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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 886 914 896
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Permanent jobs citing IKE 4 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.020% 0.093% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 8
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
-36.00% -

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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 10 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 24 April 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 -2 4 £32,500 -35.00%
London +25 1 £35,000 -
North West +15 1 £31,500 -
South East +11 1 - -
Manchester +8 1 £31,500 -
Reading -7 1 - -
Berkshire -8 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 24 April 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 8 (50.00%) VPN
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
1 8 (50.00%) IPsec
2 7 (43.75%) SSL
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 5 (31.25%) OSPF
3 5 (31.25%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (25.00%) IGRP
4 4 (25.00%) TACACS
4 4 (25.00%) H.323
4 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) IPv6
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) POP3
4 4 (25.00%) SMTP
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) IPX
4 4 (25.00%) IPX/SPX
4 4 (25.00%) PPP
4 4 (25.00%) RIP
4 4 (25.00%) SNMP
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Frame Relay

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) VPN
1 8 (50.00%) IPsec
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) SSL
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 5 (31.25%) OSPF
3 5 (31.25%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (25.00%) IGRP
4 4 (25.00%) TACACS
4 4 (25.00%) H.323
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) Frame Relay
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) HSRP
4 4 (25.00%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) IPv6
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Logistics
3 2 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Data Privacy
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCDA
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent