Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 165 120
Rank change year-on-year +32 -45 -16
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 297 225 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.32% 1.82% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 12.11% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 249 172 266
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -0.83% -11.03%
10th Percentile £20,550 £19,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 1,710 1,858 1,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.33% 15.00% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,344 1,471 1,367
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +26 169 £28,000 -13.85% 26
Cheshire -5 96 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Lancashire 0 13 £36,000 +53.19% 2
Merseyside +22 12 £58,500 +101.72% 4
Cumbria - 5 £35,000 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 198 (66.67%) Windows
2 168 (56.57%) Active Directory
3 137 (46.13%) DNS
4 131 (44.11%) Microsoft
4 131 (44.11%) LAN
5 130 (43.77%) WAN
5 130 (43.77%) VMware
6 115 (38.72%) Office 365
7 97 (32.66%) Windows Server
8 96 (32.32%) Hyper-V
9 94 (31.65%) DHCP
10 93 (31.31%) Firewall
11 92 (30.98%) ITIL
11 92 (30.98%) Cisco
12 89 (29.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 76 (25.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (25.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 75 (25.25%) Linux
15 72 (24.24%) MCSE
15 72 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 70 (23.57%) Microsoft Office
17 66 (22.22%) MS Exchange
18 48 (16.16%) SAN
19 45 (15.15%) MCSA
19 45 (15.15%) MCP
19 45 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
20 44 (14.81%) Windows 7
21 40 (13.47%) Unix
21 40 (13.47%) Web Services
22 32 (10.77%) Finance

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 66 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 45 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 23 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (5.72%) Apache
7 16 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (5.05%) Skype for Business
9 13 (4.38%) IIS
10 12 (4.04%) nginx
11 5 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.68%) JBoss
12 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.67%) CICS
13 2 (0.67%) Resin
13 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.34%) CMS
14 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (23.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (38.72%) Office 365
2 16 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.68%) IaaS
6 3 (1.01%) SaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) G Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 137 (46.13%) DNS
2 131 (44.11%) LAN
3 130 (43.77%) WAN
4 94 (31.65%) DHCP
5 93 (31.31%) Firewall
6 48 (16.16%) SAN
7 28 (9.43%) Ethernet
8 27 (9.09%) HTTP
9 25 (8.42%) VoIP
9 25 (8.42%) VPN
10 22 (7.41%) Internet
10 22 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (7.07%) VLAN
12 20 (6.73%) SSH
13 16 (5.39%) SSL
14 14 (4.71%) ADSL
14 14 (4.71%) FTP
15 13 (4.38%) Network Security
15 13 (4.38%) Wireless
16 12 (4.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (2.69%) MySQL
4 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.67%) DB2
7 1 (0.34%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.67%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.34%) JUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 32 (10.77%) Finance
2 12 (4.04%) Retail
3 9 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.02%) Banking
4 6 (2.02%) Law
4 6 (2.02%) Legal
5 5 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (25.59%) Support Engineer
2 47 (15.82%) Analyst
3 35 (11.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (10.10%) Administrator
5 27 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (8.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 22 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 21 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (6.73%) 1st Line Support
10 20 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (6.73%) IT Support
11 19 (6.40%) IT Engineer
11 19 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (6.06%) Network Engineer
12 18 (6.06%) Technical Support
13 16 (5.39%) VMware Engineer
14 15 (5.05%) Unix Administrator
14 15 (5.05%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.47%) Web Services
2 17 (5.72%) HTML
3 16 (5.39%) .NET
4 12 (4.04%) Servlets
5 10 (3.37%) REST
6 9 (3.03%) WSGI
7 8 (2.69%) CSS
8 7 (2.36%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.36%) OAuth
8 7 (2.36%) OpenID
8 7 (2.36%) SAML
8 7 (2.36%) SOAP
9 3 (1.01%) ADO.NET
9 3 (1.01%) J2EE
9 3 (1.01%) Java EE
9 3 (1.01%) WinForms
10 2 (0.67%) ActiveX
10 2 (0.67%) COM
10 2 (0.67%) JSON
10 2 (0.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (7.07%) Clustering
2 19 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.39%) Driving Licence
4 12 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.03%) PKI
6 8 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.36%) CESG
7 7 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.02%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.35%) Replication
11 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.01%) iPad
11 3 (1.01%) User Experience
12 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 198 (66.67%) Windows
2 97 (32.66%) Windows Server
3 89 (29.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 75 (25.25%) Linux
5 72 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 40 (13.47%) Unix
8 28 (9.43%) Windows 10
9 23 (7.74%) AIX
9 23 (7.74%) Solaris
10 19 (6.40%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.36%) CentOS
12 7 (2.36%) Debian
13 6 (2.02%) Android
13 6 (2.02%) SUSE
14 5 (1.68%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (30.98%) ITIL
2 30 (10.10%) Configuration Management
3 24 (8.08%) DevOps
4 22 (7.41%) Change Management
5 21 (7.07%) Test Automation
6 16 (5.39%) Change Control
7 15 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (4.38%) Build Automation
9 13 (4.38%) Coaching
9 13 (4.38%) Load Testing
10 12 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (3.70%) Patch Management
12 9 (3.03%) Chat Support
12 9 (3.03%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (3.03%) Resource Allocation
13 8 (2.69%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.10%) SQL
2 20 (6.73%) Java
3 18 (6.06%) Python
4 17 (5.72%) Bash Shell
5 16 (5.39%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.37%) C#
6 10 (3.37%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.02%) C
8 5 (1.68%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.68%) PHP
9 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.01%) VB
10 2 (0.67%) C++
10 2 (0.67%) Perl
10 2 (0.67%) Ruby
10 2 (0.67%) VB6
11 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.34%) COBOL
11 1 (0.34%) REXX
11 1 (0.34%) VC++
Qualifications
1 76 (25.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (24.24%) MCSE
3 45 (15.15%) MCP
3 45 (15.15%) MCSA
4 24 (8.08%) Degree
5 23 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (4.71%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.37%) CCNA
8 9 (3.03%) CCIE
9 8 (2.69%) CISSP
9 8 (2.69%) ISSAP
10 7 (2.36%) CCNP
10 7 (2.36%) CEH
10 7 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (2.36%) CISM
10 7 (2.36%) GIAC
10 7 (2.36%) SSCP
11 6 (2.02%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.76%) SLA
2 13 (4.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.68%) GDPR
4 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) GCP
5 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
System Software
1 168 (56.57%) Active Directory
2 96 (32.32%) Hyper-V
3 76 (25.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (8.08%) Terminal Services
5 23 (7.74%) vSphere
6 20 (6.73%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (4.04%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.02%) ProxySG
10 4 (1.35%) XenApp
11 3 (1.01%) NFS
12 2 (0.67%) Docker
13 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (8.08%) SCCM
3 22 (7.41%) Puppet
4 14 (4.71%) Salt
5 10 (3.37%) Ansible
6 9 (3.03%) Terraform
7 4 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.01%) SCOM
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.67%) Nagios
9 2 (0.67%) Nessus
9 2 (0.67%) Packer
9 2 (0.67%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.34%) Consul
10 1 (0.34%) Kibana
10 1 (0.34%) Nmap
10 1 (0.34%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (44.11%) Microsoft
2 130 (43.77%) VMware
3 92 (30.98%) Cisco
4 31 (10.44%) Citrix
5 18 (6.06%) Juniper
6 15 (5.05%) HP
7 14 (4.71%) Veeam
8 10 (3.37%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.37%) Google
9 9 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.69%) Veritas
11 7 (2.36%) Brocade
11 7 (2.36%) Ericsson
11 7 (2.36%) Foundry
11 7 (2.36%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.36%) Redback
12 6 (2.02%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.02%) IBM
13 4 (1.35%) Acme Packet
13 4 (1.35%) EMC