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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 876 923 859
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -64
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 22 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.048% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 20
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £51,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -32.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,150 £46,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%

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
19046 20783 20841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 17.29% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15524 16627 16896
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,279 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2015 within the UK.

ICMP Salary Histogram in the UK

ICMP
Top 17 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 30 June 2015. 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
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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 +39 16 £55,000 +57.14%
North West +14 7 £48,750 +77.27%
Manchester +4 6 £50,000 +81.81%
Scotland - 6 £25,000 -
East of England - 6 £55,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £25,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £55,000 -
South East +17 1 £42,500 -5.55%
London +16 1 £60,000 -
Bath - 1 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 25 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 23 (65.71%) Linux
3 17 (48.57%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) SNMP
4 15 (42.86%) DHCP
4 15 (42.86%) DNS
5 14 (40.00%) Cisco
5 14 (40.00%) OSPF
6 13 (37.14%) Firewall
6 13 (37.14%) Python
7 12 (34.29%) LAN
7 12 (34.29%) WAN
7 12 (34.29%) Wireless
8 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 10 (28.57%) VPN
9 10 (28.57%) MPLS
10 9 (25.71%) Scrum
10 9 (25.71%) Degree
10 9 (25.71%) CCNA
10 9 (25.71%) C
11 8 (22.86%) RIP
11 8 (22.86%) SSL
12 7 (20.00%) HTTP
12 7 (20.00%) BGP
12 7 (20.00%) VoIP
12 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (17.14%) Wireshark
13 6 (17.14%) Network Management

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 17 (48.57%) SNMP
3 15 (42.86%) DNS
3 15 (42.86%) DHCP
4 14 (40.00%) OSPF
5 13 (37.14%) Firewall
6 12 (34.29%) Wireless
6 12 (34.29%) LAN
6 12 (34.29%) WAN
7 10 (28.57%) VPN
7 10 (28.57%) MPLS
8 8 (22.86%) SSL
8 8 (22.86%) RIP
9 7 (20.00%) HTTP
9 7 (20.00%) VoIP
9 7 (20.00%) BGP
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (17.14%) Wireshark
10 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
10 6 (17.14%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Mocha
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Programmer
2 9 (25.71%) Software Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Software Programmer
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Junior
4 4 (11.43%) Junior Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Automated Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.86%) IVR
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) Windows
3 6 (17.14%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.71%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
2 9 (25.71%) Scrum
3 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 6 (17.14%) Network Management
4 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 5 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 5 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 2 (5.71%) TDD
7 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) OO
7 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 2 (5.71%) BDD
7 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Python
2 9 (25.71%) C
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) Tcl
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 9 (25.71%) CCNA
3 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) CCIE
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.71%) Iperf
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (14.29%) NetScout
3 4 (11.43%) Juniper
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Dell
4 3 (8.57%) SonicWALL
4 3 (8.57%) Meru Networks
5 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Fortinet