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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 102 123 124
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 31 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.30% 0.78% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 2.51% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 7
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.69%
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
739 718 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.91% 31.23% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 408 521 530
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
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 27 January 2015.

IPsec Salary Histogram in Reading

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 45 (83.33%) Firewall
2 39 (72.22%) Cisco
3 34 (62.96%) VPN
4 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (57.41%) MPLS
6 26 (48.15%) WAN
6 26 (48.15%) Network Security
7 25 (46.30%) Network Design
8 24 (44.44%) BGP
9 22 (40.74%) OSPF
9 22 (40.74%) DNS
9 22 (40.74%) VLAN
10 20 (37.04%) CCNA
11 19 (35.19%) Juniper
12 17 (31.48%) DHCP
13 16 (29.63%) Linux
13 16 (29.63%) HP
13 16 (29.63%) CCNP
13 16 (29.63%) EIGRP
13 16 (29.63%) Project Management
13 16 (29.63%) Change Management
14 15 (27.78%) PPP
15 14 (25.93%) Telecoms
15 14 (25.93%) F5
16 13 (24.07%) Windows
16 13 (24.07%) WLAN
17 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
17 12 (22.22%) SNMP
17 12 (22.22%) SSL
17 12 (22.22%) SLA

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (83.33%) Firewall
2 34 (62.96%) VPN
3 31 (57.41%) MPLS
4 26 (48.15%) WAN
4 26 (48.15%) Network Security
5 24 (44.44%) BGP
6 22 (40.74%) OSPF
6 22 (40.74%) DNS
6 22 (40.74%) VLAN
7 17 (31.48%) DHCP
8 16 (29.63%) EIGRP
9 15 (27.78%) PPP
10 13 (24.07%) WLAN
11 12 (22.22%) SNMP
11 12 (22.22%) SSL
12 9 (16.67%) Ethernet
13 8 (14.81%) LAN
13 8 (14.81%) VoIP
13 8 (14.81%) IPv6
13 8 (14.81%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 14 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Security Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Network Team Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Network Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Open Source
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) UNIX
4 2 (3.70%) Debian
4 2 (3.70%) OpenBSD
4 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Network Design
2 16 (29.63%) Change Management
2 16 (29.63%) Project Management
3 12 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 7 (12.96%) SIEM
5 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.26%) Network Management
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL
7 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.41%) Change Control
8 3 (5.56%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.70%) Service Management
9 2 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (3.70%) Stress Testing
9 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.70%) Coaching
9 2 (3.70%) People Management
10 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Perl
1 5 (9.26%) Python
2 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (37.04%) CCNA
3 16 (29.63%) CCNP
4 9 (16.67%) Degree
5 8 (14.81%) JNCIS
6 6 (11.11%) CCIE
6 6 (11.11%) CCSP
7 3 (5.56%) CCIP
7 3 (5.56%) CCDP
7 3 (5.56%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) Juniper
3 16 (29.63%) HP
4 14 (25.93%) F5
5 9 (16.67%) Avaya
6 8 (14.81%) Citrix
7 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 5 (9.26%) Huawei
9 4 (7.41%) VMware
9 4 (7.41%) Dell
10 2 (3.70%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.70%) Foundry
11 1 (1.85%) Aruba
11 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.85%) Nortel
11 1 (1.85%) Symantec
11 1 (1.85%) McAfee