Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 122 155
Rank change year-on-year +3 +33 +4
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 106 260 257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.12% 2.47% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.08% 13.45% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 89 232 215
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,400 £21,550 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £56,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 753 1,933 1,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.06% 18.34% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 596 1,163 1,448
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the North West over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +20 67 £55,000 +46.67% 17
Lancashire +52 17 £38,750 -8.82% 4
Merseyside +27 11 £33,500 -24.72% 2
Cheshire -6 11 £41,000 -3.53% 6
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 55 (51.89%) Windows
2 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
3 33 (31.13%) LAN
3 33 (31.13%) WAN
4 32 (30.19%) DNS
5 27 (25.47%) Microsoft
5 27 (25.47%) Linux
6 25 (23.58%) ITIL
6 25 (23.58%) Cisco
7 24 (22.64%) Network Security
8 23 (21.70%) C++
8 23 (21.70%) Firewall
9 22 (20.75%) DHCP
9 22 (20.75%) Data Centre
10 21 (19.81%) Wireless
11 19 (17.92%) VMware
12 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
13 17 (16.04%) HTTP
13 17 (16.04%) C
13 17 (16.04%) Degree
14 16 (15.09%) Software Engineering
15 15 (14.15%) SIEM
15 15 (14.15%) C#
15 15 (14.15%) Citrix
15 15 (14.15%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (14.15%) SAN
15 15 (14.15%) Office 365
15 15 (14.15%) Security Operations
16 14 (13.21%) Windows 10
16 14 (13.21%) Change Management

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 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Office 365
2 8 (7.55%) GitHub
3 7 (6.60%) Azure
4 4 (3.77%) AWS
5 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.94%) GCP
6 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.13%) LAN
1 33 (31.13%) WAN
2 32 (30.19%) DNS
3 24 (22.64%) Network Security
4 23 (21.70%) Firewall
5 22 (20.75%) DHCP
6 21 (19.81%) Wireless
7 17 (16.04%) HTTP
8 15 (14.15%) SAN
8 15 (14.15%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (12.26%) VPN
10 12 (11.32%) Internet
11 9 (8.49%) BGP
11 9 (8.49%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (8.49%) iSCSI
11 9 (8.49%) OSPF
11 9 (8.49%) SMTP
12 8 (7.55%) LTE
12 8 (7.55%) MQTT
12 8 (7.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Eclipse
1 8 (7.55%) GCC
2 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.72%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Electronics
4 2 (1.89%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (33.96%) Analyst
2 14 (13.21%) Security Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Network Engineer
3 11 (10.38%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) .NET
2 7 (6.60%) REST
3 5 (4.72%) JSON
4 3 (2.83%) HTML
4 3 (2.83%) Middleware
4 3 (2.83%) SOAP
5 2 (1.89%) RESTful
6 1 (0.94%) CSS
6 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (8.49%) Internet of Things
4 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.77%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.83%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.83%) PKI
7 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.89%) iPhone
8 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.94%) Life Science
9 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (51.89%) Windows
2 27 (25.47%) Linux
3 14 (13.21%) Windows 10
3 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.43%) Windows Server
6 8 (7.55%) Unix
7 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.72%) Kali Linux
8 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.89%) Android
9 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) Software Engineering
3 15 (14.15%) Security Operations
3 15 (14.15%) SIEM
4 14 (13.21%) Change Management
5 13 (12.26%) Project Management
5 13 (12.26%) Use Case
6 11 (10.38%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (8.49%) Blue Team
8 9 (8.49%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (8.49%) Red Team
8 9 (8.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
9 8 (7.55%) Regression Testing
9 8 (7.55%) Software Testing
9 8 (7.55%) Validation
10 7 (6.60%) Unit Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.70%) C++
2 17 (16.04%) C
3 15 (14.15%) C#
4 10 (9.43%) Embedded C
5 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.72%) Java
6 5 (4.72%) Python
6 5 (4.72%) VB
7 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.77%) SQL
8 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Degree
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.49%) MCSA
3 9 (8.49%) MCSE
3 9 (8.49%) Server+ Certification
4 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.66%) CCNP
5 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.83%) CCNA
6 3 (2.83%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.89%) CCDP
7 2 (1.89%) CCIE
7 2 (1.89%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.89%) MCDST
7 2 (1.89%) MCP
7 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) SLA
2 9 (8.49%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.89%) HL7
5 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.38%) Firmware
4 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.72%) Snort
7 3 (2.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (2.83%) XenApp
7 3 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.89%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.94%) Docker
9 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.94%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) SCCM
2 4 (3.77%) Ansible
3 3 (2.83%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
4 2 (1.89%) Terraform
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.94%) Packer
5 1 (0.94%) QRadar
5 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.58%) Cisco
3 19 (17.92%) VMware
4 15 (14.15%) Citrix
5 10 (9.43%) CheckPoint
5 10 (9.43%) Fortinet
6 7 (6.60%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.66%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.72%) ArcSight
8 5 (4.72%) Juniper
8 5 (4.72%) LogRhythm
8 5 (4.72%) SAP
8 5 (4.72%) Siemens
9 4 (3.77%) Huawei
10 3 (2.83%) Aruba
10 3 (2.83%) HP
11 2 (1.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.89%) Avaya
11 2 (1.89%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.89%) Oracle