Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenFlow
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1183 1175 1283
Rank change year-on-year -8 +108 +58
Permanent jobs citing OpenFlow 9 38 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.021% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.032% 0.12% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 9 34 5
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £54,500 £52,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year -2.27% - -

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 27952 31320 35726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 16.94% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22560 25582 29664
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for OpenFlow in the UK

OpenFlow
Top 4 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 11 December 2017. 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 -1 9 £62,500 -3.85%
London -32 7 £62,500 -3.85%
South West +9 2 £53,750 -
UK excluding London +5 2 £53,750 -2.27%

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing OpenFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OpenFlow.

1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 7 (77.78%) Wireless
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) VPN
2 7 (77.78%) Nagios
2 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) BGP
2 7 (77.78%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (55.56%) VPLS
3 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
3 5 (55.56%) QRadar
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (55.56%) Cacti
3 5 (55.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (55.56%) High Availability
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) CCIE
3 5 (55.56%) OpenView
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) VoIP

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 (11.11%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) BGP
1 7 (77.78%) MPLS
1 7 (77.78%) VPN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
1 7 (77.78%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) OSPF
2 5 (55.56%) VoIP
2 5 (55.56%) VPLS
2 5 (55.56%) WLAN
3 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (22.22%) tcpdump
3 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Network Virtualisation
2 5 (55.56%) High Availability
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source Development
3 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) CCIE
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Nagios
2 5 (55.56%) Cacti
2 5 (55.56%) OpenView
2 5 (55.56%) QRadar
2 5 (55.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (44.44%) Ansible
4 2 (22.22%) Munin
4 2 (22.22%) OpenNMS
4 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
2 2 (22.22%) VMware