Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 905 1027 1062
Rank change year-on-year +122 +35 +89
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 165 137 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.083% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.56% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 141 105 127
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £71,250 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -15.38% +8.33%

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 21,197 24,522 27,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 14.88% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,265 19,417 22,612
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 October 2019.

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 19 October 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 +112 157 £62,500 +13.64% 20
UK excluding London +84 121 £52,500 -4.55% 13
South East +40 37 £45,000 -33.33% 6
London +107 33 £72,500 +31.82% 7
South West +12 31 £70,000 +27.27%
East of England +75 17 £100,000 +89.43% 4
North of England +44 17 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North West +50 13 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Midlands +35 11 £49,362 -5.98% 2
West Midlands +35 10 £49,362 -5.07% 2
Scotland +22 8 - -
Yorkshire +8 4 £80,000 +6.67%
East Midlands +27 1 £57,500 -36.11%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 135 (81.82%) Cisco
2 76 (46.06%) Azure
3 73 (44.24%) Firewall
3 73 (44.24%) VMware
4 67 (40.61%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 64 (38.79%) Linux
7 60 (36.36%) AWS
8 55 (33.33%) Network Security
8 55 (33.33%) Windows
9 52 (31.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 52 (31.52%) Data Centre
10 48 (29.09%) Windows Server
10 48 (29.09%) CCNP
11 46 (27.88%) WAN
12 43 (26.06%) Juniper
13 42 (25.45%) Security Cleared
14 38 (23.03%) PRINCE2
15 37 (22.42%) LAN
15 37 (22.42%) HP
15 37 (22.42%) Project Management
16 35 (21.21%) F5
17 34 (20.61%) Active Directory
17 34 (20.61%) ITIL
18 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 33 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (17.58%) MPLS
20 29 (17.58%) TOGAF
20 29 (17.58%) Hybrid Cloud

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 9 (5.45%) OpenStack
1 9 (5.45%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (15.15%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 76 (46.06%) Azure
2 60 (36.36%) AWS
3 20 (12.12%) IaaS
4 10 (6.06%) Office 365
5 8 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.24%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (4.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (3.03%) PaaS
8 4 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (2.42%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.82%) GCP
10 2 (1.21%) GitHub
10 2 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (44.24%) Firewall
2 55 (33.33%) Network Security
3 46 (27.88%) WAN
4 37 (22.42%) LAN
5 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 29 (17.58%) MPLS
7 28 (16.97%) Cisco Nexus
7 28 (16.97%) DNS
8 27 (16.36%) Wireless
9 25 (15.15%) BGP
10 23 (13.94%) VPN
11 21 (12.73%) VLAN
12 20 (12.12%) OSPF
13 18 (10.91%) SAN
14 17 (10.30%) Spanning Tree
15 13 (7.88%) BIG-IP
15 13 (7.88%) DHCP
16 12 (7.27%) Internet
16 12 (7.27%) iSCSI
16 12 (7.27%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.24%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (3.64%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.21%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) TestNG
4 1 (0.61%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (16.36%) Public Sector
2 18 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.45%) Billing
4 7 (4.24%) Finance
4 7 (4.24%) Legal
5 5 (3.03%) Electronics
6 4 (2.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (27.88%) Architect
2 45 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 36 (21.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (16.36%) Consultant
6 16 (9.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (9.70%) Principal Consultant
7 14 (8.48%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (7.88%) Security Architect
9 12 (7.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) Senior Architect
10 10 (6.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.85%) WAN Consultant
12 7 (4.24%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (4.24%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.64%) Developer
13 6 (3.64%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
14 5 (3.03%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.70%) Web Services
2 12 (7.27%) 802.1X
2 12 (7.27%) Flash
3 5 (3.03%) ADO
4 3 (1.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) HTML
5 1 (0.61%) Kafka
5 1 (0.61%) Node.js
5 1 (0.61%) React
5 1 (0.61%) REST
5 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (31.52%) Data Centre
2 29 (17.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (11.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (7.27%) FlexPod
5 12 (7.27%) Replication
6 10 (6.06%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.42%) Blog
9 3 (1.82%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.21%) Clustering
11 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (38.79%) Linux
2 55 (33.33%) Windows
3 48 (29.09%) Windows Server
4 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (16.36%) Windows 7
6 25 (15.15%) Windows 10
7 16 (9.70%) Data ONTAP
8 14 (8.48%) Unix
9 5 (3.03%) CentOS
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.61%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) PRINCE2
2 37 (22.42%) Project Management
3 34 (20.61%) ITIL
4 33 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (17.58%) TOGAF
6 27 (16.36%) Security Monitoring
7 25 (15.15%) Data Protection
7 25 (15.15%) Presales
8 24 (14.55%) ArchiMate
8 24 (14.55%) DevOps
8 24 (14.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 24 (14.55%) Technical Architecture
9 23 (13.94%) MODAF
10 22 (13.33%) Architectural Design
11 21 (12.73%) Mentoring
12 18 (10.91%) Network Design
13 17 (10.30%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (10.30%) DNA
14 16 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (9.70%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.94%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.91%) SQL
3 16 (9.70%) Java
4 14 (8.48%) C
5 11 (6.67%) Python
6 7 (4.24%) C#
6 7 (4.24%) C++
6 7 (4.24%) Perl
6 7 (4.24%) PHP
6 7 (4.24%) Ruby
7 6 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.21%) Go
9 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (40.61%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (29.09%) CCNP
3 42 (25.45%) Security Cleared
4 28 (16.97%) TOGAF Certification
5 26 (15.76%) CCIE
5 26 (15.76%) CCNA
6 12 (7.27%) JNCIA
6 12 (7.27%) JNCIE
6 12 (7.27%) JNCIS
6 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (5.45%) DV Cleared
7 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.85%) CCDP
8 8 (4.85%) Degree
9 7 (4.24%) MCSE
10 4 (2.42%) NCDA
10 4 (2.42%) NCIE
10 4 (2.42%) RHCSA
10 4 (2.42%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) PMO
2 7 (4.24%) QA
3 6 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.82%) SLA
5 2 (1.21%) GDPR
5 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (31.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (20.61%) Active Directory
3 28 (16.97%) VMware NSX
4 25 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (12.73%) Hyper-V
6 14 (8.48%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (7.27%) NFS
7 12 (7.27%) vSphere
8 9 (5.45%) Docker
9 7 (4.24%) KVM
9 7 (4.24%) Terminal Server
10 4 (2.42%) Ceph
10 4 (2.42%) Gluster
11 3 (1.82%) LXC
11 3 (1.82%) pfSense
11 3 (1.82%) Xen
12 2 (1.21%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (16.36%) SCCM
1 27 (16.36%) vRealize
2 25 (15.15%) SCOM
3 19 (11.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (10.30%) Ansible
5 14 (8.48%) vCenter Server
6 11 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (4.85%) Kubernetes
8 8 (4.85%) Puppet
9 7 (4.24%) Cisco UCCX
9 7 (4.24%) FortiGate
10 5 (3.03%) Stealthwatch
10 5 (3.03%) Terraform
11 3 (1.82%) Mesos
11 3 (1.82%) Nagios
11 3 (1.82%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 135 (81.82%) Cisco
2 73 (44.24%) VMware
3 66 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 43 (26.06%) Juniper
5 37 (22.42%) HP
6 35 (21.21%) F5
7 24 (14.55%) Citrix
8 21 (12.73%) CheckPoint
9 19 (11.52%) Aruba
10 17 (10.30%) Meraki
11 15 (9.09%) Veeam
12 13 (7.88%) SolarWinds
13 12 (7.27%) Brocade
13 12 (7.27%) NetApp
14 9 (5.45%) Palo Alto
14 9 (5.45%) Red Hat
15 8 (4.85%) Arista
16 6 (3.64%) Blue Coat
16 6 (3.64%) Splunk
17 5 (3.03%) Infoblox