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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 651 570 581
Rank change year-on-year -81 +11 +21
Permanent jobs citing SD-WAN 676 375 361
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.10% 3.17% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 508 328 302
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £38,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £51,250 £47,600
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% - -3.85%
75th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,375 £85,000 £82,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -4.00%

SD-WAN 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 21,804 11,839 13,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 12.84% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 11,750 8,773 10,954
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SD-WAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SD-WAN in the UK

SD-WAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN.

Salary trend for SD-WAN in the UK

SD-WAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SD-WAN over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Salary histogram for SD-WAN in the UK

SD-WAN
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SD-WAN within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -65 602 £59,483 -4.83% 64
UK excluding London -43 358 £55,000 -8.33% 35
Work from Home -187 257 £62,500 -3.85% 11
London -151 236 £62,500 -9.09% 26
Midlands +26 125 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East -64 83 £65,000 - 11
West Midlands -3 74 £55,000 -6.38% 7
North of England -96 70 £55,000 -8.33% 8
East of England -75 48 £50,000 -16.67% 5
South West -4 47 £46,000 -23.33% 3
North West -85 40 £60,000 - 3
East Midlands -12 29 £46,750 -8.78% 1
Yorkshire -42 26 £55,000 -12.00% 3
North East -11 4 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Scotland -65 2 - -
Wales -43 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, IT jobs citing SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN.

1 584 (86.39%) WAN
2 414 (61.24%) Cisco
3 318 (47.04%) Firewall
4 258 (38.17%) LAN
5 252 (37.28%) Azure
6 226 (33.43%) Cisco Certification
7 172 (25.44%) CCNP
8 162 (23.96%) Social Skills
9 161 (23.82%) Microsoft
10 156 (23.08%) Data Centre
11 150 (22.19%) AWS
12 144 (21.30%) Palo Alto
13 143 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 142 (21.01%) Fortinet
15 137 (20.27%) Wireless
16 132 (19.53%) VPN
17 131 (19.38%) Meraki
18 127 (18.79%) CheckPoint
19 124 (18.34%) Active Directory
20 121 (17.90%) MPLS
20 121 (17.90%) Windows
21 115 (17.01%) BGP
22 114 (16.86%) OSPF
23 113 (16.72%) CCNA
23 113 (16.72%) Microsoft 365
24 112 (16.57%) VMware
25 109 (16.12%) Cisco ASA
25 109 (16.12%) Degree
26 107 (15.83%) Network Security
27 104 (15.38%) Finance

