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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 219 169 204
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +35
Permanent jobs citing SDH 15 56 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 1.01% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 3.48% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 18
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
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
1354 1608 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.27% 28.96% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 1055 1113
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SDH Salary Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
Newbury +29 10 £50,000 -
Slough 0 2 - -
Reading -23 1 - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (90.63%) Telecoms
2 27 (84.38%) Ethernet
3 18 (56.25%) ATM
4 14 (43.75%) 3G
4 14 (43.75%) 4G
5 13 (40.63%) VPN
5 13 (40.63%) Ericsson
6 12 (37.50%) SS7
6 12 (37.50%) GGSN
6 12 (37.50%) SGSN
6 12 (37.50%) Degree
7 11 (34.38%) MPLS
8 10 (31.25%) DWDM
8 10 (31.25%) VoLTE
9 8 (25.00%) HSRP
9 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
9 8 (25.00%) Redback
9 8 (25.00%) Network Design
9 8 (25.00%) Frame Relay
9 8 (25.00%) SONET
9 8 (25.00%) OSPF
9 8 (25.00%) VRRP
9 8 (25.00%) BGP
9 8 (25.00%) RSVP
9 8 (25.00%) Juniper
9 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (25.00%) Packet Switching
9 8 (25.00%) VoWiFi
10 6 (18.75%) Project Management
10 6 (18.75%) 2G

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) Ethernet
2 18 (56.25%) ATM
3 14 (43.75%) 3G
3 14 (43.75%) 4G
4 13 (40.63%) VPN
5 12 (37.50%) GGSN
5 12 (37.50%) SGSN
5 12 (37.50%) SS7
6 11 (34.38%) MPLS
7 10 (31.25%) DWDM
7 10 (31.25%) VoLTE
8 8 (25.00%) BGP
8 8 (25.00%) Frame Relay
8 8 (25.00%) HSRP
8 8 (25.00%) OSPF
8 8 (25.00%) Packet Switching
8 8 (25.00%) RSVP
8 8 (25.00%) SONET
8 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (90.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Electronics
3 4 (12.50%) Marketing
4 3 (9.38%) Finance
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Ericsson Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Account Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Account Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Manager
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Presales Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) IPTV
2 3 (9.38%) STB
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Solaris
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 8 (25.00%) Network Design
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) Business Development
3 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
3 5 (15.63%) Validation
4 3 (9.38%) CRM
4 3 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (9.38%) Product Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Presales
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.25%) Test Management
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) BC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Ericsson
2 8 (25.00%) Juniper
2 8 (25.00%) Redback
3 4 (12.50%) Ciena
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) Huawei
3 4 (12.50%) Nortel
4 3 (9.38%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Cramer
5 2 (6.25%) Symbian
6 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.13%) ComArch
6 1 (3.13%) Infovista
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Siemens