Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 152 137
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -16
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,271 3,670 4,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.24% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 15.10% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,580 2,946 3,690
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,875
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.98% -1.51%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -5.00%

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 21,291 24,311 27,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 14.86% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,347 19,238 22,533
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,925 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 16 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 21 October 2019. 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 -2 3,021 £42,500 - 660
UK excluding London +17 2,061 £40,000 +6.67% 507
London -4 1,089 £50,000 - 186
South East +41 753 £42,250 +12.67% 163
North of England +12 365 £40,000 +9.59% 102
South West +37 321 £36,000 +2.86% 82
East of England -16 260 £45,000 +5.88% 78
North West +39 227 £40,000 +6.67% 57
Midlands -26 218 £32,500 -10.96% 49
West Midlands +5 152 £32,500 -12.43% 30
Yorkshire -14 130 £37,500 +7.14% 35
Scotland +14 69 £38,750 +29.17% 15
East Midlands -42 66 £35,000 -2.10% 19
Northern Ireland +9 43 £27,500 +30.95%
Wales +11 38 £38,000 -3.80% 18
North East +18 8 £54,388 +67.35% 10

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,904 (58.21%) Windows
2 1,373 (41.97%) DNS
3 1,313 (40.14%) Active Directory
4 1,270 (38.83%) Firewall
5 1,149 (35.13%) Microsoft
6 1,101 (33.66%) DHCP
7 1,009 (30.85%) Linux
8 968 (29.59%) VMware
9 886 (27.09%) Windows Server
10 860 (26.29%) Cisco
11 856 (26.17%) LAN
12 853 (26.08%) WAN
13 843 (25.77%) Office 365
14 667 (20.39%) ITIL
15 644 (19.69%) Azure
16 625 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 614 (18.77%) Cisco Certification
18 577 (17.64%) Windows 10
19 553 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
20 528 (16.14%) VPN
21 526 (16.08%) AWS
22 475 (14.52%) Python
22 475 (14.52%) Degree
23 439 (13.42%) Hyper-V
23 439 (13.42%) SQL
24 438 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
25 427 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 422 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
27 407 (12.44%) MS Exchange
27 407 (12.44%) VLAN

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
1 407 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 188 (5.75%) IIS
3 157 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 138 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 132 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 121 (3.70%) Skype for Business
7 99 (3.03%) Apache
8 84 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
9 69 (2.11%) nginx
10 68 (2.08%) OpenStack
11 61 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 54 (1.65%) Confluence
13 51 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
14 38 (1.16%) Apache Spark
15 36 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
16 32 (0.98%) JBoss
17 23 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.67%) WebLogic
19 18 (0.55%) WebSphere
20 17 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 422 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 45 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.15%) Simulink
8 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.031%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.15%) CA PPM
2 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.092%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.061%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.061%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.031%) assyst
6 1 (0.031%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.031%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 843 (25.77%) Office 365
2 644 (19.69%) Azure
3 526 (16.08%) AWS
4 154 (4.71%) GCP
5 148 (4.52%) SaaS
6 74 (2.26%) IaaS
7 59 (1.80%) OpenShift
8 55 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.65%) OneDrive
10 44 (1.35%) G Suite
11 34 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (0.92%) PaaS
13 28 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
14 26 (0.79%) Azure Stack
15 23 (0.70%) Amazon S3
16 20 (0.61%) Mimecast
17 16 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (0.46%) Serverless
19 14 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 1,373 (41.97%) DNS
2 1,270 (38.83%) Firewall
3 1,101 (33.66%) DHCP
4 856 (26.17%) LAN
5 853 (26.08%) WAN
6 528 (16.14%) VPN
7 407 (12.44%) VLAN
8 394 (12.05%) Network Security
9 329 (10.06%) Internet
10 310 (9.48%) BGP
11 300 (9.17%) Wireless
12 274 (8.38%) OSPF
13 255 (7.80%) SAN
14 248 (7.58%) HTTP
15 242 (7.40%) VoIP
16 202 (6.18%) MPLS
17 162 (4.95%) SMTP
18 149 (4.56%) IPsec
19 143 (4.37%) Skype
20 139 (4.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 143 (4.37%) MySQL
3 77 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (2.26%) Big Data
5 55 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 50 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 47 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.22%) Redis
10 35 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 34 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 18 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (0.46%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
16 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 246 (7.52%) Git (software)
2 148 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 130 (3.97%) JIRA
4 71 (2.17%) Subversion
5 61 (1.86%) Bitbucket
6 41 (1.25%) git-flow
7 39 (1.19%) Visual Studio
8 38 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (1.10%) Artifactory
10 32 (0.98%) TestRail
10 32 (0.98%) Zephyr
11 30 (0.92%) Maven
12 27 (0.83%) TeamCity
13 26 (0.79%) GitLab
14 24 (0.73%) Cucumber
15 20 (0.61%) Ant
15 20 (0.61%) JUnit
15 20 (0.61%) Vagrant
16 19 (0.58%) Selenium
17 17 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 389 (11.89%) Finance
2 215 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 105 (3.21%) Law
4 83 (2.54%) Public Sector
5 79 (2.42%) Banking
6 74 (2.26%) Retail
7 68 (2.08%) Electronics
8 64 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.90%) Legal
10 54 (1.65%) Games
11 42 (1.28%) Marketing
12 23 (0.70%) Advertising
13 22 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.58%) Automotive
15 15 (0.46%) French Language
15 15 (0.46%) Military
16 14 (0.43%) Back Office
17 11 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
17 11 (0.34%) Front Office
17 11 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 551 (16.85%) Analyst
2 433 (13.24%) Support Engineer
3 396 (12.11%) Network Engineer
4 362 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 265 (8.10%) IT Support
6 204 (6.24%) Support Analyst
7 193 (5.90%) IT Engineer
8 156 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 156 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 152 (4.65%) Administrator
10 146 (4.46%) Consultant
11 134 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
12 128 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
12 128 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
13 119 (3.64%) IT Analyst
14 118 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 112 (3.42%) Developer
15 112 (3.42%) IT Support Engineer
16 105 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 104 (3.18%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (3.73%) Web Services
2 117 (3.58%) .NET
3 91 (2.78%) REST
4 76 (2.32%) Node.js
5 72 (2.20%) Spring
6 61 (1.86%) LAMP
7 58 (1.77%) AngularJS
8 57 (1.74%) HTML
8 57 (1.74%) LDAP
9 53 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
10 51 (1.56%) 802.1X
11 50 (1.53%) ASP.NET
12 47 (1.44%) React
12 47 (1.44%) Spring MVC
13 43 (1.31%) CSS
14 42 (1.28%) SOAP
14 42 (1.28%) XML
15 40 (1.22%) GraphQL
15 40 (1.22%) JSON
16 39 (1.19%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 337 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 285 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (5.87%) Management Information System
4 135 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 100 (3.06%) Driving Licence
5 100 (3.06%) Replication
6 84 (2.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 76 (2.32%) Clustering
8 71 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
9 59 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 58 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 53 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
11 53 (1.62%) User Experience
12 51 (1.56%) Smartphone
13 44 (1.35%) Blackberry
13 44 (1.35%) Private Cloud
14 39 (1.19%) Cyberattack
15 38 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 36 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (1.01%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,904 (58.21%) Windows
2 1,009 (30.85%) Linux
3 886 (27.09%) Windows Server
4 577 (17.64%) Windows 10
5 438 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 387 (11.83%) Windows 7
7 369 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 309 (9.45%) Unix
9 146 (4.46%) CentOS
10 122 (3.73%) Android
11 107 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 106 (3.24%) Apple iOS
12 106 (3.24%) Windows 8
13 98 (3.00%) Ubuntu
14 58 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 53 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 53 (1.62%) Windows XP
16 52 (1.59%) Mac OS X
17 45 (1.38%) Solaris
18 39 (1.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (20.39%) ITIL
2 553 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
3 427 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 340 (10.39%) DevOps
5 309 (9.45%) Cybersecurity
6 243 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
7 228 (6.97%) Configuration Management
8 224 (6.85%) SIEM
9 199 (6.08%) Load Balancing
10 198 (6.05%) Information Security
11 172 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 169 (5.17%) Time Management
13 168 (5.14%) Security Operations
14 164 (5.01%) Software Engineering
15 154 (4.71%) Migration
16 143 (4.37%) Computer Science
17 141 (4.31%) Change Management
18 137 (4.19%) Penetration Testing
19 133 (4.07%) Incident Management
20 130 (3.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 475 (14.52%) Python
2 439 (13.42%) SQL
3 381 (11.65%) PowerShell
4 307 (9.39%) Bash Shell
5 223 (6.82%) C
6 193 (5.90%) Java
7 169 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 163 (4.98%) C++
9 152 (4.65%) Ruby
10 135 (4.13%) Perl
11 130 (3.97%) C#
12 97 (2.97%) Shell Script
13 93 (2.84%) PHP
14 51 (1.56%) Go
15 25 (0.76%) Embedded C
16 19 (0.58%) VB
17 17 (0.52%) VBScript
18 11 (0.34%) Java 8
18 11 (0.34%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.31%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 614 (18.77%) Cisco Certification
2 475 (14.52%) Degree
3 370 (11.31%) CCNA
4 362 (11.07%) CCNP
5 337 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 249 (7.61%) Security Cleared
7 223 (6.82%) MCSE
8 136 (4.16%) MCSA
9 111 (3.39%) SC Cleared
10 102 (3.12%) CISSP
11 95 (2.90%) CCIE
12 94 (2.87%) DV Cleared
13 92 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 88 (2.69%) MCP
15 71 (2.17%) GIAC
16 61 (1.86%) SANS
17 59 (1.80%) CCSA
18 56 (1.71%) SSCP
19 55 (1.68%) JNCIS
20 54 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (6.11%) SLA
2 176 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 55 (1.68%) QA
5 53 (1.62%) ISO 9001
6 43 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 33 (1.01%) ISO 22301
8 22 (0.67%) NIST
9 18 (0.55%) GDPR
10 14 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
11 13 (0.40%) IEC 61131
11 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 12 (0.37%) COBIT
13 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.12%) PMO
15 2 (0.061%) DICOM
15 2 (0.061%) HL7
15 2 (0.061%) NCSC
15 2 (0.061%) RMADS
16 1 (0.031%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1,313 (40.14%) Active Directory
2 625 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 439 (13.42%) Hyper-V
4 212 (6.48%) Docker
5 170 (5.20%) XenApp
6 157 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
7 149 (4.56%) vSphere
8 117 (3.58%) XenDesktop
9 62 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (1.25%) Terminal Services
11 39 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 39 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 36 (1.10%) VirtualBox
13 35 (1.07%) Firmware
14 27 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
15 25 (0.76%) KVM
15 25 (0.76%) VMware NSX
16 24 (0.73%) NFS
17 22 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
18 20 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 273 (8.35%) Puppet
2 271 (8.28%) SCCM
3 240 (7.34%) Ansible
4 172 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 131 (4.00%) Terraform
6 128 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
7 88 (2.69%) WSUS
8 85 (2.60%) SCOM
9 61 (1.86%) Nagios
10 59 (1.80%) ZABBIX
11 49 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 43 (1.31%) QRadar
13 39 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
14 36 (1.10%) HAProxy
14 36 (1.10%) Nessus
15 33 (1.01%) Prometheus
16 32 (0.98%) Backup Exec
16 32 (0.98%) vCenter Server
17 31 (0.95%) FortiGate
18 29 (0.89%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,149 (35.13%) Microsoft
2 968 (29.59%) VMware
3 860 (26.29%) Cisco
4 403 (12.32%) Citrix
5 180 (5.50%) HP
6 163 (4.98%) CheckPoint
7 161 (4.92%) Palo Alto
8 147 (4.49%) Juniper
8 147 (4.49%) Splunk
9 138 (4.22%) Google
10 130 (3.97%) Veeam
11 126 (3.85%) Red Hat
12 122 (3.73%) Dell
13 121 (3.70%) SolarWinds
14 117 (3.58%) F5
15 113 (3.45%) Meraki
16 107 (3.27%) Fortinet
17 100 (3.06%) Oracle
18 94 (2.87%) Symantec
19 86 (2.63%) Apple