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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 434 370 397
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +27
Permanent jobs citing SSL 608 874 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.73% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 4.20% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 533 606 556
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
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
19052 20831 20546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.18% 17.30% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15527 16660 16643
Average salary £45,000 £44,010 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.24% +3.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -54 570 £45,000 -5.26% 87
London -88 196 £55,000 +4.76% 37
South East -28 180 £43,500 +2.35% 19
Berkshire -20 58 £46,250 -7.50% 3
East of England +13 53 £40,000 -24.52% 7
Surrey -5 41 £39,000 +30.00% 4
South West -2 40 £35,000 -26.31% 5
North West -2 37 £37,500 -11.76% 7
City of London -21 37 £57,500 +9.52% 11
Hampshire +2 35 £43,750 +9.37% 3
Scotland +18 32 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +6 31 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Reading -11 27 £44,750 -7.73% 1
Cambridgeshire +27 22 £42,500 -29.16%
Cheshire +2 22 £36,250 -27.50% 4
Cambridge +26 19 £42,500 -34.61%
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £50,000 +2.04% 5
Glasgow +3 16 £53,750 +34.37% 1
West Yorkshire +13 15 £50,000 +29.03% 3
East Midlands -45 15 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +19 14 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire 0 12 £32,500 -43.47% 5
Gloucestershire -3 12 £35,000 -32.03%
Staines -3 12 £33,000 -42.60% 1
Bristol -11 12 £45,000 -5.26% 3
North Yorkshire -1 11 £43,500 -24.34% 3
Manchester -3 11 £37,500 +15.38% 2
West Midlands -25 11 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Northamptonshire - 11 £45,000 -
Northampton - 11 £45,000 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 700 (53.35%) Firewall
2 543 (41.39%) VPN
3 540 (41.16%) Windows
4 529 (40.32%) Cisco
5 505 (38.49%) TCP/IP
6 459 (34.98%) Linux
7 457 (34.83%) DNS
8 341 (25.99%) Microsoft
9 328 (25.00%) VMware
10 326 (24.85%) Finance
11 325 (24.77%) SQL
12 303 (23.09%) Cisco Certification
13 289 (22.03%) LAN
14 283 (21.57%) WAN
15 250 (19.05%) IPsec
16 240 (18.29%) Juniper
17 230 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 225 (17.15%) CheckPoint
18 225 (17.15%) HTTP
19 224 (17.07%) SQL Server
20 219 (16.69%) Cisco ASA
21 217 (16.54%) Network Security
22 216 (16.46%) F5
23 211 (16.08%) ITIL
24 209 (15.93%) Data Centre
25 207 (15.78%) HTML
26 204 (15.55%) Wireless
27 196 (14.94%) Java
27 196 (14.94%) OSPF
27 196 (14.94%) Active Directory

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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
1 173 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 138 (10.52%) IIS
3 121 (9.22%) Apache
4 109 (8.31%) WebSphere
5 95 (7.24%) JBoss
6 94 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 77 (5.87%) Tomcat
8 73 (5.56%) CMS
9 67 (5.11%) nginx
10 63 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
11 62 (4.73%) SharePoint
12 51 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 44 (3.35%) WebLogic
14 38 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
15 35 (2.67%) Lync
16 34 (2.59%) Drupal
17 30 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
18 29 (2.21%) OpenStack
19 20 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 18 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 160 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.04%) MS Office
3 19 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.30%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) InDesign
5 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.076%) MS Project
6 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.99%) Magento
2 12 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.61%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.30%) Shopify
8 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.15%) Summit
9 2 (0.15%) RMDS
9 2 (0.15%) Line 50
9 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.076%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (3.89%) SaaS
3 45 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (2.90%) IaaS
5 30 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (2.29%) Office 365
