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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 388 386 421
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +35
Permanent jobs citing SSL 737 721 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.66% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 3.82% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 624 583 468
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £26,125
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
19963 18895 22855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.23% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16119 14849 19032
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 18 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 18 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 +9 710 £45,000 -5.26% 63
London -27 249 £48,500 -7.61% 19
South East +61 216 £42,000 -6.66% 21
Berkshire +31 89 £42,000 -6.66% 7
East of England +13 75 £50,000 +42.85% 3
City of London +21 71 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South West +23 60 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Hampshire +28 56 £40,500 -35.20% 8
Yorkshire -7 47 £40,000 +21.21% 5
Surrey -17 39 £45,000 - 3
North West -56 36 £40,000 -20.00% 5
West Yorkshire +5 34 £46,250 +41.22% 2
Leeds +23 32 £48,750 +50.00% 2
Reading +19 32 £39,250 -11.79% 3
Basingstoke +21 31 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Gloucestershire +12 31 £50,000 +30.71% 4
Hertfordshire -6 25 £65,000 +62.50%
Cheltenham +13 23 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Slough -18 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester -38 19 £33,500 -33.00% 4
Bedfordshire +9 17 £53,750 +62.87% 1
Cheshire -28 16 £47,250 -5.50%
East Sussex +8 15 £42,500 +37.09%
Cambridgeshire -10 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Essex -6 13 £45,000 -
Cambridge -6 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Rickmansworth - 13 £75,000 -
Scotland -4 11 £46,250 +20.91%
West Midlands -6 11 £60,000 +118.18% 1
Guildford -14 11 £47,500 +5.55% 1

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 746 (49.34%) Firewall
2 675 (44.64%) Windows
3 646 (42.72%) Linux
4 635 (42.00%) VPN
5 594 (39.29%) Cisco
6 587 (38.82%) TCP/IP
7 509 (33.66%) DNS
8 457 (30.22%) VMware
9 388 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
10 358 (23.68%) HTTP
11 330 (21.83%) Juniper
12 308 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 302 (19.97%) Finance
14 292 (19.31%) BGP
15 284 (18.78%) SQL
16 283 (18.72%) IPsec
17 271 (17.92%) WAN
18 270 (17.86%) CCNP
19 266 (17.59%) Microsoft
20 262 (17.33%) Active Directory
21 260 (17.20%) OSPF
22 257 (17.00%) ITIL
23 250 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
24 244 (16.14%) Network Security
25 230 (15.21%) IIS
26 229 (15.15%) Java
26 229 (15.15%) MPLS
27 225 (14.88%) F5
28 222 (14.68%) SQL Server
29 218 (14.42%) LAN

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 230 (15.21%) IIS
2 201 (13.29%) Apache
3 126 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 118 (7.80%) Tomcat
5 87 (5.75%) WebSphere
6 78 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 55 (3.64%) Lync
8 52 (3.44%) WebLogic
9 44 (2.91%) nginx
10 36 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 34 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 33 (2.18%) JBoss
12 33 (2.18%) CMS
13 28 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
13 28 (1.85%) SharePoint
14 24 (1.59%) K2 blackpearl
15 22 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
15 22 (1.46%) Drupal
16 21 (1.39%) MQSeries
17 19 (1.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 142 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.83%) MS Office
3 34 (2.25%) 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 11 (0.73%) Summit
3 9 (0.60%) Front Arena
3 9 (0.60%) RMDS
3 9 (0.60%) 3000 Xtra
3 9 (0.60%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 9 (0.60%) 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 38 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.92%) IaaS
4 22 (1.46%) Office 365
4 22 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.86%) PaaS
6 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.46%) Joyent
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.13%) Route 53
13 1 (0.066%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.066%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.066%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 746 (49.34%) Firewall
2 635 (42.00%) VPN
3 587 (38.82%) TCP/IP
4 509 (33.66%) DNS
5 358 (23.68%) HTTP
6 292 (19.31%) BGP
7 283 (18.72%) IPsec
8 271 (17.92%) WAN
9 260 (17.20%) OSPF
10 244 (16.14%) Network Security
11 229 (15.15%) MPLS
12 218 (14.42%) LAN
13 207 (13.69%) Wireless
14 192 (12.70%) LDAP
15 186 (12.30%) DHCP
16 184 (12.17%) EIGRP
17 161 (10.65%) VLAN
18 158 (10.45%) Cisco ASA
19 152 (10.05%) Internet
20 148 (9.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 191 (12.63%) MySQL
3 77 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 55 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 42 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 41 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 34 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.79%) MongoDB
9 24 (1.59%) Redis
9 24 (1.59%) DB2
9 24 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
10 21 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.93%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 72 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 65 (4.30%) Subversion
3 49 (3.24%) Jenkins
4 40 (2.65%) JIRA
5 26 (1.72%) Maven
6 19 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 14 (0.93%) JProfiler
8 14 (0.93%) YourKit
9 12 (0.79%) 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
11 7 (0.46%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.46%) JMeter
12 6 (0.40%) JUnit
13 5 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 302 (19.97%) Finance
2 95 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 80 (5.29%) Banking
4 40 (2.65%) Marketing
5 30 (1.98%) Back Office
6 27 (1.79%) Retail
7 24 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.26%) Publishing
9 17 (1.12%) Advertising
9 17 (1.12%) Law
10 15 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.93%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.66%) Front Office
12 10 (0.66%) Legal
12 10 (0.66%) Games
13 8 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.40%) Military
15 5 (0.33%) French Language
15 5 (0.33%) German Language
16 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 415 (27.45%) Network Engineer
2 150 (9.92%) Developer
3 143 (9.46%) Analyst
4 130 (8.60%) Support Engineer
5 110 (7.28%) Security Engineer
6 106 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 92 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 91 (6.02%) Consultant
9 88 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
10 82 (5.42%) Administrator
11 81 (5.36%) Architect
12 60 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
13 53 (3.51%) Network Support
14 50 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
15 47 (3.11%) Network Support Engineer
16 42 (2.78%) Support Analyst
17 40 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
18 37 (2.45%) Linux Engineer
19 34 (2.25%) Software Engineer
20 33 (2.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (10.19%) Web Services
2 147 (9.72%) HTML
3 140 (9.26%) XML
4 124 (8.20%) .NET
5 112 (7.41%) CSS
6 79 (5.22%) ASP.NET
6 79 (5.22%) SOAP
7 74 (4.89%) Middleware
8 57 (3.77%) Ajax
9 56 (3.70%) REST
10 49 (3.24%) LAMP
11 44 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
12 42 (2.78%) WCF
13 41 (2.71%) JSON
14 39 (2.58%) HTML5
15 36 (2.38%) RESTful
15 36 (2.38%) MSMQ
15 36 (2.38%) J2EE
16 35 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 33 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 98 (6.48%) PKI
4 89 (5.89%) Clustering
5 75 (4.96%) Open Source
6 69 (4.56%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.78%) Blackberry
8 26 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.59%) Mainframe
10 18 (1.19%) Cryptography
11 17 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.99%) Replication
13 14 (0.93%) User Experience
14 13 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.73%) SecurID
16 10 (0.66%) SWIFT
17 9 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
17 9 (0.60%) Equities
17 9 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 675 (44.64%) Windows
2 646 (42.72%) Linux
3 250 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 210 (13.89%) UNIX
5 171 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 144 (9.52%) CentOS
7 106 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 105 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (4.43%) Windows 7
9 67 (4.43%) Solaris
10 56 (3.70%) AIX
11 47 (3.11%) Windows XP
12 27 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 25 (1.65%) Windows Vista
14 20 (1.32%) Windows 8
15 16 (1.06%) zOS
16 15 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.79%) HPUX
18 9 (0.60%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (17.00%) ITIL
2 140 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (8.93%) Load Balancing
4 100 (6.61%) Information Security
5 91 (6.02%) Service Management
6 90 (5.95%) Migration
7 87 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 86 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 79 (5.22%) Change Management
10 77 (5.09%) SOA
11 76 (5.03%) Network Management
12 73 (4.83%) E-Commerce
13 71 (4.70%) Project Management
14 68 (4.50%) MVC
15 66 (4.37%) Kalman Filter
16 65 (4.30%) DevOps
16 65 (4.30%) Change Control
17 58 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (3.70%) Software Engineering
19 55 (3.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 284 (18.78%) SQL
2 229 (15.15%) Java
3 122 (8.07%) Perl
4 117 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 107 (7.08%) PHP
6 81 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 80 (5.29%) C#
7 80 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 75 (4.96%) Python
9 65 (4.30%) T-SQL
10 54 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.37%) C
12 48 (3.17%) C++
13 45 (2.98%) Ruby
14 16 (1.06%) JCL
15 14 (0.93%) VBScript
16 12 (0.79%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.60%) Jython
18 8 (0.53%) VB
19 6 (0.40%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 388 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (17.86%) CCNP
3 214 (14.15%) Degree
4 192 (12.70%) CCNA
5 124 (8.20%) Security Cleared
6 81 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 60 (3.97%) CCIE
9 59 (3.90%) SC Cleared
10 50 (3.31%) MCSE
11 38 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (2.05%) CISSP
13 29 (1.92%) RHCE
14 27 (1.79%) JNCIP
15 21 (1.39%) CCSE
15 21 (1.39%) CCDP
15 21 (1.39%) CCSP
16 20 (1.32%) CCSA
17 19 (1.26%) JNCIE
18 18 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (8.99%) SLA
2 75 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (4.89%) 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 9000
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.066%) BS25999
11 1 (0.066%) WCAG
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 308 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 262 (17.33%) Active Directory
3 121 (8.00%) vSphere
4 100 (6.61%) Hyper-V
5 55 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (2.12%) vCloud
7 28 (1.85%) NFS
8 25 (1.65%) Snort
9 21 (1.39%) VMware ESX
9 21 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 19 (1.26%) KVM
11 18 (1.19%) Terminal Services
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%) UAG
14 11 (0.73%) XenApp
15 10 (0.66%) ProxySG
16 9 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (5.42%) Puppet
2 73 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (4.17%) Nagios
4 36 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 36 (2.38%) HP NNM
5 34 (2.25%) Cacti
6 32 (2.12%) Vagrant
7 29 (1.92%) Tivoli
8 27 (1.79%) Zenoss
8 27 (1.79%) SCCM
9 23 (1.52%) WSUS
10 21 (1.39%) SCOM
10 21 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 20 (1.32%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.79%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.73%) cPanel
13 11 (0.73%) Munin
13 11 (0.73%) Plesk
14 9 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 594 (39.29%) Cisco
2 457 (30.22%) VMware
3 330 (21.83%) Juniper
4 266 (17.59%) Microsoft
5 225 (14.88%) F5
6 218 (14.42%) CheckPoint
7 136 (8.99%) Red Hat
8 133 (8.80%) Oracle
9 128 (8.47%) HP
10 96 (6.35%) Citrix
11 74 (4.89%) IBM
12 45 (2.98%) Fortinet
13 42 (2.78%) Symantec
14 39 (2.58%) Blue Coat
14 39 (2.58%) SolarWinds
15 38 (2.51%) Brocade
15 38 (2.51%) Dell
16 34 (2.25%) SonicWALL
17 33 (2.18%) Riverbed
18 32 (2.12%) Websense
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
UK ECIG STORE
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
The SmartList
Salary: Competitive salary depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £40, 000
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: 40K to 56K + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Bens
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum
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Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £19000 - £24000 Per Annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
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