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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 899 925 880
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -45
Permanent jobs citing IKE 3 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% 0.064% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 4
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £45,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £54,500 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 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 3 July 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 +13 3 £37,500 -16.66% 1
London +15 1 £40,000 -38.46%
South East +7 1 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £32,500 -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -
North East - 1 £32,500 -
Gateshead - 1 £32,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £37,500 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (77.78%) VPN
1 7 (77.78%) IPsec
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) SSL
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) PKI
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) HSRP
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) SMTP
6 2 (22.22%) CCDA
6 2 (22.22%) WAN

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) VPN
1 7 (77.78%) IPsec
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) SSL
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) SMTP
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) HSRP
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (11.11%) IOS XR
6 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
6 1 (11.11%) IPv6
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) VLAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) CCDA
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle