Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 694 659 638
Rank change year-on-year -35 -21 -14
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 515 699 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 2.13% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 396 583 735
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -10.61% -0.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £23,600 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £65,800 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +6.25%

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 28192 32843 37257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.88% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22816 27137 30674
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

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 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 15 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 21 September 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 -69 490 £45,000 +12.50% 27
UK excluding London -34 331 £40,000 +14.29% 18
London -31 182 £57,500 +6.98% 10
South East -99 95 £50,000 +42.86% 2
North of England +31 81 £38,500 -14.44% 7
South West -11 78 £40,000 +42.86% 4
North West +24 53 £38,500 -26.67% 2
East of England +1 28 £40,000 +50.94% 3
Midlands +26 25 £40,000 +14.29% 1
West Midlands +18 25 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Yorkshire +22 22 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Scotland +4 18 £50,000 +75.44%
North East +21 6 £27,500 +25.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 - 1
Wales +8 2 £52,500 +35.48%

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing SMTP 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 SMTP.

1 299 (58.06%) DNS
2 277 (53.79%) HTTP
3 247 (47.96%) Windows
4 226 (43.88%) TCP/IP
5 198 (38.45%) Linux
6 196 (38.06%) FTP
7 159 (30.87%) DHCP
8 158 (30.68%) Firewall
9 154 (29.90%) Microsoft
10 139 (26.99%) SQL
11 138 (26.80%) VMware
12 134 (26.02%) Active Directory
13 110 (21.36%) ITIL
14 108 (20.97%) Cisco
15 106 (20.58%) SSL
16 105 (20.39%) Windows Server
17 104 (20.19%) Finance
18 103 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 102 (19.81%) Internet
20 97 (18.83%) PHP
21 95 (18.45%) JavaScript
22 93 (18.06%) Python
22 93 (18.06%) WAN
23 90 (17.48%) IIS
24 89 (17.28%) PowerShell
24 89 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
25 87 (16.89%) Cisco Certification
26 78 (15.15%) Security Cleared
27 77 (14.95%) SSH
28 75 (14.56%) Unix

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 90 (17.48%) IIS
2 74 (14.37%) MS Exchange
3 55 (10.68%) Apache
4 54 (10.49%) SharePoint
5 42 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (4.85%) nginx
7 18 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (2.33%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.94%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.75%) CMS
12 8 (1.55%) WordPress
13 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.17%) Skype for Business
13 6 (1.17%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.58%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (7.96%) FileZilla
3 10 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.78%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (0.39%) Maya
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (2.91%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 89 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.63%) Office 365
4 18 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (3.30%) IaaS
6 15 (2.91%) Sage Pay
7 9 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.78%) Google Compute Engine
8 4 (0.78%) PaaS
8 4 (0.78%) SaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Akamai
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.39%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.39%) GitHub
9 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Yammer
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 299 (58.06%) DNS
2 277 (53.79%) HTTP
3 226 (43.88%) TCP/IP
4 196 (38.06%) FTP
5 159 (30.87%) DHCP
6 158 (30.68%) Firewall
7 106 (20.58%) SSL
8 102 (19.81%) Internet
9 93 (18.06%) WAN
10 77 (14.95%) SSH
11 69 (13.40%) VLAN
12 66 (12.82%) LDAP
13 65 (12.62%) LAN
13 65 (12.62%) SNMP
14 62 (12.04%) IMAP
15 55 (10.68%) Network Security
16 52 (10.10%) VPN
17 50 (9.71%) Telnet
18 48 (9.32%) HTTPS
18 48 (9.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.13%) MySQL
3 31 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 24 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.72%) Redis
7 11 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.58%) Firebird
12 3 (0.58%) Informix
12 3 (0.58%) InterBase
12 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.39%) Riak
Development Applications
1 42 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.69%) JIRA
3 16 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.11%) WinDbg
4 15 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (2.33%) Subversion
6 11 (2.14%) Burp Suite
6 11 (2.14%) IDA Disassembler
6 11 (2.14%) OllyDbg
6 11 (2.14%) Vagrant
6 11 (2.14%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.55%) JUnit
7 8 (1.55%) Maven
8 6 (1.17%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.97%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.97%) CMake
9 5 (0.97%) NuGet
9 5 (0.97%) Ranorex
9 5 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 104 (20.19%) Finance
2 64 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 45 (8.74%) Marketing
4 34 (6.60%) Manufacturing
5 32 (6.21%) Electronics
6 31 (6.02%) Banking
6 31 (6.02%) Retail
7 19 (3.69%) Legal
8 18 (3.50%) Investment Banking
9 17 (3.30%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.94%) Law
11 6 (1.17%) Back Office
11 6 (1.17%) French Language
12 5 (0.97%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.39%) Games
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 97 (18.83%) Analyst
2 85 (16.50%) Developer
3 73 (14.17%) Network Engineer
4 44 (8.54%) Web Developer
5 41 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (7.18%) Team Leader
7 36 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 36 (6.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 36 (6.99%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 36 (6.99%) JavaScript Developer
8 33 (6.41%) Support Engineer
9 31 (6.02%) Administrator
10 29 (5.63%) Architect
11 27 (5.24%) Network Security Engineer
11 27 (5.24%) Security Engineer
12 26 (5.05%) IT Engineer
12 26 (5.05%) Security Analyst
13 22 (4.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (4.08%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.17%) HTML
2 67 (13.01%) CSS
3 60 (11.65%) jQuery
4 54 (10.49%) JSON
5 52 (10.10%) Regular Expression
6 41 (7.96%) .NET
7 34 (6.60%) LAMP
8 27 (5.24%) Web Services
9 22 (4.27%) XML
10 21 (4.08%) Ajax
10 21 (4.08%) SOAP
11 18 (3.50%) RESTful
12 17 (3.30%) 802.1X
12 17 (3.30%) WCF
13 15 (2.91%) EDI
14 14 (2.72%) HTML5
15 13 (2.52%) CSS3
16 11 (2.14%) EDIFACT
16 11 (2.14%) JMS
17 10 (1.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.60%) CESG
4 29 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 27 (5.24%) Clustering
6 26 (5.05%) Computer Science
7 22 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
8 18 (3.50%) Replication
9 16 (3.11%) Private Cloud
10 14 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
10 14 (2.72%) Virtual Team
11 12 (2.33%) Public Cloud
12 11 (2.14%) Blog
12 11 (2.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 10 (1.94%) Derivative
14 8 (1.55%) Fintech
15 7 (1.36%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.36%) Driving Licence
15 7 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 247 (47.96%) Windows
2 198 (38.45%) Linux
3 105 (20.39%) Windows Server
4 75 (14.56%) Unix
5 50 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (7.57%) CentOS
7 34 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (5.63%) Solaris
9 27 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (4.27%) Debian
11 22 (4.27%) Windows 7
12 19 (3.69%) Windows 10
13 15 (2.91%) Android
14 13 (2.52%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.94%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.55%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (1.17%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (21.36%) ITIL
2 69 (13.40%) DevOps
3 57 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (10.68%) Web Development
5 51 (9.90%) Information Security
6 50 (9.71%) SIEM
7 49 (9.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 48 (9.32%) E-Commerce
9 41 (7.96%) Open Source
10 40 (7.77%) Configuration Management
11 38 (7.38%) Load Balancing
11 38 (7.38%) SEO
12 36 (6.99%) Front End Development
13 33 (6.41%) Digital Marketing
13 33 (6.41%) Project Management
14 32 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (6.21%) Programme Management
14 32 (6.21%) Service Management
15 30 (5.83%) High Availability
15 30 (5.83%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 139 (26.99%) SQL
2 97 (18.83%) PHP
3 95 (18.45%) JavaScript
4 93 (18.06%) Python
5 89 (17.28%) PowerShell
6 60 (11.65%) Java
7 56 (10.87%) VBScript
8 55 (10.68%) Perl
9 48 (9.32%) Bash Shell
10 42 (8.16%) T-SQL
11 41 (7.96%) Shell Script
12 39 (7.57%) Ruby
13 33 (6.41%) C#
14 23 (4.47%) C++
15 15 (2.91%) Groovy
16 14 (2.72%) C
17 11 (2.14%) ActionScript
17 11 (2.14%) ActionScript 2.0
18 8 (1.55%) Korn
19 7 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (16.89%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 59 (11.46%) SC Cleared
4 58 (11.26%) CCNA
5 51 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (9.32%) DV Cleared
7 38 (7.38%) CISSP
8 36 (6.99%) MCSE
9 34 (6.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 31 (6.02%) Degree
11 22 (4.27%) CCIE
12 18 (3.50%) CCNP
13 17 (3.30%) MCSA
14 13 (2.52%) CISMP
14 13 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (1.94%) RHCE
16 7 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (1.36%) MCP
17 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 5 (0.97%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (3.88%) PCI DSS
2 19 (3.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (3.11%) COBIT
4 15 (2.91%) QA
5 14 (2.72%) SLA
6 11 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 134 (26.02%) Active Directory
2 103 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (10.49%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.24%) Docker
5 26 (5.05%) vSphere
6 25 (4.85%) Postfix
7 24 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.52%) Snort
9 12 (2.33%) NFS
10 9 (1.75%) KVM
11 8 (1.55%) XenServer
12 7 (1.36%) Sendmail
13 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.17%) XenApp
14 5 (0.97%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.78%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.78%) Dovecot
16 3 (0.58%) Firmware
16 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (10.29%) Puppet
2 50 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (8.93%) Ansible
4 39 (7.57%) Nagios
5 29 (5.63%) ZABBIX
6 18 (3.50%) SCCM
6 18 (3.50%) vCenter Server
7 16 (3.11%) Nessus
8 13 (2.52%) Salt
9 12 (2.33%) Cacti
9 12 (2.33%) SCOM
10 10 (1.94%) CFEngine
10 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
11 9 (1.75%) Grafana
12 8 (1.55%) cPanel
12 8 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.36%) Nmap
14 6 (1.17%) WSUS
15 5 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 154 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 138 (26.80%) VMware
3 108 (20.97%) Cisco
4 45 (8.74%) CheckPoint
5 43 (8.35%) SAP
6 41 (7.96%) PayPal
7 40 (7.77%) HP
8 37 (7.18%) Citrix
9 32 (6.21%) Red Hat
10 30 (5.83%) Juniper
11 23 (4.47%) Apple
12 22 (4.27%) F5
13 21 (4.08%) Qualys
14 16 (3.11%) Aruba
15 15 (2.91%) CyberSource
15 15 (2.91%) WatchGuard
16 14 (2.72%) ArcSight
16 14 (2.72%) NetApp
16 14 (2.72%) Palo Alto
17 13 (2.52%) Remedy