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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 779 803 770
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -33
Permanent jobs citing SDH 116 96 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 53 83 82
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +20.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.90%

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
19963 18895 22855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.23% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16119 14849 19032
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 18 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 18 December 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
(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 +20 104 £47,500 - 4
South East +56 80 £45,250 +0.55% 4
Berkshire +49 65 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Reading +27 37 £35,000 -22.22%
London -13 21 £50,000 +5.26%
Bracknell - 13 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire -11 7 £42,000 -1.17%
Slough - 6 - - 1
Basingstoke +2 5 £40,000 +12.67%
Brentford - 4 £90,000 -
Wales - 4 £36,500 -
Gwynedd - 4 £36,500 -
North Wales - 4 £36,500 -
Docklands, London -13 2 £40,100 +8.37%
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 162 (76.42%) Telecoms
2 117 (55.19%) DWDM
3 92 (43.40%) Ethernet
4 88 (41.51%) MPLS
5 76 (35.85%) Cisco
6 50 (23.58%) Juniper
7 46 (21.70%) VPN
8 45 (21.23%) Internet
8 45 (21.23%) Service Delivery
9 44 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (19.34%) OSPF
10 41 (19.34%) BGP
11 40 (18.87%) VoIP
12 37 (17.45%) ATM
13 35 (16.51%) Service Management
14 34 (16.04%) WAN
15 32 (15.09%) CCNA
16 30 (14.15%) UNIX
17 29 (13.68%) Oracle
17 29 (13.68%) Huawei
18 28 (13.21%) Microsoft
19 27 (12.74%) TCP/IP
19 27 (12.74%) Network Design
20 26 (12.26%) LAN
21 24 (11.32%) Ericsson
21 24 (11.32%) Wireless
21 24 (11.32%) Marketing
22 23 (10.85%) Frame Relay
22 23 (10.85%) SLA
22 23 (10.85%) GSM

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (6.60%) WebLogic
1 14 (6.60%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.47%) Lync
2 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.60%) MS Office
3 11 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 117 (55.19%) DWDM
2 92 (43.40%) Ethernet
3 88 (41.51%) MPLS
4 46 (21.70%) VPN
5 45 (21.23%) Internet
6 41 (19.34%) OSPF
6 41 (19.34%) BGP
7 40 (18.87%) VoIP
8 37 (17.45%) ATM
9 34 (16.04%) WAN
10 27 (12.74%) TCP/IP
11 26 (12.26%) LAN
12 24 (11.32%) Wireless
13 23 (10.85%) Frame Relay
13 23 (10.85%) GSM
14 21 (9.91%) SONET
15 20 (9.43%) EIGRP
16 19 (8.96%) VPLS
16 19 (8.96%) xDSL
16 19 (8.96%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.60%) Oracle Database 10g
1 14 (6.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (6.13%) Toad
2 5 (2.36%) TestDirector
General
1 162 (76.42%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.32%) Marketing
3 7 (3.30%) Finance
3 7 (3.30%) Electronics
4 2 (0.94%) Front Office
4 2 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) German Language
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (10.85%) Network Engineer
2 22 (10.38%) Transmission Engineer
3 18 (8.49%) Architect
4 17 (8.02%) Network Architect
5 14 (6.60%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.13%) Network Design Architect
7 11 (5.19%) Team Leader
8 10 (4.72%) Account Manager
8 10 (4.72%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.72%) NOC Engineer
9 9 (4.25%) IP Engineer
9 9 (4.25%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Junior
10 7 (3.30%) Pre Sales Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Technical Design Architect
11 6 (2.83%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.36%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.36%) Network Technical Architect
12 5 (2.36%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (2.36%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.60%) XML
2 13 (6.13%) SOAP
2 13 (6.13%) Web Services
2 13 (6.13%) JMS
2 13 (6.13%) WSDL
2 13 (6.13%) JAXB
3 1 (0.47%) Velocity
3 1 (0.47%) JAX-WS
3 1 (0.47%) JavaFX
3 1 (0.47%) Swing
3 1 (0.47%) J2SE
3 1 (0.47%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) JDBC
3 1 (0.47%) JSP
3 1 (0.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.83%) DTV
4 5 (2.36%) Equities
4 5 (2.36%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.47%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.15%) UNIX
2 13 (6.13%) Linux
3 7 (3.30%) Windows
4 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.23%) Service Delivery
2 35 (16.51%) Service Management
3 27 (12.74%) Network Design
4 18 (8.49%) TDD
5 17 (8.02%) Incident Management
5 17 (8.02%) Migration
5 17 (8.02%) Line Management
6 14 (6.60%) Data Migration
6 14 (6.60%) Software Engineering
7 13 (6.13%) Load Balancing
8 11 (5.19%) ITIL
8 11 (5.19%) Time Management
9 10 (4.72%) Product Management
10 8 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (3.77%) Project Management
11 7 (3.30%) Numerical Analysis
11 7 (3.30%) OpenUP
11 7 (3.30%) Network Management
12 6 (2.83%) Network Architecture
12 6 (2.83%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.96%) Java
2 17 (8.02%) SQL
3 14 (6.60%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.36%) Python
4 5 (2.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (15.09%) CCNA
3 15 (7.08%) CCIE
3 15 (7.08%) CCNP
4 12 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.19%) Degree
6 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.77%) JNCIE
8 4 (1.89%) HND
8 4 (1.89%) CCDP
9 3 (1.42%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.94%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.94%) HNC
10 2 (0.94%) CFA
10 2 (0.94%) CISSP
11 1 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.47%) CCIP
11 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) OpenView
2 6 (2.83%) Netcool
3 5 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (35.85%) Cisco
2 50 (23.58%) Juniper
3 29 (13.68%) Oracle
3 29 (13.68%) Huawei
4 28 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 24 (11.32%) Ericsson
6 22 (10.38%) Sybase
6 22 (10.38%) Sonus
7 20 (9.43%) Cramer
8 18 (8.49%) Aastra
9 13 (6.13%) MetaSolv
9 13 (6.13%) Ciena
9 13 (6.13%) BEA
10 11 (5.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 9 (4.25%) Nortel
12 8 (3.77%) Remedy
13 7 (3.30%) HP
14 6 (2.83%) Siemens
14 6 (2.83%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.36%) Acme Packet
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago