Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 775 739 863
Rank change year-on-year -36 +124 +49
Permanent jobs citing SSH 135 95 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.84% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 102 74 174
10th Percentile £35,125 £26,750 £28,700
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +26.32% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £76,875 £59,688
90th Percentile £75,000 £90,000 £74,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +5.56%

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 11,569 11,374 21,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.68% 15.02% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 8,309 9,137 16,144
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,525 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -22 74 £70,000 +16.67% 4
Midlands -18 24 £40,000 -3.03% 4
South East -33 18 £50,000 -16.67% 2
West Midlands - 14 £40,000 - 3
North of England -19 11 £45,500 -9.00% 4
North West -12 7 £45,500 - 3
East Midlands -22 7 £35,000 +7.69% 1
South West -60 5 £38,750 -3.13% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 - 1
SSH
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 90 (66.67%) Linux
2 60 (44.44%) SQL
2 60 (44.44%) Python
3 58 (42.96%) JavaScript
4 55 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (37.04%) Finance
6 44 (32.59%) Windows
7 36 (26.67%) Java
8 33 (24.44%) PHP
8 33 (24.44%) Docker
9 32 (23.70%) Unix
9 32 (23.70%) Social Skills
10 30 (22.22%) MySQL
10 30 (22.22%) FTP
10 30 (22.22%) QA
10 30 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (20.00%) AWS
11 27 (20.00%) Kubernetes
11 27 (20.00%) Shell Script
12 26 (19.26%) Git (software)
13 25 (18.52%) TCP/IP
13 25 (18.52%) HTML
13 25 (18.52%) CSS
13 25 (18.52%) Bash Shell
14 24 (17.78%) DNS
15 22 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (16.30%) Red Hat
15 22 (16.30%) Back Office
15 22 (16.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 10 (7.41%) Drupal
2 9 (6.67%) WordPress
3 7 (5.19%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (4.44%) Confluence
4 6 (4.44%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 6 (4.44%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.70%) nginx
6 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.74%) Apache
8 1 (0.74%) IIS
8 1 (0.74%) Mailman
8 1 (0.74%) Moodle
8 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.48%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.48%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.00%) AWS
2 20 (14.81%) Azure
3 16 (11.85%) GCP
4 13 (9.63%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (9.63%) Amazon S3
5 12 (8.89%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (8.89%) Serverless
6 8 (5.93%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (5.93%) Fastly
6 8 (5.93%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (4.44%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (3.70%) IaaS
8 5 (3.70%) PaaS
9 4 (2.96%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (2.22%) GitHub
10 3 (2.22%) Slack
11 2 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 2 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.48%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.22%) FTP
2 25 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 24 (17.78%) DNS
4 21 (15.56%) SMTP
5 20 (14.81%) HTTP
6 17 (12.59%) SSL
7 16 (11.85%) Internet
8 11 (8.15%) DHCP
9 10 (7.41%) VPN
10 8 (5.93%) Firewall
11 5 (3.70%) IPsec
12 4 (2.96%) Broadband
12 4 (2.96%) LAN
12 4 (2.96%) SAN
12 4 (2.96%) Telnet
12 4 (2.96%) VoIP
12 4 (2.96%) WAN
13 3 (2.22%) 802.11
13 3 (2.22%) PuTTY
13 3 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.22%) MySQL
2 22 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (16.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (16.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (5.19%) BigQuery
6 6 (4.44%) Data Mining
7 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.22%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.74%) Power BI
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (19.26%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.89%) JIRA
3 11 (8.15%) gulp
4 10 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.67%) Selenium
6 7 (5.19%) Postman
7 6 (4.44%) GitLab
7 6 (4.44%) PHPUnit
7 6 (4.44%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.96%) Cypress.io
8 4 (2.96%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.96%) JUnit
9 3 (2.22%) AutoIt
9 3 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.22%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.48%) eggPlant
10 2 (1.48%) git-flow
10 2 (1.48%) Grunt
10 2 (1.48%) Mocha
General
1 50 (37.04%) Finance
2 32 (23.70%) Social Skills
3 30 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (16.30%) Back Office
5 15 (11.11%) Banking
6 11 (8.15%) Telecoms
7 10 (7.41%) Public Sector
8 8 (5.93%) Marketing
8 8 (5.93%) Publishing
8 8 (5.93%) Retail
9 7 (5.19%) Financial Institution
10 6 (4.44%) Electronics
10 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
11 4 (2.96%) Automotive
11 4 (2.96%) Games
12 3 (2.22%) Advertising
13 2 (1.48%) Local Government
13 2 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 41 (30.37%) Developer
2 26 (19.26%) Analyst
3 20 (14.81%) PHP Developer
4 15 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 13 (9.63%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.15%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Architect
7 8 (5.93%) Data Architect
7 8 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Data Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Applications Developer
9 6 (4.44%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.44%) Software QA Tester
9 6 (4.44%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.44%) Tester
10 5 (3.70%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.52%) CSS
1 25 (18.52%) HTML
2 20 (14.81%) .NET
3 13 (9.63%) REST
3 13 (9.63%) Sass
4 12 (8.89%) AngularJS
4 12 (8.89%) SOAP
5 10 (7.41%) Node.js
6 9 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 9 (6.67%) JSON
6 9 (6.67%) LDAP
6 9 (6.67%) Web Services
7 8 (5.93%) CGI
7 8 (5.93%) Laravel
7 8 (5.93%) Memcached
8 7 (5.19%) Backbone.js
8 7 (5.19%) Jest
8 7 (5.19%) JPA
8 7 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (5.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (11.11%) SWIFT
3 6 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.22%) Smart City
6 2 (1.48%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.48%) Blog
6 2 (1.48%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 90 (66.67%) Linux
2 44 (32.59%) Windows
3 32 (23.70%) Unix
4 30 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.15%) Ubuntu
5 11 (8.15%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.93%) CentOS
6 8 (5.93%) Debian
7 6 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.56%) OO
3 20 (14.81%) Scrum
4 19 (14.07%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (13.33%) DevOps
6 16 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 14 (10.37%) Pair Programming
8 14 (10.37%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.63%) OO PHP
10 12 (8.89%) Software Architecture
11 11 (8.15%) Open Source
11 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.41%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.41%) Microservices
12 10 (7.41%) System Testing
13 9 (6.67%) BDD
13 9 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.44%) Python
1 60 (44.44%) SQL
2 58 (42.96%) JavaScript
3 36 (26.67%) Java
4 33 (24.44%) PHP
5 27 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 25 (18.52%) Bash Shell
7 14 (10.37%) Perl
7 14 (10.37%) PowerShell
8 10 (7.41%) C++
9 9 (6.67%) C#
9 9 (6.67%) ES6
10 8 (5.93%) R
11 5 (3.70%) Java 8
12 3 (2.22%) CFML
12 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.22%) VBScript
13 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.48%) Ruby
13 2 (1.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.15%) Degree
3 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.96%) CCNA
5 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.48%) CISSP
6 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.48%) GCIH
6 2 (1.48%) ISEB
6 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.22%) QA
2 8 (5.93%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.48%) NCSC
3 2 (1.48%) NIST
3 2 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.48%) WAI
3 2 (1.48%) WCAG
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (24.44%) Docker
2 7 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.44%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.22%) OpenSSH
5 3 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.48%) NFS
6 2 (1.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.74%) Xen
7 1 (0.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 16 (11.85%) Ansible
3 6 (4.44%) Terraform
4 4 (2.96%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.96%) Grafana
4 4 (2.96%) HAProxy
4 4 (2.96%) Nessus
5 3 (2.22%) EnCase
5 3 (2.22%) FTK
5 3 (2.22%) Rancher
6 2 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.48%) Packer
6 2 (1.48%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.74%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.74%) Nmap
7 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (16.30%) Red Hat
2 18 (13.33%) Google
3 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.15%) VMware
5 10 (7.41%) Cisco
6 9 (6.67%) Oracle
7 7 (5.19%) IBM
7 7 (5.19%) Zend
8 6 (4.44%) SAP
9 4 (2.96%) Aruba
10 3 (2.22%) Splunk
11 2 (1.48%) Adobe
11 2 (1.48%) ForeScout
11 2 (1.48%) McAfee
11 2 (1.48%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.48%) PayPal
11 2 (1.48%) Qualys
11 2 (1.48%) Rapid7
11 2 (1.48%) Sophos
11 2 (1.48%) Symantec