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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 389 391 439
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +48
Permanent jobs citing SSL 679 651 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 3.70% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 591 547 423
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £59,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%

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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +14 655 £47,500 +5.55% 96
London -8 267 £55,000 +4.76% 26
South East +27 159 £42,500 -5.55% 28
City of London +4 90 £57,500 +6.48% 7
East of England +44 76 £45,000 +18.42% 17
Berkshire +5 65 £45,000 - 8
South West +15 55 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Yorkshire +31 40 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Yorkshire +28 39 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Leeds +32 34 £38,000 +8.57% 5
Hampshire +8 34 £45,000 - 7
Hertfordshire +18 30 £75,000 +138.09% 6
Surrey -1 24 £33,500 -25.55% 7
North West -74 24 £33,500 -27.56% 4
Bristol +10 23 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Reading -3 21 £42,500 - 4
East Sussex - 19 £37,500 - 2
Essex +8 17 £47,500 +8.57%
East Midlands -5 16 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Manchester -25 16 £32,500 -22.15% 2
West Midlands -33 13 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Devon +10 12 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Norfolk - 12 £30,000 - 2
Basingstoke +8 11 £32,500 -
Scotland +5 11 £37,750 -24.50% 1
Bracknell -2 11 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 11 £36,000 -5.26% 8
Thetford - 11 £30,000 -
Exeter +22 10 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Egham +5 10 £30,250 +21.00% 3

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 770 (54.15%) Firewall
2 621 (43.67%) VPN
3 617 (43.39%) Cisco
4 594 (41.77%) Windows
5 542 (38.12%) TCP/IP
6 513 (36.08%) Linux
7 438 (30.80%) DNS
8 383 (26.93%) Cisco Certification
9 355 (24.96%) VMware
10 326 (22.93%) Finance
11 312 (21.94%) Juniper
12 307 (21.59%) Microsoft
13 287 (20.18%) WAN
14 279 (19.62%) BGP
15 277 (19.48%) Network Security
16 276 (19.41%) IPsec
17 274 (19.27%) HTTP
17 274 (19.27%) ITIL
18 272 (19.13%) OSPF
19 269 (18.92%) CCNP
20 265 (18.64%) LAN
21 263 (18.50%) SQL
22 239 (16.81%) Wireless
23 234 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
24 232 (16.32%) CheckPoint
25 230 (16.17%) F5
26 225 (15.82%) Active Directory
27 209 (14.70%) EIGRP
28 207 (14.56%) MPLS
29 202 (14.21%) SQL Server

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 162 (11.39%) IIS
2 149 (10.48%) MS Exchange
3 124 (8.72%) Apache
4 88 (6.19%) WebSphere
5 87 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 68 (4.78%) Tomcat
7 50 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 47 (3.31%) CMS
8 47 (3.31%) nginx
9 46 (3.23%) Lync
10 45 (3.16%) WebLogic
11 44 (3.09%) SharePoint
11 44 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 42 (2.95%) JBoss
13 28 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
14 27 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
15 25 (1.76%) MQSeries
16 16 (1.13%) Node.js
17 14 (0.98%) Drupal
18 13 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 142 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.78%) MS Office
3 25 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.070%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.63%) Magento
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.49%) SAP SRM
4 7 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.21%) Summit
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.070%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 69 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.09%) IaaS
3 37 (2.60%) SaaS
4 26 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (1.76%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.69%) Office 365
7 16 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.05%) PaaS
9 12 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.56%) Heroku
11 8 (0.56%) Engine Yard
12 4 (0.28%) Route 53
13 3 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.070%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 770 (54.15%) Firewall
2 621 (43.67%) VPN
3 542 (38.12%) TCP/IP
4 438 (30.80%) DNS
5 287 (20.18%) WAN
6 279 (19.62%) BGP
7 277 (19.48%) Network Security
8 276 (19.41%) IPsec
9 274 (19.27%) HTTP
10 272 (19.13%) OSPF
11 265 (18.64%) LAN
12 239 (16.81%) Wireless
13 209 (14.70%) EIGRP
14 207 (14.56%) MPLS
15 200 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
16 183 (12.87%) VLAN
17 150 (10.55%) DHCP
18 144 (10.13%) Internet
19 135 (9.49%) LDAP
20 130 (9.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 134 (9.42%) MySQL
3 107 (7.52%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 43 (3.02%) DB2
6 41 (2.88%) Oracle Database
7 34 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (1.69%) Redis
10 23 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
11 22 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.41%) NoSQL
14 18 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 54 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 49 (3.45%) Subversion
3 26 (1.83%) JIRA
3 26 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.91%) Behat
5 13 (0.91%) PHPUnit
6 10 (0.70%) Maven
7 6 (0.42%) Fiddler
7 6 (0.42%) JProfiler
7 6 (0.42%) JUnit
7 6 (0.42%) YourKit
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.21%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.21%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.14%) GCC
General
1 326 (22.93%) Finance
2 82 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 79 (5.56%) Banking
4 37 (2.60%) Back Office
4 37 (2.60%) Marketing
5 34 (2.39%) Retail
6 26 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.41%) Advertising
9 14 (0.98%) Multimedia
9 14 (0.98%) Front Office
10 12 (0.84%) Legal
11 11 (0.77%) Law
12 10 (0.70%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.56%) Electronics
14 5 (0.35%) Publishing
14 5 (0.35%) Games
14 5 (0.35%) Welsh Language
15 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 393 (27.64%) Network Engineer
2 150 (10.55%) Analyst
3 125 (8.79%) Support Engineer
4 117 (8.23%) Consultant
4 117 (8.23%) Security Engineer
5 100 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 97 (6.82%) Architect
7 93 (6.54%) Senior Network Engineer
8 92 (6.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 91 (6.40%) Developer
10 78 (5.49%) Administrator
11 60 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
12 53 (3.73%) Network Support
13 48 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
14 47 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 47 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
15 40 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
16 39 (2.74%) Support Analyst
17 38 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
18 34 (2.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (12.73%) Web Services
2 153 (10.76%) HTML
3 142 (9.99%) XML
4 111 (7.81%) CSS
5 92 (6.47%) .NET
6 74 (5.20%) SOAP
7 58 (4.08%) RESTful
8 56 (3.94%) Ajax
9 50 (3.52%) Spring
9 50 (3.52%) Middleware
10 44 (3.09%) ASP.NET
10 44 (3.09%) JSON
11 37 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
12 34 (2.39%) JMS
12 34 (2.39%) REST
13 31 (2.18%) Application Packaging
14 29 (2.04%) LAMP
15 28 (1.97%) HTML5
16 27 (1.90%) jQuery
16 27 (1.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 94 (6.61%) PKI
4 80 (5.63%) Clustering
5 60 (4.22%) Open Source
6 44 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.46%) Blackberry
8 24 (1.69%) Cryptography
9 21 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.27%) CMDB
12 16 (1.13%) Mainframe
13 15 (1.05%) Replication
14 14 (0.98%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.91%) FMCG
15 13 (0.91%) Device Driver
16 12 (0.84%) User Experience
17 11 (0.77%) Fat Client
17 11 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 594 (41.77%) Windows
2 513 (36.08%) Linux
3 184 (12.94%) UNIX
4 177 (12.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (7.74%) CentOS
5 110 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 98 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (4.99%) Windows 7
9 50 (3.52%) Solaris
9 50 (3.52%) Windows XP
10 45 (3.16%) AIX
11 28 (1.97%) Windows Vista
12 23 (1.62%) Windows 8
13 22 (1.55%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.98%) zOS
16 13 (0.91%) Fedora
17 12 (0.84%) HPUX
18 11 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (19.27%) ITIL
2 147 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 112 (7.88%) Migration
4 95 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (6.54%) Change Management
6 85 (5.98%) Service Delivery
7 84 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 79 (5.56%) Project Management
8 79 (5.56%) Information Security
9 72 (5.06%) Service Management
10 66 (4.64%) Change Control
11 65 (4.57%) Network Design
12 64 (4.50%) Network Management
13 61 (4.29%) SOA
14 60 (4.22%) E-Commerce
15 58 (4.08%) Problem Management
16 55 (3.87%) PRINCE2
16 55 (3.87%) SIEM
17 53 (3.73%) Kalman Filter
17 53 (3.73%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 263 (18.50%) SQL
2 187 (13.15%) Java
3 117 (8.23%) Perl
4 116 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 97 (6.82%) Python
6 95 (6.68%) PowerShell
7 90 (6.33%) PHP
8 76 (5.34%) Shell Script
9 71 (4.99%) Bash Shell
10 50 (3.52%) C#
11 47 (3.31%) T-SQL
12 45 (3.16%) C++
13 42 (2.95%) C
14 23 (1.62%) Ruby
15 17 (1.20%) VBScript
16 15 (1.05%) Korn
17 14 (0.98%) JCL
17 14 (0.98%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.84%) XPath
19 10 (0.70%) Jython
Qualifications
1 383 (26.93%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (18.92%) CCNP
3 193 (13.57%) Degree
4 188 (13.22%) CCNA
5 88 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (5.41%) Security Cleared
7 55 (3.87%) CCIE
7 55 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 51 (3.59%) MCSE
9 47 (3.31%) SC Cleared
10 42 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (2.32%) JNCIP
11 33 (2.32%) VCP4
12 32 (2.25%) CISSP
13 24 (1.69%) CCDP
13 24 (1.69%) MCSA
13 24 (1.69%) MCITP
14 19 (1.34%) CCSE
15 18 (1.27%) CCSP
16 17 (1.20%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (7.59%) SLA
2 60 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.66%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (1.34%) ISO 8583
6 17 (1.20%) QA
7 9 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.49%) RosettaNet
9 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.21%) COBIT
10 1 (0.070%) BS25999
System Software
1 234 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 225 (15.82%) Active Directory
3 89 (6.26%) vSphere
4 84 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 39 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 26 (1.83%) NFS
7 26 (1.83%) Firmware
8 23 (1.62%) vCloud
8 23 (1.62%) Snort
9 22 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 13 (0.91%) XenApp
11 9 (0.63%) Xen
12 8 (0.56%) Postfix
12 8 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.56%) Varnish
13 7 (0.49%) SpamAssassin
13 7 (0.49%) Sendmail
13 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 70 (4.92%) Nagios
2 43 (3.02%) SCCM
3 39 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (2.53%) Puppet
5 30 (2.11%) Backup Exec
6 28 (1.97%) Cacti
6 28 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (1.62%) Tivoli
8 22 (1.55%) FortiGate
9 21 (1.48%) OPNET
9 21 (1.48%) HP NNM
10 18 (1.27%) logstash
11 13 (0.91%) HP UCMDB
11 13 (0.91%) WSUS
12 10 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
13 9 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
13 9 (0.63%) SCOM
13 9 (0.63%) Zenoss
13 9 (0.63%) cPanel
14 8 (0.56%) collectd
Vendors
1 617 (43.39%) Cisco
2 355 (24.96%) VMware
3 312 (21.94%) Juniper
4 307 (21.59%) Microsoft
5 232 (16.32%) CheckPoint
6 230 (16.17%) F5
7 157 (11.04%) Oracle
8 143 (10.06%) HP
9 111 (7.81%) Red Hat
10 90 (6.33%) IBM
11 72 (5.06%) Citrix
12 68 (4.78%) SolarWinds
13 63 (4.43%) Riverbed
14 53 (3.73%) Fortinet
15 52 (3.66%) Dell
16 39 (2.74%) Blue Coat
16 39 (2.74%) Symantec
17 38 (2.67%) SonicWALL
17 38 (2.67%) Avaya
18 34 (2.39%) Brocade
Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Excellent Base Salary + Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 + Bonus (10% of b
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £75k
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 60k per year + + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Church International Ltd.
Salary: Corporate Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
D3R
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
White Clarke Group
Salary: £40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + car,Laptop,Phone
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex
Hastings Direct
Salary: Bonus, Car Allw., Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago