Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for tcpdump skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited tcpdump over the 6 months to 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

tcpdump
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 729 957 1095
Rank change year-on-year +228 +138 -4
Permanent jobs citing tcpdump 23 62 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.050% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 46 21
Median annual salary £42,500 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £46,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £95,000 £77,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £58,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -29.79% +17.50% -

tcpdump 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 8,990 18,741 22,658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.21% 15.06% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,167 14,961 17,995
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

tcpdump
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing tcpdump as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for tcpdump in the UK

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Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing tcpdump.

Salary trend for tcpdump in the UK

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Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing tcpdump over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for tcpdump in the UK

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Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +225 20 £42,500 -32.00% 13
UK excluding London +189 16 £41,250 -29.79% 5
London +191 7 £75,000 -16.67% 8
South East +143 5 £40,000 -30.43%
East of England +104 4 - -
North of England +92 4 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire +31 4 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Scotland - 3 £38,750 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT jobs citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Wireshark
4 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
4 9 (39.13%) DevOps
4 9 (39.13%) Ansible
5 8 (34.78%) Python
5 8 (34.78%) Firewall
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) SSL
6 7 (30.43%) SLA
6 7 (30.43%) Multicast
6 7 (30.43%) IaaS
6 7 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (30.43%) Puppet
6 7 (30.43%) Prometheus
6 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Automation
7 6 (26.09%) AWS
7 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
7 6 (26.09%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) OSPF
8 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) Azure
8 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) D-Link

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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 1 (4.35%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) IaaS
2 6 (26.09%) AWS
3 5 (21.74%) Azure
4 2 (8.70%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (8.70%) Datadog
4 2 (8.70%) GCP
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 10 (43.48%) Wireshark
3 8 (34.78%) Firewall
4 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 7 (30.43%) Multicast
4 7 (30.43%) SSL
5 5 (21.74%) Internet
5 5 (21.74%) OSPF
5 5 (21.74%) VPN
6 4 (17.39%) 802.11
6 4 (17.39%) BGP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
6 4 (17.39%) Junos
6 4 (17.39%) L2TP
6 4 (17.39%) Quagga
6 4 (17.39%) TACACS
6 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (17.39%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Spinnaker
2 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Marketing
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Product Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Products Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Python Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) 802.1X
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Ubuntu
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) DevOps
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (17.39%) Web Filtering
5 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
6 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
6 2 (8.70%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (8.70%) SIEM
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
2 8 (34.78%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) CCNP
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
1 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
2 4 (17.39%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Ansible
2 7 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (30.43%) Prometheus
2 7 (30.43%) Puppet
3 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
4 4 (17.39%) Cacti
4 4 (17.39%) Nagios
4 4 (17.39%) Nmap
5 2 (8.70%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (8.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) D-Link
2 4 (17.39%) Draytek
2 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) PagerDuty
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Meraki
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds