The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 208 211 227
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.020% 0.14% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.076% 0.49% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £62,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -34.78%
SDH
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1308 1640 1524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.19% 29.50% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 884 953 1142
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SDH
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Berkshire region.

SDH Salary Trend in Berkshire

SDH
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 1 - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SDH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SDH.

1 40 (97.56%) Telecoms
2 22 (53.66%) DWDM
3 19 (46.34%) Ethernet
4 12 (29.27%) Oracle
4 12 (29.27%) MPLS
4 12 (29.27%) Huawei
4 12 (29.27%) Degree
5 10 (24.39%) Cramer
5 10 (24.39%) TDD
5 10 (24.39%) Java
5 10 (24.39%) SQL
6 9 (21.95%) Sybase
6 9 (21.95%) UNIX
6 9 (21.95%) ATM
7 8 (19.51%) Broadband
7 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
7 8 (19.51%) SOAP
7 8 (19.51%) Web Services
7 8 (19.51%) XML
7 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
7 8 (19.51%) JMS
7 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (19.51%) JAXB
7 8 (19.51%) BEA
7 8 (19.51%) WSDL
7 8 (19.51%) Toad
7 8 (19.51%) Migration
7 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
7 8 (19.51%) DSLAM
7 8 (19.51%) Service Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SDH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SDH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
1 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 22 (53.66%) DWDM
2 19 (46.34%) Ethernet
3 12 (29.27%) MPLS
4 9 (21.95%) ATM
5 8 (19.51%) Broadband
5 8 (19.51%) DSLAM
5 8 (19.51%) NGN
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
7 1 (2.44%) 3G
7 1 (2.44%) CDMA2000
7 1 (2.44%) GPRS
7 1 (2.44%) GSM
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) UMTS
7 1 (2.44%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) 2G
7 1 (2.44%) WiMAX
7 1 (2.44%) RNC
7 1 (2.44%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Toad
2 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
General
1 40 (97.56%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Software Engineer
1 8 (19.51%) Account Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Transmission Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Tester
4 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
4 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Support
5 1 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.44%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Senior Account Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) SOAP
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
1 8 (19.51%) XML
1 8 (19.51%) JMS
1 8 (19.51%) WSDL
1 8 (19.51%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) STB
1 5 (12.20%) IPTV
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Solaris
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) TDD
2 8 (19.51%) Migration
2 8 (19.51%) Data Migration
2 8 (19.51%) Service Management
2 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
3 6 (14.63%) CRM
4 5 (12.20%) Product Management
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Security Management
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.44%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Network Management
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) PMP
2 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Netcool
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle
1 12 (29.27%) Huawei
2 10 (24.39%) Cramer
3 9 (21.95%) Sybase
4 8 (19.51%) MetaSolv
4 8 (19.51%) BEA
5 4 (9.76%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.88%) Veritas
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) Remedy
6 2 (4.88%) Infovista
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.44%) NEC