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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 441 452 428
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Permanent jobs citing SONET 11 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 0.019% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.088% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 13
Average salary £50,000 £31,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.73% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £34,250 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+45.98% -11.03%
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
4030 4545 4241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.92% 22.11% 20.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3421 3497 3319
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SONET across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

SONET Salary Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
Berkshire +18 11 £50,000 +35.13%
SONET
England

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 12 (100.00%) Juniper
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) HSRP
2 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) VRRP
3 10 (83.33%) RSVP
3 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 10 (83.33%) SDH
3 10 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (83.33%) MPLS
4 9 (75.00%) Redback
4 9 (75.00%) Network Design
4 9 (75.00%) Frame Relay
4 9 (75.00%) VoLTE
4 9 (75.00%) VoWiFi
4 9 (75.00%) GGSN
4 9 (75.00%) SGSN
4 9 (75.00%) Network Architecture
4 9 (75.00%) 4G
4 9 (75.00%) VPN
4 9 (75.00%) ATM
4 9 (75.00%) Packet Switching
4 9 (75.00%) SS7
4 9 (75.00%) Ericsson
4 9 (75.00%) 3G
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco

SONET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 12 (100.00%) HSRP
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
2 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) VRRP
3 10 (83.33%) MPLS
3 10 (83.33%) RSVP
3 10 (83.33%) SDH
3 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
4 9 (75.00%) 3G
4 9 (75.00%) 4G
4 9 (75.00%) ATM
4 9 (75.00%) Frame Relay
4 9 (75.00%) GGSN
4 9 (75.00%) Packet Switching
4 9 (75.00%) SGSN
4 9 (75.00%) SS7
4 9 (75.00%) VoLTE
4 9 (75.00%) VoWiFi
4 9 (75.00%) VPN
General
1 10 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Design Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Ericsson Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Network Architecture
1 9 (75.00%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Process Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) CCIP
3 1 (8.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Juniper
2 9 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 9 (75.00%) Redback
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Foundry
4 2 (16.67%) VMware