Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

xDSL
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1153 1125 1187
Rank change year-on-year -28 +62 +44
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 43 35 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.13% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 30 29 87
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £34,100 £26,550
90th Percentile £80,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £57,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -36.52% +43.75% -20.00%

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 25,997 26,997 33,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.99% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 20,637 21,990 28,206
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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% - -

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Top 9 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 May 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 +9 41 £55,000 - 16
UK excluding London -17 30 £36,500 -36.52% 7
North of England +7 15 £25,500 -43.33% 2
North West +4 14 £25,500 -43.33% 2
South East -7 13 £60,500 +5.22% 5
London -19 8 £56,250 +18.42% 9
West Midlands - 2 £70,000 -
Midlands - 2 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +23 1 £36,500 -2.67%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 42 (97.67%) Cisco
2 40 (93.02%) WAN
3 36 (83.72%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (76.74%) MPLS
5 31 (72.09%) Firewall
6 29 (67.44%) CCNA
7 28 (65.12%) OSPF
7 28 (65.12%) BGP
8 27 (62.79%) VPN
9 26 (60.47%) Ethernet
10 25 (58.14%) LAN
11 21 (48.84%) Wireless
12 19 (44.19%) CCNP
13 18 (41.86%) IPsec
14 14 (32.56%) EIGRP
15 13 (30.23%) VoIP
15 13 (30.23%) WLAN
16 12 (27.91%) Juniper
16 12 (27.91%) SLA
17 11 (25.58%) CCSP
17 11 (25.58%) L2TP
17 11 (25.58%) ITIL
17 11 (25.58%) SNMP
17 11 (25.58%) CCSA
18 10 (23.26%) DWDM
18 10 (23.26%) VPLS
18 10 (23.26%) DNS
18 10 (23.26%) DHCP
18 10 (23.26%) Kalman Filter
18 10 (23.26%) 802.1X

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 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (93.02%) WAN
2 33 (76.74%) MPLS
3 31 (72.09%) Firewall
4 28 (65.12%) BGP
4 28 (65.12%) OSPF
5 27 (62.79%) VPN
6 26 (60.47%) Ethernet
7 25 (58.14%) LAN
8 21 (48.84%) Wireless
9 18 (41.86%) IPsec
10 14 (32.56%) EIGRP
11 13 (30.23%) VoIP
11 13 (30.23%) WLAN
12 11 (25.58%) L2TP
12 11 (25.58%) SNMP
13 10 (23.26%) DHCP
13 10 (23.26%) DNS
13 10 (23.26%) DWDM
13 10 (23.26%) VPLS
14 9 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Games
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Architect
4 5 (11.63%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Presales Solution Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Presales Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Presales Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Presales Technical Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
1 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (23.26%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (20.93%) Presales
4 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
4 8 (18.60%) Service Management
4 8 (18.60%) Web Filtering
5 6 (13.95%) Change Management
5 6 (13.95%) Network Design
5 6 (13.95%) Network Management
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.63%) ITSM
6 5 (11.63%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (9.30%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 4 (9.30%) DNA
8 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) Network Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 36 (83.72%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (67.44%) CCNA
3 19 (44.19%) CCNP
4 11 (25.58%) CCSA
4 11 (25.58%) CCSP
5 9 (20.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 9 (20.93%) CCDA
5 9 (20.93%) CCDP
5 9 (20.93%) CCIP
5 9 (20.93%) CISSP
6 6 (13.95%) CCIE
7 5 (11.63%) CCDE
7 5 (11.63%) JNCIP
8 3 (6.98%) Degree
9 2 (4.65%) HP APS
9 2 (4.65%) MCSA
9 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (97.67%) Cisco
2 12 (27.91%) Juniper
3 8 (18.60%) F5
4 7 (16.28%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.63%) Aruba
5 5 (11.63%) Fortinet
5 5 (11.63%) Meraki
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
6 4 (9.30%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (9.30%) Huawei
6 4 (9.30%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.98%) HP
8 2 (4.65%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.65%) Nokia
8 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.33%) Avaya
9 1 (2.33%) EMC
9 1 (2.33%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (2.33%) Samsung