The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 422 365 392
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +27
Permanent jobs citing SSL 627 847 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.71% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 4.17% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 551 587 565
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

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
19016 20332 20875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.64% 17.03% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15300 16250 16882
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL within the UK.

SSL Salary Trend in the UK

SSL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSL over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 within the UK.

SSL Salary Histogram in the UK

SSL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 3 June 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 -46 586 £45,000 -4.25% 100
London -47 217 £55,000 +10.00% 35
South East -22 171 £42,500 -3.95% 27
East of England +23 67 £40,000 -8.57% 6
City of London +1 46 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Hampshire +2 44 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Berkshire -36 43 £45,000 -7.21% 9
North West 0 37 £37,500 -11.76% 13
South West +3 36 £35,000 -26.31% 5
Surrey +10 35 £42,500 +37.09% 3
Scotland +18 33 £52,500 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire +29 25 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 24 £45,000 -12.19% 8
Reading -18 23 £44,875 -7.47% 3
Cheshire -2 21 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Hertfordshire +9 20 £35,000 -39.13% 2
Yorkshire +2 20 £50,000 +42.85% 11
West Midlands -27 20 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Cambridge +33 19 £45,000 -12.62% 3
Glasgow +7 16 £53,750 +43.33%
Gloucestershire -6 14 £35,000 -32.03% 2
East Midlands -28 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Crewe - 13 £42,500 -
Edinburgh +14 12 £52,500 +69.35%
Northampton +12 12 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire +7 12 £45,000 -
Manchester +3 12 £35,000 +10.23% 12
Birmingham -2 12 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Milton Keynes -20 10 £37,500 -26.82% 4
Leeds +13 9 £50,000 +33.33% 6

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SSL 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 SSL.

1 703 (52.94%) Firewall
2 562 (42.32%) VPN
3 545 (41.04%) Windows
3 545 (41.04%) Cisco
4 510 (38.40%) TCP/IP
5 451 (33.96%) Linux
6 440 (33.13%) DNS
7 357 (26.88%) Microsoft
8 337 (25.38%) Finance
9 330 (24.85%) VMware
10 329 (24.77%) SQL
11 313 (23.57%) Cisco Certification
12 291 (21.91%) LAN
13 289 (21.76%) WAN
14 254 (19.13%) IPsec
15 251 (18.90%) Juniper
16 237 (17.85%) SQL Server
17 232 (17.47%) HTTP
18 230 (17.32%) Network Security
19 229 (17.24%) CheckPoint
20 227 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 225 (16.94%) Data Centre
22 222 (16.72%) ITIL
23 221 (16.64%) F5
24 218 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
25 215 (16.19%) Active Directory
26 214 (16.11%) HTML
27 211 (15.89%) CCNP
28 205 (15.44%) Wireless
29 202 (15.21%) BGP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SSL 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 SSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 189 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 145 (10.92%) IIS
3 105 (7.91%) Apache
4 104 (7.83%) WebSphere
5 99 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 83 (6.25%) JBoss
7 65 (4.89%) Tomcat
8 64 (4.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 64 (4.82%) SharePoint
8 64 (4.82%) CMS
8 64 (4.82%) nginx
9 51 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 42 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 40 (3.01%) Lync
12 38 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
13 34 (2.56%) WebLogic
14 26 (1.96%) Drupal
15 24 (1.81%) OpenStack
16 15 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
17 13 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 165 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 63 (4.74%) MS Office
3 18 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.30%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.90%) Magento
2 12 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.68%) SAP SRM
4 9 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.30%) Shopify
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.15%) Line 50
8 2 (0.15%) Summit
8 2 (0.15%) RMDS
9 1 (0.075%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 88 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.16%) SaaS
4 38 (2.86%) IaaS
5 33 (2.48%) Office 365
6 30 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (2.03%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 15 (1.13%) Google Analytics
11 14 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.90%) Heroku
13 11 (0.83%) PaaS
14 8 (0.60%) Engine Yard
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.23%) Route 53
16 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 703 (52.94%) Firewall
2 562 (42.32%) VPN
3 510 (38.40%) TCP/IP
4 440 (33.13%) DNS
5 291 (21.91%) LAN
6 289 (21.76%) WAN
7 254 (19.13%) IPsec
8 232 (17.47%) HTTP
9 230 (17.32%) Network Security
10 218 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
11 205 (15.44%) Wireless
12 202 (15.21%) BGP
13 201 (15.14%) OSPF
14 197 (14.83%) MPLS
15 182 (13.70%) EIGRP
16 167 (12.58%) VLAN
17 163 (12.27%) Internet
18 160 (12.05%) DHCP
19 128 (9.64%) SAN
20 110 (8.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 139 (10.47%) MySQL
3 114 (8.58%) Relational Database
4 79 (5.95%) RDBMS
5 64 (4.82%) DB2
6 47 (3.54%) Oracle Database
7 45 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.66%) Redis
10 22 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.60%) NonStop SQL
16 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (4.14%) Subversion
2 53 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.79%) Visual Studio
4 35 (2.64%) Jenkins
5 27 (2.03%) JIRA
6 15 (1.13%) Maven
7 10 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (0.75%) LoadRunner
7 10 (0.75%) PHPUnit
7 10 (0.75%) Behat
8 9 (0.68%) Hudson
9 8 (0.60%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.45%) Ant
12 5 (0.38%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.30%) JConsole
13 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 337 (25.38%) Finance
2 103 (7.76%) Banking
3 102 (7.68%) Telecoms
4 57 (4.29%) Retail
5 42 (3.16%) Financial Institution
6 41 (3.09%) Retail Banking
7 36 (2.71%) Marketing
8 34 (2.56%) Back Office
9 20 (1.51%) Multimedia
10 16 (1.20%) Law
11 14 (1.05%) Front Office
12 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.90%) Advertising
13 12 (0.90%) Electronics
14 10 (0.75%) Legal
15 5 (0.38%) Welsh Language
16 4 (0.30%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.30%) Games
16 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 305 (22.97%) Network Engineer
2 146 (10.99%) Analyst
3 115 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 104 (7.83%) Consultant
4 104 (7.83%) Support Engineer
5 102 (7.68%) Developer
6 91 (6.85%) Security Engineer
7 81 (6.10%) Senior Network Engineer
8 78 (5.87%) Administrator
9 77 (5.80%) Architect
10 69 (5.20%) Network Security Engineer
11 61 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
12 56 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
13 52 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
14 44 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
15 38 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 32 (2.41%) Support Analyst
17 31 (2.33%) Network Support
17 31 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.26%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (16.11%) HTML
2 186 (14.01%) Web Services
3 163 (12.27%) XML
4 125 (9.41%) CSS
5 76 (5.72%) SOAP
6 74 (5.57%) .NET
7 61 (4.59%) Java EE
8 49 (3.69%) JSON
9 48 (3.61%) REST
10 45 (3.39%) Spring
11 43 (3.24%) Ajax
12 42 (3.16%) Middleware
13 37 (2.79%) RESTful
14 35 (2.64%) ASP.NET
15 33 (2.48%) HTML5
16 32 (2.41%) J2EE
17 31 (2.33%) jQuery
18 28 (2.11%) SAML
19 23 (1.73%) OAuth
20 21 (1.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 225 (16.94%) Data Centre
2 96 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.80%) Clustering
4 63 (4.74%) PKI
5 62 (4.67%) Management Information System
6 47 (3.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 46 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (2.71%) Computer Science
9 35 (2.64%) Blackberry
10 32 (2.41%) User Experience
11 25 (1.88%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.81%) Cryptography
13 22 (1.66%) Replication
14 20 (1.51%) CMDB
15 18 (1.36%) FMCG
16 15 (1.13%) W3C
17 14 (1.05%) DTV
17 14 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
18 12 (0.90%) Mobile App
18 12 (0.90%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 545 (41.04%) Windows
2 451 (33.96%) Linux
3 178 (13.40%) UNIX
4 149 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (8.73%) CentOS
6 104 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 81 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (5.05%) Windows 7
10 49 (3.69%) Windows XP
11 30 (2.26%) Ubuntu
12 26 (1.96%) Solaris
13 25 (1.88%) Windows 8
14 23 (1.73%) Windows Vista
15 22 (1.66%) AIX
16 13 (0.98%) Android
17 12 (0.90%) Amazon Linux
18 11 (0.83%) zOS
19 10 (0.75%) Fedora
20 9 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (16.72%) ITIL
2 153 (11.52%) Load Balancing
3 107 (8.06%) Migration
4 102 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (7.53%) Project Management
6 97 (7.30%) Network Design
7 71 (5.35%) Time Management
8 70 (5.27%) SOA
8 70 (5.27%) Network Monitoring
9 67 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 66 (4.97%) Mentoring
11 65 (4.89%) Change Management
11 65 (4.89%) Configuration Management
12 63 (4.74%) High Availability
13 61 (4.59%) Change Control
14 59 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (4.22%) Problem Management
16 55 (4.14%) Service Management
17 54 (4.07%) Information Security
17 54 (4.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 329 (24.77%) SQL
2 182 (13.70%) Java
3 157 (11.82%) JavaScript
4 111 (8.36%) Python
5 107 (8.06%) Perl
6 106 (7.98%) PowerShell
7 105 (7.91%) PHP
8 73 (5.50%) Shell Script
9 61 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 50 (3.77%) C#
11 42 (3.16%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.18%) C++
12 29 (2.18%) VB
13 27 (2.03%) VBScript
14 26 (1.96%) Ruby
15 20 (1.51%) C
16 17 (1.28%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.90%) XPath
18 11 (0.83%) JCL
19 10 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 313 (23.57%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (15.89%) CCNP
3 180 (13.55%) Degree
4 170 (12.80%) CCNA
5 101 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 52 (3.92%) MCSE
8 39 (2.94%) CCIE
9 38 (2.86%) Security Cleared
10 31 (2.33%) SC Cleared
11 30 (2.26%) CISSP
12 28 (2.11%) MCITP
13 25 (1.88%) MCSA
14 23 (1.73%) JNCIP
15 21 (1.58%) CCDA
15 21 (1.58%) CCSE
16 20 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.28%) CCSA
18 16 (1.20%) MCP
19 12 (0.90%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.78%) SLA
2 44 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.73%) QA
5 14 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.83%) ISO 8583
7 9 (0.68%) RosettaNet
8 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.075%) COBIT
System Software
1 227 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 215 (16.19%) Active Directory
3 77 (5.80%) vSphere
4 76 (5.72%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.48%) VMware ESX
6 31 (2.33%) vCloud
7 30 (2.26%) Terminal Services
8 27 (2.03%) Varnish
8 27 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (1.58%) Firmware
10 17 (1.28%) Xen
10 17 (1.28%) XenApp
11 16 (1.20%) NFS
12 15 (1.13%) qmail
13 13 (0.98%) iptables
14 12 (0.90%) Postfix
14 12 (0.90%) Snort
15 10 (0.75%) RACF
16 9 (0.68%) Squid
16 9 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 70 (5.27%) Nagios
2 58 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (4.22%) SCCM
4 54 (4.07%) Puppet
5 32 (2.41%) Backup Exec
6 31 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
7 21 (1.58%) OPNET
7 21 (1.58%) logstash
8 20 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
9 19 (1.43%) WSUS
10 18 (1.36%) Cacti
11 15 (1.13%) Tivoli
12 14 (1.05%) SCOM
12 14 (1.05%) HP NNM
12 14 (1.05%) Salt
13 13 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
13 13 (0.98%) collectd
13 13 (0.98%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.90%) cPanel
15 11 (0.83%) Ansible
Vendors
1 545 (41.04%) Cisco
2 357 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 330 (24.85%) VMware
4 251 (18.90%) Juniper
5 229 (17.24%) CheckPoint
6 221 (16.64%) F5
7 180 (13.55%) HP
8 159 (11.97%) Oracle
9 94 (7.08%) Citrix
10 93 (7.00%) Red Hat
11 85 (6.40%) IBM
12 72 (5.42%) SolarWinds
13 65 (4.89%) Dell
14 64 (4.82%) Riverbed
15 53 (3.99%) Fortinet
16 46 (3.46%) McAfee
17 41 (3.09%) Blue Coat
18 40 (3.01%) Symantec
19 39 (2.94%) Brocade
20 38 (2.86%) Avaya
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Riding
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits inc flexi time
Posted: 9 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £47,000 to £53,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits (Please see bel
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DGH Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £77000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42500 - £47000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: Yesterday