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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 887 923 950
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +27
Permanent jobs citing SONET 9 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.056% 0.10% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 19
Median salary £122,500 £37,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+231.08% -13.45%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.11%

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
16175 17956 20664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.59% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13248 14921 16282
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
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 27 September 2016 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 4 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 27 September 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 +42 9 £122,500 +231.08%
London +37 8 £122,500 +231.08%
South East +30 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire +3 1 £40,000 +14.28%

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 37 (100.00%) SDH
2 36 (97.30%) MPLS
3 33 (89.19%) Ethernet
4 21 (56.76%) Finance
4 21 (56.76%) Hedge funds
4 21 (56.76%) Low Latency
4 21 (56.76%) Proprietary Trading
4 21 (56.76%) Resource Allocation
5 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
5 16 (43.24%) TCP/IP
6 15 (40.54%) BGP
7 13 (35.14%) Juniper
8 11 (29.73%) OSPF
9 9 (24.32%) RSVP
9 9 (24.32%) HSRP
10 8 (21.62%) SS7
10 8 (21.62%) CCNA
10 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (21.62%) Cisco
10 8 (21.62%) CCNP
10 8 (21.62%) Service Design
11 5 (13.51%) VoWiFi
11 5 (13.51%) VPN
11 5 (13.51%) ATM
11 5 (13.51%) Packet Switching
11 5 (13.51%) VRRP
11 5 (13.51%) 3G
11 5 (13.51%) Ericsson
11 5 (13.51%) VoLTE
11 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture

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 (2.70%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) SDH
2 36 (97.30%) MPLS
3 33 (89.19%) Ethernet
4 16 (43.24%) TCP/IP
5 15 (40.54%) BGP
6 11 (29.73%) OSPF
7 9 (24.32%) HSRP
7 9 (24.32%) RSVP
8 8 (21.62%) SS7
9 5 (13.51%) 3G
9 5 (13.51%) 4G
9 5 (13.51%) ATM
9 5 (13.51%) Frame Relay
9 5 (13.51%) GGSN
9 5 (13.51%) Packet Switching
9 5 (13.51%) SGSN
9 5 (13.51%) VoLTE
9 5 (13.51%) VoWiFi
9 5 (13.51%) VPN
9 5 (13.51%) VRRP
General
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Account Director
2 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Ericsson Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Mechanical Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Electrical Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior IP Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) Hedge funds
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Low Latency
1 21 (56.76%) Proprietary Trading
1 21 (56.76%) Resource Allocation
2 8 (21.62%) Service Design
3 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
3 5 (13.51%) Network Design
4 4 (10.81%) CRM
4 4 (10.81%) Process Management
4 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) DNA
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.70%) Coaching
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) CCNA
1 8 (21.62%) CCNP
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCIP
2 4 (10.81%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Juniper
2 8 (21.62%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) Ericsson
3 5 (13.51%) Redback
4 2 (5.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (5.41%) Ciena
4 2 (5.41%) Huawei
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