Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 293 326
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 -31
Permanent jobs citing DSL 7 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.072% 0.22% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 1.34% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 2
West Midlands median annual salary £28,500 £37,500 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.00% +45.63% -11.21%
10th Percentile £22,950 £22,500 £19,775
90th Percentile £29,500 £46,000 £32,325
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -8.57%

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 1,432 1,645 1,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.66% 16.10% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 1,301 1,434
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
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 25 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
Worcestershire - 4 £28,500 -
Birmingham +7 2 £29,000 +23.40%
Shropshire +13 1 £16,500 -63.33%
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 6 (85.71%) MPLS
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Document Management
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) WSUS
3 4 (57.14%) AirWatch
3 4 (57.14%) Driving Licence
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Netcool
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Statistics
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) BGP

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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) ATM
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) ISDN
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) PPP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) NGN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Document Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Statistics
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) AirWatch
1 4 (57.14%) WSUS
2 2 (28.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper