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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software-Defined Networking
Rank 854 895 872
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 39 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.010% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.058% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 33 2 1
Average salary £70,000 £68,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +94.28%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £68,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +94.28%

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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Software-Defined Networking Salary Histogram in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 17 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 August 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
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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 +32 39 £70,000 -24.32% 11
London - 29 £70,000 - 7
City of London - 7 £72,500 - 2
South East +11 3 £65,500 - 2
Surrey - 3 £65,500 - 1
North West +2 2 £62,500 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £62,500 - 1
Guildford - 2 £67,750 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £41,000 -
Cirencester - 1 £41,000 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Addlestone - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £41,000 - 1

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (64.91%) Cisco
2 36 (63.16%) Firewall
3 31 (54.39%) CheckPoint
4 26 (45.61%) Juniper
4 26 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (43.86%) Data Centre
6 24 (42.11%) WAN
7 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 20 (35.09%) VPN
8 20 (35.09%) LAN
9 18 (31.58%) CCNP
9 18 (31.58%) Wireless
10 16 (28.07%) MPLS
11 14 (24.56%) VMware
11 14 (24.56%) CCSE
11 14 (24.56%) CCDP
11 14 (24.56%) VoIP
11 14 (24.56%) OpenStack
12 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (22.81%) HP
12 13 (22.81%) BGP
12 13 (22.81%) OSPF
13 12 (21.05%) Identity Management
13 12 (21.05%) NetIQ
13 12 (21.05%) Brocade
13 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
13 12 (21.05%) People Management
14 11 (19.30%) Degree
14 11 (19.30%) IPsec
15 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (24.56%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) Lync
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Summit
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.02%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (63.16%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) WAN
3 20 (35.09%) LAN
3 20 (35.09%) VPN
4 18 (31.58%) Wireless
5 16 (28.07%) MPLS
6 14 (24.56%) VoIP
7 13 (22.81%) OSPF
7 13 (22.81%) BGP
8 11 (19.30%) IPsec
9 9 (15.79%) DMZ
9 9 (15.79%) VRRP
9 9 (15.79%) BIG-IP
9 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 9 (15.79%) HSRP
9 9 (15.79%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (15.79%) Spanning Tree
10 7 (12.28%) iSCSI
11 6 (10.53%) SAN
11 6 (10.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) OpenTSDB
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
1 10 (17.54%) Marketing
2 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.28%) Advertising
4 4 (7.02%) Games
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
5 3 (5.26%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Architect
2 15 (26.32%) Consultant
3 14 (24.56%) Network Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Network Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Network Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Principal Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Network Support
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Support
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Support Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Network Support Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Support Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Principal Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Principal Solutions Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) 802.1X
2 8 (14.04%) XMPP
3 2 (3.51%) Ajax
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) COM
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
6 3 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (5.26%) Online Games
7 2 (3.51%) PKI
7 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.75%) Xbox
8 1 (1.75%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.75%) DTV
8 1 (1.75%) Replication
8 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Fedora
3 4 (7.02%) CentOS
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) SUSE
4 1 (1.75%) AIX
4 1 (1.75%) HPUX
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Identity Management
1 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
1 12 (21.05%) People Management
2 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
2 10 (17.54%) CRM
3 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) Investment Management
4 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.77%) Open Source
5 5 (8.77%) Network Management
5 5 (8.77%) Change Control
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.26%) Time Management
7 3 (5.26%) Kanban
7 3 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (31.58%) CCNP
3 14 (24.56%) CCDP
3 14 (24.56%) CCSE
4 11 (19.30%) Degree
5 9 (15.79%) CCSA
6 8 (14.04%) HP MASE
7 7 (12.28%) CCIE
8 4 (7.02%) CCNA
9 3 (5.26%) MCSE
9 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.26%) HP ASE
10 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) QEMU
3 4 (7.02%) KVM
4 3 (5.26%) RHEV
4 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Cisco UCCX
1 8 (14.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.02%) Ansible
3 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.26%) Nagios
3 3 (5.26%) Zenoss
3 3 (5.26%) yum
4 2 (3.51%) Puppet
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
5 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) Cisco
2 31 (54.39%) CheckPoint
3 26 (45.61%) Juniper
4 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 14 (24.56%) VMware
6 13 (22.81%) HP
7 12 (21.05%) NetIQ
7 12 (21.05%) Brocade
8 8 (14.04%) F5
8 8 (14.04%) Verint
8 8 (14.04%) CyberTech
9 7 (12.28%) Computacenter
9 7 (12.28%) Citrix
10 6 (10.53%) NetApp
10 6 (10.53%) Blue Coat
10 6 (10.53%) ProCurve
11 5 (8.77%) Aruba
11 5 (8.77%) Sourcefire
12 3 (5.26%) Meraki
12 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
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