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

Software-Defined Networking
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 938 956
Rank change year-on-year +129 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 55 29 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.028% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 16
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,200 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £48,000 £60,300
% change year-on-year +6.25% -20.39%  

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 13586 17913 20608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.84% 17.18% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11028 14845 16376
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 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 18 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 24 April 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 +118 55 £62,500 +4.16% 9
London +79 40 £62,500 - 6
City of London +47 8 £55,000 -18.21% 1
Cambridge - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
East of England - 5 - - 1
South West +22 3 £36,500 -2.66%
Bristol - 3 £36,500 -
South East +59 1 £51,000 +6.25% 1
West Midlands +28 1 £90,000 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire +25 1 £50,000 -28.57%
North West - 1 £90,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -
Chalfont St Giles - 1 £51,000 - 1
York - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 £90,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £51,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 65 (60.75%) Cisco
2 57 (53.27%) Firewall
3 53 (49.53%) Data Centre
4 51 (47.66%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (46.73%) WAN
6 49 (45.79%) LAN
7 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
8 40 (37.38%) CCNP
8 40 (37.38%) Windows
9 38 (35.51%) DNS
10 37 (34.58%) CCIE
10 37 (34.58%) Juniper
11 36 (33.64%) Windows Server
12 31 (28.97%) VMware
13 30 (28.04%) Degree
14 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
15 28 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (25.23%) DHCP
17 26 (24.30%) Network Management
18 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
19 23 (21.50%) Validation
20 22 (20.56%) Computer Science
20 22 (20.56%) Capacity Management
21 21 (19.63%) Network Design
22 20 (18.69%) Telecoms
23 18 (16.82%) Wireless
24 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
24 17 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
25 16 (14.95%) C

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 12 (11.21%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.74%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.87%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.61%) Office 365
4 5 (4.67%) IaaS
5 4 (3.74%) GitHub
5 4 (3.74%) PaaS
6 3 (2.80%) SaaS
7 2 (1.87%) Akamai
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.93%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (53.27%) Firewall
2 50 (46.73%) WAN
3 49 (45.79%) LAN
4 38 (35.51%) DNS
5 27 (25.23%) DHCP
6 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
7 18 (16.82%) Wireless
8 16 (14.95%) Multicast
9 15 (14.02%) BGP
10 14 (13.08%) Network Security
10 14 (13.08%) OSPF
10 14 (13.08%) VPN
11 11 (10.28%) MPLS
12 10 (9.35%) SNMP
13 9 (8.41%) Ethernet
14 8 (7.48%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (7.48%) Internet
14 8 (7.48%) SAN
15 7 (6.54%) VLAN
15 7 (6.54%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.74%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.87%) Big Data
4 2 (1.87%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.87%) DocumentDB
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.67%) JIRA
3 4 (3.74%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
5 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.93%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.93%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (18.69%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.02%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Law
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (32.71%) Network Engineer
2 29 (27.10%) Architect
3 23 (21.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (15.89%) Network Architect
5 15 (14.02%) Consultant
6 10 (9.35%) Network Consultant
7 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (7.48%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (6.54%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (6.54%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Virtualisation Architect
11 5 (4.67%) C++ Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Linux Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Senior C++ Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.74%) IT Manager
12 4 (3.74%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) OpenDaylight
2 5 (4.67%) Catalyst
2 5 (4.67%) Kafka
2 5 (4.67%) POSIX
3 4 (3.74%) .NET
3 4 (3.74%) Node.js
3 4 (3.74%) React
4 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.80%) Web Services
5 2 (1.87%) XMPP
6 1 (0.93%) Middleware
6 1 (0.93%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (49.53%) Data Centre
2 22 (20.56%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.67%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.74%) Clustering
7 3 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.93%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Fintech
9 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.38%) Windows
2 36 (33.64%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.08%) Linux
4 12 (11.21%) Unix
5 5 (4.67%) CentOS
6 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.87%) VMS
8 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.30%) Network Management
3 23 (21.50%) Validation
4 22 (20.56%) Capacity Management
5 21 (19.63%) Network Design
6 12 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 11 (10.28%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (9.35%) Network Architecture
9 9 (8.41%) DevOps
10 8 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.48%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (7.48%) Open Source
10 8 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (6.54%) Presales
12 6 (5.61%) ITIL
12 6 (5.61%) Project Management
13 5 (4.67%) Asset Management
13 5 (4.67%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.67%) OO
13 5 (4.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.95%) C
1 16 (14.95%) Python
2 15 (14.02%) C++
3 12 (11.21%) Perl
4 11 (10.28%) SQL
5 7 (6.54%) Java
5 7 (6.54%) Lisp
6 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.74%) Scala
8 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.87%) Go
9 2 (1.87%) Ruby
9 2 (1.87%) Tcl
10 1 (0.93%) Rust
Qualifications
1 51 (47.66%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (37.38%) CCNP
3 37 (34.58%) CCIE
4 30 (28.04%) Degree
5 14 (13.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.61%) CCNA
7 6 (5.61%) MCSE
8 4 (3.74%) RHCE
8 4 (3.74%) VCDX
8 4 (3.74%) VCP5
9 3 (2.80%) CCSA
9 3 (2.80%) MCITP
9 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.87%) CISM
10 2 (1.87%) CISSP
10 2 (1.87%) CNA
10 2 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.02%) Docker
4 8 (7.48%) vSphere
5 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.54%) vCloud
5 7 (6.54%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (4.67%) KVM
7 4 (3.74%) XenServer
8 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Ansible
1 11 (10.28%) Puppet
2 8 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (7.48%) SCOM
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.67%) vRealize
4 4 (3.74%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (3.74%) PowerCLI
4 4 (3.74%) SCCM
4 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.74%) WMI
5 2 (1.87%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.87%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.87%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 65 (60.75%) Cisco
2 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
3 37 (34.58%) Juniper
4 31 (28.97%) VMware
5 14 (13.08%) CheckPoint
6 11 (10.28%) Palo Alto
7 10 (9.35%) Brocade
7 10 (9.35%) F5
8 9 (8.41%) HP
8 9 (8.41%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.54%) Dell
10 6 (5.61%) Aruba
10 6 (5.61%) Infoblox
10 6 (5.61%) Meraki
10 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.67%) Splunk
12 4 (3.74%) Arista
12 4 (3.74%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (3.74%) EqualLogic
12 4 (3.74%) Vyatta
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + + 10% Pension + 25% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
North West London
Win Technologies
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago