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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 629 647 600
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -47
Permanent jobs citing SONET 4 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.076% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 3
Average salary - £85,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +136.11%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +2.59%
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
6967 7918 7829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.63% 16.16% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5907 6536 6464
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £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 3 July 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
1 11 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (90.91%) Ethernet
3 9 (81.82%) DWDM
3 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
4 7 (63.64%) OSPF
5 6 (54.55%) CCNA
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (54.55%) RSVP
5 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (54.55%) SNMP
6 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
6 5 (45.45%) Network Management
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%) Procure-to-pay
6 5 (45.45%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) CORBA
6 5 (45.45%) CCNP
7 4 (36.36%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (18.18%) Juniper
9 2 (18.18%) Internet
9 2 (18.18%) MPLS
9 2 (18.18%) Cisco
10 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 1 (9.09%) IPv6
10 1 (9.09%) CCIE

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) SDH
1 11 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (90.91%) Ethernet
3 9 (81.82%) DWDM
4 7 (63.64%) OSPF
5 6 (54.55%) SNMP
5 6 (54.55%) RSVP
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) MPLS
7 1 (9.09%) BGP
7 1 (9.09%) BGP-4
7 1 (9.09%) X.21
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) IPsec
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (9.09%) VPLS
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (9.09%) Junos
7 1 (9.09%) HSRP
7 1 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Professional Services Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 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 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 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Facility Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CCNA
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) CCIP
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Brocade
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft