Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for TCP/IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited TCP/IP over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 152 160
Rank change year-on-year -42 +8 -2
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,384 2,107 2,940
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.72% 2.35% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.30% 15.53% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 1,751 2,374
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -

TCP/IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,405 13,564 20,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.95% 15.12% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7,846 10,916 16,168
10th Percentile £28,813 £26,750 £26,246
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in England.

Salary trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the England region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -82 467 £62,500 +13.64% 71
South East -13 299 £45,000 - 63
North of England -19 251 £40,000 - 70
Midlands -8 170 £41,633 +28.10% 40
Yorkshire +28 149 £37,500 -16.67% 27
West Midlands +2 122 £42,500 +30.77% 26
South West -74 119 £30,249 -19.34% 24
North West -49 80 £42,500 +2.41% 36
East of England -45 68 £45,000 +8.43% 23
East Midlands -7 45 £40,000 - 13
North East +1 22 £28,250 -19.29% 7
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 672 (48.55%) Windows
2 558 (40.32%) DNS
3 505 (36.49%) Microsoft
4 484 (34.97%) Active Directory
5 469 (33.89%) Firewall
6 450 (32.51%) Linux
7 427 (30.85%) VMware
8 401 (28.97%) DHCP
9 374 (27.02%) Microsoft 365
10 342 (24.71%) Windows Server
11 339 (24.49%) Azure
12 325 (23.48%) Social Skills
13 298 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 297 (21.46%) WAN
15 292 (21.10%) Cisco
16 275 (19.87%) Python
17 265 (19.15%) LAN
18 261 (18.86%) PowerShell
19 257 (18.57%) AWS
20 248 (17.92%) VPN
21 219 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 198 (14.31%) HTTP
23 188 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
24 175 (12.64%) ITIL
25 173 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
26 172 (12.43%) Windows 10
27 168 (12.14%) Finance
28 167 (12.07%) Wireless
29 166 (11.99%) VLAN
30 162 (11.71%) Citrix

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 137 (9.90%) MS Exchange
2 99 (7.15%) SharePoint
3 67 (4.84%) IIS
4 47 (3.40%) Apache
5 42 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (1.81%) Confluence
7 23 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (1.45%) nginx
9 17 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.08%) Skype for Business
11 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.94%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.72%) JBoss
15 9 (0.65%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.65%) WordPress
16 8 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (0.51%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 131 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.072%) Simulink
4 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.29%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.14%) Eikon
3 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.14%) Relativity
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 374 (27.02%) Microsoft 365
2 339 (24.49%) Azure
3 257 (18.57%) AWS
4 72 (5.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (4.41%) IaaS
6 54 (3.90%) SaaS
7 45 (3.25%) GCP
8 42 (3.03%) PaaS
9 39 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 37 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (2.10%) Amazon EKS
13 28 (2.02%) Amazon ECS
13 28 (2.02%) Mimecast
14 23 (1.66%) AWS Direct Connect
14 23 (1.66%) GitHub
14 23 (1.66%) Serverless
15 17 (1.23%) OneDrive
16 15 (1.08%) Google Workspace
17 14 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 558 (40.32%) DNS
2 469 (33.89%) Firewall
3 401 (28.97%) DHCP
4 297 (21.46%) WAN
5 265 (19.15%) LAN
6 248 (17.92%) VPN
7 198 (14.31%) HTTP
8 167 (12.07%) Wireless
9 166 (11.99%) VLAN
10 151 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
11 128 (9.25%) Network Security
12 118 (8.53%) BGP
13 116 (8.38%) Ethernet
14 109 (7.88%) VoIP
15 101 (7.30%) OSPF
16 87 (6.29%) SAN
17 78 (5.64%) Internet
18 74 (5.35%) Broadband
19 73 (5.27%) MPLS
20 70 (5.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (3.03%) MySQL
4 32 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (1.81%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.94%) Redis
9 12 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.72%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.72%) MariaDB
11 9 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.36%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.22%) Big Data
16 2 (0.14%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.14%) HBase
16 2 (0.14%) Impala
16 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 75 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 42 (3.03%) JIRA
4 28 (2.02%) GitLab
5 17 (1.23%) Subversion
6 16 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.01%) Selenium
8 12 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.72%) Maven
9 10 (0.72%) Mercurial
10 9 (0.65%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.58%) JUnit
11 8 (0.58%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.51%) Gradle
12 7 (0.51%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.43%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 325 (23.48%) Social Skills
2 168 (12.14%) Finance
3 102 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 86 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.61%) Banking
6 35 (2.53%) Law
7 23 (1.66%) Back Office
8 21 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (1.30%) Retail
10 16 (1.16%) Aerospace
10 16 (1.16%) Legal
11 15 (1.08%) Public Sector
12 14 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
15 9 (0.65%) Electronics
16 8 (0.58%) Local Government
16 8 (0.58%) Marketing
16 8 (0.58%) Publishing
17 7 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 194 (14.02%) Network Engineer
2 165 (11.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 159 (11.49%) Support Engineer
4 132 (9.54%) Analyst
5 112 (8.09%) IT Engineer
6 96 (6.94%) IT Support
7 83 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 80 (5.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 72 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
10 62 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 61 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
12 60 (4.34%) Developer
13 57 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
14 56 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
14 56 (4.05%) Security Engineer
15 55 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
16 47 (3.40%) Automation Engineer
17 43 (3.11%) Administrator
18 42 (3.03%) Architect
19 41 (2.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.55%) 802.1X
2 56 (4.05%) Web Services
3 52 (3.76%) XML
4 45 (3.25%) XMPP
5 34 (2.46%) HTML
6 33 (2.38%) JSON
7 32 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
8 30 (2.17%) .NET
9 27 (1.95%) CSS
9 27 (1.95%) REST
10 21 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
11 20 (1.45%) LDAP
12 19 (1.37%) Node.js
12 19 (1.37%) RESTful
13 18 (1.30%) Kafka
14 14 (1.01%) SAML
14 14 (1.01%) SOAP
15 12 (0.87%) YAML
16 11 (0.79%) LAMP
16 11 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 146 (10.55%) Data Centre
2 65 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (2.75%) Clustering
4 38 (2.75%) Public Cloud
5 34 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 31 (2.24%) PKI
7 29 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.88%) Replication
9 25 (1.81%) Driving Licence
9 25 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
10 24 (1.73%) Device Driver
11 18 (1.30%) Hedge funds
12 15 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 12 (0.87%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.87%) User Experience
15 11 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 672 (48.55%) Windows
2 450 (32.51%) Linux
3 342 (24.71%) Windows Server
4 172 (12.43%) Windows 10
5 148 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (7.59%) Unix
7 87 (6.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 75 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (4.99%) Windows 7
10 68 (4.91%) Android
11 53 (3.83%) Windows Server 2019
12 50 (3.61%) CentOS
13 46 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (2.10%) Ubuntu
15 22 (1.59%) Apple iOS
16 21 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
16 21 (1.52%) Mac OS
17 16 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.87%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 188 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
3 175 (12.64%) ITIL
4 153 (11.05%) DevOps
5 136 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (8.02%) Computer Science
7 92 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
8 87 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
8 87 (6.29%) Infrastructure as Code
9 86 (6.21%) Software Engineering
10 82 (5.92%) Configuration Management
11 77 (5.56%) SIEM
12 75 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
13 73 (5.27%) Test Automation
14 68 (4.91%) Validation
15 67 (4.84%) Information Security
16 66 (4.77%) Software Testing
17 60 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 60 (4.34%) Load Balancing
18 55 (3.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 275 (19.87%) Python
2 261 (18.86%) PowerShell
3 139 (10.04%) SQL
4 107 (7.73%) C
5 104 (7.51%) Bash Shell
6 103 (7.44%) C++
7 56 (4.05%) Java
8 34 (2.46%) Perl
9 32 (2.31%) C#
10 30 (2.17%) Ruby
11 24 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.23%) PHP
13 16 (1.16%) Embedded C
13 16 (1.16%) Embedded C++
13 16 (1.16%) JavaScript
14 14 (1.01%) VB
15 13 (0.94%) Go
16 7 (0.51%) Groovy
16 7 (0.51%) Scala
16 7 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 173 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (8.74%) Degree
3 102 (7.37%) CCNA
4 87 (6.29%) CCNP
5 74 (5.35%) Security Cleared
6 69 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 57 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 40 (2.89%) CISSP
9 32 (2.31%) MCSE
10 29 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (1.81%) MCSA
12 23 (1.66%) CISM
13 22 (1.59%) CCIE
13 22 (1.59%) MCP
14 20 (1.45%) JNCIP
15 16 (1.16%) DBS Check
15 16 (1.16%) GIAC
16 15 (1.08%) JNCIA
17 13 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (0.79%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.78%) SLA
2 47 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (3.25%) QA
4 19 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.23%) GDPR
6 14 (1.01%) NIST
7 11 (0.79%) PMO
8 6 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.43%) GRC
8 6 (0.43%) NCSC
9 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.22%) FedRAMP
10 3 (0.22%) HL7
10 3 (0.22%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
System Software
1 484 (34.97%) Active Directory
2 298 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (11.56%) Hyper-V
4 111 (8.02%) Docker
5 109 (7.88%) vSphere
6 80 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (4.62%) XenDesktop
8 51 (3.68%) XenApp
9 35 (2.53%) Firmware
10 31 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (1.73%) VMware NSX
12 23 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
13 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.94%) NFS
16 12 (0.87%) Terminal Services
17 9 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
18 8 (0.58%) DFS Replication
18 8 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 7 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 134 (9.68%) Ansible
2 130 (9.39%) Terraform
3 117 (8.45%) Kubernetes
4 93 (6.72%) SCCM
5 76 (5.49%) Puppet
6 73 (5.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 46 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (3.25%) SCOM
9 41 (2.96%) Graylog
9 41 (2.96%) Kibana
9 41 (2.96%) WSUS
10 31 (2.24%) FortiGate
11 29 (2.10%) Prometheus
12 27 (1.95%) Nagios
13 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
15 19 (1.37%) Packer
15 19 (1.37%) vCenter Server
16 14 (1.01%) Grafana
16 14 (1.01%) Nessus
Vendors
1 505 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 427 (30.85%) VMware
3 292 (21.10%) Cisco
4 162 (11.71%) Citrix
5 83 (6.00%) Palo Alto
6 72 (5.20%) CheckPoint
7 69 (4.99%) Apple
8 64 (4.62%) F5
9 62 (4.48%) Dell
10 60 (4.34%) HP
11 59 (4.26%) Red Hat
12 55 (3.97%) Meraki
12 55 (3.97%) SolarWinds
13 53 (3.83%) Veeam
14 49 (3.54%) Juniper
14 49 (3.54%) Oracle
15 36 (2.60%) McAfee
16 35 (2.53%) Fortinet
16 35 (2.53%) Google
16 35 (2.53%) Symantec