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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 253 247
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.046% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.26% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 8
Median salary - £50,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.28%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -2.50%
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
876 1158 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.58% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 742 875 833
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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