Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for DSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DSL over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 318 321
Rank change year-on-year +67 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing DSL 37 3 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.030% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 0.19% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29 3 29
West Midlands median annual salary £20,000 £29,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.03% -22.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £17,500 £18,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £29,500 £46,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -26.83% -3.53% +30.77%

DSL 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,502 1,539 1,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.35% 15.40% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,106 1,256 1,399
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the West Midlands

DSL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for DSL in the West Midlands

DSL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DSL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for DSL in the West Midlands

DSL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Shropshire +23 18 £18,000 +9.09%
Birmingham +22 8 - -
Coventry - 8 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £28,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £34,500 -
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT jobs citing DSL 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DSL.

1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (59.46%) Telecoms
4 19 (51.35%) VoIP
5 18 (48.65%) Internet
5 18 (48.65%) Mac OS
5 18 (48.65%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (40.54%) Linux
7 12 (32.43%) HNC
7 12 (32.43%) HND
7 12 (32.43%) MPLS
7 12 (32.43%) Degree
8 9 (24.32%) BGP
8 9 (24.32%) OSPF
8 9 (24.32%) SLA
9 8 (21.62%) Sun
9 8 (21.62%) HP
9 8 (21.62%) DWDM
9 8 (21.62%) Juniper
9 8 (21.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 8 (21.62%) Nokia
9 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
9 8 (21.62%) Unix
9 8 (21.62%) RAD
9 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
9 8 (21.62%) Solaris
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (21.62%) SHDSL
9 8 (21.62%) Telindus
9 8 (21.62%) Network Management

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) VoIP
2 18 (48.65%) Internet
3 12 (32.43%) MPLS
4 9 (24.32%) BGP
4 9 (24.32%) OSPF
5 8 (21.62%) DWDM
5 8 (21.62%) SHDSL
5 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.81%) Broadband
6 4 (10.81%) Firewall
6 4 (10.81%) VLAN
6 4 (10.81%) VPN
7 3 (8.11%) ADSL
7 3 (8.11%) VDSL
7 3 (8.11%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) xDSL
8 2 (5.41%) LAN
9 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
General
1 22 (59.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Technical Support
2 8 (21.62%) NOC Technician
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.70%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) IT Support
7 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Product Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (10.81%) Driving Licence
3 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Mac OS
3 15 (40.54%) Linux
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (21.62%) Solaris
4 8 (21.62%) Unix
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Android
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Network Management
1 8 (21.62%) Performance Analysis
1 8 (21.62%) RAD
2 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
2 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
2 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
2 3 (8.11%) Use Case
2 3 (8.11%) Validation
3 2 (5.41%) Document Management
4 1 (2.70%) Business Development
4 1 (2.70%) IT Strategy
4 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (8.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
1 12 (32.43%) HNC
1 12 (32.43%) HND
2 2 (5.41%) CCNP
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 8 (21.62%) HP
1 8 (21.62%) Juniper
1 8 (21.62%) Nokia
1 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
1 8 (21.62%) Sun
1 8 (21.62%) Telindus
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee