Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ICMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ICMP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1138 1124 1247
Rank change year-on-year -14 +123 +68
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 51 95 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.051% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.30% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 37 78 60
UK median annual salary £52,500 £38,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.16% -15.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,864 £60,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +37.14% -17.65% +21.43%

ICMP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28103 31773 36415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.63% 16.99% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22762 26008 30095
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ICMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ICMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ICMP.

Salary trend for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ICMP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +2 50 £52,500 +38.16% 4
UK excluding London -6 30 £48,000 +37.14% 3
London -8 21 £57,500 - 1
North of England +12 12 £39,000 +2.63% 2
North West -6 12 £39,000 +2.63% 2
South West -6 6 £42,500 +51.79%
Midlands +5 5 £69,713 +99.18% 1
West Midlands +2 5 £69,713 +99.18% 1
East of England - 5 £52,500 -
South East +11 1 £21,500 -23.21%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing ICMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ICMP.

1 32 (62.75%) TCP/IP
2 30 (58.82%) DNS
3 26 (50.98%) VPN
4 25 (49.02%) Linux
4 25 (49.02%) Firewall
5 21 (41.18%) BGP
6 20 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (39.22%) Python
6 20 (39.22%) OSPF
6 20 (39.22%) Load Balancing
7 19 (37.25%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (37.25%) Cisco
8 17 (33.33%) SaaS
9 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (27.45%) Ethernet
10 13 (25.49%) DHCP
10 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
10 13 (25.49%) Degree
10 13 (25.49%) JIRA
10 13 (25.49%) Mentoring
11 12 (23.53%) Ansible
11 12 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (23.53%) Go
11 12 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (23.53%) Public Cloud
11 12 (23.53%) Terraform
11 12 (23.53%) NoSQL
11 12 (23.53%) Build Automation
11 12 (23.53%) Ruby
11 12 (23.53%) Network Design

ICMP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (13.73%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.88%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (37.25%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (33.33%) SaaS
3 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (19.61%) IaaS
4 10 (19.61%) PaaS
5 9 (17.65%) GitHub
6 8 (15.69%) Datadog
7 5 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (9.80%) Office 365
8 2 (3.92%) G Suite
9 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (1.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (62.75%) TCP/IP
2 30 (58.82%) DNS
3 26 (50.98%) VPN
4 25 (49.02%) Firewall
5 21 (41.18%) BGP
6 20 (39.22%) OSPF
7 14 (27.45%) Ethernet
8 13 (25.49%) DHCP
9 11 (21.57%) WAN
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) IPsec
10 10 (19.61%) IPv6
10 10 (19.61%) LTE
10 10 (19.61%) MPLS
11 9 (17.65%) SSL
12 8 (15.69%) IPv4
12 8 (15.69%) SNMP
12 8 (15.69%) VoIP
13 7 (13.73%) Multicast
13 7 (13.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
1 12 (23.53%) MySQL
1 12 (23.53%) NoSQL
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (13.73%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.92%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) JIRA
2 12 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
4 8 (15.69%) Artifactory
4 8 (15.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (7.84%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Electronics
4 2 (3.92%) French Language
4 2 (3.92%) German Language
4 2 (3.92%) Publishing
4 2 (3.92%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) Architect
1 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (13.73%) Network Engineer
1 7 (13.73%) Solutions Architect
1 7 (13.73%) Test Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Principal Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Network Operations Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) IP Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Telecoms Test Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (13.73%) Kafka
3 6 (11.76%) JSON
4 5 (9.80%) WAP
5 4 (7.84%) Web Services
6 3 (5.88%) Node.js
7 1 (1.96%) .NET
7 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.96%) Middleware
7 1 (1.96%) SAML
7 1 (1.96%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Public Cloud
2 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) PKI
4 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 10 (19.61%) Unix
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Load Balancing
2 13 (25.49%) Mentoring
3 12 (23.53%) Build Automation
3 12 (23.53%) Network Design
3 12 (23.53%) Project Management
4 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 9 (17.65%) DevOps
4 9 (17.65%) Open Source
5 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery
6 7 (13.73%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
7 6 (11.76%) ITIL
7 6 (11.76%) Physics
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) Change Control
8 5 (9.80%) Network Architecture
8 5 (9.80%) Project Governance
8 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
9 4 (7.84%) Network Management
9 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Python
2 12 (23.53%) Go
2 12 (23.53%) Ruby
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 5 (9.80%) C
4 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.88%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.49%) Degree
3 12 (23.53%) CCNA
4 10 (19.61%) CCNP
5 8 (15.69%) CCIE
6 4 (7.84%) HND
7 3 (5.88%) CCDP
7 3 (5.88%) CCENT
7 3 (5.88%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) Def Stans
3 3 (5.88%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Docker
3 1 (1.96%) VMFS
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Ansible
1 12 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (23.53%) Terraform
2 8 (15.69%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.96%) Control-M
4 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView
4 1 (1.96%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.96%) vMotion
4 1 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Cisco
2 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.53%) Juniper
3 12 (23.53%) Oracle
4 8 (15.69%) HP
5 7 (13.73%) Brocade
5 7 (13.73%) Ericsson
5 7 (13.73%) Foundry
5 7 (13.73%) Google
5 7 (13.73%) Redback
6 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.88%) Nortel
6 3 (5.88%) Openreach
6 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.88%) WatchGuard
7 2 (3.92%) Arista
7 2 (3.92%) BT
8 1 (1.96%) CommVault
8 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.96%) VMware