Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1130 1143 1243
Rank change year-on-year +13 +100 +79
Permanent jobs citing ICMP 47 98 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.051% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 37 91 50
UK median annual salary £52,500 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -14.44% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,364 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £36,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +30.14% -14.12% +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 28008 32444 36467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 16.91% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22742 26677 30048
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Top 10 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 October 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 +8 44 £52,500 +36.36% 5
UK excluding London +6 32 £47,500 +30.14%
London +16 13 £60,000 +4.35% 5
North of England +4 10 £38,250 +2.68%
South West -6 10 £45,000 +60.71%
North West -8 10 £38,250 +4.79%
East of England - 6 £52,500 -
Midlands +34 5 £69,713 +99.18%
West Midlands +27 5 £69,713 +99.18%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 25 (53.19%) Linux
2 24 (51.06%) TCP/IP
3 23 (48.94%) VPN
4 22 (46.81%) DNS
4 22 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (46.81%) Firewall
5 21 (44.68%) BGP
6 20 (42.55%) OSPF
7 19 (40.43%) Cisco
7 19 (40.43%) Python
7 19 (40.43%) Load Balancing
8 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (31.91%) SaaS
10 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (29.79%) Ethernet
10 14 (29.79%) CCNA
11 12 (25.53%) Juniper
11 12 (25.53%) Unix
11 12 (25.53%) Build Automation
12 11 (23.40%) DevOps
12 11 (23.40%) WAN
13 10 (21.28%) VoIP
13 10 (21.28%) Web Services
13 10 (21.28%) SNMP
13 10 (21.28%) CCNP
13 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
13 10 (21.28%) IPsec
13 10 (21.28%) MPLS
13 10 (21.28%) Network Design
13 10 (21.28%) Public Cloud

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 5 (10.64%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.38%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (31.91%) SaaS
3 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (19.15%) GitHub
5 8 (17.02%) IaaS
5 8 (17.02%) PaaS
6 6 (12.77%) Datadog
7 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (10.64%) Office 365
8 2 (4.26%) G Suite
9 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (2.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) TCP/IP
2 23 (48.94%) VPN
3 22 (46.81%) DNS
3 22 (46.81%) Firewall
4 21 (44.68%) BGP
5 20 (42.55%) OSPF
6 14 (29.79%) Ethernet
7 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 10 (21.28%) IPsec
8 10 (21.28%) MPLS
8 10 (21.28%) SNMP
8 10 (21.28%) VoIP
9 8 (17.02%) Internet
9 8 (17.02%) IPv4
9 8 (17.02%) IPv6
10 7 (14.89%) Multicast
10 7 (14.89%) SSL
10 7 (14.89%) VLAN
11 6 (12.77%) DHCP
11 6 (12.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) Amazon RDS
1 10 (21.28%) NoSQL
2 9 (19.15%) MySQL
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
4 5 (10.64%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.26%) DB2
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) Redis
6 1 (2.13%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
1 9 (19.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 6 (12.77%) Artifactory
3 6 (12.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.13%) Selenium
6 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) French Language
4 2 (4.26%) German Language
4 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Swedish Language
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Network Operations Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.51%) IP Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Site Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) IT Support
5 3 (6.38%) Network Support Technician
5 3 (6.38%) Network Technician
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Web Services
2 9 (19.15%) JSON
3 7 (14.89%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (12.77%) Kafka
5 5 (10.64%) Node.js
5 5 (10.64%) WAP
6 3 (6.38%) 802.1X
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
7 2 (4.26%) CSS
7 2 (4.26%) CSS3
7 2 (4.26%) D3.js
7 2 (4.26%) HTML
7 2 (4.26%) HTML5
7 2 (4.26%) Redux
8 1 (2.13%) .NET
8 1 (2.13%) Middleware
8 1 (2.13%) React
8 1 (2.13%) SAML
8 1 (2.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Public Cloud
2 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.64%) Algorithms
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
3 5 (10.64%) PKI
4 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
4 4 (8.51%) User Experience
5 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.38%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Linux
2 12 (25.53%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Load Balancing
2 12 (25.53%) Build Automation
3 11 (23.40%) DevOps
4 10 (21.28%) Network Design
5 9 (19.15%) Open Source
6 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
6 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
6 8 (17.02%) Software Delivery
7 7 (14.89%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (14.89%) Project Management
8 6 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (10.64%) Analytics
9 5 (10.64%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (10.64%) Digital Analytics
9 5 (10.64%) Network Architecture
9 5 (10.64%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Project Governance
9 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Python
2 9 (19.15%) Go
2 9 (19.15%) Ruby
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.51%) Scala
5 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.38%) C
6 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) CCNA
3 10 (21.28%) CCNP
4 8 (17.02%) CCIE
5 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 5 (10.64%) CCENT
7 4 (8.51%) HND
8 3 (6.38%) CCDP
8 3 (6.38%) JNCIP
8 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.13%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) Docker
3 1 (2.13%) VMFS
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) Ansible
1 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (19.15%) Terraform
2 6 (12.77%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.38%) FortiGate
3 3 (6.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (6.38%) WMI
4 1 (2.13%) Chronos
4 1 (2.13%) Consul
4 1 (2.13%) Control-M
4 1 (2.13%) Marathon
4 1 (2.13%) Mesos
4 1 (2.13%) OpenView
4 1 (2.13%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) Juniper
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) Oracle
5 7 (14.89%) Brocade
5 7 (14.89%) Ericsson
5 7 (14.89%) Foundry
5 7 (14.89%) Redback
6 6 (12.77%) Google
7 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.38%) Nortel
7 3 (6.38%) Openreach
7 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.38%) Progress
7 3 (6.38%) WatchGuard
8 2 (4.26%) Arista
8 2 (4.26%) HP
9 1 (2.13%) Adobe
9 1 (2.13%) Dell
9 1 (2.13%) IBM