Period
to 29 November 2021

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 29 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 825 664 700
Rank change year-on-year -161 +36 +228
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 230 69 393
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 0.85% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 152 59 240
10th Percentile £31,325 £31,250 £24,700
25th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +12.90% -3.13%
75th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £56,559
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,250 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +23.13% -15.79% +5.56%

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 16,591 8,143 20,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.89% 15.02% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11,397 6,684 16,498
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SMTP.

Salary trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SMTP over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 17 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 29 November 2021. 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 -193 186 £49,375 -5.95% 34
UK excluding London -149 124 £49,250 +23.13% 29
London -205 82 £46,250 -31.48% 7
South East -114 44 £57,500 +81.10% 10
East of England -86 27 £56,250 +7.14% 4
Work from Home -239 26 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Wales -27 21 £47,500 - 2
Midlands -92 19 £40,000 -23.81% 5
West Midlands -95 12 £40,000 -23.81% 3
North of England -116 7 £53,750 +34.38% 5
East Midlands - 7 £23,000 - 2
South West -91 4 - - 3
North West - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -94 2 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North East - 2 £53,750 - 1
Scotland -72 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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.

1 138 (60.00%) DNS
2 109 (47.39%) TCP/IP
3 88 (38.26%) Windows
4 87 (37.83%) HTTP
4 87 (37.83%) Azure
5 81 (35.22%) Microsoft
6 66 (28.70%) Firewall
7 64 (27.83%) SQL
8 63 (27.39%) DHCP
8 63 (27.39%) Social Skills
9 60 (26.09%) Active Directory
10 58 (25.22%) Linux
11 57 (24.78%) SSL
12 56 (24.35%) FTP
13 50 (21.74%) Microsoft 365
14 49 (21.30%) VPN
15 45 (19.57%) Cisco
15 45 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (18.70%) Python
16 43 (18.70%) PowerShell
17 42 (18.26%) JavaScript
18 41 (17.83%) LDAP
18 41 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (17.83%) AWS
19 40 (17.39%) SSH
20 38 (16.52%) Cybersecurity
20 38 (16.52%) Bash Shell
21 36 (15.65%) DevOps
22 35 (15.22%) VMware
23 34 (14.78%) Docker

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 15 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.09%) Apache
3 12 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.78%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.91%) Apache Spark
6 7 (3.04%) OpenEdge
7 6 (2.61%) nginx
8 5 (2.17%) IIS
9 4 (1.74%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.87%) Appian
10 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.87%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.43%) Confluence
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) Relativity
2 3 (1.30%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 87 (37.83%) Azure
2 50 (21.74%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (17.83%) AWS
4 23 (10.00%) SaaS
5 22 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (7.83%) GitHub
7 17 (7.39%) Google Workspace
8 14 (6.09%) GitHub Actions
8 14 (6.09%) IaaS
9 13 (5.65%) PaaS
10 11 (4.78%) NuGet
11 10 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (3.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 9 (3.91%) Twilio
12 9 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (1.74%) Mimecast
15 4 (1.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 138 (60.00%) DNS
2 109 (47.39%) TCP/IP
3 87 (37.83%) HTTP
4 66 (28.70%) Firewall
5 63 (27.39%) DHCP
6 57 (24.78%) SSL
7 56 (24.35%) FTP
8 49 (21.30%) VPN
9 40 (17.39%) SSH
10 32 (13.91%) HTTPS
10 32 (13.91%) Internet
11 29 (12.61%) SNMP
12 25 (10.87%) WAN
13 22 (9.57%) LAN
14 18 (7.83%) Network Security
14 18 (7.83%) VoIP
15 14 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (5.65%) IPsec
17 12 (5.22%) SAN
18 11 (4.78%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.74%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (11.30%) MySQL
3 19 (8.26%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.26%) SQL Server
4 16 (6.96%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.78%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.78%) SQLite
6 9 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.48%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.17%) Big Data
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.87%) Redis
12 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (14.35%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.22%) Maven
3 12 (5.22%) SpecFlow
4 11 (4.78%) Moq
4 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.78%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.91%) Selenium
6 8 (3.48%) JMeter
6 8 (3.48%) Locust
6 8 (3.48%) WebDriver
6 8 (3.48%) WebSurge
7 6 (2.61%) JIRA
7 6 (2.61%) PHPUnit
8 5 (2.17%) CircleCI
8 5 (2.17%) Subversion
9 4 (1.74%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.30%) NUnit
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 63 (27.39%) Social Skills
2 45 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.83%) Retail
4 17 (7.39%) Law
4 17 (7.39%) Telecoms
5 15 (6.52%) Billing
5 15 (6.52%) Legal
6 11 (4.78%) Electronics
6 11 (4.78%) Marketing
6 11 (4.78%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (3.48%) Games
9 6 (2.61%) Finance
9 6 (2.61%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.87%) Banking
13 1 (0.43%) Advertising
13 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (14.35%) Analyst
2 31 (13.48%) Developer
3 22 (9.57%) Support Engineer
4 17 (7.39%) Network Engineer
5 16 (6.96%) Penetration Tester
5 16 (6.96%) SOC Analyst
5 16 (6.96%) Tester
6 15 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
6 15 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 15 (6.52%) Systems Support
7 12 (5.22%) Technical Support
8 11 (4.78%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.78%) Embedded Engineer
8 11 (4.78%) IT Support
9 10 (4.35%) Architect
9 10 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
9 10 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) IT Administrator
10 9 (3.91%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.83%) LDAP
2 26 (11.30%) HTML
3 22 (9.57%) .NET
4 21 (9.13%) REST
5 19 (8.26%) XML
6 17 (7.39%) CSS
7 16 (6.96%) LAPP Stack
7 16 (6.96%) SOAP
8 15 (6.52%) Middleware
9 14 (6.09%) JSON
9 14 (6.09%) LAMP
9 14 (6.09%) RESTful
10 13 (5.65%) .NET Core
10 13 (5.65%) Kafka
11 12 (5.22%) Node.js
12 11 (4.78%) AngularJS
13 10 (4.35%) Express
13 10 (4.35%) React
14 9 (3.91%) GraphQL
14 9 (3.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (6.09%) Analytical Mindset
4 12 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.78%) Analogue Electronics
5 11 (4.78%) Robotics
6 10 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (3.48%) NHS
7 8 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (3.04%) Cyberattack
8 7 (3.04%) PKI
8 7 (3.04%) Replication
9 6 (2.61%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.61%) User Experience
10 5 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.17%) iSeries
10 5 (2.17%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (38.26%) Windows
2 58 (25.22%) Linux
3 32 (13.91%) Windows 10
4 21 (9.13%) Mac OS
4 21 (9.13%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.22%) Unix
6 11 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.78%) ThreadX
6 11 (4.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 10 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.91%) VMS
9 5 (2.17%) Solaris
10 4 (1.74%) Android
11 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.43%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.52%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (15.65%) DevOps
4 32 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (11.74%) Software Engineering
6 26 (11.30%) Information Security
7 25 (10.87%) Computer Science
7 25 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
7 25 (10.87%) Scrum
8 24 (10.43%) SIEM
9 23 (10.00%) Project Management
10 20 (8.70%) Migration
10 20 (8.70%) Sprint Planning
11 19 (8.26%) ITIL
11 19 (8.26%) Time Management
12 17 (7.39%) Unit Testing
13 16 (6.96%) Load Balancing
13 16 (6.96%) Test Automation
14 15 (6.52%) Asset Management
15 14 (6.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.83%) SQL
2 43 (18.70%) PowerShell
2 43 (18.70%) Python
3 42 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 38 (16.52%) Bash Shell
5 30 (13.04%) Java
6 21 (9.13%) C#
7 20 (8.70%) C
8 19 (8.26%) Perl
9 12 (5.22%) TypeScript
10 10 (4.35%) C++
10 10 (4.35%) VB
11 9 (3.91%) Java 8
12 8 (3.48%) PHP
12 8 (3.48%) VBScript
13 7 (3.04%) Ruby
14 4 (1.74%) Tcl
15 3 (1.30%) Groovy
15 3 (1.30%) R
16 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (9.13%) Degree
2 20 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.04%) CCNA
5 7 (3.04%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.17%) CCNP
6 5 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.17%) OSCP
6 5 (2.17%) SSCP
7 4 (1.74%) CCIE
7 4 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.74%) MCSE
8 3 (1.30%) MCSA
9 2 (0.87%) CISSP
9 2 (0.87%) GCFA
9 2 (0.87%) GCIA
9 2 (0.87%) GCIH
9 2 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.96%) QA
3 11 (4.78%) MISRA
4 9 (3.91%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.74%) NIST
5 4 (1.74%) SLA
6 3 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.30%) GDPR
7 2 (0.87%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.87%) COBIT
7 2 (0.87%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.87%) HL7
7 2 (0.87%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.43%) GRC
8 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (14.78%) Docker
3 23 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.35%) Firmware
6 8 (3.48%) NFS
7 7 (3.04%) iptables
7 7 (3.04%) Postfix
7 7 (3.04%) Samba
7 7 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.30%) NDS
8 3 (1.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.43%) Varnish
10 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (13.91%) Kubernetes
2 23 (10.00%) Terraform
3 21 (9.13%) FortiGate
4 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (4.78%) SCCM
6 10 (4.35%) Puppet
7 7 (3.04%) Ansible
8 6 (2.61%) Nagios
8 6 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.74%) Icinga
9 4 (1.74%) Nessus
9 4 (1.74%) QRadar
10 3 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.30%) PingFederate
10 3 (1.30%) SafeCom
10 3 (1.30%) WSUS
11 2 (0.87%) Grafana
11 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.43%) PaperCut
12 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.57%) Cisco
3 35 (15.22%) VMware
4 21 (9.13%) Splunk
5 17 (7.39%) Oracle
6 15 (6.52%) CheckPoint
7 11 (4.78%) Aruba
7 11 (4.78%) Juniper
7 11 (4.78%) Klocwork
7 11 (4.78%) LogRhythm
8 9 (3.91%) Adobe
8 9 (3.91%) Blue Coat
8 9 (3.91%) Citrix
8 9 (3.91%) F5
8 9 (3.91%) Monetate
8 9 (3.91%) New Relic
9 8 (3.48%) Darktrace
9 8 (3.48%) FireEye
9 8 (3.48%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.04%) Symantec