The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 87 90 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3287 3250 3948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.07% 3.08% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.07% 18.19% 18.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2761 2627 3392
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
19260 17864 21476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.96% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15487 13977 17553
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Salary Trend

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

TCP/IP Salary Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

TCP/IP Salary Histogram in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
(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 0 3156 £40,000 - 457
London -6 1161 £45,000 -5.26% 137
South East +22 937 £40,000 +3.89% 122
Berkshire +19 332 £42,000 +2.43% 39
City of London -16 257 £50,000 +5.26% 39
Hampshire +6 238 £40,000 +11.11% 17
South West +8 233 £35,000 - 59
East of England +4 218 £35,500 -4.05% 36
North West +5 170 £32,500 -15.58% 33
Reading +32 169 £42,000 +3.70% 21
Surrey +9 169 £39,500 -1.25% 29
Yorkshire -51 164 £32,500 +8.33% 31
West Midlands +14 127 £35,000 +4.47% 16
East Midlands +33 124 £34,500 -8.00% 16
West Yorkshire -33 95 £35,000 +16.66% 16
Manchester -16 76 £25,000 -33.33% 18
Hertfordshire -3 74 £27,500 -25.67% 13
Southampton -9 70 £39,250 +12.14% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 66 £40,000 +11.11% 17
Gloucestershire +8 65 £33,750 -15.62% 16
Cheshire +1 61 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Bristol -11 59 £40,000 +37.93% 20
Leeds -47 59 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Cambridge +3 57 £40,500 +6.57% 13
Kent +31 50 £34,750 -24.86% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 47 £31,250 -16.66% 12
Leicestershire +27 46 £41,750 +14.38% 4
Basingstoke +22 46 £36,000 +5.88%
West Sussex +15 46 £42,500 +15.25% 2
Slough +30 42 £42,000 +12.00% 4

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 4383 (63.89%) Windows
2 2541 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 2536 (36.97%) DNS
4 2387 (34.80%) Active Directory
5 2309 (33.66%) Firewall
6 2230 (32.51%) Linux
7 2157 (31.44%) VMware
8 1956 (28.51%) Cisco
9 1653 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 1490 (21.72%) MS Exchange
11 1481 (21.59%) LAN
12 1476 (21.52%) DHCP
13 1471 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1469 (21.41%) WAN
15 1355 (19.75%) MS Excel
16 1245 (18.15%) VPN
17 1189 (17.33%) ITIL
18 1077 (15.70%) SQL Server
19 1061 (15.47%) SQL
20 1036 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
21 1033 (15.06%) UNIX
22 1025 (14.94%) Finance
23 1012 (14.75%) Citrix
24 1007 (14.68%) MS Office
25 1003 (14.62%) Cisco Certification
26 992 (14.46%) Degree
27 990 (14.43%) SAN
28 950 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
29 886 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
30 873 (12.73%) Windows 7

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1490 (21.72%) MS Exchange
2 628 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 526 (7.67%) IIS
4 407 (5.93%) Apache
5 391 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 362 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 296 (4.31%) SharePoint
8 278 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 243 (3.54%) Tomcat
10 234 (3.41%) Lync
11 232 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 97 (1.41%) JBoss
13 80 (1.17%) WebSphere
14 66 (0.96%) nginx
15 50 (0.73%) WebLogic
16 42 (0.61%) CMS
17 41 (0.60%) IBM Notes
18 39 (0.57%) OpenStack
19 30 (0.44%) SAS
20 27 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1355 (19.75%) MS Excel
2 1007 (14.68%) MS Office
3 82 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 72 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.36%) MS Project
6 16 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.087%) Simulink
9 4 (0.058%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.044%) SPSS
11 2 (0.029%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.029%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 53 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 22 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.28%) BASE24
5 16 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.17%) RMDS
7 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.13%) Eikon
8 7 (0.10%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.10%) SalesLogix
9 4 (0.058%) Magento
9 4 (0.058%) GoldMine
10 3 (0.044%) Cognos Controller
10 3 (0.044%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.044%) Sage 50
10 3 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.044%) Summit
11 2 (0.029%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 229 (3.34%) Office 365
2 111 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (1.47%) SaaS
4 84 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 80 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 51 (0.74%) PaaS
7 45 (0.66%) IaaS
8 34 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 19 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.15%) Heroku
11 10 (0.15%) Engine Yard
12 8 (0.12%) Route 53
13 4 (0.058%) Trello
14 3 (0.044%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.044%) Yammer
15 2 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.015%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.015%) GitHub
16 1 (0.015%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2536 (36.97%) DNS
2 2309 (33.66%) Firewall
3 1481 (21.59%) LAN
4 1476 (21.52%) DHCP
5 1469 (21.41%) WAN
6 1245 (18.15%) VPN
7 990 (14.43%) SAN
8 654 (9.53%) Internet
9 652 (9.50%) VoIP
10 615 (8.97%) HTTP
11 591 (8.62%) Network Security
12 569 (8.29%) BGP
13 546 (7.96%) SSL
14 499 (7.27%) OSPF
15 489 (7.13%) MPLS
16 469 (6.84%) VLAN
17 456 (6.65%) Wireless
18 379 (5.52%) Cisco ASA
19 377 (5.50%) SMTP
20 347 (5.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1077 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 464 (6.76%) MySQL
3 232 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 184 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 160 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 120 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 101 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 89 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 88 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 77 (1.12%) RDBMS
11 62 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
12 59 (0.86%) Big Data
13 58 (0.85%) DB2
14 42 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 36 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 34 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
17 26 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (0.38%) Couchbase
18 25 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 168 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 159 (2.32%) Subversion
3 104 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 80 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 55 (0.80%) JUnit
6 48 (0.70%) JIRA
7 43 (0.63%) Selenium
8 38 (0.55%) Maven
8 38 (0.55%) Eclipse
9 34 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.28%) LoadRunner
12 18 (0.26%) MSI
12 18 (0.26%) Mercurial
12 18 (0.26%) Mockito
13 16 (0.23%) Hudson
13 16 (0.23%) LabVIEW
14 15 (0.22%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.20%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.20%) SilkTest
General
1 1025 (14.94%) Finance
2 484 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 291 (4.24%) Banking
4 196 (2.86%) Retail
5 150 (2.19%) Law
6 135 (1.97%) Advertising
7 105 (1.53%) Legal
8 102 (1.49%) Electronics
9 94 (1.37%) Marketing
10 86 (1.25%) Games
11 73 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 68 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 58 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 47 (0.69%) Back Office
15 44 (0.64%) Aerospace
16 43 (0.63%) Front Office
17 41 (0.60%) French Language
18 40 (0.58%) Publishing
19 31 (0.45%) Multimedia
20 24 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1107 (16.14%) Analyst
2 1068 (15.57%) Support Engineer
3 839 (12.23%) Network Engineer
4 511 (7.45%) Support Analyst
5 475 (6.92%) Administrator
6 459 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 429 (6.25%) Developer
8 390 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
9 370 (5.39%) IT Support
10 367 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 335 (4.88%) Consultant
12 323 (4.71%) Technical Support
12 323 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
13 282 (4.11%) Software Engineer
14 269 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
15 217 (3.16%) Security Engineer
16 196 (2.86%) Desktop Support
17 179 (2.61%) Senior Network Engineer
18 173 (2.52%) Technical Engineer
19 169 (2.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (6.66%) .NET
2 366 (5.34%) Web Services
3 328 (4.78%) XML
4 310 (4.52%) HTML
5 174 (2.54%) CSS
6 155 (2.26%) SOAP
7 121 (1.76%) ASP.NET
8 105 (1.53%) Middleware
9 98 (1.43%) REST
10 94 (1.37%) J2EE
11 92 (1.34%) HTML5
12 89 (1.30%) JSON
13 88 (1.28%) WCF
14 87 (1.27%) jQuery
15 83 (1.21%) LAMP
16 67 (0.98%) RESTful
17 65 (0.95%) WPF
18 61 (0.89%) .NET Framework
19 49 (0.71%) STL
20 48 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 565 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 409 (5.96%) Blackberry
3 388 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 342 (4.99%) Clustering
5 259 (3.78%) Management Information System
6 164 (2.39%) Open Source
7 159 (2.32%) Replication
8 126 (1.84%) Client/Server
9 118 (1.72%) iPhone
10 116 (1.69%) Thin Client
10 116 (1.69%) Fat Client
11 95 (1.38%) PKI
12 86 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 79 (1.15%) Mathematics
14 72 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
15 70 (1.02%) Device Driver
16 57 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
17 55 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
17 55 (0.80%) Algorithms
17 55 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4383 (63.89%) Windows
2 2230 (32.51%) Linux
3 1653 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 1036 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1033 (15.06%) UNIX
6 950 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 873 (12.73%) Windows 7
8 664 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 571 (8.32%) Windows 8
10 428 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 348 (5.07%) Solaris
12 258 (3.76%) CentOS
13 253 (3.69%) Windows Vista
14 195 (2.84%) Android
15 169 (2.46%) Ubuntu
16 166 (2.42%) Mac OS X
17 138 (2.01%) Debian
18 133 (1.94%) Apple iOS
19 120 (1.75%) AIX
20 85 (1.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1189 (17.33%) ITIL
2 453 (6.60%) Load Balancing
3 392 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 377 (5.50%) Software Engineering
5 374 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 300 (4.37%) Project Management
7 298 (4.34%) Information Security
8 247 (3.60%) Migration
9 242 (3.53%) Service Management
10 240 (3.50%) Configuration Management
11 239 (3.48%) Change Management
12 234 (3.41%) Mentoring
13 211 (3.08%) Service Delivery
14 206 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
15 198 (2.89%) Multithreading
16 195 (2.84%) E-Commerce
17 188 (2.74%) OO
18 181 (2.64%) Incident Management
19 176 (2.57%) Network Monitoring
20 175 (2.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1061 (15.47%) SQL
2 619 (9.02%) Perl
3 612 (8.92%) Python
4 607 (8.85%) Java
5 482 (7.03%) C++
6 435 (6.34%) PowerShell
7 412 (6.01%) Bash Shell
8 408 (5.95%) C#
9 401 (5.85%) C
10 262 (3.82%) JavaScript
11 241 (3.51%) Shell Script
12 227 (3.31%) PHP
13 201 (2.93%) Ruby
14 102 (1.49%) VBScript
15 89 (1.30%) T-SQL
16 71 (1.03%) VB
17 68 (0.99%) Embedded C
18 59 (0.86%) Korn
19 47 (0.69%) Embedded C++
19 47 (0.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1003 (14.62%) Cisco Certification
2 992 (14.46%) Degree
3 886 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 636 (9.27%) CCNA
5 592 (8.63%) MCSE
6 591 (8.62%) CCNP
7 366 (5.34%) MCP
8 350 (5.10%) MCITP
9 302 (4.40%) Security Cleared
10 260 (3.79%) MCSA
11 227 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 214 (3.12%) CISSP
13 198 (2.89%) SC Cleared
14 136 (1.98%) MCTS
15 126 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
16 120 (1.75%) CCIE
17 110 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
18 107 (1.56%) CCA
18 107 (1.56%) VCP4
19 96 (1.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (8.28%) SLA
2 176 (2.57%) QA
3 164 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 158 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 33 (0.48%) GPG13
8 32 (0.47%) ISO 8583
9 21 (0.31%) COBIT
10 16 (0.23%) JTAG
11 9 (0.13%) HL7
12 6 (0.087%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.044%) DICOM
13 3 (0.044%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.015%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 1 (0.015%) GMP
14 1 (0.015%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.015%) BS7799
System Software
1 2387 (34.80%) Active Directory
2 1471 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 574 (8.37%) Hyper-V
4 413 (6.02%) vSphere
5 297 (4.33%) XenApp
6 243 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
7 242 (3.53%) VMware ESX
8 151 (2.20%) NFS
9 127 (1.85%) Firmware
10 102 (1.49%) Terminal Services
11 97 (1.41%) XenDesktop
12 96 (1.40%) XenServer
13 93 (1.36%) Snort
14 69 (1.01%) KVM
15 59 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 54 (0.79%) Xen
17 53 (0.77%) vCloud
18 44 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 44 (0.64%) ISA Server
19 43 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 391 (5.70%) SCCM
2 302 (4.40%) Puppet
3 234 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 199 (2.90%) SCOM
5 193 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
6 183 (2.67%) Nagios
7 155 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 148 (2.16%) WSUS
9 87 (1.27%) NetBackup
10 48 (0.70%) Cacti
11 47 (0.69%) Tivoli
12 46 (0.67%) SCVMM
13 43 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
14 37 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
15 35 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 34 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 31 (0.45%) Ansible
18 28 (0.41%) Icinga
18 28 (0.41%) OpenView
18 28 (0.41%) Legato
Vendors
1 2541 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 2157 (31.44%) VMware
3 1956 (28.51%) Cisco
4 1012 (14.75%) Citrix
5 762 (11.11%) HP
6 549 (8.00%) Juniper
7 534 (7.78%) Red Hat
8 523 (7.62%) CheckPoint
9 464 (6.76%) Oracle
10 380 (5.54%) Symantec
11 364 (5.31%) F5
12 325 (4.74%) Dell
13 252 (3.67%) EMC
14 249 (3.63%) IBM
15 228 (3.32%) Apple
16 178 (2.59%) NetApp
17 170 (2.48%) Avaya
18 130 (1.90%) SolarWinds
19 115 (1.68%) McAfee
20 113 (1.65%) Blue Coat
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