The first table below looks at the demand for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 326 285 329
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +44
Permanent jobs citing SDH 6 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.047% 0.26% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 1.32% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 11
Average salary £68,750 £36,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.97% -42.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,900 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1958 2265 2265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 15.47% 19.26% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1630 2027 2013
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,100 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SDH
London

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SDH
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

SDH Salary Trend in the City of London

SDH
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SDH Salary Histogram in the City of London

SDH
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (60.00%) DWDM
4 5 (50.00%) SONET
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Huawei
6 2 (20.00%) VPLS
6 2 (20.00%) French Language
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) SLA
7 1 (10.00%) LAN
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
7 1 (10.00%) Ericsson

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 7 (70.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (60.00%) DWDM
3 5 (50.00%) SONET
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) VPLS
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Sales Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Provisioning Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (10.00%) Ericsson