SD-WAN
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 62 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.89%) IIS
4 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Sentinel
2 7 (1.04%) SAP GTS
3 5 (0.74%) Toggl
4 4 (0.59%) BambooHR
4 4 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 252 (37.28%) Azure
2 150 (22.19%) AWS
3 113 (16.72%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (6.80%) GCP
5 41 (6.07%) PaaS
6 33 (4.88%) SaaS
7 30 (4.44%) IaaS
8 29 (4.29%) Mimecast
9 21 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (2.66%) Amazon EKS
11 18 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.66%) OneDrive
12 14 (2.07%) GitHub
13 11 (1.63%) Azure Sentinel
14 10 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.48%) Serverless
15 9 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 7 (1.04%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 584 (86.39%) WAN
2 318 (47.04%) Firewall
3 258 (38.17%) LAN
4 143 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 137 (20.27%) Wireless
6 132 (19.53%) VPN
7 121 (17.90%) MPLS
8 115 (17.01%) BGP
9 114 (16.86%) OSPF
10 109 (16.12%) Cisco ASA
11 107 (15.83%) Network Security
12 90 (13.31%) DNS
13 81 (11.98%) Wi-Fi
14 78 (11.54%) WLAN
15 72 (10.65%) DHCP
16 69 (10.21%) Cisco ISE
17 68 (10.06%) TCP/IP
18 63 (9.32%) Cisco Firepower
19 53 (7.84%) Internet
19 53 (7.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
2 9 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 9 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (1.33%) Redis
3 8 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (1.18%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.30%) GIS
6 2 (0.30%) QGIS
7 1 (0.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.55%) JIRA
3 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.59%) LabVIEW
4 4 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
General
1 162 (23.96%) Social Skills
2 104 (15.38%) Finance
3 60 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 34 (5.03%) Retail
6 31 (4.59%) Aerospace
7 30 (4.44%) Presentation Skills
8 27 (3.99%) Marketing
9 26 (3.85%) Back Office
10 22 (3.25%) Banking
11 20 (2.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 20 (2.96%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (2.37%) Public Sector
13 14 (2.07%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.78%) Aviation
14 12 (1.78%) Legal
15 10 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (1.18%) Advertising
16 8 (1.18%) Law
16 8 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 253 (37.43%) Network Engineer
2 98 (14.50%) Architect
3 60 (8.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 58 (8.58%) Cloud Engineer
5 52 (7.69%) Network Architect
6 51 (7.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 49 (7.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 46 (6.80%) WAN Engineer
9 44 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 43 (6.36%) Analyst
11 36 (5.33%) Consultant
12 33 (4.88%) Network Consultant
13 28 (4.14%) Azure Engineer
14 27 (3.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 27 (3.99%) Network Manager
15 25 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
15 25 (3.70%) Security Architect
16 23 (3.40%) Head of IT
17 19 (2.81%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 19 (2.81%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.37%) Kafka
2 14 (2.07%) JSON
3 11 (1.63%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.18%) REST
5 7 (1.04%) gRPC
5 7 (1.04%) LDAP
6 4 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (0.59%) CSS
6 4 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (0.59%) RESTful
6 4 (0.59%) Spring
6 4 (0.59%) Web Services
6 4 (0.59%) XML
6 4 (0.59%) YAML
7 3 (0.44%) Backbone.js
7 3 (0.44%) HTML
7 3 (0.44%) HTML5
7 3 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 156 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 72 (10.65%) Public Cloud
3 32 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (3.55%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.22%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.07%) GNSS
9 12 (1.78%) User Experience
10 10 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.33%) Housing Association
11 9 (1.33%) PKI
12 7 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.89%) IoT
13 6 (0.89%) Tandem
14 5 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.74%) IVR
15 4 (0.59%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.59%) FPGA
15 4 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (17.90%) Windows
2 85 (12.57%) Windows Server
3 70 (10.36%) Linux
4 25 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (1.18%) Unix
6 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) CatOS
9 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (14.79%) ITIL
2 82 (12.13%) Change Management
3 73 (10.80%) Project Delivery
4 71 (10.50%) Cybersecurity
4 71 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 63 (9.32%) Project Management
6 60 (8.88%) Agile
7 58 (8.58%) Presales
7 58 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (8.28%) Service Delivery
8 56 (8.28%) TOGAF
9 53 (7.84%) Migration
10 52 (7.69%) DevOps
11 48 (7.10%) Network Management
12 46 (6.80%) Line Management
13 44 (6.51%) Infrastructure as Code
14 39 (5.77%) Incident Management
15 36 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 36 (5.33%) Load Balancing
16 35 (5.18%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.88%) Python
2 51 (7.54%) SQL
3 43 (6.36%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.78%) C++
5 9 (1.33%) C
6 7 (1.04%) Bicep
7 6 (0.89%) MATLAB
7 6 (0.89%) Perl
8 5 (0.74%) Java
9 3 (0.44%) Bash
9 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.30%) ES6
10 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 226 (33.43%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (25.44%) CCNP
3 113 (16.72%) CCNA
4 109 (16.12%) Degree
5 72 (10.65%) Security Cleared
6 59 (8.73%) SC Cleared
7 52 (7.69%) CCIE
8 35 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (4.14%) TOGAF Certification
10 22 (3.25%) Master's Degree
11 18 (2.66%) CCDP
11 18 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (2.07%) JNCIP
13 13 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.92%) HP APS
14 12 (1.78%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.48%) MCSE
16 8 (1.18%) AWS Certification
16 8 (1.18%) CCIE Security
16 8 (1.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (9.76%) SLA
2 26 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.78%) GDPR
4 8 (1.18%) NIST
4 8 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.89%) PMO
6 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.30%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 124 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 56 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.03%) Docker
5 21 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.48%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.89%) vSphere
9 5 (0.74%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.59%) XenApp
10 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.30%) Firmware
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.15%) NFS
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 71 (10.50%) Terraform
2 63 (9.32%) FortiGate
3 56 (8.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 55 (8.14%) SCCM
5 49 (7.25%) Kubernetes
6 45 (6.66%) Ansible
7 18 (2.66%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.63%) Stealthwatch
9 9 (1.33%) Nagios
10 8 (1.18%) TrustSec
11 5 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.74%) Observium
12 3 (0.44%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.30%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.15%) Grafana
14 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
14 1 (0.15%) Nmap
14 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 414 (61.24%) Cisco
2 161 (23.82%) Microsoft
3 144 (21.30%) Palo Alto
4 142 (21.01%) Fortinet
5 131 (19.38%) Meraki
6 127 (18.79%) CheckPoint
7 112 (16.57%) VMware
8 102 (15.09%) Zscaler
9 90 (13.31%) F5
10 73 (10.80%) Aruba
11 59 (8.73%) SolarWinds
12 56 (8.28%) HP
13 50 (7.40%) Juniper
14 48 (7.10%) Citrix
15 27 (3.99%) Riverbed
16 22 (3.25%) Darktrace
17 19 (2.81%) Infoblox
18 18 (2.66%) Brocade
19 17 (2.51%) SAP
19 17 (2.51%) Veeam