Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1118 1159 1272
Rank change year-on-year +41 +113 -24
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 64 66 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.035% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 51 46 31
UK median annual salary £48,500 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.67% -33.33% +16.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £20,355 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -7.14%

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 28243 32293 35856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.98% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22864 26428 29649
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +15 59 £48,500 +55.20% 1
UK excluding London +43 42 £45,000 +5.88%
London -2 22 £62,500 +205.18% 1
South East +35 14 £56,250 +7.14%
North of England +3 13 £35,000 -17.65%
Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 -
Midlands +30 6 £48,500 +38.57%
West Midlands +5 6 £48,500 +61.67%
Scotland - 5 - -
North West -19 4 £46,250 +8.82%
East of England +12 3 £40,000 +73.91%
South West +10 1 £25,000 -21.26%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 45 (70.31%) SMTP
2 44 (68.75%) Linux
3 28 (43.75%) Apache
4 27 (42.19%) Windows
5 25 (39.06%) DNS
5 25 (39.06%) DevOps
6 24 (37.50%) LDAP
7 23 (35.94%) HTTP
8 20 (31.25%) Java
9 18 (28.13%) Web Services
9 18 (28.13%) Shell Script
9 18 (28.13%) Ruby
10 17 (26.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (25.00%) Python
11 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 15 (23.44%) Unix
12 15 (23.44%) SOAP
12 15 (23.44%) VMware
12 15 (23.44%) nginx
13 14 (21.88%) CentOS
14 13 (20.31%) RESTful
14 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (20.31%) Ansible
14 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (20.31%) PHP
15 12 (18.75%) Internet
15 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
15 12 (18.75%) Groovy
15 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
16 11 (17.19%) Puppet

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 28 (43.75%) Apache
2 15 (23.44%) nginx
3 10 (15.63%) IIS
4 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
5 5 (7.81%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.69%) Confluence
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.69%) SAS
7 2 (3.13%) ColdFusion
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (70.31%) SMTP
2 25 (39.06%) DNS
3 24 (37.50%) LDAP
4 23 (35.94%) HTTP
5 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (18.75%) Internet
7 10 (15.63%) DHCP
8 7 (10.94%) Firewall
8 7 (10.94%) FTP
8 7 (10.94%) VoIP
9 6 (9.38%) POP3
9 6 (9.38%) SSL
9 6 (9.38%) Telnet
9 6 (9.38%) Unified Communications
10 5 (7.81%) HTTPS
10 5 (7.81%) Kerberos
10 5 (7.81%) S/MIME
11 4 (6.25%) iSCSI
11 4 (6.25%) SS7
12 3 (4.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 10 (15.63%) MySQL
2 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 9 (14.06%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.81%) Artifactory
4 5 (7.81%) Bugzilla
4 5 (7.81%) CMake
4 5 (7.81%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) Maven
4 5 (7.81%) Mercurial
4 5 (7.81%) MSBuild
4 5 (7.81%) NuGet
4 5 (7.81%) Phabricator
4 5 (7.81%) Ranorex
4 5 (7.81%) SonarQube
5 4 (6.25%) JUnit
6 2 (3.13%) Subversion
6 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) French Language
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Developer
4 10 (15.63%) IT Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 8 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 8 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (10.94%) Administrator
7 7 (10.94%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) Web Services
2 15 (23.44%) SOAP
3 13 (20.31%) RESTful
4 11 (17.19%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (15.63%) LAMP
6 7 (10.94%) XML
7 5 (7.81%) Sensu
8 4 (6.25%) CCXML
8 4 (6.25%) JSON
8 4 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (6.25%) VXML
9 3 (4.69%) Ajax
9 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.69%) Entity Framework
9 3 (4.69%) jQuery
9 3 (4.69%) LINQ
9 3 (4.69%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (4.69%) Regular Expression
9 3 (4.69%) REST
9 3 (4.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (7.81%) Robotics
2 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (68.75%) Linux
2 27 (42.19%) Windows
3 17 (26.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (23.44%) Unix
5 14 (21.88%) CentOS
6 10 (15.63%) Debian
6 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
7 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (9.38%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.13%) Solaris
10 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.56%) SUSE
11 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) DevOps
2 11 (17.19%) Configuration Management
2 11 (17.19%) Open Source
3 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.94%) SDLC
5 6 (9.38%) High Availability
6 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (7.81%) Information Security
6 5 (7.81%) Innovative Thinking
6 5 (7.81%) MVC
6 5 (7.81%) OO
6 5 (7.81%) OOP
6 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.25%) Internal Audit
7 4 (6.25%) IT Audit
7 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 3 (4.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) Java
2 18 (28.13%) Ruby
2 18 (28.13%) Shell Script
3 16 (25.00%) Python
4 13 (20.31%) PHP
5 12 (18.75%) Groovy
6 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
7 8 (12.50%) Perl
8 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.81%) SQL
9 3 (4.69%) C#
9 3 (4.69%) Lua
10 1 (1.56%) Korn
10 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.81%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) MCSA
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) Docker
3 7 (10.94%) Sendmail
4 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.81%) Dovecot
5 5 (7.81%) KVM
5 5 (7.81%) Postfix
6 4 (6.25%) BIND 9
6 4 (6.25%) NFS
6 4 (6.25%) Samba
6 4 (6.25%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (6.25%) vSphere
7 2 (3.13%) iptables
7 2 (3.13%) Varnish
7 2 (3.13%) XenApp
8 1 (1.56%) qmail
8 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Ansible
1 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (17.19%) Puppet
3 6 (9.38%) Nagios
4 5 (7.81%) Kibana
4 5 (7.81%) logstash
4 5 (7.81%) ZABBIX
5 4 (6.25%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) VMware
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) Red Hat
3 6 (9.38%) Google
4 4 (6.25%) Dell
5 3 (4.69%) Apple
5 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.69%) DataCore
5 3 (4.69%) LogRhythm
5 3 (4.69%) NetApp
6 2 (3.13%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.56%) Avaya
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco
7 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.56%) Juniper
7 1 (1.56%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL