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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 872 813 829
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +16
Permanent jobs citing SDH 43 102 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.10% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.56% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 37 44 64
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £90,000 £61,036
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
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
16182 18251 16872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.11% 18.37% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13595 14901 13299
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(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 -19 31 £56,500 +34.52% 3
London -4 12 £37,000 -53.01% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 95 (90.48%) Telecoms
2 68 (64.76%) Ethernet
3 59 (56.19%) Cisco
4 47 (44.76%) MPLS
5 34 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (26.67%) Juniper
7 27 (25.71%) DWDM
8 26 (24.76%) Network Design
9 25 (23.81%) Ciena
10 22 (20.95%) WAN
11 21 (20.00%) LAN
12 20 (19.05%) MS Excel
12 20 (19.05%) SONET
12 20 (19.05%) Wireless
13 19 (18.10%) MS Office
13 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
13 19 (18.10%) VPN
14 18 (17.14%) Data Centre
14 18 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (17.14%) MS Visio
14 18 (17.14%) ATM
14 18 (17.14%) OSPF
15 17 (16.19%) 3G
15 17 (16.19%) Avaya
15 17 (16.19%) CCDP
15 17 (16.19%) Degree
15 17 (16.19%) IP Telephony
15 17 (16.19%) Telepresence
16 16 (15.24%) BGP
17 15 (14.29%) Ericsson

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 20 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 19 (18.10%) MS Office
3 18 (17.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 68 (64.76%) Ethernet
2 47 (44.76%) MPLS
3 27 (25.71%) DWDM
4 22 (20.95%) WAN
5 21 (20.00%) LAN
6 20 (19.05%) SONET
6 20 (19.05%) Wireless
7 19 (18.10%) VPN
8 18 (17.14%) ATM
8 18 (17.14%) OSPF
9 17 (16.19%) 3G
9 17 (16.19%) IP Telephony
9 17 (16.19%) Telepresence
10 16 (15.24%) BGP
11 15 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 14 (13.33%) 4G
13 13 (12.38%) SS7
14 12 (11.43%) GGSN
14 12 (11.43%) HSRP
14 12 (11.43%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) TestDirector
General
1 95 (90.48%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.71%) Marketing
3 5 (4.76%) Electronics
3 5 (4.76%) Finance
4 4 (3.81%) Military
5 3 (2.86%) Games
6 2 (1.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.95%) Billing
7 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Designer
2 17 (16.19%) Network Designer
3 16 (15.24%) Telecoms Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Network Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Ericsson Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 9 (8.57%) Telecoms Manager
8 8 (7.62%) Design Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) Implementation Engineer
9 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Communications Specialist
10 5 (4.76%) Incident Manager
10 5 (4.76%) ITIL Incident Manager
10 5 (4.76%) ITIL Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Cisco Support
11 4 (3.81%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) RFC 2547
2 3 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Data Centre
1 18 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (10.48%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.86%) IPTV
4 3 (2.86%) STB
5 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.90%) SCADA
6 1 (0.95%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Linux
2 6 (5.71%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Solaris
4 2 (1.90%) Android
4 2 (1.90%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) Network Design
2 15 (14.29%) Fault Management
3 14 (13.33%) Presales
4 13 (12.38%) Migration
5 12 (11.43%) Network Architecture
6 9 (8.57%) Project Management
7 8 (7.62%) ITIL
7 8 (7.62%) Validation
8 7 (6.67%) CRM
8 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.76%) Business Development
10 5 (4.76%) Network Management
10 5 (4.76%) Test Planning
11 4 (3.81%) Product Management
11 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.81%) Ticket Management
12 3 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (2.86%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) C
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
2 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.19%) CCDP
2 17 (16.19%) Degree
3 13 (12.38%) CCNA
3 13 (12.38%) CCNP
4 7 (6.67%) JNCIA
5 5 (4.76%) JNCIP
5 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) CCIP
7 3 (2.86%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) CCSA
7 3 (2.86%) CCSP
7 3 (2.86%) MCSA
7 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.90%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.95%) HNC
9 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Endace
2 1 (0.95%) Netcool
Vendors
1 59 (56.19%) Cisco
2 28 (26.67%) Juniper
3 25 (23.81%) Ciena
4 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
5 17 (16.19%) Avaya
6 15 (14.29%) Ericsson
7 13 (12.38%) Huawei
8 8 (7.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (7.62%) Nortel
8 8 (7.62%) Redback
9 4 (3.81%) Brocade
10 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.86%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.86%) HP
10 3 (2.86%) Nokia
11 2 (1.90%) Cramer
11 2 (1.90%) Remedy
11 2 (1.90%) Symbian
12 1 (0.95%) Infovista
12 1 (0.95%) SAP
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