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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache SpamAssassin
Rank - 927 883
Permanent jobs citing SpamAssassin 0 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the System Software category - 0.088% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 1
Average salary - £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
UK excluding London average salary - £28,500 -

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
12290 12535 10875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.10% 10.61% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10167 10496 9255
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 July 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%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (28.57%) OpenVPN
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
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%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Linux 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%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) FreeBSD
2 2 (28.57%) OpenBSD
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%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
1 5 (71.43%) CEH
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) NFS
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Postfix
1 2 (28.57%) Sendmail
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%) Ceph
1 2 (28.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (28.57%) Cacti
2 2 (28.57%) Munin
2 2 (28.57%) yum
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%) Pacemaker
2 2 (28.57%) Nagios
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%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) Percona
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat