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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - - 151
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 15
Average salary - - £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £50,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-21.50% +49.25%
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
495 492 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.19% 24.31% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 388 326 492
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) DWDM
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (33.33%) DVB
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Ciena
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) MPEG
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) DWDM
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) DVB
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Broadcast Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) MPEG
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Ciena