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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1039 821 716
Rank change year-on-year -218 -105 +311
Permanent jobs citing IPv4 173 197 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.32% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 128 89 51
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £45,938 £42,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £83,125 £77,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% - -5.26%

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 21,938 14,965 9,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 13.08% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 12,143 10,421 7,831
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.89%
75th Percentile £70,750 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -226 163 £57,500 -4.17% 13
UK excluding London -129 121 £57,500 +27.78% 11
Work from Home -217 78 £55,000 -12.00% 8
South West -47 42 £57,500 +71.64% 3
North of England -89 42 £85,000 +73.47% 2
London -193 41 £58,750 -17.54% 2
Yorkshire -32 31 £85,000 - 1
South East -51 24 - - 1
North East -6 7 £37,500 -23.47% 1
East of England -60 7 £45,000 -20.00% 4
Midlands -69 6 £30,500 -46.96%
West Midlands - 6 £30,500 -
North West -94 4 £30,000 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 119 (68.79%) IPv6
2 69 (39.88%) Linux
3 57 (32.95%) Windows
3 57 (32.95%) MPLS
4 53 (30.64%) AWS
5 51 (29.48%) Degree
6 50 (28.90%) VLAN
6 50 (28.90%) DHCP
6 50 (28.90%) DNS
7 48 (27.75%) Social Skills
8 46 (26.59%) Microsoft
8 46 (26.59%) Azure
9 45 (26.01%) Firewall
9 45 (26.01%) Telecoms
9 45 (26.01%) Windows Server
10 43 (24.86%) Wireless
11 42 (24.28%) Computer Science
12 38 (21.97%) VPN
13 36 (20.81%) Python
14 35 (20.23%) BGP
14 35 (20.23%) Software Testing
15 34 (19.65%) Ansible
16 33 (19.08%) Internet
17 31 (17.92%) Ethernet
17 31 (17.92%) WAN
17 31 (17.92%) Juniper
17 31 (17.92%) Agile
18 30 (17.34%) ITIL
18 30 (17.34%) Containerisation
19 29 (16.76%) Mobile Backhaul

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 (7.51%) Confluence
2 7 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 53 (30.64%) AWS
2 46 (26.59%) Azure
3 16 (9.25%) GCP
4 15 (8.67%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (5.20%) SaaS
6 7 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.89%) Serverless
9 3 (1.73%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.73%) AWS Fargate
9 3 (1.73%) IaaS
9 3 (1.73%) PaaS
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (1.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.16%) Route 53
11 1 (0.58%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.58%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.58%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.58%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 119 (68.79%) IPv6
2 57 (32.95%) MPLS
3 50 (28.90%) DHCP
3 50 (28.90%) DNS
3 50 (28.90%) VLAN
4 45 (26.01%) Firewall
5 43 (24.86%) Wireless
6 38 (21.97%) VPN
7 35 (20.23%) BGP
8 33 (19.08%) Internet
9 31 (17.92%) Ethernet
9 31 (17.92%) WAN
10 29 (16.76%) LAN
10 29 (16.76%) Mobile Backhaul
11 28 (16.18%) OSPF
12 26 (15.03%) 3GPP
12 26 (15.03%) 6LoWPAN
12 26 (15.03%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (14.45%) IPsec
14 24 (13.87%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.51%) JIRA
3 8 (4.62%) Robot Framework
4 5 (2.89%) Subversion
5 4 (2.31%) GitLab
6 2 (1.16%) GDB
6 2 (1.16%) Valgrind
General
1 48 (27.75%) Social Skills
2 45 (26.01%) Telecoms
3 24 (13.87%) Electronics
4 12 (6.94%) Finance
5 10 (5.78%) Aviation
6 5 (2.89%) Legal
7 4 (2.31%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (2.31%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.73%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.16%) Retail
10 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (30.06%) Architect
2 30 (17.34%) Network Engineer
3 26 (15.03%) Software Architect
3 26 (15.03%) Systems Architect
3 26 (15.03%) UML Architect
4 25 (14.45%) Graduate
5 20 (11.56%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (8.09%) Cloud Architect
6 14 (8.09%) Software Integration Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.78%) IP Network Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.78%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Core Network Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) IP Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.03%) 802.1X
1 26 (15.03%) RESTful
2 4 (2.31%) COM
2 4 (2.31%) Serverless Framework
3 3 (1.73%) LAMP
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (0.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.58%) GWT
5 1 (0.58%) SAML
5 1 (0.58%) STL
5 1 (0.58%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.03%) IoT
2 24 (13.87%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (9.83%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.78%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.78%) Private Cloud
5 8 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.89%) Clustering
7 5 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.31%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.73%) CCTV
9 3 (1.73%) IPTV
10 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.58%) Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (39.88%) Linux
2 57 (32.95%) Windows
3 45 (26.01%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.67%) Ubuntu
5 11 (6.36%) CentOS
5 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (4.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.31%) Amazon Linux
7 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.31%) Unix
8 3 (1.73%) Debian
8 3 (1.73%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.28%) Computer Science
2 35 (20.23%) Software Testing
3 31 (17.92%) Agile
4 30 (17.34%) Containerisation
4 30 (17.34%) ITIL
5 28 (16.18%) Storage Management
6 27 (15.61%) UML
7 26 (15.03%) Network Management
8 25 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (13.87%) Quality Management
10 23 (13.29%) SDLC
10 23 (13.29%) Task Automation
10 23 (13.29%) Test Automation
11 21 (12.14%) Infrastructure as Code
11 21 (12.14%) Scrum
12 20 (11.56%) DevOps
13 17 (9.83%) Configuration Management
13 17 (9.83%) Service Management
13 17 (9.83%) Software Engineering
14 16 (9.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.81%) Python
2 28 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 25 (14.45%) C
4 23 (13.29%) Bash
5 12 (6.94%) C++
6 5 (2.89%) Java
7 4 (2.31%) SQL
8 3 (1.73%) Perl
9 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.58%) C#
10 1 (0.58%) Go
10 1 (0.58%) Rust
Qualifications
1 51 (29.48%) Degree
2 19 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (9.25%) Security Cleared
4 15 (8.67%) CCNP
5 13 (7.51%) JNCIP
6 10 (5.78%) AWS Certification
6 10 (5.78%) DV Cleared
7 9 (5.20%) MCSA
7 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.05%) CCNA
8 7 (4.05%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.73%) CCDP
9 3 (1.73%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.73%) MCP
9 3 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.16%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.16%) MCSE
10 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.16%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) GDPR
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (15.61%) Docker
2 25 (14.45%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.47%) vSphere
5 5 (2.89%) Firmware
5 5 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (19.65%) Ansible
2 24 (13.87%) Puppet
3 20 (11.56%) Terraform
4 7 (4.05%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.05%) WSUS
5 4 (2.31%) Packer
6 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.16%) SCCM
7 1 (0.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (26.59%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.92%) Juniper
3 28 (16.18%) VMware
4 18 (10.40%) Cisco
4 18 (10.40%) Palo Alto
5 15 (8.67%) Google
6 8 (4.62%) HP
7 7 (4.05%) Veeam
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle
9 4 (2.31%) ESET
9 4 (2.31%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.31%) Meraki
9 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.73%) Apple
10 3 (1.73%) Ciena
10 3 (1.73%) Mitel
10 3 (1.73%) NEC
10 3 (1.73%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.16%) WatchGuard