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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 623 563 598
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +35
Permanent jobs citing SDH 14 43 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.098% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 43 41
Average salary £56,250 £47,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +23.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £40,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,900 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +16.41%
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
7697 6973 8637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 15.90% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6367 5903 7306
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
City of London -6 1 £47,500 -17.39%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 39 (76.47%) MPLS
2 35 (68.63%) Cisco
3 33 (64.71%) DWDM
4 29 (56.86%) Ethernet
5 25 (49.02%) Telecoms
6 19 (37.25%) WAN
7 18 (35.29%) VoIP
7 18 (35.29%) Firewall
8 17 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 17 (33.33%) Juniper
9 13 (25.49%) OSPF
9 13 (25.49%) BGP
9 13 (25.49%) LAN
10 12 (23.53%) VPLS
10 12 (23.53%) Nortel
11 11 (21.57%) VPN
11 11 (21.57%) xDSL
12 10 (19.61%) Linux
12 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (17.65%) SONET
13 9 (17.65%) Internet
13 9 (17.65%) 3G
13 9 (17.65%) Unified Communications
14 8 (15.69%) Multicast
14 8 (15.69%) UNIX
14 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
14 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
14 8 (15.69%) PSTN
15 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
15 7 (13.73%) Fujitsu

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (76.47%) MPLS
2 33 (64.71%) DWDM
3 29 (56.86%) Ethernet
4 19 (37.25%) WAN
5 18 (35.29%) VoIP
5 18 (35.29%) Firewall
6 17 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 13 (25.49%) OSPF
7 13 (25.49%) BGP
7 13 (25.49%) LAN
8 12 (23.53%) VPLS
9 11 (21.57%) VPN
9 11 (21.57%) xDSL
10 9 (17.65%) SONET
10 9 (17.65%) Internet
10 9 (17.65%) 3G
10 9 (17.65%) Unified Communications
11 8 (15.69%) Multicast
11 8 (15.69%) PSTN
12 7 (13.73%) Network Security
General
1 25 (49.02%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) French Language
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Electronics
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Consultant
3 10 (19.61%) Solutions Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Sales Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Customer Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Network Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Business Development Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Development Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Business Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Business Development Executive
9 2 (3.92%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Sales Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Equities
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.96%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) UNIX
3 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
1 7 (13.73%) Business Development
1 7 (13.73%) Network Design
1 7 (13.73%) Low Latency
2 6 (11.76%) Time Management
3 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Network Management
4 4 (7.84%) Project Management
4 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.88%) System Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) CRM
5 3 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.92%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) C
2 3 (5.88%) Perl
2 3 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.76%) CCIE
2 6 (11.76%) JNCIE
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
3 5 (9.80%) CCNP
4 3 (5.88%) JNCIP
4 3 (5.88%) CISSP
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) CCDP
6 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.96%) HND
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) Cisco
2 17 (33.33%) Juniper
3 12 (23.53%) Nortel
4 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
5 7 (13.73%) Fujitsu
5 7 (13.73%) Ericsson
6 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.80%) F5
7 4 (7.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.88%) Huawei
8 3 (5.88%) BT
8 3 (5.88%) VMware
8 3 (5.88%) Foundry
9 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.96%) Ciena