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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 775 757 689
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -68
Permanent jobs citing SSH 160 180 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.93% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 124 157 183
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.98%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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
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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 -1 153 £45,000 +12.50% 21
London -16 63 £47,500 +12.09% 6
South East +18 34 £42,000 +9.09% 10
Berkshire +3 21 £42,250 -31.02% 7
Hertfordshire +17 20 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England 0 20 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Watford +20 14 £50,250 +11.66%
City of London +58 13 £57,500 +52.31% 1
Reading +18 13 £45,000 - 5
North West +31 11 £33,750 +27.35%
South West -2 11 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Manchester +23 10 £32,500 +22.64%
Swindon - 7 £37,500 -
Wiltshire - 7 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -2 6 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Surrey +11 5 £46,250 +2.77% 3
Leeds +1 5 - -
West Yorkshire -8 5 - -
Newbury +24 4 £29,500 - 1
East Midlands +5 4 £42,500 +41.66%
Hampshire +8 3 £35,000 -8.49%
Leicestershire +4 2 £55,000 +209.85%
Guildford +3 2 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Leicester +1 2 £55,000 +209.85%
Lincoln - 2 £30,000 -
Egham - 2 £72,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £52,500 -
Plymouth - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £35,000 -
Surbiton - 2 £55,750 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 260 (66.33%) Linux
2 147 (37.50%) MySQL
3 133 (33.93%) PHP
4 128 (32.65%) HTML
5 120 (30.61%) TCP/IP
6 118 (30.10%) SQL
7 117 (29.85%) DNS
8 114 (29.08%) CSS
9 113 (28.83%) JavaScript
9 113 (28.83%) Unix
10 111 (28.32%) Git (software)
11 107 (27.30%) HTTP
12 97 (24.74%) Firewall
13 96 (24.49%) Apache
14 94 (23.98%) Bash Shell
15 91 (23.21%) LAMP
16 88 (22.45%) Perl
17 84 (21.43%) Python
18 82 (20.92%) FTP
19 80 (20.41%) Windows
20 79 (20.15%) jQuery
20 79 (20.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 76 (19.39%) Finance
22 72 (18.37%) Java
23 69 (17.60%) CentOS
24 67 (17.09%) Oracle
25 63 (16.07%) VMware
26 62 (15.82%) SSL
26 62 (15.82%) Red Hat
26 62 (15.82%) Project Management

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 96 (24.49%) Apache
2 46 (11.73%) Tomcat
3 40 (10.20%) Moodle
4 38 (9.69%) CMS
5 33 (8.42%) WordPress
6 24 (6.12%) WebSphere
7 22 (5.61%) IIS
8 20 (5.10%) nginx
9 18 (4.59%) Drupal
10 13 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (3.06%) Apache ServiceMix
11 12 (3.06%) OpenStack
12 9 (2.30%) MS Exchange
13 7 (1.79%) Joomla!
13 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.28%) Node.js
15 4 (1.02%) MQSeries
16 3 (0.77%) CICS
16 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (8.42%) MS Office
2 19 (4.85%) MS Excel
3 16 (4.08%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.53%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (8.16%) Magento
2 3 (0.77%) BASE24
2 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Documaker
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.93%) GitHub
3 14 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.81%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.30%) SaaS
6 8 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.79%) Datadog
7 7 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.53%) IaaS
9 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (1.02%) PaaS
11 3 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.77%) Heroku
11 3 (0.77%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (30.61%) TCP/IP
2 117 (29.85%) DNS
3 107 (27.30%) HTTP
4 97 (24.74%) Firewall
5 82 (20.92%) FTP
6 62 (15.82%) SSL
7 59 (15.05%) SMTP
8 56 (14.29%) VPN
9 48 (12.24%) Telnet
10 43 (10.97%) PuTTY
11 37 (9.44%) HTTPS
12 36 (9.18%) LDAP
13 30 (7.65%) SAN
14 28 (7.14%) WAN
15 25 (6.38%) VoIP
16 23 (5.87%) Ethernet
16 23 (5.87%) MPLS
17 22 (5.61%) Internet
17 22 (5.61%) IPsec
18 20 (5.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (37.50%) MySQL
2 22 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.59%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.06%) Big Data
7 11 (2.81%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.30%) DB2
9 8 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.79%) SQLPlus
11 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.28%) SQLite
13 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.77%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.77%) Parquet
14 3 (0.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 111 (28.32%) Git (software)
2 48 (12.24%) Subversion
3 40 (10.20%) JIRA
4 38 (9.69%) Jenkins
5 17 (4.34%) Maven
6 16 (4.08%) Grunt
7 15 (3.83%) Selenium
8 14 (3.57%) Toad
9 12 (3.06%) HP UFT
10 10 (2.55%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.55%) git-flow
11 8 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.53%) Ant
12 6 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.53%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.53%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.53%) JUnit
12 6 (1.53%) Mockito
13 5 (1.28%) MSI
13 5 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 76 (19.39%) Finance
2 25 (6.38%) Marketing
3 24 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.34%) Retail
5 16 (4.08%) Electronics
6 15 (3.83%) Games
7 12 (3.06%) Banking
8 7 (1.79%) Advertising
9 6 (1.53%) Law
10 3 (0.77%) Billing
10 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.77%) Publishing
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (25.51%) Developer
2 78 (19.90%) Administrator
3 72 (18.37%) Analyst
4 61 (15.56%) PHP Developer
5 59 (15.05%) Systems Administrator
6 49 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
7 43 (10.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 37 (9.44%) Systems Engineer
9 36 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 34 (8.67%) Linux Engineer
11 28 (7.14%) Network Engineer
12 24 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
12 24 (6.12%) Test Analyst
13 19 (4.85%) Lead Developer
13 19 (4.85%) Lead PHP Developer
14 18 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (4.59%) Support Analyst
14 18 (4.59%) Support Engineer
15 17 (4.34%) HTML Developer
15 17 (4.34%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (32.65%) HTML
2 114 (29.08%) CSS
3 91 (23.21%) LAMP
4 79 (20.15%) jQuery
5 60 (15.31%) Ajax
6 48 (12.24%) XML
7 43 (10.97%) HTML5
7 43 (10.97%) Web Services
8 32 (8.16%) CSS3
9 30 (7.65%) Sass
10 27 (6.89%) JSON
11 20 (5.10%) SOAP
12 17 (4.34%) .NET
12 17 (4.34%) REST
13 13 (3.32%) LEMP Stack
14 12 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (2.81%) AngularJS
16 9 (2.30%) Backbone.js
16 9 (2.30%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 44 (11.22%) Management Information System
3 35 (8.93%) e-Learning
4 33 (8.42%) VLE
5 32 (8.16%) Learning Management System
6 30 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (6.63%) PKI
8 21 (5.36%) Clustering
9 15 (3.83%) Data Centre
9 15 (3.83%) Replication
10 9 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 9 (2.30%) User Experience
11 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.53%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
13 5 (1.28%) Private Cloud
14 4 (1.02%) Online Games
15 3 (0.77%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 260 (66.33%) Linux
2 113 (28.83%) Unix
3 80 (20.41%) Windows
4 79 (20.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (17.60%) CentOS
6 32 (8.16%) Solaris
7 24 (6.12%) Windows Server
8 19 (4.85%) Debian
9 18 (4.59%) AIX
10 12 (3.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 12 (3.06%) Ubuntu
10 12 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (3.06%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.81%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (2.30%) openSUSE
14 6 (1.53%) Android
15 4 (1.02%) HPUX
15 4 (1.02%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.82%) Project Management
2 48 (12.24%) DevOps
2 48 (12.24%) Web Development
3 46 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (10.97%) Load Balancing
5 42 (10.71%) ITIL
6 33 (8.42%) Data Modelling
7 27 (6.89%) Configuration Management
7 27 (6.89%) SDLC
8 24 (6.12%) Change Management
8 24 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (5.87%) Time Management
10 22 (5.61%) E-Commerce
10 22 (5.61%) OO
11 21 (5.36%) Open Source
12 20 (5.10%) Automated Testing
12 20 (5.10%) Scrum
13 19 (4.85%) High Availability
13 19 (4.85%) OOP
13 19 (4.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.93%) PHP
2 118 (30.10%) SQL
3 113 (28.83%) JavaScript
4 94 (23.98%) Bash Shell
5 88 (22.45%) Perl
6 84 (21.43%) Python
7 72 (18.37%) Java
8 51 (13.01%) Shell Script
9 22 (5.61%) Ruby
10 18 (4.59%) C++
11 15 (3.83%) PHP 5
12 12 (3.06%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.81%) C
14 10 (2.55%) PowerShell
15 9 (2.30%) C#
15 9 (2.30%) VB
16 7 (1.79%) Jython
17 5 (1.28%) COBOL
17 5 (1.28%) VB6
18 4 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 54 (13.78%) Degree
2 17 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.83%) CCNA
4 10 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.04%) CCNP
6 8 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.79%) CEH
8 5 (1.28%) CISSP
9 4 (1.02%) MCSE
9 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.02%) PMP
9 4 (1.02%) SANS
10 3 (0.77%) CCDP
10 3 (0.77%) CCIE
10 3 (0.77%) ISEB
10 3 (0.77%) MCP
10 3 (0.77%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.95%) QA
2 19 (4.85%) SLA
3 9 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.02%) COBIT
4 4 (1.02%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.51%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 56 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 28 (7.14%) iptables
4 24 (6.12%) NFS
5 19 (4.85%) Sendmail
6 18 (4.59%) Varnish
7 17 (4.34%) Postfix
8 14 (3.57%) Snort
9 13 (3.32%) Docker
10 12 (3.06%) qmail
11 9 (2.30%) Xen
12 8 (2.04%) KVM
12 8 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (1.79%) Samba
14 4 (1.02%) vSphere
15 3 (0.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 3 (0.77%) RACF
15 3 (0.77%) Squid
15 3 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
15 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (13.27%) Puppet
2 41 (10.46%) Nagios
3 25 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (4.34%) Ansible
6 16 (4.08%) Cacti
7 14 (3.57%) Plesk
8 10 (2.55%) Graphite
9 9 (2.30%) Bcfg2
9 9 (2.30%) cPanel
9 9 (2.30%) Nessus
10 7 (1.79%) BladeLogic
10 7 (1.79%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.79%) Nmap
10 7 (1.79%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.53%) Control-M
11 6 (1.53%) Salt
11 6 (1.53%) WSUS
12 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (17.09%) Oracle
2 63 (16.07%) VMware
3 62 (15.82%) Red Hat
4 58 (14.80%) Cisco
5 39 (9.95%) IBM
6 35 (8.93%) Microsoft
7 15 (3.83%) Juniper
8 13 (3.32%) HP
9 11 (2.81%) Rackspace
10 9 (2.30%) Splunk
11 8 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.04%) NetApp
11 8 (2.04%) Zend
12 7 (1.79%) Google
12 7 (1.79%) Intel Security
12 7 (1.79%) Sun
12 7 (1.79%) WorldPay
13 6 (1.53%) CommVault
14 5 (1.28%) Adobe
14 5 (1.28%) F5
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