Period
to 23 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 504 326 265
Rank change year-on-year -178 -61 +11
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 52 14 22
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.18% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 0.96% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 46 11 9
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 -
25th Percentile £43,750 £54,375 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £90,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -29.17% +50.00% +25.65%
75th Percentile £78,750 £95,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £82,500 - -
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £54,486
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.12% +3.78%

IPsec 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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,992 1,454 1,039
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.29% 13.45% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,301 1,284 908
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,575 £34,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £43,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,875
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -

IPsec
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

IPsec trend for jobs with a WFH option

IPsec
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing IPsec.

IPsec salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

IPsec
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing IPsec over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

IPsec salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, IPsec job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for IPsec.

1 48 (92.31%) VPN
2 46 (88.46%) Firewall
3 35 (67.31%) Cisco
4 30 (57.69%) BGP
5 29 (55.77%) DNS
6 26 (50.00%) SSL
7 25 (48.08%) OSPF
8 24 (46.15%) Windows
8 24 (46.15%) Azure
9 23 (44.23%) Linux
10 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
10 21 (40.38%) DHCP
10 21 (40.38%) Network Security
11 20 (38.46%) Windows Server
12 19 (36.54%) WAN
12 19 (36.54%) LAN
13 18 (34.62%) Degree
13 18 (34.62%) VMware
14 17 (32.69%) Broadband
15 15 (28.85%) TCP/IP
15 15 (28.85%) Red Hat
15 15 (28.85%) Palo Alto
16 14 (26.92%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (26.92%) High Availability
16 14 (26.92%) iptables
16 14 (26.92%) Project Management
16 14 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (26.92%) Migration
16 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (26.92%) PowerShell

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 13 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (15.38%) IIS
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (15.38%) WordPress
3 6 (11.54%) CMS
3 6 (11.54%) Confluence
3 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (11.54%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 24 (46.15%) Azure
2 14 (26.92%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (25.00%) AWS Direct Connect
4 10 (19.23%) AWS
4 10 (19.23%) IaaS
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (11.54%) Mimecast
6 6 (11.54%) OneDrive
6 6 (11.54%) PaaS
6 6 (11.54%) SaaS
7 2 (3.85%) Google Workspace
8 1 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.92%) AWS CodeBuild
8 1 (1.92%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.92%) GCP
8 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (92.31%) VPN
2 46 (88.46%) Firewall
3 30 (57.69%) BGP
4 29 (55.77%) DNS
5 26 (50.00%) SSL
6 25 (48.08%) OSPF
7 21 (40.38%) DHCP
7 21 (40.38%) Network Security
8 19 (36.54%) LAN
8 19 (36.54%) WAN
9 17 (32.69%) Broadband
10 15 (28.85%) TCP/IP
11 13 (25.00%) IPv6
11 13 (25.00%) SNMP
12 11 (21.15%) MPLS
13 8 (15.38%) iSCSI
13 8 (15.38%) VLAN
13 8 (15.38%) VoIP
14 6 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) MariaDB
1 7 (13.46%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
1 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (23.08%) Social Skills
2 9 (17.31%) Documentation Skills
3 6 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 4 (7.69%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Finance
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) IT Manager
2 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) IP Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Remote Support Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Remote Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) User Experience
3 5 (9.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Linux
3 20 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 13 (25.00%) CentOS
5 8 (15.38%) Android
5 8 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (15.38%) Solaris
5 8 (15.38%) Unix
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
1 14 (26.92%) High Availability
1 14 (26.92%) Migration
1 14 (26.92%) Project Management
2 13 (25.00%) Network Management
2 13 (25.00%) Security Patching
3 12 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (21.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (17.31%) Change Management
5 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
5 9 (17.31%) Incident Management
5 9 (17.31%) ITIL
5 9 (17.31%) Project Delivery
6 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.38%) IT Strategy
6 8 (15.38%) ITSM
6 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (15.38%) Server Management
6 8 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.23%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) CCNP
2 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) NCSC
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) iptables
1 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
3 8 (15.38%) NFS
3 8 (15.38%) vSphere
4 4 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.85%) Squid
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Ansible
1 13 (25.00%) Icinga
1 13 (25.00%) ZABBIX
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (15.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (13.46%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (13.46%) Nagios
4 7 (13.46%) Puppet
5 6 (11.54%) Grafana
6 2 (3.85%) cPanel
6 2 (3.85%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Cisco
2 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 18 (34.62%) VMware
4 15 (28.85%) Palo Alto
4 15 (28.85%) Red Hat
5 11 (21.15%) Juniper
6 10 (19.23%) SolarWinds
7 9 (17.31%) ServiceNow
8 8 (15.38%) Oracle
9 7 (13.46%) Fortinet
9 7 (13.46%) Huawei
9 7 (13.46%) Nokia
10 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
10 6 (11.54%) HP
10 6 (11.54%) Sage
10 6 (11.54%) Sitecore
10 6 (11.54%) Sophos
11 5 (9.62%) MikroTik
12 3 (5.77%) Meraki
13 2 (3.85%) Apple