Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1050 1130 1225
Rank change year-on-year +80 +95 +81
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 132 95 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.050% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 111 65 75
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £44,000
90th Percentile £77,000 £105,250 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +30.00% -20.00% +17.81%

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 28243 32293 35856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.98% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22864 26428 29649
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +53 114 £65,000 -7.14% 20
UK excluding London +92 89 £65,000 +30.00% 10
London -13 35 £64,250 -14.33% 10
South West +41 34 £65,000 +4.00% 3
South East +44 18 £67,500 +35.00%
East of England +25 13 £74,000 +64.44% 2
Midlands +41 11 £52,500 -12.50% 5
Scotland -16 10 £65,000 +68.09%
West Midlands +9 6 £52,500 -12.50% 3
East Midlands - 5 £57,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £27,000 -
North of England - 2 £27,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Wales - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 95 (71.97%) Cisco
2 77 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (47.73%) Firewall
4 61 (46.21%) CCNP
5 49 (37.12%) VMware
6 45 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 43 (32.58%) Wireless
8 40 (30.30%) WAN
9 39 (29.55%) Windows
9 39 (29.55%) Finance
10 36 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 36 (27.27%) Security Cleared
11 34 (25.76%) Presales
12 32 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (24.24%) BGP
13 31 (23.48%) CCIE
13 31 (23.48%) TOGAF
14 30 (22.73%) Active Directory
15 29 (21.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (21.21%) LAN
17 27 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
17 27 (20.45%) Data Centre
18 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
19 25 (18.94%) OSPF
20 24 (18.18%) ITIL
21 23 (17.42%) Python
21 23 (17.42%) VPN
21 23 (17.42%) MPLS
21 23 (17.42%) Management Information System
21 23 (17.42%) Telecoms

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 11 (8.33%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.82%) PaaS
4 8 (6.06%) IaaS
4 8 (6.06%) SaaS
5 7 (5.30%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.79%) GitHub
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.76%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 63 (47.73%) Firewall
2 43 (32.58%) Wireless
3 40 (30.30%) WAN
4 32 (24.24%) BGP
4 32 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (21.21%) LAN
6 25 (18.94%) OSPF
7 23 (17.42%) MPLS
7 23 (17.42%) VPN
8 20 (15.15%) Network Security
9 18 (13.64%) DNS
10 15 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (11.36%) DHCP
10 15 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (9.09%) Multicast
12 10 (7.58%) Internet
12 10 (7.58%) IPsec
12 10 (7.58%) VLAN
12 10 (7.58%) VoIP
13 9 (6.82%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.76%) Big Data
1 1 (0.76%) MySQL
1 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.76%) GoCD
4 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (29.55%) Finance
2 23 (17.42%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.52%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (38.64%) Architect
2 47 (35.61%) Network Engineer
3 41 (31.06%) Network Architect
4 24 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) IP Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) IP Network Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.82%) IP Architect
7 9 (6.82%) IP Design Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Network Design Architect
7 9 (6.82%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Consultant
9 7 (5.30%) Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) 802.1X
1 7 (5.30%) RESTful
2 6 (4.55%) Web Services
3 4 (3.03%) OpenDaylight
4 1 (0.76%) COM
4 1 (0.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 23 (17.42%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.82%) Private Cloud
4 8 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.30%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.55%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.55%) Internet of Things
7 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.79%) PKI
8 3 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.52%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.76%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.55%) Windows
2 22 (16.67%) Linux
3 9 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.30%) Unix
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.76%) CentOS
9 1 (0.76%) Debian
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.76%) Presales
2 31 (23.48%) TOGAF
3 29 (21.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (18.18%) ITIL
5 22 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (15.91%) Cryptography
7 17 (12.88%) Load Balancing
8 15 (11.36%) Network Design
9 14 (10.61%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (10.61%) Information Security
9 14 (10.61%) Network Management
10 11 (8.33%) Network Architecture
10 11 (8.33%) Open Source
11 8 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
11 8 (6.06%) Service Management
12 7 (5.30%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (5.30%) IT Strategy
12 7 (5.30%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (5.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.42%) Python
2 10 (7.58%) C
3 6 (4.55%) Java
3 6 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 6 (4.55%) SQL
4 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.52%) Go
6 2 (1.52%) Groovy
6 2 (1.52%) Ruby
6 2 (1.52%) Rust
7 1 (0.76%) Lisp
7 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (46.21%) CCNP
3 36 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 36 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 31 (23.48%) CCIE
5 21 (15.91%) DV Cleared
6 20 (15.15%) CCNA
7 10 (7.58%) Degree
8 7 (5.30%) CISM
8 7 (5.30%) CISSP
8 7 (5.30%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (5.30%) Novell Certification
8 7 (5.30%) SANS
8 7 (5.30%) SSCP
8 7 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (4.55%) CITP
10 5 (3.79%) CCVP
11 4 (3.03%) CCDP
12 3 (2.27%) MCTS
12 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.55%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.03%) SLA
5 2 (1.52%) QA
6 1 (0.76%) GDPR
6 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 45 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.82%) VMware NSX
4 8 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (6.06%) vSphere
5 4 (3.03%) Docker
6 2 (1.52%) Firmware
7 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.76%) vCloud
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) Ansible
2 14 (10.61%) Puppet
3 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.79%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (3.79%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (3.03%) QRadar
5 4 (3.03%) Terraform
5 4 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.76%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.76%) cPanel
6 1 (0.76%) Grafana
6 1 (0.76%) Icinga
6 1 (0.76%) Munin
6 1 (0.76%) Nagios
6 1 (0.76%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.76%) OpenView
6 1 (0.76%) Plesk
6 1 (0.76%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (71.97%) Cisco
2 49 (37.12%) VMware
3 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.15%) F5
5 17 (12.88%) HP
5 17 (12.88%) Juniper
6 15 (11.36%) Palo Alto
7 14 (10.61%) CheckPoint
8 10 (7.58%) Citrix
8 10 (7.58%) Meraki
9 9 (6.82%) Aruba
9 9 (6.82%) Fortinet
10 8 (6.06%) Dell
11 7 (5.30%) SonicWALL
12 5 (3.79%) Red Box
12 5 (3.79%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.03%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.03%) Brocade
13 4 (3.03%) Infoblox
13 4 (3.03%) Tripwire