Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VRRP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VRRP over the 6 months to 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
UK
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 950 751 963
Rank change year-on-year -199 +212 +204
Permanent jobs citing VRRP 44 50 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.074% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 34 33 125
10th Percentile £41,475 £36,250 £35,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +29.03% -16.96%
75th Percentile £53,750 £72,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £93,500 £76,100 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £55,455 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.01% +23.23% -12.62%

VRRP 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 14,714 10,453 22,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.37% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10,287 8,354 17,169
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,813 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VRRP over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 6 months to 31 July 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 -177 42 £47,500 -20.83% 9
UK excluding London -126 25 £43,250 -22.01% 4
London -163 18 £52,500 -12.50% 5
North of England - 15 £42,000 - 1
North West - 13 £42,000 - 1
Work from Home - 12 £52,500 -
South East -100 7 £44,000 -16.19% 2
West Midlands -67 4 £45,000 -19.51%
Midlands -76 4 £45,000 -19.51%
Yorkshire - 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
Wales - 1 - -
South West - 1 £46,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, IT jobs citing VRRP 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 VRRP.

1 41 (93.18%) OSPF
2 40 (90.91%) BGP
3 38 (86.36%) Cisco
4 34 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (77.27%) HSRP
5 32 (72.73%) MPLS
6 29 (65.91%) Firewall
6 29 (65.91%) CCNP
7 17 (38.64%) VLAN
7 17 (38.64%) Fortinet
8 16 (36.36%) VPN
8 16 (36.36%) Multicast
8 16 (36.36%) Palo Alto
9 15 (34.09%) Juniper
10 13 (29.55%) AWS
10 13 (29.55%) 802.1X
11 12 (27.27%) IPsec
11 12 (27.27%) IPv4
11 12 (27.27%) IPv6
12 11 (25.00%) Azure
12 11 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
13 10 (22.73%) Ethernet VPN
13 10 (22.73%) JNCIP
13 10 (22.73%) CCNA
13 10 (22.73%) RSVP
14 9 (20.45%) L2TP
14 9 (20.45%) CCIE
14 9 (20.45%) C
14 9 (20.45%) Degree

VRRP
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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) AWS
2 11 (25.00%) Azure
3 4 (9.09%) GCP
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) AWS Direct Connect
4 1 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 41 (93.18%) OSPF
2 40 (90.91%) BGP
3 34 (77.27%) HSRP
4 32 (72.73%) MPLS
5 29 (65.91%) Firewall
6 17 (38.64%) VLAN
7 16 (36.36%) Multicast
7 16 (36.36%) VPN
8 12 (27.27%) IPsec
8 12 (27.27%) IPv4
8 12 (27.27%) IPv6
9 11 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (22.73%) Ethernet VPN
10 10 (22.73%) RSVP
11 9 (20.45%) FabricPath
11 9 (20.45%) L2TP
12 8 (18.18%) LAN
12 8 (18.18%) VPLS
12 8 (18.18%) WAN
13 6 (13.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) GIS
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Social Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Network Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Core Network Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) IP Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) IP Network Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Juniper Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Team Leader
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Network Design
2 6 (13.64%) Network Management
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Low Latency
3 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
3 5 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (9.09%) Investment Management
4 4 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) High Availability
5 3 (6.82%) Logistics
5 3 (6.82%) Project Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) C
2 7 (15.91%) Python
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (65.91%) CCNP
3 10 (22.73%) CCNA
3 10 (22.73%) JNCIP
4 9 (20.45%) CCIE
4 9 (20.45%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) CCA
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.27%) HND
5 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) NLBS
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) FortiGate
1 6 (13.64%) Nmap
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Cisco
2 17 (38.64%) Fortinet
3 16 (36.36%) Palo Alto
4 15 (34.09%) Juniper
5 6 (13.64%) HP
5 6 (13.64%) VMware
6 4 (9.09%) Aruba
6 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.82%) ProCurve
8 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.55%) F5
8 2 (4.55%) Nokia
9 1 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (2.27%) Arista
9 1 (2.27%) Citrix
9 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.27%) Meraki
9 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.27%) SAP
9 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds