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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 742 762 695
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -67
Permanent jobs citing SDH 110 101 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 38 76 112
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £36,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
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
18357 17812 20583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.29% 17.09% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14738 14146 16684
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +12 64 £38,500 -8.33% 4
London +38 17 £60,000 +2.02% 1
South West -10 17 £39,000 +32.20% 1
East of England +17 9 £35,000 +35.92%
East Midlands - 4 - -
North West -6 2 £50,000 +9.28% 1
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 166 (76.15%) Telecoms
2 126 (57.80%) DWDM
3 98 (44.95%) Ethernet
4 89 (40.83%) MPLS
5 48 (22.02%) Cisco
6 46 (21.10%) UNIX
7 45 (20.64%) Huawei
8 36 (16.51%) Marketing
8 36 (16.51%) Oracle
9 35 (16.06%) ATM
10 34 (15.60%) Sybase
11 31 (14.22%) LAN
11 31 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (14.22%) Juniper
12 30 (13.76%) Java
12 30 (13.76%) Cramer
12 30 (13.76%) Migration
13 29 (13.30%) TDD
13 29 (13.30%) XML
14 28 (12.84%) VoIP
15 27 (12.39%) WAN
15 27 (12.39%) SQL
15 27 (12.39%) Wireless
16 26 (11.93%) Service Management
16 26 (11.93%) CCNA
17 25 (11.47%) WebLogic
17 25 (11.47%) PL/SQL
17 25 (11.47%) UMTS
17 25 (11.47%) VPN
17 25 (11.47%) Oracle Database 10g

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (11.47%) WebLogic
1 25 (11.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (9.63%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.29%) MS Office
5 3 (1.38%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.92%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 126 (57.80%) DWDM
2 98 (44.95%) Ethernet
3 89 (40.83%) MPLS
4 35 (16.06%) ATM
5 31 (14.22%) LAN
6 28 (12.84%) VoIP
7 27 (12.39%) WAN
7 27 (12.39%) Wireless
8 25 (11.47%) UMTS
8 25 (11.47%) VPN
9 22 (10.09%) Broadband
10 21 (9.63%) GSM
11 20 (9.17%) OSPF
11 20 (9.17%) DSLAM
11 20 (9.17%) NGN
12 18 (8.26%) Internet
12 18 (8.26%) SONET
13 16 (7.34%) BGP
14 15 (6.88%) TCP/IP
15 14 (6.42%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.47%) Oracle Database 10g
1 25 (11.47%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (11.01%) Toad
2 5 (2.29%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.46%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
General
1 166 (76.15%) Telecoms
2 36 (16.51%) Marketing
3 6 (2.75%) Advertising
4 4 (1.83%) Electronics
5 2 (0.92%) Front Office
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (12.39%) Network Engineer
2 26 (11.93%) Transmission Engineer
3 25 (11.47%) Software Engineer
4 22 (10.09%) Account Manager
5 15 (6.88%) Support Engineer
6 8 (3.67%) IP Engineer
7 7 (3.21%) Account Director
7 7 (3.21%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (2.75%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (2.29%) Test Leader
9 5 (2.29%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (2.29%) Junior Account Manager
9 5 (2.29%) Network Design Architect
9 5 (2.29%) Professional Services Engineer
9 5 (2.29%) Network Architect
9 5 (2.29%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (2.29%) Consultant
9 5 (2.29%) Technical Support
9 5 (2.29%) Architect
9 5 (2.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.30%) XML
2 24 (11.01%) JMS
2 24 (11.01%) WSDL
2 24 (11.01%) JAXB
2 24 (11.01%) SOAP
2 24 (11.01%) Web Services
3 5 (2.29%) CORBA
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.42%) CCTV
2 11 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.59%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.67%) IPTV
5 6 (2.75%) STB
6 5 (2.29%) Tandem
7 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.10%) UNIX
2 13 (5.96%) Linux
3 5 (2.29%) Windows
4 2 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.76%) Migration
2 29 (13.30%) TDD
3 26 (11.93%) Service Management
4 25 (11.47%) Software Engineering
4 25 (11.47%) Data Migration
5 21 (9.63%) Network Design
5 21 (9.63%) Network Management
6 18 (8.26%) Service Delivery
7 17 (7.80%) Product Management
8 15 (6.88%) Project Management
9 10 (4.59%) CRM
10 7 (3.21%) ITIL
10 7 (3.21%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.75%) Information Security
11 6 (2.75%) Business Continuity
11 6 (2.75%) OpenUP
11 6 (2.75%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.75%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (2.75%) Security Management
12 5 (2.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.76%) Java
2 27 (12.39%) SQL
3 25 (11.47%) PL/SQL
4 13 (5.96%) C
5 6 (2.75%) Python
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby
6 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.46%) C++
6 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (11.93%) CCNA
3 19 (8.72%) Degree
4 9 (4.13%) HNC
4 9 (4.13%) CCNP
5 6 (2.75%) CCIP
6 5 (2.29%) CCIE
7 4 (1.83%) PMP
7 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.92%) CCDP
9 2 (0.92%) CCSA
9 2 (0.92%) CCSE
9 2 (0.92%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.92%) CFA
9 2 (0.92%) HND
10 1 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) SLA
1 11 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
1 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) OpenView
2 5 (2.29%) Netcool
2 5 (2.29%) Nagios
2 5 (2.29%) OPNET
2 5 (2.29%) Cacti
2 5 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 48 (22.02%) Cisco
2 45 (20.64%) Huawei
3 36 (16.51%) Oracle
4 34 (15.60%) Sybase
5 31 (14.22%) Juniper
6 30 (13.76%) Cramer
7 24 (11.01%) BEA
8 23 (10.55%) MetaSolv
9 17 (7.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 14 (6.42%) Ericsson
10 14 (6.42%) HP
11 13 (5.96%) Microsoft
12 10 (4.59%) Ciena
13 8 (3.67%) Remedy
14 7 (3.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 5 (2.29%) Sonus
15 5 (2.29%) Infovista
16 4 (1.83%) Nortel
16 4 (1.83%) Nokia
16 4 (1.83%) BT
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