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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 916 965 979
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +14
Permanent jobs citing SONET 21 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.045% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 16
Median salary £50,000 £51,350 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.62% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £43,570 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £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
17671 20049 20487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.23% 18.16% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14669 15886 16267
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 May 2016 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 13 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 5 May 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 +41 21 £50,000 -2.62%
South East +36 16 £50,000 +19.61%
Berkshire - 13 £50,000 -
Newbury - 12 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +22 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +18 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Leeds +11 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Birmingham - 10 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 10 £50,000 -
London +17 5 £45,000 -5.66%
Hampshire +13 3 £40,000 -4.30%
Basingstoke -5 1 £37,500 -10.28%
Reading - 1 - -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 31 (93.94%) Ethernet
2 30 (90.91%) SDH
3 28 (84.85%) MPLS
3 28 (84.85%) Telecoms
4 27 (81.82%) BGP
5 26 (78.79%) OSPF
5 26 (78.79%) TCP/IP
5 26 (78.79%) Juniper
6 22 (66.67%) SS7
6 22 (66.67%) VRRP
6 22 (66.67%) HSRP
7 21 (63.64%) VPN
8 20 (60.61%) ATM
8 20 (60.61%) Frame Relay
8 20 (60.61%) RSVP
9 19 (57.58%) Ericsson
9 19 (57.58%) 3G
9 19 (57.58%) Packet Switching
9 19 (57.58%) 4G
9 19 (57.58%) Network Architecture
9 19 (57.58%) VoLTE
9 19 (57.58%) VoWiFi
9 19 (57.58%) Redback
9 19 (57.58%) Network Design
9 19 (57.58%) GGSN
9 19 (57.58%) SGSN
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco
10 7 (21.21%) CCNP
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (15.15%) CCNA

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 (3.03%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 31 (93.94%) Ethernet
2 30 (90.91%) SDH
3 28 (84.85%) MPLS
4 27 (81.82%) BGP
5 26 (78.79%) OSPF
5 26 (78.79%) TCP/IP
6 22 (66.67%) HSRP
6 22 (66.67%) SS7
6 22 (66.67%) VRRP
7 21 (63.64%) VPN
8 20 (60.61%) ATM
8 20 (60.61%) Frame Relay
8 20 (60.61%) RSVP
9 19 (57.58%) 3G
9 19 (57.58%) 4G
9 19 (57.58%) GGSN
9 19 (57.58%) Packet Switching
9 19 (57.58%) SGSN
9 19 (57.58%) VoLTE
9 19 (57.58%) VoWiFi
General
1 28 (84.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Design Engineer
1 19 (57.58%) Ericsson Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Account Director
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) IP Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Provisioning Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Electrical Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Mechanical Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.03%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Network Architecture
1 19 (57.58%) Network Design
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) DNA
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Service Design
4 2 (6.06%) Low Latency
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Proprietary Trading
4 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Coaching
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) Line Management
5 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) CCNP
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.15%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) CCIE
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CCIP
4 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) Juniper
2 19 (57.58%) Ericsson
2 19 (57.58%) Redback
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (12.12%) Ciena
4 4 (12.12%) Huawei
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (6.06%) F5
6 2 (6.06%) Foundry
7 1 (3.03%) Brocade
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) IronPort
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp