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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenFlow
UK
Rank 832 944 941
Rank change year-on-year +112 -3  
Permanent jobs citing OpenFlow 17 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.002% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.011% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 3
Median salary £65,000 £75,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +30.43%  
UK excluding London median salary - £75,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +30.43%  

OpenFlow is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13434 17718 19311
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.04% 17.27% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10953 14664 15361
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

OpenFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OpenFlow as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +108 17 £65,000 -13.33%
London - 17 £65,000 -

OpenFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 40 (93.02%) VMware
1 40 (93.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (83.72%) KVM
3 35 (81.40%) 4G
3 35 (81.40%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (81.40%) Ansible
3 35 (81.40%) Multithreading
3 35 (81.40%) Puppet
3 35 (81.40%) Telecoms
3 35 (81.40%) C++
3 35 (81.40%) Linux
3 35 (81.40%) GSM
3 35 (81.40%) C
3 35 (81.40%) 3G
4 34 (79.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 28 (65.12%) Translating Business Requirements
6 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
7 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Banking
9 6 (13.95%) CCIE
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (13.95%) OpenStack
10 5 (11.63%) Juniper
10 5 (11.63%) SSL
10 5 (11.63%) Cisco
10 5 (11.63%) MPLS
10 5 (11.63%) OSPF
10 5 (11.63%) BGP
10 5 (11.63%) VPN

OpenFlow
Top Related 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 6 (13.95%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) IaaS
1 4 (9.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (81.40%) 3G
1 35 (81.40%) 4G
1 35 (81.40%) GSM
2 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.63%) BGP
3 5 (11.63%) Firewall
3 5 (11.63%) IPsec
3 5 (11.63%) MPLS
3 5 (11.63%) OSPF
3 5 (11.63%) SSL
3 5 (11.63%) VPN
4 4 (9.30%) DNS
4 4 (9.30%) IPv6
5 3 (6.98%) Internet
6 2 (4.65%) LAN
6 2 (4.65%) WAN
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless
7 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.33%) FTP
7 1 (2.33%) SSH
General
1 35 (81.40%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) C++ Developer
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) Linux Developer
3 14 (32.56%) Lead Developer
4 13 (30.23%) Telecoms Developer
5 10 (23.26%) Senior C++ Developer
5 10 (23.26%) Senior Developer
6 9 (20.93%) C Developer
6 9 (20.93%) C/C++ Developer
7 8 (18.60%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (18.60%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
8 5 (11.63%) Architect
8 5 (11.63%) Senior C Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
9 4 (9.30%) Principal Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
11 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (79.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Multithreading
2 28 (65.12%) Translating Business Requirements
3 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.65%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.65%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design
7 1 (2.33%) Network Management
7 1 (2.33%) Presales
7 1 (2.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) C
1 35 (81.40%) C++
2 5 (11.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) CCIE
1 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CCNP
3 2 (4.65%) CCIP
4 1 (2.33%) CCDP
4 1 (2.33%) JNCIS
System Software
1 40 (93.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (83.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (81.40%) Ansible
1 35 (81.40%) Opscode Chef
1 35 (81.40%) Puppet
2 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) VMware
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco
2 5 (11.63%) Juniper
3 4 (9.30%) Brocade
3 4 (9.30%) Citrix
3 4 (9.30%) Vyatta
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds