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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 77 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +4
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 228 140 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.12% 2.06% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.11% 15.05% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 199 122 139
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
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
1193 930 1155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.31% 13.69% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 792 988
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Cheshire +41 109 £39,000 -13.33% 9
Manchester -12 83 £35,000 -9.09% 11
Lancashire +7 20 £42,500 +60.37% 3
Merseyside +13 5 £24,500 +11.36% 1
Cumbria - 4 £32,500 -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 288 (73.47%) Windows
2 175 (44.64%) Microsoft
3 157 (40.05%) Active Directory
4 151 (38.52%) DNS
5 144 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (33.42%) MS Exchange
7 103 (26.28%) WAN
7 103 (26.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 98 (25.00%) DHCP
9 97 (24.74%) MS Excel
9 97 (24.74%) Linux
10 93 (23.72%) LAN
11 92 (23.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 92 (23.47%) VMware
12 89 (22.70%) SAN
13 85 (21.68%) Finance
14 84 (21.43%) Firewall
15 82 (20.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 79 (20.15%) ITIL
17 70 (17.86%) MS Office
17 70 (17.86%) Cisco
18 69 (17.60%) Windows XP
19 65 (16.58%) VPN
19 65 (16.58%) Windows 7
20 62 (15.82%) Exchange Server 2007
21 57 (14.54%) Hyper-V
22 56 (14.29%) UNIX
23 55 (14.03%) MCSE
24 53 (13.52%) IIS
25 52 (13.27%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 131 (33.42%) MS Exchange
2 62 (15.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 53 (13.52%) IIS
4 41 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (6.12%) SharePoint
7 18 (4.59%) Apache
8 10 (2.55%) Lync
9 8 (2.04%) nginx
10 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.28%) Jetty
11 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.77%) CMS
13 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 97 (24.74%) MS Excel
2 70 (17.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (2.81%) Office 365
3 7 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.28%) Google App Engine
5 5 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 151 (38.52%) DNS
2 103 (26.28%) WAN
3 98 (25.00%) DHCP
4 93 (23.72%) LAN
5 89 (22.70%) SAN
6 84 (21.43%) Firewall
7 65 (16.58%) VPN
8 51 (13.01%) NAS
9 42 (10.71%) SMTP
10 39 (9.95%) Internet
11 34 (8.67%) VoIP
12 28 (7.14%) Network Security
13 27 (6.89%) HTTP
14 22 (5.61%) Ethernet
15 21 (5.36%) MPLS
16 16 (4.08%) HTTPS
16 16 (4.08%) PBX
17 15 (3.83%) iSCSI
18 14 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
18 14 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (2.30%) MySQL
5 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.55%) JUnit
1 10 (2.55%) Subversion
1 10 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.02%) Selenium
4 3 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 85 (21.68%) Finance
2 26 (6.63%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.32%) Law
4 8 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.04%) Retail
5 6 (1.53%) Games
6 5 (1.28%) Banking
6 5 (1.28%) Turkish Language
6 5 (1.28%) German Language
6 5 (1.28%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.28%) Advertising
7 3 (0.77%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Back Office
7 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (18.62%) Analyst
2 47 (11.99%) Support Engineer
3 42 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.18%) IT Support
5 22 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (5.61%) Support Analyst
6 21 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 21 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (4.85%) Team Leader
8 18 (4.59%) Security Analyst
8 18 (4.59%) Senior Security Analyst
9 17 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
10 15 (3.83%) Administrator
10 15 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (3.83%) Service Analyst
11 13 (3.32%) Developer
12 12 (3.06%) Consultant
12 12 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (3.06%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.01%) .NET
2 15 (3.83%) Web Services
3 11 (2.81%) FIX Protocol
4 10 (2.55%) HTML
4 10 (2.55%) J2SE
4 10 (2.55%) AWT
5 9 (2.30%) Middleware
6 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.79%) DHTML
7 7 (1.79%) Silverlight
8 6 (1.53%) Flash
9 5 (1.28%) Servlets
9 5 (1.28%) J2EE
10 4 (1.02%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.02%) WCF
10 4 (1.02%) WPF
11 3 (0.77%) LAMP
11 3 (0.77%) XML
12 1 (0.26%) CSS
12 1 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.01%) Clustering
2 26 (6.63%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.83%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.83%) Life Science
5 14 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.79%) Open Source
7 6 (1.53%) iPhone
8 5 (1.28%) Blog
9 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.77%) iPad
10 3 (0.77%) EPoS
11 2 (0.51%) Equities
11 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.51%) Statistics
11 2 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.51%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 288 (73.47%) Windows
2 144 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (26.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (24.74%) Linux
5 92 (23.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 69 (17.60%) Windows XP
7 65 (16.58%) Windows 7
8 56 (14.29%) UNIX
9 28 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.10%) Android
11 14 (3.57%) Windows 2000
12 13 (3.32%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.81%) Windows Vista
13 11 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.55%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.02%) Solaris
15 4 (1.02%) Debian
16 2 (0.51%) HPUX
17 1 (0.26%) AIX
17 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (20.15%) ITIL
2 39 (9.95%) Load Balancing
3 35 (8.93%) Migration
4 33 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (7.14%) Change Management
6 25 (6.38%) Problem Management
7 19 (4.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (4.85%) Kalman Filter
8 18 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (4.34%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.08%) Project Management
11 15 (3.83%) Coaching
12 14 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (3.57%) Information Security
13 13 (3.32%) Incident Management
14 11 (2.81%) Software Engineering
14 11 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (2.55%) OOD
15 10 (2.55%) OO
15 10 (2.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.27%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.71%) Perl
3 31 (7.91%) VB.NET
4 29 (7.40%) SQL
5 20 (5.10%) C
6 19 (4.85%) C++
7 16 (4.08%) Java
7 16 (4.08%) C#
7 16 (4.08%) VB
8 9 (2.30%) VBScript
8 9 (2.30%) Python
8 9 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.79%) Assembly Language
10 6 (1.53%) PHP
11 3 (0.77%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.77%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.51%) Ruby
12 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 82 (20.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (14.03%) MCSE
3 39 (9.95%) MCP
4 38 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (9.44%) MCITP
6 32 (8.16%) MCSA
7 31 (7.91%) CCNA
8 26 (6.63%) MCTS
9 25 (6.38%) Degree
10 13 (3.32%) CCNP
11 9 (2.30%) ISEB
12 8 (2.04%) JNCIA
12 8 (2.04%) LPIC
13 4 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.02%) CISSP
14 3 (0.77%) HND
14 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.77%) ISSAP
14 3 (0.77%) ISSMP
14 3 (0.77%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.87%) SLA
2 16 (4.08%) QA
3 12 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 157 (40.05%) Active Directory
2 57 (14.54%) Hyper-V
3 48 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.87%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.83%) vSphere
6 12 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.81%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.53%) vCloud
9 5 (1.28%) Xen
10 3 (0.77%) Firmware
11 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.51%) Varnish
12 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.26%) UAG
12 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) Samba
12 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 38 (9.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (5.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 17 (4.34%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.06%) Puppet
5 9 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.30%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.53%) OpenNMS
6 6 (1.53%) SCCM
6 6 (1.53%) SCOM
7 5 (1.28%) Nagios
7 5 (1.28%) Ansible
8 4 (1.02%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (1.02%) WSUS
9 3 (0.77%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.51%) Cacti
11 1 (0.26%) Legato
11 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 175 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 92 (23.47%) VMware
3 70 (17.86%) Cisco
4 51 (13.01%) Symantec
5 41 (10.46%) Juniper
6 36 (9.18%) HP
7 31 (7.91%) Dell
7 31 (7.91%) CheckPoint
8 24 (6.12%) Citrix
9 21 (5.36%) IronPort
10 20 (5.10%) EMC
11 17 (4.34%) McAfee
12 13 (3.32%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.32%) F5
13 10 (2.55%) Splunk
14 9 (2.30%) 3PAR
14 9 (2.30%) Apple
14 9 (2.30%) SAP
15 8 (2.04%) NetApp
15 8 (2.04%) Wyse
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