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 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 Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 406 378 436
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +58
Permanent jobs citing SSL 670 789 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 3.74% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 554 584 465
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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% -

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 1 September 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 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 -18 642 £47,500 +5.55% 90
London -40 254 £55,000 +10.00% 23
South East -9 175 £45,000 +7.14% 19
Berkshire +40 92 £45,000 - 6
Reading +25 54 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Yorkshire +36 51 £39,000 -2.50% 14
East of England -9 50 £45,000 - 6
City of London -11 50 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North West +22 49 £42,500 +3.65% 11
West Yorkshire +32 39 £38,000 -10.58% 8
Cheshire +28 35 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Leeds +27 33 £38,000 -5.00% 6
South West -30 30 £47,500 +8.57% 8
Hertfordshire +16 29 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Surrey -9 24 £37,000 +9.62% 6
Hampshire -16 20 £46,250 +11.44% 3
East Midlands -14 19 £39,083 -10.66% 2
Scotland +6 17 £53,500 +33.75% 4
Staines - 16 £36,000 - 3
Northwich - 16 £80,000 -
Bristol -14 15 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Manchester +3 14 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Warrington +16 13 £35,000 -30.00%
Wiltshire +10 12 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Derbyshire - 12 £39,083 - 1
Brighton +29 10 £42,500 +1.79%
East Sussex +26 10 £42,500 +1.79%
Buckinghamshire -20 10 £58,750 +19.89%
Middlesex - 10 £50,000 -
Derby - 10 £39,083 - 1

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 668 (51.74%) Firewall
2 554 (42.91%) VPN
3 515 (39.89%) Cisco
4 499 (38.65%) TCP/IP
5 486 (37.65%) DNS
6 477 (36.95%) Windows
7 452 (35.01%) Linux
8 335 (25.95%) Finance
9 320 (24.79%) VMware
10 309 (23.93%) Cisco Certification
11 305 (23.63%) Microsoft
12 290 (22.46%) LAN
13 288 (22.31%) WAN
14 282 (21.84%) SQL
15 264 (20.45%) HTTP
15 264 (20.45%) IPsec
16 255 (19.75%) Cisco ASA
17 227 (17.58%) CheckPoint
18 226 (17.51%) Data Centre
19 223 (17.27%) Juniper
20 217 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 213 (16.50%) SQL Server
22 203 (15.72%) MPLS
22 203 (15.72%) OSPF
23 201 (15.57%) Network Security
24 200 (15.49%) BGP
25 199 (15.41%) CCNP
26 195 (15.10%) Internet
27 189 (14.64%) ITIL
27 189 (14.64%) Wireless

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 139 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 126 (9.76%) IIS
3 124 (9.60%) Apache
4 97 (7.51%) WebSphere
5 86 (6.66%) JBoss
6 85 (6.58%) Tomcat
7 77 (5.96%) nginx
8 69 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 62 (4.80%) CMS
10 56 (4.34%) WebSphere Application Server
11 50 (3.87%) SharePoint
12 49 (3.80%) OpenStack
13 47 (3.64%) WebLogic
13 47 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
14 38 (2.94%) Drupal
14 38 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
15 27 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 23 (1.78%) Lync
17 18 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
18 16 (1.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 133 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.80%) MS Office
3 26 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.31%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) InDesign
5 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (1.24%) Magento
3 8 (0.62%) SAP SRM
3 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.31%) Shopify
7 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.15%) Line 50
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Summit
7 2 (0.15%) RMDS
8 1 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 91 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.49%) SaaS
3 54 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (2.56%) IaaS
5 27 (2.09%) Office 365
6 26 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.70%) PaaS
8 16 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.85%) Heroku
11 10 (0.77%) SoftLayer
12 7 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.39%) Datadog
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.23%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 668 (51.74%) Firewall
2 554 (42.91%) VPN
3 499 (38.65%) TCP/IP
4 486 (37.65%) DNS
5 290 (22.46%) LAN
6 288 (22.31%) WAN
7 264 (20.45%) HTTP
7 264 (20.45%) IPsec
8 255 (19.75%) Cisco ASA
9 203 (15.72%) MPLS
9 203 (15.72%) OSPF
10 201 (15.57%) Network Security
11 200 (15.49%) BGP
12 195 (15.10%) Internet
13 189 (14.64%) Wireless
14 173 (13.40%) DHCP
15 164 (12.70%) EIGRP
16 136 (10.53%) SAN
17 126 (9.76%) VoIP
18 115 (8.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 158 (12.24%) MySQL
3 58 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 41 (3.18%) DB2
6 37 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 35 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (2.09%) NoSQL
9 25 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.93%) MariaDB
13 12 (0.93%) Big Data
14 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.62%) HBase
17 7 (0.54%) Hadoop
18 5 (0.39%) Couchbase
18 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (4.18%) Subversion
1 54 (4.18%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.48%) JIRA
4 27 (2.09%) Maven
5 25 (1.94%) Visual Studio
6 18 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.08%) Grunt
8 14 (1.08%) Bower
8 14 (1.08%) webpack
9 13 (1.01%) Hudson
10 11 (0.85%) QUnit
10 11 (0.85%) Ant
10 11 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (0.70%) gulp
11 9 (0.70%) HP UFT
11 9 (0.70%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.70%) Selenium
12 7 (0.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 335 (25.95%) Finance
2 103 (7.98%) Banking
3 102 (7.90%) Telecoms
4 87 (6.74%) Retail
5 46 (3.56%) Financial Institution
6 44 (3.41%) Marketing
7 41 (3.18%) Retail Banking
8 38 (2.94%) Multimedia
9 25 (1.94%) Back Office
10 12 (0.93%) Front Office
11 11 (0.85%) Legal
11 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.85%) Advertising
12 9 (0.70%) Law
13 6 (0.46%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.39%) Local Government
14 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.39%) Electronics
15 4 (0.31%) Games
16 3 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 332 (25.72%) Network Engineer
2 122 (9.45%) Analyst
3 115 (8.91%) Administrator
4 108 (8.37%) Developer
5 99 (7.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 87 (6.74%) Support Engineer
7 78 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 77 (5.96%) Security Engineer
9 73 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
10 70 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
11 65 (5.03%) Consultant
12 61 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
13 58 (4.49%) Architect
14 39 (3.02%) Design Engineer
15 38 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
16 35 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
17 33 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
17 33 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
18 32 (2.48%) Network Analyst
19 29 (2.25%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (14.10%) HTML
2 144 (11.15%) Web Services
3 131 (10.15%) XML
4 98 (7.59%) CSS
5 78 (6.04%) .NET
6 64 (4.96%) SOAP
7 61 (4.73%) REST
8 51 (3.95%) JSON
9 49 (3.80%) Java EE
10 45 (3.49%) 802.1X
11 44 (3.41%) J2EE
12 42 (3.25%) Middleware
13 38 (2.94%) HTML5
14 35 (2.71%) Ajax
15 34 (2.63%) ASP.NET
16 24 (1.86%) LAMP
16 24 (1.86%) CSS3
17 22 (1.70%) AngularJS
18 20 (1.55%) jQuery
19 19 (1.47%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 226 (17.51%) Data Centre
2 134 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 61 (4.73%) Clustering
5 57 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 51 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 47 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 44 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
8 44 (3.41%) PKI
9 37 (2.87%) Cryptography
9 37 (2.87%) Blackberry
10 32 (2.48%) Replication
11 31 (2.40%) User Experience
12 26 (2.01%) IVR
13 18 (1.39%) Thin Client
13 18 (1.39%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.24%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.93%) DataPower
15 12 (0.93%) W3C
16 11 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 477 (36.95%) Windows
2 452 (35.01%) Linux
3 166 (12.86%) UNIX
4 136 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 108 (8.37%) CentOS
6 97 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 31 (2.40%) Windows XP
11 28 (2.17%) Solaris
11 28 (2.17%) Ubuntu
12 22 (1.70%) Windows Vista
12 22 (1.70%) Windows 8
13 19 (1.47%) AIX
14 10 (0.77%) Android
15 9 (0.70%) Debian
16 7 (0.54%) SUSE
17 6 (0.46%) HPUX
17 6 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (14.64%) ITIL
2 133 (10.30%) Load Balancing
3 115 (8.91%) Network Design
4 113 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (8.68%) Project Management
6 109 (8.44%) Configuration Management
7 81 (6.27%) Information Security
7 81 (6.27%) Mentoring
8 80 (6.20%) Change Management
9 77 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 76 (5.89%) DevOps
11 70 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (5.27%) Migration
13 66 (5.11%) Time Management
14 64 (4.96%) E-Commerce
15 63 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
16 61 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
17 58 (4.49%) MVC
18 55 (4.26%) Service Management
18 55 (4.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 282 (21.84%) SQL
2 183 (14.18%) Java
3 139 (10.77%) JavaScript
4 138 (10.69%) Python
5 111 (8.60%) Perl
6 92 (7.13%) PowerShell
7 87 (6.74%) Bash Shell
8 84 (6.51%) PHP
9 63 (4.88%) Shell Script
10 54 (4.18%) C#
11 42 (3.25%) C++
12 37 (2.87%) Ruby
13 34 (2.63%) T-SQL
14 32 (2.48%) VB
14 32 (2.48%) C
15 23 (1.78%) VBScript
16 16 (1.24%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.08%) XPath
18 12 (0.93%) XQuery
19 10 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 309 (23.93%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (15.41%) CCNP
3 182 (14.10%) Degree
4 163 (12.63%) CCNA
5 64 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (3.87%) CCIE
7 40 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (2.87%) MCSE
9 31 (2.40%) Security Cleared
10 27 (2.09%) MCP
10 27 (2.09%) CISSP
11 20 (1.55%) JNCIP
12 19 (1.47%) MCSA
13 18 (1.39%) CCSE
13 18 (1.39%) SC Cleared
14 17 (1.32%) CCDA
15 15 (1.16%) MCITP
16 14 (1.08%) CCSP
16 14 (1.08%) CCSA
17 13 (1.01%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.51%) SLA
2 43 (3.33%) QA
3 41 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (2.94%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.62%) RosettaNet
6 7 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.077%) COBIT
System Software
1 217 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 182 (14.10%) Active Directory
3 77 (5.96%) vSphere
4 75 (5.81%) Hyper-V
5 37 (2.87%) qmail
6 36 (2.79%) vCloud
7 34 (2.63%) Varnish
8 28 (2.17%) Terminal Services
9 22 (1.70%) Squid
9 22 (1.70%) XenApp
10 20 (1.55%) Firmware
11 18 (1.39%) Xen
11 18 (1.39%) Postfix
11 18 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (1.39%) iptables
12 16 (1.24%) VMware ESX
13 15 (1.16%) KVM
14 14 (1.08%) NFS
15 12 (0.93%) XenServer
15 12 (0.93%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 99 (7.67%) Puppet
2 66 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (4.18%) Nagios
4 45 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 39 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 34 (2.63%) ZABBIX
7 28 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
8 26 (2.01%) SCCM
9 23 (1.78%) Cacti
10 21 (1.63%) Ansible
10 21 (1.63%) logstash
11 20 (1.55%) Backup Exec
12 19 (1.47%) Salt
13 18 (1.39%) Graphite
13 18 (1.39%) HP NNM
14 17 (1.32%) Ganglia
14 17 (1.32%) collectd
15 16 (1.24%) HAProxy
15 16 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
16 13 (1.01%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 515 (39.89%) Cisco
2 320 (24.79%) VMware
3 305 (23.63%) Microsoft
4 227 (17.58%) CheckPoint
5 223 (17.27%) Juniper
6 187 (14.48%) F5
7 144 (11.15%) HP
8 125 (9.68%) Oracle
9 119 (9.22%) Citrix
10 97 (7.51%) Red Hat
11 73 (5.65%) Blue Coat
12 63 (4.88%) IBM
13 48 (3.72%) SolarWinds
14 47 (3.64%) Fortinet
15 44 (3.41%) Dell
16 36 (2.79%) SonicWALL
17 34 (2.63%) Google
18 33 (2.56%) Brocade
19 31 (2.40%) Websense
20 30 (2.32%) Splunk
Crewe, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £28000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + quarterly bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Car allowance total Package £103,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus package
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago