Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 674 644
Rank change year-on-year -74 -30 -20
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 459 629 802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.95% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 366 504 702
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year +17.14% -21.79% +16.23%

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 28053 32236 36504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 16.98% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 22722 26396 30185
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,225 £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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -97 429 £45,000 +12.50% 8
UK excluding London -44 299 £41,000 +17.14% 8
London -39 156 £55,000 - 3
South East -109 98 £47,500 +35.71% 3
North of England +41 73 £38,500 +2.67% 1
South West -38 60 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North West +3 38 £38,500 -3.75% 1
East of England +13 21 £40,000 -16.23%
Midlands +22 20 £41,250 +17.86%
West Midlands +14 20 £41,250 +17.86%
North East +26 18 £25,000 +13.64%
Yorkshire +29 17 £46,500 +24.00%
Scotland +5 16 £50,000 +78.57% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
Wales +18 4 £51,250 +32.26% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 265 (57.73%) DNS
2 241 (52.51%) HTTP
3 212 (46.19%) Windows
4 198 (43.14%) TCP/IP
5 192 (41.83%) Linux
6 151 (32.90%) Microsoft
7 145 (31.59%) FTP
8 134 (29.19%) VMware
9 129 (28.10%) Firewall
10 124 (27.02%) DHCP
11 115 (25.05%) Active Directory
12 112 (24.40%) Python
13 105 (22.88%) SQL
14 104 (22.66%) PHP
15 102 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 97 (21.13%) JavaScript
17 93 (20.26%) Windows Server
18 88 (19.17%) ITIL
18 88 (19.17%) PowerShell
19 87 (18.95%) SSL
20 86 (18.74%) Finance
21 85 (18.52%) Internet
22 83 (18.08%) HTML
23 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
23 80 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
24 79 (17.21%) MS Exchange
25 74 (16.12%) Perl
26 73 (15.90%) Cisco
27 67 (14.60%) Security Cleared
27 67 (14.60%) DevOps

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 79 (17.21%) MS Exchange
2 65 (14.16%) IIS
3 41 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (8.06%) Apache
5 34 (7.41%) SharePoint
6 30 (6.54%) nginx
7 20 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (2.40%) OpenStack
10 10 (2.18%) CMS
11 9 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.96%) WordPress
12 8 (1.74%) Confluence
13 7 (1.53%) uWSGI
14 5 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.44%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (6.32%) FileZilla
3 9 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) Maya
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (3.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
1 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.01%) Office 365
3 15 (3.27%) Sage Pay
4 12 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.18%) IaaS
6 6 (1.31%) SaaS
7 4 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.87%) Google Compute Engine
7 4 (0.87%) PaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Akamai
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.22%) Datadog
9 1 (0.22%) GitHub
9 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 265 (57.73%) DNS
2 241 (52.51%) HTTP
3 198 (43.14%) TCP/IP
4 145 (31.59%) FTP
5 129 (28.10%) Firewall
6 124 (27.02%) DHCP
7 87 (18.95%) SSL
8 85 (18.52%) Internet
9 63 (13.73%) LDAP
10 59 (12.85%) SNMP
11 56 (12.20%) SSH
12 51 (11.11%) WAN
13 47 (10.24%) IMAP
14 45 (9.80%) VLAN
15 44 (9.59%) SAN
16 39 (8.50%) VoIP
17 37 (8.06%) Network Security
18 36 (7.84%) LAN
18 36 (7.84%) Telnet
19 33 (7.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.11%) MySQL
3 26 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 20 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.61%) Redis
7 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.53%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.87%) Big Data
11 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.65%) Firebird
12 3 (0.65%) InterBase
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.44%) Riak
13 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.49%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.27%) JIRA
5 14 (3.05%) IDA Disassembler
5 14 (3.05%) OllyDbg
5 14 (3.05%) Subversion
5 14 (3.05%) WinDbg
6 11 (2.40%) Burp Suite
7 9 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.31%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.31%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.31%) Maven
8 6 (1.31%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.31%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.09%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.09%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.09%) Phabricator
9 5 (1.09%) Ranorex
9 5 (1.09%) SonarQube
General
1 86 (18.74%) Finance
2 50 (10.89%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.97%) Marketing
4 31 (6.75%) Banking
5 23 (5.01%) Legal
6 22 (4.79%) Manufacturing
7 20 (4.36%) Electronics
8 18 (3.92%) Investment Banking
9 17 (3.70%) Retail Banking
10 13 (2.83%) Retail
11 6 (1.31%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.31%) French Language
12 5 (1.09%) Law
13 3 (0.65%) Back Office
14 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.22%) Front Office
15 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (15.25%) Developer
2 66 (14.38%) Analyst
3 43 (9.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 41 (8.93%) Network Engineer
5 36 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 34 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 33 (7.19%) Security Engineer
8 32 (6.97%) Architect
9 31 (6.75%) Support Engineer
9 31 (6.75%) Team Leader
10 27 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
11 25 (5.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 24 (5.23%) Consultant
12 24 (5.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 24 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
12 24 (5.23%) Network Security Engineer
13 23 (5.01%) Administrator
14 22 (4.79%) IT Engineer
15 21 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
16 18 (3.92%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (18.08%) HTML
2 63 (13.73%) CSS
3 51 (11.11%) jQuery
3 51 (11.11%) JSON
4 49 (10.68%) .NET
5 47 (10.24%) Regular Expression
6 32 (6.97%) XML
7 31 (6.75%) Web Services
8 27 (5.88%) LAMP
8 27 (5.88%) SOAP
9 20 (4.36%) Ajax
10 19 (4.14%) EDI
10 19 (4.14%) HTML5
11 18 (3.92%) CSS3
12 17 (3.70%) RESTful
13 16 (3.49%) LEMP Stack
14 13 (2.83%) Node.js
15 12 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
16 11 (2.40%) Django
17 10 (2.18%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.28%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.54%) CESG
3 30 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 30 (6.54%) Cyberthreat
4 25 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.79%) Replication
6 20 (4.36%) Private Cloud
7 16 (3.49%) Clustering
8 15 (3.27%) Blog
8 15 (3.27%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (2.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 11 (2.40%) Fintech
11 10 (2.18%) Derivative
11 10 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.74%) iSeries
13 7 (1.53%) Wiki
14 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 212 (46.19%) Windows
2 192 (41.83%) Linux
3 93 (20.26%) Windows Server
4 63 (13.73%) Unix
5 41 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (6.54%) Solaris
8 29 (6.32%) CentOS
9 27 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (5.01%) Debian
11 21 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (4.36%) Windows 10
13 17 (3.70%) Ubuntu
14 14 (3.05%) Windows 7
15 13 (2.83%) Windows 8
16 8 (1.74%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.87%) Android
17 4 (0.87%) Fedora
17 4 (0.87%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (19.17%) ITIL
2 67 (14.60%) DevOps
3 57 (12.42%) Information Security
4 55 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (9.80%) Configuration Management
5 45 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
5 45 (9.80%) Web Development
6 41 (8.93%) SIEM
7 39 (8.50%) Open Source
8 34 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
9 33 (7.19%) E-Commerce
10 29 (6.32%) Virtual Environments
11 27 (5.88%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.66%) SEO
13 25 (5.45%) Front End Development
14 24 (5.23%) Presales
15 23 (5.01%) Change Control
15 23 (5.01%) Project Management
16 22 (4.79%) Infrastructure Management
16 22 (4.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 112 (24.40%) Python
2 105 (22.88%) SQL
3 104 (22.66%) PHP
4 97 (21.13%) JavaScript
5 88 (19.17%) PowerShell
6 74 (16.12%) Perl
7 59 (12.85%) Java
8 55 (11.98%) Bash Shell
9 47 (10.24%) Shell Script
10 39 (8.50%) Ruby
11 38 (8.28%) C#
12 34 (7.41%) VBScript
13 32 (6.97%) C++
14 29 (6.32%) T-SQL
15 21 (4.58%) C
16 14 (3.05%) VB.NET
17 12 (2.61%) Groovy
18 6 (1.31%) ActionScript
18 6 (1.31%) ActionScript 2.0
19 5 (1.09%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 67 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (10.68%) SC Cleared
4 40 (8.71%) CISSP
5 39 (8.50%) CCNA
6 38 (8.28%) Degree
6 38 (8.28%) DV Cleared
7 30 (6.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 27 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (4.14%) MCSE
10 17 (3.70%) CCIE
11 11 (2.40%) MCSA
12 10 (2.18%) RHCE
13 8 (1.74%) CCNP
13 8 (1.74%) CISMP
13 8 (1.74%) GIAC
14 6 (1.31%) MCP
14 6 (1.31%) OCA
14 6 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.27%) QA
2 12 (2.61%) COBIT
3 10 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.18%) SLA
4 6 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.65%) GDPR
7 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 115 (25.05%) Active Directory
2 102 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.97%) Docker
5 31 (6.75%) Postfix
6 25 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (5.23%) vSphere
8 12 (2.61%) NFS
9 10 (2.18%) DFS Replication
9 10 (2.18%) XenApp
10 9 (1.96%) Snort
11 7 (1.53%) BIND 9
11 7 (1.53%) Kamailio
12 6 (1.31%) Sendmail
13 5 (1.09%) Firmware
13 5 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.87%) Dovecot
15 3 (0.65%) KVM
15 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 51 (11.11%) Puppet
2 43 (9.37%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (8.06%) Ansible
4 36 (7.84%) Nagios
5 22 (4.79%) ZABBIX
6 13 (2.83%) Salt
6 13 (2.83%) vCenter Server
7 12 (2.61%) Cacti
7 12 (2.61%) SCCM
7 12 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.96%) CFEngine
8 9 (1.96%) Grafana
8 9 (1.96%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.74%) cPanel
9 8 (1.74%) Nessus
9 8 (1.74%) WSUS
10 7 (1.53%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.53%) Munin
11 6 (1.31%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 151 (32.90%) Microsoft
2 134 (29.19%) VMware
3 73 (15.90%) Cisco
4 40 (8.71%) Red Hat
5 29 (6.32%) CheckPoint
5 29 (6.32%) PayPal
6 27 (5.88%) Citrix
7 25 (5.45%) SAP
8 23 (5.01%) Juniper
9 20 (4.36%) HP
10 15 (3.27%) Apple
10 15 (3.27%) CyberSource
11 14 (3.05%) Google
12 12 (2.61%) F5
12 12 (2.61%) NetApp
12 12 (2.61%) Symantec
13 11 (2.40%) Blue Coat
13 11 (2.40%) Forcepoint
13 11 (2.40%) Palo Alto
14 10 (2.18%) Veeam