Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 152 154
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -15
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,039 3,299 3,764
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 2.35% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.66% 14.93% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 909 2,684 3,171
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,467 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,250 £71,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +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 7,607 22,098 25,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 15.71% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,027 16,735 19,906
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 -16 947 £45,000 +5.88% 273
UK excluding London -14 626 £40,000 - 208
London +14 382 £60,000 +20.00% 79
South East -20 163 £42,500 - 53
North of England +37 148 £35,000 -12.50% 54
Midlands +55 112 £41,348 +27.23% 36
Work from Home +34 75 £47,500 -26.92% 25
West Midlands +49 73 £41,348 +27.23% 18
North West +6 73 £38,750 -3.13% 29
South West -29 72 £34,000 -5.56% 28
East of England -7 62 £43,750 -2.78% 22
Yorkshire +69 55 £34,000 -9.33% 24
East Midlands +76 39 £41,250 +17.86% 18
Scotland +76 36 £48,750 +39.29% 9
Wales +43 30 £37,500 -1.32% 6
North East +38 20 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Northern Ireland -20 3 £60,000 +140.00%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 514 (49.47%) Windows
2 427 (41.10%) Active Directory
3 397 (38.21%) DNS
4 374 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 366 (35.23%) Linux
6 332 (31.95%) Firewall
7 316 (30.41%) VMware
8 286 (27.53%) DHCP
9 279 (26.85%) Azure
10 274 (26.37%) Office 365
11 266 (25.60%) Windows Server
12 241 (23.20%) Cisco
13 238 (22.91%) WAN
14 222 (21.37%) AWS
15 219 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 215 (20.69%) LAN
17 182 (17.52%) ITIL
18 181 (17.42%) Python
19 177 (17.04%) VPN
20 169 (16.27%) Finance
21 146 (14.05%) Hyper-V
22 138 (13.28%) PowerShell
23 137 (13.19%) SQL
24 136 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
25 135 (12.99%) Data Centre
26 126 (12.13%) Windows 10
26 126 (12.13%) SAN
27 124 (11.93%) Citrix
27 124 (11.93%) Bash Shell
28 122 (11.74%) Ansible

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 99 (9.53%) MS Exchange
2 41 (3.95%) Confluence
3 37 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.08%) IIS
5 30 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (2.21%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.83%) Apache
10 14 (1.35%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 9 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.87%) nginx
12 8 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.58%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.38%) JBoss
16 4 (0.38%) Resin
16 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 80 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (2.12%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.29%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.096%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.096%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 279 (26.85%) Azure
2 274 (26.37%) Office 365
3 222 (21.37%) AWS
4 68 (6.54%) IaaS
5 63 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (4.14%) SaaS
7 37 (3.56%) PaaS
8 27 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.41%) GCP
10 16 (1.54%) Serverless
11 15 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (1.35%) Datadog
12 14 (1.35%) Slack
13 13 (1.25%) Logic Apps
14 11 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.96%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 397 (38.21%) DNS
2 332 (31.95%) Firewall
3 286 (27.53%) DHCP
4 238 (22.91%) WAN
5 215 (20.69%) LAN
6 177 (17.04%) VPN
7 126 (12.13%) SAN
8 98 (9.43%) HTTP
9 95 (9.14%) Wireless
10 93 (8.95%) VLAN
11 88 (8.47%) BGP
12 87 (8.37%) Network Security
13 86 (8.28%) VoIP
14 82 (7.89%) OSPF
15 73 (7.03%) Internet
16 57 (5.49%) MPLS
17 53 (5.10%) Fibre Channel
17 53 (5.10%) Wireshark
18 52 (5.00%) SSH
19 51 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.98%) MySQL
3 27 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (1.83%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.25%) Big Data
6 13 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.15%) Blockchain
7 12 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.67%) SQLite
11 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.48%) GIS
13 4 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.38%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
14 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.16%) JIRA
3 32 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.69%) GitLab
5 24 (2.31%) Metasploit
6 21 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (1.25%) Subversion
8 12 (1.15%) Selenium
9 9 (0.87%) Artifactory
9 9 (0.87%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.87%) eggPlant
9 9 (0.87%) Gerrit
9 9 (0.87%) Locust
9 9 (0.87%) Maven
9 9 (0.87%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.58%) WebScarab
11 5 (0.48%) FishEye
11 5 (0.48%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 169 (16.27%) Finance
2 43 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.75%) Banking
4 35 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.21%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.02%) Electronics
7 17 (1.64%) Law
8 15 (1.44%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.25%) Automotive
9 13 (1.25%) Back Office
9 13 (1.25%) Front Office
10 12 (1.15%) Advertising
10 12 (1.15%) Public Sector
11 10 (0.96%) Games
12 9 (0.87%) Legal
13 8 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.77%) Military
14 6 (0.58%) Retail
15 5 (0.48%) Marketing
15 5 (0.48%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 156 (15.01%) Analyst
2 135 (12.99%) Network Engineer
3 118 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 82 (7.89%) IT Engineer
4 82 (7.89%) IT Support
5 70 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (5.20%) Administrator
7 52 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 52 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 50 (4.81%) Developer
9 43 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 42 (4.04%) Architect
11 40 (3.85%) IT Analyst
12 39 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
13 38 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 37 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
14 37 (3.56%) Support Analyst
14 37 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
15 35 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
16 34 (3.27%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.00%) Web Services
2 49 (4.72%) XML
3 37 (3.56%) .NET
4 34 (3.27%) HTML
4 34 (3.27%) Middleware
5 33 (3.18%) 802.1X
6 29 (2.79%) FIX Protocol
7 25 (2.41%) JSON
8 23 (2.21%) RESTful
9 21 (2.02%) REST
9 21 (2.02%) SAML
9 21 (2.02%) YAML
10 19 (1.83%) OAuth
11 18 (1.73%) LDAP
12 15 (1.44%) OAuth2
12 15 (1.44%) OpenID
13 14 (1.35%) CSS
14 13 (1.25%) ASP.NET
14 13 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 72 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.18%) Clustering
5 33 (3.18%) Cyberthreat
5 33 (3.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 27 (2.60%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 19 (1.83%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.73%) iPhone
9 18 (1.73%) Replication
9 18 (1.73%) User Experience
10 15 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (1.25%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 514 (49.47%) Windows
2 366 (35.23%) Linux
3 266 (25.60%) Windows Server
4 126 (12.13%) Windows 10
5 120 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (9.05%) Unix
8 77 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 73 (7.03%) Windows 7
10 44 (4.23%) Android
11 41 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (3.95%) Windows Server 2019
12 39 (3.75%) CentOS
13 33 (3.18%) Ubuntu
14 19 (1.83%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 18 (1.73%) Kali Linux
15 18 (1.73%) Solaris
16 16 (1.54%) Mac OS
17 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (17.52%) ITIL
2 106 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
3 102 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 97 (9.34%) DevOps
5 94 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
7 75 (7.22%) Software Engineering
8 69 (6.64%) Change Management
9 67 (6.45%) Information Security
10 61 (5.87%) SIEM
11 60 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 59 (5.68%) Computer Science
12 59 (5.68%) Configuration Management
13 50 (4.81%) Security Operations
14 45 (4.33%) Fintech
14 45 (4.33%) Load Balancing
15 44 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
16 40 (3.85%) Technical Leadership
17 39 (3.75%) Task Automation
18 38 (3.66%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 181 (17.42%) Python
2 138 (13.28%) PowerShell
3 137 (13.19%) SQL
4 124 (11.93%) Bash Shell
5 63 (6.06%) Java
6 55 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 55 (5.29%) Perl
6 55 (5.29%) Shell Script
7 48 (4.62%) C
8 47 (4.52%) C#
8 47 (4.52%) C++
9 36 (3.46%) Ruby
10 25 (2.41%) PHP
11 21 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.15%) Embedded C
14 10 (0.96%) VBScript
15 9 (0.87%) Groovy
16 7 (0.67%) VBA
17 6 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (9.91%) Degree
4 80 (7.70%) CCNP
5 78 (7.51%) Security Cleared
6 77 (7.41%) CCNA
7 73 (7.03%) MCSE
8 68 (6.54%) MCSA
9 53 (5.10%) SC Cleared
10 34 (3.27%) Server+ Certification
11 30 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (2.41%) MCITP
14 19 (1.83%) CCIE
15 18 (1.73%) CISSP
15 18 (1.73%) GCIH
15 18 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (1.54%) CREST Certified
16 16 (1.54%) GCIA
16 16 (1.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.58%) SLA
2 43 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (3.27%) QA
4 30 (2.89%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.48%) NIST
7 4 (0.38%) GDPR
8 3 (0.29%) NCSC
8 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) HL7
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.096%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 427 (41.10%) Active Directory
2 219 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (14.05%) Hyper-V
4 76 (7.31%) vSphere
5 63 (6.06%) Docker
6 40 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (2.98%) XenApp
8 24 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (2.12%) Snort
9 22 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (1.35%) Firmware
13 12 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (1.06%) KVM
15 10 (0.96%) RHEV
16 8 (0.77%) NFS
17 4 (0.38%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.38%) zsh
18 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 122 (11.74%) Ansible
2 74 (7.12%) Puppet
3 73 (7.03%) SCCM
4 70 (6.74%) Terraform
5 62 (5.97%) Kubernetes
6 39 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (1.44%) Nagios
9 15 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.35%) Nessus
10 14 (1.35%) PowerCLI
10 14 (1.35%) SCOM
11 13 (1.25%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.25%) FortiGate
11 13 (1.25%) SCVMM
12 12 (1.15%) WSUS
12 12 (1.15%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.06%) Grafana
14 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 374 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 316 (30.41%) VMware
3 241 (23.20%) Cisco
4 124 (11.93%) Citrix
5 56 (5.39%) HP
6 53 (5.10%) CheckPoint
6 53 (5.10%) Juniper
6 53 (5.10%) Oracle
6 53 (5.10%) Palo Alto
7 42 (4.04%) F5
8 38 (3.66%) Meraki
9 36 (3.46%) Fortinet
10 35 (3.37%) Veeam
11 34 (3.27%) Red Hat
12 32 (3.08%) Splunk
13 28 (2.69%) IBM
14 26 (2.50%) SolarWinds
15 25 (2.41%) Google
16 24 (2.31%) Dell
17 20 (1.92%) Apple