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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 124 98 122
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 23 46 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 1.91% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 6.08% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 7
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £27,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
809 756 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.07% 31.32% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 440 534 412
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £25,000
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 23 October 2014.

IPsec Salary Histogram in Reading

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 43 (93.48%) Cisco
2 41 (89.13%) Firewall
3 33 (71.74%) VPN
4 30 (65.22%) OSPF
5 27 (58.70%) MPLS
6 26 (56.52%) BGP
7 24 (52.17%) Network Security
7 24 (52.17%) F5
8 22 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (47.83%) SNMP
9 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
10 18 (39.13%) Network Design
10 18 (39.13%) Juniper
11 17 (36.96%) VoIP
11 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (34.78%) PPP
12 16 (34.78%) CheckPoint
13 15 (32.61%) CCNP
13 15 (32.61%) WLAN
13 15 (32.61%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (28.26%) Network Management
15 12 (26.09%) VLAN
15 12 (26.09%) WAN
16 11 (23.91%) EIGRP
17 10 (21.74%) HP
17 10 (21.74%) Internet
17 10 (21.74%) RIP
17 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
17 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
18 9 (19.57%) DNS

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 41 (89.13%) Firewall
2 33 (71.74%) VPN
3 30 (65.22%) OSPF
4 27 (58.70%) MPLS
5 26 (56.52%) BGP
6 24 (52.17%) Network Security
7 22 (47.83%) SNMP
8 17 (36.96%) VoIP
8 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (34.78%) PPP
10 15 (32.61%) WLAN
10 15 (32.61%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (26.09%) VLAN
11 12 (26.09%) WAN
12 11 (23.91%) EIGRP
13 10 (21.74%) Internet
13 10 (21.74%) RIP
13 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
13 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
14 9 (19.57%) DHCP
General
1 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.22%) Marketing
3 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Network Engineer
1 12 (26.09%) Security Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Design Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Senior Design Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Network Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Security Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Security Consultant
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) NOC Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) IP Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Senior IP Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.35%) SecurID
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) UNIX
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Network Design
2 13 (28.26%) Network Management
3 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
3 9 (19.57%) Validation
4 8 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
5 7 (15.22%) Capacity Management
6 6 (13.04%) Change Management
7 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Change Control
7 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.35%) Release Management
8 2 (4.35%) Service Management
8 2 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (4.35%) eTOM
8 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.35%) Coaching
8 2 (4.35%) People Management
9 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Perl
1 2 (4.35%) Python
1 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (32.61%) CCNP
3 9 (19.57%) Degree
4 8 (17.39%) CCNA
5 4 (8.70%) CCIE
5 4 (8.70%) CCSP
5 4 (8.70%) JNCIA
5 4 (8.70%) JNCIS
6 2 (4.35%) CCIP
6 2 (4.35%) CCDP
6 2 (4.35%) CISSP
6 2 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Cisco
2 24 (52.17%) F5
3 18 (39.13%) Juniper
4 16 (34.78%) CheckPoint
5 10 (21.74%) HP
6 7 (15.22%) Avaya
7 6 (13.04%) Huawei
7 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.35%) AlgoSec
8 2 (4.35%) Tufin
9 1 (2.17%) Aruba
9 1 (2.17%) Nortel
9 1 (2.17%) Riverbed