Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

xDSL
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1134 1144 1203
Rank change year-on-year +10 +59 +81
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 35 53 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.030% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 24 48 56
UK median annual salary £43,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -32.00% +11.11% +9.09%

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 25,455 28,040 33,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.85% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20,129 22,764 27,569
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Top 8 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 16 August 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 +23 34 £37,500 -25.00% 5
UK excluding London +5 26 £34,000 -32.00% 4
North of England +17 16 £25,500 -43.33% 2
North West +5 16 £25,500 -43.33% 2
South East -20 8 £35,750 -37.83% 1
London +37 7 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +15 2 £52,500 -12.50%
Midlands +8 2 £52,500 -12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 29 (82.86%) MPLS
3 27 (77.14%) VPN
4 25 (71.43%) Ethernet
5 23 (65.71%) WAN
5 23 (65.71%) Firewall
6 21 (60.00%) Wireless
7 20 (57.14%) IPsec
8 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (48.57%) CCNA
10 15 (42.86%) LAN
11 14 (40.00%) OSPF
11 14 (40.00%) BGP
12 13 (37.14%) SSL
13 12 (34.29%) VoIP
14 11 (31.43%) CCNP
14 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
14 11 (31.43%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (28.57%) Network Security
15 10 (28.57%) DNS
15 10 (28.57%) DHCP
15 10 (28.57%) Juniper
15 10 (28.57%) 802.1X
16 9 (25.71%) DMVPN
16 9 (25.71%) SLA
16 9 (25.71%) SNMP
16 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
16 9 (25.71%) IP Telephony
17 8 (22.86%) Wireshark
17 8 (22.86%) Broadband

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 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) MPLS
2 27 (77.14%) VPN
3 25 (71.43%) Ethernet
4 23 (65.71%) Firewall
4 23 (65.71%) WAN
5 21 (60.00%) Wireless
6 20 (57.14%) IPsec
7 15 (42.86%) LAN
8 14 (40.00%) BGP
8 14 (40.00%) OSPF
9 13 (37.14%) SSL
10 12 (34.29%) VoIP
11 11 (31.43%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (28.57%) DHCP
12 10 (28.57%) DNS
12 10 (28.57%) Network Security
13 9 (25.71%) DMVPN
13 9 (25.71%) IP Telephony
13 9 (25.71%) SNMP
14 8 (22.86%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 3 (8.57%) French Language
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) IT Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Presales Solution Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Network Support
5 3 (8.57%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Presales Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Presales Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) Network Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.57%) IVR
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (20.00%) Presales
1 7 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 4 (11.43%) Validation
4 4 (11.43%) Web Filtering
5 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Service Design
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (8.57%) Telesales
6 2 (5.71%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) Runbook
6 2 (5.71%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.71%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (48.57%) CCNA
3 11 (31.43%) CCNP
4 4 (11.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (11.43%) CCDA
4 4 (11.43%) CCDP
4 4 (11.43%) CCIP
4 4 (11.43%) CCSA
4 4 (11.43%) CCSP
4 4 (11.43%) CISSP
5 3 (8.57%) CCVP
6 2 (5.71%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) CCDE
7 1 (2.86%) CCIE
7 1 (2.86%) HNC
7 1 (2.86%) HND
7 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SLA
2 4 (11.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (28.57%) Juniper
4 6 (17.14%) Nimble Storage
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) F5
5 5 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 3 (8.57%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Fortinet