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

xDSL
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1146 1150 1205
Rank change year-on-year +4 +55 +17
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 52 34 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.019% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.12% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 36 12 84
UK median annual salary £46,250 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% -16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £65,625 £70,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% -6.25% +10.34%

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 26,872 29,048 34,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,677 23,596 28,913
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Top 10 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 20 February 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 +6 50 £45,000 +20.00% 6
UK excluding London -8 41 £36,500 -2.67% 5
South East +20 21 £57,500 -4.17% 3
North of England +1 17 £25,500 -24.44% 2
North West - 14 £25,500 - 2
London -9 7 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Yorkshire +11 3 £35,000 +3.70%
Midlands +10 2 £50,000 +100.00%
West Midlands 0 2 £50,000 +100.00%
Scotland -36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 48 (92.31%) Cisco
1 48 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (86.54%) WAN
3 39 (75.00%) MPLS
4 35 (67.31%) BGP
4 35 (67.31%) Firewall
5 33 (63.46%) OSPF
6 30 (57.69%) VPN
7 29 (55.77%) Ethernet
7 29 (55.77%) CCNA
8 26 (50.00%) CCNP
9 23 (44.23%) LAN
10 22 (42.31%) IPsec
11 21 (40.38%) VoIP
12 20 (38.46%) EIGRP
13 19 (36.54%) ITIL
14 17 (32.69%) Wireless
15 15 (28.85%) Juniper
16 14 (26.92%) L2TP
16 14 (26.92%) CCIE
16 14 (26.92%) SLA
16 14 (26.92%) SNMP
16 14 (26.92%) Load Balancing
17 13 (25.00%) F5
17 13 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
17 13 (25.00%) WLAN
17 13 (25.00%) SDH
17 13 (25.00%) DWDM
18 12 (23.08%) SSL
18 12 (23.08%) 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 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (86.54%) WAN
2 39 (75.00%) MPLS
3 35 (67.31%) BGP
3 35 (67.31%) Firewall
4 33 (63.46%) OSPF
5 30 (57.69%) VPN
6 29 (55.77%) Ethernet
7 23 (44.23%) LAN
8 22 (42.31%) IPsec
9 21 (40.38%) VoIP
10 20 (38.46%) EIGRP
11 17 (32.69%) Wireless
12 14 (26.92%) L2TP
12 14 (26.92%) SNMP
13 13 (25.00%) DWDM
13 13 (25.00%) SDH
13 13 (25.00%) WLAN
14 12 (23.08%) Broadband
14 12 (23.08%) PPP
14 12 (23.08%) SSL
General
1 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Network Architect
4 7 (13.46%) NOC Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Network Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Network Operations Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco Presales Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Network Support
6 5 (9.62%) Presales Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Support
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Life Science
3 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
1 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.77%) Unix
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) ITIL
2 14 (26.92%) Load Balancing
3 13 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (21.15%) Network Design
5 10 (19.23%) ITIL V3
5 10 (19.23%) ITSM
5 10 (19.23%) Network Management
5 10 (19.23%) Service Management
6 9 (17.31%) Change Management
7 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 8 (15.38%) Web Filtering
8 7 (13.46%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (13.46%) Presales
9 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
10 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (7.69%) DNA
10 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
11 3 (5.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Perl
1 3 (5.77%) Python
1 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (55.77%) CCNA
3 26 (50.00%) CCNP
4 14 (26.92%) CCIE
5 11 (21.15%) CCSP
6 8 (15.38%) CCSA
6 8 (15.38%) JNCIP
7 7 (13.46%) CCDE
7 7 (13.46%) CCDP
7 7 (13.46%) Degree
8 6 (11.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (11.54%) CCDA
8 6 (11.54%) CCIP
8 6 (11.54%) CISSP
9 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.77%) JNCIA
11 2 (3.85%) HP APS
11 2 (3.85%) MCSA
11 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Iperf
1 1 (1.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 48 (92.31%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) Juniper
3 13 (25.00%) F5
4 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.46%) VMware
5 6 (11.54%) Meraki
5 6 (11.54%) Riverbed
6 5 (9.62%) Aruba
6 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (7.69%) Huawei
8 3 (5.77%) HP
9 2 (3.85%) Nokia
9 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.92%) Arqiva
10 1 (1.92%) Avaya
10 1 (1.92%) EMC
10 1 (1.92%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.92%) Samsung