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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 796 809 748
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -61
Permanent jobs citing SDH 76 115 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.57% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 28 91 93
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £31,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +7.48%

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
19826 20141 21409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.02% 17.01% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15758 16031 17346
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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 May 2015 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 28 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 6 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 -17 76 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South East 0 37 £34,750 -12.02% 3
Berkshire +18 31 - - 3
Reading +6 22 - - 1
London 0 15 £47,700 -26.61%
South West +3 12 £39,000 +14.70%
Wiltshire +16 10 £39,000 +1.29%
East of England +22 8 £34,000 +13.33%
Hertfordshire -9 7 £34,000 +13.33%
Bracknell - 7 - - 1
Hertford +12 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
Manchester +2 3 £50,000 +7.52%
Basingstoke -1 3 £38,500 +24.19%
North West -8 3 £50,000 +9.28%
Hampshire -22 3 £38,500 +4.05%
Swindon - 3 - -
City of London +29 2 £40,000 -33.33%
Chippenham 0 2 £39,000 +1.29%
Kent - 2 £26,250 -
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £70,000 +43.58%
Milton Keynes -19 1 £70,000 +43.58%
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 144 (76.19%) Telecoms
2 111 (58.73%) DWDM
3 92 (48.68%) MPLS
4 87 (46.03%) Ethernet
5 42 (22.22%) Cisco
6 40 (21.16%) Huawei
7 31 (16.40%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (16.40%) UNIX
8 30 (15.87%) LAN
8 30 (15.87%) VoIP
9 29 (15.34%) Oracle
10 28 (14.81%) Juniper
11 27 (14.29%) CCNA
11 27 (14.29%) Java
11 27 (14.29%) Cramer
12 26 (13.76%) TDD
13 25 (13.23%) Migration
13 25 (13.23%) WAN
13 25 (13.23%) VPN
14 24 (12.70%) XML
15 23 (12.17%) ATM
15 23 (12.17%) Marketing
16 22 (11.64%) SQL
16 22 (11.64%) Sybase
17 21 (11.11%) Network Management
18 20 (10.58%) Oracle Database
18 20 (10.58%) WebLogic
18 20 (10.58%) PL/SQL
18 20 (10.58%) Oracle Database 10g
18 20 (10.58%) SLA

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 20 (10.58%) WebLogic
1 20 (10.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (8.99%) MS Visio
2 15 (7.94%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.59%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 111 (58.73%) DWDM
2 92 (48.68%) MPLS
3 87 (46.03%) Ethernet
4 30 (15.87%) VoIP
4 30 (15.87%) LAN
5 25 (13.23%) WAN
5 25 (13.23%) VPN
6 23 (12.17%) ATM
7 20 (10.58%) Wireless
8 19 (10.05%) OSPF
9 18 (9.52%) BGP
9 18 (9.52%) GSM
10 17 (8.99%) TCP/IP
11 16 (8.47%) UMTS
12 14 (7.41%) SONET
12 14 (7.41%) Broadband
13 13 (6.88%) ADSL
13 13 (6.88%) DSLAM
13 13 (6.88%) NGN
14 12 (6.35%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) Oracle Database 10g
1 20 (10.58%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (10.05%) Toad
2 7 (3.70%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
General
1 144 (76.19%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.17%) Marketing
3 6 (3.17%) Advertising
4 4 (2.12%) Electronics
5 2 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (15.34%) Network Engineer
2 20 (10.58%) Software Engineer
3 17 (8.99%) Transmission Engineer
4 15 (7.94%) Account Manager
5 11 (5.82%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
7 7 (3.70%) Account Director
8 6 (3.17%) Consultant
9 5 (2.65%) Architect
9 5 (2.65%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) Test Leader
9 5 (2.65%) Network Architect
9 5 (2.65%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) Network Operations Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) Professional Services Engineer
10 4 (2.12%) Network Technical Architect
10 4 (2.12%) Network Design Architect
10 4 (2.12%) IP Engineer
10 4 (2.12%) Technical Design Architect
10 4 (2.12%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.70%) XML
2 19 (10.05%) JMS
2 19 (10.05%) WSDL
2 19 (10.05%) JAXB
2 19 (10.05%) SOAP
2 19 (10.05%) Web Services
3 5 (2.65%) CORBA
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.41%) CCTV
2 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.29%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.23%) IPTV
5 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.17%) STB
7 5 (2.65%) Tandem
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.40%) UNIX
2 10 (5.29%) Linux
3 3 (1.59%) Windows
4 2 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.76%) TDD
2 25 (13.23%) Migration
3 21 (11.11%) Network Management
4 20 (10.58%) Data Migration
4 20 (10.58%) Network Design
4 20 (10.58%) Software Engineering
5 16 (8.47%) Service Delivery
6 15 (7.94%) Service Management
6 15 (7.94%) ITIL
7 10 (5.29%) Project Management
7 10 (5.29%) CRM
7 10 (5.29%) Product Management
8 9 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.23%) Line Management
10 6 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (3.17%) Security Management
10 6 (3.17%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.17%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (3.17%) Information Security
11 5 (2.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.29%) Java
2 22 (11.64%) SQL
3 20 (10.58%) PL/SQL
4 14 (7.41%) C
5 6 (3.17%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (16.40%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (14.29%) CCNA
3 19 (10.05%) Degree
4 9 (4.76%) HNC
5 8 (4.23%) CCNP
6 5 (2.65%) CCIP
7 4 (2.12%) PMP
7 4 (2.12%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.12%) CCIE
8 3 (1.59%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.06%) CCSA
9 2 (1.06%) CCSE
9 2 (1.06%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.06%) HND
10 1 (0.53%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.58%) SLA
2 11 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.59%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) OpenView
2 7 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.70%) Netcool
3 5 (2.65%) Nagios
3 5 (2.65%) OPNET
3 5 (2.65%) Cacti
4 2 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (22.22%) Cisco
2 40 (21.16%) Huawei
3 29 (15.34%) Oracle
4 28 (14.81%) Juniper
5 27 (14.29%) Cramer
6 22 (11.64%) Sybase
7 20 (10.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 19 (10.05%) BEA
9 18 (9.52%) MetaSolv
10 16 (8.47%) Ciena
10 16 (8.47%) HP
11 15 (7.94%) Microsoft
12 14 (7.41%) Ericsson
12 14 (7.41%) Remedy
13 10 (5.29%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 7 (3.70%) Infovista
14 7 (3.70%) Nokia
15 5 (2.65%) Nortel
16 3 (1.59%) BT
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