The first table below looks at the demand for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 176 184 175
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing SDH 4 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.10% 0.047% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £50,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +36.98%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
559 622 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.13% 14.71% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 483 539 479
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SDH
North West

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SDH
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SDH Salary Trend in Manchester

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Nokia
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Ethernet
3 8 (42.11%) CCIE
3 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Wireshark
4 7 (36.84%) Wireless
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) ATM
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) CCIP
5 6 (31.58%) IBM
5 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (31.58%) Internet
5 6 (31.58%) Juniper
5 6 (31.58%) MPLS
5 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
5 6 (31.58%) IPTV
5 6 (31.58%) DSL
5 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
5 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) F5
5 6 (31.58%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (26.32%) Multicast
6 5 (26.32%) Network Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Ethernet
2 7 (36.84%) ATM
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
2 7 (36.84%) Wireshark
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) Internet
3 6 (31.58%) MPLS
3 6 (31.58%) DSL
4 5 (26.32%) Broadband
4 5 (26.32%) DSLAM
4 5 (26.32%) NGN
4 5 (26.32%) Multicast
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) OSPF
6 2 (10.53%) SONET
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) RIP
6 2 (10.53%) SNMP
6 2 (10.53%) WLAN
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Account Director
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) IPTV
2 4 (21.05%) CMDB
3 3 (15.79%) STB
4 2 (10.53%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (26.32%) Network Management
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Management
5 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Network Design
6 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Product Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CCIE
1 8 (42.11%) CCNP
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) CCIP
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) OpenView
1 5 (26.32%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
1 12 (63.16%) Nokia
2 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
2 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
2 6 (31.58%) F5
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
4 4 (21.05%) Remedy
4 4 (21.05%) BMC