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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 237 247
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.028% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.19% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £57,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +71.64%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1037 1052 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 14.57% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 880 883 921
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Nokia
2 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (53.33%) CCIE
3 8 (53.33%) CCNP
4 7 (46.67%) Wireless
4 7 (46.67%) Migration
4 7 (46.67%) Wireshark
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
5 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (40.00%) F5
5 6 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (40.00%) IPTV
5 6 (40.00%) DSL
5 6 (40.00%) Juniper
5 6 (40.00%) CCIP
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 5 (33.33%) OpenView
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (33.33%) ATM
6 5 (33.33%) Multicast

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
2 7 (46.67%) Wireless
2 7 (46.67%) Wireshark
3 6 (40.00%) DSL
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) Internet
3 6 (40.00%) MPLS
4 5 (33.33%) ATM
4 5 (33.33%) Multicast
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
5 3 (20.00%) Broadband
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) DSLAM
5 3 (20.00%) NGN
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) xDSL
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) WiMAX
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Account Director
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) IPTV
2 3 (20.00%) STB
3 2 (13.33%) SCADA
3 2 (13.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Network Management
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) Network Design
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (53.33%) CCIE
1 8 (53.33%) CCNP
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) CCIP
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (13.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) OpenView
1 5 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Nokia
2 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
2 6 (40.00%) F5
2 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) BMC
5 2 (13.33%) Remedy