The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 322 312 325
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.009% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.051% 0.56% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 17
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +16.41%
SDH
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1942 1789 2328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.99% 15.07% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 1587 2084
Average salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) DWDM
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Equities
2 3 (60.00%) JNCIE
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Junos
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Multicast
3 2 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) DWDM
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Junos
2 3 (60.00%) Multicast
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) VPLS
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) French Language
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) System Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) JNCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint