Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 128 120
Rank change year-on-year -30 -8 -20
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,796 4,386 5,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.54% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.51% 15.93% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,083 3,671 4,792
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,500 £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 26,154 27,538 34,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.98% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20,808 22,429 28,237
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -29 3,589 £42,500 +6.25% 553
UK excluding London -21 2,244 £38,469 +2.58% 366
London -30 1,472 £50,000 +5.26% 209
South East -66 667 £40,000 - 74
North of England +4 475 £35,000 +7.69% 99
East of England +29 389 £45,000 +16.13% 67
Midlands +8 326 £35,000 -12.50% 46
South West -20 276 £39,931 +14.09% 58
North West 0 247 £35,000 - 58
Yorkshire +5 216 £36,000 +2.86% 36
West Midlands +1 202 £32,500 -18.75% 26
East Midlands +50 122 £37,500 -6.25% 20
Scotland -24 77 £29,000 -22.67% 9
Wales +12 43 £42,500 +30.77% 12
Northern Ireland +9 19 £24,500 -18.33% 1
North East -35 12 £27,500 +1.85% 5

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 2,230 (58.75%) Windows
2 1,514 (39.88%) DNS
3 1,434 (37.78%) Active Directory
4 1,420 (37.41%) Firewall
5 1,405 (37.01%) Linux
6 1,356 (35.72%) Microsoft
7 1,106 (29.14%) Windows Server
8 1,023 (26.95%) VMware
9 1,017 (26.79%) DHCP
10 832 (21.92%) Cisco
11 799 (21.05%) WAN
12 788 (20.76%) LAN
13 721 (18.99%) Office 365
14 673 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 647 (17.04%) VPN
16 634 (16.70%) SQL
17 627 (16.52%) ITIL
18 622 (16.39%) Python
19 578 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
20 568 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
21 552 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
22 550 (14.49%) Finance
23 539 (14.20%) MS Exchange
24 533 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
25 532 (14.01%) Windows 7
26 530 (13.96%) SQL Server
27 506 (13.33%) Hyper-V
28 495 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
29 493 (12.99%) HTTP
30 489 (12.88%) Degree

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
1 539 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 253 (6.66%) Apache
3 252 (6.64%) IIS
4 234 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 183 (4.82%) Tomcat
6 162 (4.27%) SharePoint
7 131 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 115 (3.03%) Skype for Business
9 109 (2.87%) WebLogic
10 101 (2.66%) JBoss
11 96 (2.53%) WebSphere
12 84 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 75 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
14 73 (1.92%) OpenStack
15 60 (1.58%) Confluence
16 49 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 47 (1.24%) nginx
18 41 (1.08%) WordPress
19 40 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 36 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 495 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.053%) Simulink
8 2 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.45%) Documaker
4 12 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.18%) assyst
5 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 5 (0.13%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.11%) Workfront
8 3 (0.079%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.079%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.053%) Maximo
9 2 (0.053%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.053%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.026%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.026%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 721 (18.99%) Office 365
2 578 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
3 448 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 179 (4.72%) SaaS
5 145 (3.82%) IaaS
6 104 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 101 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
8 84 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 76 (2.00%) GitHub
10 67 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 44 (1.16%) PaaS
12 35 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 31 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
13 31 (0.82%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 28 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 25 (0.66%) G Suite
17 22 (0.58%) Slack
18 21 (0.55%) Serverless
19 20 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,514 (39.88%) DNS
2 1,420 (37.41%) Firewall
3 1,017 (26.79%) DHCP
4 799 (21.05%) WAN
5 788 (20.76%) LAN
6 647 (17.04%) VPN
7 493 (12.99%) HTTP
8 392 (10.33%) SAN
9 368 (9.69%) VLAN
10 352 (9.27%) Network Security
11 302 (7.96%) Wireless
12 290 (7.64%) VoIP
13 277 (7.30%) Internet
14 240 (6.32%) SSL
15 228 (6.01%) BGP
16 217 (5.72%) OSPF
17 208 (5.48%) MPLS
18 205 (5.40%) Ethernet
19 190 (5.01%) IPsec
20 189 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 530 (13.96%) SQL Server
2 239 (6.30%) MySQL
3 109 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 83 (2.19%) NoSQL
5 80 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 74 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 60 (1.58%) Big Data
7 60 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 55 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 47 (1.24%) Redis
11 44 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
12 41 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 39 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
17 24 (0.63%) Apache Hive
18 22 (0.58%) HBase
18 22 (0.58%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 243 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 188 (4.95%) Jenkins
3 161 (4.24%) JIRA
4 106 (2.79%) Subversion
5 61 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 56 (1.48%) JUnit
7 42 (1.11%) Maven
8 39 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
10 32 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (0.84%) Vagrant
11 30 (0.79%) Bitbucket
11 30 (0.79%) GitLab
12 28 (0.74%) MSI
13 26 (0.68%) Selenium
14 22 (0.58%) Artifactory
14 22 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (0.53%) git-flow
15 20 (0.53%) Hamcrest
15 20 (0.53%) TestNG
General
1 550 (14.49%) Finance
2 194 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 192 (5.06%) Retail
4 114 (3.00%) Banking
5 80 (2.11%) Law
6 71 (1.87%) Legal
7 64 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 59 (1.55%) Electronics
10 58 (1.53%) Games
11 54 (1.42%) Investment Banking
11 54 (1.42%) Marketing
12 44 (1.16%) Advertising
13 33 (0.87%) Billing
14 32 (0.84%) Automotive
15 24 (0.63%) Military
15 24 (0.63%) Multimedia
16 22 (0.58%) Back Office
17 20 (0.53%) German Language
18 19 (0.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 580 (15.28%) Analyst
2 516 (13.59%) Support Engineer
3 345 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 336 (8.85%) IT Support
5 293 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 257 (6.77%) Developer
7 239 (6.30%) Support Analyst
8 228 (6.01%) IT Engineer
9 198 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 183 (4.82%) Security Engineer
11 177 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
12 175 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
12 175 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
13 171 (4.50%) Administrator
14 157 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
15 147 (3.87%) IT Support Engineer
16 134 (3.53%) Desktop Support
17 132 (3.48%) IT Analyst
18 130 (3.42%) Software Engineer
19 127 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (5.58%) .NET
2 201 (5.30%) Web Services
3 176 (4.64%) HTML
4 129 (3.40%) LDAP
5 127 (3.35%) LAMP
6 121 (3.19%) CSS
7 117 (3.08%) XML
8 101 (2.66%) REST
9 93 (2.45%) .NET Framework
10 75 (1.98%) Middleware
11 64 (1.69%) Spring
12 63 (1.66%) 802.1X
12 63 (1.66%) ASP.NET
13 57 (1.50%) SOAP
14 54 (1.42%) Hibernate
14 54 (1.42%) J2EE
15 52 (1.37%) Node.js
16 51 (1.34%) Ajax
17 49 (1.29%) JSON
18 46 (1.21%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 342 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 313 (8.25%) Computer Science
3 310 (8.17%) Data Centre
4 223 (5.87%) Self-Motivation
5 207 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 120 (3.16%) Clustering
7 101 (2.66%) Driving Licence
8 98 (2.58%) Replication
9 95 (2.50%) Public Cloud
10 90 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
11 72 (1.90%) Blackberry
12 68 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
13 63 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
14 62 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
15 61 (1.61%) Private Cloud
16 57 (1.50%) Fintech
17 52 (1.37%) Hedge funds
17 52 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
18 47 (1.24%) Fat Client
18 47 (1.24%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,230 (58.75%) Windows
2 1,405 (37.01%) Linux
3 1,106 (29.14%) Windows Server
4 568 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 552 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 532 (14.01%) Windows 7
7 473 (12.46%) Windows 10
8 369 (9.72%) Unix
9 161 (4.24%) Windows 8
10 152 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 147 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 129 (3.40%) Mac OS X
13 127 (3.35%) Android
14 118 (3.11%) CentOS
15 105 (2.77%) Apple iOS
16 99 (2.61%) Solaris
17 67 (1.77%) Ubuntu
17 67 (1.77%) Windows XP
18 45 (1.19%) AIX
19 40 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (16.52%) ITIL
2 533 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
3 457 (12.04%) DevOps
4 394 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 307 (8.09%) Configuration Management
6 304 (8.01%) Software Engineering
7 271 (7.14%) SIEM
8 270 (7.11%) Information Security
9 251 (6.61%) Cybersecurity
10 206 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 192 (5.06%) High Availability
12 183 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
13 174 (4.58%) Mentoring
13 174 (4.58%) Project Management
14 164 (4.32%) Incident Management
14 164 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
15 163 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
16 151 (3.98%) Load Balancing
17 148 (3.90%) Test Automation
18 147 (3.87%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 634 (16.70%) SQL
2 622 (16.39%) Python
3 481 (12.67%) PowerShell
4 406 (10.70%) Bash Shell
5 384 (10.12%) Java
6 254 (6.69%) Perl
7 250 (6.59%) C++
8 224 (5.90%) JavaScript
9 209 (5.51%) C
10 205 (5.40%) C#
11 170 (4.48%) Ruby
12 111 (2.92%) PHP
13 110 (2.90%) Shell Script
14 49 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 34 (0.90%) VBScript
16 33 (0.87%) VB
17 27 (0.71%) Go
18 26 (0.68%) Groovy
19 23 (0.61%) Embedded C
20 20 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 489 (12.88%) Degree
2 436 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 375 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 290 (7.64%) CCNA
5 255 (6.72%) CCNP
6 221 (5.82%) MCSE
7 214 (5.64%) CISSP
8 173 (4.56%) Security Cleared
9 144 (3.79%) MCSA
10 131 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 126 (3.32%) MCP
12 99 (2.61%) SC Cleared
13 73 (1.92%) MCITP
14 72 (1.90%) GIAC
15 70 (1.84%) CISM
16 60 (1.58%) DV Cleared
17 56 (1.48%) Network+ Certification
18 54 (1.42%) SANS
19 51 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
20 49 (1.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.27%) SLA
2 129 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 109 (2.87%) PCI DSS
4 106 (2.79%) QA
5 35 (0.92%) GDPR
5 35 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 34 (0.90%) GCP
7 16 (0.42%) COBIT
8 13 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.29%) PMO
11 8 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.21%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.13%) MISRA
13 3 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.053%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.053%) JTAG
15 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.026%) GPG13
System Software
1 1,434 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 673 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 506 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 231 (6.09%) Docker
5 190 (5.01%) vSphere
6 167 (4.40%) XenApp
7 146 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 105 (2.77%) XenDesktop
9 68 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 56 (1.48%) Firmware
11 48 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
12 38 (1.00%) NFS
13 35 (0.92%) VirtualBox
14 34 (0.90%) Samba
15 33 (0.87%) Xen
15 33 (0.87%) XenServer
16 31 (0.82%) KVM
16 31 (0.82%) Terminal Services
17 30 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
18 29 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 412 (10.85%) Puppet
2 320 (8.43%) Ansible
3 300 (7.90%) Opscode Chef
4 276 (7.27%) SCCM
5 116 (3.06%) Kubernetes
6 111 (2.92%) Nagios
7 106 (2.79%) Terraform
8 98 (2.58%) Salt
9 74 (1.95%) SCOM
10 63 (1.66%) Nessus
11 48 (1.26%) Backup Exec
12 44 (1.16%) QRadar
13 43 (1.13%) vCenter Server
14 42 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
15 36 (0.95%) WSUS
16 31 (0.82%) Icinga
17 30 (0.79%) FortiGate
18 29 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
19 27 (0.71%) ZABBIX
20 26 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,356 (35.72%) Microsoft
2 1,023 (26.95%) VMware
3 832 (21.92%) Cisco
4 455 (11.99%) Citrix
5 253 (6.66%) HP
6 247 (6.51%) Juniper
7 223 (5.87%) Oracle
8 199 (5.24%) Red Hat
9 195 (5.14%) CheckPoint
10 139 (3.66%) SolarWinds
11 137 (3.61%) F5
12 130 (3.42%) Dell
13 129 (3.40%) Splunk
14 128 (3.37%) IBM
15 121 (3.19%) Apple
16 114 (3.00%) Google
17 106 (2.79%) Veeam
18 91 (2.40%) Palo Alto
19 87 (2.29%) NetApp
20 81 (2.13%) ServiceNow