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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 245 208
Permanent jobs citing DSL 0 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.016% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.11% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
Median salary - £19,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -49.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £28,750 £41,000
% change year-on-year +39.13% -29.87%  

DSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 719 937 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.23% 15.23% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 590 749 676
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing DSL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DSL.

1 5 (55.56%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) PBX
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing
4 2 (22.22%) IOS XR
4 2 (22.22%) Snow
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) IOS XR
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) VPLS
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) ISDN
4 1 (11.11%) PSTN
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) xDSL
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Software Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Check Point Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
1 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) CCDA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) LANDesk
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Snow
2 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint