Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 159 137
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22 -19
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,098 3,389 4,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.23% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.48% 14.82% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,483 2,700 3,523
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.96% -1.92%

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 18,798 22,875 26,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.04% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14,783 17,875 21,386
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,938
90th Percentile £77,400 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 29 January 2020.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 17 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 29 January 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 +20 2,896 £44,000 +3.53% 673
UK excluding London +18 1,861 £40,000 +6.67% 541
London +22 1,145 £54,500 +9.00% 168
South East +24 680 £45,000 +12.50% 158
North of England +55 316 £40,000 +15.94% 120
South West +67 299 £36,000 +2.86% 65
Midlands -20 246 £32,500 -18.75% 83
East of England -21 206 £43,500 +14.47% 79
West Midlands +45 180 £32,500 -23.53% 44
North West +32 179 £40,000 +18.52% 58
Yorkshire +53 127 £43,000 +14.67% 54
East Midlands -63 66 £32,000 -14.67% 39
Wales +19 49 £37,500 +2.74% 16
Scotland +15 42 £40,000 - 16
Northern Ireland +29 25 £32,000 +20.75% 4
North East +18 10 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Channel Islands +1 4 £25,000 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1,842 (59.46%) Windows
2 1,244 (40.15%) DNS
3 1,205 (38.90%) Firewall
4 1,193 (38.51%) Active Directory
5 1,187 (38.32%) Microsoft
6 945 (30.50%) DHCP
7 930 (30.02%) Linux
8 856 (27.63%) VMware
9 814 (26.28%) Office 365
10 811 (26.18%) LAN
11 805 (25.98%) Windows Server
12 773 (24.95%) WAN
13 768 (24.79%) Cisco
14 614 (19.82%) Azure
15 567 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 562 (18.14%) ITIL
17 557 (17.98%) Windows 10
18 544 (17.56%) VPN
19 527 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
20 516 (16.66%) Problem-Solving
21 465 (15.01%) AWS
22 449 (14.49%) Python
23 438 (14.14%) Finance
24 434 (14.01%) VLAN
25 424 (13.69%) Microsoft Office
26 410 (13.23%) Citrix
27 406 (13.11%) MS Exchange
28 391 (12.62%) SQL
28 391 (12.62%) PowerShell
29 390 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 406 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 188 (6.07%) IIS
3 159 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 158 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 127 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 95 (3.07%) Skype for Business
7 77 (2.49%) Apache
8 61 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 48 (1.55%) Confluence
10 43 (1.39%) nginx
11 42 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 39 (1.26%) OpenStack
13 36 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.48%) Apache Spark
14 15 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.42%) JBoss
16 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 424 (13.69%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 44 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.097%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.065%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.065%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.065%) Gliffy
8 1 (0.032%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.032%) Simulink
8 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.23%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.16%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.16%) Line 50
3 5 (0.16%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.097%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.097%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.097%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.032%) assyst
5 1 (0.032%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.032%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.032%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 814 (26.28%) Office 365
2 614 (19.82%) Azure
3 465 (15.01%) AWS
4 101 (3.26%) GCP
5 93 (3.00%) IaaS
6 79 (2.55%) SaaS
7 64 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (1.32%) OneDrive
9 36 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 35 (1.13%) PaaS
11 31 (1.00%) G Suite
12 30 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (0.81%) GitHub
14 23 (0.74%) OpenShift
15 21 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
16 15 (0.48%) npm
17 14 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.45%) Power Platform
18 11 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1,244 (40.15%) DNS
2 1,205 (38.90%) Firewall
3 945 (30.50%) DHCP
4 811 (26.18%) LAN
5 773 (24.95%) WAN
6 544 (17.56%) VPN
7 434 (14.01%) VLAN
8 370 (11.94%) BGP
9 312 (10.07%) Internet
10 309 (9.97%) Network Security
11 304 (9.81%) OSPF
12 296 (9.55%) Wireless
13 238 (7.68%) VoIP
14 236 (7.62%) HTTP
15 226 (7.30%) SAN
16 193 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
17 170 (5.49%) MPLS
18 161 (5.20%) IPsec
19 147 (4.74%) Ethernet
20 138 (4.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 109 (3.52%) MySQL
3 71 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 42 (1.36%) Big Data
6 37 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
9 33 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 31 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 22 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (0.42%) Redis
14 12 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (0.39%) Ingres
15 11 (0.36%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (0.29%) GIS
18 8 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 187 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 124 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 104 (3.36%) JIRA
4 46 (1.48%) Subversion
5 37 (1.19%) Bitbucket
6 34 (1.10%) Artifactory
6 34 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
7 32 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 26 (0.84%) Xcode
9 24 (0.77%) Maven
9 24 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (0.77%) TestRail
9 24 (0.77%) Zephyr
10 23 (0.74%) Ant
11 20 (0.65%) Chocolatey
12 18 (0.58%) Bower
12 18 (0.58%) Visual Studio
13 17 (0.55%) SonarQube
13 17 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (0.52%) GitLab
General
1 438 (14.14%) Finance
2 235 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 82 (2.65%) Banking
4 81 (2.61%) Law
4 81 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 77 (2.49%) Electronics
6 74 (2.39%) Retail
7 51 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.58%) Marketing
9 41 (1.32%) Legal
10 35 (1.13%) Advertising
10 35 (1.13%) Games
11 29 (0.94%) Aerospace
12 21 (0.68%) Automotive
13 17 (0.55%) Front Office
14 16 (0.52%) Police
15 15 (0.48%) Back Office
16 13 (0.42%) Billing
16 13 (0.42%) French Language
16 13 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 482 (15.56%) Network Engineer
2 466 (15.04%) Analyst
3 420 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 324 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 283 (9.13%) IT Support
6 220 (7.10%) IT Engineer
7 167 (5.39%) Support Analyst
8 144 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 141 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 132 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 129 (4.16%) Developer
12 126 (4.07%) IT Support Engineer
13 118 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
14 116 (3.74%) Administrator
15 114 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
16 109 (3.52%) Security Engineer
17 105 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 97 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
19 96 (3.10%) Desktop Support
20 94 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (3.78%) .NET
2 74 (2.39%) LAMP
3 68 (2.19%) Web Services
4 66 (2.13%) REST
5 61 (1.97%) 802.1X
6 58 (1.87%) LDAP
7 51 (1.65%) Node.js
8 43 (1.39%) HTML
8 43 (1.39%) XML
9 41 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
10 40 (1.29%) JSON
11 34 (1.10%) AngularJS
12 33 (1.07%) CSS
13 32 (1.03%) SOAP
14 31 (1.00%) Spring
15 28 (0.90%) ASP.NET
16 26 (0.84%) iOS SDK
17 22 (0.71%) React
18 21 (0.68%) Kafka
18 21 (0.68%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 365 (11.78%) Data Centre
2 240 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 144 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 92 (2.97%) Replication
6 71 (2.29%) Clustering
7 66 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 65 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
9 64 (2.07%) User Experience
10 63 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
11 43 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 43 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
12 42 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 42 (1.36%) Smartphone
13 41 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
13 41 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
14 34 (1.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 30 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 26 (0.84%) Hedge funds
17 25 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,842 (59.46%) Windows
2 930 (30.02%) Linux
3 805 (25.98%) Windows Server
4 557 (17.98%) Windows 10
5 361 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 352 (11.36%) Windows 7
7 293 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 265 (8.55%) Unix
9 156 (5.04%) Apple iOS
10 130 (4.20%) CentOS
11 121 (3.91%) Android
12 86 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 86 (2.78%) Windows 8
13 83 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 71 (2.29%) Mac OS
15 58 (1.87%) Mac OS X
16 57 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 46 (1.48%) Solaris
18 44 (1.42%) Windows XP
19 26 (0.84%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (18.14%) ITIL
2 516 (16.66%) Problem-Solving
3 390 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 296 (9.55%) DevOps
5 280 (9.04%) Cybersecurity
6 225 (7.26%) Load Balancing
7 208 (6.71%) Information Security
8 196 (6.33%) Configuration Management
9 183 (5.91%) SIEM
10 177 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
11 168 (5.42%) Software Engineering
12 160 (5.16%) Computer Science
13 153 (4.94%) Change Management
14 143 (4.62%) Project Management
15 139 (4.49%) Migration
16 135 (4.36%) Security Operations
17 129 (4.16%) Mentoring
18 121 (3.91%) Time Management
19 115 (3.71%) Problem Management
20 114 (3.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 449 (14.49%) Python
2 391 (12.62%) PowerShell
2 391 (12.62%) SQL
3 301 (9.72%) Bash Shell
4 200 (6.46%) C
5 198 (6.39%) Java
6 164 (5.29%) C#
7 163 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 159 (5.13%) C++
9 143 (4.62%) Perl
10 119 (3.84%) Ruby
11 82 (2.65%) PHP
12 79 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.00%) Embedded C
14 30 (0.97%) VBScript
15 28 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 27 (0.87%) Go
16 27 (0.87%) Objective-C
17 23 (0.74%) VB
18 17 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 527 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
2 371 (11.98%) Degree
3 320 (10.33%) CCNA
3 320 (10.33%) CCNP
4 286 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 203 (6.55%) Security Cleared
6 194 (6.26%) MCSE
7 132 (4.26%) MCSA
8 104 (3.36%) SC Cleared
9 91 (2.94%) CISSP
10 87 (2.81%) MCP
11 85 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 81 (2.61%) CCIE
13 64 (2.07%) DV Cleared
14 56 (1.81%) JNCIS
15 53 (1.71%) CCSA
16 51 (1.65%) JNCIA
17 49 (1.58%) GIAC
18 43 (1.39%) CEH
19 41 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (7.78%) SLA
2 128 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 71 (2.29%) QA
4 27 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 24 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 21 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (0.58%) NIST
8 13 (0.42%) GDPR
9 11 (0.36%) COBIT
10 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.19%) IEC 61131
12 5 (0.16%) NCSC
13 2 (0.065%) RMADS
13 2 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.032%) GAMP
14 1 (0.032%) GxP
14 1 (0.032%) JTAG
14 1 (0.032%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,193 (38.51%) Active Directory
2 567 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 329 (10.62%) Hyper-V
4 166 (5.36%) Docker
5 160 (5.16%) XenApp
6 156 (5.04%) vSphere
7 134 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
8 103 (3.32%) XenDesktop
9 47 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 41 (1.32%) VirtualBox
11 38 (1.23%) Firmware
12 32 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
13 29 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
14 28 (0.90%) NFS
15 21 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
16 20 (0.65%) KVM
17 14 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.45%) VMware NSX
18 12 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 242 (7.81%) SCCM
2 234 (7.55%) Puppet
3 205 (6.62%) Ansible
4 126 (4.07%) Terraform
5 125 (4.03%) Kubernetes
6 90 (2.91%) WSUS
7 84 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
8 61 (1.97%) ZABBIX
9 59 (1.90%) SCOM
10 53 (1.71%) Nagios
11 40 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
12 39 (1.26%) FortiGate
13 35 (1.13%) Backup Exec
14 33 (1.07%) Nessus
14 33 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 26 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 25 (0.81%) HAProxy
17 25 (0.81%) QRadar
18 21 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,187 (38.32%) Microsoft
2 856 (27.63%) VMware
3 768 (24.79%) Cisco
4 410 (13.23%) Citrix
5 227 (7.33%) Palo Alto
6 168 (5.42%) Juniper
7 167 (5.39%) CheckPoint
8 156 (5.04%) HP
9 151 (4.87%) Apple
10 144 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 132 (4.26%) F5
12 127 (4.10%) Red Hat
13 121 (3.91%) Splunk
14 107 (3.45%) Oracle
15 102 (3.29%) Veeam
16 94 (3.03%) Google
17 88 (2.84%) Meraki
18 85 (2.74%) Symantec
19 77 (2.49%) Dell
20 72 (2.32%) Fortinet