Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 146 117
Rank change year-on-year +6 -29 +19
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 159 198 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.97% 1.98% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.65% 12.99% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 127 153 269
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +5.48% +4.29%
10th Percentile £24,600 £21,550 £22,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £54,800 £60,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 1,493 1,524 1,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.50% 15.25% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,106 1,239 1,374
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,938 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -18 39 £57,500 +35.29% 9
Coventry +25 34 £36,500 - 3
Herefordshire +11 17 £70,000 +60.00% 2
Staffordshire +20 16 £39,250 +76.40% 10
Shropshire +7 16 £21,750 -37.86%
Worcestershire 0 13 £65,000 +68.83%
Solihull +6 7 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +15 6 £26,500 -33.75%
Wolverhampton +13 2 £29,250 -35.00%
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £32,500 -
Dudley - 1 £32,500 - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 128 (80.50%) Windows
2 74 (46.54%) Active Directory
3 70 (44.03%) Microsoft
4 64 (40.25%) DNS
5 58 (36.48%) Firewall
6 56 (35.22%) DHCP
7 55 (34.59%) Linux
8 45 (28.30%) Windows Server
9 44 (27.67%) VPN
9 44 (27.67%) LAN
9 44 (27.67%) WAN
10 41 (25.79%) VMware
11 39 (24.53%) Cisco
12 37 (23.27%) Hyper-V
13 33 (20.75%) Office 365
13 33 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (20.13%) VLAN
15 30 (18.87%) MS Exchange
15 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
15 30 (18.87%) MPLS
16 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (16.98%) Network Security
17 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (15.09%) WLAN
19 22 (13.84%) OSPF
19 22 (13.84%) SQL
19 22 (13.84%) Telecoms
19 22 (13.84%) Mentoring
19 22 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (13.21%) Network Management

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 30 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.32%) IIS
3 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (5.03%) CMS
7 7 (4.40%) JBoss
7 7 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.40%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.75%) Office 365
2 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.92%) IaaS
4 10 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (5.66%) PaaS
6 8 (5.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.14%) SaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.63%) Datadog
8 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) Route 53
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (40.25%) DNS
2 58 (36.48%) Firewall
3 56 (35.22%) DHCP
4 44 (27.67%) LAN
4 44 (27.67%) VPN
4 44 (27.67%) WAN
5 32 (20.13%) VLAN
6 30 (18.87%) MPLS
7 27 (16.98%) Network Security
8 24 (15.09%) WLAN
9 22 (13.84%) OSPF
10 20 (12.58%) BGP
11 19 (11.95%) SNMP
12 16 (10.06%) HTTP
13 15 (9.43%) SAN
13 15 (9.43%) SSL
13 15 (9.43%) Wireless
14 13 (8.18%) Internet
15 12 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (6.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.69%) Big Data
3 7 (4.40%) DB2
3 7 (4.40%) MySQL
4 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.63%) HBase
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Power BI
6 1 (0.63%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.63%) Redis
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) CircleCI
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) NUnit
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (13.84%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.43%) Finance
3 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.89%) Back Office
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (16.35%) Architect
2 23 (14.47%) Analyst
3 18 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 17 (10.69%) Technical Support
5 15 (9.43%) IT Engineer
6 14 (8.81%) Network Engineer
7 13 (8.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (8.18%) IT Support
7 13 (8.18%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.55%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (7.55%) Team Leader
9 11 (6.92%) Technical Analyst
9 11 (6.92%) Technical Support Analyst
10 9 (5.66%) IT Manager
10 9 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Technical Architect
11 8 (5.03%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (5.03%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (5.03%) NOC Technician
12 7 (4.40%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.06%) HTML
2 14 (8.81%) CSS
3 11 (6.92%) .NET
4 10 (6.29%) Web Services
5 9 (5.66%) LDAP
5 9 (5.66%) Middleware
5 9 (5.66%) Node.js
6 8 (5.03%) SOAP
6 8 (5.03%) XML
7 7 (4.40%) Java EE
8 6 (3.77%) WSH
9 2 (1.26%) Drools
9 2 (1.26%) JRules
10 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.63%) jQuery
10 1 (0.63%) JSON
10 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.63%) Memcached
10 1 (0.63%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.06%) Clustering
4 9 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (5.03%) CPLD
5 8 (5.03%) Driving Licence
5 8 (5.03%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (5.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (5.03%) Taxonomies
5 8 (5.03%) Verilog
5 8 (5.03%) VHDL
6 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.26%) PKI
8 2 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.63%) Fintech
9 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 128 (80.50%) Windows
2 55 (34.59%) Linux
3 45 (28.30%) Windows Server
4 33 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (12.58%) Unix
8 19 (11.95%) Windows 7
9 11 (6.92%) Windows 8
10 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (5.03%) Solaris
11 8 (5.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (4.40%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.89%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.26%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.84%) Mentoring
1 22 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (13.21%) ITIL
2 21 (13.21%) Network Management
3 17 (10.69%) SOA
4 14 (8.81%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (8.81%) Information Security
5 13 (8.18%) People Management
5 13 (8.18%) Presales
5 13 (8.18%) Service Delivery
6 12 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (6.92%) RAD
7 11 (6.92%) TOGAF
7 11 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (6.29%) SIEM
8 10 (6.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (5.66%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.84%) SQL
2 18 (11.32%) C#
3 12 (7.55%) Java
4 10 (6.29%) C
4 10 (6.29%) Embedded C
5 9 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.66%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.40%) Python
7 6 (3.77%) VBScript
8 5 (3.14%) Ruby
9 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.63%) Go
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) Degree
2 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.66%) CCNP
3 9 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.66%) MCITP
4 8 (5.03%) CCDP
4 8 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (5.03%) HNC
4 8 (5.03%) HND
5 6 (3.77%) CREST Certified
6 5 (3.14%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.14%) GCIA
6 5 (3.14%) GCIH
6 5 (3.14%) GIAC
6 5 (3.14%) GREM
6 5 (3.14%) JNCIA
6 5 (3.14%) JNCIS
6 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.52%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.89%) GDPR
2 3 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (46.54%) Active Directory
2 37 (23.27%) Hyper-V
3 20 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.29%) XenServer
5 7 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.14%) Snort
7 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.26%) XenApp
7 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.63%) Docker
8 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) SCCM
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.89%) QRadar
4 2 (1.26%) Ansible
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Puppet
5 1 (0.63%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (44.03%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.79%) VMware
3 39 (24.53%) Cisco
4 18 (11.32%) Citrix
5 16 (10.06%) HP
6 13 (8.18%) Fortinet
6 13 (8.18%) Juniper
6 13 (8.18%) Nokia
6 13 (8.18%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.66%) Google
8 8 (5.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (5.03%) Avaya
8 8 (5.03%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.03%) LogRhythm
8 8 (5.03%) Sun
8 8 (5.03%) Telindus
9 7 (4.40%) Oracle
10 6 (3.77%) ArcSight
10 6 (3.77%) F5
11 5 (3.14%) Veeam