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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 776 600 288
Rank change year-on-year -176 -312 +45
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 87 66 10
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 1.45% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 48 49 9
10th Percentile £24,975 £36,250 £42,250
25th Percentile £41,188 £40,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,035 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.63% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £73,645 £74,500 -
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +17.02% -14.55% +15.79%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,056 4,541 1,136
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.17% 10.99% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,500 3,327 924
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

SMTP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SMTP trend for jobs with a WFH option

SMTP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SMTP.

SMTP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SMTP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SMTP over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

SMTP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, SMTP job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SMTP.

1 70 (80.46%) DNS
2 63 (72.41%) Azure
3 51 (58.62%) Linux
4 48 (55.17%) Windows
4 48 (55.17%) Microsoft
5 42 (48.28%) TCP/IP
6 39 (44.83%) AWS
7 37 (42.53%) Active Directory
7 37 (42.53%) Terraform
8 35 (40.23%) Kubernetes
8 35 (40.23%) Python
9 34 (39.08%) HTTP
9 34 (39.08%) Internet
10 31 (35.63%) FTP
11 29 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 28 (32.18%) SSL
13 27 (31.03%) DevOps
14 26 (29.89%) Infrastructure as Code
14 26 (29.89%) ITIL
14 26 (29.89%) Microsoft 365
15 25 (28.74%) CI/CD
16 24 (27.59%) Docker
16 24 (27.59%) PowerShell
16 24 (27.59%) DHCP
17 23 (26.44%) Firewall
17 23 (26.44%) GitHub
17 23 (26.44%) Agile
17 23 (26.44%) Degree
17 23 (26.44%) Ansible
18 22 (25.29%) Bash

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 15 (17.24%) nginx
2 12 (13.79%) Apache
2 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 11 (12.64%) IIS
4 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
5 9 (10.34%) OpenStack
6 6 (6.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 63 (72.41%) Azure
2 39 (44.83%) AWS
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (26.44%) GitHub
5 13 (14.94%) SaaS
6 10 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (10.34%) AWS CodePipeline
7 9 (10.34%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (10.34%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (10.34%) Route 53
7 9 (10.34%) Serverless
8 8 (9.20%) GCP
9 7 (8.05%) Datadog
10 6 (6.90%) Azure AKS
10 6 (6.90%) Azure Service Fabric
10 6 (6.90%) Azure Storage
11 3 (3.45%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 70 (80.46%) DNS
2 42 (48.28%) TCP/IP
3 34 (39.08%) HTTP
3 34 (39.08%) Internet
4 31 (35.63%) FTP
5 28 (32.18%) SSL
6 24 (27.59%) DHCP
7 23 (26.44%) Firewall
8 15 (17.24%) SNMP
9 14 (16.09%) SSH
9 14 (16.09%) WAN
10 13 (14.94%) Telnet
11 12 (13.79%) VPN
12 11 (12.64%) 5G
12 11 (12.64%) SD-WAN
13 10 (11.49%) SAN
14 6 (6.90%) HTTPS
15 5 (5.75%) Network Security
16 4 (4.60%) VLAN
16 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.69%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
3 13 (14.94%) MySQL
4 11 (12.64%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (10.34%) MongoDB
6 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.30%) Redis
9 1 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 21 (24.14%) Jenkins
3 16 (18.39%) JIRA
4 9 (10.34%) GitLab
5 6 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.45%) Subversion
7 2 (2.30%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.15%) JMeter
8 1 (1.15%) Locust
8 1 (1.15%) Moq
8 1 (1.15%) Selenium
8 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.15%) WebSurge
General
1 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Social Skills
3 17 (19.54%) Retail
4 12 (13.79%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (12.64%) Aerospace
5 11 (12.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (10.34%) Publishing
7 3 (3.45%) Banking
7 3 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.15%) Electronics
8 1 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.15%) Marketing
8 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (14.94%) Cloud Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) Developer
3 12 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Cloud Developer
5 9 (10.34%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Cloud Software Developer
5 9 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Software Developer
6 8 (9.20%) IT Support
7 6 (6.90%) IT Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) IT Technician
8 5 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Administrator
9 4 (4.60%) Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Support Specialist
9 4 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.60%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.54%) Web Services
2 15 (17.24%) JSON
3 12 (13.79%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (13.79%) RESTful
4 11 (12.64%) LAMP
5 9 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (10.34%) gRPC
5 9 (10.34%) Kafka
5 9 (10.34%) LAPP Stack
5 9 (10.34%) REST
5 9 (10.34%) XML
6 6 (6.90%) YAML
7 4 (4.60%) LDAP
8 3 (3.45%) Middleware
9 2 (2.30%) CSS
9 2 (2.30%) HTML
9 2 (2.30%) HTML5
9 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.30%) Sass
9 2 (2.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Tandem
2 16 (18.39%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (10.34%) BBC
3 9 (10.34%) EFT
3 9 (10.34%) Private Cloud
3 9 (10.34%) Satnav
4 5 (5.75%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.75%) Raspberry Pi
5 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.60%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.45%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.30%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.30%) FPGA
7 2 (2.30%) GNSS
7 2 (2.30%) IoT
7 2 (2.30%) MicroBlaze
7 2 (2.30%) W3C
8 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (58.62%) Linux
2 48 (55.17%) Windows
3 19 (21.84%) Unix
4 18 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.90%) VMS
6 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) DevOps
2 26 (29.89%) Infrastructure as Code
2 26 (29.89%) ITIL
3 25 (28.74%) CI/CD
4 23 (26.44%) Agile
5 20 (22.99%) Test Automation
6 19 (21.84%) Mentoring
7 18 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (13.79%) Containerisation
9 12 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
9 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 11 (12.64%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (12.64%) Open Source
10 11 (12.64%) Test Assurance
11 10 (11.49%) Scrum
12 9 (10.34%) Service Management
12 9 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.23%) Python
2 24 (27.59%) PowerShell
3 22 (25.29%) Bash
4 20 (22.99%) SQL
5 11 (12.64%) C++
6 8 (9.20%) C#
7 3 (3.45%) C
7 3 (3.45%) Go
7 3 (3.45%) Perl
7 3 (3.45%) VB
8 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.30%) PHP
8 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) Java
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (26.44%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) AWS Certification
3 9 (10.34%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
3 9 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.05%) CCNA
5 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.75%) MCSE
6 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.60%) CCNP
7 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.30%) MCP
9 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.30%) Accessibility
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) GRC
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 37 (42.53%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.59%) Docker
3 10 (11.49%) NFS
4 9 (10.34%) Varnish
4 9 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.45%) Samba
7 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.30%) Squid
8 1 (1.15%) Postfix
8 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (42.53%) Terraform
2 35 (40.23%) Kubernetes
3 23 (26.44%) Ansible
4 11 (12.64%) Grafana
5 10 (11.49%) Packer
6 9 (10.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 9 (10.34%) SCCM
6 9 (10.34%) vCenter Server
7 8 (9.20%) Puppet
8 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (5.75%) CASB
10 5 (5.75%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (3.45%) Argo
11 3 (3.45%) Nagios
12 2 (2.30%) Istio
12 2 (2.30%) Prometheus
13 1 (1.15%) CSIRT
13 1 (1.15%) Simpana
13 1 (1.15%) systemd
Vendors
1 48 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.84%) Cisco
3 16 (18.39%) VMware
4 9 (10.34%) Citrix
4 9 (10.34%) Globalscape
4 9 (10.34%) Rackspace
4 9 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (9.20%) Google
5 8 (9.20%) Palo Alto
6 7 (8.05%) Dynatrace
7 6 (6.90%) LogicMonitor
7 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.75%) Atlassian
8 5 (5.75%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.75%) Zscaler
9 3 (3.45%) Commvault
9 3 (3.45%) Juniper
9 3 (3.45%) NetApp
9 3 (3.45%) New Relic
10 2 (2.30%) Oracle