Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1057 1054 1175
Rank change year-on-year -3 +121 +58
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 90 92 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.055% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 73 54 74
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -29.73%
10th Percentile £38,800 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,300 £108,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -14.75%

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 24,923 27,895 32,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.25% 16.80% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20,376 22,812 27,174
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -27 39 £67,500 -10.00% 7
South West +20 18 £65,000 +8.33%
Midlands +28 14 £55,250 -7.92% 5
East of England +16 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands - 8 £52,500 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £57,500 - 3
South East +4 5 £53,500 +7.00% 2
North of England -10 3 £27,000 -40.00% 6
Yorkshire 0 2 £27,000 -40.00% 1
North West - 1 £65,000 - 5
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 59 (65.56%) Cisco
2 40 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (40.00%) Firewall
3 36 (40.00%) VMware
4 34 (37.78%) CCNP
5 33 (36.67%) Presales
6 32 (35.56%) Wireless
7 30 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 29 (32.22%) Windows
8 29 (32.22%) LAN
8 29 (32.22%) WAN
8 29 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (28.89%) Finance
10 23 (25.56%) Linux
10 23 (25.56%) ITIL
11 22 (24.44%) VPN
11 22 (24.44%) Juniper
11 22 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (23.33%) Ansible
12 21 (23.33%) Python
13 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
13 20 (22.22%) SC Cleared
13 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
14 19 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (18.89%) TOGAF
15 17 (18.89%) CheckPoint
15 17 (18.89%) Network Security
15 17 (18.89%) F5
16 16 (17.78%) Puppet

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 16 (17.78%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.67%) GitHub
5 4 (4.44%) PaaS
6 3 (3.33%) Office 365
6 3 (3.33%) OpenShift
6 3 (3.33%) SaaS
7 2 (2.22%) IaaS
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.00%) Firewall
2 32 (35.56%) Wireless
3 29 (32.22%) LAN
3 29 (32.22%) WAN
4 22 (24.44%) VPN
5 17 (18.89%) Network Security
6 14 (15.56%) DNS
7 13 (14.44%) OSPF
8 12 (13.33%) BGP
8 12 (13.33%) DHCP
9 11 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (12.22%) IPsec
9 11 (12.22%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (11.11%) MPLS
11 8 (8.89%) Internet
11 8 (8.89%) NAS
11 8 (8.89%) SAN
12 7 (7.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (6.67%) FWSM
13 6 (6.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.11%) Informix
3 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.11%) GoCD
4 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.11%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (28.89%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.22%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (33.33%) Architect
2 23 (25.56%) Network Engineer
3 21 (23.33%) Network Architect
4 16 (17.78%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Consultant
7 8 (8.89%) Network Specialist
8 7 (7.78%) Designer
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Network Specialist
10 4 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Data Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Data Migration Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Migration Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) LDAP
1 6 (6.67%) RESTful
1 6 (6.67%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) .NET
3 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.44%) Kafka
4 3 (3.33%) OpenDaylight
5 2 (2.22%) LAMP
6 1 (1.11%) Node.js
6 1 (1.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 15 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 13 (14.44%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.78%) Internet of Things
5 6 (6.67%) PKI
5 6 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 6 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (4.44%) Replication
7 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.22%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) Infotainment
9 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.22%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) Linux
3 9 (10.00%) Unix
3 9 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.44%) AIX
4 4 (4.44%) HPUX
4 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.44%) Solaris
4 4 (4.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Presales
2 23 (25.56%) ITIL
3 19 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.89%) TOGAF
5 16 (17.78%) Load Balancing
6 14 (15.56%) Open Source
7 12 (13.33%) Cryptography
8 10 (11.11%) Project Management
9 9 (10.00%) Network Management
9 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (8.89%) ITIL V3
10 8 (8.89%) Migration
10 8 (8.89%) Network Architecture
10 8 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (8.89%) Network Virtualisation
11 7 (7.78%) Network Design
12 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 6 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) Python
2 13 (14.44%) SQL
3 7 (7.78%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.44%) Java
5 4 (4.44%) Ruby
6 3 (3.33%) Perl
7 2 (2.22%) Go
7 2 (2.22%) Rust
8 1 (1.11%) Groovy
8 1 (1.11%) Lisp
8 1 (1.11%) PHP
8 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (37.78%) CCNP
3 20 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 14 (15.56%) Degree
5 12 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 10 (11.11%) CCNA
7 8 (8.89%) CCIE
8 6 (6.67%) PMI Certification
8 6 (6.67%) PMP
9 5 (5.56%) CCDP
10 4 (4.44%) VCDX
11 2 (2.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (1.11%) CCDE
12 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (1.11%) EMCIE
12 1 (1.11%) EMCTA
12 1 (1.11%) Master's Degree
12 1 (1.11%) VCP6
12 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 5 (5.56%) Docker
5 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.44%) vSphere
5 4 (4.44%) XenApp
6 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) Ansible
2 16 (17.78%) Puppet
3 11 (12.22%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.44%) Salt
4 4 (4.44%) vRealize
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.33%) SCCM
6 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.22%) Munin
6 2 (2.22%) Nagios
6 2 (2.22%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.22%) QRadar
6 2 (2.22%) SmokePing
6 2 (2.22%) Terraform
6 2 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.11%) Grafana
Vendors
1 59 (65.56%) Cisco
2 36 (40.00%) VMware
3 22 (24.44%) Juniper
4 17 (18.89%) CheckPoint
4 17 (18.89%) F5
5 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.56%) Citrix
7 13 (14.44%) HP
8 9 (10.00%) Fortinet
8 9 (10.00%) Meraki
9 8 (8.89%) Brocade
9 8 (8.89%) EMC
10 7 (7.78%) Ivanti
11 6 (6.67%) CA
11 6 (6.67%) Palo Alto
12 5 (5.56%) Aruba
12 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.44%) IBM
13 4 (4.44%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.44%) Red Hat