Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 160 162
Rank change year-on-year -58 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 1,780 1,469 3,251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 2.18% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 14.20% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 1,215 2,610
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,199 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,750 £58,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 14,703 10,344 22,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 15.36% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10,272 8,272 17,200
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.89% -2.15%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -55 1,605 £47,500 +5.56% 419
UK excluding London -48 1,100 £40,000 - 349
London -79 611 £60,000 +4.35% 114
South East -31 322 £45,000 +5.88% 81
Work from Home -79 306 £55,000 +18.92% 45
North of England -30 268 £43,500 +14.47% 88
Midlands -42 180 £37,500 -8.54% 51
Yorkshire +12 155 £54,500 +45.33% 19
West Midlands -38 133 £37,500 -3.23% 25
South West -67 121 £31,000 -11.43% 43
East of England -35 98 £41,500 +3.75% 42
North West -69 85 £43,000 +4.88% 59
Scotland -41 66 £33,250 -37.85% 14
East Midlands -42 45 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Wales -28 36 £45,000 +20.00% 25
North East -21 28 £27,500 -26.67% 10
Northern Ireland -30 13 - - 5

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 896 (50.34%) Windows
2 743 (41.74%) DNS
3 634 (35.62%) Active Directory
4 632 (35.51%) Microsoft
5 564 (31.69%) Firewall
6 559 (31.40%) DHCP
7 551 (30.96%) Linux
8 521 (29.27%) Microsoft 365
9 480 (26.97%) Azure
10 473 (26.57%) Social Skills
11 452 (25.39%) Windows Server
12 436 (24.49%) VMware
13 379 (21.29%) WAN
14 345 (19.38%) LAN
15 332 (18.65%) Cisco
16 321 (18.03%) VPN
17 308 (17.30%) PowerShell
18 300 (16.85%) Python
19 296 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
20 283 (15.90%) AWS
21 262 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
22 254 (14.27%) Windows 10
23 245 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 240 (13.48%) ITIL
25 224 (12.58%) DevOps
26 222 (12.47%) Microsoft Office
27 221 (12.42%) Degree
28 218 (12.25%) Wireless
29 207 (11.63%) HTTP
30 203 (11.40%) C

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
1 152 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 140 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 102 (5.73%) IIS
4 49 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (2.36%) Apache
6 27 (1.52%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.35%) Confluence
8 19 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.84%) nginx
11 15 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.73%) CMS
13 12 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.56%) WordPress
15 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 222 (12.47%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.11%) Simulink
7 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.51%) Sage 200
2 6 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.28%) Relativity
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.056%) BASE24
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.056%) RMDS
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 521 (29.27%) Microsoft 365
2 480 (26.97%) Azure
3 283 (15.90%) AWS
4 119 (6.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 83 (4.66%) IaaS
6 79 (4.44%) SaaS
7 75 (4.21%) PaaS
8 71 (3.99%) Amazon EKS
9 67 (3.76%) GCP
10 66 (3.71%) Amazon ECS
11 50 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
12 48 (2.70%) GitHub
13 40 (2.25%) OneDrive
14 38 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 30 (1.69%) Mimecast
16 26 (1.46%) Google Workspace
17 24 (1.35%) Serverless
18 20 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
19 16 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
19 16 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 743 (41.74%) DNS
2 564 (31.69%) Firewall
3 559 (31.40%) DHCP
4 379 (21.29%) WAN
5 345 (19.38%) LAN
6 321 (18.03%) VPN
7 218 (12.25%) Wireless
8 207 (11.63%) HTTP
9 196 (11.01%) VLAN
10 193 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
11 160 (8.99%) Network Security
12 140 (7.87%) Broadband
13 139 (7.81%) Ethernet
14 131 (7.36%) Internet
15 126 (7.08%) VoIP
16 120 (6.74%) BGP
17 115 (6.46%) OSPF
18 95 (5.34%) SMTP
19 92 (5.17%) SAN
20 86 (4.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.37%) MySQL
3 53 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (2.87%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
5 35 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 11 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.34%) Redis
11 5 (0.28%) Big Data
11 5 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (4.33%) Git (software)
2 61 (3.43%) JIRA
3 60 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.30%) GitLab
5 27 (1.52%) Subversion
6 17 (0.96%) GNU Toolchain
6 17 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.67%) Maven
7 12 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.62%) Selenium
9 8 (0.45%) WinDbg
10 7 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.34%) Android Studio
11 6 (0.34%) GCC
11 6 (0.34%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.34%) Xcode
12 4 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.22%) Terragrunt
General
1 473 (26.57%) Social Skills
2 168 (9.44%) Finance
3 136 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 54 (3.03%) Law
6 49 (2.75%) Banking
7 48 (2.70%) Retail
8 39 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
9 33 (1.85%) Legal
10 29 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
11 27 (1.52%) Public Sector
12 24 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
13 23 (1.29%) Back Office
14 21 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 16 (0.90%) Electronics
16 13 (0.73%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.67%) Local Government
17 12 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 214 (12.02%) Support Engineer
2 205 (11.52%) Network Engineer
3 171 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 166 (9.33%) Analyst
5 154 (8.65%) IT Support
6 134 (7.53%) IT Engineer
7 130 (7.30%) Software Engineer
8 101 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 97 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
10 83 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 83 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
11 82 (4.61%) Support Analyst
12 77 (4.33%) Embedded Engineer
13 75 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 69 (3.88%) Security Engineer
15 68 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 66 (3.71%) C++ Software Engineer
17 64 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
18 61 (3.43%) Embedded Linux Engineer
19 59 (3.31%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (5.00%) HTML
2 80 (4.49%) Web Services
3 61 (3.43%) REST
4 59 (3.31%) 802.1X
5 56 (3.15%) .NET
6 50 (2.81%) JSON
6 50 (2.81%) Node.js
7 46 (2.58%) XML
8 45 (2.53%) CSS
9 39 (2.19%) XMPP
10 35 (1.97%) Middleware
11 33 (1.85%) LDAP
12 31 (1.74%) RESTful
13 28 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
13 28 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
13 28 (1.57%) SAML
14 27 (1.52%) Kafka
15 22 (1.24%) LAMP
15 22 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 94 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 89 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (4.10%) Driving Licence
5 60 (3.37%) Public Cloud
6 54 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 49 (2.75%) Clustering
8 46 (2.58%) PKI
9 39 (2.19%) Device Driver
10 38 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
11 29 (1.63%) User Experience
12 28 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 27 (1.52%) Social Media
14 23 (1.29%) Replication
14 23 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
15 22 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 22 (1.24%) iPad
16 21 (1.18%) Digital TV
16 21 (1.18%) Hedge funds
16 21 (1.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 896 (50.34%) Windows
2 551 (30.96%) Linux
3 452 (25.39%) Windows Server
4 254 (14.27%) Windows 10
5 169 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 110 (6.18%) Unix
8 105 (5.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 90 (5.06%) Windows 7
9 90 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 82 (4.61%) Android
11 48 (2.70%) Apple iOS
11 48 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
12 44 (2.47%) Mac OS
13 41 (2.30%) CentOS
14 31 (1.74%) Windows 8
15 27 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (1.18%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
2 245 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 240 (13.48%) ITIL
4 224 (12.58%) DevOps
5 196 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (10.62%) Software Engineering
7 155 (8.71%) Computer Science
8 136 (7.64%) Infrastructure as Code
9 133 (7.47%) Cybersecurity
10 106 (5.96%) Load Balancing
10 106 (5.96%) SIEM
11 103 (5.79%) Configuration Management
12 94 (5.28%) Service Delivery
13 89 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 87 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (4.89%) Information Security
15 79 (4.44%) Project Management
15 79 (4.44%) Validation
16 77 (4.33%) Change Management
17 76 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 308 (17.30%) PowerShell
2 300 (16.85%) Python
3 203 (11.40%) C
4 194 (10.90%) C++
5 177 (9.94%) SQL
6 144 (8.09%) Bash Shell
7 69 (3.88%) JavaScript
8 64 (3.60%) Java
9 60 (3.37%) Perl
10 59 (3.31%) C#
11 31 (1.74%) Embedded C
12 27 (1.52%) Embedded C++
13 26 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.40%) PHP
15 17 (0.96%) Ruby
16 16 (0.90%) VBScript
17 14 (0.79%) Go
17 14 (0.79%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.79%) VB
18 8 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 221 (12.42%) Degree
2 191 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
3 114 (6.40%) CCNA
4 104 (5.84%) CCNP
5 93 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 69 (3.88%) Security Cleared
7 49 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 44 (2.47%) CISSP
9 41 (2.30%) MCSA
9 41 (2.30%) MCSE
10 34 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 33 (1.85%) CCIE
12 25 (1.40%) MCP
13 22 (1.24%) CISM
14 21 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.07%) GIAC
16 16 (0.90%) CISA
16 16 (0.90%) Master's Degree
17 15 (0.84%) CEH
18 14 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.29%) SLA
2 84 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (3.54%) QA
4 30 (1.69%) NIST
5 27 (1.52%) PCI DSS
6 22 (1.24%) GDPR
7 16 (0.90%) PMO
8 9 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.51%) NCSC
9 8 (0.45%) COBIT
9 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.45%) GRC
10 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.34%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.22%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.22%) JTAG
12 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 634 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 296 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (10.62%) Hyper-V
4 117 (6.57%) Docker
5 99 (5.56%) vSphere
6 76 (4.27%) Firmware
7 66 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 47 (2.64%) XenApp
10 37 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (1.01%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.96%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.62%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
18 9 (0.51%) NFS
18 9 (0.51%) ProxySG
18 9 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 161 (9.04%) Terraform
2 133 (7.47%) Kubernetes
3 123 (6.91%) Ansible
4 107 (6.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 92 (5.17%) SCCM
6 82 (4.61%) Puppet
7 50 (2.81%) SCOM
8 45 (2.53%) WSUS
9 44 (2.47%) Nagios
10 36 (2.02%) Graylog
10 36 (2.02%) Kibana
10 36 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
11 33 (1.85%) FortiGate
12 27 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
13 25 (1.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 24 (1.35%) Grafana
15 22 (1.24%) Prometheus
16 20 (1.12%) Nessus
17 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
18 15 (0.84%) Packer
Vendors
1 632 (35.51%) Microsoft
2 436 (24.49%) VMware
3 332 (18.65%) Cisco
4 185 (10.39%) Citrix
5 94 (5.28%) Palo Alto
6 78 (4.38%) Oracle
7 71 (3.99%) Dell
8 69 (3.88%) Apple
8 69 (3.88%) Meraki
9 67 (3.76%) SolarWinds
10 62 (3.48%) HP
11 58 (3.26%) CheckPoint
12 56 (3.15%) Veeam
13 52 (2.92%) Juniper
14 48 (2.70%) F5
15 46 (2.58%) Google
16 43 (2.42%) EMC
16 43 (2.42%) Red Hat
17 41 (2.30%) Splunk
18 37 (2.08%) McAfee