Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 776 779 864
Rank change year-on-year +3 +85 -129
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 194 328 358
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.46% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 171 230 256
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,750 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.42% +15.28%

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 17,548 22,495 26,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.18% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13,780 17,354 21,214
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,875
% change year-on-year - +1.49% +4.69%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 -18 167 £52,500 +5.00% 29
UK excluding London -54 116 £47,500 +8.57% 23
London +107 74 £52,500 -16.00% 7
South East +53 35 £47,500 +11.76% 6
North of England -19 31 £55,000 +29.41% 12
North West +26 23 £55,000 +7.32% 10
Northern Ireland - 22 £32,000 -
Work from Home +11 15 £55,000 -21.43% 1
South West +43 14 £52,500 -2.33% 2
Midlands +51 12 £40,000 +37.93%
West Midlands +49 8 £47,500 +63.79%
Yorkshire -30 8 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
East of England -3 1 £75,000 +76.47% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 146 (75.26%) DNS
2 132 (68.04%) Windows
3 118 (60.82%) TCP/IP
4 111 (57.22%) Linux
5 79 (40.72%) Firewall
6 77 (39.69%) HTTP
6 77 (39.69%) Python
7 69 (35.57%) Bash Shell
8 64 (32.99%) DHCP
9 58 (29.90%) Microsoft
10 53 (27.32%) PowerShell
11 51 (26.29%) Active Directory
12 50 (25.77%) Perl
12 50 (25.77%) Puppet
13 47 (24.23%) Internet
14 46 (23.71%) WAN
15 44 (22.68%) Configuration Management
16 43 (22.16%) SAN
17 41 (21.13%) LAN
18 40 (20.62%) Azure
19 39 (20.10%) Windows Server
19 39 (20.10%) VMware
20 38 (19.59%) NFS
20 38 (19.59%) Cisco
21 37 (19.07%) SQL Server
21 37 (19.07%) SSH
21 37 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
22 33 (17.01%) Data Centre
22 33 (17.01%) LDAP
23 32 (16.49%) 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 28 (14.43%) IIS
2 19 (9.79%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.25%) Apache
4 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.64%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.09%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.06%) JBoss
8 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.55%) Drupal
10 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.52%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 40 (20.62%) Azure
2 28 (14.43%) Office 365
3 18 (9.28%) AWS
4 16 (8.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (6.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (6.19%) Amazon ELB
5 12 (6.19%) Amazon Glacier
5 12 (6.19%) Amazon S3
5 12 (6.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (3.61%) IaaS
6 7 (3.61%) SaaS
7 5 (2.58%) PaaS
8 3 (1.55%) GitHub
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CodeDeploy
9 2 (1.03%) NuGet
10 1 (0.52%) Akamai
10 1 (0.52%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 146 (75.26%) DNS
2 118 (60.82%) TCP/IP
3 79 (40.72%) Firewall
4 77 (39.69%) HTTP
5 64 (32.99%) DHCP
6 47 (24.23%) Internet
7 46 (23.71%) WAN
8 43 (22.16%) SAN
9 41 (21.13%) LAN
10 37 (19.07%) SSH
11 30 (15.46%) NAS
11 30 (15.46%) SNMP
12 28 (14.43%) VPN
13 23 (11.86%) FTP
14 20 (10.31%) SSL
15 16 (8.25%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (7.73%) Wireless
17 12 (6.19%) IPsec
17 12 (6.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.86%) MySQL
3 12 (6.19%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (4.64%) MariaDB
5 6 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.52%) KDB
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 26 (13.40%) Git (software)
1 26 (13.40%) Jenkins
2 20 (10.31%) Subversion
3 12 (6.19%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.61%) WinDbg
5 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.55%) GitLab
6 2 (1.03%) JMeter
6 2 (1.03%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.03%) Moq
6 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.52%) GDB
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (8.25%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Legal
2 8 (4.12%) Retail
3 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.55%) Law
3 3 (1.55%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.03%) Advertising
4 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.03%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Electronics
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (22.16%) Analyst
2 24 (12.37%) Junior
3 22 (11.34%) Junior Unix Engineer
3 22 (11.34%) Unix Engineer
4 18 (9.28%) Security Analyst
4 18 (9.28%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (7.22%) Operations Analyst
7 14 (7.22%) Security Operations Analyst
8 13 (6.70%) Systems Analyst
9 12 (6.19%) Network Engineer
10 10 (5.15%) Administrator
10 10 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.64%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (4.12%) Architect
12 8 (4.12%) Incident Analyst
12 8 (4.12%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.01%) LDAP
2 17 (8.76%) LAMP
3 11 (5.67%) .NET
4 5 (2.58%) RESTful
4 5 (2.58%) Spring
5 4 (2.06%) .NET Core
5 4 (2.06%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.55%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.55%) HTML
6 3 (1.55%) REST
7 2 (1.03%) CSS
7 2 (1.03%) Django
7 2 (1.03%) Express
7 2 (1.03%) jQuery
7 2 (1.03%) Keycloak
7 2 (1.03%) Redux
7 2 (1.03%) SAML
7 2 (1.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.79%) Clustering
4 13 (6.70%) Reinsurance
5 12 (6.19%) Replication
6 11 (5.67%) Management Information System
6 11 (5.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (5.15%) Public Cloud
8 8 (4.12%) Handset
8 8 (4.12%) IPTV
8 8 (4.12%) MPEG
8 8 (4.12%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (3.09%) BYOD
9 6 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (3.09%) PKI
10 5 (2.58%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.58%) Wiki
11 4 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.55%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 132 (68.04%) Windows
2 111 (57.22%) Linux
3 39 (20.10%) Windows Server
4 32 (16.49%) Unix
5 31 (15.98%) Ubuntu
6 29 (14.95%) Solaris
7 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (10.31%) CentOS
8 20 (10.31%) Windows 10
9 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (6.19%) VMS
11 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (3.09%) Windows 7
12 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.68%) Configuration Management
2 32 (16.49%) DevOps
3 31 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.98%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (15.98%) ITIL
4 27 (13.92%) High Availability
5 25 (12.89%) SIEM
6 23 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (11.34%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
8 21 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (10.31%) Security Operations
10 18 (9.28%) Migration
10 18 (9.28%) Project Management
11 15 (7.73%) Analytics
11 15 (7.73%) Information Security
11 15 (7.73%) SDLC
12 13 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (6.70%) Risk Management
12 13 (6.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 77 (39.69%) Python
2 69 (35.57%) Bash Shell
3 53 (27.32%) PowerShell
4 50 (25.77%) Perl
5 22 (11.34%) C#
5 22 (11.34%) Ruby
6 19 (9.79%) SQL
7 18 (9.28%) Java
7 18 (9.28%) PHP
8 12 (6.19%) Groovy
9 8 (4.12%) VBScript
10 6 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.06%) Go
13 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.55%) VBA
14 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.52%) Korn
14 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (13.40%) Degree
2 17 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (7.73%) Security Cleared
4 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.70%) CCNP
6 12 (6.19%) CCNA
6 12 (6.19%) CISSP
7 11 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (5.15%) CISM
9 7 (3.61%) DBS Check
10 6 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.58%) CREST Certified
11 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.06%) CCIE
12 4 (2.06%) CEH
12 4 (2.06%) MCSE
12 4 (2.06%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.22%) SLA
3 13 (6.70%) Data Quality
4 11 (5.67%) GDPR
4 11 (5.67%) PCI DSS
5 8 (4.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (2.06%) QA
7 1 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 51 (26.29%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.59%) NFS
3 37 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (11.34%) Docker
5 13 (6.70%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (6.70%) vSphere
6 10 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (4.64%) Samba
8 7 (3.61%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (25.77%) Puppet
2 31 (15.98%) Nagios
3 22 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (11.34%) Terraform
4 13 (6.70%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.64%) Ansible
5 9 (4.64%) Cacti
5 9 (4.64%) Galera Cluster
5 9 (4.64%) HAProxy
6 8 (4.12%) ZABBIX
7 6 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.06%) vRealize
9 3 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.55%) Kibana
9 3 (1.55%) logstash
9 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.55%) SCCM
9 3 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.03%) Icinga
Vendors
1 58 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.10%) VMware
3 38 (19.59%) Cisco
4 19 (9.79%) Oracle
5 15 (7.73%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.70%) HP
7 10 (5.15%) Palo Alto
8 7 (3.61%) Dell
8 7 (3.61%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.58%) Apple
9 5 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.06%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.06%) TOWER Software
11 3 (1.55%) CloudEndure
11 3 (1.55%) CommVault
11 3 (1.55%) F5
11 3 (1.55%) Veeam
12 2 (1.03%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.03%) Juniper
12 2 (1.03%) Meraki