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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 436 372 414
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +42
Permanent jobs citing SSL 578 830 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.71% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 4.00% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 489 579 521
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -80 545 £45,000 -5.26% 93
London -78 199 £55,000 +6.28% 33
South East -26 168 £44,750 +5.29% 12
Berkshire +12 72 £44,750 -7.73% 2
East of England -12 47 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Reading +27 44 £45,000 -5.26% 2
City of London -26 42 £55,000 +5.76% 6
Yorkshire +14 37 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North West -1 34 £37,500 -9.63% 11
Surrey -7 31 £36,000 +10.76% 2
Hampshire -22 26 £42,500 +4.93% 1
South West -24 25 £42,000 -6.66% 4
West Yorkshire +23 24 £38,000 -13.14% 7
Leeds +27 21 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Scotland +13 21 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Hertfordshire -13 21 £47,500 -17.39% 3
East Midlands -35 20 £45,000 - 5
Cheshire +9 19 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Staines - 15 £33,000 -
Cambridgeshire +14 14 £42,500 -7.60% 5
Manchester +6 13 £38,750 +19.23% 7
Cambridge +17 12 £42,500 -33.33% 5
Northamptonshire +10 12 £45,000 +83.67% 1
Northampton +9 12 £45,000 +83.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 12 £51,250 +4.59%
Bristol -15 12 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East Sussex +35 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Brighton +32 9 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands -28 9 £55,000 +81.81% 2
Warrington +7 8 £35,000 -30.00%

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 681 (53.29%) Firewall
2 543 (42.49%) VPN
3 512 (40.06%) Windows
4 506 (39.59%) Cisco
5 489 (38.26%) TCP/IP
6 456 (35.68%) DNS
7 453 (35.45%) Linux
8 326 (25.51%) Finance
9 321 (25.12%) Microsoft
10 314 (24.57%) SQL
10 314 (24.57%) VMware
11 299 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
12 281 (21.99%) LAN
13 278 (21.75%) WAN
14 238 (18.62%) IPsec
15 232 (18.15%) Cisco ASA
16 230 (18.00%) HTTP
17 227 (17.76%) Juniper
17 227 (17.76%) CheckPoint
18 223 (17.45%) Data Centre
19 218 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
20 217 (16.98%) SQL Server
21 207 (16.20%) ITIL
22 203 (15.88%) HTML
23 200 (15.65%) OSPF
24 195 (15.26%) BGP
25 194 (15.18%) MPLS
26 193 (15.10%) Java
27 191 (14.95%) Wireless
27 191 (14.95%) Degree

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 159 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 134 (10.49%) IIS
3 127 (9.94%) Apache
4 107 (8.37%) WebSphere
5 91 (7.12%) JBoss
6 90 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 80 (6.26%) Tomcat
8 73 (5.71%) nginx
9 66 (5.16%) CMS
10 63 (4.93%) SharePoint
10 63 (4.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 53 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 40 (3.13%) Drupal
12 40 (3.13%) WebLogic
13 38 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 37 (2.90%) OpenStack
15 28 (2.19%) Lync
15 28 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
16 25 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 17 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 148 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.07%) MS Office
3 24 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.31%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.16%) InDesign
5 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.078%) MS Project
6 1 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (1.25%) Magento
3 9 (0.70%) SAP SRM
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.31%) Shopify
7 2 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.16%) Line 50
7 2 (0.16%) Summit
7 2 (0.16%) RMDS
8 1 (0.078%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 79 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (4.07%) SaaS
3 46 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (2.90%) IaaS
5 31 (2.43%) Office 365
6 27 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.49%) PaaS
8 16 (1.25%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.86%) Heroku
9 11 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.31%) Engine Yard
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.23%) Trello
14 3 (0.23%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.23%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 681 (53.29%) Firewall
2 543 (42.49%) VPN
3 489 (38.26%) TCP/IP
4 456 (35.68%) DNS
5 281 (21.99%) LAN
6 278 (21.75%) WAN
7 238 (18.62%) IPsec
8 232 (18.15%) Cisco ASA
9 230 (18.00%) HTTP
10 200 (15.65%) OSPF
11 195 (15.26%) BGP
12 194 (15.18%) MPLS
13 191 (14.95%) Wireless
14 180 (14.08%) EIGRP
14 180 (14.08%) Internet
15 179 (14.01%) Network Security
16 152 (11.89%) DHCP
17 137 (10.72%) VLAN
18 128 (10.02%) SAN
19 111 (8.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 156 (12.21%) MySQL
3 77 (6.03%) Relational Database
4 63 (4.93%) RDBMS
5 56 (4.38%) DB2
6 40 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 36 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.72%) MongoDB
11 16 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.94%) MariaDB
13 10 (0.78%) Big Data
13 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.63%) NonStop SQL
16 7 (0.55%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 54 (4.23%) Subversion
2 51 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 28 (2.19%) JIRA
6 21 (1.64%) Maven
7 15 (1.17%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.94%) Hudson
9 10 (0.78%) Ant
10 9 (0.70%) HP UFT
10 9 (0.70%) LoadRunner
10 9 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.70%) Grunt
10 9 (0.70%) Bower
10 9 (0.70%) webpack
11 7 (0.55%) JConsole
11 7 (0.55%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.55%) Fiddler
11 7 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 326 (25.51%) Finance
2 116 (9.08%) Banking
3 103 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 80 (6.26%) Retail
5 49 (3.83%) Retail Banking
6 45 (3.52%) Financial Institution
7 39 (3.05%) Marketing
8 35 (2.74%) Multimedia
9 31 (2.43%) Back Office
10 14 (1.10%) Front Office
11 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.78%) Law
13 9 (0.70%) Advertising
14 6 (0.47%) Legal
14 6 (0.47%) Electronics
14 6 (0.47%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.39%) Games
16 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.31%) Local Government
17 3 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 299 (23.40%) Network Engineer
2 133 (10.41%) Analyst
3 116 (9.08%) Administrator
4 102 (7.98%) Developer
5 101 (7.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 80 (6.26%) Support Engineer
6 80 (6.26%) Systems Administrator
7 76 (5.95%) Consultant
8 72 (5.63%) Security Engineer
9 71 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 71 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 64 (5.01%) Architect
11 52 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
12 40 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
13 35 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
14 34 (2.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 34 (2.66%) Cisco Engineer
15 33 (2.58%) Design Engineer
15 33 (2.58%) Network Design Engineer
16 32 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (15.88%) HTML
2 157 (12.28%) Web Services
2 157 (12.28%) XML
3 107 (8.37%) CSS
4 70 (5.48%) .NET
4 70 (5.48%) SOAP
5 62 (4.85%) Java EE
6 56 (4.38%) REST
7 53 (4.15%) JSON
8 46 (3.60%) Middleware
9 36 (2.82%) 802.1X
10 35 (2.74%) Ajax
11 34 (2.66%) HTML5
12 33 (2.58%) J2EE
12 33 (2.58%) ASP.NET
13 28 (2.19%) Spring
13 28 (2.19%) jQuery
14 21 (1.64%) CSS3
15 19 (1.49%) AngularJS
16 18 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 223 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 115 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (5.71%) Clustering
4 64 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.99%) Computer Science
6 48 (3.76%) PKI
6 48 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
7 45 (3.52%) Blackberry
8 42 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 32 (2.50%) User Experience
10 31 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 29 (2.27%) Cryptography
12 27 (2.11%) Replication
13 18 (1.41%) IVR
14 17 (1.33%) Thin Client
14 17 (1.33%) Fat Client
15 16 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.25%) W3C
16 14 (1.10%) Private Cloud
17 12 (0.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 512 (40.06%) Windows
2 453 (35.45%) Linux
3 184 (14.40%) UNIX
4 142 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (8.84%) CentOS
6 91 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (3.68%) Windows 7
10 41 (3.21%) Windows XP
11 35 (2.74%) Ubuntu
12 29 (2.27%) Windows Vista
13 25 (1.96%) Solaris
14 23 (1.80%) Windows 8
15 17 (1.33%) AIX
16 9 (0.70%) Debian
16 9 (0.70%) Android
17 7 (0.55%) zOS
18 5 (0.39%) SUSE
18 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (16.20%) ITIL
2 137 (10.72%) Load Balancing
3 118 (9.23%) Project Management
4 104 (8.14%) Network Design
5 97 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (7.59%) Configuration Management
6 79 (6.18%) Migration
7 78 (6.10%) Change Management
8 77 (6.03%) Mentoring
9 74 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 72 (5.63%) Time Management
11 70 (5.48%) Information Security
12 66 (5.16%) SOA
13 64 (5.01%) DevOps
14 63 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
16 57 (4.46%) Service Management
17 54 (4.23%) Problem Management
18 53 (4.15%) High Availability
19 52 (4.07%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 314 (24.57%) SQL
2 193 (15.10%) Java
3 147 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 129 (10.09%) Python
5 119 (9.31%) Perl
6 101 (7.90%) PHP
7 95 (7.43%) PowerShell
8 80 (6.26%) Bash Shell
9 78 (6.10%) Shell Script
10 56 (4.38%) C#
11 38 (2.97%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.82%) VB
12 36 (2.82%) Ruby
13 35 (2.74%) C++
14 31 (2.43%) C
15 22 (1.72%) VBScript
16 16 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.02%) XPath
18 12 (0.94%) XQuery
19 11 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 299 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 191 (14.95%) Degree
3 183 (14.32%) CCNP
4 178 (13.93%) CCNA
5 73 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 40 (3.13%) MCSE
8 33 (2.58%) CCIE
9 32 (2.50%) Security Cleared
10 26 (2.03%) MCP
11 23 (1.80%) CCDA
12 22 (1.72%) CISSP
12 22 (1.72%) MCITP
13 20 (1.56%) SC Cleared
14 18 (1.41%) CCSE
14 18 (1.41%) MCSA
15 14 (1.10%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.02%) CCSA
17 11 (0.86%) CCDP
18 10 (0.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.75%) SLA
2 44 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 32 (2.50%) QA
5 11 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.70%) RosettaNet
7 8 (0.63%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.078%) COBIT
System Software
1 218 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 182 (14.24%) Active Directory
3 70 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 68 (5.32%) vSphere
5 37 (2.90%) Varnish
6 32 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 32 (2.50%) vCloud
7 30 (2.35%) qmail
8 24 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 21 (1.64%) XenApp
10 20 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.49%) NFS
12 18 (1.41%) Postfix
13 17 (1.33%) Xen
14 16 (1.25%) Squid
14 16 (1.25%) Firmware
15 15 (1.17%) iptables
16 11 (0.86%) RACF
16 11 (0.86%) Snort
17 10 (0.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 88 (6.89%) Puppet
2 66 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (4.69%) Nagios
4 37 (2.90%) SCCM
4 37 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 33 (2.58%) Cisco UCCX
6 30 (2.35%) CiscoWorks
6 30 (2.35%) Backup Exec
7 23 (1.80%) ZABBIX
7 23 (1.80%) Ansible
8 21 (1.64%) Cacti
9 19 (1.49%) Salt
10 17 (1.33%) HP NNM
11 16 (1.25%) logstash
12 15 (1.17%) collectd
12 15 (1.17%) HAProxy
12 15 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 15 (1.17%) WSUS
13 14 (1.10%) cPanel
14 12 (0.94%) OPNET
Vendors
1 506 (39.59%) Cisco
2 321 (25.12%) Microsoft
3 314 (24.57%) VMware
4 227 (17.76%) Juniper
4 227 (17.76%) CheckPoint
5 188 (14.71%) F5
6 180 (14.08%) HP
7 148 (11.58%) Oracle
8 101 (7.90%) Red Hat
9 100 (7.82%) Citrix
10 75 (5.87%) IBM
11 66 (5.16%) Blue Coat
12 59 (4.62%) SolarWinds
13 58 (4.54%) Dell
14 48 (3.76%) Fortinet
15 44 (3.44%) SonicWALL
16 40 (3.13%) Riverbed
17 35 (2.74%) Brocade
18 34 (2.66%) McAfee
19 33 (2.58%) NetApp
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus, + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £52,000 per annum £50,000 to £52,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum excellent bens, International Compan
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Teoco Corporation
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago