The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SONET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SONET over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 907 959
Rank change year-on-year +42 +52  
Permanent jobs citing SONET 9 28 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.028% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% 0.17% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 2
Median salary £35,530 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.94% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,265 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -21.63% -18.18%  

SONET is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14393 16653 18928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.19% 16.92% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11726 13863 15428
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 £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SONET
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SONET as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SONET in the UK

SONET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SONET.

Salary trend for SONET in the UK

SONET
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SONET over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SONET 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 28 June 2017. 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 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
Glasgow - 6 £35,265 -
Scotland - 6 £35,265 -
England +24 3 £75,000 +50.00%
London +19 3 £75,000 -38.77%
Southwark - 2 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 21 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 18 (85.71%) SDH
3 12 (57.14%) DWDM
3 12 (57.14%) Presales
4 10 (47.62%) OSPF
4 10 (47.62%) BGP
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco
5 9 (42.86%) MPLS
6 8 (38.10%) CCNP
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (38.10%) VPLS
6 8 (38.10%) HSRP
6 8 (38.10%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (33.33%) VLAN
7 7 (33.33%) Juniper
8 6 (28.57%) CCNA
8 6 (28.57%) IPv6
8 6 (28.57%) Internet
8 6 (28.57%) RSVP
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 6 (28.57%) RFC 2547
9 5 (23.81%) Service Design
9 5 (23.81%) Process Management
9 5 (23.81%) CCIP
10 4 (19.05%) WAN
11 3 (14.29%) LAN
11 3 (14.29%) DNS
11 3 (14.29%) Firewall
11 3 (14.29%) Management Information System

SONET
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 18 (85.71%) SDH
3 12 (57.14%) DWDM
4 10 (47.62%) BGP
4 10 (47.62%) OSPF
5 9 (42.86%) MPLS
6 8 (38.10%) HSRP
6 8 (38.10%) Spanning Tree
6 8 (38.10%) VPLS
7 7 (33.33%) VLAN
8 6 (28.57%) Internet
8 6 (28.57%) IPv6
8 6 (28.57%) RSVP
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) WAN
10 3 (14.29%) DNS
10 3 (14.29%) Firewall
10 3 (14.29%) IPsec
10 3 (14.29%) LAN
10 3 (14.29%) Multicast
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Consultant
2 11 (52.38%) Solutions Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Presales
2 5 (23.81%) Process Management
2 5 (23.81%) Service Design
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Client Onboarding
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Product Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) CCNP
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) CCIP
4 2 (9.52%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Sun
4 1 (4.76%) Arista
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) F5
4 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia
4 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.76%) VMware