The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 100 112 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 172 143 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 1.96% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.85% 13.35% 18.88%
Number of salaries quoted 158 133 189
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1021 1071 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.35% 14.66% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 864 903 951
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region.

TCP/IP Salary Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

TCP/IP Salary Histogram in the North West

TCP/IP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 86 £35,000 +18.64% 6
Cheshire -1 59 £28,250 -4.23% 7
Merseyside +14 17 £45,000 +66.66% 3
Lancashire -9 8 £30,000 +7.14%
Cumbria - 1 £24,000 - 1
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP.

1 236 (61.46%) Windows
2 184 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 143 (37.24%) DNS
4 140 (36.46%) Active Directory
5 108 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (27.08%) MS Exchange
7 101 (26.30%) Firewall
8 94 (24.48%) WAN
9 91 (23.70%) MS Excel
10 90 (23.44%) LAN
11 86 (22.40%) Finance
12 84 (21.88%) VPN
13 81 (21.09%) DHCP
13 81 (21.09%) MS Office
13 81 (21.09%) ITIL
14 80 (20.83%) Linux
14 80 (20.83%) VMware
15 77 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 76 (19.79%) Cisco
17 74 (19.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 73 (19.01%) Windows 7
19 72 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
20 56 (14.58%) HP
21 55 (14.32%) SQL
22 54 (14.06%) UNIX
23 52 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
24 51 (13.28%) Load Balancing
25 48 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
25 48 (12.50%) Windows XP
26 43 (11.20%) SQL Server

