Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 669 910 1050
Rank change year-on-year +241 +140 +31
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 46 154 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.74% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 131 111
Median annual salary £51,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.40% +13.64% -14.40%
10th Percentile £29,250 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £73,375 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% -9.09% -15.38%

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 8,268 20,865 24,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 15.40% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6,657 16,234 19,072
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software-Defined Networking.

Salary trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 12 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 27 November 2020. 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
UK excluding London +219 37 £51,000 +2.00% 22
England +228 34 £47,500 -24.00% 20
Midlands +117 10 £30,500 -38.21% 6
West Midlands +90 10 £30,500 -38.21% 5
South East +176 8 - - 1
Scotland +74 8 £65,000 +36.55%
South West +95 6 £49,625 -29.11% 9
London +222 5 £73,750 +13.46% 1
North of England +131 5 £51,000 -2.86% 3
Yorkshire +97 3 £51,000 -36.25%
North West +111 2 £51,750 +3.50% 1
Work from Home -16 1 £77,500 +14.81% 6

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 27 (58.70%) Cisco
2 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (50.00%) CCNA
3 23 (50.00%) Firewall
4 22 (47.83%) WAN
5 18 (39.13%) VMware
6 17 (36.96%) CCNP
6 17 (36.96%) Azure
7 16 (34.78%) AWS
7 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (34.78%) F5
8 15 (32.61%) LAN
9 14 (30.43%) SolarWinds
9 14 (30.43%) BIG-IP
9 14 (30.43%) GCP
10 13 (28.26%) VMware NSX
11 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
11 12 (26.09%) Kubernetes
12 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
12 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
12 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
13 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (21.74%) Docker
13 10 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (21.74%) Palo Alto
13 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (19.57%) TOGAF
14 9 (19.57%) Wireless

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 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Azure
2 16 (34.78%) AWS
3 14 (30.43%) GCP
4 8 (17.39%) IaaS
5 7 (15.22%) Office 365
5 7 (15.22%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) WAN
3 15 (32.61%) LAN
4 14 (30.43%) BIG-IP
5 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (19.57%) Wireless
7 8 (17.39%) Network Security
7 8 (17.39%) OSPF
8 7 (15.22%) CTI
8 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (13.04%) SAN
9 6 (13.04%) VPN
10 4 (8.70%) BGP
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (8.70%) IPsec
10 4 (8.70%) VoIP
11 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Metasploit
1 7 (15.22%) WebScarab
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) SonarQube
3 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.26%) Architect
3 12 (26.09%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (17.39%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (15.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 6 (13.04%) Network Support
6 6 (13.04%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Voice Network Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Voice Support Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Architect
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Network Architect
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) OAuth
1 7 (15.22%) OAuth2
1 7 (15.22%) OpenID
1 7 (15.22%) SAML
2 6 (13.04%) XMPP
3 2 (4.35%) Spring
3 2 (4.35%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) Swagger
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.22%) Cloud Native
3 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
3 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.17%) Blog
6 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.17%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
2 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (19.57%) TOGAF
4 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 8 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (15.22%) Coaching
5 7 (15.22%) Line Management
5 7 (15.22%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (15.22%) Technical Leadership
5 7 (15.22%) Web Development
6 6 (13.04%) ITSM
7 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
8 4 (8.70%) Physics
8 4 (8.70%) Presales
9 3 (6.52%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (50.00%) CCNA
3 17 (36.96%) CCNP
4 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
4 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
5 7 (15.22%) AWS Certification
5 7 (15.22%) MCSE
5 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.70%) CCIE
6 4 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (4.35%) CITP
7 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (28.26%) VMware NSX
3 10 (21.74%) Docker
4 3 (6.52%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) KVM
6 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Kubernetes
2 7 (15.22%) Core Impact
2 7 (15.22%) Nessus
2 7 (15.22%) Nexpose
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (13.04%) FortiGate
4 4 (8.70%) Ansible
5 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.35%) Puppet
6 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) VMware
3 16 (34.78%) F5
4 14 (30.43%) SolarWinds
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.74%) Palo Alto
7 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 8 (17.39%) Google
8 6 (13.04%) ServiceNow
9 4 (8.70%) Splunk
10 3 (6.52%) Citrix
10 3 (6.52%) Dell
10 3 (6.52%) Juniper
11 2 (4.35%) Aruba
11 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
11 2 (4.35%) EMC
11 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.35%) HP
11 2 (4.35%) NetApp
11 2 (4.35%) Nimble Storage