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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1086 744 755
Rank change year-on-year -342 +11 -91
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 120 150 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.27% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 81 105 123
10th Percentile £31,500 £33,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,521 £37,250 £37,825
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -5.26%

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 21,644 11,805 13,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.85% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,670 8,757 11,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SMTP.

Salary trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SMTP over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 14 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -297 111 £59,483 +3.45% 18
UK excluding London -187 60 £50,000 -2.44% 14
Work from Home -280 60 £49,342 +9.65% 6
London -249 59 £59,483 -0.86% 5
Midlands -72 23 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South East -95 18 £68,750 +5.77% 7
East Midlands -16 14 £51,250 -
West Midlands -60 9 £23,000 -56.19% 1
South West -37 8 £54,750 -12.40% 1
East of England -84 8 £48,750 -7.14% 2
North of England -93 5 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Wales -43 4 £47,500 +25.00%
North East -17 3 £26,250 -3.67%
North West -86 2 £44,250 -2.75% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 68 (56.67%) Azure
2 66 (55.00%) DNS
3 60 (50.00%) Windows
4 56 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 55 (45.83%) Linux
6 51 (42.50%) TCP/IP
7 46 (38.33%) Active Directory
8 40 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 38 (31.67%) HTTP
10 35 (29.17%) FTP
11 34 (28.33%) Firewall
12 32 (26.67%) Social Skills
13 31 (25.83%) SSL
14 30 (25.00%) Cisco
14 30 (25.00%) Python
14 30 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
14 30 (25.00%) DevOps
15 29 (24.17%) Terraform
16 28 (23.33%) Bash
16 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
17 27 (22.50%) WAN
17 27 (22.50%) Internet
17 27 (22.50%) Kubernetes
18 25 (20.83%) DHCP
19 24 (20.00%) CI/CD
20 23 (19.17%) Finance
21 22 (18.33%) SQL
21 22 (18.33%) Change Management
22 21 (17.50%) ITIL
22 21 (17.50%) LAN

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 10 (8.33%) nginx
2 8 (6.67%) Apache
2 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.00%) Confluence
3 6 (5.00%) IIS
4 5 (4.17%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.83%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 68 (56.67%) Azure
2 30 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (17.50%) AWS
4 16 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (13.33%) SaaS
5 10 (8.33%) PaaS
6 9 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (7.50%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (7.50%) IaaS
7 6 (5.00%) AWS CodePipeline
7 6 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (5.00%) GitHub
7 6 (5.00%) NuGet
7 6 (5.00%) Route 53
7 6 (5.00%) Serverless
8 5 (4.17%) Azure Service Fabric
8 5 (4.17%) Azure Storage
8 5 (4.17%) GCP
8 5 (4.17%) OpenShift
9 3 (2.50%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 66 (55.00%) DNS
2 51 (42.50%) TCP/IP
3 38 (31.67%) HTTP
4 35 (29.17%) FTP
5 34 (28.33%) Firewall
6 31 (25.83%) SSL
7 27 (22.50%) Internet
7 27 (22.50%) WAN
8 25 (20.83%) DHCP
9 21 (17.50%) LAN
9 21 (17.50%) VPN
10 18 (15.00%) HTTPS
11 15 (12.50%) Network Security
11 15 (12.50%) SD-WAN
12 14 (11.67%) IPsec
13 13 (10.83%) SNMP
13 13 (10.83%) VLAN
14 11 (9.17%) MPLS
14 11 (9.17%) OSPF
14 11 (9.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (7.50%) MySQL
3 7 (5.83%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.00%) Big Data
5 5 (4.17%) SQLite
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) Redis
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.17%) JIRA
4 8 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.00%) Moq
5 6 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 5 (4.17%) Subversion
6 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.33%) JMeter
7 4 (3.33%) Locust
7 4 (3.33%) Selenium
7 4 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.33%) WebSurge
8 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.50%) Maven
8 3 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.50%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.67%) GitLab
9 2 (1.67%) NUnit
10 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
General
1 32 (26.67%) Social Skills
2 23 (19.17%) Finance
3 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (14.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 17 (14.17%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (10.00%) Aerospace
6 11 (9.17%) Publishing
7 10 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (6.67%) Retail
9 6 (5.00%) Aviation
9 6 (5.00%) Marketing
10 5 (4.17%) Electronics
11 2 (1.67%) Banking
11 2 (1.67%) Law
11 2 (1.67%) Legal
11 2 (1.67%) Police
12 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.83%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 14 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) IT Support
8 6 (5.00%) Operations Support Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Support Specialist
8 6 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (5.00%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.00%) Technical Support Specialist
9 5 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) LDAP
2 12 (10.00%) .NET
2 12 (10.00%) JSON
3 9 (7.50%) RESTful
4 8 (6.67%) Web Services
5 7 (5.83%) LAMP
6 6 (5.00%) .NET Core
7 5 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (4.17%) YAML
8 4 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (3.33%) ARM Templates
8 4 (3.33%) gRPC
8 4 (3.33%) Kafka
8 4 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (3.33%) REST
8 4 (3.33%) XML
9 3 (2.50%) Core Data
9 3 (2.50%) OpenID
9 3 (2.50%) Regular Expression
9 3 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.17%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.50%) Tandem
4 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.67%) Replication
5 6 (5.00%) BBC
5 6 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 6 (5.00%) GNSS
5 6 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.17%) Analogue Electronics
6 5 (4.17%) Robotics
7 4 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.50%) PKI
8 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.50%) Raspberry Pi
8 3 (2.50%) Wiki
8 3 (2.50%) YubiKey
9 2 (1.67%) FPGA
9 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (50.00%) Windows
2 55 (45.83%) Linux
3 18 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.67%) Unix
5 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (6.67%) VMS
7 5 (4.17%) ThreadX
7 5 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.50%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.83%) CentOS
11 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) DevOps
2 24 (20.00%) CI/CD
3 22 (18.33%) Change Management
4 21 (17.50%) ITIL
5 19 (15.83%) Agile
6 16 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (11.67%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.17%) Scrum
10 11 (9.17%) SIEM
11 10 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (7.50%) Data Management
12 9 (7.50%) Incident Management
12 9 (7.50%) Sprint Planning
13 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 30 (25.00%) Python
3 28 (23.33%) Bash
4 22 (18.33%) SQL
5 12 (10.00%) C#
6 10 (8.33%) C
7 8 (6.67%) Perl
8 6 (5.00%) C++
8 6 (5.00%) Java
9 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.33%) VB
10 3 (2.50%) Go
10 3 (2.50%) Groovy
10 3 (2.50%) Ruby
10 3 (2.50%) VBScript
11 2 (1.67%) PHP
11 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Degree
2 12 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.33%) CCNP
4 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.50%) CCNA
6 3 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.67%) CCA
7 2 (1.67%) CCIE
7 2 (1.67%) CISSP
7 2 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.67%) MCSE
7 2 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.83%) GCFA
8 1 (0.83%) GCIA
8 1 (0.83%) GCIH
8 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.17%) MISRA
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) NIST
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) GRC
System Software
1 46 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.83%) Docker
3 10 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.50%) vSphere
5 7 (5.83%) Varnish
6 5 (4.17%) Firmware
6 5 (4.17%) NFS
6 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.50%) NDS
8 2 (1.67%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.83%) Postfix
9 1 (0.83%) Samba
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (24.17%) Terraform
2 27 (22.50%) Kubernetes
3 11 (9.17%) Ansible
4 8 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.67%) TrustSec
5 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (5.83%) Puppet
5 7 (5.83%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (4.17%) FortiGate
6 5 (4.17%) Nagios
7 4 (3.33%) Grafana
8 3 (2.50%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.50%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.50%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (2.50%) PingFederate
9 2 (1.67%) Avamar
9 2 (1.67%) CASB
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (25.00%) Cisco
3 18 (15.00%) VMware
4 12 (10.00%) Citrix
5 11 (9.17%) Zscaler
6 9 (7.50%) Fortinet
7 8 (6.67%) Google
7 8 (6.67%) SAP
8 6 (5.00%) Aruba
8 6 (5.00%) Oracle
8 6 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 6 (5.00%) Veeam
9 5 (4.17%) Apple
9 5 (4.17%) Klocwork
10 4 (3.33%) CyberArk
10 4 (3.33%) NetApp
10 4 (3.33%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.33%) Rackspace
10 4 (3.33%) Splunk