The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 626 595 640
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +45
Permanent jobs citing SONET 3 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.006% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.039% 0.027% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Average salary £75,000 £35,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+114.28% -39.13%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -19.54%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7684 7464 8407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.15% 16.88% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6383 6126 7138
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SONET
England

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 22 July 2014.

SONET Salary Histogram in London

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (100.00%) SDH
1 8 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (100.00%) DWDM
2 7 (87.50%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Juniper
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Nortel
4 5 (62.50%) RIP
4 5 (62.50%) IGMP
4 5 (62.50%) BIG-IP
4 5 (62.50%) Time Management
4 5 (62.50%) F5
4 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (62.50%) Low Latency
4 5 (62.50%) Multicast
5 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP
5 2 (25.00%) FWSM
5 2 (25.00%) Junos
5 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) SDH
1 8 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (100.00%) DWDM
2 7 (87.50%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) RIP
3 5 (62.50%) IGMP
3 5 (62.50%) BIG-IP
3 5 (62.50%) Multicast
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) Junos
4 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Time Management
1 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 5 (62.50%) Low Latency
2 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (25.00%) JNCIE
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCIE
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) Juniper
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Nortel
2 5 (62.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Foundry
4 1 (12.50%) VMware