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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 733 646 645
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -1
Permanent jobs citing SSH 164 293 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.42% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 142 246 186
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 £23,000 £27,850 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%

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
18488 20643 19910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16512 16013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 July 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 July 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 -69 155 £45,000 - 37
London -68 61 £57,500 +9.52% 12
South East +32 50 £57,500 +53.33% 9
Surrey +20 18 £65,000 +6.55% 2
East Sussex +14 15 £23,000 -17.85% 2
Brighton +22 14 £23,000 -17.85% 2
North West 0 13 £32,500 -35.00% 2
East of England -1 12 £43,750 -2.77% 5
Guildford - 12 £65,000 - 1
Blackburn - 11 £32,500 -
Lancashire - 11 £32,500 -
City of London +6 8 £52,500 - 1
Reading -2 8 £67,500 +92.85% 1
Berkshire -5 8 £67,500 +68.75% 2
Durham - 8 - -
North East - 8 - -
Hertfordshire +3 7 £45,000 -12.62% 3
South West -10 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Yorkshire -18 5 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Scotland +12 4 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Hampshire -4 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Milton Keynes -4 4 £58,750 +11.90%
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £58,750 +11.90%
South Wales -5 4 £34,750 -13.12%
Wales -6 4 £34,750 -13.12%
Cardiff -16 4 £34,750 -13.12%
Glasgow - 4 £25,000 -
Devon - 4 £37,500 -
Basingstoke +22 3 - -
Cambridge +5 3 £42,500 -10.52% 2

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 232 (64.09%) Linux
2 156 (43.09%) DNS
3 151 (41.71%) MySQL
4 119 (32.87%) PHP
5 116 (32.04%) UNIX
6 114 (31.49%) Apache
7 107 (29.56%) TCP/IP
8 102 (28.18%) Windows
9 97 (26.80%) HTML
10 96 (26.52%) Python
11 92 (25.41%) Bash Shell
12 91 (25.14%) JavaScript
13 88 (24.31%) VMware
14 87 (24.03%) Git (software)
14 87 (24.03%) HTTP
15 86 (23.76%) CSS
16 84 (23.20%) Firewall
17 80 (22.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (21.82%) Perl
19 78 (21.55%) Cisco
20 75 (20.72%) Red Hat
21 73 (20.17%) Web Services
22 71 (19.61%) SQL
23 69 (19.06%) FTP
23 69 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
24 68 (18.78%) Puppet
24 68 (18.78%) SAN
25 62 (17.13%) DHCP
25 62 (17.13%) VPN
26 61 (16.85%) SQL Server

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 114 (31.49%) Apache
2 54 (14.92%) nginx
3 29 (8.01%) CMS
4 27 (7.46%) Tomcat
5 23 (6.35%) Drupal
6 20 (5.52%) WordPress
7 16 (4.42%) JBoss
8 14 (3.87%) MS Exchange
9 13 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (2.76%) Moodle
11 8 (2.21%) IIS
11 8 (2.21%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.66%) OpenEdge
13 6 (1.66%) SharePoint
13 6 (1.66%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.66%) Node.js
13 6 (1.66%) Lync
14 5 (1.38%) Joomla!
15 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.97%) Photoshop
2 16 (4.42%) MS Office
3 13 (3.59%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.10%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (6.35%) Magento
2 5 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.56%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (4.14%) Amazon S3
4 14 (3.87%) Amazon Glacier
4 14 (3.87%) Amazon EMR
5 11 (3.04%) GitHub
6 8 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.21%) PaaS
6 8 (2.21%) IaaS
7 7 (1.93%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.66%) Office 365
9 5 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.55%) SaaS
11 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.55%) Datadog
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 156 (43.09%) DNS
2 107 (29.56%) TCP/IP
3 87 (24.03%) HTTP
4 84 (23.20%) Firewall
5 69 (19.06%) FTP
6 68 (18.78%) SAN
7 62 (17.13%) DHCP
7 62 (17.13%) VPN
8 56 (15.47%) LAN
9 55 (15.19%) SMTP
10 53 (14.64%) Internet
11 52 (14.36%) SSL
12 50 (13.81%) LDAP
13 49 (13.54%) WAN
14 39 (10.77%) NAS
15 36 (9.94%) HTTPS
16 33 (9.12%) VoIP
17 28 (7.73%) SNMP
17 28 (7.73%) IPsec
18 26 (7.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (41.71%) MySQL
2 61 (16.85%) SQL Server
3 29 (8.01%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.52%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (3.87%) Big Data
6 14 (3.87%) Amazon Redshift
7 13 (3.59%) RDBMS
7 13 (3.59%) DB2
8 11 (3.04%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.21%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.10%) SQLite
13 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.83%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.83%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 87 (24.03%) Git (software)
2 37 (10.22%) Subversion
3 26 (7.18%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.42%) JIRA
5 14 (3.87%) ProC
6 7 (1.93%) Grunt
7 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.38%) Maven
9 4 (1.10%) Toad
10 3 (0.83%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.55%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.55%) Ant
11 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.28%) Phing
12 1 (0.28%) Emacs
12 1 (0.28%) WinDbg
General
1 54 (14.92%) Finance
2 25 (6.91%) Marketing
3 22 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.80%) Banking
5 16 (4.42%) Games
6 14 (3.87%) Publishing
6 14 (3.87%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.49%) Electronics
8 7 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.93%) Advertising
9 5 (1.38%) Back Office
10 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.10%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.83%) Retail
11 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.55%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) iGaming
13 1 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 84 (23.20%) Developer
2 77 (21.27%) Administrator
3 46 (12.71%) Systems Administrator
4 45 (12.43%) Linux Administrator
5 31 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (8.29%) Analyst
7 28 (7.73%) Web Developer
8 27 (7.46%) PHP Developer
9 24 (6.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 22 (6.08%) Architect
11 21 (5.80%) Support Engineer
12 19 (5.25%) Technical Architect
13 17 (4.70%) Senior Developer
14 16 (4.42%) Drupal Developer
15 15 (4.14%) Support Analyst
15 15 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
16 14 (3.87%) UNIX Administrator
17 13 (3.59%) UNIX Systems Administrator
17 13 (3.59%) Technical Support
18 11 (3.04%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.80%) HTML
2 86 (23.76%) CSS
3 73 (20.17%) Web Services
4 47 (12.98%) LAMP
5 46 (12.71%) jQuery
6 40 (11.05%) HTML5
7 36 (9.94%) Ajax
7 36 (9.94%) Sass
8 35 (9.67%) SOAP
9 31 (8.56%) .NET
10 30 (8.29%) REST
11 29 (8.01%) XML
12 24 (6.63%) XHTML
13 22 (6.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (4.97%) JTAPI
14 18 (4.97%) TAPI
15 15 (4.14%) RESTful
16 13 (3.59%) CCXML
16 13 (3.59%) Symfony
16 13 (3.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.01%) Computer Science
2 27 (7.46%) PKI
3 20 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.42%) CLARiiON
5 16 (4.42%) EMC VNX
6 13 (3.59%) IVR
6 13 (3.59%) Clustering
7 12 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (3.31%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.76%) Replication
8 10 (2.76%) User Experience
9 8 (2.21%) E-Learning
10 7 (1.93%) Learning Management System
10 7 (1.93%) VLE
10 7 (1.93%) W3C
11 6 (1.66%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.66%) Statistics
11 6 (1.66%) Celerra
12 5 (1.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 232 (64.09%) Linux
2 116 (32.04%) UNIX
3 102 (28.18%) Windows
4 55 (15.19%) CentOS
5 53 (14.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (8.56%) Solaris
7 27 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.25%) Debian
9 18 (4.97%) Ubuntu
10 17 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.87%) Scientific Linux
12 10 (2.76%) Android
12 10 (2.76%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.49%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.38%) Windows 7
15 4 (1.10%) VMS
16 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.30%) DevOps
2 44 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (10.22%) OO
3 37 (10.22%) Load Balancing
4 34 (9.39%) Configuration Management
5 32 (8.84%) ITIL
6 31 (8.56%) Open Source
7 30 (8.29%) OOP
7 30 (8.29%) E-Commerce
8 28 (7.73%) Project Management
9 27 (7.46%) Migration
10 25 (6.91%) MVC
11 22 (6.08%) Time Management
12 20 (5.52%) CRM
13 19 (5.25%) Web Development
14 18 (4.97%) Patch Management
14 18 (4.97%) Analytics
15 17 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (4.70%) Software Engineering
16 16 (4.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 119 (32.87%) PHP
2 96 (26.52%) Python
3 92 (25.41%) Bash Shell
4 91 (25.14%) JavaScript
5 79 (21.82%) Perl
6 71 (19.61%) SQL
7 52 (14.36%) Shell Script
8 47 (12.98%) Java
9 36 (9.94%) Ruby
10 19 (5.25%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.31%) C
11 12 (3.31%) C++
11 12 (3.31%) PHP5
12 9 (2.49%) Bourne shell
13 8 (2.21%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.93%) sed
14 7 (1.93%) C#
15 6 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.66%) Korn
15 6 (1.66%) AWK
Qualifications
1 53 (14.64%) Degree
2 26 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (4.14%) CCNP
3 15 (4.14%) CCNA
4 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.31%) MCSE
4 12 (3.31%) CCIE
5 10 (2.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.93%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (1.66%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.38%) OSCP
8 5 (1.38%) CCSA
8 5 (1.38%) CCSE
9 4 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.10%) CCDE
10 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.83%) PMP
10 3 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.63%) SLA
2 20 (5.52%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.42%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 80 (22.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (12.43%) NFS
3 39 (10.77%) Active Directory
4 38 (10.50%) vSphere
5 28 (7.73%) iptables
6 19 (5.25%) Varnish
7 16 (4.42%) VMware ESX
8 15 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (3.04%) Postfix
10 10 (2.76%) XenServer
11 9 (2.49%) Docker
11 9 (2.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 9 (2.49%) Samba
11 9 (2.49%) Firmware
12 8 (2.21%) Xen
12 8 (2.21%) Sendmail
13 7 (1.93%) KVM
13 7 (1.93%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.66%) XenApp
14 6 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 68 (18.78%) Puppet
2 41 (11.33%) Nagios
3 39 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.42%) Cacti
5 14 (3.87%) ZABBIX
5 14 (3.87%) Ansible
6 13 (3.59%) logstash
7 12 (3.31%) Kibana
7 12 (3.31%) cPanel
8 10 (2.76%) Ganglia
8 10 (2.76%) Vagrant
9 8 (2.21%) Hyperic
10 7 (1.93%) Salt
10 7 (1.93%) Graphite
10 7 (1.93%) collectd
10 7 (1.93%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 6 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (1.66%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 88 (24.31%) VMware
2 78 (21.55%) Cisco
3 75 (20.72%) Red Hat
4 54 (14.92%) Oracle
5 36 (9.94%) HP
6 30 (8.29%) Microsoft
7 25 (6.91%) EMC
8 24 (6.63%) Google
8 24 (6.63%) Avaya
9 21 (5.80%) Sun
9 21 (5.80%) Zend
10 20 (5.52%) NetApp
11 19 (5.25%) Veritas
11 19 (5.25%) Genesys
12 18 (4.97%) CheckPoint
13 15 (4.14%) Rackspace
14 14 (3.87%) Citrix
14 14 (3.87%) Adobe
15 13 (3.59%) Nortel
15 13 (3.59%) Juniper
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + car allowance
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 15 hours ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: benefits package and great office environment
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum extensive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 3 days ago
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83Zero
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + pension + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 Per Annum
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Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum plus benefits package and great office envir
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Package
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