The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 229 228 248
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 27 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.16% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 1.11% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 4
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £35,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,100 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
SMTP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1057 992 1058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.30% 14.65% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 885 826 895
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMTP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SMTP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMTP across the North West region.

SMTP Salary Trend in the North West

SMTP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMTP across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SMTP Salary Histogram in the North West

SMTP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 15 £39,500 +12.85% 4
Cheshire -13 10 £52,500 +23.52%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £16,200 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 45 (97.83%) DNS
2 27 (58.70%) .NET
3 21 (45.65%) Internet
4 20 (43.48%) Firewall
5 19 (41.30%) SQL
5 19 (41.30%) Perl
6 18 (39.13%) Windows
7 17 (36.96%) ITIL
8 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
9 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
9 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
9 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
9 15 (32.61%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (32.61%) SaaS
10 14 (30.43%) Load Testing
10 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (30.43%) JMeter
11 13 (28.26%) Load Balancing
12 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
12 12 (26.09%) Finance
12 12 (26.09%) Linux
12 12 (26.09%) MySQL
12 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (23.91%) SAN
13 11 (23.91%) Clustering
13 11 (23.91%) Change Management
13 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2007

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (19.57%) Apache
5 5 (10.87%) nginx
5 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (8.70%) Lync
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.17%) IIS
8 1 (2.17%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (32.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (97.83%) DNS
2 21 (45.65%) Internet
3 20 (43.48%) Firewall
4 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
5 11 (23.91%) SAN
6 10 (21.74%) NAS
7 6 (13.04%) DHCP
8 5 (10.87%) tcpdump
8 5 (10.87%) Wireshark
9 4 (8.70%) MPLS
9 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 4 (8.70%) HTTP
9 4 (8.70%) VPN
9 4 (8.70%) SNMP
10 3 (6.52%) Kerberos
10 3 (6.52%) RIP
10 3 (6.52%) OSPF
10 3 (6.52%) LDAP
10 3 (6.52%) ADSL
10 3 (6.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.09%) MySQL
3 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) JMeter
2 3 (6.52%) Subversion
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Local Government
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Cloud Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Messaging Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) .NET Software Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Software Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Junior
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (2.17%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (58.70%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) CSS
3 2 (4.35%) REST
3 2 (4.35%) HTML5
3 2 (4.35%) jQuery
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Clustering
2 10 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.87%) Replication
4 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) CMDB
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (26.09%) Linux
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.87%) UNIX
5 5 (10.87%) Ubuntu
6 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.52%) CentOS
8 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) ITIL
2 14 (30.43%) Load Testing
3 13 (28.26%) Load Balancing
4 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 11 (23.91%) Change Management
6 10 (21.74%) Problem Management
6 10 (21.74%) Incident Management
6 10 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.87%) Business Continuity
7 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.52%) Workflow
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps
9 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.35%) CRM
10 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
1 19 (41.30%) Perl
2 10 (21.74%) VB.NET
3 8 (17.39%) PHP
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) Ruby
5 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CCNA
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCTS
2 2 (4.35%) MCITP
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
2 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (2.17%) MCP
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Squid
3 5 (10.87%) Varnish
4 3 (6.52%) NFS
4 3 (6.52%) Samba
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) KVM
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) UAG
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.87%) Nagios
2 5 (10.87%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.87%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.17%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Symantec
1 10 (21.74%) McAfee
2 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco
5 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Polycom
6 2 (4.35%) Mitel
6 2 (4.35%) Zend
6 2 (4.35%) BT
6 2 (4.35%) Juniper
6 2 (4.35%) Siemens
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) EMC
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Sophos
7 1 (2.17%) IronPort
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