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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 256 251
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.091% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.44% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 2
Average salary - £47,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £39,250 £50,500
% change year-on-year
-3.18% -22.27%
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
1186 1606 1532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.14% 20.90% 21.44%
Number of salaries quoted 949 1304 1230
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 24 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) DWDM
1 8 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) Ciena
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 5 (62.50%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) Remedy
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) CCNA
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) HNC
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) ADSL
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Security Management
3 3 (37.50%) Electronics
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (100.00%) DWDM
2 5 (62.50%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (37.50%) ADSL
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Operations Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Network Operations Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Security Management
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Ciena
2 5 (62.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper