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

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 176 186
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.58% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Average salary - £48,750 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
546 517 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.44% 13.98% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 464 438 442
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 September 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 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) STB
2 3 (60.00%) IPTV
2 3 (60.00%) NGN
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (60.00%) ATM
2 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 3 (60.00%) DSLAM
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCIP
3 2 (40.00%) OpenView
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) ATM
1 3 (60.00%) Broadband
1 3 (60.00%) DSLAM
1 3 (60.00%) NGN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) Multicast
2 2 (40.00%) DSL
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Account Director
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) STB
1 3 (60.00%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCIE
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) CCIP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) OpenView
1 2 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia
1 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (40.00%) F5