Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 155 149
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6 +18
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 243 245 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 2.05% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.74% 12.96% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 213 217 248
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £60,552 £59,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -2.44%

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 1,768 1,890 2,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.79% 15.81% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,144 1,551 1,655
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,396 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.25% +8.71% +1.30%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.58% +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 September 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 September 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 +16 150 £36,500 - 36
Cheshire +21 49 £42,500 -5.56% 12
Lancashire -8 26 £42,500 +3.03% 6
Merseyside -20 17 £38,750 -13.89% 5
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 154 (63.37%) Windows
2 139 (57.20%) DNS
3 128 (52.67%) Active Directory
4 105 (43.21%) Microsoft
5 101 (41.56%) Firewall
6 95 (39.09%) WAN
6 95 (39.09%) DHCP
7 92 (37.86%) VMware
8 90 (37.04%) Windows Server
9 89 (36.63%) LAN
10 85 (34.98%) Cisco
11 81 (33.33%) Office 365
12 68 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (27.98%) ITIL
13 57 (23.46%) Azure
14 56 (23.05%) Windows 10
15 52 (21.40%) Linux
16 51 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 49 (20.16%) Windows 7
17 49 (20.16%) VLAN
18 46 (18.93%) VPN
19 38 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
20 37 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
20 37 (15.23%) Wireless
21 35 (14.40%) Hyper-V
22 34 (13.99%) SCCM
23 33 (13.58%) VMware ESXi
23 33 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
24 32 (13.17%) MS Exchange
25 31 (12.76%) HTTP

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 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.29%) IIS
3 22 (9.05%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.12%) Apache
4 10 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (4.12%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.06%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.06%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.65%) nginx
7 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.82%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.41%) Drupal
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 81 (33.33%) Office 365
2 57 (23.46%) Azure
3 27 (11.11%) AWS
4 14 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.88%) GCP
6 6 (2.47%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (2.06%) IaaS
7 5 (2.06%) SaaS
8 4 (1.65%) PaaS
8 4 (1.65%) Serverless
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.41%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 139 (57.20%) DNS
2 101 (41.56%) Firewall
3 95 (39.09%) DHCP
3 95 (39.09%) WAN
4 89 (36.63%) LAN
5 49 (20.16%) VLAN
6 46 (18.93%) VPN
7 37 (15.23%) Wireless
8 31 (12.76%) HTTP
9 30 (12.35%) Internet
9 30 (12.35%) Network Security
10 25 (10.29%) SAN
10 25 (10.29%) SMTP
11 21 (8.64%) VoIP
12 20 (8.23%) MPLS
13 18 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (6.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (4.53%) BGP
16 11 (4.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) MySQL
3 7 (2.88%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.88%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.06%) MS Access
5 5 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.65%) RavenDB
7 3 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.82%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.82%) Redis
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.47%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.41%) Maven
6 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.41%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (8.23%) Manufacturing
2 17 (7.00%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.94%) Finance
5 10 (4.12%) Fire and Rescue
5 10 (4.12%) Police
6 7 (2.88%) Law
7 6 (2.47%) Legal
8 5 (2.06%) Retail
9 4 (1.65%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.23%) Marketing
11 2 (0.82%) German Language
11 2 (0.82%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.82%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.82%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.41%) Banking
12 1 (0.41%) French Language
12 1 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 51 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (15.23%) Network Engineer
3 29 (11.93%) Analyst
3 29 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 25 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (8.64%) IT Engineer
5 21 (8.64%) Network Support
6 20 (8.23%) IT Support
7 17 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (6.58%) Administrator
8 16 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (6.17%) Support Technician
10 14 (5.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.35%) Network Administrator
12 12 (4.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.70%) Web Services
2 14 (5.76%) .NET
3 12 (4.94%) REST
4 8 (3.29%) LDAP
5 7 (2.88%) SOAP
6 5 (2.06%) HTML
7 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.65%) CSS
7 4 (1.65%) JSON
7 4 (1.65%) LAMP
7 4 (1.65%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (1.65%) MAPI
7 4 (1.65%) WCF
7 4 (1.65%) WebSockets
8 2 (0.82%) HTML5
8 2 (0.82%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.82%) Node.js
8 2 (0.82%) OAuth
8 2 (0.82%) OpenID
8 2 (0.82%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.94%) Smartphone
4 11 (4.53%) EMC VNX
4 11 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.47%) FMCG
8 4 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.65%) iPhone
8 4 (1.65%) NHS
8 4 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 154 (63.37%) Windows
2 90 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 56 (23.05%) Windows 10
4 52 (21.40%) Linux
5 49 (20.16%) Windows 7
6 38 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.88%) Android
8 7 (2.88%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.47%) Unix
10 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.23%) CentOS
11 3 (1.23%) VMS
12 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.98%) ITIL
2 51 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.29%) Mentoring
4 24 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (8.64%) Service Management
6 18 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 17 (7.00%) Change Management
7 17 (7.00%) Migration
8 16 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (6.58%) DevOps
8 16 (6.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 16 (6.58%) High Availability
9 15 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (6.17%) Coaching
9 15 (6.17%) Network Architecture
10 14 (5.76%) Change Control
11 13 (5.35%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (5.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.29%) SQL
2 22 (9.05%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.94%) Python
4 11 (4.53%) C++
5 10 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.70%) C#
6 9 (3.70%) Java
6 9 (3.70%) PHP
7 8 (3.29%) C
8 5 (2.06%) Ruby
9 4 (1.65%) Perl
10 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.82%) VBScript
12 1 (0.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 37 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (11.11%) Degree
3 22 (9.05%) CCNA
4 20 (8.23%) CCNP
5 19 (7.82%) MCSE
5 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.88%) CISSP
7 7 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.47%) CISM
9 5 (2.06%) GIAC
10 4 (1.65%) CCDP
10 4 (1.65%) CCIE
10 4 (1.65%) CEH
10 4 (1.65%) MCSA
10 4 (1.65%) OSCP
11 3 (1.23%) HND
11 3 (1.23%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.82%) CCSP
12 2 (0.82%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) SLA
2 7 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.23%) NIST
4 2 (0.82%) COBIT
4 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.82%) GDPR
4 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.82%) NCSC
4 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) BS7799
System Software
1 128 (52.67%) Active Directory
2 68 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 33 (13.58%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (10.29%) vSphere
6 18 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (5.35%) Terminal Services
8 11 (4.53%) Docker
9 10 (4.12%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (2.88%) BitLocker
11 6 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.65%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (1.65%) XenApp
13 3 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.82%) Varnish
15 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (13.99%) SCCM
2 15 (6.17%) Kubernetes
3 14 (5.76%) SCOM
4 13 (5.35%) Ansible
4 13 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.35%) Puppet
4 13 (5.35%) WSUS
5 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (2.88%) Terraform
7 6 (2.47%) Packer
7 6 (2.47%) Salt
8 4 (1.65%) Graylog
8 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.23%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.82%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.82%) logstash
10 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 105 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 92 (37.86%) VMware
3 85 (34.98%) Cisco
4 19 (7.82%) Palo Alto
5 15 (6.17%) Citrix
6 13 (5.35%) SolarWinds
7 11 (4.53%) EMC
8 10 (4.12%) IBM
8 10 (4.12%) Meraki
8 10 (4.12%) NetApp
9 8 (3.29%) Apple
9 8 (3.29%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.29%) Oracle
10 7 (2.88%) McAfee
11 6 (2.47%) Remedy
11 6 (2.47%) Symantec
12 5 (2.06%) F5
12 5 (2.06%) HP
12 5 (2.06%) Intel
12 5 (2.06%) Lotus