Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenFlow
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1217 1292
Rank change year-on-year +46 +75 -
Permanent jobs citing OpenFlow 6 24 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.021% 0.074% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 5
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £73,125 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £55,000 -

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 28008 32444 36467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 16.91% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22742 26677 30048
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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
Top 2 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 17 October 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 +44 6 £62,500 -3.85% 2
London +10 6 £62,500 -3.85% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 4 (66.67%) JNCIE
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) CCIE
3 4 (66.67%) OpenView
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Nagios
3 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) WLAN
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
3 4 (66.67%) VPLS
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) Cacti

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 (16.67%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) VoIP
2 4 (66.67%) VPLS
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) WLAN
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) Task Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Cacti
1 4 (66.67%) Nagios
1 4 (66.67%) OpenView
1 4 (66.67%) QRadar
1 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (33.33%) VMware