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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 863 849 872
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Permanent jobs citing SONET 15 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.078% 0.074% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 6
Average salary £42,000 £37,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.51% -0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £33,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £48,900 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £34,250 -
% change year-on-year
+19.70% -
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
19182 17614 21232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.99% 17.43% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15280 14335 17452
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 £27,500 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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
(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
South East -3 8 £40,000 +19.40%
London -12 6 £80,000 +116.21%
North West - 1 £45,000 -
SONET
UK

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 30 (93.75%) MPLS
2 28 (87.50%) SDH
3 27 (84.38%) TCP/IP
3 27 (84.38%) Cisco
3 27 (84.38%) Juniper
3 27 (84.38%) OSPF
3 27 (84.38%) BGP
3 27 (84.38%) Telecoms
4 25 (78.13%) Internet
5 23 (71.88%) Ethernet
6 22 (68.75%) IPv6
7 19 (59.38%) VPLS
8 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
9 14 (43.75%) HSRP
9 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
9 14 (43.75%) VLAN
10 11 (34.38%) RSVP
11 10 (31.25%) DWDM
12 7 (21.88%) Wireless
12 7 (21.88%) Degree
13 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
13 6 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (18.75%) VPN
13 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (18.75%) CCNP
14 5 (15.63%) WAN
14 5 (15.63%) UNIX
14 5 (15.63%) Firewall
14 5 (15.63%) Network Security
14 5 (15.63%) Network Management

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 30 (93.75%) MPLS
2 28 (87.50%) SDH
3 27 (84.38%) TCP/IP
3 27 (84.38%) OSPF
3 27 (84.38%) BGP
4 25 (78.13%) Internet
5 23 (71.88%) Ethernet
6 22 (68.75%) IPv6
7 19 (59.38%) VPLS
8 14 (43.75%) HSRP
8 14 (43.75%) VLAN
9 11 (34.38%) RSVP
10 10 (31.25%) DWDM
11 7 (21.88%) Wireless
12 6 (18.75%) VPN
13 5 (15.63%) WAN
13 5 (15.63%) Firewall
13 5 (15.63%) Network Security
14 3 (9.38%) ATM
14 3 (9.38%) Broadband
General
1 27 (84.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
2 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (15.63%) Network Management
5 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 3 (9.38%) Network Design
6 3 (9.38%) Line Management
7 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
7 2 (6.25%) Time Management
7 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) HND
3 3 (9.38%) CCNA
3 3 (9.38%) CISSP
3 3 (9.38%) CCIE
3 3 (9.38%) JNCIA
3 3 (9.38%) JNCIP
3 3 (9.38%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.13%) CFA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
1 27 (84.38%) Juniper
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Foundry
3 2 (6.25%) F5
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Nortel