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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software-Defined Networking
UK
Rank 793 894 917
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 51 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 28
Median salary £57,500 £62,500 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -34.21%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £65,000 £53,050
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +22.52%

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
13891 16769 18928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 16.80% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11342 13928 15374
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software-Defined Networking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Software-Defined Networking as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 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
England +106 51 £57,500 -8.00% 9
London +73 22 £57,500 -8.00% 4
Yorkshire +41 12 £45,000 -35.71%
Leeds - 12 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
South East +64 10 £50,000 -27.27%
Berkshire +44 5 £50,000 -28.57%
Reading +39 5 £50,000 -37.50%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £50,000 -
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
City of London - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £50,000 -
Surrey - 1 £35,250 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £35,250 -
Chalfont St Giles - 1 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 60 (65.22%) Cisco
2 56 (60.87%) Firewall
3 45 (48.91%) Data Centre
4 42 (45.65%) LAN
5 41 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (38.04%) VMware
7 31 (33.70%) CCNP
8 30 (32.61%) Wireless
9 29 (31.52%) Microsoft
9 29 (31.52%) WAN
10 28 (30.43%) Juniper
11 27 (29.35%) CCIE
12 25 (27.17%) Network Design
13 23 (25.00%) Finance
13 23 (25.00%) Windows
14 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (22.83%) Capacity Management
15 21 (22.83%) DNS
16 20 (21.74%) Network Management
17 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
17 19 (20.65%) Windows Server
18 18 (19.57%) Validation
19 17 (18.48%) DHCP
19 17 (18.48%) Palo Alto
20 16 (17.39%) OpenStack
20 16 (17.39%) Degree
21 15 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
21 15 (16.30%) Python
22 14 (15.22%) Puppet
23 12 (13.04%) Telecoms

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (17.39%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.52%) MS Office
2 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.87%) IaaS
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.26%) Heroku
4 3 (3.26%) PaaS
4 3 (3.26%) SaaS
5 2 (2.17%) GitHub
5 2 (2.17%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.17%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Office 365
6 1 (1.09%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (60.87%) Firewall
2 42 (45.65%) LAN
3 30 (32.61%) Wireless
4 29 (31.52%) WAN
5 21 (22.83%) DNS
6 17 (18.48%) DHCP
7 15 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (13.04%) WLAN
9 11 (11.96%) BGP
9 11 (11.96%) OSPF
10 10 (10.87%) MPLS
11 9 (9.78%) Unified Communications
12 7 (7.61%) Internet
12 7 (7.61%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (6.52%) EIGRP
13 6 (6.52%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
13 6 (6.52%) VPN
14 5 (5.43%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) Ant
4 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.09%) CircleCI
4 1 (1.09%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) GitLab
4 1 (1.09%) JIRA
4 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.09%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.09%) Selenium
4 1 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Billing
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.74%) Architect
3 18 (19.57%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Design Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Network Design Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (13.04%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Consultant
6 8 (8.70%) Wireless Architect
7 7 (7.61%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) IP Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) IT Manager
8 6 (6.52%) IT Risk Manager
8 6 (6.52%) IT Security Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Risk Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Security Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.17%) Java EE
4 2 (2.17%) OpenDaylight
5 1 (1.09%) Kafka
5 1 (1.09%) Sensu
5 1 (1.09%) WAP
5 1 (1.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (48.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Blog
4 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.17%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.17%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Unix
5 2 (2.17%) CentOS
5 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Network Design
2 21 (22.83%) Capacity Management
3 20 (21.74%) Network Management
4 18 (19.57%) Validation
5 12 (13.04%) Project Management
6 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.78%) Information Security
8 8 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.61%) ITIL
9 7 (7.61%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.52%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.52%) Presales
10 6 (6.52%) Process Management
11 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.43%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (4.35%) High Availability
12 4 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.30%) Python
2 7 (7.61%) Java
3 5 (5.43%) Tcl
4 4 (4.35%) C++
5 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.26%) Perl
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) Go
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
6 2 (2.17%) SQL
7 1 (1.09%) Rust
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (33.70%) CCNP
3 27 (29.35%) CCIE
4 16 (17.39%) Degree
5 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.17%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.09%) CCNA
8 1 (1.09%) CCSA
8 1 (1.09%) CISSP
8 1 (1.09%) CRISC
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.09%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.61%) Docker
4 4 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.26%) KVM
6 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.17%) vSphere
7 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.09%) etcd
7 1 (1.09%) vCloud
7 1 (1.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Puppet
2 12 (13.04%) Ansible
2 12 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.61%) vRealize
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.17%) CFEngine
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.09%) Consul
6 1 (1.09%) Grafana
6 1 (1.09%) Graphite
6 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.09%) rkt
Vendors
1 60 (65.22%) Cisco
2 35 (38.04%) VMware
3 29 (31.52%) Microsoft
4 28 (30.43%) Juniper
5 17 (18.48%) Palo Alto
6 10 (10.87%) F5
6 10 (10.87%) HP
7 9 (9.78%) Aruba
7 9 (9.78%) Meraki
8 7 (7.61%) Computacenter
9 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.26%) Google
11 2 (2.17%) Avaya
11 2 (2.17%) Brocade
11 2 (2.17%) Citrix
11 2 (2.17%) Oracle
11 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.17%) Splunk
11 2 (2.17%) Sybase
London
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £90000 - £115000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + options + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
England
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 25 days
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