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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 891 909 872
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -37
Permanent jobs citing SONET 4 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.021% 0.083% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 8
Average salary - £39,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.04%
UK excluding London average salary - £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.59%

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
18612 20378 20337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15172 16298 16504
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 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 6 July 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
London +17 4 - -
England +8 4 - -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (93.75%) Ethernet
2 14 (87.50%) SDH
3 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
4 11 (68.75%) OSPF
4 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
5 10 (62.50%) DWDM
5 10 (62.50%) CCNA
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (50.00%) RSVP
7 7 (43.75%) CCNP
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco
7 7 (43.75%) Network Management
8 6 (37.50%) MPLS
8 6 (37.50%) SNMP
8 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (37.50%) Degree
9 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
9 5 (31.25%) Logistics
9 5 (31.25%) Tandem
9 5 (31.25%) BGP
9 5 (31.25%) XML
9 5 (31.25%) CORBA
9 5 (31.25%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (31.25%) Marketing
9 5 (31.25%) Business Development
10 4 (25.00%) Juniper
10 4 (25.00%) Internet
11 3 (18.75%) VLAN
11 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS

SONET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Ethernet
2 14 (87.50%) SDH
3 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
4 11 (68.75%) OSPF
5 10 (62.50%) DWDM
6 8 (50.00%) RSVP
7 6 (37.50%) MPLS
7 6 (37.50%) SNMP
8 5 (31.25%) BGP
8 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (25.00%) Internet
10 3 (18.75%) HSRP
10 3 (18.75%) IPv6
10 3 (18.75%) VLAN
10 3 (18.75%) VPLS
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (12.50%) Network Security
11 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
11 2 (12.50%) Multicast
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Professional Services Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
1 5 (31.25%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Tandem
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Procure-to-pay
2 5 (31.25%) Logistics
2 5 (31.25%) Business Development
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) DNA
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Facility Management
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CCNA
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) CCIP
5 2 (12.50%) MCSA
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
6 1 (6.25%) CCIE
6 1 (6.25%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade
5 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent