The table below looks at the statistics for SpamAssassin skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SpamAssassin over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache SpamAssassin
Rank 901 908 871
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -37
Permanent jobs citing SpamAssassin 3 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.023% 0.098% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 6
Average salary £30,000 £65,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.84% +62.50%
UK excluding London average salary - £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12963 12244 10787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.74% 10.21% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10618 10312 9046
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

SpamAssassin
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SpamAssassin within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

SpamAssassin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SpamAssassin
Salary Trend

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

SpamAssassin Salary Trend in the UK

SpamAssassin
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SpamAssassin within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 +34 3 £30,000 -53.84%
London +9 3 £30,000 -55.55%

SpamAssassin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SpamAssassin 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 SpamAssassin.

1 7 (100.00%) Perl
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
1 7 (100.00%) MySQL
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) SSL
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) POP3
2 5 (71.43%) SMTP
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) Websense
2 5 (71.43%) Clearswift
2 5 (71.43%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (71.43%) CEH
2 5 (71.43%) Webroot
2 5 (71.43%) IMAP
2 5 (71.43%) Postini
2 5 (71.43%) SaaS
2 5 (71.43%) Regular Expression
2 5 (71.43%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) OpenBSD
3 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX

SpamAssassin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SpamAssassin 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 SpamAssassin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) nginx
1 2 (28.57%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) SSL
2 5 (71.43%) POP3
2 5 (71.43%) SMTP
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) IMAP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (28.57%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Security Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Junior Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) IT Security Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Junior
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Trainee Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) OpenBSD
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) FreeBSD
2 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Perl
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
1 5 (71.43%) CEH
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
1 2 (28.57%) NFS
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Postfix
1 2 (28.57%) Sendmail
1 2 (28.57%) Ceph
1 2 (28.57%) Varnish
1 2 (28.57%) Dovecot
1 2 (28.57%) Openswan
1 2 (28.57%) OpenSIPS
1 2 (28.57%) Corosync
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
1 2 (28.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 2 (28.57%) Cacti
2 2 (28.57%) Munin
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (28.57%) logstash
2 2 (28.57%) Rsyslog
2 2 (28.57%) Bacula
2 2 (28.57%) yum
2 2 (28.57%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Websense
1 5 (71.43%) Clearswift
1 5 (71.43%) Webroot
1 5 (71.43%) Postini
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) Percona