Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 169 155
Rank change year-on-year -46 -14 0
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,795 908 3,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.64% 2.06% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.54% 13.40% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,455 756 2,440
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £79,750 £81,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 14,317 6,774 19,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.07% 15.37% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,907 5,575 15,663
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.90% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
% change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -71 694 £57,500 -4.17% 113
South East -45 332 £40,750 +9.40% 126
North of England -38 308 £45,000 +28.57% 92
Midlands -68 194 £37,500 - 58
West Midlands -46 140 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Yorkshire -41 139 £55,000 +57.14% 24
South West -20 136 £30,000 -11.76% 38
North West -33 135 £45,000 +34.33% 48
East of England -34 128 £37,500 -9.09% 42
East Midlands -71 48 £35,000 -4.11% 24
North East -18 34 £27,500 -26.67% 20
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 886 (49.36%) Windows
2 723 (40.28%) DNS
3 640 (35.65%) Active Directory
4 615 (34.26%) Microsoft
5 595 (33.15%) Firewall
6 542 (30.19%) DHCP
7 526 (29.30%) Microsoft 365
8 512 (28.52%) Social Skills
9 508 (28.30%) Linux
10 484 (26.96%) Azure
11 437 (24.35%) Windows Server
12 415 (23.12%) WAN
13 395 (22.01%) VMware
14 389 (21.67%) LAN
15 360 (20.06%) Cisco
16 338 (18.83%) VPN
17 319 (17.77%) Python
18 312 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
19 295 (16.43%) Windows 10
20 286 (15.93%) AWS
21 283 (15.77%) PowerShell
22 258 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 258 (14.37%) Degree
23 249 (13.87%) DevOps
24 246 (13.70%) Microsoft Office
25 243 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
25 243 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 239 (13.31%) ITIL
27 231 (12.87%) HTTP
28 222 (12.37%) Wireless

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
1 140 (7.80%) MS Exchange
2 134 (7.47%) SharePoint
3 110 (6.13%) IIS
4 54 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (2.17%) Apache
6 27 (1.50%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 25 (1.39%) JBoss
9 23 (1.28%) Confluence
10 15 (0.84%) CMS
10 15 (0.84%) WordPress
11 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.67%) nginx
14 11 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.61%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 246 (13.70%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) Simulink
8 1 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.78%) Sage 200
2 8 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.28%) Relativity
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.17%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.056%) BASE24
7 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 526 (29.30%) Microsoft 365
2 484 (26.96%) Azure
3 286 (15.93%) AWS
4 107 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (5.40%) SaaS
6 77 (4.29%) GCP
7 70 (3.90%) Amazon EKS
8 69 (3.84%) Amazon ECS
9 65 (3.62%) PaaS
10 63 (3.51%) GitHub
10 63 (3.51%) IaaS
11 49 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
12 43 (2.40%) OneDrive
13 41 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 41 (2.28%) Serverless
14 31 (1.73%) Mimecast
15 24 (1.34%) Google Workspace
16 22 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 21 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 723 (40.28%) DNS
2 595 (33.15%) Firewall
3 542 (30.19%) DHCP
4 415 (23.12%) WAN
5 389 (21.67%) LAN
6 338 (18.83%) VPN
7 231 (12.87%) HTTP
8 222 (12.37%) Wireless
9 207 (11.53%) VLAN
10 188 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
11 159 (8.86%) Internet
12 154 (8.58%) Network Security
13 141 (7.86%) Broadband
14 123 (6.85%) Ethernet
15 120 (6.69%) VoIP
16 103 (5.74%) BGP
17 85 (4.74%) OSPF
18 82 (4.57%) SAN
19 76 (4.23%) MPLS
20 72 (4.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 57 (3.18%) MySQL
4 40 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 16 (0.89%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.50%) MarkLogic
10 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2019
10 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.39%) Big Data
12 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 89 (4.96%) JIRA
2 79 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 70 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 48 (2.67%) GitLab
5 33 (1.84%) GNU Toolchain
5 33 (1.84%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.39%) Subversion
7 12 (0.67%) Maven
7 12 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.56%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.45%) Selenium
11 7 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.33%) Android Studio
12 6 (0.33%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.33%) Terragrunt
12 6 (0.33%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.33%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.33%) Xcode
General
1 512 (28.52%) Social Skills
2 177 (9.86%) Finance
3 167 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (7.52%) Telecoms
5 72 (4.01%) Banking
6 49 (2.73%) Law
7 47 (2.62%) Retail
8 39 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
9 33 (1.84%) Legal
10 31 (1.73%) Public Sector
11 29 (1.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 28 (1.56%) Manufacturing
13 23 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
14 22 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
15 21 (1.17%) Electronics
16 17 (0.95%) Back Office
17 14 (0.78%) Local Government
18 13 (0.72%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 231 (12.87%) Support Engineer
2 211 (11.75%) Analyst
3 188 (10.47%) IT Support
4 180 (10.03%) Network Engineer
5 162 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 153 (8.52%) IT Engineer
7 123 (6.85%) Software Engineer
8 114 (6.35%) Support Analyst
9 109 (6.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 97 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
11 88 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
12 81 (4.51%) Developer
13 74 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
14 70 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
15 69 (3.84%) Embedded Engineer
16 67 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 65 (3.62%) IT Analyst
18 64 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 61 (3.40%) C++ Software Engineer
20 59 (3.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (5.96%) HTML
2 85 (4.74%) Web Services
3 76 (4.23%) .NET
4 71 (3.96%) REST
5 65 (3.62%) Node.js
6 59 (3.29%) JSON
7 51 (2.84%) Middleware
8 41 (2.28%) 802.1X
9 40 (2.23%) CSS
10 34 (1.89%) XML
10 34 (1.89%) XMPP
11 33 (1.84%) HTML5
11 33 (1.84%) Kafka
11 33 (1.84%) WebKit
12 32 (1.78%) RESTful
13 26 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
13 26 (1.45%) LDAP
13 26 (1.45%) WPF
14 25 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
15 23 (1.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 104 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
3 89 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 61 (3.40%) Driving Licence
6 50 (2.79%) User Experience
7 43 (2.40%) Social Media
8 42 (2.34%) Public Cloud
9 40 (2.23%) PKI
10 39 (2.17%) iPad
10 39 (2.17%) iPhone
11 38 (2.12%) Clustering
12 35 (1.95%) STB
13 34 (1.89%) Digital TV
14 33 (1.84%) MPEG
15 31 (1.73%) Algorithms
16 30 (1.67%) Device Driver
16 30 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
16 30 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (1.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 886 (49.36%) Windows
2 508 (28.30%) Linux
3 437 (24.35%) Windows Server
4 295 (16.43%) Windows 10
5 178 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 148 (8.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 127 (7.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 114 (6.35%) Windows 7
9 111 (6.18%) Unix
10 103 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 88 (4.90%) Android
12 51 (2.84%) Mac OS X
13 48 (2.67%) Windows 8
14 47 (2.62%) Apple iOS
15 39 (2.17%) Mac OS
16 38 (2.12%) CentOS
17 33 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
18 20 (1.11%) Ubuntu
19 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
20 14 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
2 249 (13.87%) DevOps
3 243 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 239 (13.31%) ITIL
5 210 (11.70%) Software Engineering
6 164 (9.14%) Cybersecurity
7 156 (8.69%) Computer Science
8 135 (7.52%) Service Delivery
9 128 (7.13%) Infrastructure as Code
10 122 (6.80%) SIEM
11 111 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (5.79%) Configuration Management
12 104 (5.79%) Load Balancing
13 95 (5.29%) Change Management
14 94 (5.24%) Analytics
15 90 (5.01%) Project Management
16 87 (4.85%) Incident Management
17 86 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
18 84 (4.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 319 (17.77%) Python
2 283 (15.77%) PowerShell
3 216 (12.03%) C++
4 199 (11.09%) C
5 183 (10.19%) SQL
6 165 (9.19%) Bash Shell
7 115 (6.41%) JavaScript
8 97 (5.40%) Java
9 91 (5.07%) C#
10 58 (3.23%) Perl
11 44 (2.45%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.28%) Embedded C
13 39 (2.17%) PHP
14 33 (1.84%) Embedded C++
15 30 (1.67%) Ruby
16 28 (1.56%) Go
17 20 (1.11%) R
17 20 (1.11%) VB
18 18 (1.00%) C-shell
19 17 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 258 (14.37%) Degree
2 165 (9.19%) Cisco Certification
3 114 (6.35%) CCNA
4 97 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (4.79%) CCNP
6 54 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (2.95%) MCSA
8 52 (2.90%) Security Cleared
9 42 (2.34%) MCSE
10 38 (2.12%) MCP
11 34 (1.89%) CISSP
12 32 (1.78%) SC Cleared
13 27 (1.50%) CCIE
14 24 (1.34%) MCITP
15 20 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.06%) CISM
16 19 (1.06%) Master's Degree
17 15 (0.84%) A+ Certification
17 15 (0.84%) GIAC
18 14 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.96%) SLA
2 79 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (2.28%) QA
4 26 (1.45%) NIST
5 23 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.06%) GDPR
7 18 (1.00%) PMO
8 14 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.39%) NCSC
10 7 (0.39%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.28%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.28%) MISRA
12 4 (0.22%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.17%) COBIT
13 3 (0.17%) GRC
14 2 (0.11%) Accessibility
14 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 640 (35.65%) Active Directory
2 258 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (9.69%) Hyper-V
4 113 (6.30%) Docker
5 105 (5.85%) vSphere
6 63 (3.51%) Firmware
7 51 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (2.40%) XenDesktop
9 39 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
10 38 (2.12%) XenApp
11 22 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.78%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.61%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.56%) iptables
15 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.45%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.39%) NFS
17 7 (0.39%) ProxySG
18 5 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 161 (8.97%) Terraform
2 129 (7.19%) Kubernetes
3 107 (5.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 94 (5.24%) Ansible
5 86 (4.79%) SCCM
6 75 (4.18%) Puppet
7 47 (2.62%) Nagios
8 38 (2.12%) WSUS
9 33 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
10 31 (1.73%) Grafana
11 30 (1.67%) Kibana
12 28 (1.56%) Graylog
13 26 (1.45%) SCOM
14 25 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
15 24 (1.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 23 (1.28%) Prometheus
17 21 (1.17%) FortiGate
18 18 (1.00%) Nmap
19 16 (0.89%) Backup Exec
20 14 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 615 (34.26%) Microsoft
2 395 (22.01%) VMware
3 360 (20.06%) Cisco
4 141 (7.86%) Citrix
5 91 (5.07%) Palo Alto
6 88 (4.90%) Meraki
7 85 (4.74%) Apple
8 75 (4.18%) Veeam
9 73 (4.07%) Dell
9 73 (4.07%) SolarWinds
10 70 (3.90%) Oracle
11 55 (3.06%) HP
12 50 (2.79%) Juniper
13 48 (2.67%) Splunk
14 47 (2.62%) Sophos
15 45 (2.51%) ServiceNow
16 43 (2.40%) Google
17 42 (2.34%) CheckPoint
17 42 (2.34%) EMC
18 37 (2.06%) Red Hat