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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 872 951
Rank change year-on-year +33 +79  
Permanent jobs citing SDH 35 75 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.076% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 31 68 20
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £37,785
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +38.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,000 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £122,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,530 £50,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -28.94% +47.05%  

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 14351 16668 19314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.16% 16.90% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11670 13853 15719
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,597 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SDH in the UK

SDH
Top 20 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 22 June 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 +5 28 £56,250 +7.14% 2
London +23 23 £60,000 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £35,000 -
Scotland - 7 £35,000 -
Feltham 0 5 £42,000 -20.00%
Teddington - 3 - -
Southwark - 3 £75,000 -
South East +6 2 £56,250 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £47,500 -5.00%
North West - 2 £37,500 -
York - 2 £47,500 -
Oldham - 2 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £47,500 -
Manchester - 2 £37,500 -
Reading +21 1 £52,500 -7.07%
Berkshire +13 1 £52,500 -4.10%
West Midlands +13 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Coventry -4 1 £32,500 -
Abingdon - 1 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 50 (78.13%) Ethernet
2 41 (64.06%) MPLS
3 33 (51.56%) DWDM
4 27 (42.19%) Presales
5 26 (40.63%) Telecoms
6 21 (32.81%) Cisco
7 20 (31.25%) WAN
8 19 (29.69%) Juniper
9 18 (28.13%) SONET
9 18 (28.13%) Degree
10 16 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 15 (23.44%) CCNA
11 15 (23.44%) Finance
12 14 (21.88%) CCNP
12 14 (21.88%) LAN
13 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
14 12 (18.75%) Firewall
15 11 (17.19%) Games
16 10 (15.63%) Network Design
16 10 (15.63%) OSPF
16 10 (15.63%) BGP
16 10 (15.63%) VPN
17 9 (14.06%) Product Management
18 8 (12.50%) Tektronix
18 8 (12.50%) 3G
18 8 (12.50%) Over-the-Top Content
18 8 (12.50%) Broadcast Engineering
19 7 (10.94%) Network Monitoring
19 7 (10.94%) F5

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 5 (7.81%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (78.13%) Ethernet
2 41 (64.06%) MPLS
3 33 (51.56%) DWDM
4 20 (31.25%) WAN
5 18 (28.13%) SONET
6 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (21.88%) LAN
8 12 (18.75%) Firewall
9 10 (15.63%) BGP
9 10 (15.63%) OSPF
9 10 (15.63%) VPN
10 8 (12.50%) 3G
11 7 (10.94%) 802.11
11 7 (10.94%) ADSL
11 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (10.94%) DSL
11 7 (10.94%) GPRS
11 7 (10.94%) IPv6
11 7 (10.94%) Wireless
11 7 (10.94%) Wireshark
General
1 26 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 15 (23.44%) Finance
3 11 (17.19%) Games
4 4 (6.25%) Electronics
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Consultant
2 11 (17.19%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Solutions Consultant
3 7 (10.94%) Sales Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Presales Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Presales Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Digital Media Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Global Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.69%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.13%) IP Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Presales Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) 802.1X
2 6 (9.38%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Over-the-Top Content
3 7 (10.94%) Digital Media
4 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.13%) CCTV
8 1 (1.56%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Presales
2 10 (15.63%) Network Design
3 9 (14.06%) Product Management
4 8 (12.50%) Broadcast Engineering
5 7 (10.94%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.38%) Service Design
7 5 (7.81%) Contract Management
7 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.81%) Escalation Management
7 5 (7.81%) Low Latency
7 5 (7.81%) Network Management
7 5 (7.81%) Process Management
7 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery Management
7 5 (7.81%) Service Management
8 4 (6.25%) Physics
8 4 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (4.69%) Project Management
10 2 (3.13%) CRM
10 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Degree
2 16 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (23.44%) CCNA
4 14 (21.88%) CCNP
5 7 (10.94%) CCNP Voice
5 7 (10.94%) CCSA
6 5 (7.81%) CCIP
7 1 (1.56%) APMP
7 1 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.56%) HNC
7 1 (1.56%) HND
7 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) MiFID
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco
2 19 (29.69%) Juniper
3 8 (12.50%) Tektronix
4 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.94%) F5
4 7 (10.94%) HP
5 6 (9.38%) VMware
6 3 (4.69%) Ciena
7 2 (3.13%) Nortel
8 1 (1.56%) Avaya
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) Huawei
8 1 (1.56%) Mitel
8 1 (1.56%) Nokia
8 1 (1.56%) Riverbed
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