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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 246 282 271
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -11
Permanent jobs citing SDH 9 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.035% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.17% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
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
1532 1780 1898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.53% 20.65% 21.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1393 1549
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 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 +3 6 £34,000 +13.33%
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) DWDM
2 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) MPLS
4 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
4 6 (54.55%) Ciena
5 5 (45.45%) Network Management
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) UNIX
5 5 (45.45%) Linux
5 5 (45.45%) Python
5 5 (45.45%) Nagios
5 5 (45.45%) OpenView
5 5 (45.45%) HP
5 5 (45.45%) OPNET
5 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (45.45%) Cacti
5 5 (45.45%) Project Management
6 4 (36.36%) Security Management
6 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
6 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (36.36%) Electronics
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) ADSL
6 4 (36.36%) HNC
6 4 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (18.18%) Network Performance Management
7 2 (18.18%) Change Control
7 2 (18.18%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) DWDM
2 7 (63.64%) MPLS
3 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
4 4 (36.36%) ADSL
4 4 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) BGP
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) HTTP
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Field Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Network Management
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) Network Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) HNC
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) OpenView
1 5 (45.45%) Nagios
1 5 (45.45%) OPNET
1 5 (45.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) Ciena
4 5 (45.45%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Remedy