Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 597 861 683
Rank change year-on-year +264 -178 +9
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 596 328 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 1.26% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 235 221 431
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,750 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,250 £72,500 £70,000
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 22,535 26,112 27,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 15.17% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,974 20,771 22,424
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 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 +294 582 £50,000 +6.38% 10
UK excluding London +318 529 £47,500 +5.56% 6
North of England +257 376 £43,750 +9.38% 1
Yorkshire +195 331 £47,000 +3.30% 1
London +24 63 £55,000 -6.78% 4
East of England +84 60 £60,000 +26.32%
North West +60 44 £37,500 +5.63%
South East +53 44 £45,000 - 4
Midlands +69 28 £55,000 +12.82% 1
West Midlands +58 27 £55,000 +30.95% 1
South West -20 11 £30,000 -33.33%
Wales - 9 £21,750 -
East Midlands +27 1 £50,000 +2.56%
North East +22 1 £36,500 +32.73%
Scotland 0 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 508 (85.23%) DNS
2 426 (71.48%) Firewall
3 413 (69.30%) Linux
4 393 (65.94%) Python
5 360 (60.40%) Cisco
6 355 (59.56%) Bash Shell
7 349 (58.56%) VPN
8 348 (58.39%) WAN
9 347 (58.22%) Perl
10 336 (56.38%) Management Information System
11 335 (56.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 334 (56.04%) BGP
13 331 (55.54%) Unix
14 328 (55.03%) MPLS
14 328 (55.03%) OSPF
15 327 (54.87%) Network Security
16 326 (54.70%) Cisco Certification
17 322 (54.03%) Cisco ASA
18 319 (53.52%) CCNP
18 319 (53.52%) Change Control
19 316 (53.02%) Network Design
20 315 (52.85%) Nagios
20 315 (52.85%) IPsec
21 310 (52.01%) Service Delivery
22 309 (51.85%) RIP
23 307 (51.51%) Broadband
24 306 (51.34%) Network Management
25 305 (51.17%) Fortinet
25 305 (51.17%) Cisco Nexus
26 302 (50.67%) NetScaler

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 61 (10.23%) Apache
2 34 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 26 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (4.36%) IIS
4 22 (3.69%) SharePoint
5 21 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.02%) nginx
7 17 (2.85%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.85%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.50%) Confluence
10 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.50%) WordPress
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 19 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 67 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (9.73%) Office 365
4 38 (6.38%) SaaS
5 32 (5.37%) IaaS
6 21 (3.52%) Amazon SQS
7 19 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (3.19%) Serverless
8 14 (2.35%) AWS IoT
9 13 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.51%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (1.17%) PaaS
13 5 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
14 4 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 508 (85.23%) DNS
2 426 (71.48%) Firewall
3 349 (58.56%) VPN
4 348 (58.39%) WAN
5 334 (56.04%) BGP
6 328 (55.03%) MPLS
6 328 (55.03%) OSPF
7 327 (54.87%) Network Security
8 322 (54.03%) Cisco ASA
9 315 (52.85%) IPsec
10 309 (51.85%) RIP
11 307 (51.51%) Broadband
12 305 (51.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 302 (50.67%) ADSL
13 302 (50.67%) NetScaler
14 110 (18.46%) TCP/IP
15 108 (18.12%) Internet
16 104 (17.45%) HTTP
17 75 (12.58%) FTP
18 68 (11.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.54%) MySQL
3 27 (4.53%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (3.19%) Amazon Aurora
6 14 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 13 (2.18%) MariaDB
8 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.68%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.50%) Power BI
13 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
15 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
15 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (3.86%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.69%) JIRA
3 19 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.01%) Selenium
4 12 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.51%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.17%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.01%) Subversion
8 4 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.50%) Terragrunt
9 3 (0.50%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.34%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 70 (11.74%) Telecoms
2 37 (6.21%) Finance
3 31 (5.20%) Retail
4 9 (1.51%) Publishing
5 8 (1.34%) Legal
6 7 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.01%) Law
8 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 277 (46.48%) Network Engineer
2 191 (32.05%) Security Engineer
3 187 (31.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 120 (20.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 119 (19.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 115 (19.30%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 80 (13.42%) Developer
8 46 (7.72%) Switch Engineer
9 45 (7.55%) Product Developer
10 34 (5.70%) Analyst
10 34 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (4.70%) IT Support
12 25 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
13 23 (3.86%) Administrator
13 23 (3.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 21 (3.52%) Linux Specialist
15 20 (3.36%) Firewall Engineer
