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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 130 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing SDH 14 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 0.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 0.56% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £37,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £38,069 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.62% +2.59%
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
654 717 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.21% 30.47% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 369 457 627
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 27 May 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 38 (88.37%) Telecoms
2 34 (79.07%) DWDM
3 19 (44.19%) Sybase
3 19 (44.19%) UNIX
4 13 (30.23%) Marketing
5 12 (27.91%) Huawei
5 12 (27.91%) Degree
6 11 (25.58%) ATM
7 10 (23.26%) Broadband
7 10 (23.26%) Ethernet
7 10 (23.26%) Service Management
7 10 (23.26%) DSLAM
7 10 (23.26%) NGN
8 8 (18.60%) CRM
9 7 (16.28%) Product Management
10 6 (13.95%) IPTV
10 6 (13.95%) STB
11 4 (9.30%) Project Management
11 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
11 4 (9.30%) PMP
11 4 (9.30%) PMI Certification
12 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (6.98%) Customer Engagement
13 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
13 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
13 2 (4.65%) Security Management
13 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
13 2 (4.65%) HP
13 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
13 2 (4.65%) MPLS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (79.07%) DWDM
2 11 (25.58%) ATM
3 10 (23.26%) Broadband
3 10 (23.26%) DSLAM
3 10 (23.26%) Ethernet
3 10 (23.26%) NGN
4 2 (4.65%) MPLS
4 2 (4.65%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) IPv6
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) SONET
5 1 (2.33%) CDMA
5 1 (2.33%) UMTS
5 1 (2.33%) OSPF
5 1 (2.33%) BGP
5 1 (2.33%) RSVP
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) VPLS
5 1 (2.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (88.37%) Telecoms
2 13 (30.23%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Transmission Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Account Manager
3 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Support
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Junior
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Junior Account Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Account Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) STB
1 6 (13.95%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) UNIX
2 2 (4.65%) Solaris
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Service Management
2 8 (18.60%) CRM
3 7 (16.28%) Product Management
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Security Management
6 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.33%) Benchmarking
7 1 (2.33%) Process Management
7 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) PMP
2 4 (9.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (2.33%) HNC
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) CCIP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Sybase
2 12 (27.91%) Huawei
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Veritas
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco