Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 753 560 532
Rank change year-on-year -193 -28 +161
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 236 120 667
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.68% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 168 91 273
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £29,950
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £67,813 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,375 £79,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,979 7,126 20,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.11% 15.76% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9,679 5,828 15,982
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% -5.26%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec in England.

Salary trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for IPsec in England

IPsec
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the England region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -182 103 £60,000 +14.29% 17
South East -105 77 £57,500 +4.55% 11
East of England -63 25 £77,500 +14.81%
North of England -114 20 £45,000 +9.76% 7
Yorkshire -98 19 £45,000 -7.69%
West Midlands -83 16 £45,000 +76.90% 5
Midlands -104 16 £45,000 +45.75% 6
North West -85 11 £45,000 +9.76% 6
North East -23 10 £45,000 +125.00% 1
South West -96 4 - - 3
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 152 (64.41%) Firewall
2 149 (63.14%) VPN
3 123 (52.12%) BGP
4 119 (50.42%) Cisco
5 88 (37.29%) Azure
6 87 (36.86%) OSPF
7 81 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (30.93%) Social Skills
9 71 (30.08%) CCNP
9 71 (30.08%) LAN
10 70 (29.66%) Linux
11 68 (28.81%) WAN
12 66 (27.97%) DNS
13 65 (27.54%) Palo Alto
14 63 (26.69%) Wireless
15 61 (25.85%) AWS
16 60 (25.42%) Microsoft
16 60 (25.42%) MPLS
17 57 (24.15%) DHCP
18 50 (21.19%) TCP/IP
19 48 (20.34%) Windows
20 47 (19.92%) Network Security
21 46 (19.49%) Microsoft 365
21 46 (19.49%) Degree
22 44 (18.64%) VLAN
23 43 (18.22%) CCNA
24 42 (17.80%) Internet
24 42 (17.80%) Data Centre
25 40 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 39 (16.53%) VoIP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (7.63%) Confluence
2 16 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.08%) IIS
4 11 (4.66%) CMS
4 11 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (4.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (4.66%) Umbraco
4 11 (4.66%) WordPress
5 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.69%) nginx
6 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 88 (37.29%) Azure
2 61 (25.85%) AWS
3 46 (19.49%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (11.02%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (10.17%) IaaS
6 21 (8.90%) PaaS
7 18 (7.63%) SaaS
8 12 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (4.66%) AWS Direct Connect
9 11 (4.66%) GCP
9 11 (4.66%) Mimecast
9 11 (4.66%) OneDrive
9 11 (4.66%) Power Platform
9 11 (4.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.12%) Cloudflare
11 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.27%) Google Workspace
12 3 (1.27%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.27%) Slack
13 1 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 152 (64.41%) Firewall
2 149 (63.14%) VPN
3 123 (52.12%) BGP
4 87 (36.86%) OSPF
5 71 (30.08%) LAN
6 68 (28.81%) WAN
7 66 (27.97%) DNS
8 63 (26.69%) Wireless
9 60 (25.42%) MPLS
10 57 (24.15%) DHCP
11 50 (21.19%) TCP/IP
12 47 (19.92%) Network Security
13 44 (18.64%) VLAN
14 42 (17.80%) Internet
15 39 (16.53%) VoIP
16 38 (16.10%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (16.10%) SNMP
17 36 (15.25%) SSL
18 29 (12.29%) EIGRP
19 28 (11.86%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.93%) Big Data
3 11 (4.66%) Power BI
3 11 (4.66%) Tableau
4 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2019
4 7 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.27%) MySQL
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.85%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (8.05%) JIRA
2 11 (4.66%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.12%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.69%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) GitLab
General
1 73 (30.93%) Social Skills
2 37 (15.68%) Finance
3 24 (10.17%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.93%) Italian Language
4 14 (5.93%) Portuguese Language
4 14 (5.93%) Spanish Language
5 13 (5.51%) Law
6 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.66%) Banking
6 11 (4.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.54%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (2.54%) French Language
7 6 (2.54%) German Language
7 6 (2.54%) Publishing
8 5 (2.12%) Legal
9 4 (1.69%) Automotive
9 4 (1.69%) Electronics
9 4 (1.69%) Marketing
9 4 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 97 (41.10%) Network Engineer
2 36 (15.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (10.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 24 (10.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (7.63%) Security Engineer
7 15 (6.36%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.93%) IT Manager
9 13 (5.51%) Developer
9 13 (5.51%) Juniper Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) IP Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) IP Network Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) IT Security Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Data Manager
12 8 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Project Engineer
13 7 (2.97%) Infrastructure Support
13 7 (2.97%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.97%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.36%) 802.1X
1 15 (6.36%) Web Services
2 13 (5.51%) LDAP
3 11 (4.66%) JSON
3 11 (4.66%) ODBC
4 4 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (1.69%) GStreamer
4 4 (1.69%) OpenCV
4 4 (1.69%) STL
4 4 (1.69%) Yocto
5 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.42%) XMPP
5 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.80%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 22 (9.32%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.51%) User Experience
4 11 (4.66%) Renewable Energy
4 11 (4.66%) SCADA
5 9 (3.81%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.39%) PKI
7 7 (2.97%) Clustering
7 7 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.12%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.69%) CUDA
9 4 (1.69%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.85%) Replication
11 2 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.42%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.66%) Linux
2 48 (20.34%) Windows
3 32 (13.56%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.36%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.36%) Windows Server 2019
6 14 (5.93%) Apple iOS
6 14 (5.93%) Fedora
7 13 (5.51%) CentOS
7 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.66%) Android
9 7 (2.97%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.12%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.27%) Unix
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (12.71%) Computer Science
2 30 (12.71%) Network Design
3 26 (11.02%) Project Management
4 25 (10.59%) Load Balancing
4 25 (10.59%) Migration
4 25 (10.59%) Technical Architecture
5 24 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (10.17%) DevOps
5 24 (10.17%) Full Stack Development
6 23 (9.75%) Change Management
7 22 (9.32%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (9.32%) Visualisation
8 20 (8.47%) ITIL
8 20 (8.47%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (8.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 19 (8.05%) High Availability
10 18 (7.63%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (7.20%) Network Management
12 16 (6.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.53%) Python
2 23 (9.75%) SQL
3 21 (8.90%) PowerShell
4 18 (7.63%) Java
5 13 (5.51%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.66%) R
6 11 (4.66%) Scala
7 8 (3.39%) VB
8 7 (2.97%) Perl
9 6 (2.54%) C
9 6 (2.54%) Go
10 5 (2.12%) C++
11 4 (1.69%) Embedded C
11 4 (1.69%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.69%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (30.08%) CCNP
3 46 (19.49%) Degree
4 43 (18.22%) CCNA
5 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
6 20 (8.47%) CCIE
7 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.24%) JNCIA
9 7 (2.97%) CCDP
10 5 (2.12%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.69%) HND
12 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.85%) CCA
13 2 (0.85%) CCIP
13 2 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.42%) CISM
14 1 (0.42%) CISSP
14 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.97%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) GDPR
3 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) NIST
4 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
5 1 (0.42%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 32 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.32%) Docker
4 14 (5.93%) Firmware
5 11 (4.66%) vSphere
6 10 (4.24%) iptables
7 5 (2.12%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.69%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (1.69%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.69%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) Snort
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (11.44%) Ansible
2 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (8.90%) Terraform
3 20 (8.47%) FortiGate
4 11 (4.66%) Icinga
4 11 (4.66%) ZABBIX
5 10 (4.24%) CASB
5 10 (4.24%) Grafana
6 9 (3.81%) Puppet
7 6 (2.54%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (2.12%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.69%) Suricata
10 3 (1.27%) Nagios
11 2 (0.85%) QRadar
11 2 (0.85%) SCCM
11 2 (0.85%) SCSM
12 1 (0.42%) Cacti
12 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 119 (50.42%) Cisco
2 65 (27.54%) Palo Alto
3 60 (25.42%) Microsoft
4 31 (13.14%) Juniper
4 31 (13.14%) SolarWinds
4 31 (13.14%) VMware
5 29 (12.29%) Meraki
6 25 (10.59%) Fortinet
7 19 (8.05%) Aruba
8 18 (7.63%) Oracle
9 17 (7.20%) CheckPoint
10 16 (6.78%) Sophos
11 14 (5.93%) F5
12 11 (4.66%) Sage
12 11 (4.66%) Sitecore
13 10 (4.24%) Dell
14 9 (3.81%) Zscaler
15 8 (3.39%) Citrix
15 8 (3.39%) HP
16 7 (2.97%) Forcepoint