Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SMTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMTP over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 770 692 567
Rank change year-on-year -78 -125 +361
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 183 83 649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 0.83% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 126 66 248
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £39,933
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,438 £73,750 £62,313
90th Percentile £77,500 £84,375 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,750 £48,250
% change year-on-year -11.33% +5.18% +0.52%

SMTP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,073 10,021 21,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.04% 15.37% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9,192 8,091 16,159
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,875 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SMTP in England.

Salary trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for SMTP in England

SMTP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the England region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -65 75 £45,000 -33.33% 6
Midlands -40 36 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South East -75 31 £60,000 +26.32% 4
West Midlands -31 29 £47,500 +22.58% 1
North of England -58 18 £37,500 -28.57% 2
East of England -24 11 - - 1
North West -37 10 £45,500 -13.33%
South West -66 9 £62,500 - 3
East Midlands -44 7 - - 1
Yorkshire -55 4 - -
North East - 4 £27,250 - 2
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 117 (63.93%) DNS
2 80 (43.72%) HTTP
3 73 (39.89%) TCP/IP
4 72 (39.34%) Linux
5 68 (37.16%) Azure
6 64 (34.97%) Microsoft
7 60 (32.79%) Windows
8 57 (31.15%) SQL
9 50 (27.32%) DHCP
10 45 (24.59%) Active Directory
11 44 (24.04%) Internet
12 43 (23.50%) SSL
13 41 (22.40%) FTP
14 37 (20.22%) PowerShell
15 35 (19.13%) MySQL
15 35 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (18.03%) Web Services
16 33 (18.03%) Computer Science
16 33 (18.03%) Kubernetes
17 32 (17.49%) Firewall
18 31 (16.94%) Microsoft 365
19 30 (16.39%) Network Security
20 29 (15.85%) Docker
20 29 (15.85%) VMware
20 29 (15.85%) JavaScript
20 29 (15.85%) Cisco
21 27 (14.75%) Python
21 27 (14.75%) AWS
22 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
23 24 (13.11%) Bash Shell

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.46%) Apache
2 10 (5.46%) OpenStack
3 9 (4.92%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.73%) JCAPS
6 5 (2.73%) OpenEdge
7 4 (2.19%) nginx
8 3 (1.64%) IIS
8 3 (1.64%) WordPress
9 2 (1.09%) Appian
9 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.09%) Confluence
9 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.55%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Relativity
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.55%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 68 (37.16%) Azure
2 31 (16.94%) Microsoft 365
3 27 (14.75%) AWS
4 20 (10.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (10.93%) SaaS
5 16 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (6.56%) IaaS
7 10 (5.46%) NuGet
8 9 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (4.92%) GitHub
9 7 (3.83%) Google Workspace
10 6 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (2.73%) Azure Service Fabric
11 5 (2.73%) Azure Storage
11 5 (2.73%) GCP
11 5 (2.73%) PaaS
12 4 (2.19%) Mimecast
13 3 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 117 (63.93%) DNS
2 80 (43.72%) HTTP
3 73 (39.89%) TCP/IP
4 50 (27.32%) DHCP
5 44 (24.04%) Internet
6 43 (23.50%) SSL
7 41 (22.40%) FTP
8 32 (17.49%) Firewall
9 30 (16.39%) Network Security
10 24 (13.11%) SSH
11 19 (10.38%) VPN
12 18 (9.84%) LAN
13 16 (8.74%) WAN
14 12 (6.56%) SNMP
15 9 (4.92%) VLAN
16 7 (3.83%) IMAP
17 6 (3.28%) Ethernet
17 6 (3.28%) HTTPS
17 6 (3.28%) VoIP
18 5 (2.73%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.13%) MySQL
2 21 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.65%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.46%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (4.92%) Big Data
7 6 (3.28%) Flink
8 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.19%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.46%) Moq
3 10 (5.46%) SpecFlow
4 6 (3.28%) Maven
4 6 (3.28%) PHPUnit
5 5 (2.73%) JIRA
5 5 (2.73%) JMeter
5 5 (2.73%) Locust
5 5 (2.73%) NUnit
5 5 (2.73%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (2.73%) Selenium
5 5 (2.73%) Subversion
5 5 (2.73%) WebDriver
5 5 (2.73%) WebSurge
6 4 (2.19%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.64%) CF BOSH
7 3 (1.64%) GitLab
8 1 (0.55%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.55%) Gerrit
General
1 22 (12.02%) Social Skills
2 19 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.28%) Games
3 6 (3.28%) Legal
3 6 (3.28%) Retail
3 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.73%) Billing
4 5 (2.73%) Finance
4 5 (2.73%) German Language
4 5 (2.73%) Law
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
5 3 (1.64%) Publishing
6 2 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (20.22%) Developer
2 23 (12.57%) Analyst
3 22 (12.02%) Network Engineer
4 18 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (8.74%) Security Engineer
6 14 (7.65%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.10%) PHP Developer
8 10 (5.46%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (4.92%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.37%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.37%) Technical Support
10 8 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.83%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.03%) Web Services
2 22 (12.02%) REST
3 20 (10.93%) XML
4 19 (10.38%) Kafka
5 17 (9.29%) LDAP
6 15 (8.20%) .NET
6 15 (8.20%) CSS
6 15 (8.20%) LAPP Stack
6 15 (8.20%) RESTful
6 15 (8.20%) SOAP
7 14 (7.65%) JSON
8 12 (6.56%) .NET Core
8 12 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
9 11 (6.01%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (5.46%) 802.1X
10 10 (5.46%) HTML
11 9 (4.92%) Node.js
11 9 (4.92%) XSLT
12 8 (4.37%) LAMP
13 7 (3.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (5.46%) Clustering
3 7 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.83%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.28%) Analytical Mindset
4 6 (3.28%) Cyberattack
4 6 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.28%) User Experience
5 5 (2.73%) NHS
6 4 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (1.64%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.09%) Handset
8 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (39.34%) Linux
2 60 (32.79%) Windows
3 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.74%) Unix
5 11 (6.01%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.92%) Mac OS
7 8 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.28%) VMS
9 3 (1.64%) Android
10 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (18.03%) Computer Science
3 19 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (10.38%) DevOps
4 17 (9.29%) Clean Code
5 16 (8.74%) SOA
5 16 (8.74%) Unit Testing
6 15 (8.20%) Scrum
7 14 (7.65%) Load Balancing
7 14 (7.65%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.10%) Coaching
8 13 (7.10%) OO
9 12 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.56%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.56%) SIEM
10 11 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (6.01%) SDLC
10 11 (6.01%) Test Automation
10 11 (6.01%) Validation
11 10 (5.46%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.15%) SQL
2 37 (20.22%) PowerShell
3 29 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.75%) Python
5 24 (13.11%) Bash Shell
6 19 (10.38%) PHP
7 17 (9.29%) Perl
8 15 (8.20%) C#
8 15 (8.20%) Java
9 10 (5.46%) C++
10 8 (4.37%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.28%) Ruby
12 5 (2.73%) C
12 5 (2.73%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.64%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.64%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.64%) R
13 3 (1.64%) XPath
14 1 (0.55%) Groovy
14 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (6.56%) Degree
2 10 (5.46%) CISM
2 10 (5.46%) CISSP
2 10 (5.46%) GIAC
2 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.37%) CCNA
5 7 (3.83%) MCSA
6 4 (2.19%) CCNP
7 3 (1.64%) CCIE
7 3 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.64%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.09%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.09%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.09%) MCSE
8 2 (1.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) QA
2 5 (2.73%) HL7
3 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.64%) SLA
4 2 (1.09%) NIST
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 29 (15.85%) Docker
3 14 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.28%) NFS
5 5 (2.73%) iptables
5 5 (2.73%) Postfix
5 5 (2.73%) Samba
5 5 (2.73%) vSphere
6 4 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.64%) Varnish
8 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.55%) Squid
Systems Management
1 33 (18.03%) Kubernetes
2 23 (12.57%) Terraform
3 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (7.65%) Puppet
5 11 (6.01%) Ansible
6 10 (5.46%) vCenter Server
7 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (4.37%) Icinga
8 8 (4.37%) Prometheus
9 6 (3.28%) FortiGate
9 6 (3.28%) Nagios
9 6 (3.28%) SCCM
10 4 (2.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.64%) Nessus
12 2 (1.09%) Grafana
13 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.55%) QRadar
13 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.85%) Cisco
2 29 (15.85%) VMware
3 16 (8.74%) Oracle
4 12 (6.56%) Palo Alto
5 10 (5.46%) Rackspace
6 8 (4.37%) Citrix
7 7 (3.83%) Clearswift
7 7 (3.83%) LogRhythm
7 7 (3.83%) Splunk
7 7 (3.83%) Veeam
7 7 (3.83%) Zend
8 6 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.28%) Darktrace
8 6 (3.28%) FireEye
8 6 (3.28%) McAfee
8 6 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.28%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.73%) Intapp