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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 674 636 678
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +42
Permanent jobs citing SSH 237 274 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.44% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 204 210 197
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%

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
20180 19082 22818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.24% 19.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16162 15235 18809
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -28 232 £45,000 -5.26% 23
London +35 133 £52,500 +5.00% 9
South East -45 29 £38,500 -26.66% 4
East of England +10 21 £47,500 -38.70% 3
City of London +7 21 £39,125 -31.95% 2
West Midlands +10 18 £27,850 +11.40% 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire -33 12 £37,000 +29.82% 2
North West -3 11 £26,500 -23.18% 3
Hampshire -39 11 £33,500 -36.19% 2
Manchester - 11 £26,500 - 3
Southampton +10 10 £33,500 - 2
Nuneaton - 9 £27,850 - 1
Warwickshire - 9 £27,850 - 1
Surrey -22 8 £44,000 -16.19%
West Yorkshire -28 7 £32,500 +14.03%
Solihull - 6 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £46,250 - 2
Derbyshire +15 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Oxfordshire +11 5 £30,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +10 5 £30,000 +9.09%
Derby +8 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Rickmansworth - 5 £45,000 -
Scotland +8 4 £47,500 -
Leeds -16 4 £40,750 +42.98%
Watford - 4 £50,000 -
Dunstable - 4 £45,000 -
Wetherby - 3 £32,500 -
Wallingford - 3 £30,000 -
Cambridge -2 2 £57,000 -26.45%

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 383 (68.52%) Linux
2 248 (44.36%) DNS
3 247 (44.19%) MySQL
4 219 (39.18%) TCP/IP
5 191 (34.17%) Windows
6 175 (31.31%) UNIX
7 170 (30.41%) PHP
8 149 (26.65%) HTTP
9 143 (25.58%) FTP
10 137 (24.51%) Perl
11 136 (24.33%) Apache
12 135 (24.15%) Firewall
13 134 (23.97%) Red Hat
14 132 (23.61%) VMware
14 132 (23.61%) Bash Shell
15 129 (23.08%) SQL
16 127 (22.72%) HTML
17 125 (22.36%) CSS
17 125 (22.36%) DHCP
18 121 (21.65%) Python
19 114 (20.39%) Cisco
20 113 (20.21%) SSL
21 110 (19.68%) Java
22 105 (18.78%) CentOS
23 102 (18.25%) Git (software)
23 102 (18.25%) JavaScript
24 95 (16.99%) VPN
24 95 (16.99%) jQuery
25 93 (16.64%) Microsoft
25 93 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 136 (24.33%) Apache
2 79 (14.13%) Tomcat
3 56 (10.02%) JBoss
3 56 (10.02%) nginx
4 46 (8.23%) IIS
5 35 (6.26%) MS Exchange
6 33 (5.90%) WordPress
7 28 (5.01%) CMS
8 25 (4.47%) Moodle
9 22 (3.94%) SharePoint
10 21 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (2.50%) WebLogic
13 13 (2.33%) Node.js
14 10 (1.79%) Apache Solr
14 10 (1.79%) WebSphere
15 6 (1.07%) Drupal
16 5 (0.89%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.89%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 43 (7.69%) MS Office
3 13 (2.33%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.89%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.72%) MS Project
9 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.18%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 13 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.61%) Joyent
5 7 (1.25%) PaaS
6 6 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (1.07%) Route 53
6 6 (1.07%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 248 (44.36%) DNS
2 219 (39.18%) TCP/IP
3 149 (26.65%) HTTP
4 143 (25.58%) FTP
5 135 (24.15%) Firewall
6 125 (22.36%) DHCP
7 113 (20.21%) SSL
8 95 (16.99%) VPN
9 91 (16.28%) WAN
10 86 (15.38%) LAN
11 85 (15.21%) LDAP
12 75 (13.42%) Internet
13 74 (13.24%) SMTP
14 73 (13.06%) SNMP
15 58 (10.38%) SAN
16 51 (9.12%) Ethernet
17 47 (8.41%) Network Security
18 45 (8.05%) VLAN
19 44 (7.87%) BGP
19 44 (7.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (44.19%) MySQL
2 48 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 35 (6.26%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.55%) RDBMS
6 26 (4.65%) MongoDB
7 24 (4.29%) Oracle Database
8 20 (3.58%) Redis
9 18 (3.22%) MariaDB
10 12 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.97%) Big Data
12 10 (1.79%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.79%) Riak
13 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 102 (18.25%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.38%) Subversion
3 46 (8.23%) JIRA
4 24 (4.29%) Emacs
5 23 (4.11%) Toad
6 22 (3.94%) Maven
7 21 (3.76%) Ant
8 17 (3.04%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.33%) Grunt
10 12 (2.15%) JSHint
11 9 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.07%) Aptana Studio
13 3 (0.54%) JUnit
14 2 (0.36%) PHPUnit
14 2 (0.36%) Sublime Text
14 2 (0.36%) GCC
14 2 (0.36%) GDB
15 1 (0.18%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 87 (15.56%) Finance
2 34 (6.08%) Games
3 29 (5.19%) Banking
4 24 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.04%) Retail
6 15 (2.68%) Advertising
7 14 (2.50%) Marketing
8 13 (2.33%) Law
9 12 (2.15%) iGaming
10 11 (1.97%) French Language
11 10 (1.79%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.43%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 3 (0.54%) Front Office
14 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.36%) Billing
15 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (17.89%) Developer
2 85 (15.21%) Analyst
3 80 (14.31%) Systems Administrator
4 75 (13.42%) Administrator
5 59 (10.55%) Network Engineer
6 57 (10.20%) Linux Administrator
7 54 (9.66%) Systems Engineer
7 54 (9.66%) Support Engineer
8 53 (9.48%) Linux Engineer
9 51 (9.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 42 (7.51%) Web Developer
11 41 (7.33%) Support Analyst
12 29 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
12 29 (5.19%) UNIX Engineer
13 25 (4.47%) Systems Support
14 24 (4.29%) PHP Developer
15 23 (4.11%) Senior Linux Administrator
15 23 (4.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
15 23 (4.11%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
15 23 (4.11%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (22.72%) HTML
2 125 (22.36%) CSS
3 95 (16.99%) jQuery
4 64 (11.45%) Web Services
5 58 (10.38%) LAMP
6 56 (10.02%) HTML5
7 54 (9.66%) XML
8 38 (6.80%) Ajax
9 34 (6.08%) Middleware
10 29 (5.19%) SOAP
11 26 (4.65%) CSS3
12 25 (4.47%) J2EE
13 24 (4.29%) JSON
14 23 (4.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 21 (3.76%) Regular Expression
16 20 (3.58%) REST
17 18 (3.22%) Sass
17 18 (3.22%) Hibernate
18 16 (2.86%) .NET
18 16 (2.86%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 43 (7.69%) PKI
3 40 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (6.98%) Open Source
5 36 (6.44%) Clustering
6 23 (4.11%) E-Learning
6 23 (4.11%) VLE
7 19 (3.40%) Learning Management System
8 18 (3.22%) Management Information System
8 18 (3.22%) Mobile Games
9 14 (2.50%) iPad
10 13 (2.33%) LPAR
10 13 (2.33%) DLPAR
11 9 (1.61%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.43%) SecurID
13 7 (1.25%) Replication
13 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.25%) User Experience
14 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 383 (68.52%) Linux
2 191 (34.17%) Windows
3 175 (31.31%) UNIX
4 105 (18.78%) CentOS
5 77 (13.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (11.45%) Solaris
7 45 (8.05%) Ubuntu
7 45 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (5.55%) AIX
10 25 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (3.40%) Debian
12 12 (2.15%) Windows 7
13 10 (1.79%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.07%) Fedora
15 5 (0.89%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.72%) SUSE
16 4 (0.72%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (12.34%) Load Balancing
2 53 (9.48%) ITIL
3 50 (8.94%) E-Commerce
4 48 (8.59%) Web Development
5 46 (8.23%) Configuration Management
6 44 (7.87%) OO
7 35 (6.26%) Performance Tuning
8 34 (6.08%) OOP
9 33 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (5.55%) Time Management
11 30 (5.37%) Mentoring
11 30 (5.37%) MVC
12 29 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
13 27 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (4.65%) DevOps
15 23 (4.11%) Data Modelling
16 22 (3.94%) Network Monitoring
17 19 (3.40%) Project Management
18 18 (3.22%) Web Design
18 18 (3.22%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 170 (30.41%) PHP
2 137 (24.51%) Perl
3 132 (23.61%) Bash Shell
4 129 (23.08%) SQL
5 121 (21.65%) Python
6 110 (19.68%) Java
7 102 (18.25%) JavaScript
8 79 (14.13%) Shell Script
9 43 (7.69%) Ruby
10 30 (5.37%) PHP5
11 25 (4.47%) sed
12 24 (4.29%) Korn
13 22 (3.94%) C
14 21 (3.76%) C++
15 12 (2.15%) C#
15 12 (2.15%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.61%) Bourne shell
17 8 (1.43%) AWK
18 7 (1.25%) VBScript
19 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (14.31%) Degree
2 71 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (9.30%) CCNP
4 44 (7.87%) CCNA
5 18 (3.22%) CCIE
6 15 (2.68%) CCSE
7 13 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.15%) CISSP
8 12 (2.15%) RHCSA
9 11 (1.97%) CCSA
10 10 (1.79%) RHCE
11 9 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.61%) MCP
11 9 (1.61%) GCIA
11 9 (1.61%) GCIH
12 8 (1.43%) MCSE
13 6 (1.07%) MCSA
14 5 (0.89%) CCIP
15 4 (0.72%) PMP
15 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.33%) SLA
2 12 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.89%) COSO
3 5 (0.89%) COBIT
4 4 (0.72%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (11.45%) NFS
3 33 (5.90%) Postfix
4 32 (5.72%) vSphere
5 29 (5.19%) Active Directory
5 29 (5.19%) Xen
6 28 (5.01%) Hyper-V
7 25 (4.47%) VMware ESX
8 22 (3.94%) KVM
9 19 (3.40%) Shibboleth
10 18 (3.22%) Firmware
11 15 (2.68%) Sendmail
12 12 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (1.79%) XenServer
14 10 (1.79%) Squid
15 6 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (1.07%) Veritas File System
15 6 (1.07%) Varnish
15 6 (1.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 83 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
2 73 (13.06%) Puppet
3 63 (11.27%) Nagios
4 36 (6.44%) Tivoli
5 29 (5.19%) Ansible
6 24 (4.29%) YUM
7 16 (2.86%) Salt
7 16 (2.86%) ZABBIX
8 15 (2.68%) SCOM
9 13 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (2.33%) CFEngine
10 10 (1.79%) Cacti
10 10 (1.79%) Munin
11 7 (1.25%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (1.07%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.07%) Legato
12 6 (1.07%) Plesk
13 5 (0.89%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.72%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 134 (23.97%) Red Hat
2 132 (23.61%) VMware
3 114 (20.39%) Cisco
4 93 (16.64%) Microsoft
5 65 (11.63%) Oracle
6 43 (7.69%) Citrix
7 35 (6.26%) Juniper
8 32 (5.72%) F5
9 26 (4.65%) CheckPoint
10 25 (4.47%) EMC
11 23 (4.11%) IBM
12 21 (3.76%) HP
13 17 (3.04%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.86%) Zend
14 16 (2.86%) Polycom
15 15 (2.68%) Adobe
16 14 (2.50%) Hitachi
16 14 (2.50%) hybris
17 13 (2.33%) Sun
18 10 (1.79%) Intel
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT
Salary: £31500 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £31500 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £28-30k, DOE + 5% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum to £45K + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Includes Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Includes Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Spectrum Brands
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Excellent Staff Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire
Questor Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 21 days ago