The table below looks at the statistics for SONET skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 434 424 443
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Permanent jobs citing SONET 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.019% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.084% 0.067% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -31.36%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4771 4476 5383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.15% 21.14% 23.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3548 3452 4516
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SONET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SONET across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SONET Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SONET
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SONET across the South East region.

SONET Salary Trend in the South East

SONET
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SONET within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -19 3 £40,000 -
Surrey - 1 £31,500 -
SONET
England

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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%) Cisco
2 15 (93.75%) Telecoms
3 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (87.50%) IPv6
3 14 (87.50%) Juniper
3 14 (87.50%) Internet
3 14 (87.50%) MPLS
3 14 (87.50%) OSPF
3 14 (87.50%) BGP
4 12 (75.00%) Ethernet
4 12 (75.00%) VPLS
5 10 (62.50%) Load Balancing
6 9 (56.25%) Service Delivery
7 8 (50.00%) RSVP
7 8 (50.00%) VLAN
7 8 (50.00%) HSRP
8 4 (25.00%) Line Management
9 3 (18.75%) HND
10 2 (12.50%) DNA
10 2 (12.50%) CCNP
10 2 (12.50%) CCNA
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (12.50%) DWDM
10 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
10 2 (12.50%) Huawei
11 1 (6.25%) SMS
11 1 (6.25%) Remedy
11 1 (6.25%) Ciena

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) SDH
2 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 14 (87.50%) IPv6
2 14 (87.50%) Internet
2 14 (87.50%) MPLS
2 14 (87.50%) OSPF
2 14 (87.50%) BGP
3 12 (75.00%) VPLS
3 12 (75.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (50.00%) HSRP
4 8 (50.00%) RSVP
4 8 (50.00%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) DWDM
6 1 (6.25%) SMS
General
1 15 (93.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 9 (56.25%) Service Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) DNA
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) HND
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 14 (87.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (12.50%) Huawei
4 1 (6.25%) Ciena
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy