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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 596 441 259
Rank change year-on-year -155 -182 +6
Permanent jobs citing SD-WAN 284 156 54
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.37% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.15% 4.01% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 253 152 54
10th Percentile £42,750 £48,050 £54,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £79,875 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £63,750
% change year-on-year -4.00% -1.96% -1.92%

SD-WAN 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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,025 3,895 1,185
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.75% 10.74% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,375 2,979 965
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,289
25th Percentile £41,567 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £74,125 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.25%

SD-WAN
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SD-WAN trend for jobs with a WFH option

SD-WAN
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SD-WAN.

SD-WAN salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SD-WAN
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SD-WAN over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

SD-WAN salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, SD-WAN job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SD-WAN.

1 256 (90.14%) WAN
2 174 (61.27%) Cisco
3 150 (52.82%) Firewall
4 109 (38.38%) LAN
5 90 (31.69%) Azure
6 86 (30.28%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (25.00%) CCNP
8 69 (24.30%) Microsoft
9 66 (23.24%) Data Centre
10 62 (21.83%) MPLS
11 61 (21.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 60 (21.13%) Wireless
13 59 (20.77%) VPN
13 59 (20.77%) Social Skills
14 57 (20.07%) CheckPoint
15 56 (19.72%) Palo Alto
16 53 (18.66%) AWS
17 49 (17.25%) Finance
18 45 (15.85%) Windows
19 43 (15.14%) VMware
20 42 (14.79%) OSPF
20 42 (14.79%) Presales
21 40 (14.08%) Fortinet
22 38 (13.38%) Active Directory
22 38 (13.38%) Cybersecurity
23 37 (13.03%) Wi-Fi
24 36 (12.68%) Meraki
25 35 (12.32%) Network Security
26 34 (11.97%) Public Cloud
27 33 (11.62%) Cisco ASA

SD-WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 15 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.41%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 90 (31.69%) Azure
2 53 (18.66%) AWS
3 25 (8.80%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (6.69%) GCP
5 15 (5.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.46%) Serverless
7 6 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.11%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.76%) IaaS
8 5 (1.76%) Lucidchart
8 5 (1.76%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.76%) PaaS
9 4 (1.41%) Azure AKS
9 4 (1.41%) GitHub
9 4 (1.41%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.06%) SaaS
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.70%) Azure Key Vault
11 2 (0.70%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 256 (90.14%) WAN
2 150 (52.82%) Firewall
3 109 (38.38%) LAN
4 62 (21.83%) MPLS
5 61 (21.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 60 (21.13%) Wireless
7 59 (20.77%) VPN
8 42 (14.79%) OSPF
9 37 (13.03%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (12.32%) Network Security
11 33 (11.62%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (11.27%) TCP/IP
13 30 (10.56%) BGP
14 29 (10.21%) Cisco ISE
15 28 (9.86%) Cisco Firepower
16 25 (8.80%) VLAN
16 25 (8.80%) WLAN
17 24 (8.45%) EIGRP
18 23 (8.10%) 5G
19 22 (7.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.11%) Amazon Aurora
2 6 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.76%) Power BI
4 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.06%) Redis
6 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.82%) JIRA
3 4 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.06%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.70%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Metasploit
General
1 59 (20.77%) Social Skills
2 49 (17.25%) Finance
3 24 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (7.75%) Aerospace
4 22 (7.75%) Retail
5 20 (7.04%) Telecoms
6 17 (5.99%) Back Office
6 17 (5.99%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (5.28%) Marketing
8 12 (4.23%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (3.52%) Advertising
9 10 (3.52%) Manufacturing
9 10 (3.52%) Public Sector
10 8 (2.82%) Billing
11 6 (2.11%) Local Government
12 5 (1.76%) Law
13 4 (1.41%) Games
13 4 (1.41%) Legal
14 3 (1.06%) French Language
14 3 (1.06%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 100 (35.21%) Network Engineer
2 31 (10.92%) Architect
3 27 (9.51%) Cloud Engineer
4 25 (8.80%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (8.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (7.39%) Network Manager
6 20 (7.04%) Analyst
7 19 (6.69%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.34%) Consultant
8 18 (6.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 17 (5.99%) Presales Solution Architect
9 17 (5.99%) Security Architect
9 17 (5.99%) WAN Engineer
10 16 (5.63%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (5.63%) Network Architect
10 16 (5.63%) Network Consultant
11 15 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.93%) Security Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.23%) IT Analyst
13 12 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.23%) Kafka
2 8 (2.82%) Web Services
3 7 (2.46%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.46%) JSON
4 6 (2.11%) gRPC
4 6 (2.11%) REST
5 4 (1.41%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (1.41%) RESTful
5 4 (1.41%) XML
6 3 (1.06%) MFC
7 2 (0.70%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.70%) CSS
7 2 (0.70%) D3.js
7 2 (0.70%) HTML
7 2 (0.70%) J2EE
7 2 (0.70%) Spring
7 2 (0.70%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.24%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.97%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.87%) GNSS
5 11 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.17%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.46%) PKI
8 6 (2.11%) Housing Association
8 6 (2.11%) Tandem
9 5 (1.76%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.76%) Replication
10 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.41%) IoT
10 4 (1.41%) IVR
10 4 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.06%) FPGA
11 3 (1.06%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.85%) Windows
2 29 (10.21%) Linux
3 26 (9.15%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.82%) Unix
5 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.06%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) CatOS
8 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.79%) Presales
2 38 (13.38%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (10.21%) ITIL
5 27 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (8.80%) Agile
7 24 (8.45%) Test Automation
8 23 (8.10%) Customer Engagement
8 23 (8.10%) Network Management
9 22 (7.75%) Test Assurance
10 21 (7.39%) Change Management
11 18 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (6.34%) Project Delivery
12 17 (5.99%) Load Balancing
12 17 (5.99%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.99%) Project Management
13 16 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (5.28%) Migration
15 14 (4.93%) High Availability
15 14 (4.93%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.10%) Python
2 17 (5.99%) SQL
3 9 (3.17%) C++
3 9 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.76%) C
5 3 (1.06%) Java
5 3 (1.06%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.70%) Bicep
6 2 (0.70%) ES6
6 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.35%) Bash
7 1 (0.35%) C#
7 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (30.28%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (25.00%) CCNP
3 32 (11.27%) CCNA
4 26 (9.15%) Security Cleared
5 25 (8.80%) CCIE
6 24 (8.45%) SC Cleared
7 19 (6.69%) Degree
8 9 (3.17%) CISSP
9 8 (2.82%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.41%) CCDP
11 4 (1.41%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.41%) PMP
12 3 (1.06%) CCVP
12 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.63%) SLA
2 7 (2.46%) NIST
3 6 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.11%) GDPR
4 5 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.76%) PMO
5 4 (1.41%) NCSC
6 1 (0.35%) GxP
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.35%) JTAG
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.58%) Docker
5 5 (1.76%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.41%) Firmware
6 4 (1.41%) vSphere
7 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.70%) XenApp
9 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (10.56%) FortiGate
2 27 (9.51%) Terraform
3 18 (6.34%) Ansible
4 15 (5.28%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (3.17%) SCCM
7 4 (1.41%) Nagios
8 3 (1.06%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.06%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.35%) Nmap
9 1 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 174 (61.27%) Cisco
2 69 (24.30%) Microsoft
3 57 (20.07%) CheckPoint
4 56 (19.72%) Palo Alto
5 43 (15.14%) VMware
6 40 (14.08%) Fortinet
7 36 (12.68%) Meraki
8 28 (9.86%) Aruba
9 26 (9.15%) SolarWinds
10 23 (8.10%) F5
10 23 (8.10%) HP
11 22 (7.75%) Citrix
12 17 (5.99%) Juniper
13 13 (4.58%) Zscaler
14 10 (3.52%) Brocade
14 10 (3.52%) Riverbed
15 8 (2.82%) ServiceNow
16 7 (2.46%) Arista
16 7 (2.46%) Remedy
17 6 (2.11%) Mitel