Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 788 882 825
Rank change year-on-year +94 -57 -98
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 233 241 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.05% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 182 207 304
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,250 £30,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%

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 18,916 22,867 26,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.06% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14,883 17,888 21,499
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +74 212 £50,000 +9.89% 34
UK excluding London +30 121 £45,000 +5.88% 37
London +134 110 £52,500 -17.65% 5
South East +46 48 £46,250 +8.82% 6
North of England +42 28 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North West +40 19 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Northern Ireland - 16 £32,000 -
Midlands +48 13 £35,000 +55.56% 3
South West +19 11 £45,000 -16.28% 7
West Midlands +28 9 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +18 9 £37,500 -11.76% 8
East Midlands +30 4 £36,250 - 2
East of England +38 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Scotland +28 1 - - 8
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 160 (68.67%) DNS
2 158 (67.81%) Windows
3 135 (57.94%) TCP/IP
4 111 (47.64%) Linux
5 94 (40.34%) Firewall
6 89 (38.20%) DHCP
7 86 (36.91%) Microsoft
8 84 (36.05%) Active Directory
9 69 (29.61%) Bash Shell
10 67 (28.76%) HTTP
10 67 (28.76%) Python
11 64 (27.47%) PowerShell
12 59 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
12 59 (25.32%) VMware
13 58 (24.89%) LDAP
14 56 (24.03%) Office 365
15 52 (22.32%) Puppet
15 52 (22.32%) WAN
16 51 (21.89%) LAN
16 51 (21.89%) SAN
17 46 (19.74%) MS Exchange
17 46 (19.74%) Windows Server
18 45 (19.31%) Cisco
18 45 (19.31%) IIS
19 43 (18.45%) ITIL
20 42 (18.03%) Internet
21 41 (17.60%) Azure
22 39 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
22 39 (16.74%) SQL Server
22 39 (16.74%) SNMP

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 46 (19.74%) MS Exchange
2 45 (19.31%) IIS
3 22 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (9.01%) Apache
5 16 (6.87%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.00%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.15%) JBoss
10 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.29%) Confluence
11 3 (1.29%) Drupal
12 2 (0.86%) CMS
12 2 (0.86%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.29%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) SnowdropKCS
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 56 (24.03%) Office 365
2 41 (17.60%) Azure
3 24 (10.30%) AWS
4 11 (4.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.29%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (4.29%) Amazon Glacier
5 10 (4.29%) Amazon S3
5 10 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (3.86%) SaaS
7 7 (3.00%) G Suite
8 6 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.15%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.15%) Yammer
10 3 (1.29%) IaaS
10 3 (1.29%) PaaS
11 2 (0.86%) GitHub
12 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.43%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 160 (68.67%) DNS
2 135 (57.94%) TCP/IP
3 94 (40.34%) Firewall
4 89 (38.20%) DHCP
5 67 (28.76%) HTTP
6 52 (22.32%) WAN
7 51 (21.89%) LAN
7 51 (21.89%) SAN
8 42 (18.03%) Internet
9 39 (16.74%) SNMP
10 30 (12.88%) NAS
10 30 (12.88%) VLAN
11 29 (12.45%) Wireless
12 28 (12.02%) SSH
13 27 (11.59%) VPN
14 23 (9.87%) SSL
15 21 (9.01%) FTP
16 17 (7.30%) IGMP
16 17 (7.30%) IMAP
16 17 (7.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.16%) MySQL
3 11 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (3.86%) MariaDB
5 6 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.15%) Power BI
7 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) KDB
8 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 28 (12.02%) Subversion
3 24 (10.30%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.29%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.29%) JIRA
5 3 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.86%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.86%) GitLab
6 2 (0.86%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.86%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.43%) GDB
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (4.72%) Law
2 10 (4.29%) Finance
3 9 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.00%) Retail
5 6 (2.58%) Legal
6 3 (1.29%) Marketing
6 3 (1.29%) Publishing
7 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (20.60%) Analyst
2 25 (10.73%) Support Engineer
3 23 (9.87%) Administrator
3 23 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
4 22 (9.44%) Junior
5 17 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.87%) Junior Unix Engineer
6 16 (6.87%) Unix Engineer
7 15 (6.44%) Security Analyst
8 14 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Network Administrator
9 13 (5.58%) Systems Analyst
10 12 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) SOC Analyst
11 11 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.29%) Architect
12 10 (4.29%) Penetration Tester
12 10 (4.29%) Security Engineer
12 10 (4.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (24.89%) LDAP
2 27 (11.59%) LAMP
3 10 (4.29%) Web Services
4 8 (3.43%) .NET
4 8 (3.43%) MAPI
5 7 (3.00%) 802.1X
6 5 (2.15%) Spring
7 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (1.72%) REST
7 4 (1.72%) XML
8 3 (1.29%) SOAP
9 2 (0.86%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.86%) JSON
9 2 (0.86%) Keycloak
9 2 (0.86%) OAuth
9 2 (0.86%) RESTful
9 2 (0.86%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.45%) Replication
2 27 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (10.73%) Data Centre
4 24 (10.30%) Clustering
5 18 (7.73%) IPTV
5 18 (7.73%) Video\Live Streaming
6 17 (7.30%) MPEG
7 15 (6.44%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (5.58%) Reinsurance
9 10 (4.29%) PKI
9 10 (4.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (3.86%) Public Cloud
11 8 (3.43%) BYOD
11 8 (3.43%) Management Information System
12 7 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (2.15%) Hedge funds
14 5 (2.15%) Wiki
15 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
15 3 (1.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 158 (67.81%) Windows
2 111 (47.64%) Linux
3 46 (19.74%) Windows Server
4 39 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (15.88%) Ubuntu
6 33 (14.16%) CentOS
7 32 (13.73%) Unix
8 30 (12.88%) Windows 10
9 27 (11.59%) Solaris
10 14 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (4.29%) VMS
13 9 (3.86%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.15%) Android
14 5 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (2.15%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.45%) ITIL
2 38 (16.31%) Configuration Management
3 31 (13.30%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (12.45%) DevOps
5 27 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (11.16%) High Availability
7 23 (9.87%) Information Security
7 23 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (9.01%) Migration
9 20 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (8.15%) Analytics
10 19 (8.15%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (8.15%) SIEM
11 18 (7.73%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (7.30%) Project Management
13 15 (6.44%) SDLC
13 15 (6.44%) Security Operations
14 13 (5.58%) Catastrophe Modelling
14 13 (5.58%) Risk Analytics
14 13 (5.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 69 (29.61%) Bash Shell
2 67 (28.76%) Python
3 64 (27.47%) PowerShell
4 36 (15.45%) Perl
5 21 (9.01%) Ruby
6 19 (8.15%) SQL
7 17 (7.30%) Java
8 15 (6.44%) C#
9 12 (5.15%) PHP
10 10 (4.29%) Groovy
11 4 (1.72%) Go
11 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.86%) Korn
12 2 (0.86%) VBScript
13 1 (0.43%) C
13 1 (0.43%) C++
13 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.43%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (15.88%) Degree
2 25 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (5.15%) CCNP
3 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.72%) CCNA
4 11 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.29%) CEH
5 10 (4.29%) CREST Certified
5 10 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.86%) CCIE
6 9 (3.86%) CISSP
6 9 (3.86%) Tigerscheme
6 9 (3.86%) TOGAF Certification
6 9 (3.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (3.00%) CISM
8 7 (3.00%) MCP
8 7 (3.00%) MCSA
9 6 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.44%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.58%) Data Quality
4 12 (5.15%) SLA
5 8 (3.43%) GDPR
6 4 (1.72%) QA
7 3 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.86%) NIST
9 1 (0.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 84 (36.05%) Active Directory
2 59 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (15.02%) NFS
4 19 (8.15%) Docker
5 13 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (4.72%) vSphere
7 10 (4.29%) Hyper-V
8 9 (3.86%) Samba
9 8 (3.43%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (2.58%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.72%) DRBD
11 4 (1.72%) GlusterFS
12 3 (1.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (1.29%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 52 (22.32%) Puppet
2 37 (15.88%) Nagios
3 20 (8.58%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.73%) ZABBIX
5 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (6.44%) Terraform
6 13 (5.58%) Galera Cluster
7 10 (4.29%) Kubernetes
8 9 (3.86%) Cacti
8 9 (3.86%) HAProxy
8 9 (3.86%) SCCM
8 9 (3.86%) SCOM
9 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (3.43%) vRealize
10 6 (2.58%) Ansible
11 5 (2.15%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (1.29%) Kibana
13 3 (1.29%) logstash
13 3 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (36.91%) Microsoft
2 59 (25.32%) VMware
3 45 (19.31%) Cisco
4 26 (11.16%) Red Hat
5 17 (7.30%) Oracle
6 14 (6.01%) Apple
6 14 (6.01%) Veeam
7 13 (5.58%) SolarWinds
8 12 (5.15%) HP
8 12 (5.15%) Palo Alto
9 8 (3.43%) MobileIron
9 8 (3.43%) ServiceNow
10 7 (3.00%) Riverbed
10 7 (3.00%) Spiceworks
10 7 (3.00%) Symantec
11 6 (2.58%) TOWER Software
12 5 (2.15%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (2.15%) Forcepoint
12 5 (2.15%) NETGEAR
13 4 (1.72%) IronPort