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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 729 604 610
Rank change year-on-year
-125 +6
Permanent jobs citing SSH 170 322 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 1.53% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 143 276 219
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,850 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +11.84%

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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -101 162 £52,500 +16.66% 30
London -89 76 £57,500 +9.52% 12
South East +1 33 £57,500 +91.66% 7
East of England -8 22 £43,750 -2.77% 6
City of London +23 12 £53,000 +0.95% 3
Hertfordshire -2 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Surrey - 11 £65,000 - 1
East Sussex +14 10 £23,000 -17.85% 2
Guildford - 10 £65,000 -
Brighton +16 9 £23,000 -17.85% 1
Yorkshire -14 8 £57,500 +43.75%
Cambridgeshire +22 7 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Cambridge +16 7 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Durham - 7 - -
North East - 7 - -
Scotland +4 6 £25,000 -33.33%
South West -14 6 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Glasgow - 6 £25,000 -
Watford - 6 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +18 5 £67,500 +45.94%
North Yorkshire 0 5 £57,500 +43.75%
North West -3 5 £35,000 +48.93% 1
Middlesbrough - 5 £57,500 -
Warrington +8 4 £35,000 -30.00%
Cheshire +2 4 £35,000 -30.00%
Reading -1 4 £67,500 +54.28%
Milton Keynes -10 4 £58,750 +11.90%
Edinburgh -10 4 £25,750 -31.33%
Buckinghamshire -16 4 £58,750 +11.90% 2
Devon - 4 £35,000 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 238 (67.23%) Linux
2 146 (41.24%) MySQL
3 140 (39.55%) DNS
4 117 (33.05%) Apache
5 108 (30.51%) PHP
6 107 (30.23%) HTML
7 102 (28.81%) Windows
7 102 (28.81%) HTTP
8 99 (27.97%) JavaScript
9 92 (25.99%) Bash Shell
10 91 (25.71%) Python
11 90 (25.42%) Firewall
12 89 (25.14%) CSS
13 88 (24.86%) UNIX
13 88 (24.86%) Git (software)
14 86 (24.29%) TCP/IP
15 77 (21.75%) Cisco
16 74 (20.90%) SQL
17 72 (20.34%) Web Services
18 70 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
19 69 (19.49%) Puppet
19 69 (19.49%) Perl
20 65 (18.36%) FTP
21 64 (18.08%) Java
21 64 (18.08%) VMware
22 63 (17.80%) Red Hat
23 62 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
24 61 (17.23%) DHCP
24 61 (17.23%) VPN
25 59 (16.67%) nginx

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 117 (33.05%) Apache
2 59 (16.67%) nginx
3 37 (10.45%) CMS
4 30 (8.47%) Tomcat
5 26 (7.34%) WordPress
6 21 (5.93%) Drupal
7 13 (3.67%) Node.js
8 12 (3.39%) Apache Solr
8 12 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (3.11%) IIS
9 11 (3.11%) JBoss
10 10 (2.82%) MS Exchange
11 9 (2.54%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.69%) Moodle
12 6 (1.69%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.41%) Lync
13 5 (1.41%) Joomla!
14 4 (1.13%) OpenEdge
15 3 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 18 (5.08%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.24%) MS Office
3 12 (3.39%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.13%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (7.91%) Magento
2 5 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.39%) PaaS
3 12 (3.39%) IaaS
4 10 (2.82%) Google Analytics
4 10 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.69%) SaaS
7 5 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.41%) Datadog
7 5 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.13%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.56%) Heroku
9 2 (0.56%) Office 365
9 2 (0.56%) GitHub
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 140 (39.55%) DNS
2 102 (28.81%) HTTP
3 90 (25.42%) Firewall
4 86 (24.29%) TCP/IP
5 65 (18.36%) FTP
6 61 (17.23%) DHCP
6 61 (17.23%) VPN
7 56 (15.82%) SMTP
7 56 (15.82%) LDAP
7 56 (15.82%) Internet
8 55 (15.54%) LAN
9 53 (14.97%) SSL
10 52 (14.69%) SAN
11 49 (13.84%) WAN
12 40 (11.30%) VoIP
13 39 (11.02%) HTTPS
14 33 (9.32%) SNMP
14 33 (9.32%) NAS
15 31 (8.76%) IPsec
16 26 (7.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (41.24%) MySQL
2 58 (16.38%) SQL Server
3 33 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (7.06%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.24%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.11%) DB2
7 10 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.98%) SQLite
10 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.41%) SQLPlus
11 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.41%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 88 (24.86%) Git (software)
2 47 (13.28%) Subversion
3 30 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 24 (6.78%) JIRA
5 18 (5.08%) ProC
6 9 (2.54%) Toad
7 6 (1.69%) HP UFT
7 6 (1.69%) Maven
7 6 (1.69%) Grunt
7 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.85%) Selenium
9 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.56%) gulp
9 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.28%) RSpec
10 1 (0.28%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.28%) Hudson
10 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 47 (13.28%) Finance
2 20 (5.65%) Marketing
3 17 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.11%) Publishing
5 10 (2.82%) Games
5 10 (2.82%) Banking
5 10 (2.82%) Electronics
6 7 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.98%) Advertising
7 4 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.13%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (22.32%) Developer
2 76 (21.47%) Administrator
3 49 (13.84%) Linux Administrator
4 45 (12.71%) Systems Administrator
5 30 (8.47%) Analyst
6 29 (8.19%) PHP Developer
7 28 (7.91%) Architect
8 27 (7.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 26 (7.34%) Technical Architect
9 26 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (6.50%) Web Developer
11 21 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (5.08%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.39%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.39%) Junior
13 12 (3.39%) Test Analyst
14 11 (3.11%) Network Engineer
14 11 (3.11%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.82%) Consultant
15 10 (2.82%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (30.23%) HTML
2 89 (25.14%) CSS
3 72 (20.34%) Web Services
4 49 (13.84%) jQuery
5 48 (13.56%) HTML5
6 40 (11.30%) XML
7 38 (10.73%) LAMP
8 37 (10.45%) Ajax
9 36 (10.17%) REST
10 29 (8.19%) Sass
11 25 (7.06%) .NET
11 25 (7.06%) SOAP
12 23 (6.50%) XHTML
13 18 (5.08%) JTAPI
13 18 (5.08%) JSON
13 18 (5.08%) TAPI
14 15 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (4.24%) CSS3
15 13 (3.67%) Memcached
15 13 (3.67%) CCXML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.02%) Computer Science
2 34 (9.60%) PKI
3 24 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.21%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.80%) Replication
6 13 (3.67%) IVR
7 12 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.82%) User Experience
9 9 (2.54%) Clustering
10 8 (2.26%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.98%) CLARiiON
11 7 (1.98%) Tandem
12 6 (1.69%) Statistics
12 6 (1.69%) E-Learning
12 6 (1.69%) W3C
12 6 (1.69%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.69%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.41%) DTV
13 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.41%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 238 (67.23%) Linux
2 102 (28.81%) Windows
3 88 (24.86%) UNIX
4 58 (16.38%) CentOS
5 39 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (5.37%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.08%) Scientific Linux
9 17 (4.80%) Solaris
10 14 (3.95%) Debian
11 12 (3.39%) Android
11 12 (3.39%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.13%) VMS
15 3 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.56%) AIX
16 2 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.97%) DevOps
2 52 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (12.43%) Load Balancing
4 38 (10.73%) Configuration Management
5 35 (9.89%) OO
6 30 (8.47%) ITIL
6 30 (8.47%) Project Management
7 29 (8.19%) OOP
7 29 (8.19%) Open Source
8 26 (7.34%) MVC
9 24 (6.78%) E-Commerce
10 23 (6.50%) Time Management
11 21 (5.93%) Responsive Web Design
11 21 (5.93%) Web Development
12 20 (5.65%) Migration
13 19 (5.37%) CRM
14 18 (5.08%) Software Engineering
15 17 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.80%) SDLC
16 16 (4.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (30.51%) PHP
2 99 (27.97%) JavaScript
3 92 (25.99%) Bash Shell
4 91 (25.71%) Python
5 74 (20.90%) SQL
6 69 (19.49%) Perl
7 64 (18.08%) Java
8 39 (11.02%) Ruby
9 38 (10.73%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 16 (4.52%) PHP5
12 14 (3.95%) C++
13 12 (3.39%) C
14 11 (3.11%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.69%) C#
15 6 (1.69%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.69%) Korn
16 5 (1.41%) Jython
16 5 (1.41%) sed
17 4 (1.13%) AWK
Qualifications
1 53 (14.97%) Degree
2 25 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.52%) CCNA
4 15 (4.24%) CCNP
5 12 (3.39%) CCIE
6 7 (1.98%) MCSE
6 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.69%) CCSE
7 6 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.41%) PMP
8 5 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.41%) OSCP
9 4 (1.13%) CCDE
9 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.34%) PCI DSS
2 25 (7.06%) SLA
3 23 (6.50%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (11.58%) iptables
3 39 (11.02%) NFS
4 36 (10.17%) Active Directory
5 20 (5.65%) Varnish
6 18 (5.08%) vSphere
7 12 (3.39%) Postfix
8 11 (3.11%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.82%) KVM
10 9 (2.54%) Samba
11 8 (2.26%) Xen
11 8 (2.26%) Firmware
11 8 (2.26%) Sendmail
12 7 (1.98%) Docker
13 6 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.69%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.69%) Snort
14 4 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (1.13%) XenServer
15 3 (0.85%) LXC
Systems Management
1 69 (19.49%) Puppet
2 49 (13.84%) Nagios
3 30 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (5.37%) Ansible
5 17 (4.80%) ZABBIX
6 15 (4.24%) Cacti
7 13 (3.67%) logstash
8 12 (3.39%) Graphite
9 11 (3.11%) Kibana
10 10 (2.82%) Ganglia
10 10 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (2.26%) Hyperic
12 7 (1.98%) collectd
12 7 (1.98%) Vagrant
12 7 (1.98%) Salt
13 6 (1.69%) HAProxy
13 6 (1.69%) cPanel
14 5 (1.41%) vMotion
14 5 (1.41%) Bcfg2
14 5 (1.41%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 77 (21.75%) Cisco
2 64 (18.08%) VMware
3 63 (17.80%) Red Hat
4 41 (11.58%) Oracle
5 34 (9.60%) Google
6 29 (8.19%) Microsoft
7 23 (6.50%) Avaya
8 20 (5.65%) HP
9 19 (5.37%) Genesys
9 19 (5.37%) Rackspace
10 15 (4.24%) NetApp
11 14 (3.95%) Adobe
12 13 (3.67%) Nortel
12 13 (3.67%) Zend
13 12 (3.39%) EMC
14 11 (3.11%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.11%) Sun
15 10 (2.82%) WorldPay
16 9 (2.54%) F5
16 9 (2.54%) Sybase
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum plus benefits package and great office envir
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Shares
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Iter8
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent benefits - share options,
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum Pluse Share Options
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: £40,847 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + .
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ote
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Watkins Hire Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + OTE £70k
Posted: 19 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum +bonus+29 days holiday+share ops sch
Posted: 22 days ago