The table below looks at the statistics 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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 874 889 843
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -46
Permanent jobs citing SONET 9 18 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.090% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 34
Average salary £51,350 £39,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,570 £37,300 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +9.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 2015 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 8 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 May 2015. 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 +26 9 £51,350 +30.00%
London +45 6 £47,700 -43.88%
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Basingstoke +10 1 £41,800 +5.82%
South East -6 1 £41,800 +5.82%
Hampshire -10 1 £41,800 +5.82%

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 14 (82.35%) SDH
3 12 (70.59%) OSPF
4 11 (64.71%) DWDM
4 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco
6 8 (47.06%) RSVP
7 7 (41.18%) MPLS
7 7 (41.18%) Network Management
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (35.29%) BGP
8 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (35.29%) SNMP
8 6 (35.29%) CCNA
9 5 (29.41%) XML
9 5 (29.41%) CORBA
9 5 (29.41%) DNA
9 5 (29.41%) Huawei
9 5 (29.41%) Logistics
9 5 (29.41%) Tandem
9 5 (29.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (29.41%) Marketing
9 5 (29.41%) Business Development
9 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
9 5 (29.41%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (29.41%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (23.53%) Internet
10 4 (23.53%) IPv6
10 4 (23.53%) CCNP

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 14 (82.35%) SDH
3 12 (70.59%) OSPF
4 11 (64.71%) DWDM
5 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
6 8 (47.06%) RSVP
7 7 (41.18%) MPLS
8 6 (35.29%) BGP
8 6 (35.29%) SNMP
9 5 (29.41%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (23.53%) Internet
10 4 (23.53%) IPv6
11 3 (17.65%) VoIP
11 3 (17.65%) 802.11
11 3 (17.65%) Wireless
11 3 (17.65%) VLAN
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (17.65%) VPLS
11 3 (17.65%) HSRP
12 2 (11.76%) Multicast
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Professional Services Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
1 5 (29.41%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Tandem
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Network Management
2 5 (29.41%) DNA
2 5 (29.41%) Logistics
2 5 (29.41%) Business Development
2 5 (29.41%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Facility Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (35.29%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCIP
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) HNC
5 1 (5.88%) HND
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Huawei
2 5 (29.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Remedy
3 3 (17.65%) Ciena
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade