Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SD-WAN skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SD-WAN over the 6 months leading up to 19 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
19 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 372 486 680
Rank change year-on-year +114 +194 -67
Permanent jobs citing SD-WAN 724 521 716
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 3.43% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 480 400 541
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £46,750 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £58,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.86% -3.33% -4.00%
75th Percentile £72,813 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £84,919 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% -8.33%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

SD-WAN falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,853 15,169 22,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 16.40% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,443 7,634 11,811
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,938 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,886 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.25% -5.26% +5.56%

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 19 June 2024.

Salary histogram for SD-WAN in the UK

SD-WAN
Top 16 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 19 June 2024. 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 +164 664 £57,500 +9.52% 92
UK excluding London +86 459 £50,000 - 71
Work from Home +92 364 £60,000 -7.69% 52
London +150 218 £60,000 -7.69% 30
Midlands +52 139 £48,500 +12.14% 17
West Midlands +72 126 £48,500 +12.14% 15
North of England +59 125 £71,250 +48.83% 13
South West +26 99 £50,250 +5.79% 7
North West +20 84 £70,000 +33.33% 7
South East -31 82 £57,500 +4.55% 22
Yorkshire +87 53 £70,000 +55.56% 6
East of England +5 39 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Scotland -59 19 £50,000 -38.46% 1
East Midlands -26 13 £39,750 -6.47% 2
North East -13 7 £79,842 +79.38%
Wales - 2 £35,000 - 5

SD-WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 89 (12.29%) Microsoft Exchange
2 32 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.93%) IIS
4 8 (1.10%) CMS
4 8 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.14%) Confluence
5 1 (0.14%) Mattermost
Applications
1 19 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 266 (36.74%) Azure
2 178 (24.59%) Microsoft 365
3 117 (16.16%) AWS
4 57 (7.87%) Entra ID
5 49 (6.77%) IaaS
6 47 (6.49%) PaaS
7 36 (4.97%) GCP
8 31 (4.28%) SaaS
9 12 (1.66%) Mimecast
10 11 (1.52%) Nutanix
10 11 (1.52%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.38%) Azure Sentinel
12 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.24%) GitHub
13 7 (0.97%) AWS Direct Connect
13 7 (0.97%) Azure API Management
13 7 (0.97%) Azure Key Vault
14 5 (0.69%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.41%) Azure DevOps
16 2 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 655 (90.47%) WAN
2 324 (44.75%) Firewall
3 241 (33.29%) LAN
4 180 (24.86%) Wireless
5 144 (19.89%) MPLS
6 126 (17.40%) BGP
7 123 (16.99%) Wi-Fi
8 115 (15.88%) VPN
9 100 (13.81%) Network Security
10 99 (13.67%) OSPF
11 89 (12.29%) DNS
12 72 (9.94%) WLAN
13 63 (8.70%) DHCP
14 62 (8.56%) VLAN
15 61 (8.43%) Cisco Firepower
16 52 (7.18%) Cisco IOS
17 51 (7.04%) TCP/IP
18 50 (6.91%) WebEx
19 39 (5.39%) Cisco ISE
20 38 (5.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.55%) Big Data
5 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (0.97%) GitLab
1 7 (0.97%) Katalon Studio
2 4 (0.55%) JIRA
3 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 186 (25.69%) Social Skills
2 67 (9.25%) Finance
3 44 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
5 26 (3.59%) Law
6 23 (3.18%) Retail
7 21 (2.90%) Electronics
8 16 (2.21%) Public Sector
9 15 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
10 14 (1.93%) Aerospace
10 14 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.24%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 6 (0.83%) Local Government
14 4 (0.55%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.55%) Marketing
14 4 (0.55%) Police
14 4 (0.55%) Publishing
15 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 3 (0.41%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 185 (25.55%) Network Engineer
2 155 (21.41%) Senior
3 129 (17.82%) Architect
4 86 (11.88%) Analyst
5 76 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 67 (9.25%) Security Architect
7 66 (9.12%) IT Support
8 64 (8.84%) Network Analyst
8 64 (8.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 56 (7.73%) Senior Architect
10 53 (7.32%) Lead
11 52 (7.18%) IT Support Specialist
11 52 (7.18%) Support Specialist
12 48 (6.63%) Cisco Architect
12 48 (6.63%) Senior Cisco Architect
13 45 (6.22%) Operations Analyst
14 44 (6.08%) Network Operations Analyst
15 41 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
16 39 (5.39%) Senior Security Architect
17 38 (5.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.24%) SAML
3 7 (0.97%) YAML
4 5 (0.69%) XMPP
5 2 (0.28%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.14%) AWS CDK
Miscellaneous
1 154 (21.27%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
3 56 (7.73%) Management Information System
4 50 (6.91%) Wiki
5 38 (5.25%) Public Cloud
6 33 (4.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 32 (4.42%) Driving Licence
8 19 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.21%) GNSS
9 16 (2.21%) Security Posture
10 14 (1.93%) Replication
11 12 (1.66%) PMI
12 11 (1.52%) FPGA
13 10 (1.38%) Robotics
14 8 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.10%) MicroBlaze
14 8 (1.10%) Operational Technology
14 8 (1.10%) VHDL
15 7 (0.97%) Cloud Security Posture
15 7 (0.97%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 171 (23.62%) Windows
2 74 (10.22%) Windows Server
3 63 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 62 (8.56%) Linux
5 52 (7.18%) Android
6 18 (2.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (2.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.55%) VMS
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Unix
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (15.75%) Presales
2 112 (15.47%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 107 (14.78%) Project Delivery
4 79 (10.91%) Computer Science
4 79 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (9.81%) ITIL
6 69 (9.53%) Mentoring
7 66 (9.12%) Project Management
8 64 (8.84%) Customer Engagement
9 62 (8.56%) Information Security
10 61 (8.43%) Business Continuity
10 61 (8.43%) Time Management
11 57 (7.87%) Agile
12 54 (7.46%) Mobile Device Management
13 53 (7.32%) Contract Negotiation
14 51 (7.04%) BCP
15 50 (6.91%) Application Virtualisation
15 50 (6.91%) Business Continuity Planning
16 49 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.25%) PowerShell
2 27 (3.73%) SQL
3 16 (2.21%) C++
4 13 (1.80%) Python
5 11 (1.52%) MATLAB
6 8 (1.10%) C
6 8 (1.10%) Perl
6 8 (1.10%) Tcl
6 8 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 255 (35.22%) Cisco Certification
2 171 (23.62%) CCNP
3 159 (21.96%) Degree
4 155 (21.41%) CCNA
5 76 (10.50%) Security Cleared
6 60 (8.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 52 (7.18%) CCIE
7 52 (7.18%) SC Cleared
8 50 (6.91%) Master's Degree
9 41 (5.66%) AWS Certification
9 41 (5.66%) Azure Certification
10 36 (4.97%) CISSP
11 34 (4.70%) CCDP
11 34 (4.70%) CCSP
12 33 (4.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 33 (4.56%) CCSK
12 33 (4.56%) CISM
13 19 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (2.07%) DV Cleared
14 15 (2.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.83%) NIST
2 29 (4.01%) SLA
3 23 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 12 (1.66%) PMO
7 10 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (1.38%) QA
8 8 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.55%) GDPR
11 3 (0.41%) JTAG
12 1 (0.14%) IASME
System Software
1 167 (23.07%) Active Directory
2 80 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 51 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
5 50 (6.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 50 (6.91%) XenApp
5 50 (6.91%) XenDesktop
6 34 (4.70%) Docker
7 30 (4.14%) VMware NSX
8 16 (2.21%) Firmware
9 8 (1.10%) Embedded Firmware
10 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.69%) vSphere
12 4 (0.55%) pfSense
13 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 68 (9.39%) FortiGate
2 60 (8.29%) SCCM
3 51 (7.04%) Kubernetes
4 50 (6.91%) AirWatch
5 43 (5.94%) Single Sign-On
6 37 (5.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 36 (4.97%) Terraform
8 33 (4.56%) Stealthwatch
9 24 (3.31%) Ansible
10 22 (3.04%) WSUS
11 17 (2.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 17 (2.35%) CASB
12 12 (1.66%) Opsgenie
12 12 (1.66%) VxRail
12 12 (1.66%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.55%) Nagios
15 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
15 3 (0.41%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 423 (58.43%) Cisco
2 252 (34.81%) Microsoft
3 173 (23.90%) Meraki
4 123 (16.99%) Fortinet
5 109 (15.06%) VMware
6 64 (8.84%) Citrix
7 61 (8.43%) Juniper
8 57 (7.87%) SolarWinds
9 50 (6.91%) CheckPoint
10 48 (6.63%) Adobe
10 48 (6.63%) Apple
11 41 (5.66%) Palo Alto
12 40 (5.52%) Aruba
13 28 (3.87%) NetApp
14 27 (3.73%) F5
15 23 (3.18%) Dell
16 14 (1.93%) Zscaler
17 13 (1.80%) Draytek
18 10 (1.38%) HP
19 9 (1.24%) Veeam