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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 898 922 897
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Permanent jobs citing SONET 11 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.007% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.068% 0.038% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 20
Average salary £50,000 £37,000 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.13% -1.06%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £34,250 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+45.98% -11.95%
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
16162 18225 17208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.11% 18.36% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13577 14896 13551
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +22 10 £50,000 +58.73%
Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 -
London +6 1 £42,500 +13.33%
SONET
UK

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) SDH
1 20 (86.96%) Juniper
2 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
3 18 (78.26%) Ethernet
4 16 (69.57%) OSPF
5 15 (65.22%) TCP/IP
6 14 (60.87%) BGP
6 14 (60.87%) MPLS
6 14 (60.87%) HSRP
7 13 (56.52%) Cisco
8 12 (52.17%) RSVP
9 11 (47.83%) VPN
10 10 (43.48%) VRRP
11 8 (34.78%) SS7
11 8 (34.78%) 3G
11 8 (34.78%) Ericsson
11 8 (34.78%) ATM
11 8 (34.78%) Packet Switching
11 8 (34.78%) 4G
11 8 (34.78%) VoLTE
11 8 (34.78%) GGSN
11 8 (34.78%) SGSN
11 8 (34.78%) Network Architecture
11 8 (34.78%) Frame Relay
11 8 (34.78%) Redback
11 8 (34.78%) Network Design
11 8 (34.78%) VoWiFi
12 7 (30.43%) DWDM
12 7 (30.43%) CCNP
12 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) SDH
2 18 (78.26%) Ethernet
3 16 (69.57%) OSPF
4 15 (65.22%) TCP/IP
5 14 (60.87%) BGP
5 14 (60.87%) HSRP
5 14 (60.87%) MPLS
6 12 (52.17%) RSVP
7 11 (47.83%) VPN
8 10 (43.48%) VRRP
9 8 (34.78%) 3G
9 8 (34.78%) 4G
9 8 (34.78%) ATM
9 8 (34.78%) Frame Relay
9 8 (34.78%) GGSN
9 8 (34.78%) Packet Switching
9 8 (34.78%) SGSN
9 8 (34.78%) SS7
9 8 (34.78%) VoLTE
9 8 (34.78%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Military
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Design Engineer
1 8 (34.78%) Ericsson Engineer
1 8 (34.78%) Implementation Engineer
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Juniper Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Support
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Juniper Support
3 4 (17.39%) Network Support
3 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) RFC 2547
2 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Network Architecture
1 8 (34.78%) Network Design
2 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Ticket Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) DNA
4 2 (8.70%) Process Management
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Facilities Management
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) ITSM
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CCNP
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) CCIP
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) CCIE
5 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
5 2 (8.70%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.35%) HNC
6 1 (4.35%) HND
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Endace
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Juniper
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) Ericsson
3 8 (34.78%) Redback
4 6 (26.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (26.09%) Huawei
5 3 (13.04%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Ciena
6 2 (8.70%) Foundry
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) CA
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Cognizant
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Nortel
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Remedy