Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 617 570 932
Rank change year-on-year -47 +362 -187
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 69 618 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.44% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 2.82% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 62 279 198
Median annual salary £55,000 £46,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.28% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,900 £24,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £79,750 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 7,476 21,880 24,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.70% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,920 16,587 19,759
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,689 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%

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 28 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 12 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 28 September 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 -40 66 £57,500 +21.05% 29
UK excluding London -54 39 £50,000 +11.11% 19
London +190 30 £67,500 +45.16% 8
South West +143 15 £40,000 +33.33% 4
South East +172 12 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Work from Home +45 8 £52,500 +16.67% 8
Midlands +120 5 £52,500 -4.55% 2
West Midlands +86 5 £52,500 -4.55% 2
North West +99 4 £45,000 +22.45%
North of England -87 4 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Wales +38 2 £45,000 +16.88%
Northern Ireland +21 1 £30,000 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 59 (85.51%) DNS
2 51 (73.91%) TCP/IP
3 48 (69.57%) Linux
4 40 (57.97%) HTTP
5 39 (56.52%) Windows
6 29 (42.03%) Python
7 27 (39.13%) Firewall
8 26 (37.68%) Bash Shell
9 24 (34.78%) Azure
10 23 (33.33%) VMware
11 22 (31.88%) FTP
12 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
12 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
12 20 (28.99%) Git (software)
13 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (27.54%) Perl
14 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (24.64%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (24.64%) Terraform
15 16 (23.19%) DHCP
15 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
16 15 (21.74%) Scrum
16 15 (21.74%) SNMP
16 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
16 15 (21.74%) CentOS
17 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (20.29%) Cisco
18 13 (18.84%) VPN
18 13 (18.84%) AWS
18 13 (18.84%) Infrastructure as Code

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 10 (14.49%) Confluence
2 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (34.78%) Azure
2 13 (18.84%) AWS
3 12 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (8.70%) Office 365
5 5 (7.25%) SaaS
6 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (5.80%) NuGet
7 3 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (4.35%) Amazon S3
7 3 (4.35%) IaaS
7 3 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.90%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 2 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.90%) PaaS
8 2 (2.90%) Serverless
9 1 (1.45%) GCP
9 1 (1.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 59 (85.51%) DNS
2 51 (73.91%) TCP/IP
3 40 (57.97%) HTTP
4 27 (39.13%) Firewall
5 22 (31.88%) FTP
6 16 (23.19%) DHCP
7 15 (21.74%) SNMP
8 13 (18.84%) VPN
9 10 (14.49%) IMAP
9 10 (14.49%) Internet
9 10 (14.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (14.49%) SSH
10 9 (13.04%) Wireshark
11 8 (11.59%) VLAN
11 8 (11.59%) VoIP
12 7 (10.14%) WAN
13 6 (8.70%) IPsec
14 5 (7.25%) OSPF
14 5 (7.25%) SSL
14 5 (7.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
1 11 (15.94%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.45%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.45%) KDB
5 1 (1.45%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Redis
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.49%) Artifactory
2 10 (14.49%) Gerrit
2 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.49%) JIRA
3 4 (5.80%) Moq
3 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.80%) Subversion
4 3 (4.35%) JMeter
4 3 (4.35%) Locust
4 3 (4.35%) Selenium
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.35%) WebSurge
5 1 (1.45%) Bower
5 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.45%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Redmine
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 10 (14.49%) Linux Consultant
3 10 (14.49%) Network Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Cloud Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) Linux Support
4 9 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Support Consultant
5 8 (11.59%) Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Software Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Security Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) IT Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Incident Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Junior
9 4 (5.80%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Security Operations Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Elastic Stack
1 10 (14.49%) LDAP
1 10 (14.49%) XML
1 10 (14.49%) YAML
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) .NET Core
2 4 (5.80%) RESTful
3 2 (2.90%) CSS
3 2 (2.90%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.45%) SAML
4 1 (1.45%) Sass
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (13.04%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
5 6 (8.70%) iPhone
5 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
7 3 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (4.35%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.90%) PKI
8 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (1.45%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.45%) Eurex
9 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (69.57%) Linux
2 39 (56.52%) Windows
3 15 (21.74%) CentOS
4 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (15.94%) Unix
6 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.70%) Android
7 6 (8.70%) Mac OS
8 5 (7.25%) Debian
8 5 (7.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (4.35%) VMS
10 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (1.45%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (1.45%) Kali Linux
11 1 (1.45%) Solaris
11 1 (1.45%) SUSE
11 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (21.74%) Scrum
4 13 (18.84%) Infrastructure as Code
5 12 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (17.39%) Security Operations
6 11 (15.94%) Kanban
7 10 (14.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (14.49%) Information Security
7 10 (14.49%) SIEM
7 10 (14.49%) Threat Intelligence
7 10 (14.49%) Ticket Management
8 9 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (13.04%) Cyber Intelligence
8 9 (13.04%) DevOps
9 8 (11.59%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Digital Forensics
11 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
11 6 (8.70%) ITIL
11 6 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) Python
2 26 (37.68%) Bash Shell
3 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
4 19 (27.54%) Perl
5 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
6 12 (17.39%) Java
7 11 (15.94%) Ruby
8 10 (14.49%) Groovy
9 8 (11.59%) PHP
10 7 (10.14%) C#
10 7 (10.14%) SQL
11 4 (5.80%) C++
11 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.90%) C
13 1 (1.45%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.45%) C-shell
13 1 (1.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.94%) CCNA
3 11 (15.94%) Degree
4 9 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (7.25%) CCNP
6 3 (4.35%) MCSE
6 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.90%) CCDA
7 2 (2.90%) CCDP
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.45%) CCSA
8 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) GCIA
8 1 (1.45%) GCIH
8 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) Docker
4 5 (7.25%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.80%) NFS
5 4 (5.80%) Snort
5 4 (5.80%) vSphere
6 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.45%) BIND 9
8 1 (1.45%) Firmware
8 1 (1.45%) LXC
8 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.45%) XenApp
8 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.45%) zsh
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) Terraform
2 11 (15.94%) Ansible
3 6 (8.70%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.25%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 5 (7.25%) Nagios
5 4 (5.80%) Nessus
6 3 (4.35%) systemd
7 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.90%) Puppet
7 2 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.45%) Icinga
8 1 (1.45%) MOM
8 1 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.45%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.45%) SCCM
8 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) VMware
2 14 (20.29%) Cisco
3 10 (14.49%) Atlassian
3 10 (14.49%) ServiceNow
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.14%) NetApp
5 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.70%) HP
5 6 (8.70%) Juniper
6 5 (7.25%) Meraki
7 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.35%) Avaya
8 3 (4.35%) Dell
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
9 2 (2.90%) Aruba
9 2 (2.90%) F5
9 2 (2.90%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (1.45%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.45%) Rackspace