Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 124 115
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9 -8
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 180 234 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 2.35% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.10% 15.04% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 139 209 268
West Midlands median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,750 £24,904 £24,925
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,063
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.59% +2.66%

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 1,488 1,556 1,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.46% 15.61% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,055 1,247 1,402
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,850 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +5 77 £36,500 -14.12% 4
Coventry -11 20 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Shropshire +29 18 £24,000 -31.43%
Solihull +17 16 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Worcestershire +11 11 £26,750 -37.06% 3
Warwickshire -2 9 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Herefordshire +31 8 £56,250 +18.42% 3
Staffordshire -4 8 £22,000 -22.12% 2
Wolverhampton -6 6 £29,500 -34.44%
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 118 (65.56%) Windows
2 92 (51.11%) Active Directory
3 69 (38.33%) DNS
4 63 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 61 (33.89%) DHCP
6 56 (31.11%) Firewall
6 56 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (29.44%) Windows Server
8 49 (27.22%) Cisco
9 46 (25.56%) Office 365
10 45 (25.00%) VMware
11 42 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (22.78%) Linux
13 40 (22.22%) WAN
14 39 (21.67%) VPN
15 37 (20.56%) MS Exchange
15 37 (20.56%) ITIL
16 36 (20.00%) LAN
16 36 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 36 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 32 (17.78%) SQL
18 31 (17.22%) VLAN
19 29 (16.11%) MPLS
20 28 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
21 27 (15.00%) Juniper
22 26 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 25 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
24 24 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
24 24 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
24 24 (13.33%) CCNP

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 37 (20.56%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (12.22%) IIS
4 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.11%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.56%) Apache
6 4 (2.22%) JBoss
6 4 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.11%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.56%) Office 365
2 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.78%) SaaS
5 2 (1.11%) IaaS
5 2 (1.11%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.56%) Datadog
6 1 (0.56%) Route 53
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (38.33%) DNS
2 61 (33.89%) DHCP
3 56 (31.11%) Firewall
4 40 (22.22%) WAN
5 39 (21.67%) VPN
6 36 (20.00%) LAN
7 31 (17.22%) VLAN
8 29 (16.11%) MPLS
9 24 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (12.22%) Network Security
11 21 (11.67%) BGP
11 21 (11.67%) HTTP
11 21 (11.67%) SNMP
12 20 (11.11%) Ethernet
12 20 (11.11%) OSPF
13 17 (9.44%) SAN
13 17 (9.44%) SSL
13 17 (9.44%) WLAN
14 15 (8.33%) VoIP
15 13 (7.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.56%) MySQL
2 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.22%) DB2
3 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.56%) HBase
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.56%) Redis
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.11%) Subversion
3 6 (3.33%) CANoe
4 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.56%) Ant
6 1 (0.56%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.56%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.56%) GDB
6 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.56%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.56%) NUnit
6 1 (0.56%) PVCS
6 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.56%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (11.67%) Manufacturing
2 13 (7.22%) Games
3 9 (5.00%) Automotive
3 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.89%) Electronics
5 6 (3.33%) Finance
6 5 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 29 (16.11%) IT Support
3 28 (15.56%) Analyst
4 23 (12.78%) IT Engineer
5 18 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (10.00%) Architect
6 17 (9.44%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (9.44%) Support Analyst
7 15 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 15 (8.33%) Developer
8 14 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (7.78%) Network Engineer
9 13 (7.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (6.67%) Security Architect
10 12 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (6.11%) Security Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.56%) IT Analyst
12 10 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
12 10 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
12 10 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.11%) HTML
1 11 (6.11%) WebSockets
2 9 (5.00%) CSS
3 6 (3.33%) Node.js
4 5 (2.78%) LDAP
4 5 (2.78%) WSH
4 5 (2.78%) XML
5 4 (2.22%) .NET
5 4 (2.22%) Java EE
6 3 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.11%) COM
7 2 (1.11%) Drools
7 2 (1.11%) JRules
7 2 (1.11%) JSON
7 2 (1.11%) Kafka
8 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.56%) Memcached
8 1 (0.56%) OAuth
8 1 (0.56%) Spring
8 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.78%) Clustering
3 11 (6.11%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (6.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (4.44%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.89%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.78%) CPLD
6 5 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.78%) Fintech
6 5 (2.78%) Verilog
6 5 (2.78%) VHDL
7 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.67%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.11%) EMV
9 2 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.11%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 118 (65.56%) Windows
2 56 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 53 (29.44%) Windows Server
4 42 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (22.78%) Linux
6 36 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 28 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (12.22%) Unix
9 18 (10.00%) Windows 10
10 14 (7.78%) Windows 8
11 10 (5.56%) Windows XP
12 8 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (3.33%) Solaris
13 6 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (2.22%) Android
14 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.11%) VMS
16 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.56%) ITIL
2 19 (10.56%) ITIL V3
3 18 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (9.44%) SOA
5 16 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.33%) SIEM
7 14 (7.78%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.78%) Information Security
7 14 (7.78%) Workflow
8 13 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (6.67%) Microservices
9 12 (6.67%) Presales
9 12 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 12 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (6.11%) Break/Fix
10 11 (6.11%) E-Commerce
10 11 (6.11%) Line Management
10 11 (6.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 11 (6.11%) Network Design
10 11 (6.11%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.78%) SQL
2 19 (10.56%) C
2 19 (10.56%) Java
3 13 (7.22%) C#
3 13 (7.22%) C++
3 13 (7.22%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.00%) Python
5 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.33%) Ruby
7 5 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.78%) Embedded C
7 5 (2.78%) VBScript
8 3 (1.67%) Go
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (13.33%) CCNP
1 24 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (10.00%) Degree
4 12 (6.67%) CCDP
5 11 (6.11%) CCSE
5 11 (6.11%) CISSP
5 11 (6.11%) IISP
5 11 (6.11%) ISSAP
5 11 (6.11%) JNCIP
6 9 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.89%) HND
7 7 (3.89%) JNCIS
8 6 (3.33%) CCSP
8 6 (3.33%) HNC
9 5 (2.78%) MCITP
9 5 (2.78%) RHCSA
10 4 (2.22%) MCSE
11 3 (1.67%) CCNA
11 3 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.22%) SLA
2 8 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.56%) MISRA
System Software
1 92 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 26 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.22%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.67%) XenServer
6 2 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.67%) QRadar
2 11 (6.11%) SCCM
3 4 (2.22%) Nagios
4 3 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.11%) Ambari
5 2 (1.11%) Cacti
5 2 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.11%) Kibana
5 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.11%) logstash
5 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.11%) Nessus
5 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.11%) Puppet
5 2 (1.11%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.11%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.56%) CASB
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (27.22%) Cisco
3 45 (25.00%) VMware
4 27 (15.00%) Juniper
5 23 (12.78%) Citrix
6 17 (9.44%) HP
7 16 (8.89%) CheckPoint
7 16 (8.89%) Splunk
8 13 (7.22%) Fortinet
9 12 (6.67%) IBM
9 12 (6.67%) LogRhythm
9 12 (6.67%) Red Hat
10 11 (6.11%) Forcepoint
10 11 (6.11%) Tufin
11 10 (5.56%) SolarWinds
12 9 (5.00%) WatchGuard
13 8 (4.44%) McAfee
13 8 (4.44%) Mitel
14 7 (3.89%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (3.89%) Nokia