Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 833 623 970
Rank change year-on-year -210 +347 +58
Permanent jobs citing IPv6 202 70 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.96% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 141 60 105
10th Percentile £38,250 £42,375 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £84,375 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 16,186 7,325 21,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 15.29% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11,162 5,976 16,637
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
Median % change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Top 15 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 18 October 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 -187 191 £67,500 +12.50% 30
UK excluding London -182 106 £60,000 +20.00% 15
Work from Home -223 80 £65,000 +8.33% 11
London -203 78 £80,000 -3.03% 16
North of England -84 53 £85,000 +30.77% 4
Yorkshire -70 41 £85,000 +9.68% 1
South East -130 31 £43,000 -14.00% 4
North East - 9 £37,500 - 1
Midlands -108 7 £60,000 -33.33% 3
West Midlands -110 7 £60,000 - 3
East of England -116 7 £62,500 +38.89%
Wales - 4 £35,000 - 1
North West -95 3 - - 2
Scotland -84 2 £62,000 +82.35%
South West -101 2 £21,500 -64.17% 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 109 (53.96%) IPv4
2 101 (50.00%) MPLS
3 98 (48.51%) DHCP
3 98 (48.51%) DNS
4 96 (47.52%) Social Skills
5 74 (36.63%) Cisco
6 73 (36.14%) Firewall
7 70 (34.65%) BGP
8 65 (32.18%) OSPF
9 64 (31.68%) Internet
10 62 (30.69%) Wireless
11 58 (28.71%) Linux
12 57 (28.22%) VLAN
13 55 (27.23%) Data Centre
14 52 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (25.74%) Degree
14 52 (25.74%) VPN
15 51 (25.25%) Ethernet
16 48 (23.76%) TCP/IP
17 46 (22.77%) AWS
18 44 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
19 43 (21.29%) 3GPP
20 42 (20.79%) Broadband
20 42 (20.79%) 802.1X
21 41 (20.30%) Storage Management
21 41 (20.30%) RESTful
22 40 (19.80%) DevOps
23 39 (19.31%) Docker
23 39 (19.31%) Python
23 39 (19.31%) CCNP

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 14 (6.93%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (5.94%) IIS
3 10 (4.95%) Apache
3 10 (4.95%) WordPress
4 9 (4.46%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.48%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.77%) AWS
2 35 (17.33%) Azure
3 18 (8.91%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (6.93%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (5.94%) Azure App Service
6 10 (4.95%) AWS Direct Connect
6 10 (4.95%) GitHub
7 9 (4.46%) GitHub Actions
8 6 (2.97%) Serverless
9 4 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.98%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.98%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.98%) AWS IoT
9 4 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.98%) AWS Step Functions
9 4 (1.98%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.98%) Route 53
9 4 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 109 (53.96%) IPv4
2 101 (50.00%) MPLS
3 98 (48.51%) DHCP
3 98 (48.51%) DNS
4 73 (36.14%) Firewall
5 70 (34.65%) BGP
6 65 (32.18%) OSPF
7 64 (31.68%) Internet
8 62 (30.69%) Wireless
9 57 (28.22%) VLAN
10 52 (25.74%) VPN
11 51 (25.25%) Ethernet
12 48 (23.76%) TCP/IP
13 43 (21.29%) 3GPP
14 42 (20.79%) Broadband
15 35 (17.33%) WAN
16 32 (15.84%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (13.86%) LAN
17 28 (13.86%) SNMP
18 26 (12.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.43%) MariaDB
2 15 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.97%) MySQL
6 4 (1.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (9.41%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.99%) GCC
3 2 (0.99%) GDB
4 1 (0.50%) GitLab
General
1 96 (47.52%) Social Skills
2 31 (15.35%) Retail
3 24 (11.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.96%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (0.99%) Advertising
5 2 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 48 (23.76%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.78%) Architect
3 26 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (11.88%) Systems Engineer
5 23 (11.39%) Chief Systems Engineer
6 19 (9.41%) Software Architect
7 18 (8.91%) Systems Architect
7 18 (8.91%) UML Architect
8 16 (7.92%) Principal Architect
9 15 (7.43%) Principal Engineer
10 13 (6.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 13 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (6.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 13 (6.44%) Principal Network Engineer
11 12 (5.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 12 (5.94%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
11 12 (5.94%) Network Specialist
12 11 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (4.95%) Linux Scripter
13 10 (4.95%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.79%) 802.1X
2 41 (20.30%) RESTful
3 18 (8.91%) Web Services
4 15 (7.43%) Node.js
5 12 (5.94%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.94%) LAMP
6 10 (4.95%) LAPP Stack
6 10 (4.95%) React
7 9 (4.46%) GraphQL
7 9 (4.46%) Kafka
8 6 (2.97%) SOAP
9 4 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.98%) ONVIF
10 2 (0.99%) .NET
10 2 (0.99%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.99%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.99%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.99%) ServiceStack
10 2 (0.99%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.23%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.43%) Private Cloud
3 12 (5.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.95%) Digital Signage
5 6 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.97%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (1.98%) PKI
7 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.99%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.99%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.99%) MPEG
8 1 (0.50%) Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) Legacy Code
8 1 (0.50%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.71%) Linux
2 24 (11.88%) CentOS
3 10 (4.95%) Fedora
3 10 (4.95%) Windows
4 7 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.97%) Debian
5 6 (2.97%) Unix
6 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.30%) Storage Management
3 40 (19.80%) DevOps
4 37 (18.32%) Network Design
5 35 (17.33%) Network Monitoring
6 30 (14.85%) Migration
7 29 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (11.39%) ITIL
9 22 (10.89%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (9.90%) Computer Science
10 20 (9.90%) PRINCE2
10 20 (9.90%) Project Management
11 18 (8.91%) Network Management
11 18 (8.91%) UML
12 16 (7.92%) Design Thinking
12 16 (7.92%) Edge Computing
12 16 (7.92%) IT Strategy
12 16 (7.92%) Risk Management
12 16 (7.92%) Scrum
12 16 (7.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.31%) Python
2 20 (9.90%) SQL
3 15 (7.43%) Java
3 15 (7.43%) TypeScript
4 14 (6.93%) PHP
5 12 (5.94%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.95%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.47%) Go
8 4 (1.98%) C#
8 4 (1.98%) Perl
9 3 (1.49%) C++
10 2 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (25.74%) Degree
2 44 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (19.31%) CCNP
4 23 (11.39%) CCIE
5 14 (6.93%) CCNA
6 4 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.99%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) MCSE
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.91%) SLA
2 9 (4.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
System Software
1 39 (19.31%) Docker
2 28 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (2.48%) iptables
4 5 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.48%) vSphere
5 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 32 (15.84%) Ansible
2 31 (15.35%) Nagios
3 29 (14.36%) Kubernetes
4 20 (9.90%) Icinga
5 19 (9.41%) Puppet
6 14 (6.93%) Terraform
7 13 (6.44%) ZABBIX
8 11 (5.45%) Rancher
9 10 (4.95%) HAProxy
10 6 (2.97%) Nmap
10 6 (2.97%) OpenNMS
11 5 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (2.48%) Grafana
12 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.49%) FortiGate
13 3 (1.49%) Proxmox
13 3 (1.49%) QRadar
14 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 74 (36.63%) Cisco
2 39 (19.31%) Microsoft
3 37 (18.32%) SolarWinds
4 34 (16.83%) VMware
5 27 (13.37%) Nokia
6 19 (9.41%) Aruba
7 16 (7.92%) Zscaler
8 15 (7.43%) Oracle
9 12 (5.94%) Citrix
10 10 (4.95%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.95%) Extreme Networks
10 10 (4.95%) Fortinet
10 10 (4.95%) Juniper
10 10 (4.95%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.46%) Adobe
11 9 (4.46%) Dell
11 9 (4.46%) Monetate
11 9 (4.46%) New Relic
12 8 (3.96%) Arista
13 7 (3.47%) Meraki