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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 667 630 667
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +37
Permanent jobs citing SSH 235 273 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.45% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 201 202 192
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,550 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.97%

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
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 £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -32 230 £40,000 -20.00% 15
London -2 122 £44,500 -15.23% 6
South East -12 32 £38,500 -23.00% 4
East of England -1 22 £47,500 +34.75% 1
Hampshire -29 19 £35,875 +10.38% 3
Southampton +23 18 £35,875 +40.68% 3
City of London +19 16 £38,000 -27.61% 1
Yorkshire -21 16 £40,000 +40.35% 2
West Midlands - 15 £27,850 -
North West +2 14 £26,500 -23.18%
Manchester - 14 £26,500 -
Hertfordshire -8 12 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Surrey -10 8 £44,000 -16.19%
West Yorkshire -16 7 £34,000 +19.29%
Warwickshire - 7 £27,850 -
Nuneaton - 7 £27,850 -
East Midlands +30 6 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Solihull - 6 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £48,750 -
Derbyshire +19 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Derby +9 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Sheffield - 5 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Leeds -10 4 £48,750 +71.05%
Rickmansworth -11 4 £46,250 +54.16%
Watford - 4 £50,000 -
Dunstable - 4 £46,250 -
Hammersmith - 4 £36,000 -
Scotland +6 3 £47,500 -
Wetherby - 3 £32,500 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 373 (69.20%) Linux
2 239 (44.34%) MySQL
3 230 (42.67%) DNS
4 201 (37.29%) TCP/IP
5 178 (33.02%) Windows
6 175 (32.47%) UNIX
7 174 (32.28%) PHP
8 163 (30.24%) FTP
9 136 (25.23%) Apache
10 132 (24.49%) HTTP
11 131 (24.30%) VMware
11 131 (24.30%) CSS
12 125 (23.19%) HTML
13 122 (22.63%) Red Hat
13 122 (22.63%) SQL
14 120 (22.26%) Perl
15 116 (21.52%) Firewall
16 115 (21.34%) Bash Shell
17 109 (20.22%) JavaScript
17 109 (20.22%) DHCP
18 104 (19.29%) Git (software)
19 103 (19.11%) Python
20 100 (18.55%) jQuery
21 97 (18.00%) Java
21 97 (18.00%) SSL
22 96 (17.81%) Cisco
23 93 (17.25%) Microsoft
24 88 (16.33%) SMTP
25 87 (16.14%) Finance
26 86 (15.96%) CentOS

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 136 (25.23%) Apache
2 65 (12.06%) nginx
3 64 (11.87%) Tomcat
4 56 (10.39%) IIS
5 52 (9.65%) JBoss
6 36 (6.68%) MS Exchange
7 31 (5.75%) WordPress
8 23 (4.27%) Moodle
8 23 (4.27%) CMS
9 22 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (3.90%) SharePoint
11 17 (3.15%) WebLogic
11 17 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (2.60%) Apache Solr
13 12 (2.23%) WebSphere
14 11 (2.04%) Node.js
15 9 (1.67%) Drupal
16 7 (1.30%) Joomla!
17 4 (0.74%) Zope
17 4 (0.74%) Plone
Applications
1 60 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 41 (7.61%) MS Office
3 8 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.93%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.74%) MS Project
8 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.19%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 10 (1.86%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.41%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.86%) PaaS
5 9 (1.67%) IaaS
6 7 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.30%) Joyent
7 6 (1.11%) Route 53
7 6 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.19%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Heroku
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 230 (42.67%) DNS
2 201 (37.29%) TCP/IP
3 163 (30.24%) FTP
4 132 (24.49%) HTTP
5 116 (21.52%) Firewall
6 109 (20.22%) DHCP
7 97 (18.00%) SSL
8 88 (16.33%) SMTP
9 85 (15.77%) VPN
10 81 (15.03%) WAN
11 76 (14.10%) LAN
12 72 (13.36%) LDAP
13 65 (12.06%) Internet
14 57 (10.58%) SNMP
15 52 (9.65%) Telnet
16 42 (7.79%) VLAN
16 42 (7.79%) SAN
17 40 (7.42%) Network Security
18 39 (7.24%) Cisco IOS
19 38 (7.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (44.34%) MySQL
2 55 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 39 (7.24%) Relational Database
4 36 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (5.75%) RDBMS
5 31 (5.75%) NoSQL
6 27 (5.01%) Oracle Database
7 21 (3.90%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.97%) Redis
9 14 (2.60%) MariaDB
10 12 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.48%) Riak
12 8 (1.48%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.93%) Big Data
13 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.19%) Oracle9i Database
15 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 104 (19.29%) Git (software)
2 66 (12.24%) Subversion
3 49 (9.09%) JIRA
4 26 (4.82%) Toad
5 25 (4.64%) Emacs
6 22 (4.08%) Maven
6 22 (4.08%) Ant
7 16 (2.97%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.41%) Grunt
9 12 (2.23%) JSHint
10 11 (2.04%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.86%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.11%) Aptana Studio
13 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.37%) PHPUnit
14 2 (0.37%) JUnit
14 2 (0.37%) Sublime Text
15 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
15 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
15 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 87 (16.14%) Finance
2 52 (9.65%) Games
3 28 (5.19%) Banking
4 19 (3.53%) French Language
5 17 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.97%) Marketing
7 15 (2.78%) iGaming
8 13 (2.41%) Advertising
8 13 (2.41%) Law
9 11 (2.04%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.67%) Retail
11 4 (0.74%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.74%) Front Office
12 3 (0.56%) Legal
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) Electronics
14 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 107 (19.85%) Developer
2 86 (15.96%) Systems Administrator
3 85 (15.77%) Administrator
4 82 (15.21%) Analyst
5 63 (11.69%) Linux Administrator
6 57 (10.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 52 (9.65%) Network Engineer
8 47 (8.72%) Systems Engineer
8 47 (8.72%) Support Engineer
9 46 (8.53%) Linux Engineer
10 45 (8.35%) Support Analyst
11 37 (6.86%) Web Developer
12 36 (6.68%) PHP Developer
13 27 (5.01%) UNIX Engineer
14 25 (4.64%) Systems Analyst
14 25 (4.64%) Systems Support
15 21 (3.90%) Security Engineer
16 20 (3.71%) Systems Support Engineer
16 20 (3.71%) Senior Linux Administrator
16 20 (3.71%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (24.30%) CSS
2 125 (23.19%) HTML
3 100 (18.55%) jQuery
4 65 (12.06%) Web Services
5 62 (11.50%) LAMP
6 57 (10.58%) HTML5
7 53 (9.83%) XML
8 48 (8.91%) Ajax
9 39 (7.24%) Middleware
10 30 (5.57%) SOAP
10 30 (5.57%) CSS3
11 27 (5.01%) Sass
12 26 (4.82%) Oracle Fusion
12 26 (4.82%) JSON
13 24 (4.45%) .NET
14 19 (3.53%) J2EE
15 17 (3.15%) JDBC
15 17 (3.15%) Hibernate
15 17 (3.15%) Java SE
15 17 (3.15%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.86%) PKI
2 34 (6.31%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.57%) Open Source
4 30 (5.57%) Clustering
5 21 (3.90%) E-Learning
5 21 (3.90%) VLE
6 20 (3.71%) Mobile Games
7 17 (3.15%) Learning Management System
8 16 (2.97%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.60%) iPad
10 13 (2.41%) LPAR
10 13 (2.41%) DLPAR
11 10 (1.86%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.30%) SecurID
12 7 (1.30%) Photography
12 7 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.11%) User Experience
14 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.93%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 373 (69.20%) Linux
2 178 (33.02%) Windows
3 175 (32.47%) UNIX
4 86 (15.96%) CentOS
5 77 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (10.39%) Solaris
7 43 (7.98%) Ubuntu
7 43 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (5.94%) AIX
10 26 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (3.34%) Debian
12 11 (2.04%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.67%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.74%) Scientific Linux
15 4 (0.74%) OpenBSD
15 4 (0.74%) SUSE
15 4 (0.74%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (12.43%) Load Balancing
2 53 (9.83%) ITIL
3 51 (9.46%) OO
4 50 (9.28%) Configuration Management
5 48 (8.91%) Web Development
6 47 (8.72%) E-Commerce
7 42 (7.79%) OOP
8 38 (7.05%) Capacity Planning
9 36 (6.68%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (6.49%) MVC
11 34 (6.31%) Time Management
12 33 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (5.19%) Mentoring
15 24 (4.45%) DevOps
16 21 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
16 21 (3.90%) Migration
16 21 (3.90%) Data Modelling
17 20 (3.71%) OO PHP
18 17 (3.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 174 (32.28%) PHP
2 122 (22.63%) SQL
3 120 (22.26%) Perl
4 115 (21.34%) Bash Shell
5 109 (20.22%) JavaScript
6 103 (19.11%) Python
7 97 (18.00%) Java
8 74 (13.73%) Shell Script
9 38 (7.05%) PHP5
10 37 (6.86%) Ruby
11 18 (3.34%) Korn
11 18 (3.34%) C++
12 17 (3.15%) C
13 16 (2.97%) C#
14 15 (2.78%) VBScript
15 14 (2.60%) sed
16 12 (2.23%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.86%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.74%) Scala
19 2 (0.37%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 67 (12.43%) Degree
2 61 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (8.72%) CCNP
4 38 (7.05%) CCNA
5 17 (3.15%) CCIE
6 14 (2.60%) RHCE
7 13 (2.41%) CCSE
8 11 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.04%) CCSA
8 11 (2.04%) CISSP
9 9 (1.67%) GCIA
9 9 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.67%) GCIH
10 8 (1.48%) MCSE
11 7 (1.30%) MCP
11 7 (1.30%) RHCSA
12 6 (1.11%) MCSA
13 4 (0.74%) PMP
13 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.74%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.67%) SLA
1 9 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.93%) COSO
2 5 (0.93%) COBIT
3 2 (0.37%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (11.13%) NFS
3 43 (7.98%) Postfix
4 35 (6.49%) vSphere
5 32 (5.94%) VMware ESX
6 29 (5.38%) Active Directory
7 26 (4.82%) Hyper-V
8 25 (4.64%) Sendmail
8 25 (4.64%) Xen
9 22 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (3.34%) Firmware
11 17 (3.15%) KVM
12 13 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (2.41%) Shibboleth
13 10 (1.86%) Varnish
13 10 (1.86%) Squid
14 9 (1.67%) XenServer
15 8 (1.48%) Veritas File System
16 7 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
2 69 (12.80%) Puppet
3 51 (9.46%) Nagios
4 39 (7.24%) Tivoli
5 28 (5.19%) Ansible
6 18 (3.34%) yum
7 15 (2.78%) ZABBIX
8 14 (2.60%) Salt
9 13 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (2.41%) CFEngine
10 11 (2.04%) SCOM
11 10 (1.86%) cPanel
12 8 (1.48%) Munin
13 7 (1.30%) Cacti
13 7 (1.30%) Legato
13 7 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (1.11%) Backup Exec
15 5 (0.93%) Zenoss
15 5 (0.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 131 (24.30%) VMware
2 122 (22.63%) Red Hat
3 96 (17.81%) Cisco
4 93 (17.25%) Microsoft
5 70 (12.99%) Oracle
6 45 (8.35%) Citrix
7 26 (4.82%) Juniper
7 26 (4.82%) IBM
7 26 (4.82%) F5
8 23 (4.27%) Zend
9 21 (3.90%) EMC
10 20 (3.71%) CheckPoint
11 18 (3.34%) Intel
11 18 (3.34%) HP
12 16 (2.97%) Polycom
13 15 (2.78%) hybris
14 14 (2.60%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.60%) Hitachi
15 12 (2.23%) Adobe
16 11 (2.04%) Veritas
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