Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 680 785 882
Rank change year-on-year +105 +97 -60
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 65 244 245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 1.28% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 70 210 228
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,225 £24,700 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -

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 8,897 19,033 22,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.24% 15.06% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,117 15,178 18,083
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 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 +122 62 £52,500 +10.53% 18
UK excluding London +117 32 £52,500 +16.67% 15
London +101 30 £67,500 +28.57% 5
Work from Home -38 19 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South West +78 9 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East of England +115 7 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Midlands +86 7 £52,500 +16.67% 3
West Midlands +80 7 £52,500 +13.51% 2
South East +121 5 £32,500 -31.58% 4
Scotland +50 2 £52,500 +10.53%
North of England +70 1 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Wales +46 1 £38,500 -23.00% 1
Yorkshire +46 1 £40,000 -15.79%

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 54 (83.08%) DNS
2 41 (63.08%) HTTP
3 40 (61.54%) Linux
4 35 (53.85%) Python
4 35 (53.85%) TCP/IP
5 28 (43.08%) FTP
6 23 (35.38%) VMware
6 23 (35.38%) Azure
7 21 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (30.77%) Bash Shell
8 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 20 (30.77%) Windows
9 19 (29.23%) Perl
9 19 (29.23%) Java
9 19 (29.23%) Shell Script
9 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
11 17 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (26.15%) LDAP
12 16 (24.62%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (24.62%) AWS
12 16 (24.62%) Ruby
13 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (21.54%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (21.54%) Terraform
14 14 (21.54%) Kanban
14 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
14 14 (21.54%) Ansible

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 13 (20.00%) Confluence
2 6 (9.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.15%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.38%) Azure
2 16 (24.62%) AWS
3 14 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (12.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (12.31%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (12.31%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (12.31%) Amazon S3
4 8 (12.31%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (12.31%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (12.31%) Serverless
4 8 (12.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (4.62%) Office 365
6 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.54%) GCP
6 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.54%) npm
6 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (83.08%) DNS
2 41 (63.08%) HTTP
3 35 (53.85%) TCP/IP
4 28 (43.08%) FTP
5 13 (20.00%) IMAP
5 13 (20.00%) SNMP
6 12 (18.46%) Firewall
7 10 (15.38%) DHCP
8 9 (13.85%) SSH
9 8 (12.31%) Internet
9 8 (12.31%) SSL
9 8 (12.31%) VLAN
10 7 (10.77%) Network Security
11 5 (7.69%) VPN
12 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
12 4 (6.15%) HSRP
12 4 (6.15%) Skype
12 4 (6.15%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (6.15%) VoIP
12 4 (6.15%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (12.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (12.31%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.00%) Artifactory
3 13 (20.00%) Gerrit
3 13 (20.00%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) Subversion
5 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.54%) Bower
6 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.15%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) German Language
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Consultant
1 13 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
2 11 (16.92%) Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (12.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (12.31%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Python Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Administrator
5 7 (10.77%) Cloud Consultant
5 7 (10.77%) Linux Support
5 7 (10.77%) Support Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Linux Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) LDAP
2 14 (21.54%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (21.54%) XML
3 13 (20.00%) YAML
4 5 (7.69%) Web Services
5 3 (4.62%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) HTML
6 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
7 1 (1.54%) .NET
7 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) jQuery
7 1 (1.54%) JSON
7 1 (1.54%) Kafka
7 1 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.54%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.54%) Sass
7 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.69%) Cyberattack
5 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.15%) Virtual Team
6 3 (4.62%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (4.62%) Tandem
7 2 (3.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.54%) PMI
8 1 (1.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Linux
2 20 (30.77%) Windows
3 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (20.00%) CentOS
5 7 (10.77%) Unix
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.08%) VMS
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (21.54%) Kanban
4 14 (21.54%) Scrum
5 13 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 13 (20.00%) Ticket Management
6 10 (15.38%) Security Operations
7 8 (12.31%) Artificial Intelligence
7 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.31%) DevOps
7 8 (12.31%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (12.31%) Process Improvement
7 8 (12.31%) SIEM
8 7 (10.77%) ITIL
8 7 (10.77%) Service Management
9 6 (9.23%) Information Security
9 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (7.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 5 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) Python
2 20 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 19 (29.23%) Java
3 19 (29.23%) Perl
3 19 (29.23%) Shell Script
4 16 (24.62%) Ruby
5 13 (20.00%) Groovy
6 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
7 8 (12.31%) C++
8 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
9 6 (9.23%) PHP
10 5 (7.69%) C#
10 5 (7.69%) SQL
11 2 (3.08%) C
12 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.54%) VBA
12 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.69%) CCNA
5 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (6.15%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (4.62%) CISM
7 3 (4.62%) CISSP
8 2 (3.08%) CCNP
8 2 (3.08%) SANS
8 2 (3.08%) SSCP
9 1 (1.54%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) GCIA
9 1 (1.54%) GCIH
9 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.54%) GDPR
2 1 (1.54%) NIST
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.77%) Docker
4 2 (3.08%) NFS
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.54%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.54%) Snort
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Ansible
1 14 (21.54%) Terraform
2 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.08%) Nessus
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) systemd
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) Suricata
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) VMware
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 13 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 12 (18.46%) Cisco
5 5 (7.69%) Splunk
6 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.15%) LogRhythm
7 3 (4.62%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.62%) Darktrace
7 3 (4.62%) Dell
7 3 (4.62%) FireEye
7 3 (4.62%) McAfee
7 3 (4.62%) Rackspace
7 3 (4.62%) Twitter
8 2 (3.08%) Aruba
8 2 (3.08%) Google
8 2 (3.08%) NetApp
8 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.08%) Ruckus Wireless