Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1174 1210 1272
Rank change year-on-year +36 +62 +24
Permanent jobs citing SONET 15 27 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.053% 0.084% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 14
UK median annual salary £39,000 £122,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -68.16% +231.08% -11.90%
10th Percentile £32,000 £40,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £146,250 £38,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -11.39%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SONET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SONET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 14 £39,500 -67.76%
London +3 10 £39,000 -68.16%
UK excluding London +37 5 £39,250 -1.88%
South East +29 4 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 15 (100.00%) SDH
2 14 (93.33%) Ethernet
3 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco
4 9 (60.00%) Juniper
5 8 (53.33%) DWDM
6 7 (46.67%) MPLS
6 7 (46.67%) OSPF
6 7 (46.67%) BGP
6 7 (46.67%) VLAN
6 7 (46.67%) CCNA
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) IPv6
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (46.67%) HSRP
6 7 (46.67%) Spanning Tree
7 6 (40.00%) RFC 2547
7 6 (40.00%) Internet
7 6 (40.00%) VPLS
7 6 (40.00%) RSVP
8 5 (33.33%) Process Management
8 5 (33.33%) CRM
8 5 (33.33%) CCIP
8 5 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (26.67%) DNA
9 4 (26.67%) Huawei
9 4 (26.67%) Ciena
9 4 (26.67%) Performance Measurement
10 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) SDH
2 14 (93.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (53.33%) DWDM
4 7 (46.67%) BGP
4 7 (46.67%) HSRP
4 7 (46.67%) IPv6
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) OSPF
4 7 (46.67%) Spanning Tree
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) VLAN
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) RSVP
5 6 (40.00%) VPLS
General
1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Provisioner
3 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) RFC 2547
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) CRM
1 5 (33.33%) Process Management
2 4 (26.67%) DNA
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Measurement
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (13.33%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNA
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCIP
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
1 9 (60.00%) Juniper
2 5 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (26.67%) Ciena
3 4 (26.67%) Huawei
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia