Period
to 21 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPv6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPv6 over the 6 months to 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 840 676 961
Rank change year-on-year -164 +285 +66
Permanent jobs citing IPv6 223 95 91
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.06% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 144 67 75
10th Percentile £36,325 £40,750 £38,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £42,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £55,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% -1.79% +12.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £62,875
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £45,000 £57,750
% change year-on-year +50.00% -22.08% +15.50%

IPv6 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 17,207 8,950 18,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 14.17% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,033 7,171 15,164
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.43% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

IPv6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPv6 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPv6.

Salary trend for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPv6 over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPv6 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -134 214 £80,000 +45.45% 27
UK excluding London -146 121 £67,500 +50.00% 13
London -171 84 £82,500 +3.13% 14
Work from Home -150 73 £67,500 +12.50% 2
North of England -89 62 £85,000 +100.00% 5
Yorkshire -41 54 £85,000 +134.48% 5
South East -99 23 £43,000 -25.22% 2
South West -42 11 £75,000 +25.00% 2
West Midlands -69 11 £60,000 -
Midlands -98 11 £60,000 -
North East - 8 £37,030 -
East of England -108 7 £62,500 +38.89% 3
Wales - 4 £35,000 -
Scotland -65 3 £61,500 +80.88% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, IT jobs citing IPv6 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 IPv6.

1 107 (47.98%) IPv4
2 100 (44.84%) Social Skills
3 93 (41.70%) MPLS
4 91 (40.81%) DNS
5 90 (40.36%) DHCP
6 89 (39.91%) Linux
7 75 (33.63%) Cisco
8 68 (30.49%) BGP
8 68 (30.49%) Firewall
9 67 (30.04%) Internet
10 60 (26.91%) VPN
11 57 (25.56%) OSPF
11 57 (25.56%) AWS
12 56 (25.11%) Degree
13 54 (24.22%) Docker
14 53 (23.77%) DevOps
14 53 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (23.32%) Wireless
15 52 (23.32%) Data Centre
16 49 (21.97%) VLAN
17 47 (21.08%) TCP/IP
17 47 (21.08%) Kubernetes
17 47 (21.08%) Ansible
18 46 (20.63%) Migration
19 41 (18.39%) Python
20 40 (17.94%) Ethernet
21 39 (17.49%) 3GPP
21 39 (17.49%) Retail
22 38 (17.04%) 802.1X
22 38 (17.04%) Problem-Solving

IPv6
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 20 (8.97%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (8.52%) IIS
3 7 (3.14%) Apache
3 7 (3.14%) WordPress
4 5 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 57 (25.56%) AWS
2 33 (14.80%) Azure
3 20 (8.97%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (8.97%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (8.52%) Azure App Service
5 18 (8.07%) SaaS
6 14 (6.28%) Serverless
7 13 (5.83%) AWS Direct Connect
8 7 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (3.14%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (3.14%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.14%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (3.14%) AWS IoT
8 7 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (3.14%) AWS Step Functions
8 7 (3.14%) CloudFront
8 7 (3.14%) Route 53
8 7 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (2.69%) GitHub
10 5 (2.24%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 107 (47.98%) IPv4
2 93 (41.70%) MPLS
3 91 (40.81%) DNS
4 90 (40.36%) DHCP
5 68 (30.49%) BGP
5 68 (30.49%) Firewall
6 67 (30.04%) Internet
7 60 (26.91%) VPN
8 57 (25.56%) OSPF
9 52 (23.32%) Wireless
10 49 (21.97%) VLAN
11 47 (21.08%) TCP/IP
12 40 (17.94%) Ethernet
13 39 (17.49%) 3GPP
14 37 (16.59%) Broadband
14 37 (16.59%) SNMP
15 35 (15.70%) HTTP
16 31 (13.90%) WAN
17 29 (13.00%) VoIP
18 26 (11.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.28%) MariaDB
2 14 (6.28%) NoSQL
2 14 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.04%) MySQL
4 7 (3.14%) Redis
5 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (6.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.14%) GCC
3 7 (3.14%) GDB
4 2 (0.90%) GitLab
5 1 (0.45%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.45%) Robot Framework
General
1 100 (44.84%) Social Skills
2 39 (17.49%) Retail
3 19 (8.52%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.38%) Advertising
5 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.35%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (23.77%) Architect
2 40 (17.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (14.35%) Network Engineer
4 28 (12.56%) Software Architect
5 27 (12.11%) Systems Architect
5 27 (12.11%) UML Architect
6 25 (11.21%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (10.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 23 (10.31%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 23 (10.31%) Network Specialist
8 18 (8.07%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (8.07%) Principal Engineer
9 17 (7.62%) Embedded Engineer
9 17 (7.62%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 16 (7.17%) Principal Architect
11 13 (5.83%) Principal Network Engineer
12 12 (5.38%) Senior DevOps
12 12 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
14 10 (4.48%) Chief Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.04%) 802.1X
2 37 (16.59%) RESTful
3 19 (8.52%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.52%) Node.js
4 18 (8.07%) Yocto
5 14 (6.28%) SOAP
6 11 (4.93%) LAMP
7 7 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (3.14%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (3.14%) ONVIF
7 7 (3.14%) WebRTC
8 6 (2.69%) React
9 5 (2.24%) GraphQL
9 5 (2.24%) Kafka
10 2 (0.90%) .NET
10 2 (0.90%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.90%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.90%) ServiceStack
10 2 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.32%) Data Centre
2 25 (11.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 24 (10.76%) Algorithms
4 23 (10.31%) Private Cloud
5 20 (8.97%) Digital Signage
6 17 (7.62%) Data Structures
7 14 (6.28%) Video\Live Streaming
8 7 (3.14%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (3.14%) Internet of Things
8 7 (3.14%) MPEG
9 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.90%) CCTV
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.45%) Clustering
11 1 (0.45%) Legacy Code
11 1 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.45%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) Replication
11 1 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 89 (39.91%) Linux
2 26 (11.66%) Windows
3 21 (9.42%) CentOS
4 18 (8.07%) OpenWrt
5 17 (7.62%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.14%) Fedora
8 5 (2.24%) Debian
8 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.45%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
1 53 (23.77%) DevOps
2 46 (20.63%) Migration
3 38 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (16.59%) Storage Management
5 30 (13.45%) Network Monitoring
6 27 (12.11%) Network Management
6 27 (12.11%) UML
7 26 (11.66%) CI/CD
8 25 (11.21%) DDoS Mitigation
8 25 (11.21%) Network Design
9 24 (10.76%) Configuration Management
9 24 (10.76%) Scrum
10 23 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (10.31%) Service Management
11 22 (9.87%) Full Stack Development
12 20 (8.97%) Broadcast Engineering
12 20 (8.97%) Computer Science
12 20 (8.97%) Creative Thinking
12 20 (8.97%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.39%) Python
2 21 (9.42%) C++
2 21 (9.42%) PHP
3 20 (8.97%) PowerShell
4 19 (8.52%) TypeScript
5 18 (8.07%) C
6 15 (6.73%) Go
7 14 (6.28%) Java
8 11 (4.93%) SQL
9 8 (3.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.14%) C#
10 7 (3.14%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.35%) Perl
11 3 (1.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) Bash
Qualifications
1 56 (25.11%) Degree
2 37 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (14.35%) CCNP
4 21 (9.42%) CCIE
5 10 (4.48%) CCNA
6 5 (2.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (1.79%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.35%) CCIE Service Provider
8 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.45%) CEH
10 1 (0.45%) CISSP
10 1 (0.45%) GWAPT
10 1 (0.45%) GXPN
10 1 (0.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) SLA
2 5 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (24.22%) Docker
2 20 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.69%) iptables
5 3 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 47 (21.08%) Ansible
1 47 (21.08%) Kubernetes
2 30 (13.45%) Terraform
3 28 (12.56%) Nagios
4 20 (8.97%) Icinga
5 19 (8.52%) Rancher
6 14 (6.28%) Puppet
7 13 (5.83%) ZABBIX
8 11 (4.93%) Packer
9 7 (3.14%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (3.14%) HAProxy
10 6 (2.69%) Grafana
11 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 75 (33.63%) Cisco
2 33 (14.80%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.00%) SolarWinds
4 24 (10.76%) VMware
5 22 (9.87%) Nokia
6 21 (9.42%) Oracle
7 20 (8.97%) CheckPoint
7 20 (8.97%) Extreme Networks
8 16 (7.17%) Aruba
8 16 (7.17%) Zscaler
9 9 (4.04%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.59%) Juniper
11 7 (3.14%) Dell
11 7 (3.14%) Huawei
12 5 (2.24%) Adobe
12 5 (2.24%) Meraki
12 5 (2.24%) Monetate
12 5 (2.24%) New Relic
13 4 (1.79%) Citrix
13 4 (1.79%) Ruckus Wireless