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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 760 794 730
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -64
Permanent jobs citing SDH 113 93 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.52% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 46 71 91
Average salary £42,500 £41,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.79% +7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%

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
18900 17855 20698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.02% 16.90% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15127 14032 16850
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 5 March 2015 within the UK.

SDH Salary Histogram in the UK

SDH
Top 30 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 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 108 £40,750 -2.39% 11
South East -5 65 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Berkshire +24 51 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Reading +3 29 £49,750 +24.37%
London +38 22 £65,000 +10.52% 3
Wiltshire +10 14 £40,000 +3.89%
South West -17 14 £40,000 +35.59% 2
Bracknell - 10 - -
Swindon - 9 - -
East of England - 7 £35,000 -
Brentford - 7 £90,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £35,000 -
Hampshire -33 4 £38,500 -3.75%
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £70,000 -
Basingstoke +2 3 £38,500 -3.75%
Surrey -9 3 £31,500 -
Kent - 3 £27,500 -
Slough - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £70,000 -
Newbury - 2 - - 4
Nottingham - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Hertford - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £40,100 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Chippenham +10 1 £39,000 +1.29%
City of London -2 1 £40,000 -48.38% 1
Middlesex - 1 £31,500 -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 163 (72.77%) Telecoms
2 134 (59.82%) DWDM
3 101 (45.09%) Ethernet
4 98 (43.75%) MPLS
5 52 (23.21%) Cisco
6 48 (21.43%) Huawei
7 44 (19.64%) UNIX
8 42 (18.75%) VPN
9 41 (18.30%) ATM
10 39 (17.41%) VoIP
11 38 (16.96%) LAN
12 34 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (14.73%) Oracle
14 32 (14.29%) WAN
14 32 (14.29%) Marketing
15 31 (13.84%) CCNA
15 31 (13.84%) Juniper
16 30 (13.39%) Sybase
17 29 (12.95%) Cramer
18 28 (12.50%) Network Design
18 28 (12.50%) Java
18 28 (12.50%) Service Delivery
19 27 (12.05%) UMTS
19 27 (12.05%) TDD
20 26 (11.61%) Wireless
20 26 (11.61%) SQL
20 26 (11.61%) Service Management
21 25 (11.16%) Microsoft
21 25 (11.16%) Migration
22 24 (10.71%) XML

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 23 (10.27%) WebLogic
1 23 (10.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (10.27%) MS Visio
2 18 (8.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.57%) MS Office
4 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.34%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 134 (59.82%) DWDM
2 101 (45.09%) Ethernet
3 98 (43.75%) MPLS
4 42 (18.75%) VPN
5 41 (18.30%) ATM
6 39 (17.41%) VoIP
7 38 (16.96%) LAN
8 32 (14.29%) WAN
9 27 (12.05%) UMTS
10 26 (11.61%) Wireless
11 23 (10.27%) GSM
12 22 (9.82%) OSPF
13 21 (9.38%) BGP
14 20 (8.93%) Broadband
15 19 (8.48%) Internet
16 18 (8.04%) DSLAM
16 18 (8.04%) NGN
16 18 (8.04%) LTE
17 17 (7.59%) Frame Relay
18 15 (6.70%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.27%) Oracle Database 10g
1 23 (10.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (9.82%) Toad
2 5 (2.23%) TestDirector
General
1 163 (72.77%) Telecoms
2 32 (14.29%) Marketing
3 7 (3.13%) Advertising
4 3 (1.34%) Electronics
5 2 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.45%) Finance
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (12.05%) Transmission Engineer
2 23 (10.27%) Software Engineer
3 22 (9.82%) Network Engineer
4 20 (8.93%) Account Manager
5 13 (5.80%) Architect
5 13 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.36%) Network Architect
7 11 (4.91%) IP Engineer
8 9 (4.02%) Network Design Architect
8 9 (4.02%) NOC Engineer
9 7 (3.13%) Account Director
9 7 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (2.68%) Technical Design Architect
10 6 (2.68%) Junior
10 6 (2.68%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.68%) Consultant
11 5 (2.23%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.23%) Network Technical Architect
11 5 (2.23%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.23%) Junior Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.71%) XML
2 22 (9.82%) JAXB
2 22 (9.82%) WSDL
2 22 (9.82%) SOAP
2 22 (9.82%) Web Services
2 22 (9.82%) JMS
3 2 (0.89%) CORBA
4 1 (0.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.91%) CCTV
3 8 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.68%) STB
5 6 (2.68%) IPTV
6 2 (0.89%) Tandem
7 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.64%) UNIX
2 14 (6.25%) Linux
3 5 (2.23%) Windows
4 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.50%) Network Design
1 28 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 27 (12.05%) TDD
3 26 (11.61%) Service Management
4 25 (11.16%) Migration
5 23 (10.27%) Software Engineering
5 23 (10.27%) Data Migration
6 17 (7.59%) Network Management
7 16 (7.14%) ITIL
8 15 (6.70%) Product Management
9 14 (6.25%) Project Management
10 12 (5.36%) Line Management
11 9 (4.02%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (3.57%) OpenUP
13 7 (3.13%) CRM
13 7 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (2.68%) Information Security
14 6 (2.68%) Business Continuity
14 6 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (2.68%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.50%) Java
2 26 (11.61%) SQL
3 23 (10.27%) PL/SQL
4 13 (5.80%) C
5 5 (2.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (13.84%) CCNA
3 15 (6.70%) Degree
4 12 (5.36%) CCNP
5 7 (3.13%) HNC
6 5 (2.23%) CCIE
7 4 (1.79%) JNCIA
7 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.79%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.79%) HND
7 4 (1.79%) CCIP
8 3 (1.34%) PMP
8 3 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.34%) VCP4
9 2 (0.89%) CFA
9 2 (0.89%) CCDP
10 1 (0.45%) ISEB
10 1 (0.45%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.82%) SLA
2 8 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.25%) OpenView
2 6 (2.68%) Netcool
3 5 (2.23%) Nagios
3 5 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.23%) Cacti
3 5 (2.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 52 (23.21%) Cisco
2 48 (21.43%) Huawei
3 33 (14.73%) Oracle
4 31 (13.84%) Juniper
5 30 (13.39%) Sybase
6 29 (12.95%) Cramer
7 25 (11.16%) Microsoft
8 22 (9.82%) BEA
9 21 (9.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 21 (9.38%) MetaSolv
10 16 (7.14%) Ericsson
11 15 (6.70%) Ciena
12 12 (5.36%) HP
13 9 (4.02%) Remedy
14 8 (3.57%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.57%) Nortel
15 7 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 7 (3.13%) Sonus
16 6 (2.68%) Nokia
17 5 (2.23%) Infovista
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