Period
to 25 November 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 November 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 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 144 151
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 -14
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,155 3,262 3,655
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 2.42% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.04% 15.70% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,100 2,662 3,034
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,380 £24,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%

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 8,227 20,778 23,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.40% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,631 16,161 18,746
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 November 2020.

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 25 November 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 -9 1,065 £45,000 +4.65% 293
UK excluding London -11 730 £40,000 - 237
London -26 379 £60,000 +14.29% 74
South East -9 216 £45,000 +5.88% 61
North of England +55 192 £34,500 -13.75% 78
Work from Home +36 141 £50,000 -14.89% 52
Midlands +34 136 £39,000 +20.00% 32
Yorkshire +77 96 £34,000 -11.69% 30
South West -26 84 £35,000 -1.41% 26
West Midlands +22 80 £41,697 +28.30% 18
North West +9 76 £40,500 +1.25% 40
East Midlands +64 55 £34,500 +6.15% 14
East of England -6 48 £45,000 - 22
Scotland +50 38 £47,500 +11.76% 10
North East +34 20 £31,455 -26.70% 8
Wales +14 16 £31,500 -16.00% 7

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 571 (49.44%) Windows
2 495 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 448 (38.79%) DNS
4 413 (35.76%) Microsoft
5 376 (32.55%) Linux
6 357 (30.91%) VMware
7 321 (27.79%) Firewall
8 318 (27.53%) DHCP
9 303 (26.23%) Azure
10 302 (26.15%) Office 365
11 284 (24.59%) Windows Server
12 278 (24.07%) WAN
13 239 (20.69%) AWS
14 237 (20.52%) LAN
15 234 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 221 (19.13%) Cisco
17 212 (18.35%) Python
18 182 (15.76%) ITIL
19 180 (15.58%) VPN
20 169 (14.63%) Windows 10
21 165 (14.29%) Finance
22 152 (13.16%) PowerShell
23 146 (12.64%) Ansible
24 145 (12.55%) Data Centre
24 145 (12.55%) Hyper-V
25 135 (11.69%) SQL
26 133 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
27 130 (11.26%) Citrix
28 127 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
29 125 (10.82%) Cisco Certification

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
1 110 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 47 (4.07%) Confluence
3 46 (3.98%) IIS
4 38 (3.29%) SharePoint
5 30 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (2.51%) Apache
7 28 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.04%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 12 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.43%) JBoss
15 5 (0.43%) nginx
15 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 89 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) Simulink
5 1 (0.087%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.087%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.82%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Eikon
4 1 (0.087%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.087%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 303 (26.23%) Azure
2 302 (26.15%) Office 365
3 239 (20.69%) AWS
4 84 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 74 (6.41%) IaaS
6 45 (3.90%) SaaS
7 32 (2.77%) PaaS
8 28 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.16%) GCP
9 25 (2.16%) Mimecast
10 16 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.30%) Serverless
11 15 (1.30%) Slack
12 12 (1.04%) Datadog
12 12 (1.04%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.78%) GitHub
14 9 (0.78%) Logic Apps
15 7 (0.61%) G Suite
15 7 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 448 (38.79%) DNS
2 321 (27.79%) Firewall
3 318 (27.53%) DHCP
4 278 (24.07%) WAN
5 237 (20.52%) LAN
6 180 (15.58%) VPN
7 125 (10.82%) HTTP
8 105 (9.09%) SAN
9 99 (8.57%) Wireless
10 88 (7.62%) VLAN
11 87 (7.53%) Network Security
12 85 (7.36%) VoIP
13 79 (6.84%) Internet
14 78 (6.75%) Ethernet
15 70 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
16 67 (5.80%) BGP
17 59 (5.11%) MPLS
18 53 (4.59%) Fibre Channel
18 53 (4.59%) iSCSI
19 52 (4.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (3.12%) MySQL
4 23 (1.99%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (1.13%) Blockchain
7 13 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.95%) Big Data
8 11 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.43%) SQLite
12 4 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.35%) GIS
13 3 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.17%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 82 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 73 (6.32%) JIRA
3 40 (3.46%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.86%) GitLab
5 18 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (1.30%) Artifactory
6 15 (1.30%) Gerrit
6 15 (1.30%) Selenium
7 14 (1.21%) Metasploit
7 14 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.04%) Subversion
10 10 (0.87%) eggPlant
10 10 (0.87%) Locust
11 9 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.78%) Maven
11 9 (0.78%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.69%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.61%) WebScarab
14 5 (0.43%) FishEye
General
1 165 (14.29%) Finance
2 62 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.94%) Banking
4 29 (2.51%) Law
5 26 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.65%) Electronics
6 19 (1.65%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.04%) Advertising
8 12 (1.04%) Military
9 10 (0.87%) Games
10 9 (0.78%) Retail
11 8 (0.69%) Automotive
11 8 (0.69%) Back Office
11 8 (0.69%) Front Office
11 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.69%) Legal
11 8 (0.69%) Marketing
12 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 158 (13.68%) Analyst
2 143 (12.38%) Support Engineer
3 129 (11.17%) Network Engineer
4 101 (8.74%) IT Engineer
5 100 (8.66%) IT Support
6 71 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 65 (5.63%) Administrator
8 59 (5.11%) Developer
9 55 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 54 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
11 51 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
11 51 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
12 48 (4.16%) Architect
13 46 (3.98%) IT Analyst
14 45 (3.90%) Software Engineer
15 43 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
15 43 (3.72%) Security Engineer
16 42 (3.64%) Consultant
17 40 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 37 (3.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.50%) XML
2 50 (4.33%) Web Services
3 37 (3.20%) HTML
4 35 (3.03%) .NET
5 32 (2.77%) RESTful
6 29 (2.51%) JSON
7 28 (2.42%) SAML
8 27 (2.34%) LDAP
9 26 (2.25%) 802.1X
10 23 (1.99%) CSS
10 23 (1.99%) OAuth
11 22 (1.90%) Middleware
11 22 (1.90%) YAML
12 20 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
13 19 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (1.56%) REST
15 16 (1.39%) OAuth2
15 16 (1.39%) OpenID
16 14 (1.21%) Kafka
17 13 (1.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 145 (12.55%) Data Centre
2 73 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
7 26 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 24 (2.08%) Clustering
9 22 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 18 (1.56%) Cyberattack
12 18 (1.56%) Replication
13 17 (1.47%) User Experience
14 16 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 16 (1.39%) iPhone
14 16 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
15 15 (1.30%) EPoS
16 14 (1.21%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 571 (49.44%) Windows
2 376 (32.55%) Linux
3 284 (24.59%) Windows Server
4 169 (14.63%) Windows 10
5 133 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 89 (7.71%) Unix
8 84 (7.27%) Windows 7
9 78 (6.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 49 (4.24%) CentOS
10 49 (4.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 45 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 44 (3.81%) Ubuntu
13 42 (3.64%) Android
14 19 (1.65%) Mac OS
15 14 (1.21%) Windows 8
16 13 (1.13%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
16 13 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (15.76%) ITIL
2 127 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (10.30%) DevOps
4 116 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 84 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
7 74 (6.41%) Information Security
8 72 (6.23%) Software Engineering
9 68 (5.89%) Computer Science
10 67 (5.80%) Configuration Management
11 60 (5.19%) SIEM
12 58 (5.02%) Change Management
13 52 (4.50%) Infrastructure as Code
14 49 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (4.07%) Fintech
16 43 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
16 43 (3.72%) Load Balancing
17 40 (3.46%) Mentoring
17 40 (3.46%) Security Architecture
17 40 (3.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 212 (18.35%) Python
2 152 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 135 (11.69%) SQL
4 112 (9.70%) Bash Shell
5 77 (6.67%) Java
6 70 (6.06%) C++
7 65 (5.63%) C
8 64 (5.54%) Perl
9 57 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 51 (4.42%) JavaScript
11 47 (4.07%) Ruby
12 43 (3.72%) C#
13 23 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.82%) PHP
15 15 (1.30%) Groovy
16 14 (1.21%) Embedded C
16 14 (1.21%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.87%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.69%) VBScript
19 7 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 125 (10.82%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (7.45%) Degree
4 77 (6.67%) CCNP
5 74 (6.41%) MCSA
6 61 (5.28%) CCNA
7 59 (5.11%) MCSE
8 55 (4.76%) Security Cleared
9 43 (3.72%) SC Cleared
10 38 (3.29%) Server+ Certification
11 28 (2.42%) CISSP
12 27 (2.34%) MCITP
13 23 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.82%) AWS Certification
16 18 (1.56%) CCIE
17 16 (1.39%) CISM
18 14 (1.21%) MCP
19 13 (1.13%) JNCIA
20 12 (1.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.94%) SLA
2 45 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (3.38%) QA
4 29 (2.51%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.35%) NIST
7 3 (0.26%) COBIT
7 3 (0.26%) GDPR
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.087%) NCSC
9 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 495 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 234 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (12.55%) Hyper-V
4 78 (6.75%) Docker
5 69 (5.97%) vSphere
6 37 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (2.68%) XenApp
8 28 (2.42%) Firmware
9 23 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (1.39%) KVM
12 15 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (0.87%) RHEV
13 10 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.78%) Snort
14 9 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.61%) NFS
16 6 (0.52%) Xen
17 5 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 146 (12.64%) Ansible
2 97 (8.40%) Terraform
3 79 (6.84%) Puppet
4 71 (6.15%) Kubernetes
5 70 (6.06%) SCCM
6 44 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (2.42%) Nessus
8 24 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 22 (1.90%) ZABBIX
10 18 (1.56%) WSUS
11 17 (1.47%) SCOM
12 16 (1.39%) FortiGate
13 13 (1.13%) Grafana
13 13 (1.13%) Nagios
13 13 (1.13%) WMI
14 11 (0.95%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.78%) PowerCLI
15 9 (0.78%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 413 (35.76%) Microsoft
2 357 (30.91%) VMware
3 221 (19.13%) Cisco
4 130 (11.26%) Citrix
5 53 (4.59%) Palo Alto
6 51 (4.42%) HP
7 49 (4.24%) Oracle
8 47 (4.07%) CheckPoint
9 44 (3.81%) Red Hat
10 41 (3.55%) Apple
11 40 (3.46%) Fortinet
12 39 (3.38%) Juniper
13 35 (3.03%) F5
14 32 (2.77%) Veeam
15 30 (2.60%) Meraki
16 29 (2.51%) Google
17 25 (2.16%) SolarWinds
18 23 (1.99%) EMC
18 23 (1.99%) ServiceNow
19 22 (1.90%) Dell