Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 692 473 570
Rank change year-on-year -219 +97 +351
Permanent jobs citing SD-WAN 295 206 606
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 2.98% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 269 176 282
10th Percentile £32,397 £36,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -16.67% +1.54%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -13.46% -

SD-WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,447 6,910 19,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.06% 15.39% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9,981 5,685 15,552
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +10.64% -1.05%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

SD-WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SD-WAN in England

SD-WAN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN in England.

Salary trend for SD-WAN in England

SD-WAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SD-WAN in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SD-WAN in England

SD-WAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SD-WAN within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -230 114 £75,000 +7.14% 23
North of England -104 55 £52,500 +2.94% 17
South East -149 52 £55,000 -8.33% 20
North West -66 46 £50,500 -8.18% 10
Midlands -116 33 £50,500 +14.77% 7
East of England -78 24 £60,000 +4.35% 7
South West -90 23 £46,500 +16.25% 6
West Midlands -107 19 £57,500 +30.68% 6
East Midlands -62 14 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Yorkshire -106 9 £65,000 +44.44% 4
SD-WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT jobs citing SD-WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SD-WAN.

1 257 (87.12%) WAN
2 178 (60.34%) Cisco
3 158 (53.56%) Firewall
4 103 (34.92%) LAN
5 102 (34.58%) Azure
6 91 (30.85%) Social Skills
7 90 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (27.12%) MPLS
9 79 (26.78%) CCNP
10 77 (26.10%) BGP
11 76 (25.76%) Microsoft
12 70 (23.73%) Data Centre
13 68 (23.05%) VPN
14 62 (21.02%) Network Security
15 58 (19.66%) Palo Alto
16 56 (18.98%) VMware
17 54 (18.31%) Windows
18 53 (17.97%) OSPF
19 52 (17.63%) Meraki
20 46 (15.59%) Wi-Fi
21 45 (15.25%) Telecoms
21 45 (15.25%) Active Directory
22 43 (14.58%) Fortinet
22 43 (14.58%) AWS
23 41 (13.90%) CCNA
24 40 (13.56%) Network Design
25 39 (13.22%) ITIL
25 39 (13.22%) Public Cloud
26 38 (12.88%) Microsoft 365
26 38 (12.88%) TCP/IP

SD-WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
1 7 (2.37%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.36%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 102 (34.58%) Azure
2 43 (14.58%) AWS
3 38 (12.88%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (8.81%) IaaS
5 25 (8.47%) PaaS
5 25 (8.47%) SaaS
6 16 (5.42%) GCP
7 10 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.37%) Amazon EKS
8 7 (2.37%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (2.37%) MinIO
8 7 (2.37%) OpenShift
8 7 (2.37%) Stackdriver
9 6 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.36%) AWS CodeCommit
11 4 (1.36%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 257 (87.12%) WAN
2 158 (53.56%) Firewall
3 103 (34.92%) LAN
4 80 (27.12%) MPLS
5 77 (26.10%) BGP
6 68 (23.05%) VPN
7 62 (21.02%) Network Security
8 53 (17.97%) OSPF
9 46 (15.59%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (12.88%) TCP/IP
11 36 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (11.86%) VoIP
12 35 (11.86%) Wireless
13 31 (10.51%) DNS
14 28 (9.49%) DHCP
15 27 (9.15%) Internet
15 27 (9.15%) IPsec
16 26 (8.81%) Cisco IOS
17 23 (7.80%) WLAN
18 22 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (2.71%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.71%) GitLab
3 4 (1.36%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 91 (30.85%) Social Skills
2 45 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.80%) Finance
4 21 (7.12%) Law
5 19 (6.44%) French Language
5 19 (6.44%) German Language
6 18 (6.10%) Legal
7 11 (3.73%) Italian Language
7 11 (3.73%) Portuguese Language
7 11 (3.73%) Spanish Language
8 10 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.39%) Digital Economy
9 9 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (2.71%) Manufacturing
10 8 (2.71%) Multimedia
11 7 (2.37%) Banking
11 7 (2.37%) Brand Awareness
11 7 (2.37%) Retail
12 6 (2.03%) Military
13 5 (1.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 88 (29.83%) Network Engineer
2 48 (16.27%) Architect
3 26 (8.81%) Network Architect
4 24 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (7.12%) Consultant
7 20 (6.78%) Analyst
8 18 (6.10%) Network Manager
9 17 (5.76%) WAN Engineer
10 16 (5.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.08%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.75%) Support Analyst
13 13 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (4.07%) Network Consultant
14 12 (4.07%) Security Engineer
15 11 (3.73%) Desktop Analyst
15 11 (3.73%) Desktop Support
15 11 (3.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 11 (3.73%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.71%) JSON
2 7 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (2.37%) Kafka
2 7 (2.37%) Node.js
2 7 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (1.69%) ISPF
3 5 (1.69%) Web Services
4 4 (1.36%) REST
5 3 (1.02%) LDAP
5 3 (1.02%) Middleware
5 3 (1.02%) SOAP
6 2 (0.68%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 39 (13.22%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.05%) PKI
4 9 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.71%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.69%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.02%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.68%) iPad
11 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.31%) Windows
2 21 (7.12%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.78%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.73%) Linux
5 7 (2.37%) Android
5 7 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.69%) Unix
7 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.02%) AIX
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.56%) Network Design
2 39 (13.22%) ITIL
3 34 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (11.19%) Presales
5 29 (9.83%) Migration
6 26 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 25 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (8.47%) Project Delivery
8 23 (7.80%) DevOps
9 22 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (7.46%) Load Balancing
9 22 (7.46%) Project Management
10 20 (6.78%) Configuration Management
10 20 (6.78%) Service Delivery
11 19 (6.44%) Change Management
11 19 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (6.44%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (5.76%) PRINCE2
13 16 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (5.08%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.51%) Python
2 19 (6.44%) SQL
3 10 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.71%) Java
5 7 (2.37%) C#
5 7 (2.37%) Go
6 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.36%) C
7 3 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (26.78%) CCNP
3 41 (13.90%) CCNA
4 22 (7.46%) Security Cleared
5 21 (7.12%) Degree
6 16 (5.42%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.08%) CCIE
8 8 (2.71%) CISSP
8 8 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.71%) Master's Degree
9 6 (2.03%) CISM
9 6 (2.03%) JNCIP
9 6 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.69%) CISA
10 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.36%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.36%) MCSE
12 3 (1.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.08%) SLA
2 13 (4.41%) GDPR
3 11 (3.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.37%) NIST
6 5 (1.69%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.36%) PMO
8 3 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (1.02%) NCSC
9 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 45 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.05%) VMware NSX
5 8 (2.71%) Docker
5 8 (2.71%) vSphere
6 7 (2.37%) Ceph
6 7 (2.37%) KVM
7 5 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.02%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (7.12%) Ansible
2 16 (5.42%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.41%) SCCM
3 13 (4.41%) Terraform
4 12 (4.07%) Puppet
5 10 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.05%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (3.05%) vCenter Server
7 7 (2.37%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.37%) Salt
7 7 (2.37%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.69%) SCOM
9 4 (1.36%) WSUS
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.34%) Cacti
11 1 (0.34%) Nessus
11 1 (0.34%) SCSM
11 1 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 178 (60.34%) Cisco
2 76 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 58 (19.66%) Palo Alto
4 56 (18.98%) VMware
5 52 (17.63%) Meraki
6 43 (14.58%) Fortinet
7 37 (12.54%) CheckPoint
8 30 (10.17%) Citrix
9 24 (8.14%) Aruba
10 23 (7.80%) Juniper
11 19 (6.44%) SolarWinds
12 14 (4.75%) Arista
12 14 (4.75%) Google
12 14 (4.75%) Zscaler
13 11 (3.73%) F5
14 10 (3.39%) IBM
14 10 (3.39%) Riverbed
15 9 (3.05%) Dynatrace
16 8 (2.71%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.71%) Remedy