Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 838 811 725
Rank change year-on-year -27 -86 +3
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 258 401 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.49% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 207 303 406
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -14.63%

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 22,778 26,861 29,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.23% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17,820 21,692 23,767
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -

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 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 13 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 21 February 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 -41 238 £47,500 +5.56% 52
UK excluding London -9 184 £42,500 - 41
London -30 60 £67,500 +17.39% 13
North of England +46 59 £42,500 +21.43% 8
South East +18 53 £42,500 -5.56% 8
East of England +71 50 £37,500 -21.05% 9
Yorkshire +37 30 £42,500 - 6
North West +24 29 £50,000 +38.89% 2
South West -37 12 £53,750 +19.44% 12
West Midlands +36 6 £29,000 -22.67% 2
Midlands +30 6 £29,000 -22.67% 2
Scotland -5 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Wales +9 1 £50,000 -4.76% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 161 (62.40%) DNS
2 116 (44.96%) Firewall
3 110 (42.64%) Windows
4 104 (40.31%) TCP/IP
5 87 (33.72%) Microsoft
6 86 (33.33%) Internet
7 83 (32.17%) VMware
8 79 (30.62%) Linux
9 71 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 70 (27.13%) HTTP
10 70 (27.13%) Active Directory
11 63 (24.42%) FTP
12 58 (22.48%) SSL
12 58 (22.48%) Degree
13 55 (21.32%) PowerShell
14 52 (20.16%) Apache
14 52 (20.16%) ITIL
15 50 (19.38%) Network Security
16 49 (18.99%) MS Exchange
17 48 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (17.83%) Unix
18 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
19 45 (17.44%) Python
20 42 (16.28%) Computer Science Degree
21 41 (15.89%) Windows Server
21 41 (15.89%) DHCP
21 41 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
22 39 (15.12%) Cisco
22 39 (15.12%) Finance
23 38 (14.73%) 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 52 (20.16%) Apache
2 49 (18.99%) MS Exchange
3 32 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (11.63%) IIS
6 24 (9.30%) Tomcat
7 21 (8.14%) SharePoint
8 16 (6.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 16 (6.20%) WebLogic
9 12 (4.65%) nginx
10 8 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (2.71%) Skype for Business
12 5 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.55%) Confluence
13 4 (1.55%) IBM Domino
13 4 (1.55%) IBM Notes
14 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) Infor LN
2 2 (0.78%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (11.63%) Office 365
4 10 (3.88%) IaaS
4 10 (3.88%) SaaS
5 9 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.55%) Serverless
9 3 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.16%) PaaS
9 3 (1.16%) Route 53
9 3 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 161 (62.40%) DNS
2 116 (44.96%) Firewall
3 104 (40.31%) TCP/IP
4 86 (33.33%) Internet
5 70 (27.13%) HTTP
6 63 (24.42%) FTP
7 58 (22.48%) SSL
8 50 (19.38%) Network Security
9 41 (15.89%) DHCP
10 37 (14.34%) WAN
11 34 (13.18%) LAN
12 23 (8.91%) Intrusion Detection
12 23 (8.91%) SNMP
12 23 (8.91%) VPN
13 21 (8.14%) BGP
13 21 (8.14%) SSH
14 20 (7.75%) VLAN
15 19 (7.36%) Wireless
16 17 (6.59%) HTTPS
17 16 (6.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.26%) MySQL
4 11 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.55%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.55%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.39%) Big Data
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.33%) InstallShield
4 6 (2.33%) JIRA
4 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.55%) Subversion
5 4 (1.55%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.78%) Ant
6 2 (0.78%) Trac
6 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.39%) Bower
7 1 (0.39%) ERwin
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
7 1 (0.39%) Grunt
7 1 (0.39%) gulp
7 1 (0.39%) JUnit
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (15.12%) Finance
2 19 (7.36%) Retail
3 10 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.55%) French Language
6 3 (1.16%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Front Office
7 2 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (13.57%) Network Engineer
2 28 (10.85%) IT Support
3 26 (10.08%) Analyst
3 26 (10.08%) Consultant
4 24 (9.30%) Developer
5 19 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (6.20%) Administrator
7 15 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 13 (5.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 13 (5.04%) IT Support Specialist
9 13 (5.04%) Linux Specialist
9 13 (5.04%) Security Specialist
9 13 (5.04%) Support Specialist
10 12 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.65%) IT Security Consultant
10 12 (4.65%) Security Consultant
10 12 (4.65%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.30%) LDAP
2 23 (8.91%) .NET
3 21 (8.14%) LAMP
4 19 (7.36%) Web Services
4 19 (7.36%) XML
5 14 (5.43%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.43%) Entity Framework
5 14 (5.43%) WCF
6 10 (3.88%) Ajax
6 10 (3.88%) CSS
6 10 (3.88%) EDI
6 10 (3.88%) HTML
6 10 (3.88%) SOAP
7 9 (3.49%) jQuery
7 9 (3.49%) LAPP Stack
7 9 (3.49%) REST
8 8 (3.10%) EDIFACT
8 8 (3.10%) JMS
9 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.47%) Management Information System
3 23 (8.91%) e-Learning
4 22 (8.53%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (8.14%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (6.59%) Clustering
6 17 (6.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (4.65%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (3.10%) Cyber Defence
9 8 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (2.71%) CESG
10 7 (2.71%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.94%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.94%) PKI
12 4 (1.55%) CMDB
12 4 (1.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (1.55%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 110 (42.64%) Windows
2 79 (30.62%) Linux
3 46 (17.83%) Unix
4 41 (15.89%) Windows Server
5 37 (14.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (8.91%) Solaris
7 17 (6.59%) Windows 10
8 16 (6.20%) Windows 7
9 11 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.88%) CentOS
11 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.94%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.55%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.16%) AIX
15 3 (1.16%) HPUX
16 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.39%) Debian
17 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.16%) ITIL
2 32 (12.40%) SIEM
3 31 (12.02%) Information Security
4 30 (11.63%) Load Balancing
5 28 (10.85%) Computer Science
5 28 (10.85%) Mentoring
6 25 (9.69%) Security Operations
7 24 (9.30%) Patch Management
7 24 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (8.91%) Change Control
9 22 (8.53%) Change Management
10 21 (8.14%) Configuration Management
10 21 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (6.98%) Process Improvement
12 17 (6.59%) Security Architecture
13 16 (6.20%) Use Case
13 16 (6.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 15 (5.81%) Incident Management
14 15 (5.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.32%) PowerShell
2 45 (17.44%) Python
3 38 (14.73%) SQL
4 31 (12.02%) Perl
5 25 (9.69%) Bash Shell
6 18 (6.98%) C#
6 18 (6.98%) Shell Script
7 15 (5.81%) Java
7 15 (5.81%) VBScript
8 12 (4.65%) C
8 12 (4.65%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.88%) ActionScript
9 10 (3.88%) ActionScript 2.0
10 7 (2.71%) PHP
11 5 (1.94%) Go
12 4 (1.55%) Groovy
13 3 (1.16%) C++
13 3 (1.16%) Ruby
14 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (22.48%) Degree
2 42 (16.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (12.02%) CISSP
4 28 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (10.47%) Security Cleared
6 23 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (8.53%) GIAC
8 20 (7.75%) SC Cleared
9 18 (6.98%) RHCE
10 15 (5.81%) CCNA
10 15 (5.81%) MCSE
11 14 (5.43%) CCNP
12 13 (5.04%) CCIE
13 10 (3.88%) CEH
14 8 (3.10%) GCIH
14 8 (3.10%) OCP
14 8 (3.10%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (2.71%) A+ Certification
15 7 (2.71%) GCIA
15 7 (2.71%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 23 (8.91%) SLA
3 12 (4.65%) SAS 70
4 11 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.71%) QA
7 6 (2.33%) GDPR
8 5 (1.94%) PCI DSS
9 3 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.78%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 71 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (27.13%) Active Directory
3 29 (11.24%) Postfix
4 19 (7.36%) NFS
5 13 (5.04%) iptables
5 13 (5.04%) Samba
5 13 (5.04%) VMware Server
6 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (3.49%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.10%) vSphere
9 7 (2.71%) Docker
10 6 (2.33%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.55%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.55%) Varnish
11 4 (1.55%) XenApp
12 3 (1.16%) Firmware
13 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (8.91%) Puppet
2 16 (6.20%) Ansible
3 9 (3.49%) CASB
3 9 (3.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (3.10%) Netcool
5 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.33%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.94%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (1.55%) Packer
7 4 (1.55%) SCCM
7 4 (1.55%) Terraform
7 4 (1.55%) WSUS
8 3 (1.16%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.16%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.78%) cPanel
9 2 (0.78%) Plesk
9 2 (0.78%) Salt
9 2 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 83 (32.17%) VMware
3 39 (15.12%) Cisco
4 26 (10.08%) Red Hat
5 25 (9.69%) Blue Coat
5 25 (9.69%) Oracle
6 22 (8.53%) F5
7 17 (6.59%) Meraki
8 16 (6.20%) Infoblox
9 15 (5.81%) CheckPoint
10 14 (5.43%) Splunk
10 14 (5.43%) Symantec
11 11 (4.26%) Citrix
11 11 (4.26%) SAP
12 10 (3.88%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.49%) Remedy
13 9 (3.49%) Veritas
14 8 (3.10%) BMC
14 8 (3.10%) CyberArk
14 8 (3.10%) Google