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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 777 573 279
Rank change year-on-year -204 -294 +53
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 111 47 23
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.14% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.16% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 86 38 21
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,875 £20,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,688 £29,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £68,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.58% -7.69%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £84,375 £82,750 -
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -

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 9,535 4,047 1,183
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.95% 10.76% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,476 3,073 960
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,148
25th Percentile £41,519 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 4 July 2022.

IPsec salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IPsec job roles required the following 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 83 (74.77%) Firewall
2 66 (59.46%) VPN
3 63 (56.76%) Cisco
4 51 (45.95%) Windows
5 49 (44.14%) WAN
6 45 (40.54%) LAN
6 45 (40.54%) SSL
6 45 (40.54%) TCP/IP
7 38 (34.23%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (34.23%) Linux
8 37 (33.33%) VMware
9 36 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (30.63%) Active Directory
11 33 (29.73%) Microsoft
12 32 (28.83%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (27.93%) DNS
14 30 (27.03%) Network Security
14 30 (27.03%) AWS
15 29 (26.13%) Social Skills
16 28 (25.23%) Palo Alto
16 28 (25.23%) Azure
16 28 (25.23%) OSPF
17 27 (24.32%) CCNP
17 27 (24.32%) VLAN
17 27 (24.32%) Windows Server
18 26 (23.42%) CCNA
18 26 (23.42%) MPLS
19 25 (22.52%) BGP
20 24 (21.62%) VoIP
21 23 (20.72%) Wireless

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 9 (8.11%) Apache
1 9 (8.11%) IIS
1 9 (8.11%) WordPress
2 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.60%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 30 (27.03%) AWS
2 28 (25.23%) Azure
3 20 (18.02%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (8.11%) Google Workspace
5 8 (7.21%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (7.21%) Serverless
6 6 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.41%) GCP
7 5 (4.50%) SaaS
8 4 (3.60%) AWS Direct Connect
8 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.60%) Lucidchart
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.80%) IaaS
9 2 (1.80%) PaaS
9 2 (1.80%) Route 53
10 1 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 83 (74.77%) Firewall
2 66 (59.46%) VPN
3 49 (44.14%) WAN
4 45 (40.54%) LAN
4 45 (40.54%) SSL
4 45 (40.54%) TCP/IP
5 32 (28.83%) Wi-Fi
6 31 (27.93%) DNS
7 30 (27.03%) Network Security
8 28 (25.23%) OSPF
9 27 (24.32%) VLAN
10 26 (23.42%) MPLS
11 25 (22.52%) BGP
12 24 (21.62%) VoIP
13 23 (20.72%) Wireless
14 22 (19.82%) DHCP
15 18 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (16.22%) IPv6
16 17 (15.32%) IPv4
17 16 (14.41%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.90%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Robot Framework
2 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (26.13%) Social Skills
2 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.81%) Finance
4 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.31%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (5.41%) Military
7 4 (3.60%) Advertising
7 4 (3.60%) Legal
7 4 (3.60%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (3.60%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (3.60%) Retail
8 3 (2.70%) Banking
8 3 (2.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (2.70%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.80%) Games
9 2 (1.80%) Marketing
10 1 (0.90%) Aviation
10 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (9.91%) Senior Network Engineer
2 11 (9.91%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Security Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Architect
6 6 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Principal Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) LDAP
2 8 (7.21%) Flash
3 6 (5.41%) SAML
4 5 (4.50%) .NET
5 4 (3.60%) J2EE
6 3 (2.70%) .NET Core
6 3 (2.70%) ARM Templates
6 3 (2.70%) ModSecurity
6 3 (2.70%) OAuth
6 3 (2.70%) OpenID
7 1 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.71%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.11%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.60%) IVR
4 4 (3.60%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.70%) CESG
5 3 (2.70%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.70%) IoT
5 3 (2.70%) Replication
6 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.80%) Clustering
6 2 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.80%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.80%) PKI
6 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.95%) Windows
2 38 (34.23%) Linux
3 27 (24.32%) Windows Server
4 14 (12.61%) Windows 10
5 13 (11.71%) Unix
6 11 (9.91%) Mac OS
7 9 (8.11%) Android
8 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.50%) CentOS
9 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.70%) Solaris
11 2 (1.80%) AIX
11 2 (1.80%) Debian
11 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (1.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.12%) Change Management
2 17 (15.32%) High Availability
2 17 (15.32%) Load Balancing
3 16 (14.41%) ITIL
4 15 (13.51%) Migration
5 14 (12.61%) Information Security
5 14 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (11.71%) Infrastructure as Code
6 13 (11.71%) Network Management
7 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.91%) Application Security
8 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (9.01%) Computer Science
9 10 (9.01%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 9 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (8.11%) Project Management
10 9 (8.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 20 (18.02%) Python
3 13 (11.71%) Bash
4 8 (7.21%) Go
4 8 (7.21%) Perl
5 6 (5.41%) Java
6 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 2 (1.80%) Ruby
7 2 (1.80%) SQL
8 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (34.23%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (24.32%) CCNP
3 26 (23.42%) CCNA
4 14 (12.61%) Degree
5 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.21%) CISSP
7 7 (6.31%) CCIE
8 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.50%) CISM
9 5 (4.50%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.60%) CWNA
10 4 (3.60%) DBS Check
11 3 (2.70%) CCDA
11 3 (2.70%) CEH
11 3 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.70%) ISACA
11 3 (2.70%) OSCP
11 3 (2.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.11%) NCSC
1 9 (8.11%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.70%) GDPR
3 3 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.70%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.70%) RMADS
4 2 (1.80%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.80%) NIST
4 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (30.63%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.81%) Firmware
4 11 (9.91%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.11%) Docker
5 9 (8.11%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (8.11%) vSphere
6 5 (4.50%) iptables
6 5 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.60%) Samba
7 4 (3.60%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Terraform
2 11 (9.91%) Kubernetes
3 10 (9.01%) ZABBIX
4 9 (8.11%) Ansible
4 9 (8.11%) cPanel
4 9 (8.11%) Jamf Pro
4 9 (8.11%) Nagios
5 8 (7.21%) PowerCLI
5 8 (7.21%) vCenter Server
6 5 (4.50%) Puppet
7 3 (2.70%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.70%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.70%) Icinga
7 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.80%) EnCase
8 2 (1.80%) Grafana
8 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.80%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 63 (56.76%) Cisco
2 37 (33.33%) VMware
3 33 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 28 (25.23%) Palo Alto
5 20 (18.02%) F5
6 18 (16.22%) Juniper
7 16 (14.41%) Meraki
7 16 (14.41%) SolarWinds
8 12 (10.81%) CheckPoint
9 11 (9.91%) Apple
9 11 (9.91%) Aruba
9 11 (9.91%) ServiceNow
10 10 (9.01%) Fortinet
10 10 (9.01%) Google
10 10 (9.01%) HP
11 9 (8.11%) Splunk
12 8 (7.21%) Zopa
13 7 (6.31%) Arista
14 6 (5.41%) Oracle
14 6 (5.41%) Red Hat