Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 129 116
Rank change year-on-year -11 -13 -11
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 201 224 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.11% 2.28% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.12% 15.11% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 155 206 276
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £20,300 £25,000 £24,375
90th Percentile £50,850 £58,875 £64,875
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%

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 1,532 1,482 1,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.09% 15.09% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 1,183 1,455
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,114 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +14 94 £32,500 -23.53% 5
Solihull +20 21 £40,000 -20.00%
Staffordshire -5 20 £22,000 -25.42% 5
Shropshire +24 16 £24,000 -31.43% 3
Worcestershire +20 12 £28,591 -31.93% 1
Coventry -24 12 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Warwickshire -22 9 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Herefordshire +28 7 £44,000 +10.00% 1
Wolverhampton -11 7 £33,000 -26.67% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 120 (59.70%) Windows
2 90 (44.78%) Active Directory
3 80 (39.80%) DNS
4 71 (35.32%) DHCP
5 67 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 66 (32.84%) Firewall
7 64 (31.84%) Windows Server
8 59 (29.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (28.86%) VMware
10 57 (28.36%) Cisco
11 56 (27.86%) Office 365
12 48 (23.88%) VLAN
12 48 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 47 (23.38%) VPN
14 46 (22.89%) WAN
15 45 (22.39%) MS Exchange
15 45 (22.39%) LAN
15 45 (22.39%) ITIL
16 43 (21.39%) Hyper-V
17 39 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (17.41%) Windows 7
19 33 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
20 32 (15.92%) Ethernet
21 31 (15.42%) CCNP
21 31 (15.42%) Cisco Certification
22 30 (14.93%) SQL
23 29 (14.43%) Citrix
23 29 (14.43%) MPLS
23 29 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
24 28 (13.93%) Juniper

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 45 (22.39%) MS Exchange
2 29 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (12.94%) IIS
4 12 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.98%) Apache
6 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.49%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.00%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) JBoss
10 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (27.86%) Office 365
2 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.50%) GitHub
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (39.80%) DNS
2 71 (35.32%) DHCP
3 66 (32.84%) Firewall
4 48 (23.88%) VLAN
5 47 (23.38%) VPN
6 46 (22.89%) WAN
7 45 (22.39%) LAN
8 33 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (15.92%) Ethernet
10 29 (14.43%) MPLS
11 27 (13.43%) Network Security
12 24 (11.94%) SNMP
13 23 (11.44%) BGP
14 22 (10.95%) HTTP
14 22 (10.95%) WLAN
15 21 (10.45%) Cisco Firepower
15 21 (10.45%) OSPF
15 21 (10.45%) SSL
16 20 (9.95%) Wireshark
17 19 (9.45%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.98%) MySQL
2 6 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.46%) Subversion
3 11 (5.47%) CANoe
4 4 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.00%) Ant
5 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.00%) PVCS
6 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.50%) GDB
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.50%) NUnit
6 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.50%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.50%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (9.45%) Manufacturing
2 18 (8.96%) Games
3 15 (7.46%) Automotive
4 12 (5.97%) Electronics
5 7 (3.48%) Retail
6 5 (2.49%) Finance
7 3 (1.49%) Banking
7 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (15.92%) Analyst
2 28 (13.93%) Support Engineer
3 25 (12.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (12.44%) IT Support
4 21 (10.45%) Architect
4 21 (10.45%) IT Engineer
5 20 (9.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (9.95%) Security Architect
6 19 (9.45%) Developer
6 19 (9.45%) Security Solutions Architect
6 19 (9.45%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (9.45%) Support Analyst
7 16 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (6.47%) Network Engineer
11 11 (5.47%) Development Engineer
11 11 (5.47%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.47%) Test Development Engineer
11 11 (5.47%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.46%) WebSockets
2 7 (3.48%) WSH
3 4 (1.99%) HTML
4 3 (1.49%) CSS
4 3 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.49%) Kafka
4 3 (1.49%) LDAP
5 2 (1.00%) .NET
5 2 (1.00%) COM
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.50%) Java EE
6 1 (0.50%) JRules
6 1 (0.50%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.50%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.50%) Node.js
6 1 (0.50%) OAuth
6 1 (0.50%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.50%) Spring
6 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.45%) Cyberthreat
2 19 (9.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (6.97%) Clustering
3 14 (6.97%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.99%) Fintech
5 4 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.99%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.99%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) PKI
7 2 (1.00%) EMV
7 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.50%) Verilog
8 1 (0.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 120 (59.70%) Windows
2 64 (31.84%) Windows Server
3 59 (29.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (17.41%) Windows 7
6 28 (13.93%) Linux
7 21 (10.45%) Windows 10
8 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (9.45%) Unix
10 12 (5.97%) Windows 8
11 11 (5.47%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.49%) Android
12 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.49%) VMS
14 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.39%) ITIL
2 27 (13.43%) ITIL V3
3 24 (11.94%) SIEM
4 21 (10.45%) Incident Management
5 20 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (9.95%) E-Commerce
5 20 (9.95%) Load Balancing
6 19 (9.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 19 (9.45%) Network Design
6 19 (9.45%) Presales
6 19 (9.45%) SOA
6 19 (9.45%) Software Engineering
6 19 (9.45%) Software Optimisation
6 19 (9.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (8.96%) OOP
7 18 (8.96%) Workflow
8 17 (8.46%) Mathematics
8 17 (8.46%) Microservices
8 17 (8.46%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.93%) SQL
2 26 (12.94%) C
3 23 (11.44%) C++
3 23 (11.44%) Java
4 17 (8.46%) PowerShell
5 13 (6.47%) C#
6 7 (3.48%) VBScript
7 6 (2.99%) Python
8 4 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.49%) Go
10 2 (1.00%) Ruby
10 2 (1.00%) VC++
11 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (15.42%) CCNP
1 31 (15.42%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (10.45%) Degree
3 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (9.45%) CCDP
4 19 (9.45%) CCSE
4 19 (9.45%) CISSP
4 19 (9.45%) IISP
4 19 (9.45%) ISSAP
4 19 (9.45%) JNCIP
5 8 (3.98%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (2.99%) CCSP
6 6 (2.99%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.49%) MCSE
8 4 (1.99%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.99%) MCITP
9 3 (1.49%) MCSA
9 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.00%) MISRA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (44.78%) Active Directory
2 43 (21.39%) Hyper-V
3 39 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.99%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.49%) Docker
5 3 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (9.95%) QRadar
2 14 (6.97%) SCCM
3 4 (1.99%) Nagios
3 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.49%) Ambari
4 3 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.49%) Cacti
4 3 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.49%) Kibana
4 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.49%) logstash
4 3 (1.49%) Nessus
4 3 (1.49%) Puppet
5 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.00%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Nmap
6 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 58 (28.86%) VMware
3 57 (28.36%) Cisco
4 29 (14.43%) Citrix
5 28 (13.93%) Juniper
6 26 (12.94%) Splunk
7 23 (11.44%) CheckPoint
8 21 (10.45%) Fortinet
9 20 (9.95%) LogRhythm
10 19 (9.45%) Forcepoint
10 19 (9.45%) IBM
10 19 (9.45%) Tufin
11 12 (5.97%) HP
12 8 (3.98%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (3.98%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.48%) McAfee
13 7 (3.48%) WatchGuard
14 6 (2.99%) Mitel
15 5 (2.49%) Google
15 5 (2.49%) Meraki