Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1014 1036 1193
Rank change year-on-year +22 +157 +47
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 138 148 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.089% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 94 121 61
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £66,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -5.30% -2.22%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £48,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% -3.70%

Software-Defined Networking 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 24,916 26,743 32,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.24% 16.03% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19,848 21,822 27,226
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England.

Salary trend for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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 -13 51 £65,000 +4.00% 4
Midlands +29 31 £52,500 -
West Midlands +46 30 £52,500 -
South East +3 25 £67,500 - 2
South West -10 20 £55,000 +4.76%
North West +25 2 £51,250 -43.06% 2
North of England +13 2 £51,250 -26.79% 2
East of England -4 2 £25,000 -66.22% 5
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 99 (71.74%) Cisco
2 78 (56.52%) Data Centre
3 66 (47.83%) VMware
4 65 (47.10%) Firewall
5 64 (46.38%) Amazon AWS
6 60 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 54 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 52 (37.68%) Microsoft
9 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (33.33%) Project Management
10 46 (33.33%) TOGAF
11 42 (30.43%) Presales
12 40 (28.99%) OSPF
12 40 (28.99%) Service Delivery
13 39 (28.26%) Linux
13 39 (28.26%) F5
14 38 (27.54%) Enterprise Architecture
14 38 (27.54%) Virtual Desktop
15 37 (26.81%) VPN
16 36 (26.09%) CCNP
17 33 (23.91%) ITIL
17 33 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
17 33 (23.91%) VMware NSX
18 32 (23.19%) PRINCE2
18 32 (23.19%) Windows
18 32 (23.19%) Active Directory
19 31 (22.46%) .NET
20 30 (21.74%) Degree
21 29 (21.01%) DNS
21 29 (21.01%) Migration

Software-Defined Networking
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 19 (13.77%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.97%) CMS
4 5 (3.62%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.45%) Apache
5 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.72%) Jetty
6 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 64 (46.38%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (19.57%) IaaS
3 27 (19.57%) PaaS
3 27 (19.57%) SaaS
4 16 (11.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.90%) Serverless
6 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (47.10%) Firewall
2 40 (28.99%) OSPF
3 37 (26.81%) VPN
4 29 (21.01%) DNS
5 28 (20.29%) DHCP
6 27 (19.57%) BGP
6 27 (19.57%) Wireless
7 24 (17.39%) LAN
8 23 (16.67%) WAN
9 22 (15.94%) Network Security
10 21 (15.22%) VLAN
11 20 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (14.49%) SAN
12 19 (13.77%) MPLS
12 19 (13.77%) NAS
13 18 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (12.32%) IPsec
14 17 (12.32%) Unified Communications
15 16 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (11.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.14%) Big Data
3 11 (7.97%) Hadoop
3 11 (7.97%) Oracle Exadata
3 11 (7.97%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.72%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 15 (10.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.70%) Marketing
2 6 (4.35%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (39.86%) Architect
2 19 (13.77%) Network Specialist
3 18 (13.04%) Consultant
3 18 (13.04%) Lead Architect
4 17 (12.32%) Network Engineer
5 15 (10.87%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 15 (10.87%) Senior Network Specialist
6 13 (9.42%) Cisco Consultant
6 13 (9.42%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 13 (9.42%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (9.42%) Designer
6 13 (9.42%) Network Consultant
6 13 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (8.70%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 11 (7.97%) Enterprise Architect
9 10 (7.25%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.52%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.62%) Cisco Architect
11 5 (3.62%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.46%) .NET
2 15 (10.87%) LDAP
3 14 (10.14%) Web Services
4 12 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.97%) J2EE
6 10 (7.25%) Middleware
7 4 (2.90%) CSS
7 4 (2.90%) HTML
8 3 (2.17%) 802.1X
9 2 (1.45%) COM
9 2 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.45%) REST
9 2 (1.45%) RESTful
9 2 (1.45%) YAML
10 1 (0.72%) JSON
10 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.22%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (14.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (13.77%) Management Information System
4 19 (13.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 18 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (12.32%) PKI
7 16 (11.59%) Blackberry
8 14 (10.14%) Private Cloud
9 13 (9.42%) Driving Licence
9 13 (9.42%) User Experience
10 11 (7.97%) Mobile App
11 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.72%) Life Science
13 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.26%) Linux
2 32 (23.19%) Windows
3 17 (12.32%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.59%) Windows 10
4 16 (11.59%) Windows 7
4 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.90%) Unix
6 1 (0.72%) Debian
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.33%) Project Management
1 46 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 42 (30.43%) Presales
3 40 (28.99%) Service Delivery
4 38 (27.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 33 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 33 (23.91%) ITIL
6 32 (23.19%) PRINCE2
7 29 (21.01%) Migration
8 26 (18.84%) Service Management
9 23 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
10 21 (15.22%) Load Balancing
11 20 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (14.49%) Network Virtualisation
11 20 (14.49%) Programme Management
12 19 (13.77%) Converged Infrastructure
12 19 (13.77%) Network Monitoring
13 17 (12.32%) ArchiMate
13 17 (12.32%) Network Architecture
14 16 (11.59%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.49%) SQL
2 19 (13.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.97%) Python
4 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.90%) Java
5 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.45%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Go
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (26.09%) CCNP
3 30 (21.74%) Degree
4 26 (18.84%) TOGAF Certification
5 19 (13.77%) VCDX
6 18 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 16 (11.59%) CCNA
7 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
8 15 (10.87%) PMI Certification
8 15 (10.87%) PMP
9 12 (8.70%) CCIE
9 12 (8.70%) DV Cleared
10 10 (7.25%) MCSA
10 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.90%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.72%) CCDP
13 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.49%) QA
2 13 (9.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.90%) SLA
4 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.72%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 54 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (27.54%) Virtual Desktop
3 33 (23.91%) VMware NSX
4 32 (23.19%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.17%) Docker
6 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.72%) Lustre
7 1 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (11.59%) SCCM
1 16 (11.59%) SCOM
1 16 (11.59%) vRealize
2 13 (9.42%) QRadar
2 13 (9.42%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (2.90%) Grafana
3 4 (2.90%) Graphite
3 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.90%) Puppet
4 3 (2.17%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.72%) Ansible
6 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.72%) Mesos
6 1 (0.72%) Salt
6 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 99 (71.74%) Cisco
2 66 (47.83%) VMware
3 52 (37.68%) Microsoft
4 39 (28.26%) F5
5 25 (18.12%) CheckPoint
6 24 (17.39%) Juniper
7 22 (15.94%) Fortinet
7 22 (15.94%) Meraki
8 19 (13.77%) EMC
9 17 (12.32%) SolarWinds
10 16 (11.59%) HP
11 15 (10.87%) CA
12 13 (9.42%) Tripwire
13 12 (8.70%) Oracle
14 11 (7.97%) SAP
15 9 (6.52%) Cognizant
15 9 (6.52%) Palo Alto
16 8 (5.80%) Aruba
17 4 (2.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 4 (2.90%) Splunk