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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 794 779 770
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Permanent jobs citing SDH 86 67 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.38% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 65 59 96
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,250 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +29.10%
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
19099 17526 21064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.15% 17.55% 19.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15216 14324 17469
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 17 September 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 September 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
(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 +37 56 £40,000 +8.10% 7
London -34 14 £56,250 +18.42% 1
East of England -12 5 £46,250 -19.56%
South West - 1 - -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 138 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 118 (63.44%) Cisco
3 96 (51.61%) MPLS
4 91 (48.92%) DWDM
5 67 (36.02%) Ethernet
6 62 (33.33%) Juniper
7 58 (31.18%) Internet
8 56 (30.11%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (27.96%) OSPF
10 51 (27.42%) BGP
11 46 (24.73%) TCP/IP
12 39 (20.97%) WAN
12 39 (20.97%) CCNA
13 38 (20.43%) Service Delivery
14 36 (19.35%) Ericsson
15 34 (18.28%) VPLS
16 33 (17.74%) SONET
17 32 (17.20%) VoIP
18 29 (15.59%) ISDN
18 29 (15.59%) DPNSS
18 29 (15.59%) MD110
18 29 (15.59%) Aastra
18 29 (15.59%) Sonus
19 28 (15.05%) Service Management
20 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
21 25 (13.44%) IPv6
22 24 (12.90%) Incident Management
23 23 (12.37%) Firewall
24 22 (11.83%) LAN
24 22 (11.83%) Network Design

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.54%) Lync
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.84%) MS Office
3 7 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 96 (51.61%) MPLS
2 91 (48.92%) DWDM
3 67 (36.02%) Ethernet
4 58 (31.18%) Internet
5 52 (27.96%) OSPF
6 51 (27.42%) BGP
7 46 (24.73%) TCP/IP
8 39 (20.97%) WAN
9 34 (18.28%) VPLS
10 33 (17.74%) SONET
11 32 (17.20%) VoIP
12 29 (15.59%) ISDN
12 29 (15.59%) DPNSS
12 29 (15.59%) MD110
13 25 (13.44%) IPv6
14 23 (12.37%) Firewall
15 22 (11.83%) LAN
16 21 (11.29%) VPN
17 19 (10.22%) Multicast
18 18 (9.68%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
General
1 138 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.06%) Finance
3 7 (3.76%) Marketing
4 5 (2.69%) Electronics
5 3 (1.61%) French Language
5 3 (1.61%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (29.03%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.14%) Architect
2 17 (9.14%) Network Architect
3 13 (6.99%) Consultant
3 13 (6.99%) Team Leader
4 10 (5.38%) Solutions Consultant
5 8 (4.30%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (3.76%) Design Engineer
6 7 (3.76%) Sales Engineer
6 7 (3.76%) NOC Engineer
6 7 (3.76%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (3.76%) Network Design Architect
7 6 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 5 (2.69%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 4 (2.15%) NOC Manager
9 4 (2.15%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.15%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.15%) J2EE
1 4 (2.15%) CSS
1 4 (2.15%) JDBC
1 4 (2.15%) JSP
1 4 (2.15%) Servlets
1 4 (2.15%) XML
1 4 (2.15%) J2SE
1 4 (2.15%) Velocity
1 4 (2.15%) JAX-WS
1 4 (2.15%) JavaFX
2 3 (1.61%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.30%) Equities
3 6 (3.23%) DTV
4 5 (2.69%) IPTV
4 5 (2.69%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.61%) STB
7 2 (1.08%) CCTV
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.54%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.06%) Linux
2 8 (4.30%) UNIX
3 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.43%) Service Delivery
2 28 (15.05%) Service Management
3 24 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 22 (11.83%) Network Design
5 20 (10.75%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.99%) Time Management
7 12 (6.45%) Business Development
7 12 (6.45%) Project Management
8 11 (5.91%) Network Architecture
8 11 (5.91%) Line Management
9 10 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.84%) Network Management
10 9 (4.84%) System Testing
10 9 (4.84%) Migration
10 9 (4.84%) ITIL
10 9 (4.84%) Network Planning
10 9 (4.84%) Regression Testing
11 8 (4.30%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.30%) Low Latency
12 6 (3.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.38%) Perl
2 8 (4.30%) Python
3 7 (3.76%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) C
4 5 (2.69%) Java
5 4 (2.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (30.11%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (20.97%) CCNA
3 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
4 20 (10.75%) CCIE
4 20 (10.75%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.60%) CCNP
6 12 (6.45%) JNCIE
7 11 (5.91%) Degree
8 5 (2.69%) PMP
8 5 (2.69%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.15%) CCIP
10 3 (1.61%) HND
10 3 (1.61%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.61%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.61%) CISSP
11 2 (1.08%) CCDP
12 1 (0.54%) ISEB
12 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) OpenView
2 5 (2.69%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.08%) Netcool
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 118 (63.44%) Cisco
2 62 (33.33%) Juniper
3 36 (19.35%) Ericsson
4 29 (15.59%) Aastra
4 29 (15.59%) Sonus
5 17 (9.14%) Microsoft
6 12 (6.45%) Nortel
7 10 (5.38%) Oracle
8 9 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 9 (4.84%) F5
8 9 (4.84%) Huawei
9 7 (3.76%) Fujitsu
9 7 (3.76%) Cramer
10 6 (3.23%) Nokia
10 6 (3.23%) HP
10 6 (3.23%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.69%) Ciena
11 5 (2.69%) Acme Packet
11 5 (2.69%) Siemens
12 4 (2.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
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