Period
to 13 June 2021

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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 813 794 966
Rank change year-on-year -19 +172 +62
Permanent jobs citing IPv6 111 74 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.60% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 68 64 135
10th Percentile £39,750 £40,000 £35,100
25th Percentile £42,000 £47,500 £40,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +26.32% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £83,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £72,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +26.32% +15.85%

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 12,544 12,432 22,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.52% 14.86% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9,030 9,896 17,188
10th Percentile £28,613 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,286 £33,441
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Top 11 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 13 June 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
England -17 107 £50,000 -16.67% 30
UK excluding London -21 80 £45,000 -25.00% 19
Work from Home -159 45 £65,000 +13.04% 8
North of England -34 43 £42,000 -16.00% 5
London -25 26 £70,000 +16.67% 10
Yorkshire -39 26 £37,500 -25.00% 3
South East +2 23 £47,500 -13.64% 7
North West -7 14 £42,000 -1.18% 1
East of England 0 10 £45,000 -33.33% 4
South West -49 4 £43,402 +24.01% 1
North East - 3 £49,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 84 (75.68%) IPv4
2 57 (51.35%) MPLS
3 50 (45.05%) DNS
4 45 (40.54%) DHCP
5 42 (37.84%) BGP
5 42 (37.84%) VLAN
6 41 (36.94%) Firewall
6 41 (36.94%) Social Skills
7 38 (34.23%) Linux
8 36 (32.43%) Internet
9 34 (30.63%) OSPF
9 34 (30.63%) Cisco
10 33 (29.73%) Ethernet
10 33 (29.73%) Wireless
11 28 (25.23%) Network Security
11 28 (25.23%) 802.1X
12 27 (24.32%) TCP/IP
12 27 (24.32%) Storage Management
13 25 (22.52%) 3GPP
13 25 (22.52%) RESTful
14 24 (21.62%) Data Centre
15 23 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (18.02%) VPN
17 18 (16.22%) CCNP
18 17 (15.32%) CentOS
19 16 (14.41%) Juniper
19 16 (14.41%) Windows
19 16 (14.41%) Network Design
20 15 (13.51%) DevOps
21 14 (12.61%) Ansible

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 8 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.50%) Apache
2 5 (4.50%) WordPress
3 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.71%) AWS
2 8 (7.21%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (7.21%) AWS Direct Connect
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (6.31%) Azure
4 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.80%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 84 (75.68%) IPv4
2 57 (51.35%) MPLS
3 50 (45.05%) DNS
4 45 (40.54%) DHCP
5 42 (37.84%) BGP
5 42 (37.84%) VLAN
6 41 (36.94%) Firewall
7 36 (32.43%) Internet
8 34 (30.63%) OSPF
9 33 (29.73%) Ethernet
9 33 (29.73%) Wireless
10 28 (25.23%) Network Security
11 27 (24.32%) TCP/IP
12 25 (22.52%) 3GPP
13 20 (18.02%) VPN
14 13 (11.71%) Broadband
14 13 (11.71%) IPsec
15 12 (10.81%) SD-WAN
15 12 (10.81%) SNMP
15 12 (10.81%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) MariaDB
2 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.80%) GDB
2 2 (1.80%) MSI
General
1 41 (36.94%) Social Skills
2 14 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.50%) Finance
4 4 (3.60%) Brand Awareness
5 3 (2.70%) Law
6 2 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 33 (29.73%) Systems Engineer
3 25 (22.52%) Chief Systems Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) Architect
5 9 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Principal Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Network Architect
6 8 (7.21%) Network Security Architect
6 8 (7.21%) Network Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Security Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Core Network Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) IP Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (3.60%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.23%) 802.1X
2 25 (22.52%) RESTful
3 5 (4.50%) LAMP
3 5 (4.50%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.80%) POSIX
5 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.60%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.23%) Linux
2 17 (15.32%) CentOS
3 16 (14.41%) Windows
4 5 (4.50%) Fedora
4 5 (4.50%) Unix
5 3 (2.70%) Debian
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.80%) AIX
6 2 (1.80%) HPUX
6 2 (1.80%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.80%) Solaris
6 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.90%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Storage Management
2 16 (14.41%) Network Design
3 15 (13.51%) DevOps
4 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.61%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.11%) DDoS Mitigation
5 9 (8.11%) Network Virtualisation
5 9 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (8.11%) Security Architecture
6 8 (7.21%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (7.21%) High Availability
6 8 (7.21%) Inventory Management
6 8 (7.21%) OWASP
6 8 (7.21%) Security Patching
7 7 (6.31%) Asset Management
7 7 (6.31%) Project Management
8 6 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (5.41%) Network Management
8 6 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.81%) Python
2 5 (4.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (4.50%) SQL
3 4 (3.60%) C
4 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.80%) C-shell
4 2 (1.80%) Delphi
4 2 (1.80%) Java
4 2 (1.80%) Korn
4 2 (1.80%) PHP
4 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.22%) CCNP
3 13 (11.71%) CCNA
4 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) Degree
5 5 (4.50%) JNCIP
6 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.70%) CCIE
7 3 (2.70%) CCIE Service Provider
7 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.80%) CISM
8 2 (1.80%) CISSP
8 2 (1.80%) MCSE
8 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.90%) CEH
9 1 (0.90%) CISMP
9 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.90%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) GRC
1 3 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.21%) Docker
2 8 (7.21%) iptables
3 5 (4.50%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.60%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.70%) Firmware
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Ansible
1 14 (12.61%) Puppet
2 13 (11.71%) Icinga
3 11 (9.91%) ZABBIX
4 10 (9.01%) Terraform
5 9 (8.11%) Nmap
6 8 (7.21%) Grafana
7 5 (4.50%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.70%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.70%) Nagios
8 3 (2.70%) OpenNMS
8 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.70%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (30.63%) Cisco
2 16 (14.41%) Juniper
3 11 (9.91%) VMware
4 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.41%) Nokia
6 5 (4.50%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.60%) Arista
7 4 (3.60%) F5
7 4 (3.60%) Oracle
8 3 (2.70%) Aruba
8 3 (2.70%) Broadcom
8 3 (2.70%) Citrix
8 3 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.70%) Mellanox
8 3 (2.70%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.70%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.80%) HP
9 2 (1.80%) Huawei
9 2 (1.80%) Meraki
9 2 (1.80%) NetApp