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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 857 841 875
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Permanent jobs citing SONET 8 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.022% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.13% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 3
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -32.72%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -31.36%
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
18661 17562 21389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.02% 17.46% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15164 13877 17958
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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
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 24 December 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 -10 4 £40,000 -
London -23 4 £40,100 +8.37%
SONET
UK

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 23 (85.19%) SDH
3 21 (77.78%) Ethernet
4 20 (74.07%) MPLS
5 18 (66.67%) Cisco
6 17 (62.96%) TCP/IP
6 17 (62.96%) Juniper
6 17 (62.96%) Internet
6 17 (62.96%) OSPF
6 17 (62.96%) BGP
7 15 (55.56%) IPv6
8 13 (48.15%) Load Balancing
9 12 (44.44%) DWDM
9 12 (44.44%) Service Delivery
9 12 (44.44%) VPLS
10 10 (37.04%) VLAN
10 10 (37.04%) HSRP
11 8 (29.63%) RSVP
12 7 (25.93%) Degree
13 6 (22.22%) Wireless
14 5 (18.52%) VPN
14 5 (18.52%) CCNP
14 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
14 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
15 4 (14.81%) HND
15 4 (14.81%) DNA
15 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (14.81%) Huawei
15 4 (14.81%) Network Security

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (7.41%) MS Project
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) SDH
2 21 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 20 (74.07%) MPLS
4 17 (62.96%) OSPF
4 17 (62.96%) BGP
4 17 (62.96%) Internet
4 17 (62.96%) TCP/IP
5 15 (55.56%) IPv6
6 12 (44.44%) DWDM
6 12 (44.44%) VPLS
7 10 (37.04%) HSRP
7 10 (37.04%) VLAN
8 8 (29.63%) RSVP
9 6 (22.22%) Wireless
10 5 (18.52%) VPN
11 4 (14.81%) Network Security
12 3 (11.11%) Broadband
13 2 (7.41%) LAN
13 2 (7.41%) HTTP
13 2 (7.41%) IKE
General
1 24 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Load Balancing
2 12 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (14.81%) Line Management
4 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Network Management
4 4 (14.81%) DNA
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) CCNP
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.81%) HND
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIA
5 2 (7.41%) JNCIP
5 2 (7.41%) JNCIE
5 2 (7.41%) CFA
5 2 (7.41%) CISSP
5 2 (7.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) Juniper
3 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (14.81%) Huawei
4 3 (11.11%) Remedy
4 3 (11.11%) Ciena
5 2 (7.41%) Foundry
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) VMware