The first table below looks at the demand for SONET skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 877 876 867
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing SONET 16 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.080% 0.020% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 8
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -30.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £40,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £39,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -19.54%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20015 19796 20989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.38% 18.20% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16051 15967 17346
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SONET
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SONET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SONET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SONET within the UK.

SONET Salary Trend in the UK

SONET
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SONET over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SONET within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 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
England -17 16 £39,500 +12.85%
Basingstoke +16 13 £39,500 +12.85%
South East +9 13 £39,500 +12.85%
Hampshire +3 13 £39,500 +12.85%
London -31 3 £75,000 +114.28%

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 34 (100.00%) SDH
2 33 (97.06%) TCP/IP
2 33 (97.06%) OSPF
3 31 (91.18%) BGP
3 31 (91.18%) MPLS
3 31 (91.18%) Cisco
3 31 (91.18%) Juniper
4 26 (76.47%) Internet
5 25 (73.53%) Telecoms
6 24 (70.59%) VPLS
6 24 (70.59%) IPv6
7 23 (67.65%) Ethernet
8 17 (50.00%) VLAN
8 17 (50.00%) Load Balancing
9 15 (44.12%) HSRP
10 13 (38.24%) RSVP
11 12 (35.29%) Service Delivery
12 8 (23.53%) DWDM
12 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (20.59%) CCNP
13 7 (20.59%) RIP
13 7 (20.59%) WAN
13 7 (20.59%) UNIX
13 7 (20.59%) Firewall
14 6 (17.65%) Linux
14 6 (17.65%) CCNA
15 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
15 5 (14.71%) Nortel
15 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 5 (14.71%) BIG-IP

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 (14.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 34 (100.00%) SDH
2 33 (97.06%) TCP/IP
2 33 (97.06%) OSPF
3 31 (91.18%) BGP
3 31 (91.18%) MPLS
4 26 (76.47%) Internet
5 24 (70.59%) VPLS
5 24 (70.59%) IPv6
6 23 (67.65%) Ethernet
7 17 (50.00%) VLAN
8 15 (44.12%) HSRP
9 13 (38.24%) RSVP
10 8 (23.53%) DWDM
11 7 (20.59%) RIP
11 7 (20.59%) WAN
11 7 (20.59%) Firewall
12 5 (14.71%) BIG-IP
12 5 (14.71%) IGMP
12 5 (14.71%) Multicast
13 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
General
1 25 (73.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Network Engineer
2 1 (2.94%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) SCADA
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) UNIX
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (35.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.71%) Low Latency
3 5 (14.71%) Time Management
3 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) CCNP
3 6 (17.65%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) JNCIA
4 4 (11.76%) CISSP
4 4 (11.76%) CCIE
5 3 (8.82%) HND
5 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.88%) JNCIE
6 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) Cisco
1 31 (91.18%) Juniper
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Nortel
2 5 (14.71%) F5
3 2 (5.88%) Foundry
4 1 (2.94%) VMware