Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 168 131
Rank change year-on-year +23 -37 -10
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 292 215 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.22% 1.81% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.26% 11.34% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 251 185 253
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £18,500 £20,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £59,750 £52,250
England median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -

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 2048 1896 1921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.58% 15.93% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1659 1581 1522
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,025
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 +14 186 £37,500 -1.32% 12
Cheshire -2 81 £30,000 +9.09% 8
Lancashire -3 14 £35,000 +40.00%
Merseyside -9 4 £31,000 +12.73% 2
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 190 (65.07%) Windows
2 161 (55.14%) Active Directory
3 129 (44.18%) WAN
4 127 (43.49%) Firewall
5 116 (39.73%) Cisco
6 113 (38.70%) LAN
7 111 (38.01%) Microsoft
8 104 (35.62%) ITIL
9 99 (33.90%) Windows Server
10 97 (33.22%) DNS
11 89 (30.48%) DHCP
12 81 (27.74%) Linux
12 81 (27.74%) VMware
13 79 (27.05%) Office 365
14 68 (23.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 59 (20.21%) Juniper
16 58 (19.86%) MCSE
17 56 (19.18%) Microsoft Office
18 53 (18.15%) Hyper-V
19 49 (16.78%) CheckPoint
20 44 (15.07%) MCP
20 44 (15.07%) Ethernet
20 44 (15.07%) VPN
20 44 (15.07%) MS Exchange
21 42 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
22 41 (14.04%) MCSA
23 40 (13.70%) Web Services
23 40 (13.70%) SAN
24 39 (13.36%) Network Security
25 38 (13.01%) Cisco Certification

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 44 (15.07%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.25%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.45%) Apache
5 12 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.42%) IIS
7 7 (2.40%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.05%) nginx
8 6 (2.05%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.34%) CICS
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (19.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 79 (27.05%) Office 365
2 15 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 129 (44.18%) WAN
2 127 (43.49%) Firewall
3 113 (38.70%) LAN
4 97 (33.22%) DNS
5 89 (30.48%) DHCP
6 44 (15.07%) Ethernet
6 44 (15.07%) VPN
7 40 (13.70%) SAN
8 39 (13.36%) Network Security
9 34 (11.64%) MPLS
9 34 (11.64%) VLAN
10 26 (8.90%) VoIP
11 25 (8.56%) Junos
12 17 (5.82%) Wireless
13 16 (5.48%) RS-232
14 15 (5.14%) BGP
14 15 (5.14%) OSPF
15 14 (4.79%) Unified Communications
16 13 (4.45%) SSH
17 12 (4.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 11 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (3.42%) MySQL
6 5 (1.71%) GIS
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Big Data
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.34%) DB2
9 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.11%) MSI
3 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Blend
3 11 (3.77%) MSTest
3 11 (3.77%) NuGet
3 11 (3.77%) NUnit
3 11 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.77%) WiX
4 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.03%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 37 (12.67%) Finance
2 24 (8.22%) Legal
3 13 (4.45%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.77%) Marketing
4 11 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.40%) Games
7 5 (1.71%) Electronics
8 3 (1.03%) Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (22.60%) Analyst
2 59 (20.21%) Network Engineer
3 42 (14.38%) Support Engineer
4 35 (11.99%) Support Analyst
5 25 (8.56%) 1st Line Support
5 25 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (7.88%) Administrator
7 22 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (7.53%) Developer
8 19 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (6.16%) 1st Line Engineer
10 16 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 16 (5.48%) IT Support
10 16 (5.48%) Security Engineer
11 15 (5.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 15 (5.14%) C# Developer
11 15 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.79%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.70%) Web Services
2 13 (4.45%) .NET
3 12 (4.11%) HTML
4 11 (3.77%) .NET Compact Framework
4 11 (3.77%) .NET Framework
4 11 (3.77%) COM
4 11 (3.77%) Entity Framework
4 11 (3.77%) Lambda Expressions
4 11 (3.77%) LINQ
4 11 (3.77%) LINQ to SQL
4 11 (3.77%) NHibernate
4 11 (3.77%) Silverlight
4 11 (3.77%) Unity DI Container
4 11 (3.77%) WCF
4 11 (3.77%) WPF
4 11 (3.77%) XML
4 11 (3.77%) XSD
5 10 (3.42%) CSS
6 6 (2.05%) ODBC
7 2 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.48%) Driving Licence
2 15 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.79%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.77%) Clustering
5 11 (3.77%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.77%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 11 (3.77%) Internet of Things
5 11 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.08%) Replication
7 6 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.71%) Life Science
9 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.03%) iPad
10 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.68%) iPhone
11 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 190 (65.07%) Windows
2 99 (33.90%) Windows Server
3 81 (27.74%) Linux
4 42 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (9.59%) Windows 7
7 22 (7.53%) Unix
8 18 (6.16%) Windows 10
9 17 (5.82%) Mac OS
10 16 (5.48%) AIX
11 15 (5.14%) Windows 8
12 13 (4.45%) Solaris
13 11 (3.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 8 (2.74%) CentOS
14 8 (2.74%) Ubuntu
15 7 (2.40%) Android
16 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
18 4 (1.37%) Debian
18 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (35.62%) ITIL
2 37 (12.67%) SIEM
3 32 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (10.27%) Change Management
5 29 (9.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 26 (8.90%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (7.88%) Network Design
8 22 (7.53%) Load Balancing
9 19 (6.51%) Test Automation
10 18 (6.16%) Configuration Management
10 18 (6.16%) Software Engineering
11 17 (5.82%) Change Control
11 17 (5.82%) Network Management
12 15 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.45%) MVC
13 13 (4.45%) OO
14 12 (4.11%) Product Management
14 12 (4.11%) Service Management
14 12 (4.11%) TDD
15 11 (3.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.93%) SQL
2 21 (7.19%) PowerShell
2 21 (7.19%) Python
3 18 (6.16%) C
4 17 (5.82%) C#
4 17 (5.82%) C++
5 16 (5.48%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.77%) Java
6 11 (3.77%) XAML
7 10 (3.42%) Perl
7 10 (3.42%) Ruby
8 8 (2.74%) PHP
9 6 (2.05%) Korn
9 6 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.34%) JCL
10 1 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 68 (23.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (19.86%) MCSE
3 44 (15.07%) MCP
4 41 (14.04%) MCSA
5 38 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (10.27%) Degree
7 24 (8.22%) CCIE
8 22 (7.53%) CCNP
9 18 (6.16%) CCNA
10 13 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.74%) CISSP
11 8 (2.74%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.40%) SC Cleared
13 6 (2.05%) CISA
13 6 (2.05%) CISM
13 6 (2.05%) MCITP
14 5 (1.71%) CCDE
14 5 (1.71%) SANS
15 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
16 1 (0.34%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.93%) SLA
2 11 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.40%) GDPR
4 5 (1.71%) QA
5 4 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 161 (55.14%) Active Directory
2 53 (18.15%) Hyper-V
3 33 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (9.59%) Terminal Services
5 25 (8.56%) ProxySG
6 19 (6.51%) vSphere
7 17 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.40%) Samba
8 7 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (2.05%) Docker
10 4 (1.37%) Firmware
11 3 (1.03%) KVM
11 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.34%) Xen
13 1 (0.34%) XenApp
13 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.82%) SCCM
2 13 (4.45%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.42%) Puppet
3 10 (3.42%) WSUS
4 7 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.05%) Ansible
6 5 (1.71%) Cacti
6 5 (1.71%) Nagios
6 5 (1.71%) Terraform
7 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.03%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.03%) Packer
8 3 (1.03%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.68%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.34%) DameWare
10 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.34%) Salt
10 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (39.73%) Cisco
2 111 (38.01%) Microsoft
3 81 (27.74%) VMware
4 59 (20.21%) Juniper
5 49 (16.78%) CheckPoint
6 31 (10.62%) Blue Coat
6 31 (10.62%) Palo Alto
7 20 (6.85%) F5
8 18 (6.16%) Citrix
9 14 (4.79%) Riverbed
10 11 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.42%) Avaya
11 10 (3.42%) HP
11 10 (3.42%) NetApp
12 9 (3.08%) IBM
13 7 (2.40%) Apple
13 7 (2.40%) Wyse
14 6 (2.05%) Veritas
15 5 (1.71%) Brocade
15 5 (1.71%) Google