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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 254 279 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs citing SDH 7 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.095% 0.036% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,035 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +2.59%
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
1514 1708 1773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.50% 20.23% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1300 1416
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +9 7 £34,000 +13.33%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) DWDM
2 10 (71.43%) MPLS
3 9 (64.29%) Juniper
3 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (64.29%) Ethernet
3 9 (64.29%) Ciena
4 5 (35.71%) Network Management
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) SLA
4 5 (35.71%) CCNA
4 5 (35.71%) OpenView
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) OPNET
4 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (35.71%) Cacti
4 5 (35.71%) Nagios
4 5 (35.71%) Remedy
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) Security Management
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) DWDM
2 10 (71.43%) MPLS
3 9 (64.29%) Ethernet
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
5 4 (28.57%) ADSL
5 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.14%) HTTP
General
1 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Field Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Network Management
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Security Management
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCNA
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) OpenView
1 5 (35.71%) OPNET
1 5 (35.71%) Cacti
1 5 (35.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
2 9 (64.29%) Ciena
3 5 (35.71%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Remedy