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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 888 895 887
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing IKE 9 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% 0.048% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 4
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +49.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £45,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £66,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.73%

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
18445 20679 19842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 17.75% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16486 15926
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IKE over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

IKE Salary Histogram in the UK

IKE
Top 6 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 4 August 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
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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 +18 9 £55,000 +15.78%
London +31 8 £55,000 -21.42%
South East +12 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Hammersmith - 1 £39,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £37,500 -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (100.00%) VPN
1 12 (100.00%) IPsec
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
4 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (75.00%) OSPF
4 9 (75.00%) BGP
5 8 (66.67%) L2TP
5 8 (66.67%) PPTP
5 8 (66.67%) DNS
5 8 (66.67%) SMTP
5 8 (66.67%) HTTP
5 8 (66.67%) UNIX
5 8 (66.67%) LDAP
5 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (66.67%) HSRP
6 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (58.33%) VLAN
6 7 (58.33%) ZABBIX
6 7 (58.33%) VirtualBox
6 7 (58.33%) VMware
6 7 (58.33%) Ruby
6 7 (58.33%) Xen
6 7 (58.33%) Perl
6 7 (58.33%) Windows
6 7 (58.33%) VRRP
6 7 (58.33%) Nagios
7 5 (41.67%) Oracle

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) VPN
1 12 (100.00%) IPsec
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (75.00%) OSPF
3 9 (75.00%) BGP
4 8 (66.67%) L2TP
4 8 (66.67%) PPTP
4 8 (66.67%) SMTP
4 8 (66.67%) HTTP
4 8 (66.67%) DNS
4 8 (66.67%) LDAP
4 8 (66.67%) HSRP
5 7 (58.33%) VLAN
5 7 (58.33%) VRRP
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
7 2 (16.67%) WAN
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
8 1 (8.33%) Internet
8 1 (8.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Perl
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCDA
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Xen
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (58.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Nagios
1 7 (58.33%) ZABBIX
2 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (41.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (8.33%) F5