Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SMTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMTP over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 567 916 737
Rank change year-on-year +349 -179 -68
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 637 254 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 1.02% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 259 192 395
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +14.29%

SMTP 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 22,083 24,834 27,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 14.99% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16,703 19,731 22,696
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. 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 +353 616 £47,500 -1.04% 42
UK excluding London +370 522 £47,500 +5.56% 31
North of England +256 368 £46,250 +1.65% 15
Yorkshire +210 328 £60,000 +31.87% 4
London +90 110 £46,500 -15.45% 12
South East +62 62 £45,000 - 8
North West +50 39 £36,750 -26.50% 10
Midlands +56 36 £55,000 +12.82% 4
West Midlands +66 30 £55,000 -
East of England +85 28 £52,500 +20.00% 1
Wales +17 13 £38,500 -26.67%
South West -16 10 £30,000 -33.33% 2
East Midlands +26 6 £42,500 -12.82% 4
Scotland +18 4 £47,500 - 1
North East +15 1 £36,500 +32.73% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT jobs citing SMTP 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 SMTP.

1 528 (82.89%) DNS
2 428 (67.19%) Linux
2 428 (67.19%) Firewall
3 388 (60.91%) Python
4 378 (59.34%) Cisco
5 377 (59.18%) WAN
6 367 (57.61%) Bash Shell
7 359 (56.36%) VPN
8 357 (56.04%) Cisco Certification
9 346 (54.32%) MPLS
9 346 (54.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 343 (53.85%) OSPF
10 343 (53.85%) BGP
11 342 (53.69%) Unix
12 339 (53.22%) Nagios
13 337 (52.90%) Perl
14 335 (52.59%) CCNP
15 333 (52.28%) Network Design
16 332 (52.12%) IPsec
17 327 (51.33%) Cisco ASA
18 324 (50.86%) Management Information System
19 322 (50.55%) RIP
20 320 (50.24%) Service Delivery
21 319 (50.08%) Broadband
21 319 (50.08%) Network Security
22 315 (49.45%) Change Control
22 315 (49.45%) Fortinet
23 313 (49.14%) Network Management
23 313 (49.14%) Product Management
23 313 (49.14%) Cisco Nexus

SMTP
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 64 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.65%) Apache
3 33 (5.18%) SharePoint
4 32 (5.02%) IIS
5 26 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.30%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 16 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (2.35%) nginx
10 10 (1.57%) Confluence
11 8 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.47%) JBoss
15 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.31%) WordPress
16 1 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) SnowdropKCS
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 101 (15.86%) Office 365
2 73 (11.46%) Azure
3 66 (10.36%) AWS
4 32 (5.02%) SaaS
5 30 (4.71%) IaaS
6 19 (2.98%) Amazon SQS
7 18 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (2.83%) Serverless
8 16 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.35%) AWS IoT
10 13 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 13 (2.04%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.57%) Yammer
12 9 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.10%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.94%) PaaS
15 4 (0.63%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 528 (82.89%) DNS
2 428 (67.19%) Firewall
3 377 (59.18%) WAN
4 359 (56.36%) VPN
5 346 (54.32%) MPLS
6 343 (53.85%) BGP
6 343 (53.85%) OSPF
7 332 (52.12%) IPsec
8 327 (51.33%) Cisco ASA
9 322 (50.55%) RIP
10 319 (50.08%) Broadband
10 319 (50.08%) Network Security
11 313 (49.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 312 (48.98%) ADSL
12 312 (48.98%) NetScaler
13 154 (24.18%) TCP/IP
14 108 (16.95%) DHCP
15 101 (15.86%) HTTP
16 82 (12.87%) SAN
17 75 (11.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.59%) MySQL
3 26 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (2.83%) Amazon Aurora
6 15 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 14 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.04%) Power BI
9 12 (1.88%) MariaDB
10 9 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
15 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.16%) Big Data
15 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
15 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
15 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.40%) JIRA
3 22 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.98%) Subversion
5 14 (2.20%) Selenium
6 11 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.26%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.94%) Terragrunt
9 5 (0.78%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.63%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
13 1 (0.16%) CircleCI
13 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 87 (13.66%) Telecoms
2 38 (5.97%) Finance
3 14 (2.20%) Law
4 12 (1.88%) Legal
5 11 (1.73%) Publishing
5 11 (1.73%) Retail
6 6 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.78%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.63%) Welsh Language
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 280 (43.96%) Network Engineer
2 212 (33.28%) Security Engineer
3 209 (32.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 136 (21.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 136 (21.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 135 (21.19%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 57 (8.95%) Developer
7 46 (7.22%) Analyst
8 44 (6.91%) Administrator
9 43 (6.75%) Switch Engineer
10 36 (5.65%) Product Developer
11 33 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
12 31 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (4.55%) Network Administrator
14 28 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (4.08%) Support Engineer
16 23 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
17 22 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
18 21 (3.30%) Architect
18 21 (3.30%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (10.05%) LDAP
2 40 (6.28%) .NET
3 36 (5.65%) LAMP
4 28 (4.40%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.24%) Web Services
6 22 (3.45%) XML
7 19 (2.98%) 802.1X
8 17 (2.67%) MAPI
9 16 (2.51%) Ajax
10 14 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 14 (2.20%) XMPP
11 12 (1.88%) LEMP Stack
12 11 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (1.57%) REST
14 8 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.26%) SOAP
14 8 (1.26%) WCF
15 7 (1.10%) Middleware
16 6 (0.94%) HTML
16 6 (0.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 324 (50.86%) Management Information System
2 45 (7.06%) Replication
3 41 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.67%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.51%) Clustering
6 16 (2.51%) IPTV
6 16 (2.51%) MPEG
6 16 (2.51%) PKI
6 16 (2.51%) Video\Live Streaming
7 15 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.20%) Smart Home
9 13 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.10%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.10%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 428 (67.19%) Linux
2 342 (53.69%) Unix
3 178 (27.94%) Windows
4 89 (13.97%) Windows Server
5 57 (8.95%) CentOS
6 42 (6.59%) Windows 10
7 40 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (4.55%) Ubuntu
9 19 (2.98%) Debian
10 17 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (2.04%) Solaris
12 12 (1.88%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.57%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.94%) Android
18 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
19 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
20 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (52.28%) Network Design
2 320 (50.24%) Service Delivery
3 315 (49.45%) Change Control
4 313 (49.14%) Network Management
4 313 (49.14%) Product Management
5 74 (11.62%) ITIL
6 50 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (6.28%) Information Security
7 40 (6.28%) Project Management
8 36 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (4.87%) DevOps
11 30 (4.71%) High Availability
12 29 (4.55%) SIEM
13 28 (4.40%) Project Planning
14 25 (3.92%) Computer Science
14 25 (3.92%) Incident Management
15 24 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
16 23 (3.61%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 388 (60.91%) Python
2 367 (57.61%) Bash Shell
3 337 (52.90%) Perl
4 88 (13.81%) PowerShell
5 50 (7.85%) SQL
6 28 (4.40%) C#
7 19 (2.98%) Ruby
8 15 (2.35%) C
8 15 (2.35%) PHP
9 11 (1.73%) VBScript
10 10 (1.57%) Java
11 7 (1.10%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.94%) Go
13 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.31%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.31%) C-shell
14 2 (0.31%) Korn
14 2 (0.31%) VBA
14 2 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 357 (56.04%) Cisco Certification
2 335 (52.59%) CCNP
3 286 (44.90%) CCNA
4 57 (8.95%) Degree
5 32 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (3.77%) MCSE
7 17 (2.67%) CCDP
7 17 (2.67%) RHCE
8 16 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (2.20%) LPIC
9 14 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (2.04%) CCIE
10 13 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
11 12 (1.88%) RHCT
12 11 (1.73%) CEH
12 11 (1.73%) MCSA
13 8 (1.26%) CREST Certified
13 8 (1.26%) Security Cleared
13 8 (1.26%) Tigerscheme
14 7 (1.10%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (54.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 312 (48.98%) ISO 9001
3 13 (2.04%) SLA
4 10 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.26%) GDPR
6 5 (0.78%) NIST
7 4 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.63%) QA
8 3 (0.47%) COBIT
9 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.31%) NCSC
10 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.16%) HL7
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (19.00%) Active Directory
2 92 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.71%) Docker
4 29 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (2.35%) NFS
7 12 (1.88%) Terminal Server
8 11 (1.73%) Samba
9 10 (1.57%) DRBD
9 10 (1.57%) GlusterFS
10 7 (1.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 6 (0.94%) iptables
11 6 (0.94%) Postfix
11 6 (0.94%) Snort
11 6 (0.94%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.78%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.78%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.78%) KVM
13 4 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 339 (53.22%) Nagios
2 312 (48.98%) FortiGate
3 45 (7.06%) Puppet
4 26 (4.08%) ZABBIX
5 20 (3.14%) WSUS
6 16 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (2.35%) vCenter Server
8 13 (2.04%) Terraform
9 12 (1.88%) Ansible
9 12 (1.88%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.57%) AirWatch
10 10 (1.57%) Galera Cluster
10 10 (1.57%) SCCM
10 10 (1.57%) SCOM
11 8 (1.26%) cPanel
11 8 (1.26%) Plesk
11 8 (1.26%) vRealize
12 7 (1.10%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 7 (1.10%) Grafana
12 7 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 378 (59.34%) Cisco
2 315 (49.45%) Fortinet
3 220 (34.54%) Palo Alto
4 139 (21.82%) Microsoft
5 105 (16.48%) VMware
6 46 (7.22%) Red Hat
7 33 (5.18%) CheckPoint
8 26 (4.08%) Veeam
9 18 (2.83%) Citrix
10 17 (2.67%) MobileIron
11 12 (1.88%) Aruba
12 11 (1.73%) Symantec
13 10 (1.57%) Apple
13 10 (1.57%) Extreme Networks
13 10 (1.57%) Forcepoint
13 10 (1.57%) Meraki
13 10 (1.57%) Percona
13 10 (1.57%) Splunk
14 9 (1.41%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.41%) HP