Period
to 24 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 649 908 1047
Rank change year-on-year +259 +139 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 49 170 133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 40 148 112
Median annual salary £52,250 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.62% +18.18% -12.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £41,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £99,125 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,250 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -15.38%

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 7,666 22,123 24,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 15.70% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,065 16,769 19,764
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software-Defined Networking.

Salary trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 12 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 September 2020. 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
UK excluding London +262 47 £52,250 -5.00% 15
England +279 41 £50,000 -23.08% 12
North of England +186 15 £53,500 +1.90% 3
North West +150 12 £54,456 +3.73% 1
South East +196 10 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Midlands +140 10 £30,500 -38.21% 1
West Midlands +101 8 £30,500 -38.21% 1
Scotland +108 7 £65,000 - 2
South West +109 5 £47,500 -30.91% 2
Yorkshire +135 3 £51,000 -36.25% 1
East Midlands +91 2 £48,500 -15.65%
London +239 1 £70,000 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking.

1 31 (63.27%) Cisco
1 31 (63.27%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (55.10%) CCNA
3 22 (44.90%) VMware
4 21 (42.86%) Firewall
4 21 (42.86%) CCNP
5 20 (40.82%) WAN
6 18 (36.73%) Kubernetes
7 15 (30.61%) Azure
7 15 (30.61%) F5
7 15 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 13 (26.53%) BIG-IP
9 13 (26.53%) SolarWinds
9 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
10 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (24.49%) AWS
10 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
10 12 (24.49%) OSPF
10 12 (24.49%) LAN
11 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
11 11 (22.45%) OpenStack
11 11 (22.45%) Technical Leadership
12 10 (20.41%) Palo Alto
12 10 (20.41%) VMware NSX
12 10 (20.41%) Python
13 9 (18.37%) BGP
13 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
13 9 (18.37%) GCP
13 9 (18.37%) Ansible

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 11 (22.45%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Chatbot
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.61%) Azure
2 12 (24.49%) AWS
3 9 (18.37%) GCP
4 8 (16.33%) IaaS
4 8 (16.33%) Office 365
5 6 (12.24%) SaaS
6 2 (4.08%) PaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Power Platform
6 2 (4.08%) PowerApps
7 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) Firewall
2 20 (40.82%) WAN
3 13 (26.53%) BIG-IP
4 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (24.49%) LAN
4 12 (24.49%) OSPF
5 9 (18.37%) BGP
6 8 (16.33%) Wireless
7 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (12.24%) CTI
8 6 (12.24%) Network Security
8 6 (12.24%) SAN
9 5 (10.20%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (10.20%) VPN
10 4 (8.16%) MPLS
10 4 (8.16%) VXLAN
11 3 (6.12%) Internet
11 3 (6.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.24%) Metasploit
2 6 (12.24%) WebScarab
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.08%) JUnit
4 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.08%) NUnit
4 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Architect
3 8 (16.33%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Network Support
5 6 (12.24%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Voice Network Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Voice Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Network Architect
6 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) IT Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Associate Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) OAuth
1 6 (12.24%) OAuth2
1 6 (12.24%) OpenID
1 6 (12.24%) SAML
1 6 (12.24%) XMPP
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.33%) Cloud Native
1 8 (16.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 8 (16.33%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.08%) CCTV
4 2 (4.08%) Internet of Things
4 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
2 11 (22.45%) Technical Leadership
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (16.33%) Web Development
4 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (14.29%) Project Delivery
4 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 6 (12.24%) Coaching
5 6 (12.24%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps
5 6 (12.24%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
5 6 (12.24%) ITSM
5 6 (12.24%) Line Management
5 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Business Agility
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Python
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (63.27%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (55.10%) CCNA
3 21 (42.86%) CCNP
4 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) CCIE
6 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 6 (12.24%) AWS Certification
7 6 (12.24%) MCSE
7 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (20.41%) VMware NSX
3 8 (16.33%) Docker
4 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.08%) vSphere
5 1 (2.04%) KVM
5 1 (2.04%) vCloud
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (36.73%) Kubernetes
2 9 (18.37%) Ansible
3 7 (14.29%) FortiGate
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (12.24%) Core Impact
4 6 (12.24%) Nessus
4 6 (12.24%) Nexpose
5 4 (8.16%) Puppet
6 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.08%) vRealize
7 1 (2.04%) SCCM
7 1 (2.04%) SCOM
7 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) Cisco
2 22 (44.90%) VMware
3 15 (30.61%) F5
4 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 13 (26.53%) SolarWinds
6 10 (20.41%) Palo Alto
7 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
8 6 (12.24%) Google
8 6 (12.24%) ServiceNow
9 4 (8.16%) Citrix
9 4 (8.16%) Juniper
9 4 (8.16%) Splunk
10 3 (6.12%) Dell
11 2 (4.08%) EMC
11 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.08%) HP
11 2 (4.08%) NetApp
11 2 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle
12 1 (2.04%) Atlassian