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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 883 868 894
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Permanent jobs citing SONET 19 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.043% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 7
Average salary £42,750 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £39,400 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £34,250 -
% change year-on-year
+18.97% -

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 10 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 19 September 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 -8 19 £42,750 +22.14%
South East -8 12 £39,500 +15.32%
Hampshire -2 11 £39,500 +15.32%
Basingstoke +7 10 £39,500 +17.91%
London -24 6 £77,500 +93.75%
Berkshire - 2 £43,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £45,000 -
Reading - 1 £45,000 -
Warrington - 1 £45,000 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (97.30%) MPLS
2 33 (89.19%) OSPF
2 33 (89.19%) BGP
2 33 (89.19%) SDH
2 33 (89.19%) TCP/IP
2 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 33 (89.19%) Juniper
3 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
4 28 (75.68%) Internet
5 25 (67.57%) IPv6
5 25 (67.57%) Ethernet
6 22 (59.46%) VPLS
7 20 (54.05%) Load Balancing
8 13 (35.14%) VLAN
8 13 (35.14%) HSRP
9 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
9 12 (32.43%) DWDM
10 10 (27.03%) RSVP
11 8 (21.62%) Firewall
11 8 (21.62%) WAN
11 8 (21.62%) UNIX
12 7 (18.92%) Linux
12 7 (18.92%) Wireless
13 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
13 6 (16.22%) Degree
13 6 (16.22%) VPN
13 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (16.22%) CCNP
13 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
14 5 (13.51%) Multicast

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) MPLS
2 33 (89.19%) OSPF
2 33 (89.19%) BGP
2 33 (89.19%) SDH
2 33 (89.19%) TCP/IP
3 28 (75.68%) Internet
4 25 (67.57%) IPv6
4 25 (67.57%) Ethernet
5 22 (59.46%) VPLS
6 13 (35.14%) VLAN
6 13 (35.14%) HSRP
7 12 (32.43%) DWDM
8 10 (27.03%) RSVP
9 8 (21.62%) Firewall
9 8 (21.62%) WAN
10 7 (18.92%) Wireless
11 6 (16.22%) VPN
12 5 (13.51%) RIP
12 5 (13.51%) IGMP
12 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
General
1 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Network Engineer
2 1 (2.70%) Provisioning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Load Balancing
2 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
3 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.51%) Network Management
4 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) Low Latency
4 5 (13.51%) Time Management
5 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Network Design
7 2 (5.41%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) CCNP
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) JNCIA
2 3 (8.11%) JNCIP
2 3 (8.11%) JNCIE
2 3 (8.11%) CCNA
2 3 (8.11%) CISSP
2 3 (8.11%) HND
2 3 (8.11%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Cisco
1 33 (89.19%) Juniper
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Nortel
2 5 (13.51%) F5
3 3 (8.11%) Foundry
4 2 (5.41%) VMware