Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 752 900 1010
Rank change year-on-year +148 +110 +77
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 63 118 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.097% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 31 106 92
Median annual salary £54,250 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.58% +9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £40,052 £40,213 £37,816
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,125 £87,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -0.95%

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 9,825 18,339 22,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 15.01% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,657 14,665 17,973
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,650 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,300 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 +160 46 £57,125 -8.60% 20
UK excluding London +100 28 £52,000 +4.00% 18
London +151 20 £62,500 -1.96% 6
South East +126 13 - - 5
Midlands +51 6 £65,000 +44.44% 2
West Midlands +29 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Work from Home -111 5 £70,000 +43.59% 6
South West +39 4 £51,875 -25.89% 2
Scotland +8 3 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England +67 1 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North of England +56 1 £50,000 -23.08%
North West +56 1 £50,000 +4.71%
East Midlands - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 36 (57.14%) WAN
2 32 (50.79%) Cisco
3 25 (39.68%) VMware
4 24 (38.10%) Firewall
4 24 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (34.92%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (30.16%) Mentoring
7 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (26.98%) CCNA
9 16 (25.40%) LAN
9 16 (25.40%) VPN
9 16 (25.40%) OSPF
9 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
10 15 (23.81%) Network Security
10 15 (23.81%) BGP
10 15 (23.81%) CCNP
10 15 (23.81%) Python
11 14 (22.22%) Azure
12 13 (20.63%) Windows
12 13 (20.63%) Linux
12 13 (20.63%) Juniper
12 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (20.63%) Thought Leadership
13 12 (19.05%) MPLS
13 12 (19.05%) Degree
13 12 (19.05%) AWS
13 12 (19.05%) GCP
13 12 (19.05%) VMware NSX
14 11 (17.46%) Presales
14 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared

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 11 (17.46%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.35%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) Azure
2 12 (19.05%) AWS
2 12 (19.05%) GCP
3 8 (12.70%) IaaS
4 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (6.35%) PaaS
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (4.76%) SaaS
7 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (57.14%) WAN
2 24 (38.10%) Firewall
3 16 (25.40%) LAN
3 16 (25.40%) OSPF
3 16 (25.40%) VPN
4 15 (23.81%) BGP
4 15 (23.81%) Network Security
5 12 (19.05%) MPLS
6 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
6 10 (15.87%) Internet
7 8 (12.70%) VLAN
8 6 (9.52%) BIG-IP
9 5 (7.94%) 3G
9 5 (7.94%) 4G
9 5 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (7.94%) IPv6
9 5 (7.94%) RS-232
10 4 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (6.35%) DNS
10 4 (6.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Big Data
1 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
1 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
1 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Metasploit
1 3 (4.76%) WebScarab
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (14.29%) Electronics
2 8 (12.70%) Marketing
2 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.11%) Publishing
3 7 (11.11%) Retail
4 5 (7.94%) Finance
5 3 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.76%) Banking
6 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.17%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.59%) Advertising
7 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Architect
3 10 (15.87%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (14.29%) Consultant
5 7 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Network Specialist
6 6 (9.52%) Marketing Manager
6 6 (9.52%) Product Manager
6 6 (9.52%) Product Marketing Manager
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Network Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Network Architect
7 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Migration Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) OAuth
1 3 (4.76%) OAuth2
1 3 (4.76%) OpenID
1 3 (4.76%) REST
1 3 (4.76%) SAML
2 2 (3.17%) gRPC
2 2 (3.17%) libvirt
2 2 (3.17%) Spring
2 2 (3.17%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.59%) Swagger
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (7.94%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (4.76%) BYOD
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Native
5 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.76%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.76%) PMI
5 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) ASIC
6 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.59%) Blog
7 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Linux
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Mentoring
2 13 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (20.63%) Thought Leadership
3 11 (17.46%) Presales
4 10 (15.87%) Mathematics
4 10 (15.87%) Network Design
5 9 (14.29%) ITIL
5 9 (14.29%) Line Management
6 8 (12.70%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (12.70%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (12.70%) TOGAF
7 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (11.11%) Release Management
7 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 7 (11.11%) Validation
8 6 (9.52%) Product Management
8 6 (9.52%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) Python
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) Perl
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.76%) R
6 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.17%) Go
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.98%) CCNA
3 15 (23.81%) CCNP
4 12 (19.05%) Degree
5 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
6 6 (9.52%) MBA
7 5 (7.94%) CCIE
7 5 (7.94%) CITP
8 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.76%) AWS Certification
9 3 (4.76%) MCSE
9 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) OASIS TOSCA
2 3 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (19.05%) VMware NSX
3 9 (14.29%) KVM
4 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.94%) Docker
5 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.52%) Ansible
3 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.35%) Puppet
4 3 (4.76%) Core Impact
4 3 (4.76%) Nessus
4 3 (4.76%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Cisco
2 25 (39.68%) VMware
3 13 (20.63%) Juniper
4 8 (12.70%) Google
5 7 (11.11%) Agilent
5 7 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (11.11%) Arista
5 7 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 6 (9.52%) F5
6 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.52%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.35%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) Splunk
9 2 (3.17%) Aruba
9 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.17%) SAP
10 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.59%) Fortinet