Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Public Switched Telecom Network (PSTN)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1148 1082 1160
Rank change year-on-year -66 +78 +92
Permanent jobs citing PSTN 35 103 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.060% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 94 90
UK median annual salary £42,500 £48,750 £49,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.82% -2.01% +17.06%
10th Percentile £20,100 £22,150 £22,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £70,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +6.67%

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 26,154 27,538 34,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.98% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20,808 22,429 28,237
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £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% - -

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -74 34 £42,500 -12.82% 4
UK excluding London -71 27 £42,500 -10.53% 4
South East -39 18 £42,500 -26.09%
London -15 7 £23,000 -61.02%
Midlands -5 5 £30,000 -33.33%
East Midlands +15 3 £30,000 +27.66%
North of England +12 3 £23,000 +2.22% 3
North West -7 3 £23,000 +2.22% 3
West Midlands +15 2 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -10 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 30 (85.71%) VoIP
2 18 (51.43%) WAN
2 18 (51.43%) LAN
2 18 (51.43%) PBX
3 16 (45.71%) Telecoms
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco
5 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
6 11 (31.43%) Windows
6 11 (31.43%) Mitel
7 9 (25.71%) ISDN
7 9 (25.71%) ADSL
8 8 (22.86%) Broadband
8 8 (22.86%) Avaya
8 8 (22.86%) MPLS
8 8 (22.86%) ShoreTel
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
9 6 (17.14%) Presales
9 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (17.14%) Project Management
9 6 (17.14%) CCNP
9 6 (17.14%) DNS
9 6 (17.14%) Firewall
10 5 (14.29%) DHCP
10 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
10 5 (14.29%) ITIL
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications
10 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3

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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) G Suite
2 4 (11.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) VoIP
2 18 (51.43%) LAN
2 18 (51.43%) PBX
2 18 (51.43%) WAN
3 9 (25.71%) ADSL
3 9 (25.71%) ISDN
4 8 (22.86%) Broadband
4 8 (22.86%) MPLS
5 6 (17.14%) DNS
5 6 (17.14%) Firewall
6 5 (14.29%) DHCP
6 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications
7 4 (11.43%) PABX
7 4 (11.43%) SMS
7 4 (11.43%) SMTP
7 4 (11.43%) VPN
7 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 4 (11.43%) WLAN
General
1 16 (45.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
2 4 (11.43%) Local Government
2 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) Telephony Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.57%) Telephony Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) VoIP Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Technical Support
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Signage
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Presales
1 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (17.14%) Project Management
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 4 (11.43%) B2B
3 4 (11.43%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Telesales
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Ticket Management
5 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 2 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Process Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CCNP
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.43%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) CCIE
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) GDPR
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Mitel
3 8 (22.86%) Avaya
3 8 (22.86%) ShoreTel
4 4 (11.43%) Aerohive Networks
4 4 (11.43%) Ericsson
4 4 (11.43%) Google
4 4 (11.43%) Panasonic
4 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
4 4 (11.43%) Splunk
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (5.71%) Polycom
7 1 (2.86%) Apple
7 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.86%) BroadSoft
7 1 (2.86%) BT
7 1 (2.86%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.86%) Sonus