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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 219 - 179
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SDH 8 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% - 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% - 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 8
Average salary £50,000 - £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
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
796 771 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.24% 15.60% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 680 685 593
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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

SDH
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Birmingham - 8 £50,000 -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (90.91%) Ethernet
2 10 (90.91%) Ericsson
3 9 (81.82%) Juniper
4 8 (72.73%) ATM
4 8 (72.73%) Packet Switching
4 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
4 8 (72.73%) VPN
4 8 (72.73%) 3G
4 8 (72.73%) SONET
4 8 (72.73%) MPLS
4 8 (72.73%) OSPF
4 8 (72.73%) BGP
4 8 (72.73%) RSVP
4 8 (72.73%) SS7
4 8 (72.73%) VRRP
4 8 (72.73%) Frame Relay
4 8 (72.73%) Network Design
4 8 (72.73%) Redback
4 8 (72.73%) GGSN
4 8 (72.73%) SGSN
4 8 (72.73%) HSRP
4 8 (72.73%) VoLTE
4 8 (72.73%) Network Architecture
4 8 (72.73%) 4G
4 8 (72.73%) VoWiFi
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Ciena
5 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Ethernet
2 8 (72.73%) 3G
2 8 (72.73%) 4G
2 8 (72.73%) ATM
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) Frame Relay
2 8 (72.73%) GGSN
2 8 (72.73%) HSRP
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 8 (72.73%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) Packet Switching
2 8 (72.73%) RSVP
2 8 (72.73%) SGSN
2 8 (72.73%) SONET
2 8 (72.73%) SS7
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 8 (72.73%) VoLTE
2 8 (72.73%) VoWiFi
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) VRRP
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Ericsson Engineer
2 8 (72.73%) Design Engineer
2 8 (72.73%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Nortel Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Network Architecture
1 8 (72.73%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
2 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Ericsson
2 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 8 (72.73%) Redback
4 2 (18.18%) Ciena
4 2 (18.18%) Huawei
4 2 (18.18%) Nortel