The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - - 63
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +21.21%
SDH
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 72 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.01% 12.68% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 95 63 83
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SDH
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

SDH Salary Trend in Staffordshire