Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 129 120
Rank change year-on-year -24 -9 -24
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 4,020 4,360 5,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 2.53% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.18% 15.62% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,317 3,654 4,951
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,163 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% -1.32% +1.33%

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 26,479 27,917 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.18% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21,078 22,749 28,607
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 -23 3,799 £42,500 +6.25% 653
UK excluding London -26 2,393 £38,500 +2.67% 456
London -18 1,540 £50,000 +5.26% 235
South East -50 815 £40,000 - 103
North of England +6 519 £35,000 +7.69% 111
East of England +13 371 £45,000 +11.11% 84
South West -17 285 £40,000 +14.29% 60
Midlands -11 282 £35,000 -17.65% 60
North West +6 256 £31,500 -3.08% 48
Yorkshire +21 242 £35,000 -2.78% 58
West Midlands -16 191 £35,000 -12.50% 41
East Midlands 0 89 £37,500 -11.76% 19
Scotland -36 84 £33,000 -12.00% 18
Wales -4 44 £42,500 +30.77% 16
North East -28 23 £31,250 +15.74% 5
Northern Ireland +2 19 £30,250 -21.94% 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2,248 (55.92%) Windows
2 1,634 (40.65%) DNS
3 1,598 (39.75%) Linux
4 1,500 (37.31%) Firewall
5 1,403 (34.90%) Active Directory
6 1,321 (32.86%) Microsoft
7 1,113 (27.69%) DHCP
8 1,103 (27.44%) Windows Server
9 1,077 (26.79%) VMware
10 969 (24.10%) Cisco
11 825 (20.52%) WAN
12 804 (20.00%) LAN
13 703 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 699 (17.39%) ITIL
15 688 (17.11%) Python
16 652 (16.22%) Office 365
17 645 (16.04%) VPN
18 599 (14.90%) SQL
18 599 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 574 (14.28%) Amazon AWS
20 573 (14.25%) Finance
21 571 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
22 514 (12.79%) MS Exchange
23 512 (12.74%) Degree
24 508 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
25 496 (12.34%) SQL Server
25 496 (12.34%) Cisco Certification
26 484 (12.04%) HTTP
26 484 (12.04%) Windows 7
27 476 (11.84%) Microsoft Office

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
1 514 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 263 (6.54%) Apache
3 244 (6.07%) IIS
4 214 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 166 (4.13%) Tomcat
6 140 (3.48%) SharePoint
7 136 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 96 (2.39%) OpenStack
9 92 (2.29%) WebLogic
10 91 (2.26%) Skype for Business
11 82 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 80 (1.99%) JBoss
13 78 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
14 73 (1.82%) WebSphere
15 55 (1.37%) nginx
16 46 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 46 (1.14%) Confluence
17 35 (0.87%) CMS
17 35 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
18 33 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 476 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.025%) InCopy
8 1 (0.025%) InDesign
8 1 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 11 (0.27%) SAP R/3
5 8 (0.20%) Documaker
6 6 (0.15%) assyst
7 5 (0.12%) Postilion
7 5 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.100%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.100%) Pegasus Opera
8 4 (0.100%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.100%) Workfront
9 3 (0.075%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.050%) Primavera
11 1 (0.025%) Infor CRM
11 1 (0.025%) Teamcenter
11 1 (0.025%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 652 (16.22%) Office 365
2 574 (14.28%) Amazon AWS
3 398 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 210 (5.22%) SaaS
5 123 (3.06%) IaaS
6 96 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
7 94 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 89 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 66 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (1.27%) GitHub
11 43 (1.07%) PaaS
12 35 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 35 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 28 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 20 (0.50%) G Suite
17 18 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.45%) Datadog
17 18 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1,634 (40.65%) DNS
2 1,500 (37.31%) Firewall
3 1,113 (27.69%) DHCP
4 825 (20.52%) WAN
5 804 (20.00%) LAN
6 645 (16.04%) VPN
7 484 (12.04%) HTTP
8 417 (10.37%) VLAN
9 397 (9.88%) SAN
10 381 (9.48%) Network Security
11 315 (7.84%) VoIP
12 313 (7.79%) Internet
13 305 (7.59%) Wireless
14 247 (6.14%) BGP
15 233 (5.80%) OSPF
16 231 (5.75%) SSL
17 229 (5.70%) MPLS
18 223 (5.55%) Cisco ASA
19 219 (5.45%) Ethernet
20 204 (5.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 271 (6.74%) MySQL
3 87 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 80 (1.99%) NoSQL
5 77 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 71 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 70 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 66 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 62 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 47 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 47 (1.17%) Big Data
11 45 (1.12%) Redis
12 40 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 39 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 33 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
15 31 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (0.57%) InfluxDB
17 21 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.47%) DB2
18 19 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 223 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 194 (4.83%) Jenkins
3 129 (3.21%) JIRA
4 99 (2.46%) Subversion
5 49 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 43 (1.07%) JUnit
7 40 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 39 (0.97%) MSI
9 36 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 34 (0.85%) Maven
11 28 (0.70%) Artifactory
12 22 (0.55%) Selenium
12 22 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (0.55%) Vagrant
13 21 (0.52%) GitLab
14 17 (0.42%) Hamcrest
14 17 (0.42%) jMock
14 17 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (0.42%) TestNG
15 16 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 573 (14.25%) Finance
2 227 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 169 (4.20%) Retail
4 113 (2.81%) Banking
5 71 (1.77%) Games
5 71 (1.77%) Law
5 71 (1.77%) Legal
6 67 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 63 (1.57%) Electronics
8 55 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 49 (1.22%) Advertising
10 45 (1.12%) Billing
11 44 (1.09%) Marketing
12 42 (1.04%) Investment Banking
13 39 (0.97%) Military
14 28 (0.70%) Automotive
15 25 (0.62%) Multimedia
16 18 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 18 (0.45%) Back Office
17 15 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 622 (15.47%) Analyst
2 552 (13.73%) Support Engineer
3 388 (9.65%) Network Engineer
4 338 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 288 (7.16%) IT Support
6 245 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
7 240 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 229 (5.70%) Developer
9 224 (5.57%) Administrator
10 218 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
11 206 (5.12%) IT Engineer
12 196 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
13 188 (4.68%) Security Engineer
14 185 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
15 168 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
16 160 (3.98%) Software Engineer
17 153 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
18 152 (3.78%) Security Analyst
19 145 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
20 143 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (4.58%) Web Services
2 174 (4.33%) .NET
3 169 (4.20%) HTML
4 121 (3.01%) CSS
5 117 (2.91%) LDAP
6 111 (2.76%) XML
7 103 (2.56%) LAMP
8 70 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 70 (1.74%) REST
9 59 (1.47%) Middleware
10 53 (1.32%) 802.1X
11 48 (1.19%) ASP.NET
11 48 (1.19%) Spring
12 45 (1.12%) J2EE
13 44 (1.09%) Ajax
14 41 (1.02%) Node.js
15 40 (1.00%) Hibernate
16 38 (0.95%) JSON
16 38 (0.95%) Servlets
17 34 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 372 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 362 (9.00%) Data Centre
3 320 (7.96%) Computer Science
4 237 (5.90%) Management Information System
5 233 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
6 125 (3.11%) Clustering
7 123 (3.06%) Public Cloud
8 95 (2.36%) Driving Licence
8 95 (2.36%) Replication
9 78 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
10 77 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
11 72 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
12 67 (1.67%) Blackberry
12 67 (1.67%) Fat Client
12 67 (1.67%) Private Cloud
12 67 (1.67%) Thin Client
13 58 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 50 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
15 49 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
16 44 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2,248 (55.92%) Windows
2 1,598 (39.75%) Linux
3 1,103 (27.44%) Windows Server
4 599 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 571 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 484 (12.04%) Windows 7
7 461 (11.47%) Unix
8 409 (10.17%) Windows 10
9 154 (3.83%) Windows 8
10 152 (3.78%) CentOS
11 151 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 139 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 119 (2.96%) Mac OS X
14 112 (2.79%) Solaris
15 98 (2.44%) Apple iOS
16 95 (2.36%) Android
17 81 (2.01%) Ubuntu
18 79 (1.97%) Windows XP
19 55 (1.37%) Debian
20 54 (1.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (17.39%) ITIL
2 508 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
3 472 (11.74%) DevOps
4 417 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
5 342 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 314 (7.81%) Software Engineering
7 308 (7.66%) SIEM
8 269 (6.69%) Information Security
9 266 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
10 202 (5.02%) Mentoring
11 197 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 186 (4.63%) Incident Management
12 186 (4.63%) Kalman Filter
13 182 (4.53%) Project Management
14 181 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
15 172 (4.28%) Penetration Testing
16 171 (4.25%) Load Balancing
17 156 (3.88%) High Availability
18 154 (3.83%) Open Source
19 152 (3.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 688 (17.11%) Python
2 599 (14.90%) SQL
3 465 (11.57%) Bash Shell
4 449 (11.17%) PowerShell
5 368 (9.15%) Java
6 270 (6.72%) C++
7 268 (6.67%) Perl
8 218 (5.42%) C
9 205 (5.10%) Ruby
10 199 (4.95%) C#
11 183 (4.55%) JavaScript
12 112 (2.79%) PHP
12 112 (2.79%) Shell Script
13 28 (0.70%) VBScript
14 25 (0.62%) Embedded C
14 25 (0.62%) Go
15 23 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 22 (0.55%) Groovy
17 19 (0.47%) VB
18 16 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 512 (12.74%) Degree
2 496 (12.34%) Cisco Certification
3 388 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 322 (8.01%) CCNA
5 282 (7.01%) CCNP
6 234 (5.82%) CISSP
7 233 (5.80%) MCSE
8 204 (5.07%) Security Cleared
9 178 (4.43%) MCSA
10 146 (3.63%) SC Cleared
11 137 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 127 (3.16%) MCP
13 86 (2.14%) CISM
14 77 (1.92%) GIAC
15 75 (1.87%) MCITP
16 63 (1.57%) SANS
17 57 (1.42%) DV Cleared
17 57 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
18 56 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 50 (1.24%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (5.77%) SLA
2 141 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 105 (2.61%) QA
5 43 (1.07%) GCP
6 39 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 25 (0.62%) COBIT
8 20 (0.50%) GDPR
9 19 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (0.32%) PMO
11 10 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.15%) ISO 31000
13 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.100%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.075%) MISRA
16 2 (0.050%) DO-178B
17 1 (0.025%) Data Quality
17 1 (0.025%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1,403 (34.90%) Active Directory
2 703 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 472 (11.74%) Hyper-V
4 247 (6.14%) Docker
5 221 (5.50%) vSphere
6 148 (3.68%) XenApp
7 124 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 78 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 74 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (1.49%) NFS
11 49 (1.22%) Xen
12 42 (1.04%) KVM
13 39 (0.97%) iptables
13 39 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
14 35 (0.87%) Snort
15 34 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
16 33 (0.82%) Firmware
17 32 (0.80%) Samba
18 29 (0.72%) Terminal Services
19 26 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 457 (11.37%) Puppet
2 362 (9.00%) Ansible
3 343 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
4 305 (7.59%) SCCM
5 138 (3.43%) Kubernetes
5 138 (3.43%) Nagios
6 111 (2.76%) Terraform
7 109 (2.71%) Salt
8 79 (1.97%) Nessus
9 76 (1.89%) SCOM
10 55 (1.37%) Backup Exec
11 49 (1.22%) vCenter Server
12 47 (1.17%) WSUS
13 46 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
14 44 (1.09%) QRadar
15 43 (1.07%) FortiGate
16 41 (1.02%) ZABBIX
17 38 (0.95%) Cacti
17 38 (0.95%) Icinga
18 33 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,321 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 1,077 (26.79%) VMware
3 969 (24.10%) Cisco
4 431 (10.72%) Citrix
5 308 (7.66%) Juniper
6 288 (7.16%) HP
7 242 (6.02%) Oracle
8 233 (5.80%) Red Hat
9 221 (5.50%) CheckPoint
10 163 (4.05%) F5
11 141 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 132 (3.28%) Dell
12 132 (3.28%) Splunk
13 129 (3.21%) Google
14 118 (2.94%) Palo Alto
15 115 (2.86%) IBM
16 111 (2.76%) Apple
17 108 (2.69%) Veeam
18 106 (2.64%) NetApp
19 89 (2.21%) EMC