The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 783 708 718
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +10
Permanent jobs citing SDH 112 157 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.75% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 85 104 94
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,250 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.00%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19314 20833 21229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.12% 19.99% 17.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15336 16892 17851
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SDH
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -7 45 £39,500 +9.72% 2
London -91 30 £65,000 +66.66% 1
North West - 18 £45,750 - 1
West Midlands -2 10 £40,000 +25.00%
South West -18 5 £29,500 -30.58%
East of England -19 3 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £36,500 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 146 (79.35%) Telecoms
2 91 (49.46%) MPLS
3 88 (47.83%) Cisco
4 87 (47.28%) Ethernet
5 74 (40.22%) DWDM
6 41 (22.28%) Internet
7 40 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (20.65%) Juniper
9 33 (17.93%) SONET
9 33 (17.93%) VoIP
9 33 (17.93%) CCNA
10 31 (16.85%) WAN
10 31 (16.85%) Service Delivery
10 31 (16.85%) VPLS
11 28 (15.22%) Security Cleared
11 28 (15.22%) OSPF
12 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
13 26 (14.13%) BGP
14 23 (12.50%) VPN
14 23 (12.50%) xDSL
15 22 (11.96%) CCTV
16 21 (11.41%) CCNP
17 19 (10.33%) IPv6
17 19 (10.33%) Degree
18 15 (8.15%) ITIL
18 15 (8.15%) SC Cleared
18 15 (8.15%) VLAN
19 14 (7.61%) Nokia
20 13 (7.07%) RSVP
20 13 (7.07%) LAN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.43%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.80%) MS Office
4 5 (2.72%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 91 (49.46%) MPLS
2 87 (47.28%) Ethernet
3 74 (40.22%) DWDM
4 41 (22.28%) Internet
5 33 (17.93%) SONET
5 33 (17.93%) VoIP
6 31 (16.85%) WAN
6 31 (16.85%) VPLS
7 28 (15.22%) OSPF
8 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
9 26 (14.13%) BGP
10 23 (12.50%) VPN
10 23 (12.50%) xDSL
11 19 (10.33%) IPv6
12 15 (8.15%) VLAN
13 13 (7.07%) RSVP
13 13 (7.07%) HSRP
13 13 (7.07%) LAN
14 11 (5.98%) Broadband
14 11 (5.98%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Toad
2 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
General
1 146 (79.35%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.52%) Finance
3 8 (4.35%) Marketing
4 6 (3.26%) Electronics
5 3 (1.63%) French Language
5 3 (1.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (14.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (8.70%) Consultant
3 11 (5.98%) Solutions Consultant
4 10 (5.43%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (5.43%) IP Engineer
5 9 (4.89%) Project Engineer
6 8 (4.35%) Architect
6 8 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
6 8 (4.35%) Transmission Engineer
7 7 (3.80%) Analyst
7 7 (3.80%) Service Manager
7 7 (3.80%) Network Analyst
8 6 (3.26%) Senior IP Engineer
9 5 (2.72%) Team Leader
9 5 (2.72%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.72%) Capacity Manager
10 4 (2.17%) OSS Consultant
10 4 (2.17%) Account Director
10 4 (2.17%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.17%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) SOAP
2 4 (2.17%) REST
3 3 (1.63%) XML
4 2 (1.09%) Web Services
4 2 (1.09%) JMS
4 2 (1.09%) WSDL
4 2 (1.09%) JAXB
5 1 (0.54%) Velocity
5 1 (0.54%) JAX-WS
5 1 (0.54%) JavaFX
5 1 (0.54%) Swing
5 1 (0.54%) J2SE
5 1 (0.54%) J2EE
5 1 (0.54%) CSS
5 1 (0.54%) JDBC
5 1 (0.54%) JSP
5 1 (0.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) CCTV
2 11 (5.98%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.26%) Mathematics
3 6 (3.26%) Physics
3 6 (3.26%) IPTV
4 4 (2.17%) CMDB
5 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) SCADA
6 2 (1.09%) STB
7 1 (0.54%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.09%) UNIX
1 2 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.85%) Service Delivery
2 15 (8.15%) ITIL
3 12 (6.52%) WAN Optimisation
4 11 (5.98%) Network Design
4 11 (5.98%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.43%) Migration
6 9 (4.89%) Project Management
6 9 (4.89%) Time Management
7 7 (3.80%) Network Architecture
7 7 (3.80%) Network Management
7 7 (3.80%) Service Management
7 7 (3.80%) Low Latency
8 6 (3.26%) Security Architecture
8 6 (3.26%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.26%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.72%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.72%) CRM
9 5 (2.72%) Process Management
9 5 (2.72%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.80%) SQL
2 6 (3.26%) C
3 5 (2.72%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
4 4 (2.17%) Java
5 3 (1.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (17.93%) CCNA
3 28 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 21 (11.41%) CCNP
5 19 (10.33%) Degree
6 15 (8.15%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.52%) HND
8 11 (5.98%) CCIP
9 8 (4.35%) CCIE
9 8 (4.35%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.09%) CISSP
12 2 (1.09%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.72%) OpenView
1 5 (2.72%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.54%) Netcool
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 88 (47.83%) Cisco
2 38 (20.65%) Juniper
3 14 (7.61%) Nokia
4 11 (5.98%) Nortel
4 11 (5.98%) Ericsson
5 10 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.89%) Huawei
7 8 (4.35%) Aastra
7 8 (4.35%) F5
7 8 (4.35%) Sonus
7 8 (4.35%) IBM
7 8 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.80%) Riverbed
9 6 (3.26%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.26%) HP
10 5 (2.72%) Remedy
10 5 (2.72%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.17%) Cramer
11 4 (2.17%) Verint
11 4 (2.17%) Mitel
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