The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 832 868 865
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -3
Permanent jobs citing SDH 44 63 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.062% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30 38 66
Median salary £57,500 £42,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.09% -6.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,601 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
15000 17124 19650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.92% 16.76% 18.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12414 14336 15591
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

SDH Salary Histogram in England

SDH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the England region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +36 33 £60,000 +41.17%
South East +20 8 £40,000 -4.76%
West Midlands -13 2 - -
North West +14 1 - -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SDH.

1 87 (75.65%) Ethernet
2 83 (72.17%) MPLS
3 71 (61.74%) Telecoms
4 38 (33.04%) WAN
5 37 (32.17%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (32.17%) SONET
6 34 (29.57%) DWDM
7 33 (28.70%) Juniper
7 33 (28.70%) Cisco
8 32 (27.83%) CCNA
9 31 (26.96%) Finance
10 26 (22.61%) LAN
10 26 (22.61%) BGP
10 26 (22.61%) Low Latency
11 24 (20.87%) TCP/IP
11 24 (20.87%) VPN
12 22 (19.13%) CCNP
12 22 (19.13%) Wireless
13 21 (18.26%) Proprietary Trading
13 21 (18.26%) Hedge funds
13 21 (18.26%) Resource Allocation
14 20 (17.39%) Network Design
15 19 (16.52%) Ciena
16 18 (15.65%) Presales
17 16 (13.91%) Huawei
17 16 (13.91%) 3G
18 15 (13.04%) OSPF
18 15 (13.04%) Network Architecture
19 13 (11.30%) HSRP
19 13 (11.30%) RSVP

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.96%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.96%) MS Office
1 8 (6.96%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (75.65%) Ethernet
2 83 (72.17%) MPLS
3 38 (33.04%) WAN
4 37 (32.17%) SONET
5 34 (29.57%) DWDM
6 26 (22.61%) BGP
6 26 (22.61%) LAN
7 24 (20.87%) TCP/IP
7 24 (20.87%) VPN
8 22 (19.13%) Wireless
9 16 (13.91%) 3G
10 15 (13.04%) OSPF
11 13 (11.30%) HSRP
11 13 (11.30%) RSVP
12 12 (10.43%) VPLS
13 11 (9.57%) xDSL
14 10 (8.70%) 802.11
14 10 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (8.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.87%) GIS
General
1 71 (61.74%) Telecoms
2 31 (26.96%) Finance
3 13 (11.30%) Marketing
4 10 (8.70%) Games
5 5 (4.35%) French Language
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.26%) Account Director
2 13 (11.30%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) Consultant
4 11 (9.57%) NOC Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Product Manager
5 10 (8.70%) IP Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Presales Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (7.83%) Network Manager
7 8 (6.96%) Technical Presales Consultant
8 7 (6.09%) Implementation Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Optical Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Design Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Designer
10 5 (4.35%) Ericsson Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Network Designer
10 5 (4.35%) Telecoms Manager
10 5 (4.35%) Telecoms Product Manager
11 4 (3.48%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.48%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Hedge funds
2 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.48%) CCTV
4 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.87%) Linux
1 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.61%) Low Latency
2 21 (18.26%) Proprietary Trading
2 21 (18.26%) Resource Allocation
3 20 (17.39%) Network Design
4 18 (15.65%) Presales
5 15 (13.04%) Network Architecture
6 12 (10.43%) Product Management
7 10 (8.70%) Network Planning
8 8 (6.96%) Network Management
8 8 (6.96%) Service Design
9 7 (6.09%) Service Management
10 6 (5.22%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.35%) Fault Management
11 5 (4.35%) ITIL
12 4 (3.48%) CRM
12 4 (3.48%) Process Management
12 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
13 3 (2.61%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 3 (2.61%) Change Management
13 3 (2.61%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 37 (32.17%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (27.83%) CCNA
3 22 (19.13%) CCNP
4 13 (11.30%) Degree
5 10 (8.70%) CCSA
5 10 (8.70%) CCSP
5 10 (8.70%) MCSA
5 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.96%) CCIP
7 5 (4.35%) CCDP
8 4 (3.48%) HNC
9 1 (0.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (28.70%) Cisco
1 33 (28.70%) Juniper
2 19 (16.52%) Ciena
3 16 (13.91%) Huawei
4 10 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 10 (8.70%) Nokia
5 9 (7.83%) VMware
6 6 (5.22%) Remedy
7 5 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (4.35%) Avaya
7 5 (4.35%) Ericsson
7 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.35%) Redback
8 3 (2.61%) Tellabs
9 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com