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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Rank 901 952 953
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +1
Permanent jobs citing SONET 22 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.047% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 17
Median salary £50,000 £51,350 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.62% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,570 £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £55,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +39.24%

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
16860 19137 20239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.16% 17.87% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13984 15332 16204
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 26 May 2016 within the UK.

SONET Salary Histogram in the UK

SONET
Top 13 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 26 May 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 +39 22 £50,000 -2.62%
South East +37 14 £50,000 +19.61%
Berkshire - 10 £50,000 -
Newbury - 9 £50,000 -
London +26 8 £122,500 +156.81%
West Yorkshire +16 7 £50,000 -9.09%
Leeds +15 7 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +8 7 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands - 7 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 7 £50,000 -
Hampshire +13 4 £40,000 -4.30%
Basingstoke -8 1 £40,000 -4.30%
Reading - 1 - -

SONET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 33 (91.67%) SDH
1 33 (91.67%) Ethernet
1 33 (91.67%) MPLS
2 29 (80.56%) BGP
3 28 (77.78%) Telecoms
3 28 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 28 (77.78%) Juniper
4 27 (75.00%) OSPF
5 23 (63.89%) HSRP
6 22 (61.11%) SS7
6 22 (61.11%) VRRP
7 21 (58.33%) RSVP
7 21 (58.33%) VPN
8 20 (55.56%) ATM
8 20 (55.56%) Frame Relay
9 19 (52.78%) Ericsson
9 19 (52.78%) 3G
9 19 (52.78%) Packet Switching
9 19 (52.78%) VoLTE
9 19 (52.78%) Network Architecture
9 19 (52.78%) 4G
9 19 (52.78%) VoWiFi
9 19 (52.78%) Redback
9 19 (52.78%) Network Design
9 19 (52.78%) GGSN
9 19 (52.78%) SGSN
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco
10 9 (25.00%) CCNP
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (19.44%) CCNA

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 (2.78%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 33 (91.67%) Ethernet
1 33 (91.67%) MPLS
1 33 (91.67%) SDH
2 29 (80.56%) BGP
3 28 (77.78%) TCP/IP
4 27 (75.00%) OSPF
5 23 (63.89%) HSRP
6 22 (61.11%) SS7
6 22 (61.11%) VRRP
7 21 (58.33%) RSVP
7 21 (58.33%) VPN
8 20 (55.56%) ATM
8 20 (55.56%) Frame Relay
9 19 (52.78%) 3G
9 19 (52.78%) 4G
9 19 (52.78%) GGSN
9 19 (52.78%) Packet Switching
9 19 (52.78%) SGSN
9 19 (52.78%) VoLTE
9 19 (52.78%) VoWiFi
General
1 28 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Design Engineer
1 19 (52.78%) Ericsson Engineer
2 17 (47.22%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Account Director
3 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) IP Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Provisioning Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Electrical Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.56%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Hedge funds
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Network Architecture
1 19 (52.78%) Network Design
2 5 (13.89%) Low Latency
2 5 (13.89%) Proprietary Trading
2 5 (13.89%) Service Design
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) CRM
5 2 (5.56%) DNA
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Process Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.78%) Coaching
6 1 (2.78%) Facilities Management
6 1 (2.78%) Line Management
6 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) CCNP
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) CCIE
3 2 (5.56%) CCIP
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Juniper
2 19 (52.78%) Ericsson
2 19 (52.78%) Redback
3 9 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (5.56%) Ciena
5 2 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.56%) F5
5 2 (5.56%) Foundry
5 2 (5.56%) Huawei
6 1 (2.78%) Brocade
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) IronPort
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp