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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 387 391 409
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Permanent jobs citing SSL 733 713 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 3.79% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 625 580 473
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +9.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
19780 18793 22687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.24% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16008 14717 18918
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 £64,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 2014 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 22 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 +9 706 £45,000 -5.26% 64
London -61 245 £50,000 -4.76% 22
South East +46 213 £42,000 -6.66% 19
Berkshire +41 91 £42,000 -6.66% 6
East of England +14 75 £50,000 +42.85% 4
City of London +17 74 £46,500 -11.42% 8
South West +32 66 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Hampshire +13 50 £42,500 -32.00% 6
Yorkshire -7 44 £40,000 +21.21% 7
Surrey -21 39 £45,000 - 4
North West -49 37 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Gloucestershire +15 33 £50,000 +30.71% 3
Reading +11 33 £40,000 -10.11% 3
West Yorkshire +8 32 £48,750 +50.00% 4
Leeds +20 30 £50,000 +53.84% 4
Basingstoke +18 28 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Hertfordshire -5 26 £65,000 +62.50%
Cheltenham +15 24 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Slough -18 21 £40,000 -11.11%
Manchester -44 20 £33,500 -33.00% 4
Bedfordshire +15 17 £52,500 +59.09% 1
Cheshire -21 16 £47,250 -5.50%
East Sussex +1 15 £42,500 +37.09%
Rickmansworth - 14 £75,000 -
Bristol +1 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cambridge -3 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Essex -4 12 £46,250 - 1
Bracknell -10 11 £45,000 +40.62% 2
Guildford -12 11 £47,500 +5.55% 2

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 750 (49.60%) Firewall
2 670 (44.31%) Windows
3 644 (42.59%) Linux
4 634 (41.93%) VPN
5 601 (39.75%) Cisco
6 578 (38.23%) TCP/IP
7 502 (33.20%) DNS
8 456 (30.16%) VMware
9 388 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
10 359 (23.74%) HTTP
11 331 (21.89%) Juniper
12 308 (20.37%) Finance
13 306 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 291 (19.25%) BGP
15 284 (18.78%) IPsec
16 278 (18.39%) SQL
17 271 (17.92%) WAN
18 268 (17.72%) CCNP
19 265 (17.53%) Microsoft
20 261 (17.26%) OSPF
21 257 (17.00%) Active Directory
22 255 (16.87%) ITIL
23 247 (16.34%) Network Security
24 244 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
25 230 (15.21%) MPLS
26 225 (14.88%) Java
26 225 (14.88%) IIS
27 223 (14.75%) F5
28 219 (14.48%) SQL Server
28 219 (14.48%) LAN

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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
1 225 (14.88%) IIS
2 194 (12.83%) Apache
3 126 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 114 (7.54%) Tomcat
5 86 (5.69%) WebSphere
6 78 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 55 (3.64%) Lync
8 51 (3.37%) WebLogic
9 43 (2.84%) nginx
10 37 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 33 (2.18%) CMS
11 33 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 32 (2.12%) JBoss
13 28 (1.85%) SharePoint
14 27 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
15 24 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
16 23 (1.52%) K2 blackpearl
17 21 (1.39%) Drupal
17 21 (1.39%) MQSeries
18 18 (1.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 141 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.89%) MS Office
3 35 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.066%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.066%) InDesign
5 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (1.12%) Magento
2 10 (0.66%) Summit
3 8 (0.53%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.53%) RMDS
3 8 (0.53%) 3000 Xtra
3 8 (0.53%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 8 (0.53%) Eikon
4 7 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.066%) Agresso
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.17%) SaaS
2 39 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.98%) IaaS
4 23 (1.52%) Office 365
4 23 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.86%) PaaS
6 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.40%) Joyent
9 5 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.13%) Route 53
11 1 (0.066%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.066%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.066%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.066%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 750 (49.60%) Firewall
2 634 (41.93%) VPN
3 578 (38.23%) TCP/IP
4 502 (33.20%) DNS
5 359 (23.74%) HTTP
6 291 (19.25%) BGP
7 284 (18.78%) IPsec
8 271 (17.92%) WAN
9 261 (17.26%) OSPF
10 247 (16.34%) Network Security
11 230 (15.21%) MPLS
12 219 (14.48%) LAN
13 209 (13.82%) Wireless
14 189 (12.50%) LDAP
15 185 (12.24%) EIGRP
16 181 (11.97%) DHCP
17 160 (10.58%) VLAN
18 157 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
19 155 (10.25%) Internet
20 148 (9.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 189 (12.50%) MySQL
3 76 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 39 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (2.18%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.65%) Redis
9 25 (1.65%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.59%) DB2
10 24 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
12 20 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (0.86%) MariaDB
17 8 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 71 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 64 (4.23%) Subversion
3 48 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 40 (2.65%) JIRA
5 26 (1.72%) Maven
6 18 (1.19%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 14 (0.93%) JProfiler
8 14 (0.93%) YourKit
9 11 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
10 10 (0.66%) JDeveloper
10 10 (0.66%) Ant
10 10 (0.66%) Hudson
11 7 (0.46%) PHPUnit
11 7 (0.46%) Behat
12 6 (0.40%) JUnit
12 6 (0.40%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.40%) JMeter
13 5 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 308 (20.37%) Finance
2 96 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 80 (5.29%) Banking
4 39 (2.58%) Marketing
5 30 (1.98%) Back Office
6 27 (1.79%) Retail
7 24 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.19%) Advertising
8 18 (1.19%) Publishing
9 16 (1.06%) Law
10 14 (0.93%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.66%) Front Office
12 10 (0.66%) Legal
12 10 (0.66%) Games
13 6 (0.40%) Military
14 5 (0.33%) French Language
14 5 (0.33%) German Language
15 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 419 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 146 (9.66%) Developer
3 142 (9.39%) Analyst
4 133 (8.80%) Support Engineer
5 110 (7.28%) Security Engineer
6 106 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 92 (6.08%) Consultant
8 91 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 88 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
10 82 (5.42%) Administrator
11 81 (5.36%) Architect
12 61 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
13 56 (3.70%) Network Support
14 51 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
15 50 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
16 44 (2.91%) Support Analyst
17 39 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
18 38 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
19 34 (2.25%) Software Engineer
19 34 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.99%) Web Services
2 145 (9.59%) HTML
3 138 (9.13%) XML
4 121 (8.00%) .NET
5 111 (7.34%) CSS
6 77 (5.09%) ASP.NET
7 76 (5.03%) SOAP
8 72 (4.76%) Middleware
9 55 (3.64%) Ajax
10 54 (3.57%) REST
11 49 (3.24%) LAMP
12 44 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
13 40 (2.65%) JSON
13 40 (2.65%) WCF
14 38 (2.51%) HTML5
15 37 (2.45%) RESTful
16 35 (2.31%) J2EE
17 34 (2.25%) MSMQ
17 34 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 32 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 98 (6.48%) PKI
4 88 (5.82%) Clustering
5 76 (5.03%) Open Source
6 67 (4.43%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.78%) Blackberry
8 26 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.52%) Mainframe
10 18 (1.19%) Cryptography
11 16 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.99%) Replication
13 14 (0.93%) User Experience
14 13 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.66%) SecurID
16 9 (0.60%) SWIFT
16 9 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
17 8 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.53%) Fat Client
17 8 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 670 (44.31%) Windows
2 644 (42.59%) Linux
3 244 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 207 (13.69%) UNIX
5 169 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 139 (9.19%) CentOS
7 105 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 102 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (4.30%) Windows 7
9 65 (4.30%) Solaris
10 54 (3.57%) AIX
11 46 (3.04%) Windows XP
12 27 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 25 (1.65%) Windows Vista
14 18 (1.19%) Windows 8
15 16 (1.06%) zOS
16 15 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.79%) HPUX
18 9 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (16.87%) ITIL
2 139 (9.19%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (8.93%) Load Balancing
4 101 (6.68%) Information Security
5 93 (6.15%) Migration
6 91 (6.02%) Service Management
7 88 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 87 (5.75%) Service Delivery
9 81 (5.36%) Network Management
10 78 (5.16%) Change Management
11 75 (4.96%) SOA
12 72 (4.76%) E-Commerce
13 70 (4.63%) Project Management
14 67 (4.43%) MVC
14 67 (4.43%) DevOps
14 67 (4.43%) Kalman Filter
15 65 (4.30%) Change Control
16 58 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (3.70%) Software Engineering
18 55 (3.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 278 (18.39%) SQL
2 225 (14.88%) Java
3 122 (8.07%) Perl
4 116 (7.67%) JavaScript
5 103 (6.81%) PHP
6 81 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 80 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 78 (5.16%) C#
9 75 (4.96%) Python
10 63 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 54 (3.57%) Shell Script
12 51 (3.37%) C
13 48 (3.17%) C++
14 43 (2.84%) Ruby
15 16 (1.06%) JCL
16 15 (0.99%) VBScript
17 11 (0.73%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.60%) Jython
19 6 (0.40%) XPath
19 6 (0.40%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 388 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
2 268 (17.72%) CCNP
3 215 (14.22%) Degree
4 192 (12.70%) CCNA
5 126 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 82 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 61 (4.03%) SC Cleared
8 60 (3.97%) CCIE
9 49 (3.24%) MCSE
10 38 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (2.05%) CISSP
12 29 (1.92%) RHCE
13 28 (1.85%) JNCIP
14 21 (1.39%) CCSE
14 21 (1.39%) CCSA
14 21 (1.39%) CCDP
14 21 (1.39%) CCSP
15 19 (1.26%) JNCIE
15 19 (1.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (9.06%) SLA
2 75 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (4.83%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.06%) COBIT
4 16 (1.06%) QA
5 13 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.73%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.66%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.33%) COSO
9 3 (0.20%) RosettaNet
9 3 (0.20%) BS7799
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.066%) BS25999
11 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 306 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 257 (17.00%) Active Directory
3 120 (7.94%) vSphere
4 101 (6.68%) Hyper-V
5 56 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.05%) vCloud
7 27 (1.79%) NFS
8 25 (1.65%) Snort
9 21 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 20 (1.32%) VMware ESX
11 18 (1.19%) Terminal Services
11 18 (1.19%) KVM
12 16 (1.06%) Xen
13 14 (0.93%) Firmware
14 11 (0.73%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.73%) Postfix
14 11 (0.73%) XenApp
15 10 (0.66%) UAG
15 10 (0.66%) ProxySG
16 9 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 80 (5.29%) Puppet
2 73 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (4.23%) Nagios
4 37 (2.45%) HP NNM
5 34 (2.25%) Cacti
5 34 (2.25%) Backup Exec
6 31 (2.05%) Vagrant
7 28 (1.85%) Tivoli
7 28 (1.85%) SCCM
8 27 (1.79%) Zenoss
9 23 (1.52%) WSUS
10 20 (1.32%) SCOM
10 20 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 20 (1.32%) FortiGate
11 19 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.73%) Plesk
12 11 (0.73%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.73%) cPanel
13 10 (0.66%) Munin
14 9 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 601 (39.75%) Cisco
2 456 (30.16%) VMware
3 331 (21.89%) Juniper
4 265 (17.53%) Microsoft
5 223 (14.75%) F5
6 218 (14.42%) CheckPoint
7 134 (8.86%) Red Hat
8 131 (8.66%) HP
9 129 (8.53%) Oracle
10 94 (6.22%) Citrix
11 74 (4.89%) IBM
12 45 (2.98%) Fortinet
13 40 (2.65%) Symantec
13 40 (2.65%) Dell
13 40 (2.65%) SolarWinds
14 39 (2.58%) Blue Coat
15 37 (2.45%) Brocade
16 35 (2.31%) Riverbed
17 34 (2.25%) SonicWALL
18 32 (2.12%) Websense
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £19000 - £24000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
BIAARS
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
BIAARS
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago