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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK
Rank 806 905 836
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -69
Permanent jobs citing SDH 39 42 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.042% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.25% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28 37 57
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £77,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +19.04%

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
14078 16773 18893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.77% 16.75% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13935 15340
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 13 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +63 39 £40,000 -20.00% 3
London +73 30 £40,000 +14.28% 3
South East +37 8 - -
Reading +50 7 - -
Berkshire +37 7 - -
Feltham +8 7 £37,500 -34.78% 1
City of London - 6 £50,000 -
Teddington - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +28 1 £42,000 -16.00%
Yorkshire +24 1 £42,000 -16.00%
Wakefield - 1 £42,000 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 65 (90.28%) Ethernet
2 57 (79.17%) MPLS
3 47 (65.28%) Telecoms
4 31 (43.06%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (34.72%) Cisco
6 24 (33.33%) CCNA
7 23 (31.94%) CCNP
8 22 (30.56%) DWDM
8 22 (30.56%) Wireless
9 21 (29.17%) WAN
10 19 (26.39%) BGP
11 18 (25.00%) Degree
11 18 (25.00%) Product Management
12 17 (23.61%) Marketing
13 16 (22.22%) Firewall
14 15 (20.83%) Network Design
14 15 (20.83%) Presales
15 14 (19.44%) Finance
15 14 (19.44%) OSPF
16 13 (18.06%) Service Management
16 13 (18.06%) French Language
17 12 (16.67%) EIGRP
17 12 (16.67%) VPN
18 11 (15.28%) Games
18 11 (15.28%) Low Latency
19 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
19 10 (13.89%) VMware
19 10 (13.89%) VoIP
19 10 (13.89%) CCIP
19 10 (13.89%) ITIL

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 9 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (90.28%) Ethernet
2 57 (79.17%) MPLS
3 22 (30.56%) DWDM
3 22 (30.56%) Wireless
4 21 (29.17%) WAN
5 19 (26.39%) BGP
6 16 (22.22%) Firewall
7 14 (19.44%) OSPF
8 12 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 12 (16.67%) VPN
9 10 (13.89%) 3G
9 10 (13.89%) VoIP
10 8 (11.11%) 802.11
10 8 (11.11%) ADSL
10 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (11.11%) DSL
10 8 (11.11%) GPRS
11 7 (9.72%) tcpdump
11 7 (9.72%) Wireshark
12 6 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) GIS
1 1 (1.39%) MySQL
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
General
1 47 (65.28%) Telecoms
2 17 (23.61%) Marketing
3 14 (19.44%) Finance
4 13 (18.06%) French Language
5 11 (15.28%) Games
6 9 (12.50%) Italian Language
7 7 (9.72%) Banking
8 3 (4.17%) Electronics
9 1 (1.39%) German Language
9 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Consultant
1 13 (18.06%) Technical Consultant
2 11 (15.28%) Product Manager
3 10 (13.89%) Network Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Presales Consultant
4 9 (12.50%) Technical Presales Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Network Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Head of IP Transport
6 4 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Telecoms Product Manager
8 2 (2.78%) Account Director
8 2 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) IP Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Optical Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.39%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) HTML5
2 1 (1.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.17%) Physics
4 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) CCTV
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Product Management
2 15 (20.83%) Network Design
2 15 (20.83%) Presales
3 13 (18.06%) Service Management
4 11 (15.28%) Low Latency
5 10 (13.89%) ITIL
6 7 (9.72%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.17%) Network Management
8 3 (4.17%) Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (2.78%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 2 (2.78%) Network Planning
9 2 (2.78%) Proprietary Trading
9 2 (2.78%) Resource Allocation
10 1 (1.39%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.39%) Migration
10 1 (1.39%) Scrum
10 1 (1.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (43.06%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (33.33%) CCNA
3 23 (31.94%) CCNP
4 18 (25.00%) Degree
5 10 (13.89%) CCIP
6 9 (12.50%) CCIE
7 8 (11.11%) CCSA
8 7 (9.72%) CCNP Voice
9 5 (6.94%) JNCIA
9 5 (6.94%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.39%) CCSP
10 1 (1.39%) HND
10 1 (1.39%) MCSA
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Cisco
2 10 (13.89%) VMware
3 9 (12.50%) Juniper
4 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.72%) F5
5 7 (9.72%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Ciena
6 2 (2.78%) Huawei
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.39%) Nokia
7 1 (1.39%) Riverbed
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + plus 20% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
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