The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 200 186 193
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing SSL 22 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 2.13% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 8
Average salary £65,000 £24,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+170.83% -26.15%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
SSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
964 844 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.87% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 807 687 651
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SSL across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SSL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL across the West Midlands region.

SSL Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SSL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Birmingham -2 15 £65,000 +30.00%
Warwickshire +8 7 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 26 (50.00%) HTTP
3 24 (46.15%) Firewall
4 23 (44.23%) Windows
4 23 (44.23%) Java
4 23 (44.23%) Security Cleared
5 22 (42.31%) LDAP
6 20 (38.46%) VMware
7 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (34.62%) TCP/IP
7 18 (34.62%) Open Source
8 17 (32.69%) Waterfall
8 17 (32.69%) Puppet
8 17 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
8 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
8 17 (32.69%) Vagrant
8 17 (32.69%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (32.69%) DevOps
8 17 (32.69%) Scrum
8 17 (32.69%) JIRA
9 16 (30.77%) MySQL
10 15 (28.85%) Finance
11 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 13 (25.00%) Retail
11 13 (25.00%) Web Services
12 12 (23.08%) DNS
12 12 (23.08%) Degree
13 11 (21.15%) PHP
13 11 (21.15%) Apache

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (21.15%) Apache
2 5 (9.62%) MTS
2 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.62%) nginx
2 5 (9.62%) OpenStack
3 4 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.92%) WordPress
5 1 (1.92%) Moodle
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Photoshop
1 5 (9.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) HTTP
2 24 (46.15%) Firewall
3 22 (42.31%) LDAP
4 18 (34.62%) TCP/IP
5 12 (23.08%) DNS
6 7 (13.46%) Network Security
7 6 (11.54%) Junos
7 6 (11.54%) SSH
7 6 (11.54%) VPN
8 5 (9.62%) SNMP
9 2 (3.85%) SAN
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
10 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) MySQL
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) JIRA
1 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) RequisitePro
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (25.00%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Marketing
3 7 (13.46%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Solutions Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Designer
5 5 (9.62%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Web Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (3.85%) DBA
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 2 (3.85%) IT Administrator
8 1 (1.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (15.38%) XML
3 7 (13.46%) SOAP
4 6 (11.54%) XSD
4 6 (11.54%) WSDL
5 5 (9.62%) HTML
5 5 (9.62%) CSS
5 5 (9.62%) JDBC
5 5 (9.62%) Spring
5 5 (9.62%) Spring MVC
5 5 (9.62%) jQuery
5 5 (9.62%) HTML5
5 5 (9.62%) Memcached
5 5 (9.62%) CSS3
6 1 (1.92%) LAMP
6 1 (1.92%) XSL
6 1 (1.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (34.62%) Open Source
2 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (13.46%) Credit Risk
4 6 (11.54%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 23 (44.23%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (32.69%) Scrum
2 17 (32.69%) Waterfall
2 17 (32.69%) DevOps
3 9 (17.31%) Time Management
4 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
4 7 (13.46%) B2B
5 6 (11.54%) Change Management
5 6 (11.54%) Content Management
6 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
6 5 (9.62%) Web Design
6 5 (9.62%) MVC
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL
7 2 (3.85%) E-business
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.85%) High Availability
7 2 (3.85%) SIEM
8 1 (1.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) PHP
3 9 (17.31%) SQL
4 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) XPath
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) Puppet
1 17 (32.69%) Vagrant
1 17 (32.69%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
3 5 (9.62%) Plesk
4 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.85%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.92%) MOM
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) VMware
2 8 (15.38%) Cisco
3 7 (13.46%) Juniper
3 7 (13.46%) Oracle
4 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
4 6 (11.54%) Fujitsu
5 5 (9.62%) Apple
5 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.85%) Websense
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.92%) Altiris
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) EMC
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp