Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1012 1031 1139
Rank change year-on-year +19 +108 +114
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 136 150 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.086% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.54% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 105 128 69
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% -10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £48,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,000 £96,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% -4.00%

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 24,490 27,823 32,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.91% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19,386 22,658 26,444
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 13 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 18 October 2018. 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 +29 131 £55,000 -12.00% 19
UK excluding London +30 110 £55,000 -15.38% 16
South West -7 40 £55,000 -15.38% 5
South East +25 37 £67,500 +1.89% 1
London +12 21 £55,000 -4.35% 7
Midlands +27 16 £52,500 - 3
West Midlands +43 15 £52,000 -0.95% 2
East of England +17 10 £52,790 -21.21% 2
North of England +22 5 £60,000 +122.22% 1
North West - 3 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire +32 2 £75,000 +177.78%
Scotland -6 2 - - 4
East Midlands -8 1 £90,000 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 74 (54.41%) Cisco
2 63 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 63 (46.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (43.38%) Firewall
5 57 (41.91%) TOGAF
5 57 (41.91%) Data Centre
6 55 (40.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 55 (40.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 52 (38.24%) Project Management
8 47 (34.56%) VMware
9 44 (32.35%) Linux
9 44 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (30.88%) PRINCE2
11 40 (29.41%) Windows
12 39 (28.68%) ITIL
12 39 (28.68%) Security Cleared
13 36 (26.47%) Microsoft Project
13 36 (26.47%) ArchiMate
14 34 (25.00%) IaaS
15 32 (23.53%) PaaS
15 32 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (22.79%) SaaS
16 31 (22.79%) PowerShell
16 31 (22.79%) Active Directory
16 31 (22.79%) Service Delivery
17 29 (21.32%) Management Information System
17 29 (21.32%) Unified Communications
17 29 (21.32%) Hybrid Cloud
17 29 (21.32%) Windows Server

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 26 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 25 (18.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (13.97%) CMS
4 16 (11.76%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.41%) Apache
6 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.94%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.47%) Jetty
9 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (26.47%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 63 (46.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (25.00%) IaaS
4 32 (23.53%) PaaS
5 31 (22.79%) SaaS
6 14 (10.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.68%) Office 365
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 59 (43.38%) Firewall
2 29 (21.32%) Unified Communications
3 25 (18.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (16.91%) VPN
5 19 (13.97%) OSPF
6 18 (13.24%) LAN
6 18 (13.24%) MPLS
6 18 (13.24%) Wireless
7 17 (12.50%) WAN
8 16 (11.76%) Network Security
9 15 (11.03%) BGP
10 14 (10.29%) DHCP
10 14 (10.29%) DNS
10 14 (10.29%) VLAN
11 13 (9.56%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (7.35%) Cisco Firepower
12 10 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (6.62%) TACACS
14 8 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
15 7 (5.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.91%) Big Data
2 19 (13.97%) Hadoop
2 19 (13.97%) Oracle Exadata
2 19 (13.97%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.21%) Blockchain
3 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.74%) Hudson
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 20 (14.71%) Marketing
2 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Finance
4 3 (2.21%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.21%) Automotive
4 3 (2.21%) Military
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (55.15%) Architect
2 22 (16.18%) Lead Architect
3 21 (15.44%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 21 (15.44%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (13.97%) Enterprise Architect
5 13 (9.56%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (9.56%) Consultant
6 11 (8.09%) Network Specialist
6 11 (8.09%) Service Architect
7 10 (7.35%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) Cisco Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.68%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Network Specialist
10 5 (3.68%) Technical Design Leader
11 4 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) Network Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.18%) .NET
2 20 (14.71%) .NET Framework
3 19 (13.97%) J2EE
4 12 (8.82%) Web Services
5 5 (3.68%) LDAP
5 5 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.94%) REST
7 3 (2.21%) JSON
7 3 (2.21%) XML
8 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.74%) COM
8 1 (0.74%) CSS
8 1 (0.74%) HTML
8 1 (0.74%) Middleware
8 1 (0.74%) RESTful
8 1 (0.74%) XMPP
8 1 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (41.91%) Data Centre
2 29 (21.32%) Hybrid Cloud
2 29 (21.32%) Management Information System
3 25 (18.38%) Blackberry
4 19 (13.97%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (13.97%) Mobile App
5 15 (11.03%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (8.09%) Life Science
7 9 (6.62%) Driving Licence
8 6 (4.41%) PKI
9 4 (2.94%) Public Cloud
10 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.47%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.74%) Fintech
12 1 (0.74%) Social Media
12 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.35%) Linux
2 40 (29.41%) Windows
3 29 (21.32%) Windows Server
4 25 (18.38%) Windows 10
4 25 (18.38%) Windows 7
4 25 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.94%) Unix
6 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) TOGAF
2 55 (40.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 52 (38.24%) Project Management
4 42 (30.88%) PRINCE2
5 39 (28.68%) ITIL
6 36 (26.47%) ArchiMate
7 32 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (22.79%) Service Delivery
9 27 (19.85%) IT Strategy
10 25 (18.38%) Data Protection
10 25 (18.38%) Mobile Device Management
10 25 (18.38%) Security Monitoring
10 25 (18.38%) Technical Architecture
11 23 (16.91%) Migration
12 22 (16.18%) Information Security
13 21 (15.44%) Microservices
13 21 (15.44%) MODAF
13 21 (15.44%) Service Management
14 19 (13.97%) Master Data Management
14 19 (13.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.62%) Python
3 8 (5.88%) Java
4 6 (4.41%) SQL
5 4 (2.94%) C++
6 3 (2.21%) C
6 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.47%) Go
7 2 (1.47%) Lisp
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (28.68%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
3 26 (19.12%) TOGAF Certification
4 23 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (15.44%) DV Cleared
6 20 (14.71%) CCNP
7 12 (8.82%) Degree
8 8 (5.88%) CCNA
9 5 (3.68%) CCIE
9 5 (3.68%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.68%) PMP
10 4 (2.94%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.94%) MCSE
10 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.47%) VCDX
13 1 (0.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.74%) CCIE Security
13 1 (0.74%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
3 4 (2.94%) QA
4 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 55 (40.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 44 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (22.79%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.88%) Lustre
5 7 (5.15%) VMware NSX
6 5 (3.68%) Docker
7 4 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.21%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (18.38%) SCCM
1 25 (18.38%) SCOM
1 25 (18.38%) vRealize
2 8 (5.88%) Ansible
2 8 (5.88%) QRadar
2 8 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (3.68%) Puppet
4 4 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.21%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.47%) Mesos
6 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.47%) Salt
7 1 (0.74%) Grafana
7 1 (0.74%) Graphite
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 74 (54.41%) Cisco
2 63 (46.32%) Microsoft
3 47 (34.56%) VMware
4 22 (16.18%) Oracle
5 19 (13.97%) SAP
6 17 (12.50%) F5
7 15 (11.03%) Juniper
8 11 (8.09%) HP
9 10 (7.35%) CheckPoint
9 10 (7.35%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.62%) Fortinet
10 9 (6.62%) Meraki
11 8 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 8 (5.88%) Tripwire
12 6 (4.41%) Aruba
13 5 (3.68%) CA
14 4 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (2.94%) Citrix
14 4 (2.94%) Red Hat
15 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com