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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 136 118 134
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 29 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.047% 1.21% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 4.03% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 16
Average salary - £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.34% +5.62%
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
625 719 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.59% 29.95% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 477 406 526
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) ATM
3 3 (60.00%) Broadband
3 3 (60.00%) DSLAM
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) STB
3 3 (60.00%) Intelligent Network
3 3 (60.00%) Product Management
3 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (60.00%) IPTV
3 3 (60.00%) Marketing
3 3 (60.00%) NGN
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (20.00%) GGSN
4 1 (20.00%) SGSN
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) MGW
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) SCTP
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) ATM
2 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 3 (60.00%) DSLAM
2 3 (60.00%) Intelligent Network
2 3 (60.00%) NGN
3 1 (20.00%) 2G
3 1 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (20.00%) GGSN
3 1 (20.00%) HSDPA
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) M3UA
3 1 (20.00%) MGW
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (20.00%) RNC
3 1 (20.00%) SCTP
3 1 (20.00%) SGSN
3 1 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Account Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms Account Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) IPTV
1 3 (60.00%) STB
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) BlackBerry OS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) Product Management
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Symbian