The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 827 792 793
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDH 84 83 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.076% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 65 68 90
Average salary £39,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.22% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £25,875
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £57,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +71.64%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20525 19722 21117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.55% 18.16% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16450 15832 17411
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 31 July 2014 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 25 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 31 July 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 -44 77 £45,000 - 8
South East +16 44 £37,500 -34.78% 3
Hampshire +24 31 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Basingstoke +26 28 £37,500 +7.14%
London -75 19 £70,000 +55.55% 2
Berkshire +7 8 £62,500 - 1
East of England -1 7 £47,500 -17.39%
Wales - 7 £23,500 - 1
Essex - 7 £47,500 -
Monmouthshire - 7 £23,500 - 1
South Wales - 7 £23,500 - 1
Basildon - 6 £46,250 -
Brentford - 6 £70,000 -
Chepstow - 6 £23,000 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 5 £48,000 -
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £48,000 -16.52%
City of London -12 3 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Bracknell - 2 £62,500 -
Reading +1 1 - - 1
West Midlands -9 1 £31,500 -
South West -14 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £31,500 -
Winchester - 1 £58,500 -
Wokingham - 1 £39,000 -
Newbury - 1 £65,000 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 150 (75.38%) Telecoms
2 117 (58.79%) Cisco
3 104 (52.26%) MPLS
4 92 (46.23%) DWDM
5 67 (33.67%) Ethernet
6 55 (27.64%) Juniper
6 55 (27.64%) Internet
7 53 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (24.62%) OSPF
9 47 (23.62%) BGP
10 44 (22.11%) TCP/IP
11 39 (19.60%) WAN
12 37 (18.59%) CCNA
13 35 (17.59%) VPLS
14 34 (17.09%) SONET
15 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
16 32 (16.08%) Ericsson
17 31 (15.58%) VoIP
18 25 (12.56%) Service Delivery
19 24 (12.06%) DPNSS
19 24 (12.06%) ISDN
19 24 (12.06%) IPv6
19 24 (12.06%) Aastra
19 24 (12.06%) MD110
19 24 (12.06%) Sonus
20 22 (11.06%) xDSL
20 22 (11.06%) SC Cleared
20 22 (11.06%) LAN
20 22 (11.06%) Service Management
21 20 (10.05%) Firewall

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.01%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.51%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.51%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.01%) MS Office
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 104 (52.26%) MPLS
2 92 (46.23%) DWDM
3 67 (33.67%) Ethernet
4 55 (27.64%) Internet
5 49 (24.62%) OSPF
6 47 (23.62%) BGP
7 44 (22.11%) TCP/IP
8 39 (19.60%) WAN
9 35 (17.59%) VPLS
10 34 (17.09%) SONET
11 31 (15.58%) VoIP
12 24 (12.06%) DPNSS
12 24 (12.06%) ISDN
12 24 (12.06%) IPv6
12 24 (12.06%) MD110
13 22 (11.06%) xDSL
13 22 (11.06%) LAN
14 20 (10.05%) Firewall
14 20 (10.05%) Multicast
15 16 (8.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) TestDirector
General
1 150 (75.38%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.54%) Finance
3 11 (5.53%) Marketing
4 9 (4.52%) Electronics
5 3 (1.51%) Advertising
5 3 (1.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (28.14%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.05%) Consultant
3 12 (6.03%) Solutions Consultant
4 11 (5.53%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (5.03%) Architect
5 10 (5.03%) Network Architect
6 7 (3.52%) Design Engineer
6 7 (3.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (3.02%) Sales Engineer
7 6 (3.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (2.51%) Business Development Manager
8 5 (2.51%) Project Engineer
8 5 (2.51%) Team Leader
8 5 (2.51%) Business Manager
8 5 (2.51%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (2.51%) Development Manager
8 5 (2.51%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (2.51%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.01%) IP Engineer
9 4 (2.01%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.01%) J2SE
1 4 (2.01%) J2EE
1 4 (2.01%) XML
1 4 (2.01%) CSS
1 4 (2.01%) JDBC
1 4 (2.01%) JSP
1 4 (2.01%) Servlets
1 4 (2.01%) JAX-WS
1 4 (2.01%) JavaFX
1 4 (2.01%) Velocity
2 3 (1.51%) REST
2 3 (1.51%) SOAP
2 3 (1.51%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.53%) CCTV
2 8 (4.02%) Equities
3 6 (3.02%) IPTV
4 3 (1.51%) STB
4 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.01%) DTV
5 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.01%) CMDB
5 2 (1.01%) SCADA
6 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.50%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.04%) Linux
2 7 (3.52%) UNIX
3 5 (2.51%) Windows
4 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.56%) Service Delivery
2 22 (11.06%) Service Management
3 20 (10.05%) Incident Management
4 18 (9.05%) Load Balancing
5 16 (8.04%) Network Design
6 12 (6.03%) Project Management
6 12 (6.03%) Time Management
6 12 (6.03%) Migration
6 12 (6.03%) Low Latency
7 11 (5.53%) Network Architecture
8 10 (5.03%) Business Development
8 10 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (4.52%) System Testing
9 9 (4.52%) Regression Testing
9 9 (4.52%) ITIL
10 8 (4.02%) Capacity Management
10 8 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (4.02%) Network Management
11 7 (3.52%) Network Planning
11 7 (3.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.03%) Perl
2 8 (4.02%) Python
3 7 (3.52%) C
4 6 (3.02%) SQL
5 5 (2.51%) Java
6 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 53 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (18.59%) CCNA
3 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
4 22 (11.06%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.05%) CCIE
6 17 (8.54%) CCNP
7 16 (8.04%) Degree
8 11 (5.53%) JNCIE
9 10 (5.03%) CCIP
10 8 (4.02%) HND
11 5 (2.51%) PMP
11 5 (2.51%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.01%) CISSP
13 3 (1.51%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.01%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.01%) JNCIP
15 1 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.52%) OpenView
2 6 (3.02%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 117 (58.79%) Cisco
2 55 (27.64%) Juniper
3 32 (16.08%) Ericsson
4 24 (12.06%) Aastra
4 24 (12.06%) Sonus
5 13 (6.53%) Nortel
6 11 (5.53%) F5
7 10 (5.03%) Microsoft
7 10 (5.03%) Nokia
7 10 (5.03%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.52%) Riverbed
8 7 (3.52%) Fujitsu
8 7 (3.52%) Oracle
9 6 (3.02%) HP
9 6 (3.02%) Huawei
9 6 (3.02%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.02%) Cramer
10 5 (2.51%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (2.01%) IBM
Chepstow, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 to 27,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Arqiva
Posted: 14 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago