The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 224 177 219
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +42
Permanent jobs citing SSL 29 65 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.91% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 6.22% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20 57 14
Average salary £40,750 £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,050 £53,500 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
SSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1088 1045 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.82% 14.60% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 908 888 912
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SSL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SSL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL across the North West region.

SSL Salary Trend in the North West

SSL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSL across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

SSL Salary Histogram in the North West

SSL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -29 13 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Cheshire -31 9 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 5 - -
Lancashire -3 2 £40,750 +48.18% 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SSL.

1 41 (53.25%) Linux
2 27 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 27 (35.06%) Finance
3 26 (33.77%) HTML
4 25 (32.47%) MySQL
5 24 (31.17%) PHP
6 23 (29.87%) CSS
7 22 (28.57%) Windows
7 22 (28.57%) LDAP
7 22 (28.57%) DNS
7 22 (28.57%) Firewall
8 19 (24.68%) MVC
8 19 (24.68%) E-Commerce
8 19 (24.68%) OOP
8 19 (24.68%) Zend
8 19 (24.68%) Drupal
8 19 (24.68%) Magento
9 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
9 17 (22.08%) Juniper
10 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
10 16 (20.78%) Network Security
10 16 (20.78%) Retail
11 15 (19.48%) Telecoms
11 15 (19.48%) Change Management
11 15 (19.48%) Apache
11 15 (19.48%) Active Directory
12 14 (18.18%) Cisco
12 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
12 14 (18.18%) Fujitsu
13 13 (16.88%) Internet

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (24.68%) Drupal
2 15 (19.48%) Apache
3 10 (12.99%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.30%) Lync
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Route 53
2 1 (1.30%) ElastiCache
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) LDAP
1 22 (28.57%) DNS
1 22 (28.57%) Firewall
2 16 (20.78%) Network Security
3 13 (16.88%) Internet
3 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.88%) VPN
4 12 (15.58%) HTTP
5 9 (11.69%) Kerberos
5 9 (11.69%) SSH
6 8 (10.39%) DHCP
6 8 (10.39%) Junos
7 7 (9.09%) HTTPS
7 7 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (9.09%) VLAN
8 5 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (6.49%) Intranet
8 5 (6.49%) WAN
8 5 (6.49%) IPsec
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.47%) MySQL
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Retail
3 15 (19.48%) Telecoms
4 9 (11.69%) Marketing
5 5 (6.49%) Multimedia
6 3 (3.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Magento Developer
3 13 (16.88%) PHP Magento Developer
3 13 (16.88%) PHP Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Tivoli Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Technician
8 5 (6.49%) ICT Technician
8 5 (6.49%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Business Process Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Process Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.77%) HTML
2 23 (29.87%) CSS
3 11 (14.29%) Middleware
4 6 (7.79%) Web Services
4 6 (7.79%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 4 (5.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (5.19%) SOAP
6 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (2.60%) J2EE
7 2 (2.60%) XML
7 2 (2.60%) WSDL
7 2 (2.60%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.99%) Clustering
3 9 (11.69%) Device Driver
4 8 (10.39%) SecurID
5 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.49%) VLE
6 1 (1.30%) GIS
6 1 (1.30%) AS400
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) iSeries
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.25%) Linux
2 22 (28.57%) Windows
3 9 (11.69%) FreeBSD
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.39%) UNIX
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.79%) AIX
7 5 (6.49%) Mac OS X
7 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.90%) CentOS
8 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.30%) Solaris
10 1 (1.30%) zOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) OOP
1 19 (24.68%) E-Commerce
1 19 (24.68%) MVC
2 15 (19.48%) Change Management
3 9 (11.69%) ITIL
3 9 (11.69%) Multithreading
4 7 (9.09%) SIEM
4 7 (9.09%) Service Management
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
4 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (9.09%) Cyber Security
5 6 (7.79%) Identity Management
5 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.49%) Software Deployment
7 4 (5.19%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.90%) Release Management
8 3 (3.90%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 24 (31.17%) PHP
3 11 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 9 (11.69%) Perl
4 9 (11.69%) Ruby
5 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.09%) SQL
6 5 (6.49%) VB
7 3 (3.90%) Java
8 2 (2.60%) COBOL
8 2 (2.60%) JCL
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MCITP
3 2 (2.60%) MCP
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
System Software
1 15 (19.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) Snort
3 6 (7.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) vCloud
5 2 (2.60%) vSphere
6 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Nessus
1 7 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (7.79%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) Tivoli
2 6 (7.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (2.60%) HP NNM
3 2 (2.60%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.30%) SCSM
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Zend
2 17 (22.08%) Juniper
3 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
4 14 (18.18%) Cisco
4 14 (18.18%) Fujitsu
5 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.99%) IBM
7 8 (10.39%) Blue Coat
7 8 (10.39%) Fortinet
8 7 (9.09%) IronPort
8 7 (9.09%) Qualys
8 7 (9.09%) Splunk
8 7 (9.09%) Lumension
8 7 (9.09%) Becrypt
8 7 (9.09%) LogRhythm
8 7 (9.09%) Symantec
8 7 (9.09%) McAfee
8 7 (9.09%) Websense
9 5 (6.49%) VMware
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle
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