3 (6.38%) Support Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Support Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) XMPP
2 3 (6.38%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (8.51%) Digital Signage
5 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.26%) Replication
5 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) Fintech
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Android
1 11 (23.40%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Presales
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Migration
5 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.15%) Workflow
6 7 (14.89%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
7 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.64%) Thought Leadership
8 4 (8.51%) Coaching
8 4 (8.51%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (8.51%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (8.51%) Customer-Centricity
8 4 (8.51%) DevOps
8 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (8.51%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) C
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) ISEB
1 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.02%) MCSE
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) MCITP
4 4 (8.51%) CCNA
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) CCA
5 2 (4.26%) CCAA
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) vSphere
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) AirWatch
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) Cisco
3 13 (27.66%) Avaya
4 9 (19.15%) Apple
4 9 (19.15%) Atlassian
4 9 (19.15%) MobileIron
5 4 (8.51%) Polycom
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
6 3 (6.38%) Motorola
6 3 (6.38%) NICE Systems
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
6 3 (6.38%) Remedy
7 2 (4.26%) Brocade
7 2 (4.26%) Cognizant
7 2 (4.26%) CommVault
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Equitrac
7 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.26%) VMware