Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 129 185
Rank change year-on-year -40 +56 -64
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 226 328 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.94% 2.48% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.14% 16.73% 11.12%
Number of salaries quoted 201 286 175
North West median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +12.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £18,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £57,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 2,028 1,961 1,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.42% 14.83% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,670 1,573 1,595
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,475 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -18 138 £35,000 +7.69% 27
Cheshire -30 46 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Merseyside +28 25 £37,500 -42.31% 1
Lancashire +8 8 £23,500 -32.86% 4
Cumbria - 2 £25,000 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 166 (73.45%) Windows
2 128 (56.64%) Active Directory
3 109 (48.23%) Microsoft
4 98 (43.36%) Office 365
5 96 (42.48%) VMware
6 84 (37.17%) DNS
6 84 (37.17%) Windows Server
7 75 (33.19%) Firewall
8 70 (30.97%) LAN
9 69 (30.53%) ITIL
10 68 (30.09%) DHCP
11 66 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 64 (28.32%) WAN
12 64 (28.32%) Cisco
13 52 (23.01%) Linux
14 51 (22.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 50 (22.12%) MS Exchange
16 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
16 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
17 46 (20.35%) SharePoint
18 42 (18.58%) Hyper-V
19 41 (18.14%) SQL Server
20 40 (17.70%) Cisco Certification
21 35 (15.49%) MCSE
22 34 (15.04%) vSphere
23 33 (14.60%) CCNA
24 32 (14.16%) Windows 10
24 32 (14.16%) VPN
24 32 (14.16%) SAN
24 32 (14.16%) Microsoft Office

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 50 (22.12%) MS Exchange
2 46 (20.35%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.41%) IIS
4 18 (7.96%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.98%) Apache
7 8 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (3.10%) Apache Pig
8 7 (3.10%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.65%) nginx
9 6 (2.65%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.77%) JBoss
10 4 (1.77%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 98 (43.36%) Office 365
2 24 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (3.54%) IaaS
4 3 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.44%) NuGet
5 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.44%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (37.17%) DNS
2 75 (33.19%) Firewall
3 70 (30.97%) LAN
4 68 (30.09%) DHCP
5 64 (28.32%) WAN
6 32 (14.16%) SAN
6 32 (14.16%) VPN
7 21 (9.29%) BGP
7 21 (9.29%) VoIP
8 19 (8.41%) OSPF
9 18 (7.96%) Skype
10 17 (7.52%) Internet
11 16 (7.08%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (7.08%) SMTP
11 16 (7.08%) SSL
11 16 (7.08%) Wireless
12 15 (6.64%) Network Security
12 15 (6.64%) VLAN
13 14 (6.19%) HTTP
14 12 (5.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.18%) MySQL
3 14 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (4.87%) Big Data
5 11 (4.87%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (3.10%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.65%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.21%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.88%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.98%) JIRA
4 8 (3.54%) Bitbucket
5 7 (3.10%) CodeSonar
5 7 (3.10%) git-flow
5 7 (3.10%) Robot Framework
5 7 (3.10%) Selenium
6 5 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.77%) Hudson
7 4 (1.77%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.44%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.44%) GitLab
9 1 (0.44%) Subversion
9 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.44%) WiX
General
1 31 (13.72%) Telecoms
2 28 (12.39%) Finance
3 13 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.75%) Retail
4 7 (3.10%) Electronics
5 6 (2.65%) Games
6 5 (2.21%) Marketing
7 4 (1.77%) Back Office
7 4 (1.77%) Banking
8 3 (1.33%) Automotive
8 3 (1.33%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (18.58%) Support Engineer
2 34 (15.04%) IT Support
3 33 (14.60%) IT Engineer
4 29 (12.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (11.50%) Analyst
5 26 (11.50%) Desktop Support
6 22 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (8.85%) Network Engineer
8 17 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (7.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (7.52%) Support Analyst
9 15 (6.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.64%) IT Support Engineer
9 15 (6.64%) VMware Engineer
10 14 (6.19%) Service Desk Engineer
11 13 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (5.31%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (5.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.73%) Web Services
2 14 (6.19%) LAMP
3 12 (5.31%) HTML
3 12 (5.31%) REST
4 10 (4.42%) .NET
4 10 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (4.42%) SOAP
5 7 (3.10%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.10%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.10%) Django
5 7 (3.10%) Java EE
5 7 (3.10%) Node.js
5 7 (3.10%) Spring MVC
5 7 (3.10%) STL
6 5 (2.21%) CSS
7 4 (1.77%) React
7 4 (1.77%) RESTful
8 2 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.44%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.50%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.42%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.54%) IVR
5 7 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.21%) Robotics
8 4 (1.77%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.88%) Clustering
10 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.88%) iPhone
10 2 (0.88%) NHS
10 2 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 166 (73.45%) Windows
2 84 (37.17%) Windows Server
3 52 (23.01%) Linux
4 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (14.16%) Windows 10
6 29 (12.83%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.18%) Android
8 19 (8.41%) Apple iOS
9 13 (5.75%) Unix
10 7 (3.10%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.65%) CentOS
12 5 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (1.77%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.88%) AIX
14 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.88%) SUSE
15 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.53%) ITIL
2 29 (12.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (8.85%) Information Security
5 19 (8.41%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (8.41%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.52%) DevOps
6 17 (7.52%) ITIL V3
7 16 (7.08%) Change Management
8 15 (6.64%) Mentoring
9 14 (6.19%) Load Balancing
9 14 (6.19%) Migration
10 13 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.75%) Software Engineering
11 12 (5.31%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.87%) Scrum
13 10 (4.42%) Coaching
13 10 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (4.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.27%) SQL
2 29 (12.83%) Python
3 20 (8.85%) PowerShell
4 19 (8.41%) Java
5 18 (7.96%) Perl
6 16 (7.08%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.75%) C
8 12 (5.31%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.31%) C++
9 11 (4.87%) C#
10 10 (4.42%) PHP
11 9 (3.98%) Ruby
12 7 (3.10%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.65%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.77%) Bourne shell
14 4 (1.77%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.77%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.77%) Korn
14 4 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (22.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (17.70%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (15.49%) MCSE
4 33 (14.60%) CCNA
5 22 (9.73%) Degree
6 16 (7.08%) CCNP
7 10 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.98%) CISSP
8 9 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.98%) MCSA
9 7 (3.10%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (3.10%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.10%) GIAC
9 7 (3.10%) HNC
9 7 (3.10%) Linux+ Certification
9 7 (3.10%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (3.10%) SANS
9 7 (3.10%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.10%) SSCP
10 6 (2.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.64%) SLA
2 6 (2.65%) GDPR
3 5 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.88%) QA
6 1 (0.44%) GPG13
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 128 (56.64%) Active Directory
2 66 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (18.58%) Hyper-V
4 34 (15.04%) vSphere
5 20 (8.85%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (7.08%) Terminal Services
7 15 (6.64%) Docker
8 12 (5.31%) XenApp
9 9 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (3.54%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.65%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.33%) Firmware
13 3 (1.33%) VirtualBox
13 3 (1.33%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.44%) KVM
14 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (10.18%) SCCM
2 21 (9.29%) Puppet
3 10 (4.42%) Terraform
4 9 (3.98%) Ansible
4 9 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.10%) Salt
6 6 (2.65%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.21%) Kibana
8 3 (1.33%) DameWare
8 3 (1.33%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.33%) Nagios
8 3 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.88%) Grafana
9 2 (0.88%) MaaS360
9 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.88%) Rancher
9 2 (0.88%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.88%) vRealize
9 2 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 109 (48.23%) Microsoft
2 96 (42.48%) VMware
3 64 (28.32%) Cisco
4 26 (11.50%) Citrix
5 14 (6.19%) SolarWinds
6 13 (5.75%) CheckPoint
6 13 (5.75%) Veeam
7 11 (4.87%) Juniper
7 11 (4.87%) Oracle
8 10 (4.42%) F5
8 10 (4.42%) Google
9 8 (3.54%) SAP
10 7 (3.10%) Mitel
10 7 (3.10%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (2.65%) Meraki
12 5 (2.21%) Avaya
12 5 (2.21%) HP
13 4 (1.77%) Dell
13 4 (1.77%) Genesys
13 4 (1.77%) Salesforce.com