The table below looks at the statistics for SONET skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 896 971 986
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +15
Permanent jobs citing SONET 28 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.005% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.026% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 28 2 17
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +39.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £55,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +39.24%

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
16560 19249 20943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.37% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13773 15691 16702
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SONET
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SONET as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SONET within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +64 28 £50,000 -9.09%
London +46 16 £122,500 -
South East - 12 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 7 £40,000 -
Newbury - 5 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 5 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +28 3 £50,000 -9.09%
West Yorkshire +18 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Leeds +17 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing SONET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SONET.

1 45 (95.74%) SDH
1 45 (95.74%) MPLS
2 42 (89.36%) Ethernet
3 32 (68.09%) TCP/IP
3 32 (68.09%) Telecoms
3 32 (68.09%) BGP
4 31 (65.96%) Juniper
5 28 (59.57%) OSPF
6 24 (51.06%) HSRP
7 23 (48.94%) RSVP
8 21 (44.68%) SS7
9 20 (42.55%) VRRP
9 20 (42.55%) VPN
10 19 (40.43%) ATM
10 19 (40.43%) Frame Relay
11 18 (38.30%) Ericsson
11 18 (38.30%) 3G
11 18 (38.30%) Packet Switching
11 18 (38.30%) Network Architecture
11 18 (38.30%) VoLTE
11 18 (38.30%) 4G
11 18 (38.30%) VoWiFi
11 18 (38.30%) Redback
11 18 (38.30%) Network Design
11 18 (38.30%) GGSN
11 18 (38.30%) SGSN
12 13 (27.66%) Proprietary Trading
12 13 (27.66%) Hedge funds
12 13 (27.66%) Low Latency
12 13 (27.66%) Cisco

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.13%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 45 (95.74%) MPLS
1 45 (95.74%) SDH
2 42 (89.36%) Ethernet
3 32 (68.09%) BGP
3 32 (68.09%) TCP/IP
4 28 (59.57%) OSPF
5 24 (51.06%) HSRP
6 23 (48.94%) RSVP
7 21 (44.68%) SS7
8 20 (42.55%) VPN
8 20 (42.55%) VRRP
9 19 (40.43%) ATM
9 19 (40.43%) Frame Relay
10 18 (38.30%) 3G
10 18 (38.30%) 4G
10 18 (38.30%) GGSN
10 18 (38.30%) Packet Switching
10 18 (38.30%) SGSN
10 18 (38.30%) VoLTE
10 18 (38.30%) VoWiFi
General
1 32 (68.09%) Telecoms
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Design Engineer
1 18 (38.30%) Ericsson Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Implementation Engineer
3 13 (27.66%) Account Director
4 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Architect
5 2 (4.26%) IP Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Electrical Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior IP Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) RFC 2547
2 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Hedge funds
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Network Architecture
1 18 (38.30%) Network Design
2 13 (27.66%) Low Latency
2 13 (27.66%) Proprietary Trading
3 10 (21.28%) Service Design
4 5 (10.64%) CRM
4 5 (10.64%) Process Management
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) DNA
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Coaching
7 1 (2.13%) Facilities Management
7 1 (2.13%) Line Management
7 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) CCNP
1 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.40%) CCNA
3 5 (10.64%) CCIP
4 4 (8.51%) HNC
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Juniper
2 18 (38.30%) Ericsson
2 18 (38.30%) Redback
3 13 (27.66%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (4.26%) Ciena
4 2 (4.26%) Huawei
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Brocade
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (2.13%) F5
5 1 (2.13%) Foundry
5 1 (2.13%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) IronPort
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp