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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software-Defined Networking
Rank 922 906 945
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +39
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 29 35 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.033% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.18% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 0
Average salary £62,500 £72,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £53,050 -
% change year-on-year
-13.28% -

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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 19 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 5 February 2016. 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
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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 +1 26 £62,500 -25.37% 5
London -13 12 £62,500 -34.21%
South East -10 3 £46,000 -13.28% 3
West Midlands - 3 £37,000 - 1
Coventry - 3 £37,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £70,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £36,437 -
South West - 2 £46,000 -
Derby - 2 £36,437 -
Cheltenham - 2 £46,000 -
Oxford - 2 £46,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £70,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £70,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £36,437 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £46,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £46,000 -
Berkshire -3 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 £70,500 -
Reading - 1 - - 2

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (61.45%) Firewall
2 50 (60.24%) Cisco
3 42 (50.60%) Data Centre
4 40 (48.19%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (40.96%) NetApp
5 34 (40.96%) VPN
6 33 (39.76%) VMware
7 31 (37.35%) Microsoft
7 31 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (34.94%) Linux
9 26 (31.33%) Configuration Management
10 25 (30.12%) Finance
10 25 (30.12%) Presales
11 24 (28.92%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (28.92%) Hyper-V
11 24 (28.92%) CCNP
11 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
12 23 (27.71%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (27.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (26.51%) IaaS
14 21 (25.30%) KVM
14 21 (25.30%) SaaS
14 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
14 21 (25.30%) E-Commerce
15 20 (24.10%) Telecoms
15 20 (24.10%) Games
15 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (24.10%) Ansible
15 20 (24.10%) OpenStack

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (24.10%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.82%) CloudStack
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.41%) Lync
3 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.51%) IaaS
2 21 (25.30%) SaaS
3 20 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (61.45%) Firewall
2 34 (40.96%) VPN
3 23 (27.71%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (22.89%) DNS
5 17 (20.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (20.48%) LAN
5 17 (20.48%) WAN
6 14 (16.87%) Wireless
7 8 (9.64%) MPLS
8 7 (8.43%) iSCSI
8 7 (8.43%) Network Security
9 6 (7.23%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (7.23%) SSL
9 6 (7.23%) TACACS
10 5 (6.02%) IPsec
10 5 (6.02%) SSH
11 4 (4.82%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (4.82%) HTTP
11 4 (4.82%) HTTPS
11 4 (4.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) OpenTSDB
2 2 (2.41%) DB2
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.41%) Maven
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 20 (24.10%) Games
2 20 (24.10%) Telecoms
3 18 (21.69%) Banking
3 18 (21.69%) Online Betting
3 18 (21.69%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Advertising
4 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 3 (3.61%) Law
6 2 (2.41%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Local Government
6 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Architect
2 19 (22.89%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Consultant
3 15 (18.07%) Network Engineer
4 14 (16.87%) Network Architect
5 10 (12.05%) Network Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Cisco Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) Ajax
1 4 (4.82%) HTML
2 3 (3.61%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.20%) COM
4 1 (1.20%) OpenDaylight
4 1 (1.20%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 42 (50.60%) Data Centre
2 18 (21.69%) Online Games
2 18 (21.69%) Private Cloud
3 16 (19.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) PKI
5 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.41%) Replication
7 1 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.94%) Linux
2 23 (27.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (21.69%) CentOS
3 18 (21.69%) Fedora
4 12 (14.46%) Windows
5 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.41%) AIX
6 2 (2.41%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (2.41%) HPUX
6 2 (2.41%) Solaris
6 2 (2.41%) SUSE
6 2 (2.41%) Unix
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.33%) Configuration Management
2 25 (30.12%) Presales
3 21 (25.30%) E-Commerce
4 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (21.69%) Kanban
6 14 (16.87%) Demand Management
7 8 (9.64%) CRM
7 8 (9.64%) Identity Management
8 6 (7.23%) People Management
9 5 (6.02%) Data Protection
10 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.82%) Network Design
10 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.61%) Network Architecture
11 3 (3.61%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (3.61%) Translating Business Requirements
12 2 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.41%) High Availability
12 2 (2.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
1 6 (7.23%) Python
2 5 (6.02%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.20%) sed
5 1 (1.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (48.19%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (28.92%) CCNP
3 17 (20.48%) CCIE
4 12 (14.46%) CCDP
4 12 (14.46%) CCSE
5 7 (8.43%) Degree
6 6 (7.23%) HP ASE
6 6 (7.23%) HP MASE
6 6 (7.23%) MCSE
6 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.82%) CCNA
8 2 (2.41%) CCDA
8 2 (2.41%) CEH
8 2 (2.41%) CISA
8 2 (2.41%) CISM
8 2 (2.41%) CISSP
8 2 (2.41%) GCIA
8 2 (2.41%) GCIH
9 1 (1.20%) CCSA
9 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.28%) PCI DSS
2 10 (12.05%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.20%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 31 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.92%) Hyper-V
3 21 (25.30%) KVM
4 19 (22.89%) QEMU
4 19 (22.89%) vSphere
5 18 (21.69%) RHEV
6 3 (3.61%) vCloud
7 2 (2.41%) NFS
7 2 (2.41%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) Ceph
8 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (28.92%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (24.10%) Ansible
3 18 (21.69%) Nagios
3 18 (21.69%) Packer
3 18 (21.69%) Riemann
3 18 (21.69%) yum
3 18 (21.69%) Zenoss
4 5 (6.02%) Puppet
5 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.41%) SCCM
6 1 (1.20%) SCOM
6 1 (1.20%) systemd
Vendors
1 50 (60.24%) Cisco
2 34 (40.96%) NetApp
3 33 (39.76%) VMware
4 31 (37.35%) Microsoft
5 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
6 19 (22.89%) Juniper
7 14 (16.87%) HP
8 9 (10.84%) Meraki
9 8 (9.64%) Brocade
9 8 (9.64%) F5
9 8 (9.64%) NetIQ
10 7 (8.43%) ProCurve
11 6 (7.23%) IronPort
11 6 (7.23%) Tripwire
12 5 (6.02%) Citrix
12 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.61%) McAfee
13 3 (3.61%) Symantec
14 2 (2.41%) EMC
14 2 (2.41%) Nokia
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