The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 904 830 891
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +61
Permanent jobs citing SONET 15 44 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.040% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.20% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 13 35 13
Average salary £39,500 £36,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.72% -34.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £34,400 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,400 £38,500 £89,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -34.54%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20417 22115 22353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 19.89% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16165 17802 18660
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,500 £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 17 April 2014 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 8 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 15 £39,500 +9.72% 1
Hampshire -20 10 £39,000 +8.33%
South East -22 10 £39,000 +8.33%
Basingstoke 0 9 £39,500 +9.72%
London -67 3 £85,000 +136.11%
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
City of London -34 1 £37,000 +2.77%

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (89.19%) SDH
2 29 (78.38%) Ethernet
2 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
3 27 (72.97%) OSPF
3 27 (72.97%) TCP/IP
4 25 (67.57%) Cisco
4 25 (67.57%) Juniper
4 25 (67.57%) BGP
4 25 (67.57%) MPLS
5 23 (62.16%) VPLS
6 19 (51.35%) VLAN
6 19 (51.35%) Internet
6 19 (51.35%) IPv6
7 17 (45.95%) HSRP
8 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (35.14%) RSVP
10 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
10 12 (32.43%) DWDM
11 11 (29.73%) Load Balancing
12 10 (27.03%) CCNA
13 8 (21.62%) CCNP
13 8 (21.62%) RIP
13 8 (21.62%) JNCIA
14 6 (16.22%) Huawei
14 6 (16.22%) Firewall
14 6 (16.22%) IPsec
14 6 (16.22%) Wireless
14 6 (16.22%) VPN
14 6 (16.22%) LAN
14 6 (16.22%) WAN

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) SDH
2 29 (78.38%) Ethernet
3 27 (72.97%) TCP/IP
3 27 (72.97%) OSPF
4 25 (67.57%) BGP
4 25 (67.57%) MPLS
5 23 (62.16%) VPLS
6 19 (51.35%) VLAN
6 19 (51.35%) IPv6
6 19 (51.35%) Internet
7 17 (45.95%) HSRP
8 13 (35.14%) RSVP
9 12 (32.43%) DWDM
10 8 (21.62%) RIP
11 6 (16.22%) VPN
11 6 (16.22%) LAN
11 6 (16.22%) WAN
11 6 (16.22%) Firewall
11 6 (16.22%) Wireless
11 6 (16.22%) IPsec
General
1 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) IP Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior IP Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
2 11 (29.73%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.81%) DNA
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.03%) CCNA
3 8 (21.62%) JNCIA
3 8 (21.62%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) HND
5 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.41%) CCIE
6 2 (5.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco
1 25 (67.57%) Juniper
2 6 (16.22%) Huawei
3 4 (10.81%) Barracuda Networks
3 4 (10.81%) Aruba
3 4 (10.81%) Nokia
3 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) Nortel
5 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
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