Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 134 119
Rank change year-on-year -17 -15 -20
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,695 4,506 5,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.57% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.07% 16.14% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,971 3,691 4,454
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.60% -3.75% +6.67%

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 24,515 27,915 32,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.92% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 19,407 22,720 26,365
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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 -14 3,504 £42,500 +1.19% 606
UK excluding London -17 2,183 £37,500 -2.60% 444
London -23 1,435 £50,000 - 197
South East -62 618 £37,500 -6.25% 110
East of England +52 484 £44,400 +13.85% 80
North of England -41 397 £37,500 +7.14% 97
Midlands +23 340 £36,613 +0.31% 67
South West -26 251 £35,000 -6.67% 54
North West -22 234 £37,500 +7.14% 57
West Midlands +3 183 £37,500 -6.25% 50
East Midlands +25 157 £36,500 +15.87% 17
Yorkshire -30 154 £37,000 +2.78% 34
Scotland -18 68 £30,000 -20.00% 21
Wales 0 36 £41,000 +6.49% 15
Northern Ireland +13 22 £21,000 -47.50%
North East -25 9 £32,500 - 6
Channel Islands - 3 £35,000 -
Isle of Man +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 2,311 (62.54%) Windows
2 1,502 (40.65%) Active Directory
3 1,393 (37.70%) Firewall
4 1,382 (37.40%) DNS
5 1,363 (36.89%) Microsoft
6 1,261 (34.13%) Linux
7 1,098 (29.72%) Windows Server
8 1,007 (27.25%) VMware
9 963 (26.06%) DHCP
10 857 (23.19%) LAN
11 840 (22.73%) WAN
12 734 (19.86%) Office 365
13 726 (19.65%) Cisco
14 639 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 636 (17.21%) VPN
16 614 (16.62%) ITIL
17 609 (16.48%) Python
18 601 (16.27%) SQL
19 571 (15.45%) PowerShell
20 565 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
21 563 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
22 556 (15.05%) Finance
23 544 (14.72%) Windows 7
24 532 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
25 526 (14.24%) Windows 10
26 521 (14.10%) MS Exchange
27 518 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
28 514 (13.91%) Degree
29 513 (13.88%) Cisco Certification
30 510 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 521 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 232 (6.28%) IIS
3 218 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 203 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 168 (4.55%) Apache
6 154 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 113 (3.06%) Skype for Business
8 107 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 107 (2.90%) JBoss
9 74 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 69 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
10 69 (1.87%) WebLogic
11 68 (1.84%) OpenStack
12 59 (1.60%) WebSphere
13 54 (1.46%) Confluence
14 52 (1.41%) Apache Pig
15 51 (1.38%) nginx
16 48 (1.30%) GlassFish
17 44 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
18 32 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 497 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.11%) EPLAN
11 2 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.054%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.054%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 40 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.30%) Documaker
4 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.081%) assyst
6 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.054%) Maximo
7 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.054%) Workfront
8 1 (0.027%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.027%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.027%) Lawson
8 1 (0.027%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.027%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 734 (19.86%) Office 365
2 565 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
3 532 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 172 (4.65%) IaaS
5 136 (3.68%) SaaS
6 93 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 85 (2.30%) PaaS
8 76 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 68 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
10 67 (1.81%) GitHub
11 57 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (0.87%) G Suite
14 31 (0.84%) Amazon S3
15 27 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
16 26 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.68%) Mimecast
18 23 (0.62%) Route 53
19 21 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
20 18 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1,393 (37.70%) Firewall
2 1,382 (37.40%) DNS
3 963 (26.06%) DHCP
4 857 (23.19%) LAN
5 840 (22.73%) WAN
6 636 (17.21%) VPN
7 428 (11.58%) HTTP
8 404 (10.93%) Internet
9 355 (9.61%) Network Security
10 338 (9.15%) SAN
11 310 (8.39%) VLAN
12 309 (8.36%) Wireless
13 299 (8.09%) VoIP
14 250 (6.77%) BGP
15 245 (6.63%) SSL
16 239 (6.47%) OSPF
17 234 (6.33%) Ethernet
18 226 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
19 220 (5.95%) MPLS
20 155 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 198 (5.36%) MySQL
3 104 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 89 (2.41%) Big Data
5 75 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 56 (1.52%) Apache Hive
7 51 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
7 51 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 42 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 37 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 35 (0.95%) Redis
12 30 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (0.68%) Oracle Database
14 25 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
16 23 (0.62%) Neo4j
16 23 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 195 (5.28%) Git (software)
2 177 (4.79%) JIRA
3 126 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 70 (1.89%) Subversion
4 70 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 63 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 58 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 57 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 51 (1.38%) Robot Framework
9 49 (1.33%) Selenium
10 46 (1.24%) git-flow
11 44 (1.19%) CodeSonar
11 44 (1.19%) Vagrant
12 40 (1.08%) Visual Studio
13 30 (0.81%) GitLab
14 29 (0.78%) JUnit
15 28 (0.76%) MSI
16 27 (0.73%) Maven
17 21 (0.57%) Hudson
18 18 (0.49%) Redmine
General
1 556 (15.05%) Finance
2 236 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 183 (4.95%) Retail
4 173 (4.68%) Banking
5 104 (2.81%) Legal
6 95 (2.57%) Law
7 78 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 71 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 60 (1.62%) Games
9 60 (1.62%) Marketing
10 48 (1.30%) Electronics
11 46 (1.24%) Advertising
11 46 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.95%) Back Office
13 32 (0.87%) French Language
14 28 (0.76%) German Language
15 23 (0.62%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.62%) Automotive
16 20 (0.54%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 652 (17.65%) Analyst
2 530 (14.34%) Support Engineer
3 364 (9.85%) IT Support
4 350 (9.47%) Network Engineer
5 290 (7.85%) Support Analyst
6 282 (7.63%) IT Engineer
7 263 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 208 (5.63%) Administrator
9 205 (5.55%) Developer
9 205 (5.55%) Security Engineer
10 201 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
11 179 (4.84%) Desktop Support
12 174 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
13 171 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
14 165 (4.47%) IT Support Engineer
15 149 (4.03%) Security Analyst
16 140 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 138 (3.73%) Software Engineer
18 137 (3.71%) Architect
19 131 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (5.58%) .NET
2 204 (5.52%) Web Services
3 165 (4.47%) HTML
4 130 (3.52%) LDAP
5 126 (3.41%) REST
6 125 (3.38%) XML
7 116 (3.14%) LAMP
8 107 (2.90%) SOAP
9 101 (2.73%) .NET Framework
10 99 (2.68%) CSS
11 97 (2.63%) ASP.NET
12 95 (2.57%) Node.js
13 87 (2.35%) Java EE
14 84 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
15 74 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
16 68 (1.84%) Middleware
17 61 (1.65%) 802.1X
18 58 (1.57%) Django
19 54 (1.46%) AngularJS
20 46 (1.24%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 337 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 324 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 260 (7.04%) Self-Motivation
4 250 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 198 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 114 (3.09%) Clustering
6 114 (3.09%) Replication
7 95 (2.57%) Driving Licence
8 92 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
9 91 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
10 87 (2.35%) Fintech
11 73 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (1.73%) Blackberry
13 63 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
14 60 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
15 55 (1.49%) Private Cloud
16 54 (1.46%) Public Cloud
17 53 (1.43%) NHS
18 51 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
19 46 (1.24%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,311 (62.54%) Windows
2 1,261 (34.13%) Linux
3 1,098 (29.72%) Windows Server
4 544 (14.72%) Windows 7
5 526 (14.24%) Windows 10
6 518 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 510 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 349 (9.45%) Unix
9 162 (4.38%) Apple iOS
10 157 (4.25%) Android
11 155 (4.19%) Mac OS X
12 126 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 121 (3.27%) Windows 8
14 102 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 101 (2.73%) CentOS
16 83 (2.25%) Windows XP
17 66 (1.79%) Ubuntu
18 65 (1.76%) Solaris
19 39 (1.06%) Mac OS
20 30 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (16.62%) ITIL
2 563 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
3 407 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 381 (10.31%) DevOps
5 367 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
6 333 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
7 323 (8.74%) Information Security
8 287 (7.77%) SIEM
9 271 (7.33%) Software Engineering
10 203 (5.49%) Configuration Management
11 185 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
12 180 (4.87%) Penetration Testing
13 172 (4.65%) Service Delivery
14 169 (4.57%) Incident Management
15 167 (4.52%) Project Management
16 161 (4.36%) Load Balancing
17 159 (4.30%) Mentoring
18 151 (4.09%) High Availability
19 150 (4.06%) Network Management
19 150 (4.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 609 (16.48%) Python
2 601 (16.27%) SQL
3 571 (15.45%) PowerShell
4 415 (11.23%) Java
5 387 (10.47%) Bash Shell
6 259 (7.01%) JavaScript
7 258 (6.98%) Perl
8 256 (6.93%) C
9 247 (6.68%) C#
10 242 (6.55%) C++
11 147 (3.98%) Shell Script
12 128 (3.46%) PHP
13 122 (3.30%) Ruby
14 49 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 44 (1.19%) Objective-C
16 41 (1.11%) Korn
17 40 (1.08%) Embedded C
18 38 (1.03%) Go
19 34 (0.92%) VB
20 33 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 514 (13.91%) Degree
2 513 (13.88%) Cisco Certification
3 385 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 358 (9.69%) CCNA
5 263 (7.12%) CCNP
6 250 (6.77%) MCSE
7 247 (6.68%) CISSP
8 200 (5.41%) Security Cleared
9 133 (3.60%) MCSA
10 123 (3.33%) GIAC
11 121 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
12 118 (3.19%) MCP
13 113 (3.06%) CompTIA Security+
14 107 (2.90%) CEH
15 101 (2.73%) DV Cleared
15 101 (2.73%) Network+ Certification
16 86 (2.33%) SANS
16 86 (2.33%) SC Cleared
17 84 (2.27%) SSCP
18 62 (1.68%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (6.04%) SLA
2 139 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 64 (1.73%) QA
5 51 (1.38%) GDPR
6 38 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 28 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.57%) MiFID
9 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.22%) PMO
12 6 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.081%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.081%) JTAG
13 3 (0.081%) MISRA
13 3 (0.081%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.054%) COBIT
14 2 (0.054%) ISO 15765
14 2 (0.054%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1,502 (40.65%) Active Directory
2 639 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 504 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 229 (6.20%) Docker
5 222 (6.01%) vSphere
6 152 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 127 (3.44%) XenApp
8 79 (2.14%) Firmware
9 71 (1.92%) XenDesktop
10 66 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
11 53 (1.43%) NFS
12 49 (1.33%) VirtualBox
13 48 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
14 46 (1.24%) Samba
15 45 (1.22%) Terminal Services
16 32 (0.87%) Snort
17 28 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
18 26 (0.70%) XenServer
19 25 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
19 25 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 334 (9.04%) Puppet
2 280 (7.58%) Ansible
3 238 (6.44%) SCCM
4 219 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
5 127 (3.44%) Nagios
6 120 (3.25%) Salt
7 113 (3.06%) Kubernetes
8 88 (2.38%) Terraform
9 69 (1.87%) SCOM
10 52 (1.41%) Backup Exec
11 46 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
12 44 (1.19%) QRadar
13 42 (1.14%) WSUS
14 40 (1.08%) vCenter Server
15 38 (1.03%) Nessus
16 35 (0.95%) Kibana
17 34 (0.92%) ZABBIX
18 33 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
18 33 (0.89%) Packer
19 28 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,363 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 1,007 (27.25%) VMware
3 726 (19.65%) Cisco
4 498 (13.48%) Citrix
5 244 (6.60%) HP
6 194 (5.25%) Oracle
7 189 (5.12%) Apple
8 188 (5.09%) Juniper
9 187 (5.06%) CheckPoint
10 168 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 164 (4.44%) Red Hat
12 127 (3.44%) F5
12 127 (3.44%) Google
13 114 (3.09%) Veeam
14 105 (2.84%) Dell
15 99 (2.68%) Palo Alto
16 94 (2.54%) Avaya
17 92 (2.49%) Splunk
18 80 (2.17%) Symantec
19 78 (2.11%) NetApp