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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 716 749 689
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -60
Permanent jobs citing SSH 198 172 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.84% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 158 140 147
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £27,300 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,504
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.92%

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
20178 20358 22015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.18% 17.03% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15994 16114 17783
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 28 April 2015 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 28 April 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
England +52 192 £45,000 +12.50% 27
London +54 110 £57,500 +9.52% 12
South East +31 46 £43,125 +1.47% 4
East of England +29 19 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Berkshire +11 18 £60,000 +100.00%
City of London +30 15 £50,750 -7.72% 6
Hampshire +14 14 £27,750 -30.62%
Surrey +17 12 £60,000 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +4 12 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -4 9 £45,000 +28.57%
West Yorkshire +11 8 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Leeds +13 7 £40,000 +31.14% 1
Guildford - 6 £55,000 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £38,750 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £38,750 -
Watford - 6 £45,000 -
South West -11 5 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Ilford - 5 - -
Maidenhead - 5 £53,500 -
Newbury - 5 - -
York +18 4 £46,750 +8.72% 1
North Yorkshire +15 4 £46,750 +8.72% 1
Essex +11 4 - -
North West +11 4 £37,000 -26.00% 2
Portsmouth +7 4 £23,000 -42.50%
Bristol -5 3 £37,500 +47.05%
Swindon +3 2 £33,500 -12.98% 3
Wiltshire +3 2 £33,500 -12.98% 3
Southampton - 2 £43,125 -
Petersfield - 2 £26,000 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 243 (64.46%) Linux
2 160 (42.44%) MySQL
3 148 (39.26%) UNIX
4 134 (35.54%) DNS
5 131 (34.75%) TCP/IP
6 126 (33.42%) FTP
7 123 (32.63%) PHP
8 115 (30.50%) VMware
9 101 (26.79%) Windows
10 98 (25.99%) Apache
11 95 (25.20%) SQL
12 89 (23.61%) CSS
13 88 (23.34%) JavaScript
14 83 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 82 (21.75%) HTML
16 81 (21.49%) Oracle
16 81 (21.49%) Git (software)
17 79 (20.95%) Firewall
18 78 (20.69%) Perl
18 78 (20.69%) Python
19 76 (20.16%) Red Hat
20 74 (19.63%) Bash Shell
21 68 (18.04%) SMTP
22 67 (17.77%) Shell Script
23 66 (17.51%) HTTP
23 66 (17.51%) SQL Server
23 66 (17.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 61 (16.18%) Finance
25 59 (15.65%) jQuery
26 58 (15.38%) SSL

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 98 (25.99%) Apache
2 42 (11.14%) nginx
3 40 (10.61%) JBoss
4 38 (10.08%) IIS
5 35 (9.28%) Tomcat
6 26 (6.90%) CMS
7 25 (6.63%) Drupal
8 22 (5.84%) WordPress
9 15 (3.98%) MS Exchange
9 15 (3.98%) Moodle
10 13 (3.45%) Apache Solr
11 12 (3.18%) WebLogic
12 11 (2.92%) SharePoint
13 10 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (2.39%) WebSphere
14 9 (2.39%) Joomla!
15 7 (1.86%) OpenEdge
15 7 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.86%) IBM Notes
16 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.10%) MS Office
3 12 (3.18%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.12%) Fireworks
4 8 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Magento
2 3 (0.80%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (3.71%) Amazon S3
3 14 (3.71%) Amazon EMR
3 14 (3.71%) Amazon Glacier
4 11 (2.92%) GitHub
5 7 (1.86%) IaaS
5 7 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.86%) PaaS
6 6 (1.59%) Office 365
7 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.53%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 134 (35.54%) DNS
2 131 (34.75%) TCP/IP
3 126 (33.42%) FTP
4 79 (20.95%) Firewall
5 68 (18.04%) SMTP
6 66 (17.51%) HTTP
7 58 (15.38%) SSL
8 56 (14.85%) SAN
9 50 (13.26%) VPN
10 47 (12.47%) DHCP
11 46 (12.20%) Telnet
12 39 (10.34%) Internet
13 35 (9.28%) LAN
14 30 (7.96%) Network Security
15 29 (7.69%) WAN
16 24 (6.37%) NAS
17 23 (6.10%) LDAP
18 22 (5.84%) PuTTY
19 21 (5.57%) HTTPS
19 21 (5.57%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (42.44%) MySQL
2 66 (17.51%) SQL Server
3 35 (9.28%) Relational Database
4 30 (7.96%) RDBMS
5 18 (4.77%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.98%) Big Data
8 14 (3.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (3.45%) NoSQL
9 13 (3.45%) MongoDB
10 12 (3.18%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.33%) DB2
13 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.53%) Informix
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 81 (21.49%) Git (software)
2 47 (12.47%) Subversion
3 26 (6.90%) JIRA
4 15 (3.98%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.18%) Grunt
5 12 (3.18%) Toad
5 12 (3.18%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.92%) Ant
6 11 (2.92%) Maven
7 10 (2.65%) Emacs
8 8 (2.12%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.06%) Aptana Studio
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.53%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.27%) Hudson
12 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 61 (16.18%) Finance
2 57 (15.12%) Games
3 29 (7.69%) Marketing
4 22 (5.84%) Banking
5 19 (5.04%) Investment Banking
6 17 (4.51%) French Language
7 13 (3.45%) Advertising
8 10 (2.65%) Electronics
8 10 (2.65%) iGaming
9 9 (2.39%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.86%) Publishing
11 5 (1.33%) Back Office
12 4 (1.06%) Law
12 4 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.06%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.53%) Front Office
14 2 (0.53%) Retail
15 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 101 (26.79%) Developer
2 67 (17.77%) Administrator
3 64 (16.98%) Systems Administrator
4 40 (10.61%) Analyst
5 39 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
6 37 (9.81%) PHP Developer
7 36 (9.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 30 (7.96%) Web Developer
9 23 (6.10%) Support Analyst
10 22 (5.84%) Support Engineer
10 22 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (5.57%) Senior Developer
11 21 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (4.77%) Technical Manager
12 18 (4.77%) Technical Account Manager
12 18 (4.77%) Account Manager
13 17 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (4.51%) Drupal Developer
14 16 (4.24%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 16 (4.24%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (23.61%) CSS
2 82 (21.75%) HTML
3 59 (15.65%) jQuery
4 56 (14.85%) Web Services
5 45 (11.94%) Sass
6 42 (11.14%) Ajax
7 41 (10.88%) LAMP
8 39 (10.34%) SOAP
9 35 (9.28%) .NET
10 34 (9.02%) XML
11 33 (8.75%) HTML5
12 24 (6.37%) RESTful
12 24 (6.37%) XHTML
13 23 (6.10%) J2EE
14 18 (4.77%) Middleware
15 17 (4.51%) Laravel
15 17 (4.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (4.24%) CSS3
17 15 (3.98%) Symfony
18 14 (3.71%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.75%) Open Source
2 16 (4.24%) CLARiiON
2 16 (4.24%) Clustering
3 14 (3.71%) PKI
3 14 (3.71%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.45%) User Experience
5 12 (3.18%) E-Learning
5 12 (3.18%) VLE
6 10 (2.65%) Mobile Games
7 9 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.12%) Telematics
8 8 (2.12%) Learning Management System
9 7 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.86%) BBC
10 6 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.59%) W3C
10 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.59%) Celerra
10 6 (1.59%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 243 (64.46%) Linux
2 148 (39.26%) UNIX
3 101 (26.79%) Windows
4 66 (17.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (9.55%) CentOS
6 35 (9.28%) Solaris
7 25 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (4.24%) Debian
10 15 (3.98%) Ubuntu
11 9 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.86%) AIX
12 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.59%) Android
14 4 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.53%) SUSE
16 1 (0.27%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.00%) DevOps
2 40 (10.61%) OOP
3 38 (10.08%) Migration
4 37 (9.81%) OO
4 37 (9.81%) Load Balancing
5 34 (9.02%) E-Commerce
6 31 (8.22%) ITIL
6 31 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
7 29 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (7.43%) Web Development
9 25 (6.63%) Configuration Management
10 24 (6.37%) Time Management
11 21 (5.57%) MVC
12 20 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (4.77%) Software Engineering
14 17 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (4.51%) Software Deployment
15 16 (4.24%) Mentoring
16 14 (3.71%) Data Transformation
16 14 (3.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (32.63%) PHP
2 95 (25.20%) SQL
3 88 (23.34%) JavaScript
4 78 (20.69%) Perl
4 78 (20.69%) Python
5 74 (19.63%) Bash Shell
6 67 (17.77%) Shell Script
7 47 (12.47%) Java
8 28 (7.43%) PHP5
9 18 (4.77%) PowerShell
10 17 (4.51%) VBScript
11 13 (3.45%) Ruby
12 12 (3.18%) C
13 10 (2.65%) C#
14 9 (2.39%) Bourne shell
15 8 (2.12%) C++
16 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.86%) sed
17 6 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 44 (11.67%) Degree
2 26 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (5.57%) CCNP
4 13 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.18%) MCSE
6 10 (2.65%) CCNA
7 8 (2.12%) RHCE
8 6 (1.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.59%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.59%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.33%) CCSA
9 5 (1.33%) MCSA
9 5 (1.33%) CCIE
10 4 (1.06%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (0.80%) MCP
11 3 (0.80%) CISSP
12 2 (0.53%) CCVP
12 2 (0.53%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.45%) SLA
2 11 (2.92%) QA
3 8 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 83 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (14.06%) vSphere
3 45 (11.94%) NFS
4 30 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (7.43%) Active Directory
5 28 (7.43%) VMware ESX
6 24 (6.37%) Postfix
7 22 (5.84%) Sendmail
8 17 (4.51%) Varnish
9 13 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 13 (3.45%) XenApp
10 12 (3.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (2.92%) Veritas File System
11 11 (2.92%) Hyper-V
12 10 (2.65%) Samba
12 10 (2.65%) Docker
13 8 (2.12%) Firmware
14 7 (1.86%) XenServer
14 7 (1.86%) iptables
15 6 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (11.94%) Puppet
2 32 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (7.69%) Nagios
4 13 (3.45%) cPanel
5 11 (2.92%) Red Hat Satellite
6 10 (2.65%) Legato
6 10 (2.65%) Tivoli
6 10 (2.65%) Cacti
7 8 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.12%) Ansible
7 8 (2.12%) Kibana
8 7 (1.86%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.86%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.86%) Zenoss
9 6 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (1.33%) Hyperic
10 5 (1.33%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.06%) logstash
Vendors
1 115 (30.50%) VMware
2 81 (21.49%) Oracle
3 76 (20.16%) Red Hat
4 50 (13.26%) Cisco
5 43 (11.41%) Microsoft
6 37 (9.81%) HP
7 34 (9.02%) Zend
8 27 (7.16%) Citrix
9 26 (6.90%) Sun
10 23 (6.10%) EMC
11 20 (5.31%) Veritas
12 19 (5.04%) Intel
13 18 (4.77%) NetApp
14 15 (3.98%) Juniper
15 14 (3.71%) Adobe
15 14 (3.71%) F5
16 13 (3.45%) CheckPoint
17 11 (2.92%) Symantec
17 11 (2.92%) IBM
18 7 (1.86%) Lotus
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Talent Spa
Salary: Upto £36,400
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
North East
HP
Posted: 19 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: £26000 - £43000 Per Annum + Share Options + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus (And Benefits)
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Logical Systems (UK) Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 Per Annum + Great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent benefit package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Circa £50k plus Healthcare and pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
adviserplus
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago