Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 139 118
Rank change year-on-year -13 -21 -16
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,597 4,459 4,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.50% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 16.23% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,883 3,647 4,239
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

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 23,737 27,467 31,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 15.37% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18,586 22,234 25,386
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -13 3,426 £42,500 - 500
UK excluding London -10 2,149 £37,500 -3.85% 372
London -15 1,367 £50,000 - 151
South East -36 656 £38,250 -7.02% 92
East of England +63 489 £40,000 +2.56% 61
Midlands +46 356 £38,500 +5.48% 48
North of England -57 338 £34,500 -1.43% 93
South West -37 226 £35,000 -12.50% 55
North West -35 218 £34,000 -2.86% 57
East Midlands +73 199 £37,500 +19.05% 23
West Midlands +1 157 £40,750 +5.84% 25
Yorkshire -59 111 £35,000 - 27
Scotland -22 62 £38,000 -2.56% 8
Wales -10 25 £36,500 -7.01% 14
Northern Ireland -26 11 £21,000 -47.50% 1
North East -17 9 £32,500 -2.26% 9
Channel Islands - 7 £35,000 -
Isle of Man +15 4 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2,223 (61.80%) Windows
2 1,459 (40.56%) Active Directory
3 1,406 (39.09%) Firewall
4 1,370 (38.09%) DNS
5 1,343 (37.34%) Microsoft
6 1,146 (31.86%) Linux
7 1,034 (28.75%) Windows Server
8 1,023 (28.44%) VMware
9 974 (27.08%) DHCP
10 911 (25.33%) LAN
11 884 (24.58%) WAN
12 753 (20.93%) Cisco
13 726 (20.18%) Office 365
14 653 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 625 (17.38%) VPN
16 619 (17.21%) ITIL
17 592 (16.46%) SQL
18 580 (16.12%) PowerShell
19 563 (15.65%) Python
20 557 (15.49%) Finance
21 550 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
22 547 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
23 537 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
24 531 (14.76%) Degree
25 524 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
26 509 (14.15%) Windows 10
27 507 (14.10%) Windows 7
28 496 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
29 486 (13.51%) Hyper-V
29 486 (13.51%) SQL Server

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
1 466 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 216 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 215 (5.98%) IIS
4 159 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (4.11%) Apache
6 129 (3.59%) Tomcat
7 112 (3.11%) Skype for Business
8 92 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 86 (2.39%) JBoss
10 74 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
11 60 (1.67%) nginx
12 54 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 52 (1.45%) OpenStack
14 51 (1.42%) WebLogic
15 49 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
16 42 (1.17%) GlassFish
17 36 (1.00%) WebSphere
18 35 (0.97%) Apache Pig
19 34 (0.95%) IBM Notes
20 33 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 459 (12.76%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.11%) EPLAN
10 3 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.028%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.028%) Revit
12 1 (0.028%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 35 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.056%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.056%) Lawson
5 2 (0.056%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.056%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.028%) assyst
6 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.028%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.028%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.028%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.028%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 726 (20.18%) Office 365
2 537 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 524 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 148 (4.11%) SaaS
5 139 (3.86%) IaaS
6 101 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 93 (2.59%) PaaS
8 60 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 55 (1.53%) GitHub
10 54 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
11 44 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
12 36 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 36 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (0.83%) Mimecast
14 27 (0.75%) G Suite
15 26 (0.72%) Amazon S3
16 25 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
18 17 (0.47%) Serverless
19 15 (0.42%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 1,406 (39.09%) Firewall
2 1,370 (38.09%) DNS
3 974 (27.08%) DHCP
4 911 (25.33%) LAN
5 884 (24.58%) WAN
6 625 (17.38%) VPN
7 454 (12.62%) Internet
8 365 (10.15%) HTTP
9 353 (9.81%) Network Security
10 332 (9.23%) VoIP
11 324 (9.01%) VLAN
12 293 (8.15%) Wireless
13 292 (8.12%) SAN
14 280 (7.78%) BGP
15 270 (7.51%) OSPF
16 241 (6.70%) Wi-Fi
17 222 (6.17%) Ethernet
18 213 (5.92%) MPLS
19 200 (5.56%) SSL
20 140 (3.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 144 (4.00%) MySQL
3 73 (2.03%) Big Data
4 64 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 47 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 46 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
6 46 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 35 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 35 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
11 30 (0.83%) Redis
12 28 (0.78%) MongoDB
12 28 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 24 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 148 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 130 (3.61%) JIRA
3 124 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 78 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 69 (1.92%) Robot Framework
6 53 (1.47%) Subversion
7 48 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 48 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 46 (1.28%) Vagrant
9 45 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 39 (1.08%) Bitbucket
10 39 (1.08%) Maven
11 38 (1.06%) Selenium
12 33 (0.92%) git-flow
13 32 (0.89%) CodeSonar
14 29 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (0.70%) GitLab
16 21 (0.58%) MSI
17 19 (0.53%) Hudson
17 19 (0.53%) Redmine
General
1 557 (15.49%) Finance
2 264 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 187 (5.20%) Banking
4 176 (4.89%) Retail
5 107 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 92 (2.56%) Legal
6 92 (2.56%) Marketing
7 68 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 60 (1.67%) Law
9 55 (1.53%) Advertising
10 52 (1.45%) Electronics
11 48 (1.33%) Games
12 39 (1.08%) Back Office
13 33 (0.92%) Aerospace
14 28 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.78%) French Language
15 27 (0.75%) Automotive
16 22 (0.61%) Publishing
17 18 (0.50%) German Language
18 17 (0.47%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 687 (19.10%) Analyst
2 506 (14.07%) Support Engineer
3 358 (9.95%) Network Engineer
4 327 (9.09%) IT Support
5 315 (8.76%) Support Analyst
6 289 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 263 (7.31%) IT Engineer
8 215 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
9 208 (5.78%) Security Engineer
10 205 (5.70%) Administrator
11 173 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
12 156 (4.34%) Architect
12 156 (4.34%) Software Engineer
13 153 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 152 (4.23%) Security Analyst
15 150 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
16 143 (3.98%) Developer
17 142 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
18 134 (3.73%) IT Analyst
19 126 (3.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (4.48%) .NET
1 161 (4.48%) Web Services
2 126 (3.50%) HTML
3 116 (3.22%) XML
4 104 (2.89%) REST
5 92 (2.56%) LDAP
5 92 (2.56%) SOAP
6 86 (2.39%) Node.js
7 82 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
8 80 (2.22%) CSS
9 76 (2.11%) ASP.NET
10 74 (2.06%) LAMP
11 68 (1.89%) .NET Framework
12 67 (1.86%) Java EE
13 66 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
14 58 (1.61%) Spring
15 51 (1.42%) 802.1X
16 50 (1.39%) AngularJS
17 47 (1.31%) Middleware
18 39 (1.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 355 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 308 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 297 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
4 193 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 118 (3.28%) Clustering
6 101 (2.81%) Driving Licence
6 101 (2.81%) Replication
7 92 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 75 (2.09%) Fintech
9 73 (2.03%) CAN bus
10 70 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
11 68 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
12 67 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 65 (1.81%) Device Driver
13 65 (1.81%) Public Cloud
14 63 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
15 58 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
16 56 (1.56%) NHS
17 55 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
18 54 (1.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2,223 (61.80%) Windows
2 1,146 (31.86%) Linux
3 1,034 (28.75%) Windows Server
4 509 (14.15%) Windows 10
5 507 (14.10%) Windows 7
6 496 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 460 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 331 (9.20%) Unix
9 181 (5.03%) Apple iOS
10 172 (4.78%) Android
11 131 (3.64%) Mac OS X
12 123 (3.42%) Windows 8
13 119 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 103 (2.86%) CentOS
15 78 (2.17%) Windows XP
16 73 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 55 (1.53%) Ubuntu
18 53 (1.47%) FreeRTOS
19 47 (1.31%) Solaris
20 35 (0.97%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (17.21%) ITIL
2 547 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
3 428 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 404 (11.23%) Cybersecurity
5 337 (9.37%) DevOps
6 332 (9.23%) Information Security
7 331 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
8 270 (7.51%) Software Engineering
9 267 (7.42%) SIEM
10 201 (5.59%) Service Delivery
11 175 (4.87%) Computer Science
12 174 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 172 (4.78%) Configuration Management
13 172 (4.78%) Mentoring
14 171 (4.75%) Load Balancing
15 169 (4.70%) Time Management
16 162 (4.50%) Migration
17 160 (4.45%) Project Management
18 159 (4.42%) Network Management
19 155 (4.31%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 592 (16.46%) SQL
2 580 (16.12%) PowerShell
3 563 (15.65%) Python
4 388 (10.79%) Java
5 349 (9.70%) Bash Shell
6 266 (7.40%) C
7 254 (7.06%) C#
8 240 (6.67%) C++
9 233 (6.48%) Perl
10 205 (5.70%) JavaScript
11 124 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 110 (3.06%) PHP
13 106 (2.95%) Ruby
14 42 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 38 (1.06%) VBScript
16 37 (1.03%) Embedded C
16 37 (1.03%) Go
17 35 (0.97%) Korn
18 33 (0.92%) Objective-C
19 26 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 550 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
2 531 (14.76%) Degree
3 384 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 378 (10.51%) CCNA
5 271 (7.53%) CCNP
6 259 (7.20%) MCSE
7 228 (6.34%) CISSP
8 189 (5.25%) Security Cleared
9 120 (3.34%) MCSA
10 114 (3.17%) GIAC
11 105 (2.92%) CEH
12 100 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
13 98 (2.72%) DV Cleared
13 98 (2.72%) SC Cleared
14 95 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 93 (2.59%) MCP
16 90 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
17 89 (2.47%) SSCP
18 88 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 79 (2.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (6.37%) SLA
2 147 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 52 (1.45%) GDPR
5 43 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 39 (1.08%) QA
7 35 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.64%) MiFID
9 13 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 7 (0.19%) PMO
13 3 (0.083%) COBIT
14 2 (0.056%) GPG13
14 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.056%) JTAG
14 2 (0.056%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.056%) SAS 70
15 1 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,459 (40.56%) Active Directory
2 653 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 486 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 234 (6.51%) vSphere
5 205 (5.70%) Docker
6 134 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
7 106 (2.95%) Firmware
8 94 (2.61%) XenApp
9 64 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
10 56 (1.56%) NFS
11 53 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
12 48 (1.33%) VirtualBox
13 41 (1.14%) Terminal Services
14 40 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
15 36 (1.00%) Samba
16 34 (0.95%) XenDesktop
17 31 (0.86%) Snort
18 28 (0.78%) KVM
19 27 (0.75%) Terminal Server
20 26 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 277 (7.70%) Puppet
2 271 (7.53%) Ansible
3 255 (7.09%) SCCM
4 179 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
5 126 (3.50%) Terraform
6 117 (3.25%) Nagios
7 115 (3.20%) Salt
8 113 (3.14%) Kubernetes
9 67 (1.86%) SCOM
10 60 (1.67%) Backup Exec
11 55 (1.53%) WSUS
12 51 (1.42%) vCenter Server
13 37 (1.03%) Stealthwatch
13 37 (1.03%) ZABBIX
14 36 (1.00%) Nessus
15 34 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
16 32 (0.89%) Packer
17 29 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
17 29 (0.81%) QRadar
17 29 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,343 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 1,023 (28.44%) VMware
3 753 (20.93%) Cisco
4 464 (12.90%) Citrix
5 215 (5.98%) HP
6 211 (5.87%) CheckPoint
7 179 (4.98%) SolarWinds
8 176 (4.89%) Oracle
9 171 (4.75%) Juniper
10 163 (4.53%) Apple
11 150 (4.17%) Google
11 150 (4.17%) Red Hat
12 133 (3.70%) Palo Alto
13 130 (3.61%) Veeam
14 126 (3.50%) Avaya
15 121 (3.36%) F5
16 102 (2.84%) Symantec
17 91 (2.53%) Splunk
18 87 (2.42%) EMC
19 86 (2.39%) Dell