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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 195 204 218
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs citing SDH 20 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.26% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 0.89% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 1
Average salary - £62,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +92.30%
UK excluding London average salary £36,035 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +2.59%
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
1339 1575 1625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.63% 28.85% 31.12%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1030 1246
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
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
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 22 May 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 0 14 - -
Bracknell +17 4 - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (89.19%) Telecoms
2 37 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 36 (48.65%) DWDM
4 27 (36.49%) MPLS
5 25 (33.78%) Oracle
6 23 (31.08%) Java
6 23 (31.08%) Cramer
7 22 (29.73%) TDD
8 21 (28.38%) Sybase
8 21 (28.38%) UNIX
9 19 (25.68%) SQL
10 18 (24.32%) Degree
11 17 (22.97%) Data Migration
11 17 (22.97%) Software Engineering
11 17 (22.97%) WebSphere
11 17 (22.97%) Oracle Database
11 17 (22.97%) Migration
11 17 (22.97%) PL/SQL
11 17 (22.97%) WebLogic
11 17 (22.97%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (21.62%) BEA
12 16 (21.62%) JAXB
12 16 (21.62%) WSDL
12 16 (21.62%) Toad
12 16 (21.62%) SOAP
12 16 (21.62%) Web Services
12 16 (21.62%) XML
12 16 (21.62%) JMS
13 15 (20.27%) MetaSolv
13 15 (20.27%) Huawei

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (22.97%) WebSphere
1 17 (22.97%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 37 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 36 (48.65%) DWDM
3 27 (36.49%) MPLS
4 11 (14.86%) ATM
5 10 (13.51%) Broadband
5 10 (13.51%) DSLAM
5 10 (13.51%) NGN
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
6 5 (6.76%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (5.41%) Wireless
8 3 (4.05%) UMTS
9 2 (2.70%) HSPA
9 2 (2.70%) RNC
9 2 (2.70%) GPON
9 2 (2.70%) WiMAX
9 2 (2.70%) 2G
9 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.70%) 3G
9 2 (2.70%) CDMA2000
9 2 (2.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle Database
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Toad
2 6 (8.11%) TestDirector
General
1 66 (89.19%) Telecoms
2 15 (20.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Software Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Transmission Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Account Manager
4 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
5 4 (5.41%) Network Support
5 4 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Tester
7 2 (2.70%) Tester
8 1 (1.35%) Junior
8 1 (1.35%) Senior Manager
8 1 (1.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) Junior Account Manager
8 1 (1.35%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) JAXB
1 16 (21.62%) WSDL
1 16 (21.62%) SOAP
1 16 (21.62%) Web Services
1 16 (21.62%) XML
1 16 (21.62%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.11%) STB
1 6 (8.11%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) UNIX
2 2 (2.70%) Solaris
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) TDD
2 17 (22.97%) Data Migration
2 17 (22.97%) Software Engineering
2 17 (22.97%) Migration
3 10 (13.51%) Service Management
4 8 (10.81%) CRM
5 7 (9.46%) Product Management
6 4 (5.41%) Network Management
6 4 (5.41%) Project Management
6 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.05%) OpenUP
7 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.05%) Fault Management
7 3 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.70%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.70%) Network Planning
8 2 (2.70%) Security Management
8 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) Java
2 19 (25.68%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) PMP
2 4 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.35%) HNC
3 1 (1.35%) CCNP
3 1 (1.35%) CCIP
3 1 (1.35%) CCNA
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (8.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) Oracle
2 23 (31.08%) Cramer
3 21 (28.38%) Sybase
4 16 (21.62%) BEA
5 15 (20.27%) MetaSolv
5 15 (20.27%) Huawei
6 8 (10.81%) HP
7 6 (8.11%) Remedy
7 6 (8.11%) Infovista
8 3 (4.05%) Ericsson
8 3 (4.05%) BT
8 3 (4.05%) Ciena
9 2 (2.70%) Veritas
9 2 (2.70%) Juniper
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco
9 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.35%) NEC