Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1003 1088 1104
Rank change year-on-year +85 +16 +102
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 115 93 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.054% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 96 76 53
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £40,875 £39,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £108,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -20.00%

Software-Defined Networking 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 22,865 26,321 29,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.17% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,889 21,350 23,716
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking.

Salary trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 +105 111 £55,000 -15.38% 13
UK excluding London +92 91 £55,000 -4.35% 8
South West +43 29 £55,000 -15.38%
South East +67 24 £65,000 +21.50%
East of England +39 15 £52,145 +30.36% 4
Midlands +45 14 £45,000 -18.55% 1
London +22 13 £70,000 +3.70% 5
West Midlands +46 11 £39,250 -25.24% 1
North of England +47 10 £35,000 +29.63% 3
North West +33 4 £60,000 -7.69%
Yorkshire +22 3 £57,000 +111.11% 3
East Midlands +20 3 £45,000 -21.74%
North East - 3 £35,000 -
Scotland +2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 65 (56.52%) Cisco
2 48 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 44 (38.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (37.39%) Firewall
5 41 (35.65%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (33.91%) VMware
7 36 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (30.43%) ITIL
9 33 (28.70%) Windows
9 33 (28.70%) Data Centre
10 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 28 (24.35%) Linux
12 27 (23.48%) Windows Server
13 25 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (21.74%) PowerShell
13 25 (21.74%) TOGAF
14 24 (20.87%) VPN
14 24 (20.87%) IT Strategy
15 23 (20.00%) WAN
15 23 (20.00%) PRINCE2
16 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Project
16 22 (19.13%) Active Directory
16 22 (19.13%) OpenStack
16 22 (19.13%) ArchiMate
17 21 (18.26%) Unified Communications
18 20 (17.39%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (17.39%) MPLS
18 20 (17.39%) Project Management
18 20 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
19 19 (16.52%) Cisco Certification

Software-Defined Networking
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 22 (19.13%) OpenStack
2 16 (13.91%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (8.70%) Skype for Business
5 8 (6.96%) CMS
6 7 (6.09%) Apache
7 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.74%) Jetty
9 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.87%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (38.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (35.65%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (12.17%) IaaS
4 13 (11.30%) Office 365
5 10 (8.70%) PaaS
6 8 (6.96%) SaaS
7 4 (3.48%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.87%) GitHub
10 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (37.39%) Firewall
2 24 (20.87%) VPN
3 23 (20.00%) WAN
4 21 (18.26%) Unified Communications
5 20 (17.39%) MPLS
6 19 (16.52%) DNS
7 17 (14.78%) DHCP
7 17 (14.78%) LAN
7 17 (14.78%) Network Security
8 16 (13.91%) Wireless
9 14 (12.17%) BGP
10 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP
11 12 (10.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (9.57%) OSPF
13 10 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (6.96%) VLAN
14 8 (6.96%) VoIP
15 6 (5.22%) FTP
15 6 (5.22%) SAN
15 6 (5.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) Big Data
2 9 (7.83%) Hadoop
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (6.96%) SAP HANA
4 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.61%) Blockchain
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.87%) Hudson
2 1 (0.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.87%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (8.70%) Marketing
2 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 5 (4.35%) Automotive
3 5 (4.35%) Law
4 4 (3.48%) Finance
4 4 (3.48%) Military
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (43.48%) Architect
2 15 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (12.17%) Lead Architect
4 13 (11.30%) Network Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Consultant
5 12 (10.43%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.70%) Network Architect
6 10 (8.70%) Service Architect
6 10 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Architect
9 6 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Collaboration Consultant
10 4 (3.48%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) .NET
2 8 (6.96%) .NET Framework
2 8 (6.96%) J2EE
3 7 (6.09%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.48%) XMPP
5 2 (1.74%) JSON
5 2 (1.74%) Node.js
5 2 (1.74%) REST
5 2 (1.74%) XML
6 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.87%) Kafka
6 1 (0.87%) Middleware
6 1 (0.87%) React
6 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.70%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.78%) Life Science
3 16 (13.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (11.30%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (10.43%) Blackberry
6 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
7 9 (7.83%) Public Cloud
8 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (6.96%) Mobile App
9 4 (3.48%) Digital Signage
9 4 (3.48%) Driving Licence
9 4 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.74%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.74%) Fintech
11 2 (1.74%) NHS
11 2 (1.74%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.70%) Windows
2 28 (24.35%) Linux
3 27 (23.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.43%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.09%) Unix
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) ITIL
2 25 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 24 (20.87%) IT Strategy
4 23 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 22 (19.13%) ArchiMate
6 20 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 20 (17.39%) Project Management
7 16 (13.91%) Service Management
8 15 (13.04%) Customer Engagement
8 15 (13.04%) DevOps
9 14 (12.17%) DNA
9 14 (12.17%) Presales
9 14 (12.17%) Service Design
10 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.30%) Disruptive Innovation
10 13 (11.30%) Migration
10 13 (11.30%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (10.43%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 12 (10.43%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.70%) Python
3 9 (7.83%) Java
4 7 (6.09%) C
4 7 (6.09%) SQL
5 3 (2.61%) C++
5 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.74%) Go
6 2 (1.74%) Lisp
6 2 (1.74%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) Ruby
7 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.52%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (15.65%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.17%) CCNP
4 14 (12.17%) TOGAF Certification
5 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
7 10 (8.70%) MCSE
8 7 (6.09%) Degree
8 7 (6.09%) MCITP
9 6 (5.22%) CCNA
10 5 (4.35%) CCIE
11 4 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.61%) MCTS
12 3 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (2.61%) Novell Certification
13 2 (1.74%) RHCE
13 2 (1.74%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (19.13%) Active Directory
3 20 (17.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (10.43%) Lustre
5 10 (8.70%) VMware NSX
6 9 (7.83%) Docker
7 6 (5.22%) Terminal Server
7 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.22%) vSphere
8 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.74%) Ceph
9 2 (1.74%) Gluster
9 2 (1.74%) KVM
9 2 (1.74%) vCloud
10 1 (0.87%) iptables
10 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (13.04%) Ansible
2 13 (11.30%) SCCM
3 12 (10.43%) SCOM
3 12 (10.43%) vRealize
4 9 (7.83%) Puppet
5 7 (6.09%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.22%) vCenter Server
7 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.61%) QRadar
8 3 (2.61%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.74%) Mesos
9 2 (1.74%) Salt
9 2 (1.74%) Terraform
10 1 (0.87%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.87%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 65 (56.52%) Cisco
2 48 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 39 (33.91%) VMware
4 13 (11.30%) Oracle
5 9 (7.83%) Meraki
5 9 (7.83%) SAP
6 8 (6.96%) Aruba
6 8 (6.96%) F5
6 8 (6.96%) Juniper
6 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.09%) Citrix
7 7 (6.09%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.22%) Avaya
9 5 (4.35%) HP
10 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.48%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.48%) Polycom
11 3 (2.61%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.61%) Tripwire
12 2 (1.74%) Google