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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 590 580 592
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing SDH 22 56 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.050% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.76% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19 53 26
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +10.75%
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
7417 7367 9378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 16.23% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6280 6039 7960
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Brentford - 5 £90,000 -
Docklands, London -9 2 £40,100 +8.37%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (86.11%) DWDM
2 27 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 24 (66.67%) Ethernet
4 16 (44.44%) MPLS
5 12 (33.33%) VoIP
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco
6 11 (30.56%) VPN
7 10 (27.78%) Juniper
7 10 (27.78%) Service Delivery
8 9 (25.00%) WAN
8 9 (25.00%) Internet
8 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (22.22%) Firewall
9 8 (22.22%) Wireless
9 8 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
10 7 (19.44%) Huawei
10 7 (19.44%) Project Management
10 7 (19.44%) VPLS
10 7 (19.44%) OSPF
10 7 (19.44%) BGP
10 7 (19.44%) SONET
11 6 (16.67%) CCNP
11 6 (16.67%) Network Design
11 6 (16.67%) ATM
11 6 (16.67%) GSM
11 6 (16.67%) LAN
12 5 (13.89%) UMTS
12 5 (13.89%) DNS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.33%) MS Office
4 2 (5.56%) MS Project
4 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) DWDM
2 24 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 16 (44.44%) MPLS
4 12 (33.33%) VoIP
5 11 (30.56%) VPN
6 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (25.00%) WAN
6 9 (25.00%) Internet
7 8 (22.22%) Wireless
7 8 (22.22%) Firewall
8 7 (19.44%) VPLS
8 7 (19.44%) SONET
8 7 (19.44%) OSPF
8 7 (19.44%) BGP
9 6 (16.67%) ATM
9 6 (16.67%) GSM
9 6 (16.67%) LAN
10 5 (13.89%) UMTS
10 5 (13.89%) DNS
10 5 (13.89%) EIGRP
General
1 27 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Account Director
2 4 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) IP Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Sales Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Senior Sales Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Administrator
4 1 (2.78%) Network Administrator
4 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.78%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 7 (19.44%) Project Management
3 6 (16.67%) Network Design
4 4 (11.11%) Network Management
5 3 (8.33%) Time Management
5 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) DNA
6 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.78%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Perl
1 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.67%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) CCIE
4 4 (11.11%) CCDP
5 3 (8.33%) JNCIE
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.56%) CFA
6 2 (5.56%) CISSP
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (2.78%) HND
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Juniper
3 8 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 7 (19.44%) Huawei
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.89%) Ericsson
5 5 (13.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (11.11%) Sonus
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (8.33%) Ciena
7 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.56%) Remedy
8 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 2 (5.56%) Foundry
9 1 (2.78%) Riverbed