The table below looks at the statistics for SONET skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 615 604 623
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing SONET 3 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.007% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.13% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 2
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -43.07%
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £38,900 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-11.95% -29.27%
SONET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7003 6828 8699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.17% 15.91% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5916 5526 7370
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SONET
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SONET across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SONET Jobs Demand Trend in London

SONET
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SONET across the London region.

SONET Salary Trend in London

SONET
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SONET within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
(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
Docklands, London - 2 £40,100 -
SONET
England

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 8 (80.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (80.00%) DWDM
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) SDH
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (40.00%) Network Security
5 4 (40.00%) Network Management
5 4 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Network Design
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) CCNP
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (30.00%) Broadband
7 2 (20.00%) MS Project
7 2 (20.00%) UNIX
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) HTTP
7 2 (20.00%) Juniper
7 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (80.00%) DWDM
2 7 (70.00%) SDH
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) Broadband
7 2 (20.00%) HTTP
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) BGP
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Junos
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (20.00%) IPsec
8 1 (10.00%) VLAN
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Management
1 4 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) DNA
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Facility Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CFA
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) Ciena
2 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) Foundry
3 1 (10.00%) VMware