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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 746 774 738
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -36
Permanent jobs citing SDH 104 72 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.43% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 59 91
Average salary £50,000 £41,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.76% +7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £36,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +21.21%
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
17902 16616 20469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.12% 17.37% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14632 13118 17090
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
South East +9 72 £42,000 +3.06% 7
London +2 21 £67,500 +42.10% 3
South West -11 6 £40,000 +11.11%
East of England - 4 £35,000 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 144 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 113 (56.50%) DWDM
3 89 (44.50%) Ethernet
4 82 (41.00%) MPLS
5 61 (30.50%) Cisco
6 39 (19.50%) UNIX
7 38 (19.00%) Juniper
7 38 (19.00%) Huawei
8 37 (18.50%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (18.50%) ATM
9 36 (18.00%) VPN
10 32 (16.00%) Service Delivery
11 31 (15.50%) CCNA
11 31 (15.50%) LAN
11 31 (15.50%) VoIP
11 31 (15.50%) Oracle
12 29 (14.50%) WAN
13 28 (14.00%) Wireless
13 28 (14.00%) Marketing
14 27 (13.50%) Service Management
15 26 (13.00%) OSPF
15 26 (13.00%) BGP
15 26 (13.00%) UMTS
15 26 (13.00%) Sybase
16 25 (12.50%) Internet
17 24 (12.00%) Cramer
17 24 (12.00%) Network Design
18 23 (11.50%) Java
19 22 (11.00%) GSM
19 22 (11.00%) TDD

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (9.00%) WebLogic
1 18 (9.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.50%) Lync
2 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.50%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.00%) MS Office
3 9 (4.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
5 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 113 (56.50%) DWDM
2 89 (44.50%) Ethernet
3 82 (41.00%) MPLS
4 37 (18.50%) ATM
5 36 (18.00%) VPN
6 31 (15.50%) LAN
6 31 (15.50%) VoIP
7 29 (14.50%) WAN
8 28 (14.00%) Wireless
9 26 (13.00%) OSPF
9 26 (13.00%) BGP
9 26 (13.00%) UMTS
10 25 (12.50%) Internet
11 22 (11.00%) GSM
12 21 (10.50%) LTE
13 19 (9.50%) Frame Relay
13 19 (9.50%) SONET
14 16 (8.00%) TCP/IP
15 15 (7.50%) Broadband
15 15 (7.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 18 (9.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Toad
2 5 (2.50%) TestDirector
General
1 144 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 28 (14.00%) Marketing
3 6 (3.00%) Advertising
4 2 (1.00%) Front Office
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Finance
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.50%) Transmission Engineer
3 18 (9.00%) Software Engineer
4 15 (7.50%) Account Manager
5 14 (7.00%) Architect
5 14 (7.00%) Network Architect
6 13 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.50%) Network Design Architect
8 10 (5.00%) IP Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Account Director
10 7 (3.50%) NOC Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Junior
11 6 (3.00%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (2.50%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.50%) Pre Sales Engineer
12 5 (2.50%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.50%) Junior Account Manager
13 4 (2.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.50%) SOAP
1 17 (8.50%) Web Services
1 17 (8.50%) XML
1 17 (8.50%) JMS
1 17 (8.50%) JAXB
1 17 (8.50%) WSDL
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.00%) CCTV
4 4 (2.00%) DTV
5 3 (1.50%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.00%) STB
6 2 (1.00%) IPTV
7 1 (0.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.50%) UNIX
2 13 (6.50%) Linux
3 3 (1.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.00%) Service Delivery
2 27 (13.50%) Service Management
3 24 (12.00%) Network Design
4 22 (11.00%) TDD
5 20 (10.00%) Migration
6 18 (9.00%) Data Migration
6 18 (9.00%) Software Engineering
7 14 (7.00%) Project Management
8 13 (6.50%) Network Management
8 13 (6.50%) Product Management
9 10 (5.00%) Time Management
10 9 (4.50%) Line Management
10 9 (4.50%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.50%) ITIL
11 8 (4.00%) OpenUP
12 7 (3.50%) Incident Management
13 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2
13 6 (3.00%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (2.50%) Test Strategy
14 5 (2.50%) Numerical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.50%) Java
2 21 (10.50%) SQL
3 18 (9.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (3.50%) C
5 4 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (18.50%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (15.50%) CCNA
3 17 (8.50%) CCNP
4 13 (6.50%) Degree
5 9 (4.50%) CCIE
6 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.50%) JNCIA
6 5 (2.50%) HND
7 4 (2.00%) CCDP
8 3 (1.50%) CCIP
8 3 (1.50%) HNC
9 2 (1.00%) PMP
9 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.00%) CFA
10 1 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.50%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.50%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.50%) ISEB
10 1 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.00%) Netcool
1 6 (3.00%) OpenView
2 5 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.00%) Nagios
3 4 (2.00%) OPNET
3 4 (2.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 61 (30.50%) Cisco
2 38 (19.00%) Juniper
2 38 (19.00%) Huawei
3 31 (15.50%) Oracle
4 26 (13.00%) Sybase
5 24 (12.00%) Cramer
6 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 19 (9.50%) Ericsson
8 17 (8.50%) BEA
9 16 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 16 (8.00%) MetaSolv
10 12 (6.00%) Sonus
11 11 (5.50%) HP
12 10 (5.00%) Ciena
13 9 (4.50%) Remedy
14 8 (4.00%) Aastra
15 7 (3.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 5 (2.50%) Infovista
17 4 (2.00%) Nortel
17 4 (2.00%) BT
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Salary: £270 - £300 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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JM
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Company car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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CACI Network Services
Salary: Highly Attractive Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Vodafone
Posted: 17 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Church International
Salary: £60-70k pa + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago