Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 139 158
Rank change year-on-year -28 +19 -17
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,305 2,821 3,179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.96% 2.47% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.64% 16.35% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,267 2,421 2,638
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -

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 8,911 17,258 21,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 15.13% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7,022 13,998 16,967
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -52 434 £65,000 +18.18% 70
South East -7 290 £50,000 +11.11% 59
North of England +25 233 £38,000 -9.52% 84
Midlands -3 150 £42,500 +30.77% 37
Yorkshire +41 129 £35,000 -22.22% 34
South West -40 126 £34,950 -6.80% 25
West Midlands -5 92 £42,500 +30.77% 22
North West -9 87 £45,000 +12.50% 42
East of England -18 57 £45,000 +5.88% 31
East Midlands +35 56 £37,000 +13.85% 15
North East +19 17 £29,000 +5.45% 8
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 606 (46.44%) Windows
2 491 (37.62%) DNS
3 468 (35.86%) Active Directory
4 444 (34.02%) Firewall
5 419 (32.11%) Microsoft
6 412 (31.57%) Linux
6 412 (31.57%) VMware
7 335 (25.67%) DHCP
8 329 (25.21%) Microsoft 365
9 305 (23.37%) Azure
10 300 (22.99%) WAN
11 299 (22.91%) Windows Server
12 288 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 271 (20.77%) Python
14 268 (20.54%) Cisco
15 252 (19.31%) LAN
16 239 (18.31%) AWS
17 227 (17.39%) VPN
18 202 (15.48%) PowerShell
19 178 (13.64%) Windows 10
20 176 (13.49%) HTTP
21 174 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
22 167 (12.80%) Finance
23 166 (12.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 164 (12.57%) ITIL
24 164 (12.57%) Hyper-V
25 160 (12.26%) Cisco Certification
26 153 (11.72%) Ansible
27 152 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
28 151 (11.57%) VLAN

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
1 122 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 75 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.60%) Apache
4 46 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 45 (3.45%) IIS
6 31 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (2.07%) Confluence
8 21 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.84%) nginx
11 11 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.69%) JBoss
13 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.69%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) Simulink
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.84%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.23%) Eikon
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.077%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 329 (25.21%) Microsoft 365
2 305 (23.37%) Azure
3 239 (18.31%) AWS
4 68 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (3.60%) IaaS
6 46 (3.52%) SaaS
7 35 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 34 (2.61%) Mimecast
9 32 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (2.38%) GCP
11 29 (2.22%) GitHub
12 27 (2.07%) PaaS
12 27 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (1.46%) Serverless
14 14 (1.07%) OneDrive
15 13 (1.00%) Datadog
16 12 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
17 10 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
18 9 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 491 (37.62%) DNS
2 444 (34.02%) Firewall
3 335 (25.67%) DHCP
4 300 (22.99%) WAN
5 252 (19.31%) LAN
6 227 (17.39%) VPN
7 176 (13.49%) HTTP
8 151 (11.57%) VLAN
9 135 (10.34%) Wireless
10 113 (8.66%) VoIP
11 111 (8.51%) Ethernet
12 108 (8.28%) BGP
13 103 (7.89%) Network Security
14 98 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
15 86 (6.59%) OSPF
16 75 (5.75%) MPLS
17 73 (5.59%) SAN
18 69 (5.29%) Internet
19 63 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
20 54 (4.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (2.07%) MongoDB
4 24 (1.84%) MySQL
5 18 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
6 12 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.61%) Redis
8 7 (0.54%) Blockchain
8 7 (0.54%) MariaDB
9 6 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.38%) Big Data
11 3 (0.23%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.23%) HBase
11 3 (0.23%) Impala
12 2 (0.15%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 89 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.14%) JIRA
3 50 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.38%) GitLab
5 17 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (1.15%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.07%) Selenium
8 13 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.92%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.84%) Gerrit
11 10 (0.77%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.77%) Subversion
12 8 (0.61%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.54%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.46%) JUnit
14 6 (0.46%) Maven
14 6 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 167 (12.80%) Finance
2 95 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.29%) Banking
4 34 (2.61%) Law
5 18 (1.38%) Public Sector
6 17 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 16 (1.23%) Electronics
8 15 (1.15%) Back Office
9 14 (1.07%) Retail
10 10 (0.77%) Marketing
11 8 (0.61%) Military
12 6 (0.46%) Legal
12 6 (0.46%) Local Government
13 5 (0.38%) Front Office
13 5 (0.38%) Games
14 4 (0.31%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 181 (13.87%) Network Engineer
2 160 (12.26%) Support Engineer
3 135 (10.34%) Analyst
4 128 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 119 (9.12%) IT Engineer
6 91 (6.97%) IT Support
7 73 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 68 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
9 64 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 64 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
10 63 (4.83%) Developer
11 57 (4.37%) Administrator
12 56 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
13 50 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
13 50 (3.83%) Security Engineer
14 46 (3.52%) Architect
15 44 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
16 42 (3.22%) Service Analyst
17 40 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
17 40 (3.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.98%) XML
2 44 (3.37%) Web Services
3 41 (3.14%) 802.1X
4 36 (2.76%) JSON
5 34 (2.61%) HTML
6 32 (2.45%) RESTful
7 30 (2.30%) XMPP
8 28 (2.15%) .NET
9 27 (2.07%) CSS
10 24 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (1.69%) LDAP
12 19 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
12 19 (1.46%) YAML
13 18 (1.38%) REST
14 17 (1.30%) Kafka
15 13 (1.00%) SAML
16 12 (0.92%) Apache NiFi
17 11 (0.84%) HTML5
18 10 (0.77%) AngularJS
18 10 (0.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 132 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 70 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.15%) Replication
6 27 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 26 (1.99%) PKI
8 25 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
8 25 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 24 (1.84%) Clustering
9 24 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
10 23 (1.76%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 20 (1.53%) Cyberattack
12 20 (1.53%) Hedge funds
13 17 (1.30%) Device Driver
14 16 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (1.00%) EPoS
16 12 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 606 (46.44%) Windows
2 412 (31.57%) Linux
3 299 (22.91%) Windows Server
4 178 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 152 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (9.20%) Unix
7 107 (8.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 90 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 81 (6.21%) Windows 7
10 56 (4.29%) Android
11 55 (4.21%) CentOS
12 52 (3.98%) Ubuntu
13 50 (3.83%) Windows Server 2019
14 47 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.69%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.30%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.77%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.69%) Solaris
20 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
2 166 (12.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 164 (12.57%) ITIL
4 132 (10.11%) DevOps
5 123 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (6.74%) Computer Science
7 85 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
8 84 (6.44%) SIEM
9 81 (6.21%) Information Security
10 78 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (5.44%) Infrastructure as Code
12 68 (5.21%) Configuration Management
12 68 (5.21%) Software Engineering
13 56 (4.29%) Network Design
14 52 (3.98%) Mentoring
14 52 (3.98%) Test Automation
15 48 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (3.30%) Change Management
18 41 (3.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 271 (20.77%) Python
2 202 (15.48%) PowerShell
3 129 (9.89%) SQL
4 97 (7.43%) Bash Shell
5 80 (6.13%) C++
6 75 (5.75%) Java
7 70 (5.36%) C
8 56 (4.29%) Perl
9 50 (3.83%) Ruby
10 43 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 42 (3.22%) C#
12 35 (2.68%) JavaScript
13 18 (1.38%) PHP
14 15 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.00%) Groovy
16 11 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.69%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.61%) Go
19 7 (0.54%) Embedded C
19 7 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 160 (12.26%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (7.05%) Degree
3 87 (6.67%) CCNA
4 79 (6.05%) CCNP
5 72 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 45 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 41 (3.14%) MCSA
9 31 (2.38%) MCSE
10 30 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (2.22%) CISSP
12 28 (2.15%) MCP
13 27 (2.07%) CCIE
13 27 (2.07%) MCITP
14 24 (1.84%) JNCIP
15 20 (1.53%) JNCIA
16 19 (1.46%) CISM
17 16 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (1.15%) AWS Certification
19 14 (1.07%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.36%) SLA
2 49 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (3.45%) QA
4 14 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.46%) GDPR
5 6 (0.46%) NIST
6 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.077%) COBIT
8 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.077%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.077%) NCSC
System Software
1 468 (35.86%) Active Directory
2 288 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 93 (7.13%) Docker
5 88 (6.74%) vSphere
6 68 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
7 54 (4.14%) XenDesktop
8 52 (3.98%) XenApp
9 26 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (1.92%) Firmware
11 16 (1.23%) VMware NSX
11 16 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.84%) KVM
15 9 (0.69%) NFS
16 6 (0.46%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.46%) RHEV
16 6 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 153 (11.72%) Ansible
2 128 (9.81%) Terraform
3 101 (7.74%) Kubernetes
4 83 (6.36%) Puppet
5 78 (5.98%) SCCM
6 41 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
7 38 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (2.61%) SCOM
9 30 (2.30%) WSUS
10 29 (2.22%) Nagios
11 26 (1.99%) Prometheus
12 24 (1.84%) FortiGate
12 24 (1.84%) Kibana
13 23 (1.76%) Graylog
14 22 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
15 20 (1.53%) vCenter Server
15 20 (1.53%) ZABBIX
16 15 (1.15%) Grafana
16 15 (1.15%) Nessus
17 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 419 (32.11%) Microsoft
2 412 (31.57%) VMware
3 268 (20.54%) Cisco
4 138 (10.57%) Citrix
5 71 (5.44%) Red Hat
6 63 (4.83%) Apple
7 62 (4.75%) Palo Alto
8 60 (4.60%) CheckPoint
8 60 (4.60%) Dell
9 59 (4.52%) HP
10 57 (4.37%) F5
11 55 (4.21%) Juniper
12 46 (3.52%) Veeam
13 45 (3.45%) Fortinet
13 45 (3.45%) SolarWinds
14 44 (3.37%) Oracle
15 34 (2.61%) Splunk
16 33 (2.53%) Meraki
17 32 (2.45%) Avaya
18 28 (2.15%) EMC