The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 588 627 563
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -64
Permanent jobs citing SDH 33 19 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.075% 0.040% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.24% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 56
Average salary £43,000 £70,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.57% +55.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £56,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,535 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -25.00%
SDH
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6921 7825 7564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.67% 16.35% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5878 6504 6217
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in London

SDH
Salary Trend in London

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

SDH Salary Trend in London

SDH
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH across the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SDH Salary Histogram in London

SDH
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
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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
Feltham - 2 £37,500 -
City of London +33 1 £60,000 +26.31%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 31 (64.58%) Ethernet
2 30 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (60.42%) MPLS
4 28 (58.33%) Telecoms
4 28 (58.33%) CCNA
5 25 (52.08%) Cisco
6 22 (45.83%) DWDM
7 20 (41.67%) CCNP
8 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 16 (33.33%) SONET
9 15 (31.25%) VoIP
10 12 (25.00%) OSPF
10 12 (25.00%) Juniper
11 10 (20.83%) Degree
12 9 (18.75%) JNCIA
12 9 (18.75%) JNCIP
12 9 (18.75%) Incident Management
12 9 (18.75%) ITIL
13 8 (16.67%) Internet
13 8 (16.67%) Network Management
14 7 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
15 6 (12.50%) BGP
15 6 (12.50%) RSVP
15 6 (12.50%) VPN
15 6 (12.50%) SNMP
15 6 (12.50%) CCIE
16 5 (10.42%) XML
16 5 (10.42%) CORBA
16 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
16 5 (10.42%) Project Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 7 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) Ethernet
2 29 (60.42%) MPLS
3 22 (45.83%) DWDM
4 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 16 (33.33%) SONET
5 15 (31.25%) VoIP
6 12 (25.00%) OSPF
7 8 (16.67%) Internet
8 6 (12.50%) SNMP
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) BGP
8 6 (12.50%) RSVP
9 4 (8.33%) Wireless
9 4 (8.33%) EIGRP
10 3 (6.25%) VPLS
10 3 (6.25%) DNS
10 3 (6.25%) ADSL
10 3 (6.25%) Firewall
11 2 (4.17%) Multicast
11 2 (4.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
General
1 28 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Incident Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Sales Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Professional Services Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) IP Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Sales Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Operations Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) XML
1 5 (10.42%) CORBA
2 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Tandem
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
1 9 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 8 (16.67%) Network Management
3 5 (10.42%) Business Development
3 5 (10.42%) Project Management
3 5 (10.42%) Validation
3 5 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (10.42%) Procure-to-pay
3 5 (10.42%) Logistics
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) Facility Management
6 1 (2.08%) CRM
6 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.08%) Time Management
6 1 (2.08%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (58.33%) CCNA
3 20 (41.67%) CCNP
4 10 (20.83%) Degree
5 9 (18.75%) JNCIA
5 9 (18.75%) JNCIP
6 6 (12.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.08%) CCIP
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco
2 12 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Huawei
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Nortel
5 1 (2.08%) Brocade
5 1 (2.08%) ZTE
5 1 (2.08%) Foundry
5 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy