Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 293 305
Rank change year-on-year +79 +12 +9
Permanent jobs citing SDH 1 2 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.022% 0.026% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.13% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median annual salary £22,500 £35,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% -41.67% +84.62%
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -15.00% -9.09%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 858 1,583 1,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.64% 20.40% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 642 1,159 1,007
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,300
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SDH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in the West Midlands

SDH
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDH in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SDH in the West Midlands

SDH
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 May 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
Birmingham - 1 £22,500 - 1
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SDH.

1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) GSM
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) GSM Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Microwave Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Repair Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001