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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software-Defined Networking
Rank 887 911 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 27 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.008% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.049% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 0
Average salary £46,250 £70,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £53,100 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year
-24.14% -

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
20178 20358 22015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.18% 17.03% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15994 16114 17783
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 13 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 28 April 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
(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 +41 25 £46,250 -33.92%
South East +8 10 £62,800 -10.28%
Berkshire +3 10 £62,800 -10.28%
Reading -6 8 - -
London - 7 £45,000 -
City of London - 4 £50,000 -
South West -5 3 £45,000 -35.71%
Wiltshire - 3 £45,000 -
Swindon - 3 £45,000 -
Derby - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £53,100 -

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 45 (71.43%) HP
2 44 (69.84%) VMware
3 37 (58.73%) Windows
3 37 (58.73%) Cisco
4 33 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (49.21%) Linux
5 31 (49.21%) OpenStack
6 26 (41.27%) Open Source
7 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (34.92%) Citrix
9 21 (33.33%) WAN
10 18 (28.57%) MPLS
11 17 (26.98%) SAN
11 17 (26.98%) Dell
11 17 (26.98%) NetScaler
12 16 (25.40%) Degree
13 15 (23.81%) Banking
13 15 (23.81%) Firewall
13 15 (23.81%) IBM
13 15 (23.81%) ITIL
13 15 (23.81%) IaaS
13 15 (23.81%) OpenShift
14 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (22.22%) NetApp
14 14 (22.22%) Telecoms
15 13 (20.63%) Wireless
16 12 (19.05%) CheckPoint
16 12 (19.05%) EMC
16 12 (19.05%) LAN
16 12 (19.05%) Microsoft

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 31 (49.21%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.81%) IaaS
1 15 (23.81%) OpenShift
2 9 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) WAN
2 18 (28.57%) MPLS
3 17 (26.98%) SAN
3 17 (26.98%) NetScaler
4 15 (23.81%) Firewall
5 13 (20.63%) Wireless
6 12 (19.05%) LAN
7 11 (17.46%) VPN
7 11 (17.46%) OSPF
7 11 (17.46%) BGP
8 9 (14.29%) Internet
9 8 (12.70%) Broadband
10 7 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (11.11%) Network Security
11 6 (9.52%) SNMP
11 6 (9.52%) iSCSI
12 5 (7.94%) VLAN
12 5 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (7.94%) WLAN
12 5 (7.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 15 (23.81%) Banking
2 14 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (14.29%) Marketing
4 5 (7.94%) Retail
5 3 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Architect
2 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Consultant
2 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Principal Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Principal Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Platform Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Principal Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) RESTful
1 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.27%) Open Source
2 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.59%) Economics
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Windows
2 31 (49.21%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) ITIL
3 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.87%) Network Management
5 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
5 8 (12.70%) Network Design
6 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.94%) Change Control
7 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (4.76%) Migration
9 3 (4.76%) Project Management
10 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.17%) Change Management
10 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.17%) Information Security
10 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Degree
2 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.70%) HP MASE
5 7 (11.11%) CCIA
5 7 (11.11%) MCP
5 7 (11.11%) CCIE
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (7.94%) CCNP
6 5 (7.94%) CCNA
7 3 (4.76%) HP ASE
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.17%) MCSE
8 2 (3.17%) MCSA
8 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.17%) MCITP
9 1 (1.59%) VCP5
9 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (19.05%) XenApp
2 12 (19.05%) XenDesktop
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.94%) KVM
5 3 (4.76%) vSphere
5 3 (4.76%) VirtualBox
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) XenMobile
2 6 (9.52%) WMI
3 3 (4.76%) SCCM
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) Nessus
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) HP
2 44 (69.84%) VMware
3 37 (58.73%) Cisco
4 22 (34.92%) Citrix
5 17 (26.98%) Dell
6 15 (23.81%) IBM
7 14 (22.22%) NetApp
8 12 (19.05%) CheckPoint
8 12 (19.05%) EMC
8 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.87%) AppSense
10 9 (14.29%) Juniper
11 7 (11.11%) F5
12 6 (9.52%) ProCurve
13 5 (7.94%) Aruba
13 5 (7.94%) Sourcefire
13 5 (7.94%) Computacenter
13 5 (7.94%) Blue Coat
13 5 (7.94%) Nokia
14 3 (4.76%) Riverbed