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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 639 595 667
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +72
Permanent jobs citing SSH 283 296 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.61% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 247 237 221
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20577 18364 22351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.06% 17.17% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16276 14910 18244
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,410 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSH
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSH within the UK.

SSH Salary Trend in the UK

SSH
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSH over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

SSH Salary Histogram in the UK

SSH
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
England -42 270 £47,500 -5.00% 36
London +23 166 £55,000 +10.00% 16
South East -67 38 £30,000 -35.48% 6
City of London +7 27 £52,500 -19.23% 4
East of England - 25 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -30 17 £27,500 -7.56% 3
West Midlands -14 13 £27,850 +1.27% 4
Brighton -14 13 £28,000 +47.36% 1
East Sussex -16 13 £28,000 +47.36% 1
Leeds -18 12 £42,750 +43.69%
West Yorkshire -30 12 £42,750 +43.69%
Hampshire -39 11 £58,750 +6.81% 3
Suffolk - 11 £45,000 -
North West -5 10 £23,500 -27.69% 4
Scotland -4 9 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 9 £40,000 - 1
Ipswich - 9 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire +12 8 £30,000 +11.11%
Nuneaton - 8 £27,850 -
Warwickshire - 8 £27,850 -
Rickmansworth - 7 £45,000 -
Manchester - 5 £43,750 - 2
Wallingford - 5 £30,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £27,500 - 1
Southampton -2 4 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Dunstable - 4 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £42,500 -
Basingstoke -5 3 £60,000 +44.57%
Berkshire -26 3 £40,000 - 1

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SSH 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 SSH.

1 352 (65.43%) Linux
2 250 (46.47%) DNS
3 227 (42.19%) TCP/IP
4 220 (40.89%) MySQL
5 179 (33.27%) Windows
6 161 (29.93%) HTTP
7 158 (29.37%) UNIX
8 149 (27.70%) Perl
9 140 (26.02%) PHP
10 135 (25.09%) HTML
11 130 (24.16%) Bash Shell
12 128 (23.79%) SSL
12 128 (23.79%) Red Hat
13 126 (23.42%) SQL
14 123 (22.86%) Python
15 121 (22.49%) Apache
16 120 (22.30%) Firewall
17 119 (22.12%) CSS
18 117 (21.75%) Cisco
19 116 (21.56%) DHCP
20 105 (19.52%) CentOS
21 103 (19.14%) FTP
21 103 (19.14%) Java
22 101 (18.77%) LDAP
22 101 (18.77%) VMware
23 94 (17.47%) Git (software)
24 93 (17.29%) JavaScript
24 93 (17.29%) VPN
25 91 (16.91%) jQuery
26 90 (16.73%) Finance

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SSH 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 SSH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 121 (22.49%) Apache
2 85 (15.80%) Tomcat
3 43 (7.99%) nginx
4 34 (6.32%) CMS
5 33 (6.13%) MS Exchange
6 30 (5.58%) IIS
7 27 (5.02%) WordPress
8 22 (4.09%) SharePoint
9 21 (3.90%) Moodle
9 21 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (1.86%) Node.js
12 9 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (0.93%) Drupal
13 5 (0.93%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.74%) Zope
14 4 (0.74%) Plone
14 4 (0.74%) Confluence
14 4 (0.74%) ejabberd
Applications
1 54 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 42 (7.81%) MS Office
3 18 (3.35%) Photoshop
4 15 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.74%) MS Project
7 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.19%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
1 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.83%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.67%) Joyent
4 8 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.74%) Route 53
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Heroku
7 1 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 250 (46.47%) DNS
2 227 (42.19%) TCP/IP
3 161 (29.93%) HTTP
4 128 (23.79%) SSL
5 120 (22.30%) Firewall
6 116 (21.56%) DHCP
7 103 (19.14%) FTP
8 101 (18.77%) LDAP
9 93 (17.29%) VPN
10 90 (16.73%) Internet
11 86 (15.99%) WAN
12 82 (15.24%) SNMP
13 80 (14.87%) LAN
14 67 (12.45%) SAN
15 56 (10.41%) Ethernet
16 52 (9.67%) SMTP
16 52 (9.67%) NAS
17 43 (7.99%) Wireless
18 40 (7.43%) BGP
19 39 (7.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (40.89%) MySQL
2 58 (10.78%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 27 (5.02%) SQL Server
5 26 (4.83%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.28%) RDBMS
7 22 (4.09%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.72%) MariaDB
9 19 (3.53%) Redis
10 13 (2.42%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.86%) Riak
12 10 (1.86%) Big Data
12 10 (1.86%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.74%) Informix
14 4 (0.74%) OLTP
15 3 (0.56%) SQLite
15 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
16 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 94 (17.47%) Git (software)
2 51 (9.48%) Subversion
3 32 (5.95%) JIRA
4 23 (4.28%) Maven
5 22 (4.09%) Ant
6 21 (3.90%) Emacs
7 14 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.42%) Toad
9 11 (2.04%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.86%) Grunt
10 10 (1.86%) JSHint
11 6 (1.12%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.74%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.74%) PhantomJS
12 4 (0.74%) CasperJS
13 3 (0.56%) JUnit
14 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.37%) Sublime Text
14 2 (0.37%) GCC
14 2 (0.37%) GDB
General
1 90 (16.73%) Finance
2 41 (7.62%) Banking
3 24 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.53%) Games
5 18 (3.35%) Multimedia
6 15 (2.79%) Retail
6 15 (2.79%) Advertising
7 12 (2.23%) Law
8 10 (1.86%) Marketing
9 9 (1.67%) iGaming
10 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.12%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (18.96%) Developer
2 68 (12.64%) Analyst
3 63 (11.71%) Administrator
4 62 (11.52%) Systems Administrator
5 60 (11.15%) Support Engineer
6 57 (10.59%) Network Engineer
7 52 (9.67%) Systems Engineer
8 47 (8.74%) Linux Administrator
9 46 (8.55%) Linux Engineer
10 41 (7.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 40 (7.43%) Web Developer
12 29 (5.39%) Senior Linux Administrator
12 29 (5.39%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
13 27 (5.02%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 26 (4.83%) PHP Developer
14 26 (4.83%) Systems Analyst
14 26 (4.83%) Support Analyst
15 25 (4.65%) UNIX Engineer
16 24 (4.46%) Senior Linux Engineer
17 22 (4.09%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (25.09%) HTML
2 119 (22.12%) CSS
3 91 (16.91%) jQuery
4 65 (12.08%) HTML5
5 55 (10.22%) Web Services
6 54 (10.04%) LAMP
7 49 (9.11%) XML
8 34 (6.32%) J2EE
9 31 (5.76%) CSS3
10 24 (4.46%) Ajax
11 23 (4.28%) Sass
12 19 (3.53%) Regular Expression
12 19 (3.53%) Hibernate
13 18 (3.35%) Middleware
13 18 (3.35%) .NET
13 18 (3.35%) SOAP
14 16 (2.97%) JSP
14 16 (2.97%) MSMQ
14 16 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (2.60%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.15%) Clustering
2 54 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 43 (7.99%) Open Source
4 36 (6.69%) PKI
4 36 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.58%) Enterprise Storage
6 22 (4.09%) LPAR
6 22 (4.09%) DLPAR
7 20 (3.72%) E-Learning
8 19 (3.53%) Replication
8 19 (3.53%) Streaming Media
8 19 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (3.35%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.79%) VLE
10 15 (2.79%) Mobile Games
10 15 (2.79%) Learning Management System
11 11 (2.04%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.86%) Over-the-Top Content
12 10 (1.86%) Video on Demand
13 8 (1.49%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 352 (65.43%) Linux
2 179 (33.27%) Windows
3 158 (29.37%) UNIX
4 105 (19.52%) CentOS
5 77 (14.31%) Solaris
6 54 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (7.06%) Ubuntu
9 34 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (6.32%) AIX
10 21 (3.90%) Debian
10 21 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.04%) FreeBSD
12 10 (1.86%) Fedora
13 9 (1.67%) SVR4
13 9 (1.67%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.49%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.31%) Load Balancing
2 48 (8.92%) OO
3 46 (8.55%) Web Development
4 45 (8.36%) Configuration Management
5 44 (8.18%) ITIL
6 40 (7.43%) E-Commerce
7 37 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (6.51%) OOP
9 31 (5.76%) Mentoring
10 30 (5.58%) MVC
11 28 (5.20%) Software Engineering
11 28 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (4.83%) Time Management
13 24 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
13 24 (4.46%) Workflow
14 23 (4.28%) Change Management
14 23 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (4.09%) Performance Management
16 21 (3.90%) Network Architecture
17 20 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (27.70%) Perl
2 140 (26.02%) PHP
3 130 (24.16%) Bash Shell
4 126 (23.42%) SQL
5 123 (22.86%) Python
6 103 (19.14%) Java
7 93 (17.29%) JavaScript
8 81 (15.06%) Shell Script
9 54 (10.04%) Ruby
10 35 (6.51%) Korn
11 27 (5.02%) sed
12 25 (4.65%) PHP5
12 25 (4.65%) C
13 18 (3.35%) C++
14 16 (2.97%) C#
15 13 (2.42%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.42%) Bourne shell
16 12 (2.23%) AWK
17 11 (2.04%) T-SQL
18 9 (1.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 67 (12.45%) Degree
2 63 (11.71%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (8.74%) CCNP
4 34 (6.32%) CCNA
5 19 (3.53%) CCSE
6 17 (3.16%) CCIE
7 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.23%) CISSP
8 11 (2.04%) CCIP
8 11 (2.04%) CCSA
9 10 (1.86%) GCIA
9 10 (1.86%) RHCE
9 10 (1.86%) GCIH
9 10 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.12%) MCITP
10 6 (1.12%) MCP
11 5 (0.93%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.93%) MCSE
12 4 (0.74%) GSEC
12 4 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.42%) SLA
2 9 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.93%) COSO
3 5 (0.93%) COBIT
4 4 (0.74%) QA
4 4 (0.74%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (10.97%) NFS
3 41 (7.62%) Active Directory
4 31 (5.76%) Hyper-V
5 30 (5.58%) Xen
6 22 (4.09%) vSphere
7 21 (3.90%) Shibboleth
7 21 (3.90%) KVM
7 21 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 21 (3.90%) Postfix
8 11 (2.04%) Firmware
9 10 (1.86%) XenServer
10 9 (1.67%) Squid
11 8 (1.49%) Sendmail
12 7 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (1.12%) Varnish
14 4 (0.74%) SpamAssassin
14 4 (0.74%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.74%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 89 (16.54%) Opscode Chef
2 73 (13.57%) Puppet
3 64 (11.90%) Nagios
4 35 (6.51%) Tivoli
5 28 (5.20%) YUM
6 25 (4.65%) Ansible
6 25 (4.65%) CFEngine
7 22 (4.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 18 (3.35%) SCOM
8 18 (3.35%) Salt
9 13 (2.42%) Backup Exec
10 11 (2.04%) ZABBIX
10 11 (2.04%) Plesk
11 10 (1.86%) Munin
11 10 (1.86%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (1.30%) WSUS
13 5 (0.93%) Cacti
13 5 (0.93%) SmokePing
14 4 (0.74%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.74%) OpenView
Vendors
1 128 (23.79%) Red Hat
2 117 (21.75%) Cisco
3 101 (18.77%) VMware
4 79 (14.68%) Microsoft
5 57 (10.59%) JBoss
6 44 (8.18%) Oracle
7 39 (7.25%) Juniper
8 36 (6.69%) Citrix
9 34 (6.32%) EMC
10 30 (5.58%) CheckPoint
11 25 (4.65%) IBM
12 23 (4.28%) Hitachi
12 23 (4.28%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.09%) F5
14 19 (3.53%) NetApp
14 19 (3.53%) Sun
15 16 (2.97%) HP
16 13 (2.42%) Dell
16 13 (2.42%) Brocade
16 13 (2.42%) Polycom
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum to £55K + Hybris training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £31,500 - £45,500 + Awesome Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bens & training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Salary: £35,319 - £41,553 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Salary: £35,319 - £41,553 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Summerleaze Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £.00 - £25000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 5 days ago
London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
avsnet
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago