The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 240 259
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 1 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.014% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.068% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 18
Average salary - £57,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +91.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.50%
SDH
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1580 1472 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.26% 20.99% 20.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1172 1520
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SDH
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

SDH Salary Trend in the East of England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
1 7 (100.00%) DWDM
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Multicast
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) Network Architecture
2 6 (85.71%) JNCIE
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) CCIE
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Equities
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) Perl
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) Python
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) Junos
4 4 (57.14%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) DNS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
1 7 (100.00%) DWDM
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) Multicast
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) Junos
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Design Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Junior
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Equities
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Network Architecture
1 6 (85.71%) System Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) JNCIE
2 5 (71.43%) CCIE
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Juniper
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco