Period
to 27 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 236 159 145
Rank change year-on-year -77 -14 +16
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,996 1,346 3,096
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 2.08% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 14.81% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,437 1,133 2,511
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,000 £24,380
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.75% +1.88% +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 17,382 9,088 18,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.05% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 11,087 7,267 14,990
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 18 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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -73 1,733 £42,500 -5.56% 432
UK excluding London -59 1,241 £38,000 -6.75% 313
London -102 618 £51,250 -14.58% 142
Work from Home -123 311 £55,000 +4.76% 68
North of England -57 310 £40,000 +6.67% 93
South East -71 284 £34,500 -23.33% 53
Midlands -54 198 £37,500 -6.25% 54
South West -6 172 £35,000 +7.69% 47
East of England -11 157 £37,500 -16.67% 43
North West -41 155 £40,000 -5.88% 49
West Midlands -36 133 £42,500 +5.44% 34
Yorkshire -74 123 £42,500 +21.43% 35
Scotland -20 81 £40,000 -15.79% 8
East Midlands -46 61 £35,000 -4.11% 20
Wales -23 41 £42,500 +54.55% 9
North East -16 32 £26,500 -15.60% 9
Northern Ireland - 9 £41,250 - 6
Channel Islands - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,050 (52.61%) Windows
2 857 (42.94%) Active Directory
3 811 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 784 (39.28%) DNS
5 698 (34.97%) Firewall
6 632 (31.66%) Microsoft 365
7 616 (30.86%) DHCP
8 588 (29.46%) Linux
9 563 (28.21%) Social Skills
10 545 (27.30%) Azure
11 540 (27.05%) Cisco
12 521 (26.10%) LAN
13 520 (26.05%) WAN
14 486 (24.35%) Windows Server
15 448 (22.44%) Problem-Solving
16 436 (21.84%) VMware
17 385 (19.29%) Windows 10
18 374 (18.74%) VPN
19 361 (18.09%) Python
20 334 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
21 297 (14.88%) AWS
22 295 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
23 284 (14.23%) Wireless
24 283 (14.18%) PowerShell
25 276 (13.83%) ITIL
26 263 (13.18%) Software Engineering
27 257 (12.88%) Degree
27 257 (12.88%) Finance
28 251 (12.58%) C++
29 249 (12.47%) 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
1 175 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 111 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 94 (4.71%) IIS
4 68 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 38 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.65%) Apache
7 28 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 28 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (1.30%) JBoss
10 21 (1.05%) Confluence
10 21 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 20 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.50%) nginx
16 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 240 (12.02%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.70%) Chatbot
5 13 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.35%) R3 Corda
1 7 (0.35%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.30%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.10%) Relativity
4 2 (0.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 632 (31.66%) Microsoft 365
2 545 (27.30%) Azure
3 297 (14.88%) AWS
4 111 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (4.86%) SaaS
6 66 (3.31%) GCP
7 58 (2.91%) GitHub
8 52 (2.61%) IaaS
9 49 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 47 (2.35%) Serverless
11 46 (2.30%) PaaS
12 43 (2.15%) OneDrive
13 41 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 33 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
15 32 (1.60%) OpenShift
16 29 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (1.40%) Google Workspace
18 26 (1.30%) AWS Direct Connect
19 24 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 784 (39.28%) DNS
2 698 (34.97%) Firewall
3 616 (30.86%) DHCP
4 521 (26.10%) LAN
5 520 (26.05%) WAN
6 374 (18.74%) VPN
7 284 (14.23%) Wireless
8 249 (12.47%) HTTP
9 210 (10.52%) Wi-Fi
10 209 (10.47%) VLAN
11 171 (8.57%) Internet
12 160 (8.02%) Network Security
13 158 (7.92%) VoIP
14 157 (7.87%) BGP
15 107 (5.36%) Broadband
16 106 (5.31%) OSPF
17 105 (5.26%) Ethernet
18 96 (4.81%) SSL
19 95 (4.76%) SMTP
20 94 (4.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.36%) MySQL
3 88 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (3.31%) MariaDB
5 56 (2.81%) InfluxDB
6 35 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 35 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.00%) SQLite
10 15 (0.75%) Big Data
11 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2019
12 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.50%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.45%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.40%) ArangoDB
15 8 (0.40%) DB2
15 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 89 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 77 (3.86%) Jenkins
2 77 (3.86%) JIRA
3 44 (2.20%) GitLab
4 42 (2.10%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.05%) GNU Toolchain
6 21 (1.05%) Maven
7 15 (0.75%) Subversion
8 14 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 11 (0.55%) Zephyr
10 10 (0.50%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.40%) Selenium
12 6 (0.30%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.25%) C++Builder
13 5 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.20%) Appium
14 4 (0.20%) JMeter
14 4 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 563 (28.21%) Social Skills
2 257 (12.88%) Finance
3 202 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
4 136 (6.81%) Organisational Skills
5 134 (6.71%) Telecoms
6 96 (4.81%) Banking
7 60 (3.01%) Retail
8 55 (2.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 54 (2.71%) Legal
10 45 (2.25%) Electronics
11 44 (2.20%) Law
12 43 (2.15%) Public Sector
13 34 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
14 32 (1.60%) Marketing
15 31 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
16 18 (0.90%) Games
17 17 (0.85%) Investment Banking
17 17 (0.85%) Manufacturing
18 15 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 321 (16.08%) Analyst
2 285 (14.28%) Support Engineer
3 235 (11.77%) IT Engineer
4 230 (11.52%) IT Support
5 219 (10.97%) Network Engineer
6 178 (8.92%) Software Engineer
7 153 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 136 (6.81%) IT Support Engineer
9 120 (6.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 111 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 110 (5.51%) Support Analyst
12 103 (5.16%) Linux Engineer
13 102 (5.11%) Embedded Engineer
14 101 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
15 86 (4.31%) C++ Software Engineer
16 81 (4.06%) Service Analyst
17 80 (4.01%) Developer
18 75 (3.76%) IT Analyst
18 75 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
19 70 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (4.16%) .NET
2 75 (3.76%) HTML
3 50 (2.51%) Middleware
4 48 (2.40%) REST
5 47 (2.35%) LDAP
6 42 (2.10%) CSS
7 39 (1.95%) JSON
7 39 (1.95%) Node.js
8 33 (1.65%) 802.1X
9 30 (1.50%) Web Services
10 29 (1.45%) WPF
11 28 (1.40%) XML
12 27 (1.35%) Kafka
13 23 (1.15%) Yocto
14 21 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
14 21 (1.05%) HTML5
14 21 (1.05%) WebKit
15 20 (1.00%) .NET Framework
16 19 (0.95%) XMPP
17 17 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 132 (6.61%) Self-Motivation
3 87 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 71 (3.56%) Embedded Systems
5 67 (3.36%) User Experience
6 57 (2.86%) Replication
7 51 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 50 (2.51%) Algorithms
9 44 (2.20%) PKI
10 39 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
10 39 (1.95%) iPhone
10 39 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
11 36 (1.80%) Blackberry
12 35 (1.75%) Clustering
13 34 (1.70%) Device Driver
14 32 (1.60%) Data Structures
14 32 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (1.45%) iPad
16 27 (1.35%) Public Cloud
16 27 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,050 (52.61%) Windows
2 588 (29.46%) Linux
3 486 (24.35%) Windows Server
4 385 (19.29%) Windows 10
5 239 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (10.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 151 (7.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 137 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (5.86%) Windows 7
10 102 (5.11%) Unix
11 74 (3.71%) CentOS
12 72 (3.61%) Android
13 69 (3.46%) Mac OS X
14 42 (2.10%) Apple iOS
14 42 (2.10%) Embedded Linux
14 42 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 41 (2.05%) Windows 8
16 32 (1.60%) Mac OS
17 31 (1.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (22.44%) Problem-Solving
2 334 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (13.83%) ITIL
4 263 (13.18%) Software Engineering
5 227 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 201 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
7 194 (9.72%) Computer Science
8 192 (9.62%) DevOps
9 142 (7.11%) Time Management
10 140 (7.01%) Service Delivery
11 136 (6.81%) CI/CD
12 115 (5.76%) SIEM
13 112 (5.61%) Incident Management
14 109 (5.46%) Service Management
15 105 (5.26%) Load Balancing
15 105 (5.26%) Mentoring
16 104 (5.21%) Project Management
17 102 (5.11%) Change Management
18 98 (4.91%) Information Security
19 95 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 361 (18.09%) Python
2 283 (14.18%) PowerShell
3 251 (12.58%) C++
4 238 (11.92%) C
5 195 (9.77%) SQL
6 162 (8.12%) Bash
7 125 (6.26%) Java
8 110 (5.51%) JavaScript
9 95 (4.76%) C#
10 60 (3.01%) Shell Script
11 51 (2.56%) PHP
12 49 (2.45%) Ruby
13 48 (2.40%) Perl
14 39 (1.95%) Embedded C
15 38 (1.90%) Go
16 30 (1.50%) Embedded C++
17 23 (1.15%) R
18 20 (1.00%) T-SQL
19 19 (0.95%) VB
20 17 (0.85%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 257 (12.88%) Degree
2 240 (12.02%) Cisco Certification
3 177 (8.87%) Security Cleared
4 160 (8.02%) CCNA
5 154 (7.72%) SC Cleared
6 114 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (4.86%) CCNP
8 95 (4.76%) DV Cleared
9 64 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 61 (3.06%) MCSA
11 48 (2.40%) MCP
12 47 (2.35%) MCSE
13 40 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
14 37 (1.85%) MCITP
15 36 (1.80%) CISSP
16 29 (1.45%) CCIE
17 26 (1.30%) A+ Certification
17 26 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
18 24 (1.20%) AWS Certification
18 24 (1.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.46%) SLA
2 61 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.30%) QA
4 30 (1.50%) GDPR
5 21 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 20 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (1.00%) NIST
7 16 (0.80%) MISRA
8 10 (0.50%) PMO
9 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.35%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.30%) Accessibility
11 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.20%) HL7
13 3 (0.15%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 857 (42.94%) Active Directory
2 295 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 123 (6.16%) vSphere
5 98 (4.91%) Firmware
6 97 (4.86%) Docker
7 56 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (2.15%) XenApp
9 26 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 20 (1.00%) iptables
11 20 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.85%) Snort
13 13 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.40%) NFS
16 8 (0.40%) VirtualBox
17 6 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 193 (9.67%) Terraform
2 121 (6.06%) Kubernetes
3 113 (5.66%) Ansible
4 101 (5.06%) SCCM
5 98 (4.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 85 (4.26%) Puppet
7 49 (2.45%) Grafana
8 45 (2.25%) Prometheus
9 42 (2.10%) Icinga
9 42 (2.10%) Nagios
9 42 (2.10%) WSUS
10 39 (1.95%) FortiGate
11 32 (1.60%) Kibana
12 27 (1.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 26 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
14 25 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (1.10%) NetBackup
16 21 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
17 19 (0.95%) vCenter Server
18 18 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 811 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 540 (27.05%) Cisco
3 436 (21.84%) VMware
4 133 (6.66%) Juniper
5 120 (6.01%) Citrix
6 110 (5.51%) Meraki
7 109 (5.46%) Fortinet
8 93 (4.66%) SolarWinds
9 91 (4.56%) Apple
10 90 (4.51%) Dell
11 87 (4.36%) HP
12 80 (4.01%) Veeam
13 74 (3.71%) Palo Alto
14 69 (3.46%) ServiceNow
15 62 (3.11%) Splunk
16 57 (2.86%) Google
17 55 (2.76%) Oracle
18 54 (2.71%) Red Hat
19 51 (2.56%) CheckPoint
20 49 (2.45%) Aruba