Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 120 95
Rank change year-on-year -14 -25 -3
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 4501 5140 6662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 2.69% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 15.90% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3690 4447 5717
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% +7.14%

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 28128 32320 37351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.88% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 22782 26690 30740
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 -11 4294 £41,000 -1.20% 208
UK excluding London -29 2648 £38,000 -1.94% 156
London +3 1775 £50,000 - 62
South East -17 987 £40,000 - 44
North of England +2 538 £35,000 - 47
East of England -28 359 £39,000 -8.24% 18
South West -15 339 £35,000 - 16
Midlands -15 315 £37,500 - 21
North West +30 292 £35,000 - 25
Yorkshire -4 226 £36,000 +14.29% 19
West Midlands -15 222 £40,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands -6 97 £36,000 - 9
Scotland -23 82 £37,500 +4.17% 5
Wales +4 31 £35,000 - 5
North East -9 21 £32,500 -19.75% 3
Northern Ireland -17 14 £40,000 +6.67%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 2604 (57.85%) Windows
2 1841 (40.90%) Firewall
3 1700 (37.77%) Active Directory
4 1672 (37.15%) Linux
5 1573 (34.95%) DNS
6 1362 (30.26%) Microsoft
7 1341 (29.79%) Cisco
8 1252 (27.82%) VMware
9 1201 (26.68%) DHCP
10 1189 (26.42%) Windows Server
11 1068 (23.73%) WAN
12 1016 (22.57%) LAN
13 887 (19.71%) ITIL
14 843 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 797 (17.71%) VPN
16 765 (17.00%) Finance
17 718 (15.95%) SQL
18 669 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
19 653 (14.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 638 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
21 637 (14.15%) MS Exchange
22 632 (14.04%) Unix
23 566 (12.57%) Python
24 542 (12.04%) Office 365
25 537 (11.93%) Windows 7
26 515 (11.44%) Microsoft Office
27 505 (11.22%) HTTP
28 489 (10.86%) Degree
29 484 (10.75%) Citrix
30 476 (10.58%) VLAN

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
1 637 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 253 (5.62%) Apache
3 248 (5.51%) SharePoint
4 232 (5.15%) IIS
5 193 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 153 (3.40%) Tomcat
7 128 (2.84%) Skype for Business
8 126 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 98 (2.18%) OpenStack
10 89 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 82 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 58 (1.29%) JBoss
13 53 (1.18%) nginx
14 51 (1.13%) WebLogic
14 51 (1.13%) WebSphere
15 46 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 44 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
17 42 (0.93%) CMS
18 28 (0.62%) Jetty
18 28 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 515 (11.44%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.18%) InDesign
9 6 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.089%) Simulink
11 3 (0.067%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.044%) InCopy
13 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 43 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.33%) Teamcenter
3 11 (0.24%) ResourceLink
4 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.18%) Magento
6 7 (0.16%) Eikon
6 7 (0.16%) iTrent
7 6 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.067%) Postilion
10 2 (0.044%) GoldMine
10 2 (0.044%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.044%) Summit
10 2 (0.044%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.022%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.022%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 542 (12.04%) Office 365
2 410 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
3 362 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 90 (2.00%) SaaS
5 80 (1.78%) IaaS
6 77 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 47 (1.04%) PaaS
9 44 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 41 (0.91%) Amazon S3
11 31 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (0.40%) G Suite
16 17 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
17 15 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
18 13 (0.29%) GitHub
18 13 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1841 (40.90%) Firewall
2 1573 (34.95%) DNS
3 1201 (26.68%) DHCP
4 1068 (23.73%) WAN
5 1016 (22.57%) LAN
6 797 (17.71%) VPN
7 505 (11.22%) HTTP
8 476 (10.58%) VLAN
9 473 (10.51%) SAN
10 414 (9.20%) VoIP
11 410 (9.11%) Internet
12 407 (9.04%) BGP
13 381 (8.46%) Network Security
14 345 (7.66%) Wireless
15 344 (7.64%) SSL
16 335 (7.44%) MPLS
17 315 (7.00%) OSPF
18 231 (5.13%) IPsec
19 227 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
20 224 (4.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 255 (5.67%) MySQL
3 122 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 104 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 90 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 62 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 60 (1.33%) MongoDB
9 56 (1.24%) Redis
10 55 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
11 53 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 38 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 37 (0.82%) RDBMS
15 35 (0.78%) MariaDB
16 34 (0.76%) Hadoop
17 28 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
18 26 (0.58%) Big Data
19 18 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
20 15 (0.33%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 167 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 111 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 90 (2.00%) Subversion
4 76 (1.69%) JIRA
5 38 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 35 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 34 (0.76%) NUnit
8 29 (0.64%) Maven
8 29 (0.64%) Vagrant
9 28 (0.62%) Selenium
9 28 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (0.47%) Burp Suite
11 21 (0.47%) MSI
12 20 (0.44%) JUnit
13 19 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
15 15 (0.33%) OllyDbg
15 15 (0.33%) WinDbg
General
1 765 (17.00%) Finance
2 299 (6.64%) Telecoms
3 221 (4.91%) Banking
4 138 (3.07%) Retail
5 105 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 89 (1.98%) Electronics
7 88 (1.96%) Marketing
8 84 (1.87%) Legal
9 82 (1.82%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.76%) Financial Institution
11 61 (1.36%) Back Office
12 59 (1.31%) Advertising
13 55 (1.22%) Retail Banking
14 54 (1.20%) Games
14 54 (1.20%) German Language
15 48 (1.07%) Military
16 47 (1.04%) Law
17 41 (0.91%) French Language
18 35 (0.78%) Digital Economy
19 29 (0.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 753 (16.73%) Analyst
2 636 (14.13%) Network Engineer
3 590 (13.11%) Support Engineer
4 346 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 330 (7.33%) IT Support
6 292 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 284 (6.31%) IT Engineer
8 274 (6.09%) Administrator
9 269 (5.98%) Security Engineer
10 224 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 221 (4.91%) Linux Engineer
12 210 (4.67%) Developer
13 206 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
14 171 (3.80%) Software Engineer
15 164 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
16 163 (3.62%) IT Analyst
17 162 (3.60%) Consultant
18 159 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 155 (3.44%) Cisco Engineer
20 144 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (6.22%) Web Services
2 216 (4.80%) XML
3 197 (4.38%) .NET
4 192 (4.27%) HTML
5 123 (2.73%) CSS
6 111 (2.47%) JSON
7 101 (2.24%) LAMP
8 70 (1.56%) Middleware
9 68 (1.51%) SOAP
10 57 (1.27%) REST
11 55 (1.22%) 802.1X
11 55 (1.22%) WPF
12 46 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
12 46 (1.02%) RESTful
12 46 (1.02%) WCF
13 44 (0.98%) .NET Framework
14 41 (0.91%) jQuery
15 39 (0.87%) ASP.NET
16 38 (0.84%) HTML5
17 36 (0.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 391 (8.69%) Data Centre
2 328 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 323 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 222 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 157 (3.49%) Clustering
6 118 (2.62%) Algorithms
7 113 (2.51%) Data Structures
8 108 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 85 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 76 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
11 75 (1.67%) Blackberry
12 72 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
13 71 (1.58%) Replication
14 69 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
14 69 (1.53%) Private Cloud
15 67 (1.49%) Fintech
15 67 (1.49%) Hedge funds
16 56 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
17 49 (1.09%) Public Cloud
18 46 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2604 (57.85%) Windows
2 1672 (37.15%) Linux
3 1189 (26.42%) Windows Server
4 653 (14.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 638 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 632 (14.04%) Unix
7 537 (11.93%) Windows 7
