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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 600 646 585
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -61
Permanent jobs citing SONET 7 1 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.016% 0.002% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.014% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 22
Average salary £42,600 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.13% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,520 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,680 £37,000 £42,150
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.89% +10.00%
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
7558 7119 8382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.66% 15.67% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6292 5825 6903
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (100.00%) SDH
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (81.82%) Ethernet
3 9 (81.82%) DWDM
4 7 (63.64%) OSPF
4 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
5 6 (54.55%) RSVP
5 6 (54.55%) SNMP
5 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (45.45%) Tandem
6 5 (45.45%) Logistics
6 5 (45.45%) Marketing
6 5 (45.45%) Business Development
6 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
6 5 (45.45%) Network Management
6 5 (45.45%) Procure-to-pay
6 5 (45.45%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) CORBA
7 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) CCNP
8 2 (18.18%) CCNA
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 2 (18.18%) Remedy
8 2 (18.18%) DNA
8 2 (18.18%) MS Project
8 2 (18.18%) Windows
8 2 (18.18%) SLA

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) SDH
2 9 (81.82%) Ethernet
2 9 (81.82%) DWDM
3 7 (63.64%) OSPF
3 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) RSVP
4 6 (54.55%) SNMP
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
6 1 (9.09%) BGP
6 1 (9.09%) BGP-4
6 1 (9.09%) X.21
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) IPsec
6 1 (9.09%) VLAN
6 1 (9.09%) VPLS
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (9.09%) Junos
6 1 (9.09%) HSRP
6 1 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Professional Services Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) XML
1 5 (45.45%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Tandem
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Logistics
1 5 (45.45%) Business Development
1 5 (45.45%) Network Management
1 5 (45.45%) Procure-to-pay
2 2 (18.18%) DNA
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Facility Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CFA
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Ciena
2 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) Huawei
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper