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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 208 148 241
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +93
Permanent jobs citing SSL 34 96 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.45% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 10.34% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32 95 27
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +49.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £31,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
1092 928 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 14.02% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 912 809 1001
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +23.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -32 19 £33,500 -25.55% 5
Cheshire -32 13 £54,000 +8.00%
Merseyside +13 1 £47,500 +102.12%
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 35 (53.03%) Windows
2 33 (50.00%) Linux
2 33 (50.00%) Firewall
3 26 (39.39%) Finance
4 19 (28.79%) Middleware
4 19 (28.79%) VPN
5 18 (27.27%) UNIX
6 16 (24.24%) E-Commerce
6 16 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
7 15 (22.73%) LAN
7 15 (22.73%) WAN
7 15 (22.73%) AIX
7 15 (22.73%) Perl
8 14 (21.21%) PHP
8 14 (21.21%) HTML
8 14 (21.21%) MySQL
8 14 (21.21%) Mainframe
8 14 (21.21%) WebSphere
8 14 (21.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 13 (19.70%) ISPF
9 13 (19.70%) JCL
9 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
9 13 (19.70%) ITIL
9 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
10 12 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 12 (18.18%) CSS
10 12 (18.18%) OOP
10 12 (18.18%) MVC
10 12 (18.18%) Zend
10 12 (18.18%) Drupal

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 14 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 12 (18.18%) Drupal
3 10 (15.15%) IIS
4 6 (9.09%) Apache
5 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.03%) JBoss
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.52%) nginx
7 1 (1.52%) CMS
7 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Magento
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (50.00%) Firewall
2 19 (28.79%) VPN
3 15 (22.73%) LAN
3 15 (22.73%) WAN
4 12 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 11 (16.67%) Network Security
5 11 (16.67%) DNS
6 6 (9.09%) HTTP
6 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (9.09%) Wireless
7 5 (7.58%) BGP
7 5 (7.58%) DHCP
7 5 (7.58%) VoIP
7 5 (7.58%) Internet
7 5 (7.58%) MPLS
8 4 (6.06%) IPv6
8 4 (6.06%) LDAP
9 3 (4.55%) VLAN
10 2 (3.03%) IPsec
10 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) MySQL
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
3 2 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) PHP Developer
2 12 (18.18%) PHP Magento Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Magento Developer
3 11 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 7 (10.61%) WebSphere Specialist
5 7 (10.61%) Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Administrator
9 2 (3.03%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) Middleware
2 16 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (21.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 14 (21.21%) HTML
4 13 (19.70%) ISPF
5 12 (18.18%) CSS
6 4 (6.06%) XML
7 2 (3.03%) JSF
7 2 (3.03%) Web Services
7 2 (3.03%) Java SE
8 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (1.52%) .NET
8 1 (1.52%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
3 3 (4.55%) PKI
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) FMCG
4 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.03%) Windows
2 33 (50.00%) Linux
3 18 (27.27%) UNIX
4 15 (22.73%) AIX
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) OpenBSD
6 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) E-Commerce
2 13 (19.70%) ITIL
3 12 (18.18%) OOP
3 12 (18.18%) MVC
4 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.06%) Network Management
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.55%) Change Control
7 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.03%) Change Management
8 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.52%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Perl
2 14 (21.21%) PHP
3 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
3 13 (19.70%) JCL
4 8 (12.12%) SQL
5 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.55%) Java
8 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (10.61%) CCNA
4 5 (7.58%) CCNP
5 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CCSE
6 1 (1.52%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) Postfix
4 1 (1.52%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.52%) UAG
4 1 (1.52%) Varnish
4 1 (1.52%) Dovecot
4 1 (1.52%) Openswan
4 1 (1.52%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (1.52%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (1.52%) Corosync
4 1 (1.52%) KVM
4 1 (1.52%) Ceph
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCCM
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
1 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.52%) logstash
2 1 (1.52%) Rsyslog
2 1 (1.52%) Bacula
2 1 (1.52%) Cacti
2 1 (1.52%) Munin
2 1 (1.52%) yum
2 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.52%) Hyperic
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Zend
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco
3 8 (12.12%) Juniper
4 6 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (6.06%) IBM
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle
6 3 (4.55%) F5
6 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.52%) Percona
8 1 (1.52%) NetApp
8 1 (1.52%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.52%) Brocade
8 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
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