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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software-Defined Networking
Rank 871 918 -
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 21 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.009% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.053% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 0
Average salary £71,250 £43,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.79% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,500 -
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 July 2015 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 11 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 July 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 +30 21 £71,250 +75.92% 8
London +46 17 £72,500 - 3
City of London - 7 £72,500 -
South East -4 1 £42,500 -2.29% 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Addlestone - 1 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 29 (60.42%) Cisco
3 25 (52.08%) WAN
4 24 (50.00%) Firewall
5 23 (47.92%) CheckPoint
6 20 (41.67%) LAN
6 20 (41.67%) VPN
7 19 (39.58%) Wireless
8 18 (37.50%) MPLS
9 17 (35.42%) HP
9 17 (35.42%) VMware
10 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (31.25%) Juniper
11 15 (31.25%) OpenStack
12 14 (29.17%) BGP
12 14 (29.17%) OSPF
13 13 (27.08%) Windows
13 13 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (25.00%) Degree
14 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (25.00%) VoIP
15 11 (22.92%) BIG-IP
15 11 (22.92%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (20.83%) Marketing
16 10 (20.83%) Cisco UCCX
16 10 (20.83%) Open Source
16 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
17 9 (18.75%) SAN
17 9 (18.75%) Citrix
17 9 (18.75%) VRRP

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (31.25%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Lync
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) WAN
2 24 (50.00%) Firewall
3 20 (41.67%) LAN
3 20 (41.67%) VPN
4 19 (39.58%) Wireless
5 18 (37.50%) MPLS
6 14 (29.17%) OSPF
6 14 (29.17%) BGP
7 12 (25.00%) VoIP
8 11 (22.92%) BIG-IP
9 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.75%) VRRP
10 9 (18.75%) IPsec
10 9 (18.75%) HSRP
10 9 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
10 9 (18.75%) SAN
10 9 (18.75%) DMZ
11 8 (16.67%) Broadband
12 7 (14.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) DB2
General
1 10 (20.83%) Marketing
2 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.50%) Advertising
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Games
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 11 (22.92%) Consultant
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (18.75%) Principal Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Principal Solutions Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Network Support
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Network Support
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Network Support Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Support Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Network Support Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Support Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Principal Consultant
8 5 (10.42%) Network Consultant
9 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 8 (16.67%) XMPP
3 2 (4.17%) COM
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (22.92%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (6.25%) EqualLogic
6 3 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (4.17%) Clustering
8 1 (2.08%) Equities
8 1 (2.08%) Replication
8 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
8 1 (2.08%) Xbox
8 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
8 1 (2.08%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
5 1 (2.08%) Fedora
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) HPUX
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Open Source
2 9 (18.75%) Investment Management
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Network Management
3 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) CRM
5 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (10.42%) Change Control
5 5 (10.42%) People Management
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Time Management
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (4.17%) Information Security
8 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) Degree
3 9 (18.75%) CCSA
4 8 (16.67%) CCNP
4 8 (16.67%) HP MASE
5 6 (12.50%) CCIE
6 4 (8.33%) CCNA
6 4 (8.33%) CCDP
6 4 (8.33%) CCSE
7 3 (6.25%) MCSE
7 3 (6.25%) HP ASE
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.17%) MCSA
8 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.17%) MCITP
9 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.08%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) KVM
4 3 (6.25%) vSphere
5 2 (4.17%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) XenServer
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.08%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.08%) vCloud
6 1 (2.08%) QEMU
6 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco UCCX
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.25%) WMI
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
4 2 (4.17%) XenMobile
4 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.08%) Puppet
5 1 (2.08%) Ansible
5 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco
2 23 (47.92%) CheckPoint
3 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 17 (35.42%) HP
4 15 (31.25%) Juniper
5 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.75%) Citrix
7 8 (16.67%) F5
7 8 (16.67%) Verint
7 8 (16.67%) CyberTech
8 6 (12.50%) Computacenter
8 6 (12.50%) ProCurve
8 6 (12.50%) NetApp
9 5 (10.42%) NetIQ
9 5 (10.42%) Aruba
9 5 (10.42%) Sourcefire
9 5 (10.42%) Brocade
9 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
10 4 (8.33%) EMC
11 3 (6.25%) Dell
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