Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPv4 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPv4 over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1008 934 1010
Rank change year-on-year -74 +76 +17
Permanent jobs citing IPv4 180 289 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.90% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 161 303 272
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,000 £22,975
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%

IPv4 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28017 32111 36287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.97% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22671 26276 30038
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPv4 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPv4.

Salary trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPv4 over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
England -76 176 £45,000 - 10
UK excluding London -6 102 £42,500 - 8
London -45 77 £60,000 +26.32% 2
South East +32 42 £45,000 -12.62%
South West +23 23 £34,712 -33.88% 3
North of England +18 22 £45,000 +38.46% 5
North West +6 19 £45,000 +39.53% 5
Midlands -6 8 £46,106 +8.49%
West Midlands -10 8 £46,106 +18.98%
East of England -25 7 £23,000 -48.89%
Yorkshire - 3 £47,121 -
Wales - 2 £36,750 -
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT jobs citing IPv4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IPv4.

1 124 (68.89%) IPv6
2 89 (49.44%) Cisco
2 89 (49.44%) BGP
3 82 (45.56%) VPN
4 78 (43.33%) Firewall
5 72 (40.00%) OSPF
6 64 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (34.44%) MPLS
8 61 (33.89%) Linux
9 55 (30.56%) CCNP
10 47 (26.11%) WAN
10 47 (26.11%) Juniper
10 47 (26.11%) Degree
11 45 (25.00%) Ethernet
11 45 (25.00%) Network Security
12 44 (24.44%) CCIE
13 41 (22.78%) VMware
14 40 (22.22%) IPsec
14 40 (22.22%) LAN
15 39 (21.67%) DNS
16 38 (21.11%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (20.56%) Network Design
18 36 (20.00%) C
19 33 (18.33%) TCP/IP
19 33 (18.33%) Cacti
20 31 (17.22%) DHCP
21 30 (16.67%) Unix
22 28 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 28 (15.56%) Data Centre
23 27 (15.00%) VLAN

IPv4
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.22%) Confluence
2 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.67%) WordPress
4 2 (1.11%) Apache
4 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.89%) SaaS
3 9 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.78%) IaaS
4 5 (2.78%) Office 365
4 5 (2.78%) PaaS
4 5 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.67%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 124 (68.89%) IPv6
2 89 (49.44%) BGP
3 82 (45.56%) VPN
4 78 (43.33%) Firewall
5 72 (40.00%) OSPF
6 62 (34.44%) MPLS
7 47 (26.11%) WAN
8 45 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 45 (25.00%) Network Security
9 40 (22.22%) IPsec
9 40 (22.22%) LAN
10 39 (21.67%) DNS
11 38 (21.11%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (18.33%) TCP/IP
13 31 (17.22%) DHCP
14 27 (15.00%) VLAN
15 25 (13.89%) Internet
15 25 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (13.33%) HSRP
16 24 (13.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.11%) Cognos Impromptu
2 7 (3.89%) MySQL
3 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.22%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.33%) Subversion
3 4 (2.22%) JIRA
4 2 (1.11%) GCC
5 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.56%) TestLink
General
1 25 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 21 (11.67%) Finance
3 9 (5.00%) Military
4 7 (3.89%) Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Marketing
5 6 (3.33%) Electronics
6 3 (1.67%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 83 (46.11%) Network Engineer
2 34 (18.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (15.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (11.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (11.67%) IP Engineer
5 20 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 18 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 18 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (9.44%) Architect
7 17 (9.44%) Juniper Engineer
7 17 (9.44%) Support Engineer
8 16 (8.89%) IP Network Engineer
9 15 (8.33%) Senior IP Engineer
9 15 (8.33%) Senior IP Network Engineer
10 14 (7.78%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (6.67%) Network Support
11 12 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
12 11 (6.11%) Integration Engineer
12 11 (6.11%) Software Integration Engineer
12 11 (6.11%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.67%) XMPP
2 18 (10.00%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.78%) JSON
3 5 (2.78%) WAP
3 5 (2.78%) Web Services
4 2 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) ONVIF
5 1 (0.56%) REST
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 22 (12.22%) Management Information System
3 18 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 17 (9.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.11%) DataPower
6 11 (6.11%) Internet of Things
6 11 (6.11%) Mobile Computing
6 11 (6.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 7 (3.89%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (3.89%) Replication
8 6 (3.33%) MPEG
8 6 (3.33%) STB
8 6 (3.33%) Video on Demand
9 5 (2.78%) PKI
10 4 (2.22%) Machine to Machine
11 3 (1.67%) Social Network
12 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.11%) NHS
13 1 (0.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 61 (33.89%) Linux
2 30 (16.67%) Unix
3 25 (13.89%) Windows
4 16 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.33%) CentOS
6 6 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.56%) Debian
11 1 (0.56%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.56%) Network Design
2 21 (11.67%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (11.11%) Network Management
4 19 (10.56%) Change Management
4 19 (10.56%) SIEM
5 17 (9.44%) Load Balancing
6 16 (8.89%) Business Development
7 15 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
7 15 (8.33%) DevOps
8 14 (7.78%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (7.22%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (7.22%) Validation
10 12 (6.67%) Information Security
10 12 (6.67%) Project Management
11 11 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (6.11%) Network Planning
11 11 (6.11%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (5.00%) Configuration Management
13 8 (4.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.00%) C
2 26 (14.44%) Python
3 20 (11.11%) Perl
4 15 (8.33%) C++
5 9 (5.00%) Embedded C
6 7 (3.89%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.89%) SQL
7 6 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.67%) Go
9 3 (1.67%) PHP
9 3 (1.67%) Ruby
9 3 (1.67%) Rust
9 3 (1.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) Java
10 1 (0.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 64 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (30.56%) CCNP
3 47 (26.11%) Degree
4 44 (24.44%) CCIE
5 17 (9.44%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.89%) JNCIP
7 15 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 14 (7.78%) CCNA
8 14 (7.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (4.44%) JNCIA
9 8 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.89%) CCA
10 7 (3.89%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.89%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.33%) CCSP
11 6 (3.33%) CISSP
12 5 (2.78%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.67%) CCDP
14 2 (1.11%) CCIE Service Provider
15 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (14.44%) Active Directory
3 15 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (7.22%) VMware NSX
5 10 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.33%) Docker
7 3 (1.67%) Firmware
8 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (18.33%) Cacti
2 16 (8.89%) Nagios
2 16 (8.89%) vCenter Server
3 13 (7.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (5.00%) Puppet
5 6 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.78%) WSUS
7 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (1.11%) Ansible
9 2 (1.11%) OpenNMS
9 2 (1.11%) RANCID
9 2 (1.11%) SCCM
10 1 (0.56%) Grafana
10 1 (0.56%) Icinga
10 1 (0.56%) StackStorm
10 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (49.44%) Cisco
2 47 (26.11%) Juniper
3 41 (22.78%) VMware
4 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (11.67%) IBM
6 20 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 16 (8.89%) Citrix
8 14 (7.78%) Palo Alto
8 14 (7.78%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (6.11%) Huawei
10 10 (5.56%) Sigfox
11 9 (5.00%) CheckPoint
11 9 (5.00%) F5
12 8 (4.44%) BT
13 6 (3.33%) Splunk
14 5 (2.78%) Aruba
14 5 (2.78%) Avaya
14 5 (2.78%) Sophos
15 4 (2.22%) Ericsson
15 4 (2.22%) Veeam