The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 - - -
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,250 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -22.27%
SDH
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
429 498 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.61% 21.11% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 324 391 323
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SDH
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Hertfordshire region.

SDH Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

SDH
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) DWDM
1 7 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (100.00%) Ciena
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) SLA
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) Remedy
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) HNC
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 7 (100.00%) DWDM
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Operations Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Security Management
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNA
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) SLA
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Ciena
2 5 (71.43%) Remedy
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper