Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 151 150
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -14
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 961 3,052 3,573
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.34% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.50% 14.77% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 842 2,514 3,009
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,450
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 7,120 20,659 23,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.76% 15.83% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5,657 15,751 18,777
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020. 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 +1 390 £60,000 +20.00% 72
South East -34 161 £42,500 +1.19% 47
North of England +44 150 £35,000 -12.50% 63
Midlands +63 110 £41,000 +26.15% 21
North West +2 77 £38,750 -3.13% 41
South West -25 77 £34,000 -9.33% 24
West Midlands +42 75 £41,000 +26.15% 7
East of England -3 65 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire +80 52 £34,000 -9.33% 21
East Midlands +66 35 £42,500 +6.25% 14
North East +44 21 £37,500 -28.57% 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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.

1 481 (50.05%) Windows
2 386 (40.17%) Active Directory
3 359 (37.36%) DNS
4 338 (35.17%) Microsoft
5 335 (34.86%) Linux
6 301 (31.32%) Firewall
7 291 (30.28%) VMware
8 257 (26.74%) DHCP
9 251 (26.12%) Windows Server
10 235 (24.45%) Office 365
11 232 (24.14%) Azure
12 230 (23.93%) Cisco
13 211 (21.96%) WAN
14 200 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 190 (19.77%) LAN
16 180 (18.73%) AWS
17 172 (17.90%) ITIL
18 168 (17.48%) Python
19 160 (16.65%) VPN
20 142 (14.78%) Finance
21 141 (14.67%) Hyper-V
22 133 (13.84%) Data Centre
23 132 (13.74%) PowerShell
24 120 (12.49%) Cisco Certification
25 118 (12.28%) Citrix
26 117 (12.17%) SAN
26 117 (12.17%) Windows 10
27 114 (11.86%) SQL
28 112 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
29 109 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008

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 92 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 39 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.64%) Confluence
4 30 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (2.91%) IIS
6 23 (2.39%) WebSphere
7 21 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.66%) Apache
10 14 (1.46%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 9 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.94%) nginx
12 7 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.62%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 72 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.10%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.10%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 235 (24.45%) Office 365
2 232 (24.14%) Azure
3 180 (18.73%) AWS
4 60 (6.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 60 (6.24%) IaaS
5 38 (3.95%) PaaS
5 38 (3.95%) SaaS
6 28 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.66%) GCP
8 15 (1.56%) Serverless
9 14 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.46%) Datadog
9 14 (1.46%) Slack
10 11 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.14%) Mimecast
10 11 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.52%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 359 (37.36%) DNS
2 301 (31.32%) Firewall
3 257 (26.74%) DHCP
4 211 (21.96%) WAN
5 190 (19.77%) LAN
6 160 (16.65%) VPN
7 117 (12.17%) SAN
8 95 (9.89%) HTTP
9 91 (9.47%) Wireless
10 89 (9.26%) BGP
10 89 (9.26%) Network Security
11 83 (8.64%) OSPF
12 79 (8.22%) VLAN
13 71 (7.39%) VoIP
14 68 (7.08%) Internet
15 58 (6.04%) MPLS
16 54 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
17 53 (5.52%) Fibre Channel
18 46 (4.79%) SSH
19 45 (4.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.60%) MySQL
3 19 (1.98%) MongoDB
3 19 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.46%) Big Data
6 12 (1.25%) Blockchain
6 12 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.62%) SQLite
10 4 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.42%) GIS
10 4 (0.42%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.04%) JIRA
3 30 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.39%) GitLab
5 17 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (1.35%) Subversion
7 12 (1.25%) Selenium
8 9 (0.94%) Artifactory
8 9 (0.94%) eggPlant
8 9 (0.94%) Gerrit
8 9 (0.94%) Locust
8 9 (0.94%) Maven
8 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.52%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.52%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.21%) Cypress.io
General
1 142 (14.78%) Finance
2 41 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.64%) Banking
4 21 (2.19%) Law
5 20 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.87%) Electronics
6 18 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.56%) Back Office
8 14 (1.46%) Front Office
9 12 (1.25%) Advertising
9 12 (1.25%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.25%) Legal
10 10 (1.04%) Public Sector
11 9 (0.94%) Automotive
12 8 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.83%) Military
12 8 (0.83%) Retail
13 7 (0.73%) Games
14 5 (0.52%) Norwegian Language
15 4 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (14.67%) Analyst
2 124 (12.90%) Network Engineer
3 102 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 74 (7.70%) IT Engineer
5 70 (7.28%) IT Support
6 65 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 54 (5.62%) Administrator
8 49 (5.10%) Software Engineer
9 48 (4.99%) Developer
9 48 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
10 40 (4.16%) IT Analyst
11 39 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
12 35 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
13 34 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 33 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
14 33 (3.43%) Support Analyst
15 32 (3.33%) Architect
16 31 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
16 31 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.20%) XML
2 37 (3.85%) .NET
3 34 (3.54%) HTML
3 34 (3.54%) Middleware
3 34 (3.54%) Web Services
4 33 (3.43%) 802.1X
5 31 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
6 23 (2.39%) RESTful
7 21 (2.19%) JSON
7 21 (2.19%) REST
8 17 (1.77%) YAML
9 16 (1.66%) LDAP
10 14 (1.46%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.46%) CSS
10 14 (1.46%) SAML
10 14 (1.46%) SOAP
11 13 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
12 12 (1.25%) OAuth
12 12 (1.25%) WinForms
12 12 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.84%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
3 66 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.43%) Clustering
6 26 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 24 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
9 23 (2.39%) Driving Licence
10 20 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
11 19 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.87%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.77%) iPhone
13 17 (1.77%) Replication
14 16 (1.66%) User Experience
15 14 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (1.46%) Fixed Income
15 14 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.46%) PKI
16 13 (1.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 481 (50.05%) Windows
2 335 (34.86%) Linux
3 251 (26.12%) Windows Server
4 117 (12.17%) Windows 10
5 109 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (9.89%) Unix
8 71 (7.39%) Windows Server 2016
9 67 (6.97%) Windows 7
10 46 (4.79%) Android
11 36 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (3.75%) Windows Server 2019
12 35 (3.64%) CentOS
13 31 (3.23%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.19%) Apple iOS
14 21 (2.19%) Solaris
15 17 (1.77%) Windows 8
16 14 (1.46%) Mac OS
17 13 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (17.90%) ITIL
2 108 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 85 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (8.53%) DevOps
6 70 (7.28%) Software Engineering
7 67 (6.97%) Change Management
8 64 (6.66%) Cybersecurity
9 60 (6.24%) Computer Science
10 57 (5.93%) Configuration Management
10 57 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (5.72%) Information Security
12 51 (5.31%) SIEM
13 44 (4.58%) Load Balancing
14 42 (4.37%) Security Operations
15 41 (4.27%) Fintech
15 41 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
16 35 (3.64%) Task Automation
17 32 (3.33%) Project Management
18 31 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (17.48%) Python
2 132 (13.74%) PowerShell
3 114 (11.86%) SQL
4 102 (10.61%) Bash Shell
5 63 (6.56%) Java
6 54 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 50 (5.20%) Perl
8 47 (4.89%) C#
8 47 (4.89%) Shell Script
9 46 (4.79%) C++
10 40 (4.16%) C
11 33 (3.43%) Ruby
12 24 (2.50%) PHP
13 19 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.04%) VBScript
16 9 (0.94%) Groovy
17 8 (0.83%) Embedded C
18 7 (0.73%) VBA
19 6 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 120 (12.49%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (10.61%) Degree
4 75 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 72 (7.49%) MCSA
6 70 (7.28%) CCNP
7 69 (7.18%) MCSE
8 67 (6.97%) CCNA
9 50 (5.20%) SC Cleared
10 34 (3.54%) Server+ Certification
11 31 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (2.50%) MCITP
14 19 (1.98%) CCIE
14 19 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.66%) MCP
16 15 (1.56%) CISSP
17 13 (1.35%) JNCIA
18 11 (1.14%) DV Cleared
19 10 (1.04%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.72%) SLA
2 45 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (3.64%) QA
4 31 (3.23%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.83%) GDPR
6 6 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.42%) NIST
9 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.21%) NCSC
10 1 (0.10%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 386 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 200 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (14.67%) Hyper-V
4 76 (7.91%) vSphere
5 49 (5.10%) Docker
6 37 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (3.23%) XenApp
8 23 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 11 (1.14%) KVM
12 11 (1.14%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.04%) Firmware
14 9 (0.94%) RHEV
14 9 (0.94%) Snort
15 7 (0.73%) NFS
16 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.42%) zsh
17 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 108 (11.24%) Ansible
2 78 (8.12%) SCCM
3 68 (7.08%) Puppet
4 63 (6.56%) Terraform
5 51 (5.31%) Kubernetes
6 37 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (1.77%) WSUS
9 16 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (1.56%) SCOM
11 14 (1.46%) Nagios
11 14 (1.46%) PowerCLI
12 13 (1.35%) SCVMM
13 12 (1.25%) Backup Exec
14 11 (1.14%) Grafana
14 11 (1.14%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.83%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
16 6 (0.62%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 338 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 291 (30.28%) VMware
3 230 (23.93%) Cisco
4 118 (12.28%) Citrix
5 54 (5.62%) HP
6 51 (5.31%) Juniper
6 51 (5.31%) Palo Alto
7 50 (5.20%) Oracle
8 49 (5.10%) CheckPoint
9 41 (4.27%) F5
10 34 (3.54%) Meraki
10 34 (3.54%) Red Hat
11 33 (3.43%) Splunk
12 29 (3.02%) Veeam
13 28 (2.91%) Fortinet
13 28 (2.91%) IBM
14 26 (2.71%) SolarWinds
15 25 (2.60%) Dell
16 21 (2.19%) Apple
17 17 (1.77%) Avaya