Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 141 149
Rank change year-on-year +19 +8 -28
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,657 2,015 2,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.52% 2.42% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.37% 14.60% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,348 1,575 2,003
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 10,778 13,806 15,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.37% 16.59% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8,319 10,407 12,326
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,366 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +6 566 £42,500 - 99
North of England +19 294 £42,500 +13.33% 64
South West +57 276 £37,500 -6.25% 46
Midlands +12 220 £32,500 -18.75% 48
East of England -21 177 £42,500 +13.33% 51
North West -5 167 £40,000 +6.67% 40
West Midlands +60 152 £32,500 -18.75% 33
Yorkshire +26 111 £46,500 +16.25% 20
East Midlands -43 68 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Wales +13 53 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Scotland +31 43 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Northern Ireland +28 24 £32,000 +39.13% 1
North East +23 16 £27,500 +27.91% 4
Channel Islands -1 4 £25,000 -25.37%
Isle of Man -1 1 £51,500 +37.33%
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 995 (60.05%) Windows
2 694 (41.88%) Microsoft
3 687 (41.46%) Active Directory
4 665 (40.13%) DNS
5 599 (36.15%) Firewall
6 509 (30.72%) DHCP
7 476 (28.73%) Office 365
8 459 (27.70%) LAN
9 452 (27.28%) Linux
10 450 (27.16%) WAN
11 424 (25.59%) Windows Server
12 400 (24.14%) Cisco
13 381 (22.99%) VMware
14 343 (20.70%) VPN
15 327 (19.73%) Azure
16 304 (18.35%) Windows 10
17 275 (16.60%) ITIL
18 274 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
19 266 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
20 253 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
21 246 (14.85%) VLAN
22 241 (14.54%) MS Exchange
23 240 (14.48%) SQL
24 229 (13.82%) Python
24 229 (13.82%) Citrix
25 227 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
26 211 (12.73%) Degree
27 202 (12.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 201 (12.13%) Hyper-V
29 199 (12.01%) SQL Server

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
1 241 (14.54%) MS Exchange
2 117 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 116 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 81 (4.89%) IIS
6 41 (2.47%) Skype for Business
7 36 (2.17%) Apache
8 27 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.15%) Confluence
10 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.78%) nginx
12 12 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.54%) JBoss
14 8 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.24%) CMS
18 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 274 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Simulink
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.12%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.48%) Exchequer
3 6 (0.36%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.30%) assyst
4 5 (0.30%) Line 50
4 5 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.24%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.060%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 476 (28.73%) Office 365
2 327 (19.73%) Azure
3 183 (11.04%) AWS
4 42 (2.53%) IaaS
5 40 (2.41%) SaaS
6 36 (2.17%) GitHub
7 31 (1.87%) OneDrive
8 30 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (1.63%) GCP
10 26 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.84%) PaaS
12 14 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.48%) Power Platform
15 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.42%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.42%) Route 53
15 7 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 665 (40.13%) DNS
2 599 (36.15%) Firewall
3 509 (30.72%) DHCP
4 459 (27.70%) LAN
5 450 (27.16%) WAN
6 343 (20.70%) VPN
7 246 (14.85%) VLAN
8 177 (10.68%) Wireless
9 173 (10.44%) Internet
10 158 (9.54%) BGP
11 148 (8.93%) VoIP
12 147 (8.87%) Network Security
13 146 (8.81%) SAN
14 141 (8.51%) OSPF
15 131 (7.91%) HTTP
16 102 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
17 88 (5.31%) MPLS
18 80 (4.83%) NAS
19 77 (4.65%) SMTP
20 72 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (2.72%) MySQL
4 36 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (1.21%) RDBMS
8 19 (1.15%) Big Data
8 19 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.09%) GIS
10 16 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
11 15 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.91%) SQLite
12 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.54%) Ingres
13 9 (0.54%) MS Access
14 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
14 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 91 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.04%) Jenkins
3 51 (3.08%) JIRA
4 21 (1.27%) Subversion
5 17 (1.03%) Bitbucket
6 16 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 16 (0.97%) GCC
7 15 (0.91%) GitLab
8 13 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.48%) Metasploit
10 8 (0.48%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.42%) Xcode
12 6 (0.36%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
13 5 (0.30%) Grunt
13 5 (0.30%) Katalon Studio
13 5 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 169 (10.20%) Finance
2 111 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 61 (3.68%) Electronics
4 59 (3.56%) Public Sector
5 54 (3.26%) Retail
6 44 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.99%) Aerospace
8 23 (1.39%) Law
9 21 (1.27%) Marketing
10 19 (1.15%) Games
10 19 (1.15%) Legal
11 16 (0.97%) Automotive
12 15 (0.91%) Banking
12 15 (0.91%) Military
13 14 (0.84%) Advertising
14 11 (0.66%) Police
15 9 (0.54%) Billing
16 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.42%) Avionics
18 6 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 271 (16.35%) Analyst
2 215 (12.98%) Support Engineer
3 202 (12.19%) Network Engineer
4 162 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 160 (9.66%) IT Support
6 119 (7.18%) IT Engineer
7 106 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 77 (4.65%) Developer
9 76 (4.59%) Support Analyst
10 73 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 69 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 67 (4.04%) Software Engineer
13 64 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 62 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 62 (3.74%) IT Support Engineer
15 59 (3.56%) Technical Support
16 56 (3.38%) Junior
17 53 (3.20%) Team Leader
18 51 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
19 49 (2.96%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.65%) .NET
2 37 (2.23%) REST
3 36 (2.17%) JSON
4 29 (1.75%) LAMP
5 28 (1.69%) Web Services
6 27 (1.63%) Node.js
7 26 (1.57%) HTML
7 26 (1.57%) WSH
8 24 (1.45%) XML
9 21 (1.27%) AngularJS
9 21 (1.27%) CSS
10 20 (1.21%) LDAP
11 17 (1.03%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.97%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.84%) 802.1X
14 12 (0.72%) RESTful
15 11 (0.66%) Kafka
15 11 (0.66%) Regular Expression
16 10 (0.60%) Spring
16 10 (0.60%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 184 (11.10%) Data Centre
2 152 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (7.66%) Self-Motivation
4 89 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 57 (3.44%) Driving Licence
6 33 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 32 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 28 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 28 (1.69%) Replication
8 28 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
9 27 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.51%) Smartphone
11 24 (1.45%) DataPower
11 24 (1.45%) Internet of Things
12 20 (1.21%) Clustering
12 20 (1.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 17 (1.03%) User Experience
14 16 (0.97%) Device Driver
14 16 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 14 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 995 (60.05%) Windows
2 452 (27.28%) Linux
3 424 (25.59%) Windows Server
4 304 (18.35%) Windows 10
5 227 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 189 (11.41%) Windows 7
7 174 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 154 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 139 (8.39%) Unix
10 67 (4.04%) Windows Server 2019
11 52 (3.14%) Windows 8
12 50 (3.02%) Apple iOS
13 49 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (2.66%) Ubuntu
15 39 (2.35%) CentOS
16 37 (2.23%) Android
17 32 (1.93%) Solaris
18 28 (1.69%) Mac OS
19 24 (1.45%) Windows XP
20 23 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (16.60%) ITIL
2 266 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
3 202 (12.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 174 (10.50%) Cybersecurity
5 134 (8.09%) Information Security
5 134 (8.09%) Software Engineering
6 133 (8.03%) DevOps
7 112 (6.76%) Configuration Management
8 111 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
9 106 (6.40%) SIEM
10 99 (5.97%) Change Management
11 92 (5.55%) Computer Science
12 87 (5.25%) Security Operations
13 78 (4.71%) Project Management
14 75 (4.53%) Mentoring
15 74 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
16 68 (4.10%) Load Balancing
16 68 (4.10%) Migration
17 66 (3.98%) Incident Management
18 62 (3.74%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 240 (14.48%) SQL
2 229 (13.82%) Python
3 176 (10.62%) PowerShell
4 148 (8.93%) Bash Shell
5 132 (7.97%) C++
6 124 (7.48%) C
7 96 (5.79%) Java
8 86 (5.19%) JavaScript
9 81 (4.89%) Perl
10 73 (4.41%) C#
11 55 (3.32%) PHP
12 49 (2.96%) Ruby
13 41 (2.47%) Embedded C
14 33 (1.99%) Shell Script
15 32 (1.93%) VBScript
16 21 (1.27%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.15%) VB
18 18 (1.09%) Embedded C++
18 18 (1.09%) Go
18 18 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (12.73%) Degree
2 187 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
3 135 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 135 (8.15%) Security Cleared
4 121 (7.30%) CCNA
5 117 (7.06%) CCNP
6 84 (5.07%) MCSE
7 75 (4.53%) MCSA
8 61 (3.68%) CISSP
8 61 (3.68%) SC Cleared
9 44 (2.66%) DV Cleared
10 41 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 36 (2.17%) MCP
12 31 (1.87%) CCIE
13 26 (1.57%) HND
14 25 (1.51%) CCDP
15 24 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.39%) CISM
17 20 (1.21%) CEH
17 20 (1.21%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (8.93%) SLA
2 100 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.57%) GDPR
5 24 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.78%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.72%) QA
8 10 (0.60%) NIST
9 9 (0.54%) COBIT
10 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.18%) GxP
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.12%) NCSC
13 1 (0.060%) IEC 61131
13 1 (0.060%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 687 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 253 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (12.13%) Hyper-V
4 99 (5.97%) vSphere
5 94 (5.67%) XenApp
6 84 (5.07%) Docker
7 54 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 35 (2.11%) Firmware
10 30 (1.81%) NFS
11 23 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 17 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.72%) KVM
15 11 (0.66%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 9 (0.54%) Snort
16 9 (0.54%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 113 (6.82%) SCCM
2 96 (5.79%) Ansible
3 82 (4.95%) Puppet
4 75 (4.53%) Kubernetes
5 51 (3.08%) WSUS
6 30 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (1.75%) Terraform
8 28 (1.69%) Backup Exec
9 25 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (1.39%) Nagios
11 21 (1.27%) SCOM
12 20 (1.21%) FortiGate
13 16 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (0.84%) QRadar
15 13 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 13 (0.78%) ZABBIX
16 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 10 (0.60%) Nessus
17 8 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 694 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 400 (24.14%) Cisco
3 381 (22.99%) VMware
4 229 (13.82%) Citrix
5 95 (5.73%) Palo Alto
6 88 (5.31%) HP
7 78 (4.71%) CheckPoint
8 73 (4.41%) Juniper
9 71 (4.28%) SolarWinds
10 63 (3.80%) Meraki
11 61 (3.68%) Apple
11 61 (3.68%) Oracle
12 54 (3.26%) Veeam
13 53 (3.20%) Red Hat
14 49 (2.96%) Symantec
15 45 (2.72%) Splunk
16 44 (2.66%) IBM
17 40 (2.41%) Fortinet
18 36 (2.17%) NetApp
19 35 (2.11%) Aruba