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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 888 955 951
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -4
Permanent jobs citing SONET 22 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.014% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.083% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 17
Median salary £122,500 £37,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+231.08% -10.84%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%

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
16448 18009 20907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 16.73% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13612 14924 16541
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 August 2016 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 5 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 30 August 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 22 £122,500 +231.08%
London +46 16 £122,500 +231.08%
South East +28 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -1 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Basingstoke -15 3 £40,000 +14.28%

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 42 (97.67%) SDH
1 42 (97.67%) MPLS
2 37 (86.05%) Ethernet
3 21 (48.84%) TCP/IP
3 21 (48.84%) BGP
3 21 (48.84%) Telecoms
3 21 (48.84%) Finance
3 21 (48.84%) Hedge funds
3 21 (48.84%) Low Latency
3 21 (48.84%) Proprietary Trading
3 21 (48.84%) Resource Allocation
4 19 (44.19%) Juniper
5 15 (34.88%) OSPF
6 12 (27.91%) RSVP
6 12 (27.91%) HSRP
7 11 (25.58%) SS7
7 11 (25.58%) CCNP
7 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (25.58%) Cisco
8 10 (23.26%) CCNA
8 10 (23.26%) Service Design
9 9 (20.93%) VPN
9 9 (20.93%) ATM
9 9 (20.93%) VRRP
9 9 (20.93%) Frame Relay
10 8 (18.60%) Redback
10 8 (18.60%) Network Design
10 8 (18.60%) Packet Switching
10 8 (18.60%) Ericsson
10 8 (18.60%) 3G

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 (2.33%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 42 (97.67%) MPLS
1 42 (97.67%) SDH
2 37 (86.05%) Ethernet
3 21 (48.84%) BGP
3 21 (48.84%) TCP/IP
4 15 (34.88%) OSPF
5 12 (27.91%) HSRP
5 12 (27.91%) RSVP
6 11 (25.58%) SS7
7 9 (20.93%) ATM
7 9 (20.93%) Frame Relay
7 9 (20.93%) VPN
7 9 (20.93%) VRRP
8 8 (18.60%) 3G
8 8 (18.60%) 4G
8 8 (18.60%) GGSN
8 8 (18.60%) Packet Switching
8 8 (18.60%) SGSN
8 8 (18.60%) VoLTE
8 8 (18.60%) VoWiFi
General
1 21 (48.84%) Finance
1 21 (48.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Account Director
2 8 (18.60%) Design Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Ericsson Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) IP Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Mechanical Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Electrical Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior IP Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) Hedge funds
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Low Latency
1 21 (48.84%) Proprietary Trading
1 21 (48.84%) Resource Allocation
2 10 (23.26%) Service Design
3 8 (18.60%) Network Architecture
3 8 (18.60%) Network Design
4 4 (9.30%) CRM
4 4 (9.30%) Process Management
4 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 2 (4.65%) DNA
7 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.33%) Coaching
7 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.33%) Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) CCNP
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNA
3 4 (9.30%) CCIP
3 4 (9.30%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Juniper
2 11 (25.58%) Cisco
3 8 (18.60%) Ericsson
3 8 (18.60%) Redback
4 2 (4.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (4.65%) Ciena
4 2 (4.65%) Huawei
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) IronPort
5 1 (2.33%) NetApp
5 1 (2.33%) VMware