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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 828 795 765
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -30
Permanent jobs citing SDH 55 112 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.56% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24 88 89
Average salary £39,500 £45,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.66% +14.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,035 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +2.59%

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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
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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 -22 55 £39,500 -13.66% 2
South East -22 25 £38,069 -3.62%
Berkshire +9 20 - -
Reading 0 14 - -
London +17 13 £45,600 -32.44% 2
East of England +18 7 £34,000 +13.33%
Hertfordshire +1 7 £34,000 +13.33%
South West -5 6 £29,500 -23.37%
Bracknell +17 4 - -
Wiltshire -1 4 £29,500 -23.37%
Hertford +15 3 - -
Manchester +8 3 £50,000 +7.52%
North West -9 3 £50,000 +7.52%
Hampshire -23 3 £38,069 +2.88%
Nottingham - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Basingstoke -2 2 £36,400 +17.41%
City of London +37 1 £40,000 -30.13% 1
Chippenham +4 1 £39,000 +1.29%
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £70,000 +43.58%
Milton Keynes -26 1 £70,000 +43.58%
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £25,000 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 134 (77.91%) Telecoms
2 101 (58.72%) DWDM
3 84 (48.84%) MPLS
4 77 (44.77%) Ethernet
5 42 (24.42%) Cisco
6 34 (19.77%) Huawei
7 32 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (18.02%) LAN
9 30 (17.44%) UNIX
10 29 (16.86%) CCNA
11 27 (15.70%) VoIP
12 26 (15.12%) WAN
12 26 (15.12%) Juniper
13 25 (14.53%) Oracle
14 23 (13.37%) Java
14 23 (13.37%) Cramer
15 22 (12.79%) Migration
15 22 (12.79%) TDD
16 21 (12.21%) Sybase
16 21 (12.21%) XML
17 20 (11.63%) VPN
17 20 (11.63%) Marketing
17 20 (11.63%) Network Management
18 19 (11.05%) Network Design
18 19 (11.05%) SLA
18 19 (11.05%) ATM
18 19 (11.05%) SQL
19 18 (10.47%) TCP/IP
19 18 (10.47%) OSPF
19 18 (10.47%) BGP

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (9.88%) WebSphere
1 17 (9.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 13 (7.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.74%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 101 (58.72%) DWDM
2 84 (48.84%) MPLS
3 77 (44.77%) Ethernet
4 31 (18.02%) LAN
5 27 (15.70%) VoIP
6 26 (15.12%) WAN
7 20 (11.63%) VPN
8 19 (11.05%) ATM
9 18 (10.47%) TCP/IP
9 18 (10.47%) OSPF
9 18 (10.47%) BGP
10 17 (9.88%) Wireless
10 17 (9.88%) GSM
11 14 (8.14%) SONET
12 13 (7.56%) UMTS
13 12 (6.98%) GPON
14 11 (6.40%) ADSL
14 11 (6.40%) LTE
15 10 (5.81%) NGN
15 10 (5.81%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) Oracle Database 10g
1 17 (9.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (9.30%) Toad
2 6 (3.49%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
General
1 134 (77.91%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.63%) Marketing
3 6 (3.49%) Advertising
4 4 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (18.02%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.88%) Software Engineer
3 12 (6.98%) Account Manager
4 11 (6.40%) Transmission Engineer
5 9 (5.23%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.07%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (4.07%) Network Operations Engineer
6 7 (4.07%) Account Director
6 7 (4.07%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (3.49%) Consultant
8 5 (2.91%) Network Architect
8 5 (2.91%) Architect
8 5 (2.91%) Professional Services Engineer
9 4 (2.33%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.33%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.33%) Field Engineer
9 4 (2.33%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (2.33%) Project Engineer
9 4 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (2.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.21%) XML
2 16 (9.30%) Web Services
2 16 (9.30%) SOAP
2 16 (9.30%) JMS
2 16 (9.30%) JAXB
2 16 (9.30%) WSDL
3 5 (2.91%) CORBA
4 1 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.58%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.56%) CCTV
2 11 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) IPTV
4 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.49%) STB
5 5 (2.91%) Tandem
6 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.44%) UNIX
2 10 (5.81%) Linux
3 3 (1.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.79%) Migration
1 22 (12.79%) TDD
2 20 (11.63%) Network Management
3 19 (11.05%) Network Design
4 17 (9.88%) Data Migration
4 17 (9.88%) Software Engineering
5 13 (7.56%) ITIL
6 11 (6.40%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.81%) Service Management
7 10 (5.81%) CRM
8 9 (5.23%) Project Management
9 7 (4.07%) Product Management
9 7 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.49%) Line Management
10 6 (3.49%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (3.49%) Security Management
10 6 (3.49%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.49%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (3.49%) Information Security
11 5 (2.91%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.37%) Java
2 19 (11.05%) SQL
3 17 (9.88%) PL/SQL
4 14 (8.14%) C
5 6 (3.49%) Python
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (16.86%) CCNA
3 18 (10.47%) Degree
4 8 (4.65%) HNC
5 7 (4.07%) CCNP
6 5 (2.91%) CCIP
7 4 (2.33%) PMP
7 4 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.74%) CCIE
9 2 (1.16%) CCSA
9 2 (1.16%) CCSE
9 2 (1.16%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.05%) SLA
2 11 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.74%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.56%) OpenView
2 6 (3.49%) Netcool
2 6 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.91%) Cacti
3 5 (2.91%) OPNET
3 5 (2.91%) Nagios
4 2 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (24.42%) Cisco
2 34 (19.77%) Huawei
3 26 (15.12%) Juniper
4 25 (14.53%) Oracle
5 23 (13.37%) Cramer
6 21 (12.21%) Sybase
7 17 (9.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 16 (9.30%) BEA
9 15 (8.72%) HP
9 15 (8.72%) MetaSolv
9 15 (8.72%) Ciena
10 14 (8.14%) Ericsson
10 14 (8.14%) Remedy
11 12 (6.98%) Microsoft
12 8 (4.65%) SolarWinds
13 7 (4.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 6 (3.49%) Infovista
15 4 (2.33%) Nokia
16 3 (1.74%) BT
17 2 (1.16%) Symantec
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