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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 239 245
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.042% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.29% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Average salary - £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £53,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-26.97% +60.44%
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
1088 1045 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.82% 14.60% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 908 888 912
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,500
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

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (61.54%) Ethernet
1 8 (61.54%) CCIE
1 8 (61.54%) CCNP
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (61.54%) Nokia
2 7 (53.85%) Wireless
2 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
3 6 (46.15%) IPTV
3 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
3 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) DSL
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) Internet
3 6 (46.15%) MPLS
3 6 (46.15%) CCIP
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
3 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) F5
3 6 (46.15%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (38.46%) Multicast
4 5 (38.46%) Network Management
4 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
4 5 (38.46%) ATM
4 5 (38.46%) OpenView
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) CiscoWorks

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Ethernet
2 7 (53.85%) Wireless
2 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) Internet
3 6 (46.15%) MPLS
3 6 (46.15%) DSL
4 5 (38.46%) ATM
4 5 (38.46%) Multicast
5 3 (23.08%) DSLAM
5 3 (23.08%) NGN
5 3 (23.08%) Broadband
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) SONET
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) RIP
6 2 (15.38%) SNMP
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Account Director
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) IPTV
2 3 (23.08%) STB
3 2 (15.38%) SCADA
4 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
2 6 (46.15%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (38.46%) Network Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (15.38%) Network Design
6 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CCIE
1 8 (61.54%) CCNP
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCIP
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) OpenView
1 5 (38.46%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
1 8 (61.54%) Nokia
2 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
2 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
2 6 (46.15%) Juniper
2 6 (46.15%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
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