15 20 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 16 (2.68%) Architect
17 15 (2.52%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.22%) .NET
2 41 (6.88%) LAMP
3 39 (6.54%) LDAP
4 28 (4.70%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.53%) XML
6 22 (3.69%) Ajax
7 17 (2.85%) Web Services
8 16 (2.68%) LEMP Stack
9 14 (2.35%) REST
10 13 (2.18%) 802.1X
11 12 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (2.01%) HTML
11 12 (2.01%) XMPP
12 11 (1.85%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (1.85%) SOAP
12 11 (1.85%) WCF
13 10 (1.68%) CSS
13 10 (1.68%) jQuery
14 7 (1.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 336 (56.38%) Management Information System
2 36 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.36%) Replication
5 23 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (3.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (3.19%) e-Learning
8 15 (2.52%) Algorithms
8 15 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
9 12 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (2.01%) Smart Home
10 8 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.17%) PKI
12 6 (1.01%) FMCG
13 5 (0.84%) CMDB
13 5 (0.84%) Handset
13 5 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 413 (69.30%) Linux
2 331 (55.54%) Unix
3 146 (24.50%) Windows
4 69 (11.58%) Windows Server
5 38 (6.38%) CentOS
6 31 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (5.03%) Windows 10
8 22 (3.69%) Debian
9 15 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.01%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (1.68%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.68%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.17%) Solaris
14 6 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.50%) AIX
16 3 (0.50%) HPUX
17 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (53.52%) Change Control
2 316 (53.02%) Network Design
3 310 (52.01%) Service Delivery
4 306 (51.34%) Network Management
5 302 (50.67%) Product Management
6 53 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (8.72%) ITIL
8 44 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (7.38%) Project Management
9 36 (6.04%) DevOps
9 36 (6.04%) SIEM
10 35 (5.87%) Computer Science
11 29 (4.87%) Cybersecurity
12 28 (4.70%) Information Security
13 25 (4.19%) Configuration Management
13 25 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (4.19%) Security Operations
14 24 (4.03%) Network Architecture
15 21 (3.52%) MVC
15 21 (3.52%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (65.94%) Python
2 355 (59.56%) Bash Shell
3 347 (58.22%) Perl
4 59 (9.90%) PowerShell
5 48 (8.05%) SQL
6 33 (5.54%) C#
7 20 (3.36%) PHP
8 18 (3.02%) Ruby
9 15 (2.52%) Java
9 15 (2.52%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.18%) C
11 8 (1.34%) Go
12 7 (1.17%) VBScript
13 6 (1.01%) C++
14 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.50%) Groovy
15 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.34%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.34%) VBA
16 2 (0.34%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 326 (54.70%) Cisco Certification
2 319 (53.52%) CCNP
3 275 (46.14%) CCNA
4 63 (10.57%) Degree
5 45 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (3.36%) CISSP
8 18 (3.02%) RHCE
9 17 (2.85%) MCSE
9 17 (2.85%) Security Cleared
10 16 (2.68%) GIAC
11 15 (2.52%) LPIC
12 13 (2.18%) RHCT
13 10 (1.68%) CCIE
13 10 (1.68%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.17%) CEH
15 6 (1.01%) CCDP
15 6 (1.01%) CCSP
15 6 (1.01%) CISM
15 6 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (56.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 302 (50.67%) ISO 9001
3 32 (5.37%) SLA
4 10 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.51%) GDPR
6 6 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.67%) NIST
8 3 (0.50%) COBIT
8 3 (0.50%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.50%) NCSC
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 89 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 82 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.03%) NFS
4 27 (4.53%) Docker
5 25 (4.19%) Samba
6 24 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (3.86%) iptables
7 23 (3.86%) Postfix
7 23 (3.86%) VMware Server
8 12 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.68%) Terminal Server
10 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (1.17%) Varnish
10 7 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
11 6 (1.01%) Snort
12 5 (0.84%) Firmware
12 5 (0.84%) XenApp
13 4 (0.67%) vSphere
14 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 315 (52.85%) Nagios
2 302 (50.67%) FortiGate
3 48 (8.05%) Puppet
4 19 (3.19%) WSUS
5 14 (2.35%) Ansible
6 12 (2.01%) Terraform
7 10 (1.68%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.68%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.34%) cPanel
8 8 (1.34%) Plesk
8 8 (1.34%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 7 (1.17%) Packer
10 5 (0.84%) Munin
11 4 (0.67%) Grafana
11 4 (0.67%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.50%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.50%) QRadar
12 3 (0.50%) SCCM
12 3 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 360 (60.40%) Cisco
2 305 (51.17%) Fortinet
3 197 (33.05%) Palo Alto
4 102 (17.11%) Microsoft
5 97 (16.28%) VMware
6 33 (5.54%) CheckPoint
7 31 (5.20%) Red Hat
8 28 (4.70%) F5
9 18 (3.02%) Citrix
10 16 (2.68%) Meraki
11 14 (2.35%) Juniper
12 11 (1.85%) Aruba
12 11 (1.85%) Veeam
13 10 (1.68%) Splunk
14 9 (1.51%) Google
14 9 (1.51%) Oracle
15 7 (1.17%) NetApp
15 7 (1.17%) Symantec
16 6 (1.01%) HP
17 5 (0.84%) Dell