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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 793 776 734
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -42
Permanent jobs citing SDH 76 115 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.60% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 28 91 93
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £31,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +7.48%
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
18584 19117 20199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.31% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14840 15268 16477
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 0 37 £34,750 -12.02% 2
London 0 15 £47,700 -26.61%
South West +3 12 £39,000 +14.70%
East of England +22 8 £34,000 +13.33%
East Midlands - 4 - -
North West -8 3 £50,000 +9.28%
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 135 (76.27%) Telecoms
2 99 (55.93%) DWDM
3 83 (46.89%) MPLS
4 79 (44.63%) Ethernet
5 42 (23.73%) Cisco
6 37 (20.90%) Huawei
7 31 (17.51%) UNIX
7 31 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (16.38%) Oracle
8 29 (16.38%) LAN
9 28 (15.82%) Juniper
10 27 (15.25%) CCNA
10 27 (15.25%) Java
10 27 (15.25%) Cramer
11 26 (14.69%) TDD
12 25 (14.12%) Migration
13 24 (13.56%) XML
13 24 (13.56%) WAN
14 23 (12.99%) Marketing
15 22 (12.43%) ATM
15 22 (12.43%) SQL
15 22 (12.43%) Sybase
16 21 (11.86%) VoIP
16 21 (11.86%) Network Management
17 20 (11.30%) WebSphere
17 20 (11.30%) Data Migration
17 20 (11.30%) Wireless
17 20 (11.30%) Software Engineering
17 20 (11.30%) Oracle Database 10g
17 20 (11.30%) WebLogic

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (11.30%) WebLogic
1 20 (11.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.95%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.69%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 99 (55.93%) DWDM
2 83 (46.89%) MPLS
3 79 (44.63%) Ethernet
4 29 (16.38%) LAN
5 24 (13.56%) WAN
6 22 (12.43%) ATM
7 21 (11.86%) VoIP
8 20 (11.30%) Wireless
9 18 (10.17%) GSM
9 18 (10.17%) OSPF
10 17 (9.60%) BGP
10 17 (9.60%) TCP/IP
11 16 (9.04%) VPN
11 16 (9.04%) UMTS
12 14 (7.91%) Broadband
12 14 (7.91%) SONET
13 13 (7.34%) NGN
13 13 (7.34%) DSLAM
14 12 (6.78%) GPON
15 11 (6.21%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.30%) Oracle Database 10g
1 20 (11.30%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Toad
2 7 (3.95%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
General
1 135 (76.27%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.99%) Marketing
3 6 (3.39%) Advertising
4 4 (2.26%) Electronics
5 2 (1.13%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (16.38%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.30%) Software Engineer
3 15 (8.47%) Account Manager
4 14 (7.91%) Transmission Engineer
5 11 (6.21%) Support Engineer
6 7 (3.95%) Account Director
7 6 (3.39%) Consultant
7 6 (3.39%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (2.82%) Test Leader
8 5 (2.82%) Network Operations Engineer
8 5 (2.82%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (2.82%) Professional Services Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) IP Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) Network Architect
9 4 (2.26%) Network Support
9 4 (2.26%) Technical Support Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) Field Engineer
9 4 (2.26%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.56%) XML
2 19 (10.73%) JMS
2 19 (10.73%) WSDL
2 19 (10.73%) JAXB
2 19 (10.73%) SOAP
2 19 (10.73%) Web Services
3 5 (2.82%) CORBA
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) CCTV
2 12 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.52%) IPTV
5 7 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.39%) STB
7 5 (2.82%) Tandem
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.51%) UNIX
2 10 (5.65%) Linux
3 3 (1.69%) Windows
4 2 (1.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.69%) TDD
2 25 (14.12%) Migration
3 21 (11.86%) Network Management
4 20 (11.30%) Data Migration
4 20 (11.30%) Software Engineering
5 19 (10.73%) Network Design
6 15 (8.47%) Service Management
7 10 (5.65%) CRM
7 10 (5.65%) Project Management
7 10 (5.65%) Product Management
8 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.95%) ITIL
10 6 (3.39%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (3.39%) Security Management
10 6 (3.39%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.39%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (3.39%) Information Security
11 5 (2.82%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.82%) Business Development
11 5 (2.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.25%) Java
2 22 (12.43%) SQL
3 20 (11.30%) PL/SQL
4 14 (7.91%) C
5 6 (3.39%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
6 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.56%) C++
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (15.25%) CCNA
3 19 (10.73%) Degree
4 9 (5.08%) HNC
5 8 (4.52%) CCNP
6 5 (2.82%) CCIP
7 4 (2.26%) PMP
7 4 (2.26%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.26%) CCIE
8 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.13%) CCSA
9 2 (1.13%) CCSE
9 2 (1.13%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.13%) HND
10 1 (0.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.78%) SLA
2 11 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) Netcool
1 7 (3.95%) OpenView
1 7 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.82%) Nagios
2 5 (2.82%) OPNET
2 5 (2.82%) Cacti
3 2 (1.13%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (23.73%) Cisco
2 37 (20.90%) Huawei
3 29 (16.38%) Oracle
4 28 (15.82%) Juniper
5 27 (15.25%) Cramer
6 22 (12.43%) Sybase
7 19 (10.73%) BEA
8 18 (10.17%) MetaSolv
9 17 (9.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 16 (9.04%) HP
11 14 (7.91%) Remedy
11 14 (7.91%) Ericsson
12 13 (7.34%) Ciena
13 7 (3.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 7 (3.95%) Microsoft
13 7 (3.95%) Infovista
14 4 (2.26%) Nokia
15 3 (1.69%) BT
16 2 (1.13%) Nortel
16 2 (1.13%) Veritas
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