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

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1096 1163 1241
Rank change year-on-year +67 +78 +24
Permanent jobs citing IMAP 91 77 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.039% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 73 86 59
UK median annual salary £45,000 £26,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.81% -37.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £21,673 £20,355 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £26,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +50.94% -33.75% -20.00%

IMAP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
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 August 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 August 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 85 £45,000 +69.81% 2
UK excluding London +62 59 £40,000 +50.94% 1
London +35 32 £58,750 +170.24% 1
South East +81 15 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North of England -4 12 £40,000 -27.27%
East of England -12 12 £40,000 +50.94%
Midlands +32 7 £48,500 -11.82%
West Midlands +22 7 £48,500 +61.67%
South West +6 7 £22,500 -33.82%
North West -21 7 £46,250 -15.91%
Scotland - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 73 (80.22%) SMTP
2 55 (60.44%) Linux
3 40 (43.96%) Apache
4 37 (40.66%) Windows
5 34 (37.36%) DevOps
6 31 (34.07%) HTTP
7 29 (31.87%) LDAP
8 27 (29.67%) DNS
9 24 (26.37%) Java
10 23 (25.27%) CentOS
11 22 (24.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (24.18%) Web Services
11 22 (24.18%) VMware
12 21 (23.08%) Unix
12 21 (23.08%) Ansible
12 21 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (21.98%) TCP/IP
13 20 (21.98%) Shell Script
14 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
15 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
16 17 (18.68%) Git (software)
16 17 (18.68%) Ruby
17 16 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (17.58%) VoIP
17 16 (17.58%) SOAP
18 15 (16.48%) Puppet
19 14 (15.38%) Bash Shell
19 14 (15.38%) RESTful
19 14 (15.38%) nginx
19 14 (15.38%) Firewall

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 40 (43.96%) Apache
2 14 (15.38%) nginx
3 12 (13.19%) IIS
4 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
5 9 (9.89%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
6 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.40%) Confluence
7 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.30%) SAS
9 2 (2.20%) ColdFusion
9 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.49%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) Office 365
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (80.22%) SMTP
2 31 (34.07%) HTTP
3 29 (31.87%) LDAP
4 27 (29.67%) DNS
5 20 (21.98%) TCP/IP
6 16 (17.58%) VoIP
7 14 (15.38%) Firewall
8 13 (14.29%) DHCP
9 12 (13.19%) FTP
9 12 (13.19%) Internet
9 12 (13.19%) POP3
9 12 (13.19%) VLAN
10 11 (12.09%) Broadband
10 11 (12.09%) iSCSI
10 11 (12.09%) SAN
11 9 (9.89%) NAS
12 8 (8.79%) LAN
12 8 (8.79%) SSL
13 7 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (6.59%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) MySQL
2 13 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 13 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.10%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 17 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 13 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 7 (7.69%) Mercurial
4 6 (6.59%) Artifactory
4 6 (6.59%) JIRA
4 6 (6.59%) JUnit
5 5 (5.49%) Bugzilla
5 5 (5.49%) CMake
5 5 (5.49%) Maven
5 5 (5.49%) MSBuild
5 5 (5.49%) NuGet
5 5 (5.49%) Phabricator
5 5 (5.49%) Ranorex
5 5 (5.49%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.30%) GitLab
6 3 (3.30%) Subversion
6 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
1 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.30%) Legal
3 2 (2.20%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) French Language
4 1 (1.10%) Games
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Administrator
3 14 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 14 (15.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 12 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Junior
5 11 (12.09%) IT Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Java Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Technical Support
8 8 (8.79%) DevOps Administrator
8 8 (8.79%) Junior DevOps
8 8 (8.79%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.49%) Technical Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) Web Services
2 16 (17.58%) SOAP
3 14 (15.38%) RESTful
4 10 (10.99%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (9.89%) LAMP
5 9 (9.89%) XML
6 6 (6.59%) CCXML
6 6 (6.59%) CSS
6 6 (6.59%) HTML
6 6 (6.59%) JSON
6 6 (6.59%) Sensu
6 6 (6.59%) VXML
7 5 (5.49%) .NET
7 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.49%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.49%) jQuery
8 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
8 4 (4.40%) MAPI
9 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Handset
3 5 (5.49%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.49%) Robotics
4 3 (3.30%) iPad
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Fintech
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.10%) iPhone
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.10%) PDA
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (60.44%) Linux
2 37 (40.66%) Windows
3 23 (25.27%) CentOS
4 22 (24.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (23.08%) Unix
6 14 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (12.09%) Debian
9 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (7.69%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.30%) Android
11 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.20%) Solaris
12 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.10%) SUSE
13 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.36%) DevOps
2 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (14.29%) Open Source
3 10 (10.99%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.79%) High Availability
4 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering
5 7 (7.69%) MVC
5 7 (7.69%) OO
5 7 (7.69%) OOP
5 7 (7.69%) SDLC
6 5 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (5.49%) Information Security
6 5 (5.49%) Migration
6 5 (5.49%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.40%) BDD
7 4 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.40%) Process Improvement
7 4 (4.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) Java
2 20 (21.98%) Shell Script
3 17 (18.68%) Ruby
4 14 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 13 (14.29%) Groovy
6 11 (12.09%) Python
7 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (8.79%) Korn
8 7 (7.69%) PHP
8 7 (7.69%) SQL
9 5 (5.49%) C#
10 4 (4.40%) Perl
11 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
1 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.10%) CCNA
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.10%) MCP
3 1 (1.10%) MCSA
3 1 (1.10%) MCSE
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.19%) KVM
4 10 (10.99%) Docker
5 9 (9.89%) Dovecot
5 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.79%) XenServer
7 7 (7.69%) Sendmail
8 4 (4.40%) BIND 9
8 4 (4.40%) NFS
8 4 (4.40%) Postfix
8 4 (4.40%) Samba
8 4 (4.40%) vSphere
9 3 (3.30%) iptables
9 3 (3.30%) SpamAssassin
10 2 (2.20%) Varnish
10 2 (2.20%) XenApp
11 1 (1.10%) qmail
11 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) Ansible
1 21 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (16.48%) Puppet
3 13 (14.29%) Nagios
4 8 (8.79%) SCOM
5 7 (7.69%) Kibana
5 7 (7.69%) logstash
5 7 (7.69%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.30%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.10%) Packer
7 1 (1.10%) SELinux
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) VMware
2 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.89%) HP
5 4 (4.40%) Apple
5 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.40%) Dell
5 4 (4.40%) NetApp
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix
6 3 (3.30%) DataCore
6 3 (3.30%) Google
7 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.20%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe
8 1 (1.10%) Avaya
8 1 (1.10%) Draytek
8 1 (1.10%) Juniper
8 1 (1.10%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.10%) SonicWALL