The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 755 801 744
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -57
Permanent jobs citing SDH 111 74 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.071% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 55 61 95
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £36,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +23.07%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18559 17813 21817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.08% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15078 13984 18103
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SDH
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH within the UK.

SDH Salary Trend in the UK

SDH
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDH over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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
England +42 98 £50,000 +19.76% 10
South East +10 68 £39,500 -3.06% 7
Berkshire +24 55 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Reading +7 31 £35,000 -12.50% 1
London -3 21 £67,500 +42.10% 3
Bracknell - 12 - - 1
Brentford - 9 £90,000 -
Wiltshire -5 5 - -
South West -17 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £55,000 -
Swindon - 5 - -
North Wales - 4 £36,500 -
Wales - 4 £36,500 -
Gwynedd - 4 £36,500 -
Surrey -7 3 £31,500 -
Hampshire -40 3 £36,500 -10.42%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £35,000 -
Slough - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £35,000 -
East of England - 3 £35,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 £40,100 -
Basingstoke -4 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £31,500 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 152 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 123 (58.85%) DWDM
3 97 (46.41%) Ethernet
4 88 (42.11%) MPLS
5 58 (27.75%) Cisco
6 44 (21.05%) VPN
7 41 (19.62%) Huawei
8 40 (19.14%) Service Delivery
8 40 (19.14%) VoIP
9 38 (18.18%) UNIX
10 37 (17.70%) ATM
11 35 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (16.75%) Juniper
12 31 (14.83%) Oracle
13 30 (14.35%) LAN
14 29 (13.88%) CCNA
15 28 (13.40%) WAN
15 28 (13.40%) Microsoft
15 28 (13.40%) Wireless
16 27 (12.92%) Marketing
16 27 (12.92%) OSPF
17 26 (12.44%) BGP
17 26 (12.44%) UMTS
17 26 (12.44%) Sybase
17 26 (12.44%) Service Management
18 25 (11.96%) Internet
19 24 (11.48%) Cramer
19 24 (11.48%) Network Design
20 23 (11.00%) Java
20 23 (11.00%) GSM

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.61%) WebLogic
1 18 (8.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.66%) MS Visio
3 12 (5.74%) MS Office
4 3 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.96%) MS Project
5 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 123 (58.85%) DWDM
2 97 (46.41%) Ethernet
3 88 (42.11%) MPLS
4 44 (21.05%) VPN
5 40 (19.14%) VoIP
6 37 (17.70%) ATM
7 30 (14.35%) LAN
8 28 (13.40%) WAN
8 28 (13.40%) Wireless
9 27 (12.92%) OSPF
10 26 (12.44%) BGP
10 26 (12.44%) UMTS
11 25 (11.96%) Internet
12 23 (11.00%) GSM
13 21 (10.05%) LTE
14 20 (9.57%) Frame Relay
15 19 (9.09%) SONET
16 16 (7.66%) EIGRP
16 16 (7.66%) TCP/IP
17 15 (7.18%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.61%) Oracle Database 10g
1 18 (8.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (8.13%) Toad
2 5 (2.39%) TestDirector
General
1 152 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.92%) Marketing
3 5 (2.39%) Advertising
4 2 (0.96%) Front Office
4 2 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Finance
5 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (11.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 19 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 18 (8.61%) Software Engineer
4 15 (7.18%) Architect
5 14 (6.70%) Account Manager
5 14 (6.70%) Network Architect
6 13 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.26%) Network Design Architect
7 11 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (4.31%) IP Engineer
9 8 (3.83%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.83%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.35%) Account Director
11 6 (2.87%) Junior
12 5 (2.39%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.39%) Junior Account Manager
12 5 (2.39%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (2.39%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.39%) Pre Sales Engineer
13 4 (1.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.13%) JAXB
1 17 (8.13%) WSDL
1 17 (8.13%) JMS
1 17 (8.13%) SOAP
1 17 (8.13%) Web Services
1 17 (8.13%) XML
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.87%) CCTV
2 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.91%) DTV
4 3 (1.44%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.48%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.48%) STB
5 1 (0.48%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.18%) UNIX
2 12 (5.74%) Linux
3 4 (1.91%) Windows
4 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.14%) Service Delivery
2 26 (12.44%) Service Management
3 24 (11.48%) Network Design
4 22 (10.53%) TDD
5 20 (9.57%) Migration
6 18 (8.61%) Software Engineering
6 18 (8.61%) Data Migration
7 17 (8.13%) Line Management
8 16 (7.66%) ITIL
9 12 (5.74%) Project Management
9 12 (5.74%) Product Management
9 12 (5.74%) Network Management
10 10 (4.78%) Time Management
11 9 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (4.31%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.83%) OpenUP
13 7 (3.35%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.87%) Risk Assessment
15 5 (2.39%) GAP Analysis
15 5 (2.39%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.00%) Java
2 21 (10.05%) SQL
3 18 (8.61%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.87%) C
5 3 (1.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (13.88%) CCNA
3 16 (7.66%) CCNP
4 11 (5.26%) Degree
5 9 (4.31%) CCIE
6 5 (2.39%) JNCIA
6 5 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.39%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.39%) HND
7 4 (1.91%) CCDP
8 3 (1.44%) HNC
9 2 (0.96%) CCIP
9 2 (0.96%) CFA
10 1 (0.48%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.48%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.48%) ISEB
10 1 (0.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.00%) SLA
2 5 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.22%) OpenView
2 6 (2.87%) Netcool
3 5 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.44%) OPNET
4 3 (1.44%) Cacti
4 3 (1.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (27.75%) Cisco
2 41 (19.62%) Huawei
3 35 (16.75%) Juniper
4 31 (14.83%) Oracle
5 28 (13.40%) Microsoft
6 26 (12.44%) Sybase
7 24 (11.48%) Cramer
8 20 (9.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 19 (9.09%) Ericsson
10 17 (8.13%) BEA
11 16 (7.66%) MetaSolv
12 14 (6.70%) Ciena
13 12 (5.74%) Sonus
14 10 (4.78%) HP
15 9 (4.31%) Remedy
16 8 (3.83%) Nortel
16 8 (3.83%) Aastra
16 8 (3.83%) SolarWinds
17 7 (3.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 6 (2.87%) Nokia
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