Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for xDSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited xDSL over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

xDSL
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1154 1187 1253
Rank change year-on-year +33 +66 +19
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 52 56 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 40 38 41
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +42.86%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +52.60%

xDSL 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 28309 32038 36151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22925 26230 29899
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

xDSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing xDSL over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +21 50 £47,500 +5.56% 6
UK excluding London +25 49 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North of England +36 26 £35,000 +16.67% 1
North West - 21 £45,000 - 1
South East +34 13 £57,500 +27.78% 3
Midlands +35 7 £60,000 +118.18% 1
West Midlands +13 7 £60,000 +118.18% 1
Yorkshire +22 5 £35,000 +16.67%
London +20 3 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Scotland -19 2 - -
East of England -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 42 (80.77%) Cisco
2 40 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (73.08%) MPLS
3 38 (73.08%) WAN
4 37 (71.15%) Ethernet
5 33 (63.46%) BGP
6 32 (61.54%) VPN
6 32 (61.54%) Firewall
7 30 (57.69%) CCNP
8 29 (55.77%) OSPF
9 27 (51.92%) IPsec
10 26 (50.00%) Load Balancing
10 26 (50.00%) EIGRP
11 24 (46.15%) SSL
11 24 (46.15%) F5
12 22 (42.31%) VoIP
13 20 (38.46%) Wireless
14 19 (36.54%) Wireshark
14 19 (36.54%) DNS
15 18 (34.62%) LAN
15 18 (34.62%) ITIL
15 18 (34.62%) Broadband
15 18 (34.62%) Cisco PIX
15 18 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (34.62%) Riverbed
16 17 (32.69%) Degree
16 17 (32.69%) TACACS
17 16 (30.77%) DHCP
17 16 (30.77%) Network Security
17 16 (30.77%) Kalman Filter

xDSL
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 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (73.08%) MPLS
1 38 (73.08%) WAN
2 37 (71.15%) Ethernet
3 33 (63.46%) BGP
4 32 (61.54%) Firewall
4 32 (61.54%) VPN
5 29 (55.77%) OSPF
6 27 (51.92%) IPsec
7 26 (50.00%) EIGRP
8 24 (46.15%) SSL
9 22 (42.31%) VoIP
10 20 (38.46%) Wireless
11 19 (36.54%) DNS
11 19 (36.54%) Wireshark
12 18 (34.62%) Broadband
12 18 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (34.62%) Cisco PIX
12 18 (34.62%) LAN
13 17 (32.69%) TACACS
14 16 (30.77%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Subversion
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (21.15%) Manufacturing
3 7 (13.46%) Electronics
3 7 (13.46%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Network Support
4 8 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Network Support
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Support Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Hardware Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Broadband Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Network Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (9.62%) Life Science
4 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
1 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (11.54%) Unix
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 18 (34.62%) ITIL
3 16 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (26.92%) ITIL V3
5 12 (23.08%) ITSM
5 12 (23.08%) Service Management
6 8 (15.38%) Asset Management
6 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (13.46%) Network Management
8 6 (11.54%) CAD
8 6 (11.54%) Network Design
9 4 (7.69%) Change Management
9 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.77%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (5.77%) Web Filtering
11 2 (3.85%) Project Management
11 2 (3.85%) Runbook
11 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Perl
1 6 (11.54%) Python
1 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (57.69%) CCNP
3 17 (32.69%) Degree
4 12 (23.08%) CCIE
4 12 (23.08%) CCNA
5 7 (13.46%) CCSP
6 6 (11.54%) JNCIA
6 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
7 5 (9.62%) JNCIP
8 3 (5.77%) CCDE
9 2 (3.85%) CCDP
9 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.92%) CCDA
10 1 (1.92%) CCIP
10 1 (1.92%) CCSA
10 1 (1.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) PMO
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Iperf
Vendors
1 42 (80.77%) Cisco
2 24 (46.15%) F5
3 18 (34.62%) Riverbed
4 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 11 (21.15%) Juniper
6 8 (15.38%) VMware
7 6 (11.54%) Atmel
7 6 (11.54%) Cadence
7 6 (11.54%) EMC
8 1 (1.92%) Arqiva
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.92%) Meraki