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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 135 142 136
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.045% 0.042% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.13% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -34.78%
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
598 752 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.99% 31.69% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 389 403 542
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,700
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 31 July 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 29 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (75.86%) DWDM
3 10 (34.48%) Huawei
3 10 (34.48%) Degree
4 9 (31.03%) Sybase
4 9 (31.03%) ATM
4 9 (31.03%) UNIX
5 8 (27.59%) Broadband
5 8 (27.59%) Ethernet
5 8 (27.59%) DSLAM
5 8 (27.59%) Service Management
5 8 (27.59%) NGN
6 6 (20.69%) Marketing
6 6 (20.69%) CRM
7 5 (17.24%) IPTV
7 5 (17.24%) STB
7 5 (17.24%) Product Management
8 3 (10.34%) PMP
8 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
8 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
9 2 (6.90%) SQL
9 2 (6.90%) Oracle
9 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
9 2 (6.90%) VPN
9 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.90%) HP
9 2 (6.90%) Veritas
9 2 (6.90%) Symantec
9 2 (6.90%) Solaris

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (75.86%) DWDM
2 9 (31.03%) ATM
3 8 (27.59%) Broadband
3 8 (27.59%) Ethernet
3 8 (27.59%) DSLAM
3 8 (27.59%) NGN
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Account Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Transmission Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Account Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) STB
1 5 (17.24%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Service Management
2 6 (20.69%) CRM
3 5 (17.24%) Product Management
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Security Management
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Process Management
6 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.45%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) PMP
2 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Huawei
2 9 (31.03%) Sybase
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Veritas
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle