Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 135 170
Rank change year-on-year -28 +35 -56
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 200 296 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.89% 2.33% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 16.55% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 171 258 175
North West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% -0.83%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,425 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 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 1,887 1,788 1,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.79% 14.05% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,574 1,420 1,509
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,575 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -28 129 £34,000 +15.25% 29
Cheshire -15 38 £35,750 -4.67% 17
Lancashire +10 16 £39,000 -0.64% 9
Merseyside +5 8 £27,500 -52.99%
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 143 (71.50%) Windows
2 109 (54.50%) Active Directory
3 83 (41.50%) VMware
4 82 (41.00%) Microsoft
5 80 (40.00%) DNS
6 78 (39.00%) ITIL
7 74 (37.00%) Office 365
8 72 (36.00%) LAN
9 68 (34.00%) WAN
9 68 (34.00%) Windows Server
10 62 (31.00%) Cisco
11 61 (30.50%) Firewall
12 59 (29.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (26.00%) DHCP
14 42 (21.00%) Linux
15 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 39 (19.50%) Hyper-V
17 34 (17.00%) Windows 10
18 33 (16.50%) VPN
19 32 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
19 32 (16.00%) SharePoint
19 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 30 (15.00%) SQL Server
21 29 (14.50%) MS Exchange
21 29 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 29 (14.50%) Finance
21 29 (14.50%) Windows 7
22 28 (14.00%) Telecoms
22 28 (14.00%) Internet
23 26 (13.00%) Self-Motivation

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 32 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 29 (14.50%) MS Exchange
3 23 (11.50%) IIS
4 16 (8.00%) Apache
5 12 (6.00%) Skype for Business
6 11 (5.50%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.00%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.50%) IBM Notes
10 6 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.00%) nginx
11 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.50%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 74 (37.00%) Office 365
2 21 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.50%) IaaS
7 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (40.00%) DNS
2 72 (36.00%) LAN
3 68 (34.00%) WAN
4 61 (30.50%) Firewall
5 52 (26.00%) DHCP
6 33 (16.50%) VPN
7 28 (14.00%) Internet
8 26 (13.00%) SMTP
9 22 (11.00%) SAN
10 21 (10.50%) VoIP
11 20 (10.00%) VLAN
12 17 (8.50%) FTP
13 16 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (7.50%) BGP
14 15 (7.50%) OSPF
15 14 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (7.00%) HTTP
15 14 (7.00%) SSL
16 13 (6.50%) Network Security
17 12 (6.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.00%) MySQL
3 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (2.50%) Big Data
7 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.50%) Redis
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.00%) MS Access
9 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.00%) Ant
3 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.00%) CodeSonar
3 2 (1.00%) git-flow
3 2 (1.00%) JIRA
3 2 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.00%) Robot Framework
3 2 (1.00%) Selenium
3 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (14.50%) Finance
2 28 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.50%) Electronics
5 8 (4.00%) Retail
6 6 (3.00%) Games
7 5 (2.50%) Banking
7 5 (2.50%) Marketing
8 4 (2.00%) Back Office
8 4 (2.00%) Military
9 2 (1.00%) Advertising
9 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.00%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Analyst
2 40 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.00%) IT Support
4 29 (14.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (13.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 26 (13.00%) Support Analyst
7 24 (12.00%) IT Engineer
8 18 (9.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (8.00%) Desktop Support
10 15 (7.50%) Network Engineer
11 14 (7.00%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (7.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 14 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (7.00%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (6.50%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 10 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
14 10 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.50%) Web Services
2 10 (5.00%) SOAP
3 8 (4.00%) HTML
4 7 (3.50%) LAMP
5 5 (2.50%) .NET
5 5 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.50%) REST
6 4 (2.00%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.50%) OAuth
7 3 (1.50%) RESTful
7 3 (1.50%) SAML
8 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.00%) CSS
8 2 (1.00%) Django
8 2 (1.00%) Java EE
8 2 (1.00%) Node.js
8 2 (1.00%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.00%) STL
9 1 (0.50%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.00%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.50%) IVR
5 8 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.00%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.00%) Replication
7 6 (3.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (2.00%) CESG
8 4 (2.00%) PKI
8 4 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.00%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.50%) iPhone
10 2 (1.00%) Clustering
10 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.00%) NHS
11 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 143 (71.50%) Windows
2 68 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 42 (21.00%) Linux
4 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (17.00%) Windows 10
6 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (14.50%) Windows 7
8 24 (12.00%) Unix
9 19 (9.50%) Android
10 14 (7.00%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.00%) CentOS
12 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.00%) ITIL
2 21 (10.50%) Information Security
2 21 (10.50%) Service Delivery
3 20 (10.00%) Project Management
4 18 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (9.00%) Mentoring
5 17 (8.50%) Change Management
6 16 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (7.00%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.00%) Load Balancing
8 13 (6.50%) ITIL V3
9 10 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (4.50%) Change Control
10 9 (4.50%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (4.50%) Migration
10 9 (4.50%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.00%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.50%) SQL
2 15 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.50%) Java
3 9 (4.50%) Python
4 8 (4.00%) C#
4 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.50%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.00%) C
6 6 (3.00%) PHP
7 5 (2.50%) C++
7 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.00%) Perl
9 3 (1.50%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.50%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.50%) Ruby
9 3 (1.50%) VB
10 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (13.00%) Degree
4 25 (12.50%) CCNA
5 23 (11.50%) MCSE
6 12 (6.00%) CCNP
7 10 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.50%) CCIE
9 7 (3.50%) CISSP
10 6 (3.00%) A+ Certification
10 6 (3.00%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.50%) CEH
11 5 (2.50%) ISSAP
11 5 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (2.00%) CCSP
12 4 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (2.00%) CISM
12 4 (2.00%) MCTS
12 4 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.50%) SLA
2 13 (6.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (5.00%) GDPR
3 10 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.00%) COBIT
7 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (54.50%) Active Directory
2 59 (29.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (19.50%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.00%) vSphere
5 14 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.50%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (5.50%) XenApp
8 9 (4.50%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.50%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.50%) Docker
11 4 (2.00%) Firmware
12 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
12 2 (1.00%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.50%) KVM
13 1 (0.50%) Varnish
13 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (7.50%) SCCM
2 9 (4.50%) Puppet
3 7 (3.50%) Ansible
4 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.00%) Terraform
6 3 (1.50%) DameWare
6 3 (1.50%) Kibana
7 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.00%) MaaS360
7 2 (1.00%) Nagios
7 2 (1.00%) Salt
7 2 (1.00%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.00%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.50%) Consul
8 1 (0.50%) Grafana
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.50%) QRadar
8 1 (0.50%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (41.50%) VMware
2 82 (41.00%) Microsoft
3 62 (31.00%) Cisco
4 19 (9.50%) Citrix
5 14 (7.00%) Google
6 13 (6.50%) CheckPoint
6 13 (6.50%) Oracle
6 13 (6.50%) Veeam
7 11 (5.50%) F5
8 10 (5.00%) Meraki
9 8 (4.00%) Mitel
9 8 (4.00%) SAP
10 7 (3.50%) HP
10 7 (3.50%) Lotus
11 6 (3.00%) Avaya
12 5 (2.50%) Juniper
12 5 (2.50%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (2.00%) Brocade
13 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds