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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 136 138 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing SDH 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.040% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.13% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £39,250 £50,500
% change year-on-year
-3.18% -22.27%
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
606 751 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.45% 30.23% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 415 426 504
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (80.00%) DWDM
3 8 (53.33%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) Marketing
4 5 (33.33%) Sybase
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) ATM
5 4 (26.67%) Broadband
5 4 (26.67%) DSLAM
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) Huawei
5 4 (26.67%) Product Management
5 4 (26.67%) NGN
6 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Solaris
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Veritas
7 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
7 2 (13.33%) Security Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (80.00%) DWDM
2 5 (33.33%) ATM
3 4 (26.67%) Broadband
3 4 (26.67%) DSLAM
3 4 (26.67%) NGN
4 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) 3G
6 1 (6.67%) VRRP
6 1 (6.67%) 2G
6 1 (6.67%) RNC
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) VPLS
6 1 (6.67%) LTE
6 1 (6.67%) MGW
6 1 (6.67%) 4G
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Account Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) STB
1 1 (6.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
1 4 (26.67%) Product Management
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 14001
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Sybase
2 4 (26.67%) Huawei
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) Cramer
4 1 (6.67%) ComArch
4 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent