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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 805 775 826
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +51
Permanent jobs citing SSH 143 196 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.97% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 117 157 141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%

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
17875 20204 20542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 18.26% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14821 16004 16245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 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 30 April 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
(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 -49 135 £46,250 +2.77% 20
London -43 57 £52,500 -8.69% 5
South East +8 30 £45,000 +4.34% 4
Berkshire +17 18 £45,000 -25.00% 1
South West +14 15 £50,000 +40.84% 5
East of England +9 14 £49,250 +9.44% 1
Reading - 14 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +17 12 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Hertfordshire +17 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Surrey +5 7 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £56,000 -
West Yorkshire +8 6 £30,000 -25.00% 1
North Yorkshire +5 5 £40,000 -14.43% 1
Swindon -3 5 £50,000 +49.25% 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £50,000 +49.25% 1
Devon - 5 £25,000 -
City of London +34 4 £45,000 -11.33%
Leeds +4 4 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Guildford -2 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
West Midlands -17 4 £40,000 +77.77%
Dunstable - 4 £52,500 -
Scotland -2 3 - - 2
East Midlands - 3 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £55,000 - 3
Solihull - 3 £43,750 -
Exeter - 3 £25,000 -
Ripon - 3 £40,000 -
Bristol -1 2 £30,500 -26.06% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £51,250 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 196 (63.84%) Linux
2 116 (37.79%) TCP/IP
3 113 (36.81%) MySQL
4 108 (35.18%) Unix
5 104 (33.88%) PHP
6 103 (33.55%) DNS
7 98 (31.92%) SQL
8 93 (30.29%) Apache
9 87 (28.34%) HTML
9 87 (28.34%) JavaScript
10 84 (27.36%) CSS
11 82 (26.71%) Git (software)
12 81 (26.38%) LAMP
13 79 (25.73%) FTP
13 79 (25.73%) HTTP
14 73 (23.78%) SSL
15 72 (23.45%) Oracle
16 69 (22.48%) Bash Shell
17 68 (22.15%) Finance
17 68 (22.15%) Python
18 66 (21.50%) Perl
19 63 (20.52%) Firewall
19 63 (20.52%) jQuery
19 63 (20.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 61 (19.87%) SMTP
21 60 (19.54%) VMware
22 58 (18.89%) Java
23 56 (18.24%) Red Hat
24 55 (17.92%) Web Development
25 53 (17.26%) Windows

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 93 (30.29%) Apache
2 31 (10.10%) Tomcat
3 23 (7.49%) Moodle
4 22 (7.17%) WebSphere
4 22 (7.17%) WordPress
5 17 (5.54%) CMS
5 17 (5.54%) nginx
6 13 (4.23%) IIS
6 13 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (3.91%) Apache ServiceMix
8 11 (3.58%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.93%) Confluence
10 8 (2.61%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.61%) OpenStack
11 7 (2.28%) Joomla!
11 7 (2.28%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.95%) CICS
13 5 (1.63%) Drupal
14 4 (1.30%) ColdFusion
14 4 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (8.47%) MS Office
2 24 (7.82%) MS Excel
3 15 (4.89%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.95%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (5.86%) Magento
2 9 (2.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.98%) Documaker
4 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Line 500
5 1 (0.33%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.82%) GitHub
3 11 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.26%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.61%) SaaS
6 7 (2.28%) Heroku
7 5 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.30%) Datadog
8 4 (1.30%) IaaS
8 4 (1.30%) Office 365
8 4 (1.30%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) AdWords
9 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (37.79%) TCP/IP
2 103 (33.55%) DNS
3 79 (25.73%) FTP
3 79 (25.73%) HTTP
4 73 (23.78%) SSL
5 63 (20.52%) Firewall
6 61 (19.87%) SMTP
7 46 (14.98%) VPN
8 35 (11.40%) LDAP
9 32 (10.42%) Internet
9 32 (10.42%) SAN
10 31 (10.10%) HTTPS
10 31 (10.10%) Telnet
11 27 (8.79%) IPsec
12 26 (8.47%) WAN
13 20 (6.51%) LAN
14 18 (5.86%) Network Security
14 18 (5.86%) PuTTY
14 18 (5.86%) SNMP
15 17 (5.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (36.81%) MySQL
2 19 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.23%) Big Data
5 11 (3.58%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.58%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.26%) DB2
7 8 (2.61%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.98%) Parquet
10 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.98%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.65%) Redis
12 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.33%) GIS
12 1 (0.33%) OrientDB
12 1 (0.33%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 82 (26.71%) Git (software)
2 36 (11.73%) Subversion
3 29 (9.45%) JIRA
4 22 (7.17%) Cucumber
5 16 (5.21%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.23%) Selenium
7 11 (3.58%) Maven
8 10 (3.26%) Toad
9 9 (2.93%) Grunt
10 8 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.61%) HP UFT
11 7 (2.28%) Ant
11 7 (2.28%) RSpec
12 6 (1.95%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.95%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.95%) JUnit
12 6 (1.95%) Mockito
13 5 (1.63%) JSHint
14 4 (1.30%) GitLab
15 3 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 68 (22.15%) Finance
2 30 (9.77%) Marketing
3 15 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.23%) Banking
5 11 (3.58%) Electronics
6 9 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.93%) Retail
7 8 (2.61%) Games
8 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.30%) Law
8 4 (1.30%) Publishing
9 3 (0.98%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 88 (28.66%) Developer
2 71 (23.13%) Administrator
3 55 (17.92%) Systems Administrator
4 46 (14.98%) Analyst
5 39 (12.70%) Linux Administrator
5 39 (12.70%) PHP Developer
6 35 (11.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 25 (8.14%) Network Engineer
8 17 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (4.89%) Analyst Developer
10 15 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.89%) Network Administrator
11 14 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (4.56%) Test Analyst
12 13 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (4.23%) Web Developer
13 12 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (3.91%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.91%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (28.34%) HTML
2 84 (27.36%) CSS
3 81 (26.38%) LAMP
4 63 (20.52%) jQuery
5 30 (9.77%) Ajax
6 29 (9.45%) Sass
7 26 (8.47%) HTML5
8 21 (6.84%) CSS3
8 21 (6.84%) SOAP
9 20 (6.51%) Web Services
9 20 (6.51%) XML
10 17 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (5.21%) REST
12 15 (4.89%) AngularJS
13 13 (4.23%) Middleware
13 13 (4.23%) WebSphere MQ
14 12 (3.91%) Backbone.js
14 12 (3.91%) J2EE
14 12 (3.91%) RequireJS
14 12 (3.91%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.73%) Computer Science
2 33 (10.75%) Management Information System
3 28 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (8.14%) PKI
5 19 (6.19%) e-Learning
5 19 (6.19%) VLE
6 18 (5.86%) Clustering
6 18 (5.86%) Learning Management System
7 15 (4.89%) Replication
8 11 (3.58%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.61%) User Experience
10 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.63%) Social Media
12 4 (1.30%) Fintech
13 3 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 196 (63.84%) Linux
2 108 (35.18%) Unix
3 63 (20.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 53 (17.26%) Windows
5 46 (14.98%) CentOS
6 38 (12.38%) Solaris
7 20 (6.51%) AIX
8 18 (5.86%) Windows Server
9 14 (4.56%) Debian
9 14 (4.56%) Ubuntu
10 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.61%) SUSE
11 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (2.28%) HPUX
13 6 (1.95%) Windows NT
13 6 (1.95%) zOS
14 5 (1.63%) Android
15 3 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.92%) Web Development
2 49 (15.96%) Project Management
3 47 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (11.40%) DevOps
5 31 (10.10%) OO
6 27 (8.79%) ITIL
6 27 (8.79%) Scrum
7 26 (8.47%) Time Management
8 23 (7.49%) High Availability
8 23 (7.49%) SDLC
9 20 (6.51%) Configuration Management
9 20 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (6.51%) Front End Development
10 19 (6.19%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 17 (5.54%) Load Balancing
12 17 (5.54%) Problem Management
13 16 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (5.21%) OOP
14 14 (4.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (33.88%) PHP
2 98 (31.92%) SQL
3 87 (28.34%) JavaScript
4 69 (22.48%) Bash Shell
5 68 (22.15%) Python
6 66 (21.50%) Perl
7 58 (18.89%) Java
8 48 (15.64%) Shell Script
9 26 (8.47%) Ruby
10 19 (6.19%) C++
11 12 (3.91%) C
12 11 (3.58%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.93%) C#
13 9 (2.93%) Korn
14 5 (1.63%) VB
15 4 (1.30%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.30%) COBOL
15 4 (1.30%) JCL
15 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.30%) REXX
Qualifications
1 40 (13.03%) Degree
2 21 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (4.89%) CCNA
4 10 (3.26%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.61%) CEH
5 8 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.28%) CCNP
6 7 (2.28%) CISSP
6 7 (2.28%) ISEB
6 7 (2.28%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.95%) MBA
7 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.63%) MCSE
8 5 (1.63%) SANS
9 4 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.30%) MCP
10 3 (0.98%) MCTS
10 3 (0.98%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.84%) QA
2 19 (6.19%) SLA
3 4 (1.30%) COBIT
4 2 (0.65%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.65%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.33%) SAS 70
System Software
1 50 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.79%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.17%) NFS
4 17 (5.54%) Sendmail
5 16 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (4.89%) Postfix
7 12 (3.91%) iptables
7 12 (3.91%) qmail
8 10 (3.26%) Docker
8 10 (3.26%) vSphere
8 10 (3.26%) Xen
9 9 (2.93%) Varnish
10 7 (2.28%) Hyper-V
10 7 (2.28%) Snort
10 7 (2.28%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.95%) KVM
11 6 (1.95%) RACF
11 6 (1.95%) Samba
12 5 (1.63%) VirtualBox
13 4 (1.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 29 (9.45%) Nagios
2 28 (9.12%) Puppet
3 18 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.89%) Plesk
5 12 (3.91%) Control-M
6 11 (3.58%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (3.26%) cPanel
8 8 (2.61%) Ansible
8 8 (2.61%) Cacti
9 7 (2.28%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.95%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (1.95%) Salt
11 5 (1.63%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.63%) Nmap
12 4 (1.30%) Graphite
12 4 (1.30%) Hyperic
12 4 (1.30%) RSA Archer
12 4 (1.30%) Rundeck
12 4 (1.30%) zSecure
13 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 72 (23.45%) Oracle
2 60 (19.54%) VMware
3 56 (18.24%) Red Hat
4 50 (16.29%) Cisco
5 36 (11.73%) IBM
6 33 (10.75%) Microsoft
7 19 (6.19%) HP
8 13 (4.23%) Juniper
9 11 (3.58%) BMC
9 11 (3.58%) CommVault
10 10 (3.26%) Rackspace
10 10 (3.26%) Splunk
11 9 (2.93%) Intel Security
11 9 (2.93%) SAP
11 9 (2.93%) Sun
12 8 (2.61%) F5
12 8 (2.61%) Zend
13 7 (2.28%) New Relic
13 7 (2.28%) Sybase
14 6 (1.95%) CA
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