Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 120 107
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 -16
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 4,217 4,552 5,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.61% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.94% 15.67% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,486 3,809 5,179
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -

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 26,449 29,054 35,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,351 23,598 29,053
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 -17 3,965 £42,500 +6.25% 612
UK excluding London -24 2,534 £37,500 -1.32% 438
London -8 1,573 £50,000 +5.26% 215
South East -44 869 £40,000 -5.88% 99
North of England +34 567 £35,000 +11.11% 105
East of England +3 361 £42,500 - 93
South West +16 321 £42,500 +21.43% 46
North West +22 292 £32,500 +8.33% 50
Midlands -28 284 £35,000 -17.65% 54
Yorkshire +28 244 £35,000 +1.45% 43
West Midlands -34 178 £35,000 -6.67% 26
East Midlands -5 104 £35,000 -17.65% 28
Scotland -31 92 £37,250 -0.67% 12
Wales +6 38 £40,000 +23.08% 26
North East -8 36 £32,500 +14.04% 12
Northern Ireland -8 24 £40,000 -11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 2,320 (55.02%) Windows
2 1,652 (39.17%) Linux
3 1,619 (38.39%) DNS
4 1,567 (37.16%) Firewall
5 1,454 (34.48%) Active Directory
6 1,285 (30.47%) Microsoft
7 1,180 (27.98%) VMware
8 1,171 (27.77%) DHCP
9 1,130 (26.80%) Windows Server
10 1,106 (26.23%) Cisco
11 876 (20.77%) WAN
12 848 (20.11%) LAN
13 754 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 726 (17.22%) ITIL
15 697 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 693 (16.43%) Python
17 686 (16.27%) VPN
18 660 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
19 603 (14.30%) Finance
20 595 (14.11%) Office 365
21 578 (13.71%) SQL
22 551 (13.07%) Unix
23 548 (13.00%) MS Exchange
24 546 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
24 546 (12.95%) Degree
25 524 (12.43%) Amazon AWS
26 501 (11.88%) Windows 7
27 479 (11.36%) HTTP
27 479 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
28 470 (11.15%) Citrix

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
1 548 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 252 (5.98%) Apache
3 247 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 238 (5.64%) IIS
5 139 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 131 (3.11%) SharePoint
7 117 (2.77%) Tomcat
8 116 (2.75%) OpenStack
9 102 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 93 (2.21%) Skype for Business
11 60 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 59 (1.40%) JBoss
13 57 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
14 49 (1.16%) WebLogic
15 47 (1.11%) CMS
15 47 (1.11%) nginx
16 37 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 36 (0.85%) WebSphere
18 35 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
19 32 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 479 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.047%) InCopy
8 2 (0.047%) InDesign
9 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 11 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 11 (0.26%) SAP R/3
4 6 (0.14%) Postilion
5 5 (0.12%) Eikon
5 5 (0.12%) Magento
5 5 (0.12%) ResourceLink
5 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.095%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.071%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.071%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.047%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.047%) Summit
8 2 (0.047%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.047%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.024%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 595 (14.11%) Office 365
2 524 (12.43%) Amazon AWS
3 365 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 174 (4.13%) SaaS
5 99 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
6 93 (2.21%) IaaS
7 72 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 66 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
9 44 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 44 (1.04%) PaaS
10 39 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 38 (0.90%) GitHub
12 34 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (0.52%) Mimecast
14 21 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (0.43%) Datadog
15 18 (0.43%) G Suite
15 18 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
16 17 (0.40%) Route 53
17 16 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1,619 (38.39%) DNS
2 1,567 (37.16%) Firewall
3 1,171 (27.77%) DHCP
4 876 (20.77%) WAN
5 848 (20.11%) LAN
6 686 (16.27%) VPN
7 479 (11.36%) HTTP
8 444 (10.53%) VLAN
9 409 (9.70%) SAN
10 383 (9.08%) Network Security
11 362 (8.58%) Internet
12 343 (8.13%) VoIP
13 316 (7.49%) Wireless
14 277 (6.57%) BGP
15 259 (6.14%) SSL
16 253 (6.00%) MPLS
17 245 (5.81%) OSPF
18 239 (5.67%) Ethernet
19 228 (5.41%) IPsec
20 207 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 279 (6.62%) MySQL
3 105 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
4 91 (2.16%) NoSQL
5 69 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 64 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 63 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 61 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 58 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 57 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
11 41 (0.97%) Big Data
12 37 (0.88%) Redis
13 36 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 31 (0.74%) Oracle Database
15 28 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (0.50%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.43%) DB2
17 18 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
18 16 (0.38%) HBase
18 16 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 193 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 166 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 120 (2.85%) JIRA
4 84 (1.99%) Subversion
5 53 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 39 (0.92%) MSI
7 34 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 32 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 30 (0.71%) JUnit
9 30 (0.71%) Maven
10 28 (0.66%) Artifactory
11 22 (0.52%) Burp Suite
11 22 (0.52%) Selenium
12 21 (0.50%) Metasploit
13 16 (0.38%) NUnit
13 16 (0.38%) Visual Studio
14 15 (0.36%) Bitbucket
14 15 (0.36%) Hamcrest
14 15 (0.36%) jMock
14 15 (0.36%) TestNG
General
1 603 (14.30%) Finance
2 251 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 143 (3.39%) Retail
4 141 (3.34%) Banking
5 74 (1.75%) Legal
6 70 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 66 (1.57%) Games
7 66 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 66 (1.57%) Law
8 63 (1.49%) Electronics
9 53 (1.26%) Advertising
10 50 (1.19%) Military
11 46 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 45 (1.07%) Marketing
13 44 (1.04%) Billing
14 26 (0.62%) Multimedia
15 24 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.55%) Back Office
17 20 (0.47%) Automotive
18 17 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 677 (16.05%) Analyst
2 600 (14.23%) Support Engineer
3 465 (11.03%) Network Engineer
4 323 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 290 (6.88%) IT Support
6 270 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 259 (6.14%) Administrator
8 253 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
9 240 (5.69%) IT Engineer
10 223 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
11 205 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 205 (4.86%) Security Engineer
12 203 (4.81%) Developer
13 191 (4.53%) Software Engineer
14 180 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 179 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
16 175 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
17 168 (3.98%) Security Analyst
18 164 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
19 155 (3.68%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (5.38%) Web Services
2 163 (3.87%) HTML
3 148 (3.51%) .NET
4 145 (3.44%) XML
5 111 (2.63%) CSS
6 97 (2.30%) LDAP
7 70 (1.66%) LAMP
8 57 (1.35%) REST
9 56 (1.33%) JSON
10 50 (1.19%) ASP.NET
10 50 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
11 46 (1.09%) .NET Framework
12 45 (1.07%) HTML5
13 44 (1.04%) SOAP
14 42 (1.00%) Middleware
14 42 (1.00%) Spring
15 40 (0.95%) 802.1X
16 39 (0.92%) J2EE
17 38 (0.90%) Software Packaging
18 34 (0.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 390 (9.25%) Data Centre
2 356 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 352 (8.35%) Computer Science
4 232 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 164 (3.89%) Clustering
6 124 (2.94%) Public Cloud
7 105 (2.49%) Driving Licence
8 89 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
9 83 (1.97%) Replication
10 81 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
11 79 (1.87%) Fat Client
11 79 (1.87%) Thin Client
12 74 (1.75%) Private Cloud
13 66 (1.57%) Algorithms
13 66 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
14 60 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 57 (1.35%) Blackberry
16 50 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
17 48 (1.14%) Hedge funds
18 47 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2,320 (55.02%) Windows
2 1,652 (39.17%) Linux
