Period
to 21 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FTP over the 6 months to 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 835 575 832
Rank change year-on-year -260 +257 +62
Permanent jobs citing FTP 213 112 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 1.50% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 158 82 220
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £32,625 £42,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £59,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -27.97% +18.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,125 £82,000 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

FTP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 16,254 7,476 21,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.28% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11,186 6,106 16,623
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing FTP.

Salary trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Salary histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England -244 189 £41,000 -23.72% 47
UK excluding London -187 115 £40,000 -5.88% 35
London -205 86 £55,000 -18.52% 15
Midlands -98 34 £40,000 -11.11% 4
South East -158 33 £48,500 +48.09% 8
Work from Home -264 28 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Midlands -105 17 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -69 15 £35,000 -65.00% 1
South West - 14 £46,250 - 1
North of England -122 12 £47,500 - 13
Wales -45 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East of England - 8 £62,500 - 6
North West -84 6 £49,000 - 7
Yorkshire - 5 £47,500 - 6
Scotland - 5 £48,250 - 1
North East - 1 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, IT jobs citing FTP 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 with a requirement for FTP.

1 91 (42.72%) HTTP
2 83 (38.97%) SQL
3 75 (35.21%) Social Skills
4 67 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (29.11%) Azure
6 58 (27.23%) Linux
7 56 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
8 53 (24.88%) Windows
9 51 (23.94%) TCP/IP
10 49 (23.00%) Middleware
11 48 (22.54%) PowerShell
12 47 (22.07%) SMTP
13 45 (21.13%) Microsoft
14 41 (19.25%) DNS
14 41 (19.25%) Java
14 41 (19.25%) Finance
15 40 (18.78%) SQL Server
16 39 (18.31%) Bash Shell
17 38 (17.84%) HTTPS
18 36 (16.90%) AWS
19 35 (16.43%) Banking
19 35 (16.43%) Marketing
19 35 (16.43%) Python
20 34 (15.96%) IBM
20 34 (15.96%) JSON
21 33 (15.49%) JavaScript
22 31 (14.55%) Degree
22 31 (14.55%) Project Planning
23 30 (14.08%) WebSphere
23 30 (14.08%) Waterfall

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (14.08%) WebSphere
2 21 (9.86%) IIS
3 8 (3.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.29%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.82%) Apache
5 6 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.41%) Commerce Server
7 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.41%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.94%) CMS
8 2 (0.94%) Commerce Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) Confluence
8 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.94%) JBoss
8 2 (0.94%) nginx
8 2 (0.94%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 28 (13.15%) MS Visio
2 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (3.76%) PRMS
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.94%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 2 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.47%) Actimize
4 1 (0.47%) Findur
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.47%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.11%) Azure
2 36 (16.90%) AWS
3 17 (7.98%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (6.57%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.69%) GitHub
6 6 (2.82%) GCP
6 6 (2.82%) SaaS
7 5 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.35%) Force.com
7 5 (2.35%) Heroku
7 5 (2.35%) IaaS
7 5 (2.35%) PaaS
7 5 (2.35%) Veeva
8 4 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.88%) Boomi
8 4 (1.88%) Serverless
9 3 (1.41%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 91 (42.72%) HTTP
2 51 (23.94%) TCP/IP
3 47 (22.07%) SMTP
4 41 (19.25%) DNS
5 38 (17.84%) HTTPS
6 25 (11.74%) Firewall
6 25 (11.74%) LAN
6 25 (11.74%) WAN
7 23 (10.80%) Internet
7 23 (10.80%) VPN
8 20 (9.39%) SSH
9 17 (7.98%) DHCP
10 15 (7.04%) IP Telephony
10 15 (7.04%) SSL
11 14 (6.57%) IPsec
11 14 (6.57%) Network Security
12 12 (5.63%) SAN
13 11 (5.16%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (4.23%) POP3
15 6 (2.82%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.92%) MySQL
3 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (6.57%) Power BI
4 14 (6.57%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.63%) Tableau
7 7 (3.29%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.29%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.82%) Big Data
8 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.88%) SQLite
10 3 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (9.86%) JIRA
2 9 (4.23%) PHPUnit
3 7 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.94%) AutoIt
7 2 (0.94%) Grunt
7 2 (0.94%) gulp
7 2 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.94%) Subversion
7 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.94%) webpack
8 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.47%) GitLab
8 1 (0.47%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.47%) JUnit
8 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 75 (35.21%) Social Skills
2 56 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (19.25%) Finance
4 35 (16.43%) Banking
4 35 (16.43%) Marketing
5 25 (11.74%) Telecoms
6 16 (7.51%) Manufacturing
7 13 (6.10%) Investment Banking
8 12 (5.63%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (5.16%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (3.76%) Italian Language
10 8 (3.76%) Portuguese Language
10 8 (3.76%) Spanish Language
11 7 (3.29%) Games
12 6 (2.82%) Legal
13 4 (1.88%) Advertising
13 4 (1.88%) Electronics
13 4 (1.88%) Retail
14 3 (1.41%) Law
14 3 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 37 (17.37%) Developer
2 34 (15.96%) Analyst
3 26 (12.21%) Customer Engineer
4 17 (7.98%) IT Support
5 15 (7.04%) Infrastructure Support
5 15 (7.04%) Network Support
6 14 (6.57%) Data Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) Designer
8 11 (5.16%) SOC Analyst
8 11 (5.16%) SQL Developer
9 10 (4.69%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.23%) PHP Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (3.76%) Analyst Programmer
11 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Programmer
11 8 (3.76%) RPG Programmer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.00%) Middleware
2 34 (15.96%) JSON
3 29 (13.62%) .NET
3 29 (13.62%) RabbitMQ
4 28 (13.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 23 (10.80%) HTML
6 22 (10.33%) SOAP
7 19 (8.92%) XML
8 16 (7.51%) CSS
9 12 (5.63%) ODBC
9 12 (5.63%) Web Services
10 11 (5.16%) ASP.NET
10 11 (5.16%) EDI
10 11 (5.16%) LDAP
11 10 (4.69%) REST
12 7 (3.29%) RESTful
12 7 (3.29%) XSLT
13 6 (2.82%) JMS
14 5 (2.35%) XSD
15 4 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.15%) EFT
1 28 (13.15%) Legacy Applications
2 14 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.63%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (5.63%) SCADA
4 11 (5.16%) Analytical Mindset
4 11 (5.16%) Renewable Energy
5 10 (4.69%) Equities
6 8 (3.76%) iSeries
7 6 (2.82%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (2.82%) PKI
7 6 (2.82%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.35%) Life Science
8 5 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.88%) Analogue Electronics
9 4 (1.88%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.88%) Robotics
9 4 (1.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.23%) Linux
2 53 (24.88%) Windows
3 26 (12.21%) AIX
4 12 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.82%) Unix
6 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.88%) ThreadX
7 4 (1.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.94%) HPUX
9 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.94%) SUSE
9 2 (0.94%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.55%) Project Planning
3 30 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (14.08%) Waterfall
4 28 (13.15%) DevOps
5 24 (11.27%) Project Management
6 23 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (10.80%) Service Delivery
7 22 (10.33%) OO
8 21 (9.86%) Data Management
8 21 (9.86%) Time Management
9 20 (9.39%) Unit Testing
10 19 (8.92%) Change Management
10 19 (8.92%) ITIL
11 18 (8.45%) High Availability
12 17 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (7.98%) SDLC
13 15 (7.04%) Data Engineering
13 15 (7.04%) Migration
13 15 (7.04%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 83 (38.97%) SQL
2 48 (22.54%) PowerShell
3 41 (19.25%) Java
4 39 (18.31%) Bash Shell
5 35 (16.43%) Python
6 33 (15.49%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.33%) VB
8 19 (8.92%) C#
9 14 (6.57%) VBA
10 13 (6.10%) R
11 12 (5.63%) PHP
12 11 (5.16%) Scala
13 9 (4.23%) C++
13 9 (4.23%) Ruby
14 8 (3.76%) C
14 8 (3.76%) RPG
15 7 (3.29%) Perl
15 7 (3.29%) T-SQL
15 7 (3.29%) VBScript
16 5 (2.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (14.55%) Degree
2 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.88%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.94%) ISEB
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CCIE
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) CCNP
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.35%) SLA
2 4 (1.88%) MISRA
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 3 (1.41%) GDPR
3 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.94%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.94%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.47%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (13.62%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.63%) vSphere
4 5 (2.35%) Docker
4 5 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.41%) XenApp
6 2 (0.94%) Firmware
6 2 (0.94%) Varnish
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.82%) FortiGate
1 6 (2.82%) PowerCLI
1 6 (2.82%) vCenter Server
2 5 (2.35%) Terraform
2 5 (2.35%) vRealize
3 3 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.41%) Nagios
3 3 (1.41%) Nessus
3 3 (1.41%) SCCM
4 2 (0.94%) Ansible
4 2 (0.94%) EnCase
4 2 (0.94%) FTK
5 1 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.47%) Grafana
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.47%) OfficeScan
5 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.47%) QRadar
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 45 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.96%) IBM
3 18 (8.45%) Oracle
3 18 (8.45%) VMware
4 15 (7.04%) Cisco
5 13 (6.10%) Fidessa
6 12 (5.63%) Citrix
7 11 (5.16%) Splunk
8 10 (4.69%) CheckPoint
9 9 (4.23%) F5
10 8 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.76%) SAP
11 7 (3.29%) Juniper
12 6 (2.82%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.82%) TippingPoint
12 6 (2.82%) Trend Micro
13 5 (2.35%) Cvent
13 5 (2.35%) HP
13 5 (2.35%) McAfee
13 5 (2.35%) Red Hat