Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 177 122
Rank change year-on-year +51 -55 -15
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 324 213 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 1.71% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 10.92% 17.59%
Number of salaries quoted 282 175 291
North West median annual salary £33,750 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +12.90% -6.06%
10th Percentile £18,500 £19,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1968 1951 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.76% 15.68% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1605 1491
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the North West

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for TCP/IP in the North West

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the North West

TCP/IP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Manchester +28 187 £32,500 -14.47% 11
Cheshire +7 105 £32,500 +12.07% 10
Lancashire +9 16 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Merseyside +11 8 £65,000 +140.74% 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 223 (68.83%) Windows
2 193 (59.57%) Active Directory
3 162 (50.00%) WAN
4 153 (47.22%) LAN
5 146 (45.06%) Microsoft
6 131 (40.43%) Cisco
7 122 (37.65%) Firewall
8 119 (36.73%) DNS
9 113 (34.88%) ITIL
9 113 (34.88%) Office 365
9 113 (34.88%) Windows Server
10 110 (33.95%) VMware
11 103 (31.79%) DHCP
12 89 (27.47%) Hyper-V
13 87 (26.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 83 (25.62%) Microsoft Office
15 82 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 79 (24.38%) MCSE
17 76 (23.46%) Linux
18 60 (18.52%) MS Exchange
19 58 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
20 56 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 53 (16.36%) MCP
21 53 (16.36%) SAN
22 48 (14.81%) MCSA
23 47 (14.51%) Web Services
23 47 (14.51%) Windows 7
24 46 (14.20%) Juniper
24 46 (14.20%) Finance
25 44 (13.58%) VPN

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 60 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (10.19%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.70%) Apache
8 8 (2.47%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.54%) IIS
10 3 (0.93%) nginx
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) CICS
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) JBoss
12 1 (0.31%) Resin
12 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (25.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.31%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 113 (34.88%) Office 365
2 18 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (50.00%) WAN
2 153 (47.22%) LAN
3 122 (37.65%) Firewall
4 119 (36.73%) DNS
5 103 (31.79%) DHCP
6 53 (16.36%) SAN
7 44 (13.58%) VPN
8 42 (12.96%) Ethernet
9 32 (9.88%) Network Security
10 28 (8.64%) MPLS
10 28 (8.64%) VoIP
11 26 (8.02%) VLAN
12 20 (6.17%) SSH
13 19 (5.86%) Junos
13 19 (5.86%) Wireless
14 18 (5.56%) BGP
14 18 (5.56%) OSPF
15 11 (3.40%) IP Telephony
15 11 (3.40%) Skype
15 11 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.01%) MySQL
3 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.23%) GIS
4 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Blend
1 3 (0.93%) MSI
1 3 (0.93%) MSTest
1 3 (0.93%) NuGet
1 3 (0.93%) NUnit
1 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.93%) Vagrant
1 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.93%) WiX
2 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (14.20%) Finance
2 14 (4.32%) Legal
3 10 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.93%) Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Games
6 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Law
6 3 (0.93%) Marketing
6 3 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (22.53%) Support Engineer
2 69 (21.30%) Analyst
3 46 (14.20%) Network Engineer
4 33 (10.19%) 1st Line Support
5 28 (8.64%) Administrator
6 27 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (8.02%) Support Analyst
8 24 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (7.10%) 1st Line Engineer
9 23 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (6.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 21 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (6.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 20 (6.17%) IT Support
13 19 (5.86%) IT Engineer
14 18 (5.56%) Technical Support
15 17 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (4.94%) Unix Administrator
17 15 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.51%) Web Services
2 12 (3.70%) HTML
3 10 (3.09%) CSS
4 9 (2.78%) .NET
5 7 (2.16%) OAuth
5 7 (2.16%) OpenID
5 7 (2.16%) REST
5 7 (2.16%) SAML
5 7 (2.16%) SOAP
6 6 (1.85%) ODBC
7 5 (1.54%) COM
8 3 (0.93%) .NET Compact Framework
8 3 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.93%) LINQ to SQL
8 3 (0.93%) Silverlight
8 3 (0.93%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (0.93%) WCF
8 3 (0.93%) WPF
8 3 (0.93%) XML
8 3 (0.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.48%) Driving Licence
2 18 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.56%) Clustering
3 15 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.09%) Replication
6 8 (2.47%) PKI
6 8 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.16%) CESG
8 6 (1.85%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.54%) Life Science
10 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.93%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 3 (0.93%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.93%) iPad
11 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 223 (68.83%) Windows
2 113 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 82 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (23.46%) Linux
5 58 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (14.51%) Windows 7
7 41 (12.65%) Unix
8 26 (8.02%) Windows 10
9 25 (7.72%) AIX
10 21 (6.48%) Solaris
11 14 (4.32%) Windows XP
12 12 (3.70%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.16%) CentOS
13 7 (2.16%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.85%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.23%) Debian
16 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.93%) Android
17 3 (0.93%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (34.88%) ITIL
2 31 (9.57%) SIEM
3 29 (8.95%) Change Management
4 25 (7.72%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (7.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 19 (5.86%) Network Design
6 19 (5.86%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (4.94%) Configuration Management
7 16 (4.94%) Load Balancing
8 15 (4.63%) Change Control
9 13 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (4.01%) Patch Management
10 10 (3.09%) Resource Allocation
10 10 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.09%) Test Automation
11 9 (2.78%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.78%) Security Management
12 8 (2.47%) Data Security
12 8 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.47%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.48%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.56%) Python
2 18 (5.56%) SQL
3 17 (5.25%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.78%) C#
4 9 (2.78%) Perl
5 7 (2.16%) C
6 6 (1.85%) Korn
6 6 (1.85%) PHP
6 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.23%) Ruby
8 3 (0.93%) C++
8 3 (0.93%) Java
8 3 (0.93%) XAML
9 2 (0.62%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.62%) VB
9 2 (0.62%) VB6
10 1 (0.31%) REXX
Qualifications
1 87 (26.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (24.38%) MCSE
3 53 (16.36%) MCP
4 48 (14.81%) MCSA
5 38 (11.73%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (7.10%) CCIE
7 20 (6.17%) Degree
8 17 (5.25%) CCNA
8 17 (5.25%) CCNP
8 17 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (3.70%) CISSP
10 11 (3.40%) CISM
11 8 (2.47%) ISSAP
12 7 (2.16%) CEH
12 7 (2.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (2.16%) GIAC
12 7 (2.16%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.16%) SSCP
13 4 (1.23%) CISA
13 4 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.49%) SLA
2 11 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.09%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.78%) GDPR
5 4 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.31%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 193 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 89 (27.47%) Hyper-V
3 56 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (9.88%) Terminal Services
5 26 (8.02%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (7.72%) vSphere
7 19 (5.86%) ProxySG
8 12 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.16%) Samba
10 6 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.23%) Docker
12 3 (0.93%) KVM
13 2 (0.62%) XenApp
14 1 (0.31%) NFS
14 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
14 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (6.79%) SCCM
2 16 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.40%) FortiGate
4 10 (3.09%) Puppet
5 6 (1.85%) Ansible
5 6 (1.85%) Nagios
5 6 (1.85%) Terraform
6 5 (1.54%) Cacti
6 5 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.93%) Packer
8 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.62%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.62%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.62%) WSUS
9 1 (0.31%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.31%) Salt
9 1 (0.31%) SCOM
9 1 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 146 (45.06%) Microsoft
2 131 (40.43%) Cisco
3 110 (33.95%) VMware
4 46 (14.20%) Juniper
5 40 (12.35%) CheckPoint
6 25 (7.72%) Blue Coat
6 25 (7.72%) Citrix
6 25 (7.72%) Palo Alto
7 15 (4.63%) F5
8 10 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.09%) Veritas
9 9 (2.78%) HP
10 8 (2.47%) Google
10 8 (2.47%) IBM
10 8 (2.47%) Riverbed
10 8 (2.47%) Veeam
11 7 (2.16%) Brocade
11 7 (2.16%) Ericsson
11 7 (2.16%) Foundry
11 7 (2.16%) Redback