Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 166 138
Rank change year-on-year +26 -28 +38
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 175 201 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.99% 1.90% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.83% 10.67% 16.48%
Number of salaries quoted 146 172 256
North West median annual salary £40,000 £34,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.79% +5.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £19,500
90th Percentile £60,625 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +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 1,180 1,884 1,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.45% 17.78% 13.96%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1,573 1,407
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +25 105 £42,000 +21.74% 36
Cheshire +15 33 £37,500 +4.90% 9
Lancashire 0 18 £35,000 -10.26% 4
Merseyside +16 13 £30,000 +9.09% 6
Cumbria - 5 - -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 106 (60.57%) Windows
2 89 (50.86%) Active Directory
3 82 (46.86%) DNS
4 66 (37.71%) Firewall
5 61 (34.86%) Microsoft
6 57 (32.57%) Cisco
7 55 (31.43%) Windows Server
8 54 (30.86%) Office 365
9 51 (29.14%) DHCP
9 51 (29.14%) WAN
10 50 (28.57%) ITIL
11 49 (28.00%) VMware
12 48 (27.43%) LAN
13 43 (24.57%) VPN
13 43 (24.57%) Azure
14 38 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 36 (20.57%) Linux
16 33 (18.86%) MS Exchange
16 33 (18.86%) Windows 10
16 33 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 31 (17.71%) Windows 7
18 28 (16.00%) AWS
19 26 (14.86%) Data Centre
20 23 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
20 23 (13.14%) Degree
21 22 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (12.57%) SQL
21 22 (12.57%) Hyper-V
22 21 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
22 21 (12.00%) C#

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 33 (18.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.43%) IIS
4 12 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.57%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.57%) Apache
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (30.86%) Office 365
2 43 (24.57%) Azure
3 28 (16.00%) AWS
4 6 (3.43%) GitHub
5 2 (1.14%) GCP
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (46.86%) DNS
2 66 (37.71%) Firewall
3 51 (29.14%) DHCP
3 51 (29.14%) WAN
4 48 (27.43%) LAN
5 43 (24.57%) VPN
6 20 (11.43%) SAN
6 20 (11.43%) VLAN
7 18 (10.29%) MPLS
8 17 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (8.57%) Network Security
9 15 (8.57%) Wireless
10 12 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (6.86%) Internet
11 10 (5.71%) DMZ
12 7 (4.00%) Skype
13 6 (3.43%) Bluetooth
13 6 (3.43%) LTE
13 6 (3.43%) MQTT
14 5 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.57%) Ingres
2 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.57%) MySQL
2 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (6.86%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.43%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.43%) GCC
4 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Ant
5 1 (0.57%) CMake
5 1 (0.57%) Maven
5 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (11.43%) Public Sector
2 11 (6.29%) Finance
3 10 (5.71%) Fire and Rescue
3 10 (5.71%) Police
4 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.86%) Law
6 4 (2.29%) Legal
6 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.71%) Retail
8 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.14%) German Language
8 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.14%) Polish Language
8 2 (1.14%) Russian Language
8 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 33 (18.86%) Analyst
2 29 (16.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 23 (13.14%) Support Engineer
5 18 (10.29%) Developer
6 16 (9.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (7.43%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (5.71%) Active Directory Support
12 9 (5.14%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
12 9 (5.14%) Cisco Support
12 9 (5.14%) Cisco Support Engineer
12 9 (5.14%) Network Support
12 9 (5.14%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (4.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.86%) .NET
2 12 (6.86%) Web Services
3 11 (6.29%) REST
4 8 (4.57%) JSON
5 7 (4.00%) HTML
6 6 (3.43%) SOAP
7 5 (2.86%) CSS
8 3 (1.71%) LDAP
8 3 (1.71%) XML
9 2 (1.14%) HTML5
9 2 (1.14%) Node.js
10 1 (0.57%) J2EE
10 1 (0.57%) MAPI
10 1 (0.57%) React
10 1 (0.57%) RESTful
10 1 (0.57%) Spring
10 1 (0.57%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.86%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.57%) EMC VNX
5 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.43%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.29%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.29%) CCTV
8 3 (1.71%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.14%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 106 (60.57%) Windows
2 55 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 36 (20.57%) Linux
4 33 (18.86%) Windows 10
5 31 (17.71%) Windows 7
6 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.86%) Android
8 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.57%) Unix
12 1 (0.57%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.57%) ITIL
2 38 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.43%) DevOps
5 18 (10.29%) Configuration Management
6 16 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.57%) Service Management
8 14 (8.00%) Project Management
9 13 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (7.43%) Migration
10 12 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (6.29%) Data Protection
11 11 (6.29%) Load Balancing
11 11 (6.29%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.71%) Change Management
12 10 (5.71%) Coaching
12 10 (5.71%) Data Security
12 10 (5.71%) Email Filtering
12 10 (5.71%) Identity Management
12 10 (5.71%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.57%) SQL
2 21 (12.00%) C#
3 17 (9.71%) C++
4 15 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.57%) Python
5 13 (7.43%) C
6 11 (6.29%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.29%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.71%) Java
8 6 (3.43%) Embedded C
8 6 (3.43%) VB
9 4 (2.29%) PHP
9 4 (2.29%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.14%) Perl
11 2 (1.14%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) COBOL
12 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (13.14%) Degree
2 22 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (10.29%) CCNA
4 15 (8.57%) MCSE
5 12 (6.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (4.57%) MCSA
7 6 (3.43%) CISSP
7 6 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.86%) CCNP
9 4 (2.29%) CISM
9 4 (2.29%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.71%) CEH
10 3 (1.71%) GIAC
10 3 (1.71%) MCP
11 2 (1.14%) CCDP
11 2 (1.14%) CCIE
11 2 (1.14%) MCDBA
11 2 (1.14%) MCITP
11 2 (1.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) NIST
3 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 89 (50.86%) Active Directory
2 33 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.14%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.57%) Docker
5 15 (8.57%) vSphere
6 10 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (5.14%) XenApp
7 9 (5.14%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.57%) Firmware
9 6 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.29%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (9.71%) SCCM
2 15 (8.57%) Kubernetes
3 13 (7.43%) Ansible
4 12 (6.86%) Puppet
5 11 (6.29%) SCOM
6 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.71%) Terraform
9 2 (1.14%) Nagios
9 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.57%) Kibana
10 1 (0.57%) Packer
10 1 (0.57%) Salt
10 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 57 (32.57%) Cisco
3 49 (28.00%) VMware
4 19 (10.86%) Palo Alto
5 18 (10.29%) Citrix
6 11 (6.29%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.71%) NetApp
8 8 (4.57%) EMC
8 8 (4.57%) IBM
9 7 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.43%) Symantec
11 5 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.86%) Juniper
11 5 (2.86%) Oracle
12 4 (2.29%) Dell
12 4 (2.29%) Intel
12 4 (2.29%) McAfee
12 4 (2.29%) Remedy
12 4 (2.29%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.29%) Ubiquiti