Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 894 795 723
Rank change year-on-year -99 -72 -48
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 245 418 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.51% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 211 329 455
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,700 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £66,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.29% +8.67% -15.73%

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 23,877 27,713 31,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.45% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 18,727 22,423 25,578
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -66 227 £47,750 +6.11% 48
UK excluding London -53 142 £42,500 +4.29% 41
London +24 91 £61,000 +1.67% 9
South East -17 50 £44,250 -1.67% 14
North of England -1 42 £45,000 +16.88% 8
North West +18 24 £45,000 +16.88% 4
South West -11 24 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East of England +37 20 £30,000 -22.58% 5
Yorkshire +40 18 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Scotland -8 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Midlands +21 2 - - 2
West Midlands +10 1 - - 2
Wales -1 1 £52,500 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 147 (60.00%) DNS
2 120 (48.98%) TCP/IP
3 113 (46.12%) Windows
4 111 (45.31%) Firewall
5 88 (35.92%) Microsoft
6 85 (34.69%) HTTP
7 83 (33.88%) Linux
8 70 (28.57%) VMware
9 68 (27.76%) Active Directory
10 60 (24.49%) Internet
11 57 (23.27%) FTP
11 57 (23.27%) ITIL
11 57 (23.27%) PowerShell
12 55 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 54 (22.04%) Finance
13 54 (22.04%) Windows Server
14 52 (21.22%) Degree
15 51 (20.82%) Unix
15 51 (20.82%) WAN
16 50 (20.41%) SQL Server
17 47 (19.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 45 (18.37%) SQL
18 45 (18.37%) DHCP
18 45 (18.37%) Cisco
19 43 (17.55%) SSL
20 41 (16.73%) MS Exchange
20 41 (16.73%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (16.33%) Python
22 39 (15.92%) Apache
23 38 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification

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 41 (16.73%) MS Exchange
2 39 (15.92%) Apache
3 31 (12.65%) IIS
4 30 (12.24%) Tomcat
5 26 (10.61%) SharePoint
6 22 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (6.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 10 (4.08%) nginx
8 10 (4.08%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.27%) Skype for Business
10 7 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (2.45%) CMS
11 6 (2.45%) IBM Notes
12 5 (2.04%) Confluence
12 5 (2.04%) IBM Domino
13 4 (1.63%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (1.63%) Umbraco
14 3 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.82%) Infor LN
2 2 (0.82%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (16.73%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (14.29%) Office 365
4 9 (3.67%) IaaS
5 8 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.45%) Route 53
6 6 (2.45%) SaaS
6 6 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.04%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) PaaS
9 2 (0.82%) Serverless
9 2 (0.82%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.41%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.41%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 147 (60.00%) DNS
2 120 (48.98%) TCP/IP
3 111 (45.31%) Firewall
4 85 (34.69%) HTTP
5 60 (24.49%) Internet
6 57 (23.27%) FTP
7 51 (20.82%) WAN
8 45 (18.37%) DHCP
9 43 (17.55%) SSL
10 38 (15.51%) Network Security
11 36 (14.69%) LAN
11 36 (14.69%) SSH
12 30 (12.24%) VPN
13 28 (11.43%) HTTPS
13 28 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (9.39%) BGP
14 23 (9.39%) MPLS
15 19 (7.76%) SAN
16 18 (7.35%) Wireless
17 17 (6.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (5.31%) MySQL
4 13 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.90%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.82%) Redis
12 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.41%) Big Data
12 1 (0.41%) HBase
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.08%) JIRA
5 9 (3.67%) Subversion
6 6 (2.45%) InstallShield
7 4 (1.63%) Log4Net
8 3 (1.22%) Selenium
8 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.82%) Ant
9 2 (0.82%) JUnit
9 2 (0.82%) Maven
9 2 (0.82%) Trac
10 1 (0.41%) Bower
10 1 (0.41%) ERwin
10 1 (0.41%) Grunt
10 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 54 (22.04%) Finance
2 12 (4.90%) Retail
3 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.63%) Banking
5 4 (1.63%) Law
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.22%) Back Office
6 3 (1.22%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Front Office
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (13.06%) Network Engineer
2 25 (10.20%) Administrator
3 24 (9.80%) Analyst
3 24 (9.80%) IT Support
4 22 (8.98%) Consultant
4 22 (8.98%) Systems Administrator
5 21 (8.57%) Developer
6 19 (7.76%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (7.35%) Support Engineer
8 17 (6.94%) Security Specialist
9 16 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (6.12%) Linux Administrator
10 15 (6.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 14 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (5.71%) Security Engineer
12 11 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (4.49%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.08%) IT Engineer
14 9 (3.67%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.84%) Web Services
2 25 (10.20%) LDAP
3 21 (8.57%) .NET
4 18 (7.35%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.12%) XML
6 13 (5.31%) Entity Framework
6 13 (5.31%) HTML
6 13 (5.31%) WCF
7 10 (4.08%) Ajax
8 9 (3.67%) EDI
9 8 (3.27%) CSS
9 8 (3.27%) LAMP
10 7 (2.86%) EDIFACT
10 7 (2.86%) JMS
10 7 (2.86%) JSON
11 6 (2.45%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.45%) jQuery
11 6 (2.45%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (2.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (6.94%) Clustering
5 14 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 11 (4.49%) Private Cloud
6 11 (4.49%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.67%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (3.67%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.27%) e-Learning
9 7 (2.86%) CESG
10 5 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.22%) Cyberattack
12 3 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.22%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.22%) iPad
12 3 (1.22%) PKI
12 3 (1.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 113 (46.12%) Windows
2 83 (33.88%) Linux
3 54 (22.04%) Windows Server
4 51 (20.82%) Unix
5 27 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (9.39%) Solaris
7 16 (6.53%) Windows 7
8 15 (6.12%) Windows 10
9 14 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (3.67%) CentOS
12 8 (3.27%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.86%) FreeBSD
13 7 (2.86%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.41%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.41%) VMS
16 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.27%) ITIL
2 32 (13.06%) Information Security
3 28 (11.43%) DevOps
4 27 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (10.61%) Load Balancing
6 25 (10.20%) Configuration Management
7 24 (9.80%) Computer Science
8 23 (9.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 22 (8.98%) Security Architecture
9 22 (8.98%) Task Automation
10 21 (8.57%) Mentoring
11 19 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (7.35%) MVC
12 18 (7.35%) SIEM
13 17 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (6.94%) Change Management
13 17 (6.94%) ITIL V3
14 16 (6.53%) Network Packet Analysis
14 16 (6.53%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.27%) PowerShell
2 45 (18.37%) SQL
3 40 (16.33%) Python
4 31 (12.65%) Perl
5 26 (10.61%) C
6 23 (9.39%) Shell Script
7 21 (8.57%) C#
8 19 (7.76%) VBScript
9 17 (6.94%) Bash Shell
10 16 (6.53%) Java
11 14 (5.71%) JavaScript
12 9 (3.67%) ActionScript
12 9 (3.67%) ActionScript 2.0
13 8 (3.27%) PHP
14 6 (2.45%) VB
15 3 (1.22%) Go
15 3 (1.22%) Ruby
16 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.82%) VBA
16 2 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (21.22%) Degree
2 38 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (15.10%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (11.43%) CCNA
5 27 (11.02%) CISSP
6 24 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (9.39%) MCSE
8 19 (7.76%) CCIE
8 19 (7.76%) CCNP
8 19 (7.76%) Security Cleared
9 18 (7.35%) RHCE
10 16 (6.53%) GIAC
10 16 (6.53%) SC Cleared
11 8 (3.27%) OCP
11 8 (3.27%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (2.86%) GCIA
12 7 (2.86%) GCIH
13 6 (2.45%) CEH
13 6 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 16 (6.53%) SAS 70
3 9 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (3.27%) QA
5 6 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (2.04%) GDPR
6 5 (2.04%) SLA
7 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.82%) COBIT
8 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 68 (27.76%) Active Directory
2 55 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.53%) Docker
3 16 (6.53%) Postfix
4 14 (5.71%) vSphere
5 12 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.27%) XenApp
6 8 (3.27%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.45%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.45%) Terminal Server
8 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.63%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.22%) NFS
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.82%) XenServer
12 1 (0.41%) KVM
12 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (8.98%) Ansible
2 16 (6.53%) Puppet
3 9 (3.67%) CASB
3 9 (3.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (3.27%) Netcool
4 8 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.27%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.45%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.04%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.63%) SCCM
8 3 (1.22%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.22%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.22%) Nagios
8 3 (1.22%) Terraform
9 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.82%) cPanel
9 2 (0.82%) QRadar
9 2 (0.82%) Salt
9 2 (0.82%) SCOM
9 2 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 70 (28.57%) VMware
3 45 (18.37%) Cisco
4 29 (11.84%) Red Hat
5 27 (11.02%) Oracle
6 20 (8.16%) Splunk
7 19 (7.76%) Blue Coat
8 17 (6.94%) Citrix
9 16 (6.53%) CheckPoint
9 16 (6.53%) Infoblox
10 14 (5.71%) Symantec
11 12 (4.90%) F5
11 12 (4.90%) Meraki
12 10 (4.08%) Palo Alto
12 10 (4.08%) Remedy
12 10 (4.08%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.67%) SAP
13 9 (3.67%) Veritas
14 8 (3.27%) BMC
14 8 (3.27%) SonicWALL