Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 197 122 108
Rank change year-on-year -75 -14 +24
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 285 241 691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 2.42% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.20% 13.40% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 225 220 583
10th Percentile £24,200 £26,475 £23,500
25th Percentile £26,250 £30,875 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,544 1,798 3,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.26% 18.08% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,678 1,434 3,119
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,980 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,750 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East.

Salary trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -62 112 £37,890 -24.22% 21
Berkshire -22 71 £50,000 -4.76% 10
Hampshire -56 64 £31,250 -21.88% 13
Surrey -63 42 £45,000 - 8
Kent -33 35 £32,000 -22.89% 5
Oxfordshire -8 25 £28,750 -52.08% 3
West Sussex -5 21 £31,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -71 16 £43,000 -14.00% 8
East Sussex -27 2 £24,500 -16.95% 3
Middlesex - 1 £39,000 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 South East region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 129 (45.26%) Firewall
2 128 (44.91%) Windows
3 120 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 112 (39.30%) Microsoft
5 88 (30.88%) Microsoft 365
6 85 (29.82%) DNS
7 79 (27.72%) LAN
8 78 (27.37%) Social Skills
9 73 (25.61%) WAN
10 67 (23.51%) Linux
11 62 (21.75%) DHCP
12 61 (21.40%) VPN
13 57 (20.00%) VLAN
14 56 (19.65%) Windows Server
15 55 (19.30%) Azure
16 47 (16.49%) Windows 10
17 46 (16.14%) Cisco
18 45 (15.79%) Python
19 42 (14.74%) VMware
20 40 (14.04%) Wireless
20 40 (14.04%) AWS
20 40 (14.04%) Software Engineering
21 38 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
22 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
22 37 (12.98%) Data Centre
22 37 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
23 35 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
24 34 (11.93%) C
25 33 (11.58%) Finance
26 32 (11.23%) Service Delivery

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (4.21%) IIS
2 12 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.81%) Confluence
3 8 (2.81%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.46%) Apache
4 7 (2.46%) WordPress
5 6 (2.11%) CMS
5 6 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (2.11%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.40%) JBoss
6 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.05%) nginx
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.05%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 88 (30.88%) Microsoft 365
2 55 (19.30%) Azure
3 40 (14.04%) AWS
4 24 (8.42%) SaaS
5 11 (3.86%) GCP
6 10 (3.51%) GitHub
6 10 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.81%) IaaS
9 7 (2.46%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.46%) PaaS
10 6 (2.11%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.11%) Slack
11 4 (1.40%) Google Workspace
11 4 (1.40%) Serverless
12 2 (0.70%) Azure Monitor
12 2 (0.70%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
13 1 (0.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 129 (45.26%) Firewall
2 85 (29.82%) DNS
3 79 (27.72%) LAN
4 73 (25.61%) WAN
5 62 (21.75%) DHCP
6 61 (21.40%) VPN
7 57 (20.00%) VLAN
8 40 (14.04%) Wireless
9 29 (10.18%) HTTP
10 27 (9.47%) Internet
11 25 (8.77%) VoIP
12 23 (8.07%) WLAN
13 21 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (6.67%) SSL
15 16 (5.61%) BGP
16 15 (5.26%) SMTP
17 14 (4.91%) Network Security
17 14 (4.91%) OSPF
18 12 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (3.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.56%) MySQL
3 10 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.11%) DB2
7 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2019
8 3 (1.05%) MS Access
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.70%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.70%) Redis
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (8.77%) JIRA
2 11 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.81%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.11%) Travis CI
5 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.40%) JMeter
7 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.05%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.70%) Subversion
8 2 (0.70%) TestLink
9 1 (0.35%) GitLab
9 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (27.37%) Social Skills
2 33 (11.58%) Finance
3 24 (8.42%) Public Sector
4 21 (7.37%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.11%) Retail
8 5 (1.75%) Advertising
9 4 (1.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.05%) Legal
11 2 (0.70%) Banking
11 2 (0.70%) Billing
11 2 (0.70%) Electronics
11 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.70%) Local Government
11 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.70%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (19.30%) Support Engineer
2 47 (16.49%) IT Engineer
3 40 (14.04%) IT Support
4 36 (12.63%) Analyst
4 36 (12.63%) Network Engineer
5 33 (11.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (9.47%) IT Support Engineer
7 26 (9.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 23 (8.07%) Software Engineer
9 20 (7.02%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 19 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (6.67%) IT Analyst
11 18 (6.32%) Technical Engineer
12 17 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (5.96%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (5.96%) Developer
13 16 (5.61%) Service Desk Engineer
14 14 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.86%) HTML
2 10 (3.51%) CSS
3 8 (2.81%) Node.js
3 8 (2.81%) WebSockets
4 7 (2.46%) .NET
5 6 (2.11%) .NET Core
5 6 (2.11%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.11%) Middleware
5 6 (2.11%) OpenAPI
5 6 (2.11%) SignalR
5 6 (2.11%) Swagger
6 5 (1.75%) LDAP
6 5 (1.75%) Web Services
7 4 (1.40%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.40%) REST
7 4 (1.40%) RESTful
7 4 (1.40%) Velocity
8 3 (1.05%) LAMP
8 3 (1.05%) SAML
8 3 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.98%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.81%) PKI
5 7 (2.46%) EPoS
5 7 (2.46%) User Experience
6 6 (2.11%) Clustering
6 6 (2.11%) DataPower
6 6 (2.11%) iSeries
7 5 (1.75%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.40%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.40%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.40%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.05%) Robotics
9 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 128 (44.91%) Windows
2 67 (23.51%) Linux
3 56 (19.65%) Windows Server
4 47 (16.49%) Windows 10
5 19 (6.67%) Unix
6 13 (4.56%) Android
7 11 (3.86%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.86%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (3.16%) CentOS
9 8 (2.81%) Solaris
10 6 (2.11%) VMS
10 6 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.05%) AIX
12 3 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.05%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.04%) Software Engineering
2 38 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.23%) Service Delivery
6 30 (10.53%) CI/CD
7 29 (10.18%) DevOps
8 26 (9.12%) Computer Science
9 20 (7.02%) Project Management
10 19 (6.67%) Business Continuity
11 18 (6.32%) Network Design
12 16 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (5.61%) ITIL
12 16 (5.61%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.26%) SIEM
14 13 (4.56%) Ethical Hacking
15 12 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (4.21%) Load Balancing
15 12 (4.21%) OO
15 12 (4.21%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.79%) Python
2 34 (11.93%) C
3 30 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 27 (9.47%) PowerShell
5 25 (8.77%) C++
6 23 (8.07%) SQL
7 13 (4.56%) PHP
7 13 (4.56%) Ruby
8 12 (4.21%) C#
9 11 (3.86%) Bash
9 11 (3.86%) Go
10 8 (2.81%) Java
11 7 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.40%) C-shell
12 4 (1.40%) R
13 2 (0.70%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.70%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (8.07%) CCNA
3 21 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.91%) MCP
5 13 (4.56%) Degree
5 13 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.86%) CCNP
6 11 (3.86%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.51%) MCSA
8 6 (2.11%) MCSE
9 5 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.40%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.05%) CISM
11 3 (1.05%) CISSP
11 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.05%) SANS
12 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.70%) GIAC
12 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) QA
2 13 (4.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.16%) SLA
4 5 (1.75%) GDPR
4 5 (1.75%) NIST
5 3 (1.05%) Accessibility
5 3 (1.05%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.35%) MISRA
7 1 (0.35%) NCSC
7 1 (0.35%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.26%) vSphere
4 12 (4.21%) Docker
5 11 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.51%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.75%) Firmware
8 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.05%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.05%) OpenIDM
9 3 (1.05%) RACF
9 3 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.05%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.35%) Snort
11 1 (0.35%) Varnish
11 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (3.86%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (2.81%) SCCM
3 6 (2.11%) Ansible
3 6 (2.11%) Terraform
4 5 (1.75%) QRadar
4 5 (1.75%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.05%) Grafana
5 3 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (1.05%) SCOM
5 3 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.70%) Nessus
7 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.35%) Kibana
Vendors
1 112 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 46 (16.14%) Cisco
3 42 (14.74%) VMware
4 19 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 11 (3.86%) Citrix
6 10 (3.51%) Google
6 10 (3.51%) Mitel
6 10 (3.51%) Oracle
7 9 (3.16%) Dell
7 9 (3.16%) IBM
7 9 (3.16%) Sophos
8 8 (2.81%) Apple
8 8 (2.81%) EMC
8 8 (2.81%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.46%) Aruba
9 7 (2.46%) Intel
9 7 (2.46%) Meraki
9 7 (2.46%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.11%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.11%) Veeam