The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK
Rank 829 897 841
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -56
Permanent jobs citing SDH 33 55 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.054% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 25 49 48
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £45,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,750 £50,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +18.34%

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
13611 17536 19173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 17.12% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11138 14600 15513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SDH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 33 £50,000 - 4
London +76 28 £50,000 +7.52% 2
City of London +27 5 £50,000 +9.58%
South East +42 4 £33,500 -40.70% 1
Southwark - 4 £75,000 -
Berkshire +32 3 £33,500 -33.00%
Feltham +4 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Teddington - 3 - -
Reading +41 2 - -
Slough +27 1 £33,500 -
Yorkshire +23 1 £42,000 -16.00%
West Yorkshire +20 1 £42,000 -16.00%
Wakefield - 1 £42,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SDH.

1 66 (95.65%) Ethernet
2 54 (78.26%) MPLS
3 43 (62.32%) Telecoms
4 30 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (39.13%) Cisco
6 24 (34.78%) DWDM
7 23 (33.33%) CCNA
8 22 (31.88%) CCNP
8 22 (31.88%) Presales
9 21 (30.43%) WAN
10 19 (27.54%) BGP
10 19 (27.54%) Wireless
11 17 (24.64%) Degree
12 16 (23.19%) Product Management
12 16 (23.19%) Firewall
13 15 (21.74%) OSPF
13 15 (21.74%) Network Design
13 15 (21.74%) Marketing
14 13 (18.84%) Finance
14 13 (18.84%) EIGRP
14 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
15 12 (17.39%) French Language
16 11 (15.94%) Service Management
16 11 (15.94%) VPN
16 11 (15.94%) VoIP
17 10 (14.49%) Juniper
17 10 (14.49%) CCIP
17 10 (14.49%) Games
17 10 (14.49%) VMware
18 9 (13.04%) Italian Language

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.04%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.80%) MS Office
1 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (95.65%) Ethernet
2 54 (78.26%) MPLS
3 24 (34.78%) DWDM
4 21 (30.43%) WAN
5 19 (27.54%) BGP
5 19 (27.54%) Wireless
6 16 (23.19%) Firewall
7 15 (21.74%) OSPF
8 13 (18.84%) EIGRP
9 11 (15.94%) VoIP
9 11 (15.94%) VPN
10 9 (13.04%) 3G
11 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.14%) 802.11
12 7 (10.14%) ADSL
12 7 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (10.14%) DSL
12 7 (10.14%) GPRS
12 7 (10.14%) LAN
12 7 (10.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) GIS
1 1 (1.45%) MySQL
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (62.32%) Telecoms
2 15 (21.74%) Marketing
3 13 (18.84%) Finance
4 12 (17.39%) French Language
5 10 (14.49%) Games
6 9 (13.04%) Italian Language
7 7 (10.14%) Banking
8 3 (4.35%) Electronics
9 1 (1.45%) German Language
9 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Consultant
2 14 (20.29%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (14.49%) Presales Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) Technical Presales Consultant
5 8 (11.59%) Network Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Product Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Head of IP Transport
7 4 (5.80%) Network Manager
7 4 (5.80%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Solutions Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) IP Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Sales Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Sales Consultant
10 1 (1.45%) Cloud Consultant
10 1 (1.45%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Presales
2 16 (23.19%) Product Management
3 15 (21.74%) Network Design
4 11 (15.94%) Service Management
5 9 (13.04%) ITIL
5 9 (13.04%) Low Latency
6 7 (10.14%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
10 3 (4.35%) Network Management
10 3 (4.35%) Physics
10 3 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (2.90%) Migration
12 1 (1.45%) CAD
12 1 (1.45%) Data Migration
12 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1 (1.45%) Network Planning
12 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
12 1 (1.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (33.33%) CCNA
3 22 (31.88%) CCNP
4 17 (24.64%) Degree
5 10 (14.49%) CCIP
6 9 (13.04%) CCIE
7 7 (10.14%) CCNP Voice
7 7 (10.14%) CCSA
8 5 (7.25%) JNCIA
8 5 (7.25%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Cisco
2 10 (14.49%) Juniper
2 10 (14.49%) VMware
3 7 (10.14%) CheckPoint
3 7 (10.14%) F5
3 7 (10.14%) HP
4 1 (1.45%) Ciena
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.45%) Nortel
4 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
North West
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + commission + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Net2Edge Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago