Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 668 770 824
Rank change year-on-year +102 +54 +9
Permanent jobs citing FTP 201 174 295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.17% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 147 122 228
10th Percentile £34,311 £21,650 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £33,563 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +38.89% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,938 £55,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £84,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%

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 11,320 14,878 22,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.84% 14.99% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,517 11,861 17,406
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 14 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 11 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
England +88 177 £60,000 +29.73% 44
UK excluding London +72 109 £45,000 +7.14% 39
London +62 74 £65,000 +8.33% 5
North of England +29 38 £61,250 +44.12% 14
Work from Home -135 35 £62,500 -26.47% 5
North West +49 30 £65,000 +54.76% 5
South East +17 22 £37,669 +15.90% 11
Midlands -1 16 £40,000 -60.00% 7
West Midlands +7 13 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West -21 13 £33,500 +45.65% 4
East of England +46 10 - - 3
Wales +29 9 £45,000 +26.76%
Yorkshire -14 8 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Northern Ireland - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 96 (47.76%) DNS
2 76 (37.81%) Linux
3 68 (33.83%) SQL
4 67 (33.33%) HTTP
5 59 (29.35%) Azure
6 58 (28.86%) Windows
7 56 (27.86%) TCP/IP
7 56 (27.86%) Microsoft
8 52 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (24.88%) AWS
10 49 (24.38%) SMTP
10 49 (24.38%) SQL Server
11 48 (23.88%) Social Skills
12 46 (22.89%) DHCP
13 43 (21.39%) Python
14 41 (20.40%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (19.40%) SSH
16 37 (18.41%) VMware
16 37 (18.41%) Active Directory
17 35 (17.41%) Windows Server
17 35 (17.41%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (16.42%) ITIL
18 33 (16.42%) Bash Shell
18 33 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (15.92%) Java
20 30 (14.93%) Network Security
20 30 (14.93%) MongoDB
21 29 (14.43%) SSL
22 27 (13.43%) Red Hat
22 27 (13.43%) Migration

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 15 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.97%) Apache
3 12 (5.97%) Confluence
3 12 (5.97%) IIS
4 9 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.98%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.98%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 6 (2.99%) JBoss
7 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.49%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.49%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.49%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.49%) nginx
9 2 (1.00%) Commerce Server
9 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) assyst
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 59 (29.35%) Azure
2 50 (24.88%) AWS
3 18 (8.96%) IaaS
4 15 (7.46%) PaaS
5 12 (5.97%) GCP
6 11 (5.47%) Amazon S3
7 10 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (4.98%) Power Platform
8 9 (4.48%) GitHub
9 8 (3.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 8 (3.98%) Google Workspace
9 8 (3.98%) SaaS
10 7 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.99%) Google App Engine
12 4 (1.99%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (1.99%) Serverless
12 4 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (47.76%) DNS
2 67 (33.33%) HTTP
3 56 (27.86%) TCP/IP
4 49 (24.38%) SMTP
5 46 (22.89%) DHCP
6 39 (19.40%) SSH
7 30 (14.93%) Network Security
8 29 (14.43%) SSL
9 24 (11.94%) Firewall
10 21 (10.45%) SAN
11 20 (9.95%) IPsec
11 20 (9.95%) VPN
12 14 (6.97%) VLAN
13 13 (6.47%) Internet
13 13 (6.47%) LAN
14 11 (5.47%) WAN
15 7 (3.48%) WLAN
16 6 (2.99%) 802.11
16 6 (2.99%) IMAP
16 6 (2.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.38%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.93%) MongoDB
3 24 (11.94%) MySQL
4 17 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (5.97%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (5.97%) Hadoop
7 10 (4.98%) Apache Hive
7 10 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (4.98%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.98%) Power BI
8 9 (4.48%) Big Data
9 8 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.98%) SAP HANA
10 6 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.49%) Tableau
12 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.46%) JIRA
3 13 (6.47%) GitLab
4 12 (5.97%) Grunt
4 12 (5.97%) gulp
4 12 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.97%) webpack
5 9 (4.48%) Subversion
6 8 (3.98%) ER Studio
6 8 (3.98%) ERwin
7 7 (3.48%) SonarQube
8 6 (2.99%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.99%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.99%) Postman
9 4 (1.99%) Selenium
10 3 (1.49%) AutoIt
10 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.49%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.49%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 48 (23.88%) Social Skills
2 41 (20.40%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.96%) Finance
4 10 (4.98%) Marketing
5 9 (4.48%) Banking
6 8 (3.98%) Back Office
6 8 (3.98%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (3.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.99%) Electronics
7 6 (2.99%) Front Office
7 6 (2.99%) German Language
8 5 (2.49%) Games
8 5 (2.49%) Legal
8 5 (2.49%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.99%) Publishing
10 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.49%) Retail
10 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (28.36%) Developer
2 39 (19.40%) Analyst
3 19 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (5.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (5.47%) SOC Analyst
5 11 (5.47%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Data Manager
6 10 (4.98%) PHP Developer
6 10 (4.98%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.48%) Server Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) ETL Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Server Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Site Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.94%) Web Services
2 23 (11.44%) CSS
3 22 (10.95%) REST
4 20 (9.95%) LDAP
5 17 (8.46%) HTML
6 14 (6.97%) React
7 13 (6.47%) Redux
7 13 (6.47%) RESTful
7 13 (6.47%) XML
8 12 (5.97%) .NET
8 12 (5.97%) CSS3
8 12 (5.97%) Express
8 12 (5.97%) HTML5
8 12 (5.97%) jQuery
8 12 (5.97%) Node.js
8 12 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (4.98%) Middleware
10 8 (3.98%) Next.js
10 8 (3.98%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (3.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.94%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.97%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.47%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (4.98%) Analytical Mindset
4 10 (4.98%) Cyberattack
4 10 (4.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.49%) Renewable Energy
6 5 (2.49%) SCADA
7 4 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.99%) Replication
8 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.49%) Clustering
8 3 (1.49%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.49%) User Experience
9 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (37.81%) Linux
2 58 (28.86%) Windows
3 35 (17.41%) Windows Server
4 26 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.47%) Unix
6 12 (5.97%) CentOS
7 10 (4.98%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.99%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.49%) VMS
11 2 (1.00%) HPUX
11 2 (1.00%) SUSE
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.41%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (16.42%) ITIL
4 27 (13.43%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (13.43%) DevOps
4 27 (13.43%) Migration
5 23 (11.44%) Data Management
6 22 (10.95%) Information Security
7 21 (10.45%) Computer Science
8 19 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (8.96%) Infrastructure as Code
9 18 (8.96%) Project Management
9 18 (8.96%) SIEM
10 17 (8.46%) ETL
11 16 (7.96%) E-Commerce
12 15 (7.46%) CRM
13 14 (6.97%) Security Operations
14 12 (5.97%) Asynchronous Programming
14 12 (5.97%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.83%) SQL
2 43 (21.39%) Python
3 33 (16.42%) Bash Shell
4 32 (15.92%) Java
5 26 (12.94%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.45%) C#
7 17 (8.46%) PowerShell
8 16 (7.96%) Ruby
9 15 (7.46%) PHP
10 10 (4.98%) C++
10 10 (4.98%) Perl
11 7 (3.48%) Groovy
11 7 (3.48%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.99%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.49%) R
13 5 (2.49%) Scala
14 4 (1.99%) AWK
14 4 (1.99%) C
14 4 (1.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (11.94%) Degree
2 14 (6.97%) MCSE
2 14 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.99%) MCITP
4 6 (2.99%) MCSA
5 3 (1.49%) RHCE
5 3 (1.49%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.00%) ISEB
6 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) OCP
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) QA
2 12 (5.97%) GDPR
3 9 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 9 (4.48%) SLA
4 8 (3.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 8 (3.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (3.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (3.98%) Good Clinical Practice
5 4 (1.99%) COBIT
5 4 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.00%) HL7
6 2 (1.00%) NIST
7 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (18.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.96%) vSphere
4 14 (6.97%) Docker
5 11 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.98%) HDFS
6 8 (3.98%) Shibboleth
7 6 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.99%) XenApp
9 3 (1.49%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.49%) Firmware
9 3 (1.49%) NFS
9 3 (1.49%) OCFS2
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.49%) Postfix
9 3 (1.49%) qmail
9 3 (1.49%) Samba
9 3 (1.49%) Sendmail
9 3 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (10.95%) Terraform
2 17 (8.46%) Kubernetes
3 14 (6.97%) Ansible
4 11 (5.47%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (5.47%) vCenter Server
5 10 (4.98%) Prometheus
6 9 (4.48%) Grafana
6 9 (4.48%) WSUS
7 8 (3.98%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (3.98%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (3.98%) vRealize
8 6 (2.99%) Nagios
8 6 (2.99%) Nessus
9 4 (1.99%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.99%) SCCM
10 3 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.49%) OfficeScan
10 3 (1.49%) Packer
10 3 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (27.86%) Microsoft
2 37 (18.41%) VMware
3 27 (13.43%) Red Hat
4 21 (10.45%) McAfee
4 21 (10.45%) Oracle
5 17 (8.46%) Cisco
6 14 (6.97%) Google
6 14 (6.97%) Sophos
7 11 (5.47%) Blue Coat
8 10 (4.98%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.98%) Darktrace
8 10 (4.98%) FireEye
8 10 (4.98%) LogRhythm
8 10 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (4.98%) Splunk
9 9 (4.48%) IBM
10 8 (3.98%) Databricks
10 8 (3.98%) SAP
10 8 (3.98%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.48%) Zend