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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 612 559 604
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +45
Permanent jobs citing SDH 17 57 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.13% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.79% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13 57 36
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% +14.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £50,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-22.77% +50.74%
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
7663 7233 8539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.54% 16.15% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6349 6058 7229
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 3 £47,500 -17.39%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 41 (71.93%) MPLS
2 38 (66.67%) Cisco
3 34 (59.65%) DWDM
4 32 (56.14%) Telecoms
5 31 (54.39%) Ethernet
6 21 (36.84%) VoIP
7 18 (31.58%) WAN
8 17 (29.82%) Firewall
9 16 (28.07%) Juniper
10 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 14 (24.56%) xDSL
12 13 (22.81%) OSPF
12 13 (22.81%) BGP
13 12 (21.05%) Nortel
13 12 (21.05%) LAN
13 12 (21.05%) Unified Communications
14 11 (19.30%) VPLS
14 11 (19.30%) PSTN
15 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (17.54%) Linux
15 10 (17.54%) VPN
16 9 (15.79%) SONET
17 8 (14.04%) 3G
17 8 (14.04%) UNIX
17 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
17 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
17 8 (14.04%) Network Design
17 8 (14.04%) Multicast
18 7 (12.28%) Low Latency
18 7 (12.28%) 4G

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 41 (71.93%) MPLS
2 34 (59.65%) DWDM
3 31 (54.39%) Ethernet
4 21 (36.84%) VoIP
5 18 (31.58%) WAN
6 17 (29.82%) Firewall
7 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 14 (24.56%) xDSL
9 13 (22.81%) OSPF
9 13 (22.81%) BGP
10 12 (21.05%) LAN
10 12 (21.05%) Unified Communications
11 11 (19.30%) VPLS
11 11 (19.30%) PSTN
12 10 (17.54%) VPN
13 9 (15.79%) SONET
14 8 (14.04%) 3G
14 8 (14.04%) Multicast
15 7 (12.28%) 4G
15 7 (12.28%) Internet
General
1 32 (56.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) French Language
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Consultant
3 12 (21.05%) Solutions Consultant
4 11 (19.30%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) Sales Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Development Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Business Development Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Business Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Business Development Executive
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Sales Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Sales Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Equities
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Linux
2 8 (14.04%) UNIX
3 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Network Design
2 7 (12.28%) Business Development
2 7 (12.28%) Low Latency
3 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (8.77%) Time Management
3 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.02%) Project Management
4 4 (7.02%) Network Management
5 3 (5.26%) System Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Migration
5 3 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.26%) CRM
5 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Change Management
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) C
2 3 (5.26%) Perl
2 3 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.53%) JNCIE
2 6 (10.53%) CCIE
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) CCNP
5 3 (5.26%) JNCIP
5 3 (5.26%) CISSP
6 2 (3.51%) CCNA
6 2 (3.51%) CCDP
7 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (28.07%) Juniper
3 12 (21.05%) Nortel
4 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.28%) Ericsson
5 7 (12.28%) Fujitsu
6 5 (8.77%) F5
6 5 (8.77%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (7.02%) VMware
7 4 (7.02%) Huawei
8 3 (5.26%) Foundry
8 3 (5.26%) BT
9 2 (3.51%) Ciena
9 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.75%) Telcordia
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