Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Networking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 313 326
Rank change year-on-year +54 +13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 11 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.082% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.54% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 1
West Midlands median annual salary £39,250 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.24% -12.50% +62.16%
10th Percentile £32,500 £51,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £54,750 £53,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% -7.14% +7.69%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,501 1,472 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.36% 15.02% 16.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,165 1,320
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,975 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in the West Midlands

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Software-Defined Networking in the West Midlands

Software-Defined Networking
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the West Midlands

Software-Defined Networking
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Coventry - 4 £52,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Birmingham -3 2 £53,000 +0.95% 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Software-Defined Networking
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking.

1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) VMware NSX
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) BGP
4 4 (36.36%) OSPF
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) VPLS
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (36.36%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) DevOps
5 3 (27.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Meraki
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Business Development
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis

Software-Defined Networking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) BGP
2 5 (45.45%) MPLS
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 4 (36.36%) VPLS
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Artificial Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Business Development
3 2 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (54.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Meraki
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper