Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1125 1143 1236
Rank change year-on-year +18 +93 +43
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 57 41 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 58
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,864 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £49,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.59% +15.29% -5.56%

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 26,556 28,210 34,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.88% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21,017 22,941 28,605
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Top 9 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 17 July 2018. 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 +38 56 £50,000 -0.99% 1
UK excluding London +7 45 £51,250 +4.59% 1
East of England +26 29 £52,500 - 1
London +30 11 £30,500 -56.43%
South East +7 9 £52,500 +1.94%
North of England +10 6 £46,500 +30.07%
Yorkshire - 6 £46,500 -
West Midlands +18 1 £45,000 -35.45%
Midlands +16 1 £45,000 -35.45%

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT jobs citing ICMP 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 with a requirement for ICMP.

1 51 (89.47%) TCP/IP
2 50 (87.72%) DNS
2 50 (87.72%) Linux
3 48 (84.21%) DHCP
4 47 (82.46%) SNMP
5 40 (70.18%) DevOps
6 39 (68.42%) HTTP
7 38 (66.67%) Python
8 33 (57.89%) Splunk
9 32 (56.14%) Windows
10 31 (54.39%) HP
10 31 (54.39%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (52.63%) GitHub
11 30 (52.63%) Degree
11 30 (52.63%) JIRA
12 29 (50.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 29 (50.88%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 27 (47.37%) IBM
13 27 (47.37%) Oracle
14 26 (45.61%) Firewall
15 25 (43.86%) FTP
15 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
16 24 (42.11%) Runbook
17 23 (40.35%) SMTP
17 23 (40.35%) Finance
17 23 (40.35%) VMware
17 23 (40.35%) Capacity Planning
17 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (38.60%) Git (software)
18 22 (38.60%) Bash Shell

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 17 (29.82%) Confluence
1 17 (29.82%) OpenStack
1 17 (29.82%) WebLogic
1 17 (29.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Jetty
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Documaker
2 4 (7.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (54.39%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (52.63%) GitHub
3 22 (38.60%) IaaS
4 10 (17.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (15.79%) AWS CloudTrail
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (89.47%) TCP/IP
2 50 (87.72%) DNS
3 48 (84.21%) DHCP
4 47 (82.46%) SNMP
5 39 (68.42%) HTTP
6 26 (45.61%) Firewall
7 25 (43.86%) FTP
8 23 (40.35%) SMTP
9 22 (38.60%) HTTPS
10 17 (29.82%) Cisco IOS
10 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (29.82%) IMAP
10 17 (29.82%) IPsec
10 17 (29.82%) OpenVPN
10 17 (29.82%) POP3
10 17 (29.82%) SSH
10 17 (29.82%) SSL
10 17 (29.82%) Telnet
10 17 (29.82%) WPA2
11 12 (21.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (29.82%) MongoDB
2 17 (29.82%) Oracle Database
3 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) Redis
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (52.63%) JIRA
2 22 (38.60%) Git (software)
2 22 (38.60%) Jenkins
3 17 (29.82%) Gerrit
3 17 (29.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
5 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Security Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Senior DevOps
2 17 (29.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) IT Support
7 2 (3.51%) IT Support Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Operations Support Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) Middleware
1 17 (29.82%) RESTful
1 17 (29.82%) SOAP
1 17 (29.82%) Web Services
1 17 (29.82%) YAML
2 4 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (26.32%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 12 (21.05%) Management Information System
4 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.02%) CMDB
5 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
6 3 (5.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (5.26%) HP Storage
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (5.26%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (87.72%) Linux
2 32 (56.14%) Windows
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
4 17 (29.82%) Android
4 17 (29.82%) CentOS
4 17 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (29.82%) Solaris
4 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (26.32%) Mac OS X
6 3 (5.26%) Kali Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (70.18%) DevOps
2 29 (50.88%) Application Performance Monitoring
2 29 (50.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 24 (42.11%) Runbook
4 23 (40.35%) Capacity Planning
5 22 (38.60%) High Availability
6 20 (35.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (31.58%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (29.82%) Integration Testing
8 17 (29.82%) Project Management
8 17 (29.82%) Release Management
8 17 (29.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (29.82%) SDLC
9 16 (28.07%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (26.32%) Information Security
10 15 (26.32%) Security Operations
10 15 (26.32%) SIEM
10 15 (26.32%) Technical Analysis
11 12 (21.05%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) Python
2 22 (38.60%) Bash Shell
3 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
4 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 17 (29.82%) PHP
5 17 (29.82%) SQL
6 16 (28.07%) Java
7 2 (3.51%) C#
7 2 (3.51%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) Degree
2 15 (26.32%) GCIA
2 15 (26.32%) GCIH
2 15 (26.32%) GSEC
2 15 (26.32%) SSCP
3 5 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.02%) CCNA
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.02%) Master's Degree
5 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.26%) CCENT
5 3 (5.26%) CEH
5 3 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (5.26%) OSCP
6 1 (1.75%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Def Stans
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (31.58%) Docker
3 17 (29.82%) Samba
3 17 (29.82%) VirtualBox
4 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 5 (8.77%) Firmware
5 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.77%) XenApp
6 3 (5.26%) KVM
7 2 (3.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (38.60%) Nagios
2 21 (36.84%) Ansible
3 19 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (31.58%) Puppet
5 17 (29.82%) Rancher
5 17 (29.82%) Sysdig
5 17 (29.82%) vRealize
6 5 (8.77%) NetBackup
7 4 (7.02%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (7.02%) OpenView
7 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
8 3 (5.26%) QRadar
9 1 (1.75%) Iperf
9 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.75%) Mesos
9 1 (1.75%) Nmap
9 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Splunk
2 31 (54.39%) HP
3 27 (47.37%) IBM
3 27 (47.37%) Oracle
4 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
5 23 (40.35%) VMware
6 21 (36.84%) AppDynamics
6 21 (36.84%) BMC
6 21 (36.84%) ServiceNow
7 19 (33.33%) Cisco
8 18 (31.58%) Intel
8 18 (31.58%) New Relic
8 18 (31.58%) Red Hat
9 17 (29.82%) WorldPay
10 10 (17.54%) SAP
11 9 (15.79%) Atlassian
12 6 (10.53%) Symantec
13 5 (8.77%) Citrix
13 5 (8.77%) Dell
14 4 (7.02%) CA