Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 168 133
Rank change year-on-year +14 -35 +4
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 244 228 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.99% 1.84% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.10% 12.46% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 194 175 209
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £19,650 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 1,616 1,830 1,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.21% 14.79% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,267 1,432 1,388
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -7 142 £30,500 -6.15% 30
Cheshire -23 59 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Merseyside +27 24 £58,500 +88.71% 15
Lancashire +1 14 £36,000 +94.59% 1
Cumbria - 5 £35,000 - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 158 (64.75%) Windows
2 109 (44.67%) Active Directory
3 108 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 108 (44.26%) LAN
4 107 (43.85%) DNS
5 101 (41.39%) Firewall
5 101 (41.39%) VMware
6 99 (40.57%) WAN
7 84 (34.43%) Linux
7 84 (34.43%) Office 365
8 78 (31.97%) Windows Server
9 77 (31.56%) ITIL
10 75 (30.74%) Cisco
11 70 (28.69%) Hyper-V
12 62 (25.41%) DHCP
13 61 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 55 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 53 (21.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 52 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
17 51 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 50 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
19 48 (19.67%) VPN
20 47 (19.26%) MCSE
20 47 (19.26%) MS Exchange
21 41 (16.80%) Degree
22 40 (16.39%) Python
22 40 (16.39%) SSL
23 39 (15.98%) Configuration Management
24 37 (15.16%) DevOps
24 37 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure

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 47 (19.26%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (10.66%) IIS
4 24 (9.84%) SharePoint
5 20 (8.20%) Apache
6 17 (6.97%) Skype for Business
7 16 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (6.56%) nginx
8 11 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (4.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.46%) JBoss
10 5 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.64%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.23%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.23%) Resin
12 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.82%) Confluence
13 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 84 (34.43%) Office 365
2 37 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (4.51%) IaaS
6 4 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.41%) G Suite
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 108 (44.26%) LAN
2 107 (43.85%) DNS
3 101 (41.39%) Firewall
4 99 (40.57%) WAN
5 62 (25.41%) DHCP
6 48 (19.67%) VPN
7 40 (16.39%) SSL
8 34 (13.93%) HTTP
9 33 (13.52%) SAN
10 32 (13.11%) VoIP
11 30 (12.30%) Network Security
12 27 (11.07%) Wireless
13 24 (9.84%) MPLS
14 22 (9.02%) Internet
15 21 (8.61%) VLAN
16 18 (7.38%) WLAN
17 17 (6.97%) Cisco IOS
18 16 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (6.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.74%) MySQL
3 11 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.23%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.23%) Big Data
6 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.23%) MS Access
6 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.41%) DB2
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.92%) Vagrant
3 6 (2.46%) JIRA
4 5 (2.05%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.23%) CodeSonar
5 3 (1.23%) git-flow
5 3 (1.23%) Robot Framework
5 3 (1.23%) Selenium
5 3 (1.23%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.41%) JUnit
6 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (9.84%) Retail
2 15 (6.15%) Finance
3 13 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.28%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.05%) Banking
5 5 (2.05%) Law
6 4 (1.64%) Legal
7 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (20.08%) Support Engineer
2 33 (13.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (12.30%) Network Engineer
4 26 (10.66%) Analyst
5 24 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (9.02%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (7.79%) IT Engineer
8 18 (7.38%) IT Support
9 17 (6.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (6.97%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (6.97%) Security Engineer
9 17 (6.97%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (6.56%) Administrator
10 16 (6.56%) Server Engineer
11 15 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (6.15%) IT Support Engineer
11 15 (6.15%) Technical Support
12 14 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (5.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.70%) Web Services
2 20 (8.20%) .NET
3 16 (6.56%) HTML
4 15 (6.15%) Servlets
5 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.92%) CSS
7 11 (4.51%) WSGI
8 6 (2.46%) Java EE
8 6 (2.46%) REST
8 6 (2.46%) WinForms
9 5 (2.05%) ADO.NET
10 4 (1.64%) JSON
11 3 (1.23%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.23%) Django
11 3 (1.23%) LAMP
11 3 (1.23%) Node.js
11 3 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.23%) SOAP
11 3 (1.23%) Spring MVC
11 3 (1.23%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.69%) Clustering
6 9 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.87%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.05%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (1.64%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.82%) PKI
11 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) CCTV
12 1 (0.41%) Robotics
12 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 158 (64.75%) Windows
2 84 (34.43%) Linux
3 78 (31.97%) Windows Server
4 55 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (9.02%) Windows 7
7 19 (7.79%) Windows 10
8 14 (5.74%) Android
8 14 (5.74%) Unix
9 13 (5.33%) Apple iOS
10 10 (4.10%) CentOS
11 9 (3.69%) SUSE
11 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.69%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.87%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.05%) Debian
14 4 (1.64%) AIX
14 4 (1.64%) Solaris
14 4 (1.64%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.56%) ITIL
2 50 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (15.98%) Configuration Management
4 37 (15.16%) DevOps
5 32 (13.11%) Test Automation
6 29 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (9.43%) Change Management
8 21 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (8.61%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (6.97%) Business Continuity
10 17 (6.97%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (6.97%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (6.56%) Build Automation
11 16 (6.56%) ITIL V3
11 16 (6.56%) Load Testing
11 16 (6.56%) Patch Management
11 16 (6.56%) Web Filtering
12 15 (6.15%) Time Management
13 14 (5.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.39%) Python
2 35 (14.34%) SQL
3 29 (11.89%) Java
4 21 (8.61%) Bash Shell
5 19 (7.79%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.79%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.15%) C#
7 12 (4.92%) Ruby
8 10 (4.10%) C
8 10 (4.10%) PHP
9 7 (2.87%) C++
9 7 (2.87%) Perl
10 5 (2.05%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.82%) VB
12 2 (0.82%) VC++
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (21.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (19.26%) MCSE
3 41 (16.80%) Degree
4 29 (11.89%) MCP
5 28 (11.48%) MCSA
6 25 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (7.38%) CCNP
8 16 (6.56%) Security Cleared
9 14 (5.74%) CISSP
10 11 (4.51%) CCDP
11 10 (4.10%) CCNA
12 7 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.46%) MCTS
13 6 (2.46%) SC Cleared
13 6 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (2.05%) HNC
15 3 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 3 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.43%) SLA
2 6 (2.46%) GCP
2 6 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 109 (44.67%) Active Directory
2 70 (28.69%) Hyper-V
3 61 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.97%) vSphere
5 16 (6.56%) Docker
5 16 (6.56%) Terminal Services
5 16 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (4.51%) Firmware
7 6 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.23%) NFS
8 3 (1.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (14.34%) Puppet
2 31 (12.70%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (9.43%) SCCM
4 18 (7.38%) Salt
5 16 (6.56%) Terraform
6 14 (5.74%) Nessus
7 13 (5.33%) Ansible
8 12 (4.92%) Kubernetes
8 12 (4.92%) Packer
9 11 (4.51%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (4.51%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (4.51%) TrustSec
10 6 (2.46%) Consul
10 6 (2.46%) SCOM
11 5 (2.05%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.64%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (1.23%) Nagios
14 2 (0.82%) Kibana
14 2 (0.82%) Nmap
14 2 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 101 (41.39%) VMware
3 75 (30.74%) Cisco
4 23 (9.43%) Citrix
5 18 (7.38%) HP
6 17 (6.97%) Google
7 15 (6.15%) Juniper
8 13 (5.33%) Veeam
9 11 (4.51%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.10%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.28%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.87%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.46%) Acme Packet
13 6 (2.46%) EMC
13 6 (2.46%) F5
13 6 (2.46%) Sonus
14 5 (2.05%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.05%) Brocade
15 4 (1.64%) Foundry
15 4 (1.64%) Infoblox