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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 816 861 848
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -13
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 64 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 60 21 35
Average salary £37,125 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.18% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £33,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +0.75%

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
18812 17742 21954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.84% 17.07% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15287 13922 18246
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

IMAP Salary Histogram in the UK

IMAP
Top 22 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 26 January 2015. 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
England +41 64 £37,125 +4.57% 5
London +24 27 £45,000 -5.26% 3
South East -11 27 £33,500 +11.66% 1
City of London +12 17 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Berkshire +6 10 £68,500 +107.57%
Southampton +5 8 £33,500 +31.37%
Hampshire -10 8 £33,500 +31.37%
Kent - 8 £22,500 -
Stansted - 8 £22,500 -
South West -8 5 £36,250 - 1
Bristol - 5 £36,250 -
Slough -3 2 £45,250 +37.12%
West Yorkshire -4 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Yorkshire -6 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Hertfordshire - 2 £52,000 -
Wetherby - 2 £32,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £52,000 -
East of England - 2 £52,000 -
Manchester - 1 £29,000 -
Thames Ditton - 1 £25,000 -
Surrey - 1 £25,000 - 1
North West - 1 £29,000 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 89 (74.17%) SMTP
2 70 (58.33%) Linux
3 47 (39.17%) Windows
3 47 (39.17%) DNS
3 47 (39.17%) Internet
4 46 (38.33%) Microsoft
5 45 (37.50%) POP3
6 43 (35.83%) Firewall
7 37 (30.83%) HTTP
7 37 (30.83%) MS Excel
7 37 (30.83%) Perl
8 35 (29.17%) MS Exchange
9 34 (28.33%) Apache
10 33 (27.50%) IIS
10 33 (27.50%) Degree
11 30 (25.00%) FTP
11 30 (25.00%) MAPI
12 29 (24.17%) TCP/IP
12 29 (24.17%) VPN
13 28 (23.33%) UNIX
13 28 (23.33%) MS Office
14 25 (20.83%) SSH
14 25 (20.83%) VLAN
15 24 (20.00%) VMware
15 24 (20.00%) Solaris
15 24 (20.00%) PowerShell
16 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
16 23 (19.17%) DHCP
17 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 35 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (28.33%) Apache
3 33 (27.50%) IIS
4 21 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (11.67%) nginx
7 13 (10.83%) Lync
7 13 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
7 13 (10.83%) IBM Notes
8 12 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.33%) Zope
10 4 (3.33%) Plone
10 4 (3.33%) ejabberd
11 3 (2.50%) MS Project Server
12 2 (1.67%) Alfresco
12 2 (1.67%) CMS
12 2 (1.67%) GroupWise
Applications
1 37 (30.83%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.33%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS Project
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.50%) RoboHelp
3 3 (2.50%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) Office 365
2 13 (10.83%) IaaS
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) SaaS
3 5 (4.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 89 (74.17%) SMTP
2 47 (39.17%) DNS
2 47 (39.17%) Internet
3 45 (37.50%) POP3
4 43 (35.83%) Firewall
5 37 (30.83%) HTTP
6 30 (25.00%) FTP
7 29 (24.17%) TCP/IP
7 29 (24.17%) VPN
8 25 (20.83%) SSH
8 25 (20.83%) VLAN
9 23 (19.17%) DHCP
10 19 (15.83%) SSL
11 17 (14.17%) Telnet
12 16 (13.33%) GPRS
13 14 (11.67%) GSM
13 14 (11.67%) CDMA
13 14 (11.67%) SGSN
14 12 (10.00%) Wireless
15 10 (8.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.50%) MySQL
3 15 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.00%) QlikView
5 4 (3.33%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Emacs
2 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.83%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.83%) AQtime
General
1 21 (17.50%) Games
2 17 (14.17%) French Language
3 13 (10.83%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.33%) Finance
4 10 (8.33%) Marketing
5 6 (5.00%) Billing
6 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.33%) Electronics
7 3 (2.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (30.83%) Administrator
2 36 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
3 22 (18.33%) Linux Administrator
4 21 (17.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.83%) Senior Consultant
5 13 (10.83%) Consultant
5 13 (10.83%) Support Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
6 12 (10.00%) Senior Implementation Consultant
7 11 (9.17%) Technical Support
8 10 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (8.33%) Systems Support
8 10 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
9 9 (7.50%) Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Technical Writer
11 5 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Junior
11 5 (4.17%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.00%) MAPI
2 17 (14.17%) HTML
3 12 (10.00%) LAMP
4 8 (6.67%) XML
4 8 (6.67%) Memcached
5 5 (4.17%) Regular Expression
5 5 (4.17%) XSD
5 5 (4.17%) SOAP
6 4 (3.33%) SAML
6 4 (3.33%) COM
6 4 (3.33%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.33%) JMS
6 4 (3.33%) OpenID
7 3 (2.50%) CSS
7 3 (2.50%) .NET
8 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.67%) XSLT
8 2 (1.67%) ODBC
8 2 (1.67%) Web Services
8 2 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Open Source
3 10 (8.33%) iPhone
3 10 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.67%) PDA
4 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.17%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.33%) DTV
7 3 (2.50%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.67%) Clustering
8 2 (1.67%) W3C
9 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
9 1 (0.83%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 70 (58.33%) Linux
2 47 (39.17%) Windows
3 28 (23.33%) UNIX
4 24 (20.00%) Solaris
5 18 (15.00%) Ubuntu
6 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (8.33%) Android
8 10 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.67%) Windows Vista
9 8 (6.67%) OpenBSD
9 8 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.17%) Debian
11 4 (3.33%) FreeBSD
12 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 12 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 11 (9.17%) Migration
4 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 8 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.17%) Scrum
7 5 (4.17%) Content Management
7 5 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.17%) Release Management
8 4 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (3.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (3.33%) Information Management
8 4 (3.33%) Web Design
8 4 (3.33%) Project Management
8 4 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.83%) Perl
2 24 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 19 (15.83%) VBScript
4 10 (8.33%) PHP
4 10 (8.33%) Java
4 10 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.00%) C
5 6 (5.00%) SQL
6 4 (3.33%) C++
6 4 (3.33%) Python
7 3 (2.50%) VBA
7 3 (2.50%) C#
7 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.67%) Ruby
8 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (27.50%) Degree
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.00%) MCP
4 5 (4.17%) MCSE
4 5 (4.17%) CCNA
4 5 (4.17%) CISSP
4 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.17%) CEH
5 3 (2.50%) MCSA
5 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.50%) PMP
5 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.67%) CCIE
6 2 (1.67%) CCNP
6 2 (1.67%) MCITP
6 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) Solvency II
2 4 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.33%) SLA
3 3 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.50%) Basel II
System Software
1 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (15.83%) Hyper-V
3 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (10.83%) Varnish
5 11 (9.17%) NFS
6 9 (7.50%) SpamAssassin
7 6 (5.00%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.33%) Postfix
8 4 (3.33%) KVM
8 4 (3.33%) Ceph
9 3 (2.50%) MDaemon
10 2 (1.67%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.67%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.67%) OpenSSH
10 2 (1.67%) Samba
11 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.83%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 13 (10.83%) Nagios
2 10 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 9 (7.50%) ZABBIX
3 9 (7.50%) Cacti
4 8 (6.67%) Sysprep
4 8 (6.67%) Puppet
4 8 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 8 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (4.17%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (3.33%) HAProxy
6 4 (3.33%) Ansible
6 4 (3.33%) Ganeti
6 4 (3.33%) Bacula
7 3 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.67%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.83%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 46 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.00%) VMware
3 19 (15.83%) Intel
4 17 (14.17%) Cisco
5 13 (10.83%) Lotus
6 12 (10.00%) Apple
7 11 (9.17%) Symantec
8 8 (6.67%) Draytek
8 8 (6.67%) NetApp
9 6 (5.00%) SAP
10 5 (4.17%) HP
10 5 (4.17%) Juniper
10 5 (4.17%) Websense
10 5 (4.17%) Clearswift
10 5 (4.17%) Google
10 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.17%) Webroot
10 5 (4.17%) Postini
11 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (3.33%) Hitachi
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