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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 846 900 821
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -79
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 53 32 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.027% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.16% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 53
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £33,695 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+18.71% -12.48%

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
20185 20290 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.09% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15986 16072 17800
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,517 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

IMAP Salary Histogram in the UK

IMAP
Top 24 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 27 April 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
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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 +59 50 £42,500 -5.55% 7
South East +37 28 £40,000 +26.98% 3
London +32 18 £46,500 -11.42% 4
East Sussex -7 9 £40,000 - 3
Kent - 9 £30,000 -
Brighton -3 8 £40,000 - 2
Stansted - 8 £30,000 -
City of London +22 6 £46,500 -11.42% 2
Berkshire -1 6 £43,500 +45.00%
East of England +25 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland +19 3 £40,000 +42.85%
Edinburgh +13 3 £40,000 +42.85%
Hertfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Slough - 2 £43,500 -
Bracknell +8 1 - -
Reading +2 1 £43,500 +45.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £24,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £43,500 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £24,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £59,000 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 99 (84.62%) SMTP
2 89 (76.07%) Linux
3 67 (57.26%) DNS
4 55 (47.01%) Perl
5 52 (44.44%) Windows
6 50 (42.74%) Firewall
7 49 (41.88%) VMware
8 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
9 46 (39.32%) Apache
10 45 (38.46%) IIS
10 45 (38.46%) MS Exchange
11 44 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (35.90%) MS Excel
12 42 (35.90%) POP3
12 42 (35.90%) HTTP
13 36 (30.77%) VPN
14 35 (29.91%) SQL Server
14 35 (29.91%) Internet
14 35 (29.91%) VLAN
15 33 (28.21%) MySQL
15 33 (28.21%) TCP/IP
15 33 (28.21%) Hyper-V
16 32 (27.35%) MAPI
17 31 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (25.64%) DHCP
18 30 (25.64%) PowerShell
19 28 (23.93%) UNIX
19 28 (23.93%) MS Office
19 28 (23.93%) Puppet
20 27 (23.08%) Configuration Management

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 46 (39.32%) Apache
2 45 (38.46%) IIS
2 45 (38.46%) MS Exchange
3 26 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (21.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 17 (14.53%) nginx
8 16 (13.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (8.55%) IBM Notes
9 10 (8.55%) Tomcat
9 10 (8.55%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (8.55%) Lync
10 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (2.56%) Moodle
11 3 (2.56%) WordPress
11 3 (2.56%) Joomla!
12 2 (1.71%) Alfresco
12 2 (1.71%) CMS
12 2 (1.71%) GroupWise
Applications
1 42 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.93%) MS Office
3 3 (2.56%) RoboHelp
3 3 (2.56%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.38%) Office 365
2 8 (6.84%) IaaS
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.27%) SaaS
3 5 (4.27%) Google Apps
3 5 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 99 (84.62%) SMTP
2 67 (57.26%) DNS
3 50 (42.74%) Firewall
4 42 (35.90%) HTTP
4 42 (35.90%) POP3
5 36 (30.77%) VPN
6 35 (29.91%) VLAN
6 35 (29.91%) Internet
7 33 (28.21%) TCP/IP
8 30 (25.64%) DHCP
9 25 (21.37%) FTP
10 21 (17.95%) SSH
11 19 (16.24%) SAN
12 17 (14.53%) Wireless
13 16 (13.68%) DMZ
13 16 (13.68%) Telnet
13 16 (13.68%) iSCSI
14 15 (12.82%) SSL
15 13 (11.11%) CDMA
15 13 (11.11%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 33 (28.21%) MySQL
3 23 (19.66%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (9.40%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.69%) QlikView
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 13 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.69%) Subversion
2 9 (7.69%) Maven
3 4 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (14.53%) Games
1 17 (14.53%) French Language
2 9 (7.69%) Billing
3 6 (5.13%) Marketing
3 6 (5.13%) Finance
4 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.56%) Electronics
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (35.90%) Systems Administrator
1 42 (35.90%) Administrator
2 24 (20.51%) Linux Administrator
3 23 (19.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 18 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 16 (13.68%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (13.68%) Systems Support
5 16 (13.68%) Systems Support Engineer
6 10 (8.55%) Consultant
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (5.13%) Implementation Consultant
9 6 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Senior Implementation Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) Technical Writer
10 5 (4.27%) Security Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.35%) MAPI
2 17 (14.53%) HTML
3 15 (12.82%) LAMP
4 13 (11.11%) Memcached
5 9 (7.69%) XML
6 5 (4.27%) XSD
6 5 (4.27%) Regular Expression
7 4 (3.42%) OAuth2
7 4 (3.42%) OpenID
7 4 (3.42%) CSS
7 4 (3.42%) .NET
7 4 (3.42%) SAML
7 4 (3.42%) JMS
8 3 (2.56%) Sensu
8 3 (2.56%) Alternative PHP Cache
9 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (1.71%) WCF
9 2 (1.71%) LINQ
9 2 (1.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (16.24%) Open Source
3 18 (15.38%) iPhone
4 17 (14.53%) Blackberry
5 16 (13.68%) PDA
6 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
7 11 (9.40%) Replication
8 6 (5.13%) Clustering
9 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.56%) DTV
11 2 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.71%) W3C
11 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.85%) Social Media
12 1 (0.85%) Handset
12 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.85%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 89 (76.07%) Linux
2 52 (44.44%) Windows
3 31 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (23.93%) UNIX
5 22 (18.80%) Ubuntu
6 19 (16.24%) Android
6 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (14.53%) Windows 8
8 16 (13.68%) Windows XP
8 16 (13.68%) Windows Vista
9 14 (11.97%) Solaris
10 9 (7.69%) Windows 7
11 8 (6.84%) Mac OS
12 4 (3.42%) CentOS
12 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) Debian
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 26 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 9 (7.69%) DevOps
5 6 (5.13%) Software Engineering
5 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (5.13%) Time Management
5 6 (5.13%) Migration
6 5 (4.27%) Scrum
6 5 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.27%) Content Management
6 5 (4.27%) Release Management
6 5 (4.27%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.27%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (4.27%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 4 (3.42%) Line Management
7 4 (3.42%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (47.01%) Perl
2 30 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 20 (17.09%) Java
4 17 (14.53%) VBScript
5 14 (11.97%) Ruby
6 10 (8.55%) Python
7 8 (6.84%) PHP
8 6 (5.13%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.56%) SQL
10 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.56%) C#
11 1 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Degree
2 5 (4.27%) CISSP
2 5 (4.27%) CEH
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) MCP
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
3 2 (1.71%) MCSA
3 2 (1.71%) CCNA
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (28.21%) Hyper-V
3 17 (14.53%) Xen
4 16 (13.68%) Varnish
5 15 (12.82%) Active Directory
6 14 (11.97%) NFS
7 12 (10.26%) KVM
8 9 (7.69%) Terminal Services
9 8 (6.84%) vSphere
9 8 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (4.27%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (3.42%) Sendmail
11 4 (3.42%) VirtualBox
12 3 (2.56%) Ceph
12 3 (2.56%) iptables
13 2 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.85%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.85%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 28 (23.93%) Puppet
2 26 (22.22%) Nagios
3 19 (16.24%) ZABBIX
4 18 (15.38%) Backup Exec
5 17 (14.53%) Cacti
6 13 (11.11%) Tivoli
6 13 (11.11%) Sysprep
7 5 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (4.27%) MIMEsweeper
7 5 (4.27%) Capistrano
8 4 (3.42%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.56%) Icinga
9 3 (2.56%) cPanel
10 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.85%) logstash
10 1 (0.85%) Graylog
10 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (41.88%) VMware
2 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 24 (20.51%) Cisco
4 17 (14.53%) Intel
4 17 (14.53%) Apple
4 17 (14.53%) Symantec
5 16 (13.68%) Draytek
6 15 (12.82%) Juniper
7 13 (11.11%) NetApp
8 10 (8.55%) Lotus
9 8 (6.84%) Veeam
10 7 (5.98%) F5
11 6 (5.13%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.27%) Postini
12 5 (4.27%) Google
12 5 (4.27%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.27%) Webroot
12 5 (4.27%) Websense
12 5 (4.27%) Clearswift
13 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
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