Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 138 132
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -30
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,879 2,047 2,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.65% 2.42% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.32% 14.79% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,465 1,583 2,134
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,300 £21,913
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 11,513 13,837 15,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.24% 16.33% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 8,809 10,636 12,763
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
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 percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 January 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 18 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
South East +31 701 £45,000 +12.50% 139
North of England +48 305 £40,000 +15.94% 98
South West +54 304 £35,000 - 60
Midlands -18 241 £32,500 -18.75% 73
East of England -28 211 £42,500 +6.25% 77
West Midlands +36 177 £32,500 -23.53% 34
North West +21 177 £40,000 +17.65% 41
Yorkshire +60 120 £43,000 +19.44% 51
East Midlands -69 64 £32,000 -14.67% 39
Wales +17 52 £37,500 +2.74% 15
Scotland +19 42 £39,000 -2.50% 19
Northern Ireland +26 25 £32,000 +39.13% 3
North East +12 8 £30,500 +1.67% 6
Channel Islands +1 4 £25,000 -28.57%
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 1,088 (57.90%) Windows
2 763 (40.61%) Microsoft
3 753 (40.07%) DNS
4 739 (39.33%) Active Directory
5 678 (36.08%) Firewall
6 574 (30.55%) DHCP
7 566 (30.12%) Linux
8 509 (27.09%) LAN
9 507 (26.98%) Office 365
10 504 (26.82%) VMware
11 496 (26.40%) WAN
12 470 (25.01%) Windows Server
13 449 (23.90%) Cisco
14 364 (19.37%) ITIL
15 329 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 329 (17.51%) Azure
16 328 (17.46%) VPN
17 323 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
18 317 (16.87%) Windows 10
19 294 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
20 279 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
21 274 (14.58%) Python
22 258 (13.73%) Citrix
23 256 (13.62%) VLAN
24 253 (13.46%) MS Exchange
25 245 (13.04%) Hyper-V
26 243 (12.93%) Degree
27 240 (12.77%) SQL
28 218 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 217 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 253 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 118 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 114 (6.07%) IIS
4 110 (5.85%) SharePoint
5 91 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (3.78%) Skype for Business
7 49 (2.61%) Apache
8 29 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 29 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.38%) Confluence
10 25 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (1.28%) OpenStack
12 22 (1.17%) nginx
13 12 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.43%) JBoss
15 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.21%) CMS
17 4 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 279 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.053%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.053%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.053%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.37%) Sage 200
1 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.27%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.27%) Line 50
3 5 (0.27%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.16%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.053%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 507 (26.98%) Office 365
2 329 (17.51%) Azure
3 216 (11.50%) AWS
4 83 (4.42%) GCP
5 58 (3.09%) SaaS
6 45 (2.39%) IaaS
7 37 (1.97%) OneDrive
8 36 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.85%) GitHub
10 15 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.69%) PaaS
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.59%) Power Platform
13 10 (0.53%) G Suite
13 10 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.48%) Azure Stack
14 9 (0.48%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.32%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 753 (40.07%) DNS
2 678 (36.08%) Firewall
3 574 (30.55%) DHCP
4 509 (27.09%) LAN
5 496 (26.40%) WAN
6 328 (17.46%) VPN
7 256 (13.62%) VLAN
8 210 (11.18%) Network Security
9 200 (10.64%) Internet
10 182 (9.69%) BGP
11 178 (9.47%) Wireless
12 164 (8.73%) OSPF
13 141 (7.50%) VoIP
14 140 (7.45%) SAN
15 114 (6.07%) HTTP
16 102 (5.43%) MPLS
17 88 (4.68%) NAS
18 86 (4.58%) Skype
19 85 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
20 80 (4.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.71%) MySQL
3 47 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 36 (1.92%) Big Data
6 29 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 26 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.01%) NoSQL
10 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.53%) Ingres
14 9 (0.48%) GIS
15 8 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.43%) Redis
16 6 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
16 6 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 119 (6.33%) Git (software)
2 92 (4.90%) Jenkins
3 68 (3.62%) JIRA
4 30 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 28 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 21 (1.12%) Subversion
7 20 (1.06%) Artifactory
8 17 (0.90%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.64%) git-flow
10 9 (0.48%) Selenium
10 9 (0.48%) TestRail
10 9 (0.48%) Zephyr
11 8 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.37%) GitLab
12 7 (0.37%) Maven
12 7 (0.37%) Xcode
13 6 (0.32%) Babel
13 6 (0.32%) Robot Framework
13 6 (0.32%) webpack
14 5 (0.27%) Katalon Studio
General
1 171 (9.10%) Finance
2 155 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.99%) Public Sector
4 65 (3.46%) Retail
5 63 (3.35%) Electronics
6 53 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.60%) Marketing
8 29 (1.54%) Games
9 22 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 20 (1.06%) Banking
11 18 (0.96%) Automotive
12 16 (0.85%) Law
13 15 (0.80%) Police
14 14 (0.75%) Legal
15 13 (0.69%) Advertising
16 10 (0.53%) Avionics
16 10 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
17 7 (0.37%) Local Government
17 7 (0.37%) Military
18 6 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 321 (17.08%) Analyst
2 254 (13.52%) Support Engineer
3 238 (12.67%) Network Engineer
4 181 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 162 (8.62%) IT Support
6 113 (6.01%) IT Engineer
7 101 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 94 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 91 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 80 (4.26%) Developer
11 75 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 71 (3.78%) Consultant
13 69 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 69 (3.67%) Software Engineer
14 67 (3.57%) Technical Support
15 66 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 63 (3.35%) Team Leader
17 61 (3.25%) Junior
18 59 (3.14%) IT Support Engineer
19 57 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.41%) .NET
2 50 (2.66%) Web Services
3 45 (2.39%) REST
4 38 (2.02%) HTML
4 38 (2.02%) Node.js
5 34 (1.81%) CSS
6 30 (1.60%) Spring
7 27 (1.44%) AngularJS
8 24 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
8 24 (1.28%) LAMP
8 24 (1.28%) XML
9 23 (1.22%) JSON
10 22 (1.17%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.01%) 802.1X
11 19 (1.01%) LDAP
11 19 (1.01%) WSH
12 18 (0.96%) GraphQL
12 18 (0.96%) React
13 17 (0.90%) Kafka
13 17 (0.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 214 (11.39%) Data Centre
2 168 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.46%) Driving Licence
6 46 (2.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 40 (2.13%) User Experience
8 39 (2.08%) Smartphone
9 37 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 37 (1.97%) Replication
10 31 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 29 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 28 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
13 25 (1.33%) Clustering
14 24 (1.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 22 (1.17%) CCTV
16 20 (1.06%) Client/Server
17 19 (1.01%) Public Cloud
18 18 (0.96%) EMC VNX
18 18 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,088 (57.90%) Windows
2 566 (30.12%) Linux
3 470 (25.01%) Windows Server
4 317 (16.87%) Windows 10
5 217 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 215 (11.44%) Windows 7
7 209 (11.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 162 (8.62%) Unix
9 69 (3.67%) CentOS
10 66 (3.51%) Apple iOS
11 63 (3.35%) Windows 8
12 50 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (2.29%) Ubuntu
14 37 (1.97%) Android
15 32 (1.70%) Mac OS
16 28 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (1.49%) Windows XP
17 26 (1.38%) Solaris
18 13 (0.69%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (19.37%) ITIL
2 323 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
3 218 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 192 (10.22%) Cybersecurity
5 159 (8.46%) DevOps
6 138 (7.34%) Information Security
7 128 (6.81%) SIEM
8 125 (6.65%) Software Engineering
9 117 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (6.17%) Configuration Management
11 114 (6.07%) Load Balancing
12 111 (5.91%) Change Management
13 105 (5.59%) Mentoring
13 105 (5.59%) Security Operations
14 87 (4.63%) Computer Science
15 86 (4.58%) Migration
15 86 (4.58%) Project Management
16 71 (3.78%) Time Management
17 68 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (14.58%) Python
2 240 (12.77%) SQL
3 198 (10.54%) PowerShell
4 167 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 146 (7.77%) C
6 120 (6.39%) C++
7 117 (6.23%) JavaScript
8 96 (5.11%) Java
9 90 (4.79%) Perl
10 72 (3.83%) Ruby
11 65 (3.46%) C#
12 59 (3.14%) PHP
13 27 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.33%) Embedded C
15 24 (1.28%) VBScript
16 22 (1.17%) Go
17 18 (0.96%) VB
18 13 (0.69%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.64%) T-SQL
20 11 (0.59%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 294 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (12.93%) Degree
3 198 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 196 (10.43%) CCNA
5 177 (9.42%) Security Cleared
6 169 (8.99%) CCNP
7 135 (7.18%) MCSE
8 108 (5.75%) MCSA
9 78 (4.15%) SC Cleared
10 71 (3.78%) CISSP
11 59 (3.14%) MCP
12 57 (3.03%) DV Cleared
13 48 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 47 (2.50%) CCIE
15 42 (2.24%) JNCIS
16 37 (1.97%) GIAC
16 37 (1.97%) SSCP
17 28 (1.49%) A+ Certification
17 28 (1.49%) CCSA
17 28 (1.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (8.99%) SLA
2 103 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.28%) ISO 9001
5 21 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 15 (0.80%) QA
8 13 (0.69%) NIST
9 10 (0.53%) COBIT
10 9 (0.48%) GDPR
11 8 (0.43%) IEC 61131
12 7 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.11%) NCSC
13 2 (0.11%) RMADS
14 1 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.053%) DICOM
14 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.053%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 739 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 329 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 113 (6.01%) Docker
5 108 (5.75%) XenApp
6 106 (5.64%) vSphere
7 66 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
8 50 (2.66%) XenDesktop
9 36 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.81%) Terminal Services
11 26 (1.38%) NFS
12 23 (1.22%) Firmware
13 17 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.75%) KVM
15 13 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.64%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 10 (0.53%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 164 (8.73%) SCCM
2 105 (5.59%) Ansible
3 101 (5.38%) Puppet
4 94 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 53 (2.82%) WSUS
6 45 (2.39%) SCOM
7 37 (1.97%) Terraform
8 32 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 31 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (1.44%) Backup Exec
11 25 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 23 (1.22%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.22%) Nagios
13 22 (1.17%) QRadar
14 21 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 21 (1.12%) ZABBIX
15 19 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.90%) FortiGate
17 15 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (0.80%) Kibana
Vendors
1 763 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 504 (26.82%) VMware
3 449 (23.90%) Cisco
4 258 (13.73%) Citrix
5 106 (5.64%) Palo Alto
6 105 (5.59%) CheckPoint
7 97 (5.16%) Juniper
8 82 (4.36%) HP
9 81 (4.31%) Google
10 79 (4.20%) Splunk
11 74 (3.94%) SolarWinds
12 67 (3.57%) Veeam
13 66 (3.51%) Apple
14 63 (3.35%) Symantec
15 62 (3.30%) Red Hat
16 57 (3.03%) Oracle
17 49 (2.61%) F5
18 46 (2.45%) Meraki
19 45 (2.39%) Dell
19 45 (2.39%) IBM