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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 387 398 409
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Permanent jobs citing SSL 708 773 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 3.81% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 615 576 519
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
20185 20290 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.09% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15986 16072 17800
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 £26,517 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -5 674 £47,500 +5.55% 101
London -3 271 £55,000 +10.00% 34
South East -3 166 £40,000 -11.11% 22
East of England +64 95 £44,500 +17.10% 5
City of London +9 69 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Berkshire -32 45 £47,500 +1.06% 10
South West -11 40 £35,000 -26.31% 12
Surrey +24 38 £33,500 -21.17% 3
Hampshire -11 34 £42,000 +12.00% 7
Hertfordshire +19 32 £37,500 -34.78% 2
North West -24 32 £35,000 -25.53% 21
Yorkshire +18 28 £38,000 +8.57% 5
West Midlands -30 26 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 24 £45,500 +13.75% 2
Scotland +10 21 £52,500 +25.00% 3
Leeds +16 20 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +6 20 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Essex +12 19 £47,500 +26.66%
Cheshire -11 19 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Cambridge +23 18 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Egham +14 18 £28,000 +12.00%
Buckinghamshire +8 18 £42,500 -5.55%
Reading -21 18 £40,000 -14.89% 4
East Sussex - 14 £37,500 - 1
Birmingham 0 13 £55,000 +57.14%
East Midlands -14 13 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Norfolk - 13 £24,750 -
Exeter +9 12 £35,000 +16.66%
Devon +4 12 £35,000 +16.66%
Thetford - 12 £24,750 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 739 (52.49%) Firewall
2 597 (42.40%) Cisco
3 590 (41.90%) VPN
4 578 (41.05%) Windows
5 542 (38.49%) TCP/IP
6 470 (33.38%) Linux
7 433 (30.75%) DNS
8 362 (25.71%) Microsoft
9 356 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
10 349 (24.79%) VMware
11 345 (24.50%) Finance
12 321 (22.80%) SQL
13 301 (21.38%) WAN
14 295 (20.95%) LAN
15 279 (19.82%) Juniper
16 278 (19.74%) IPsec
17 268 (19.03%) ITIL
18 257 (18.25%) Network Security
19 250 (17.76%) HTTP
20 249 (17.68%) CCNP
21 247 (17.54%) SQL Server
22 245 (17.40%) OSPF
23 243 (17.26%) CheckPoint
24 241 (17.12%) BGP
25 238 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
26 234 (16.62%) Active Directory
27 233 (16.55%) Wireless
28 227 (16.12%) F5
29 220 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
30 213 (15.13%) EIGRP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 178 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 164 (11.65%) IIS
3 104 (7.39%) Apache
4 103 (7.32%) WebSphere
5 89 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 74 (5.26%) Tomcat
7 66 (4.69%) CMS
8 65 (4.62%) JBoss
9 59 (4.19%) SharePoint
10 58 (4.12%) nginx
11 55 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
12 49 (3.48%) Lync
13 46 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 42 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
15 39 (2.77%) WebLogic
16 34 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
17 20 (1.42%) MQSeries
18 19 (1.35%) Drupal
19 17 (1.21%) OpenStack
19 17 (1.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 160 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 77 (5.47%) MS Office
3 23 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.071%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 14 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.85%) Magento
3 11 (0.78%) SAP SRM
3 11 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.28%) Summit
8 4 (0.28%) Shopify
8 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.14%) RMDS
10 1 (0.071%) assyst
10 1 (0.071%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 85 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.91%) IaaS
3 36 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (2.49%) SaaS
5 30 (2.13%) Office 365
6 28 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.07%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.57%) PaaS
13 8 (0.57%) Heroku
13 8 (0.57%) Engine Yard
14 7 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.21%) Route 53
16 3 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 739 (52.49%) Firewall
2 590 (41.90%) VPN
3 542 (38.49%) TCP/IP
4 433 (30.75%) DNS
5 301 (21.38%) WAN
6 295 (20.95%) LAN
7 278 (19.74%) IPsec
8 257 (18.25%) Network Security
9 250 (17.76%) HTTP
10 245 (17.40%) OSPF
11 241 (17.12%) BGP
12 233 (16.55%) Wireless
13 220 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
14 213 (15.13%) EIGRP
15 212 (15.06%) MPLS
16 180 (12.78%) VLAN
17 164 (11.65%) DHCP
18 140 (9.94%) Internet
19 128 (9.09%) SAN
20 118 (8.38%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 135 (9.59%) MySQL
3 125 (8.88%) Relational Database
4 76 (5.40%) RDBMS
5 55 (3.91%) DB2
6 46 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 46 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (1.78%) Redis
9 23 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 23 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
11 19 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.21%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.78%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 59 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.84%) Subversion
3 32 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 30 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.56%) JIRA
6 14 (0.99%) Maven
7 13 (0.92%) PHPUnit
7 13 (0.92%) Behat
8 9 (0.64%) Fiddler
9 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.36%) YourKit
10 5 (0.36%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.36%) Ant
10 5 (0.36%) JUnit
10 5 (0.36%) JProfiler
11 4 (0.28%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.28%) Gradle
12 3 (0.21%) JConsole
General
1 345 (24.50%) Finance
2 91 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 88 (6.25%) Banking
4 45 (3.20%) Retail
5 42 (2.98%) Back Office
6 34 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 30 (2.13%) Marketing
8 28 (1.99%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.35%) Multimedia
9 19 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.07%) Front Office
11 14 (0.99%) Law
12 13 (0.92%) Advertising
13 11 (0.78%) Electronics
14 9 (0.64%) Legal
15 5 (0.36%) Welsh Language
16 4 (0.28%) Games
17 3 (0.21%) Publishing
17 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 343 (24.36%) Network Engineer
2 142 (10.09%) Analyst
3 120 (8.52%) Consultant
4 115 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 114 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 107 (7.60%) Developer
7 103 (7.32%) Architect
8 101 (7.17%) Security Engineer
9 89 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 82 (5.82%) Administrator
11 79 (5.61%) Network Security Engineer
12 64 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
13 53 (3.76%) Technical Consultant
14 51 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
15 38 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 37 (2.63%) Network Support
17 36 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
18 35 (2.49%) Linux Engineer
19 30 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
19 30 (2.13%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (15.13%) HTML
2 195 (13.85%) Web Services
3 170 (12.07%) XML
4 137 (9.73%) CSS
5 83 (5.89%) .NET
6 76 (5.40%) SOAP
7 58 (4.12%) Ajax
7 58 (4.12%) RESTful
8 56 (3.98%) JSON
8 56 (3.98%) Spring
9 54 (3.84%) Middleware
10 49 (3.48%) Java EE
11 42 (2.98%) ASP.NET
12 41 (2.91%) REST
13 37 (2.63%) HTML5
14 34 (2.41%) jQuery
15 32 (2.27%) J2EE
15 32 (2.27%) SAML
16 29 (2.06%) JMS
17 28 (1.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.25%) Clustering
3 81 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 76 (5.40%) PKI
5 58 (4.12%) Open Source
6 37 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.27%) Blackberry
9 31 (2.20%) User Experience
10 29 (2.06%) Cryptography
11 23 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.63%) Replication
11 23 (1.63%) CMDB
12 20 (1.42%) FMCG
13 16 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 15 (1.07%) W3C
15 14 (0.99%) Thin Client
15 14 (0.99%) DTV
15 14 (0.99%) Fat Client
16 13 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 578 (41.05%) Windows
2 470 (33.38%) Linux
3 192 (13.64%) UNIX
4 162 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (8.24%) CentOS
6 109 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 80 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (5.11%) Windows 7
10 55 (3.91%) Windows XP
11 39 (2.77%) AIX
12 33 (2.34%) Solaris
13 27 (1.92%) Ubuntu
14 26 (1.85%) Windows Vista
15 22 (1.56%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.92%) Fedora
17 12 (0.85%) Amazon Linux
18 11 (0.78%) Android
18 11 (0.78%) zOS
19 9 (0.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (19.03%) ITIL
2 159 (11.29%) Load Balancing
3 122 (8.66%) Migration
4 109 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (7.39%) Project Management
6 94 (6.68%) Network Design
7 82 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 80 (5.68%) Change Management
9 70 (4.97%) SOA
10 68 (4.83%) Change Control
11 67 (4.76%) Mentoring
12 65 (4.62%) Service Delivery
13 64 (4.55%) E-Commerce
14 63 (4.47%) Service Management
15 61 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
16 57 (4.05%) Time Management
17 56 (3.98%) Network Architecture
17 56 (3.98%) Penetration Testing
18 54 (3.84%) Problem Management
18 54 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 321 (22.80%) SQL
2 197 (13.99%) Java
3 148 (10.51%) JavaScript
4 106 (7.53%) Perl
5 104 (7.39%) PHP
6 103 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 98 (6.96%) Python
8 69 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 68 (4.83%) Shell Script
10 50 (3.55%) T-SQL
11 45 (3.20%) C#
12 39 (2.77%) C++
13 28 (1.99%) C
14 23 (1.63%) VBScript
15 22 (1.56%) VB
16 20 (1.42%) Ruby
17 19 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.07%) JCL
18 15 (1.07%) XPath
19 14 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 356 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
2 249 (17.68%) CCNP
3 196 (13.92%) Degree
4 183 (13.00%) CCNA
5 98 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 52 (3.69%) Security Cleared
8 51 (3.62%) CCIE
9 49 (3.48%) MCSE
10 36 (2.56%) SC Cleared
11 33 (2.34%) JNCIP
11 33 (2.34%) CISSP
12 30 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (2.06%) MCITP
14 27 (1.92%) MCSA
15 24 (1.70%) CCSE
16 23 (1.63%) CCDA
17 21 (1.49%) CCDP
18 18 (1.28%) MCP
19 17 (1.21%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (7.39%) SLA
2 49 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.14%) QA
5 15 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.07%) ISO 8583
6 11 (0.78%) RosettaNet
7 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.071%) BS25999
9 1 (0.071%) COBIT
System Software
1 238 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 234 (16.62%) Active Directory
3 84 (5.97%) vSphere
4 82 (5.82%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 30 (2.13%) Terminal Services
8 28 (1.99%) vCloud
9 27 (1.92%) NFS
10 26 (1.85%) Firmware
11 18 (1.28%) Varnish
12 17 (1.21%) iptables
13 16 (1.14%) Xen
14 13 (0.92%) XenApp
15 12 (0.85%) Snort
16 9 (0.64%) ProxySG
16 9 (0.64%) Sendmail
17 8 (0.57%) Postfix
17 8 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
17 8 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 67 (4.76%) Nagios
2 52 (3.69%) SCCM
2 52 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (3.05%) Puppet
4 33 (2.34%) Backup Exec
5 22 (1.56%) Cacti
6 21 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (1.49%) OPNET
6 21 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
7 19 (1.35%) Tivoli
7 19 (1.35%) logstash
8 18 (1.28%) WSUS
9 16 (1.14%) HP NNM
9 16 (1.14%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
10 11 (0.78%) cPanel
11 9 (0.64%) Salt
11 9 (0.64%) Hyperic
11 9 (0.64%) collectd
11 9 (0.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 597 (42.40%) Cisco
2 362 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 349 (24.79%) VMware
4 279 (19.82%) Juniper
5 243 (17.26%) CheckPoint
6 227 (16.12%) F5
7 184 (13.07%) HP
8 170 (12.07%) Oracle
9 96 (6.82%) Red Hat
10 86 (6.11%) IBM
11 84 (5.97%) Citrix
12 70 (4.97%) Dell
13 68 (4.83%) SolarWinds
14 64 (4.55%) Riverbed
15 63 (4.47%) Fortinet
16 46 (3.27%) McAfee
17 43 (3.05%) Symantec
18 42 (2.98%) SonicWALL
19 37 (2.63%) Brocade
19 37 (2.63%) Avaya
Fareham, Hampshire
IQUO
Salary: Benefits + Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £24,000 - £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30k - £35k per annum + Pension, 25 days a/l, flexible woking
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertex I.T. Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus (10%) + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago