The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 127 103 124
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 15 34 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 1.47% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 4.89% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 6
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
IPsec
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
735 696 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.21% 30.16% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 416 507 406
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

IPsec
Salary Trend in Reading

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

IPsec Salary Trend in Reading

IPsec
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IPsec across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

IPsec Salary Histogram in Reading

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (95.24%) Firewall
3 36 (85.71%) OSPF
4 34 (80.95%) VPN
5 30 (71.43%) SNMP
6 29 (69.05%) BGP
6 29 (69.05%) MPLS
7 28 (66.67%) F5
8 24 (57.14%) Network Security
9 23 (54.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (54.76%) VoIP
10 22 (52.38%) PPP
11 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (42.86%) CheckPoint
12 18 (42.86%) Network Management
13 15 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (33.33%) Telecoms
14 14 (33.33%) CCNP
15 13 (30.95%) RIP
15 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
15 13 (30.95%) WLAN
15 13 (30.95%) Internet
16 12 (28.57%) IPv6
17 11 (26.19%) Network Design
17 11 (26.19%) VLAN
17 11 (26.19%) NetScaler
17 11 (26.19%) HSRP
17 11 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
17 11 (26.19%) DNS
17 11 (26.19%) SSL

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 40 (95.24%) Firewall
2 36 (85.71%) OSPF
3 34 (80.95%) VPN
4 30 (71.43%) SNMP
5 29 (69.05%) BGP
5 29 (69.05%) MPLS
6 24 (57.14%) Network Security
7 23 (54.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (54.76%) VoIP
8 22 (52.38%) PPP
9 15 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (30.95%) RIP
10 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
10 13 (30.95%) WLAN
10 13 (30.95%) Internet
11 12 (28.57%) IPv6
12 11 (26.19%) VLAN
12 11 (26.19%) NetScaler
12 11 (26.19%) HSRP
12 11 (26.19%) DNS
General
1 14 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 7 (16.67%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Senior Design Engineer
1 14 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 14 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Senior Security Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Network Consultant
3 11 (26.19%) Consultant
3 11 (26.19%) Network Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) NOC Engineer
5 9 (21.43%) Network Security Consultant
5 9 (21.43%) Network Design Engineer
5 9 (21.43%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 9 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 9 (21.43%) Security Consultant
5 9 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) IP Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Senior IP Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Sales Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) UNIX
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Network Management
2 11 (26.19%) Network Design
2 11 (26.19%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL
4 9 (21.43%) Validation
5 7 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 5 (11.90%) Change Management
7 4 (9.52%) Change Control
7 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.76%) Coaching
8 2 (4.76%) People Management
8 2 (4.76%) Release Management
8 2 (4.76%) eTOM
8 2 (4.76%) Service Management
9 1 (2.38%) Project Management
9 1 (2.38%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Time Management
9 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
1 4 (9.52%) Perl
1 4 (9.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (21.43%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE
4 5 (11.90%) CCSP
4 5 (11.90%) JNCIA
5 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) CCIP
7 2 (4.76%) CISSP
7 2 (4.76%) CCDP
7 2 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (9.52%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (66.67%) F5
3 18 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 10 (23.81%) Juniper
5 9 (21.43%) Fortinet
6 5 (11.90%) Huawei
7 4 (9.52%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) AlgoSec
8 2 (4.76%) Tufin
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.76%) Avaya