Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OpenFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OpenFlow over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenFlow
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1175 1137 1270
Rank change year-on-year -38 +133 +17
Permanent jobs citing OpenFlow 13 50 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.028% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.048% 0.17% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 12 48 7
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £52,500 £56,450 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,125 £76,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year - -26.67% -

OpenFlow 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 26,831 29,240 34,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.22% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,667 23,762 28,719
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OpenFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenFlow in the UK

OpenFlow
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OpenFlow in the UK

OpenFlow
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OpenFlow over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for OpenFlow in the UK

OpenFlow
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenFlow within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -26 12 £62,500 -3.85% 5
London -22 7 £62,500 -3.85%
UK excluding London -4 5 £55,000 - 5
East of England - 3 £55,000 - 5
South West +9 2 £53,750 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing OpenFlow 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 OpenFlow.

1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
2 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) Nagios
3 7 (53.85%) MPLS
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
3 7 (53.85%) Degree
3 7 (53.85%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (38.46%) VPLS
4 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
4 5 (38.46%) QRadar
4 5 (38.46%) High Availability
4 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) Network Design
4 5 (38.46%) JNCIE
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (38.46%) Cacti
4 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (38.46%) VoIP
4 5 (38.46%) WLAN
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Solaris
4 5 (38.46%) Ethernet

OpenFlow
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 1 (7.69%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) BGP
1 9 (69.23%) VPN
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) MPLS
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) Ethernet
3 5 (38.46%) OSPF
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 5 (38.46%) VPLS
3 5 (38.46%) WLAN
4 2 (15.38%) IPv4
4 2 (15.38%) IPv6
4 2 (15.38%) Multicast
4 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (15.38%) SSL
4 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Network Virtualisation
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source Development
3 2 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Security Auditing
3 2 (15.38%) Server Hardening
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Perl
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) CCIE
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Nagios
2 5 (38.46%) Cacti
2 5 (38.46%) OpenView
2 5 (38.46%) QRadar
2 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (30.77%) Ansible
4 2 (15.38%) Munin
4 2 (15.38%) OpenNMS
4 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (15.38%) Puppet
4 2 (15.38%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) HP
1 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) VMware