Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 151 166
Rank change year-on-year -41 +15 -6
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,522 2,335 3,138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 2.33% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.43% 15.53% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,280 1,936 2,508
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,938 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,665 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% - +5.26%

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 11,336 15,033 22,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.86% 15.01% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,529 11,977 17,288
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -43 1,381 £47,500 +5.56% 298
UK excluding London -32 1,002 £41,665 +4.16% 245
London -78 463 £62,500 +13.64% 77
South East -8 302 £45,625 +1.39% 59
Work from Home -14 252 £52,500 +5.00% 36
North of England -3 250 £40,000 -3.61% 74
Midlands -9 171 £40,500 +24.62% 42
Yorkshire +32 150 £37,500 -16.67% 28
West Midlands -4 121 £42,500 +30.77% 32
South West -79 120 £30,249 -19.34% 21
North West -36 78 £42,500 +4.29% 38
East of England -47 65 £45,000 +11.11% 25
East Midlands +8 48 £40,000 - 9
Scotland -3 45 £33,250 -30.00% 14
Wales +23 38 £37,500 - 7
North East +14 22 £28,250 -15.67% 8
Northern Ireland -3 11 - - 3

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 740 (48.62%) Windows
2 608 (39.95%) DNS
3 565 (37.12%) Active Directory
4 555 (36.47%) Microsoft
5 523 (34.36%) Firewall
6 494 (32.46%) Linux
7 457 (30.03%) VMware
8 446 (29.30%) DHCP
9 425 (27.92%) Microsoft 365
10 381 (25.03%) Windows Server
11 375 (24.64%) Azure
12 368 (24.18%) Social Skills
13 347 (22.80%) WAN
14 318 (20.89%) Cisco
14 318 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 309 (20.30%) LAN
16 291 (19.12%) Python
17 277 (18.20%) PowerShell
18 274 (18.00%) VPN
19 268 (17.61%) AWS
20 231 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 202 (13.27%) HTTP
22 198 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
23 195 (12.81%) ITIL
24 193 (12.68%) VLAN
25 189 (12.42%) Windows 10
26 187 (12.29%) Hyper-V
26 187 (12.29%) Finance
27 186 (12.22%) Wireless
28 184 (12.09%) Cisco Certification

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
1 149 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 103 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 80 (5.26%) IIS
4 53 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 52 (3.42%) Apache
6 28 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.64%) Confluence
9 23 (1.51%) Skype for Business
10 20 (1.31%) nginx
11 17 (1.12%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.05%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.79%) JBoss
14 12 (0.79%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.66%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.59%) IBM Transformation Extender
17 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 144 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.066%) Simulink
4 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) assyst
3 2 (0.13%) Eikon
3 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.13%) Relativity
3 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.066%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 425 (27.92%) Microsoft 365
2 375 (24.64%) Azure
3 268 (17.61%) AWS
4 82 (5.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 64 (4.20%) IaaS
6 57 (3.75%) SaaS
7 43 (2.83%) GCP
7 43 (2.83%) PaaS
8 40 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 37 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (2.17%) Mimecast
11 30 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
13 24 (1.58%) GitHub
13 24 (1.58%) Serverless
14 23 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (1.51%) AWS Direct Connect
15 17 (1.12%) Google Workspace
15 17 (1.12%) OneDrive
16 15 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 608 (39.95%) DNS
2 523 (34.36%) Firewall
3 446 (29.30%) DHCP
4 347 (22.80%) WAN
5 309 (20.30%) LAN
6 274 (18.00%) VPN
7 202 (13.27%) HTTP
8 193 (12.68%) VLAN
9 186 (12.22%) Wireless
10 164 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
11 130 (8.54%) BGP
12 127 (8.34%) Network Security
12 127 (8.34%) VoIP
13 119 (7.82%) Ethernet
14 115 (7.56%) OSPF
15 90 (5.91%) SAN
16 82 (5.39%) Wireshark
17 81 (5.32%) MPLS
18 79 (5.19%) Internet
19 73 (4.80%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (2.83%) MySQL
4 32 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.85%) Redis
9 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.66%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.33%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.20%) Amazon Aurora
15 3 (0.20%) Big Data
16 2 (0.13%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.13%) HBase
16 2 (0.13%) Impala
Development Applications
1 80 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 52 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 45 (2.96%) JIRA
4 28 (1.84%) GitLab
5 17 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.12%) Subversion
6 15 (0.99%) Selenium
7 11 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 10 (0.66%) Mercurial
9 9 (0.59%) JUnit
9 9 (0.59%) Maven
10 8 (0.53%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.53%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.46%) Gradle
11 7 (0.46%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 368 (24.18%) Social Skills
2 187 (12.29%) Finance
3 114 (7.49%) Telecoms
4 90 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (3.48%) Banking
6 33 (2.17%) Law
7 23 (1.51%) Back Office
8 21 (1.38%) Retail
9 20 (1.31%) Public Sector
10 18 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (1.05%) Electronics
11 16 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.99%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.85%) Legal
13 13 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
14 9 (0.59%) Games
14 9 (0.59%) Marketing
15 8 (0.53%) Local Government
16 7 (0.46%) Advertising
16 7 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 213 (13.99%) Network Engineer
2 177 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 171 (11.24%) Support Engineer
4 146 (9.59%) Analyst
5 133 (8.74%) IT Engineer
6 107 (7.03%) IT Support
7 83 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 79 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 76 (4.99%) Software Engineer
10 73 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
11 65 (4.27%) IT Support Engineer
12 64 (4.20%) Security Engineer
13 63 (4.14%) Developer
14 60 (3.94%) Linux Engineer
15 57 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
16 51 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
17 48 (3.15%) Architect
18 47 (3.09%) Service Analyst
19 46 (3.02%) Automation Engineer
20 45 (2.96%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.07%) 802.1X
2 55 (3.61%) Web Services
3 53 (3.48%) XML
4 45 (2.96%) XMPP
5 35 (2.30%) HTML
6 33 (2.17%) JSON
7 31 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
8 30 (1.97%) .NET
8 30 (1.97%) CSS
9 28 (1.84%) REST
10 27 (1.77%) LDAP
11 21 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
11 21 (1.38%) Node.js
12 19 (1.25%) RESTful
13 18 (1.18%) Kafka
13 18 (1.18%) SOAP
14 16 (1.05%) SAML
15 13 (0.85%) YAML
16 11 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (0.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 149 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 73 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (2.56%) Clustering
5 37 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 36 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 36 (2.37%) PKI
7 35 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 28 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
8 28 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 27 (1.77%) Replication
10 26 (1.71%) Device Driver
11 25 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.85%) EMC VNX
14 13 (0.85%) IPTV
14 13 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
15 12 (0.79%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 740 (48.62%) Windows
2 494 (32.46%) Linux
3 381 (25.03%) Windows Server
4 189 (12.42%) Windows 10
5 166 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (7.95%) Unix
7 93 (6.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 88 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (5.52%) Windows 7
10 77 (5.06%) Android
11 53 (3.48%) CentOS
11 53 (3.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 45 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
14 33 (2.17%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.91%) Mac OS
16 27 (1.77%) Apple iOS
17 26 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 198 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
3 195 (12.81%) ITIL
4 157 (10.32%) DevOps
5 156 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (8.54%) Computer Science
7 104 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
7 104 (6.83%) Software Engineering
8 99 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (5.91%) Information Security
10 88 (5.78%) SIEM
11 85 (5.58%) Infrastructure as Code
12 82 (5.39%) Configuration Management
13 76 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (4.80%) Test Automation
15 72 (4.73%) Software Testing
16 68 (4.47%) Mentoring
17 67 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 65 (4.27%) Validation
19 61 (4.01%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 291 (19.12%) Python
2 277 (18.20%) PowerShell
3 142 (9.33%) SQL
4 125 (8.21%) C
5 118 (7.75%) C++
6 114 (7.49%) Bash Shell
7 59 (3.88%) Java
8 43 (2.83%) Perl
9 34 (2.23%) C#
10 32 (2.10%) Ruby
11 26 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.12%) Embedded C
12 17 (1.12%) PHP
12 17 (1.12%) VB
13 16 (1.05%) JavaScript
14 15 (0.99%) Embedded C++
15 14 (0.92%) Go
16 8 (0.53%) Groovy
16 8 (0.53%) Scala
17 6 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (9.33%) Degree
3 101 (6.64%) CCNP
4 99 (6.50%) CCNA
5 82 (5.39%) Security Cleared
6 79 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 64 (4.20%) SC Cleared
8 39 (2.56%) CISSP
9 36 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (2.23%) MCSE
11 29 (1.91%) MCSA
12 25 (1.64%) CISM
12 25 (1.64%) MCP
13 22 (1.45%) CCIE
14 20 (1.31%) DBS Check
14 20 (1.31%) JNCIP
15 17 (1.12%) MCITP
16 16 (1.05%) GIAC
16 16 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.99%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.23%) SLA
2 60 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (3.68%) QA
4 19 (1.25%) GDPR
5 17 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.05%) NIST
7 13 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.59%) PMO
9 6 (0.39%) GRC
9 6 (0.39%) NCSC
10 5 (0.33%) COBIT
10 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.33%) JTAG
11 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.20%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.20%) HL7
12 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 565 (37.12%) Active Directory
2 318 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 116 (7.62%) vSphere
5 112 (7.36%) Docker
6 92 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (4.47%) XenDesktop
8 55 (3.61%) XenApp
9 43 (2.83%) Firmware
10 40 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.51%) VMware NSX
12 21 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
13 18 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.85%) NFS
16 12 (0.79%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.53%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.53%) KVM
17 8 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 8 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 141 (9.26%) Ansible
2 127 (8.34%) Terraform
3 114 (7.49%) Kubernetes
4 97 (6.37%) SCCM
5 79 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 77 (5.06%) Puppet
7 55 (3.61%) SCOM
8 46 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
9 43 (2.83%) FortiGate
10 41 (2.69%) Graylog
10 41 (2.69%) Kibana
11 40 (2.63%) WSUS
12 35 (2.30%) Nagios
13 29 (1.91%) Prometheus
14 23 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (1.38%) Nessus
16 20 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
16 20 (1.31%) Packer
17 19 (1.25%) vCenter Server
18 13 (0.85%) Grafana
Vendors
1 555 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 457 (30.03%) VMware
3 318 (20.89%) Cisco
4 169 (11.10%) Citrix
5 96 (6.31%) Palo Alto
6 82 (5.39%) Dell
7 74 (4.86%) Apple
8 72 (4.73%) CheckPoint
8 72 (4.73%) Red Hat
9 66 (4.34%) F5
9 66 (4.34%) HP
10 63 (4.14%) Veeam
11 59 (3.88%) Oracle
11 59 (3.88%) SolarWinds
12 57 (3.75%) Meraki
13 51 (3.35%) Juniper
14 40 (2.63%) EMC
15 37 (2.43%) Avaya
16 36 (2.37%) Fortinet
16 36 (2.37%) McAfee