The table below looks at the statistics for Software-Defined Networking skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software-Defined Networking
Rank 878 892 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 19 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.006% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.037% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 0
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £92,500 £52,500 -
% change year-on-year
+76.19% -

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
20215 18714 21979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.16% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16048 15086 17947
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software-Defined Networking
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Software-Defined Networking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Trend in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -5 19 £60,000 +14.28%
Berkshire +24 12 £53,050 +1.04%
South East -1 12 £53,050 +1.04%
Reading -3 11 - -
London +17 4 £60,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £53,050 -

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 23 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 18 (58.06%) IPv6
3 16 (51.61%) 3GPP
3 16 (51.61%) Economics
3 16 (51.61%) SWOT Analysis
3 16 (51.61%) Network Security
3 16 (51.61%) LTE
3 16 (51.61%) Network Architecture
4 13 (41.94%) Marketing
5 12 (38.71%) MPLS
6 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) Network Design
7 6 (19.35%) JNCIE
7 6 (19.35%) RESTful
7 6 (19.35%) Firewall
7 6 (19.35%) BGP
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 6 (19.35%) Web Services
7 6 (19.35%) CCIE
7 6 (19.35%) CCNP
7 6 (19.35%) CCDP
7 6 (19.35%) WAN
7 6 (19.35%) CISSP
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (16.13%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) OSPF
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco
9 4 (12.90%) Java
9 4 (12.90%) JavaScript

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) IPv6
2 16 (51.61%) 3GPP
2 16 (51.61%) Network Security
2 16 (51.61%) LTE
3 12 (38.71%) MPLS
4 6 (19.35%) BGP
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
4 6 (19.35%) WAN
5 5 (16.13%) Internet
6 4 (12.90%) OSPF
7 3 (9.68%) VPLS
7 3 (9.68%) SNMP
7 3 (9.68%) VPN
7 3 (9.68%) SSL
7 3 (9.68%) WAAS
7 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.45%) DWDM
9 1 (3.23%) NGN
9 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
1 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) MariaDB
2 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
1 3 (9.68%) Maven
General
1 23 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 13 (41.94%) Marketing
3 7 (22.58%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Architect
2 19 (61.29%) Network Architect
3 16 (51.61%) Security Architect
3 16 (51.61%) Network Security Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Web Applications Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Operator
5 3 (9.68%) Network Technical Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Web Services
1 6 (19.35%) RESTful
2 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
2 3 (9.68%) JPA
2 3 (9.68%) Apache OpenJPA
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Economics
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) SWOT Analysis
1 16 (51.61%) Network Architecture
2 7 (22.58%) Network Design
3 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) OO
4 3 (9.68%) OOD
4 3 (9.68%) Software Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Use Case
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Analytics
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
1 4 (12.90%) Perl
1 4 (12.90%) Python
1 4 (12.90%) Ruby
2 2 (6.45%) Lisp
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) CCIE
1 6 (19.35%) CCNP
1 6 (19.35%) CCDP
1 6 (19.35%) CISSP
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (19.35%) JNCIE
2 3 (9.68%) MBA
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) HNC
4 1 (3.23%) PhD
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCIA
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.68%) CFEngine
3 1 (3.23%) WMI
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco
2 3 (9.68%) CA
2 3 (9.68%) NetScout
2 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
2 3 (9.68%) F5
2 3 (9.68%) Nimsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Ipanema Technologies
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint