Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 146 128
Rank change year-on-year -15 -18 -12
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,243 4,117 4,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.34% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.45% 15.52% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,580 3,405 3,726
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%

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 22,439 26,525 28,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.13% 15.08% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 17,383 21,251 22,912
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 -13 3,073 £42,500 - 638
UK excluding London +7 2,017 £40,000 +6.67% 502
London -33 1,145 £50,000 - 187
South East +11 707 £42,500 +6.25% 130
North of England -19 358 £37,500 +7.14% 120
East of England +34 343 £36,750 -13.53% 62
Midlands +40 311 £40,000 +14.29% 61
North West +7 227 £36,000 +10.77% 64
South West -26 197 £40,000 -5.88% 78
East Midlands +81 173 £40,000 +14.29% 25
West Midlands -10 138 £40,000 +11.11% 36
Yorkshire -39 126 £40,000 +14.29% 49
Scotland -24 56 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Wales -1 27 £35,750 -10.63% 30
Northern Ireland -24 12 £23,000 -34.29% 2
North East -8 5 £25,750 -20.77% 7
Channel Islands - 5 £33,500 -
Isle of Man - 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 1,860 (57.35%) Windows
2 1,276 (39.35%) Firewall
3 1,225 (37.77%) Active Directory
4 1,200 (37.00%) Microsoft
5 1,192 (36.76%) DNS
6 933 (28.77%) Linux
7 916 (28.25%) VMware
8 855 (26.36%) Windows Server
9 845 (26.06%) DHCP
10 815 (25.13%) LAN
11 810 (24.98%) WAN
12 803 (24.76%) Cisco
13 686 (21.15%) Office 365
14 586 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 563 (17.36%) VPN
16 524 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
17 510 (15.73%) SQL
18 501 (15.45%) ITIL
19 492 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
20 491 (15.14%) Finance
21 488 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
22 477 (14.71%) Python
23 475 (14.65%) Windows 10
24 474 (14.62%) PowerShell
25 468 (14.43%) Degree
25 468 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
26 459 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
27 455 (14.03%) Windows 7
28 454 (14.00%) SQL Server
29 443 (13.66%) Problem-Solving

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
1 397 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 188 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 162 (5.00%) Apache
4 159 (4.90%) IIS
5 131 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 103 (3.18%) Skype for Business
7 91 (2.81%) Tomcat
8 69 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 64 (1.97%) nginx
10 62 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
11 41 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 38 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 37 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 37 (1.14%) WebSphere
14 36 (1.11%) JBoss
15 27 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.83%) IBM Notes
16 26 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 25 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 24 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 459 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.062%) iWork
9 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.062%) Simulink
9 2 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.031%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.093%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.093%) Workfront
4 2 (0.062%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.062%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.062%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.031%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.031%) Lawson
5 1 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.031%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 686 (21.15%) Office 365
2 524 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 488 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (4.04%) SaaS
5 127 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 78 (2.41%) IaaS
7 75 (2.31%) PaaS
8 62 (1.91%) GitHub
9 58 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 39 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
12 37 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (0.96%) Serverless
14 30 (0.93%) Amazon S3
15 27 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (0.83%) Mimecast
16 25 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 20 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
17 20 (0.62%) G Suite
18 19 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,276 (39.35%) Firewall
2 1,192 (36.76%) DNS
3 845 (26.06%) DHCP
4 815 (25.13%) LAN
5 810 (24.98%) WAN
6 563 (17.36%) VPN
7 388 (11.96%) Internet
8 361 (11.13%) VoIP
9 349 (10.76%) VLAN
10 323 (9.96%) Network Security
11 307 (9.47%) BGP
12 300 (9.25%) Wireless
13 297 (9.16%) HTTP
14 282 (8.70%) OSPF
15 273 (8.42%) SAN
16 235 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
17 216 (6.66%) MPLS
18 155 (4.78%) SSL
19 151 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
20 146 (4.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.24%) MySQL
3 70 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 43 (1.33%) Big Data
6 41 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 36 (1.11%) Hadoop
9 34 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
11 30 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 30 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
12 22 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 21 (0.65%) Redis
14 16 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 181 (5.58%) Git (software)
2 138 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 108 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 100 (3.08%) JIRA
5 70 (2.16%) Robot Framework
6 62 (1.91%) Vagrant
7 54 (1.67%) Maven
8 50 (1.54%) Subversion
9 46 (1.42%) GitLab
10 42 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (0.62%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.59%) Bitbucket
15 17 (0.52%) CppUnit
15 17 (0.52%) Selenium
16 14 (0.43%) Hudson
17 12 (0.37%) GDB
17 12 (0.37%) Redmine
18 11 (0.34%) Burp Suite
General
1 491 (15.14%) Finance
2 207 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 153 (4.72%) Banking
4 117 (3.61%) Retail
5 110 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 103 (3.18%) Marketing
7 51 (1.57%) Electronics
8 49 (1.51%) Legal
9 37 (1.14%) Advertising
10 35 (1.08%) Aerospace
11 32 (0.99%) Law
12 27 (0.83%) Automotive
12 27 (0.83%) French Language
12 27 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.80%) Back Office
14 23 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.68%) Games
16 16 (0.49%) Swedish Language
17 14 (0.43%) Military
18 12 (0.37%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 603 (18.59%) Analyst
2 433 (13.35%) Support Engineer
3 364 (11.22%) Network Engineer
4 279 (8.60%) IT Support
5 277 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 271 (8.36%) Support Analyst
7 198 (6.11%) IT Engineer
8 179 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 172 (5.30%) Software Engineer
10 168 (5.18%) Administrator
11 159 (4.90%) IT Analyst
12 158 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
13 153 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 142 (4.38%) Security Engineer
15 136 (4.19%) Security Analyst
16 133 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
17 126 (3.89%) Architect
18 125 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
19 115 (3.55%) Desktop Support
19 115 (3.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (4.32%) Web Services
2 110 (3.39%) .NET
3 74 (2.28%) XML
4 69 (2.13%) LDAP
5 68 (2.10%) HTML
6 58 (1.79%) Spring
7 55 (1.70%) LAMP
8 54 (1.67%) REST
9 51 (1.57%) Node.js
10 49 (1.51%) SOAP
11 46 (1.42%) ASP.NET
12 44 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
13 42 (1.30%) CSS
14 38 (1.17%) 802.1X
15 37 (1.14%) COM
15 37 (1.14%) Middleware
16 33 (1.02%) WebSockets
17 32 (0.99%) AngularJS
17 32 (0.99%) JSON
18 25 (0.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 313 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
2 295 (9.10%) Data Centre
3 279 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 122 (3.76%) Driving Licence
6 97 (2.99%) Clustering
7 94 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 92 (2.84%) CAN bus
9 83 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
10 75 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
11 71 (2.19%) Replication
12 67 (2.07%) Device Driver
13 62 (1.91%) Fintech
14 58 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 56 (1.73%) Hedge funds
16 53 (1.63%) Blackberry
16 53 (1.63%) iPhone
17 52 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
18 50 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
19 46 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,860 (57.35%) Windows
2 933 (28.77%) Linux
3 855 (26.36%) Windows Server
4 475 (14.65%) Windows 10
5 468 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 455 (14.03%) Windows 7
7 408 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 272 (8.39%) Unix
9 190 (5.86%) Android
10 128 (3.95%) Apple iOS
11 116 (3.58%) Windows 8
12 104 (3.21%) CentOS
13 101 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 85 (2.62%) FreeRTOS
15 76 (2.34%) Windows XP
16 70 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 65 (2.00%) Mac OS X
18 62 (1.91%) Ubuntu
19 44 (1.36%) Mac OS
20 34 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (15.45%) ITIL
2 443 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
3 373 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 353 (10.88%) DevOps
5 347 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
6 341 (10.51%) Cybersecurity
7 298 (9.19%) Software Engineering
8 287 (8.85%) Information Security
9 224 (6.91%) Mentoring
10 186 (5.74%) Configuration Management
10 186 (5.74%) Service Delivery
11 173 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
11 173 (5.33%) SIEM
12 172 (5.30%) Load Balancing
13 166 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 149 (4.59%) Incident Management
15 138 (4.26%) Time Management
16 135 (4.16%) Test Automation
17 134 (4.13%) Project Management
18 132 (4.07%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 510 (15.73%) SQL
2 477 (14.71%) Python
3 474 (14.62%) PowerShell
4 276 (8.51%) C
4 276 (8.51%) Java
5 267 (8.23%) C++
6 262 (8.08%) Bash Shell
7 221 (6.81%) C#
8 176 (5.43%) Perl
9 164 (5.06%) JavaScript
10 96 (2.96%) Shell Script
11 80 (2.47%) PHP
12 75 (2.31%) Ruby
13 35 (1.08%) Kotlin
13 35 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 32 (0.99%) Go
14 32 (0.99%) VBScript
15 30 (0.93%) Embedded C
16 22 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 22 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 492 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
2 468 (14.43%) Degree
3 296 (9.13%) CCNP
3 296 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 293 (9.03%) CCNA
5 200 (6.17%) MCSE
6 189 (5.83%) Security Cleared
7 144 (4.44%) CISSP
8 133 (4.10%) SC Cleared
9 90 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 89 (2.74%) CCIE
11 85 (2.62%) DV Cleared
12 83 (2.56%) MCSA
13 77 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
14 70 (2.16%) MCP
15 64 (1.97%) CEH
15 64 (1.97%) GIAC
15 64 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
16 60 (1.85%) MCITP
17 57 (1.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (7.40%) SLA
2 141 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.11%) GDPR
5 35 (1.08%) QA
6 30 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.40%) HIPAA
10 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.28%) NIST 800
12 6 (0.19%) COBIT
13 4 (0.12%) MiFID
14 3 (0.093%) GPG13
14 3 (0.093%) ISO 31000
14 3 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.093%) JTAG
14 3 (0.093%) MISRA
14 3 (0.093%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1,225 (37.77%) Active Directory
2 586 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 401 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 208 (6.41%) vSphere
5 201 (6.20%) Docker
6 148 (4.56%) Firmware
7 118 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
8 99 (3.05%) XenApp
9 70 (2.16%) VirtualBox
10 54 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
11 49 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
12 44 (1.36%) Terminal Services
13 37 (1.14%) NFS
14 34 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
15 31 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 30 (0.93%) XenDesktop
17 27 (0.83%) KVM
18 26 (0.80%) VMware NSX
19 21 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
20 18 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 254 (7.83%) Ansible
2 245 (7.55%) Puppet
3 208 (6.41%) SCCM
4 150 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (3.79%) Terraform
6 107 (3.30%) Kubernetes
7 82 (2.53%) Nagios
8 66 (2.04%) Salt
9 62 (1.91%) SCOM
10 60 (1.85%) Backup Exec
11 54 (1.67%) WSUS
12 43 (1.33%) Nessus
13 36 (1.11%) vCenter Server
14 33 (1.02%) Stealthwatch
15 28 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
15 28 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
15 28 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
15 28 (0.86%) Packer
16 25 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
16 25 (0.77%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,200 (37.00%) Microsoft
2 916 (28.25%) VMware
3 803 (24.76%) Cisco
4 356 (10.98%) Citrix
5 221 (6.81%) CheckPoint
6 187 (5.77%) HP
7 155 (4.78%) Palo Alto
7 155 (4.78%) SolarWinds
8 152 (4.69%) Google
9 146 (4.50%) Juniper
10 143 (4.41%) Oracle
11 142 (4.38%) Red Hat
12 115 (3.55%) Avaya
13 113 (3.48%) Splunk
14 108 (3.33%) Veeam
15 106 (3.27%) Apple
16 104 (3.21%) Symantec
17 100 (3.08%) Dell
18 97 (2.99%) F5
19 90 (2.78%) NetApp