Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

xDSL
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1099 1147 1159
Rank change year-on-year +48 +12 +118
Permanent jobs citing xDSL 36 56 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.031% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20 45 38
UK median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,375 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -28.42% +5.56% +5.88%

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 24,424 28,208 31,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.61% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19,280 22,922 26,164
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,700 £72,500
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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +40 36 £35,000 -26.32% 4
UK excluding London +6 31 £34,000 -28.42% 3
South East +11 13 £34,000 -40.87% 1
North of England +1 11 £32,500 -27.78%
North West -2 11 £32,500 -27.78%
Midlands +19 7 £40,000 -33.33%
London +58 5 £65,000 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +23 4 £40,000 -33.33%
East Midlands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 31 (86.11%) MPLS
2 30 (83.33%) Ethernet
3 26 (72.22%) Cisco
3 26 (72.22%) IPsec
4 23 (63.89%) VPN
5 20 (55.56%) Firewall
6 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (44.44%) CCNA
7 16 (44.44%) WAN
7 16 (44.44%) Wireless
8 15 (41.67%) BGP
9 14 (38.89%) OSPF
9 14 (38.89%) SNMP
9 14 (38.89%) CCNP
10 13 (36.11%) VoIP
11 12 (33.33%) SSL
11 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 12 (33.33%) DSL
12 11 (30.56%) DMVPN
13 10 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (27.78%) L2TP
13 10 (27.78%) TACACS
13 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
13 10 (27.78%) PPP
14 9 (25.00%) ITIL
14 9 (25.00%) DNS
14 9 (25.00%) Validation
14 9 (25.00%) Network Security
14 9 (25.00%) IP Telephony
15 8 (22.22%) DWDM

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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) MPLS
2 30 (83.33%) Ethernet
3 26 (72.22%) IPsec
4 23 (63.89%) VPN
5 20 (55.56%) Firewall
6 16 (44.44%) WAN
6 16 (44.44%) Wireless
7 15 (41.67%) BGP
8 14 (38.89%) OSPF
8 14 (38.89%) SNMP
9 13 (36.11%) VoIP
10 12 (33.33%) DSL
10 12 (33.33%) SSL
11 11 (30.56%) DMVPN
12 10 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (27.78%) L2TP
12 10 (27.78%) PPP
12 10 (27.78%) TACACS
13 9 (25.00%) DNS
13 9 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) French Language
3 4 (11.11%) Publishing
4 3 (8.33%) Electronics
5 2 (5.56%) German Language
5 2 (5.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Network Operations Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Presales Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Support
4 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support
5 2 (5.56%) Product Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Presales Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (2.78%) Operations Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) IVR
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
1 9 (25.00%) Validation
2 8 (22.22%) Presales
2 8 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (13.89%) ITSM
4 5 (13.89%) Network Management
4 5 (13.89%) Tech Ops
4 5 (13.89%) Telesales
5 4 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (11.11%) Service Design
5 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.11%) Use Case
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.78%) Bug Management
7 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 4 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (44.44%) CCNA
3 14 (38.89%) CCNP
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) CCVP
5 4 (11.11%) HNC
5 4 (11.11%) HND
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
2 4 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) Juniper
4 5 (13.89%) F5
4 5 (13.89%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (13.89%) Riverbed
4 5 (13.89%) VMware
5 4 (11.11%) Avaya
6 3 (8.33%) Remedy