Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1141 1173 1259
Rank change year-on-year +32 +86 +55
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 42 82 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.041% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 36 86 53
UK median annual salary £49,000 £41,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.79% -17.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,625 £28,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,303 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +26.25% -5.88% +21.43%

ICMP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28119 33450 37806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 16.89% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22783 27721 30720
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +11 37 £51,500 +28.75% 2
UK excluding London +4 36 £50,500 +26.25% 2
South West -18 9 £45,000 +60.71%
East of England - 9 £52,500 -
North of England +1 8 £39,000 +9.09%
North West -32 8 £39,000 +11.43%
Midlands +29 5 £69,713 +99.18%
West Midlands +12 5 £69,713 +99.18%
South East +38 4 £51,500 -6.36% 1
London +37 2 £61,250 +11.36% 1
Scotland +12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (47.62%) Linux
3 19 (45.24%) OSPF
4 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 18 (42.86%) Cisco
4 18 (42.86%) Firewall
5 17 (40.48%) DNS
5 17 (40.48%) BGP
6 16 (38.10%) Load Balancing
7 14 (33.33%) VPN
7 14 (33.33%) WAN
7 14 (33.33%) Unix
8 13 (30.95%) VoIP
8 13 (30.95%) SNMP
8 13 (30.95%) CCNA
9 12 (28.57%) Python
9 12 (28.57%) Ethernet
9 12 (28.57%) DevOps
10 11 (26.19%) Web Services
10 11 (26.19%) MPLS
10 11 (26.19%) IPsec
11 9 (21.43%) DHCP
11 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (19.05%) SaaS
12 8 (19.05%) Build Automation
12 8 (19.05%) Algorithms
12 8 (19.05%) CCNP
12 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (19.05%) 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 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) SaaS
3 7 (16.67%) IaaS
3 7 (16.67%) PaaS
4 5 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (11.90%) Office 365
5 3 (7.14%) GitHub
6 1 (2.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) OSPF
2 18 (42.86%) Firewall
2 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 17 (40.48%) BGP
3 17 (40.48%) DNS
4 14 (33.33%) VPN
4 14 (33.33%) WAN
5 13 (30.95%) SNMP
5 13 (30.95%) VoIP
6 12 (28.57%) Ethernet
7 11 (26.19%) IPsec
7 11 (26.19%) MPLS
8 9 (21.43%) DHCP
9 7 (16.67%) IPv4
9 7 (16.67%) IPv6
9 7 (16.67%) LAN
9 7 (16.67%) RIP
10 6 (14.29%) Internet
10 6 (14.29%) SSL
10 6 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Redis
3 1 (2.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.90%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) French Language
2 2 (4.76%) German Language
2 2 (4.76%) Swedish Language
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Site Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Network Operations Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Network Support
4 5 (11.90%) Network Support Technician
4 5 (11.90%) Network Technician
4 5 (11.90%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Support Technician
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) IP Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Architect
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 8 (19.05%) JSON
3 7 (16.67%) Node.js
4 5 (11.90%) 802.1X
4 5 (11.90%) WAP
5 3 (7.14%) RESTful
6 2 (4.76%) CSS
6 2 (4.76%) CSS3
6 2 (4.76%) D3.js
6 2 (4.76%) HTML
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) Redux
7 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.38%) Kafka
7 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Algorithms
2 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (11.90%) PKI
4 5 (11.90%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (7.14%) Public Cloud
5 3 (7.14%) User Experience
6 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Linux
2 14 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Load Balancing
2 12 (28.57%) DevOps
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Build Automation
3 8 (19.05%) Network Design
4 7 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 7 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.29%) Change Management
5 6 (14.29%) Complexity Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
5 6 (14.29%) Network Management
5 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (11.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
6 5 (11.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) Scala
4 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.52%) C
6 2 (4.76%) Go
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) CCNA
3 8 (19.05%) CCNP
4 7 (16.67%) CCIE
5 6 (14.29%) CCENT
5 6 (14.29%) Degree
6 4 (9.52%) HND
7 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.76%) CCDP
8 2 (4.76%) GCIH
8 2 (4.76%) GIAC
8 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Def Stans
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) KVM
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) FortiGate
1 5 (11.90%) WhatsUp Gold
1 5 (11.90%) WMI
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) Chronos
3 1 (2.38%) Consul
3 1 (2.38%) Marathon
3 1 (2.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco
2 7 (16.67%) Juniper
3 5 (11.90%) Brocade
3 5 (11.90%) Ericsson
3 5 (11.90%) Foundry
3 5 (11.90%) Progress
3 5 (11.90%) Redback
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) F5
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) NetScout
4 2 (4.76%) Nortel
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.76%) WatchGuard
5 1 (2.38%) Openreach
5 1 (2.38%) VMware