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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software-Defined Networking
Rank 863 898 -
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 20 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.008% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.045% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 0
Average salary £50,000 £56,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.89% -
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £56,750 -
% change year-on-year
-0.88% -

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
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 £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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 12 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 22 May 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 +44 18 £50,000 -11.89% 2
Berkshire +7 6 - - 2
South East +6 6 - - 2
Reading -6 6 - - 1
London +49 5 £50,000 -
South West -9 2 £45,000 -35.71%
Swindon - 2 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £45,000 -
City of London - 2 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (62.96%) HP
2 33 (61.11%) VMware
3 32 (59.26%) Cisco
4 28 (51.85%) Windows
5 26 (48.15%) OpenStack
6 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (38.89%) Open Source
7 21 (38.89%) WAN
8 20 (37.04%) Linux
9 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (31.48%) MPLS
11 16 (29.63%) Citrix
12 15 (27.78%) Wireless
13 14 (25.93%) Firewall
13 14 (25.93%) LAN
14 13 (24.07%) VPN
14 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (24.07%) SAN
14 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
14 13 (24.07%) Degree
14 13 (24.07%) NetScaler
15 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
15 12 (22.22%) Dell
16 11 (20.37%) BGP
16 11 (20.37%) OSPF
17 10 (18.52%) Banking
17 10 (18.52%) NetApp
17 10 (18.52%) IBM
17 10 (18.52%) ITIL
17 10 (18.52%) IaaS

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (48.15%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) IaaS
1 10 (18.52%) OpenShift
2 9 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.89%) WAN
2 17 (31.48%) MPLS
3 15 (27.78%) Wireless
4 14 (25.93%) Firewall
4 14 (25.93%) LAN
5 13 (24.07%) VPN
5 13 (24.07%) SAN
5 13 (24.07%) NetScaler
6 11 (20.37%) BGP
6 11 (20.37%) OSPF
7 9 (16.67%) Internet
8 8 (14.81%) Broadband
9 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (11.11%) SNMP
10 6 (11.11%) Network Security
10 6 (11.11%) iSCSI
11 5 (9.26%) VLAN
11 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (9.26%) DNS
11 5 (9.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 9 (16.67%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Advertising
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Architect
2 11 (20.37%) Consultant
3 10 (18.52%) Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Principal Architect
4 8 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Principal Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Platform Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Communications Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) RESTful
2 2 (3.70%) COM
2 2 (3.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.89%) Open Source
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.70%) Clustering
7 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) UNIX
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Network Management
3 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (9.26%) Network Design
4 5 (9.26%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.26%) Change Control
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
6 3 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (3.70%) High Availability
7 2 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (24.07%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) HP MASE
3 6 (11.11%) CCIE
4 5 (9.26%) CCNA
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.41%) CCNP
6 3 (5.56%) MCP
6 3 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.56%) CCIA
6 3 (5.56%) HP ASE
7 2 (3.70%) MCSE
7 2 (3.70%) MCSA
7 2 (3.70%) CCSA
7 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.81%) XenApp
2 8 (14.81%) XenDesktop
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) KVM
5 3 (5.56%) VirtualBox
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
6 2 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) XenMobile
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (5.56%) WMI
4 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.70%) SCOM
4 2 (3.70%) Nessus
5 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) HP
2 33 (61.11%) VMware
3 32 (59.26%) Cisco
4 16 (29.63%) Citrix
5 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 12 (22.22%) Dell
6 10 (18.52%) NetApp
6 10 (18.52%) IBM
7 9 (16.67%) Juniper
8 8 (14.81%) AppSense
8 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.81%) EMC
9 7 (12.96%) F5
10 6 (11.11%) ProCurve
11 5 (9.26%) Computacenter
11 5 (9.26%) Sourcefire
11 5 (9.26%) Blue Coat
11 5 (9.26%) Aruba
12 3 (5.56%) Tripwire
12 3 (5.56%) IronPort
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, South East
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago