Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 144 160
Rank change year-on-year -32 +16 -19
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,430 3,009 3,369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.45% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 16.32% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,408 2,550 2,785
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +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 9,782 18,443 22,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 15.00% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,667 14,764 18,035
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -31 1,306 £47,500 +5.56% 298
UK excluding London -27 928 £42,500 +6.25% 261
London -48 436 £65,000 +18.18% 62
South East -11 290 £50,000 +11.11% 64
North of England +23 239 £37,500 -10.71% 75
Work from Home +8 232 £52,500 +5.00% 40
Midlands -3 149 £42,500 +30.77% 38
Yorkshire +34 132 £35,000 -22.22% 31
South West -48 124 £33,500 -10.67% 26
West Midlands -16 91 £42,500 +30.77% 23
North West +1 90 £45,000 +12.50% 36
East Midlands +23 56 £37,000 +13.85% 15
East of England -21 54 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Scotland +27 44 £42,000 -6.67% 10
Wales +16 27 £32,500 -13.33% 13
North East +18 17 £29,000 +5.45% 8
Northern Ireland -13 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 658 (46.01%) Windows
2 534 (37.34%) DNS
3 517 (36.15%) Active Directory
4 482 (33.71%) Firewall
5 467 (32.66%) Microsoft
6 445 (31.12%) VMware
7 436 (30.49%) Linux
8 373 (26.08%) DHCP
9 368 (25.73%) Microsoft 365
10 342 (23.92%) Azure
11 340 (23.78%) WAN
12 327 (22.87%) Windows Server
13 305 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 294 (20.56%) Cisco
15 283 (19.79%) LAN
16 282 (19.72%) Python
17 261 (18.25%) AWS
18 241 (16.85%) VPN
19 223 (15.59%) PowerShell
20 187 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
21 186 (13.01%) Windows 10
22 185 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
23 184 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 183 (12.80%) Hyper-V
25 182 (12.73%) HTTP
26 181 (12.66%) ITIL
27 178 (12.45%) Finance
28 168 (11.75%) VLAN
29 164 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
30 161 (11.26%) Ansible

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
1 136 (9.51%) MS Exchange
2 85 (5.94%) SharePoint
3 58 (4.06%) IIS
4 53 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (3.43%) Apache
6 34 (2.38%) Confluence
7 33 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.12%) Apache Spark
10 15 (1.05%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.98%) nginx
12 13 (0.91%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.91%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.63%) JBoss
16 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.63%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 110 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) Simulink
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.21%) Eikon
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.070%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 368 (25.73%) Microsoft 365
2 342 (23.92%) Azure
3 261 (18.25%) AWS
4 73 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (3.57%) IaaS
5 51 (3.57%) SaaS
6 39 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (2.73%) Mimecast
7 38 (2.66%) GCP
8 33 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.03%) GitHub
10 28 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (1.82%) PaaS
12 20 (1.40%) Serverless
13 14 (0.98%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (0.91%) Datadog
15 11 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
16 9 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 534 (37.34%) DNS
2 482 (33.71%) Firewall
3 373 (26.08%) DHCP
4 340 (23.78%) WAN
5 283 (19.79%) LAN
6 241 (16.85%) VPN
7 182 (12.73%) HTTP
8 168 (11.75%) VLAN
9 140 (9.79%) Wireless
10 126 (8.81%) VoIP
11 119 (8.32%) BGP
12 114 (7.97%) Ethernet
13 113 (7.90%) Network Security
14 107 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
15 97 (6.78%) OSPF
16 88 (6.15%) MPLS
17 79 (5.52%) SAN
18 72 (5.03%) Internet
19 62 (4.34%) Cisco ASA
20 59 (4.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (2.24%) MySQL
4 28 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
9 12 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.63%) Redis
11 8 (0.56%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.35%) Big Data
13 5 (0.35%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.21%) HBase
14 3 (0.21%) Impala
15 2 (0.14%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 96 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.13%) JIRA
3 53 (3.71%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.52%) GitLab
5 18 (1.26%) Bitbucket
6 17 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.98%) Selenium
10 12 (0.84%) Artifactory
11 11 (0.77%) Gerrit
11 11 (0.77%) Subversion
12 10 (0.70%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.56%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.56%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.49%) IntelliJ
14 7 (0.49%) Maven
14 7 (0.49%) Metasploit
14 7 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.42%) JUnit
General
1 178 (12.45%) Finance
2 101 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 61 (4.27%) Banking
4 35 (2.45%) Law
5 20 (1.40%) Electronics
6 18 (1.26%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.12%) Back Office
8 16 (1.12%) Retail
9 10 (0.70%) Marketing
10 9 (0.63%) Games
11 8 (0.56%) Military
12 6 (0.42%) Legal
12 6 (0.42%) Local Government
13 5 (0.35%) Advertising
13 5 (0.35%) Front Office
13 5 (0.35%) German Language
14 4 (0.28%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (13.43%) Network Engineer
2 171 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 147 (10.28%) Analyst
4 140 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 137 (9.58%) IT Engineer
6 101 (7.06%) IT Support
7 86 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 72 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
9 71 (4.97%) IT Support Engineer
10 66 (4.62%) Developer
11 65 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 57 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
13 55 (3.85%) Administrator
14 53 (3.71%) Security Engineer
15 51 (3.57%) Software Engineer
16 50 (3.50%) Architect
17 49 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
18 48 (3.36%) Consultant
19 47 (3.29%) Service Analyst
20 45 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.57%) XML
2 42 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 42 (2.94%) Web Services
3 36 (2.52%) JSON
4 32 (2.24%) HTML
5 31 (2.17%) XMPP
6 30 (2.10%) RESTful
7 28 (1.96%) .NET
8 27 (1.89%) CSS
9 26 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
10 22 (1.54%) LDAP
11 21 (1.47%) REST
12 19 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
12 19 (1.33%) YAML
13 18 (1.26%) Kafka
14 14 (0.98%) SAML
15 12 (0.84%) Apache NiFi
15 12 (0.84%) Node.js
16 11 (0.77%) HTML5
16 11 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 28 (1.96%) Replication
7 27 (1.89%) Clustering
7 27 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 27 (1.89%) PKI
8 25 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
9 24 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 23 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 20 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 20 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (1.26%) Cyberattack
14 17 (1.19%) Device Driver
15 14 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.91%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 658 (46.01%) Windows
2 436 (30.49%) Linux
3 327 (22.87%) Windows Server
4 186 (13.01%) Windows 10
5 164 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (8.74%) Unix
7 108 (7.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 102 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (6.36%) Windows 7
10 60 (4.20%) Android
11 57 (3.99%) CentOS
12 52 (3.64%) Ubuntu
12 52 (3.64%) Windows Server 2019
13 49 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (1.12%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (0.77%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
2 184 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 181 (12.66%) ITIL
4 154 (10.77%) DevOps
5 138 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
7 97 (6.78%) Computer Science
8 92 (6.43%) Information Security
9 87 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (6.08%) SIEM
10 78 (5.45%) Infrastructure as Code
10 78 (5.45%) Software Engineering
11 71 (4.97%) Configuration Management
12 62 (4.34%) Network Design
13 61 (4.27%) Mentoring
14 54 (3.78%) Test Automation
15 53 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 46 (3.22%) Change Management
18 43 (3.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 282 (19.72%) Python
2 223 (15.59%) PowerShell
3 140 (9.79%) SQL
4 109 (7.62%) Bash Shell
5 87 (6.08%) C++
6 81 (5.66%) C
7 79 (5.52%) Java
8 55 (3.85%) Perl
9 49 (3.43%) Ruby
10 45 (3.15%) Shell Script
11 44 (3.08%) C#
12 34 (2.38%) JavaScript
13 18 (1.26%) PHP
14 13 (0.91%) Groovy
14 13 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.77%) Embedded C
15 11 (0.77%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.70%) VB
17 9 (0.63%) Go
17 9 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 185 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (7.27%) CCNP
2 104 (7.27%) Degree
3 96 (6.71%) CCNA
4 82 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (4.34%) Security Cleared
6 49 (3.43%) SC Cleared
7 39 (2.73%) MCSA
8 37 (2.59%) MCSE
9 31 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 30 (2.10%) MCITP
11 29 (2.03%) CISSP
11 29 (2.03%) MCP
12 27 (1.89%) CCIE
13 24 (1.68%) JNCIP
14 23 (1.61%) CISM
15 19 (1.33%) JNCIA
16 18 (1.26%) AWS Certification
16 18 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (1.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.34%) SLA
2 59 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (3.36%) QA
4 15 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.63%) GDPR
6 8 (0.56%) NIST
7 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.35%) PMO
8 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.21%) COBIT
9 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.070%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.070%) JTAG
11 1 (0.070%) NCSC
System Software
1 517 (36.15%) Active Directory
2 305 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (12.80%) Hyper-V
4 99 (6.92%) Docker
5 94 (6.57%) vSphere
6 77 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (3.99%) XenDesktop
8 53 (3.71%) XenApp
9 31 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
10 26 (1.82%) Firmware
11 17 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (1.12%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.84%) KVM
15 9 (0.63%) NFS
16 7 (0.49%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.42%) DFS Replication
18 5 (0.35%) RHEV
19 4 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 161 (11.26%) Ansible
2 138 (9.65%) Terraform
3 106 (7.41%) Kubernetes
4 85 (5.94%) Puppet
5 82 (5.73%) SCCM
6 44 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (2.73%) SCOM
9 34 (2.38%) Nagios
10 33 (2.31%) WSUS
11 30 (2.10%) FortiGate
12 28 (1.96%) Prometheus
13 25 (1.75%) Kibana
14 24 (1.68%) Graylog
15 21 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 21 (1.47%) Nessus
16 20 (1.40%) vCenter Server
17 19 (1.33%) ZABBIX
18 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
19 15 (1.05%) Grafana
Vendors
1 467 (32.66%) Microsoft
2 445 (31.12%) VMware
3 294 (20.56%) Cisco
4 145 (10.14%) Citrix
5 78 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 73 (5.10%) Palo Alto
7 67 (4.69%) Dell
8 65 (4.55%) Apple
9 63 (4.41%) HP
10 61 (4.27%) CheckPoint
10 61 (4.27%) F5
11 58 (4.06%) Juniper
12 50 (3.50%) SolarWinds
12 50 (3.50%) Veeam
13 49 (3.43%) Fortinet
14 48 (3.36%) Oracle
15 42 (2.94%) Meraki
16 34 (2.38%) Avaya
16 34 (2.38%) Splunk
17 33 (2.31%) EMC