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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 761 777 748
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Permanent jobs citing SDH 105 87 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.49% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 44 78 81
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £67,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +10.75%
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
18922 17838 21728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.02% 17.45% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15367 14093 18212
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +62 80 £45,250 +0.55% 2
London -10 22 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 149 (76.41%) Telecoms
2 105 (53.85%) DWDM
3 87 (44.62%) Ethernet
4 80 (41.03%) MPLS
5 76 (38.97%) Cisco
6 50 (25.64%) Juniper
7 45 (23.08%) Internet
8 44 (22.56%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (20.00%) OSPF
9 39 (20.00%) BGP
9 39 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 38 (19.49%) VPN
11 35 (17.95%) ATM
11 35 (17.95%) Service Management
12 33 (16.92%) WAN
13 32 (16.41%) VoIP
13 32 (16.41%) CCNA
14 30 (15.38%) UNIX
15 29 (14.87%) Oracle
16 27 (13.85%) Huawei
16 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
17 25 (12.82%) LAN
17 25 (12.82%) Network Design
17 25 (12.82%) Wireless
18 24 (12.31%) Marketing
18 24 (12.31%) Ericsson
19 22 (11.28%) Sybase
19 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
19 22 (11.28%) Sonus
19 22 (11.28%) SONET

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (7.18%) WebLogic
1 14 (7.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.51%) Lync
2 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) MS Office
2 11 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.64%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.03%) MS Project
4 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 105 (53.85%) DWDM
2 87 (44.62%) Ethernet
3 80 (41.03%) MPLS
4 45 (23.08%) Internet
5 39 (20.00%) OSPF
5 39 (20.00%) BGP
6 38 (19.49%) VPN
7 35 (17.95%) ATM
8 33 (16.92%) WAN
9 32 (16.41%) VoIP
10 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
11 25 (12.82%) LAN
11 25 (12.82%) Wireless
12 22 (11.28%) SONET
13 21 (10.77%) Frame Relay
14 20 (10.26%) UMTS
15 19 (9.74%) GSM
15 19 (9.74%) VPLS
15 19 (9.74%) LTE
16 18 (9.23%) MD110
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.18%) Oracle Database 10g
1 14 (7.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (6.67%) Toad
2 5 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 149 (76.41%) Telecoms
2 24 (12.31%) Marketing
3 7 (3.59%) Finance
4 2 (1.03%) Front Office
4 2 (1.03%) Electronics
4 2 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (11.79%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.23%) Transmission Engineer
3 16 (8.21%) Network Architect
3 16 (8.21%) Architect
4 14 (7.18%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.15%) Network Design Architect
6 11 (5.64%) Team Leader
7 10 (5.13%) Account Manager
7 10 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) IP Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Junior
10 6 (3.08%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (2.56%) Account Director
11 5 (2.56%) Implementation Engineer
11 5 (2.56%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.56%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.05%) Design Engineer
12 4 (2.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) XML
2 13 (6.67%) SOAP
2 13 (6.67%) Web Services
2 13 (6.67%) JMS
2 13 (6.67%) WSDL
2 13 (6.67%) JAXB
3 1 (0.51%) Velocity
3 1 (0.51%) JAX-WS
3 1 (0.51%) JavaFX
3 1 (0.51%) Swing
3 1 (0.51%) J2SE
3 1 (0.51%) J2EE
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) JDBC
3 1 (0.51%) JSP
3 1 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.08%) DTV
4 5 (2.56%) Equities
4 5 (2.56%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.51%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.38%) UNIX
2 13 (6.67%) Linux
3 3 (1.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 35 (17.95%) Service Management
3 25 (12.82%) Network Design
4 18 (9.23%) TDD
5 17 (8.72%) Incident Management
5 17 (8.72%) Migration
6 14 (7.18%) Software Engineering
6 14 (7.18%) Data Migration
7 13 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 11 (5.64%) Time Management
8 11 (5.64%) Line Management
9 10 (5.13%) Product Management
10 8 (4.10%) Project Management
11 7 (3.59%) Numerical Analysis
11 7 (3.59%) OpenUP
11 7 (3.59%) Network Management
12 6 (3.08%) Network Architecture
12 6 (3.08%) Network Planning
13 5 (2.56%) Regression Testing
13 5 (2.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.74%) Java
2 17 (8.72%) SQL
3 14 (7.18%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.56%) Python
4 5 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (22.56%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (16.41%) CCNA
3 15 (7.69%) CCIE
3 15 (7.69%) CCNP
4 12 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.64%) Degree
6 10 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.10%) JNCIE
8 5 (2.56%) HND
9 4 (2.05%) CCDP
10 3 (1.54%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.03%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.03%) HNC
11 2 (1.03%) CFA
11 2 (1.03%) CISSP
12 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.51%) CCIP
12 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.08%) Netcool
2 5 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 76 (38.97%) Cisco
2 50 (25.64%) Juniper
3 29 (14.87%) Oracle
4 27 (13.85%) Huawei
5 24 (12.31%) Ericsson
6 22 (11.28%) Sybase
6 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
6 22 (11.28%) Sonus
7 20 (10.26%) Cramer
8 18 (9.23%) Aastra
9 13 (6.67%) MetaSolv
9 13 (6.67%) BEA
10 10 (5.13%) Ciena
11 9 (4.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 9 (4.62%) Remedy
12 7 (3.59%) HP
13 5 (2.56%) Infovista
13 5 (2.56%) Siemens
13 5 (2.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (2.56%) Acme Packet
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