The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 238 - 228
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SDH 18 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% - 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% - 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 8
Average salary £45,750 - £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 - £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SDH
England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 16 £46,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £37,950 -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (70.00%) Cisco
1 14 (70.00%) Nokia
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 8 (40.00%) IBM
3 8 (40.00%) CCIE
3 8 (40.00%) CCNP
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) Wireless
4 7 (35.00%) Migration
4 7 (35.00%) Wireshark
5 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (30.00%) DSL
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) Internet
5 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) CCIP
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) ATM
5 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (30.00%) Riverbed
5 6 (30.00%) F5
5 6 (30.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (25.00%) Multicast
6 5 (25.00%) Network Management
6 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 7 (35.00%) Wireless
2 7 (35.00%) Wireshark
3 6 (30.00%) DSL
3 6 (30.00%) Internet
3 6 (30.00%) MPLS
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 6 (30.00%) ATM
4 5 (25.00%) Multicast
5 4 (20.00%) NGN
5 4 (20.00%) Broadband
5 4 (20.00%) DSLAM
6 3 (15.00%) OSPF
6 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
7 2 (10.00%) IPsec
7 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) VLAN
7 2 (10.00%) WiMAX
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Capacity Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Account Director
2 4 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) IPTV
2 4 (20.00%) CMDB
3 2 (10.00%) SCADA
4 1 (5.00%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
3 6 (30.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (25.00%) Network Management
5 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) CCIE
2 8 (40.00%) CCNP
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (30.00%) CCIP
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CISSP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) OpenView
1 5 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
1 14 (70.00%) Nokia
2 8 (40.00%) IBM
3 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) Riverbed
3 6 (30.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) BMC
5 4 (20.00%) Remedy