Period
to 24 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 144 117
Rank change year-on-year -47 -27 +36
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 312 162 736
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.77% 1.99% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.58% 10.24% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 240 144 596
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,575 £23,743
25th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £28,468
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.67%
75th Percentile £56,250 £56,563 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 2,480 1,582 4,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.10% 19.47% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,703 1,307 3,326
10th Percentile £25,750 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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
Thames Valley -55 115 £38,049 -15.45% 37
Hampshire -76 66 £47,500 +43.94% 10
Berkshire -50 63 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Surrey -46 57 £50,000 -4.76% 17
West Sussex +8 33 £31,500 -21.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -48 26 £43,000 +1.18% 9
Oxfordshire - 26 £31,000 - 9
Kent - 21 £39,500 - 20
East Sussex -46 18 £33,250 +2.31% 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 149 (47.76%) Windows
2 133 (42.63%) Firewall
3 121 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 106 (33.97%) Social Skills
5 105 (33.65%) Active Directory
6 102 (32.69%) Microsoft 365
7 96 (30.77%) DNS
8 84 (26.92%) VPN
9 81 (25.96%) Linux
10 79 (25.32%) Azure
11 76 (24.36%) VMware
12 69 (22.12%) DHCP
13 66 (21.15%) WAN
14 65 (20.83%) LAN
14 65 (20.83%) Cisco
14 65 (20.83%) Windows 10
15 62 (19.87%) Windows Server
16 58 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (16.67%) AWS
18 51 (16.35%) VLAN
19 46 (14.74%) PowerShell
19 46 (14.74%) SQL Server
20 44 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
21 42 (13.46%) Software Engineering
21 42 (13.46%) Palo Alto
22 40 (12.82%) Wireless
23 38 (12.18%) Degree
23 38 (12.18%) Network Security
24 37 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
25 36 (11.54%) Finance

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 22 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (6.09%) IIS
4 16 (5.13%) Confluence
5 12 (3.85%) MS Exchange
6 11 (3.53%) CMS
6 11 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (3.53%) Umbraco
6 11 (3.53%) WordPress
7 7 (2.24%) JBoss
8 6 (1.92%) Apache
9 5 (1.60%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.28%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.32%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.53%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 102 (32.69%) Microsoft 365
2 79 (25.32%) Azure
3 52 (16.67%) AWS
4 29 (9.29%) SaaS
5 17 (5.45%) IaaS
6 16 (5.13%) PaaS
7 14 (4.49%) OneDrive
8 13 (4.17%) Mimecast
9 12 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (2.56%) GCP
11 8 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (2.24%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
12 7 (2.24%) GitHub
13 5 (1.60%) Cloudflare
14 4 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (1.28%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (1.28%) Dropbox
14 4 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 133 (42.63%) Firewall
2 96 (30.77%) DNS
3 84 (26.92%) VPN
4 69 (22.12%) DHCP
5 66 (21.15%) WAN
6 65 (20.83%) LAN
7 51 (16.35%) VLAN
8 40 (12.82%) Wireless
9 38 (12.18%) Network Security
10 31 (9.94%) VoIP
11 29 (9.29%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (8.97%) Internet
13 24 (7.69%) BGP
14 21 (6.73%) OSPF
14 21 (6.73%) SAN
15 20 (6.41%) IPsec
15 20 (6.41%) SSL
16 19 (6.09%) HTTP
17 18 (5.77%) MPLS
18 13 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.92%) MySQL
5 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.64%) DB2
6 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (9.94%) JIRA
2 13 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.92%) Android Studio
4 6 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.92%) WinDbg
4 6 (1.92%) Xcode
5 5 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.28%) JMeter
6 4 (1.28%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.96%) Subversion
8 2 (0.64%) Selenium
8 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.64%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.32%) GitLab
9 1 (0.32%) Maven
9 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
General
1 106 (33.97%) Social Skills
2 36 (11.54%) Finance
3 23 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.85%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.53%) Legal
6 11 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.88%) Local Government
7 9 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (2.88%) Retail
8 8 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.92%) Banking
9 6 (1.92%) Law
10 4 (1.28%) Billing
10 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.96%) Marketing
12 2 (0.64%) Military
13 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 62 (19.87%) Network Engineer
2 54 (17.31%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.94%) IT Engineer
3 31 (9.94%) IT Support
4 24 (7.69%) Analyst
4 24 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (6.09%) Developer
6 19 (6.09%) Software Engineer
7 18 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
10 15 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (4.81%) IT Manager
11 14 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.49%) Security Engineer
12 13 (4.17%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.09%) Web Services
2 17 (5.45%) .NET
3 13 (4.17%) RESTful
4 11 (3.53%) HTML
5 10 (3.21%) SOAP
6 9 (2.88%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.88%) JSON
7 8 (2.56%) REST
8 6 (1.92%) iOS SDK
8 6 (1.92%) WebRTC
9 5 (1.60%) CSS
9 5 (1.60%) WebSockets
9 5 (1.60%) Yocto
10 4 (1.28%) Velocity
11 3 (0.96%) GStreamer
11 3 (0.96%) WSH
12 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
12 2 (0.64%) Middleware
12 2 (0.64%) pytest
12 2 (0.64%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.85%) User Experience
5 11 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (3.21%) EPoS
7 8 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.92%) Clustering
8 6 (1.92%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.60%) PKI
9 5 (1.60%) Raspberry Pi
10 4 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.28%) Life Science
10 4 (1.28%) SCADA
10 4 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 149 (47.76%) Windows
2 81 (25.96%) Linux
3 65 (20.83%) Windows 10
4 62 (19.87%) Windows Server
5 28 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (7.37%) Android
6 23 (7.37%) Windows Server 2019
7 21 (6.73%) Apple iOS
8 14 (4.49%) Unix
9 12 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.88%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.56%) Solaris
13 6 (1.92%) CentOS
14 4 (1.28%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.64%) Debian
16 2 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.46%) Software Engineering
2 35 (11.22%) DevOps
3 33 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 27 (8.65%) Project Management
6 26 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 25 (8.01%) ITIL
8 24 (7.69%) Network Design
9 22 (7.05%) Information Security
9 22 (7.05%) Load Balancing
10 20 (6.41%) SIEM
11 19 (6.09%) Service Delivery
12 18 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (5.13%) Network Management
13 16 (5.13%) Proactive Monitoring
14 15 (4.81%) Infrastructure as Code
15 14 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (4.49%) Unit Testing
16 13 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.62%) C
3 28 (8.97%) Python
4 23 (7.37%) SQL
5 20 (6.41%) C++
5 20 (6.41%) Java
6 16 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 15 (4.81%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.21%) Ruby
9 7 (2.24%) C#
10 6 (1.92%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.92%) Go
10 6 (1.92%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.92%) PHP
11 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.28%) C-shell
12 4 (1.28%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.28%) R
12 4 (1.28%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (12.18%) Degree
3 31 (9.94%) CCNA
4 28 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (8.01%) CCNP
6 19 (6.09%) Security Cleared
7 15 (4.81%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (3.53%) MCSE
10 9 (2.88%) GIAC
10 9 (2.88%) MCP
11 8 (2.56%) MCSA
12 7 (2.24%) CEH
12 7 (2.24%) CISSP
12 7 (2.24%) ISEB
13 6 (1.92%) CISA
13 6 (1.92%) OSCE
13 6 (1.92%) OSCP
14 5 (1.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.49%) NIST
2 14 (4.49%) QA
3 13 (4.17%) SLA
4 8 (2.56%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.24%) GDPR
5 7 (2.24%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.96%) COBIT
6 3 (0.96%) GRC
6 3 (0.96%) NCSC
7 2 (0.64%) HL7
7 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.32%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.32%) MISRA
8 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (33.65%) Active Directory
2 58 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (9.29%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.37%) vSphere
5 12 (3.85%) Docker
6 9 (2.88%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.92%) Firmware
7 6 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.96%) iptables
8 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.64%) KVM
9 2 (0.64%) NFS
9 2 (0.64%) pfSense
9 2 (0.64%) Postfix
9 2 (0.64%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (6.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (4.17%) Terraform
3 12 (3.85%) Ansible
4 11 (3.53%) SCCM
5 10 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (2.88%) Kubernetes
7 8 (2.56%) FortiGate
8 7 (2.24%) Grafana
8 7 (2.24%) HP ALM
9 6 (1.92%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.92%) HP Fortify
9 6 (1.92%) PowerCLI
9 6 (1.92%) WebInspect
10 5 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.60%) Puppet
10 5 (1.60%) QRadar
10 5 (1.60%) SCOM
11 4 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 121 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 76 (24.36%) VMware
3 65 (20.83%) Cisco
4 42 (13.46%) Palo Alto
5 25 (8.01%) Meraki
6 24 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 22 (7.05%) Citrix
8 15 (4.81%) Dell
8 15 (4.81%) Sophos
9 13 (4.17%) HP
9 13 (4.17%) Sage
10 11 (3.53%) Oracle
10 11 (3.53%) Sitecore
11 10 (3.21%) F5
12 9 (2.88%) Google
12 9 (2.88%) Splunk
13 7 (2.24%) Avaya
13 7 (2.24%) Darktrace
13 7 (2.24%) Micro Focus
13 7 (2.24%) Veeam