The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 213 207
Permanent jobs citing SDH 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.039% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.25% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,069 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.62% +2.59%
SDH
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
757 804 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.31% 15.52% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 648 700 733
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SDH
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH across the West Midlands region.

SDH Salary Trend in the West Midlands