The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 112 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Permanent jobs citing SDH 37 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.51% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 2.14% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 10
Average salary £49,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
SDH
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
736 701 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.07% 29.65% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 396 495 608
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SDH
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Reading region.

SDH Salary Trend in Reading

SDH
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

SDH Salary Histogram in Reading

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 61 (82.43%) Telecoms
2 56 (75.68%) DWDM
3 31 (41.89%) Sybase
3 31 (41.89%) UNIX
4 27 (36.49%) Marketing
5 23 (31.08%) Service Management
6 22 (29.73%) Huawei
7 20 (27.03%) ATM
8 19 (25.68%) Broadband
8 19 (25.68%) Ethernet
8 19 (25.68%) DSLAM
8 19 (25.68%) NGN
9 16 (21.62%) Product Management
10 12 (16.22%) Degree
11 10 (13.51%) Wireless
11 10 (13.51%) CDMA
11 10 (13.51%) UMTS
12 8 (10.81%) CRM
13 6 (8.11%) VPN
13 6 (8.11%) MPLS
13 6 (8.11%) IPTV
13 6 (8.11%) STB
14 5 (6.76%) Internet
14 5 (6.76%) Juniper
14 5 (6.76%) Cisco
15 4 (5.41%) Project Management
15 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
15 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
15 4 (5.41%) PMP
15 4 (5.41%) PMI Certification

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 56 (75.68%) DWDM
2 20 (27.03%) ATM
3 19 (25.68%) Broadband
3 19 (25.68%) Ethernet
3 19 (25.68%) DSLAM
3 19 (25.68%) NGN
4 10 (13.51%) Wireless
4 10 (13.51%) CDMA
4 10 (13.51%) UMTS
5 6 (8.11%) VPN
5 6 (8.11%) MPLS
6 5 (6.76%) Internet
7 1 (1.35%) SONET
7 1 (1.35%) RSVP
7 1 (1.35%) OSPF
7 1 (1.35%) BGP
7 1 (1.35%) IPv6
7 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.35%) VLAN
7 1 (1.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 61 (82.43%) Telecoms
2 27 (36.49%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Transmission Engineer
2 19 (25.68%) Account Manager
3 14 (18.92%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Junior
4 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Junior Account Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Technical Support Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Technical Support
5 4 (5.41%) Network Support
5 4 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.70%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.35%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (1.35%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Senior Account Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Service Delivery Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) STB
1 6 (8.11%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) UNIX
2 2 (2.70%) Solaris
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Service Management
2 16 (21.62%) Product Management
3 8 (10.81%) CRM
4 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.41%) Project Management
5 3 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.70%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.70%) Security Management
6 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma
7 1 (1.35%) Benchmarking
7 1 (1.35%) Process Management
7 1 (1.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) PMP
2 4 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.35%) HNC
3 1 (1.35%) CCNP
3 1 (1.35%) CCIP
3 1 (1.35%) CCNA
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Sybase
2 22 (29.73%) Huawei
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) Juniper
4 4 (5.41%) Nortel
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Veritas
5 2 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (1.35%) BT
6 1 (1.35%) NEC
6 1 (1.35%) Ericsson