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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 852 814 863
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +49
Permanent jobs citing POP3 39 75 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.070% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.41% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38 66 23
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £32,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%

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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

POP3 Salary Histogram in the UK

POP3
Top 21 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 1 October 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 -50 35 £45,000 -2.70% 5
London -27 17 £57,500 - 4
South East -6 11 £40,000 +14.28%
Berkshire - 9 £45,000 -
City of London -4 7 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Reading - 4 £50,000 -
County Antrim 0 3 £33,750 -
Northern Ireland -1 3 £33,750 -
East of England - 3 £27,500 -
Belfast - 3 £33,750 -
Leeds - 3 £26,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £26,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £26,000 -
Farnborough -5 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -7 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Surrey -24 1 £38,500 +10.00%
Midlands - 1 £62,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 -
Slough - 1 £38,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £38,500 -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 54 (78.26%) SMTP
2 41 (59.42%) TCP/IP
3 39 (56.52%) DNS
4 37 (53.62%) IMAP
5 36 (52.17%) Linux
6 35 (50.72%) Firewall
7 30 (43.48%) Migration
7 30 (43.48%) SSL
7 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
8 28 (40.58%) VPN
9 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
10 25 (36.23%) Cisco
11 23 (33.33%) DHCP
12 22 (31.88%) UNIX
12 22 (31.88%) MySQL
13 21 (30.43%) Internet
13 21 (30.43%) VLAN
14 20 (28.99%) MAPI
14 20 (28.99%) VoIP
15 18 (26.09%) PHP
15 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (26.09%) MPLS
15 18 (26.09%) Network Security
16 17 (24.64%) ITIL
17 16 (23.19%) Windows
17 16 (23.19%) HTML
17 16 (23.19%) MS Exchange
17 16 (23.19%) VMware
18 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
18 15 (21.74%) Apache

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (23.19%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.74%) Apache
3 10 (14.49%) Lotus Domino
4 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (11.59%) nginx
6 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
6 7 (10.14%) Apache Solr
6 7 (10.14%) Lync
6 7 (10.14%) Drupal
7 6 (8.70%) WordPress
8 5 (7.25%) IBM Notes
8 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
9 4 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (5.80%) GroupWise
10 3 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (2.90%) Joomla!
11 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) SaaS
2 4 (5.80%) Rackspace Cloud
2 4 (5.80%) Google Apps
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (78.26%) SMTP
2 41 (59.42%) TCP/IP
3 39 (56.52%) DNS
4 37 (53.62%) IMAP
5 35 (50.72%) Firewall
6 30 (43.48%) SSL
7 28 (40.58%) VPN
8 23 (33.33%) DHCP
9 21 (30.43%) Internet
9 21 (30.43%) VLAN
10 20 (28.99%) VoIP
11 18 (26.09%) MPLS
11 18 (26.09%) Network Security
12 14 (20.29%) WLAN
12 14 (20.29%) IKE
12 14 (20.29%) IPX
12 14 (20.29%) IPX/SPX
12 14 (20.29%) PPP
12 14 (20.29%) RIP
12 14 (20.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.88%) MySQL
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.14%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) JIRA
1 7 (10.14%) Subversion
2 4 (5.80%) JMeter
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Back Office
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Games
4 4 (5.80%) Legal
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Electronics
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Marketing
6 2 (2.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Consultant
2 14 (20.29%) Network Consultant
3 12 (17.39%) Security Consultant
3 12 (17.39%) Administrator
3 12 (17.39%) Network Security Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (10.14%) Systems Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Systems Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.25%) Escalation Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Exchange Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) MAPI
2 16 (23.19%) HTML
3 10 (14.49%) Regular Expression
4 7 (10.14%) Web Services
5 5 (7.25%) CSS
6 4 (5.80%) Ajax
6 4 (5.80%) Memcached
6 4 (5.80%) .NET
6 4 (5.80%) J2EE
6 4 (5.80%) Servlets
6 4 (5.80%) Flash
6 4 (5.80%) XHTML
6 4 (5.80%) XML
6 4 (5.80%) XSLT
6 4 (5.80%) COM
6 4 (5.80%) CGI
6 4 (5.80%) SAML
7 3 (4.35%) LAMP
8 1 (1.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.25%) Open Source
3 4 (5.80%) Replication
3 4 (5.80%) PMI
4 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) DTV
5 2 (2.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.90%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Linux
2 22 (31.88%) UNIX
3 16 (23.19%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) Solaris
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.80%) FreeBSD
6 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) CentOS
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Migration
2 17 (24.64%) ITIL
3 14 (20.29%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (13.04%) Project Management
4 9 (13.04%) Problem Management
4 9 (13.04%) Release Management
5 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.14%) B2B
6 7 (10.14%) B2C
7 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.25%) Stress Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.80%) High Availability
9 4 (5.80%) Change Control
9 4 (5.80%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.80%) Email Migration
9 4 (5.80%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (5.80%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) PHP
2 12 (17.39%) Perl
3 9 (13.04%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.04%) VBA
4 5 (7.25%) C
4 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.25%) PHP4
5 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (17.39%) MCP
3 8 (11.59%) Degree
4 6 (8.70%) MCSE
5 5 (7.25%) RHCE
6 4 (5.80%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.80%) MCITP
6 4 (5.80%) CCNA
6 4 (5.80%) PMI Certification
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.35%) CISSP
7 3 (4.35%) CEH
8 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) MDaemon
4 5 (7.25%) Varnish
5 3 (4.35%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) ZABBIX
1 7 (10.14%) HAProxy
1 7 (10.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 7 (10.14%) Capistrano
2 6 (8.70%) Nagios
3 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (4.35%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.45%) Cacti
6 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.23%) Cisco
3 16 (23.19%) VMware
4 14 (20.29%) CheckPoint
5 13 (18.84%) F5
5 13 (18.84%) Lotus
6 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.14%) Symantec
7 7 (10.14%) Rackspace
8 6 (8.70%) Postini
9 5 (7.25%) NetApp
9 5 (7.25%) JBoss
10 4 (5.80%) Google
10 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.80%) Novell
10 4 (5.80%) Citrix
10 4 (5.80%) Juniper
11 3 (4.35%) Websense
11 3 (4.35%) Clearswift
11 3 (4.35%) SAP
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