6 24 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (1.75%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 17 (1.30%) PaaS
10 15 (1.14%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.91%) Heroku
12 10 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.61%) Engine Yard
13 8 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.23%) Trello
15 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 700 (53.35%) Firewall
2 543 (41.39%) VPN
3 505 (38.49%) TCP/IP
4 457 (34.83%) DNS
5 289 (22.03%) LAN
6 283 (21.57%) WAN
7 250 (19.05%) IPsec
8 225 (17.15%) HTTP
9 219 (16.69%) Cisco ASA
10 217 (16.54%) Network Security
11 204 (15.55%) Wireless
12 196 (14.94%) OSPF
13 195 (14.86%) BGP
14 189 (14.41%) MPLS
15 184 (14.02%) EIGRP
16 174 (13.26%) Internet
17 155 (11.81%) DHCP
18 147 (11.20%) VLAN
19 128 (9.76%) SAN
20 106 (8.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 158 (12.04%) MySQL
3 106 (8.08%) Relational Database
4 80 (6.10%) RDBMS
5 61 (4.65%) DB2
6 41 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 40 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 18 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.91%) Redis
15 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.91%) MariaDB
16 8 (0.61%) NonStop SQL
16 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (4.65%) Subversion
2 51 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.36%) JIRA
5 30 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.30%) Maven
7 11 (0.84%) Hudson
8 10 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.69%) HP UFT
9 9 (0.69%) LoadRunner
9 9 (0.69%) Ant
10 8 (0.61%) Fiddler
11 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.53%) JConsole
12 6 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.38%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.30%) JUnit
14 4 (0.30%) PHPUnit
14 4 (0.30%) Behat
General
1 326 (24.85%) Finance
2 114 (8.69%) Banking
3 107 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 64 (4.88%) Retail
5 46 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 44 (3.35%) Financial Institution
7 40 (3.05%) Marketing
8 36 (2.74%) Back Office
9 21 (1.60%) Multimedia
10 15 (1.14%) Law
11 13 (0.99%) Front Office
11 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.84%) Advertising
13 10 (0.76%) Electronics
14 8 (0.61%) Legal
15 6 (0.46%) Games
15 6 (0.46%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.23%) Welsh Language
18 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 288 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 146 (11.13%) Analyst
3 110 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 97 (7.39%) Support Engineer
4 97 (7.39%) Administrator
5 96 (7.32%) Consultant
6 95 (7.24%) Developer
7 85 (6.48%) Security Engineer
8 76 (5.79%) Architect
9 73 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 68 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
11 65 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
12 62 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
13 48 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
14 42 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
15 34 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.52%) Security Analyst
17 32 (2.44%) Support Analyst
18 31 (2.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 28 (2.13%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (15.78%) HTML
2 178 (13.57%) Web Services
3 157 (11.97%) XML
4 117 (8.92%) CSS
5 79 (6.02%) SOAP
6 68 (5.18%) .NET
6 68 (5.18%) Java EE
7 51 (3.89%) REST
8 47 (3.58%) JSON
8 47 (3.58%) Middleware
9 42 (3.20%) Spring
10 40 (3.05%) Ajax
11 37 (2.82%) J2EE
12 31 (2.36%) ASP.NET
12 31 (2.36%) jQuery
12 31 (2.36%) HTML5
13 29 (2.21%) RESTful
14 26 (1.98%) SAML
15 24 (1.83%) OAuth
16 21 (1.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 209 (15.93%) Data Centre
2 111 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.02%) Clustering
4 59 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 57 (4.34%) PKI
6 49 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 44 (3.35%) Computer Science
9 40 (3.05%) Blackberry
10 33 (2.52%) User Experience
11 27 (2.06%) Replication
11 27 (2.06%) Cryptography
12 21 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.30%) CMDB
14 15 (1.14%) W3C
15 14 (1.07%) Thin Client
15 14 (1.07%) IVR
15 14 (1.07%) Fat Client
15 14 (1.07%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 540 (41.16%) Windows
2 459 (34.98%) Linux
3 189 (14.41%) UNIX
4 144 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (8.84%) CentOS
6 100 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (4.27%) Windows 7
10 44 (3.35%) Windows XP
11 31 (2.36%) Ubuntu
12 28 (2.13%) Solaris
13 27 (2.06%) Windows Vista
14 21 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 19 (1.45%) AIX
16 12 (0.91%) Android
17 11 (0.84%) zOS
18 8 (0.61%) Amazon Linux
19 7 (0.53%) Apple iOS
19 7 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (16.08%) ITIL
2 162 (12.35%) Load Balancing
3 103 (7.85%) Project Management
4 99 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (7.39%) Network Design
6 90 (6.86%) Migration
7 83 (6.33%) Configuration Management
8 78 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 74 (5.64%) SOA
9 74 (5.64%) Mentoring
10 72 (5.49%) Time Management
11 65 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (4.88%) Information Security
12 64 (4.88%) DevOps
13 61 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
14 59 (4.50%) High Availability
15 58 (4.42%) Change Management
16 56 (4.27%) Service Management
16 56 (4.27%) Change Control
17 54 (4.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (24.77%) SQL
2 196 (14.94%) Java
3 153 (11.66%) JavaScript
4 120 (9.15%) Python
5 118 (8.99%) Perl
6 105 (8.00%) PHP
7 103 (7.85%) PowerShell
8 85 (6.48%) Shell Script
9 71 (5.41%) Bash Shell
10 50 (3.81%) C#
11 36 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 36 (2.74%) Ruby
12 31 (2.36%) VB
13 29 (2.21%) C++
14 27 (2.06%) VBScript
15 20 (1.52%) C
16 15 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.91%) Korn
18 11 (0.84%) XPath
19 10 (0.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 303 (23.09%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (14.71%) CCNP
3 181 (13.80%) Degree
4 172 (13.11%) CCNA
5 87 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 45 (3.43%) MCSE
8 35 (2.67%) Security Cleared
9 33 (2.52%) CCIE
10 28 (2.13%) CISSP
11 25 (1.91%) MCITP
11 25 (1.91%) SC Cleared
12 21 (1.60%) MCSA
12 21 (1.60%) CCDA
12 21 (1.60%) JNCIP
12 21 (1.60%) CCSE
13 19 (1.45%) MCP
14 14 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.91%) CCSA
16 11 (0.84%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.63%) SLA
2 47 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.21%) QA
3 29 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.84%) ISO 8583
6 8 (0.61%) RosettaNet
7 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) COBIT
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 230 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (14.94%) Active Directory
3 75 (5.72%) vSphere
4 68 (5.18%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.52%) Varnish
5 33 (2.52%) Terminal Services
5 33 (2.52%) VMware ESX
5 33 (2.52%) vCloud
6 26 (1.98%) qmail
7 21 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.52%) Firmware
9 18 (1.37%) Postfix
9 18 (1.37%) XenApp
10 17 (1.30%) Xen
11 16 (1.22%) NFS
12 13 (0.99%) Squid
13 12 (0.91%) Snort
14 11 (0.84%) RACF
15 10 (0.76%) ProxySG
15 10 (0.76%) iptables
Systems Management
1 71 (5.41%) Puppet
2 70 (5.34%) Nagios
3 65 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (3.43%) SCCM
5 37 (2.82%) CiscoWorks
6 33 (2.52%) Backup Exec
7 31 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
8 21 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
8 21 (1.60%) logstash
9 20 (1.52%) Cacti
10 19 (1.45%) WSUS
10 19 (1.45%) Ansible
11 18 (1.37%) ZABBIX
12 17 (1.30%) collectd
12 17 (1.30%) OPNET
12 17 (1.30%) HP NNM
13 16 (1.22%) Salt
14 13 (0.99%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.91%) SCOM
15 12 (0.91%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 529 (40.32%) Cisco
2 341 (25.99%) Microsoft
3 328 (25.00%) VMware
4 240 (18.29%) Juniper
5 225 (17.15%) CheckPoint
6 216 (16.46%) F5
7 183 (13.95%) HP
8 163 (12.42%) Oracle
9 99 (7.55%) Red Hat
10 95 (7.24%) Citrix
11 81 (6.17%) IBM
12 68 (5.18%) SolarWinds
13 63 (4.80%) Dell
14 58 (4.42%) Riverbed
15 51 (3.89%) Blue Coat
16 48 (3.66%) Fortinet
17 44 (3.35%) McAfee
18 41 (3.13%) Brocade
19 39 (2.97%) Symantec
19 39 (2.97%) SonicWALL
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £26,000 per annum + 29 days + training + share ops sch
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £10000.00 - £15000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
NAK Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits, Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago