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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 889 873 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing IKE 13 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% 0.021% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 0
Average salary £50,000 £31,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.48% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £31,750 -
% change year-on-year
+49.60% -

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
20774 18949 21640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.59% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16468 15309 17691
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 September 2014 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 1 September 2014. 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 -16 13 £50,000 +57.48%
Berkshire - 10 £47,500 -
South East - 10 £47,500 -
Reading - 8 £50,000 -
London - 3 £70,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 25 (96.15%) IPsec
2 25 (96.15%) OSPF
2 25 (96.15%) EIGRP
2 25 (96.15%) TCP/IP
3 24 (92.31%) DNS
3 24 (92.31%) DHCP
4 22 (84.62%) SNMP
4 22 (84.62%) IPv6
5 18 (69.23%) VPN
5 18 (69.23%) SSL
5 18 (69.23%) Cisco
5 18 (69.23%) PPP
5 18 (69.23%) VoIP
5 18 (69.23%) BGP
5 18 (69.23%) MPLS
5 18 (69.23%) Frame Relay
5 18 (69.23%) VLAN
5 18 (69.23%) Cisco IOS
5 18 (69.23%) Network Security
5 18 (69.23%) NetScaler
5 18 (69.23%) HSRP
6 15 (57.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (57.69%) F5
6 15 (57.69%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (57.69%) H.323
6 15 (57.69%) IGRP
6 15 (57.69%) TACACS
6 15 (57.69%) WLAN
6 15 (57.69%) POP3

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 25 (96.15%) IPsec
2 25 (96.15%) TCP/IP
2 25 (96.15%) OSPF
2 25 (96.15%) EIGRP
3 24 (92.31%) DNS
3 24 (92.31%) DHCP
4 22 (84.62%) SNMP
4 22 (84.62%) IPv6
5 18 (69.23%) SSL
5 18 (69.23%) BGP
5 18 (69.23%) MPLS
5 18 (69.23%) VPN
5 18 (69.23%) PPP
5 18 (69.23%) VoIP
5 18 (69.23%) Frame Relay
5 18 (69.23%) Network Security
5 18 (69.23%) VLAN
5 18 (69.23%) Cisco IOS
5 18 (69.23%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Network Consultant
1 15 (57.69%) Consultant
2 13 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 13 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Network Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Data Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
1 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (34.62%) Network Management
3 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity Planning
3 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
3 7 (26.92%) BCP
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
3 7 (26.92%) Network Design
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security
6 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (15.38%) CCIE
1 4 (15.38%) CCNP
2 3 (11.54%) CISSP
2 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
2 3 (11.54%) JNCIE
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) CheckPoint
2 15 (57.69%) F5
3 3 (11.54%) Foundry
3 3 (11.54%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) VMware