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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 219 240 161
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -79
Permanent jobs citing SSL 16 28 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.40% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 2.55% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 96
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -28.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
790 1097 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.28% 15.85% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 653 901 798
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +18 13 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Cheshire +20 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £42,500 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (60.00%) DNS
2 38 (58.46%) TCP/IP
3 37 (56.92%) Cisco
4 35 (53.85%) LAN
5 34 (52.31%) iSCSI
6 30 (46.15%) DHCP
7 28 (43.08%) E-Commerce
7 28 (43.08%) Network Security
8 27 (41.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (41.54%) CCNP
8 27 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (41.54%) Citrix
9 26 (40.00%) VLAN
9 26 (40.00%) Load Balancing
10 25 (38.46%) FCoE
10 25 (38.46%) Fibre Channel
10 25 (38.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (38.46%) BGP
10 25 (38.46%) OSPF
10 25 (38.46%) CCIE
10 25 (38.46%) HTTP
11 23 (35.38%) Firewall
12 18 (27.69%) VPN
12 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
13 17 (26.15%) Windows
14 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
15 11 (16.92%) WAN
15 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
16 10 (15.38%) Capacity Planning

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
1 7 (10.77%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.23%) Apache
2 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.08%) Drupal
5 2 (3.08%) nginx
6 1 (1.54%) Flash Media Server
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
6 1 (1.54%) Node.js
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) IaaS
1 7 (10.77%) SaaS
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Office 365
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (1.54%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (60.00%) DNS
2 38 (58.46%) TCP/IP
3 35 (53.85%) LAN
4 34 (52.31%) iSCSI
5 30 (46.15%) DHCP
6 28 (43.08%) Network Security
7 27 (41.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (40.00%) VLAN
9 25 (38.46%) BGP
9 25 (38.46%) FCoE
9 25 (38.46%) Fibre Channel
9 25 (38.46%) HTTP
9 25 (38.46%) OSPF
10 23 (35.38%) Firewall
11 18 (27.69%) VPN
12 11 (16.92%) WAN
13 9 (13.85%) Internet
14 7 (10.77%) Unified Communications
14 7 (10.77%) Wireless
15 6 (9.23%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) GIS
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Redis
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Network Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Network Security Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Senior Network Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Senior Security Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Architect
4 6 (9.23%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (9.23%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Administrator
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Middleware
1 4 (6.15%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.08%) CSS
2 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) Flash
3 1 (1.54%) LAMP
3 1 (1.54%) Memcached
3 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.54%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.15%) Clustering
4 4 (6.15%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.08%) Life Science
5 2 (3.08%) Replication
5 2 (3.08%) Statistics
6 1 (1.54%) iPad
6 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.31%) Linux
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Unix
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) E-Commerce
2 26 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 10 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.23%) High Availability
5 6 (9.23%) ITIL
6 5 (7.69%) Migration
6 5 (7.69%) Network Management
6 5 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.69%) System Testing
6 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.15%) Security Patching
7 4 (6.15%) Service Continuity Management
8 2 (3.08%) DevOps
8 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.08%) Line Management
8 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.08%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.69%) Java
3 4 (6.15%) SQL
4 3 (4.62%) PHP
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) CCNP
1 27 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (38.46%) CCIE
3 8 (12.31%) MCSE
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.77%) Degree
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) CCA
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) MCSD
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO27005
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) Docker
4 1 (1.54%) Postfix
4 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.54%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) Cisco
2 27 (41.54%) Citrix
3 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.08%) Zend
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) Avaya
6 1 (1.54%) Facebook
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Twitter
6 1 (1.54%) VMware
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