Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 133 122
Rank change year-on-year -23 -11 -22
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,720 4,539 5,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.56% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 16.13% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,053 3,757 4,667
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,469 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.58% -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 25,452 28,141 33,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.88% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,115 22,864 27,411
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 -18 3,544 £42,500 +6.25% 586
UK excluding London -22 2,168 £38,469 +2.58% 425
London -22 1,486 £50,000 - 191
South East -77 614 £40,000 - 100
North of England -16 449 £37,500 +7.14% 104
East of England +37 434 £45,000 +16.88% 83
Midlands +17 313 £35,000 -12.50% 49
South West -14 276 £38,500 +6.94% 59
North West -8 252 £37,500 +7.14% 57
Yorkshire +9 189 £35,000 - 40
West Midlands -9 179 £33,841 -15.40% 27
East Midlands +37 134 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Scotland -33 59 £27,750 -26.00% 16
Wales -8 33 £42,500 +22.74% 12
Northern Ireland +16 24 £21,000 -21.50% 2
North East -30 8 £27,500 +3.77% 7
Isle of Man +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 2,282 (61.34%) Windows
2 1,486 (39.95%) Active Directory
3 1,444 (38.82%) DNS
4 1,369 (36.80%) Firewall
5 1,362 (36.61%) Microsoft
6 1,307 (35.13%) Linux
7 1,104 (29.68%) Windows Server
8 1,005 (27.02%) VMware
9 971 (26.10%) DHCP
10 827 (22.23%) LAN
11 818 (21.99%) WAN
12 762 (20.48%) Cisco
13 737 (19.81%) Office 365
14 644 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 629 (16.91%) Python
16 628 (16.88%) VPN
17 623 (16.75%) SQL
18 607 (16.32%) ITIL
19 583 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
20 561 (15.08%) Finance
21 556 (14.95%) MS Exchange
21 556 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
22 550 (14.78%) Windows 7
23 535 (14.38%) SQL Server
24 526 (14.14%) Microsoft Office
25 522 (14.03%) Windows 10
26 521 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
27 510 (13.71%) PowerShell
28 499 (13.41%) Degree
29 497 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 556 (14.95%) MS Exchange
2 250 (6.72%) IIS
3 219 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 214 (5.75%) Apache
5 200 (5.38%) Tomcat
6 199 (5.35%) SharePoint
7 124 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 120 (3.23%) Skype for Business
9 103 (2.77%) JBoss
10 98 (2.63%) WebLogic
11 87 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 85 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
13 83 (2.23%) WebSphere
14 74 (1.99%) OpenStack
15 68 (1.83%) Confluence
16 58 (1.56%) nginx
17 48 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
18 44 (1.18%) Apache Pig
19 42 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 41 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 526 (14.14%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.081%) Simulink
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.46%) Documaker
3 14 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.22%) assyst
5 7 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.11%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.11%) Workfront
9 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.054%) Maximo
10 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
10 2 (0.054%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.027%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.027%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 737 (19.81%) Office 365
2 583 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
3 478 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 174 (4.68%) IaaS
5 156 (4.19%) SaaS
6 106 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 81 (2.18%) GitHub
8 78 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 74 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 68 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (1.61%) PaaS
12 43 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
13 41 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 38 (1.02%) Amazon S3
15 34 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 33 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 32 (0.86%) G Suite
18 26 (0.70%) Route 53
19 24 (0.65%) Slack
20 23 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,444 (38.82%) DNS
2 1,369 (36.80%) Firewall
3 971 (26.10%) DHCP
4 827 (22.23%) LAN
5 818 (21.99%) WAN
6 628 (16.88%) VPN
7 449 (12.07%) HTTP
8 362 (9.73%) SAN
9 336 (9.03%) Network Security
10 324 (8.71%) Internet
11 301 (8.09%) VLAN
12 294 (7.90%) Wireless
13 288 (7.74%) VoIP
14 245 (6.59%) SSL
15 242 (6.51%) BGP
16 223 (5.99%) OSPF
17 220 (5.91%) Ethernet
18 207 (5.56%) MPLS
19 200 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
20 174 (4.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 234 (6.29%) MySQL
3 123 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 87 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 86 (2.31%) Big Data
6 70 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 67 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 57 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
9 52 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 48 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 48 (1.29%) Redis
11 47 (1.26%) Apache Hive
12 40 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 37 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (0.83%) Neo4j
15 30 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
18 25 (0.67%) InfluxDB
19 23 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 231 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 189 (5.08%) JIRA
3 174 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 93 (2.50%) Subversion
5 75 (2.02%) TeamCity
6 64 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 55 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 52 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 49 (1.32%) JUnit
10 47 (1.26%) Selenium
11 41 (1.10%) git-flow
12 40 (1.08%) CodeSonar
12 40 (1.08%) Robot Framework
13 38 (1.02%) Vagrant
14 34 (0.91%) Maven
15 31 (0.83%) GitLab
16 30 (0.81%) MSI
16 30 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (0.56%) Spock
17 21 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 561 (15.08%) Finance
2 200 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 190 (5.11%) Retail
4 143 (3.84%) Banking
5 103 (2.77%) Law
6 96 (2.58%) Legal
7 77 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 75 (2.02%) Investment Banking
9 66 (1.77%) Games
10 60 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 54 (1.45%) Marketing
12 53 (1.42%) Electronics
13 43 (1.16%) Advertising
14 31 (0.83%) Back Office
15 30 (0.81%) Billing
16 24 (0.65%) Automotive
16 24 (0.65%) Multimedia
17 23 (0.62%) German Language
17 23 (0.62%) Military
18 21 (0.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 606 (16.29%) Analyst
2 548 (14.73%) Support Engineer
3 395 (10.62%) IT Support
4 323 (8.68%) Network Engineer
5 281 (7.55%) IT Engineer
6 272 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 257 (6.91%) Support Analyst
8 248 (6.67%) Developer
9 204 (5.48%) Security Engineer
10 203 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 188 (5.05%) Administrator
11 188 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
12 177 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
13 153 (4.11%) Desktop Support
13 153 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
14 145 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
15 137 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
16 130 (3.49%) IT Analyst
17 125 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 125 (3.36%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (6.16%) .NET
2 195 (5.24%) Web Services
3 174 (4.68%) HTML
4 146 (3.92%) LAMP
4 146 (3.92%) LDAP
5 128 (3.44%) REST
6 118 (3.17%) .NET Framework
7 113 (3.04%) XML
8 103 (2.77%) CSS
9 92 (2.47%) ASP.NET
10 85 (2.28%) Middleware
11 83 (2.23%) SOAP
12 80 (2.15%) Node.js
13 74 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
14 67 (1.80%) Java EE
15 60 (1.61%) 802.1X
16 59 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
17 54 (1.45%) Django
18 52 (1.40%) Spring
19 49 (1.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 352 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 312 (8.39%) Data Centre
3 291 (7.82%) Computer Science
4 241 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
5 181 (4.87%) Management Information System
6 115 (3.09%) Replication
7 111 (2.98%) Clustering
8 93 (2.50%) Driving Licence
9 81 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
10 79 (2.12%) Blackberry
11 78 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
12 70 (1.88%) Fintech
13 68 (1.83%) Private Cloud
14 63 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
15 60 (1.61%) Public Cloud
16 59 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
17 54 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
18 49 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
19 46 (1.24%) Hedge funds
20 43 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,282 (61.34%) Windows
2 1,307 (35.13%) Linux
3 1,104 (29.68%) Windows Server
4 550 (14.78%) Windows 7
5 522 (14.03%) Windows 10
6 521 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 497 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 337 (9.06%) Unix
9 161 (4.33%) Android
10 151 (4.06%) Mac OS X
11 150 (4.03%) Apple iOS
12 145 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 138 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 128 (3.44%) Windows 8
15 116 (3.12%) CentOS
16 84 (2.26%) Solaris
17 73 (1.96%) Windows XP
18 66 (1.77%) Ubuntu
19 44 (1.18%) Mac OS
20 33 (0.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (16.32%) ITIL
2 556 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
3 459 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 449 (12.07%) DevOps
5 355 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
6 311 (8.36%) Cybersecurity
7 291 (7.82%) Information Security
8 280 (7.53%) SIEM
9 263 (7.07%) Software Engineering
10 254 (6.83%) Configuration Management
11 194 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 184 (4.95%) High Availability
13 179 (4.81%) Penetration Testing
14 175 (4.70%) Mentoring
15 165 (4.44%) Project Management
16 159 (4.27%) Incident Management
17 157 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
18 150 (4.03%) Service Delivery
19 148 (3.98%) Load Balancing
20 145 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 629 (16.91%) Python
2 623 (16.75%) SQL
3 510 (13.71%) PowerShell
4 420 (11.29%) Java
5 394 (10.59%) Bash Shell
6 264 (7.10%) Perl
7 253 (6.80%) JavaScript
8 232 (6.24%) C++
9 230 (6.18%) C
10 228 (6.13%) C#
11 162 (4.35%) Ruby
12 134 (3.60%) Shell Script
13 122 (3.28%) PHP
14 53 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 40 (1.08%) Objective-C
16 35 (0.94%) Embedded C
16 35 (0.94%) Go
16 35 (0.94%) VB
17 31 (0.83%) Korn
17 31 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 499 (13.41%) Degree
2 479 (12.88%) Cisco Certification
3 391 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 342 (9.19%) CCNA
5 263 (7.07%) CCNP
6 241 (6.48%) CISSP
7 228 (6.13%) MCSE
8 176 (4.73%) Security Cleared
9 146 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 136 (3.66%) MCSA
11 127 (3.41%) MCP
12 116 (3.12%) GIAC
13 98 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
14 83 (2.23%) Network+ Certification
15 82 (2.20%) DV Cleared
16 79 (2.12%) CEH
17 72 (1.94%) SSCP
18 67 (1.80%) SANS
18 67 (1.80%) SC Cleared
19 56 (1.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (5.94%) SLA
2 126 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 91 (2.45%) QA
4 78 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 53 (1.42%) GDPR
6 37 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 26 (0.70%) GCP
8 15 (0.40%) PMO
9 13 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 12 (0.32%) MiFID
10 12 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.22%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.13%) MISRA
15 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.11%) JTAG
16 3 (0.081%) COBIT
17 2 (0.054%) ISO 15765
18 1 (0.027%) FINRA
System Software
1 1,486 (39.95%) Active Directory
2 644 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 485 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 256 (6.88%) Docker
5 206 (5.54%) vSphere
6 160 (4.30%) XenApp
7 155 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 102 (2.74%) XenDesktop
9 63 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (1.64%) Firmware
11 47 (1.26%) Samba
12 46 (1.24%) NFS
13 44 (1.18%) VirtualBox
14 40 (1.08%) Terminal Services
15 39 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
16 35 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
17 32 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
18 30 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
19 27 (0.73%) XenServer
20 22 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 386 (10.38%) Puppet
2 309 (8.31%) Ansible
3 269 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
4 253 (6.80%) SCCM
5 117 (3.15%) Kubernetes
6 116 (3.12%) Nagios
7 113 (3.04%) Salt
8 112 (3.01%) Terraform
9 75 (2.02%) SCOM
10 44 (1.18%) Backup Exec
10 44 (1.18%) vCenter Server
11 43 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 41 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
13 40 (1.08%) QRadar
13 40 (1.08%) WSUS
14 39 (1.05%) Kibana
15 34 (0.91%) Icinga
15 34 (0.91%) Nessus
15 34 (0.91%) Packer
16 30 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,362 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 1,005 (27.02%) VMware
3 762 (20.48%) Cisco
4 490 (13.17%) Citrix
5 242 (6.51%) HP
6 217 (5.83%) Oracle
7 208 (5.59%) Red Hat
8 204 (5.48%) Juniper
9 178 (4.78%) Apple
10 174 (4.68%) CheckPoint
11 162 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 129 (3.47%) F5
13 123 (3.31%) Dell
14 116 (3.12%) Google
15 113 (3.04%) Veeam
16 103 (2.77%) Splunk
17 97 (2.61%) IBM
18 91 (2.45%) Avaya
19 87 (2.34%) EMC
20 85 (2.28%) NetApp