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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 627 618 530
Rank change year-on-year -9 -88 +18
Permanent jobs citing SD-WAN 672 327 295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 2.66% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 503 292 248
10th Percentile £38,763 £41,375 £36,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £74,063 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £89,875 £83,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% - -3.85%

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 20,004 12,306 11,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 12.87% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10,964 8,704 8,892
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,846
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -80 277 £62,500 -10.71% 25
Midlands +28 123 £60,000 +9.09% 10
South East -23 98 £65,000 - 14
North of England -77 83 £50,000 -16.67% 17
West Midlands +14 78 £60,000 -4.00% 5
East of England -60 59 £50,000 -16.67% 7
North West -86 43 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South West -22 37 £45,000 -26.53% 7
Yorkshire -42 33 £50,000 -23.08% 10
East Midlands -29 25 £45,500 -6.67% 5
North East -8 7 £35,000 -6.67%
SD-WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 570 (84.82%) WAN
2 401 (59.67%) Cisco
3 339 (50.45%) Firewall
4 260 (38.69%) Azure
5 235 (34.97%) Cisco Certification
6 232 (34.52%) LAN
7 204 (30.36%) Social Skills
8 185 (27.53%) CCNP
9 179 (26.64%) Microsoft
10 168 (25.00%) Wireless
11 164 (24.40%) MPLS
12 160 (23.81%) Data Centre
13 153 (22.77%) Palo Alto
14 150 (22.32%) AWS
15 148 (22.02%) VPN
16 143 (21.28%) OSPF
16 143 (21.28%) BGP
17 139 (20.68%) Active Directory
18 132 (19.64%) Fortinet
18 132 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
19 126 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
20 125 (18.60%) Windows
21 123 (18.30%) ITIL
21 123 (18.30%) CheckPoint
22 121 (18.01%) Meraki
23 114 (16.96%) Zscaler
23 114 (16.96%) CCNA
23 114 (16.96%) VMware
24 109 (16.22%) F5
25 106 (15.77%) Cisco ASA

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 65 (9.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.60%) IIS
3 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.45%) CMS
4 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) SAP GTS
2 5 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.60%) BambooHR
3 4 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.45%) Magento
4 3 (0.45%) Toggl
5 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 260 (38.69%) Azure
2 150 (22.32%) AWS
3 126 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
4 41 (6.10%) GCP
5 35 (5.21%) PaaS
6 32 (4.76%) SaaS
7 30 (4.46%) Mimecast
8 24 (3.57%) Azure AKS
9 23 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (3.42%) IaaS
10 20 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (2.83%) GitHub
11 19 (2.83%) OneDrive
12 16 (2.38%) Amazon EKS
13 12 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
14 11 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 11 (1.64%) Azure Sentinel
15 10 (1.49%) Power Platform
16 9 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 570 (84.82%) WAN
2 339 (50.45%) Firewall
3 232 (34.52%) LAN
4 168 (25.00%) Wireless
5 164 (24.40%) MPLS
6 148 (22.02%) VPN
7 143 (21.28%) BGP
7 143 (21.28%) OSPF
8 132 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 106 (15.77%) Cisco ASA
10 104 (15.48%) Network Security
11 95 (14.14%) DNS
12 86 (12.80%) Wi-Fi
13 82 (12.20%) DHCP
14 80 (11.90%) TCP/IP
15 68 (10.12%) WLAN
16 64 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
17 61 (9.08%) Internet
18 60 (8.93%) IPsec
19 54 (8.04%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.34%) Redis
3 8 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (0.74%) DynamoDB
5 5 (0.74%) Power BI
6 4 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.15%) GIS
8 1 (0.15%) MySQL
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.15%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 25 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.57%) JIRA
3 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.45%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
5 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 204 (30.36%) Social Skills
2 99 (14.73%) Finance
3 51 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
6 27 (4.02%) Banking
7 23 (3.42%) Marketing
8 22 (3.27%) Retail
9 20 (2.98%) Aerospace
9 20 (2.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 15 (2.23%) Law
10 15 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 14 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
12 12 (1.79%) Aviation
12 12 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
12 12 (1.79%) Legal
13 11 (1.64%) Advertising
13 11 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
14 10 (1.49%) Public Sector
15 9 (1.34%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 249 (37.05%) Network Engineer
2 95 (14.14%) Architect
3 64 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 63 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 52 (7.74%) Analyst
6 51 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 49 (7.29%) Cisco Engineer
8 48 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 44 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
11 31 (4.61%) Consultant
12 30 (4.46%) Network Consultant
12 30 (4.46%) Network Manager
13 28 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
14 26 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 23 (3.42%) Head of IT
16 21 (3.13%) Lead Network Engineer
16 21 (3.13%) Security Architect
16 21 (3.13%) Support Analyst
17 20 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.93%) JSON
3 12 (1.79%) Kafka
4 8 (1.19%) REST
4 8 (1.19%) Web Services
5 7 (1.04%) gRPC
5 7 (1.04%) LDAP
6 4 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (0.60%) CSS
6 4 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.60%) HTML
6 4 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (0.60%) RESTful
6 4 (0.60%) XML
7 3 (0.45%) Backbone.js
7 3 (0.45%) D3.js
7 3 (0.45%) Highcharts JS
7 3 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.45%) Spring
7 3 (0.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 160 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 90 (13.39%) Public Cloud
3 34 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.42%) Private Cloud
6 17 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.79%) Cloud Native
8 12 (1.79%) User Experience
9 10 (1.49%) PKI
10 9 (1.34%) Clustering
11 8 (1.19%) GNSS
12 7 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.89%) Tandem
14 5 (0.74%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.74%) IVR
14 5 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
14 5 (0.74%) Replication
15 4 (0.60%) FPGA
Operating Systems
1 125 (18.60%) Windows
2 76 (11.31%) Linux
3 74 (11.01%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.61%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.04%) Unix
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.45%) Android
8 3 (0.45%) CatOS
9 2 (0.30%) Debian
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) SUSE
9 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.30%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (18.30%) ITIL
2 99 (14.73%) Change Management
3 80 (11.90%) Project Delivery
4 72 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 67 (9.97%) Cybersecurity
5 67 (9.97%) Project Management
6 64 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (9.08%) Service Delivery
8 60 (8.93%) Agile
9 56 (8.33%) Migration
10 54 (8.04%) Incident Management
11 53 (7.89%) DevOps
11 53 (7.89%) TOGAF
12 52 (7.74%) Network Management
13 45 (6.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 43 (6.40%) Load Balancing
15 41 (6.10%) Presales
16 40 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (5.80%) High Availability
18 37 (5.51%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.78%) Python
2 47 (6.99%) PowerShell
3 45 (6.70%) SQL
4 20 (2.98%) C
5 10 (1.49%) C++
6 7 (1.04%) Bash
6 7 (1.04%) Bicep
7 6 (0.89%) Perl
8 4 (0.60%) Java
8 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.60%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.30%) ES6
9 2 (0.30%) VBScript
10 1 (0.15%) C#
10 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 235 (34.97%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (27.53%) CCNP
3 114 (16.96%) CCNA
4 106 (15.77%) Degree
5 74 (11.01%) Security Cleared
6 62 (9.23%) SC Cleared
7 61 (9.08%) CCIE
8 32 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (3.87%) JNCIP
10 22 (3.27%) Master's Degree
10 22 (3.27%) TOGAF Certification
11 18 (2.68%) CCDP
11 18 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.79%) CISSP
13 10 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.49%) JNCIA
13 10 (1.49%) JNCIE
14 9 (1.34%) HP APS
15 8 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (1.04%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (9.82%) SLA
2 29 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.68%) GDPR
4 13 (1.93%) NIST
5 10 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.60%) NCSC
8 3 (0.45%) PMO
9 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.30%) QA
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 139 (20.68%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.17%) Docker
5 15 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.49%) VMware NSX
7 9 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.04%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.89%) vSphere
9 6 (0.89%) XenApp
10 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.60%) Firmware
12 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.30%) NFS
13 2 (0.30%) Squid
14 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 67 (9.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 66 (9.82%) Terraform
4 49 (7.29%) Kubernetes
4 49 (7.29%) SCCM
5 43 (6.40%) Ansible
6 13 (1.93%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.79%) Nagios
8 11 (1.64%) WSUS
9 8 (1.19%) TrustSec
10 7 (1.04%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.74%) Observium
12 3 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.45%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.30%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
14 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 401 (59.67%) Cisco
2 179 (26.64%) Microsoft
3 153 (22.77%) Palo Alto
4 132 (19.64%) Fortinet
5 123 (18.30%) CheckPoint
6 121 (18.01%) Meraki
7 114 (16.96%) VMware
7 114 (16.96%) Zscaler
8 109 (16.22%) F5
9 73 (10.86%) Aruba
10 64 (9.52%) SolarWinds
11 57 (8.48%) HP
12 51 (7.59%) Citrix
13 49 (7.29%) Juniper
14 30 (4.46%) Riverbed
15 22 (3.27%) Darktrace
15 22 (3.27%) Okta
16 20 (2.98%) Brocade
16 20 (2.98%) Infoblox
17 17 (2.53%) SAP