The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 243 - 215
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.016% - 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% - 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +16.41%
SDH
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1014 833 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.42% 16.45% 21.08%
Number of salaries quoted 874 653 1013
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SDH
Salary Trend in the South West

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

SDH Salary Trend in the South West

SDH
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HNC