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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 714 741 683
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -58
Permanent jobs citing SSH 176 165 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.87% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 142 128 144
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
19628 19046 21730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 16.87% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15641 15088 17509
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,300 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 30 March 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 +22 167 £45,000 +5.88% 27
London +7 94 £56,250 +7.14% 12
South East +26 38 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East of England +29 21 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Berkshire -1 16 £60,000 +70.21% 3
Hampshire +9 15 £28,000 -30.00%
Hertfordshire 0 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire -3 11 £40,000 - 3
City of London -1 9 £54,000 +8.00% 5
Leeds +7 8 £40,000 +16.78% 1
West Yorkshire -1 8 £40,000 - 1
Watford - 8 £45,000 -
Surrey +1 5 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £35,000 - 3
Newbury - 5 - -
Ilford - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £35,000 - 3
Southampton - 4 £44,375 -
North West +8 3 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Bristol -3 3 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Portsmouth -4 3 £23,000 -42.50%
Wales -10 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
South Wales -13 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
South West -26 3 £37,500 +2.04% 2
Essex - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire -2 2 £40,000 -
Cardiff -5 2 £30,000 -40.00% 1
West Midlands -38 2 £25,175 -8.45%
Merseyside - 2 £30,000 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 268 (66.34%) Linux
2 177 (43.81%) MySQL
3 167 (41.34%) UNIX
4 149 (36.88%) DNS
5 139 (34.41%) TCP/IP
6 133 (32.92%) PHP
7 130 (32.18%) VMware
8 127 (31.44%) FTP
9 116 (28.71%) Windows
10 106 (26.24%) Apache
11 95 (23.51%) SQL
11 95 (23.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 93 (23.02%) Perl
13 92 (22.77%) CSS
14 90 (22.28%) JavaScript
15 87 (21.53%) Oracle
15 87 (21.53%) Red Hat
16 86 (21.29%) Python
16 86 (21.29%) Bash Shell
17 81 (20.05%) Git (software)
17 81 (20.05%) HTML
18 80 (19.80%) Firewall
19 71 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 68 (16.83%) SMTP
21 65 (16.09%) HTTP
21 65 (16.09%) Shell Script
22 63 (15.59%) Java
23 62 (15.35%) jQuery
24 61 (15.10%) SQL Server
24 61 (15.10%) Finance

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 106 (26.24%) Apache
2 44 (10.89%) nginx
3 42 (10.40%) JBoss
4 40 (9.90%) IIS
5 38 (9.41%) Tomcat
6 26 (6.44%) WordPress
7 18 (4.46%) MS Exchange
7 18 (4.46%) Moodle
8 17 (4.21%) Drupal
8 17 (4.21%) WebLogic
9 16 (3.96%) CMS
10 15 (3.71%) Apache Solr
11 13 (3.22%) WebSphere
12 12 (2.97%) SharePoint
13 10 (2.48%) Joomla!
14 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (1.73%) OpenStack
15 7 (1.73%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 32 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.93%) MS Office
3 12 (2.97%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.98%) Fireworks
4 8 (1.98%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Fredhopper
2 9 (2.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (4.95%) Amazon S3
4 14 (3.47%) Amazon EMR
4 14 (3.47%) Amazon Glacier
5 11 (2.72%) GitHub
6 10 (2.48%) IaaS
6 10 (2.48%) PaaS
7 7 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.49%) Office 365
9 5 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (0.50%) Route 53
12 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 149 (36.88%) DNS
2 139 (34.41%) TCP/IP
3 127 (31.44%) FTP
4 80 (19.80%) Firewall
5 68 (16.83%) SMTP
6 65 (16.09%) HTTP
7 59 (14.60%) SSL
8 58 (14.36%) SAN
9 55 (13.61%) Telnet
10 53 (13.12%) DHCP
11 50 (12.38%) VPN
12 42 (10.40%) LAN
13 40 (9.90%) Internet
14 37 (9.16%) WAN
15 29 (7.18%) PuTTY
16 27 (6.68%) BGP
17 26 (6.44%) Network Security
18 24 (5.94%) LDAP
19 23 (5.69%) NAS
19 23 (5.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (43.81%) MySQL
2 61 (15.10%) SQL Server
3 39 (9.65%) Relational Database
4 28 (6.93%) RDBMS
5 22 (5.45%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (4.46%) Big Data
7 18 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.96%) Oracle Database
9 14 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (2.97%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.24%) DB2
12 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.74%) Redis
15 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 81 (20.05%) Git (software)
2 46 (11.39%) Subversion
3 37 (9.16%) JIRA
4 21 (5.20%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.96%) Toad
6 13 (3.22%) Grunt
7 12 (2.97%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.72%) Ant
8 11 (2.72%) Maven
9 10 (2.48%) Emacs
10 7 (1.73%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.24%) Aptana Studio
12 4 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.99%) PHPUnit
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.50%) JSHint
15 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
15 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
15 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 61 (15.10%) Finance
2 57 (14.11%) Games
3 28 (6.93%) Marketing
4 23 (5.69%) Banking
5 22 (5.45%) French Language
6 21 (5.20%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.97%) Advertising
8 10 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.48%) iGaming
9 7 (1.73%) Electronics
9 7 (1.73%) Publishing
10 5 (1.24%) Retail
10 5 (1.24%) Back Office
11 4 (0.99%) Law
12 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.50%) Billing
13 2 (0.50%) Front Office
14 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (25.00%) Developer
2 75 (18.56%) Systems Administrator
