Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1078 1078 1213
Rank change year-on-year 0 +135 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 121 93 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.053% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 92 50 69
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,125 £42,500 £38,700
90th Percentile £90,000 £108,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% -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 26,798 29,133 35,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.21% 16.60% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,636 23,671 29,136
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 15 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 23 February 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 +30 116 £65,000 +8.33% 23
London +11 60 £68,500 -18.21% 11
UK excluding London +28 53 £53,500 +7.00% 12
Midlands +30 17 £52,750 -12.08% 3
South West +21 14 £65,000 +8.33% 4
West Midlands - 12 £52,500 - 2
East of England +3 8 £40,000 -11.11%
South East -7 7 £53,500 +7.00% 5
East Midlands - 5 £57,500 - 1
North of England -9 2 £53,750 +19.44%
Scotland - 2 £52,500 -
North West - 2 £53,750 -
Wales - 1 £52,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 90 (74.38%) Cisco
2 54 (44.63%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (42.15%) VMware
4 50 (41.32%) Firewall
5 49 (40.50%) Data Centre
6 45 (37.19%) Presales
7 39 (32.23%) CCNP
8 37 (30.58%) Wireless
8 37 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (29.75%) LAN
10 35 (28.93%) WAN
10 35 (28.93%) Amazon AWS
10 35 (28.93%) F5
11 34 (28.10%) VPN
12 31 (25.62%) Juniper
13 30 (24.79%) Linux
13 30 (24.79%) Network Security
14 29 (23.97%) ITIL
15 28 (23.14%) CheckPoint
16 27 (22.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 27 (22.31%) VMware NSX
17 26 (21.49%) Windows
17 26 (21.49%) Python
18 24 (19.83%) DNS
18 24 (19.83%) Degree
18 24 (19.83%) Private Cloud
19 23 (19.01%) DHCP
19 23 (19.01%) SQL
19 23 (19.01%) OSPF
20 22 (18.18%) Cisco ASA

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 17 (14.05%) OpenStack
2 14 (11.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.65%) Apache
3 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.93%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.26%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.79%) PaaS
5 6 (4.96%) GitHub
5 6 (4.96%) SaaS
6 5 (4.13%) IaaS
6 5 (4.13%) Office 365
7 3 (2.48%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.83%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.83%) Route 53
9 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (41.32%) Firewall
2 37 (30.58%) Wireless
3 36 (29.75%) LAN
4 35 (28.93%) WAN
5 34 (28.10%) VPN
6 30 (24.79%) Network Security
7 24 (19.83%) DNS
8 23 (19.01%) DHCP
8 23 (19.01%) OSPF
9 22 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (16.53%) BGP
11 18 (14.88%) IPsec
11 18 (14.88%) NAS
11 18 (14.88%) SAN
12 15 (12.40%) MPLS
13 12 (9.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (9.92%) NetScaler
14 9 (7.44%) FWSM
14 9 (7.44%) Internet
14 9 (7.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) Informix
3 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
1 9 (7.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.83%) GoCD
4 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.96%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (30.58%) Architect
2 30 (24.79%) Network Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) Network Architect
4 16 (13.22%) Designer
5 14 (11.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (9.92%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (9.09%) Consultant
7 11 (9.09%) Network Specialist
8 10 (8.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 9 (7.44%) Senior Network Specialist
10 7 (5.79%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Cisco Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) Lead Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Network Consultant
12 5 (4.13%) Lead Network Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.40%) .NET
2 9 (7.44%) LDAP
2 9 (7.44%) Web Services
3 7 (5.79%) 802.1X
3 7 (5.79%) RESTful
4 6 (4.96%) Middleware
5 4 (3.31%) Kafka
6 3 (2.48%) OpenDaylight
7 2 (1.65%) LAMP
8 1 (0.83%) CSS
8 1 (0.83%) HTML
8 1 (0.83%) Node.js
8 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.83%) React
8 1 (0.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (40.50%) Data Centre
2 24 (19.83%) Private Cloud
3 15 (12.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 11 (9.09%) User Experience
5 10 (8.26%) PKI
6 8 (6.61%) Internet of Things
6 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (4.13%) Virtual Team
9 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (3.31%) Driving Licence
9 4 (3.31%) Replication
10 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.83%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Linux
2 26 (21.49%) Windows
3 13 (10.74%) Unix
4 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.31%) AIX
5 4 (3.31%) HPUX
5 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.31%) Solaris
5 4 (3.31%) SUSE
6 1 (0.83%) Debian
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.19%) Presales
2 29 (23.97%) ITIL
3 21 (17.36%) Load Balancing
4 19 (15.70%) Migration
4 19 (15.70%) TOGAF
5 18 (14.88%) Network Virtualisation
6 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (14.05%) Service Delivery
7 15 (12.40%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (12.40%) Open Source
7 15 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (11.57%) Converged Infrastructure
8 14 (11.57%) Project Management
8 14 (11.57%) Service Management
9 13 (10.74%) Network Management
9 13 (10.74%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.09%) DevOps
10 11 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) Python
2 23 (19.01%) SQL
3 8 (6.61%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.96%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.13%) Java
6 4 (3.31%) Perl
6 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.31%) Ruby
7 2 (1.65%) Go
7 2 (1.65%) Rust
8 1 (0.83%) Groovy
8 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.83%) Lisp
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (44.63%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (32.23%) CCNP
3 24 (19.83%) Degree
4 20 (16.53%) CCIE
5 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.57%) VCDX
7 11 (9.09%) CCNA
8 9 (7.44%) PMI Certification
8 9 (7.44%) PMP
9 7 (5.79%) CCDP
9 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.96%) MCSA
10 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.65%) CCDA
12 2 (1.65%) CCDE
12 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.83%) CWNA
13 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.57%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (22.31%) VMware NSX
3 19 (15.70%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.96%) Docker
5 5 (4.13%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.31%) vSphere
6 4 (3.31%) XenApp
7 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.83%) LXC
8 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (18.18%) Ansible
2 20 (16.53%) Puppet
3 15 (12.40%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.31%) FortiGate
4 4 (3.31%) QRadar
4 4 (3.31%) Salt
4 4 (3.31%) vRealize
4 4 (3.31%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.48%) SCCM
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.65%) Grafana
6 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.65%) Munin
6 2 (1.65%) Nagios
6 2 (1.65%) OpenNMS
6 2 (1.65%) SmokePing
6 2 (1.65%) Terraform
7 1 (0.83%) Graphite
7 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (74.38%) Cisco
2 51 (42.15%) VMware
3 35 (28.93%) F5
4 31 (25.62%) Juniper
5 28 (23.14%) CheckPoint
6 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
7 18 (14.88%) EMC
7 18 (14.88%) Fortinet
8 16 (13.22%) HP
9 14 (11.57%) Citrix
9 14 (11.57%) Meraki
10 12 (9.92%) Palo Alto
11 10 (8.26%) Brocade
11 10 (8.26%) SolarWinds
12 9 (7.44%) Aruba
12 9 (7.44%) CA
13 7 (5.79%) Ivanti
14 5 (4.13%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.13%) Cognizant
14 5 (4.13%) Red Hat