Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 142 125
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17 -24
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 2,060 2,183 2,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.62% 2.36% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.16% 14.89% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 1,730 2,182
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%

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 13,590 14,665 16,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.28% 15.86% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10,085 11,395 13,322
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +47 743 £42,500 +13.33% 188
North of England +13 371 £40,000 +6.67% 101
South West +30 321 £36,000 +2.86% 97
East of England -18 260 £45,000 +1.35% 79
North West +32 231 £40,000 +6.67% 49
Midlands -18 216 £32,500 -11.23% 55
West Midlands +12 153 £32,500 -13.33% 31
Yorkshire -15 133 £37,500 +1.35% 39
Scotland +28 72 £37,500 +25.00% 21
East Midlands -46 63 £35,000 -4.11% 24
Northern Ireland +17 46 £27,500 +30.95%
Wales +18 37 £38,000 -7.32% 17
North East +16 7 £52,500 +61.54% 13
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 1,165 (56.55%) Windows
2 853 (41.41%) DNS
3 824 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 757 (36.75%) Firewall
5 743 (36.07%) Microsoft
6 676 (32.82%) DHCP
7 660 (32.04%) Linux
8 597 (28.98%) VMware
9 575 (27.91%) LAN
10 572 (27.77%) WAN
11 570 (27.67%) Cisco
12 564 (27.38%) Windows Server
13 540 (26.21%) Office 365
14 478 (23.20%) ITIL
15 418 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
16 415 (20.15%) Azure
17 396 (19.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 362 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
19 337 (16.36%) VPN
20 335 (16.26%) Hyper-V
21 324 (15.73%) Windows 10
22 316 (15.34%) Python
23 302 (14.66%) Network Security
24 293 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
25 292 (14.17%) SQL
26 291 (14.13%) Degree
27 287 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 278 (13.50%) Citrix
29 276 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
30 269 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 260 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 123 (5.97%) IIS
3 110 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 107 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 103 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 77 (3.74%) Skype for Business
7 63 (3.06%) Apache
8 62 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
9 54 (2.62%) OpenStack
10 39 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 39 (1.89%) nginx
11 37 (1.80%) Confluence
12 33 (1.60%) Apache Spark
13 31 (1.50%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.97%) JBoss
15 18 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
15 18 (0.87%) WebLogic
16 16 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.63%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 276 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.35%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.24%) Simulink
7 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.049%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
2 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.097%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.049%) assyst
4 1 (0.049%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 540 (26.21%) Office 365
2 415 (20.15%) Azure
3 244 (11.84%) AWS
4 108 (5.24%) GCP
5 102 (4.95%) SaaS
6 47 (2.28%) OneDrive
7 46 (2.23%) OpenShift
8 38 (1.84%) IaaS
9 29 (1.41%) Azure Stack
9 29 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (0.83%) Mimecast
10 17 (0.83%) PaaS
11 9 (0.44%) GitHub
11 9 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 8 (0.39%) G Suite
12 8 (0.39%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 853 (41.41%) DNS
2 757 (36.75%) Firewall
3 676 (32.82%) DHCP
4 575 (27.91%) LAN
5 572 (27.77%) WAN
6 337 (16.36%) VPN
7 302 (14.66%) Network Security
8 241 (11.70%) VLAN
9 225 (10.92%) Internet
10 187 (9.08%) Wireless
11 175 (8.50%) SAN
12 168 (8.16%) BGP
13 160 (7.77%) OSPF
14 140 (6.80%) VoIP
15 139 (6.75%) HTTP
16 122 (5.92%) MPLS
17 102 (4.95%) Skype
18 97 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
19 88 (4.27%) Ethernet
20 87 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.67%) Big Data
3 54 (2.62%) MySQL
4 44 (2.14%) MongoDB
5 42 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (1.55%) Redis
8 30 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.41%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 22 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.44%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 165 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 103 (5.00%) JIRA
3 97 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 49 (2.38%) Bitbucket
5 38 (1.84%) Visual Studio
6 37 (1.80%) git-flow
7 36 (1.75%) Subversion
8 34 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 28 (1.36%) Artifactory
9 28 (1.36%) TestRail
9 28 (1.36%) Zephyr
10 13 (0.63%) Vagrant
11 12 (0.58%) Maven
11 12 (0.58%) Selenium
12 10 (0.49%) JUnit
13 9 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.44%) IDA Disassembler
13 9 (0.44%) Mercurial
13 9 (0.44%) Robot Framework
14 8 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (6.65%) Finance
2 131 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 73 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 64 (3.11%) Electronics
5 54 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.48%) Retail
7 43 (2.09%) Games
8 37 (1.80%) Law
9 32 (1.55%) Legal
10 26 (1.26%) Marketing
11 20 (0.97%) Banking
12 19 (0.92%) Automotive
13 17 (0.83%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
14 11 (0.53%) Police
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
15 6 (0.29%) German Language
16 5 (0.24%) Avionics
16 5 (0.24%) Back Office
16 5 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 339 (16.46%) Analyst
2 277 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 259 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 234 (11.36%) Network Engineer
5 143 (6.94%) IT Support
6 117 (5.68%) Consultant
7 113 (5.49%) IT Engineer
8 101 (4.90%) Support Analyst
9 89 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 84 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
11 81 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
12 80 (3.88%) Software Engineer
13 78 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
14 76 (3.69%) Administrator
14 76 (3.69%) Developer
15 63 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 63 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
16 62 (3.01%) IT Analyst
17 60 (2.91%) Service Analyst
18 59 (2.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.74%) Web Services
2 72 (3.50%) .NET
3 66 (3.20%) REST
4 62 (3.01%) Node.js
5 57 (2.77%) Spring
6 47 (2.28%) AngularJS
7 42 (2.04%) ASP.NET
8 40 (1.94%) React
9 39 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
9 39 (1.89%) Spring MVC
10 38 (1.84%) HTML
11 36 (1.75%) GraphQL
12 35 (1.70%) CSS
12 35 (1.70%) Vue.js
13 33 (1.60%) Kafka
14 31 (1.50%) 802.1X
15 22 (1.07%) JSON
15 22 (1.07%) LDAP
16 19 (0.92%) SOAP
16 19 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 247 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 176 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (6.89%) Management Information System
4 90 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
6 72 (3.50%) Driving Licence
7 49 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
8 40 (1.94%) Smartphone
9 37 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (1.75%) Cyberattack
11 34 (1.65%) Replication
11 34 (1.65%) User Experience
12 32 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 31 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 31 (1.50%) Public Cloud
14 28 (1.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 27 (1.31%) Cybercrime
16 25 (1.21%) Client/Server
17 24 (1.17%) CMDB
17 24 (1.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,165 (56.55%) Windows
2 660 (32.04%) Linux
3 564 (27.38%) Windows Server
4 324 (15.73%) Windows 10
5 293 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 269 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 251 (12.18%) Windows 7
8 193 (9.37%) Unix
9 79 (3.83%) CentOS
10 75 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (3.30%) Windows 8
12 65 (3.16%) Apple iOS
13 64 (3.11%) Android
14 45 (2.18%) Mac OS
15 44 (2.14%) Ubuntu
16 39 (1.89%) Windows XP
17 36 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (1.07%) Debian
19 20 (0.97%) Solaris
20 18 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (23.20%) ITIL
2 362 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
3 287 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 211 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
5 192 (9.32%) DevOps
6 165 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (7.38%) SIEM
8 143 (6.94%) Configuration Management
9 135 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 134 (6.50%) Mentoring
11 127 (6.17%) Load Balancing
12 122 (5.92%) Information Security
13 119 (5.78%) Security Operations
14 100 (4.85%) Change Management
15 96 (4.66%) Service Management
16 94 (4.56%) Incident Management
16 94 (4.56%) Penetration Testing
17 90 (4.37%) Time Management
18 84 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (3.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 316 (15.34%) Python
2 292 (14.17%) SQL
3 224 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 196 (9.51%) C
5 174 (8.45%) Bash Shell
6 134 (6.50%) C++
7 125 (6.07%) JavaScript
8 117 (5.68%) Java
9 106 (5.15%) Ruby
10 94 (4.56%) Perl
11 74 (3.59%) C#
12 69 (3.35%) PHP
13 41 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 33 (1.60%) Go
15 21 (1.02%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.49%) PHP 5
16 10 (0.49%) PHP 7
16 10 (0.49%) VB
17 6 (0.29%) Embedded C++
17 6 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 418 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (14.13%) Degree
3 262 (12.72%) CCNA
4 248 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 240 (11.65%) CCNP
6 220 (10.68%) Security Cleared
7 166 (8.06%) MCSE
8 114 (5.53%) MCSA
9 90 (4.37%) CISSP
9 90 (4.37%) SC Cleared
10 87 (4.22%) DV Cleared
11 65 (3.16%) MCP
12 61 (2.96%) GIAC
13 56 (2.72%) CCIE
14 51 (2.48%) SSCP
15 49 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
16 47 (2.28%) SANS
17 43 (2.09%) JNCIS
18 42 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
19 39 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (7.38%) SLA
2 146 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (2.67%) ISO 9001
3 55 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 36 (1.75%) ISO 22301
6 17 (0.83%) QA
7 16 (0.78%) NIST
8 13 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.63%) IEC 61131
9 12 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (0.49%) GDPR
11 9 (0.44%) COBIT
12 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.097%) DICOM
13 2 (0.097%) HL7
13 2 (0.097%) NCSC
13 2 (0.097%) RMADS
14 1 (0.049%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.049%) NIST 800
System Software
1 824 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 396 (19.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 335 (16.26%) Hyper-V
4 140 (6.80%) Docker
5 120 (5.83%) XenApp
6 103 (5.00%) vSphere
7 102 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (3.25%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (1.55%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.21%) Firmware
13 23 (1.12%) NFS
14 22 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (0.83%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.78%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 16 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (0.73%) VirtualBox
18 13 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
19 12 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 196 (9.51%) SCCM
2 132 (6.41%) Ansible
3 129 (6.26%) Puppet
4 126 (6.12%) Kubernetes
5 73 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (3.50%) SCOM
7 70 (3.40%) WSUS
8 55 (2.67%) Terraform
9 47 (2.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 32 (1.55%) SCOrch
11 31 (1.50%) HAProxy
11 31 (1.50%) QRadar
12 29 (1.41%) Nagios
13 28 (1.36%) Kibana
13 28 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
14 27 (1.31%) vCenter Server
15 26 (1.26%) logstash
16 25 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 24 (1.17%) Backup Exec
18 18 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 743 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 597 (28.98%) VMware
3 570 (27.67%) Cisco
4 278 (13.50%) Citrix
5 111 (5.39%) Splunk
6 104 (5.05%) Google
7 102 (4.95%) CheckPoint
8 100 (4.85%) HP
9 97 (4.71%) Juniper
10 78 (3.79%) Palo Alto
10 78 (3.79%) Veeam
11 75 (3.64%) Dell
11 75 (3.64%) Meraki
12 72 (3.50%) Brocade
13 69 (3.35%) Symantec
14 67 (3.25%) Fortinet
14 67 (3.25%) SolarWinds
15 62 (3.01%) Red Hat
16 61 (2.96%) Apple
17 60 (2.91%) Oracle