The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 868 899 875
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -24
Permanent jobs citing SDH 42 67 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.061% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 71
Median salary £57,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,916 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £57,500 £62,250
UK excluding London median salary - £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
16133 18186 20683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.94% 16.60% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13195 15112 16297
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SDH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 42 £57,500 +36.90% 1
London +60 32 £57,500 +35.29%
Berkshire +27 7 - - 1
Reading +20 7 - -
South East +20 7 - - 1
Feltham - 3 £55,000 -
West Midlands -8 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
North West -5 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £65,000 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SDH.

1 87 (76.32%) Ethernet
2 83 (72.81%) MPLS
3 70 (61.40%) Telecoms
4 39 (34.21%) WAN
5 37 (32.46%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (31.58%) SONET
7 33 (28.95%) DWDM
7 33 (28.95%) Cisco
8 32 (28.07%) CCNA
8 32 (28.07%) Juniper
9 31 (27.19%) Finance
10 27 (23.68%) LAN
11 26 (22.81%) BGP
11 26 (22.81%) Low Latency
12 24 (21.05%) TCP/IP
13 23 (20.18%) VPN
14 22 (19.30%) CCNP
14 22 (19.30%) Wireless
15 21 (18.42%) Proprietary Trading
15 21 (18.42%) Hedge funds
15 21 (18.42%) Resource Allocation
16 19 (16.67%) Presales
16 19 (16.67%) Ciena
16 19 (16.67%) Network Design
17 16 (14.04%) Huawei
18 15 (13.16%) OSPF
18 15 (13.16%) 3G
19 14 (12.28%) Network Architecture
20 13 (11.40%) Marketing
20 13 (11.40%) Degree

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.02%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.02%) MS Office
1 8 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.88%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (76.32%) Ethernet
2 83 (72.81%) MPLS
3 39 (34.21%) WAN
4 36 (31.58%) SONET
5 33 (28.95%) DWDM
6 27 (23.68%) LAN
7 26 (22.81%) BGP
8 24 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 23 (20.18%) VPN
10 22 (19.30%) Wireless
11 15 (13.16%) 3G
11 15 (13.16%) OSPF
12 12 (10.53%) HSRP
12 12 (10.53%) RSVP
12 12 (10.53%) VPLS
13 11 (9.65%) xDSL
14 10 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (8.77%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (8.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) GIS
General
1 70 (61.40%) Telecoms
2 31 (27.19%) Finance
3 13 (11.40%) Marketing
4 10 (8.77%) Games
5 5 (4.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Account Director
2 13 (11.40%) Consultant
2 13 (11.40%) Network Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) NOC Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Product Manager
3 11 (9.65%) Technical Consultant
4 10 (8.77%) IP Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Presales Consultant
4 10 (8.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Network Manager
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Presales Consultant
7 6 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Optical Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Designer
8 5 (4.39%) Network Designer
8 5 (4.39%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (4.39%) Telecoms Product Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Ericsson Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.51%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.42%) Hedge funds
2 11 (9.65%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.51%) CCTV
4 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) Linux
1 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) Low Latency
2 21 (18.42%) Proprietary Trading
2 21 (18.42%) Resource Allocation
3 19 (16.67%) Network Design
3 19 (16.67%) Presales
4 14 (12.28%) Network Architecture
5 12 (10.53%) Product Management
6 10 (8.77%) Network Planning
7 8 (7.02%) Network Management
7 8 (7.02%) Service Design
8 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.26%) Service Management
9 5 (4.39%) Fault Management
9 5 (4.39%) ITIL
10 4 (3.51%) CRM
10 4 (3.51%) Process Management
10 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 3 (2.63%) Change Management
11 3 (2.63%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 37 (32.46%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (28.07%) CCNA
3 22 (19.30%) CCNP
4 13 (11.40%) Degree
5 10 (8.77%) CCSA
5 10 (8.77%) CCSP
5 10 (8.77%) MCSA
5 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.02%) CCIP
7 5 (4.39%) CCDP
8 4 (3.51%) HNC
9 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) Cisco
2 32 (28.07%) Juniper
3 19 (16.67%) Ciena
4 16 (14.04%) Huawei
5 10 (8.77%) CheckPoint
5 10 (8.77%) Nokia
6 9 (7.89%) VMware
7 6 (5.26%) Remedy
8 5 (4.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (4.39%) Avaya
8 5 (4.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.51%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.51%) Redback
10 3 (2.63%) Tellabs
11 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com