The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 850 803 779
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -24
Permanent jobs citing SDH 33 93 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.083% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 71 72
Average salary £43,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.51% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £39,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-13.92% -14.59%
SDH
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17759 19613 19630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.24% 17.49% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14554 15787 16009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in England

SDH
Salary Trend in England

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

SDH Salary Trend in England

SDH
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

SDH Salary Histogram in England

SDH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
London +35 22 £43,000 -36.29% 4
South East -24 5 £34,535 -12.57% 4
East of England +4 4 £34,000 -24.44%
North West -2 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 106 (74.13%) Telecoms
2 75 (52.45%) DWDM
3 74 (51.75%) MPLS
4 67 (46.85%) Ethernet
5 46 (32.17%) Cisco
6 45 (31.47%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (29.37%) CCNA
8 27 (18.88%) LAN
9 25 (17.48%) Juniper
10 24 (16.78%) WAN
11 23 (16.08%) TCP/IP
11 23 (16.08%) Huawei
12 21 (14.69%) VoIP
13 20 (13.99%) UNIX
13 20 (13.99%) Degree
14 19 (13.29%) CCNP
15 18 (12.59%) Migration
16 17 (11.89%) Oracle
16 17 (11.89%) XML
16 17 (11.89%) BGP
17 16 (11.19%) OSPF
17 16 (11.19%) Network Design
18 15 (10.49%) Cramer
18 15 (10.49%) Marketing
18 15 (10.49%) Network Management
18 15 (10.49%) SQL
18 15 (10.49%) Java
18 15 (10.49%) MS Visio
18 15 (10.49%) ATM
19 14 (9.79%) C

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 13 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.10%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 75 (52.45%) DWDM
2 74 (51.75%) MPLS
3 67 (46.85%) Ethernet
4 27 (18.88%) LAN
5 24 (16.78%) WAN
6 23 (16.08%) TCP/IP
7 21 (14.69%) VoIP
8 17 (11.89%) BGP
9 16 (11.19%) OSPF
10 15 (10.49%) ATM
11 14 (9.79%) SONET
12 13 (9.09%) Wireless
13 12 (8.39%) VPN
14 10 (6.99%) Broadband
14 10 (6.99%) DSLAM
14 10 (6.99%) RSVP
14 10 (6.99%) NGN
15 8 (5.59%) DSL
15 8 (5.59%) Internet
16 7 (4.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 13 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Toad
2 2 (1.40%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.70%) Subversion
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
General
1 106 (74.13%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.49%) Marketing
3 5 (3.50%) Electronics
4 3 (2.10%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Games
5 2 (1.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Finance
6 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Network Engineer
2 13 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 12 (8.39%) Account Manager
4 9 (6.29%) Transmission Engineer
5 8 (5.59%) Network Operations Engineer
5 8 (5.59%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) IP Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Professional Services Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Consultant
8 4 (2.80%) Field Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) Technical Support
9 3 (2.10%) Sales Consultant
9 3 (2.10%) Architect
9 3 (2.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.89%) XML
2 12 (8.39%) JMS
2 12 (8.39%) WSDL
2 12 (8.39%) JAXB
2 12 (8.39%) SOAP
2 12 (8.39%) Web Services
3 5 (3.50%) CORBA
4 1 (0.70%) Flash
4 1 (0.70%) .NET
4 1 (0.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) CCTV
2 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.59%) IPTV
3 7 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.20%) STB
5 5 (3.50%) Tandem
6 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.99%) UNIX
2 8 (5.59%) Linux
3 3 (2.10%) Windows
4 2 (1.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.59%) Migration
2 16 (11.19%) Network Design
3 15 (10.49%) Network Management
4 14 (9.79%) TDD
5 13 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 13 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 11 (7.69%) ITIL
7 10 (6.99%) Project Management
7 10 (6.99%) Service Management
7 10 (6.99%) CRM
8 9 (6.29%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.90%) Product Management
10 6 (4.20%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.20%) Security Management
10 6 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.50%) Logistics
11 5 (3.50%) Procure-to-pay
11 5 (3.50%) Business Development
12 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.80%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.49%) Java
1 15 (10.49%) SQL
2 14 (9.79%) C
3 13 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.20%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) Ruby
5 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.70%) C++
5 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (31.47%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (29.37%) CCNA
3 20 (13.99%) Degree
4 19 (13.29%) CCNP
5 8 (5.59%) HNC
6 6 (4.20%) JNCIA
7 5 (3.50%) CCIP
8 4 (2.80%) CCIE
8 4 (2.80%) PMP
8 4 (2.80%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.80%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) CCSA
10 2 (1.40%) CCSE
11 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) OpenView
2 5 (3.50%) Nagios
2 5 (3.50%) OPNET
2 5 (3.50%) Cacti
3 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.40%) Netcool
Vendors
1 46 (32.17%) Cisco
2 25 (17.48%) Juniper
3 23 (16.08%) Huawei
4 17 (11.89%) Oracle
5 15 (10.49%) Cramer
6 13 (9.09%) Sybase
7 12 (8.39%) BEA
8 11 (7.69%) HP
8 11 (7.69%) MetaSolv
9 10 (6.99%) Ciena
10 8 (5.59%) Remedy
11 7 (4.90%) Ericsson
12 5 (3.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
13 4 (2.80%) Nokia
14 2 (1.40%) Veritas
14 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.40%) Symantec
14 2 (1.40%) Infovista
14 2 (1.40%) Blue Coat
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50k-£60k + Comm. £90k OTE
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Salary: Open DOE
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Salary: competitive salary + standby and call out allowances + great benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
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