The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SDH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 875 858
Rank change year-on-year +55 -17  
Permanent jobs citing SDH 32 75 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.072% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.41% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30 62 39
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +28.20%  

SDH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13624 18170 19810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 17.37% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11093 15040 15797
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SDH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in the UK

SDH
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SDH in the UK

SDH
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDH over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SDH in the UK

SDH
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 32 £57,500 +15.00% 3
London +66 27 £57,500 +22.66% 1
Southwark - 9 £75,000 -
Feltham -2 4 £38,750 -32.60% 1
South East +15 3 £33,500 -40.70%
City of London +35 2 £50,000 +9.58%
Slough +25 2 £32,250 -
Berkshire +18 2 £32,250 -35.50%
Yorkshire +17 2 £48,500 -3.00%
North West - 2 £37,500 - 2
Manchester - 2 £37,500 - 2
Oldham - 2 £37,500 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 £42,000 -16.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 -
York - 1 £55,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £60,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £42,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 with a requirement for SDH.

1 66 (95.65%) Ethernet
2 51 (73.91%) MPLS
3 35 (50.72%) Telecoms
4 32 (46.38%) DWDM
4 32 (46.38%) Cisco
5 28 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (36.23%) Presales
7 24 (34.78%) CCNP
8 21 (30.43%) CCNA
9 20 (28.99%) WAN
10 19 (27.54%) Degree
11 16 (23.19%) Wireless
12 15 (21.74%) Firewall
12 15 (21.74%) Juniper
12 15 (21.74%) Product Management
12 15 (21.74%) Network Design
13 14 (20.29%) BGP
14 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
15 12 (17.39%) OSPF
15 12 (17.39%) VPN
15 12 (17.39%) Games
16 11 (15.94%) LAN
17 10 (14.49%) VoIP
17 10 (14.49%) SONET
17 10 (14.49%) 3G
17 10 (14.49%) CCIP
17 10 (14.49%) EIGRP
17 10 (14.49%) Finance
18 9 (13.04%) CCSA
18 9 (13.04%) Marketing

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (95.65%) Ethernet
2 51 (73.91%) MPLS
3 32 (46.38%) DWDM
4 20 (28.99%) WAN
5 16 (23.19%) Wireless
6 15 (21.74%) Firewall
7 14 (20.29%) BGP
8 12 (17.39%) OSPF
8 12 (17.39%) VPN
9 11 (15.94%) LAN
10 10 (14.49%) 3G
10 10 (14.49%) EIGRP
10 10 (14.49%) SONET
10 10 (14.49%) VoIP
11 9 (13.04%) 802.11
11 9 (13.04%) ADSL
11 9 (13.04%) DSL
11 9 (13.04%) GPRS
11 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
11 9 (13.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) MySQL
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (50.72%) Telecoms
2 12 (17.39%) Games
3 10 (14.49%) Finance
4 9 (13.04%) French Language
4 9 (13.04%) Italian Language
4 9 (13.04%) Marketing
5 7 (10.14%) Banking
6 3 (4.35%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) German Language
7 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Consultant
2 10 (14.49%) Network Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Solutions Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Presales Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Sales Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Technical Presales Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Head of IP Transport
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Product Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.90%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Presales Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Sales Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Sales Consultant
10 1 (1.45%) Cloud Consultant
10 1 (1.45%) Head of Software Development
10 1 (1.45%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.45%) CCTV
4 1 (1.45%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) Presales
2 15 (21.74%) Network Design
2 15 (21.74%) Product Management
3 9 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL
4 7 (10.14%) Service Management
5 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.70%) Low Latency
6 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.35%) Network Management
7 3 (4.35%) Physics
7 3 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.90%) Network Planning
9 1 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.45%) Migration
9 1 (1.45%) Scrum
9 1 (1.45%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (34.78%) CCNP
3 21 (30.43%) CCNA
4 19 (27.54%) Degree
5 10 (14.49%) CCIP
6 9 (13.04%) CCIE
6 9 (13.04%) CCNP Voice
6 9 (13.04%) CCSA
7 5 (7.25%) JNCIA
7 5 (7.25%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.45%) APMP
8 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) HNC
8 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) MiFID
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Cisco
2 15 (21.74%) Juniper
3 9 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 9 (13.04%) F5
3 9 (13.04%) HP
4 7 (10.14%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Ciena
5 2 (2.90%) Nortel
6 1 (1.45%) Avaya
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.45%) Mitel
6 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
Feltham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vodafone
Posted: 8 days ago