Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 639 922 773
Rank change year-on-year +283 -149 -96
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 469 240 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 1.00% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 242 195 370
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,300 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +20.00%

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 21,211 24,091 27,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 14.90% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16,455 19,015 22,616
UK median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 +263 443 £47,500 +1.06% 47
UK excluding London +239 332 £45,000 - 32
North of England +203 205 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Yorkshire +148 177 £60,000 +33.33% 5
London +118 131 £46,500 -15.45% 15
South East +47 61 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Midlands +56 31 £47,500 -2.56% 6
North West +52 27 £47,500 +5.56% 3
West Midlands +51 25 £55,000 - 6
Northern Ireland - 10 £32,000 -
East of England +59 9 £45,000 +37.40% 3
Wales +16 8 £38,500 -26.67%
East Midlands +29 6 £42,500 -12.82%
Scotland +15 4 £47,500 -20.83%
South West -16 4 £60,000 +45.45% 7
North East - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 352 (75.05%) DNS
2 276 (58.85%) Linux
3 269 (57.36%) Firewall
4 239 (50.96%) WAN
5 233 (49.68%) Bash Shell
6 228 (48.61%) Cisco
7 223 (47.55%) Python
8 211 (44.99%) Cisco Certification
9 203 (43.28%) VPN
10 199 (42.43%) Nagios
11 197 (42.00%) Unix
12 189 (40.30%) OSPF
12 189 (40.30%) BGP
13 188 (40.09%) CCNP
14 187 (39.87%) MPLS
15 186 (39.66%) Network Design
16 185 (39.45%) Windows
17 184 (39.23%) Perl
17 184 (39.23%) IPsec
18 181 (38.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 177 (37.74%) Cisco ASA
20 172 (36.67%) Network Security
20 172 (36.67%) Management Information System
20 172 (36.67%) Broadband
20 172 (36.67%) RIP
21 170 (36.25%) Service Delivery
22 168 (35.82%) Product Management
23 167 (35.61%) Fortinet
24 166 (35.39%) Network Management
25 165 (35.18%) Change Control

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 74 (15.78%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.32%) IIS
3 30 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (6.18%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.69%) Apache
6 15 (3.20%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.56%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (2.13%) Confluence
10 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.71%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.49%) JBoss
12 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.85%) nginx
13 2 (0.43%) CMS
13 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) Acrobat
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) SnowdropKCS
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 93 (19.83%) Office 365
2 62 (13.22%) Azure
3 47 (10.02%) AWS
4 17 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.77%) Power Platform
5 13 (2.77%) SaaS
6 11 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (2.35%) Serverless
7 10 (2.13%) Yammer
8 9 (1.92%) AWS IoT
8 9 (1.92%) IaaS
9 7 (1.49%) G Suite
10 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.07%) PaaS
12 4 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 352 (75.05%) DNS
2 269 (57.36%) Firewall
3 239 (50.96%) WAN
4 203 (43.28%) VPN
5 189 (40.30%) BGP
5 189 (40.30%) OSPF
6 187 (39.87%) MPLS
7 184 (39.23%) IPsec
8 177 (37.74%) Cisco ASA
9 172 (36.67%) Broadband
9 172 (36.67%) Network Security
9 172 (36.67%) RIP
10 165 (35.18%) ADSL
10 165 (35.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 165 (35.18%) NetScaler
11 163 (34.75%) TCP/IP
12 123 (26.23%) DHCP
13 77 (16.42%) SAN
14 76 (16.20%) HTTP
15 74 (15.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.46%) MySQL
3 17 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (2.77%) Power BI
5 13 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.35%) Amazon Aurora
7 9 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.07%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.21%) Big Data
11 1 (0.21%) DB2
11 1 (0.21%) KDB
11 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.76%) Subversion
3 21 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.05%) JIRA
5 9 (1.92%) Selenium
5 9 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.28%) Terragrunt
6 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.07%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.64%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.43%) GitLab
9 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.21%) GDB
10 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 81 (17.27%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.33%) Finance
3 14 (2.99%) Law
4 11 (2.35%) Legal
5 7 (1.49%) Publishing
6 5 (1.07%) Retail
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
7 4 (0.85%) Welsh Language
8 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (35.18%) Network Engineer
2 139 (29.64%) Security Engineer
3 136 (29.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 110 (23.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 109 (23.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 109 (23.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 45 (9.59%) Analyst
7 44 (9.38%) Administrator
8 39 (8.32%) Systems Administrator
9 33 (7.04%) Support Engineer
10 32 (6.82%) Network Administrator
11 24 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (4.48%) Developer
12 21 (4.48%) Junior
13 20 (4.26%) Architect
