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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 830 834 865
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +31
Permanent jobs citing SONET 7 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.020% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.040% 0.11% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 6
Average salary £37,000 £37,800 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.11% -31.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £43,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £38,900 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-11.95% -29.27%
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
17557 16858 20674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.07% 17.34% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 14352 13311 17265
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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
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 January 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
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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 -26 4 £31,500 -19.02%
London -11 3 £37,500 +1.35%
SONET
UK

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 19 (82.61%) SDH
1 19 (82.61%) Ethernet
1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 15 (65.22%) MPLS
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco
4 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
4 12 (52.17%) OSPF
4 12 (52.17%) DWDM
5 11 (47.83%) Juniper
5 11 (47.83%) Internet
5 11 (47.83%) BGP
6 10 (43.48%) IPv6
7 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
7 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
8 7 (30.43%) VPLS
8 7 (30.43%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) VLAN
9 6 (26.09%) HSRP
9 6 (26.09%) CCNP
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (21.74%) CCNA
10 5 (21.74%) VPN
10 5 (21.74%) DNA
10 5 (21.74%) Wireless
10 5 (21.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 5 (21.74%) RSVP
10 5 (21.74%) Huawei
10 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
11 4 (17.39%) Network Security
11 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) SDH
1 19 (82.61%) Ethernet
2 15 (65.22%) MPLS
3 12 (52.17%) OSPF
3 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) DWDM
4 11 (47.83%) BGP
4 11 (47.83%) Internet
5 10 (43.48%) IPv6
6 7 (30.43%) VPLS
7 6 (26.09%) HSRP
7 6 (26.09%) VLAN
8 5 (21.74%) Wireless
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) RSVP
9 4 (17.39%) Network Security
10 3 (13.04%) Broadband
11 2 (8.70%) DNS
11 2 (8.70%) HTTP
11 2 (8.70%) SMS
General
1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
1 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 5 (21.74%) DNA
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Line Management
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Facility Management
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
4 4 (17.39%) HND
5 2 (8.70%) CFA
6 1 (4.35%) HNC
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CCIP
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Juniper
3 5 (21.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (21.74%) Huawei
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Remedy
4 3 (13.04%) Ciena
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Brocade
5 1 (4.35%) Foundry