Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 743 716
Rank change year-on-year -79 -27 -56
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 367 466 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.70% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 252 396 538
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.29% -2.67% -6.25%

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 26,417 27,484 34,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 16.15% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21,020 22,394 28,642
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,250
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 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 15 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 25 April 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 -111 330 £47,500 +11.76% 48
UK excluding London -58 228 £45,000 +23.29% 37
London -66 125 £60,000 +4.35% 13
North of England -3 60 £35,000 +2.94% 7
South West -37 52 £45,000 +28.57% 6
South East -50 48 £45,000 - 10
East of England -11 36 £47,500 +31.03% 9
Yorkshire +19 27 £41,500 -9.78% 2
North West -18 22 £36,000 +5.88% 5
Scotland -16 19 - - 1
North East -17 11 £27,500 -8.33%
West Midlands -22 6 £46,000 +22.67% 2
Midlands -28 6 £46,000 +15.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 260 (70.84%) DNS
2 210 (57.22%) HTTP
3 196 (53.41%) TCP/IP
4 183 (49.86%) Linux
5 171 (46.59%) Windows
6 127 (34.60%) Python
7 119 (32.43%) Firewall
8 115 (31.34%) Microsoft
9 108 (29.43%) DHCP
10 100 (27.25%) FTP
11 96 (26.16%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (24.25%) SSL
13 82 (22.34%) VMware
14 78 (21.25%) Internet
15 77 (20.98%) Active Directory
16 75 (20.44%) PowerShell
17 71 (19.35%) SQL Server
17 71 (19.35%) Bash Shell
18 69 (18.80%) Perl
19 65 (17.71%) Network Security
20 63 (17.17%) Security Cleared
20 63 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 63 (17.17%) ITIL
20 63 (17.17%) Configuration Management
21 62 (16.89%) Cisco
22 61 (16.62%) VPN
23 60 (16.35%) SNMP
23 60 (16.35%) SC Cleared
23 60 (16.35%) Windows Server
24 59 (16.08%) Analytical Skills

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 (12.81%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.45%) nginx
4 18 (4.90%) IIS
5 16 (4.36%) Confluence
6 13 (3.54%) Apache
6 13 (3.54%) CMS
6 13 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.00%) OpenStack
8 10 (2.72%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.72%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.72%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.45%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (2.18%) uWSGI
11 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.91%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.63%) JBoss
13 4 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.18%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (6.81%) SaaS
4 24 (6.54%) GitHub
5 21 (5.72%) IaaS
6 17 (4.63%) Datadog
7 14 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (3.81%) Office 365
8 10 (2.72%) G Suite
8 10 (2.72%) OpenShift
9 9 (2.45%) PaaS
9 9 (2.45%) Slack
10 7 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.36%) Bluemix
11 5 (1.36%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (1.09%) npm
12 4 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 260 (70.84%) DNS
2 210 (57.22%) HTTP
3 196 (53.41%) TCP/IP
4 119 (32.43%) Firewall
5 108 (29.43%) DHCP
6 100 (27.25%) FTP
7 89 (24.25%) SSL
8 78 (21.25%) Internet
9 65 (17.71%) Network Security
10 61 (16.62%) VPN
11 60 (16.35%) SNMP
12 56 (15.26%) SSH
13 48 (13.08%) HTTPS
14 45 (12.26%) VLAN
15 40 (10.90%) DMZ
16 34 (9.26%) X.400
17 33 (8.99%) IPsec
17 33 (8.99%) VoIP
17 33 (8.99%) WAN
18 31 (8.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.81%) MySQL
3 23 (6.27%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (4.90%) Big Data
6 15 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.27%) Data Lake
9 11 (3.00%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.00%) Redis
9 11 (3.00%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.72%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.18%) MariaDB
11 8 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 18 (4.90%) Subversion
4 17 (4.63%) JIRA
4 17 (4.63%) JUnit
4 17 (4.63%) Maven
5 13 (3.54%) Ant
6 11 (3.00%) GoCD
6 11 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.72%) Artifactory
7 10 (2.72%) gulp
8 9 (2.45%) Gradle
9 8 (2.18%) Gerrit
9 8 (2.18%) IDA Disassembler
9 8 (2.18%) OllyDbg
9 8 (2.18%) WinDbg
10 7 (1.91%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.63%) GDB
12 5 (1.36%) GCC
General
1 34 (9.26%) Finance
2 29 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.81%) Retail
4 10 (2.72%) Legal
5 8 (2.18%) Banking
6 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.36%) Marketing
8 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) French Language
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (13.35%) Administrator
2 47 (12.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (11.17%) Developer
4 37 (10.08%) Network Engineer
5 36 (9.81%) Analyst
6 32 (8.72%) Support Engineer
6 32 (8.72%) Systems Engineer
7 29 (7.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (7.90%) Systems Administrator
8 25 (6.81%) Security Engineer
9 21 (5.72%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (5.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (4.90%) Security Administrator
12 17 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.63%) Consultant
13 16 (4.36%) IT Engineer
13 16 (4.36%) Security Analyst
13 16 (4.36%) Senior DevOps
13 16 (4.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.26%) HTML
1 45 (12.26%) LDAP
2 30 (8.17%) Web Services
3 29 (7.90%) XML
4 26 (7.08%) SOAP
5 23 (6.27%) .NET
6 21 (5.72%) CSS
6 21 (5.72%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (4.90%) EDI
8 17 (4.63%) RESTful
9 13 (3.54%) JSON
9 13 (3.54%) Regular Expression
10 12 (3.27%) Sensu
11 11 (3.00%) Node.js
12 10 (2.72%) Kafka
12 10 (2.72%) WCF
13 9 (2.45%) CSS3
13 9 (2.45%) HTML5
13 9 (2.45%) jQuery
13 9 (2.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 45 (12.26%) Management Information System
3 32 (8.72%) CESG
4 30 (8.17%) Public Cloud
5 21 (5.72%) Data Centre
6 18 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (4.63%) Replication
8 16 (4.36%) Private Cloud
9 14 (3.81%) Clustering
10 10 (2.72%) Blog
10 10 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (2.45%) Wiki
12 7 (1.91%) e-Learning
13 6 (1.63%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 183 (49.86%) Linux
2 171 (46.59%) Windows
3 60 (16.35%) Windows Server
4 48 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (7.36%) CentOS
7 25 (6.81%) Unix
8 21 (5.72%) Windows 10
9 19 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (5.18%) Windows 7
10 16 (4.36%) Debian
11 13 (3.54%) Solaris
11 13 (3.54%) Ubuntu
12 12 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (3.00%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.45%) Android
15 8 (2.18%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.36%) SUSE
17 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.16%) Problem-Solving
2 63 (17.17%) Configuration Management
2 63 (17.17%) ITIL
3 55 (14.99%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (14.99%) SIEM
4 53 (14.44%) DevOps
5 46 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (12.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 40 (10.90%) Virtual Environments
7 34 (9.26%) Kalman Filter
8 33 (8.99%) Information Security
9 32 (8.72%) Infrastructure Management
10 26 (7.08%) SDLC
11 25 (6.81%) Change Control
11 25 (6.81%) Patch Management
12 24 (6.54%) Project Management
13 22 (5.99%) Capacity Planning
14 21 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (5.45%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 127 (34.60%) Python
2 75 (20.44%) PowerShell
3 71 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 69 (18.80%) Perl
5 59 (16.08%) SQL
6 49 (13.35%) JavaScript
7 44 (11.99%) Java
8 41 (11.17%) PHP
9 28 (7.63%) Ruby
10 23 (6.27%) C++
11 19 (5.18%) C
12 17 (4.63%) C#
12 17 (4.63%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.72%) Go
14 9 (2.45%) ActionScript
14 9 (2.45%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (2.18%) Java 8
16 6 (1.63%) AWK
16 6 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 60 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 57 (15.53%) Degree
4 55 (14.99%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (14.99%) CISSP
5 46 (12.53%) CCNA
6 32 (8.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 26 (7.08%) DV Cleared
8 21 (5.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (5.18%) CCNP
10 11 (3.00%) GIAC
11 9 (2.45%) GCIH
11 9 (2.45%) MCSE
12 8 (2.18%) CISA
12 8 (2.18%) CISM
12 8 (2.18%) JNCIP
12 8 (2.18%) MCSA
12 8 (2.18%) SANS
13 6 (1.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.18%) COBIT
3 8 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.91%) QA
5 6 (1.63%) SLA
6 5 (1.36%) GDPR
7 4 (1.09%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.27%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 77 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 63 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (14.71%) Docker
4 40 (10.90%) vSphere
5 23 (6.27%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.27%) NFS
7 9 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.18%) BIND 9
8 8 (2.18%) Kamailio
8 8 (2.18%) Postfix
8 8 (2.18%) Samba
8 8 (2.18%) VirtualBox
9 7 (1.91%) Firmware
9 7 (1.91%) Snort
10 6 (1.63%) XenApp
11 5 (1.36%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.54%) Squid
12 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (14.99%) Ansible
2 42 (11.44%) Puppet
3 39 (10.63%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (6.81%) Nagios
5 19 (5.18%) Kubernetes
6 13 (3.54%) HAProxy
7 12 (3.27%) Nessus
8 11 (3.00%) Salt
8 11 (3.00%) SCCM
8 11 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (2.72%) Consul
9 10 (2.72%) Terraform
10 9 (2.45%) Cacti
11 8 (2.18%) Munin
11 8 (2.18%) Rancher
11 8 (2.18%) Sysdig
11 8 (2.18%) vRealize
12 7 (1.91%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.91%) Pingdom
12 7 (1.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 82 (22.34%) VMware
3 62 (16.89%) Cisco
4 40 (10.90%) Red Hat
5 31 (8.45%) Splunk
6 21 (5.72%) HP
6 21 (5.72%) Oracle
7 18 (4.90%) New Relic
7 18 (4.90%) Sophos
8 17 (4.63%) Citrix
8 17 (4.63%) Google
9 16 (4.36%) IBM
10 13 (3.54%) AppDynamics
11 12 (3.27%) Dell
11 12 (3.27%) Qualys
11 12 (3.27%) Symantec
12 11 (3.00%) Juniper
12 11 (3.00%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.45%) Okta
13 9 (2.45%) Veeam