The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 111 125 92
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -33
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 129 136 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 2.09% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.76% 11.85% 19.14%
Number of salaries quoted 116 111 170
Average salary £30,750 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.81% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,250 £19,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
TCP/IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
874 1148 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.40% 17.61% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 741 867 837
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +24 87 £35,000 +34.61% 12
Lancashire +5 18 £25,000 - 2
Cheshire +3 14 £30,000 -10.44% 2
Merseyside +6 9 £24,000 -18.64% 2
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 173 (65.53%) Windows
2 121 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 112 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 94 (35.61%) Windows Server
5 86 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (32.58%) DNS
6 78 (29.55%) Firewall
7 77 (29.17%) DHCP
8 76 (28.79%) Cisco
9 74 (28.03%) LAN
10 66 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 66 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 65 (24.62%) ITIL
12 63 (23.86%) MS Exchange
13 58 (21.97%) VMware
14 54 (20.45%) WAN
15 52 (19.70%) VPN
16 51 (19.32%) MS Office
17 50 (18.94%) Exchange Server 2010
18 48 (18.18%) MS Excel
18 48 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
19 45 (17.05%) Windows XP
19 45 (17.05%) MCP
20 43 (16.29%) Network Security
21 41 (15.53%) Linux
21 41 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 37 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
23 37 (14.02%) SLA
23 37 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 63 (23.86%) MS Exchange
2 50 (18.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (5.30%) IIS
5 13 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.52%) Apache
7 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (19.32%) MS Office
2 48 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) FastStats
2 1 (0.38%) assyst
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.79%) Office 365
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 86 (32.58%) DNS
2 78 (29.55%) Firewall
3 77 (29.17%) DHCP
4 74 (28.03%) LAN
5 54 (20.45%) WAN
6 52 (19.70%) VPN
7 43 (16.29%) Network Security
8 28 (10.61%) Wireless
9 24 (9.09%) VLAN
10 23 (8.71%) Internet
11 22 (8.33%) SAN
11 22 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (7.95%) Ethernet
13 19 (7.20%) MPLS
14 14 (5.30%) BGP
15 13 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (4.55%) ADSL
16 12 (4.55%) Unified Communications
16 12 (4.55%) VoIP
17 11 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.52%) MySQL
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (13.26%) Telecoms
2 27 (10.23%) Finance
3 15 (5.68%) Banking
4 14 (5.30%) Legal
5 8 (3.03%) Law
6 7 (2.65%) Electronics
7 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.52%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (26.89%) Analyst
2 45 (17.05%) IT Support
3 38 (14.39%) Support Engineer
4 37 (14.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 32 (12.12%) Support Analyst
6 29 (10.98%) IT Engineer
7 22 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
8 21 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (7.58%) Network Engineer
9 20 (7.58%) Technical Support
10 19 (7.20%) Desktop Support
11 17 (6.44%) Service Analyst
11 17 (6.44%) Support Technician
12 16 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
13 15 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 15 (5.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (5.68%) IT Technician
14 14 (5.30%) Desktop Analyst
15 13 (4.92%) Penetration Tester
15 13 (4.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.92%) Web Services
2 11 (4.17%) HTML
3 3 (1.14%) .NET
4 2 (0.76%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) COM
5 1 (0.38%) HTML5
5 1 (0.38%) JDBC
5 1 (0.38%) ODBC
5 1 (0.38%) Swing
5 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.71%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.71%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 10 (3.79%) HP StoreVirtual
5 7 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.65%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.27%) Device Driver
6 6 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.52%) Clustering
8 4 (1.52%) STB
9 3 (1.14%) Life Science
9 3 (1.14%) Statistics
10 2 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 173 (65.53%) Windows
2 94 (35.61%) Windows Server
3 86 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 66 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (17.05%) Windows XP
6 41 (15.53%) Linux
7 37 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (9.09%) Unix
9 23 (8.71%) Windows 8
10 16 (6.06%) Android
10 16 (6.06%) Apple iOS
11 13 (4.92%) Windows 10
12 11 (4.17%) Mac OS X
13 10 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (2.65%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (2.27%) AIX
15 6 (2.27%) Solaris
16 4 (1.52%) CentOS
17 3 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.62%) ITIL
2 33 (12.50%) Information Security
3 23 (8.71%) Coaching
3 23 (8.71%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (7.58%) Change Management
5 19 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (7.20%) Reverse Engineering
5 19 (7.20%) Time Management
6 18 (6.82%) Service Management
7 17 (6.44%) Mentoring
8 16 (6.06%) Network Design
9 13 (4.92%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.92%) SDLC
9 13 (4.92%) Security Architecture
9 13 (4.92%) Security Management
9 13 (4.92%) Security Testing
9 13 (4.92%) Server Hardening
9 13 (4.92%) SIEM
9 13 (4.92%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.58%) SQL
2 12 (4.55%) C++
3 8 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 7 (2.65%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.27%) VB
5 6 (2.27%) VBScript
6 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.76%) C
6 2 (0.76%) C#
6 2 (0.76%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (17.05%) MCP
3 41 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (12.50%) CCNA
5 32 (12.12%) MCSA
5 32 (12.12%) MCSE
6 24 (9.09%) Degree
7 22 (8.33%) MCITP
8 21 (7.95%) MCTS
9 16 (6.06%) CCNP
10 7 (2.65%) CCIE
11 6 (2.27%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.52%) CISSP
12 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.14%) CCSP
14 2 (0.76%) CEH
14 2 (0.76%) EnCE
14 2 (0.76%) GCFA
14 2 (0.76%) GCIH
14 2 (0.76%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.02%) SLA
2 21 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.76%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.38%) ISO22301
System Software
1 121 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 40 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (12.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.65%) Snort
5 6 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.76%) Firmware
8 2 (0.76%) Postfix
8 2 (0.76%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (6.06%) SCCM
2 6 (2.27%) EnCase
2 6 (2.27%) SCOM
2 6 (2.27%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.14%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.14%) WSUS
5 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.38%) DameWare
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.38%) Nessus
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.38%) Proventia
6 1 (0.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 112 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 76 (28.79%) Cisco
3 58 (21.97%) VMware
4 34 (12.88%) Citrix
5 28 (10.61%) Intel Security
6 19 (7.20%) Juniper
7 18 (6.82%) CheckPoint
7 18 (6.82%) Dell
8 17 (6.44%) HP
9 16 (6.06%) Symantec
10 15 (5.68%) Apple
11 12 (4.55%) Avaya
11 12 (4.55%) Mitel
11 12 (4.55%) NetApp
12 10 (3.79%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.79%) Sophos
13 7 (2.65%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.27%) NetWitness
14 6 (2.27%) Proofpoint
15 5 (1.89%) Brocade
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