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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1060 954 712
Rank change year-on-year -106 -242 +249
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 154 71 62
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.061% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 73 61 58
10th Percentile £44,250 £40,052 £31,525
25th Percentile £49,250 £41,250 £45,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £56,757 £55,206
Median % change year-on-year +36.55% +2.81% -21.13%
75th Percentile £95,000 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile - £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £60,000 £54,250
% change year-on-year -14.17% +10.60% -9.58%

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 21,518 15,154 9,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 13.06% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 11,984 10,453 7,479
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,248 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 19 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -81 134 £60,000 +2.78% 13
Work from Home -114 97 £87,500 +25.00% 6
UK excluding London -31 75 £51,500 -14.17% 10
London -124 58 £85,000 +49.76% 5
South West -24 28 £47,500 -32.14% 1
South East -23 21 £51,500 -14.17% 2
North of England -58 12 £60,000 +15.38% 3
Midlands -32 10 - -
West Midlands - 10 - -
North West -53 9 £39,322 -43.83% 1
Yorkshire -22 3 £60,000 +64.38% 2
East of England -63 3 £42,500 - 2
Scotland -47 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 89 (57.79%) Kubernetes
2 73 (47.40%) AWS
3 72 (46.75%) Python
4 70 (45.45%) Terraform
5 62 (40.26%) Cloud Native
6 61 (39.61%) Go
7 60 (38.96%) Finance
8 54 (35.06%) Firewall
8 54 (35.06%) Cisco
9 53 (34.42%) OpenShift
10 51 (33.12%) Infrastructure as Code
11 49 (31.82%) Ansible
12 48 (31.17%) AWS Certification
12 48 (31.17%) Bash
13 47 (30.52%) Opscode Chef
13 47 (30.52%) Cisco Certification
13 47 (30.52%) Configuration Management
14 46 (29.87%) CCNP
14 46 (29.87%) Puppet
14 46 (29.87%) SC Cleared
14 46 (29.87%) Security Cleared
14 46 (29.87%) AWS CloudFormation
14 46 (29.87%) Amazon ECS
14 46 (29.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 45 (29.22%) WAN
16 43 (27.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 43 (27.92%) Cyberattack
16 43 (27.92%) Threat Intelligence
17 41 (26.62%) Cyber Defence
17 41 (26.62%) DevOps

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 10 (6.49%) OpenStack
2 7 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 73 (47.40%) AWS
2 53 (34.42%) OpenShift
3 46 (29.87%) Amazon ECS
3 46 (29.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 25 (16.23%) Azure
5 24 (15.58%) GCP
6 10 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (6.49%) IaaS
7 8 (5.19%) PaaS
8 4 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.60%) Azure Storage
8 4 (2.60%) Serverless
9 3 (1.95%) Cloudflare
9 3 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (0.65%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (0.65%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (0.65%) Nutanix
10 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (35.06%) Firewall
2 45 (29.22%) WAN
3 32 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 30 (19.48%) Wireless
5 22 (14.29%) LAN
5 22 (14.29%) SD-WAN
6 19 (12.34%) BGP
7 17 (11.04%) OSPF
8 13 (8.44%) VPN
9 11 (7.14%) WLAN
10 8 (5.19%) DNS
11 7 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (4.55%) SSL
12 6 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.90%) MPLS
12 6 (3.90%) NGFW
12 6 (3.90%) VLAN
13 5 (3.25%) Wireshark
14 4 (2.60%) DHCP
14 4 (2.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.95%) GitLab
2 3 (1.95%) GoCD
2 3 (1.95%) JIRA
2 3 (1.95%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 60 (38.96%) Finance
2 46 (29.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 17 (11.04%) Back Office
4 12 (7.79%) Social Skills
5 10 (6.49%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (2.60%) Fire and Rescue
6 4 (2.60%) Police
6 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (33.12%) Cloud Engineer
2 28 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 24 (15.58%) Architect
4 19 (12.34%) Senior Architect
5 17 (11.04%) Cisco Architect
5 17 (11.04%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 17 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (11.04%) Presales Solution Architect
5 17 (11.04%) Security Engineer
5 17 (11.04%) Senior Cisco Architect
5 17 (11.04%) Senior Cisco Solutions Architect
5 17 (11.04%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 17 (11.04%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (10.39%) Senior DevOps
6 16 (10.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) Consultant
8 10 (6.49%) DevSecOps Consultant
8 10 (6.49%) Security Consultant
9 7 (4.55%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) Kafka
2 2 (1.30%) CSS
2 2 (1.30%) GraphQL
2 2 (1.30%) HTML
2 2 (1.30%) REST
2 2 (1.30%) SOAP
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 62 (40.26%) Cloud Native
2 43 (27.92%) Cyberattack
3 41 (26.62%) Cyber Defence
4 27 (17.53%) Data Centre
5 12 (7.79%) Public Cloud
6 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (4.55%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.60%) Clustering
9 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.30%) AS400
10 2 (1.30%) Biotechnology
10 2 (1.30%) CCTV
10 2 (1.30%) IoT
10 2 (1.30%) iSeries
10 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Linux
2 13 (8.44%) Windows
3 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.25%) Unix
5 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.12%) Infrastructure as Code
2 47 (30.52%) Configuration Management
3 43 (27.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 43 (27.92%) Threat Intelligence
4 41 (26.62%) DevOps
5 30 (19.48%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (17.53%) CI/CD
7 20 (12.99%) Containerisation
7 20 (12.99%) Machine Learning
8 19 (12.34%) Analytics
8 19 (12.34%) Technical Leadership
9 18 (11.69%) Presales
10 17 (11.04%) Customer Engagement
10 17 (11.04%) Security Architecture
10 17 (11.04%) Zero Trust
11 16 (10.39%) Artificial Intelligence
11 16 (10.39%) Data Engineering
11 16 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (10.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 15 (9.74%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 72 (46.75%) Python
2 61 (39.61%) Go
3 48 (31.17%) Bash
4 17 (11.04%) Java
5 10 (6.49%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.55%) SQL
7 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.60%) Perl
9 3 (1.95%) C
9 3 (1.95%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (31.17%) AWS Certification
2 47 (30.52%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (29.87%) CCNP
3 46 (29.87%) SC Cleared
3 46 (29.87%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.99%) Degree
5 17 (11.04%) CCIE
5 17 (11.04%) CCNA
6 6 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.25%) MCSE
7 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.95%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.95%) MCSA
9 2 (1.30%) CCDP
10 1 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.65%) CCSK
10 1 (0.65%) CCSP
10 1 (0.65%) CISSP
10 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 10 (6.49%) GDPR
3 4 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.44%) Active Directory
1 13 (8.44%) Docker
2 12 (7.79%) Hyper-V
2 12 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.14%) vSphere
4 7 (4.55%) KVM
4 7 (4.55%) LXC
4 7 (4.55%) Xen
5 4 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.95%) Ceph
6 3 (1.95%) Lustre
7 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 89 (57.79%) Kubernetes
2 70 (45.45%) Terraform
3 49 (31.82%) Ansible
4 47 (30.52%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (29.87%) Puppet
6 10 (6.49%) Mesos
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.60%) SCCM
7 4 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.30%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 54 (35.06%) Cisco
2 17 (11.04%) Google
3 15 (9.74%) VMware
4 11 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 8 (5.19%) Palo Alto
6 7 (4.55%) Juniper
6 7 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.25%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.60%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.95%) Aruba
9 3 (1.95%) Citrix
9 3 (1.95%) CrowdStrike
9 3 (1.95%) F5
9 3 (1.95%) HP
9 3 (1.95%) Meraki
9 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.95%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.30%) IBM
11 1 (0.65%) Clearswift