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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 859 938 908
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -30
Permanent jobs citing SDH 59 37 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.034% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.20% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 54 24 66
Median salary £62,500 £43,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.34% -1.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,300 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £58,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -8.00%

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
16550 18557 20785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.90% 16.91% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13758 15271 16612
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 29 July 2016 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 12 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 29 July 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 +57 59 £62,500 +45.34% 1
London +68 43 £70,000 +62.79% 1
South East +24 13 £40,000 +9.48%
Hampshire +9 10 £40,000 +9.48%
Feltham +7 7 £52,500 +40.00%
Basingstoke -11 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Coventry - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Middlesex - 2 £47,750 -
Berkshire 0 1 £57,500 -
Surrey - 1 £33,000 -
Newbury - 1 £57,500 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 109 (73.65%) Ethernet
1 109 (73.65%) MPLS
2 96 (64.86%) Telecoms
3 65 (43.92%) Cisco
4 62 (41.89%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (36.49%) WAN
6 52 (35.14%) Juniper
7 49 (33.11%) SONET
8 48 (32.43%) LAN
9 39 (26.35%) VPN
9 39 (26.35%) Wireless
10 38 (25.68%) CCNA
10 38 (25.68%) Network Design
11 36 (24.32%) BGP
12 35 (23.65%) TCP/IP
13 34 (22.97%) CCNP
14 31 (20.95%) Finance
15 30 (20.27%) 3G
15 30 (20.27%) Data Centre
16 28 (18.92%) DWDM
17 27 (18.24%) IP Telephony
17 27 (18.24%) Network Architecture
18 26 (17.57%) OSPF
19 25 (16.89%) MS Office
19 25 (16.89%) HSRP
20 24 (16.22%) MS Visio
20 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
20 24 (16.22%) RSVP
20 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
21 23 (15.54%) CCDP

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 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (16.89%) MS Office
2 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.68%) LightWave 3D
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 109 (73.65%) Ethernet
1 109 (73.65%) MPLS
2 54 (36.49%) WAN
3 49 (33.11%) SONET
4 48 (32.43%) LAN
5 39 (26.35%) VPN
5 39 (26.35%) Wireless
6 36 (24.32%) BGP
7 35 (23.65%) TCP/IP
8 30 (20.27%) 3G
9 28 (18.92%) DWDM
10 27 (18.24%) IP Telephony
11 26 (17.57%) OSPF
12 25 (16.89%) HSRP
13 24 (16.22%) RSVP
14 23 (15.54%) Telepresence
15 17 (11.49%) SS7
16 16 (10.81%) 802.11
16 16 (10.81%) DSL
16 16 (10.81%) GPRS
General
1 96 (64.86%) Telecoms
2 31 (20.95%) Finance
3 16 (10.81%) Games
4 3 (2.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.35%) French Language
5 2 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) Designer
2 23 (15.54%) Network Designer
3 21 (14.19%) Account Director
4 18 (12.16%) Network Engineer
5 17 (11.49%) Implementation Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Design Engineer
7 13 (8.78%) Ericsson Engineer
8 12 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (7.43%) IP Engineer
9 11 (7.43%) NOC Engineer
10 9 (6.08%) Consultant
10 9 (6.08%) Network Manager
11 7 (4.73%) Presales Consultant
11 7 (4.73%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.73%) Telecoms Designer
12 5 (3.38%) Switch Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Technical Presales Consultant
13 4 (2.70%) IP Network Engineer
13 4 (2.70%) Senior IP Engineer
13 4 (2.70%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.38%) RFC 2547
3 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 23 (15.54%) Video Conferencing
3 21 (14.19%) Hedge funds
4 11 (7.43%) Driving Licence
5 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.70%) CCTV
7 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.35%) Unix
2 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.68%) Network Design
2 27 (18.24%) Network Architecture
3 23 (15.54%) Low Latency
4 22 (14.86%) Presales
5 21 (14.19%) Proprietary Trading
6 14 (9.46%) Network Management
7 12 (8.11%) Network Planning
8 11 (7.43%) Migration
8 11 (7.43%) Service Design
9 6 (4.05%) Fault Management
9 6 (4.05%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.05%) Project Management
9 6 (4.05%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.38%) CRM
10 5 (3.38%) Process Management
11 4 (2.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 4 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (2.03%) Service Management
13 2 (1.35%) Change Management
13 2 (1.35%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 62 (41.89%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (25.68%) CCNA
3 34 (22.97%) CCNP
4 23 (15.54%) CCDP
5 18 (12.16%) Degree
6 14 (9.46%) CCSA
6 14 (9.46%) CCSP
6 14 (9.46%) MCSA
6 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (7.43%) CCIP
8 4 (2.70%) HNC
9 1 (0.68%) HND
9 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.68%) PMP
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.35%) Firmware
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 65 (43.92%) Cisco
2 52 (35.14%) Juniper
3 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 23 (15.54%) Avaya
5 22 (14.86%) Huawei
6 20 (13.51%) Ciena
7 17 (11.49%) Ericsson
8 14 (9.46%) CheckPoint
8 14 (9.46%) Nokia
9 13 (8.78%) Redback
10 7 (4.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 7 (4.73%) Remedy
11 6 (4.05%) VMware
12 3 (2.03%) Tellabs
13 1 (0.68%) Brocade
13 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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