Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 728 587 912
Rank change year-on-year -141 +325 -209
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 118 646 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 2.80% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 111 257 223
Median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £24,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 11,856 23,032 26,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,254 17,431 21,333
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
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 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 16 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 4 July 2020. 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 -141 101 £50,000 - 17
UK excluding London -134 81 £45,000 -5.26% 14
London +114 32 £67,500 +28.57% 4
South East +127 28 £47,500 - 2
North of England -137 18 £50,000 +17.65% 2
South West +114 14 £62,500 +108.33% 5
North West +69 14 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Work from Home +61 14 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Northern Ireland - 10 £30,000 -
Midlands +85 7 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East Midlands +63 4 £40,000 -17.95%
Yorkshire -115 4 £46,250 -0.54%
West Midlands +61 3 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Wales +13 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
East of England +48 1 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 102 (86.44%) DNS
2 86 (72.88%) TCP/IP
3 80 (67.80%) Windows
4 75 (63.56%) Linux
5 63 (53.39%) HTTP
6 42 (35.59%) Python
7 41 (34.75%) Firewall
8 37 (31.36%) PowerShell
8 37 (31.36%) Azure
9 34 (28.81%) Bash Shell
10 33 (27.97%) Active Directory
10 33 (27.97%) Perl
10 33 (27.97%) DHCP
11 30 (25.42%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.19%) SIEM
12 25 (21.19%) Windows Server
13 24 (20.34%) Security Operations
13 24 (20.34%) FTP
13 24 (20.34%) SSH
14 23 (19.49%) VMware
14 23 (19.49%) VPN
14 23 (19.49%) Internet
15 22 (18.64%) Cisco
16 21 (17.80%) Office 365
16 21 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (16.95%) Terraform
18 19 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (16.10%) Configuration Management
18 19 (16.10%) SAN
19 18 (15.25%) SNMP

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 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.39%) Confluence
3 4 (3.39%) IIS
4 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.69%) Apache
5 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.85%) Drupal
6 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.36%) Azure
2 21 (17.80%) Office 365
3 17 (14.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (13.56%) AWS
5 8 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (5.93%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (5.93%) Amazon Glacier
6 7 (5.93%) Amazon S3
6 7 (5.93%) IaaS
6 7 (5.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (5.08%) SaaS
8 5 (4.24%) NuGet
9 4 (3.39%) PaaS
10 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.54%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 1 (0.85%) Akamai
11 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.85%) GCP
11 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 102 (86.44%) DNS
2 86 (72.88%) TCP/IP
3 63 (53.39%) HTTP
4 41 (34.75%) Firewall
5 33 (27.97%) DHCP
6 24 (20.34%) FTP
6 24 (20.34%) SSH
7 23 (19.49%) Internet
7 23 (19.49%) VPN
8 19 (16.10%) SAN
9 18 (15.25%) NAS
9 18 (15.25%) SNMP
9 18 (15.25%) WAN
10 15 (12.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (11.02%) Wireshark
12 12 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (10.17%) IPsec
13 11 (9.32%) LAN
14 10 (8.47%) VLAN
15 8 (6.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.85%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.85%) KDB
5 1 (0.85%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Git (software)
1 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.78%) Subversion
3 7 (5.93%) WinDbg
4 6 (5.08%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.24%) Moq
5 5 (4.24%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.39%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.39%) Gerrit
6 4 (3.39%) JIRA
6 4 (3.39%) JMeter
6 4 (3.39%) Locust
6 4 (3.39%) Selenium
6 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.39%) WebSurge
7 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) GitLab
7 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.85%) Redmine
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Legal
3 6 (5.08%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.54%) Advertising
4 3 (2.54%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Local Government
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (26.27%) Analyst
2 20 (16.95%) Security Analyst
3 16 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.56%) Operations Analyst
3 16 (13.56%) Security Engineer
3 16 (13.56%) Security Operations Analyst
4 10 (8.47%) IT Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) IT Security Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) Junior
4 10 (8.47%) Junior Unix Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) Unix Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.93%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Developer
6 7 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 7 (5.93%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) .NET
1 9 (7.63%) LDAP
2 5 (4.24%) .NET Core
2 5 (4.24%) RESTful
3 4 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.39%) XML
3 4 (3.39%) YAML
4 3 (2.54%) SAML
5 2 (1.69%) CSS
5 2 (1.69%) Django
5 2 (1.69%) Express
5 2 (1.69%) HTML
5 2 (1.69%) HTML5
5 2 (1.69%) jQuery
5 2 (1.69%) Node.js
5 2 (1.69%) Redux
5 2 (1.69%) REST
6 1 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.85%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.78%) Handset
6 6 (5.08%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (5.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (3.39%) Clustering
7 4 (3.39%) iPhone
7 4 (3.39%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (2.54%) PKI
8 3 (2.54%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.54%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.69%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.85%) BYOD
10 1 (0.85%) Eurex
10 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (67.80%) Windows
2 75 (63.56%) Linux
3 25 (21.19%) Windows Server
4 18 (15.25%) Unix
5 14 (11.86%) Ubuntu
6 13 (11.02%) Solaris
7 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.63%) CentOS
8 9 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.93%) VMS
10 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (5.08%) Windows XP
11 5 (4.24%) Debian
11 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (3.39%) Android
12 4 (3.39%) Mac OS
12 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) SIEM
2 24 (20.34%) Security Operations
3 21 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (16.10%) Configuration Management
5 17 (14.41%) DevOps
5 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (14.41%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (13.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (12.71%) High Availability
8 14 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (11.02%) Blue Team
9 13 (11.02%) Information Security
9 13 (11.02%) Red Team
9 13 (11.02%) Server Virtualisation
10 12 (10.17%) ITIL
11 11 (9.32%) Malware Analysis
11 11 (9.32%) Migration
11 11 (9.32%) Project Management
12 10 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.59%) Python
2 37 (31.36%) PowerShell
3 34 (28.81%) Bash Shell
4 33 (27.97%) Perl
5 15 (12.71%) C#
5 15 (12.71%) SQL
6 13 (11.02%) PHP
7 12 (10.17%) Ruby
8 11 (9.32%) Java
9 10 (8.47%) Groovy
10 8 (6.78%) VBScript
11 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
11 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.54%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.54%) VBA
13 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.85%) C
14 1 (0.85%) C++
14 1 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (11.02%) CCNA
5 11 (9.32%) Degree
6 10 (8.47%) CCNP
7 9 (7.63%) CISM
7 9 (7.63%) CISSP
8 8 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (5.93%) DBS Check
10 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (4.24%) MCSE
12 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.69%) CCDA
13 2 (1.69%) CCDP
14 1 (0.85%) CCIE
14 1 (0.85%) CCSP
14 1 (0.85%) MCP
14 1 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.47%) SLA
3 9 (7.63%) GDPR
3 9 (7.63%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.24%) QA
6 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.17%) NFS
4 10 (8.47%) Docker
5 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (4.24%) vSphere
7 4 (3.39%) Snort
8 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.85%) Firmware
9 1 (0.85%) LXC
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.85%) XenApp
9 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.85%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (16.95%) Terraform
2 14 (11.86%) Puppet
3 12 (10.17%) Nagios
4 10 (8.47%) Kubernetes
5 8 (6.78%) Ansible
6 6 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.24%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 5 (4.24%) Nessus
8 4 (3.39%) SCCM
9 3 (2.54%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.69%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.69%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.85%) Icinga
11 1 (0.85%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.85%) systemd
Vendors
1 30 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.49%) VMware
3 22 (18.64%) Cisco
4 14 (11.86%) HP
5 8 (6.78%) Dell
5 8 (6.78%) Oracle
6 6 (5.08%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.08%) Juniper
6 6 (5.08%) NetApp
7 5 (4.24%) Meraki
8 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.54%) Avaya
9 3 (2.54%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.69%) F5
10 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix
11 1 (0.85%) CommVault
11 1 (0.85%) EMC
11 1 (0.85%) Fidessa