Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1012 1153 1237
Rank change year-on-year +141 +84 +82
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 163 92 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.047% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 140 71 36
UK median annual salary £62,500 £68,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.76% -2.14% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £48,000 £44,375
90th Percentile £80,125 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £48,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +35.42% -23.20% -10.71%

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 28069 33173 37436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22712 27475 30501
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 August 2017.

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 24 August 2017. 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 +137 147 £62,500 -10.71% 8
UK excluding London +89 89 £65,000 +35.42% 7
London +49 66 £60,000 -14.29% 2
South West +45 38 £62,500 -3.85%
South East +105 20 £67,500 +40.63% 4
East of England +7 11 £74,000 - 1
Scotland -2 10 £65,000 +68.09% 1
Midlands +42 7 £52,500 +9.38% 1
West Midlands +39 6 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North of England - 4 £38,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £27,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
North West - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 110 (67.48%) Cisco
2 97 (59.51%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (49.69%) CCNP
3 81 (49.69%) Firewall
4 64 (39.26%) Microsoft
5 55 (33.74%) Windows
6 54 (33.13%) CCIE
7 52 (31.90%) VMware
8 50 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (30.67%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (30.67%) Amazon AWS
9 49 (30.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 49 (30.06%) BGP
10 48 (29.45%) WAN
11 42 (25.77%) OSPF
11 42 (25.77%) Data Centre
12 38 (23.31%) Telecoms
12 38 (23.31%) Wireless
13 35 (21.47%) Finance
14 33 (20.25%) Active Directory
14 33 (20.25%) LAN
15 31 (19.02%) DNS
16 30 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
16 30 (18.40%) Multicast
16 30 (18.40%) Customer Requirements
17 29 (17.79%) Network Design
18 27 (16.56%) Computer Science
18 27 (16.56%) VPN
18 27 (16.56%) Windows Server
19 26 (15.95%) 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 14 (8.59%) OpenStack
2 6 (3.68%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (30.67%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (30.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.29%) SaaS
4 6 (3.68%) IaaS
5 5 (3.07%) Office 365
5 5 (3.07%) PaaS
6 3 (1.84%) Akamai
6 3 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.84%) GitHub
6 3 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 81 (49.69%) Firewall
2 50 (30.67%) Cisco ASA
3 49 (30.06%) BGP
4 48 (29.45%) WAN
5 42 (25.77%) OSPF
6 38 (23.31%) Wireless
7 33 (20.25%) LAN
8 31 (19.02%) DNS
9 30 (18.40%) Multicast
10 27 (16.56%) VPN
11 25 (15.34%) Network Security
11 25 (15.34%) TCP/IP
12 24 (14.72%) MPLS
13 21 (12.88%) DHCP
13 21 (12.88%) VoIP
14 20 (12.27%) IGMP
15 18 (11.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (10.43%) EIGRP
17 15 (9.20%) VLAN
18 14 (8.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.07%) JIRA
3 3 (1.84%) Travis CI
General
1 38 (23.31%) Telecoms
2 35 (21.47%) Finance
3 13 (7.98%) Banking
4 6 (3.68%) Marketing
5 4 (2.45%) Law
6 3 (1.84%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (38.04%) Network Engineer
2 52 (31.90%) Architect
3 41 (25.15%) Network Architect
4 24 (14.72%) IP Engineer
4 24 (14.72%) IP Network Engineer
5 20 (12.27%) Design Engineer
5 20 (12.27%) IP Design Engineer
5 20 (12.27%) Network Design Engineer
6 18 (11.04%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (7.98%) Consultant
8 11 (6.75%) Analyst
8 11 (6.75%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (6.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (6.75%) IP Architect
8 11 (6.75%) Network Design Architect
8 11 (6.75%) Security Analyst
9 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.91%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) OpenDaylight
2 8 (4.91%) Web Services
3 5 (3.07%) POSIX
4 4 (2.45%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.45%) Catalyst
5 3 (1.84%) .NET
5 3 (1.84%) Kafka
5 3 (1.84%) Node.js
5 3 (1.84%) React
6 2 (1.23%) RESTful
6 2 (1.23%) XMPP
7 1 (0.61%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 42 (25.77%) Data Centre
2 27 (16.56%) Computer Science
3 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
4 14 (8.59%) Public Cloud
5 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (4.29%) Clustering
8 6 (3.68%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (2.45%) PKI
11 2 (1.23%) Digital Signage
11 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.74%) Windows
2 27 (16.56%) Windows Server
3 24 (14.72%) Linux
4 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.52%) Unix
7 7 (4.29%) CentOS
7 7 (4.29%) VMS
7 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.23%) SUSE
9 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.61%) AIX
10 1 (0.61%) Debian
10 1 (0.61%) HPUX
10 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (18.40%) Customer Requirements
2 29 (17.79%) Network Design
3 26 (15.95%) Presales
4 25 (15.34%) TOGAF
5 23 (14.11%) ITIL
6 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (9.20%) Cryptography
7 15 (9.20%) Information Security
8 14 (8.59%) Load Balancing
8 14 (8.59%) Network Management
9 12 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (7.36%) Network Architecture
9 12 (7.36%) Server Virtualisation
10 11 (6.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (6.75%) IT Strategy
10 11 (6.75%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.75%) Test Management
11 9 (5.52%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.50%) C
2 14 (8.59%) Python
3 11 (6.75%) SQL
4 9 (5.52%) C++
5 8 (4.91%) Java
5 8 (4.91%) Lisp
5 8 (4.91%) Perl
5 8 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.84%) Scala
8 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 97 (59.51%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (49.69%) CCNP
3 54 (33.13%) CCIE
4 24 (14.72%) CCNA
4 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
4 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared
5 22 (13.50%) Degree
6 18 (11.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (9.20%) DV Cleared
7 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (6.13%) CISM
8 10 (6.13%) CISSP
8 10 (6.13%) CNA
8 10 (6.13%) Network+ Certification
8 10 (6.13%) Novell Certification
8 10 (6.13%) SANS
8 10 (6.13%) SSCP
9 9 (5.52%) MCSE
10 8 (4.91%) CCVP
10 8 (4.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.68%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.45%) SLA
5 2 (1.23%) QA
6 1 (0.61%) GDPR
6 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 50 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (20.25%) Active Directory
3 20 (12.27%) vSphere
4 12 (7.36%) Docker
5 11 (6.75%) vCloud
5 11 (6.75%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (6.75%) VMware NSX
6 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.91%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.29%) KVM
8 7 (4.29%) XenServer
9 2 (1.23%) Firmware
10 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) Ansible
2 10 (6.13%) Puppet
3 9 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (5.52%) SCOM
4 8 (4.91%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (4.91%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (4.29%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (4.29%) PowerCLI
5 7 (4.29%) SCVMM
5 7 (4.29%) WMI
6 6 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.45%) QRadar
7 4 (2.45%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.84%) SCCM
9 2 (1.23%) Nagios
9 2 (1.23%) Terraform
10 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.61%) cPanel
Vendors
1 110 (67.48%) Cisco
2 64 (39.26%) Microsoft
3 52 (31.90%) VMware
4 21 (12.88%) CheckPoint
4 21 (12.88%) Juniper
5 20 (12.27%) Palo Alto
6 19 (11.66%) Dell
6 19 (11.66%) F5
6 19 (11.66%) HP
7 12 (7.36%) Fortinet
8 11 (6.75%) SonicWALL
9 10 (6.13%) Meraki
9 10 (6.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.52%) Aruba
11 8 (4.91%) Red Box
11 8 (4.91%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.29%) CA
12 7 (4.29%) Dell Compellent
12 7 (4.29%) EqualLogic
12 7 (4.29%) NetApp