Software-Defined Networking Jobs

Software-Defined Networking
UK

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 756 832 1056
Rank change year-on-year +76 +224 -303
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 60 174 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.16% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 1.21% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 40 87 60
10th Percentile £40,875 £50,000 £36,713
25th Percentile £51,250 £63,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% +16.67%
75th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £100,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £61,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.64% +35.56% -30.77%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,791 14,427 18,226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.82% 13.00% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,490 9,170 11,335
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £27,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +1.94% +3.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% - -

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 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 15 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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +132 50 £60,000 - 18
UK excluding London +49 48 £60,000 -1.64% 18
South West -9 22 £80,000 +77.78% 1
North of England +101 13 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Work from Home +1 12 £52,500 -34.38% 14
London +186 7 £80,000 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire +108 6 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North West +46 5 £60,000 -33.33% 3
East of England +46 5 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £60,000 -
Midlands +49 2 £58,375 -35.14% 2
North East - 2 £39,000 -
South East +65 1 - - 8
West Midlands +59 1 £65,050 -27.72% 1
East Midlands +9 1 £51,700 - 1

Software-Defined Networking
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) JBoss
2 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Fuse
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) AWS
2 14 (23.33%) Azure
3 10 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (16.67%) GCP
4 6 (10.00%) OCI
5 5 (8.33%) IaaS
6 4 (6.67%) Entra ID
7 3 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.67%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) WAN
1 15 (25.00%) Wireless
2 9 (15.00%) LAN
3 7 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (10.00%) Network Security
4 6 (10.00%) VLAN
5 5 (8.33%) SD-WAN
5 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 5 (8.33%) WLAN
6 4 (6.67%) Firewall
6 4 (6.67%) OpenFlow
6 4 (6.67%) VPN
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.00%) MPLS
7 3 (5.00%) NGFW
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Git
1 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
1 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 7 (11.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 5 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.33%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Architect
3 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Senior
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Lead
7 4 (6.67%) Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Network Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Software Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) OpenDaylight
2 2 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) ADO
3 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) Spring
3 1 (1.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 6 (10.00%) CCTV
3 6 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 5 (8.33%) PropTech
5 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.67%) Blog
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.67%) Distributed Systems
6 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Debian
3 4 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (23.33%) Actionable Insight
2 14 (23.33%) Network Architecture
3 12 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (18.33%) Cloud Security
5 10 (16.67%) Server Management
5 10 (16.67%) Storage Management
6 9 (15.00%) Roadmaps
7 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 7 (11.67%) Agile
8 7 (11.67%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (11.67%) ITIL
8 7 (11.67%) Presales
9 6 (10.00%) Bayesian Methods
9 6 (10.00%) CI/CD
9 6 (10.00%) DevOps
9 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Java
1 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.33%) DV Cleared
3 12 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) CCIE
5 5 (8.33%) CCNP
6 4 (6.67%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (1.67%) ISEB
7 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.67%) QA
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) Ceph
5 1 (1.67%) Gluster
5 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 11 (18.33%) VxRail
3 4 (6.67%) Ansible
3 4 (6.67%) Grafana
3 4 (6.67%) Kibana
3 4 (6.67%) Prometheus
3 4 (6.67%) ZABBIX
4 3 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.33%) Opsview
6 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.67%) Nagios
6 1 (1.67%) Progress Chef
6 1 (1.67%) Puppet
6 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) VMware
2 20 (33.33%) Cisco
3 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (18.33%) Palo Alto
5 7 (11.67%) Meraki
6 6 (10.00%) Google
6 6 (10.00%) Oracle
7 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (1.67%) Dell
9 1 (1.67%) F5
9 1 (1.67%) SAP
9 1 (1.67%) Solace
9 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.67%) TIBCO