The table below looks at the statistics for IMAP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 887 918 977
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +59
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 65 53 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.048% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 59 41 28
Average salary £26,500 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.36% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,480 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £40,000 £33,695
% change year-on-year
-33.75% +18.71%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17870 20312 20456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.27% 18.30% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 16091 16199
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IMAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IMAP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK.

IMAP Salary Trend in the UK

IMAP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IMAP over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 within the UK.

IMAP Salary Histogram in the UK

IMAP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
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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
England +49 65 £26,500 -37.64% 2
East of England +29 25 £26,500 -41.11%
London +24 25 £23,000 -50.53%
Essex - 24 £26,500 -
Hertfordshire +32 21 £26,500 -41.11%
Reading +20 11 £55,000 +26.43% 1
Berkshire +20 11 £55,000 +26.43% 1
South East +12 11 £55,000 +37.50% 1
West Midlands - 3 £26,500 -
Walsall - 2 £27,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £26,500 -
South West - 1 £34,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 £34,000 - 1
Bath - 1 £34,000 - 1

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing IMAP 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 IMAP.

1 74 (96.10%) SMTP
2 69 (89.61%) Windows
3 60 (77.92%) DNS
4 50 (64.94%) Windows Server
5 47 (61.04%) Linux
6 46 (59.74%) Active Directory
7 45 (58.44%) Microsoft
8 44 (57.14%) SQL Server
9 43 (55.84%) DHCP
10 42 (54.55%) Firewall
11 40 (51.95%) Android
12 39 (50.65%) MAPI
12 39 (50.65%) TCP/IP
13 35 (45.45%) SAN
13 35 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 34 (44.16%) MS Exchange
15 33 (42.86%) MS Office
16 32 (41.56%) MS Excel
16 32 (41.56%) NAS
17 31 (40.26%) Exchange Server 2003
17 31 (40.26%) Windows Vista
17 31 (40.26%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (40.26%) Cisco
17 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 29 (37.66%) Apple
19 28 (36.36%) VPN
19 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
19 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
19 28 (36.36%) Draytek
19 28 (36.36%) Hyper-V

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing IMAP 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 IMAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (44.16%) MS Exchange
2 31 (40.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (35.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (35.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (18.18%) IIS
6 8 (10.39%) Apache
7 4 (5.19%) Jetty
7 4 (5.19%) Joomla!
7 4 (5.19%) Moodle
7 4 (5.19%) nginx
7 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.19%) WordPress
8 3 (3.90%) Confluence
8 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (42.86%) MS Office
2 32 (41.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Magento
2 3 (3.90%) Documaker
3 1 (1.30%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) GitHub
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.60%) IaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (96.10%) SMTP
2 60 (77.92%) DNS
3 43 (55.84%) DHCP
4 42 (54.55%) Firewall
5 39 (50.65%) TCP/IP
6 35 (45.45%) SAN
7 32 (41.56%) NAS
8 28 (36.36%) VPN
9 27 (35.06%) DMZ
9 27 (35.06%) POP3
9 27 (35.06%) VLAN
9 27 (35.06%) Wireless
10 20 (25.97%) Internet
11 19 (24.68%) Broadband
12 18 (23.38%) LLU
13 12 (15.58%) Wireshark
14 11 (14.29%) VoIP
14 11 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (12.99%) WAN
16 9 (11.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) MS Access
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) AQtime
1 12 (15.58%) WebLOAD
2 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.90%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.90%) JIRA
4 3 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (23.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Support Engineer
2 22 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 22 (28.57%) IT Support
2 22 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
3 21 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 21 (27.27%) Systems Support
3 21 (27.27%) Systems Support Engineer
4 20 (25.97%) Senior Support Engineer
5 14 (18.18%) Senior IT Engineer
5 14 (18.18%) Senior IT Support
6 13 (16.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Performance Tester
7 10 (12.99%) QA Tester
7 10 (12.99%) Software QA Tester
7 10 (12.99%) Software Tester
7 10 (12.99%) Tester
8 9 (11.69%) Analyst
8 9 (11.69%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (11.69%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (11.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (50.65%) MAPI
2 13 (16.88%) .NET
3 8 (10.39%) LAMP
4 4 (5.19%) Alternative PHP Cache
4 4 (5.19%) Java EE
4 4 (5.19%) JMX
4 4 (5.19%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (5.19%) Swagger
5 3 (3.90%) Middleware
5 3 (3.90%) RESTful
5 3 (3.90%) SOAP
5 3 (3.90%) Web Services
5 3 (3.90%) YAML
6 2 (2.60%) HTML
7 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.30%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.30%) CSS
7 1 (1.30%) XML
7 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (40.26%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (35.06%) Blackberry
2 27 (35.06%) iPhone
2 27 (35.06%) PDA
3 23 (29.87%) Replication
4 12 (15.58%) Computer Science
5 8 (10.39%) Clustering
6 3 (3.90%) Fintech
7 1 (1.30%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 50 (64.94%) Windows Server
3 47 (61.04%) Linux
4 40 (51.95%) Android
5 35 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (40.26%) Windows Vista
7 28 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 27 (35.06%) Windows 10
8 27 (35.06%) Windows 8
8 27 (35.06%) Windows XP
9 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (14.29%) CentOS
11 10 (12.99%) Mac OS
12 5 (6.49%) Debian
13 4 (5.19%) Solaris
13 4 (5.19%) Ubuntu
13 4 (5.19%) Unix
14 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (16.88%) Time Management
4 12 (15.58%) Benchmarking
4 12 (15.58%) Performance Engineering
5 9 (11.69%) B2B
5 9 (11.69%) CRM
6 7 (9.09%) DevOps
7 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.19%) Open Source
8 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.60%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.60%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.60%) Migration
9 2 (2.60%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.60%) Project Management
9 2 (2.60%) Release Management
9 2 (2.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) C#
3 12 (15.58%) C++
4 11 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.39%) Perl
6 7 (9.09%) PHP
6 7 (9.09%) Python
7 4 (5.19%) Java
7 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) VB
9 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) MCP
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.60%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) MCSA
3 1 (1.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) QA
2 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.19%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (59.74%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 25 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (29.87%) NFS
5 12 (15.58%) VMware ESX
6 9 (11.69%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.19%) Corosync
7 4 (5.19%) iptables
7 4 (5.19%) Sendmail
7 4 (5.19%) Squid
7 4 (5.19%) Varnish
7 4 (5.19%) Xen
8 3 (3.90%) Docker
8 3 (3.90%) Samba
8 3 (3.90%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) Backup Exec
2 12 (15.58%) Perfmon
3 11 (14.29%) Nagios
4 8 (10.39%) Cacti
5 4 (5.19%) Bacula
5 4 (5.19%) cPanel
5 4 (5.19%) HAProxy
6 3 (3.90%) Ansible
6 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.90%) Puppet
6 3 (3.90%) vRealize
7 1 (1.30%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.26%) Cisco
3 29 (37.66%) Apple
4 28 (36.36%) Draytek
5 26 (33.77%) VMware
6 20 (25.97%) Veeam
7 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
8 9 (11.69%) Openreach
9 4 (5.19%) HP
9 4 (5.19%) IDERA
9 4 (5.19%) R1Soft
10 3 (3.90%) AppDynamics
10 3 (3.90%) BMC
10 3 (3.90%) IBM
10 3 (3.90%) Intel
10 3 (3.90%) New Relic
10 3 (3.90%) Oracle
10 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.90%) Splunk
11 2 (2.60%) WorldPay
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