Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 154 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 -17
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 3,317 3,871 4,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.21% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.50% 14.57% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,652 3,119 3,708
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.85%

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 22,871 26,564 28,162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 15.17% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17,225 21,027 22,881
UK median annual salary £45,024 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.18% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,925 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 July 2019.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 16 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 20 July 2019. 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 -2 3,081 £42,500 - 764
UK excluding London +14 2,108 £40,000 +5.26% 600
London -16 1,109 £50,000 - 208
South East +44 759 £41,500 +3.75% 175
North of England -12 425 £40,000 +9.59% 124
South West +10 298 £42,500 +8.97% 78
North West +27 268 £40,000 +6.67% 62
East of England -11 241 £42,500 -5.56% 89
Midlands -10 227 £36,000 +1.41% 90
Yorkshire -42 150 £39,750 +13.57% 52
West Midlands -14 141 £32,500 -7.14% 65
East Midlands -8 86 £40,000 +6.67% 24
Scotland +9 73 £35,000 +17.65% 15
Northern Ireland +7 48 £23,000 +9.52% 6
Wales +9 37 £38,500 -9.41% 23
North East +13 7 £52,500 +90.91% 10

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 1,926 (58.06%) Windows
2 1,416 (42.69%) DNS
3 1,349 (40.67%) Active Directory
4 1,259 (37.96%) Firewall
5 1,188 (35.82%) Microsoft
6 1,086 (32.74%) DHCP
7 1,024 (30.87%) Linux
8 972 (29.30%) VMware
9 929 (28.01%) Windows Server
10 889 (26.80%) Cisco
11 834 (25.14%) WAN
12 830 (25.02%) LAN
13 801 (24.15%) Office 365
14 635 (19.14%) ITIL
14 635 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 621 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
16 579 (17.46%) Windows 10
17 558 (16.82%) VPN
18 556 (16.76%) Amazon AWS
19 542 (16.34%) Cisco Certification
20 512 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
21 503 (15.16%) Python
22 502 (15.13%) SQL
23 492 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
24 479 (14.44%) Windows 7
25 472 (14.23%) Hyper-V
26 469 (14.14%) SQL Server
27 455 (13.72%) Degree
28 443 (13.36%) MS Exchange
29 433 (13.05%) Problem-Solving

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
1 443 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 211 (6.36%) SharePoint
3 175 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 157 (4.73%) IIS
5 144 (4.34%) Apache
6 126 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 124 (3.74%) Skype for Business
8 94 (2.83%) Tomcat
9 92 (2.77%) nginx
10 80 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
11 63 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
12 59 (1.78%) OpenStack
13 58 (1.75%) JBoss
14 56 (1.69%) WebLogic
15 50 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
16 47 (1.42%) Confluence
17 42 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 39 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
19 38 (1.15%) Apache Spark
20 35 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 512 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 60 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.15%) Simulink
7 2 (0.060%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.060%) iWork
7 2 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.090%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.060%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.060%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.030%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.030%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.030%) Magento
5 1 (0.030%) Postilion
5 1 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.030%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.030%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 801 (24.15%) Office 365
2 621 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 556 (16.76%) Amazon AWS
4 191 (5.76%) SaaS
5 121 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 69 (2.08%) OpenShift
7 67 (2.02%) IaaS
8 58 (1.75%) OneDrive
9 54 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 52 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (1.30%) Azure Stack
12 43 (1.30%) PaaS
13 40 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
14 38 (1.15%) G Suite
15 36 (1.09%) Serverless
16 34 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
17 31 (0.93%) GitHub
17 31 (0.93%) Mimecast
18 27 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,416 (42.69%) DNS
2 1,259 (37.96%) Firewall
3 1,086 (32.74%) DHCP
4 834 (25.14%) WAN
5 830 (25.02%) LAN
6 558 (16.82%) VPN
7 393 (11.85%) Network Security
8 343 (10.34%) VLAN
9 324 (9.77%) Wireless
10 316 (9.53%) VoIP
11 310 (9.35%) Internet
12 289 (8.71%) SAN
13 279 (8.41%) BGP
14 263 (7.93%) HTTP
15 242 (7.30%) OSPF
16 213 (6.42%) MPLS
17 176 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
18 156 (4.70%) IPsec
19 147 (4.43%) Skype
20 139 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 189 (5.70%) MySQL
3 90 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
4 78 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 77 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 68 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (1.96%) Big Data
8 59 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 57 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 50 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 44 (1.33%) NoSQL
11 44 (1.33%) Redis
12 34 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
13 30 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 23 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
15 22 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 19 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
17 16 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
18 14 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
19 11 (0.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 226 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 152 (4.58%) JIRA
3 126 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 82 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 53 (1.60%) Bitbucket
5 53 (1.60%) Subversion
6 44 (1.33%) GitLab
6 44 (1.33%) Vagrant
7 39 (1.18%) TestRail
7 39 (1.18%) Zephyr
8 35 (1.06%) git-flow
9 27 (0.81%) Maven
10 25 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (0.75%) Robot Framework
11 21 (0.63%) JUnit
12 17 (0.51%) Selenium
13 16 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 14 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.36%) Burp Suite
General
1 430 (12.96%) Finance
2 156 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 103 (3.11%) Banking
4 91 (2.74%) Retail
5 81 (2.44%) Law
6 66 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 65 (1.96%) Legal
8 59 (1.78%) Electronics
9 41 (1.24%) Marketing
10 35 (1.06%) Games
11 26 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.69%) French Language
13 22 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.60%) Advertising
15 15 (0.45%) German Language
16 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.33%) Swedish Language
17 10 (0.30%) Back Office
17 10 (0.30%) Military
17 10 (0.30%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 543 (16.37%) Analyst
2 462 (13.93%) Support Engineer
3 360 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 344 (10.37%) Network Engineer
5 273 (8.23%) IT Support
6 225 (6.78%) IT Engineer
7 222 (6.69%) Support Analyst
8 181 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
9 170 (5.13%) Administrator
10 169 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 164 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
12 148 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
13 147 (4.43%) IT Analyst
14 133 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 129 (3.89%) IT Support Engineer
16 126 (3.80%) Consultant
17 123 (3.71%) Developer
17 123 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
18 119 (3.59%) Software Engineer
19 116 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (4.28%) Web Services
2 131 (3.95%) .NET
3 81 (2.44%) LAMP
4 73 (2.20%) LDAP
4 73 (2.20%) REST
5 62 (1.87%) HTML
6 61 (1.84%) Node.js
7 60 (1.81%) ASP.NET
7 60 (1.81%) Spring
8 48 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 46 (1.39%) XML
10 43 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
11 41 (1.24%) CSS
12 38 (1.15%) 802.1X
12 38 (1.15%) Kafka
13 37 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
13 37 (1.12%) React
14 35 (1.06%) Spring MVC
15 33 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (0.99%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 303 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 242 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
4 192 (5.79%) Management Information System
5 122 (3.68%) Driving Licence
6 98 (2.95%) Public Cloud
7 78 (2.35%) Replication
8 77 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
9 76 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 74 (2.23%) Clustering
11 69 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.90%) Blackberry
13 59 (1.78%) iPhone
13 59 (1.78%) Private Cloud
14 58 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
15 53 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
15 53 (1.60%) Smartphone
16 45 (1.36%) Algorithms
17 41 (1.24%) Hedge funds
17 41 (1.24%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,926 (58.06%) Windows
2 1,024 (30.87%) Linux
3 929 (28.01%) Windows Server
4 579 (17.46%) Windows 10
5 492 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 479 (14.44%) Windows 7
7 414 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 345 (10.40%) Unix
9 175 (5.28%) Android
10 126 (3.80%) Windows 8
11 125 (3.77%) CentOS
12 123 (3.71%) Apple iOS
13 115 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 106 (3.20%) Ubuntu
15 88 (2.65%) Mac OS
16 73 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 58 (1.75%) Mac OS X
18 49 (1.48%) Windows XP
19 36 (1.09%) FreeRTOS
20 35 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (19.14%) ITIL
2 433 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
3 420 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 390 (11.76%) DevOps
5 307 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
6 302 (9.10%) Cybersecurity
7 229 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 226 (6.81%) Mentoring
9 217 (6.54%) Configuration Management
10 194 (5.85%) Information Security
11 192 (5.79%) SIEM
12 179 (5.40%) Incident Management
13 158 (4.76%) Load Balancing
14 151 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
15 145 (4.37%) Open Source
16 142 (4.28%) Service Delivery
17 141 (4.25%) Service Management
18 139 (4.19%) Time Management
19 136 (4.10%) Security Operations
20 135 (4.07%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 503 (15.16%) Python
2 502 (15.13%) SQL
3 429 (12.93%) PowerShell
4 295 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 260 (7.84%) Java
6 247 (7.45%) C
7 206 (6.21%) C++
8 188 (5.67%) JavaScript
9 154 (4.64%) Perl
10 145 (4.37%) C#
11 136 (4.10%) Ruby
12 124 (3.74%) Shell Script
13 105 (3.17%) PHP
14 53 (1.60%) Go
15 32 (0.96%) Embedded C
16 30 (0.90%) Kotlin
17 17 (0.51%) VB
17 17 (0.51%) VBScript
18 14 (0.42%) Clojure
19 12 (0.36%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 542 (16.34%) Cisco Certification
2 455 (13.72%) Degree
3 349 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 323 (9.74%) CCNP
5 295 (8.89%) CCNA
6 271 (8.17%) Security Cleared
7 209 (6.30%) MCSE
8 132 (3.98%) MCSA
9 128 (3.86%) SC Cleared
10 123 (3.71%) CISSP
11 108 (3.26%) MCP
12 105 (3.17%) DV Cleared
13 95 (2.86%) CCIE
14 89 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
15 79 (2.38%) MCITP
16 69 (2.08%) GIAC
17 56 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
18 50 (1.51%) RHCE
19 49 (1.48%) SANS
20 45 (1.36%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (7.05%) SLA
2 182 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 50 (1.51%) ISO 9001
5 46 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 40 (1.21%) ISO 22301
7 36 (1.09%) QA
8 28 (0.84%) GDPR
9 27 (0.81%) NIST
10 21 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 18 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (0.48%) COBIT
13 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.18%) IEC 61131
14 6 (0.18%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.18%) PMO
15 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 31000
16 3 (0.090%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,349 (40.67%) Active Directory
2 635 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 472 (14.23%) Hyper-V
4 257 (7.75%) Docker
5 189 (5.70%) vSphere
6 164 (4.94%) XenApp
7 143 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 71 (2.14%) Firmware
10 64 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 54 (1.63%) VirtualBox
12 53 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
12 53 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
13 52 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
14 41 (1.24%) Terminal Services
15 38 (1.15%) KVM
16 33 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 29 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
18 28 (0.84%) VMware NSX
19 26 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 306 (9.23%) Puppet
2 272 (8.20%) Ansible
3 259 (7.81%) SCCM
4 180 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
5 173 (5.22%) Kubernetes
6 115 (3.47%) Terraform
7 108 (3.26%) SCOM
8 94 (2.83%) WSUS
9 82 (2.47%) Nagios
10 54 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 47 (1.42%) SCOrch
12 45 (1.36%) Backup Exec
13 43 (1.30%) Prometheus
14 39 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
15 33 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
16 31 (0.93%) Nessus
16 31 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
17 30 (0.90%) ZABBIX
18 28 (0.84%) QRadar
19 27 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,188 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 972 (29.30%) VMware
3 889 (26.80%) Cisco
4 401 (12.09%) Citrix
5 227 (6.84%) HP
6 157 (4.73%) Dell
7 155 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 148 (4.46%) Oracle
9 140 (4.22%) Red Hat
10 132 (3.98%) Meraki
11 127 (3.83%) Google
12 125 (3.77%) Juniper
12 125 (3.77%) Splunk
13 123 (3.71%) Apple
14 115 (3.47%) Palo Alto
14 115 (3.47%) Veeam
15 103 (3.11%) SolarWinds
16 98 (2.95%) NetApp
17 91 (2.74%) Symantec
18 90 (2.71%) F5