Period
to 19 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 915 704 678
Rank change year-on-year -211 -26 -40
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 255 531 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.89% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 188 407 602
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,200 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -17.65%

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 25,452 28,141 33,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.88% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,115 22,864 27,411
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 -221 236 £48,000 +6.67% 30
UK excluding London -158 126 £45,000 +12.50% 29
London -52 112 £55,000 -4.35% 3
South West -30 36 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North of England -32 29 £46,000 +19.48% 4
South East -49 29 £45,000 -10.00% 12
East of England +9 26 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Yorkshire +32 19 £46,000 - 1
North West -28 7 £50,000 +29.87% 3
Midlands +3 4 £48,750 +21.88% 3
North East -21 3 £27,500 -8.33%
East Midlands - 3 £48,750 - 1
West Midlands -1 1 - - 2
Wales -3 1 £52,500 -
Scotland -29 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 157 (61.57%) DNS
2 146 (57.25%) HTTP
3 138 (54.12%) Windows
4 133 (52.16%) TCP/IP
5 124 (48.63%) Linux
6 86 (33.73%) Firewall
7 82 (32.16%) Microsoft
8 81 (31.76%) Windows Server
9 77 (30.20%) Python
10 74 (29.02%) SSH
11 72 (28.24%) DHCP
12 68 (26.67%) DevOps
13 63 (24.71%) SQL Server
13 63 (24.71%) PowerShell
14 61 (23.92%) FTP
15 60 (23.53%) Active Directory
16 58 (22.75%) Cisco
17 57 (22.35%) VMware
17 57 (22.35%) Docker
18 55 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
19 52 (20.39%) Internet
20 51 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (19.61%) SSL
22 49 (19.22%) Web Services
22 49 (19.22%) Finance
23 48 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
23 48 (18.82%) Degree
24 46 (18.04%) Perl
25 45 (17.65%) SQL
25 45 (17.65%) 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 37 (14.51%) Apache
2 32 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.55%) Tomcat
3 23 (9.02%) SharePoint
4 20 (7.84%) OpenStack
5 19 (7.45%) CMS
5 19 (7.45%) WebLogic
6 18 (7.06%) Confluence
7 17 (6.67%) WebSphere
8 14 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (4.71%) IIS
11 10 (3.92%) nginx
11 10 (3.92%) Skype for Business
12 9 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (2.35%) Umbraco
15 5 (1.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 17 (6.67%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (12.16%) GitHub
4 27 (10.59%) IaaS
4 27 (10.59%) Office 365
5 12 (4.71%) Datadog
6 11 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (4.31%) SaaS
7 10 (3.92%) G Suite
7 10 (3.92%) IBM Cloud
7 10 (3.92%) Slack
7 10 (3.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (2.35%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.35%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.96%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.96%) PaaS
11 4 (1.57%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.57%) Route 53
12 3 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 157 (61.57%) DNS
2 146 (57.25%) HTTP
3 133 (52.16%) TCP/IP
4 86 (33.73%) Firewall
5 74 (29.02%) SSH
6 72 (28.24%) DHCP
7 61 (23.92%) FTP
8 52 (20.39%) Internet
9 50 (19.61%) SSL
10 45 (17.65%) SNMP
11 44 (17.25%) HTTPS
12 35 (13.73%) VPN
13 34 (13.33%) WAN
14 32 (12.55%) IMAP
15 27 (10.59%) IPsec
16 23 (9.02%) MPLS
17 22 (8.63%) ICMP
17 22 (8.63%) Telnet
18 21 (8.24%) BGP
19 20 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.76%) MySQL
3 27 (10.59%) MongoDB
4 25 (9.80%) Oracle Database
5 22 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.96%) Big Data
10 5 (1.96%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.96%) Redis
11 4 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (8.24%) JIRA
5 17 (6.67%) Gerrit
6 14 (5.49%) Ant
6 14 (5.49%) JUnit
6 14 (5.49%) Maven
6 14 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (5.10%) Subversion
8 8 (3.14%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.14%) GitLab
8 8 (3.14%) Gradle
8 8 (3.14%) gulp
8 8 (3.14%) Vagrant
9 6 (2.35%) Log4Net
10 5 (1.96%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.96%) GoCD
11 3 (1.18%) Selenium
12 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (19.22%) Finance
2 15 (5.88%) Retail
3 8 (3.14%) Law
3 8 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.57%) Legal
4 4 (1.57%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.78%) Banking
5 2 (0.78%) French Language
5 2 (0.78%) Games
5 2 (0.78%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (14.90%) Developer
2 33 (12.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (10.20%) Administrator
4 25 (9.80%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.02%) Network Engineer
6 21 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
8 17 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 16 (6.27%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (6.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 15 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (5.49%) Analyst
11 14 (5.49%) Consultant
11 14 (5.49%) IT Support
11 14 (5.49%) Senior Developer
12 13 (5.10%) BizTalk Developer
12 13 (5.10%) Security Engineer
12 13 (5.10%) Senior BizTalk Developer
13 12 (4.71%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.22%) Web Services
2 30 (11.76%) LDAP
3 28 (10.98%) .NET
4 17 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 17 (6.67%) Middleware
4 17 (6.67%) RESTful
4 17 (6.67%) SOAP
4 17 (6.67%) YAML
5 16 (6.27%) WCF
6 15 (5.88%) HTML
7 13 (5.10%) EDI
7 13 (5.10%) EDIFACT
7 13 (5.10%) JMS
8 12 (4.71%) SAML
9 10 (3.92%) Ajax
10 9 (3.53%) 802.1X
11 8 (3.14%) CSS
11 8 (3.14%) XML
12 7 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (2.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.55%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.59%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.88%) Clustering
5 14 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (5.10%) Private Cloud
7 12 (4.71%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.53%) Client/Server
9 8 (3.14%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.35%) CESG
10 6 (2.35%) Learning Management System
10 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.96%) iPad
12 4 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (1.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (1.18%) e-Learning
13 3 (1.18%) HP Storage
13 3 (1.18%) Replication
13 3 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 138 (54.12%) Windows
2 124 (48.63%) Linux
3 81 (31.76%) Windows Server
4 48 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (10.98%) Solaris
7 24 (9.41%) Unix
7 24 (9.41%) Windows 10
7 24 (9.41%) Windows 7
8 22 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (7.45%) CentOS
10 18 (7.06%) Android
11 13 (5.10%) FreeBSD
12 8 (3.14%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.39%) VMS
15 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.67%) DevOps
2 37 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 32 (12.55%) ITIL
5 31 (12.16%) Configuration Management
6 29 (11.37%) Project Management
7 26 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (9.80%) High Availability
8 25 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 24 (9.41%) SDLC
10 23 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (7.45%) Load Balancing
12 19 (7.45%) Runbook
13 18 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (6.67%) Integration Testing
14 17 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (30.20%) Python
2 63 (24.71%) PowerShell
3 46 (18.04%) Perl
4 45 (17.65%) SQL
5 44 (17.25%) JavaScript
6 43 (16.86%) Bash Shell
7 30 (11.76%) Java
8 29 (11.37%) PHP
9 27 (10.59%) C
10 23 (9.02%) C#
11 17 (6.67%) Shell Script
12 13 (5.10%) ActionScript
12 13 (5.10%) ActionScript 2.0
12 13 (5.10%) Ruby
12 13 (5.10%) VB
13 7 (2.75%) C++
14 6 (2.35%) Java 8
15 5 (1.96%) Go
16 4 (1.57%) VBScript
17 3 (1.18%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 48 (18.82%) Degree
2 34 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (11.76%) CCNA
5 21 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (7.45%) CCIE
7 18 (7.06%) CCNP
8 15 (5.88%) CISSP
8 15 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 15 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 10 (3.92%) MCSE
10 7 (2.75%) GCIH
10 7 (2.75%) GIAC
11 6 (2.35%) GCFA
11 6 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.96%) Master's Degree
13 3 (1.18%) GCIA
13 3 (1.18%) MCSA
13 3 (1.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (3.53%) SLA
2 7 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.35%) GDPR
4 5 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.57%) NIST 800
5 4 (1.57%) SAS 70
6 2 (0.78%) COBIT
6 2 (0.78%) QA
7 1 (0.39%) GCP
System Software
1 60 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 57 (22.35%) Docker
3 51 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.45%) VirtualBox
5 17 (6.67%) Samba
6 14 (5.49%) Hyper-V
7 13 (5.10%) vSphere
8 11 (4.31%) XenApp
9 9 (3.53%) Firmware
10 6 (2.35%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.18%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.78%) XenServer
14 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.39%) NDS
14 1 (0.39%) NFS
14 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.39%) Squid
14 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (14.90%) Ansible
2 27 (10.59%) Nagios
3 26 (10.20%) Puppet
4 24 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (7.45%) Kubernetes
6 17 (6.67%) Rancher
6 17 (6.67%) Sysdig
6 17 (6.67%) vRealize
7 15 (5.88%) SCCM
8 12 (4.71%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (3.14%) HAProxy
9 8 (3.14%) Icinga
10 7 (2.75%) Pingdom
11 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (2.35%) Terraform
12 5 (1.96%) Consul
12 5 (1.96%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 82 (32.16%) Microsoft
2 58 (22.75%) Cisco
3 57 (22.35%) VMware
4 45 (17.65%) Splunk
5 32 (12.55%) Oracle
6 28 (10.98%) IBM
7 26 (10.20%) Red Hat
8 25 (9.80%) AppDynamics
8 25 (9.80%) HP
9 22 (8.63%) New Relic
10 20 (7.84%) ServiceNow
11 17 (6.67%) BMC
11 17 (6.67%) Citrix
11 17 (6.67%) Intel
11 17 (6.67%) Symantec
11 17 (6.67%) WorldPay
12 15 (5.88%) Palo Alto
13 13 (5.10%) SAP
13 13 (5.10%) SonicWALL
14 10 (3.92%) Adobe