Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 115 97
Rank change year-on-year -17 -18 -10
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 4566 5142 6371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.71% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.19% 15.95% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3759 4391 5535
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.27% +5.33% +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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -13 4320 £42,500 +2.41% 295
UK excluding London -26 2746 £39,000 -1.27% 174
London -6 1714 £50,000 - 136
South East -30 1004 £40,500 -4.71% 46
North of England +37 586 £35,000 +7.69% 52
East of England -22 356 £39,000 -8.24% 27
South West +8 349 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Midlands -27 332 £38,000 -5.00% 22
North West +44 325 £34,000 -2.86% 28
Yorkshire +18 232 £35,000 +20.69% 22
West Midlands -14 220 £40,000 +11.11% 13
East Midlands -18 113 £31,500 -25.88% 8
Scotland -38 82 £38,750 +0.21% 7
Wales +24 40 £39,250 +12.14% 8
North East +12 32 £32,500 -19.75% 2
Northern Ireland -9 20 £40,000 +10.34%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2623 (57.45%) Windows
2 1786 (39.12%) Firewall
3 1751 (38.35%) Linux
4 1689 (36.99%) Active Directory
5 1650 (36.14%) DNS
6 1371 (30.03%) Microsoft
7 1306 (28.60%) Cisco
8 1271 (27.84%) VMware
9 1223 (26.78%) DHCP
10 1206 (26.41%) Windows Server
11 1009 (22.10%) WAN
12 994 (21.77%) LAN
13 851 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 849 (18.59%) ITIL
15 764 (16.73%) VPN
16 752 (16.47%) Finance
17 744 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 704 (15.42%) SQL
19 684 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
20 666 (14.59%) Python
21 655 (14.35%) Unix
22 642 (14.06%) MS Exchange
23 616 (13.49%) Cisco Certification
24 594 (13.01%) Office 365
25 541 (11.85%) Microsoft Office
26 530 (11.61%) Degree
26 530 (11.61%) Windows 7
27 481 (10.53%) SAN
28 479 (10.49%) Citrix
29 473 (10.36%) HTTP

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
1 642 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 252 (5.52%) Apache
3 251 (5.50%) IIS
4 244 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 204 (4.47%) SharePoint
6 143 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 128 (2.80%) Tomcat
8 117 (2.56%) OpenStack
9 112 (2.45%) Skype for Business
10 104 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 100 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 58 (1.27%) CMS
13 57 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
14 50 (1.10%) nginx
15 44 (0.96%) JBoss
16 39 (0.85%) WebSphere
17 38 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
18 36 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 35 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
20 33 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 541 (11.85%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.11%) InDesign
8 4 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.088%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.088%) InCopy
9 3 (0.066%) Simulink
10 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.022%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 32 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.31%) Teamcenter
3 7 (0.15%) Eikon
3 7 (0.15%) Magento
3 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.11%) Postilion
4 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.11%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.088%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 4 (0.088%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.044%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.044%) Summit
7 2 (0.044%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.022%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.022%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 594 (13.01%) Office 365
2 472 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 382 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 139 (3.04%) SaaS
5 91 (1.99%) IaaS
6 80 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (1.12%) PaaS
8 49 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
9 47 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 38 (0.83%) Amazon S3
11 28 (0.61%) GitHub
11 28 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (0.44%) G Suite
14 20 (0.44%) Mimecast
15 15 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.28%) Route 53
17 12 (0.26%) Datadog
17 12 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1786 (39.12%) Firewall
2 1650 (36.14%) DNS
3 1223 (26.78%) DHCP
4 1009 (22.10%) WAN
5 994 (21.77%) LAN
6 764 (16.73%) VPN
7 481 (10.53%) SAN
8 473 (10.36%) HTTP
9 460 (10.07%) VLAN
10 409 (8.96%) Internet
11 391 (8.56%) VoIP
12 379 (8.30%) Network Security
13 352 (7.71%) BGP
14 333 (7.29%) SSL
15 320 (7.01%) Wireless
16 293 (6.42%) MPLS
17 277 (6.07%) OSPF
18 242 (5.30%) IPsec
19 235 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
20 215 (4.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 301 (6.59%) MySQL
3 123 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 122 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 106 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 91 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 75 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 61 (1.34%) Redis
9 57 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 55 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 54 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 52 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 46 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 33 (0.72%) Big Data
16 32 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 31 (0.68%) MariaDB
18 27 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
19 19 (0.42%) DB2
20 18 (0.39%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 178 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 128 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 90 (1.97%) JIRA
4 69 (1.51%) Subversion
5 40 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 39 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 30 (0.66%) MSI
7 30 (0.66%) NUnit
7 30 (0.66%) Selenium
8 29 (0.64%) Burp Suite
8 29 (0.64%) Maven
9 27 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (0.55%) Visual Studio
11 24 (0.53%) JUnit
12 21 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (0.39%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.37%) Metasploit
14 17 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 16 (0.35%) InstallShield
15 16 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 752 (16.47%) Finance
2 280 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 223 (4.88%) Banking
4 112 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 105 (2.30%) Retail
6 94 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 93 (2.04%) Legal
8 79 (1.73%) Electronics
9 78 (1.71%) Law
10 76 (1.66%) Marketing
11 67 (1.47%) Games
12 66 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 66 (1.45%) Military
13 60 (1.31%) Back Office
14 59 (1.29%) Retail Banking
15 50 (1.10%) Advertising
16 40 (0.88%) Billing
17 33 (0.72%) German Language
18 31 (0.68%) French Language
19 28 (0.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 763 (16.71%) Analyst
2 639 (13.99%) Support Engineer
3 542 (11.87%) Network Engineer
4 335 (7.34%) IT Support
5 324 (7.10%) Support Analyst
6 301 (6.59%) IT Engineer
7 299 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 287 (6.29%) Administrator
9 261 (5.72%) Security Engineer
10 233 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
11 211 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
12 210 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
13 205 (4.49%) Developer
14 199 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
15 190 (4.16%) Software Engineer
16 188 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 172 (3.77%) Desktop Support
18 170 (3.72%) Consultant
19 169 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
20 163 (3.57%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (6.42%) Web Services
2 190 (4.16%) XML
3 177 (3.88%) .NET
4 176 (3.85%) HTML
5 95 (2.08%) LAMP
6 94 (2.06%) CSS
6 94 (2.06%) JSON
7 61 (1.34%) Middleware
8 56 (1.23%) SOAP
9 53 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
9 53 (1.16%) REST
10 52 (1.14%) ASP.NET
11 48 (1.05%) HTML5
12 46 (1.01%) WPF
13 43 (0.94%) .NET Framework
14 42 (0.92%) AngularJS
14 42 (0.92%) WCF
15 39 (0.85%) jQuery
16 38 (0.83%) Spring
17 35 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 407 (8.91%) Data Centre
2 347 (7.60%) Computer Science
3 320 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 231 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 182 (3.99%) Clustering
6 115 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 111 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 92 (2.01%) Data Structures
9 91 (1.99%) Replication
10 88 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 83 (1.82%) Private Cloud
12 81 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
13 76 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
14 71 (1.55%) Public Cloud
15 69 (1.51%) Blackberry
15 69 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
16 68 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
17 59 (1.29%) Fintech
18 57 (1.25%) Hedge funds
19 54 (1.18%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2623 (57.45%) Windows
2 1751 (38.35%) Linux
3 1206 (26.41%) Windows Server
4 744 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 684 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 655 (14.35%) Unix
7 530 (11.61%) Windows 7
8 417 (9.13%) Windows 10
9 253 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 207 (4.53%) Windows 8
11 205 (4.49%) CentOS
12 182 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 169 (3.70%) Ubuntu
14 142 (3.11%) Solaris
15 119 (2.61%) Android
16 113 (2.47%) Mac OS X
17 108 (2.37%) Apple iOS
18 107 (2.34%) Windows XP
19 100 (2.19%) Debian
20 61 (1.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (18.59%) ITIL
2 434 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (8.23%) SIEM
4 358 (7.84%) Information Security
5 334 (7.31%) DevOps
6 317 (6.94%) Software Engineering
7 307 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
8 265 (5.80%) Configuration Management
9 231 (5.06%) Load Balancing
9 231 (5.06%) Mentoring
10 213 (4.66%) Project Management
11 211 (4.62%) Open Source
12 206 (4.51%) Penetration Testing
13 205 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 191 (4.18%) Security Operations
15 177 (3.88%) Incident Management
16 174 (3.81%) Service Delivery
17 168 (3.68%) Change Management
17 168 (3.68%) Network Design
18 152 (3.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 704 (15.42%) SQL
2 666 (14.59%) Python
3 419 (9.18%) PowerShell
4 388 (8.50%) Bash Shell
5 377 (8.26%) Java
6 347 (7.60%) C++
7 334 (7.31%) Perl
8 316 (6.92%) C
9 221 (4.84%) C#
10 206 (4.51%) Ruby
11 199 (4.36%) JavaScript
12 184 (4.03%) Shell Script
13 137 (3.00%) PHP
14 48 (1.05%) Go
15 44 (0.96%) MATLAB
16 40 (0.88%) Embedded C
17 33 (0.72%) VBScript
18 31 (0.68%) Korn
18 31 (0.68%) Tcl
19 29 (0.64%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 616 (13.49%) Cisco Certification
2 530 (11.61%) Degree
3 426 (9.33%) CCNA
4 419 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 335 (7.34%) CCNP
6 305 (6.68%) CISSP
7 288 (6.31%) MCSE
8 277 (6.07%) Security Cleared
9 194 (4.25%) SC Cleared
10 192 (4.20%) MCSA
11 158 (3.46%) CISM
12 155 (3.39%) MCP
13 152 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 109 (2.39%) DV Cleared
15 93 (2.04%) SANS
16 73 (1.60%) CCIE
17 69 (1.51%) GIAC
18 68 (1.49%) CEH
19 67 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
20 61 (1.34%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (6.46%) SLA
2 211 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 120 (2.63%) QA
4 90 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 80 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.64%) PMO
7 26 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 24 (0.53%) GCP
9 10 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.22%) GDPR
10 9 (0.20%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.18%) COBIT
12 7 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.13%) MIL-STD-498
14 5 (0.11%) MiFID
15 4 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.088%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.044%) MISRA
System Software
1 1689 (36.99%) Active Directory
2 851 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 438 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 249 (5.45%) vSphere
5 216 (4.73%) Docker
6 179 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 125 (2.74%) XenApp
8 98 (2.15%) KVM
9 81 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
10 72 (1.58%) NFS
10 72 (1.58%) Terminal Services
11 64 (1.40%) iptables
12 56 (1.23%) Xen
13 51 (1.12%) Samba
14 49 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
15 48 (1.05%) XenServer
16 45 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
17 43 (0.94%) Firmware
18 40 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
19 32 (0.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 338 (7.40%) Puppet
2 262 (5.74%) SCCM
3 228 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
4 214 (4.69%) Ansible
5 177 (3.88%) Nagios
6 104 (2.28%) Kubernetes
7 83 (1.82%) Backup Exec
8 76 (1.66%) SCOM
9 74 (1.62%) WSUS
10 64 (1.40%) Salt
11 63 (1.38%) vCenter Server
12 57 (1.25%) ZABBIX
13 53 (1.16%) FortiGate
14 50 (1.10%) Cacti
15 48 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
16 45 (0.99%) Terraform
17 44 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
18 43 (0.94%) Nessus
19 37 (0.81%) Grafana
19 37 (0.81%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1371 (30.03%) Microsoft
2 1306 (28.60%) Cisco
3 1271 (27.84%) VMware
4 479 (10.49%) Citrix
5 386 (8.45%) Juniper
6 320 (7.01%) CheckPoint
7 308 (6.75%) HP
8 300 (6.57%) Red Hat
9 245 (5.37%) F5
9 245 (5.37%) Oracle
10 196 (4.29%) Palo Alto
11 144 (3.15%) SolarWinds
12 136 (2.98%) Dell
13 129 (2.83%) Apple
14 124 (2.72%) NetApp
15 118 (2.58%) Veeam
16 96 (2.10%) EMC
17 88 (1.93%) Google
18 87 (1.91%) Blue Coat
19 86 (1.88%) Avaya