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 104 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 52 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (6.51%) IIS
4 25 (6.51%) Lync
5 24 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (3.65%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.86%) Apache
9 9 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.26%) CMS
14 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (23.70%) MS Excel
2 81 (21.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Line 500
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.56%) Office 365
3 5 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.26%) Route 53
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 143 (37.24%) DNS
2 101 (26.30%) Firewall
3 94 (24.48%) WAN
4 90 (23.44%) LAN
5 84 (21.88%) VPN
6 81 (21.09%) DHCP
7 39 (10.16%) Internet
8 38 (9.90%) OSPF
8 38 (9.90%) SAN
9 37 (9.64%) HTTP
10 34 (8.85%) BGP
11 33 (8.59%) MPLS
12 32 (8.33%) Ethernet
13 31 (8.07%) EIGRP
14 30 (7.81%) IPsec
14 30 (7.81%) VLAN
15 26 (6.77%) SMTP
15 26 (6.77%) SSL
15 26 (6.77%) Wireless
16 25 (6.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.17%) MySQL
3 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.30%) Sybase ASA
4 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.78%) MS Access
6 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.26%) Redis
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Subversion
2 6 (1.56%) JUnit
3 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 86 (22.40%) Finance
2 18 (4.69%) Retail
3 16 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.08%) Law
7 7 (1.82%) Banking
8 4 (1.04%) Marketing
8 4 (1.04%) Games
9 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (16.41%) Analyst
2 48 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 43 (11.20%) Network Engineer
3 43 (11.20%) IT Support
4 41 (10.68%) Support Analyst
5 36 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 29 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.51%) Administrator
8 23 (5.99%) Team Leader
9 22 (5.73%) Consultant
10 21 (5.47%) IT Support Analyst
11 20 (5.21%) Developer
11 20 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (4.43%) Junior
12 17 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 16 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
14 14 (3.65%) Linux Administrator
14 14 (3.65%) Security Specialist
14 14 (3.65%) Technical Support
15 13 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.29%) .NET
2 14 (3.65%) SOAP
3 9 (2.34%) Web Services
4 8 (2.08%) Middleware
5 6 (1.56%) LAMP
5 6 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.56%) J2SE
6 5 (1.30%) HTML
6 5 (1.30%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.30%) Spring
6 5 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (1.30%) Spring MVC
6 5 (1.30%) WCF
6 5 (1.30%) jQuery
6 5 (1.30%) Google Maps API
7 3 (0.78%) WSH
7 3 (0.78%) AWT
7 3 (0.78%) Java ME
7 3 (0.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.16%) Blackberry
2 28 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.95%) Thin Client
3 19 (4.95%) Fat Client
4 18 (4.69%) PKI
5 17 (4.43%) iPhone
6 14 (3.65%) Clustering
7 12 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.04%) Open Source
9 4 (1.04%) CMDB
10 2 (0.52%) iSeries
10 2 (0.52%) Online Games
10 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.52%) SCADA
10 2 (0.52%) Statistics
10 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.52%) EPoS
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 236 (61.46%) Windows
2 108 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (20.83%) Linux
4 77 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (19.01%) Windows 7
6 72 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (14.06%) UNIX
8 48 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 34 (8.85%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.65%) Android
11 9 (2.34%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.82%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.09%) ITIL
2 51 (13.28%) Load Balancing
3 29 (7.55%) Change Management
4 19 (4.95%) Problem Management
4 19 (4.95%) Network Design
5 16 (4.17%) Network Management
5 16 (4.17%) Service Management
6 15 (3.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (3.91%) Migration
6 15 (3.91%) SIEM
7 14 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (3.65%) CRM
7 14 (3.65%) Project Management
7 14 (3.65%) Capacity Management
8 13 (3.39%) Cyber Security
9 12 (3.13%) Web Development
9 12 (3.13%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.60%) E-Commerce
10 10 (2.60%) ERP
10 10 (2.60%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.32%) SQL
2 20 (5.21%) PowerShell
2 20 (5.21%) Java
3 17 (4.43%) VB.NET
4 12 (3.13%) Perl
5 11 (2.86%) PHP
5 11 (2.86%) C++
6 7 (1.82%) Python
6 7 (1.82%) C
6 7 (1.82%) C#
7 6 (1.56%) Ruby
7 6 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.30%) VB
9 3 (0.78%) Golang
9 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.52%) VBScript
11 1 (0.26%) Tcl
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 74 (19.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (10.94%) MCP
3 40 (10.42%) MCSE
4 35 (9.11%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (8.33%) MCSA
6 28 (7.29%) MCITP
6 28 (7.29%) Degree
7 24 (6.25%) MCTS
8 21 (5.47%) Security Cleared
9 19 (4.95%) CCNP
10 18 (4.69%) CCNA
11 16 (4.17%) SC Cleared
12 14 (3.65%) CISSP
13 9 (2.34%) CEH
14 8 (2.08%) SSCP
15 7 (1.82%) CCIE
16 6 (1.56%) CCENT
16 6 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.56%) HND
17 4 (1.04%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.51%) SLA
2 7 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.78%) QA
5 3 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 140 (36.46%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.64%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.39%) Snort
5 10 (2.60%) NFS
6 8 (2.08%) UAG
7 7 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.82%) vSphere
8 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.04%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.04%) vCloud
9 3 (0.78%) XenServer
10 2 (0.52%) XenApp
10 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 25 (6.51%) CiscoWorks
2 15 (3.91%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.65%) HP NNM
3 14 (3.65%) Nessus
4 13 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (3.39%) Puppet
4 13 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.13%) OpenView
6 10 (2.60%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.82%) Nagios
8 6 (1.56%) SCCM
8 6 (1.56%) SCOM
9 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.04%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.78%) DameWare
12 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
13 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 184 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 80 (20.83%) VMware
3 76 (19.79%) Cisco
4 56 (14.58%) HP
5 38 (9.90%) Dell
6 36 (9.38%) Juniper
6 36 (9.38%) CheckPoint
7 32 (8.33%) Symantec
8 30 (7.81%) F5
9 28 (7.29%) McAfee
10 25 (6.51%) Citrix
11 16 (4.17%) Splunk
11 16 (4.17%) Blue Coat
11 16 (4.17%) Apple
12 15 (3.91%) Websense
12 15 (3.91%) IronPort
13 14 (3.65%) Fortinet
13 14 (3.65%) IBM
14 13 (3.39%) Lumension
14 13 (3.39%) Becrypt
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Macclesfield
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rentalcars.com
Posted: 15 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £40,500 to £44,500 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Speke, Liverpool
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago