Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 804 642 812
Rank change year-on-year -162 +170 +86
Permanent jobs citing FTP 196 160 308
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.53% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 147 107 244
10th Percentile £33,150 £30,500 £27,800
25th Percentile £39,875 £31,875 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% +5.82%
75th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,500 £105,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £35,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.72% -21.11% -

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 14,649 10,447 22,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.37% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10,236 8,350 17,117
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,844 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £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 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 16 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 1 August 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 -164 162 £62,500 +38.89% 35
UK excluding London -138 88 £42,500 +19.72% 22
London -111 85 £65,000 -3.70% 14
Work from Home -212 41 £62,500 +21.95% 6
South East -107 23 £35,337 +8.73% 9
North of England -55 21 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Midlands -84 20 £40,000 -50.00% 5
North West -29 15 £57,500 - 2
West Midlands -67 15 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Wales -24 8 £45,000 +26.76%
Yorkshire -59 6 £47,500 +11.76% 3
East of England -36 5 - -
Scotland - 5 £48,250 - 1
South West -74 4 £30,250 +31.52% 1
East Midlands -52 3 £35,000 -65.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 89 (45.41%) SQL
2 67 (34.18%) DNS
3 63 (32.14%) Social Skills
4 61 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (29.59%) Azure
6 51 (26.02%) Linux
7 50 (25.51%) HTTP
8 49 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 49 (25.00%) AWS
9 48 (24.49%) TCP/IP
9 48 (24.49%) Microsoft
10 45 (22.96%) SMTP
11 41 (20.92%) Windows
11 41 (20.92%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (20.41%) Python
13 37 (18.88%) DevOps
14 36 (18.37%) Degree
15 34 (17.35%) SSH
16 32 (16.33%) DHCP
17 31 (15.82%) JavaScript
18 30 (15.31%) Java
19 29 (14.80%) JSON
20 28 (14.29%) Finance
20 28 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
21 26 (13.27%) CSS
21 26 (13.27%) IIS
21 26 (13.27%) PowerShell
22 25 (12.76%) Network Security
22 25 (12.76%) JIRA
22 25 (12.76%) MySQL

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 26 (13.27%) IIS
2 11 (5.61%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (5.61%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.59%) Apache
4 8 (4.08%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.06%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 4 (2.04%) Commerce Server
7 4 (2.04%) Confluence
7 4 (2.04%) nginx
8 3 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.53%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.53%) WordPress
9 2 (1.02%) Commerce Server 2007
9 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) assyst
2 1 (0.51%) Findur
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (29.59%) Azure
2 49 (25.00%) AWS
3 19 (9.69%) Power Platform
4 12 (6.12%) GitHub
5 11 (5.61%) IaaS
5 11 (5.61%) PaaS
5 11 (5.61%) SaaS
6 10 (5.10%) Amazon S3
6 10 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (4.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 8 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (3.57%) GCP
9 5 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (2.55%) Force.com
9 5 (2.55%) Heroku
9 5 (2.55%) Serverless
9 5 (2.55%) Veeva
10 4 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (2.04%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 67 (34.18%) DNS
2 50 (25.51%) HTTP
3 48 (24.49%) TCP/IP
4 45 (22.96%) SMTP
5 34 (17.35%) SSH
6 32 (16.33%) DHCP
7 25 (12.76%) Network Security
8 21 (10.71%) Firewall
9 19 (9.69%) VPN
10 18 (9.18%) Internet
10 18 (9.18%) SSL
11 14 (7.14%) IPsec
12 12 (6.12%) SAN
13 10 (5.10%) LAN
14 8 (4.08%) WAN
15 7 (3.57%) HTTPS
15 7 (3.57%) PuTTY
15 7 (3.57%) VLAN
16 6 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (3.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.76%) MySQL
3 20 (10.20%) MongoDB
4 19 (9.69%) Power BI
5 18 (9.18%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (5.61%) Tableau
9 10 (5.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (5.10%) Relational Database
9 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (4.59%) Hadoop
10 9 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (4.08%) Apache Hive
11 8 (4.08%) Big Data
11 8 (4.08%) Metadata
11 8 (4.08%) NoSQL
11 8 (4.08%) SAP HANA
12 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (12.76%) JIRA
2 17 (8.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.08%) ER Studio
3 8 (4.08%) ERwin
3 8 (4.08%) Grunt
3 8 (4.08%) gulp
3 8 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.08%) Subversion
3 8 (4.08%) webpack
4 6 (3.06%) PHPUnit
5 4 (2.04%) GitLab
5 4 (2.04%) Selenium
6 3 (1.53%) Postman
6 3 (1.53%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.02%) AutoIt
7 2 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 63 (32.14%) Social Skills
2 41 (20.92%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (14.29%) Finance
4 21 (10.71%) Banking
5 12 (6.12%) Marketing
6 11 (5.61%) Documentation Skills
7 10 (5.10%) Investment Banking
8 9 (4.59%) Telecoms
9 8 (4.08%) Italian Language
9 8 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (4.08%) Portuguese Language
9 8 (4.08%) Spanish Language
10 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
11 6 (3.06%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (2.04%) Back Office
12 4 (2.04%) German Language
12 4 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (1.53%) Legal
13 3 (1.53%) Publishing
13 3 (1.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (33.16%) Developer
2 24 (12.24%) Analyst
3 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (6.63%) PHP Developer
4 13 (6.63%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.12%) C# Developer
5 12 (6.12%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.12%) SQL Developer
6 11 (5.61%) Data Manager
7 10 (5.10%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Data Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) ETL Developer
8 9 (4.59%) IT Support
8 9 (4.59%) Senior SQL Developer
9 8 (4.08%) Network Support
9 8 (4.08%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (3.06%) SOC Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.80%) JSON
2 26 (13.27%) CSS
3 22 (11.22%) Web Services
4 21 (10.71%) HTML
5 19 (9.69%) .NET
6 17 (8.67%) REST
7 16 (8.16%) Middleware
8 13 (6.63%) ASP.NET
8 13 (6.63%) RESTful
8 13 (6.63%) SOAP
9 11 (5.61%) ODBC
9 11 (5.61%) XML
10 10 (5.10%) HTML5
10 10 (5.10%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (4.59%) React
12 8 (4.08%) CSS3
12 8 (4.08%) Express
12 8 (4.08%) Next.js
12 8 (4.08%) Node.js
12 8 (4.08%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.76%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.18%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.12%) SCADA
4 11 (5.61%) Renewable Energy
5 10 (5.10%) Equities
5 10 (5.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.55%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (2.55%) Cyberattack
8 5 (2.55%) Legacy Systems
8 5 (2.55%) Life Science
8 5 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.55%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.04%) EFT
9 4 (2.04%) Legacy Applications
9 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.53%) NHS
10 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.02%) Linux
2 41 (20.92%) Windows
3 23 (11.73%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.04%) Unix
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.02%) AIX
8 2 (1.02%) CentOS
8 2 (1.02%) HPUX
8 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.02%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.88%) DevOps
3 28 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (12.76%) Data Management
5 24 (12.24%) OO
6 22 (11.22%) ETL
6 22 (11.22%) Project Management
7 21 (10.71%) Migration
8 19 (9.69%) ITIL
9 18 (9.18%) Data Modelling
9 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (8.67%) Computer Science
10 17 (8.67%) Information Security
11 16 (8.16%) Data Centre Operations
11 16 (8.16%) Unit Testing
12 15 (7.65%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
13 14 (7.14%) SIEM
13 14 (7.14%) Time Management
13 14 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 89 (45.41%) SQL
2 40 (20.41%) Python
3 31 (15.82%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.31%) Java
5 26 (13.27%) PowerShell
6 22 (11.22%) Bash Shell
7 21 (10.71%) C#
8 19 (9.69%) PHP
9 16 (8.16%) VBA
10 13 (6.63%) R
11 11 (5.61%) Ruby
11 11 (5.61%) Scala
12 10 (5.10%) C++
12 10 (5.10%) VB
13 5 (2.55%) TypeScript
14 4 (2.04%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.53%) VBScript
16 2 (1.02%) ActionScript
16 2 (1.02%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (18.37%) Degree
2 10 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.55%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.02%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.02%) ISEB
5 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CCNP
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.51%) OCP
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) SLA
2 9 (4.59%) QA
3 8 (4.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 8 (4.08%) Good Clinical Practice
4 5 (2.55%) COBIT
5 4 (2.04%) GDPR
6 3 (1.53%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (1.02%) Accessibility
7 2 (1.02%) HL7
7 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.51%) NIST
8 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (12.76%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.20%) vSphere
4 9 (4.59%) Docker
5 8 (4.08%) HDFS
6 5 (2.55%) XenApp
7 3 (1.53%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.53%) Varnish
7 3 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.02%) NFS
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) GridGain
9 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.63%) vCenter Server
2 10 (5.10%) vRealize
3 9 (4.59%) Terraform
4 8 (4.08%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.57%) Nessus
6 6 (3.06%) PowerCLI
7 5 (2.55%) Ansible
8 4 (2.04%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.04%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.04%) SCCM
9 3 (1.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (1.53%) Grafana
9 3 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.53%) OfficeScan
9 3 (1.53%) SCOM
9 3 (1.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (1.53%) WSUS
10 2 (1.02%) EnCase
10 2 (1.02%) FTK
Vendors
1 48 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.24%) VMware
3 17 (8.67%) Oracle
4 15 (7.65%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (7.14%) SAP
6 13 (6.63%) Cisco
7 11 (5.61%) IBM
7 11 (5.61%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.10%) Fidessa
9 8 (4.08%) Citrix
9 8 (4.08%) Databricks
9 8 (4.08%) McAfee
10 7 (3.57%) Qualys
10 7 (3.57%) Zend
11 6 (3.06%) Google
12 5 (2.55%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.55%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.55%) Cvent
12 5 (2.55%) Darktrace
12 5 (2.55%) Splunk