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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 626 664 618
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -46
Permanent jobs citing SONET 10 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.023% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.025% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £38,000 £70,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £66,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £74,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.85%
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
6892 7908 7570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.58% 16.43% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5845 6565 6218
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 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 16 (100.00%) SDH
2 15 (93.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (87.50%) DWDM
4 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (62.50%) Ethernet
6 9 (56.25%) CCNA
7 8 (50.00%) Juniper
7 8 (50.00%) Degree
8 7 (43.75%) OSPF
9 6 (37.50%) SNMP
9 6 (37.50%) RSVP
9 6 (37.50%) Internet
10 5 (31.25%) Procure-to-pay
10 5 (31.25%) Marketing
10 5 (31.25%) Business Development
10 5 (31.25%) Tandem
10 5 (31.25%) Logistics
10 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
10 5 (31.25%) Network Management
10 5 (31.25%) Validation
10 5 (31.25%) Project Management
10 5 (31.25%) XML
10 5 (31.25%) CORBA
10 5 (31.25%) CCIE
10 5 (31.25%) CCNP
11 3 (18.75%) Cisco
11 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (12.50%) MPLS

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) SDH
2 15 (93.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (87.50%) DWDM
4 10 (62.50%) Ethernet
5 7 (43.75%) OSPF
6 6 (37.50%) SNMP
6 6 (37.50%) Internet
6 6 (37.50%) RSVP
7 2 (12.50%) MPLS
8 1 (6.25%) BGP
8 1 (6.25%) BGP-4
8 1 (6.25%) X.21
8 1 (6.25%) Firewall
8 1 (6.25%) IPsec
8 1 (6.25%) VLAN
8 1 (6.25%) VPLS
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (6.25%) Junos
8 1 (6.25%) HSRP
8 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Professional Services Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
1 5 (31.25%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Tandem
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
1 5 (31.25%) Validation
1 5 (31.25%) Logistics
1 5 (31.25%) Business Development
1 5 (31.25%) Network Management
1 5 (31.25%) Procure-to-pay
2 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Facility Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) CCNA
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) CCIE
4 5 (31.25%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (6.25%) Huawei
3 1 (6.25%) Brocade