Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 137 149
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -22
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 834 2,050 2,175
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.38% 2.50% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.31% 14.10% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 702 1,620 1,804
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,829 14,544 15,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.61% 17.72% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,473 10,514 11,828
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the UK excluding London

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for TCP/IP in the UK excluding London

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK excluding London

TCP/IP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 12 August 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
South East -21 224 £42,500 - 38
North of England +27 185 £37,500 -6.25% 43
Midlands +47 132 £41,697 +6.91% 19
South West -7 112 £34,000 -20.00% 22
North West +7 102 £40,000 - 30
West Midlands +43 91 £41,000 +26.15% 4
East of England +3 91 £42,500 -3.95% 24
Yorkshire +57 59 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Scotland +71 41 £47,500 +35.71% 8
East Midlands +58 41 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Wales +35 39 £37,500 -2.60% 3
North East +40 24 £37,500 -33.66% 3
Northern Ireland -7 10 £30,000 +30.43% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 473 (56.71%) Windows
2 370 (44.36%) Active Directory
3 351 (42.09%) DNS
4 334 (40.05%) Microsoft
5 318 (38.13%) Firewall
6 273 (32.73%) DHCP
7 238 (28.54%) Office 365
8 234 (28.06%) VMware
9 225 (26.98%) WAN
10 221 (26.50%) LAN
11 218 (26.14%) Linux
12 216 (25.90%) Windows Server
13 201 (24.10%) Cisco
14 183 (21.94%) Azure
15 164 (19.66%) VPN
16 162 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 152 (18.23%) ITIL
18 140 (16.79%) SAN
19 134 (16.07%) Citrix
20 127 (15.23%) Hyper-V
21 124 (14.87%) Windows 10
22 119 (14.27%) Windows Server 2012
23 117 (14.03%) SQL
24 116 (13.91%) Data Centre
24 116 (13.91%) AWS
25 115 (13.79%) Degree
26 106 (12.71%) Wireless
26 106 (12.71%) Cybersecurity
27 105 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
28 103 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 83 (9.95%) MS Exchange
2 53 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (2.76%) IIS
5 19 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.20%) Apache
7 6 (0.72%) Confluence
7 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.48%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.36%) nginx
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.24%) JBoss
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 95 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Simulink
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.68%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.48%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.36%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.24%) assyst
4 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 238 (28.54%) Office 365
2 183 (21.94%) Azure
3 116 (13.91%) AWS
4 23 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (2.64%) SaaS
6 19 (2.28%) IaaS
7 16 (1.92%) GCP
8 14 (1.68%) Logic Apps
9 11 (1.32%) GitHub
10 10 (1.20%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.96%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.72%) PaaS
13 4 (0.48%) Serverless
14 3 (0.36%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 3 (0.36%) Datadog
14 3 (0.36%) Loggly
14 3 (0.36%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 351 (42.09%) DNS
2 318 (38.13%) Firewall
3 273 (32.73%) DHCP
4 225 (26.98%) WAN
5 221 (26.50%) LAN
6 164 (19.66%) VPN
7 140 (16.79%) SAN
8 106 (12.71%) Wireless
9 88 (10.55%) VLAN
10 87 (10.43%) VoIP
11 79 (9.47%) Network Security
12 72 (8.63%) BGP
13 71 (8.51%) HTTP
14 66 (7.91%) Internet
15 64 (7.67%) OSPF
16 56 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (5.76%) Fibre Channel
18 47 (5.64%) Ethernet
18 47 (5.64%) MPLS
19 45 (5.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.16%) MySQL
3 15 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.56%) SQLite
5 11 (1.32%) GIS
6 9 (1.08%) Geospatial Data
7 8 (0.96%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.72%) Big Data
8 6 (0.72%) MS Access
8 6 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.36%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.36%) Power BI
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 38 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.76%) Metasploit
3 20 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.80%) GitLab
5 14 (1.68%) Subversion
6 11 (1.32%) JIRA
7 8 (0.96%) Maven
7 8 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.84%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.84%) GCC
8 7 (0.84%) Selenium
8 7 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.48%) Grunt
10 4 (0.48%) JUnit
10 4 (0.48%) WebScarab
11 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.36%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.24%) WiX
General
1 64 (7.67%) Finance
2 42 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 41 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.36%) Electronics
5 20 (2.40%) Legal
6 17 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 17 (2.04%) Automotive
6 17 (2.04%) Law
7 12 (1.44%) Military
7 12 (1.44%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.20%) Games
9 9 (1.08%) Banking
10 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.72%) Billing
11 6 (0.72%) Retail
12 5 (0.60%) Norwegian Language
13 4 (0.48%) Back Office
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) French Language
15 2 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 148 (17.75%) Analyst
2 124 (14.87%) Network Engineer
3 117 (14.03%) Support Engineer
4 80 (9.59%) IT Support
5 77 (9.23%) IT Engineer
6 71 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 63 (7.55%) Software Engineer
8 49 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 41 (4.92%) Security Analyst
10 37 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 36 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 35 (4.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 35 (4.20%) Developer
12 35 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
13 34 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
14 32 (3.84%) Security Engineer
15 31 (3.72%) Support Analyst
16 29 (3.48%) IT Analyst
16 29 (3.48%) Network Support
17 28 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.04%) .NET
2 28 (3.36%) Web Services
3 24 (2.88%) HTML
4 23 (2.76%) JSON
5 21 (2.52%) REST
6 20 (2.40%) 802.1X
7 16 (1.92%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.68%) CSS
8 14 (1.68%) RESTful
8 14 (1.68%) XML
9 13 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (1.56%) WinForms
9 13 (1.56%) WPF
10 12 (1.44%) Middleware
11 11 (1.32%) LAMP
11 11 (1.32%) WebSockets
12 10 (1.20%) LDAP
13 9 (1.08%) Node.js
13 9 (1.08%) SAML
13 9 (1.08%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 75 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 32 (3.84%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (3.12%) Driving Licence
8 24 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
9 20 (2.40%) Clustering
9 20 (2.40%) Public Cloud
10 17 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (1.80%) Replication
11 15 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.44%) Life Science
13 11 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.32%) DataPower
13 11 (1.32%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.08%) PKI
15 8 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 473 (56.71%) Windows
2 218 (26.14%) Linux
3 216 (25.90%) Windows Server
4 124 (14.87%) Windows 10
5 119 (14.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (8.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 72 (8.63%) Windows 7
9 42 (5.04%) Unix
10 37 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 29 (3.48%) Ubuntu
12 28 (3.36%) Android
13 23 (2.76%) Apple iOS
14 22 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (2.28%) Kali Linux
16 17 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (1.92%) CentOS
18 14 (1.68%) Windows 8
19 9 (1.08%) Mac OS
19 9 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (18.23%) ITIL
2 106 (12.71%) Cybersecurity
3 103 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 100 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (10.31%) Software Engineering
6 80 (9.59%) Information Security
7 66 (7.91%) SIEM
8 59 (7.07%) Change Management
9 57 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (6.59%) Computer Science
11 53 (6.35%) Security Operations
12 49 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (5.64%) DevOps
14 43 (5.16%) Penetration Testing
15 42 (5.04%) Configuration Management
16 33 (3.96%) Server Management
17 31 (3.72%) Project Management
17 31 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
18 30 (3.60%) Load Balancing
18 30 (3.60%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 117 (14.03%) SQL
2 94 (11.27%) PowerShell
3 89 (10.67%) Python
4 82 (9.83%) Bash Shell
5 65 (7.79%) C++
6 61 (7.31%) C
7 46 (5.52%) C#
8 38 (4.56%) Java
9 36 (4.32%) JavaScript
10 24 (2.88%) Perl
11 19 (2.28%) Embedded C
12 18 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.04%) PHP
14 8 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.84%) Ruby
15 7 (0.84%) VB
15 7 (0.84%) VBScript
16 6 (0.72%) Go
17 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 115 (13.79%) Degree
2 105 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (8.75%) CCNA
5 63 (7.55%) MCSA
6 62 (7.43%) Security Cleared
7 61 (7.31%) CCNP
7 61 (7.31%) MCSE
8 40 (4.80%) SC Cleared
9 33 (3.96%) Server+ Certification
10 27 (3.24%) CISSP
11 22 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 20 (2.40%) GCIH
13 18 (2.16%) CCIE
13 18 (2.16%) CISM
13 18 (2.16%) GCIA
13 18 (2.16%) SANS
14 17 (2.04%) CREST Certified
15 14 (1.68%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (7.31%) SLA
3 23 (2.76%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.16%) GDPR
5 14 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.20%) NIST
7 10 (1.20%) QA
8 5 (0.60%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.48%) NCSC
10 2 (0.24%) COBIT
10 2 (0.24%) GxP
10 2 (0.24%) HL7
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 370 (44.36%) Active Directory
2 162 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (15.23%) Hyper-V
4 63 (7.55%) vSphere
5 34 (4.08%) XenApp
6 32 (3.84%) Virtual Servers
6 32 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (3.12%) Snort
8 25 (3.00%) Firmware
9 24 (2.88%) Docker
10 20 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.56%) NFS
12 13 (1.56%) XenDesktop
13 9 (1.08%) KVM
14 7 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.48%) GPFS
16 4 (0.48%) Lustre
17 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 48 (5.76%) SCCM
2 33 (3.96%) Ansible
3 27 (3.24%) Kubernetes
4 26 (3.12%) Terraform
5 24 (2.88%) Puppet
6 22 (2.64%) WSUS
7 19 (2.28%) PowerCLI
8 13 (1.56%) Nessus
9 11 (1.32%) FortiGate
10 10 (1.20%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (1.08%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.72%) SCOM
15 5 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (0.60%) Computer Incident Response Team
15 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 4 (0.48%) Grafana
Vendors
1 334 (40.05%) Microsoft
2 234 (28.06%) VMware
3 201 (24.10%) Cisco
4 134 (16.07%) Citrix
5 46 (5.52%) Juniper
6 39 (4.68%) HP
6 39 (4.68%) Meraki
7 37 (4.44%) Palo Alto
8 30 (3.60%) Veeam
9 28 (3.36%) CheckPoint
10 27 (3.24%) SolarWinds
11 22 (2.64%) Aruba
12 21 (2.52%) Fortinet
12 21 (2.52%) NetApp
13 19 (2.28%) Avaya
14 18 (2.16%) Brocade
15 17 (2.04%) Splunk
16 16 (1.92%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.92%) SonicWALL
17 14 (1.68%) Symantec