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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 866 888 859
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -29
Permanent jobs citing IKE 12 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% 0.028% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 17
Average salary £59,750 £80,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.31% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £59,250 £80,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-25.93% +45.45%

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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

IKE Salary Histogram 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 30 January 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 +3 12 £59,750 -25.31% 3
South East - 5 £59,000 - 2
Reading - 5 £59,000 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £59,000 - 2
London 0 4 £90,750 -
West Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £81,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £31,500 - 1
North West - 1 £31,500 - 1

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (60.00%) SSL
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
1 12 (60.00%) VPN
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
1 12 (60.00%) IPsec
2 11 (55.00%) Frame Relay
2 11 (55.00%) MPLS
2 11 (55.00%) OSPF
2 11 (55.00%) BGP
2 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
2 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (55.00%) DNS
2 11 (55.00%) PPP
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (55.00%) VoIP
2 11 (55.00%) DHCP
2 11 (55.00%) VLAN
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (55.00%) HSRP
3 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security
3 10 (50.00%) IPX
3 10 (50.00%) IPX/SPX
3 10 (50.00%) POP3
3 10 (50.00%) SMTP
3 10 (50.00%) RIP
3 10 (50.00%) SNMP
3 10 (50.00%) IPv6
3 10 (50.00%) H.323

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) SSL
1 12 (60.00%) VPN
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
1 12 (60.00%) IPsec
2 11 (55.00%) Frame Relay
2 11 (55.00%) MPLS
2 11 (55.00%) OSPF
2 11 (55.00%) BGP
2 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
2 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (55.00%) DNS
2 11 (55.00%) PPP
2 11 (55.00%) VoIP
2 11 (55.00%) DHCP
2 11 (55.00%) VLAN
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (55.00%) HSRP
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security
3 10 (50.00%) IPX
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
1 9 (45.00%) Security Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) Architect
3 6 (30.00%) Network Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (20.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Logistics
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) CCIE
1 2 (10.00%) CCNP
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) CCDA
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Foundry
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
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