Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DWDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DWDM over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1068 1069 1170
Rank change year-on-year +1 +101 +12
Permanent jobs citing DWDM 91 120 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.069% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 44 83 59
UK median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,800 £40,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £93,625 £72,500 £90,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £50,250
% change year-on-year +12.00% -0.50% +0.50%

DWDM 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 24,486 27,896 32,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.93% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,374 22,715 26,520
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DWDM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DWDM.

Salary trend for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DWDM over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England +24 90 £62,500 +19.05% 20
UK excluding London +19 63 £56,000 +12.00% 14
London +19 27 £67,000 +27.62% 7
South East -7 18 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Midlands +42 17 £43,250 -25.43% 2
North of England +19 15 £51,750 +21.76% 2
Yorkshire +17 14 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Midlands +34 12 £37,500 -35.34% 1
East of England +24 12 £67,500 +8.00%
East Midlands - 5 £49,000 - 1
North West +7 1 £65,000 +128.07% 1
South West - 1 £32,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing DWDM 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 with a requirement for DWDM.

1 46 (50.55%) MPLS
2 43 (47.25%) Cisco
3 36 (39.56%) BGP
4 34 (37.36%) Network Management
5 33 (36.26%) Data Centre
6 32 (35.16%) VPN
7 30 (32.97%) OSPF
8 29 (31.87%) Juniper
9 27 (29.67%) DNS
10 26 (28.57%) Ethernet
11 25 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (25.27%) Telecoms
13 22 (24.18%) TCP/IP
14 21 (23.08%) Degree
15 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
15 20 (21.98%) WAN
15 20 (21.98%) DHCP
15 20 (21.98%) Firewall
16 19 (20.88%) LAN
16 19 (20.88%) SDH
17 18 (19.78%) F5
18 17 (18.68%) ITIL
19 16 (17.58%) VoIP
19 16 (17.58%) CCNP
19 16 (17.58%) EIGRP
19 16 (17.58%) VMware
20 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
20 15 (16.48%) NetScaler
20 15 (16.48%) Arista
21 14 (15.38%) Customer Requirements

DWDM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.49%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (50.55%) MPLS
2 36 (39.56%) BGP
3 32 (35.16%) VPN
4 30 (32.97%) OSPF
5 27 (29.67%) DNS
6 26 (28.57%) Ethernet
7 22 (24.18%) TCP/IP
8 20 (21.98%) DHCP
8 20 (21.98%) Firewall
8 20 (21.98%) WAN
9 19 (20.88%) LAN
9 19 (20.88%) SDH
10 16 (17.58%) EIGRP
10 16 (17.58%) VoIP
11 15 (16.48%) NetScaler
12 14 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (14.29%) DSL
14 12 (13.19%) Wireless
15 11 (12.09%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 23 (25.27%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
3 2 (2.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Network Engineer
2 19 (20.88%) Architect
3 11 (12.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) NOC Technician
4 8 (8.79%) Sales Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Network Engineering Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Network Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Presales Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Switch Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) HTML
1 6 (6.59%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.10%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 33 (36.26%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.19%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) IVR
5 4 (4.40%) CCTV
5 4 (4.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.10%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Solaris
2 8 (8.79%) Unix
2 8 (8.79%) Windows 2000 Server
2 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.36%) Network Management
2 17 (18.68%) ITIL
3 14 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
3 14 (15.38%) Presales
4 12 (13.19%) Validation
5 9 (9.89%) ITIL V3
5 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.79%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (8.79%) RAD
7 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.69%) Network Design
7 7 (7.69%) Network Planning
8 6 (6.59%) Business Development
8 6 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.59%) Line Management
8 6 (6.59%) Telesales
9 5 (5.49%) Low Latency
9 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.49%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.10%) Perl
1 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (23.08%) Degree
3 16 (17.58%) CCNP
4 12 (13.19%) CCNA
5 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
6 10 (10.99%) CCDP
7 8 (8.79%) HNC
7 8 (8.79%) HND
7 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.59%) CCIE
8 6 (6.59%) CCIE Service Provider
8 6 (6.59%) DBS Check
8 6 (6.59%) JNCIE
9 5 (5.49%) CCDE
9 5 (5.49%) JNCIS
10 4 (4.40%) CCVP
10 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.10%) CCDA
11 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) GDPR
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (9.89%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (8.79%) VMware NSX
5 5 (5.49%) vSphere
6 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) SCCM
1 5 (5.49%) SCOM
2 4 (4.40%) Nessus
3 3 (3.30%) RANCID
4 2 (2.20%) HP NNM
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 43 (47.25%) Cisco
2 29 (31.87%) Juniper
3 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.78%) F5
5 16 (17.58%) VMware
6 15 (16.48%) Arista
7 10 (10.99%) CheckPoint
7 10 (10.99%) Citrix
7 10 (10.99%) HP
8 9 (9.89%) Nokia
9 8 (8.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 8 (8.79%) Red Hat
9 8 (8.79%) Sun
9 8 (8.79%) Telindus
10 7 (7.69%) Avaya
10 7 (7.69%) LogRhythm
10 7 (7.69%) Palo Alto
11 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.49%) Nortel
12 4 (4.40%) Qualys