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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 877 846 808
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -38
Permanent jobs citing SDH 38 86 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.073% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 24 67 68
Average salary £43,000 £39,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.17% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -34.78%

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
18442 20682 19913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 17.66% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15180 16529 16012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 11 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 30 July 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 -7 38 £43,000 -4.44% 5
London +42 32 £43,000 -38.57% 1
South East -36 4 £36,535 -2.57% 3
Hampshire -22 3 £36,535 -2.57% 1
East of England +1 2 £34,000 -28.42%
Hertfordshire - 2 £34,000 -
Feltham - 2 £37,500 -
City of London +35 1 £60,000 +26.31%
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Reading -2 1 - -
Basingstoke -3 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 95 (74.80%) Telecoms
2 67 (52.76%) MPLS
3 64 (50.39%) Ethernet
4 62 (48.82%) DWDM
5 48 (37.80%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (35.43%) Cisco
7 44 (34.65%) CCNA
8 29 (22.83%) Juniper
9 26 (20.47%) TCP/IP
10 24 (18.90%) VoIP
11 23 (18.11%) CCNP
12 22 (17.32%) WAN
12 22 (17.32%) LAN
12 22 (17.32%) Degree
13 18 (14.17%) SONET
14 17 (13.39%) BGP
14 17 (13.39%) Huawei
15 16 (12.60%) OSPF
16 14 (11.02%) Migration
17 13 (10.24%) Incident Management
17 13 (10.24%) Network Management
17 13 (10.24%) Internet
17 13 (10.24%) XML
17 13 (10.24%) UNIX
17 13 (10.24%) ATM
18 12 (9.45%) ITIL
18 12 (9.45%) Oracle
18 12 (9.45%) VPN
18 12 (9.45%) Network Design
19 11 (8.66%) Marketing

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (6.30%) WebLogic
1 8 (6.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.72%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.57%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (52.76%) MPLS
2 64 (50.39%) Ethernet
3 62 (48.82%) DWDM
4 26 (20.47%) TCP/IP
5 24 (18.90%) VoIP
6 22 (17.32%) WAN
6 22 (17.32%) LAN
7 18 (14.17%) SONET
8 17 (13.39%) BGP
9 16 (12.60%) OSPF
10 13 (10.24%) Internet
10 13 (10.24%) ATM
11 12 (9.45%) VPN
12 10 (7.87%) RSVP
13 9 (7.09%) Wireless
14 8 (6.30%) DSLAM
14 8 (6.30%) DSL
14 8 (6.30%) NGN
14 8 (6.30%) Broadband
15 7 (5.51%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Toad
2 2 (1.57%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.79%) Subversion
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
General
1 95 (74.80%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.66%) Marketing
3 5 (3.94%) Electronics
4 3 (2.36%) Finance
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Games
5 2 (1.57%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Network Engineer
2 8 (6.30%) Account Manager
2 8 (6.30%) Software Engineer
2 8 (6.30%) Operations Engineer
2 8 (6.30%) Network Operations Engineer
3 7 (5.51%) Transmission Engineer
3 7 (5.51%) Incident Manager
4 6 (4.72%) IP Engineer
4 6 (4.72%) Consultant
5 5 (3.94%) Sales Consultant
5 5 (3.94%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 5 (3.94%) Professional Services Engineer
6 4 (3.15%) Network Architect
6 4 (3.15%) Architect
6 4 (3.15%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.15%) Field Engineer
7 3 (2.36%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (2.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (2.36%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.24%) XML
2 8 (6.30%) SOAP
2 8 (6.30%) JMS
2 8 (6.30%) WSDL
2 8 (6.30%) JAXB
2 8 (6.30%) Web Services
3 5 (3.94%) CORBA
4 2 (1.57%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.79%) Flash
5 1 (0.79%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.30%) CCTV
3 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.51%) IPTV
4 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.94%) Tandem
5 5 (3.94%) STB
6 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.24%) UNIX
2 5 (3.94%) Linux
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
3 2 (1.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.02%) Migration
2 13 (10.24%) Incident Management
2 13 (10.24%) Network Management
3 12 (9.45%) Network Design
3 12 (9.45%) ITIL
4 10 (7.87%) Project Management
4 10 (7.87%) TDD
5 9 (7.09%) CRM
6 8 (6.30%) Service Management
6 8 (6.30%) Software Engineering
6 8 (6.30%) Data Migration
7 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.72%) Security Management
8 6 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.94%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (3.94%) Validation
9 5 (3.94%) Product Management
9 5 (3.94%) Business Development
9 5 (3.94%) Logistics
10 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) Java
1 10 (7.87%) SQL
2 9 (7.09%) C
3 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.36%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) C++
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (37.80%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (34.65%) CCNA
3 23 (18.11%) CCNP
4 22 (17.32%) Degree
5 8 (6.30%) JNCIA
5 8 (6.30%) JNCIP
5 8 (6.30%) CCIE
6 6 (4.72%) HNC
7 5 (3.94%) CCIP
8 3 (2.36%) PMP
8 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.57%) CCSA
9 2 (1.57%) CCSE
10 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 6 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) OpenView
2 2 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.57%) Netcool
2 2 (1.57%) Nagios
2 2 (1.57%) OPNET
2 2 (1.57%) Cacti
2 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (35.43%) Cisco
2 29 (22.83%) Juniper
3 17 (13.39%) Huawei
4 12 (9.45%) Oracle
5 10 (7.87%) Cramer
5 10 (7.87%) Ciena
6 9 (7.09%) Sybase
7 8 (6.30%) BEA
7 8 (6.30%) HP
7 8 (6.30%) Remedy
7 8 (6.30%) MetaSolv
8 4 (3.15%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (1.57%) Nokia
10 2 (1.57%) Veritas
10 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.57%) Symantec
10 2 (1.57%) Infovista
10 2 (1.57%) Blue Coat
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 7 days ago
South East
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
South East
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago