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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 612 623 638
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Permanent jobs citing SONET 7 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.016% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.14% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 6
Average salary £80,000 £37,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+116.21% -0.67%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £34,250 -
% change year-on-year
+19.70% -
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
7564 7341 8995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 16.15% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6287 6230 7523
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SONET across the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SONET Salary Histogram in London

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 (88.89%) DWDM
2 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 6 (66.67%) SDH
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) Wireless
3 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (55.56%) Network Management
4 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (44.44%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) BGP
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
5 4 (44.44%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) 802.11
6 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
6 3 (33.33%) OpenView
6 3 (33.33%) CISSP
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE
6 3 (33.33%) HTTPS
6 3 (33.33%) SSL
6 3 (33.33%) VoIP
6 3 (33.33%) WAN

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DWDM
2 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 6 (66.67%) SDH
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) Wireless
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) BGP
5 4 (44.44%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) 802.11
6 3 (33.33%) HTTPS
6 3 (33.33%) SSL
6 3 (33.33%) ATM
6 3 (33.33%) Broadband
6 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (33.33%) VoIP
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (33.33%) HTTP
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 2 (22.22%) Mac OS
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (55.56%) Network Management
3 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
3 3 (33.33%) CCIE
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) CFA
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
5 1 (11.11%) HND
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) Foundry
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft