Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1066 1040 1135
Rank change year-on-year -26 +95 +87
Permanent jobs citing VRRP 123 179 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.096% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.56% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 100 158 165
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +11.76%

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 28103 31773 36415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.63% 16.99% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22762 26008 30095
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VRRP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Top 13 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 20 November 2017. 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 -8 120 £47,500 +11.76% 14
UK excluding London +16 78 £42,500 - 9
South East +26 46 £40,000 -5.88% 1
London -43 45 £51,500 +14.44% 5
North of England +13 18 £47,500 +22.58% 6
North West -10 10 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Yorkshire +13 8 £48,371 +28.99% 1
Midlands +13 5 £67,500 +68.75% 1
East of England 0 5 £40,000 -15.79% 1
East Midlands - 5 £67,500 - 1
Wales +12 2 £23,500 -49.19%
South West +11 1 £50,000 -
Scotland -19 1 £47,500 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing VRRP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VRRP.

1 100 (81.30%) OSPF
2 95 (77.24%) BGP
3 91 (73.98%) Firewall
4 88 (71.54%) Cisco
5 75 (60.98%) HSRP
6 65 (52.85%) Palo Alto
7 64 (52.03%) VPN
8 63 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (46.34%) MPLS
10 51 (41.46%) CCNP
11 50 (40.65%) Cisco ASA
12 44 (35.77%) IPsec
13 42 (34.15%) Juniper
14 40 (32.52%) VLAN
15 39 (31.71%) LAN
16 38 (30.89%) EIGRP
16 38 (30.89%) Network Management
17 36 (29.27%) DNS
17 36 (29.27%) WAN
18 35 (28.46%) SNMP
19 31 (25.20%) Ethernet
19 31 (25.20%) SolarWinds
20 30 (24.39%) DHCP
20 30 (24.39%) CheckPoint
21 29 (23.58%) Cisco IOS
22 28 (22.76%) CCNA
23 27 (21.95%) Change Management
23 27 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
24 26 (21.14%) VoIP
24 26 (21.14%) ITIL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.63%) nginx
2 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (12.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (81.30%) OSPF
2 95 (77.24%) BGP
3 91 (73.98%) Firewall
4 75 (60.98%) HSRP
5 64 (52.03%) VPN
6 57 (46.34%) MPLS
7 50 (40.65%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (35.77%) IPsec
9 40 (32.52%) VLAN
10 39 (31.71%) LAN
11 38 (30.89%) EIGRP
12 36 (29.27%) DNS
12 36 (29.27%) WAN
13 35 (28.46%) SNMP
14 31 (25.20%) Ethernet
15 30 (24.39%) DHCP
16 29 (23.58%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (21.14%) VoIP
19 25 (20.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (15.45%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.25%) Marketing
3 4 (3.25%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) German Language
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (64.23%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Consultant
5 10 (8.13%) Juniper Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Network Manager
7 8 (6.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Network Support
8 6 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) 802.1X
2 7 (5.69%) Web Services
3 4 (3.25%) XML
4 2 (1.63%) Apache Axis
4 2 (1.63%) CSS
4 2 (1.63%) HTML
4 2 (1.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.89%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.25%) CMDB
4 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Linux
2 10 (8.13%) Unix
3 8 (6.50%) Windows
4 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.44%) CentOS
6 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.89%) Network Management
2 27 (21.95%) Change Management
3 26 (21.14%) ITIL
4 21 (17.07%) Mentoring
5 20 (16.26%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (13.82%) Network Architecture
7 16 (13.01%) Load Balancing
8 15 (12.20%) Problem Management
9 13 (10.57%) High Availability
10 12 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (9.76%) Project Management
11 11 (8.94%) Capacity Management
11 11 (8.94%) Coaching
11 11 (8.94%) Web Filtering
12 10 (8.13%) Network Virtualisation
13 9 (7.32%) Time Management
14 8 (6.50%) Service Design
15 7 (5.69%) Migration
15 7 (5.69%) Presales
16 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.01%) Python
2 12 (9.76%) C
2 12 (9.76%) Perl
3 9 (7.32%) Java
4 7 (5.69%) C++
4 7 (5.69%) Ruby
5 5 (4.07%) PHP
6 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.25%) SQL
6 4 (3.25%) Tcl
7 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.63%) C#
8 1 (0.81%) C-shell
8 1 (0.81%) Korn
Qualifications
1 63 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (41.46%) CCNP
3 28 (22.76%) CCNA
4 23 (18.70%) JNCIP
5 15 (12.20%) Degree
6 10 (8.13%) CCIE
7 9 (7.32%) JNCIS
8 7 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (3.25%) CCDP
10 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.63%) EMCIE
11 2 (1.63%) EMCTA
11 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.81%) CCSA
12 1 (0.81%) HND
12 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.81%) MCSA
12 1 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) QA
2 7 (5.69%) SLA
3 6 (4.88%) PMO
4 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Firmware
2 2 (1.63%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (1.63%) Postfix
2 2 (1.63%) PowerDNS
2 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) FortiGate
2 12 (9.76%) Nagios
3 11 (8.94%) Cacti
4 9 (7.32%) SCOM
5 6 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (3.25%) RANCID
7 3 (2.44%) OpenNMS
7 3 (2.44%) Puppet
7 3 (2.44%) SCCM
8 2 (1.63%) Ansible
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.63%) Opsview
8 2 (1.63%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.63%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (71.54%) Cisco
2 65 (52.85%) Palo Alto
3 42 (34.15%) Juniper
4 31 (25.20%) SolarWinds
5 30 (24.39%) CheckPoint
6 20 (16.26%) Extreme Networks
6 20 (16.26%) F5
7 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
8 17 (13.82%) HP
9 15 (12.20%) Aruba
10 14 (11.38%) Allot
10 14 (11.38%) Mitel
10 14 (11.38%) Trapeze
11 11 (8.94%) 3Com
11 11 (8.94%) Dell
12 7 (5.69%) Arista
13 6 (4.88%) VMware
14 5 (4.07%) BT
15 4 (3.25%) Brocade
15 4 (3.25%) Sourcefire