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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 864 871 851
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing SONET 9 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.048% 0.090% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 12
Average salary £37,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £36,000 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £42,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.44%

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
18900 17855 20698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.02% 16.90% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15127 14032 16850
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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
Top 9 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 5 March 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
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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 -5 9 £37,000 -3.89% 1
London - 5 £37,500 - 1
South East -31 4 £31,500 -18.18%
Surrey - 2 £31,500 -
Docklands, London - 2 £40,100 -
Basingstoke 0 1 - -
Hampshire -32 1 - -
Reading - 1 £37,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £37,000 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (88.24%) SDH
1 15 (88.24%) Ethernet
2 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
3 11 (64.71%) DWDM
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 9 (52.94%) OSPF
5 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
6 7 (41.18%) MPLS
7 6 (35.29%) Internet
7 6 (35.29%) IPv6
7 6 (35.29%) BGP
7 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (29.41%) RSVP
8 5 (29.41%) Huawei
8 5 (29.41%) Juniper
8 5 (29.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (29.41%) DNA
9 4 (23.53%) CCNA
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (23.53%) CCNP
9 4 (23.53%) Degree
9 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
10 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (17.65%) VPLS
10 3 (17.65%) JNCIA
10 3 (17.65%) VLAN
10 3 (17.65%) Remedy
10 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 3 (17.65%) MS Visio

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) SDH
1 15 (88.24%) Ethernet
2 11 (64.71%) DWDM
3 9 (52.94%) OSPF
4 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 7 (41.18%) MPLS
6 6 (35.29%) Internet
6 6 (35.29%) IPv6
6 6 (35.29%) BGP
7 5 (29.41%) RSVP
8 3 (17.65%) VPLS
8 3 (17.65%) VLAN
8 3 (17.65%) SNMP
8 3 (17.65%) HSRP
9 2 (11.76%) SMS
9 2 (11.76%) VPN
9 2 (11.76%) DNS
9 2 (11.76%) Firewall
9 2 (11.76%) Wireless
10 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Professional Services Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CORBA
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
2 5 (29.41%) DNA
3 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Development
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 1 (5.88%) Facility Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNA
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) CCNP
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) JNCIA
2 3 (17.65%) HND
3 2 (11.76%) CFA
4 1 (5.88%) CCIP
4 1 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Huawei
2 5 (29.41%) Juniper
2 5 (29.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (17.65%) Remedy
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Ciena
4 1 (5.88%) Brocade
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