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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 171 200 184
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -16
Permanent jobs citing SDH 53 25 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.96% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% 1.66% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 21
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £34,125
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.21%
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
1572 1502 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.46% 27.83% 29.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1018 1058 1186
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +7 31 £49,750 +24.37%
Bracknell - 10 - - 1
Slough - 3 - -
Newbury - 2 - - 4
Maidenhead - 1 £39,000 -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 90 (81.08%) Telecoms
2 56 (50.45%) Ethernet
3 52 (46.85%) DWDM
4 40 (36.04%) MPLS
5 34 (30.63%) UNIX
6 29 (26.13%) Sybase
7 28 (25.23%) Oracle
7 28 (25.23%) Cramer
8 27 (24.32%) Java
8 27 (24.32%) Marketing
9 26 (23.42%) TDD
10 25 (22.52%) SQL
11 24 (21.62%) ATM
12 22 (19.82%) PL/SQL
12 22 (19.82%) WebLogic
12 22 (19.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (19.82%) Software Engineering
12 22 (19.82%) Migration
12 22 (19.82%) WebSphere
12 22 (19.82%) Data Migration
12 22 (19.82%) Oracle Database
13 21 (18.92%) Service Management
13 21 (18.92%) Huawei
13 21 (18.92%) JAXB
13 21 (18.92%) WSDL
13 21 (18.92%) Toad
13 21 (18.92%) BEA
13 21 (18.92%) SOAP
13 21 (18.92%) Web Services
13 21 (18.92%) XML

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (19.82%) WebLogic
1 22 (19.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
1 3 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 56 (50.45%) Ethernet
2 52 (46.85%) DWDM
3 40 (36.04%) MPLS
4 24 (21.62%) ATM
5 18 (16.22%) UMTS
6 17 (15.32%) Broadband
6 17 (15.32%) DSLAM
6 17 (15.32%) NGN
7 14 (12.61%) Wireless
7 14 (12.61%) VPN
8 11 (9.91%) CDMA
9 7 (6.31%) GPRS
9 7 (6.31%) GSM
9 7 (6.31%) LAN
9 7 (6.31%) WAN
9 7 (6.31%) LTE
9 7 (6.31%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (5.41%) Internet
11 5 (4.50%) SAN
11 5 (4.50%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) Oracle Database 10g
1 22 (19.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (18.92%) Toad
2 5 (4.50%) TestDirector
General
1 90 (81.08%) Telecoms
2 27 (24.32%) Marketing
3 2 (1.80%) Advertising
3 2 (1.80%) Front Office
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) Finance
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Software Engineer
2 19 (17.12%) Transmission Engineer
3 17 (15.32%) Account Manager
4 13 (11.71%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Junior
5 6 (5.41%) IP Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Test Leader
6 5 (4.50%) Junior Account Manager
6 5 (4.50%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Coordinator
8 3 (2.70%) Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Support
8 3 (2.70%) Network Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (1.80%) Network Support
9 2 (1.80%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (1.80%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.92%) SOAP
1 21 (18.92%) Web Services
1 21 (18.92%) XML
1 21 (18.92%) JMS
1 21 (18.92%) WSDL
1 21 (18.92%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) STB
2 6 (5.41%) IPTV
3 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.63%) UNIX
2 6 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) TDD
2 22 (19.82%) Migration
2 22 (19.82%) Software Engineering
2 22 (19.82%) Data Migration
3 21 (18.92%) Service Management
4 14 (12.61%) Product Management
5 8 (7.21%) OpenUP
6 7 (6.31%) CRM
7 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.50%) Network Management
7 5 (4.50%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.60%) Network Planning
8 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.70%) Project Management
9 3 (2.70%) Network Design
9 3 (2.70%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (2.70%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) Java
2 25 (22.52%) SQL
3 22 (19.82%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.80%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) Degree
2 7 (6.31%) CCNA
2 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.70%) PMP
3 3 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.80%) JNCIA
4 2 (1.80%) CCNP
5 1 (0.90%) CCIP
5 1 (0.90%) HNC
5 1 (0.90%) HND
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Netcool
2 5 (4.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Sybase
2 28 (25.23%) Oracle
2 28 (25.23%) Cramer
3 21 (18.92%) Huawei
3 21 (18.92%) BEA
4 20 (18.02%) MetaSolv
5 13 (11.71%) Cisco
6 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 7 (6.31%) HP
7 7 (6.31%) Juniper
8 6 (5.41%) Remedy
8 6 (5.41%) Ciena
9 5 (4.50%) Infovista
10 4 (3.60%) BT
10 4 (3.60%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.60%) Nortel
11 2 (1.80%) NEC
12 1 (0.90%) Veritas
12 1 (0.90%) Symantec
12 1 (0.90%) BMC