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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 794 798 761
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Permanent jobs citing SDH 97 91 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 72 74 103
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £65,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.38%

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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 22 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 1 October 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 -15 91 £43,000 -9.47% 5
South East +46 67 £39,750 +1.92% 4
Hampshire +29 42 £39,500 +6.75%
Basingstoke +34 30 £37,500 +11.94%
Berkshire +9 16 £42,500 -15.00% 4
London -43 13 £55,000 +15.78%
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £48,000 +1.05%
Milton Keynes - 10 £48,000 -
Chepstow - 6 £23,000 -
Monmouthshire - 6 £23,000 -
South Wales - 6 £23,000 -
Wales - 6 £23,000 -
Slough - 5 £42,500 - 2
Reading -1 3 £47,500 -
Bracknell -2 3 £60,000 -
City of London -2 1 £47,500 +8.57%
East of England -10 1 £47,500 -17.39%
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Basildon - 1 £47,500 -
Winchester - 1 £58,500 -
Wokingham - 1 £39,000 -
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 141 (73.82%) Telecoms
2 117 (61.26%) Cisco
3 95 (49.74%) MPLS
4 91 (47.64%) DWDM
5 67 (35.08%) Ethernet
6 61 (31.94%) Juniper
7 60 (31.41%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (29.84%) Internet
9 52 (27.23%) OSPF
9 52 (27.23%) BGP
10 45 (23.56%) CCNA
11 44 (23.04%) TCP/IP
12 40 (20.94%) WAN
12 40 (20.94%) Ericsson
13 33 (17.28%) VoIP
14 32 (16.75%) ISDN
14 32 (16.75%) DPNSS
14 32 (16.75%) Service Delivery
14 32 (16.75%) MD110
14 32 (16.75%) Aastra
14 32 (16.75%) Sonus
15 31 (16.23%) Service Management
15 31 (16.23%) SONET
16 30 (15.71%) VPLS
17 27 (14.14%) Incident Management
18 26 (13.61%) LAN
19 25 (13.09%) VPN
19 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
20 24 (12.57%) Network Design
20 24 (12.57%) IPv6

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (3.14%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.62%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.71%) MS Office
3 7 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 95 (49.74%) MPLS
2 91 (47.64%) DWDM
3 67 (35.08%) Ethernet
4 57 (29.84%) Internet
5 52 (27.23%) OSPF
5 52 (27.23%) BGP
6 44 (23.04%) TCP/IP
7 40 (20.94%) WAN
8 33 (17.28%) VoIP
9 32 (16.75%) ISDN
9 32 (16.75%) DPNSS
9 32 (16.75%) MD110
10 31 (16.23%) SONET
11 30 (15.71%) VPLS
12 26 (13.61%) LAN
13 25 (13.09%) VPN
14 24 (12.57%) IPv6
15 21 (10.99%) Firewall
16 20 (10.47%) ATM
16 20 (10.47%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Toad
2 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 141 (73.82%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.33%) Finance
3 10 (5.24%) Electronics
4 7 (3.66%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (24.61%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.42%) Architect
2 18 (9.42%) Network Architect
3 13 (6.81%) Consultant
4 11 (5.76%) Team Leader
5 10 (5.24%) Solutions Consultant
6 9 (4.71%) Network Design Architect
7 8 (4.19%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (3.66%) Design Engineer
8 7 (3.66%) NOC Engineer
8 7 (3.66%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (3.66%) Sales Engineer
9 6 (3.14%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.62%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (2.62%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (2.62%) Customer Engineer
10 5 (2.62%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.62%) Pre Sales Engineer
11 4 (2.09%) IP Engineer
11 4 (2.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) XML
2 4 (2.09%) J2SE
2 4 (2.09%) J2EE
2 4 (2.09%) CSS
2 4 (2.09%) JDBC
2 4 (2.09%) JSP
2 4 (2.09%) Servlets
2 4 (2.09%) JAX-WS
2 4 (2.09%) JavaFX
2 4 (2.09%) Velocity
3 3 (1.57%) Swing
4 2 (1.05%) JAXB
4 2 (1.05%) WSDL
4 2 (1.05%) JMS
4 2 (1.05%) SOAP
4 2 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.19%) Equities
3 6 (3.14%) DTV
4 5 (2.62%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.57%) STB
5 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.57%) IPTV
6 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) CCTV
6 1 (0.52%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.95%) Linux
2 12 (6.28%) UNIX
3 5 (2.62%) Windows
4 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.75%) Service Delivery
2 31 (16.23%) Service Management
3 27 (14.14%) Incident Management
4 24 (12.57%) Network Design
5 18 (9.42%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.81%) Time Management
7 12 (6.28%) Business Development
8 10 (5.24%) Network Architecture
8 10 (5.24%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (4.71%) System Testing
9 9 (4.71%) Network Planning
9 9 (4.71%) Migration
9 9 (4.71%) Regression Testing
9 9 (4.71%) Line Management
10 8 (4.19%) Low Latency
10 8 (4.19%) Project Management
10 8 (4.19%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.14%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (3.14%) Network Management
11 6 (3.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.24%) Perl
2 9 (4.71%) SQL
3 8 (4.19%) Python
4 7 (3.66%) Java
5 6 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.62%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (31.41%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (23.56%) CCNA
3 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.99%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.42%) CCIE
6 15 (7.85%) CCNP
7 12 (6.28%) JNCIE
8 10 (5.24%) Degree
9 5 (2.62%) PMP
9 5 (2.62%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.57%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.57%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.57%) HND
10 3 (1.57%) CISSP
11 2 (1.05%) CCDP
11 2 (1.05%) CCIP
12 1 (0.52%) HNC
12 1 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.14%) OpenView
2 3 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.05%) Netcool
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 117 (61.26%) Cisco
2 61 (31.94%) Juniper
3 40 (20.94%) Ericsson
4 32 (16.75%) Aastra
4 32 (16.75%) Sonus
5 21 (10.99%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.81%) Nortel
6 13 (6.81%) Oracle
7 10 (5.24%) Huawei
8 9 (4.71%) Cramer
9 7 (3.66%) Fujitsu
9 7 (3.66%) F5
10 6 (3.14%) Siemens
11 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.62%) HP
11 5 (2.62%) Ciena
11 5 (2.62%) Acme Packet
12 4 (2.09%) Riverbed
12 4 (2.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (1.57%) VMware
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable DoE
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago