Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 674 953 998
Rank change year-on-year +279 +45 +54
Permanent jobs citing IPv6 95 91 115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.072% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 81 83 113
Median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,150 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £57,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -22.08% +15.50% +33.33%

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 9,008 18,982 22,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.13% 15.03% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,166 15,153 18,005
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2021.

Salary histogram for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Top 13 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 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 +263 91 £55,000 -1.79% 26
UK excluding London +212 69 £45,000 -22.08% 17
Work from Home -47 30 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East of England +134 26 £45,000 -21.74% 2
London +202 23 £72,500 +30.63% 9
North of England +92 23 £42,500 -8.60% 6
Yorkshire +41 17 £36,250 -22.04% 2
South East +155 10 £57,500 -0.86% 4
South West +63 6 £60,000 -4.00% 2
North West - 6 £42,500 - 4
Midlands +95 3 - - 3
West Midlands +69 3 - - 3
Scotland - 1 £34,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 80 (84.21%) IPv4
2 38 (40.00%) Linux
3 33 (34.74%) MPLS
4 31 (32.63%) TCP/IP
4 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
5 28 (29.47%) DNS
6 27 (28.42%) DHCP
7 24 (25.26%) Internet
7 24 (25.26%) 802.1X
8 23 (24.21%) VLAN
9 21 (22.11%) Ethernet
10 20 (21.05%) Cisco
10 20 (21.05%) Wireless
11 19 (20.00%) RESTful
11 19 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (18.95%) Storage Management
12 18 (18.95%) 3GPP
12 18 (18.95%) Juniper
12 18 (18.95%) BGP
13 17 (17.89%) Python
13 17 (17.89%) AWS
13 17 (17.89%) DevOps
14 16 (16.84%) Terraform
14 16 (16.84%) Asset Management
14 16 (16.84%) Firewall
15 15 (15.79%) OSPF
15 15 (15.79%) Network Security
15 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (15.79%) Security Architecture
16 13 (13.68%) PostgreSQL

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 11 (11.58%) Apache
1 11 (11.58%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Azure
2 1 (1.05%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 80 (84.21%) IPv4
2 33 (34.74%) MPLS
3 31 (32.63%) TCP/IP
4 28 (29.47%) DNS
5 27 (28.42%) DHCP
6 24 (25.26%) Internet
7 23 (24.21%) VLAN
8 21 (22.11%) Ethernet
9 20 (21.05%) Wireless
10 18 (18.95%) 3GPP
10 18 (18.95%) BGP
11 16 (16.84%) Firewall
12 15 (15.79%) Network Security
12 15 (15.79%) OSPF
13 12 (12.63%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (9.47%) WAN
15 8 (8.42%) EIGRP
16 7 (7.37%) Unified Communications
17 5 (5.26%) iSCSI
17 5 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (11.58%) MariaDB
2 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) Selenium
3 1 (1.05%) TestRail
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
2 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.16%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.11%) Military
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 31 (32.63%) Systems Engineer
3 18 (18.95%) Architect
4 17 (17.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (16.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (16.84%) Network Systems Engineer
6 15 (15.79%) Chief Systems Engineer
7 11 (11.58%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (11.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 11 (11.58%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (9.47%) Network Architect
9 8 (8.42%) Security Architect
10 7 (7.37%) Network Security Architect
10 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Security Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) 802.1X
2 19 (20.00%) RESTful
3 11 (11.58%) LAMP
3 11 (11.58%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.11%) REST
4 2 (2.11%) SOAP
5 1 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (1.05%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.05%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.21%) Fibre Optics
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.05%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.05%) PMI
5 1 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.00%) Linux
2 12 (12.63%) CentOS
3 11 (11.58%) Fedora
4 5 (5.26%) Windows
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Debian
6 1 (1.05%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (18.95%) Storage Management
3 17 (17.89%) DevOps
4 16 (16.84%) Asset Management
5 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 12 (12.63%) Open Source
7 11 (11.58%) Logistics
8 10 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
9 7 (7.37%) Information Security
9 7 (7.37%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.32%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (6.32%) Presales
11 5 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (5.26%) Network Architecture
12 4 (4.21%) Commercial Awareness
12 4 (4.21%) Converged Infrastructure
12 4 (4.21%) Network Design
12 4 (4.21%) Technology Roadmap
12 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) Python
2 11 (11.58%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.05%) C
3 1 (1.05%) C#
3 1 (1.05%) C++
3 1 (1.05%) Java
3 1 (1.05%) Tcl
3 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.42%) CCNP
2 8 (8.42%) CISSP
2 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) JNCIP
4 5 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (4.21%) CCNA
5 4 (4.21%) CISM
5 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) Degree
6 2 (2.11%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.05%) CEH
7 1 (1.05%) CISMP
7 1 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.05%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.05%) GCIA
7 1 (1.05%) GCIH
7 1 (1.05%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) NCSC
1 4 (4.21%) QA
1 4 (4.21%) RMADS
2 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Docker
2 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.21%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.05%) NFS
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) Terraform
2 11 (11.58%) HAProxy
2 11 (11.58%) Icinga
3 5 (5.26%) Ansible
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.05%) Puppet
4 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco
2 18 (18.95%) Juniper
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.21%) VMware
5 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.16%) Infoblox
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.11%) F5
7 1 (1.05%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.05%) WatchGuard