The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 862 849 857
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing SONET 16 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.083% 0.021% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 8
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -30.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £40,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £39,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -19.54%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19297 18721 19922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.55% 18.38% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15601 15150 16677
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SONET
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -16 13 £39,500 +12.85%
London -31 3 £75,000 +114.28%
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SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (100.00%) SDH
2 32 (96.97%) TCP/IP
2 32 (96.97%) OSPF
3 30 (90.91%) BGP
3 30 (90.91%) MPLS
3 30 (90.91%) Cisco
3 30 (90.91%) Juniper
4 25 (75.76%) Internet
5 24 (72.73%) Telecoms
6 23 (69.70%) VPLS
6 23 (69.70%) IPv6
7 22 (66.67%) Ethernet
8 17 (51.52%) Load Balancing
9 16 (48.48%) VLAN
10 14 (42.42%) HSRP
11 12 (36.36%) RSVP
12 11 (33.33%) Service Delivery
13 8 (24.24%) DWDM
14 7 (21.21%) Firewall
14 7 (21.21%) RIP
14 7 (21.21%) WAN
14 7 (21.21%) UNIX
14 7 (21.21%) CCNP
14 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (18.18%) Linux
16 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
16 5 (15.15%) Nortel
16 5 (15.15%) CCNA
16 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
16 5 (15.15%) BIG-IP

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (15.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (100.00%) SDH
2 32 (96.97%) TCP/IP
2 32 (96.97%) OSPF
3 30 (90.91%) BGP
3 30 (90.91%) MPLS
4 25 (75.76%) Internet
5 23 (69.70%) VPLS
5 23 (69.70%) IPv6
6 22 (66.67%) Ethernet
7 16 (48.48%) VLAN
8 14 (42.42%) HSRP
9 12 (36.36%) RSVP
10 8 (24.24%) DWDM
11 7 (21.21%) Firewall
11 7 (21.21%) RIP
11 7 (21.21%) WAN
12 5 (15.15%) BIG-IP
12 5 (15.15%) IGMP
12 5 (15.15%) Multicast
13 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
General
1 24 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) SCADA
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) UNIX
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Load Balancing
2 11 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Low Latency
3 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Time Management
4 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) CCNP
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.15%) CCNA
3 4 (12.12%) CCIE
3 4 (12.12%) CISSP
4 3 (9.09%) HND
4 3 (9.09%) JNCIA
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.06%) JNCIE
5 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Cisco
1 30 (90.91%) Juniper
2 5 (15.15%) Nortel
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) F5
3 2 (6.06%) Foundry
4 1 (3.03%) VMware