Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 888 1008 1093
Rank change year-on-year +120 +85 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 119 119 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.079% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 100 97 85
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £40,425 £37,816 £42,150
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year -4.76% -3.23% +8.50%

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 18,614 22,787 26,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.04% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14,670 17,837 21,527
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 19 February 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 19 February 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
England +109 104 £62,500 +13.64% 22
UK excluding London +69 77 £50,000 -4.76% 17
London +117 38 £62,500 -10.71% 5
South East +44 24 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Scotland +53 13 £51,300 -
North of England +64 12 £65,000 +82.55% 5
West Midlands +30 10 £47,181 +6.62% 6
Midlands +28 10 £47,181 +4.85% 6
East of England +67 9 £47,500 -0.57% 1
South West +20 9 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Yorkshire +29 8 £97,500 +107.45%
North West +47 4 £52,500 -12.50% 5

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 71 (59.66%) Cisco
2 57 (47.90%) Firewall
3 49 (41.18%) Azure
4 47 (39.50%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (31.93%) Microsoft
5 38 (31.93%) Linux
5 38 (31.93%) Data Centre
6 37 (31.09%) CCNP
7 36 (30.25%) WAN
8 34 (28.57%) LAN
9 32 (26.89%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (26.05%) DevOps
11 30 (25.21%) Juniper
12 29 (24.37%) BGP
13 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
13 28 (23.53%) VPN
13 28 (23.53%) AWS
14 26 (21.85%) PowerShell
14 26 (21.85%) ITIL
15 25 (21.01%) Windows
16 24 (20.17%) CheckPoint
16 24 (20.17%) Java
16 24 (20.17%) VMware
16 24 (20.17%) Service Management
17 23 (19.33%) MPLS
17 23 (19.33%) OSPF
17 23 (19.33%) Cloud Computing
17 23 (19.33%) IaaS
17 23 (19.33%) Network Security
18 22 (18.49%) Machine Learning

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 (9.24%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.84%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 49 (41.18%) Azure
2 28 (23.53%) AWS
3 23 (19.33%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (19.33%) IaaS
4 19 (15.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (15.97%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (4.20%) GitHub
6 4 (3.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.84%) GCP
8 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (47.90%) Firewall
2 36 (30.25%) WAN
3 34 (28.57%) LAN
4 29 (24.37%) BGP
5 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 28 (23.53%) VPN
6 23 (19.33%) MPLS
6 23 (19.33%) Network Security
6 23 (19.33%) OSPF
7 22 (18.49%) DNS
8 19 (15.97%) Internet
8 19 (15.97%) Wireless
9 14 (11.76%) BIG-IP
9 14 (11.76%) RSVP
9 14 (11.76%) VLAN
10 13 (10.92%) SSL
11 12 (10.08%) Spanning Tree
12 10 (8.40%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (8.40%) IPv6
13 9 (7.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (3.36%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (15.97%) Billing
2 18 (15.13%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.08%) Finance
4 7 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 5 (4.20%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.84%) Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (42.02%) Network Engineer
2 30 (25.21%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (21.01%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Network Support
9 6 (5.04%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Senior Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) IT Consultant
10 5 (4.20%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 9 (7.56%) ADO
3 5 (4.20%) LDAP
4 4 (3.36%) Jinja
5 2 (1.68%) gRPC
5 2 (1.68%) REST
6 1 (0.84%) libvirt
6 1 (0.84%) Web Services
6 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (31.93%) Data Centre
2 22 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.08%) Blog
4 10 (8.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.20%) EMC VNX
6 5 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (4.20%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.20%) SCADA
7 4 (3.36%) FMCG
8 3 (2.52%) Clustering
8 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.84%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.93%) Linux
2 25 (21.01%) Windows
3 18 (15.13%) Unix
4 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (26.05%) DevOps
3 26 (21.85%) ITIL
4 24 (20.17%) Service Management
5 22 (18.49%) Machine Learning
6 20 (16.81%) Analytics
7 19 (15.97%) Artificial Intelligence
7 19 (15.97%) Identity Access Management
7 19 (15.97%) Mentoring
8 18 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (13.45%) Network Design
10 14 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 10 (8.40%) Data Centre Operations
11 10 (8.40%) Patch Management
11 10 (8.40%) Proactive Management
12 9 (7.56%) Customer Insight
12 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (7.56%) Supplier Management
13 8 (6.72%) Load Balancing
13 8 (6.72%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 24 (20.17%) Java
3 21 (17.65%) SQL
4 19 (15.97%) C#
4 19 (15.97%) Perl
4 19 (15.97%) PHP
4 19 (15.97%) Ruby
5 12 (10.08%) Python
6 4 (3.36%) Go
7 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.52%) C
7 3 (2.52%) C++
8 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (39.50%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (31.09%) CCNP
3 20 (16.81%) CCIE
4 16 (13.45%) CCNA
5 14 (11.76%) JNCIE
6 10 (8.40%) JNCIA
6 10 (8.40%) JNCIS
7 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
8 5 (4.20%) Degree
8 5 (4.20%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.52%) CITP
9 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.68%) CCDA
10 2 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.04%) vSphere
5 5 (4.20%) Docker
5 5 (4.20%) pfSense
5 5 (4.20%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.52%) iptables
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.84%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) Ansible
1 12 (10.08%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (8.40%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (7.56%) FortiGate
4 6 (5.04%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (4.20%) Nagios
5 5 (4.20%) vRealize
5 5 (4.20%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.52%) Puppet
6 3 (2.52%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (2.52%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.68%) SCCM
7 2 (1.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (59.66%) Cisco
2 38 (31.93%) Microsoft
3 30 (25.21%) Juniper
4 24 (20.17%) CheckPoint
4 24 (20.17%) VMware
5 20 (16.81%) Citrix
6 16 (13.45%) F5
7 12 (10.08%) Aruba
8 11 (9.24%) Brocade
8 11 (9.24%) Meraki
8 11 (9.24%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.56%) Palo Alto
9 9 (7.56%) ServiceNow
10 8 (6.72%) Blue Coat
11 7 (5.88%) Infoblox
12 6 (5.04%) Avaya
12 6 (5.04%) HP
12 6 (5.04%) Veeam
13 5 (4.20%) EMC
13 5 (4.20%) Oracle