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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 901 957 971
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +14
Permanent jobs citing SONET 30 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.007% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.043% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 30 1 16
Median salary £122,500 £37,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+231.08% -6.32%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 - £39,500

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
16619 18727 20342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.95% 16.98% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13833 15361 16237
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 24 July 2016 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 7 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 24 July 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 +71 30 £122,500 +231.08%
London +53 20 £122,500 +231.08%
South East - 10 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 8 £40,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £57,500 -
Newbury - 2 £57,500 -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 49 (98.00%) SDH
1 49 (98.00%) MPLS
2 44 (88.00%) Ethernet
3 29 (58.00%) TCP/IP
3 29 (58.00%) Telecoms
4 28 (56.00%) BGP
5 27 (54.00%) Juniper
6 23 (46.00%) OSPF
7 20 (40.00%) Finance
7 20 (40.00%) Hedge funds
7 20 (40.00%) Low Latency
7 20 (40.00%) Proprietary Trading
8 19 (38.00%) HSRP
8 19 (38.00%) RSVP
9 17 (34.00%) SS7
10 16 (32.00%) VPN
11 15 (30.00%) ATM
11 15 (30.00%) VRRP
11 15 (30.00%) Frame Relay
12 14 (28.00%) 3G
12 14 (28.00%) Packet Switching
12 14 (28.00%) Ericsson
12 14 (28.00%) 4G
12 14 (28.00%) Network Architecture
12 14 (28.00%) Redback
12 14 (28.00%) Network Design
12 14 (28.00%) GGSN
12 14 (28.00%) SGSN
12 14 (28.00%) VoLTE
12 14 (28.00%) VoWiFi

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 (2.00%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 49 (98.00%) MPLS
1 49 (98.00%) SDH
2 44 (88.00%) Ethernet
3 29 (58.00%) TCP/IP
4 28 (56.00%) BGP
5 23 (46.00%) OSPF
6 19 (38.00%) HSRP
6 19 (38.00%) RSVP
7 17 (34.00%) SS7
8 16 (32.00%) VPN
9 15 (30.00%) ATM
9 15 (30.00%) Frame Relay
9 15 (30.00%) VRRP
10 14 (28.00%) 3G
10 14 (28.00%) 4G
10 14 (28.00%) GGSN
10 14 (28.00%) Packet Switching
10 14 (28.00%) SGSN
10 14 (28.00%) VoLTE
10 14 (28.00%) VoWiFi
General
1 29 (58.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Account Director
2 14 (28.00%) Design Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Ericsson Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) IP Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Provisioning Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Transmission Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Electrical Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Mechanical Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Electrical Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Senior IP Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Hedge funds
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Low Latency
1 20 (40.00%) Proprietary Trading
2 14 (28.00%) Network Architecture
2 14 (28.00%) Network Design
3 11 (22.00%) Service Design
4 5 (10.00%) CRM
4 5 (10.00%) Process Management
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) DNA
6 2 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.00%) Coaching
7 1 (2.00%) Facilities Management
7 1 (2.00%) Line Management
7 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) CCNP
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCNA
3 5 (10.00%) CCIP
4 4 (8.00%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Juniper
2 14 (28.00%) Ericsson
2 14 (28.00%) Redback
3 13 (26.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (4.00%) Ciena
4 2 (4.00%) Huawei
5 1 (2.00%) Brocade
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) IronPort
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (2.00%) VMware