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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 235 226 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing SDH 3 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.049% 0.18% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 1.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 0
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,035 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +2.59%
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

SDH
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Manchester +8 3 £50,000 +7.52%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) GPON
3 1 (33.33%) CDMA2000
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%) Wi-Fi
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
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%) CCSA
1 2 (66.67%) CCSE
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView
1 2 (66.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
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%) Riverbed
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei