Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 634 966 1040
Rank change year-on-year +332 +74 -37
Permanent jobs citing IPv4 64 112 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.079% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 54 111 108
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £32,300 £29,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £68,750 £77,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -

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 7,666 22,123 24,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 15.70% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,065 16,769 19,764
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPv4.

Salary trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPv4 over the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 2020. 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 +355 61 £55,000 +11.15% 9
UK excluding London +302 46 £45,000 +4.65% 9
London +260 18 £72,500 +45.00%
East of England +154 14 £55,000 -4.35% 2
South East +209 10 £42,000 -16.00% 1
North of England +177 10 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Yorkshire +145 9 £52,500 +12.90% 1
Work from Home +52 8 £57,500 - 2
South West +119 6 £31,250 -0.79%
Midlands +140 3 £60,000 +166.67% 3
Scotland +109 3 £40,000 +6.67%
West Midlands +102 3 £60,000 +166.67% 2
North West +132 1 £42,500 -15.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, IT jobs citing IPv4 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 with a requirement for IPv4.

1 38 (59.38%) IPv6
2 24 (37.50%) Linux
3 23 (35.94%) Python
4 20 (31.25%) MPLS
4 20 (31.25%) Cisco
5 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
5 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
5 19 (29.69%) DevOps
6 18 (28.13%) Data Centre
6 18 (28.13%) SNMP
7 17 (26.56%) BGP
8 15 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (20.31%) Confluence
9 13 (20.31%) VLAN
10 12 (18.75%) VPLS
10 12 (18.75%) Network Design
10 12 (18.75%) HSRP
10 12 (18.75%) DHCP
10 12 (18.75%) DNS
10 12 (18.75%) RSVP
10 12 (18.75%) VRRP
10 12 (18.75%) Firewall
11 11 (17.19%) Security Architecture
12 10 (15.63%) Huawei
12 10 (15.63%) AWS
12 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
12 10 (15.63%) Nokia
12 10 (15.63%) Broadband
12 10 (15.63%) SQL Server

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 13 (20.31%) Confluence
2 7 (10.94%) Apache
2 7 (10.94%) WordPress
3 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) AWS
2 7 (10.94%) Office 365
3 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.13%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.56%) Azure
5 1 (1.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 38 (59.38%) IPv6
2 20 (31.25%) MPLS
3 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
4 18 (28.13%) SNMP
5 17 (26.56%) BGP
6 13 (20.31%) VLAN
7 12 (18.75%) DHCP
7 12 (18.75%) DNS
7 12 (18.75%) Firewall
7 12 (18.75%) HSRP
7 12 (18.75%) RSVP
7 12 (18.75%) VPLS
7 12 (18.75%) VRRP
8 10 (15.63%) Broadband
9 9 (14.06%) Network Security
9 9 (14.06%) Wireless
10 7 (10.94%) BIG-IP
11 6 (9.38%) 4G
11 6 (9.38%) Ethernet
11 6 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) MariaDB
2 7 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.13%) Power BI
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.25%) JIRA
4 3 (4.69%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.13%) Selenium
5 2 (3.13%) TestRail
6 1 (1.56%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.56%) TestLink
General
1 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Electronics
3 4 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Architect
2 11 (17.19%) Design Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Network Design Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) Network Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Network Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Systems Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Systems Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Development Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.69%) IT Support
9 3 (4.69%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 7 (10.94%) LAMP
2 7 (10.94%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (9.38%) RESTful
4 3 (4.69%) HTML
5 2 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (1.56%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.56%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.56%) IPTV
4 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) PMI
4 1 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) CentOS
3 7 (10.94%) Fedora
3 7 (10.94%) Windows
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Debian
5 1 (1.56%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) DevOps
2 15 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (18.75%) Network Design
4 11 (17.19%) Security Architecture
5 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.06%) Asset Management
5 9 (14.06%) Open Source
5 9 (14.06%) Test Planning
6 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 7 (10.94%) Logistics
8 5 (7.81%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (7.81%) Network Management
8 5 (7.81%) Storage Management
8 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.25%) Commercial Awareness
9 4 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
9 4 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (6.25%) Information Assurance
9 4 (6.25%) Presales
9 4 (6.25%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) Python
2 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
3 6 (9.38%) C
4 5 (7.81%) C++
5 4 (6.25%) Java
6 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) Tcl
7 2 (3.13%) XPath
8 1 (1.56%) SQL
8 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (6.25%) CISSP
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.13%) CCIE
4 2 (3.13%) CCIE Service Provider
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.56%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.56%) GCIA
5 1 (1.56%) GCIH
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) NCSC
1 4 (6.25%) RMADS
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 8 (12.50%) Docker
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.56%) Firmware
4 1 (1.56%) NFS
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Terraform
2 7 (10.94%) HAProxy
2 7 (10.94%) Icinga
3 1 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.56%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Cisco
2 10 (15.63%) Huawei
2 10 (15.63%) Nokia
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) VMware
5 4 (6.25%) Juniper
6 3 (4.69%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Aruba
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.56%) Sage
8 1 (1.56%) Sophos