The first table below looks at the demand for ICMP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 28 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 898 872 885
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 15 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.051% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 9
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £47,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +46.15%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20476 19756 21075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.49% 18.16% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16437 15890 17389
Average salary £44,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.48% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ICMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ICMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ICMP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK.

ICMP Salary Trend in the UK

ICMP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ICMP over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 within the UK.

ICMP Salary Histogram in the UK

ICMP
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -15 15 £45,000 +38.46%
London -54 6 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £45,000 -
South East - 6 £45,000 -
Oxford - 5 £45,000 -
North West - 3 £27,500 -
Manchester - 3 £27,500 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ICMP 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 ICMP.

1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
3 11 (61.11%) SMTP
3 11 (61.11%) SNMP
3 11 (61.11%) OSPF
4 10 (55.56%) BGP
5 9 (50.00%) RIP
5 9 (50.00%) Broadband
6 8 (44.44%) DHCP
6 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
6 8 (44.44%) Internet
6 8 (44.44%) JIRA
6 8 (44.44%) ZABBIX
6 8 (44.44%) SaaS
6 8 (44.44%) Rackspace
7 7 (38.89%) Cacti
7 7 (38.89%) Nagios
7 7 (38.89%) Windows
8 6 (33.33%) POP3
8 6 (33.33%) B2B
8 6 (33.33%) B2C
8 6 (33.33%) Apache
8 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 6 (33.33%) UNIX
8 6 (33.33%) PHP
8 6 (33.33%) MySQL
8 6 (33.33%) Migration
8 6 (33.33%) nginx

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing ICMP 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 ICMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) nginx
1 6 (33.33%) Apache Solr
1 6 (33.33%) Drupal
2 3 (16.67%) WordPress
2 3 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) SaaS
2 3 (16.67%) Rackspace Cloud
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
1 11 (61.11%) SMTP
1 11 (61.11%) SNMP
1 11 (61.11%) OSPF
2 10 (55.56%) BGP
3 9 (50.00%) RIP
3 9 (50.00%) Broadband
4 8 (44.44%) DHCP
4 8 (44.44%) Internet
5 6 (33.33%) POP3
5 6 (33.33%) SSH
6 5 (27.78%) LLU
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) DSL
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
8 3 (16.67%) ADSL
9 2 (11.11%) DSLAM
9 2 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MySQL
1 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Systems Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Systems Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architecture Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
1 6 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 3 (16.67%) Memcached
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) iSeries
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (16.67%) FreeBSD
4 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Debian
5 2 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) B2B
1 6 (33.33%) B2C
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
1 6 (33.33%) Release Management
2 3 (16.67%) Network Design
2 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (16.67%) High Availability
2 3 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.56%) Process Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Varnish
2 2 (11.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) ZABBIX
2 7 (38.89%) Cacti
2 7 (38.89%) Nagios
3 6 (33.33%) Capistrano
3 6 (33.33%) HAProxy
4 5 (27.78%) SmokePing
5 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Rackspace
3 5 (27.78%) Huawei
3 5 (27.78%) Brocade
3 5 (27.78%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Lotus
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) BT
5 2 (11.11%) Vyatta
5 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.56%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle