The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 66 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SDH 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.46% - 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% - 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £30,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
162 148 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.85% 24.67% 23.58%
Number of salaries quoted 103 124 120
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SDH
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the Slough region.

SDH Salary Trend in Slough

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 10 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) OpenUP
3 7 (70.00%) LTE
3 7 (70.00%) ATM
4 5 (50.00%) GPRS
4 5 (50.00%) GSM
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) UMTS
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) MPLS
4 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (50.00%) Frame Relay
5 4 (40.00%) Network Management
6 3 (30.00%) Ciena
6 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) BT
6 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
6 3 (30.00%) SLA

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) ATM
3 5 (50.00%) GPRS
3 5 (50.00%) GSM
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) UMTS
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (50.00%) MPLS
3 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 5 (50.00%) Frame Relay
4 2 (20.00%) 4G
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) IP Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) OpenUP
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Network Management
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Netcool
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Ciena
2 3 (30.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) ComArch
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) Cramer
3 1 (10.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) HP