Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1021 1047 1204
Rank change year-on-year +26 +157 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 116 107 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.066% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80 68 55
England median annual salary £63,750 £61,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.08% -2.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £47,250 £42,500 £35,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £75,450
UK median annual salary £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +15.63%

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 24,805 26,386 32,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.95% 16.28% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19,886 21,608 27,457
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 64 £68,500 +9.60% 5
Midlands +27 28 £52,500 -12.50%
West Midlands +9 22 £52,500 -41.67%
South West -2 8 £55,000 +50.68% 1
East Midlands - 6 £55,250 -
South East -31 5 £53,500 +7.00% 3
North of England -5 2 £53,750 +19.44% 1
East of England -17 2 £39,250 -
North West -17 2 £53,750 -40.28% 1
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 96 (82.76%) Cisco
2 64 (55.17%) Data Centre
3 56 (48.28%) VMware
4 54 (46.55%) Firewall
5 52 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (39.66%) Presales
7 41 (35.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (34.48%) F5
9 39 (33.62%) VPN
10 38 (32.76%) ITIL
10 38 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
11 36 (31.03%) CCNP
12 34 (29.31%) Degree
12 34 (29.31%) VMware NSX
13 33 (28.45%) LAN
13 33 (28.45%) OSPF
14 32 (27.59%) CheckPoint
14 32 (27.59%) Juniper
15 31 (26.72%) WAN
15 31 (26.72%) DNS
16 30 (25.86%) DHCP
16 30 (25.86%) Wireless
17 29 (25.00%) Microsoft
18 28 (24.14%) Linux
19 27 (23.28%) Service Delivery
20 26 (22.41%) Network Security
21 25 (21.55%) NAS
21 25 (21.55%) BGP
21 25 (21.55%) Service Management

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 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.34%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.86%) Jetty
5 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 46 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (6.03%) SaaS
5 5 (4.31%) IaaS
5 5 (4.31%) PaaS
6 4 (3.45%) Office 365
7 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.59%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.59%) Serverless
8 1 (0.86%) GitHub
8 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (46.55%) Firewall
2 39 (33.62%) VPN
3 33 (28.45%) LAN
3 33 (28.45%) OSPF
4 31 (26.72%) DNS
4 31 (26.72%) WAN
5 30 (25.86%) DHCP
5 30 (25.86%) Wireless
6 26 (22.41%) Network Security
7 25 (21.55%) BGP
7 25 (21.55%) NAS
7 25 (21.55%) SAN
8 24 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (18.97%) IPsec
10 18 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (13.79%) FWSM
11 16 (13.79%) MPLS
11 16 (13.79%) SNMP
12 11 (9.48%) NetScaler
13 10 (8.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.86%) Big Data
3 1 (0.86%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.86%) Informix
3 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (8.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.86%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.31%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (22.41%) Architect
2 24 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 20 (17.24%) Designer
4 19 (16.38%) Consultant
5 18 (15.52%) Network Specialist
6 16 (13.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 16 (13.79%) Senior Network Specialist
7 10 (8.62%) Cisco Consultant
7 10 (8.62%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 10 (8.62%) Network Consultant
8 9 (7.76%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.90%) Network Architect
10 7 (6.03%) Lead Architect
10 7 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (5.17%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) .NET
2 16 (13.79%) LDAP
3 10 (8.62%) Middleware
4 8 (6.90%) Web Services
5 7 (6.03%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.59%) CSS
6 3 (2.59%) HTML
6 3 (2.59%) Kafka
7 2 (1.72%) LAMP
7 2 (1.72%) OpenDaylight
7 2 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.72%) RESTful
8 1 (0.86%) COM
8 1 (0.86%) Node.js
8 1 (0.86%) React
8 1 (0.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (55.17%) Data Centre
2 23 (19.83%) Private Cloud
3 22 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (18.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 17 (14.66%) PKI
6 13 (11.21%) User Experience
7 10 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (6.90%) Driving Licence
9 5 (4.31%) Internet of Things
10 4 (3.45%) Replication
11 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.14%) Linux
2 21 (18.10%) Windows
3 11 (9.48%) Unix
4 9 (7.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.45%) AIX
5 4 (3.45%) HPUX
5 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.45%) Solaris
5 4 (3.45%) SUSE
6 1 (0.86%) Debian
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (39.66%) Presales
2 38 (32.76%) ITIL
3 27 (23.28%) Service Delivery
4 25 (21.55%) Network Virtualisation
4 25 (21.55%) Service Management
5 24 (20.69%) Migration
6 23 (19.83%) Load Balancing
7 22 (18.97%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (18.97%) Project Management
8 21 (18.10%) Converged Infrastructure
8 21 (18.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (15.52%) ITIL V3
10 17 (14.66%) Network Management
10 17 (14.66%) PRINCE2
11 16 (13.79%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (13.79%) Line Management
11 16 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (12.07%) TOGAF
13 13 (11.21%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 19 (16.38%) Python
3 7 (6.03%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.45%) Java
5 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.45%) Perl
6 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) Go
8 1 (0.86%) PHP
8 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (31.03%) CCNP
3 34 (29.31%) Degree
4 21 (18.10%) VCDX
5 17 (14.66%) CCIE
6 16 (13.79%) PMI Certification
6 16 (13.79%) PMP
7 15 (12.93%) CCNA
8 11 (9.48%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (8.62%) MCSA
9 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.31%) CCDP
11 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 1 (0.86%) CCDE
14 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.86%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.86%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.10%) QA
2 8 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (35.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (29.31%) VMware NSX
3 19 (16.38%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.45%) Docker
5 4 (3.45%) vSphere
5 4 (3.45%) XenApp
6 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.86%) LXC
7 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (15.52%) Ansible
2 17 (14.66%) Puppet
3 13 (11.21%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.90%) QRadar
4 8 (6.90%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (4.31%) Salt
5 5 (4.31%) vRealize
6 4 (3.45%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.45%) SCCM
7 3 (2.59%) Grafana
7 3 (2.59%) Graphite
7 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.59%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.72%) Munin
8 2 (1.72%) Nagios
8 2 (1.72%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.72%) SmokePing
9 1 (0.86%) Mesos
9 1 (0.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (82.76%) Cisco
2 56 (48.28%) VMware
3 40 (34.48%) F5
4 32 (27.59%) CheckPoint
4 32 (27.59%) Juniper
5 29 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 25 (21.55%) EMC
7 22 (18.97%) Fortinet
8 19 (16.38%) HP
9 17 (14.66%) Meraki
10 16 (13.79%) CA
11 14 (12.07%) SolarWinds
12 12 (10.34%) Citrix
13 9 (7.76%) Cognizant
14 8 (6.90%) Aruba
14 8 (6.90%) Brocade
14 8 (6.90%) Tripwire
15 7 (6.03%) Ivanti
15 7 (6.03%) Palo Alto
16 5 (4.31%) Red Hat