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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 857 845 874
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Permanent jobs citing SONET 17 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.088% 0.023% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 4
Average salary £41,500 £34,250 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.16% -12.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,050 £36,050
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £38,500 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.32% -2.14%
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
19296 17626 20392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.00% 17.73% 18.49%
Number of salaries quoted 15426 14334 16892
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
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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
South East -18 12 £39,500 +15.32%
London -2 5 £75,000 +114.28%
SONET
UK

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 33 (94.29%) SDH
1 33 (94.29%) MPLS
2 32 (91.43%) OSPF
2 32 (91.43%) TCP/IP
3 31 (88.57%) Cisco
3 31 (88.57%) Juniper
3 31 (88.57%) BGP
4 26 (74.29%) Internet
4 26 (74.29%) Telecoms
5 23 (65.71%) VPLS
5 23 (65.71%) IPv6
5 23 (65.71%) Ethernet
6 17 (48.57%) Load Balancing
7 15 (42.86%) VLAN
8 14 (40.00%) HSRP
9 11 (31.43%) DWDM
9 11 (31.43%) RSVP
10 10 (28.57%) Service Delivery
11 8 (22.86%) Firewall
11 8 (22.86%) WAN
11 8 (22.86%) UNIX
12 7 (20.00%) Linux
13 6 (17.14%) VPN
13 6 (17.14%) RIP
13 6 (17.14%) Wireless
14 5 (14.29%) BIG-IP
14 5 (14.29%) IGMP
14 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 5 (14.29%) Nortel

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) SDH
1 33 (94.29%) MPLS
2 32 (91.43%) OSPF
2 32 (91.43%) TCP/IP
3 31 (88.57%) BGP
4 26 (74.29%) Internet
5 23 (65.71%) VPLS
5 23 (65.71%) IPv6
5 23 (65.71%) Ethernet
6 15 (42.86%) VLAN
7 14 (40.00%) HSRP
8 11 (31.43%) DWDM
8 11 (31.43%) RSVP
9 8 (22.86%) Firewall
9 8 (22.86%) WAN
10 6 (17.14%) VPN
10 6 (17.14%) RIP
10 6 (17.14%) Wireless
11 5 (14.29%) BIG-IP
11 5 (14.29%) IGMP
General
1 26 (74.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (2.86%) Provisioning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) UNIX
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Load Balancing
2 10 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 5 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (14.29%) Time Management
3 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Network Management
5 3 (8.57%) Network Design
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) CISSP
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (11.43%) CCIE
1 4 (11.43%) CCNP
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
2 3 (8.57%) JNCIE
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Cisco
1 31 (88.57%) Juniper
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Nortel
2 5 (14.29%) F5
3 3 (8.57%) Foundry
4 2 (5.71%) VMware