The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 141 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.045% - 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% - 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £40,000 - £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
SDH
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
395 357 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.61% 17.49% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 335 323 307
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SDH
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

SDH Salary Trend in Birmingham

SDH
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel