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

Software-Defined Networking
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 902 946
Rank change year-on-year +118 +44  
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 79 37 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.038% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 67 32 9
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,900 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £48,000 £53,100
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.60%  

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 13556 16772 19345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 17.03% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11009 13913 15492
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 29 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 May 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 +107 79 £60,000 -4.00% 9
London +81 48 £60,000 -10.11% 3
South West +21 16 £50,000 -13.04%
Devon - 8 £62,500 -
South East +71 6 £51,000 +6.25% 4
City of London +26 6 £55,000 -14.39%
East of England - 6 £72,500 - 2
Bristol -1 5 £36,500 -43.84%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £58,000 - 1
Cambridge - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Chalfont St Giles - 3 £51,000 -
Westminster - 3 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £72,500 - 1
Salisbury - 2 £65,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £65,000 -
Somerset -10 1 £50,000 -13.04%
Hatfield - 1 £85,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £90,000 -
North West - 1 £90,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 £90,000 -
York - 1 £50,000 -
Watford - 1 £60,000 -
Street - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 83 (63.36%) Cisco
2 73 (55.73%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (54.20%) Firewall
4 64 (48.85%) Microsoft
5 62 (47.33%) CCNP
6 57 (43.51%) Data Centre
7 55 (41.98%) CCIE
8 51 (38.93%) WAN
9 50 (38.17%) LAN
9 50 (38.17%) Windows
10 40 (30.53%) DNS
10 40 (30.53%) Juniper
10 40 (30.53%) Windows Server
11 35 (26.72%) VMware
11 35 (26.72%) Microsoft Azure
12 34 (25.95%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (24.43%) Active Directory
13 32 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (24.43%) Network Design
14 31 (23.66%) BGP
15 30 (22.90%) OSPF
16 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
17 28 (21.37%) DHCP
17 28 (21.37%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (20.61%) Degree
19 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (19.85%) Network Management
19 26 (19.85%) Multicast
20 25 (19.08%) Computer Science
21 24 (18.32%) Telecoms

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 (11.45%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.58%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (25.95%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (6.11%) Office 365
4 6 (4.58%) GitHub
5 3 (2.29%) Akamai
5 3 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.29%) IaaS
5 3 (2.29%) PaaS
5 3 (2.29%) SaaS
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (54.20%) Firewall
2 51 (38.93%) WAN
3 50 (38.17%) LAN
4 40 (30.53%) DNS
5 31 (23.66%) BGP
6 30 (22.90%) OSPF
7 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
8 28 (21.37%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (21.37%) DHCP
9 26 (19.85%) Multicast
10 22 (16.79%) Wireless
11 20 (15.27%) VPN
12 19 (14.50%) Network Security
13 18 (13.74%) SNMP
14 13 (9.92%) Internet
15 12 (9.16%) EIGRP
15 12 (9.16%) VoIP
16 11 (8.40%) IGMP
17 10 (7.63%) MPLS
17 10 (7.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (4.58%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.53%) Big Data
3 2 (1.53%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.53%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.58%) Travis CI
3 5 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.76%) Ant
4 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.76%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.76%) Selenium
4 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (18.32%) Telecoms
2 19 (14.50%) Finance
3 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Law
5 3 (2.29%) Advertising
5 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Marketing
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (40.46%) Network Engineer
2 34 (25.95%) Architect
3 23 (17.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Network Architect
5 15 (11.45%) Consultant
5 15 (11.45%) IP Engineer
6 14 (10.69%) IP Network Engineer
7 11 (8.40%) Design Engineer
7 11 (8.40%) IP Design Engineer
7 11 (8.40%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Virtualisation Architect
10 5 (3.82%) Linux Developer
10 5 (3.82%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) OpenDaylight
2 6 (4.58%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) Kafka
2 6 (4.58%) Node.js
2 6 (4.58%) React
3 5 (3.82%) Catalyst
3 5 (3.82%) POSIX
3 5 (3.82%) Web Services
4 2 (1.53%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.53%) XMPP
5 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (43.51%) Data Centre
2 25 (19.08%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.63%) Public Cloud
4 9 (6.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (5.34%) Clustering
6 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.53%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.17%) Windows
2 40 (30.53%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.21%) Linux
4 12 (9.16%) Unix
5 7 (5.34%) VMS
6 6 (4.58%) CentOS
7 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.53%) SUSE
10 1 (0.76%) AIX
10 1 (0.76%) HPUX
10 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.43%) Network Design
2 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.85%) Network Management
3 23 (17.56%) Customer Requirements
3 23 (17.56%) Validation
4 22 (16.79%) Capacity Management
5 13 (9.92%) Software Engineering
6 11 (8.40%) Network Architecture
7 10 (7.63%) Presales
8 9 (6.87%) Load Balancing
8 9 (6.87%) Open Source
9 8 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.11%) DevOps
9 8 (6.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (6.11%) ITIL
9 8 (6.11%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (6.11%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.34%) Biometrics
10 7 (5.34%) Change Management
11 6 (4.58%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.74%) C
2 16 (12.21%) Python
3 15 (11.45%) C++
3 15 (11.45%) SQL
4 13 (9.92%) Perl
5 8 (6.11%) Java
5 8 (6.11%) Lisp
5 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.58%) Scala
7 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.53%) Tcl
9 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (55.73%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (47.33%) CCNP
3 55 (41.98%) CCIE
4 27 (20.61%) Degree
5 17 (12.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (7.63%) CCNA
7 10 (7.63%) MCSE
8 7 (5.34%) CCMSE
8 7 (5.34%) CCSA
8 7 (5.34%) CCSE
8 7 (5.34%) JNCIE
8 7 (5.34%) RHCE
9 5 (3.82%) MCITP
9 5 (3.82%) VCP5
10 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.05%) VCDX
11 3 (2.29%) MCTS
11 3 (2.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (24.43%) Active Directory
1 32 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.21%) Docker
3 13 (9.92%) vSphere
4 11 (8.40%) vCloud
5 10 (7.63%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.11%) KVM
6 8 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (5.34%) XenServer
8 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.76%) Xen
9 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) SCOM
2 10 (7.63%) Ansible
2 10 (7.63%) Puppet
3 8 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.34%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (5.34%) PowerCLI
4 7 (5.34%) SCVMM
4 7 (5.34%) WMI
5 6 (4.58%) SCCM
5 6 (4.58%) vRealize
6 4 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (2.29%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (2.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.53%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.53%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.53%) Nagios
9 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 83 (63.36%) Cisco
2 64 (48.85%) Microsoft
3 40 (30.53%) Juniper
4 35 (26.72%) VMware
5 20 (15.27%) CheckPoint
6 17 (12.98%) Palo Alto
7 13 (9.92%) F5
8 12 (9.16%) HP
9 11 (8.40%) Brocade
9 11 (8.40%) Dell
10 9 (6.87%) Fortinet
10 9 (6.87%) SolarWinds
11 8 (6.11%) Red Hat
12 7 (5.34%) CA
12 7 (5.34%) Dell Compellent
12 7 (5.34%) EqualLogic
12 7 (5.34%) NetApp
13 6 (4.58%) Infoblox
13 6 (4.58%) LANDesk
14 5 (3.82%) Aruba
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