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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software-Defined Networking
UK
Rank 795 921 929
Rank change year-on-year +126 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 54 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.024% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 16
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £38,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median salary £68,750 £47,000 £61,550
% change year-on-year +46.27% -23.63%  

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 13434 17718 19311
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.04% 17.27% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10953 14664 15361
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 21 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 March 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 +125 54 £62,500 +4.16% 6
London +100 32 £62,500 - 4
Yorkshire +33 8 £45,000 -35.71%
Leeds - 7 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £45,000 -
City of London - 5 £85,000 -
Cambridge - 5 - -
East of England - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
South East +66 3 - -
West Midlands +32 1 £90,000 +100.00%
South West +20 1 £36,500 -2.66% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
York - 1 £50,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £90,000 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £36,500 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -
North West - 1 £90,000 -

Software-Defined Networking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 60 (60.61%) Cisco
2 52 (52.53%) Firewall
3 49 (49.49%) Data Centre
4 45 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (43.43%) LAN
6 42 (42.42%) WAN
7 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
7 34 (34.34%) CCNP
8 32 (32.32%) CCIE
8 32 (32.32%) Juniper
9 30 (30.30%) Windows
10 29 (29.29%) VMware
11 28 (28.28%) Degree
12 27 (27.27%) DNS
13 26 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (25.25%) Windows Server
15 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
16 22 (22.22%) Wireless
16 22 (22.22%) Network Management
17 21 (21.21%) Network Design
18 20 (20.20%) DHCP
19 19 (19.19%) Finance
19 19 (19.19%) Validation
19 19 (19.19%) Capacity Management
20 17 (17.17%) Python
21 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
22 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
22 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
22 15 (15.15%) Customer Requirements

Software-Defined Networking
Top Related 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 9 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
2 4 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (6.06%) IaaS
4 4 (4.04%) Office 365
4 4 (4.04%) PaaS
4 4 (4.04%) SaaS
5 3 (3.03%) GitHub
6 1 (1.01%) Akamai
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (52.53%) Firewall
2 43 (43.43%) LAN
3 42 (42.42%) WAN
4 27 (27.27%) DNS
5 22 (22.22%) Wireless
6 20 (20.20%) DHCP
7 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
8 12 (12.12%) BGP
8 12 (12.12%) Multicast
8 12 (12.12%) VPN
9 11 (11.11%) MPLS
9 11 (11.11%) OSPF
10 10 (10.10%) Network Security
11 9 (9.09%) Ethernet
12 8 (8.08%) Internet
13 7 (7.07%) Unified Communications
14 6 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (6.06%) VLAN
14 6 (6.06%) WLAN
15 5 (5.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.02%) Big Data
2 2 (2.02%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.02%) DocumentDB
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.03%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.01%) Ant
4 1 (1.01%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.01%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.01%) Selenium
4 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.06%) Law
3 6 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Network Engineer
2 27 (27.27%) Architect
3 20 (20.20%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Consultant
5 13 (13.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (12.12%) Network Architect
6 12 (12.12%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (10.10%) Network Consultant
8 7 (7.07%) Cisco Consultant
8 7 (7.07%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (7.07%) IT Manager
8 7 (7.07%) IT Risk Manager
8 7 (7.07%) IT Security Manager
8 7 (7.07%) Risk Manager
8 7 (7.07%) Security Manager
9 6 (6.06%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Wireless Architect
11 4 (4.04%) Development Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) Software Development Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) Catalyst
2 4 (4.04%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.04%) Kafka
2 4 (4.04%) OpenDaylight
3 3 (3.03%) .NET
3 3 (3.03%) Node.js
3 3 (3.03%) POSIX
3 3 (3.03%) React
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) Middleware
5 1 (1.01%) WAP
5 1 (1.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (49.49%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.01%) Fintech
6 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Windows
2 25 (25.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.12%) Unix
4 8 (8.08%) Linux
5 2 (2.02%) CentOS
5 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.01%) VMS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Network Management
3 21 (21.21%) Network Design
4 19 (19.19%) Capacity Management
4 19 (19.19%) Validation
5 15 (15.15%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (10.10%) Project Management
6 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.09%) Network Architecture
8 8 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (8.08%) Information Security
8 8 (8.08%) Open Source
8 8 (8.08%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (7.07%) DevOps
9 7 (7.07%) Presales
9 7 (7.07%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.06%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (6.06%) Asset Management
10 6 (6.06%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.17%) Python
2 13 (13.13%) C
2 13 (13.13%) C++
3 11 (11.11%) Perl
4 7 (7.07%) Java
5 6 (6.06%) SQL
6 3 (3.03%) Lisp
6 3 (3.03%) Scala
6 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.03%) Tcl
7 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.02%) Go
7 2 (2.02%) Ruby
8 1 (1.01%) Rust
Qualifications
1 45 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (34.34%) CCNP
3 32 (32.32%) CCIE
4 28 (28.28%) Degree
5 8 (8.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.05%) CCNA
8 4 (4.04%) VCDX
9 2 (2.02%) CCSA
9 2 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.02%) CISSP
9 2 (2.02%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCMSE
10 1 (1.01%) CISM
10 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.01%) SANS
10 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.10%) Docker
4 4 (4.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.03%) KVM
5 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.03%) vSphere
6 2 (2.02%) vCloud
6 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (10.10%) Ansible
1 10 (10.10%) Puppet
2 7 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.05%) vRealize
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.03%) SCCM
4 3 (3.03%) SCOM
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 60 (60.61%) Cisco
2 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 32 (32.32%) Juniper
4 29 (29.29%) VMware
5 12 (12.12%) HP
6 11 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 10 (10.10%) Aruba
7 10 (10.10%) Brocade
7 10 (10.10%) Meraki
8 8 (8.08%) F5
8 8 (8.08%) Palo Alto
9 7 (7.07%) SolarWinds
10 6 (6.06%) Computacenter
11 5 (5.05%) Infoblox
11 5 (5.05%) Splunk
12 4 (4.04%) Arista
12 4 (4.04%) Riverbed
12 4 (4.04%) Vyatta
13 3 (3.03%) AlgoSec
13 3 (3.03%) LANDesk
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