The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 155 142 143
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing SSL 11 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.57% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 5.34% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 6
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% +23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
SSL
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
463 337 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.91% 10.71% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 295 226 285
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £27,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,100 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SSL
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SSL Salary Trend in Scotland

SSL
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Edinburgh -17 8 £41,250 -21.42% 1
Fife - 2 £47,500 -
Stirling - 1 - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (37.14%) Linux
1 13 (37.14%) Firewall
2 11 (31.43%) SSH
3 10 (28.57%) Internet
3 10 (28.57%) BGP
3 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.71%) DNS
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
4 9 (25.71%) Finance
4 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
4 9 (25.71%) Load Balancing
5 8 (22.86%) VLAN
6 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (20.00%) UNIX
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco
6 7 (20.00%) VPN
6 7 (20.00%) VoIP
7 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
7 6 (17.14%) CCNA
7 6 (17.14%) LDAP
7 6 (17.14%) Oracle
8 5 (14.29%) Apache
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
9 4 (11.43%) Software Deployment
9 4 (11.43%) Sun

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.29%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Agresso
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Firewall
2 11 (31.43%) SSH
3 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 10 (28.57%) Internet
3 10 (28.57%) BGP
4 9 (25.71%) DNS
5 8 (22.86%) VLAN
6 7 (20.00%) VPN
6 7 (20.00%) VoIP
7 6 (17.14%) LDAP
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (11.43%) IPsec
9 4 (11.43%) LAN
9 4 (11.43%) WAN
9 4 (11.43%) DHCP
10 3 (8.57%) HTTP
10 3 (8.57%) OSPF
10 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
11 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
11 2 (5.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
1 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.71%) QlikView
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
3 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Development Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Network Support
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (8.57%) LAMP
2 3 (8.57%) SOAP
3 2 (5.71%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
4 1 (2.86%) JGroups
4 1 (2.86%) AppFabric
4 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) XSL
4 1 (2.86%) WSDL
4 1 (2.86%) SAML
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Replication
1 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) UNIX
3 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Solaris
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) CentOS
5 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Load Balancing
2 4 (11.43%) Software Deployment
3 3 (8.57%) Change Control
3 3 (8.57%) Low Latency
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps
3 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.57%) Database Tuning
3 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) Network Design
4 2 (5.71%) Network Management
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
1 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
1 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) RHCE
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.86%) Novell eDirectory
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Nagios
2 3 (8.57%) Cacti
2 3 (8.57%) Munin
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
2 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) HP NNM
3 2 (5.71%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.86%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (2.86%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) Sun
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
4 4 (11.43%) Kofax
5 3 (8.57%) F5
5 3 (8.57%) Nokia
5 3 (8.57%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) Cognos
7 1 (2.86%) Informatica
7 1 (2.86%) Splunk
7 1 (2.86%) Vertica