Period
to 19 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 675 686
Rank change year-on-year -172 +11 -26
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 328 540 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.96% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 221 429 589
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £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 26,110 27,509 33,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,769 22,397 28,000
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 14 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 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 -192 301 £47,000 +4.44% 39
UK excluding London -122 195 £45,000 +12.50% 24
London -88 121 £59,000 +2.61% 15
North of England -12 53 £40,000 +3.90% 4
South West -39 48 £45,000 +26.76% 4
East of England +20 42 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Yorkshire +38 33 £45,500 -1.09% 2
South East -71 30 £45,000 -10.00% 10
North West -24 17 £35,500 -7.79% 2
Scotland -25 15 - -
Midlands -19 5 £48,750 +34.48% 1
West Midlands -12 3 £42,000 +21.74%
North East -29 3 £27,500 -8.33%
East Midlands -2 2 £48,750 +21.88% 1

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 223 (67.99%) DNS
2 178 (54.27%) HTTP
3 173 (52.74%) TCP/IP
4 172 (52.44%) Linux
5 171 (52.13%) Windows
6 110 (33.54%) Python
7 102 (31.10%) Firewall
8 100 (30.49%) Microsoft
9 98 (29.88%) DHCP
10 87 (26.52%) FTP
11 84 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
12 81 (24.70%) PowerShell
13 71 (21.65%) SSL
13 71 (21.65%) DevOps
14 70 (21.34%) Windows Server
15 67 (20.43%) Active Directory
15 67 (20.43%) SQL Server
15 67 (20.43%) VMware
16 66 (20.12%) Cisco
17 62 (18.90%) SSH
18 61 (18.60%) SNMP
19 60 (18.29%) Bash Shell
20 58 (17.68%) Internet
20 58 (17.68%) Docker
21 57 (17.38%) Windows Server 2008
22 55 (16.77%) Degree
22 55 (16.77%) Ansible
23 54 (16.46%) VPN
23 54 (16.46%) Perl
24 52 (15.85%) SQL

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 47 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.54%) Apache
3 27 (8.23%) Tomcat
4 20 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (5.79%) Confluence
5 19 (5.79%) OpenStack
5 19 (5.79%) WebLogic
6 17 (5.18%) CMS
6 17 (5.18%) WebSphere
7 16 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (4.57%) SharePoint
9 14 (4.27%) Skype for Business
10 13 (3.96%) nginx
11 11 (3.35%) IIS
12 9 (2.74%) Apache Spark
12 9 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 27 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 17 (5.18%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (10.67%) GitHub
4 30 (9.15%) IaaS
5 20 (6.10%) Office 365
6 19 (5.79%) SaaS
7 16 (4.88%) Datadog
8 10 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.05%) G Suite
8 10 (3.05%) Slack
9 9 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.74%) Bluemix
9 9 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (2.74%) OpenShift
9 9 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (2.13%) PaaS
11 6 (1.83%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.83%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 223 (67.99%) DNS
2 178 (54.27%) HTTP
3 173 (52.74%) TCP/IP
4 102 (31.10%) Firewall
5 98 (29.88%) DHCP
6 87 (26.52%) FTP
7 71 (21.65%) SSL
8 62 (18.90%) SSH
9 61 (18.60%) SNMP
10 58 (17.68%) Internet
11 54 (16.46%) VPN
12 51 (15.55%) HTTPS
13 48 (14.63%) Network Security
14 37 (11.28%) IPsec
15 32 (9.76%) VLAN
16 29 (8.84%) IMAP
16 29 (8.84%) X.400
17 28 (8.54%) DMZ
17 28 (8.54%) MPLS
18 26 (7.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.89%) MySQL
3 30 (9.15%) MongoDB
4 26 (7.93%) Oracle Database
5 20 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (3.35%) Big Data
8 10 (3.05%) Data Lake
8 10 (3.05%) NoSQL
8 10 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.74%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.74%) Redis
9 9 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.83%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.61%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 23 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 20 (6.10%) JUnit
4 20 (6.10%) Maven
5 19 (5.79%) Ant
5 19 (5.79%) JIRA
6 17 (5.18%) Gerrit
7 16 (4.88%) Subversion
8 13 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.05%) Gradle
9 10 (3.05%) gulp
10 9 (2.74%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.74%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.74%) GitLab
10 9 (2.74%) GoCD
10 9 (2.74%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.83%) GDB
12 5 (1.52%) Automake
12 5 (1.52%) GCC
General
1 40 (12.20%) Finance
2 17 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.88%) Retail
4 7 (2.13%) Legal
5 4 (1.22%) Law
5 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) French Language
7 2 (0.61%) Games
7 2 (0.61%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.30%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 43 (13.11%) Administrator
2 42 (12.80%) Developer
3 38 (11.59%) Network Engineer
4 33 (10.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (9.45%) Support Engineer
6 27 (8.23%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (6.71%) Analyst
8 19 (5.79%) Senior DevOps
8 19 (5.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (5.18%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.27%) Backend Developer
13 14 (4.27%) Consultant
13 14 (4.27%) IT Support
13 14 (4.27%) Security Administrator
14 13 (3.96%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.50%) Web Services
2 33 (10.06%) LDAP
3 22 (6.71%) HTML
4 20 (6.10%) .NET
5 19 (5.79%) RESTful
5 19 (5.79%) SOAP
6 18 (5.49%) Middleware
7 17 (5.18%) YAML
8 15 (4.57%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (4.27%) XML
10 13 (3.96%) SAML
11 11 (3.35%) CSS
12 10 (3.05%) Sensu
12 10 (3.05%) WCF
13 9 (2.74%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.74%) 802.1X
13 9 (2.74%) EDI
13 9 (2.74%) EDIFACT
13 9 (2.74%) Kafka
13 9 (2.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (13.72%) Computer Science
3 32 (9.76%) Data Centre
4 31 (9.45%) Management Information System
5 26 (7.93%) Public Cloud
6 23 (7.01%) CESG
7 20 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.35%) Clustering
9 10 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (2.74%) Client/Server
10 9 (2.74%) e-Learning
10 9 (2.74%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.74%) Replication
11 8 (2.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 7 (2.13%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.83%) Learning Management System
14 4 (1.22%) Blog
14 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
14 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 172 (52.44%) Linux
2 171 (52.13%) Windows
3 70 (21.34%) Windows Server
4 57 (17.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (9.15%) Windows 7
7 27 (8.23%) Windows 10
8 23 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (7.01%) Solaris
8 23 (7.01%) Unix
9 22 (6.71%) CentOS
10 19 (5.79%) Android
11 10 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.44%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.13%) FreeBSD
14 5 (1.52%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.22%) Debian
16 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.61%) SUSE
17 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
2 71 (21.65%) DevOps
3 51 (15.55%) Configuration Management
4 47 (14.33%) ITIL
5 43 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 40 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (10.06%) Capacity Planning
9 31 (9.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (9.45%) SDLC
10 30 (9.15%) Virtual Environments
11 29 (8.84%) High Availability
12 26 (7.93%) SIEM
13 25 (7.62%) Project Management
14 24 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
15 23 (7.01%) Infrastructure Management
15 23 (7.01%) Network Monitoring
16 22 (6.71%) Performance Management
16 22 (6.71%) Performance Monitoring
17 21 (6.40%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (33.54%) Python
2 81 (24.70%) PowerShell
3 60 (18.29%) Bash Shell
4 54 (16.46%) Perl
5 52 (15.85%) SQL
6 48 (14.63%) JavaScript
7 42 (12.80%) Java
8 28 (8.54%) PHP
9 24 (7.32%) Ruby
10 18 (5.49%) C
11 16 (4.88%) Shell Script
12 14 (4.27%) C#
13 13 (3.96%) C++
14 10 (3.05%) Java 8
15 9 (2.74%) ActionScript
15 9 (2.74%) ActionScript 2.0
15 9 (2.74%) Go
16 8 (2.44%) VB
17 6 (1.83%) AWK
18 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (16.77%) Degree
2 49 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (13.72%) Security Cleared
4 43 (13.11%) SC Cleared
5 40 (12.20%) CCNA
6 30 (9.15%) CISSP
7 25 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (7.32%) CCNP
8 24 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (7.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (3.96%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.35%) CCIE
12 10 (3.05%) GCIH
13 9 (2.74%) MCSE
14 8 (2.44%) JNCIP
15 7 (2.13%) Master's Degree
16 6 (1.83%) GCFA
16 6 (1.83%) MCSA
17 5 (1.52%) SANS
18 4 (1.22%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) SLA
2 9 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.83%) QA
4 4 (1.22%) GDPR
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.22%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.61%) COBIT
5 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 58 (17.68%) Docker
3 51 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (8.23%) vSphere
5 21 (6.40%) Hyper-V
6 17 (5.18%) Samba
6 17 (5.18%) VirtualBox
7 12 (3.66%) Firmware
8 9 (2.74%) NFS
9 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.52%) XenApp
10 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.61%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.61%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.61%) NDS
11 2 (0.61%) Postfix
11 2 (0.61%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.61%) Squid
12 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (16.77%) Ansible
2 38 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (11.28%) Puppet
4 28 (8.54%) Nagios
5 23 (7.01%) Kubernetes
6 19 (5.79%) SCCM
7 17 (5.18%) Rancher
7 17 (5.18%) Sysdig
7 17 (5.18%) vRealize
8 14 (4.27%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (3.35%) HAProxy
10 10 (3.05%) Salt
11 9 (2.74%) Consul
11 9 (2.74%) Icinga
11 9 (2.74%) Terraform
12 7 (2.13%) Pingdom
13 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.83%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 100 (30.49%) Microsoft
2 67 (20.43%) VMware
3 66 (20.12%) Cisco
4 43 (13.11%) Splunk
5 37 (11.28%) HP
6 35 (10.67%) Oracle
7 34 (10.37%) Red Hat
8 27 (8.23%) IBM
9 26 (7.93%) AppDynamics
9 26 (7.93%) New Relic
10 22 (6.71%) ServiceNow
11 17 (5.18%) BMC
11 17 (5.18%) Intel
11 17 (5.18%) WorldPay
12 16 (4.88%) Citrix
12 16 (4.88%) Symantec
13 12 (3.66%) Juniper
14 11 (3.35%) Sophos
15 10 (3.05%) Adobe
15 10 (3.05%) Salesforce.com