The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 230 253
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.18% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1101 932 1243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 14.16% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 871 766 986
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SDH
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SDH Salary Trend in the North West