3 1,130 (26.80%) Windows Server
4 697 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 660 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 551 (13.07%) Unix
7 501 (11.88%) Windows 7
8 388 (9.20%) Windows 10
9 184 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 167 (3.96%) CentOS
10 167 (3.96%) Windows 8
11 127 (3.01%) Solaris
12 126 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 122 (2.89%) Mac OS X
14 107 (2.54%) Windows XP
15 105 (2.49%) Ubuntu
16 99 (2.35%) Apple iOS
17 83 (1.97%) Android
18 72 (1.71%) Debian
19 70 (1.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (17.22%) ITIL
2 423 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (9.15%) DevOps
4 343 (8.13%) SIEM
5 342 (8.11%) Software Engineering
6 318 (7.54%) Information Security
7 309 (7.33%) Configuration Management
8 302 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
9 208 (4.93%) Mentoring
10 207 (4.91%) Incident Management
11 189 (4.48%) Open Source
12 187 (4.43%) Project Management
13 183 (4.34%) Kalman Filter
14 180 (4.27%) Penetration Testing
15 179 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
16 176 (4.17%) Security Operations
17 175 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
18 166 (3.94%) Load Balancing
18 166 (3.94%) Service Delivery
19 153 (3.63%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 693 (16.43%) Python
2 578 (13.71%) SQL
3 437 (10.36%) Bash Shell
4 394 (9.34%) PowerShell
5 341 (8.09%) Java
6 328 (7.78%) C++
7 287 (6.81%) Perl
8 269 (6.38%) C
9 210 (4.98%) Ruby
10 208 (4.93%) C#
11 183 (4.34%) JavaScript
12 130 (3.08%) Shell Script
13 111 (2.63%) PHP
14 34 (0.81%) MATLAB
15 33 (0.78%) Go
16 27 (0.64%) Embedded C
17 25 (0.59%) Tcl
18 24 (0.57%) VBScript
19 19 (0.45%) Korn
20 18 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 546 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
1 546 (12.95%) Degree
2 383 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 357 (8.47%) CCNA
4 307 (7.28%) CCNP
5 278 (6.59%) CISSP
6 251 (5.95%) Security Cleared
7 248 (5.88%) MCSE
8 189 (4.48%) MCSA
9 181 (4.29%) SC Cleared
10 150 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 122 (2.89%) CISM
12 116 (2.75%) MCP
13 97 (2.30%) SANS
14 90 (2.13%) GIAC
15 86 (2.04%) DV Cleared
16 63 (1.49%) CCIE
16 63 (1.49%) MCITP
17 58 (1.38%) CEH
18 56 (1.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (5.67%) SLA
2 153 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 93 (2.21%) QA
5 49 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (0.78%) GCP
7 25 (0.59%) COBIT
8 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.21%) GDPR
9 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.21%) PMO
10 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.17%) DO-178B
11 7 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.14%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.095%) MIL-STD-498
14 3 (0.071%) MISRA
15 2 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.047%) RMADS
16 1 (0.024%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1,454 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 754 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 448 (10.62%) Hyper-V
4 233 (5.53%) vSphere
5 231 (5.48%) Docker
6 136 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 130 (3.08%) XenApp
8 73 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
9 67 (1.59%) NFS
10 63 (1.49%) KVM
11 62 (1.47%) iptables
12 51 (1.21%) XenDesktop
13 48 (1.14%) Xen
14 42 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 42 (1.00%) Snort
15 40 (0.95%) Samba
16 35 (0.83%) Terminal Services
17 34 (0.81%) VMware NSX
18 33 (0.78%) XenServer
19 32 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 425 (10.08%) Puppet
2 311 (7.37%) Ansible
3 293 (6.95%) Opscode Chef
4 275 (6.52%) SCCM
5 151 (3.58%) Nagios
6 130 (3.08%) Kubernetes
7 96 (2.28%) Salt
8 80 (1.90%) Terraform
9 79 (1.87%) Nessus
10 70 (1.66%) SCOM
11 65 (1.54%) Backup Exec
12 61 (1.45%) vCenter Server
13 50 (1.19%) Cacti
14 47 (1.11%) WSUS
15 41 (0.97%) FortiGate
15 41 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
16 39 (0.92%) ZABBIX
17 36 (0.85%) Grafana
18 35 (0.83%) QRadar
19 34 (0.81%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1,285 (30.47%) Microsoft
2 1,180 (27.98%) VMware
3 1,106 (26.23%) Cisco
4 470 (11.15%) Citrix
5 332 (7.87%) Juniper
6 309 (7.33%) HP
7 245 (5.81%) CheckPoint
8 236 (5.60%) Red Hat
9 212 (5.03%) Oracle
10 185 (4.39%) F5
11 148 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 129 (3.06%) Dell
12 129 (3.06%) Palo Alto
13 123 (2.92%) NetApp
14 117 (2.77%) Splunk
15 115 (2.73%) Apple
16 114 (2.70%) Google
16 114 (2.70%) Veeam
17 88 (2.09%) EMC
17 88 (2.09%) IBM