Period
to 27 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 171 188
Rank change year-on-year -83 +17 +8
Permanent jobs citing TCP/IP 326 141 97
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.12% 1.71% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 12.39% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 273 131 79
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £34,800
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +20.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,966 1,138 1,023
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.17% 13.77% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,317 1,007 880
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,800 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,375 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

TCP/IP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

TCP/IP trend for jobs with a WFH option

TCP/IP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing TCP/IP.

TCP/IP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

TCP/IP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

TCP/IP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, TCP/IP job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 128 (39.26%) Firewall
2 122 (37.42%) DNS
3 110 (33.74%) Windows
3 110 (33.74%) Linux
4 107 (32.82%) Microsoft
5 95 (29.14%) Azure
6 91 (27.91%) DHCP
7 83 (25.46%) Active Directory
8 82 (25.15%) DevOps
9 75 (23.01%) VMware
10 73 (22.39%) Social Skills
11 72 (22.09%) Windows Server
12 70 (21.47%) Microsoft 365
13 64 (19.63%) VPN
14 59 (18.10%) Ethernet
14 59 (18.10%) C++
15 54 (16.56%) WAN
15 54 (16.56%) Software Engineering
16 52 (15.95%) AWS
16 52 (15.95%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (14.72%) Cisco
17 48 (14.72%) LAN
17 48 (14.72%) Wireless
17 48 (14.72%) PowerShell
18 47 (14.42%) Computer Science
18 47 (14.42%) Python
18 47 (14.42%) Terraform
19 45 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
20 44 (13.50%) C
20 44 (13.50%) Agile Software Development

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 24 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.21%) IIS
3 12 (3.68%) Confluence
3 12 (3.68%) WordPress
4 11 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.07%) CMS
5 10 (3.07%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (3.07%) Umbraco
6 7 (2.15%) Apache
7 5 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.31%) nginx
8 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.31%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 17 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (3.07%) Sage 200
2 4 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 95 (29.14%) Azure
2 70 (21.47%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (15.95%) AWS
4 36 (11.04%) Amazon ECS
5 33 (10.12%) Amazon EKS
6 22 (6.75%) IaaS
7 19 (5.83%) SaaS
8 17 (5.21%) OneDrive
9 16 (4.91%) GitHub
10 15 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (4.29%) PaaS
12 12 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (3.68%) GCP
13 10 (3.07%) Mimecast
14 9 (2.76%) Google Workspace
14 9 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (2.15%) Datadog
16 6 (1.84%) AWS CodePipeline
16 6 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (1.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 128 (39.26%) Firewall
2 122 (37.42%) DNS
3 91 (27.91%) DHCP
4 64 (19.63%) VPN
5 59 (18.10%) Ethernet
6 54 (16.56%) WAN
7 48 (14.72%) LAN
7 48 (14.72%) Wireless
8 43 (13.19%) Network Security
8 43 (13.19%) Wi-Fi
9 40 (12.27%) HTTP
10 33 (10.12%) Broadband
11 32 (9.82%) VoIP
12 31 (9.51%) VLAN
13 30 (9.20%) MQTT
14 27 (8.28%) Bluetooth
15 23 (7.06%) OSPF
16 21 (6.44%) BGP
16 21 (6.44%) SSL
17 19 (5.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.84%) MySQL
4 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.31%) ArangoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.31%) GIS
6 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.52%) JIRA
3 11 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.07%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.53%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.53%) GitLab
5 5 (1.53%) Maven
5 5 (1.53%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.31%) JMeter
7 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
General
1 73 (22.39%) Social Skills
2 21 (6.44%) Finance
3 18 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (3.37%) Electronics
7 10 (3.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 10 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (2.76%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.84%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.84%) Brand Awareness
10 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.23%) Marketing
11 3 (0.92%) Law
11 3 (0.92%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.92%) Retail
12 2 (0.61%) Local Government
12 2 (0.61%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.31%) Billing
13 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (13.80%) Network Engineer
2 40 (12.27%) Linux Engineer
3 38 (11.66%) Software Engineer
4 36 (11.04%) C++ Software Engineer
4 36 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 32 (9.82%) Embedded Engineer
5 32 (9.82%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 32 (9.82%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 32 (9.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 31 (9.51%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 31 (9.51%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 28 (8.59%) Firmware Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) C Software Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) Embedded C Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.90%) CSS
1 29 (8.90%) HTML
2 19 (5.83%) .NET
3 14 (4.29%) XML
4 12 (3.68%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.37%) Entity Framework
5 11 (3.37%) WCF
5 11 (3.37%) WPF
6 10 (3.07%) Regular Expression
7 9 (2.76%) Web Services
8 8 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (2.15%) LDAP
10 6 (1.84%) Node.js
10 6 (1.84%) REST
10 6 (1.84%) WebSockets
11 5 (1.53%) .NET Core
11 5 (1.53%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.53%) SignalR
11 5 (1.53%) Swagger
11 5 (1.53%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.51%) Device Driver
2 27 (8.28%) Embedded Systems
3 26 (7.98%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.91%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 14 (4.29%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.68%) User Experience
7 12 (3.68%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.45%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.45%) Clustering
9 8 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.53%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.53%) Raspberry Pi
11 5 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 110 (33.74%) Linux
1 110 (33.74%) Windows
2 72 (22.09%) Windows Server
3 30 (9.20%) Windows 10
4 24 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (7.06%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (4.60%) Unix
7 14 (4.29%) Android
8 13 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (3.37%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.07%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.15%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.84%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.53%) CentOS
13 5 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.31%) Debian
15 1 (0.31%) Solaris
15 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.15%) DevOps
2 54 (16.56%) Software Engineering
3 47 (14.42%) Computer Science
4 45 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (12.58%) Infrastructure as Code
6 41 (12.58%) SIEM
7 40 (12.27%) Load Balancing
8 32 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 28 (8.59%) Project Management
10 27 (8.28%) Device Driver Development
10 27 (8.28%) Requirements Gathering
11 23 (7.06%) Network Design
12 21 (6.44%) Full Stack Development
12 21 (6.44%) Information Security
12 21 (6.44%) Mentoring
13 19 (5.83%) Migration
14 18 (5.52%) IT Strategy
14 18 (5.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 59 (18.10%) C++
2 48 (14.72%) PowerShell
3 47 (14.42%) Python
4 44 (13.50%) C
5 19 (5.83%) C#
6 17 (5.21%) SQL
7 14 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.76%) Go
10 8 (2.45%) Java
10 8 (2.45%) Rust
10 8 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.84%) Ruby
12 5 (1.53%) Bicep
12 5 (1.53%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.23%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.92%) VB
15 2 (0.61%) Perl
15 2 (0.61%) PHP
16 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (15.95%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (12.58%) CCNA
3 27 (8.28%) Degree
4 26 (7.98%) Security Cleared
5 25 (7.67%) CCNP
6 24 (7.36%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.76%) CISSP
8 9 (2.76%) MCSE
9 7 (2.15%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.53%) CISM
10 5 (1.53%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.53%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.23%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.23%) SSCP
11 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.92%) CCIE
12 3 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.92%) CRISC
13 2 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.45%) SLA
4 7 (2.15%) QA
5 4 (1.23%) NIST
5 4 (1.23%) PMO
6 2 (0.61%) COBIT
6 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.61%) NCSC
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.31%) GDPR
7 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.31%) MISRA
System Software
1 83 (25.46%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.51%) Firmware
4 27 (8.28%) Hyper-V
5 25 (7.67%) Docker
6 20 (6.13%) vSphere
7 11 (3.37%) XenApp
8 6 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.23%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.92%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.31%) iptables
13 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.31%) Snort
13 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (14.42%) Terraform
2 26 (7.98%) Kubernetes
3 19 (5.83%) Ansible
4 16 (4.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 9 (2.76%) Grafana
5 9 (2.76%) Nmap
5 9 (2.76%) QRadar
5 9 (2.76%) SCCM
5 9 (2.76%) WSUS
6 8 (2.45%) Puppet
6 8 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.15%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.15%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.84%) Kibana
9 5 (1.53%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (1.53%) Nagios
10 4 (1.23%) Nessus
10 4 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 107 (32.82%) Microsoft
2 75 (23.01%) VMware
3 48 (14.72%) Cisco
4 32 (9.82%) Splunk
5 29 (8.90%) Juniper
5 29 (8.90%) Palo Alto
6 18 (5.52%) Citrix
6 18 (5.52%) LogRhythm
7 17 (5.21%) Google
8 14 (4.29%) BMC
9 13 (3.99%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.37%) Meraki
10 11 (3.37%) Sophos
11 10 (3.07%) Dell
11 10 (3.07%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.07%) Sage
11 10 (3.07%) Sitecore
12 7 (2.15%) Oracle
12 7 (2.15%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.84%) Nokia