Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 741 826 909
Rank change year-on-year +85 +83 -4
Permanent jobs citing SDH 17 31 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.026% 0.037% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 13
Median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +5.56% -4.00%
10th Percentile £28,125 £22,375 £33,250
90th Percentile £41,875 £52,500 £67,700
UK median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +41.18% -10.53% -5.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,736 13,873 15,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.37% 16.65% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,277 10,416 12,331
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,366 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SDH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in the UK excluding London

SDH
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDH in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SDH in the UK excluding London

SDH
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDH in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SDH in the UK excluding London

SDH
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. 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
South East +68 11 £40,000 -13.04% 3
East of England - 3 £35,000 - 2
North of England +68 2 - - 1
Midlands +50 1 £22,500 -55.00% 2
Yorkshire +47 1 - - 1
West Midlands +39 1 £22,500 -55.00% 2
North East - 1 - -
SDH
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SDH.

1 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
2 13 (76.47%) Ethernet
3 8 (47.06%) DWDM
3 8 (47.06%) MPLS
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) ATM
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) BGP
5 5 (29.41%) SONET
5 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) VPLS
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) Service Design
6 4 (23.53%) Juniper
6 4 (23.53%) SLA
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) IPv6
7 3 (17.65%) CCNP
7 3 (17.65%) RIP
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (17.65%) 3G
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) 2G
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (17.65%) 4G

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 13 (76.47%) Ethernet
2 8 (47.06%) DWDM
2 8 (47.06%) MPLS
3 6 (35.29%) ATM
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
4 5 (29.41%) OSPF
4 5 (29.41%) SONET
5 4 (23.53%) IPv6
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) VPLS
6 3 (17.65%) 2G
6 3 (17.65%) 3G
6 3 (17.65%) 4G
6 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (17.65%) RIP
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) HSRP
General
1 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Police
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Senior Design Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Data Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IP Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Presales Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Sales Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Data Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior IP Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Presales Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Sales Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fibre Optics
2 2 (11.76%) CCTV
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Service Design
3 3 (17.65%) Coaching
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Project Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Presales
4 2 (11.76%) Product Management
4 2 (11.76%) Product Roadmap
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Ticket Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
1 4 (23.53%) Juniper
2 2 (11.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (11.76%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) Nokia
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
3 1 (5.88%) Cramer