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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 796 804 767
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -37
Permanent jobs citing SDH 94 97 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 52 80 95
Average salary £43,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.47% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £65,300
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.09%

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
20108 18684 22335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 17.20% 19.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15928 15114 18224
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 22 October 2014 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 17 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 22 October 2014. 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
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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 +18 92 £44,000 -7.36% 5
South East +29 67 £42,000 -6.66% 4
Berkshire +14 34 £43,750 -12.50% 3
Hampshire +14 25 £40,000 +2.56%
Reading +9 16 £50,000 +11.11%
London -32 16 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Basingstoke +29 15 £39,500 +17.91%
Buckinghamshire +9 9 - -
Milton Keynes - 9 - -
Slough - 7 £42,500 - 1
Bracknell -2 4 - - 2
Chepstow - 1 £23,500 -
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £39,000 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £23,500 -
South Wales - 1 £23,500 -
Wales - 1 £23,500 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 133 (72.68%) Telecoms
2 97 (53.01%) Cisco
2 97 (53.01%) DWDM
3 86 (46.99%) MPLS
4 62 (33.88%) Ethernet
5 56 (30.60%) Juniper
6 50 (27.32%) OSPF
6 50 (27.32%) Internet
6 50 (27.32%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (27.32%) BGP
7 39 (21.31%) TCP/IP
8 38 (20.77%) WAN
9 37 (20.22%) CCNA
10 35 (19.13%) Service Delivery
11 33 (18.03%) VoIP
12 31 (16.94%) LAN
12 31 (16.94%) VPN
12 31 (16.94%) Ericsson
13 29 (15.85%) ATM
13 29 (15.85%) Service Management
14 27 (14.75%) VPLS
14 27 (14.75%) SONET
15 26 (14.21%) Network Design
16 24 (13.11%) Sonus
17 23 (12.57%) IPv6
18 22 (12.02%) DPNSS
18 22 (12.02%) ISDN
18 22 (12.02%) MD110
18 22 (12.02%) Aastra
19 20 (10.93%) Frame Relay

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (3.83%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) Lync
4 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.01%) MS Office
3 8 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 97 (53.01%) DWDM
2 86 (46.99%) MPLS
3 62 (33.88%) Ethernet
4 50 (27.32%) OSPF
4 50 (27.32%) Internet
4 50 (27.32%) BGP
5 39 (21.31%) TCP/IP
6 38 (20.77%) WAN
7 33 (18.03%) VoIP
8 31 (16.94%) LAN
8 31 (16.94%) VPN
9 29 (15.85%) ATM
10 27 (14.75%) VPLS
10 27 (14.75%) SONET
11 23 (12.57%) IPv6
12 22 (12.02%) DPNSS
12 22 (12.02%) ISDN
12 22 (12.02%) MD110
13 20 (10.93%) Frame Relay
13 20 (10.93%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Toad
General
1 133 (72.68%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.65%) Marketing
3 13 (7.10%) Finance
4 10 (5.46%) Electronics
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 35 (19.13%) Network Engineer
2 19 (10.38%) Architect
3 18 (9.84%) Network Architect
4 11 (6.01%) Team Leader
4 11 (6.01%) Network Design Architect
5 8 (4.37%) Transmission Engineer
5 8 (4.37%) Consultant
6 7 (3.83%) NOC Engineer
6 7 (3.83%) Project Manager
6 7 (3.83%) Software Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) Solutions Consultant
7 6 (3.28%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) IP Engineer
8 5 (2.73%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 5 (2.73%) Test Engineer
8 5 (2.73%) Sales Engineer
8 5 (2.73%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (2.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.83%) XML
2 4 (2.19%) JAXB
2 4 (2.19%) SOAP
2 4 (2.19%) Web Services
2 4 (2.19%) JMS
2 4 (2.19%) WSDL
3 3 (1.64%) Velocity
3 3 (1.64%) JavaFX
3 3 (1.64%) JAX-WS
3 3 (1.64%) J2SE
3 3 (1.64%) CSS
3 3 (1.64%) JDBC
3 3 (1.64%) JSP
3 3 (1.64%) Servlets
3 3 (1.64%) J2EE
4 2 (1.09%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.37%) Equities
3 6 (3.28%) DTV
4 5 (2.73%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.55%) STB
6 1 (0.55%) IPTV
6 1 (0.55%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.93%) UNIX
2 17 (9.29%) Linux
3 6 (3.28%) Windows
4 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.13%) Service Delivery
2 29 (15.85%) Service Management
3 26 (14.21%) Network Design
4 19 (10.38%) Incident Management
5 17 (9.29%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.56%) Business Development
7 11 (6.01%) Time Management
8 10 (5.46%) Network Architecture
8 10 (5.46%) Line Management
9 9 (4.92%) Regression Testing
9 9 (4.92%) System Testing
9 9 (4.92%) PRINCE2
9 9 (4.92%) Project Management
10 8 (4.37%) Migration
11 7 (3.83%) Network Planning
11 7 (3.83%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.28%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.28%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (3.28%) Product Management
13 5 (2.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.46%) SQL
1 10 (5.46%) Perl
2 8 (4.37%) Python
3 7 (3.83%) PL/SQL
3 7 (3.83%) Java
4 3 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (27.32%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (20.22%) CCNA
3 16 (8.74%) CCIE
4 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.10%) CCNP
6 12 (6.56%) JNCIE
7 11 (6.01%) Degree
8 5 (2.73%) PMP
8 5 (2.73%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.64%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.64%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.64%) HND
9 3 (1.64%) CISSP
10 2 (1.09%) CCDP
11 1 (0.55%) CFA
11 1 (0.55%) HNC
11 1 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) OpenView
2 1 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 97 (53.01%) Cisco
2 56 (30.60%) Juniper
3 31 (16.94%) Ericsson
4 24 (13.11%) Sonus
5 22 (12.02%) Aastra
6 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
7 16 (8.74%) Huawei
8 15 (8.20%) Oracle
9 11 (6.01%) Sybase
10 9 (4.92%) Cramer
10 9 (4.92%) Nortel
11 7 (3.83%) Fujitsu
12 6 (3.28%) Siemens
13 5 (2.73%) Ciena
13 5 (2.73%) Acme Packet
14 4 (2.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (2.19%) BEA
14 4 (2.19%) MetaSolv
14 4 (2.19%) BT
15 3 (1.64%) Foundry
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c45-55k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum with company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 13 days ago