The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 190 187
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.025% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.18% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -30.23%
SDH
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
501 557 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.98% 13.92% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 422 491 505
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £20,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) DSL
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) CCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) CCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 2 (66.67%) IPTV
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
2 2 (66.67%) OpenView
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) DSL
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) CDMA2000
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) HSPA
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) GPON
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (33.33%) WiMAX
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) IPTV
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) CCSA
1 2 (66.67%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView
1 2 (66.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
1 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson