The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 82 101 115
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +14
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 171 112 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.14% 2.26% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.17% 13.07% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 160 92 76
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
892 857 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.38% 17.27% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 787 681 726
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region.

TCP/IP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

TCP/IP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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
Birmingham -10 45 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Staffordshire +18 39 £37,500 +44.23% 6
Coventry +18 33 £39,000 +20.00% 1
Shropshire +5 18 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Warwickshire +3 13 £29,425 +30.77% 2
Solihull -10 12 £33,750 +50.00%
Walsall - 5 £33,500 -
Worcestershire +11 4 £24,000 -40.00% 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 220 (64.52%) Windows
2 129 (37.83%) Microsoft
3 128 (37.54%) Firewall
4 122 (35.78%) Active Directory
5 109 (31.96%) LAN
6 108 (31.67%) WAN
7 103 (30.21%) DNS
8 101 (29.62%) VMware
9 99 (29.03%) Cisco
10 97 (28.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 80 (23.46%) Linux
11 80 (23.46%) Citrix
12 79 (23.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 77 (22.58%) SQL Server
14 69 (20.23%) MS Office
15 68 (19.94%) MS Excel
16 66 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
17 65 (19.06%) Finance
17 65 (19.06%) ITIL
18 62 (18.18%) MS Exchange
19 58 (17.01%) VPN
20 56 (16.42%) Internet
21 52 (15.25%) CCNA
22 51 (14.96%) Windows XP
23 49 (14.37%) DHCP
24 45 (13.20%) Degree
25 44 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
26 42 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
27 41 (12.02%) SAN
28 39 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 62 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.99%) IIS
5 14 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.93%) Apache
7 10 (2.93%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.64%) CMS
9 6 (1.76%) Lync
10 5 (1.47%) EPiServer CMS
10 5 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.47%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (20.23%) MS Office
2 68 (19.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.47%) Simulink
4 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) Office 365
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.47%) IaaS
4 4 (1.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 128 (37.54%) Firewall
2 109 (31.96%) LAN
3 108 (31.67%) WAN
4 103 (30.21%) DNS
5 58 (17.01%) VPN
6 56 (16.42%) Internet
7 49 (14.37%) DHCP
8 41 (12.02%) SAN
9 35 (10.26%) VoIP
9 35 (10.26%) Network Security
10 31 (9.09%) HTTP
11 29 (8.50%) MPLS
12 23 (6.74%) BGP
13 22 (6.45%) VLAN
14 19 (5.57%) SSL
14 19 (5.57%) LDAP
15 18 (5.28%) OSPF
15 18 (5.28%) EIGRP
16 16 (4.69%) IPsec
16 16 (4.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.81%) MySQL
4 11 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.17%) SQLite
9 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.59%) DB2
10 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.29%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 17 (4.99%) JIRA
1 17 (4.99%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.88%) Selenium
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) Ant
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 65 (19.06%) Finance
2 25 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.40%) Front Office
4 9 (2.64%) Retail
4 9 (2.64%) Legal
5 7 (2.05%) Banking
6 5 (1.47%) Electronics
6 5 (1.47%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.47%) Automotive
7 3 (0.88%) Local Government
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (21.11%) Analyst
2 40 (11.73%) Network Engineer
2 40 (11.73%) Support Engineer
3 32 (9.38%) Consultant
4 26 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (6.74%) Developer
6 22 (6.45%) Team Leader
7 21 (6.16%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.87%) Technical Consultant
8 20 (5.87%) IT Support
9 19 (5.57%) Administrator
10 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.69%) Technical Support
11 16 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (4.40%) Software Engineer
12 15 (4.40%) Network Analyst
13 14 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
13 14 (4.11%) Senior Support Engineer
14 13 (3.81%) Technical Engineer
15 12 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.28%) .NET
2 15 (4.40%) XML
3 14 (4.11%) Web Services
4 13 (3.81%) HTML
5 12 (3.52%) CSS
6 11 (3.23%) Middleware
7 10 (2.93%) JSON
8 9 (2.64%) jQuery
9 5 (1.47%) Ajax
9 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.17%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (1.17%) POCO
11 3 (0.88%) HTML5
11 3 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.88%) DOM
11 3 (0.88%) EDI
11 3 (0.88%) LINQ
11 3 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 21 (6.16%) Open Source
4 17 (4.99%) Clustering
5 13 (3.81%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.64%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.76%) iSeries
9 5 (1.47%) Life Science
9 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.47%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.17%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.17%) IVR
11 3 (0.88%) Replication
11 3 (0.88%) User Experience
12 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.29%) Physics
13 1 (0.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 220 (64.52%) Windows
2 97 (28.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (23.46%) Linux
4 79 (23.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (14.96%) Windows XP
6 39 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (10.26%) Windows 8
8 31 (9.09%) Windows 7
9 22 (6.45%) UNIX
10 18 (5.28%) Apple iOS
11 13 (3.81%) Solaris
12 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.76%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.47%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.17%) Android
15 4 (1.17%) AIX
16 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
18 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.06%) ITIL
2 29 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (6.16%) Software Engineering
6 19 (5.57%) Project Management
7 18 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (4.99%) Waterfall
8 17 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (4.99%) Scrum
8 17 (4.99%) DevOps
9 16 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.40%) ETRM
10 15 (4.40%) Multithreading
10 15 (4.40%) Load Balancing
11 14 (4.11%) Low Latency
12 12 (3.52%) E-Commerce
13 10 (2.93%) OO
13 10 (2.93%) Network Design
14 9 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.09%) SQL
2 30 (8.80%) Java
3 22 (6.45%) C++
4 18 (5.28%) C
4 18 (5.28%) C#
5 17 (4.99%) VBScript
5 17 (4.99%) Python
6 15 (4.40%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.93%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.64%) Korn
8 9 (2.64%) Erlang
9 8 (2.35%) F#
9 8 (2.35%) Scala
10 7 (2.05%) Clojure
10 7 (2.05%) PHP
11 6 (1.76%) Embedded C
11 6 (1.76%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.47%) Haskell
12 5 (1.47%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (15.25%) CCNA
3 45 (13.20%) Degree
4 42 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (11.44%) CCNP
6 32 (9.38%) MCSE
7 23 (6.74%) Security Cleared
8 22 (6.45%) SC Cleared
9 20 (5.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (4.99%) MCSA
11 16 (4.69%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (4.11%) CCIE
13 13 (3.81%) CCA
14 11 (3.23%) MCP
15 9 (2.64%) CCIP
15 9 (2.64%) CCSA
15 9 (2.64%) CCSE
15 9 (2.64%) MCITP
16 7 (2.05%) HND
17 6 (1.76%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.80%) SLA
2 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.59%) GPG13
3 2 (0.59%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.74%) XenApp
4 17 (4.99%) vSphere
5 16 (4.69%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.81%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.35%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.05%) XenServer
10 5 (1.47%) Firmware
11 4 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.59%) Snort
12 2 (0.59%) Squid
12 2 (0.59%) Postfix
13 1 (0.29%) Xen
13 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.99%) Puppet
1 17 (4.99%) Vagrant
1 17 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.52%) SCCM
3 9 (2.64%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.05%) WMI
4 7 (2.05%) WSUS
5 5 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.47%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.59%) SCOM
8 2 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.59%) Nagios
9 1 (0.29%) MOM
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) Plesk
9 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 129 (37.83%) Microsoft
2 101 (29.62%) VMware
3 99 (29.03%) Cisco
4 80 (23.46%) Citrix
5 29 (8.50%) NetApp
6 26 (7.62%) CheckPoint
7 24 (7.04%) IBM
8 23 (6.74%) HP
9 20 (5.87%) EMC
9 20 (5.87%) Apple
10 19 (5.57%) Avaya
11 18 (5.28%) Oracle
12 14 (4.11%) CommVault
13 11 (3.23%) Mitel
14 10 (2.93%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.64%) Dell
15 9 (2.64%) Netezza
16 8 (2.35%) Reuters
16 8 (2.35%) Bloomberg
16 8 (2.35%) Symantec
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