The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 131 131 139
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing SDH 8 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.32% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.96% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 3
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
764 837 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.61% 39.20% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 512 641 508
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SDH
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 25 (96.15%) Telecoms
2 20 (76.92%) DWDM
3 16 (61.54%) Cisco
4 12 (46.15%) Ethernet
5 11 (42.31%) Service Delivery
6 9 (34.62%) VPN
6 9 (34.62%) Nortel
6 9 (34.62%) Juniper
6 9 (34.62%) Internet
6 9 (34.62%) MPLS
6 9 (34.62%) CCTV
7 7 (26.92%) VoIP
7 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) Process Management
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.54%) MS Office
11 2 (7.69%) Marketing
11 2 (7.69%) Workflow
11 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
11 2 (7.69%) Network Design
12 1 (3.85%) Huawei
12 1 (3.85%) IPTV
12 1 (3.85%) DSLAM
12 1 (3.85%) CRM
12 1 (3.85%) ATM
12 1 (3.85%) Broadband
12 1 (3.85%) NGN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) DWDM
2 12 (46.15%) Ethernet
3 9 (34.62%) VPN
3 9 (34.62%) Internet
3 9 (34.62%) MPLS
4 7 (26.92%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) DSLAM
5 1 (3.85%) ATM
5 1 (3.85%) Broadband
5 1 (3.85%) NGN
General
1 25 (96.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Project Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Coordinator
3 3 (11.54%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Service Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Sales Director
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) CCTV
2 1 (3.85%) IPTV
2 1 (3.85%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Service Delivery
2 4 (15.38%) Process Management
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Workflow
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Nortel
2 9 (34.62%) Juniper
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei