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

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 160 149
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 -19
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 2,792 3,250 4,081
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.20% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.84% 14.48% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,348 2,691 3,430
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,675 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 17,621 22,439 26,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.16% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,841 17,333 21,169
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 19 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 2 April 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 +10 2,615 £45,000 +5.88% 419
UK excluding London +18 1,651 £40,000 - 322
London +39 1,078 £55,000 +10.00% 118
South East 0 565 £43,250 +1.76% 93
North of England +21 294 £42,500 +13.33% 68
South West +58 276 £37,500 -6.25% 43
Midlands +6 218 £32,500 -18.75% 48
East of England -21 176 £42,500 +13.33% 49
North West -12 167 £40,000 +6.67% 42
West Midlands +50 151 £32,500 -18.75% 33
Yorkshire +38 111 £46,500 +16.25% 21
Work from Home +21 104 £50,000 -16.67% 14
East Midlands -44 67 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Wales +14 52 £37,500 +6.38% 13
Scotland +33 42 £47,500 +16.56% 8
Northern Ireland +30 24 £32,000 +39.13%
North East +18 16 £27,500 +27.91% 5
Channel Islands -1 4 £25,000 -25.37%
Isle of Man -1 1 £51,500 +37.33%

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 1,672 (59.89%) Windows
2 1,115 (39.94%) DNS
3 1,075 (38.50%) Active Directory
4 1,072 (38.40%) Microsoft
5 1,064 (38.11%) Firewall
6 831 (29.76%) DHCP
7 819 (29.33%) Linux
8 749 (26.83%) Office 365
9 734 (26.29%) Windows Server
10 727 (26.04%) LAN
11 706 (25.29%) Cisco
12 694 (24.86%) WAN
13 675 (24.18%) VMware
14 562 (20.13%) Azure
15 550 (19.70%) VPN
16 508 (18.19%) Windows 10
17 461 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 455 (16.30%) ITIL
19 436 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
20 430 (15.40%) Python
21 414 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
22 411 (14.72%) AWS
23 403 (14.43%) Finance
24 399 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
25 380 (13.61%) VLAN
26 368 (13.18%) Citrix
27 365 (13.07%) SQL
28 362 (12.97%) MS Exchange
28 362 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
29 357 (12.79%) PowerShell

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
1 362 (12.97%) MS Exchange
2 167 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 133 (4.76%) IIS
5 118 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (2.08%) Apache
6 58 (2.08%) Skype for Business
7 48 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 34 (1.22%) Confluence
9 29 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.04%) nginx
10 23 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.54%) JBoss
14 12 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.29%) IBM Transformation Extender
15 8 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.25%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 399 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.18%) Gliffy
7 3 (0.11%) Simulink
8 2 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.072%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.072%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.036%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.29%) Exchequer
3 6 (0.21%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.18%) assyst
4 5 (0.18%) Line 50
4 5 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.072%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.036%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.036%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.036%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.036%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 749 (26.83%) Office 365
2 562 (20.13%) Azure
3 411 (14.72%) AWS
4 89 (3.19%) IaaS
5 61 (2.18%) SaaS
6 59 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 54 (1.93%) GCP
8 44 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (1.50%) PaaS
10 38 (1.36%) GitHub
11 34 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (1.22%) OneDrive
12 29 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (0.72%) Mimecast
14 19 (0.68%) G Suite
15 18 (0.64%) OpenShift
16 15 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.47%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.39%) Power Platform
18 11 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,115 (39.94%) DNS
2 1,064 (38.11%) Firewall
3 831 (29.76%) DHCP
4 727 (26.04%) LAN
5 694 (24.86%) WAN
6 550 (19.70%) VPN
7 380 (13.61%) VLAN
8 339 (12.14%) BGP
9 289 (10.35%) Wireless
10 277 (9.92%) Network Security
11 276 (9.89%) OSPF
12 267 (9.56%) Internet
13 256 (9.17%) VoIP
14 248 (8.88%) HTTP
15 211 (7.56%) SAN
16 206 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
17 154 (5.52%) MPLS
18 147 (5.27%) Wireshark
19 143 (5.12%) IPsec
20 132 (4.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.40%) MySQL
3 66 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
6 38 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 29 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.00%) Big Data
11 27 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (0.82%) MongoDB
13 18 (0.64%) GIS
13 18 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
14 15 (0.54%) SQLite
15 11 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.32%) Ingres
16 9 (0.32%) MS Access
17 8 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 152 (5.44%) Git (software)
2 88 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 82 (2.94%) JIRA
4 38 (1.36%) Subversion
5 28 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 26 (0.93%) Xcode
7 24 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 21 (0.75%) GitLab
9 19 (0.68%) Metasploit
10 18 (0.64%) Artifactory
11 16 (0.57%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.57%) GCC
12 15 (0.54%) Ant
12 15 (0.54%) Chocolatey
12 15 (0.54%) Maven
12 15 (0.54%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (0.50%) TestRail
13 14 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 403 (14.43%) Finance
2 186 (6.66%) Telecoms
3 82 (2.94%) Electronics
4 69 (2.47%) Law
5 68 (2.44%) Public Sector
6 64 (2.29%) Banking
6 64 (2.29%) Retail
7 49 (1.76%) Legal
7 49 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 35 (1.25%) Advertising
10 32 (1.15%) Marketing
11 26 (0.93%) Automotive
12 25 (0.90%) Games
13 22 (0.79%) Military
14 19 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.68%) Front Office
15 16 (0.57%) Billing
16 13 (0.47%) Back Office
16 13 (0.47%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 430 (15.40%) Network Engineer
2 396 (14.18%) Analyst
3 386 (13.83%) Support Engineer
4 277 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 269 (9.63%) IT Support
6 231 (8.27%) IT Engineer
7 151 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 137 (4.91%) Developer
9 131 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
10 128 (4.58%) Support Analyst
11 115 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 108 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
13 105 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 102 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 99 (3.55%) Security Engineer
16 94 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
17 93 (3.33%) Software Engineer
18 92 (3.30%) Desktop Support
19 84 (3.01%) Consultant
20 81 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (4.15%) .NET
2 74 (2.65%) REST
3 66 (2.36%) LAMP
4 56 (2.01%) WebSockets
5 55 (1.97%) Web Services
6 54 (1.93%) 802.1X
7 52 (1.86%) XML
8 49 (1.76%) JSON
9 44 (1.58%) LDAP
10 39 (1.40%) HTML
11 38 (1.36%) Node.js
12 34 (1.22%) SOAP
13 28 (1.00%) AngularJS
14 26 (0.93%) CSS
14 26 (0.93%) iOS SDK
14 26 (0.93%) WSH
15 21 (0.75%) ASP.NET
16 20 (0.72%) .NET Framework
16 20 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
17 19 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 329 (11.78%) Data Centre
2 213 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 151 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 67 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
6 65 (2.33%) Replication
7 59 (2.11%) Driving Licence
8 58 (2.08%) Clustering
9 53 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 43 (1.54%) User Experience
11 42 (1.50%) Blackberry
12 40 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 40 (1.43%) Public Cloud
12 40 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
13 32 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 30 (1.07%) iPad
15 29 (1.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 28 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
17 27 (0.97%) PKI
18 26 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,672 (59.89%) Windows
2 819 (29.33%) Linux
3 734 (26.29%) Windows Server
4 508 (18.19%) Windows 10
5 362 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 327 (11.71%) Windows 7
7 274 (9.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 240 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 230 (8.24%) Unix
10 162 (5.80%) Apple iOS
11 141 (5.05%) Android
12 90 (3.22%) CentOS
13 86 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
14 79 (2.83%) Ubuntu
15 74 (2.65%) Windows 8
15 74 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 72 (2.58%) Mac OS
17 59 (2.11%) Mac OS X
18 49 (1.76%) Solaris
19 44 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (16.30%) ITIL
2 436 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
3 342 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 263 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
5 248 (8.88%) DevOps
6 203 (7.27%) Information Security
6 203 (7.27%) Software Engineering
7 171 (6.12%) Load Balancing
8 166 (5.95%) Configuration Management
9 163 (5.84%) SIEM
10 162 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
11 158 (5.66%) Computer Science
12 131 (4.69%) Project Management
13 127 (4.55%) Security Operations
14 121 (4.33%) Change Management
15 118 (4.23%) Migration
16 114 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
17 112 (4.01%) Incident Management
18 108 (3.87%) Analytics
19 105 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 430 (15.40%) Python
2 365 (13.07%) SQL
3 357 (12.79%) PowerShell
4 274 (9.81%) Bash Shell
5 221 (7.92%) Java
6 179 (6.41%) C
7 166 (5.95%) C#
8 156 (5.59%) JavaScript
9 151 (5.41%) C++
10 121 (4.33%) Perl
11 91 (3.26%) Ruby
12 81 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 73 (2.61%) PHP
14 43 (1.54%) Embedded C
15 37 (1.33%) VBScript
16 29 (1.04%) Objective-C
17 28 (1.00%) T-SQL
18 23 (0.82%) Go
19 21 (0.75%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 414 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
2 325 (11.64%) Degree
3 266 (9.53%) CCNP
4 237 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 228 (8.17%) CCNA
6 170 (6.09%) Security Cleared
7 148 (5.30%) MCSE
8 104 (3.72%) MCSA
9 90 (3.22%) CISSP
10 85 (3.04%) SC Cleared
11 83 (2.97%) MCP
12 82 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 65 (2.33%) CCIE
14 60 (2.15%) DV Cleared
15 46 (1.65%) JNCIA
16 41 (1.47%) GIAC
17 40 (1.43%) CCSA
17 40 (1.43%) CEH
17 40 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
17 40 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (7.81%) SLA
2 117 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 51 (1.83%) QA
5 29 (1.04%) GDPR
6 27 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 13 (0.47%) NIST
8 11 (0.39%) COBIT
9 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.18%) NCSC
11 3 (0.11%) GxP
12 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.036%) IEC 61131
13 1 (0.036%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.036%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.036%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,075 (38.50%) Active Directory
2 461 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 137 (4.91%) vSphere
5 133 (4.76%) Docker
6 129 (4.62%) XenApp
7 111 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
8 60 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 47 (1.68%) Firmware
10 42 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (1.40%) VirtualBox
12 31 (1.11%) NFS
13 30 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (0.90%) Terminal Services
14 25 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
15 23 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (0.50%) VMware NSX
17 13 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 193 (6.91%) SCCM
2 179 (6.41%) Puppet
3 169 (6.05%) Ansible
4 103 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 98 (3.51%) Terraform
6 87 (3.12%) WSUS
7 67 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (1.50%) Nagios
9 39 (1.40%) Backup Exec
10 36 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 35 (1.25%) SCOM
11 35 (1.25%) ZABBIX
12 33 (1.18%) FortiGate
13 29 (1.04%) vCenter Server
14 25 (0.90%) Nessus
15 24 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
16 23 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 16 (0.57%) Grafana
18 16 (0.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,072 (38.40%) Microsoft
2 706 (25.29%) Cisco
3 675 (24.18%) VMware
4 368 (13.18%) Citrix
5 204 (7.31%) Palo Alto
6 156 (5.59%) HP
7 149 (5.34%) Apple
8 147 (5.27%) Juniper
9 141 (5.05%) CheckPoint
10 124 (4.44%) F5
11 120 (4.30%) SolarWinds
12 105 (3.76%) Oracle
13 98 (3.51%) Meraki
14 92 (3.30%) Red Hat
15 83 (2.97%) Splunk
16 75 (2.69%) Veeam
17 66 (2.36%) Symantec
18 62 (2.22%) Dell
19 60 (2.15%) Avaya
19 60 (2.15%) NetApp