Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 541 578
Rank change year-on-year +15 +37 +31
Permanent jobs citing SDH 8 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.028% 0.045% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 3
South East median annual salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.75% - -16.74%
England median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +18.75% -21.95% +19.19%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,471 5,422 7,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.88% 17.39% 21.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 4,283 5,852
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.95%
10th Percentile £25,375 £24,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SDH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in the South East

SDH
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SDH in the South East

SDH
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDH in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SDH in the South East

SDH
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South East region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Hampshire +15 4 £38,400 -4.00% 3
Thames Valley +5 1 £50,000 +8.11%
Berkshire +2 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £60,000 -
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for SDH.

1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) Ethernet
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) VPLS
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) SONET
4 3 (37.50%) HSRP
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) Nortel
5 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (25.00%) CCIP
5 2 (25.00%) IPv6
5 2 (25.00%) Nokia
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) BT
5 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Ciena
6 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
1 5 (62.50%) Ethernet
1 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) VPLS
3 3 (37.50%) HSRP
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) SONET
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) IPv6
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) DWDM
5 1 (12.50%) ISDN
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) PSTN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Telecoms Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Process Management
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
2 1 (12.50%) DNA
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCIP
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) HNC
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (25.00%) BT
2 2 (25.00%) Ciena
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia
2 2 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 1 (12.50%) Huawei