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

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 901 754 677
Rank change year-on-year -147 -77 -16
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 241 477 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 1.72% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 188 373 539
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -10.61%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 24,527 27,795 32,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.90% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19,421 22,612 26,379
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 19 October 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 October 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 -158 226 £47,500 +5.56% 41
UK excluding London -154 124 £45,000 +12.50% 27
London -17 106 £55,000 -4.35% 17
South East -50 44 £45,000 -14.29% 7
South West -54 27 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North of England -28 25 £46,000 +19.48% 10
East of England +16 19 £32,750 -18.13% 3
Yorkshire +24 14 £46,000 -1.08% 2
North West -31 11 £50,000 +29.87% 7
Midlands +1 5 £48,750 +25.81% 1
Scotland -13 3 £38,500 -23.00% 3
East Midlands - 3 £48,750 -
West Midlands +16 2 - - 1
Wales +2 1 £52,500 +5.00%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 148 (61.41%) DNS
2 132 (54.77%) Windows
3 120 (49.79%) TCP/IP
4 111 (46.06%) HTTP
5 101 (41.91%) Linux
6 98 (40.66%) Firewall
7 83 (34.44%) Microsoft
8 79 (32.78%) Windows Server
9 69 (28.63%) PowerShell
10 68 (28.22%) Active Directory
11 67 (27.80%) VMware
12 63 (26.14%) DHCP
13 62 (25.73%) Finance
14 61 (25.31%) Python
15 59 (24.48%) SQL Server
16 58 (24.07%) SSH
16 58 (24.07%) Degree
17 56 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 56 (23.24%) FTP
17 56 (23.24%) Cisco
17 56 (23.24%) DevOps
18 54 (22.41%) SSL
19 50 (20.75%) WAN
19 50 (20.75%) SQL
19 50 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
20 49 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
20 49 (20.33%) Internet
21 47 (19.50%) Web Services
22 46 (19.09%) Perl
23 41 (17.01%) Apache

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 (17.01%) Apache
2 38 (15.77%) MS Exchange
3 34 (14.11%) Tomcat
4 25 (10.37%) SharePoint
5 20 (8.30%) IIS
6 18 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (6.22%) OpenStack
8 14 (5.81%) WebLogic
9 13 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (4.98%) Confluence
10 12 (4.98%) Skype for Business
10 12 (4.98%) WebSphere
11 10 (4.15%) nginx
12 9 (3.73%) CMS
13 7 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (2.49%) Umbraco
15 5 (2.07%) IBM Notes
16 4 (1.66%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 21 (8.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 50 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (13.28%) Office 365
4 26 (10.79%) IaaS
5 16 (6.64%) GitHub
6 10 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (4.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.49%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (2.49%) PaaS
7 6 (2.49%) Route 53
7 6 (2.49%) SaaS
8 5 (2.07%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.66%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.66%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.83%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.41%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 148 (61.41%) DNS
2 120 (49.79%) TCP/IP
3 111 (46.06%) HTTP
4 98 (40.66%) Firewall
5 63 (26.14%) DHCP
6 58 (24.07%) SSH
7 56 (23.24%) FTP
8 54 (22.41%) SSL
9 50 (20.75%) WAN
10 49 (20.33%) Internet
11 34 (14.11%) HTTPS
12 29 (12.03%) SNMP
13 28 (11.62%) LAN
13 28 (11.62%) MPLS
13 28 (11.62%) VPN
14 27 (11.20%) IMAP
14 27 (11.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (9.96%) BGP
16 21 (8.71%) IPsec
16 21 (8.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (7.88%) MySQL
4 17 (7.05%) Oracle Database
5 15 (6.22%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.39%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.49%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.41%) Big Data
13 1 (0.41%) HBase
13 1 (0.41%) Redis
13 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.05%) JIRA
3 16 (6.64%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (4.56%) Gerrit
5 11 (4.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (3.73%) Subversion
7 8 (3.32%) JUnit
7 8 (3.32%) Maven
8 7 (2.90%) Ant
9 6 (2.49%) Log4Net
10 5 (2.07%) Gradle
10 5 (2.07%) gulp
10 5 (2.07%) InstallShield
11 4 (1.66%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.66%) GitLab
11 4 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.24%) Selenium
12 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.83%) Trac
General
1 62 (25.73%) Finance
2 11 (4.56%) Retail
3 9 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.32%) Law
5 4 (1.66%) Banking
5 4 (1.66%) Legal
6 3 (1.24%) Advertising
7 2 (0.83%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (12.45%) Administrator
1 30 (12.45%) Developer
2 26 (10.79%) Network Engineer
2 26 (10.79%) Systems Administrator
3 23 (9.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (8.71%) Consultant
5 19 (7.88%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (7.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (6.64%) Analyst
6 16 (6.64%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.22%) Security Engineer
8 14 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.98%) IT Support
10 12 (4.98%) Senior DevOps
10 12 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.98%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (4.15%) Junior
11 10 (4.15%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.73%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (19.50%) Web Services
2 33 (13.69%) LDAP
3 25 (10.37%) .NET
4 21 (8.71%) .NET Framework
5 17 (7.05%) HTML
6 14 (5.81%) XML
7 13 (5.39%) WCF
8 12 (4.98%) Ajax
8 12 (4.98%) RESTful
8 12 (4.98%) SOAP
9 11 (4.56%) Entity Framework
9 11 (4.56%) Middleware
9 11 (4.56%) SAML
9 11 (4.56%) YAML
10 10 (4.15%) CSS
11 8 (3.32%) 802.1X
11 8 (3.32%) JSON
12 7 (2.90%) EDI
12 7 (2.90%) EDIFACT
12 7 (2.90%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.11%) Data Centre
2 32 (13.28%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.56%) Private Cloud
4 11 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.73%) Clustering
6 6 (2.49%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 5 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.07%) iPad
8 4 (1.66%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.66%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.24%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.24%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (54.77%) Windows
2 101 (41.91%) Linux
3 79 (32.78%) Windows Server
4 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (12.45%) Unix
7 25 (10.37%) Windows 10
8 24 (9.96%) Windows 7
9 21 (8.71%) Solaris
10 19 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (7.05%) CentOS
12 13 (5.39%) FreeBSD
13 12 (4.98%) Android
14 9 (3.73%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.66%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.41%) VMS
17 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.24%) DevOps
2 34 (14.11%) ITIL
3 29 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (11.20%) Information Security
5 26 (10.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 25 (10.37%) Project Management
7 24 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (9.13%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (9.13%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (8.71%) Configuration Management
9 21 (8.71%) Mentoring
9 21 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (8.71%) Security Architecture
10 20 (8.30%) Task Automation
11 19 (7.88%) High Availability
11 19 (7.88%) SDLC
12 18 (7.47%) API Development
12 18 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (7.47%) Load Balancing
12 18 (7.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.63%) PowerShell
2 61 (25.31%) Python
3 50 (20.75%) SQL
4 46 (19.09%) Perl
5 37 (15.35%) C
6 35 (14.52%) JavaScript
7 29 (12.03%) Bash Shell
8 28 (11.62%) Java
9 21 (8.71%) PHP
9 21 (8.71%) Shell Script
10 20 (8.30%) C#
11 19 (7.88%) VBScript
12 13 (5.39%) VB
13 7 (2.90%) ActionScript
13 7 (2.90%) ActionScript 2.0
14 5 (2.07%) C++
14 5 (2.07%) Ruby
15 3 (1.24%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.24%) Java 8
16 2 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (24.07%) Degree
2 34 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (12.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (10.37%) CCNA
6 22 (9.13%) CISSP
7 20 (8.30%) CCIE
7 20 (8.30%) CCNP
7 20 (8.30%) MCSE
8 17 (7.05%) GIAC
9 7 (2.90%) GCIH
9 7 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.90%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.07%) MCSA
12 4 (1.66%) GCIA
12 4 (1.66%) SANS
12 4 (1.66%) VCP6
13 3 (1.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 16 (6.64%) SAS 70
3 10 (4.15%) SLA
4 6 (2.49%) GDPR
4 6 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.66%) QA
6 3 (1.24%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.83%) COBIT
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (28.22%) Active Directory
2 56 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.28%) Docker
4 13 (5.39%) VirtualBox
4 13 (5.39%) XenApp
5 11 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.56%) Samba
6 10 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.15%) vSphere
7 8 (3.32%) Firmware
7 8 (3.32%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.66%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.24%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.83%) XenServer
11 1 (0.41%) NFS
11 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 30 (12.45%) Ansible
2 21 (8.71%) Puppet
3 14 (5.81%) Nagios
3 14 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.81%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (4.56%) Rancher
4 11 (4.56%) SCCM
4 11 (4.56%) Sysdig
4 11 (4.56%) vRealize
5 9 (3.73%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.49%) HAProxy
7 5 (2.07%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.66%) Icinga
8 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.66%) OpenView
9 3 (1.24%) CSIRT
9 3 (1.24%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 67 (27.80%) VMware
3 56 (23.24%) Cisco
4 39 (16.18%) Splunk
5 25 (10.37%) Oracle
5 25 (10.37%) Red Hat
6 20 (8.30%) Citrix
7 19 (7.88%) HP
7 19 (7.88%) IBM
8 16 (6.64%) AppDynamics
8 16 (6.64%) Palo Alto
9 14 (5.81%) ServiceNow
9 14 (5.81%) SonicWALL
10 12 (4.98%) New Relic
11 11 (4.56%) BMC
11 11 (4.56%) Intel
11 11 (4.56%) Symantec
11 11 (4.56%) WorldPay
12 9 (3.73%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.32%) Meraki