Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 716 788 774
Rank change year-on-year +72 -14 +73
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 128 184 378
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.09% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 92 153 232
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +2.22%

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 10,848 16,936 22,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 15.07% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8,254 13,531 17,711
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 2021. 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 +85 116 £58,750 +11.90% 23
UK excluding London +80 89 £52,500 +16.67% 21
London +74 38 £57,500 +4.55% 6
Work from Home -119 26 £52,500 -4.55% 6
South East +82 25 £65,000 +36.84% 4
Midlands +35 16 £67,500 +68.75% 7
West Midlands +32 16 £67,500 +42.11% 5
East of England +67 14 £52,500 -30.00%
South West +16 12 £62,500 +38.89% 5
North of England +19 11 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +3 4 £40,000 -27.27%
North East - 4 £27,250 -
Scotland - 4 £42,500 -
North West +13 3 £37,500 -28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, 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 88 (68.75%) DNS
2 66 (51.56%) HTTP
3 56 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 52 (40.63%) Microsoft
5 50 (39.06%) Linux
6 48 (37.50%) FTP
7 40 (31.25%) Azure
8 36 (28.13%) Active Directory
9 35 (27.34%) SSL
10 33 (25.78%) DHCP
11 32 (25.00%) Windows
12 29 (22.66%) LDAP
13 28 (21.88%) VMware
13 28 (21.88%) Network Security
14 27 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (21.09%) Microsoft 365
15 26 (20.31%) Firewall
16 25 (19.53%) Python
16 25 (19.53%) Cisco
16 25 (19.53%) SQL
17 23 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
18 22 (17.19%) Web Services
18 22 (17.19%) SSH
19 21 (16.41%) PowerShell
19 21 (16.41%) Internet
20 20 (15.63%) Azure Active Directory
21 19 (14.84%) Terraform
21 19 (14.84%) MS Exchange
21 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
22 18 (14.06%) Information Security

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 19 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.25%) Confluence
3 6 (4.69%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.91%) Apache
5 4 (3.13%) IIS
6 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.78%) nginx
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.78%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.25%) Azure
2 27 (21.09%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (15.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (14.06%) AWS
5 10 (7.81%) IaaS
6 8 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (5.47%) GCP
7 7 (5.47%) SaaS
8 6 (4.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (4.69%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (4.69%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (4.69%) Serverless
9 5 (3.91%) Amazon S3
9 5 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (3.13%) NuGet
10 4 (3.13%) PaaS
11 1 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 88 (68.75%) DNS
2 66 (51.56%) HTTP
3 56 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 48 (37.50%) FTP
5 35 (27.34%) SSL
6 33 (25.78%) DHCP
7 28 (21.88%) Network Security
8 26 (20.31%) Firewall
9 22 (17.19%) SSH
10 21 (16.41%) Internet
11 14 (10.94%) IMAP
12 12 (9.38%) VLAN
12 12 (9.38%) VPN
13 9 (7.03%) LAN
13 9 (7.03%) WAN
14 8 (6.25%) Skype
14 8 (6.25%) VoIP
15 6 (4.69%) IPsec
16 4 (3.13%) SNMP
16 4 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (8.59%) MySQL
3 9 (7.03%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.47%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.69%) Big Data
5 6 (4.69%) Flink
6 5 (3.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.16%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.03%) JIRA
4 8 (6.25%) Artifactory
4 8 (6.25%) Gerrit
5 5 (3.91%) Subversion
6 4 (3.13%) Moq
6 4 (3.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.56%) JMeter
7 2 (1.56%) Locust
7 2 (1.56%) NUnit
7 2 (1.56%) Selenium
7 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.56%) WebSurge
7 2 (1.56%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (4.69%) German Language
2 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.56%) Back Office
3 2 (1.56%) Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Law
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.63%) Analyst
2 19 (14.84%) Network Engineer
3 18 (14.06%) Developer
4 16 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Administrator
6 12 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.59%) SOC Analyst
8 9 (7.03%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Technical Support
10 7 (5.47%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) PHP Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (5.47%) Senior Linux Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.69%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (4.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.66%) LDAP
2 22 (17.19%) Web Services
3 12 (9.38%) XML
4 10 (7.81%) 802.1X
4 10 (7.81%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (7.03%) CSS
6 8 (6.25%) .NET
6 8 (6.25%) Kafka
6 8 (6.25%) YAML
7 7 (5.47%) Backbone.js
7 7 (5.47%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (4.69%) REST
9 4 (3.13%) .NET Core
9 4 (3.13%) JSON
9 4 (3.13%) RESTful
10 2 (1.56%) LAMP
10 2 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.56%) SOAP
10 2 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.59%) Cyberattack
3 11 (8.59%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (7.81%) Analytical Mindset
4 10 (7.81%) Clustering
4 10 (7.81%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.69%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.69%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.34%) User Experience
6 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.56%) Handset
7 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.06%) Linux
2 32 (25.00%) Windows
3 16 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.03%) CentOS
5 8 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.13%) Unix
7 2 (1.56%) VMS
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) Debian
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
4 18 (14.06%) Information Security
4 18 (14.06%) Security Operations
5 17 (13.28%) ITIL
5 17 (13.28%) SIEM
6 15 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (10.94%) Coaching
8 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (9.38%) Scrum
9 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (8.59%) Load Balancing
9 11 (8.59%) Network Packet Capture
10 10 (7.81%) DevOps
10 10 (7.81%) Information Management
10 10 (7.81%) Threat Detection
11 9 (7.03%) Fintech
11 9 (7.03%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.53%) Python
1 25 (19.53%) SQL
2 21 (16.41%) PowerShell
3 18 (14.06%) Bash Shell
4 16 (12.50%) Perl
5 15 (11.72%) Ruby
6 14 (10.94%) Java
7 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.25%) Groovy
8 8 (6.25%) PHP
8 8 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.69%) C
9 6 (4.69%) C#
10 3 (2.34%) C++
11 2 (1.56%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.56%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.56%) XPath
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Degree
2 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) CISM
3 8 (6.25%) CISSP
4 6 (4.69%) GIAC
5 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) CCNA
6 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) CCNP
7 2 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.56%) SSCP
8 1 (0.78%) CCIE
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) COBIT
3 3 (2.34%) QA
4 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.56%) PMO
5 1 (0.78%) NIST
System Software
1 36 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.72%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.47%) Docker
5 6 (4.69%) vSphere
6 4 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.78%) Snort
7 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.78%) Varnish
7 1 (0.78%) XenApp
7 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (14.84%) Terraform
2 16 (12.50%) Ansible
3 13 (10.16%) Kubernetes
3 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (7.81%) vCenter Server
5 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (5.47%) Puppet
7 6 (4.69%) Nessus
7 6 (4.69%) Prometheus
8 5 (3.91%) SCCM
9 4 (3.13%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.56%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.78%) Suricata
Vendors
1 52 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.88%) VMware
3 25 (19.53%) Cisco
4 12 (9.38%) CheckPoint
4 12 (9.38%) Splunk
5 11 (8.59%) Blue Coat
6 10 (7.81%) Darktrace
6 10 (7.81%) FireEye
6 10 (7.81%) LogRhythm
6 10 (7.81%) McAfee
6 10 (7.81%) Palo Alto
6 10 (7.81%) Twitter
7 9 (7.03%) Atlassian
8 8 (6.25%) ServiceNow
9 7 (5.47%) Google
9 7 (5.47%) Oracle
9 7 (5.47%) Zend
10 5 (3.91%) Citrix
10 5 (3.91%) Qualys
11 4 (3.13%) Veeam