Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 167 155
Rank change year-on-year -51 -12 +3
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 2,008 995 3,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 2.08% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.47% 13.57% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,611 825 2,598
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,743
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £58,627
90th Percentile £79,750 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,049 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.46% -6.25% +6.67%

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 16,100 7,330 21,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 15.30% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11,092 5,981 16,637
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
Median % change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -41 1,798 £45,000 +5.88% 465
UK excluding London -39 1,220 £38,049 +1.46% 392
London -79 695 £57,500 -4.17% 111
Work from Home -81 335 £55,000 +15.79% 74
South East -44 333 £40,000 +8.11% 126
North of England -39 309 £45,000 +28.57% 89
Midlands -59 194 £37,500 - 58
West Midlands -53 140 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Yorkshire -38 139 £55,000 +57.14% 22
South West -23 136 £30,000 -11.76% 38
North West -34 135 £45,000 +34.33% 47
East of England -37 128 £37,500 -9.09% 43
Scotland -58 70 £34,000 -35.24% 15
Wales -24 52 £37,500 +19.05% 16
East Midlands -71 48 £35,000 -4.11% 24
North East -15 35 £27,250 -27.33% 20
Northern Ireland -39 5 £74,000 +23.33% 7

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 990 (49.30%) Windows
2 801 (39.89%) DNS
3 705 (35.11%) Microsoft
4 704 (35.06%) Active Directory
5 668 (33.27%) Firewall
6 608 (30.28%) DHCP
7 581 (28.93%) Microsoft 365
8 568 (28.29%) Linux
9 550 (27.39%) Social Skills
10 543 (27.04%) Azure
11 494 (24.60%) Windows Server
12 467 (23.26%) WAN
13 441 (21.96%) VMware
14 440 (21.91%) LAN
15 401 (19.97%) Cisco
16 375 (18.68%) VPN
17 349 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
18 336 (16.73%) Python
19 326 (16.24%) Windows 10
20 321 (15.99%) AWS
21 313 (15.59%) PowerShell
22 288 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
23 282 (14.04%) Degree
24 269 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
25 267 (13.30%) DevOps
26 266 (13.25%) Wireless
27 265 (13.20%) ITIL
28 260 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 257 (12.80%) Software Engineering
30 253 (12.60%) Agile Software Development

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
1 152 (7.57%) MS Exchange
2 140 (6.97%) SharePoint
3 114 (5.68%) IIS
4 55 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (2.04%) Apache
6 29 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.34%) Skype for Business
7 27 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 25 (1.25%) JBoss
9 23 (1.15%) Confluence
10 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (0.75%) CMS
11 15 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.75%) WordPress
12 13 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.60%) nginx
14 11 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.55%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 269 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.100%) Simulink
8 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.70%) Sage 200
2 8 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.25%) Relativity
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.100%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.100%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.050%) BASE24
7 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 581 (28.93%) Microsoft 365
2 543 (27.04%) Azure
3 321 (15.99%) AWS
4 122 (6.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 98 (4.88%) SaaS
6 84 (4.18%) GCP
7 74 (3.69%) PaaS
8 70 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
8 70 (3.49%) Amazon EKS
8 70 (3.49%) GitHub
9 69 (3.44%) IaaS
10 50 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 50 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 46 (2.29%) Serverless
12 45 (2.24%) OneDrive
13 31 (1.54%) Mimecast
14 28 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (1.25%) Google Workspace
17 22 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 801 (39.89%) DNS
2 668 (33.27%) Firewall
3 608 (30.28%) DHCP
4 467 (23.26%) WAN
5 440 (21.91%) LAN
6 375 (18.68%) VPN
7 266 (13.25%) Wireless
8 251 (12.50%) HTTP
9 220 (10.96%) VLAN
10 218 (10.86%) Wi-Fi
11 186 (9.26%) Internet
12 174 (8.67%) Broadband
13 173 (8.62%) Network Security
14 159 (7.92%) Ethernet
15 142 (7.07%) VoIP
16 113 (5.63%) BGP
17 98 (4.88%) SMTP
18 97 (4.83%) OSPF
19 95 (4.73%) SAN
20 85 (4.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.14%) NoSQL
3 60 (2.99%) MySQL
4 43 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 31 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 16 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.45%) MarkLogic
11 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2019
11 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.35%) KDB
13 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 91 (4.53%) JIRA
2 82 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 77 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 56 (2.79%) GitLab
5 34 (1.69%) GNU Toolchain
6 33 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.25%) Subversion
8 17 (0.85%) Maven
9 15 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.40%) Selenium
15 6 (0.30%) Android Studio
15 6 (0.30%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.30%) Terragrunt
15 6 (0.30%) Travis CI
15 6 (0.30%) WinDbg
15 6 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 550 (27.39%) Social Skills
2 196 (9.76%) Finance
3 179 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
4 145 (7.22%) Telecoms
5 73 (3.64%) Banking
6 53 (2.64%) Retail
7 50 (2.49%) Law
8 45 (2.24%) Organisational Skills
9 35 (1.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 35 (1.74%) Public Sector
10 34 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
11 33 (1.64%) Legal
12 31 (1.54%) Manufacturing
13 27 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
14 22 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (1.05%) Electronics
16 19 (0.95%) Games
17 17 (0.85%) Back Office
18 15 (0.75%) Aerospace
19 14 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 261 (13.00%) Support Engineer
2 231 (11.50%) Analyst
3 218 (10.86%) IT Support
4 203 (10.11%) Network Engineer
5 184 (9.16%) IT Engineer
6 178 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 157 (7.82%) Software Engineer
8 117 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 117 (5.83%) Support Analyst
9 113 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
10 101 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 98 (4.88%) Embedded Engineer
12 97 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
13 93 (4.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 89 (4.43%) C++ Software Engineer
15 82 (4.08%) Developer
16 80 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
17 79 (3.93%) Embedded Linux Engineer
18 76 (3.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
18 76 (3.78%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (6.67%) HTML
2 90 (4.48%) Web Services
3 77 (3.83%) .NET
4 74 (3.69%) REST
5 67 (3.34%) Node.js
6 66 (3.29%) CSS
7 61 (3.04%) JSON
8 54 (2.69%) Middleware
9 44 (2.19%) 802.1X
10 41 (2.04%) LDAP
11 36 (1.79%) XML
12 35 (1.74%) HTML5
13 34 (1.69%) Kafka
13 34 (1.69%) WebKit
13 34 (1.69%) XMPP
14 32 (1.59%) RESTful
15 29 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
16 27 (1.34%) SAML
17 26 (1.29%) WPF
18 25 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 117 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
3 97 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 79 (3.93%) Driving Licence
5 63 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
6 55 (2.74%) Device Driver
6 55 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
7 51 (2.54%) User Experience
8 47 (2.34%) PKI
9 45 (2.24%) Clustering
9 45 (2.24%) Public Cloud
10 44 (2.19%) Social Media
11 39 (1.94%) iPad
11 39 (1.94%) iPhone
12 36 (1.79%) STB
13 35 (1.74%) Digital TV
14 34 (1.69%) MPEG
15 32 (1.59%) Algorithms
16 30 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 990 (49.30%) Windows
2 568 (28.29%) Linux
3 494 (24.60%) Windows Server
4 326 (16.24%) Windows 10
5 193 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 156 (7.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 130 (6.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 129 (6.42%) Windows 7
9 126 (6.27%) Unix
10 120 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 88 (4.38%) Android
12 53 (2.64%) Windows 8
13 51 (2.54%) Mac OS X
14 47 (2.34%) Apple iOS
15 43 (2.14%) Mac OS
16 39 (1.94%) CentOS
17 34 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
18 21 (1.05%) Ubuntu
19 20 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
2 267 (13.30%) DevOps
3 265 (13.20%) ITIL
4 260 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 257 (12.80%) Software Engineering
6 253 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
8 187 (9.31%) Computer Science
9 144 (7.17%) Service Delivery
10 136 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
11 132 (6.57%) SIEM
12 127 (6.32%) Load Balancing
13 113 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
14 106 (5.28%) Change Management
14 106 (5.28%) Configuration Management
15 103 (5.13%) Project Management
16 97 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 96 (4.78%) Analytics
18 95 (4.73%) Information Security
19 88 (4.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 336 (16.73%) Python
2 313 (15.59%) PowerShell
3 248 (12.35%) C++
4 237 (11.80%) C
5 196 (9.76%) SQL
6 179 (8.91%) Bash Shell
7 120 (5.98%) JavaScript
8 105 (5.23%) Java
9 92 (4.58%) C#
10 61 (3.04%) Perl
11 46 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 42 (2.09%) Embedded C
13 40 (1.99%) PHP
14 36 (1.79%) Ruby
15 33 (1.64%) Embedded C++
16 30 (1.49%) Go
17 23 (1.15%) VB
18 20 (1.00%) R
19 18 (0.90%) C-shell
19 18 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 282 (14.04%) Degree
2 192 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
3 128 (6.37%) CCNA
4 112 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (5.03%) CCNP
6 65 (3.24%) MCSA
7 63 (3.14%) Security Cleared
8 54 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 43 (2.14%) MCSE
10 42 (2.09%) MCP
11 38 (1.89%) CISSP
12 37 (1.84%) SC Cleared
13 36 (1.79%) CCIE
14 25 (1.25%) MCITP
15 21 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.95%) CISM
16 19 (0.95%) Master's Degree
17 16 (0.80%) AWS Certification
17 16 (0.80%) GIAC
18 15 (0.75%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (6.27%) SLA
2 83 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (2.14%) QA
4 29 (1.44%) NIST
5 24 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 22 (1.10%) GDPR
7 18 (0.90%) PMO
8 14 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.45%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.35%) NCSC
11 7 (0.35%) PA-DSS
12 5 (0.25%) COBIT
12 5 (0.25%) IEC 61508
12 5 (0.25%) MISRA
13 4 (0.20%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.15%) GRC
14 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 704 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 288 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (9.81%) Hyper-V
4 123 (6.13%) Docker
5 107 (5.33%) vSphere
6 91 (4.53%) Firmware
7 54 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (2.24%) XenApp
9 44 (2.19%) XenDesktop
10 41 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (0.55%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.50%) iptables
15 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.50%) ProxySG
16 8 (0.40%) NFS
16 8 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 175 (8.72%) Terraform
2 139 (6.92%) Kubernetes
3 117 (5.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 102 (5.08%) Ansible
5 90 (4.48%) SCCM
6 80 (3.98%) Puppet
7 53 (2.64%) Nagios
8 45 (2.24%) WSUS
9 37 (1.84%) Grafana
10 36 (1.79%) Kibana
11 35 (1.74%) FortiGate
12 33 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
13 30 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (1.44%) Prometheus
15 28 (1.39%) Graylog
16 27 (1.34%) SCOM
17 24 (1.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 19 (0.95%) Nmap
19 16 (0.80%) Backup Exec
20 14 (0.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 705 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 441 (21.96%) VMware
3 401 (19.97%) Cisco
4 156 (7.77%) Citrix
5 93 (4.63%) Palo Alto
6 89 (4.43%) Meraki
7 88 (4.38%) Apple
8 82 (4.08%) SolarWinds
9 80 (3.98%) Dell
10 78 (3.88%) Veeam
11 72 (3.59%) Oracle
12 61 (3.04%) Juniper
13 59 (2.94%) Splunk
14 55 (2.74%) HP
15 52 (2.59%) CheckPoint
16 49 (2.44%) Google
17 47 (2.34%) ServiceNow
17 47 (2.34%) Sophos
18 45 (2.24%) F5
19 43 (2.14%) Red Hat