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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 234 225 201
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Permanent jobs citing SDH 15 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.069% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 0.40% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 16
Average salary £39,000 £29,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.20% -30.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £29,500 £32,375
10% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £35,800 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1069 997 1069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.42% 17.22% 19.47%
Number of salaries quoted 894 772 908
Average salary £37,000 £38,800 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.63% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SDH Salary Histogram in the South West

SDH
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +16 13 £39,000 +1.29%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 15 (78.95%) LAN
1 15 (78.95%) WAN
2 14 (73.68%) MPLS
2 14 (73.68%) Network Design
3 13 (68.42%) VoIP
3 13 (68.42%) CCNA
3 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (63.16%) CCTV
4 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
5 11 (57.89%) MS Visio
5 11 (57.89%) C
5 11 (57.89%) DWDM
6 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) 2G
7 1 (5.26%) 2.5G
7 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (5.26%) STL
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) ClearCase

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) LAN
1 15 (78.95%) WAN
2 14 (73.68%) MPLS
3 13 (68.42%) VoIP
4 11 (57.89%) DWDM
5 1 (5.26%) ATM
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) 3G
5 1 (5.26%) 2G
5 1 (5.26%) 2.5G
5 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Communications Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) CCTV
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Network Design
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Boundary Protection
2 1 (5.26%) OO
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C++
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) CCNA
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Juniper