Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 109 136
Rank change year-on-year -31 +27 -45
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 199 268 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.42% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.85% 15.06% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 155 274 202
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.21% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £21,600 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 1549 1779 1634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.39% 16.03% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1385 1434
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,880
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -19 62 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Warwickshire +4 26 £38,750 +3.33%
Coventry -22 21 £36,500 +1.39%
Staffordshire -15 19 £22,250 -36.43% 3
Worcestershire +1 15 £38,500 +2.67%
Shropshire +13 14 £35,000 +52.17% 3
Solihull -8 9 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Wolverhampton +1 6 £45,000 +93.55%
Walsall -2 5 £45,000 +91.49% 1
Wednesbury - 3 £24,000 -
Herefordshire -15 2 £43,750 +12.90%
West Bromwich - 1 £22,500 -
Willenhall - 1 £45,000 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 115 (57.79%) Windows
2 84 (42.21%) Microsoft
3 78 (39.20%) Active Directory
4 74 (37.19%) Cisco
4 74 (37.19%) Firewall
5 67 (33.67%) WAN
6 66 (33.17%) DNS
7 65 (32.66%) LAN
8 60 (30.15%) VMware
9 54 (27.14%) Windows Server
10 46 (23.12%) MS Exchange
11 45 (22.61%) DHCP
11 45 (22.61%) Linux
12 39 (19.60%) CheckPoint
12 39 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (19.10%) Network Security
13 38 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 36 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (17.59%) Microsoft Office
15 35 (17.59%) VPN
16 34 (17.09%) ITIL
16 34 (17.09%) SIEM
16 34 (17.09%) Data Centre
17 33 (16.58%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (16.08%) SQL
19 29 (14.57%) SAN
19 29 (14.57%) Unix
19 29 (14.57%) CCNP
19 29 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2010

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 46 (23.12%) MS Exchange
2 29 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (9.55%) Apache
3 19 (9.55%) IIS
4 13 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.52%) CMS
6 8 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.02%) nginx
7 6 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.51%) WordPress
9 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.51%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.01%) Drupal
11 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.50%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 35 (17.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.57%) Office 365
2 20 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.01%) Linode
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.50%) G Suite
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (37.19%) Firewall
2 67 (33.67%) WAN
3 66 (33.17%) DNS
4 65 (32.66%) LAN
5 45 (22.61%) DHCP
6 38 (19.10%) Network Security
7 35 (17.59%) VPN
8 33 (16.58%) Cisco ASA
9 29 (14.57%) SAN
10 27 (13.57%) VLAN
11 24 (12.06%) BGP
12 23 (11.56%) SNMP
13 21 (10.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (10.05%) SSL
14 20 (10.05%) VoIP
14 20 (10.05%) Wireless
15 19 (9.55%) MPLS
16 18 (9.05%) HTTP
17 17 (8.54%) IPsec
18 16 (8.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) MySQL
3 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.51%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.01%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.50%) MS Access
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (7.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.53%) Subversion
3 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.51%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.01%) PEAR
4 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.50%) GDB
5 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.50%) sqlmap
General
1 16 (8.04%) Games
2 12 (6.03%) Billing
2 12 (6.03%) Retail
3 11 (5.53%) Finance
4 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.01%) Legal
5 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.51%) Law
7 2 (1.01%) Automotive
7 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (15.08%) Analyst
1 30 (15.08%) Support Engineer
2 25 (12.56%) Network Engineer
3 18 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (9.05%) Support Analyst
4 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.54%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.04%) Developer
6 13 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.53%) Network Support
7 12 (6.03%) Network Support Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) IT Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Network Specialist
9 10 (5.03%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Technical Specialist
9 10 (5.03%) Technical Support
10 9 (4.52%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.53%) WebSockets
2 6 (3.02%) Middleware
3 5 (2.51%) LAMP
3 5 (2.51%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (2.01%) Django
4 4 (2.01%) Web Services
5 3 (1.51%) HTML
6 2 (1.01%) .NET
6 2 (1.01%) CSS
6 2 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.01%) Node.js
6 2 (1.01%) WSH
6 2 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.50%) HTML5
7 1 (0.50%) jQuery
7 1 (0.50%) OpenID
7 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.09%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.03%) Clustering
2 12 (6.03%) FlexPod
3 11 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.03%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.02%) iPad
6 7 (3.52%) Replication
7 6 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.02%) PKI
7 6 (3.02%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.51%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.01%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.01%) Smart Home
10 3 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.01%) AS400
11 2 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.01%) Verilog
11 2 (1.01%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 115 (57.79%) Windows
2 54 (27.14%) Windows Server
3 45 (22.61%) Linux
4 39 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (14.57%) Unix
7 22 (11.06%) Windows 7
8 17 (8.54%) Windows 10
9 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (5.53%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.51%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.01%) CentOS
14 3 (1.51%) Debian
14 3 (1.51%) Fedora
15 2 (1.01%) Android
15 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.50%) Solaris
16 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.09%) ITIL
1 34 (17.09%) SIEM
2 20 (10.05%) Presales
3 17 (8.54%) Incident Management
3 17 (8.54%) Mathematics
3 17 (8.54%) Project Management
4 16 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.04%) Change Control
4 16 (8.04%) Load Balancing
4 16 (8.04%) Network Design
5 15 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (7.54%) Microservices
5 15 (7.54%) Migration
5 15 (7.54%) Time Management
6 14 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (7.04%) ITIL V3
6 14 (7.04%) Multithreading
6 14 (7.04%) Security Management
6 14 (7.04%) Workflow
7 13 (6.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.08%) SQL
2 27 (13.57%) C
3 19 (9.55%) Java
4 15 (7.54%) C++
5 10 (5.03%) Python
6 9 (4.52%) C#
7 7 (3.52%) PHP
7 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.01%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.01%) Perl
11 2 (1.01%) Ruby
11 2 (1.01%) VBScript
12 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 36 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.57%) CCNP
3 27 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.03%) CCNA
4 12 (6.03%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.53%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.03%) CISSP
6 10 (5.03%) Degree
7 8 (4.02%) GCIA
7 8 (4.02%) GCIH
8 6 (3.02%) GIAC
8 6 (3.02%) MCSE
8 6 (3.02%) SANS
8 6 (3.02%) SSCP
9 5 (2.51%) MCSA
9 5 (2.51%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (2.01%) CREST Certified
10 4 (2.01%) DBS Check
10 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.04%) QA
2 6 (3.02%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.02%) SLA
3 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
System Software
1 78 (39.20%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.02%) vSphere
5 7 (3.52%) ProxySG
6 6 (3.02%) Docker
6 6 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.51%) KVM
8 3 (1.51%) pfSense
8 3 (1.51%) Postfix
8 3 (1.51%) Samba
8 3 (1.51%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.01%) Gluster
9 2 (1.01%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.50%) Xen
10 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (7.54%) SCCM
2 12 (6.03%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (5.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.52%) Nagios
5 6 (3.02%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.02%) WSUS
6 5 (2.51%) Puppet
7 4 (2.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (2.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.01%) Simpana
8 3 (1.51%) Ansible
8 3 (1.51%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.51%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.51%) Salt
8 3 (1.51%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.01%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.01%) Icinga
9 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 84 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 74 (37.19%) Cisco
3 60 (30.15%) VMware
4 39 (19.60%) CheckPoint
5 26 (13.07%) Citrix
5 26 (13.07%) SolarWinds
6 22 (11.06%) HP
7 21 (10.55%) F5
8 14 (7.04%) Fortinet
9 13 (6.53%) Aruba
10 12 (6.03%) Brocade
10 12 (6.03%) Meraki
10 12 (6.03%) Sourcefire
10 12 (6.03%) Veeam
11 11 (5.53%) Symantec
12 10 (5.03%) Juniper
12 10 (5.03%) McAfee
13 9 (4.52%) Google
14 7 (3.52%) Blue Coat
15 6 (3.02%) Red Hat