The table below looks at the statistics for SONET skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 860 872 823
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -49
Permanent jobs citing SONET 9 19 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.048% 0.099% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 34
Average salary £51,350 £39,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,570 £37,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +9.72%
SONET
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18584 19117 20199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.31% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14840 15268 16477
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

SONET
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SONET across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SONET Jobs Demand Trend in England

SONET
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SONET across the England region.

SONET Salary Trend in England

SONET
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SONET across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

SONET Salary Histogram in England

SONET
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SONET within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 6 £47,700 -43.88%
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
South East +2 1 £41,800 +5.82%
SONET
UK

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing SONET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SONET.

1 16 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 14 (87.50%) SDH
3 11 (68.75%) OSPF
3 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
4 10 (62.50%) DWDM
5 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco
6 8 (50.00%) RSVP
7 7 (43.75%) Network Management
8 6 (37.50%) MPLS
8 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (37.50%) SNMP
8 6 (37.50%) CCNA
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (31.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (31.25%) DNA
9 5 (31.25%) XML
9 5 (31.25%) CORBA
9 5 (31.25%) Huawei
9 5 (31.25%) Tandem
9 5 (31.25%) Marketing
9 5 (31.25%) Business Development
9 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
9 5 (31.25%) BGP
9 5 (31.25%) Logistics
9 5 (31.25%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (25.00%) CCNP
11 3 (18.75%) CCIP
11 3 (18.75%) Microsoft

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing SONET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SONET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 14 (87.50%) SDH
3 11 (68.75%) OSPF
4 10 (62.50%) DWDM
5 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
6 8 (50.00%) RSVP
7 6 (37.50%) MPLS
7 6 (37.50%) SNMP
8 5 (31.25%) BGP
8 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (18.75%) HSRP
9 3 (18.75%) VLAN
9 3 (18.75%) VPLS
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (18.75%) IPv6
9 3 (18.75%) Internet
10 2 (12.50%) 802.11
10 2 (12.50%) LAN
10 2 (12.50%) SMS
10 2 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Professional Services Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
1 5 (31.25%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Tandem
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Procure-to-pay
2 5 (31.25%) Business Development
2 5 (31.25%) DNA
2 5 (31.25%) Logistics
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Facility Management
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CCNA
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCIP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
5 1 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 5 (31.25%) Huawei
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Ciena
3 3 (18.75%) Remedy
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade