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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 808 799 766
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -33
Permanent jobs citing SDH 97 74 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.40% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 72 62 100
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £71,000 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +16.41%

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
20596 18392 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.27% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16283 14986 18234
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 23 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 23 September 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 +1 90 £43,000 -9.47% 5
South East +34 61 £39,500 +12.85% 4
Hampshire +24 40 £39,000 +13.86%
Basingstoke +25 28 £37,500 +11.94%
London -28 14 £56,250 +18.42%
Berkshire 0 12 £42,500 - 4
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £48,000 +1.05%
Milton Keynes - 10 £48,000 -
Monmouthshire - 7 £23,500 -
South Wales - 7 £23,500 -
Wales - 7 £23,500 -
Chepstow - 6 £23,000 -
East of England -10 4 £47,500 -17.39%
Basildon - 4 £47,500 -
Essex - 4 £47,500 -
Reading -14 3 £47,500 - 1
Slough - 3 £42,500 - 2
Bracknell -1 2 £60,000 - 1
City of London +6 1 £47,500 -17.39%
South West - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
Winchester - 1 £58,500 -
Wokingham - 1 £39,000 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 142 (73.96%) Telecoms
2 119 (61.98%) Cisco
3 98 (51.04%) MPLS
4 91 (47.40%) DWDM
5 69 (35.94%) Ethernet
6 64 (33.33%) Juniper
7 59 (30.73%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (30.21%) Internet
9 53 (27.60%) OSPF
9 53 (27.60%) BGP
10 45 (23.44%) TCP/IP
11 42 (21.88%) WAN
11 42 (21.88%) CCNA
12 38 (19.79%) Ericsson
13 36 (18.75%) Service Delivery
14 33 (17.19%) VPLS
14 33 (17.19%) VoIP
15 32 (16.67%) SONET
16 30 (15.63%) DPNSS
16 30 (15.63%) ISDN
16 30 (15.63%) MD110
16 30 (15.63%) Aastra
16 30 (15.63%) Sonus
17 29 (15.10%) Service Management
18 25 (13.02%) Incident Management
18 25 (13.02%) LAN
18 25 (13.02%) VPN
18 25 (13.02%) IPv6
19 24 (12.50%) Network Design
19 24 (12.50%) Security Cleared

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.52%) Lync
3 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.69%) MS Office
3 7 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 98 (51.04%) MPLS
2 91 (47.40%) DWDM
3 69 (35.94%) Ethernet
4 58 (30.21%) Internet
5 53 (27.60%) OSPF
5 53 (27.60%) BGP
6 45 (23.44%) TCP/IP
7 42 (21.88%) WAN
8 33 (17.19%) VoIP
8 33 (17.19%) VPLS
9 32 (16.67%) SONET
10 30 (15.63%) DPNSS
10 30 (15.63%) ISDN
10 30 (15.63%) MD110
11 25 (13.02%) LAN
11 25 (13.02%) VPN
11 25 (13.02%) IPv6
12 23 (11.98%) Firewall
13 20 (10.42%) xDSL
14 19 (9.90%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Toad
1 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 142 (73.96%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.81%) Finance
3 10 (5.21%) Electronics
4 7 (3.65%) Marketing
5 3 (1.56%) French Language
5 3 (1.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.04%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (27.60%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.38%) Architect
2 18 (9.38%) Network Architect
3 13 (6.77%) Consultant
4 11 (5.73%) Team Leader
5 10 (5.21%) Solutions Consultant
6 9 (4.69%) Network Design Architect
7 8 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (3.65%) Design Engineer
8 7 (3.65%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (3.65%) Sales Engineer
8 7 (3.65%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.60%) Customer Engineer
10 5 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (2.60%) Pre Sales Engineer
11 4 (2.08%) Technical Manager
11 4 (2.08%) Incident Manager
11 4 (2.08%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) XML
2 4 (2.08%) Velocity
2 4 (2.08%) JAX-WS
2 4 (2.08%) JavaFX
2 4 (2.08%) J2EE
2 4 (2.08%) CSS
2 4 (2.08%) JDBC
2 4 (2.08%) JSP
2 4 (2.08%) Servlets
2 4 (2.08%) J2SE
3 3 (1.56%) Swing
4 1 (0.52%) JMS
4 1 (0.52%) WSDL
4 1 (0.52%) JAXB
4 1 (0.52%) SOAP
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.17%) Equities
3 6 (3.13%) DTV
4 5 (2.60%) IPTV
4 5 (2.60%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.56%) STB
7 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) CCTV
7 1 (0.52%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.33%) Linux
2 9 (4.69%) UNIX
3 5 (2.60%) Windows
4 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 29 (15.10%) Service Management
3 25 (13.02%) Incident Management
4 24 (12.50%) Network Design
5 19 (9.90%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.77%) Time Management
7 12 (6.25%) Business Development
8 10 (5.21%) Migration
8 10 (5.21%) Project Management
8 10 (5.21%) Network Architecture
8 10 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (4.69%) Network Management
9 9 (4.69%) System Testing
9 9 (4.69%) Line Management
9 9 (4.69%) Regression Testing
9 9 (4.69%) Network Planning
10 8 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.17%) Low Latency
11 7 (3.65%) ITIL
12 6 (3.13%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.21%) Perl
2 8 (4.17%) Python
3 7 (3.65%) SQL
4 6 (3.13%) Java
5 5 (2.60%) C
5 5 (2.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (30.73%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.88%) CCNA
3 24 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 20 (10.42%) CCIE
5 19 (9.90%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.85%) CCNP
7 12 (6.25%) JNCIE
8 9 (4.69%) Degree
9 5 (2.60%) PMP
9 5 (2.60%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.08%) CCIP
11 3 (1.56%) HND
11 3 (1.56%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.56%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.56%) CISSP
12 2 (1.04%) CCDP
13 1 (0.52%) ISEB
13 1 (0.52%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.17%) OpenView
2 5 (2.60%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.04%) Netcool
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (61.98%) Cisco
2 64 (33.33%) Juniper
3 38 (19.79%) Ericsson
4 30 (15.63%) Aastra
4 30 (15.63%) Sonus
5 18 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.77%) Nortel
7 11 (5.73%) Oracle
8 10 (5.21%) Huawei
9 9 (4.69%) F5
9 9 (4.69%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.17%) Cramer
11 7 (3.65%) Fujitsu
12 6 (3.13%) Siemens
12 6 (3.13%) Riverbed
12 6 (3.13%) HP
13 5 (2.60%) Acme Packet
13 5 (2.60%) Ciena
14 4 (2.08%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.08%) Blue Coat
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago