The table below looks at the statistics for POP3 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited POP3 over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 851 815 868
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +53
Permanent jobs citing POP3 38 59 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.055% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.32% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 36 55 25
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £32,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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
20698 18526 21929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.41% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16402 15031 17945
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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

POP3
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

POP3 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

POP3
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK.

POP3 Salary Trend in the UK

POP3
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing POP3 over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 within the UK.

POP3 Salary Histogram in the UK

POP3
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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 -34 36 £47,500 +11.76% 2
London -24 19 £50,000 - 1
South East -21 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Berkshire +5 9 £47,500 +163.88%
City of London +2 9 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Reading - 5 £50,000 -
Leeds - 3 £26,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £26,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £26,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £27,500 - 1
East of England - 3 £27,500 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £45,000 -
Slough +2 1 £38,500 +113.88%
County Antrim 0 1 - -
Northern Ireland -6 1 - -
Farnborough -7 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -13 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Surrey -18 1 £38,500 -0.64%
Belfast - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £38,500 -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing POP3 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 POP3.

1 51 (76.12%) SMTP
2 42 (62.69%) TCP/IP
3 40 (59.70%) DNS
4 33 (49.25%) Linux
5 32 (47.76%) IMAP
6 31 (46.27%) Firewall
7 30 (44.78%) SSL
7 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
8 29 (43.28%) Migration
9 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
10 26 (38.81%) Cisco
11 25 (37.31%) VPN
12 24 (35.82%) DHCP
12 24 (35.82%) MySQL
13 21 (31.34%) VoIP
14 19 (28.36%) PHP
14 19 (28.36%) MPLS
14 19 (28.36%) Network Security
15 18 (26.87%) UNIX
15 18 (26.87%) ITIL
16 17 (25.37%) Windows
16 17 (25.37%) MS Excel
16 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (25.37%) VLAN
17 16 (23.88%) VMware
17 16 (23.88%) Internet
18 15 (22.39%) CheckPoint
18 15 (22.39%) OSPF
18 15 (22.39%) BGP
18 15 (22.39%) IPv6

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing POP3 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 POP3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (22.39%) Apache
1 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) Lotus Domino
2 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (11.94%) nginx
4 7 (10.45%) Apache Solr
4 7 (10.45%) Lync
4 7 (10.45%) Drupal
5 6 (8.96%) WordPress
5 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
6 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.97%) IBM Notes
7 4 (5.97%) GroupWise
7 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (4.48%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (2.99%) CMS
9 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.99%) Joomla!
10 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (25.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) SaaS
2 4 (5.97%) Rackspace Cloud
2 4 (5.97%) Google Apps
2 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (76.12%) SMTP
2 42 (62.69%) TCP/IP
3 40 (59.70%) DNS
4 32 (47.76%) IMAP
5 31 (46.27%) Firewall
6 30 (44.78%) SSL
7 25 (37.31%) VPN
8 24 (35.82%) DHCP
9 21 (31.34%) VoIP
10 19 (28.36%) MPLS
10 19 (28.36%) Network Security
11 17 (25.37%) VLAN
12 16 (23.88%) Internet
13 15 (22.39%) IGRP
13 15 (22.39%) TACACS
13 15 (22.39%) H.323
13 15 (22.39%) OSPF
13 15 (22.39%) BGP
13 15 (22.39%) EIGRP
13 15 (22.39%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.82%) MySQL
2 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Subversion
1 7 (10.45%) JIRA
2 4 (5.97%) JMeter
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Back Office
3 5 (7.46%) Retail
4 4 (5.97%) Games
4 4 (5.97%) Legal
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.48%) Electronics
5 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Consultant
2 15 (22.39%) Network Consultant
3 13 (19.40%) Security Consultant
3 13 (19.40%) Network Security Consultant
4 12 (17.91%) Administrator
5 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (10.45%) Systems Manager
8 6 (8.96%) Systems Architect
8 6 (8.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.96%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (7.46%) Exchange Administrator
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.97%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Technical Support
10 4 (5.97%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) MAPI
2 13 (19.40%) HTML
3 10 (14.93%) Regular Expression
4 7 (10.45%) Web Services
5 6 (8.96%) CSS
6 5 (7.46%) XHTML
6 5 (7.46%) XML
6 5 (7.46%) Ajax
7 4 (5.97%) Memcached
7 4 (5.97%) XSLT
7 4 (5.97%) .NET
7 4 (5.97%) J2EE
7 4 (5.97%) COM
7 4 (5.97%) Flash
7 4 (5.97%) Servlets
7 4 (5.97%) CGI
7 4 (5.97%) SAML
8 3 (4.48%) LAMP
9 1 (1.49%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) Open Source
3 4 (5.97%) PMI
3 4 (5.97%) Replication
4 3 (4.48%) DTV
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Linux
2 18 (26.87%) UNIX
3 17 (25.37%) Windows
4 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) FreeBSD
5 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.48%) CentOS
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.99%) Solaris
8 1 (1.49%) Fedora
8 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Migration
2 18 (26.87%) ITIL
3 15 (22.39%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 9 (13.43%) Problem Management
4 9 (13.43%) Release Management
5 7 (10.45%) B2B
5 7 (10.45%) B2C
6 6 (8.96%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.46%) Stress Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.46%) Service Management
8 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.97%) ITSM
8 4 (5.97%) Identity Management
8 4 (5.97%) Data Security
8 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) PHP
2 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
2 11 (16.42%) Perl
3 9 (13.43%) VBA
3 9 (13.43%) Java
4 5 (7.46%) PHP4
5 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.97%) SQL
6 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.48%) C
7 2 (2.99%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (17.91%) MCP
3 5 (7.46%) MCSE
3 5 (7.46%) RHCE
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) JNCIA
4 4 (5.97%) MCITP
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.97%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.97%) CCNA
5 3 (4.48%) CISSP
5 3 (4.48%) CEH
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) MDaemon
4 5 (7.46%) Varnish
5 3 (4.48%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) ZABBIX
1 7 (10.45%) Capistrano
1 7 (10.45%) HAProxy
2 6 (8.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (8.96%) Nagios
3 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (4.48%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.49%) Cacti
6 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 26 (38.81%) Cisco
3 16 (23.88%) VMware
4 15 (22.39%) CheckPoint
4 15 (22.39%) F5
5 12 (17.91%) Lotus
6 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.45%) Rackspace
8 6 (8.96%) Postini
8 6 (8.96%) Symantec
9 5 (7.46%) JBoss
9 5 (7.46%) NetApp
10 4 (5.97%) Novell
10 4 (5.97%) Citrix
10 4 (5.97%) Juniper
10 4 (5.97%) Google
10 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.48%) Webroot
11 3 (4.48%) Websense
11 3 (4.48%) Clearswift
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