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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 770 863 973
Rank change year-on-year +93 +110  
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 100 50 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.051% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.30% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 85 38 10
Median salary £62,500 £67,500 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.40% -1.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,000 £44,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +44.44%  

Software-Defined Networking is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software-Defined Networking as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +104 95 £60,000 -11.11% 16
London +36 48 £57,000 -18.57% 5
South West +29 24 £55,000 -15.38% 1
South East +67 17 £67,500 +40.62% 5
Buckinghamshire - 12 £67,500 - 1
Bristol -18 9 £36,500 -43.84% 1
Devon - 8 £62,500 -
Wiltshire - 6 £65,000 -
Salisbury - 6 £65,000 -
City of London +20 5 £55,000 -14.39%
Scotland +12 5 £65,000 -7.14%
Glasgow +10 5 £65,000 -
East of England - 5 £74,000 - 3
Berkshire +32 3 £62,500 - 1
Chalfont St Giles - 3 £51,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £74,000 - 1
Luton - 3 £74,000 - 1
Westminster - 3 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £72,500 - 2
Hatfield - 1 £85,000 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £43,000 - 2
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Watford - 1 £60,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £63,500 -
Street - 1 £50,000 -
Slough - 1 £67,500 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking.

1 98 (63.64%) Cisco
2 89 (57.79%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (53.90%) Firewall
4 75 (48.70%) CCNP
5 67 (43.51%) Microsoft
6 60 (38.96%) CCIE
7 53 (34.42%) Data Centre
8 49 (31.82%) WAN
8 49 (31.82%) Windows
9 48 (31.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 48 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
10 46 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (29.87%) BGP
11 42 (27.27%) VMware
12 41 (26.62%) OSPF
12 41 (26.62%) LAN
13 40 (25.97%) Network Design
14 39 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (22.73%) DNS
15 35 (22.73%) Multicast
16 34 (22.08%) Windows Server
17 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
17 31 (20.13%) Telecoms
18 30 (19.48%) Juniper
18 30 (19.48%) Customer Requirements
19 29 (18.83%) Active Directory
20 28 (18.18%) Degree
20 28 (18.18%) Computer Science
21 27 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
22 26 (16.88%) CheckPoint

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 15 (9.74%) OpenStack
2 6 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.30%) Apache
4 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
1 48 (31.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.19%) Office 365
3 6 (3.90%) GitHub
4 5 (3.25%) IaaS
5 4 (2.60%) PaaS
5 4 (2.60%) SaaS
6 3 (1.95%) Akamai
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.65%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (53.90%) Firewall
2 49 (31.82%) WAN
3 46 (29.87%) BGP
3 46 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
4 41 (26.62%) LAN
4 41 (26.62%) OSPF
5 35 (22.73%) DNS
5 35 (22.73%) Multicast
6 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
7 26 (16.88%) Wireless
8 25 (16.23%) VPN
9 23 (14.94%) Network Security
10 22 (14.29%) DHCP
11 19 (12.34%) IGMP
12 18 (11.69%) SNMP
13 17 (11.04%) VoIP
14 16 (10.39%) MPLS
15 15 (9.74%) EIGRP
16 14 (9.09%) VLAN
17 13 (8.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (3.90%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.30%) Big Data
3 2 (1.30%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.30%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.90%) Travis CI
3 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (20.13%) Telecoms
2 24 (15.58%) Finance
3 11 (7.14%) Banking
4 5 (3.25%) Law
5 4 (2.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.95%) Advertising
7 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (38.96%) Network Engineer
2 45 (29.22%) Architect
3 30 (19.48%) Network Architect
4 24 (15.58%) IP Engineer
5 23 (14.94%) IP Network Engineer
6 19 (12.34%) Design Engineer
6 19 (12.34%) IP Design Engineer
6 19 (12.34%) Network Design Engineer
7 18 (11.69%) Consultant
8 14 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) IP Architect
9 10 (6.49%) Network Design Architect
10 9 (5.84%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.19%) Network Consultant
12 7 (4.55%) Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.14%) OpenDaylight
2 8 (5.19%) Web Services
3 6 (3.90%) .NET
3 6 (3.90%) Kafka
3 6 (3.90%) Node.js
3 6 (3.90%) React
4 5 (3.25%) Catalyst
4 5 (3.25%) POSIX
5 2 (1.30%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.30%) XMPP
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (34.42%) Data Centre
2 28 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.55%) Clustering
8 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.30%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.30%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Fintech
10 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.65%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) Replication
10 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.82%) Windows
2 34 (22.08%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.99%) Linux
4 13 (8.44%) Unix
5 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.55%) CentOS
6 7 (4.55%) VMS
6 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.30%) SUSE
11 1 (0.65%) AIX
11 1 (0.65%) Debian
11 1 (0.65%) HPUX
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.97%) Network Design
2 30 (19.48%) Customer Requirements
3 27 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.69%) Network Management
5 15 (9.74%) Presales
6 13 (8.44%) Capacity Management
6 13 (8.44%) Software Engineering
6 13 (8.44%) Validation
7 12 (7.79%) TOGAF
8 11 (7.14%) ITIL
8 11 (7.14%) Network Architecture
9 10 (6.49%) DevOps
9 10 (6.49%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.49%) Open Source
10 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (5.84%) IT Strategy
11 8 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (5.19%) Server Virtualisation
11 8 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.29%) C
2 17 (11.04%) Python
3 16 (10.39%) SQL
4 14 (9.09%) C++
5 13 (8.44%) Perl
6 10 (6.49%) Java
7 8 (5.19%) Lisp
7 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.90%) Scala
8 6 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.65%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 89 (57.79%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (48.70%) CCNP
3 60 (38.96%) CCIE
4 28 (18.18%) Degree
5 19 (12.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (11.04%) CCNA
7 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (6.49%) MCSE
9 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
10 7 (4.55%) CCMSE
10 7 (4.55%) CCSA
10 7 (4.55%) CCSE
10 7 (4.55%) CCVP
10 7 (4.55%) JNCIE
10 7 (4.55%) MCITP
10 7 (4.55%) RHCE
11 6 (3.90%) CNA
11 6 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (3.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.95%) SLA
4 2 (1.30%) QA
5 1 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 39 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (18.83%) Active Directory
3 17 (11.04%) vSphere
4 16 (10.39%) Docker
5 12 (7.79%) vCloud
6 10 (6.49%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.55%) KVM
8 7 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (4.55%) XenServer
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) Ansible
1 12 (7.79%) Puppet
2 11 (7.14%) SCOM
3 10 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (4.55%) PowerCLI
5 7 (4.55%) SCVMM
5 7 (4.55%) WMI
6 6 (3.90%) SCCM
6 6 (3.90%) vRealize
7 2 (1.30%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.30%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.30%) Nagios
7 2 (1.30%) Terraform
8 1 (0.65%) OpenView
Vendors
1 98 (63.64%) Cisco
2 67 (43.51%) Microsoft
3 42 (27.27%) VMware
4 30 (19.48%) Juniper
5 26 (16.88%) CheckPoint
6 22 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 16 (10.39%) F5
7 16 (10.39%) HP
8 15 (9.74%) Dell
9 10 (6.49%) Brocade
9 10 (6.49%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.84%) Fortinet
10 9 (5.84%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.55%) Aruba
11 7 (4.55%) CA
11 7 (4.55%) Dell Compellent
11 7 (4.55%) EqualLogic
11 7 (4.55%) NetApp
11 7 (4.55%) Red Box
11 7 (4.55%) SonicWALL
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Kingfisher IT Services
Salary: £negotiable dependent on exp. + benefits and bonus potential
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + + 10% Pension + 25% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Axica Recruitment
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £68000 - £80000 per annum + up to 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Competitive Market Salary + Full Company Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
South East England
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
IQ Telecom
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago