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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 270 215 158
Rank change year-on-year -55 -57 +4
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 2,571 1,641 1,772
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.55% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.89% 12.19% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,470 1,347 1,461
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,150 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,725 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

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 23,612 13,457 11,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 12.69% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,298 9,436 9,511
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -27 2,324 £45,000 -5.26% 401
UK excluding London -18 1,534 £40,000 -3.61% 290
Work from Home -39 909 £49,150 -10.64% 135
London -68 873 £55,000 -12.00% 129
South East +37 563 £38,000 -15.56% 70
North of England -40 306 £40,000 -5.88% 76
Midlands -3 259 £39,335 -1.66% 49
South West +8 175 £44,688 +39.65% 40
West Midlands -30 161 £37,500 -3.85% 30
East of England -43 140 £42,500 -5.56% 35
Yorkshire -57 138 £42,500 -5.56% 37
North West -22 135 £39,250 -9.77% 30
East Midlands +13 98 £39,335 -1.66% 18
Scotland -35 76 £47,500 +46.15% 12
North East -10 33 £40,000 +31.69% 9
Wales -52 26 £41,250 +9.27% 6
Northern Ireland -20 15 £41,250 - 2
Channel Islands - 10 £51,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 1,076 (41.85%) Linux
2 1,055 (41.03%) Windows
3 917 (35.67%) DNS
4 875 (34.03%) Microsoft
5 873 (33.96%) Active Directory
6 684 (26.60%) DHCP
7 672 (26.14%) Microsoft 365
8 671 (26.10%) Azure
9 665 (25.87%) Social Skills
10 643 (25.01%) Firewall
11 624 (24.27%) HTTP
12 598 (23.26%) Software Engineering
13 590 (22.95%) Degree
14 530 (20.61%) Cisco
15 526 (20.46%) C++
16 504 (19.60%) VMware
17 500 (19.45%) Problem-Solving
18 489 (19.02%) C
19 461 (17.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 456 (17.74%) WAN
21 453 (17.62%) Software Testing
22 439 (17.08%) Windows Server
23 434 (16.88%) Finance
24 423 (16.45%) Python
25 420 (16.34%) VPN
26 415 (16.14%) Unit Testing
27 413 (16.06%) AWS
28 410 (15.95%) LAN
29 403 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
30 368 (14.31%) Protocol Buffers

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
1 207 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 167 (6.50%) SharePoint
3 71 (2.76%) IIS
4 62 (2.41%) Confluence
5 46 (1.79%) Apache
6 42 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (1.17%) nginx
9 17 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (0.62%) Skype for Business
11 15 (0.58%) Commerce Server
12 13 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.39%) WordPress
15 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.19%) JBoss
16 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.16%) MQSeries
18 2 (0.078%) WinCC
Applications
1 285 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.35%) Maple
6 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.23%) Simulink
7 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.078%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.039%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (0.89%) Distributed Ledger
1 23 (0.89%) R3 Corda
2 9 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.27%) SAP GTS
4 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.19%) Fidessa
5 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.078%) assyst
7 2 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.078%) RMDS
7 2 (0.078%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.039%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.039%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.039%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 672 (26.14%) Microsoft 365
2 671 (26.10%) Azure
3 413 (16.06%) AWS
4 170 (6.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 110 (4.28%) SaaS
6 92 (3.58%) GCP
7 83 (3.23%) IaaS
8 65 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 62 (2.41%) PaaS
10 56 (2.18%) Mimecast
11 53 (2.06%) GitHub
12 52 (2.02%) OneDrive
13 46 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
14 45 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
15 44 (1.71%) Datadog
16 33 (1.28%) Amazon S3
17 32 (1.24%) AWS CodePipeline
18 30 (1.17%) Serverless
19 28 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
19 28 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 917 (35.67%) DNS
2 684 (26.60%) DHCP
3 643 (25.01%) Firewall
4 624 (24.27%) HTTP
5 456 (17.74%) WAN
6 420 (16.34%) VPN
7 410 (15.95%) LAN
8 225 (8.75%) Wireless
9 217 (8.44%) Network Security
10 207 (8.05%) VLAN
11 178 (6.92%) BGP
12 170 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
13 164 (6.38%) Internet
14 140 (5.45%) MPLS
15 138 (5.37%) OSPF
16 134 (5.21%) SAN
17 131 (5.10%) VoIP
18 128 (4.98%) SSL
19 123 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
20 99 (3.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 118 (4.59%) MySQL
3 92 (3.58%) Big Data
4 86 (3.35%) MongoDB
5 80 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
6 61 (2.37%) Hadoop
7 59 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (1.83%) MariaDB
9 37 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 34 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
11 29 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 27 (1.05%) InfluxDB
13 20 (0.78%) ArangoDB
13 20 (0.78%) HBase
14 12 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.47%) Redis
15 11 (0.43%) Relational Database
16 10 (0.39%) Power BI
17 7 (0.27%) Tableau
18 5 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 143 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 140 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 99 (3.85%) JIRA
4 54 (2.10%) GitLab
4 54 (2.10%) JUnit
5 51 (1.98%) Selenium
6 48 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 44 (1.71%) WebDriver
8 37 (1.44%) Zephyr
9 31 (1.21%) JMeter
10 26 (1.01%) Maven
11 21 (0.82%) GCC
12 15 (0.58%) ClearCase
12 15 (0.58%) CppUnit
13 14 (0.54%) GDB
13 14 (0.54%) Visual Studio
14 13 (0.51%) Cypress.io
15 11 (0.43%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.35%) CircleCI
16 9 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 665 (25.87%) Social Skills
2 461 (17.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 434 (16.88%) Finance
4 231 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 231 (8.98%) Electronics
5 126 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 98 (3.81%) Legal
7 96 (3.73%) Retail
8 79 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
9 68 (2.64%) Banking
10 61 (2.37%) Presentation Skills
11 59 (2.29%) Law
12 58 (2.26%) Public Sector
13 39 (1.52%) Games
13 39 (1.52%) Manufacturing
14 36 (1.40%) Marketing
15 25 (0.97%) Automotive
16 21 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
18 18 (0.70%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 505 (19.64%) Software Engineer
2 392 (15.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 366 (14.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 292 (11.36%) Analyst
5 235 (9.14%) Network Engineer
6 226 (8.79%) Support Engineer
7 215 (8.36%) Junior
8 205 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 193 (7.51%) IT Support
10 179 (6.96%) IT Engineer
11 169 (6.57%) Junior Software Engineer
12 156 (6.07%) Junior Embedded Engineer
13 139 (5.41%) Support Analyst
14 130 (5.06%) Developer
15 128 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
16 106 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
17 97 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 89 (3.46%) IT Analyst
18 89 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
19 84 (3.27%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (14.31%) Protocol Buffers
2 83 (3.23%) Web Services
3 80 (3.11%) Kafka
4 76 (2.96%) REST
5 72 (2.80%) JSON
6 69 (2.68%) .NET
7 64 (2.49%) Apache Thrift
7 64 (2.49%) Spring
8 43 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
8 43 (1.67%) HTML
8 43 (1.67%) Spring Boot
9 39 (1.52%) Middleware
10 38 (1.48%) XML
11 35 (1.36%) React
12 32 (1.24%) LAMP
13 29 (1.13%) LDAP
14 27 (1.05%) 802.1X
15 26 (1.01%) Node.js
16 25 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
17 23 (0.89%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 209 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 120 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
3 110 (4.28%) Public Cloud
4 97 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 86 (3.35%) Cyberattack
6 74 (2.88%) Social Media
7 73 (2.84%) Cyber Defence
8 69 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
9 68 (2.64%) Social Network
10 62 (2.41%) Cybercrime
11 61 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
12 57 (2.22%) PKI
13 49 (1.91%) Clustering
13 49 (1.91%) Driving Licence
13 49 (1.91%) iPhone
13 49 (1.91%) User Experience
14 48 (1.87%) IoT
14 48 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
15 47 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
16 45 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,076 (41.85%) Linux
2 1,055 (41.03%) Windows
3 439 (17.08%) Windows Server
4 344 (13.38%) Windows 10
5 161 (6.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 154 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (5.21%) Unix
8 109 (4.24%) Windows Server 2019
9 94 (3.66%) Windows 7
10 90 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 78 (3.03%) Android
12 66 (2.57%) CentOS
13 60 (2.33%) Ubuntu
14 56 (2.18%) Mac OS
15 52 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 39 (1.52%) Apple iOS
17 35 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
18 29 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
19 27 (1.05%) Debian
20 26 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (23.26%) Software Engineering
2 500 (19.45%) Problem-Solving
3 453 (17.62%) Software Testing
4 415 (16.14%) Unit Testing
5 362 (14.08%) Functional Testing
6 356 (13.85%) ITIL
7 351 (13.65%) Signal Processing
8 340 (13.22%) Agile
9 331 (12.87%) Project Planning
10 329 (12.80%) Digital Signal Processing
11 263 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 230 (8.95%) DevOps
13 210 (8.17%) Test Automation
14 200 (7.78%) CI/CD
14 200 (7.78%) Cybersecurity
15 198 (7.70%) Computer Science
16 165 (6.42%) Mentoring
17 147 (5.72%) Infrastructure as Code
18 146 (5.68%) Configuration Management
19 142 (5.52%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 526 (20.46%) C++
2 489 (19.02%) C
3 423 (16.45%) Python
4 318 (12.37%) PowerShell
5 242 (9.41%) SQL
6 233 (9.06%) Java
7 189 (7.35%) Bash
8 90 (3.50%) JavaScript
9 79 (3.07%) C#
9 79 (3.07%) Shell Script
10 68 (2.64%) Go
11 67 (2.61%) Perl
12 31 (1.21%) PHP
13 26 (1.01%) Ruby
14 22 (0.86%) Rust
15 20 (0.78%) Kotlin
15 20 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.70%) Embedded C++
17 17 (0.66%) Embedded C
18 15 (0.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 590 (22.95%) Degree
2 331 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
3 262 (10.19%) Security Cleared
4 172 (6.69%) SC Cleared
5 162 (6.30%) CCNA
6 149 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 139 (5.41%) CCNP
8 107 (4.16%) MCSE
9 106 (4.12%) DV Cleared
10 97 (3.77%) MCSA
11 93 (3.62%) CCIE
12 60 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 50 (1.94%) CISSP
14 45 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
15 41 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
16 40 (1.56%) MCP
17 37 (1.44%) ISTQB
17 37 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 37 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 36 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (6.50%) SLA
2 93 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (2.37%) QA
4 54 (2.10%) JSP 440
5 34 (1.32%) GDPR
5 34 (1.32%) NIST
6 18 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (0.70%) MISRA
7 17 (0.66%) Def Stans
7 17 (0.66%) IEC 61508
7 17 (0.66%) MISRA C
8 16 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.39%) NCSC
10 9 (0.35%) PMO
10 9 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.31%) JTAG
12 6 (0.23%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.19%) ISO 31000
13 5 (0.19%) SOC 1
13 5 (0.19%) SOC 2
System Software
1 873 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 403 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 149 (5.80%) Docker
5 133 (5.17%) vSphere
6 92 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (1.91%) Firmware
8 36 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (1.24%) XenApp
10 31 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (0.93%) KVM
11 24 (0.93%) Snort
12 23 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (0.82%) VMware NSX
14 20 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 19 (0.74%) NFS
15 19 (0.74%) Terminal Services
16 17 (0.66%) Xen
17 14 (0.54%) iptables
17 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 215 (8.36%) Terraform
2 194 (7.55%) Ansible
3 189 (7.35%) Kubernetes
4 126 (4.90%) SCCM
5 105 (4.08%) Puppet
6 81 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 73 (2.84%) Grafana
8 66 (2.57%) Nagios
8 66 (2.57%) vCenter Server
9 51 (1.98%) WSUS
10 49 (1.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 49 (1.91%) Prometheus
11 46 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
12 41 (1.59%) SCOM
13 37 (1.44%) HP ALM
14 36 (1.40%) FortiGate
15 33 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
16 30 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 30 (1.17%) ZABBIX
17 26 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 875 (34.03%) Microsoft
2 530 (20.61%) Cisco
3 504 (19.60%) VMware
4 159 (6.18%) Citrix
5 139 (5.41%) Palo Alto
6 138 (5.37%) SolarWinds
7 127 (4.94%) HP
8 101 (3.93%) Fortinet
9 97 (3.77%) F5
10 86 (3.35%) Google
11 82 (3.19%) Apple
11 82 (3.19%) Meraki
11 82 (3.19%) Oracle
12 80 (3.11%) Veeam
13 79 (3.07%) Juniper
14 78 (3.03%) Splunk
15 72 (2.80%) Dell
16 71 (2.76%) Red Hat
17 55 (2.14%) ServiceNow
18 51 (1.98%) CheckPoint