Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SSL over the 6 months to 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 556 552 560
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -21
Permanent jobs citing SSL 292 384 644
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 2.78% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 231 304 482
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £44,875 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71% +5.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SSL 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 10,201 13,834 21,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 15.12% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,728 11,124 16,404
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in England

SSL
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SSL in England

SSL
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSL in England over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SSL in England

SSL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the England region over the 6 months to 11 May 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 +33 106 £62,500 -7.41% 28
North of England -25 56 £45,500 +13.75% 13
South East -16 42 £60,000 +4.35% 15
Midlands +12 33 £42,500 -15.00% 6
South West -24 25 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North West +13 24 £45,500 -7.14% 5
East Midlands +21 20 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire -19 20 £55,000 +54.93% 4
East of England +42 19 £75,000 +87.50% 2
West Midlands -2 16 £42,098 -7.48% 2
North East -10 12 £44,375 +26.79% 4
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, IT jobs citing SSL 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 SSL.

1 141 (48.29%) DNS
2 129 (44.18%) Firewall
3 120 (41.10%) Linux
4 105 (35.96%) VPN
5 99 (33.90%) Microsoft
6 88 (30.14%) Windows
7 85 (29.11%) Azure
8 73 (25.00%) AWS
9 71 (24.32%) HTTP
10 69 (23.63%) VMware
11 65 (22.26%) Active Directory
12 62 (21.23%) Social Skills
13 60 (20.55%) TCP/IP
14 59 (20.21%) Cisco
15 57 (19.52%) LDAP
15 57 (19.52%) Windows Server
16 56 (19.18%) PowerShell
17 55 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 53 (18.15%) HTML
18 53 (18.15%) DHCP
19 51 (17.47%) JavaScript
19 51 (17.47%) Degree
19 51 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
20 50 (17.12%) Git (software)
20 50 (17.12%) XML
20 50 (17.12%) Python
21 49 (16.78%) Web Services
21 49 (16.78%) Microsoft 365
22 48 (16.44%) DevOps
23 47 (16.10%) CSS

SSL
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 46 (15.75%) Apache
2 17 (5.82%) Confluence
2 17 (5.82%) nginx
3 13 (4.45%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.74%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.40%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.05%) IIS
8 6 (2.05%) JBoss
9 5 (1.71%) CMS
9 5 (1.71%) Drupal
9 5 (1.71%) Facebook Platform
9 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (1.03%) WordPress
11 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Gephi
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (3.08%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 85 (29.11%) Azure
2 73 (25.00%) AWS
3 49 (16.78%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (9.93%) SaaS
5 18 (6.16%) IaaS
6 16 (5.48%) OneDrive
7 14 (4.79%) PaaS
8 13 (4.45%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (4.11%) GCP
10 10 (3.42%) DigitalOcean
11 9 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (3.08%) GitHub
12 6 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.71%) Basecamp
13 5 (1.71%) Mailgun
13 5 (1.71%) Sage Pay
13 5 (1.71%) Serverless
14 4 (1.37%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (1.37%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 141 (48.29%) DNS
2 129 (44.18%) Firewall
3 105 (35.96%) VPN
4 71 (24.32%) HTTP
5 60 (20.55%) TCP/IP
6 53 (18.15%) DHCP
7 34 (11.64%) Network Security
8 31 (10.62%) WAN
9 30 (10.27%) SMTP
9 30 (10.27%) VLAN
10 29 (9.93%) LAN
10 29 (9.93%) MPLS
10 29 (9.93%) Remote Desktop
11 27 (9.25%) IPsec
12 25 (8.56%) BGP
12 25 (8.56%) FTP
12 25 (8.56%) OSPF
13 19 (6.51%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (6.51%) VoIP
14 18 (6.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.62%) MySQL
2 23 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.82%) MariaDB
4 16 (5.48%) MongoDB
4 16 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.42%) Big Data
7 7 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.05%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.05%) Impala
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
12 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.96%) JIRA
3 20 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.42%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.40%) JUnit
5 7 (2.40%) Selenium
6 6 (2.05%) Bitbucket Server
6 6 (2.05%) git-flow
6 6 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.71%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.71%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.37%) GitLab
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.03%) Maven
9 3 (1.03%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.68%) Subversion
10 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.68%) Toad
10 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (21.23%) Social Skills
2 44 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (11.30%) Finance
4 12 (4.11%) Marketing
5 11 (3.77%) Legal
6 9 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.74%) Banking
8 6 (2.05%) Electronics
8 6 (2.05%) Publishing
9 5 (1.71%) Back Office
9 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.37%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.37%) Retail
11 3 (1.03%) Law
12 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (18.84%) Consultant
2 40 (13.70%) Developer
3 34 (11.64%) Analyst
4 31 (10.62%) Senior Developer
5 28 (9.59%) Technical Consultant
6 25 (8.56%) Administrator
7 22 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (7.53%) Network Engineer
8 19 (6.51%) Architect
9 18 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (6.16%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (5.82%) PHP Developer
10 17 (5.82%) Senior Consultant
10 17 (5.82%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (5.48%) IT Engineer
12 14 (4.79%) Integration Consultant
12 14 (4.79%) Senior PHP Developer
13 12 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
13 12 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.77%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.52%) LDAP
2 53 (18.15%) HTML
3 50 (17.12%) XML
4 49 (16.78%) Web Services
5 47 (16.10%) CSS
6 37 (12.67%) SOAP
7 28 (9.59%) JSON
8 27 (9.25%) Kafka
9 23 (7.88%) LAMP
10 22 (7.53%) RESTful
11 21 (7.19%) Apache NiFi
12 20 (6.85%) REST
13 18 (6.16%) Ajax
14 17 (5.82%) jQuery
15 9 (3.08%) HTML5
15 9 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
15 9 (3.08%) Spring
16 8 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
16 8 (2.74%) Laravel
16 8 (2.74%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.90%) Management Information System
1 26 (8.90%) Public Cloud
2 20 (6.85%) CMDB
2 20 (6.85%) PKI
3 19 (6.51%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.48%) Analytical Mindset
5 11 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (3.42%) Cyberattack
6 10 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.08%) User Experience
8 8 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.05%) Clustering
10 6 (2.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 6 (2.05%) Replication
10 6 (2.05%) Social Media
11 5 (1.71%) Derivative
12 4 (1.37%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 120 (41.10%) Linux
2 88 (30.14%) Windows
3 57 (19.52%) Windows Server
4 24 (8.22%) Unix
5 22 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (6.51%) Ubuntu
7 9 (3.08%) Debian
7 9 (3.08%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.74%) CentOS
9 7 (2.40%) VMS
10 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.05%) Solaris
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (1.03%) Android
13 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
2 48 (16.44%) DevOps
3 45 (15.41%) Project Management
4 44 (15.07%) ITIL
5 40 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (13.01%) ITSM
7 37 (12.67%) Information Security
8 35 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (10.27%) Computer Science
10 30 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (9.93%) Configuration Management
12 28 (9.59%) SIEM
13 27 (9.25%) Customer Requirements
14 26 (8.90%) Project Delivery
15 24 (8.22%) Migration
16 23 (7.88%) ETL
16 23 (7.88%) Scrum
17 22 (7.53%) Presales
17 22 (7.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.18%) PowerShell
2 51 (17.47%) JavaScript
3 50 (17.12%) Python
4 40 (13.70%) Bash Shell
5 28 (9.59%) Perl
6 26 (8.90%) SQL
7 21 (7.19%) PHP
8 18 (6.16%) Java
9 12 (4.11%) C
9 12 (4.11%) VB
10 10 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.40%) Ruby
12 6 (2.05%) R
12 6 (2.05%) Scala
13 5 (1.71%) PHP 7
13 5 (1.71%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.03%) AWK
14 3 (1.03%) C#
14 3 (1.03%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (17.47%) Degree
2 26 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (5.82%) CCNP
3 17 (5.82%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.48%) CCNA
5 15 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (4.79%) MCSE
7 10 (3.42%) JNCIP
8 9 (3.08%) CISSP
9 7 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.40%) JNCIA
9 7 (2.40%) MCITP
9 7 (2.40%) MCSA
10 6 (2.05%) CEH
10 6 (2.05%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (2.05%) SANS
10 6 (2.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.16%) SLA
2 16 (5.48%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.79%) QA
4 9 (3.08%) GRC
5 7 (2.40%) GDPR
6 5 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.68%) NCSC
8 2 (0.68%) NIST
9 1 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.34%) COBIT
9 1 (0.34%) COSO
9 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.34%) ITGC
System Software
1 65 (22.26%) Active Directory
2 55 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 31 (10.62%) Docker
5 22 (7.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (5.82%) vSphere
7 11 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (2.40%) Firmware
11 6 (2.05%) Apache Flume
11 6 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (2.05%) Xen
12 4 (1.37%) iptables
12 4 (1.37%) Samba
13 3 (1.03%) Gluster
13 3 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.03%) qmail
13 3 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 40 (13.70%) Ansible
2 34 (11.64%) Puppet
3 26 (8.90%) Terraform
4 22 (7.53%) Kubernetes
5 18 (6.16%) HP UCMDB
6 16 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.77%) Nagios
8 8 (2.74%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.74%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (2.05%) Cacti
10 6 (2.05%) Kibana
10 6 (2.05%) Nessus
10 6 (2.05%) Nmap
10 6 (2.05%) Oozie
10 6 (2.05%) WSUS
11 5 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 99 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 69 (23.63%) VMware
3 59 (20.21%) Cisco
4 41 (14.04%) Citrix
5 31 (10.62%) HP
6 26 (8.90%) ServiceNow
7 25 (8.56%) Splunk
8 24 (8.22%) BMC
9 23 (7.88%) Dell
10 19 (6.51%) Remedy
11 18 (6.16%) Red Hat
12 17 (5.82%) CheckPoint
12 17 (5.82%) EMC
13 16 (5.48%) Fortinet
14 15 (5.14%) McAfee
14 15 (5.14%) Meraki
15 14 (4.79%) Blue Coat
15 14 (4.79%) Google
16 13 (4.45%) F5
16 13 (4.45%) Oracle