Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IMAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IMAP over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1093 1152 1262
Rank change year-on-year +59 +110 -36
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 70 65 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.034% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 52 55 42
UK median annual salary £48,000 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -33.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £26,375 £20,355 £26,375
90th Percentile £79,750 £61,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -9.09%

IMAP 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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IMAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IMAP in the UK

IMAP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IMAP.

Salary trend for IMAP in the UK

IMAP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IMAP over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for IMAP in the UK

IMAP
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 +77 64 £48,000 +60.00% 2
UK excluding London +76 52 £43,750 +9.38% 1
London 0 18 £65,000 +217.38% 1
South East +60 16 £50,000 -9.09%
North of England +22 11 £37,500 -31.82% 1
East of England +19 10 £40,000 +50.94%
Midlands +34 6 £48,500 -11.82%
West Midlands +25 6 £48,500 +61.67%
North West -4 6 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Scotland - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
South West +11 3 £21,000 -41.67%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing IMAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IMAP.

1 55 (78.57%) SMTP
2 49 (70.00%) Linux
3 35 (50.00%) Apache
4 31 (44.29%) DevOps
5 25 (35.71%) Windows
6 23 (32.86%) LDAP
7 22 (31.43%) HTTP
8 21 (30.00%) DNS
8 21 (30.00%) Unix
8 21 (30.00%) Java
8 21 (30.00%) Web Services
9 20 (28.57%) CentOS
10 19 (27.14%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (27.14%) Ansible
11 18 (25.71%) Puppet
12 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
13 16 (22.86%) SOAP
13 16 (22.86%) Shell Script
13 16 (22.86%) VMware
13 16 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (21.43%) Ruby
14 15 (21.43%) MySQL
14 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
15 14 (20.00%) Bash Shell
15 14 (20.00%) nginx
15 14 (20.00%) RESTful
15 14 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (18.57%) Nagios
16 13 (18.57%) Active Directory
16 13 (18.57%) Python

IMAP
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 35 (50.00%) Apache
2 14 (20.00%) nginx
3 12 (17.14%) IIS
4 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
5 6 (8.57%) Tomcat
6 5 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (4.29%) Confluence
8 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (4.29%) SAS
9 2 (2.86%) ColdFusion
9 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.29%) Office 365
5 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (78.57%) SMTP
2 23 (32.86%) LDAP
3 22 (31.43%) HTTP
4 21 (30.00%) DNS
5 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
6 11 (15.71%) iSCSI
6 11 (15.71%) VLAN
7 10 (14.29%) Internet
7 10 (14.29%) SAN
8 9 (12.86%) DHCP
8 9 (12.86%) FTP
8 9 (12.86%) NAS
9 8 (11.43%) Firewall
9 8 (11.43%) VoIP
10 6 (8.57%) SS7
10 6 (8.57%) Telnet
10 6 (8.57%) Unified Communications
11 5 (7.14%) Kerberos
11 5 (7.14%) S/MIME
11 5 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) MySQL
2 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
3 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.57%) JIRA
4 6 (8.57%) JUnit
5 5 (7.14%) Artifactory
5 5 (7.14%) Bugzilla
5 5 (7.14%) CMake
5 5 (7.14%) Maven
5 5 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 5 (7.14%) MSBuild
5 5 (7.14%) NuGet
5 5 (7.14%) Phabricator
5 5 (7.14%) Ranorex
5 5 (7.14%) SonarQube
6 3 (4.29%) Subversion
6 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) French Language
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
1 15 (21.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 14 (20.00%) Administrator
2 14 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 13 (18.57%) Developer
4 12 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (15.71%) IT Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Java Developer
7 9 (12.86%) Junior
8 8 (11.43%) DevOps Administrator
8 8 (11.43%) Junior DevOps
8 8 (11.43%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 7 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
12 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
12 4 (5.71%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) Web Services
2 16 (22.86%) SOAP
3 14 (20.00%) RESTful
4 10 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (14.29%) LAMP
4 10 (14.29%) XML
5 6 (8.57%) CCXML
5 6 (8.57%) JSON
5 6 (8.57%) VXML
6 5 (7.14%) Sensu
7 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.71%) Ajax
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.71%) HTML
7 4 (5.71%) jQuery
7 4 (5.71%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (5.71%) LINQ
7 4 (5.71%) LINQ to SQL
7 4 (5.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.14%) Robotics
3 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) iPhone
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.43%) PDA
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (70.00%) Linux
2 25 (35.71%) Windows
3 21 (30.00%) Unix
4 20 (28.57%) CentOS
5 16 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (14.29%) Debian
7 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
8 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (10.00%) Ubuntu
10 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.86%) Solaris
12 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.43%) Android
13 1 (1.43%) SUSE
13 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) DevOps
2 12 (17.14%) Open Source
3 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.00%) SDLC
6 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.57%) High Availability
6 6 (8.57%) MVC
6 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (7.14%) Information Security
7 5 (7.14%) OO
7 5 (7.14%) OOP
7 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Internal Audit
8 4 (5.71%) IT Audit
8 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.71%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.29%) Analytics
9 3 (4.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) Java
2 16 (22.86%) Shell Script
3 15 (21.43%) Ruby
4 14 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 13 (18.57%) Python
6 11 (15.71%) Groovy
7 9 (12.86%) PHP
8 8 (11.43%) Korn
9 7 (10.00%) SQL
10 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
11 5 (7.14%) Perl
12 4 (5.71%) C#
13 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) CCNA
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.43%) MCP
3 1 (1.43%) MCSA
3 1 (1.43%) MCSE
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.57%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.14%) KVM
4 10 (14.29%) Docker
5 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
5 8 (11.43%) XenServer
6 7 (10.00%) Sendmail
7 5 (7.14%) Dovecot
7 5 (7.14%) Postfix
8 4 (5.71%) BIND 9
8 4 (5.71%) NFS
8 4 (5.71%) Samba
8 4 (5.71%) SpamAssassin
8 4 (5.71%) vSphere
9 2 (2.86%) iptables
9 2 (2.86%) Varnish
9 2 (2.86%) XenApp
10 1 (1.43%) LXC
10 1 (1.43%) qmail
10 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) Ansible
1 19 (27.14%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (25.71%) Puppet
3 13 (18.57%) Nagios
4 8 (11.43%) SCOM
5 5 (7.14%) Kibana
5 5 (7.14%) logstash
5 5 (7.14%) ZABBIX
6 4 (5.71%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.43%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) VMware
2 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 9 (12.86%) HP
5 5 (7.14%) Google
6 4 (5.71%) Apple
6 4 (5.71%) Dell
7 3 (4.29%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.29%) DataCore
7 3 (4.29%) NetApp
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco
8 2 (2.86%) Citrix
8 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.43%) Avaya
9 1 (1.43%) Draytek
9 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.43%) Juniper
9 1 (1.43%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.43%) SonicWALL