Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1030 1124 1233
Rank change year-on-year +94 +109 +80
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 148 98 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.051% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 125 68 59
UK median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +3.70% +22.73%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £58,000
90th Percentile £77,000 £97,713 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +43.68%

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 27810 32271 36695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22561 26489 30264
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +110 131 £62,500 -10.71% 6
UK excluding London +102 95 £65,000 +8.33% 4
London +24 45 £59,000 -18.62% 2
South West +37 42 £65,000 -
South East +66 21 £67,500 +29.81% 1
East of England +28 14 £67,000 +48.89%
Scotland -15 10 £65,000 +68.09%
Midlands +45 6 £52,500 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +21 5 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £27,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £27,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 106 (71.62%) Cisco
2 93 (62.84%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (54.05%) CCNP
4 75 (50.68%) Firewall
5 50 (33.78%) Windows
6 49 (33.11%) VMware
6 49 (33.11%) Cisco ASA
7 48 (32.43%) Microsoft
8 47 (31.76%) BGP
8 47 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (30.41%) CCIE
10 44 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
11 43 (29.05%) Wireless
12 42 (28.38%) Finance
13 41 (27.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 40 (27.03%) OSPF
14 40 (27.03%) WAN
15 36 (24.32%) Security Cleared
15 36 (24.32%) SC Cleared
16 34 (22.97%) TOGAF
16 34 (22.97%) Presales
17 33 (22.30%) Data Centre
18 32 (21.62%) Active Directory
19 30 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
20 27 (18.24%) VPN
20 27 (18.24%) LAN
20 27 (18.24%) Customer Requirements
21 26 (17.57%) Network Design
22 25 (16.89%) Telecoms
22 25 (16.89%) Management Information System

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 13 (8.78%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (27.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.41%) PaaS
4 7 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.73%) GitHub
4 7 (4.73%) IaaS
4 7 (4.73%) SaaS
5 3 (2.03%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) Akamai
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.68%) Route 53
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (50.68%) Firewall
2 49 (33.11%) Cisco ASA
3 47 (31.76%) BGP
4 43 (29.05%) Wireless
5 40 (27.03%) OSPF
5 40 (27.03%) WAN
6 27 (18.24%) LAN
6 27 (18.24%) VPN
7 24 (16.22%) Multicast
8 23 (15.54%) MPLS
9 21 (14.19%) Network Security
10 20 (13.51%) IGMP
11 19 (12.84%) DNS
12 18 (12.16%) VoIP
13 17 (11.49%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (9.46%) EIGRP
16 13 (8.78%) DHCP
16 13 (8.78%) VLAN
17 12 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.35%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.68%) GoCD
General
1 42 (28.38%) Finance
2 25 (16.89%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.43%) Banking
4 6 (4.05%) Marketing
5 3 (2.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.35%) Advertising
6 2 (1.35%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (39.86%) Network Engineer
2 55 (37.16%) Architect
3 44 (29.73%) Network Architect
4 24 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (15.54%) IP Engineer
5 23 (15.54%) IP Network Engineer
6 20 (13.51%) Design Engineer
6 20 (13.51%) IP Design Engineer
6 20 (13.51%) Network Design Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (7.43%) IP Architect
8 11 (7.43%) Network Design Architect
9 10 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) Consultant
9 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.41%) Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Security Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) RESTful
1 7 (4.73%) Web Services
2 5 (3.38%) OpenDaylight
3 4 (2.70%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.03%) Kafka
5 2 (1.35%) .NET
5 2 (1.35%) Node.js
5 2 (1.35%) React
6 1 (0.68%) COM
6 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.30%) Data Centre
2 25 (16.89%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.11%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.76%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.73%) Private Cloud
5 7 (4.73%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.05%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.70%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.70%) PKI
8 4 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.03%) Clustering
10 2 (1.35%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.68%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.68%) Infotainment
11 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.78%) Windows
2 21 (14.19%) Linux
3 15 (10.14%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.73%) Unix
7 5 (3.38%) VMS
7 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.35%) CentOS
9 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) Debian
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) Presales
1 34 (22.97%) TOGAF
2 30 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (18.24%) Customer Requirements
4 26 (17.57%) Network Design
5 22 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (14.86%) Cryptography
5 22 (14.86%) ITIL
6 14 (9.46%) Information Security
6 14 (9.46%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.43%) Network Architecture
7 11 (7.43%) Open Source
8 10 (6.76%) Network Management
9 9 (6.08%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.08%) Server Virtualisation
10 8 (5.41%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (5.41%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (5.41%) Test Management
11 7 (4.73%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.84%) Python
2 12 (8.11%) C
3 11 (7.43%) SQL
4 9 (6.08%) Java
5 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.03%) Perl
7 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.35%) Go
8 2 (1.35%) Groovy
8 2 (1.35%) Lisp
8 2 (1.35%) Ruby
8 2 (1.35%) Rust
8 2 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (62.84%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (54.05%) CCNP
3 45 (30.41%) CCIE
4 36 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 36 (24.32%) Security Cleared
5 22 (14.86%) CCNA
5 22 (14.86%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.41%) CCVP
7 8 (5.41%) CISM
7 8 (5.41%) CISSP
7 8 (5.41%) Degree
7 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.41%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (5.41%) Novell Certification
7 8 (5.41%) SANS
7 8 (5.41%) SSCP
8 6 (4.05%) CITP
9 5 (3.38%) CCSA
9 5 (3.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.05%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.38%) SLA
5 2 (1.35%) QA
6 1 (0.68%) GDPR
6 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 47 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (21.62%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.78%) vSphere
4 9 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.41%) VMware NSX
6 7 (4.73%) Docker
7 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.38%) vCloud
8 3 (2.03%) KVM
8 3 (2.03%) XenServer
9 2 (1.35%) Firmware
9 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (9.46%) Ansible
2 12 (8.11%) Puppet
3 8 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (5.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.70%) QRadar
5 4 (2.70%) Terraform
5 4 (2.70%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.03%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.03%) SCOM
6 3 (2.03%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.03%) WMI
7 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.35%) SCCM
8 1 (0.68%) cPanel
8 1 (0.68%) Icinga
8 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 106 (71.62%) Cisco
2 49 (33.11%) VMware
3 48 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 20 (13.51%) CheckPoint
5 19 (12.84%) F5
5 19 (12.84%) Palo Alto
6 18 (12.16%) Juniper
7 16 (10.81%) HP
8 12 (8.11%) Dell
9 9 (6.08%) Meraki
10 8 (5.41%) Aruba
10 8 (5.41%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.41%) Red Box
10 8 (5.41%) SonicWALL
11 7 (4.73%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.05%) Citrix
13 5 (3.38%) CA
14 4 (2.70%) Blue Coat
14 4 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
14 4 (2.70%) Tripwire