3 74 (18.32%) Administrator
4 50 (12.38%) Analyst
4 50 (12.38%) Linux Administrator
5 47 (11.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 35 (8.66%) PHP Developer
7 34 (8.42%) Web Developer
8 32 (7.92%) Support Analyst
9 27 (6.68%) Support Engineer
9 27 (6.68%) Linux Engineer
10 21 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (5.20%) UNIX Administrator
10 21 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (4.95%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.70%) Account Manager
12 19 (4.70%) Technical Manager
12 19 (4.70%) Technical Account Manager
13 18 (4.46%) Network Engineer
14 17 (4.21%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (22.77%) CSS
2 81 (20.05%) HTML
3 62 (15.35%) jQuery
4 58 (14.36%) Web Services
5 45 (11.14%) LAMP
6 43 (10.64%) Ajax
7 41 (10.15%) SOAP
8 38 (9.41%) XML
8 38 (9.41%) Sass
9 30 (7.43%) HTML5
10 29 (7.18%) .NET
11 24 (5.94%) RESTful
12 23 (5.69%) Middleware
13 21 (5.20%) CSS3
13 21 (5.20%) Laravel
14 19 (4.70%) JSON
14 19 (4.70%) J2EE
14 19 (4.70%) XHTML
15 18 (4.46%) JDBC
15 18 (4.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.16%) Open Source
2 18 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.21%) Clustering
3 17 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.71%) E-Learning
4 15 (3.71%) VLE
5 14 (3.47%) PKI
5 14 (3.47%) iPad
6 13 (3.22%) CLARiiON
7 11 (2.72%) Learning Management System
8 10 (2.48%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.48%) Mobile Games
8 10 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.48%) User Experience
9 9 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.73%) BBC
10 7 (1.73%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.73%) Photography
11 6 (1.49%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 268 (66.34%) Linux
2 167 (41.34%) UNIX
3 116 (28.71%) Windows
4 71 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (10.40%) CentOS
6 35 (8.66%) Solaris
7 29 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.20%) Ubuntu
10 16 (3.96%) Debian
11 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (2.48%) AIX
13 9 (2.23%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.99%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (0.74%) Android
16 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.50%) SUSE
16 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.39%) Load Balancing
2 45 (11.14%) OO
3 42 (10.40%) Capacity Planning
3 42 (10.40%) DevOps
4 41 (10.15%) E-Commerce
5 39 (9.65%) OOP
6 38 (9.41%) ITIL
7 34 (8.42%) Configuration Management
7 34 (8.42%) Migration
8 31 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (7.18%) Web Development
9 29 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (6.44%) MVC
11 25 (6.19%) Time Management
12 21 (5.20%) Mentoring
13 20 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (4.70%) Software Engineering
15 17 (4.21%) Software Deployment
16 15 (3.71%) Data Modelling
17 14 (3.47%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 133 (32.92%) PHP
2 95 (23.51%) SQL
3 93 (23.02%) Perl
4 90 (22.28%) JavaScript
5 86 (21.29%) Python
5 86 (21.29%) Bash Shell
6 65 (16.09%) Shell Script
7 63 (15.59%) Java
8 30 (7.43%) PHP5
9 18 (4.46%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.46%) VBScript
10 13 (3.22%) C++
11 11 (2.72%) C
12 10 (2.48%) Ruby
13 9 (2.23%) C#
13 9 (2.23%) sed
13 9 (2.23%) Bourne shell
14 8 (1.98%) Korn
15 6 (1.49%) AWK
15 6 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (12.13%) Degree
2 31 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (5.94%) CCNP
4 14 (3.47%) CCNA
5 12 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.72%) MCSE
7 9 (2.23%) RHCE
8 6 (1.49%) CCIE
8 6 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.49%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.24%) CCSA
9 5 (1.24%) MCSA
10 4 (0.99%) MCP
10 4 (0.99%) PMP
10 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.74%) CISSP
11 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.50%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.97%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 95 (23.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (13.12%) NFS
3 52 (12.87%) vSphere
4 35 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (7.18%) Active Directory
5 29 (7.18%) VMware ESX
6 25 (6.19%) Postfix
7 22 (5.45%) Sendmail
8 15 (3.71%) Hyper-V
9 14 (3.47%) Firmware
9 14 (3.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (3.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 12 (2.97%) Samba
11 12 (2.97%) XenApp
12 11 (2.72%) Veritas File System
13 10 (2.48%) Docker
13 10 (2.48%) Xen
14 8 (1.98%) KVM
14 8 (1.98%) Varnish
15 7 (1.73%) iptables
Systems Management
1 51 (12.62%) Puppet
2 36 (8.91%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (8.42%) Nagios
4 14 (3.47%) Tivoli
4 14 (3.47%) Ansible
5 13 (3.22%) cPanel
6 12 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (2.72%) Cacti
8 10 (2.48%) Legato
9 9 (2.23%) ZABBIX
9 9 (2.23%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (1.73%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.49%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 6 (1.49%) Zenoss
12 6 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (1.24%) Kibana
13 5 (1.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 130 (32.18%) VMware
2 87 (21.53%) Red Hat
2 87 (21.53%) Oracle
3 50 (12.38%) Microsoft
4 44 (10.89%) Cisco
5 34 (8.42%) HP
6 33 (8.17%) Zend
7 31 (7.67%) Citrix
8 24 (5.94%) Sun
9 23 (5.69%) EMC
10 20 (4.95%) Intel
10 20 (4.95%) Veritas
11 16 (3.96%) F5
12 15 (3.71%) hybris
12 15 (3.71%) NetApp
12 15 (3.71%) Juniper
12 15 (3.71%) IBM
12 15 (3.71%) Adobe
13 11 (2.72%) Symantec
14 10 (2.48%) CheckPoint
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Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
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Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £75,000 to £86,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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