Period
to 26 January 2022

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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 526 324 274
Rank change year-on-year -202 -50 -6
Permanent jobs citing SMTP 24 20 7
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.081% 0.18% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 1.34% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 7
10th Percentile £32,000 £35,275 £46,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £51,250 £50,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -21.43%
75th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 -
90th Percentile £78,750 - -
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%

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 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 3,067 1,491 1,014
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.36% 13.45% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,356 1,317 885
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £34,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,050 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% -

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 26 January 2022.

SMTP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, SMTP job roles required the following IT 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 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 15 (62.50%) Azure
3 13 (54.17%) HTTP
4 12 (50.00%) DNS
5 11 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) SQL
7 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (29.17%) DHCP
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
8 7 (29.17%) Linux
8 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
8 7 (29.17%) Project Management
8 7 (29.17%) AWS
9 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (25.00%) Content Management
9 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 6 (25.00%) VMware
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.83%) JSON
10 5 (20.83%) Python
10 5 (20.83%) LDAP
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) XML
10 5 (20.83%) Docker

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 3 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) Azure
2 7 (29.17%) AWS
3 4 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (16.67%) SaaS
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Service Fabric
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Storage
4 2 (8.33%) NuGet
4 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.17%) AWS KMS
5 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 13 (54.17%) HTTP
3 12 (50.00%) DNS
4 7 (29.17%) DHCP
5 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) 5G
7 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
7 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) SD-WAN
7 3 (12.50%) SNMP
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) FTP
8 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
9 1 (4.17%) DDNS
9 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
9 1 (4.17%) LAN
9 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.33%) Moq
3 2 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Social Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Development Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) JSON
1 5 (20.83%) LDAP
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 4 (16.67%) OAuth
2 4 (16.67%) OpenID
2 4 (16.67%) REST
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (12.50%) gRPC
3 3 (12.50%) Kafka
3 3 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (12.50%) RESTful
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Core
4 2 (8.33%) Middleware
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) EDI
5 1 (4.17%) SAML
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (12.50%) Tandem
1 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.33%) iSeries
2 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) VMS
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Content Management
3 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (12.50%) Due Diligence
6 3 (12.50%) Escalation Management
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security
6 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) Presales
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) SOA
6 3 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (20.83%) Python
4 4 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (8.33%) Bash
6 2 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) Perl
7 1 (4.17%) Groovy
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (8.33%) SSCP
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Docker
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Kubernetes
2 4 (16.67%) Terraform
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (12.50%) SafeCom
4 2 (8.33%) Nessus
4 2 (8.33%) QRadar
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (4.17%) Ansible
5 1 (4.17%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (4.17%) Nagios
5 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.17%) PingFederate
5 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Equitrac
3 3 (12.50%) Rackspace
3 3 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (8.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Commvault
5 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.17%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.17%) NetIQ
5 1 (4.17%) Okta
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard