The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 886 888 885
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 9 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.045% 0.058% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 7
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £38,575 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19963 18895 22855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.23% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16119 14849 19032
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £62,500 £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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

ICMP Salary Histogram in the UK

ICMP
Top 9 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 18 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
England +4 7 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East of England -20 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Cambridge - 4 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £50,000 -
London +19 2 £72,500 - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 £27,500 -
North West - 1 £27,500 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco
4 10 (47.62%) PHP
4 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 8 (38.10%) MySQL
5 8 (38.10%) SMTP
5 8 (38.10%) Apache
6 7 (33.33%) POP3
6 7 (33.33%) B2B
6 7 (33.33%) B2C
6 7 (33.33%) Web Services
6 7 (33.33%) Firewall
6 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) Subversion
6 7 (33.33%) JIRA
6 7 (33.33%) Release Management
6 7 (33.33%) Drupal
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
6 7 (33.33%) ZABBIX
6 7 (33.33%) nginx
6 7 (33.33%) Apache Solr
6 7 (33.33%) SaaS
6 7 (33.33%) Capistrano
6 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 7 (33.33%) Regular Expression
6 7 (33.33%) Rackspace
6 7 (33.33%) HAProxy

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (38.10%) Apache
2 7 (33.33%) Drupal
2 7 (33.33%) nginx
2 7 (33.33%) Apache Solr
3 4 (19.05%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (19.05%) WordPress
3 4 (19.05%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) SaaS
2 4 (19.05%) Rackspace Cloud
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 8 (38.10%) SMTP
3 7 (33.33%) POP3
3 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) Network Security
4 5 (23.81%) DNS
5 4 (19.05%) OSPF
5 4 (19.05%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) IPsec
6 3 (14.29%) VLAN
6 3 (14.29%) MPLS
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (9.52%) Broadband
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) RIP
7 2 (9.52%) SNMP
7 2 (9.52%) IPv4
7 2 (9.52%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) MySQL
2 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Subversion
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
1 7 (33.33%) Webistrano
2 4 (19.05%) JMeter
General
1 6 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Systems Manager
3 6 (28.57%) Systems Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Programmer
5 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
1 7 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 4 (19.05%) Memcached
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) UNIX
4 4 (19.05%) FreeBSD
4 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) B2B
2 7 (33.33%) B2C
2 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Release Management
3 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) Data Security
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) PHP
2 5 (23.81%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) C
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CISA
3 2 (9.52%) CISM
3 2 (9.52%) CCSA
3 2 (9.52%) JNCIE
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Varnish
2 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 7 (33.33%) Capistrano
1 7 (33.33%) HAProxy
2 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) Cacti
3 1 (4.76%) SmokePing
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Rackspace
3 4 (19.05%) Lotus
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Redback
6 1 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) BT