Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 698 708
Rank change year-on-year -89 +10 -60
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 382 520 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 1.75% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 299 405 561
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +13.33%

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 26,285 29,631 34,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.74% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21,317 24,095 28,624
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -109 350 £45,000 +12.50% 53
UK excluding London -63 270 £42,500 +21.43% 31
London -41 109 £55,000 +4.76% 22
South East -75 83 £45,000 +28.57% 9
North of England +26 60 £35,000 -2.10% 10
South West -26 56 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East of England +11 27 £47,500 +1.60% 7
North West -7 27 £36,000 -4.00% 6
North East +3 20 £25,000 +13.64% 1
Scotland -20 17 £50,000 +21.95%
Yorkshire +15 13 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Midlands +14 12 £41,750 +19.29% 3
West Midlands +12 12 £41,750 +19.29% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
Wales +21 5 £52,500 +61.54%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 232 (60.73%) DNS
2 210 (54.97%) HTTP
3 196 (51.31%) TCP/IP
4 166 (43.46%) Linux
5 165 (43.19%) Windows
6 130 (34.03%) Microsoft
7 122 (31.94%) Firewall
8 115 (30.10%) Python
9 112 (29.32%) DHCP
10 108 (28.27%) FTP
11 98 (25.65%) VMware
12 88 (23.04%) SSL
13 86 (22.51%) Active Directory
14 76 (19.90%) Internet
15 74 (19.37%) SQL
15 74 (19.37%) Windows Server
16 73 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 68 (17.80%) Security Cleared
17 68 (17.80%) JavaScript
18 66 (17.28%) ITIL
19 63 (16.49%) HTML
20 62 (16.23%) Perl
20 62 (16.23%) SNMP
20 62 (16.23%) PowerShell
21 61 (15.97%) Information Security
22 59 (15.45%) MS Exchange
22 59 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
23 58 (15.18%) Cybersecurity
23 58 (15.18%) PHP
23 58 (15.18%) SQL Server

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 59 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.16%) IIS
3 23 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.76%) nginx
5 16 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.93%) Apache
7 10 (2.62%) Confluence
7 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (2.62%) uWSGI
8 6 (1.57%) CMS
9 5 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.31%) WordPress
10 4 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.05%) Mule
10 4 (1.05%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.52%) CICS
12 2 (0.52%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.62%) FileZilla
3 9 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (5.76%) Office 365
4 13 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (3.40%) IaaS
5 12 (3.14%) SaaS
6 10 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.62%) Sage Pay
7 9 (2.36%) PaaS
8 6 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.05%) npm
10 2 (0.52%) GitHub
11 1 (0.26%) Akamai
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.26%) Datadog
11 1 (0.26%) G Suite
11 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 232 (60.73%) DNS
2 210 (54.97%) HTTP
3 196 (51.31%) TCP/IP
4 122 (31.94%) Firewall
5 112 (29.32%) DHCP
6 108 (28.27%) FTP
7 88 (23.04%) SSL
8 76 (19.90%) Internet
9 62 (16.23%) SNMP
10 56 (14.66%) Network Security
11 49 (12.83%) WAN
12 46 (12.04%) VPN
13 45 (11.78%) SSH
14 39 (10.21%) VLAN
14 39 (10.21%) VoIP
15 37 (9.69%) SAN
16 36 (9.42%) HTTPS
17 35 (9.16%) LAN
18 34 (8.90%) DMZ
19 32 (8.38%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.69%) MySQL
3 23 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.93%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.62%) Big Data
6 10 (2.62%) MariaDB
7 8 (2.09%) Redis
8 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.79%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.79%) Firebird
11 3 (0.79%) InterBase
11 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.52%) Riak
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (8.90%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.93%) Subversion
4 14 (3.66%) JIRA
5 13 (3.40%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.14%) IDA Disassembler
6 12 (3.14%) OllyDbg
6 12 (3.14%) WinDbg
7 6 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.31%) Grunt
8 5 (1.31%) gulp
8 5 (1.31%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.05%) Bower
9 4 (1.05%) Gradle
9 4 (1.05%) JUnit
9 4 (1.05%) Maven
9 4 (1.05%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.05%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.79%) InstallShield
General
1 48 (12.57%) Finance
2 34 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.24%) Legal
4 14 (3.66%) Banking
5 13 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.14%) Marketing
7 5 (1.31%) Electronics
7 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (12.57%) Analyst
2 43 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (10.73%) Developer
4 39 (10.21%) Administrator
5 37 (9.69%) Network Engineer
6 33 (8.64%) Security Engineer
7 32 (8.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (7.07%) Consultant
8 27 (7.07%) Security Analyst
8 27 (7.07%) Support Engineer
9 26 (6.81%) Systems Engineer
10 25 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.45%) IT Engineer
12 17 (4.45%) Senior DevOps
12 17 (4.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 16 (4.19%) Architect
13 16 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
14 15 (3.93%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (16.49%) HTML
2 47 (12.30%) LDAP
3 39 (10.21%) CSS
4 36 (9.42%) XML
5 33 (8.64%) .NET
6 29 (7.59%) JSON
7 27 (7.07%) Regular Expression
7 27 (7.07%) SOAP
8 24 (6.28%) jQuery
8 24 (6.28%) Web Services
9 18 (4.71%) EDI
10 17 (4.45%) Node.js
10 17 (4.45%) RESTful
11 14 (3.66%) Ajax
12 13 (3.40%) Django
13 12 (3.14%) CSS3
13 12 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (3.14%) HTML5
14 11 (2.88%) LEMP Stack
15 10 (2.62%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 30 (7.85%) CESG
4 27 (7.07%) Computer Science
5 23 (6.02%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (4.97%) Data Centre
6 19 (4.97%) Replication
7 15 (3.93%) Blog
7 15 (3.93%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.88%) Fintech
8 11 (2.88%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (2.62%) Wiki
10 9 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (2.09%) iSeries
12 7 (1.83%) Clustering
12 7 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 4 (1.05%) PKI
14 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 166 (43.46%) Linux
2 165 (43.19%) Windows
3 74 (19.37%) Windows Server
4 37 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.90%) Unix
5 34 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.02%) CentOS
7 22 (5.76%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.50%) Debian
9 15 (3.93%) Solaris
9 15 (3.93%) Ubuntu
9 15 (3.93%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.83%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.05%) Android
13 4 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.79%) SUSE
14 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.28%) ITIL
2 61 (15.97%) Information Security
3 58 (15.18%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (14.92%) SIEM
5 51 (13.35%) DevOps
6 47 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (11.52%) Configuration Management
8 36 (9.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 34 (8.90%) Virtual Environments
10 33 (8.64%) Change Control
11 30 (7.85%) Infrastructure Management
12 27 (7.07%) Penetration Testing
13 25 (6.54%) Incident Management
13 25 (6.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 23 (6.02%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (6.02%) Mentoring
14 23 (6.02%) Project Management
14 23 (6.02%) Test Automation
15 22 (5.76%) SDLC
16 21 (5.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (30.10%) Python
2 74 (19.37%) SQL
3 68 (17.80%) JavaScript
4 62 (16.23%) Perl
4 62 (16.23%) PowerShell
5 58 (15.18%) PHP
6 56 (14.66%) Bash Shell
7 43 (11.26%) Java
8 31 (8.12%) C++
9 30 (7.85%) C#
10 25 (6.54%) C
11 24 (6.28%) Shell Script
12 23 (6.02%) Ruby
13 16 (4.19%) T-SQL
14 14 (3.66%) VB.NET
14 14 (3.66%) VBScript
15 10 (2.62%) Groovy
16 8 (2.09%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.57%) Embedded C
18 5 (1.31%) Go
Qualifications
1 68 (17.80%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.92%) CISSP
3 56 (14.66%) SC Cleared
4 51 (13.35%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (12.57%) Degree
6 39 (10.21%) CCNA
7 34 (8.90%) DV Cleared
8 30 (7.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 17 (4.45%) CCNP
9 17 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (3.40%) MCSE
12 12 (3.14%) GIAC
13 8 (2.09%) CISA
13 8 (2.09%) CISM
13 8 (2.09%) MCSA
14 7 (1.83%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.83%) MCP
14 7 (1.83%) OCA
14 7 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.45%) QA
2 14 (3.66%) COBIT
3 12 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.62%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.83%) SLA
7 4 (1.05%) GDPR
7 4 (1.05%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.26%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 86 (22.51%) Active Directory
2 73 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.95%) vSphere
4 33 (8.64%) Docker
5 22 (5.76%) Hyper-V
6 20 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (3.14%) XenApp
8 11 (2.88%) Postfix
8 11 (2.88%) Snort
9 10 (2.62%) BIND 9
9 10 (2.62%) DFS Replication
9 10 (2.62%) Kamailio
9 10 (2.62%) NFS
10 7 (1.83%) Firmware
11 3 (0.79%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (9.69%) Puppet
2 30 (7.85%) Ansible
3 27 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.97%) Nagios
5 18 (4.71%) Nessus
6 11 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.62%) Cacti
7 10 (2.62%) HAProxy
7 10 (2.62%) Munin
7 10 (2.62%) WSUS
8 8 (2.09%) Kubernetes
8 8 (2.09%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.83%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.57%) SCCM
11 5 (1.31%) SCOM
12 4 (1.05%) cPanel
12 4 (1.05%) Kibana
12 4 (1.05%) logstash
12 4 (1.05%) QRadar
13 3 (0.79%) Grafana
Vendors
1 130 (34.03%) Microsoft
2 98 (25.65%) VMware
3 57 (14.92%) Cisco
4 38 (9.95%) Red Hat
5 19 (4.97%) Citrix
6 18 (4.71%) Qualys
7 16 (4.19%) HP
7 16 (4.19%) Sophos
8 13 (3.40%) Juniper
9 11 (2.88%) Blue Coat
9 11 (2.88%) Dell
9 11 (2.88%) Google
9 11 (2.88%) Symantec
9 11 (2.88%) Veeam
10 10 (2.62%) Apple
10 10 (2.62%) CyberSource
10 10 (2.62%) PayPal
10 10 (2.62%) Splunk
11 8 (2.09%) IBM
12 7 (1.83%) EMC