Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 1037 1191
Rank change year-on-year 0 +154 +70
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 132 164 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.093% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.58% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 93 140 69
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% -7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £48,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £81,875 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +35.42% +6.67%

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 25,452 28,141 33,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.88% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,115 22,864 27,411
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 August 2018.

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 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 -8 128 £55,000 -12.00% 12
UK excluding London +34 95 £55,000 -15.38% 8
London +3 35 £62,500 +4.17% 4
South East +24 29 £67,500 - 2
South West +6 28 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Midlands +46 26 £52,500 -
West Midlands +44 24 £52,500 -
East of England +10 9 £52,790 -28.66% 3
East Midlands +8 2 £71,250 +18.75%
North West +17 1 £60,000 -33.33% 1
North of England +13 1 £60,000 +55.84% 2
Scotland -23 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 79 (59.85%) Cisco
2 70 (53.03%) Data Centre
3 64 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (46.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 60 (45.45%) Firewall
6 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
7 56 (42.42%) VMware
8 51 (38.64%) Project Management
8 51 (38.64%) TOGAF
9 50 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (34.85%) Enterprise Architecture
10 46 (34.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 40 (30.30%) Service Delivery
11 40 (30.30%) Linux
12 37 (28.03%) PRINCE2
13 35 (26.52%) Windows
14 34 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (25.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (25.00%) Active Directory
16 31 (23.48%) OSPF
16 31 (23.48%) PaaS
17 30 (22.73%) SaaS
17 30 (22.73%) CCNP
17 30 (22.73%) ITIL
17 30 (22.73%) IaaS
18 29 (21.97%) .NET
19 28 (21.21%) VPN
19 28 (21.21%) Migration
20 27 (20.45%) TOGAF Certification
21 26 (19.70%) Presales

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 21 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (11.36%) CMS
4 13 (9.85%) OpenStack
4 13 (9.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.76%) Confluence
6 1 (0.76%) Jetty
6 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 64 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (46.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (23.48%) PaaS
4 30 (22.73%) IaaS
4 30 (22.73%) SaaS
5 15 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.27%) Serverless
7 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.76%) Office 365
7 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 60 (45.45%) Firewall
2 31 (23.48%) OSPF
3 28 (21.21%) VPN
4 22 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 21 (15.91%) DNS
5 21 (15.91%) LAN
6 20 (15.15%) BGP
6 20 (15.15%) DHCP
6 20 (15.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (15.15%) WAN
7 19 (14.39%) Wireless
8 17 (12.88%) VLAN
9 16 (12.12%) MPLS
10 15 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (10.61%) SAN
12 13 (9.85%) NAS
12 13 (9.85%) Network Security
12 13 (9.85%) SNMP
13 12 (9.09%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) Big Data
2 15 (11.36%) Hadoop
2 15 (11.36%) Oracle Exadata
2 15 (11.36%) SAP HANA
3 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.52%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 12 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 16 (12.12%) Marketing
2 7 (5.30%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.76%) Banking
3 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.76%) Legal
3 1 (0.76%) Military
3 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (45.45%) Architect
2 18 (13.64%) Consultant
3 17 (12.88%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (12.12%) Lead Architect
4 16 (12.12%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 16 (12.12%) Network Specialist
5 15 (11.36%) Enterprise Architect
6 13 (9.85%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
8 11 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
9 10 (7.58%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 10 (7.58%) Network Consultant
9 10 (7.58%) Network Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Designer
11 6 (4.55%) Technical Leader
12 5 (3.79%) Service Architect
12 5 (3.79%) Technical Design Leader
13 4 (3.03%) Core Network Engineer
13 4 (3.03%) Network Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.97%) .NET
2 16 (12.12%) .NET Framework
3 15 (11.36%) J2EE
3 15 (11.36%) Web Services
4 12 (9.09%) LDAP
5 8 (6.06%) Middleware
6 3 (2.27%) CSS
6 3 (2.27%) HTML
6 3 (2.27%) RESTful
6 3 (2.27%) YAML
7 2 (1.52%) COM
7 2 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.52%) REST
8 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.76%) JSON
8 1 (0.76%) XML
8 1 (0.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (53.03%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 22 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (15.15%) Blackberry
5 15 (11.36%) Mobile App
6 13 (9.85%) PKI
6 13 (9.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 11 (8.33%) Driving Licence
8 8 (6.06%) Life Science
8 8 (6.06%) Private Cloud
9 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.27%) User Experience
11 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.30%) Linux
2 35 (26.52%) Windows
3 21 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 20 (15.15%) Windows 10
4 20 (15.15%) Windows 7
4 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) Unix
6 1 (0.76%) Debian
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.64%) Project Management
1 51 (38.64%) TOGAF
2 46 (34.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 40 (30.30%) Service Delivery
4 37 (28.03%) PRINCE2
5 34 (25.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 30 (22.73%) ITIL
7 28 (21.21%) Migration
8 26 (19.70%) Presales
9 25 (18.94%) ArchiMate
10 24 (18.18%) Service Management
11 23 (17.42%) IT Strategy
12 21 (15.91%) Programme Management
13 20 (15.15%) Data Protection
13 20 (15.15%) Mobile Device Management
13 20 (15.15%) Security Monitoring
13 20 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
14 19 (14.39%) Microservices
15 17 (12.88%) ITIL V3
15 17 (12.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.61%) SQL
3 9 (6.82%) Python
4 5 (3.79%) Java
5 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.52%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) Go
8 1 (0.76%) Lisp
8 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (22.73%) CCNP
3 27 (20.45%) TOGAF Certification
4 26 (19.70%) Security Cleared
5 24 (18.18%) Degree
6 20 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 16 (12.12%) DV Cleared
8 13 (9.85%) VCDX
9 12 (9.09%) CCNA
9 12 (9.09%) PMI Certification
9 12 (9.09%) PMP
10 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (5.30%) MCSA
12 5 (3.79%) CCIE
13 4 (3.03%) JNCIP
14 3 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.76%) CCDP
15 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.76%) MCITP
15 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) QA
2 11 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.03%) SLA
4 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.76%) GCP
5 1 (0.76%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 50 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (34.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 33 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (15.91%) VMware NSX
5 8 (6.06%) Lustre
6 5 (3.79%) Docker
7 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.76%) vCloud
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (15.15%) SCCM
1 20 (15.15%) SCOM
1 20 (15.15%) vRealize
2 11 (8.33%) QRadar
2 11 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.27%) Grafana
3 3 (2.27%) Graphite
4 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.52%) Puppet
4 2 (1.52%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.76%) Ansible
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.76%) Mesos
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.76%) Salt
5 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (59.85%) Cisco
2 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
3 56 (42.42%) VMware
4 24 (18.18%) F5
5 18 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 17 (12.88%) Fortinet
6 17 (12.88%) Juniper
7 16 (12.12%) Oracle
8 15 (11.36%) SAP
9 14 (10.61%) SolarWinds
10 13 (9.85%) EMC
10 13 (9.85%) HP
11 12 (9.09%) CA
11 12 (9.09%) Meraki
12 11 (8.33%) Tripwire
13 7 (5.30%) Palo Alto
14 6 (4.55%) Cognizant
15 4 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 3 (2.27%) BT
16 3 (2.27%) Splunk