The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 119 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 15 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.56% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 3.31% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 3
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% +11.66%
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.88%
IPsec
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
416 362 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.92% 16.85% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 326 332 277
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IPsec across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

IPsec
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec across the Birmingham region.

IPsec Salary Trend in Birmingham

IPsec
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IPsec across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

IPsec Salary Histogram in Birmingham

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing IPsec also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IPsec.

1 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
3 17 (70.83%) CheckPoint
4 13 (54.17%) MPLS
4 13 (54.17%) OSPF
4 13 (54.17%) BGP
4 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
5 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
5 11 (45.83%) Windows
5 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (45.83%) SAN
5 11 (45.83%) VMware
5 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (41.67%) Network Management
6 10 (41.67%) CCSA
6 10 (41.67%) CCSE
6 10 (41.67%) VPLS
6 10 (41.67%) Network Security
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (41.67%) Legal
6 10 (41.67%) EIGRP
6 10 (41.67%) CCNP
6 10 (41.67%) LAN
6 10 (41.67%) WAN
7 8 (33.33%) HP
7 8 (33.33%) NetApp
7 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (33.33%) SonicWALL

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing IPsec also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IPsec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (12.50%) Apache
4 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
2 13 (54.17%) MPLS
2 13 (54.17%) OSPF
2 13 (54.17%) BGP
3 11 (45.83%) SAN
4 10 (41.67%) EIGRP
4 10 (41.67%) LAN
4 10 (41.67%) WAN
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (41.67%) VPLS
4 10 (41.67%) Network Security
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) IPv4
6 3 (12.50%) ATM
6 3 (12.50%) ISDN
6 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 3 (12.50%) FTP
6 3 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (41.67%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Network Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Security Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Security Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Sales Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Installations Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Network Management
2 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (41.67%) CCSA
2 10 (41.67%) CCSE
2 10 (41.67%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
3 7 (29.17%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (16.67%) XenApp
5 3 (12.50%) XenServer
5 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Netcool
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) CheckPoint
3 11 (45.83%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) SonicWALL
4 8 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) NetApp
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Dell
7 3 (12.50%) Juniper
8 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
9 1 (4.17%) Kaseya
9 1 (4.17%) AVG
9 1 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (4.17%) Symantec
9 1 (4.17%) Sophos