Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 143 120
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23 +1
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 185 208 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.15% 2.10% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 13.23% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 152 175 280
West Midlands median annual salary £37,113 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.60% +6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £21,275 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,503 1,572 1,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.43% 15.85% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,117 1,268 1,424
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +2.63%
10th Percentile £23,752 £24,500 £22,575
90th Percentile £66,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Birmingham +2 55 £47,250 +5.00% 6
Coventry +21 38 £36,500 -8.75% 6
Worcestershire +10 20 £36,341 -9.15% 6
Herefordshire +20 17 £70,000 +47.37% 6
Shropshire +18 16 £24,000 -31.43% 4
Solihull +7 12 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Warwickshire +26 9 £26,500 -24.29% 2
Staffordshire +4 7 £29,000 +30.34% 12
Wolverhampton +7 3 £36,500 -18.89% 3
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 141 (76.22%) Windows
2 97 (52.43%) Active Directory
3 72 (38.92%) Microsoft
4 71 (38.38%) Firewall
5 65 (35.14%) DNS
6 56 (30.27%) DHCP
6 56 (30.27%) Windows Server
7 54 (29.19%) Linux
8 48 (25.95%) VPN
9 46 (24.86%) WAN
9 46 (24.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (23.24%) Cisco
11 42 (22.70%) LAN
12 41 (22.16%) VMware
13 36 (19.46%) ITIL
14 35 (18.92%) Hyper-V
15 33 (17.84%) Office 365
15 33 (17.84%) SQL
15 33 (17.84%) MS Exchange
16 29 (15.68%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (15.14%) MPLS
17 28 (15.14%) Windows 7
18 27 (14.59%) Network Security
19 26 (14.05%) SQL Server
19 26 (14.05%) Unix
20 25 (13.51%) VLAN
21 24 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2010
21 24 (12.97%) IIS

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 33 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (12.97%) IIS
3 11 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (4.86%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.78%) Apache
5 7 (3.78%) JBoss
5 7 (3.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (3.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (2.70%) CMS
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.84%) Office 365
2 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.86%) IaaS
5 7 (3.78%) PaaS
5 7 (3.78%) SaaS
6 5 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.54%) Datadog
7 1 (0.54%) Route 53
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (38.38%) Firewall
2 65 (35.14%) DNS
3 56 (30.27%) DHCP
4 48 (25.95%) VPN
5 46 (24.86%) WAN
6 42 (22.70%) LAN
7 28 (15.14%) MPLS
8 27 (14.59%) Network Security
9 25 (13.51%) VLAN
10 23 (12.43%) OSPF
11 21 (11.35%) BGP
11 21 (11.35%) HTTP
12 18 (9.73%) SNMP
13 17 (9.19%) Internet
13 17 (9.19%) SAN
13 17 (9.19%) SSL
13 17 (9.19%) WLAN
14 14 (7.57%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (7.57%) VoIP
14 14 (7.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) Big Data
3 12 (6.49%) MySQL
4 7 (3.78%) DB2
5 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.54%) HBase
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.54%) Redis
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.24%) Subversion
3 2 (1.08%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.54%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.54%) GDB
4 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.54%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.54%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.54%) NUnit
4 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.54%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.54%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (11.35%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 12 (6.49%) Finance
4 8 (4.32%) Games
5 4 (2.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (17.84%) Analyst
2 27 (14.59%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.43%) Architect
4 22 (11.89%) IT Support
5 20 (10.81%) IT Engineer
6 19 (10.27%) Network Engineer
6 19 (10.27%) Support Analyst
7 17 (9.19%) Technical Support
8 15 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (7.03%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (6.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (5.95%) Developer
12 10 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
12 10 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
12 10 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
13 9 (4.86%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (4.32%) NOC Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.19%) HTML
2 15 (8.11%) CSS
3 10 (5.41%) Node.js
4 9 (4.86%) .NET
5 8 (4.32%) XML
6 7 (3.78%) Java EE
7 6 (3.24%) Middleware
7 6 (3.24%) Web Services
7 6 (3.24%) WebSockets
8 5 (2.70%) SOAP
9 3 (1.62%) LDAP
10 2 (1.08%) Drools
10 2 (1.08%) JRules
10 2 (1.08%) WSH
11 1 (0.54%) Apache Avro
11 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.54%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.54%) Lambda Expressions
11 1 (0.54%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.54%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.95%) Clustering
2 11 (5.95%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (4.86%) CPLD
4 9 (4.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (4.86%) Verilog
4 9 (4.86%) VHDL
5 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.24%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.70%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.62%) Fintech
8 3 (1.62%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.08%) EMV
10 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (76.22%) Windows
2 56 (30.27%) Windows Server
3 54 (29.19%) Linux
4 46 (24.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (15.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (15.14%) Windows 7
8 26 (14.05%) Unix
9 16 (8.65%) Windows 8
10 14 (7.57%) Windows XP
11 10 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.32%) Solaris
12 8 (4.32%) Windows 10
12 8 (4.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.54%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.46%) ITIL
2 20 (10.81%) SOA
3 17 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (9.19%) Network Management
4 16 (8.65%) Information Security
5 15 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.11%) Presales
6 14 (7.57%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (7.57%) ITIL V3
6 14 (7.57%) Line Management
7 13 (7.03%) Mentoring
7 13 (7.03%) SIEM
7 13 (7.03%) Workflow
8 12 (6.49%) Microservices
8 12 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (6.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (5.95%) RAD
9 11 (5.95%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.41%) Network Design
10 10 (5.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.84%) SQL
2 20 (10.81%) C#
2 20 (10.81%) Java
3 18 (9.73%) C
4 11 (5.95%) Embedded C
4 11 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.32%) Python
6 7 (3.78%) C++
7 6 (3.24%) Ruby
8 5 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.08%) VBScript
10 1 (0.54%) Go
10 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (11.35%) CCNP
1 21 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.49%) Degree
4 10 (5.41%) CCDP
4 10 (5.41%) JNCIS
5 8 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (4.32%) HNC
5 8 (4.32%) HND
6 7 (3.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.78%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.24%) CCSE
7 6 (3.24%) CCSP
7 6 (3.24%) CISSP
7 6 (3.24%) IISP
7 6 (3.24%) ISSAP
7 6 (3.24%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.70%) GCIA
8 5 (2.70%) GCIH
8 5 (2.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.57%) SLA
2 9 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 97 (52.43%) Active Directory
2 35 (18.92%) Hyper-V
3 24 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.86%) XenServer
5 7 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.70%) Snort
7 3 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.54%) vSphere
8 1 (0.54%) XenApp
8 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.32%) SCCM
2 6 (3.24%) QRadar
3 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.08%) Nagios
3 2 (1.08%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.08%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) CASB
4 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.54%) Nessus
4 1 (0.54%) Nmap
4 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.54%) Terraform
4 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (38.92%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.24%) Cisco
3 41 (22.16%) VMware
4 22 (11.89%) Citrix
5 20 (10.81%) Juniper
6 18 (9.73%) HP
7 13 (7.03%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.49%) Nokia
9 11 (5.95%) Fortinet
9 11 (5.95%) LogRhythm
9 11 (5.95%) SolarWinds
10 10 (5.41%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.41%) WatchGuard
11 9 (4.86%) Google
11 9 (4.86%) Mitel
11 9 (4.86%) Oracle
12 8 (4.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (4.32%) Sun
12 8 (4.32%) Telindus
13 7 (3.78%) IBM