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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 827 820 774
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -46
Permanent jobs citing SDH 54 83 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.076% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 32 62 71
Average salary £42,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £31,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,250 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -22.27%
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
17427 19744 17808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.81% 18.16% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14555 15719 14467
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
London +18 35 £43,000 -33.84% 1
South East -21 16 £41,000 +9.33% 4
South West -18 2 - -
North West - 1 £45,000 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 79 (75.96%) Telecoms
2 55 (52.88%) Ethernet
3 53 (50.96%) MPLS
4 49 (47.12%) Cisco
5 45 (43.27%) DWDM
6 43 (41.35%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (36.54%) CCNA
8 27 (25.96%) Juniper
9 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
10 24 (23.08%) CCNP
11 22 (21.15%) SONET
11 22 (21.15%) Degree
12 19 (18.27%) VoIP
13 17 (16.35%) BGP
14 16 (15.38%) OSPF
15 13 (12.50%) Internet
15 13 (12.50%) WAN
15 13 (12.50%) Ciena
16 12 (11.54%) ITIL
16 12 (11.54%) Incident Management
17 11 (10.58%) Marketing
17 11 (10.58%) Huawei
17 11 (10.58%) Migration
18 10 (9.62%) Cramer
18 10 (9.62%) LAN
18 10 (9.62%) SLA
19 9 (8.65%) CRM
19 9 (8.65%) Oracle
19 9 (8.65%) Remedy
19 9 (8.65%) RSVP

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (52.88%) Ethernet
2 53 (50.96%) MPLS
3 45 (43.27%) DWDM
4 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
5 22 (21.15%) SONET
6 19 (18.27%) VoIP
7 17 (16.35%) BGP
8 16 (15.38%) OSPF
9 13 (12.50%) Internet
9 13 (12.50%) WAN
10 10 (9.62%) LAN
11 9 (8.65%) RSVP
12 8 (7.69%) VPN
13 7 (6.73%) ATM
13 7 (6.73%) Wireless
13 7 (6.73%) DSL
13 7 (6.73%) VLAN
13 7 (6.73%) VPLS
13 7 (6.73%) LTE
14 6 (5.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Toad
2 3 (2.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.96%) Subversion
3 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
General
1 79 (75.96%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.58%) Marketing
3 5 (4.81%) Military
3 5 (4.81%) Electronics
4 4 (3.85%) Finance
5 2 (1.92%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 8 (7.69%) Incident Manager
3 7 (6.73%) Support Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Network Support
4 6 (5.77%) NOC Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Network Operations Engineer
5 5 (4.81%) Transmission Engineer
5 5 (4.81%) IP Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Professional Services Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Architect
7 3 (2.88%) Tester
7 3 (2.88%) Account Manager
7 3 (2.88%) Sales Consultant
7 3 (2.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (2.88%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) XML
2 4 (3.85%) CORBA
2 4 (3.85%) SOAP
2 4 (3.85%) JMS
2 4 (3.85%) WSDL
2 4 (3.85%) JAXB
2 4 (3.85%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.96%) STL
4 1 (0.96%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) Tandem
6 3 (2.88%) IPTV
6 3 (2.88%) CCTV
6 3 (2.88%) GIS
7 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) STB
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) UNIX
2 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.54%) ITIL
1 12 (11.54%) Incident Management
2 11 (10.58%) Migration
3 9 (8.65%) Project Management
3 9 (8.65%) CRM
4 8 (7.69%) Network Management
5 7 (6.73%) Validation
5 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.73%) TDD
6 5 (4.81%) Network Design
6 5 (4.81%) Fault Management
6 5 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.85%) Procure-to-pay
7 4 (3.85%) Business Development
7 4 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.85%) Logistics
7 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.85%) Process Management
7 4 (3.85%) Security Management
8 3 (2.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) Java
2 6 (5.77%) SQL
3 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.88%) C
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) Perl
5 1 (0.96%) Python
5 1 (0.96%) Ruby
5 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (41.35%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (36.54%) CCNA
3 24 (23.08%) CCNP
4 22 (21.15%) Degree
5 9 (8.65%) JNCIA
5 9 (8.65%) JNCIP
6 8 (7.69%) CCIE
7 5 (4.81%) CCIP
8 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.92%) CCSA
9 2 (1.92%) CCSE
9 2 (1.92%) HNC
10 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.96%) PMP
10 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.88%) Netcool
3 2 (1.92%) OpenView
3 2 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 49 (47.12%) Cisco
2 27 (25.96%) Juniper
3 13 (12.50%) Ciena
4 11 (10.58%) Huawei
5 10 (9.62%) Cramer
6 9 (8.65%) Remedy
6 9 (8.65%) Oracle
7 8 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 7 (6.73%) HP
9 5 (4.81%) Sybase
9 5 (4.81%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.85%) BEA
10 4 (3.85%) MetaSolv
11 3 (2.88%) ComArch
11 3 (2.88%) Infovista
11 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.88%) Siemens
12 2 (1.92%) Veritas
12 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.92%) Nokia
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £48,767 per annum plus £10,594 shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago