Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SDH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDH over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1105 1097 1160
Rank change year-on-year -8 +63 -16
Permanent jobs citing SDH 67 93 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.052% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 47 74 73
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% -1.16%
10th Percentile £34,950 £36,250 £31,719
90th Percentile £67,700 £146,250 £62,900
UK median annual salary £43,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -18.10% +23.53% +0.59%

SDH is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26575 30584 34121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.70% 17.04% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21642 25226 28378
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SDH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in England

SDH
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDH in England.

Salary trend for SDH in England

SDH
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDH in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SDH in England

SDH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 53 £46,750 -22.08% 1
South East +33 11 £40,000 - 2
South West - 2 £28,750 -
Midlands +30 1 - -
West Midlands +3 1 - -
SDH
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for SDH.

1 46 (68.66%) MPLS
2 31 (46.27%) Cisco
3 30 (44.78%) Telecoms
4 29 (43.28%) Ethernet
5 22 (32.84%) DWDM
6 21 (31.34%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (26.87%) Firewall
8 17 (25.37%) Juniper
8 17 (25.37%) OSPF
8 17 (25.37%) BGP
8 17 (25.37%) VPN
8 17 (25.37%) Over-the-Top Content
9 15 (22.39%) CCNP
9 15 (22.39%) Finance
10 14 (20.90%) Tektronix
10 14 (20.90%) SONET
10 14 (20.90%) tcpdump
10 14 (20.90%) Digital Media
10 14 (20.90%) Broadcast Engineering
11 13 (19.40%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (19.40%) DSL
11 13 (19.40%) Network Design
12 12 (17.91%) VLAN
12 12 (17.91%) Wireshark
12 12 (17.91%) ADSL
13 11 (16.42%) LAN
13 11 (16.42%) WAN
13 11 (16.42%) CCIE
14 10 (14.93%) Service Delivery
15 9 (13.43%) IPv6

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (8.96%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (68.66%) MPLS
2 29 (43.28%) Ethernet
3 22 (32.84%) DWDM
4 18 (26.87%) Firewall
5 17 (25.37%) BGP
5 17 (25.37%) OSPF
5 17 (25.37%) VPN
6 14 (20.90%) SONET
6 14 (20.90%) tcpdump
7 13 (19.40%) DSL
8 12 (17.91%) ADSL
8 12 (17.91%) VLAN
8 12 (17.91%) Wireshark
9 11 (16.42%) LAN
9 11 (16.42%) WAN
10 9 (13.43%) IPv6
10 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.45%) HSRP
11 7 (10.45%) Internet
12 6 (8.96%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) GIS
General
1 30 (44.78%) Telecoms
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Broadcast Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Service Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Digital Media Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Planning Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.97%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Network Design Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Network Technical Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Presales Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Over-the-Top Content
2 14 (20.90%) Digital Media
3 3 (4.48%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) CCTV
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Broadcast Engineering
2 13 (19.40%) Network Design
2 13 (19.40%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (14.93%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.94%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (10.45%) Contract Management
5 7 (10.45%) Escalation Management
5 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery Management
5 7 (10.45%) Service Management
6 6 (8.96%) Network Planning
6 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.96%) Statistics
7 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.46%) ITIL
7 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.46%) Project Management
8 4 (5.97%) CRM
8 4 (5.97%) DNA
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Measurement
8 4 (5.97%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (22.39%) CCNP
3 11 (16.42%) CCIE
4 7 (10.45%) CCIP
5 6 (8.96%) CCNA
6 3 (4.48%) CCDE
6 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.99%) HND
7 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) CCDP
8 1 (1.49%) Degree
8 1 (1.49%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) SLA
2 6 (8.96%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.96%) NEBOSH
2 6 (8.96%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Cisco
2 17 (25.37%) Juniper
3 14 (20.90%) Tektronix
4 6 (8.96%) ESRI
4 6 (8.96%) Mapinfo
5 5 (7.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (7.46%) Brocade
5 5 (7.46%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.97%) Ciena
6 4 (5.97%) Huawei
7 1 (1.49%) Arista
7 1 (1.49%) Arqiva
7 1 (1.49%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.49%) F5
7 1 (1.49%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.49%) Nokia