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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 889 931 891
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -40
Permanent jobs citing IKE 3 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% 0.074% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Average salary £33,750 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.94% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year
-31.57% -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19242 20223 20894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.11% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15424 16194 16861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

IKE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IKE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IKE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IKE within the UK.

IKE Salary Trend in the UK

IKE
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IKE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
England +36 3 £33,750 -28.94%
London +28 1 £35,000 -
South East +11 1 - -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Reading -10 1 - -
North East - 1 £32,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £32,500 -
Gateshead - 1 £32,500 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing IKE 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 IKE.

1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) IPsec
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) SSL
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) PKI
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Logistics
4 2 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing IKE 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 IKE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
1 5 (38.46%) IPsec
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) HSRP
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (7.69%) IOS XR
4 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 2 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent