Period
to 16 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RANCID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RANCID over the 6 months to 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RANCID
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1031 1158 1184
Rank change year-on-year +127 +26 +34
Permanent jobs citing RANCID 38 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.21% 0.074% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 12
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,100 £40,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £77,400 £69,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% -16.67%

RANCID is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 17,868 17,472 15,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.01% 10.61% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,461 13,834 12,939
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

RANCID
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RANCID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RANCID in the UK

RANCID
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RANCID.

Salary trend for RANCID in the UK

RANCID
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RANCID over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for RANCID in the UK

RANCID
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RANCID within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 2019. 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 +111 38 £40,000 -5.88%
UK excluding London +76 20 £45,000 +20.00%
North of England +46 20 £45,000 -21.74%
Yorkshire +23 20 £45,000 +95.65%
London +104 18 £40,000 -40.52%

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, IT jobs citing RANCID 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 RANCID.

1 37 (97.37%) Juniper
1 37 (97.37%) Firewall
2 20 (52.63%) Python
2 20 (52.63%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) Huawei
3 19 (50.00%) DNS
3 19 (50.00%) OSPF
3 19 (50.00%) BGP
4 18 (47.37%) DevOps
5 17 (44.74%) Analytics
5 17 (44.74%) FortiGate
5 17 (44.74%) NetScaler
5 17 (44.74%) Data Analytics
5 17 (44.74%) Palo Alto
5 17 (44.74%) BIND 9
5 17 (44.74%) Cisco Firepower
5 17 (44.74%) Meraki
5 17 (44.74%) Technical Leadership
5 17 (44.74%) 3G
5 17 (44.74%) Symantec
5 17 (44.74%) EMC
5 17 (44.74%) Citrix
5 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (44.74%) CCNP
5 17 (44.74%) ITIL
5 17 (44.74%) Unix
5 17 (44.74%) Linux
5 17 (44.74%) Fortinet
5 17 (44.74%) JNCIP
5 17 (44.74%) JNCIE

RANCID
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:

Communications & Networking
1 37 (97.37%) Firewall
2 19 (50.00%) BGP
2 19 (50.00%) DNS
2 19 (50.00%) OSPF
3 17 (44.74%) 3G
3 17 (44.74%) 4G
3 17 (44.74%) Cisco Firepower
3 17 (44.74%) IPsec
3 17 (44.74%) NetScaler
3 17 (44.74%) NetScreen
3 17 (44.74%) Network Security
3 17 (44.74%) Wireless
4 16 (42.11%) 802.11
4 16 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (42.11%) Cisco IOS
4 16 (42.11%) DHCP
4 16 (42.11%) Internet
4 16 (42.11%) MPLS
4 16 (42.11%) NX-OS
4 16 (42.11%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (44.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (71.05%) Network Engineer
2 17 (44.74%) Network Support
3 10 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Network Support Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Support Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Network Specialist
4 7 (18.42%) Network Support Specialist
4 7 (18.42%) Support Specialist
5 6 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Designer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Linux
1 17 (44.74%) Unix
2 16 (42.11%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) DevOps
2 17 (44.74%) Analytics
2 17 (44.74%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (44.74%) Data Analytics
2 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 17 (44.74%) ITIL V3
2 17 (44.74%) Open Source
2 17 (44.74%) SIEM
2 17 (44.74%) Technical Leadership
3 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.89%) Network Management
3 3 (7.89%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) Perl
2 3 (7.89%) PHP
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) CCNP
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (44.74%) JNCIE
1 17 (44.74%) JNCIP
2 10 (26.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) BIND 9
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (44.74%) FortiGate
2 4 (10.53%) Nagios
3 3 (7.89%) Cacti
3 3 (7.89%) OpenNMS
3 3 (7.89%) Puppet
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
3 3 (7.89%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (97.37%) Juniper
2 20 (52.63%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) Huawei
3 17 (44.74%) Citrix
3 17 (44.74%) Draytek
3 17 (44.74%) EMC
3 17 (44.74%) Fortinet
3 17 (44.74%) Meraki
3 17 (44.74%) Palo Alto
3 17 (44.74%) Symantec
3 17 (44.74%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Brocade
4 3 (7.89%) Ericsson
4 3 (7.89%) Foundry
4 3 (7.89%) ZyXEL