The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 182 204 183
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Permanent jobs citing SSL 57 23 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.50% 2.88% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 17 7
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £32,600 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £47,500 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1037 798 1137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.28% 15.10% 20.87%
Number of salaries quoted 875 626 951
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SSL
Salary Trend in the South West

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

SSL Salary Trend in the South West

SSL
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSL across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

SSL Salary Histogram in the South West

SSL
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gloucestershire +6 23 £52,500 +81.03% 7
Bristol -1 17 £47,500 +5.55%
Wiltshire - 8 £52,500 -
Somerset - 3 £42,500 -
Dorset -7 2 £42,500 -
Devon -21 2 £37,000 -7.50%
Cornwall - 2 £22,750 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 64 (67.37%) Windows
2 51 (53.68%) Linux
3 45 (47.37%) TCP/IP
4 37 (38.95%) HTTP
5 36 (37.89%) VMware
6 30 (31.58%) DNS
7 29 (30.53%) VPN
8 25 (26.32%) IPsec
8 25 (26.32%) Internet
8 25 (26.32%) Degree
9 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
9 24 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (24.21%) Cisco
10 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
10 23 (24.21%) SQL
10 23 (24.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (24.21%) vSphere
11 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (23.16%) SMTP
11 22 (23.16%) CCNP
11 22 (23.16%) Information Security
12 21 (22.11%) IPv4
13 20 (21.05%) DHCP
13 20 (21.05%) FTP
13 20 (21.05%) LDAP
13 20 (21.05%) Firewall
14 18 (18.95%) DV Cleared
14 18 (18.95%) PKI
15 17 (17.89%) SAN
16 16 (16.84%) Telnet

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 11 (11.58%) IIS
2 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) Lync
3 7 (7.37%) Apache
4 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.11%) nginx
6 1 (1.05%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.05%) CMS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 37 (38.95%) HTTP
3 30 (31.58%) DNS
4 29 (30.53%) VPN
5 25 (26.32%) Internet
5 25 (26.32%) IPsec
6 22 (23.16%) SMTP
7 21 (22.11%) IPv4
8 20 (21.05%) DHCP
8 20 (21.05%) FTP
8 20 (21.05%) LDAP
8 20 (21.05%) Firewall
9 17 (17.89%) SAN
10 16 (16.84%) Telnet
11 15 (15.79%) NAS
12 14 (14.74%) Network Security
13 10 (10.53%) tcpdump
13 10 (10.53%) Wireshark
14 9 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (9.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) MySQL
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.47%) Military
2 6 (6.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 16 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) Software Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.37%) UNIX Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) UNIX Support
7 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) IT Security Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) HTML
1 11 (11.58%) XML
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
3 3 (3.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) PKI
2 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) Smartcard
3 3 (3.16%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.11%) SCADA
4 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.05%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 64 (67.37%) Windows
2 51 (53.68%) Linux
3 15 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (14.74%) CentOS
5 10 (10.53%) UNIX
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Information Security
2 13 (13.68%) Configuration Management
3 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
4 10 (10.53%) SIEM
4 10 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (9.47%) Time Management
5 9 (9.47%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.42%) Network Architecture
7 7 (7.37%) Cyber Security
7 7 (7.37%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (7.37%) Web Development
7 7 (7.37%) Project Management
7 7 (7.37%) ITIL
8 6 (6.32%) Migration
8 6 (6.32%) DevOps
9 5 (5.26%) Analytics
9 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.26%) Network Design
9 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) C++
4 11 (11.58%) C
5 9 (9.47%) C#
5 9 (9.47%) Python
6 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.16%) Perl
8 2 (2.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (26.32%) Degree
2 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (24.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (23.16%) CCNP
5 18 (18.95%) DV Cleared
6 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 8 (8.42%) MCITP
9 5 (5.26%) GCIA
9 5 (5.26%) GCIH
10 3 (3.16%) MCP
10 3 (3.16%) MCSE
11 2 (2.11%) CCNA
11 2 (2.11%) CCDP
12 1 (1.05%) CCIE
12 1 (1.05%) GIAC
12 1 (1.05%) LPIC
12 1 (1.05%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (24.21%) vSphere
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 15 (15.79%) vCloud
4 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.42%) Snort
6 2 (2.11%) NFS
6 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) Squid
7 1 (1.05%) Xen
7 1 (1.05%) Firmware
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) WSUS
3 2 (2.11%) Hyperic
3 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.05%) Netcool
4 1 (1.05%) Nagios
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 36 (37.89%) VMware
2 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (24.21%) Cisco
3 14 (14.74%) Juniper
4 11 (11.58%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.42%) IBM
6 6 (6.32%) HP
6 6 (6.32%) Dell
6 6 (6.32%) Avaya
7 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.26%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.16%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (2.11%) F5
9 2 (2.11%) Oracle
9 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.11%) Apple
10 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.05%) IronPort
10 1 (1.05%) Cognizant
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