Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 772 846 896
Rank change year-on-year +74 +50 +22
Permanent jobs citing SDH 13 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.018% 0.021% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 20
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,900 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.19% +18.65% -11.90%
10th Percentile £41,250 £26,875 £30,875
90th Percentile £43,750 £52,500 £55,175
UK median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +41.18% +6.25% -20.00%

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 11,439 13,750 15,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.26% 16.32% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8,748 10,569 12,774
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
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 percentage 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

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

Salary trend 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 19 January 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 +53 10 - -
North of England +55 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +50 1 - - 1
Midlands +33 1 - - 1
West Midlands +14 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £42,500 - 1
SDH
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 11 (84.62%) ATM
1 11 (84.62%) Ethernet
2 8 (61.54%) RIP
2 8 (61.54%) SONET
2 8 (61.54%) MPLS
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
2 8 (61.54%) Fibre Optics
3 7 (53.85%) Frame Relay
3 7 (53.85%) DSL
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
5 5 (38.46%) Network Design
5 5 (38.46%) RSVP
5 5 (38.46%) Juniper
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) CCNP
6 4 (30.77%) CCDP
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) Nokia
7 3 (23.08%) 3G
7 3 (23.08%) IPv6
7 3 (23.08%) Firewall
7 3 (23.08%) 2G
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (23.08%) 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 11 (84.62%) ATM
1 11 (84.62%) Ethernet
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
2 8 (61.54%) MPLS
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
2 8 (61.54%) RIP
2 8 (61.54%) SONET
3 7 (53.85%) DSL
3 7 (53.85%) Frame Relay
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 5 (38.46%) RSVP
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) 2G
6 3 (23.08%) 3G
6 3 (23.08%) 4G
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) IPv6
6 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Police
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Design Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Design Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Transmission Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Data Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) IP Design Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) IP Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior IP Design Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior IP Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Transmission Planner
5 1 (7.69%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Field Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) NOC Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCDP
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIS
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Juniper
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Nokia
3 2 (15.38%) Ciena
3 2 (15.38%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) NEC