Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for POP3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited POP3 over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1184 1163 1264
Rank change year-on-year -21 +101 -10
Permanent jobs citing POP3 14 55 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.050% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 44 38
UK median annual salary £25,000 £38,000 £20,480
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.21% +85.55% -54.49%
10th Percentile £21,738 £20,355 £20,350
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,875 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £50,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -50.50% +6.32% +11.76%

POP3 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 27907 32032 36420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 16.98% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22586 26216 30097
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

POP3
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing POP3 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for POP3 in the UK

POP3
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing POP3.

Salary trend for POP3 in the UK

POP3
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing POP3 over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for POP3 in the UK

POP3
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +2 13 £25,000 -37.50%
UK excluding London +21 11 £25,000 -50.50%
South East +43 6 £24,375 -59.38%
East of England +21 4 £30,000 -50.00%
London -15 2 £60,000 +152.63%
North of England -1 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing POP3 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 POP3.

1 13 (92.86%) SMTP
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) HTTP
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) IMAP
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) SSL
6 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) FTP
6 4 (28.57%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) Perl
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 4 (28.57%) SEO
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) Analytics
7 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
7 3 (21.43%) PRADO
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 3 (21.43%) Firebird
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery

POP3
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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) SMTP
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (42.86%) HTTP
4 5 (35.71%) IMAP
4 5 (35.71%) SSL
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) FTP
5 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) BGP
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (7.14%) IPv4
7 1 (7.14%) IPv6
7 1 (7.14%) LDAP
7 1 (7.14%) MPLS
7 1 (7.14%) OSPF
7 1 (7.14%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) SSH
7 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Firebird
1 3 (21.43%) InterBase
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) InstallShield
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Delphi Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) EDI
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) jQuery
1 3 (21.43%) PRADO
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) Regular Expression
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) EPoS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.14%) Debian
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Analytics
1 4 (28.57%) SEO
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (14.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) Delphi
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) Lua
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Dovecot
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) Postfix
1 1 (7.14%) qmail
1 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) LogRhythm
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) VMware