Period
to 12 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 158 158
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -22
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,741 3,347 3,902
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 2.27% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.92% 14.51% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,498 2,781 3,228
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 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 11,672 23,067 26,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.13% 15.66% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9,122 17,432 21,184
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP.

Salary trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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 +13 1,617 £45,000 +5.88% 178
UK excluding London +12 1,048 £40,000 - 128
London +12 653 £56,000 +12.00% 58
South East -35 289 £42,500 +2.41% 30
North of England +37 240 £40,000 - 38
Midlands +58 156 £37,500 -3.23% 17
South West +12 156 £37,250 -12.35% 17
North West +18 132 £41,500 +5.06% 26
East of England +12 116 £41,250 -2.94% 19
West Midlands +48 106 £32,500 -2.99% 14
Work from Home +27 88 £47,500 -26.92% 21
Yorkshire +49 86 £38,000 -3.80% 8
East Midlands +40 50 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Wales +23 42 £38,000 -1.30% 3
Scotland +45 37 £50,000 +36.99% 5
North East +39 22 £37,500 -28.57% 4
Northern Ireland -10 12 £30,000 +30.43%
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 989 (56.81%) Windows
2 697 (40.03%) DNS
3 690 (39.63%) Active Directory
4 646 (37.11%) Microsoft
5 598 (34.35%) Firewall
6 533 (30.61%) Linux
7 503 (28.89%) DHCP
8 473 (27.17%) Office 365
9 445 (25.56%) Windows Server
10 442 (25.39%) VMware
11 436 (25.04%) WAN
12 430 (24.70%) LAN
13 428 (24.58%) Cisco
14 368 (21.14%) Azure
15 328 (18.84%) VPN
16 297 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 284 (16.31%) ITIL
18 283 (16.26%) AWS
19 278 (15.97%) Python
20 275 (15.80%) Windows 10
21 273 (15.68%) Finance
22 241 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
23 238 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
24 237 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
25 231 (13.27%) Citrix
25 231 (13.27%) Data Centre
26 225 (12.92%) PowerShell
27 218 (12.52%) SQL
28 213 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
29 212 (12.18%) Degree

TCP/IP
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
1 196 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 98 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 75 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 56 (3.22%) IIS
6 37 (2.13%) Apache
7 28 (1.61%) Confluence
8 27 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.03%) nginx
10 17 (0.98%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 17 (0.98%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.57%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (0.34%) JBoss
17 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
18 4 (0.23%) Resin
Applications
1 213 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Gliffy
6 3 (0.17%) Simulink
6 3 (0.17%) Windchill
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.057%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (1.09%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.23%) assyst
4 4 (0.23%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.057%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.057%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.057%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.057%) Line 50
6 1 (0.057%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 473 (27.17%) Office 365
2 368 (21.14%) Azure
3 283 (16.26%) AWS
4 64 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (3.27%) IaaS
6 49 (2.81%) SaaS
7 45 (2.58%) PaaS
8 34 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.78%) GCP
10 26 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 25 (1.44%) GitHub
12 22 (1.26%) Mimecast
13 21 (1.21%) Serverless
14 14 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.80%) Logic Apps
15 13 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.75%) OneDrive
16 11 (0.63%) G Suite
17 10 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 697 (40.03%) DNS
2 598 (34.35%) Firewall
3 503 (28.89%) DHCP
4 436 (25.04%) WAN
5 430 (24.70%) LAN
6 328 (18.84%) VPN
7 195 (11.20%) Wireless
8 186 (10.68%) SAN
9 181 (10.40%) HTTP
10 180 (10.34%) VLAN
11 175 (10.05%) BGP
12 169 (9.71%) Network Security
13 155 (8.90%) VoIP
14 151 (8.67%) OSPF
15 144 (8.27%) Internet
16 121 (6.95%) Wi-Fi
17 117 (6.72%) MPLS
17 117 (6.72%) Wireshark
18 85 (4.88%) SMTP
19 79 (4.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.87%) MySQL
3 36 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 15 (0.86%) SQLite
9 14 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.75%) GIS
11 12 (0.69%) Big Data
11 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
12 11 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.40%) MS Access
16 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2017
17 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (5.23%) Git (software)
2 51 (2.93%) JIRA
3 49 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.44%) Metasploit
5 24 (1.38%) Subversion
6 22 (1.26%) GitLab
7 16 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.69%) GCC
9 12 (0.69%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.63%) Selenium
10 11 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.46%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.40%) JUnit
13 6 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
13 6 (0.34%) Maven
14 5 (0.29%) CircleCI
General
1 273 (15.68%) Finance
2 92 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.10%) Electronics
4 45 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.47%) Law
6 41 (2.35%) Legal
7 39 (2.24%) Banking
8 30 (1.72%) Aerospace
9 26 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.49%) Public Sector
10 25 (1.44%) Automotive
11 24 (1.38%) Retail
12 23 (1.32%) Military
13 21 (1.21%) Advertising
14 19 (1.09%) Back Office
14 19 (1.09%) Front Office
15 16 (0.92%) Games
16 13 (0.75%) Billing
17 12 (0.69%) Marketing
18 9 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 266 (15.28%) Analyst
2 232 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 227 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 165 (9.48%) IT Support
5 156 (8.96%) IT Engineer
6 146 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 99 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 92 (5.28%) Developer
9 90 (5.17%) Software Engineer
10 81 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
11 68 (3.91%) Security Analyst
12 67 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
13 66 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
13 66 (3.79%) Support Analyst
14 62 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 59 (3.39%) Administrator
16 58 (3.33%) IT Analyst
17 55 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
17 55 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
18 54 (3.10%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (4.14%) .NET
2 64 (3.68%) XML
3 61 (3.50%) Web Services
4 54 (3.10%) REST
5 49 (2.81%) 802.1X
6 47 (2.70%) WebSockets
7 45 (2.58%) JSON
8 40 (2.30%) Middleware
9 38 (2.18%) HTML
10 35 (2.01%) FIX Protocol
11 29 (1.67%) SOAP
12 24 (1.38%) LAMP
13 23 (1.32%) LDAP
13 23 (1.32%) Node.js
13 23 (1.32%) RESTful
14 22 (1.26%) CSS
15 21 (1.21%) ASP.NET
16 16 (0.92%) YAML
17 15 (0.86%) AngularJS
17 15 (0.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 231 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 137 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 130 (7.47%) Self-Motivation
4 99 (5.69%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 43 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 37 (2.13%) Clustering
8 37 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 35 (2.01%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.67%) Replication
11 28 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
12 27 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
12 27 (1.55%) PKI
13 26 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (1.38%) iPhone
15 23 (1.32%) iPad
16 19 (1.09%) Fixed Income
17 18 (1.03%) Algorithms
17 18 (1.03%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 989 (56.81%) Windows
2 533 (30.61%) Linux
3 445 (25.56%) Windows Server
4 275 (15.80%) Windows 10
5 237 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 175 (10.05%) Windows 7
7 168 (9.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 163 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (6.72%) Unix
10 87 (5.00%) Android
11 74 (4.25%) Apple iOS
12 48 (2.76%) Ubuntu
12 48 (2.76%) Windows Server 2019
13 44 (2.53%) CentOS
14 41 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (2.30%) Mac OS X
16 39 (2.24%) Windows 8
17 36 (2.07%) Solaris
18 33 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (16.31%) ITIL
2 241 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
3 197 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 178 (10.22%) Cybersecurity
5 161 (9.25%) Software Engineering
6 145 (8.33%) Information Security
7 134 (7.70%) DevOps
8 118 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (6.66%) SIEM
10 113 (6.49%) Computer Science
11 101 (5.80%) Configuration Management
12 97 (5.57%) Security Operations
13 94 (5.40%) Change Management
14 91 (5.23%) Load Balancing
15 88 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 82 (4.71%) Penetration Testing
17 74 (4.25%) Kalman Filter
18 71 (4.08%) Project Management
19 65 (3.73%) Incident Management
20 61 (3.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 278 (15.97%) Python
2 225 (12.92%) PowerShell
3 218 (12.52%) SQL
4 180 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 135 (7.75%) Java
6 112 (6.43%) C++
7 106 (6.09%) C
8 99 (5.69%) C#
9 88 (5.05%) JavaScript
10 72 (4.14%) Perl
11 54 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 43 (2.47%) PHP
13 39 (2.24%) Ruby
14 31 (1.78%) Embedded C
15 20 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.15%) VBScript
16 13 (0.75%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.57%) Embedded C++
17 10 (0.57%) VB
17 10 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 238 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (12.18%) Degree
3 176 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 147 (8.44%) CCNP
5 128 (7.35%) CCNA
6 112 (6.43%) Security Cleared
7 101 (5.80%) MCSE
8 87 (5.00%) MCSA
9 55 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 54 (3.10%) SC Cleared
11 48 (2.76%) CISSP
12 45 (2.58%) MCP
13 42 (2.41%) CCIE
14 36 (2.07%) DV Cleared
14 36 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (1.90%) Server+ Certification
16 31 (1.78%) MCITP
17 27 (1.55%) SANS
18 26 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 24 (1.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.55%) SLA
2 89 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.64%) QA
4 35 (2.01%) PCI DSS
5 22 (1.26%) GDPR
6 16 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.63%) NIST
9 10 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.23%) COBIT
11 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.23%) NCSC
12 3 (0.17%) GxP
13 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.11%) HL7
14 1 (0.057%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.057%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.057%) NIST 800
System Software
1 690 (39.63%) Active Directory
2 297 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 101 (5.80%) vSphere
5 78 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (4.19%) Docker
7 63 (3.62%) XenApp
8 42 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (2.07%) XenDesktop
10 35 (2.01%) Firmware
11 33 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (1.61%) Snort
13 22 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 22 (1.26%) VirtualBox
14 18 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
15 17 (0.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 17 (0.98%) NFS
16 12 (0.69%) KVM
17 9 (0.52%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 117 (6.72%) SCCM
2 111 (6.38%) Ansible
3 73 (4.19%) Puppet
4 64 (3.68%) Kubernetes
5 62 (3.56%) Terraform
6 40 (2.30%) WSUS
7 39 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (1.55%) Backup Exec
10 25 (1.44%) Nagios
11 24 (1.38%) vCenter Server
12 22 (1.26%) PowerCLI
13 19 (1.09%) FortiGate
14 18 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
15 15 (0.86%) Nessus
16 14 (0.80%) SCOM
17 13 (0.75%) SCVMM
18 12 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
19 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
20 9 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 646 (37.11%) Microsoft
2 442 (25.39%) VMware
3 428 (24.58%) Cisco
4 231 (13.27%) Citrix
5 109 (6.26%) HP
6 98 (5.63%) Palo Alto
7 87 (5.00%) Juniper
8 86 (4.94%) CheckPoint
9 80 (4.60%) Meraki
10 75 (4.31%) F5
11 69 (3.96%) Oracle
12 60 (3.45%) Apple
13 56 (3.22%) Red Hat
14 52 (2.99%) Splunk
15 51 (2.93%) Veeam
16 50 (2.87%) SolarWinds
17 44 (2.53%) Avaya
18 40 (2.30%) IBM
19 37 (2.13%) Dell
20 36 (2.07%) Fortinet