Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 723 783 663
Rank change year-on-year +60 -120 +207
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 131 138 448
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 0.99% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 89 114 224
10th Percentile £32,650 £35,375 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -

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 10,222 13,981 21,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.05% 15.15% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7,746 11,234 16,297
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 +49 41 £62,500 +13.64% 8
South East +56 25 £65,000 +36.84% 3
Midlands +15 24 £60,000 +37.14% 5
West Midlands +16 23 £60,000 +26.32% 4
East of England +41 14 £52,500 -30.00%
North of England -9 14 £32,500 -35.00% 3
South West -35 13 £62,500 +38.89% 3
North West +12 5 £45,500 -9.00% 1
Yorkshire -6 5 £40,000 -13.51% 2
North East - 4 £27,250 -
East Midlands +11 1 - - 1
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 88 (67.18%) DNS
2 70 (53.44%) HTTP
3 55 (41.98%) TCP/IP
4 53 (40.46%) Microsoft
5 50 (38.17%) Linux
6 47 (35.88%) Azure
7 43 (32.82%) FTP
8 37 (28.24%) DHCP
9 35 (26.72%) Active Directory
10 33 (25.19%) Windows
11 32 (24.43%) SQL
12 31 (23.66%) Network Security
13 28 (21.37%) SSL
14 27 (20.61%) Cisco
14 27 (20.61%) LDAP
14 27 (20.61%) VMware
14 27 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (19.85%) Web Services
15 26 (19.85%) Internet
16 24 (18.32%) Computer Science
16 24 (18.32%) Microsoft 365
17 22 (16.79%) Firewall
18 21 (16.03%) PowerShell
19 20 (15.27%) Cybersecurity
19 20 (15.27%) Windows Server
20 19 (14.50%) Kubernetes
20 19 (14.50%) Azure Active Directory
20 19 (14.50%) Python
21 18 (13.74%) MS Exchange
21 18 (13.74%) SSH

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 18 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.58%) Confluence
3 5 (3.82%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.53%) Apache
5 2 (1.53%) nginx
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.76%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 47 (35.88%) Azure
2 24 (18.32%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (14.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (12.21%) AWS
5 11 (8.40%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (6.87%) IaaS
7 8 (6.11%) SaaS
8 7 (5.34%) GCP
9 6 (4.58%) NuGet
10 3 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (2.29%) Azure Service Fabric
10 3 (2.29%) Azure Storage
10 3 (2.29%) PaaS
11 2 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.53%) Serverless
12 1 (0.76%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 88 (67.18%) DNS
2 70 (53.44%) HTTP
3 55 (41.98%) TCP/IP
4 43 (32.82%) FTP
5 37 (28.24%) DHCP
6 31 (23.66%) Network Security
7 28 (21.37%) SSL
8 26 (19.85%) Internet
9 22 (16.79%) Firewall
10 18 (13.74%) SSH
11 12 (9.16%) IMAP
12 11 (8.40%) LAN
12 11 (8.40%) VLAN
13 10 (7.63%) VPN
14 8 (6.11%) WAN
15 6 (4.58%) Ethernet
15 6 (4.58%) Skype
16 5 (3.82%) SNMP
16 5 (3.82%) VoIP
17 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) MySQL
1 14 (10.69%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (5.34%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.34%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.58%) Big Data
3 6 (4.58%) Flink
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.58%) Artifactory
3 6 (4.58%) Gerrit
3 6 (4.58%) JIRA
3 6 (4.58%) Moq
3 6 (4.58%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.29%) JMeter
4 3 (2.29%) Locust
4 3 (2.29%) NUnit
4 3 (2.29%) PHPUnit
4 3 (2.29%) Selenium
4 3 (2.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.29%) WebSurge
5 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (11.45%) Social Skills
2 6 (4.58%) German Language
3 3 (2.29%) Back Office
3 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Law
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Finance
5 1 (0.76%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (17.56%) Developer
2 22 (16.79%) Network Engineer
3 19 (14.50%) Analyst
4 15 (11.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (11.45%) Security Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.40%) Administrator
6 11 (8.40%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.63%) PHP Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (7.63%) SOC Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.58%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.58%) Linux Consultant
10 6 (4.58%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.61%) LDAP
2 26 (19.85%) Web Services
3 14 (10.69%) XML
4 12 (9.16%) CSS
4 12 (9.16%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (8.40%) Kafka
6 10 (7.63%) 802.1X
6 10 (7.63%) REST
7 9 (6.87%) .NET
8 8 (6.11%) RESTful
9 7 (5.34%) Backbone.js
9 7 (5.34%) JSON
9 7 (5.34%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (4.58%) .NET Core
10 6 (4.58%) SOAP
10 6 (4.58%) YAML
11 5 (3.82%) HTML
11 5 (3.82%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (3.82%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (2.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.63%) Analytical Mindset
2 10 (7.63%) Clustering
2 10 (7.63%) Cyberattack
2 10 (7.63%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (7.63%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (4.58%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.58%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.53%) Handset
5 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.17%) Linux
2 33 (25.19%) Windows
3 20 (15.27%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.58%) CentOS
5 6 (4.58%) Unix
6 3 (2.29%) VMS
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.32%) Computer Science
3 20 (15.27%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (10.69%) Coaching
5 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (9.92%) SIEM
6 12 (9.16%) Information Security
6 12 (9.16%) Scrum
6 12 (9.16%) Security Operations
7 11 (8.40%) ITIL
7 11 (8.40%) Load Balancing
7 11 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.63%) Information Management
8 10 (7.63%) Network Packet Capture
8 10 (7.63%) OO
8 10 (7.63%) Threat Detection
9 9 (6.87%) Fintech
9 9 (6.87%) Identity Access Management
9 9 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.43%) SQL
2 21 (16.03%) PowerShell
3 19 (14.50%) Python
4 16 (12.21%) Bash Shell
5 15 (11.45%) Perl
6 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.92%) Ruby
7 12 (9.16%) Java
7 12 (9.16%) PHP
8 7 (5.34%) C#
9 6 (4.58%) Groovy
9 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.82%) C
10 5 (3.82%) C++
11 3 (2.29%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.29%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (2.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (10.69%) Degree
2 11 (8.40%) CISM
2 11 (8.40%) CISSP
3 9 (6.87%) GIAC
3 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.82%) CCNA
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.53%) CCNP
7 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.53%) MCSA
7 2 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.53%) SSCP
8 1 (0.76%) CCIE
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.69%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (9.92%) Docker
3 13 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.58%) vSphere
5 4 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.76%) NFS
6 1 (0.76%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.76%) Squid
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.76%) Varnish
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (14.50%) Kubernetes
2 18 (13.74%) Terraform
3 15 (11.45%) Ansible
4 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (7.63%) vCenter Server
6 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (6.11%) Puppet
8 6 (4.58%) Prometheus
9 5 (3.82%) SCCM
10 4 (3.05%) FortiGate
11 3 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (2.29%) Nessus
12 2 (1.53%) AirWatch
12 2 (1.53%) Icinga
12 2 (1.53%) Nagios
13 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (40.46%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.61%) Cisco
2 27 (20.61%) VMware
3 13 (9.92%) Palo Alto
4 12 (9.16%) CheckPoint
5 11 (8.40%) Blue Coat
5 11 (8.40%) Splunk
6 10 (7.63%) Darktrace
6 10 (7.63%) FireEye
6 10 (7.63%) LogRhythm
6 10 (7.63%) McAfee
7 9 (6.87%) Oracle
8 7 (5.34%) Google
8 7 (5.34%) Zend
9 6 (4.58%) Atlassian
9 6 (4.58%) ServiceNow
10 5 (3.82%) Citrix
10 5 (3.82%) Rackspace
11 4 (3.05%) Aruba
11 4 (3.05%) Veeam