8 389 (8.64%) Windows 10
9 270 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 216 (4.80%) Windows 8
11 201 (4.47%) CentOS
12 187 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 170 (3.78%) Ubuntu
14 163 (3.62%) Android
15 146 (3.24%) Apple iOS
16 143 (3.18%) Solaris
17 121 (2.69%) Debian
18 103 (2.29%) Mac OS X
19 90 (2.00%) Windows XP
20 75 (1.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 887 (19.71%) ITIL
2 406 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (7.47%) SIEM
4 329 (7.31%) Information Security
5 302 (6.71%) Software Engineering
6 279 (6.20%) DevOps
7 278 (6.18%) Load Balancing
8 244 (5.42%) Cybersecurity
9 213 (4.73%) Configuration Management
10 210 (4.67%) Mentoring
11 204 (4.53%) Project Management
12 197 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 189 (4.20%) Change Management
14 181 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
15 173 (3.84%) Open Source
16 171 (3.80%) Network Design
17 162 (3.60%) Problem Management
18 159 (3.53%) Security Operations
19 158 (3.51%) Network Management
20 157 (3.49%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 718 (15.95%) SQL
2 566 (12.57%) Python
3 404 (8.98%) PowerShell
4 402 (8.93%) Java
5 340 (7.55%) Bash Shell
5 340 (7.55%) C++
6 338 (7.51%) Perl
7 306 (6.80%) C
8 198 (4.40%) C#
8 198 (4.40%) JavaScript
9 176 (3.91%) Ruby
10 162 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 132 (2.93%) PHP
12 53 (1.18%) Embedded C
13 44 (0.98%) Embedded C++
14 39 (0.87%) MATLAB
15 32 (0.71%) VB
16 29 (0.64%) Go
17 28 (0.62%) Korn
18 27 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 669 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
2 489 (10.86%) Degree
3 470 (10.44%) CCNA
4 406 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 369 (8.20%) CCNP
6 279 (6.20%) MCSE
7 276 (6.13%) CISSP
8 267 (5.93%) Security Cleared
9 198 (4.40%) SC Cleared
10 171 (3.80%) MCSA
11 169 (3.75%) MCP
12 146 (3.24%) CISM
13 125 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 125 (2.78%) DV Cleared
14 96 (2.13%) CCIE
15 84 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
16 69 (1.53%) CISA
16 69 (1.53%) MCITP
17 66 (1.47%) SANS
18 57 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (7.07%) SLA
2 198 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (2.33%) QA
4 88 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 78 (1.73%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.76%) PMO
7 28 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 12 (0.27%) GCP
11 10 (0.22%) COBIT
11 10 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.16%) GDPR
13 5 (0.11%) GPG13
13 5 (0.11%) MiFID
14 4 (0.089%) DO-178B
14 4 (0.089%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.089%) MIL-STD-498
15 3 (0.067%) MISRA
16 2 (0.044%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 1700 (37.77%) Active Directory
2 843 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 436 (9.69%) Hyper-V
4 201 (4.47%) vSphere
5 164 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 162 (3.60%) Docker
7 122 (2.71%) XenApp
8 120 (2.67%) KVM
9 87 (1.93%) Terminal Services
10 75 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
11 69 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
12 63 (1.40%) Xen
13 54 (1.20%) Firmware
14 50 (1.11%) XenServer
15 49 (1.09%) iptables
16 47 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
17 42 (0.93%) NFS
18 39 (0.87%) Snort
19 37 (0.82%) ProxySG
20 32 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 271 (6.02%) Puppet
2 255 (5.67%) SCCM
3 178 (3.95%) Nagios
4 160 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 156 (3.47%) Ansible
6 106 (2.36%) WSUS
7 85 (1.89%) Backup Exec
8 77 (1.71%) SCOM
9 75 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 53 (1.18%) Kubernetes
11 52 (1.16%) FortiGate
12 51 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
13 43 (0.96%) vCenter Server
14 42 (0.93%) Cacti
15 41 (0.91%) SELinux
16 38 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
17 34 (0.76%) Salt
18 33 (0.73%) Icinga
19 32 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
19 32 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1362 (30.26%) Microsoft
2 1341 (29.79%) Cisco
3 1252 (27.82%) VMware
4 484 (10.75%) Citrix
5 452 (10.04%) Juniper
6 380 (8.44%) CheckPoint
7 303 (6.73%) F5
8 293 (6.51%) HP
9 289 (6.42%) Red Hat
10 254 (5.64%) Oracle
11 239 (5.31%) Palo Alto
12 145 (3.22%) Apple
13 128 (2.84%) Dell
14 124 (2.75%) SolarWinds
15 117 (2.60%) Blue Coat
16 105 (2.33%) IBM
17 101 (2.24%) Veeam
18 99 (2.20%) Avaya
19 98 (2.18%) NetApp
20 91 (2.02%) Symantec