14 18 (3.84%) Firewall Engineer
15 17 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (3.41%) Support Analyst
16 16 (3.41%) Switch Engineer
17 15 (3.20%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.93%) LDAP
2 34 (7.25%) LAMP
3 24 (5.12%) .NET
4 21 (4.48%) Web Services
5 17 (3.62%) XML
6 16 (3.41%) 802.1X
6 16 (3.41%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.41%) MAPI
7 9 (1.92%) Ajax
7 9 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.92%) XMPP
8 7 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
8 7 (1.49%) REST
9 6 (1.28%) SOAP
10 4 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.85%) HTML
10 4 (0.85%) RESTful
10 4 (0.85%) WCF
10 4 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 172 (36.67%) Management Information System
2 40 (8.53%) Replication
3 32 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.40%) Clustering
5 26 (5.54%) IPTV
5 26 (5.54%) Video\Live Streaming
6 25 (5.33%) MPEG
7 19 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (3.62%) PKI
9 16 (3.41%) Data Centre
10 15 (3.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (2.13%) Algorithms
11 10 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (2.13%) Public Cloud
11 10 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.92%) Smart Home
13 8 (1.71%) BYOD
14 7 (1.49%) Handset
15 6 (1.28%) Blackberry
15 6 (1.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 276 (58.85%) Linux
2 197 (42.00%) Unix
3 185 (39.45%) Windows
4 75 (15.99%) Windows Server
5 47 (10.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (9.17%) Windows 10
7 42 (8.96%) CentOS
8 41 (8.74%) Ubuntu
9 22 (4.69%) Solaris
10 20 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (3.41%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.71%) Android
14 7 (1.49%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (39.66%) Network Design
2 170 (36.25%) Service Delivery
3 168 (35.82%) Product Management
4 166 (35.39%) Network Management
5 165 (35.18%) Change Control
6 70 (14.93%) ITIL
7 37 (7.89%) High Availability
8 33 (7.04%) Information Security
8 33 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (6.18%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (5.54%) Project Management
13 25 (5.33%) Migration
14 23 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (4.90%) Configuration Management
15 22 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
15 22 (4.69%) Project Planning
16 21 (4.48%) Computer Science
17 20 (4.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 233 (49.68%) Bash Shell
2 223 (47.55%) Python
3 184 (39.23%) Perl
4 85 (18.12%) PowerShell
5 41 (8.74%) SQL
6 19 (4.05%) C#
7 13 (2.77%) Ruby
8 11 (2.35%) C
8 11 (2.35%) VBScript
9 9 (1.92%) Java
10 8 (1.71%) PHP
11 7 (1.49%) Go
12 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.64%) Korn
13 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.43%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.43%) C-shell
14 2 (0.43%) VBA
14 2 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 211 (44.99%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (40.09%) CCNP
3 163 (34.75%) CCNA
4 54 (11.51%) Degree
5 29 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.84%) MCSE
6 18 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (3.41%) CCIE
7 16 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
8 15 (3.20%) CCDP
9 14 (2.99%) MCSA
10 12 (2.56%) CEH
10 12 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.35%) CREST Certified
11 11 (2.35%) Tigerscheme
12 8 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.49%) MCP
14 5 (1.07%) CCSP
14 5 (1.07%) CCVP
14 5 (1.07%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (38.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (35.18%) ISO 9001
3 17 (3.62%) SLA
4 10 (2.13%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.49%) GDPR
6 5 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.64%) QA
8 2 (0.43%) NIST
9 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.21%) HL7
9 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 129 (27.51%) Active Directory
2 85 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.40%) Docker
4 26 (5.54%) NFS
5 21 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.13%) DRBD
7 10 (2.13%) GlusterFS
7 10 (2.13%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.13%) Samba
8 8 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (1.49%) vSphere
10 6 (1.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.07%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.07%) KVM
12 4 (0.85%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 199 (42.43%) Nagios
2 165 (35.18%) FortiGate
3 53 (11.30%) Puppet
4 31 (6.61%) ZABBIX
5 22 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (3.20%) Galera Cluster
6 15 (3.20%) WSUS
7 13 (2.77%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.77%) Terraform
8 12 (2.56%) Ansible
8 12 (2.56%) SCCM
8 12 (2.56%) SCOM
8 12 (2.56%) vRealize
9 10 (2.13%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (1.49%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.28%) Perfmon
12 6 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 228 (48.61%) Cisco
2 167 (35.61%) Fortinet
3 145 (30.92%) Palo Alto
4 130 (27.72%) Microsoft
5 86 (18.34%) VMware
6 39 (8.32%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.69%) Veeam
8 17 (3.62%) Apple
9 16 (3.41%) CheckPoint
9 16 (3.41%) MobileIron
10 13 (2.77%) HP
11 10 (2.13%) Extreme Networks
11 10 (2.13%) Forcepoint
11 10 (2.13%) Percona
11 10 (2.13%) Symantec
12 9 (1.92%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.92%) Dell
12 9 (1.92%) IBM
12 9 (1.92%) Oracle
12 9 (1.92%) SolarWinds