Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 537 605 526
Rank change year-on-year +68 -79 -39
Permanent jobs citing SSL 238 529 872
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 2.52% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 200 374 686
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.02% -1.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.79% -

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 9,568 20,995 24,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.45% 15.76% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7,533 15,900 19,553
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +122 92 £72,500 +20.83% 13
North of England +135 58 £35,250 -21.67% 8
South East +103 52 £75,000 +20.00% 5
North West +119 32 £41,995 -23.65% 5
South West +118 18 £70,000 +47.37% 4
Yorkshire +112 15 £32,500 -18.75% 2
North East +32 11 £35,000 -32.82% 1
Midlands +91 10 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +81 9 £51,250 +23.49% 2
East of England +16 8 £50,000 +19.05% 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 108 (45.38%) VPN
2 99 (41.60%) Firewall
3 86 (36.13%) Linux
4 69 (28.99%) Windows
5 63 (26.47%) Cisco
6 58 (24.37%) ITIL
7 57 (23.95%) Microsoft
8 54 (22.69%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (22.69%) SQL
9 50 (21.01%) LDAP
9 50 (21.01%) WAN
10 49 (20.59%) HTML
10 49 (20.59%) XML
10 49 (20.59%) IPsec
11 48 (20.17%) AWS
12 46 (19.33%) Degree
12 46 (19.33%) DNS
13 44 (18.49%) BGP
13 44 (18.49%) LAN
14 43 (18.07%) Azure
15 42 (17.65%) JavaScript
15 42 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (16.81%) Python
16 40 (16.81%) MPLS
16 40 (16.81%) OSPF
17 39 (16.39%) VMware
18 38 (15.97%) Network Security
18 38 (15.97%) PowerShell
18 38 (15.97%) Project Delivery
19 37 (15.55%) Windows Server

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 26 (10.92%) Apache
2 20 (8.40%) IIS
3 17 (7.14%) nginx
4 15 (6.30%) MS Exchange
5 13 (5.46%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.20%) WebSphere
7 8 (3.36%) Apache Spark
8 7 (2.94%) JBoss
8 7 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.94%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.52%) Confluence
9 6 (2.52%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.42%) CMS
13 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.84%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 19 (7.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.17%) AWS
2 43 (18.07%) Azure
3 25 (10.50%) Office 365
3 25 (10.50%) SaaS
4 15 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (6.30%) GCP
5 10 (4.20%) Serverless
6 8 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.52%) GitHub
8 5 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.10%) PaaS
9 4 (1.68%) IaaS
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (1.26%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.26%) Route 53
11 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 108 (45.38%) VPN
2 99 (41.60%) Firewall
3 50 (21.01%) WAN
4 49 (20.59%) IPsec
5 46 (19.33%) DNS
6 44 (18.49%) BGP
6 44 (18.49%) LAN
7 40 (16.81%) MPLS
7 40 (16.81%) OSPF
8 38 (15.97%) Network Security
9 36 (15.13%) HTTP
10 30 (12.61%) TCP/IP
11 29 (12.18%) Wireless
12 27 (11.34%) DHCP
13 21 (8.82%) WLAN
14 20 (8.40%) VoIP
15 19 (7.98%) Internet
16 18 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (7.56%) EIGRP
17 16 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.46%) MySQL
3 11 (4.62%) Big Data
4 10 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.36%) Apache Hive
6 7 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.94%) Impala
7 6 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.52%) HBase
8 5 (2.10%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.84%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.84%) Power BI
11 2 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (6.72%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.04%) JIRA
4 11 (4.62%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (4.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (4.62%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.10%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.10%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.68%) Subversion
7 3 (1.26%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.26%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (1.26%) OllyDbg
7 3 (1.26%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.26%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.26%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.84%) git-flow
8 2 (0.84%) Gradle
General
1 20 (8.40%) Finance
2 13 (5.46%) Legal
3 10 (4.20%) Local Government
3 10 (4.20%) Retail
4 7 (2.94%) Banking
4 7 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.52%) Front Office
6 3 (1.26%) Electronics
6 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Law
6 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (19.33%) Consultant
2 45 (18.91%) Network Engineer
3 24 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.66%) Technical Consultant
5 21 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
6 20 (8.40%) Analyst
7 17 (7.14%) Developer
8 16 (6.72%) Remedy Consultant
8 16 (6.72%) Senior Remedy Consultant
8 16 (6.72%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 12 (5.04%) Team Leader
10 10 (4.20%) Configuration Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Network Consultant
10 10 (4.20%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Security Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) SaaS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.01%) LDAP
2 49 (20.59%) HTML
2 49 (20.59%) XML
3 35 (14.71%) CSS
4 31 (13.03%) Ajax
5 26 (10.92%) SOAP
6 25 (10.50%) Web Services
7 19 (7.98%) .NET
8 15 (6.30%) Middleware
9 14 (5.88%) REST
10 11 (4.62%) 802.1X
11 10 (4.20%) Node.js
12 8 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (3.36%) YAML
13 7 (2.94%) Kafka
13 7 (2.94%) SAML
14 6 (2.52%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.52%) HTML5
14 6 (2.52%) OAuth
14 6 (2.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 32 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (12.18%) PKI
4 21 (8.82%) Management Information System
5 19 (7.98%) CMDB
6 12 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (5.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (3.36%) AS400
7 8 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.52%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.52%) Tandem
9 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.68%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.68%) User Experience
11 3 (1.26%) CESG
11 3 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 86 (36.13%) Linux
2 69 (28.99%) Windows
3 37 (15.55%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.56%) Unix
5 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (6.72%) CentOS
7 15 (6.30%) Solaris
8 6 (2.52%) AIX
9 5 (2.10%) Debian
9 5 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.68%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.26%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.84%) Android
12 2 (0.84%) CatOS
12 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.37%) ITIL
2 42 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (15.97%) Project Delivery
4 30 (12.61%) DevOps
5 27 (11.34%) Presales
6 26 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (9.66%) Migration
8 22 (9.24%) ITSM
9 21 (8.82%) Service Management
10 20 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (8.40%) Customer Requirements
10 20 (8.40%) IT Asset Management
11 19 (7.98%) Customer Engagement
11 19 (7.98%) ITIL V2
11 19 (7.98%) Technical Architecture
11 19 (7.98%) Thought Leadership
12 17 (7.14%) Configuration Management
12 17 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.72%) Requirements Gathering
14 15 (6.30%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.69%) SQL
2 42 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 40 (16.81%) Python
4 38 (15.97%) PowerShell
5 33 (13.87%) Bash Shell
6 28 (11.76%) Java
7 22 (9.24%) C#
8 17 (7.14%) Perl
9 13 (5.46%) C
9 13 (5.46%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.04%) VB
11 10 (4.20%) C++
11 10 (4.20%) VBScript
12 8 (3.36%) PHP
12 8 (3.36%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.94%) Ruby
14 5 (2.10%) HiveQL
15 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.84%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (22.69%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (19.33%) Degree
3 37 (15.55%) CCNP
4 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.78%) CISSP
6 7 (2.94%) CCNA
6 7 (2.94%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.52%) DBS Check
7 6 (2.52%) MCSE
8 5 (2.10%) CEH
8 5 (2.10%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.68%) CCSP
9 4 (1.68%) GIAC
9 4 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.68%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.26%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.26%) CISM
10 3 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.26%) MCP
10 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.08%) SLA
2 16 (6.72%) GDPR
3 5 (2.10%) NIST
4 4 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.68%) QA
5 3 (1.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.84%) HL7
6 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.42%) NCSC
System Software
1 37 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.04%) vSphere
4 11 (4.62%) Docker
5 6 (2.52%) HDFS
5 6 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.68%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.26%) GlusterFS
7 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.26%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.84%) KVM
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.42%) Firmware
9 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.42%) UAG
9 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (14.29%) Ansible
2 24 (10.08%) Terraform
3 19 (7.98%) HP UCMDB
4 13 (5.46%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (5.46%) WSUS
5 12 (5.04%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (5.04%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.52%) Puppet
6 6 (2.52%) SCCM
6 6 (2.52%) Tivoli
7 5 (2.10%) SCOM
7 5 (2.10%) SCOrch
7 5 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.26%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.26%) Nagios
8 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.26%) Oozie
8 3 (1.26%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (26.47%) Cisco
2 57 (23.95%) Microsoft
3 39 (16.39%) VMware
4 34 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 30 (12.61%) HP
5 30 (12.61%) SolarWinds
6 26 (10.92%) Palo Alto
7 21 (8.82%) BMC
8 20 (8.40%) CheckPoint
8 20 (8.40%) Remedy
9 19 (7.98%) Red Hat
10 14 (5.88%) Juniper
10 14 (5.88%) Splunk
11 13 (5.46%) IBM
12 10 (4.20%) Oracle
13 7 (2.94%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.94%) Meraki
13 7 (2.94%) Ruckus Wireless
14 6 (2.52%) Cloudera
14 6 (2.52%) New Relic