The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 220 206 183
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 20 12 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.23% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 1.34% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 32
Average salary £47,500 £35,750 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.86% -3.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £25,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
IPsec
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
985 897 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.44% 16.99% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 845 721 892
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £39,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IPsec
Salary Trend in the South West

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

IPsec Salary Trend in the South West

IPsec
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IPsec across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

IPsec Salary Histogram in the South West

IPsec
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +12 9 £52,500 -
Bristol -2 8 £45,000 +42.85%
Dorset -28 1 £44,500 +4.70%
Gloucestershire - 1 £70,000 -
Somerset - 1 £34,000 -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 37 (86.05%) VPN
2 31 (72.09%) Firewall
3 23 (53.49%) Linux
4 22 (51.16%) VMware
5 21 (48.84%) Windows
5 21 (48.84%) SSL
5 21 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (44.19%) Cisco
8 18 (41.86%) CCNP
9 17 (39.53%) CentOS
10 16 (37.21%) NAS
10 16 (37.21%) Network Security
11 14 (32.56%) SAN
11 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
12 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
12 13 (30.23%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
13 12 (27.91%) LAN
14 11 (25.58%) WAN
15 10 (23.26%) LDAP
15 10 (23.26%) Perl
15 10 (23.26%) Samba
15 10 (23.26%) vSphere
15 10 (23.26%) vCloud
15 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
16 9 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (20.93%) Java

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 7 (16.28%) Apache
1 7 (16.28%) nginx
1 7 (16.28%) Confluence
1 7 (16.28%) MediaWiki
2 3 (6.98%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (86.05%) VPN
2 31 (72.09%) Firewall
3 21 (48.84%) SSL
4 16 (37.21%) Network Security
4 16 (37.21%) NAS
5 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
5 14 (32.56%) SAN
6 12 (27.91%) LAN
7 11 (25.58%) WAN
8 10 (23.26%) LDAP
8 10 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (20.93%) IPv6
10 8 (18.60%) OSPF
10 8 (18.60%) BGP
11 7 (16.28%) EIGRP
11 7 (16.28%) HTTP
12 6 (13.95%) TACACS
12 6 (13.95%) Junos
12 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (9.30%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MySQL
1 7 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Subversion
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.28%) Hudson
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Network Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (16.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Security Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Network Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Network Administrator
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) LAMP
2 3 (6.98%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) STL
3 1 (2.33%) POSIX
3 1 (2.33%) Pthreads
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Wiki
2 6 (13.95%) PKI
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) CESG
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.65%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.65%) SCADA
6 1 (2.33%) Open Source
6 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Linux
2 21 (48.84%) Windows
3 17 (39.53%) CentOS
4 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (16.28%) Debian
5 7 (16.28%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.98%) UNIX
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Change Management
3 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (16.28%) DevOps
3 7 (16.28%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (16.28%) Build Automation
3 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
4 6 (13.95%) Database Theory
4 6 (13.95%) Relational Database Theory
5 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.63%) Process Management
5 5 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (11.63%) Information Security
5 5 (11.63%) Network Design
5 5 (11.63%) ISMS
5 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.63%) Coaching
6 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) Perl
2 9 (20.93%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) Ruby
4 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
4 6 (13.95%) PHP
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 5 (11.63%) C
6 4 (9.30%) Python
7 2 (4.65%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (41.86%) CCNP
3 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (13.95%) CCNA
6 4 (9.30%) JNCIA
6 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.98%) HND
7 3 (6.98%) Degree
7 3 (6.98%) CCSA
8 2 (4.65%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (23.26%) Samba
2 10 (23.26%) vSphere
2 10 (23.26%) vCloud
3 7 (16.28%) iptables
3 7 (16.28%) XenServer
3 7 (16.28%) Postfix
4 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) ZABBIX
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (13.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) VMware
2 19 (44.19%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
4 8 (18.60%) Citrix
5 7 (16.28%) Juniper
5 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
6 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
7 4 (9.30%) Nokia
7 4 (9.30%) Brocade
7 4 (9.30%) HP
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
8 3 (6.98%) F5