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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 834 826 839
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 60 51 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.048% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 43 45 46
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%

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
20589 18513 22291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.33% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16291 15059 18257
Average salary £43,044 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 2014 within the UK.

IMAP Salary Histogram in the UK

IMAP
Top 23 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 22 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
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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 +20 53 £40,000 +14.28% 1
London +3 25 £45,000 +16.12% 1
South East -6 23 £38,500 +54.00%
Berkshire +15 21 £39,250 -12.77%
Reading - 16 £60,000 -
City of London +9 14 £46,250 +19.35%
South West - 3 £22,750 -
County Antrim -1 2 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland -5 2 £35,000 -
Hampshire -9 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Cornwall - 2 £22,750 -
Belfast - 2 £35,000 -
Slough 0 1 £38,500 +22.70%
Basingstoke -3 1 £35,000 +45.83%
Farnborough -7 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Scotland -19 1 £27,500 +7.84%
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £16,200 -
North West - 1 £16,200 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 77 (75.49%) SMTP
2 49 (48.04%) Degree
3 46 (45.10%) Microsoft
4 42 (41.18%) Windows
5 41 (40.20%) TCP/IP
6 40 (39.22%) DNS
7 37 (36.27%) Linux
8 36 (35.29%) POP3
8 36 (35.29%) MAPI
8 36 (35.29%) Active Directory
9 34 (33.33%) Internet
10 33 (32.35%) Firewall
11 32 (31.37%) HTTP
12 31 (30.39%) VMware
13 29 (28.43%) LDAP
14 28 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (24.51%) SQL
16 24 (23.53%) VPN
16 24 (23.53%) Telecoms
17 23 (22.55%) SSL
18 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
19 21 (20.59%) Solaris
19 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (20.59%) Migration
19 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (19.61%) UNIX
21 19 (18.63%) C++
21 19 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
22 18 (17.65%) NAS
22 18 (17.65%) SAN

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 17 (16.67%) IIS
2 15 (14.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.76%) Lotus Domino
3 12 (11.76%) GroupWise
4 11 (10.78%) Apache
5 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.86%) Lync
7 6 (5.88%) nginx
8 4 (3.92%) Zope
8 4 (3.92%) Plone
9 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.94%) MS Project Server
9 3 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.96%) Jetty
10 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Google Apps
1 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 77 (75.49%) SMTP
2 41 (40.20%) TCP/IP
3 40 (39.22%) DNS
4 36 (35.29%) POP3
5 34 (33.33%) Internet
6 33 (32.35%) Firewall
7 32 (31.37%) HTTP
8 29 (28.43%) LDAP
9 24 (23.53%) VPN
10 23 (22.55%) SSL
11 18 (17.65%) NAS
11 18 (17.65%) SAN
12 15 (14.71%) WAN
12 15 (14.71%) DHCP
12 15 (14.71%) GPRS
12 15 (14.71%) LAN
13 13 (12.75%) FTP
13 13 (12.75%) Wireshark
14 12 (11.76%) Broadband
14 12 (11.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.69%) MySQL
3 12 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.92%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (16.67%) WebLOAD
1 17 (16.67%) AQtime
2 4 (3.92%) Emacs
2 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) Subversion
4 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
General
1 24 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 17 (16.67%) Finance
3 12 (11.76%) Marketing
4 9 (8.82%) Back Office
5 8 (7.84%) Games
6 5 (4.90%) Retail
7 4 (3.92%) French Language
7 4 (3.92%) German Language
7 4 (3.92%) Italian Language
7 4 (3.92%) Spanish Language
8 3 (2.94%) Electronics
8 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Administrator
2 20 (19.61%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (14.71%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (14.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 12 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.78%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Tester
6 9 (8.82%) Technical Support
6 9 (8.82%) Design Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Performance Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Performance Test Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Senior Design Engineer
7 8 (7.84%) Analyst
8 7 (6.86%) Consultant
9 6 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Performance Tester
9 6 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.90%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (35.29%) MAPI
2 17 (16.67%) .NET
3 13 (12.75%) SOAP
4 10 (9.80%) HTML
5 8 (7.84%) ODBC
6 4 (3.92%) Ajax
6 4 (3.92%) LAMP
6 4 (3.92%) CGI
6 4 (3.92%) SAML
6 4 (3.92%) J2EE
6 4 (3.92%) XML
6 4 (3.92%) XSLT
6 4 (3.92%) COM
6 4 (3.92%) Servlets
6 4 (3.92%) Flash
6 4 (3.92%) XHTML
7 3 (2.94%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.98%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.80%) iPhone
2 10 (9.80%) Blackberry
3 9 (8.82%) Smartphone
4 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.86%) Open Source
6 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.92%) PMI
7 3 (2.94%) DTV
7 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (41.18%) Windows
2 37 (36.27%) Linux
3 21 (20.59%) Solaris
4 20 (19.61%) UNIX
5 16 (15.69%) Windows 7
6 12 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 11 (10.78%) OpenBSD
7 11 (10.78%) Ubuntu
7 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (7.84%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (7.84%) Android
8 8 (7.84%) Mac OS X
9 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.90%) Debian
11 4 (3.92%) FreeBSD
12 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.96%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.96%) CentOS
13 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) Migration
1 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.63%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 13 (12.75%) Project Management
5 11 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (10.78%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (7.84%) Software Distribution
6 8 (7.84%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.90%) ITIL
9 5 (4.90%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.90%) Stress Testing
10 4 (3.92%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.92%) Email Migration
10 4 (3.92%) Manual Testing
10 4 (3.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) SQL
2 19 (18.63%) C++
3 17 (16.67%) C#
4 16 (15.69%) PHP
5 13 (12.75%) Perl
6 10 (9.80%) Java
7 9 (8.82%) VBA
8 8 (7.84%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.90%) C
9 5 (4.90%) PHP4
10 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.92%) Python
11 3 (2.94%) Erlang
11 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (48.04%) Degree
2 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (12.75%) CCNA
5 12 (11.76%) MCITP
5 12 (11.76%) MCSE
6 9 (8.82%) CCNP
6 9 (8.82%) MCP
7 8 (7.84%) CCIE
8 7 (6.86%) PMI Certification
9 5 (4.90%) RHCE
10 4 (3.92%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.94%) PMP
11 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (2.94%) CISSP
11 3 (2.94%) CEH
12 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.67%) QA
2 10 (9.80%) SLA
3 5 (4.90%) Solvency II
4 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.94%) Basel II
System Software
1 36 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 28 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 9 (8.82%) MDaemon
5 8 (7.84%) NFS
6 7 (6.86%) Samba
6 7 (6.86%) SpamAssassin
7 6 (5.88%) OpenSSH
7 6 (5.88%) Postfix
8 5 (4.90%) Varnish
9 1 (0.98%) KVM
9 1 (0.98%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) Nagios
2 6 (5.88%) PureDisk
2 6 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (4.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (3.92%) Ansible
4 4 (3.92%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.96%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.96%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.98%) Cacti
7 1 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.39%) VMware
3 11 (10.78%) Cisco
4 8 (7.84%) MobileIron
4 8 (7.84%) SOTI
4 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.86%) Lotus
6 6 (5.88%) Postini
6 6 (5.88%) JBoss
7 5 (4.90%) SAP
7 5 (4.90%) Symantec
7 5 (4.90%) Apple
7 5 (4.90%) NetApp
7 5 (4.90%) Citrix
7 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.92%) Google
8 4 (3.92%) HP
8 4 (3.92%) Novell
8 4 (3.92%) Juniper
9 3 (2.94%) Websense
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