Period
to 9 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SSH over the 6 months to 9 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 676 855 845
Rank change year-on-year +179 -10 +88
Permanent jobs citing SSH 100 123 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.73% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 94 107 198
Median annual salary £52,750 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.50% +8.70% -4.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,250 £82,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.05% +5.56% -7.22%

SSH is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,071 16,948 21,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 15.13% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7,055 13,713 16,749
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SSH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in England

SSH
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SSH in England.

Salary trend for SSH in England

SSH
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSH in England over the 6 months to 9 March 2021.

Salary histogram for SSH in England

SSH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the England region over the 6 months to 9 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +180 67 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Midlands +71 16 £35,000 +16.67% 2
East Midlands +40 7 £35,000 +27.27%
South East +93 6 £41,250 -28.26% 4
West Midlands +54 6 £27,500 -45.00% 2
North of England +48 5 £45,000 -5.26% 6
South West +28 4 £31,864 -20.34% 1
Yorkshire +25 3 £45,000 +76.47% 1
North West +56 1 £55,000 +15.79% 4
North East +17 1 £55,000 +10.00% 1
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 9 March 2021, IT jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SSH.

1 81 (81.00%) Linux
2 51 (51.00%) Python
3 43 (43.00%) SQL
4 34 (34.00%) AWS
5 33 (33.00%) Windows
6 28 (28.00%) Finance
7 27 (27.00%) Red Hat
7 27 (27.00%) Shell Script
7 27 (27.00%) Unix
7 27 (27.00%) TCP/IP
8 24 (24.00%) FTP
8 24 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (23.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (23.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (23.00%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (23.00%) Back Office
10 21 (21.00%) DNS
10 21 (21.00%) DevOps
11 20 (20.00%) HTTP
11 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 19 (19.00%) Perl
12 19 (19.00%) Bash Shell
12 19 (19.00%) Azure
13 18 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (18.00%) Git (software)
14 17 (17.00%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (17.00%) SWIFT
14 17 (17.00%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (16.00%) MySQL

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.00%) Apache
2 4 (4.00%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.00%) Drupal
3 3 (3.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.00%) WordPress
4 2 (2.00%) Confluence
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) Moodle
5 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.00%) nginx
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.00%) Fireworks
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.00%) Inkscape
5 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.00%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 34 (34.00%) AWS
2 19 (19.00%) Azure
3 17 (17.00%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (14.00%) Amazon S3
5 13 (13.00%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (13.00%) Serverless
6 11 (11.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (11.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (10.00%) GCP
8 8 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (7.00%) Amazon EKS
9 7 (7.00%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (3.00%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (3.00%) Datadog
12 2 (2.00%) Fastly
12 2 (2.00%) GitHub
12 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.00%) TCP/IP
2 24 (24.00%) FTP
3 21 (21.00%) DNS
4 20 (20.00%) HTTP
5 11 (11.00%) Firewall
5 11 (11.00%) VPN
6 9 (9.00%) DHCP
6 9 (9.00%) SMTP
7 7 (7.00%) SAN
7 7 (7.00%) SSL
8 6 (6.00%) 802.11
8 6 (6.00%) SNMP
9 5 (5.00%) Network Security
9 5 (5.00%) WAN
10 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (4.00%) LAN
11 3 (3.00%) Broadband
11 3 (3.00%) OpenVPN
11 3 (3.00%) PuTTY
11 3 (3.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.00%) Data Warehouse
1 23 (23.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 23 (23.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (17.00%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (16.00%) MySQL
4 9 (9.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (6.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.00%) Big Data
7 4 (4.00%) BigQuery
7 4 (4.00%) Data Mining
7 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (3.00%) Apache Hive
8 3 (3.00%) HBase
8 3 (3.00%) MariaDB
8 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.00%) Subversion
3 6 (6.00%) GitLab
4 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.00%) JIRA
5 4 (4.00%) Grunt
5 4 (4.00%) gulp
6 3 (3.00%) eggPlant
6 3 (3.00%) Locust
6 3 (3.00%) Postman
6 3 (3.00%) Selenium
6 3 (3.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.00%) AutoIt
7 2 (2.00%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.00%) git-flow
8 1 (1.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.00%) JUnit
8 1 (1.00%) Storybook
8 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (28.00%) Finance
2 23 (23.00%) Back Office
3 13 (13.00%) Banking
4 11 (11.00%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.00%) Automotive
6 4 (4.00%) Retail
7 2 (2.00%) Games
7 2 (2.00%) Legal
7 2 (2.00%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.00%) Publishing
8 1 (1.00%) Front Office
8 1 (1.00%) Law
8 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) Analyst
2 18 (18.00%) Support Analyst
3 17 (17.00%) Developer
4 16 (16.00%) Applications Support
4 16 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 13 (13.00%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (12.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 12 (12.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (9.00%) Python Engineer
10 8 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (8.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
12 5 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 5 (5.00%) PHP Developer
12 5 (5.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 4 (4.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) HTML
2 14 (14.00%) .NET
3 12 (12.00%) CSS
4 6 (6.00%) 802.1X
4 6 (6.00%) Laravel
4 6 (6.00%) Node.js
5 5 (5.00%) React
5 5 (5.00%) REST
5 5 (5.00%) SOAP
6 4 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (4.00%) Kafka
6 4 (4.00%) LAMP
6 4 (4.00%) Sass
6 4 (4.00%) Web Services
6 4 (4.00%) XMPP
7 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.00%) jQuery
8 2 (2.00%) OAuth2
8 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (17.00%) SWIFT
3 14 (14.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (3.00%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.00%) Replication
5 3 (3.00%) Smart City
6 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.00%) Media Streaming
6 2 (2.00%) Music Streaming
6 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.00%) CCTV
7 1 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 81 (81.00%) Linux
2 33 (33.00%) Windows
3 27 (27.00%) Unix
4 24 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.00%) Debian
6 6 (6.00%) CentOS
6 6 (6.00%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (5.00%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.00%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.00%) Solaris
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) DevOps
2 18 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.00%) Process Improvement
4 11 (11.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 11 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (7.00%) Data Science
6 7 (7.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.00%) B2B
7 6 (6.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.00%) ITIL
8 5 (5.00%) MVC
8 5 (5.00%) OOP
8 5 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.00%) ETL
9 4 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 51 (51.00%) Python
2 43 (43.00%) SQL
3 27 (27.00%) Shell Script
4 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 19 (19.00%) Bash Shell
5 19 (19.00%) Perl
6 14 (14.00%) PHP
7 13 (13.00%) Java
8 6 (6.00%) C#
8 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.00%) R
10 3 (3.00%) C
10 3 (3.00%) C++
10 3 (3.00%) Ruby
10 3 (3.00%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.00%) ES6
11 2 (2.00%) Korn
11 2 (2.00%) VBScript
12 1 (1.00%) PHP 5
12 1 (1.00%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) CCNA
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.00%) CISSP
3 3 (3.00%) GCIH
3 3 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.00%) RHCE
4 1 (1.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) NCSC
2 3 (3.00%) NIST
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) WAI
3 1 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.00%) Docker
3 8 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.00%) Firmware
6 1 (1.00%) KVM
6 1 (1.00%) NFS
6 1 (1.00%) oVirt
6 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.00%) Squid
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (1.00%) Xen
6 1 (1.00%) XenApp
6 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Ansible
2 10 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (6.00%) Grafana
3 6 (6.00%) Terraform
4 5 (5.00%) Nagios
4 5 (5.00%) Puppet
5 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.00%) Nessus
5 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.00%) Packer
5 3 (3.00%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.00%) EnCase
6 2 (2.00%) FTK
6 2 (2.00%) Munin
6 2 (2.00%) SCCM
7 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.00%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.00%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (14.00%) VMware
3 11 (11.00%) Google
3 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.00%) Oracle
5 6 (6.00%) Cisco
6 4 (4.00%) IBM
7 3 (3.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.00%) HP
7 3 (3.00%) McAfee
7 3 (3.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.00%) Rapid7
7 3 (3.00%) Sophos
7 3 (3.00%) Splunk
7 3 (3.00%) Symantec
8 2 (2.00%) ForeScout
9 1 (1.00%) Centrify
9 1 (1.00%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.00%) Solarflare
9 1 (1.00%) Twitter