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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 131 130 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing SDH 3 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 1.27% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 5
Average salary £47,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.38%
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
733 711 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.63% 30.61% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 418 514 386
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) DWDM
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (50.00%) Ciena
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) VPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (25.00%) HSRP
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) IPv6
4 1 (25.00%) PMP
4 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) SONET
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DWDM
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPLS
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) SONET
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) RSVP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Ciena
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper