Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1069 1036 1229
Rank change year-on-year -33 +193 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 128 128 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.076% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.47% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 91 87 53
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +17.81%
10th Percentile £38,000 £42,500 £36,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.41% +15.63% -9.52%

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 26,020 26,988 33,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.97% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20,646 22,002 28,202
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 -20 125 £62,500 +4.17% 12
London -16 62 £68,500 +14.17% 6
UK excluding London -13 59 £52,500 -5.41% 6
Midlands +39 34 £52,500 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +38 32 £52,500 -41.67% 2
South East -6 9 £67,500 +16.38% 1
South West -32 9 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West +15 2 £53,750 -40.28%
East of England -9 2 £39,250 -34.58% 1
North of England -20 2 £53,750 +19.44% 1
Scotland - 2 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £52,750 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 102 (79.69%) Cisco
2 76 (59.38%) Data Centre
3 65 (50.78%) Firewall
4 62 (48.44%) VMware
5 58 (45.31%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
7 51 (39.84%) Presales
8 50 (39.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 49 (38.28%) VPN
10 48 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 45 (35.16%) F5
12 44 (34.38%) CCNP
13 39 (30.47%) Microsoft
14 38 (29.69%) ITIL
14 38 (29.69%) OSPF
14 38 (29.69%) Degree
15 37 (28.91%) DHCP
16 36 (28.13%) DNS
16 36 (28.13%) CheckPoint
16 36 (28.13%) VMware NSX
17 34 (26.56%) Service Delivery
17 34 (26.56%) LAN
18 33 (25.78%) WAN
18 33 (25.78%) Linux
18 33 (25.78%) Juniper
19 31 (24.22%) Project Management
19 31 (24.22%) Wireless
20 30 (23.44%) Migration
21 29 (22.66%) Network Security
22 28 (21.88%) Cisco ASA

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 23 (17.97%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.16%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.91%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.34%) Apache
5 2 (1.56%) CMS
5 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.78%) Jetty
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 56 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (39.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.38%) SaaS
4 10 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (7.81%) IaaS
4 10 (7.81%) PaaS
5 5 (3.91%) Office 365
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.34%) Serverless
7 2 (1.56%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (50.78%) Firewall
2 49 (38.28%) VPN
3 38 (29.69%) OSPF
4 37 (28.91%) DHCP
5 36 (28.13%) DNS
6 34 (26.56%) LAN
7 33 (25.78%) WAN
8 31 (24.22%) Wireless
9 29 (22.66%) Network Security
10 28 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (21.88%) SAN
11 27 (21.09%) BGP
11 27 (21.09%) NAS
12 25 (19.53%) IPsec
13 20 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (15.63%) MPLS
14 19 (14.84%) FWSM
14 19 (14.84%) SNMP
15 15 (11.72%) VLAN
16 12 (9.38%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) Big Data
2 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.56%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.78%) Informix
4 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (14.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (4.69%) Finance
1 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Architect
2 23 (17.97%) Network Specialist
3 22 (17.19%) Consultant
4 19 (14.84%) Designer
4 19 (14.84%) Network Engineer
4 19 (14.84%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 19 (14.84%) Senior Network Specialist
5 13 (10.16%) Cisco Consultant
5 13 (10.16%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 13 (10.16%) Network Consultant
6 11 (8.59%) Lead Architect
7 9 (7.03%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Network Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Cisco Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.31%) .NET
2 19 (14.84%) LDAP
3 13 (10.16%) Web Services
4 10 (7.81%) Middleware
5 4 (3.13%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.13%) RESTful
6 3 (2.34%) CSS
6 3 (2.34%) HTML
6 3 (2.34%) Kafka
6 3 (2.34%) YAML
7 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.56%) COM
7 2 (1.56%) J2EE
7 2 (1.56%) LAMP
7 2 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.78%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) Node.js
8 1 (0.78%) React
8 1 (0.78%) REST
8 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (59.38%) Data Centre
2 23 (17.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 21 (16.41%) Private Cloud
4 20 (15.63%) PKI
4 20 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (10.16%) User Experience
6 12 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (8.59%) Driving Licence
8 7 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
9 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
10 4 (3.13%) Replication
11 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.34%) Internet of Things
11 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.56%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.78%) Linux
2 27 (21.09%) Windows
3 13 (10.16%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.03%) Unix
5 5 (3.91%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.91%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.13%) AIX
6 4 (3.13%) HPUX
6 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.13%) Solaris
6 4 (3.13%) SUSE
7 1 (0.78%) Debian
7 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.84%) Presales
2 38 (29.69%) ITIL
3 34 (26.56%) Service Delivery
4 31 (24.22%) Project Management
5 30 (23.44%) Migration
6 28 (21.88%) Network Virtualisation
6 28 (21.88%) Service Management
7 26 (20.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (18.75%) PRINCE2
9 23 (17.97%) Converged Infrastructure
10 22 (17.19%) Load Balancing
10 22 (17.19%) TOGAF
11 21 (16.41%) ITIL V3
12 19 (14.84%) Due Diligence
12 19 (14.84%) Line Management
12 19 (14.84%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (13.28%) Network Management
14 16 (12.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.09%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) Python
3 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.69%) Java
5 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.34%) Perl
6 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.56%) C++
7 2 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) Go
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (45.31%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (34.38%) CCNP
3 38 (29.69%) Degree
4 23 (17.97%) VCDX
5 19 (14.84%) PMI Certification
5 19 (14.84%) PMP
6 17 (13.28%) CCIE
7 16 (12.50%) CCNA
8 15 (11.72%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (7.81%) MCSA
9 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
10 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (2.34%) CCDP
14 2 (1.56%) JNCIP
15 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.78%) VCP6
15 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.97%) QA
2 11 (8.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 48 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (28.13%) VMware NSX
3 26 (20.31%) Active Directory
4 10 (7.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (4.69%) Docker
6 5 (3.91%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.13%) vSphere
7 4 (3.13%) XenApp
8 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.78%) LXC
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.94%) Ansible
2 13 (10.16%) Puppet
3 11 (8.59%) QRadar
3 11 (8.59%) WhatsUp Gold
4 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.03%) vRealize
5 8 (6.25%) SCCM
6 5 (3.91%) Salt
6 5 (3.91%) SCOM
7 4 (3.13%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (2.34%) Grafana
8 3 (2.34%) Graphite
8 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.34%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.78%) Munin
10 1 (0.78%) Nagios
10 1 (0.78%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 102 (79.69%) Cisco
2 62 (48.44%) VMware
3 45 (35.16%) F5
4 39 (30.47%) Microsoft
5 36 (28.13%) CheckPoint
6 33 (25.78%) Juniper
7 27 (21.09%) EMC
8 26 (20.31%) Fortinet
9 20 (15.63%) Meraki
10 19 (14.84%) CA
10 19 (14.84%) SolarWinds
11 18 (14.06%) HP
12 11 (8.59%) Tripwire
13 9 (7.03%) Cognizant
14 8 (6.25%) Aruba
14 8 (6.25%) Palo Alto
15 7 (5.47%) Citrix
15 7 (5.47%) Ivanti
16 6 (4.69%) Brocade
17 5 (3.91%) Red Hat