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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 809 784 786
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing SDH 90 89 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.084% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 69 74 85
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £50,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-22.27% +50.74%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 23 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 29 August 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
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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 -36 83 £45,000 - 3
South East +5 46 £37,500 -34.78% 1
Hampshire +20 37 £37,500 +9.48% 1
Basingstoke +25 29 £37,500 +9.48%
London -39 18 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £48,000 -16.52%
East of England -8 7 £47,500 -17.39%
Wales - 7 £23,500 -
Essex - 7 £47,500 -
Monmouthshire - 7 £23,500 -
South Wales - 7 £23,500 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £48,000 -
Basildon - 6 £46,250 -
Chepstow - 6 £23,000 -
Berkshire -9 3 £45,000 -
City of London -12 3 £47,500 -17.39%
Bracknell -4 1 £60,000 -
Reading -10 1 £45,000 -
Winchester - 1 £58,500 -
Wokingham - 1 £39,000 -
South West - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £31,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £31,500 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 147 (76.96%) Telecoms
2 119 (62.30%) Cisco
3 95 (49.74%) MPLS
4 87 (45.55%) DWDM
5 62 (32.46%) Ethernet
6 59 (30.89%) Juniper
7 56 (29.32%) Internet
8 52 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (25.65%) OSPF
10 48 (25.13%) BGP
11 45 (23.56%) TCP/IP
12 37 (19.37%) WAN
12 37 (19.37%) Ericsson
13 35 (18.32%) CCNA
14 34 (17.80%) SONET
14 34 (17.80%) VPLS
15 33 (17.28%) Service Delivery
16 32 (16.75%) VoIP
17 30 (15.71%) Security Cleared
18 29 (15.18%) Aastra
18 29 (15.18%) MD110
18 29 (15.18%) ISDN
18 29 (15.18%) DPNSS
18 29 (15.18%) Sonus
19 28 (14.66%) Service Management
20 24 (12.57%) IPv6
20 24 (12.57%) Incident Management
21 22 (11.52%) Firewall
22 21 (10.99%) SC Cleared
22 21 (10.99%) LAN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.09%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.09%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.62%) MS Office
3 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 95 (49.74%) MPLS
2 87 (45.55%) DWDM
3 62 (32.46%) Ethernet
4 56 (29.32%) Internet
5 49 (25.65%) OSPF
6 48 (25.13%) BGP
7 45 (23.56%) TCP/IP
8 37 (19.37%) WAN
9 34 (17.80%) SONET
9 34 (17.80%) VPLS
10 32 (16.75%) VoIP
11 29 (15.18%) ISDN
11 29 (15.18%) DPNSS
11 29 (15.18%) MD110
12 24 (12.57%) IPv6
13 22 (11.52%) Firewall
14 21 (10.99%) LAN
15 19 (9.95%) xDSL
15 19 (9.95%) Multicast
16 17 (8.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 147 (76.96%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.85%) Finance
3 9 (4.71%) Electronics
4 5 (2.62%) Marketing
5 3 (1.57%) French Language
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (28.80%) Network Engineer
2 14 (7.33%) Consultant
3 12 (6.28%) Architect
3 12 (6.28%) Network Architect
4 11 (5.76%) Solutions Consultant
5 10 (5.24%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (5.24%) Team Leader
6 8 (4.19%) NOC Engineer
7 7 (3.66%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (3.66%) Sales Engineer
7 7 (3.66%) Design Engineer
8 6 (3.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (2.62%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (2.62%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.62%) Customer Engineer
9 5 (2.62%) Network Design Architect
9 5 (2.62%) Pre Sales Engineer
10 4 (2.09%) NOC Manager
10 4 (2.09%) Business Manager
10 4 (2.09%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.09%) J2EE
1 4 (2.09%) CSS
1 4 (2.09%) JDBC
1 4 (2.09%) JSP
1 4 (2.09%) Servlets
1 4 (2.09%) XML
1 4 (2.09%) J2SE
1 4 (2.09%) Velocity
1 4 (2.09%) JAX-WS
1 4 (2.09%) JavaFX
2 3 (1.57%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.19%) Equities
2 5 (2.62%) DTV
2 5 (2.62%) IPTV
2 5 (2.62%) CCTV
2 5 (2.62%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.57%) STB
5 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.52%) CMDB
5 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.52%) SCADA
5 1 (0.52%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.85%) Linux
2 8 (4.19%) UNIX
3 5 (2.62%) Windows
4 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.28%) Service Delivery
2 28 (14.66%) Service Management
3 24 (12.57%) Incident Management
4 19 (9.95%) Network Design
5 18 (9.42%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.81%) Project Management
7 12 (6.28%) Business Development
8 11 (5.76%) Time Management
8 11 (5.76%) Network Architecture
9 10 (5.24%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.24%) Migration
10 9 (4.71%) Regression Testing
10 9 (4.71%) System Testing
11 8 (4.19%) Low Latency
11 8 (4.19%) Network Management
12 7 (3.66%) Capacity Management
12 7 (3.66%) Network Planning
12 7 (3.66%) PRINCE2
13 6 (3.14%) ITIL
13 6 (3.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.24%) Perl
2 8 (4.19%) Python
3 5 (2.62%) SQL
3 5 (2.62%) C
3 5 (2.62%) Java
4 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.52%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 52 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (18.32%) CCNA
3 30 (15.71%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.99%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.42%) CCIE
6 13 (6.81%) Degree
7 12 (6.28%) JNCIE
7 12 (6.28%) CCNP
8 5 (2.62%) PMP
8 5 (2.62%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.09%) CISSP
9 4 (2.09%) CCIP
10 3 (1.57%) HND
10 3 (1.57%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.05%) CCDP
12 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.52%) HNC
12 1 (0.52%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) OpenView
2 5 (2.62%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.52%) Netcool
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (62.30%) Cisco
2 59 (30.89%) Juniper
3 37 (19.37%) Ericsson
4 29 (15.18%) Aastra
4 29 (15.18%) Sonus
5 13 (6.81%) Nortel
5 13 (6.81%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.24%) Oracle
7 9 (4.71%) CheckPoint
7 9 (4.71%) F5
8 8 (4.19%) Huawei
9 7 (3.66%) Fujitsu
10 6 (3.14%) Cramer
10 6 (3.14%) Riverbed
10 6 (3.14%) Nokia
10 6 (3.14%) Siemens
11 5 (2.62%) HP
11 5 (2.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (2.62%) Acme Packet
12 4 (2.09%) Blue Coat
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Posted: 9 days ago
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