Period
to

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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 664 560 546
Rank change year-on-year -104 -14 +34
Permanent jobs citing SSL 513 296 376
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 2.85% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 352 234 299
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,400 £33,350
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
Median % change year-on-year - -0.90% +5.71%
75th Percentile £72,625 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +4.76%

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 18,019 10,375 13,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.03% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10,352 7,804 10,793
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,362
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.29% +3.92%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -125 249 £60,000 -4.00% 34
North of England -66 76 £37,500 -17.58% 7
South East -71 75 £62,500 +4.17% 8
Midlands -52 52 £55,000 +29.41% 4
South West -8 45 £45,000 -18.18% 8
West Midlands -28 38 £57,500 +36.59% 4
Yorkshire -37 32 £55,000 - 3
North West -71 26 £47,500 +4.40% 3
North East -9 17 £35,000 -21.13% 1
East Midlands -41 14 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England -85 12 £77,500 +3.33% 4
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 253 (49.32%) Firewall
2 231 (45.03%) Linux
3 188 (36.65%) Azure
4 184 (35.87%) VPN
5 171 (33.33%) DNS
6 154 (30.02%) Finance
7 150 (29.24%) Social Skills
8 144 (28.07%) Windows
9 133 (25.93%) Cisco
10 125 (24.37%) AWS
11 117 (22.81%) Microsoft
12 111 (21.64%) WAN
13 106 (20.66%) SQL
14 105 (20.47%) TCP/IP
15 104 (20.27%) DHCP
16 100 (19.49%) IPsec
16 100 (19.49%) Microsoft 365
16 100 (19.49%) Data Centre
17 99 (19.30%) LAN
18 95 (18.52%) HTTP
18 95 (18.52%) DevOps
19 93 (18.13%) JavaScript
20 91 (17.74%) Active Directory
21 90 (17.54%) Python
22 88 (17.15%) VMware
23 87 (16.96%) Java
24 86 (16.76%) Juniper
25 83 (16.18%) JIRA
26 79 (15.40%) PKI
26 79 (15.40%) Docker

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 53 (10.33%) Confluence
2 45 (8.77%) Apache
3 41 (7.99%) Tomcat
4 32 (6.24%) IIS
5 28 (5.46%) MS Exchange
6 24 (4.68%) nginx
7 17 (3.31%) SharePoint
8 16 (3.12%) WordPress
9 13 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (2.53%) CMS
10 12 (2.34%) JBoss
11 10 (1.95%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
16 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
17 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
17 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 35 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (6.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (3.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (2.14%) Temenos T24
3 7 (1.36%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.58%) Magento
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 188 (36.65%) Azure
2 125 (24.37%) AWS
3 100 (19.49%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (7.21%) Amazon EC2
4 37 (7.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (5.26%) PaaS
6 26 (5.07%) IaaS
6 26 (5.07%) SaaS
7 22 (4.29%) Google Workspace
8 20 (3.90%) GCP
9 18 (3.51%) Azure Stack
10 16 (3.12%) Serverless
11 15 (2.92%) Mimecast
12 13 (2.53%) Apple Pay
13 11 (2.14%) OpenShift
14 10 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (1.75%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.75%) GitHub
16 8 (1.56%) Cloud Run
16 8 (1.56%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 253 (49.32%) Firewall
2 184 (35.87%) VPN
3 171 (33.33%) DNS
4 111 (21.64%) WAN
5 105 (20.47%) TCP/IP
6 104 (20.27%) DHCP
7 100 (19.49%) IPsec
8 99 (19.30%) LAN
9 95 (18.52%) HTTP
10 73 (14.23%) OSPF
11 72 (14.04%) BGP
12 65 (12.67%) Wireless
13 59 (11.50%) MPLS
13 59 (11.50%) Wi-Fi
14 54 (10.53%) HTTPS
15 46 (8.97%) Network Security
16 44 (8.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (8.19%) Internet
17 42 (8.19%) SAN
18 39 (7.60%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (7.60%) Big Data
4 35 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (5.85%) MySQL
6 20 (3.90%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.12%) MariaDB
8 13 (2.53%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.75%) Redis
11 8 (1.56%) BigQuery
11 8 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.78%) Parquet
13 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.39%) Cloud Spanner
14 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.39%) SAP HANA
14 2 (0.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 83 (16.18%) JIRA
2 53 (10.33%) Git (software)
3 34 (6.63%) Zephyr
4 25 (4.87%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.34%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.75%) GitLab
7 5 (0.97%) Liquibase
7 5 (0.97%) PHPUnit
7 5 (0.97%) Selenium
8 4 (0.78%) Maven
9 3 (0.58%) JMeter
9 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.58%) Subversion
9 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.39%) fastlane
10 2 (0.39%) TestLink
11 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.19%) git-flow
11 1 (0.19%) Postman
11 1 (0.19%) Robot Framework
General
1 154 (30.02%) Finance
2 150 (29.24%) Social Skills
3 52 (10.14%) Banking
4 44 (8.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 42 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.26%) Marketing
7 18 (3.51%) Financial Institution
7 18 (3.51%) Public Sector
8 17 (3.31%) Law
9 16 (3.12%) Organisational Skills
10 12 (2.34%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
11 9 (1.75%) Retail
12 8 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (1.17%) Legal
13 6 (1.17%) Publishing
14 4 (0.78%) Advertising
14 4 (0.78%) Military
15 3 (0.58%) Games
15 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (16.76%) Network Engineer
2 52 (10.14%) Developer
3 47 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 44 (8.58%) Senior Network Engineer
6 39 (7.60%) Security Engineer
7 35 (6.82%) Architect
8 31 (6.04%) Analyst
9 26 (5.07%) AWS Engineer
9 26 (5.07%) IT Engineer
10 25 (4.87%) AWS DevOps
10 25 (4.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 24 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (4.68%) Consultant
12 23 (4.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 23 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
12 23 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 21 (4.09%) AWS Developer
13 21 (4.09%) Azure Developer
13 21 (4.09%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.28%) HTML
2 58 (11.31%) CSS
3 53 (10.33%) XML
4 51 (9.94%) SOAP
5 47 (9.16%) LDAP
5 47 (9.16%) Web Services
6 38 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 35 (6.82%) .NET
8 26 (5.07%) ASP.NET
9 25 (4.87%) Ajax
9 25 (4.87%) Node.js
9 25 (4.87%) REST
10 23 (4.48%) JSON
11 22 (4.29%) SAML
12 20 (3.90%) RESTful
13 18 (3.51%) Angular 2
13 18 (3.51%) OAuth
13 18 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (3.31%) LAMP
15 16 (3.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 100 (19.49%) Data Centre
2 79 (15.40%) PKI
3 36 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 35 (6.82%) Cyberattack
4 35 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
5 34 (6.63%) Cyber Defence
6 20 (3.90%) Clustering
7 18 (3.51%) CMDB
8 16 (3.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.92%) Cybercrime
10 13 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (2.53%) Online Banking
10 13 (2.53%) Private Cloud
11 11 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.95%) AS400
13 9 (1.75%) iSeries
14 8 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 231 (45.03%) Linux
2 144 (28.07%) Windows
3 74 (14.42%) Windows Server
4 44 (8.58%) Unix
5 37 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (4.09%) Android
7 15 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.92%) Mac OS
8 13 (2.53%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.56%) Fedora
10 7 (1.36%) Debian
10 7 (1.36%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.97%) CentOS
13 4 (0.78%) Alpine Linux
13 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.58%) AIX
14 3 (0.58%) zOS
15 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.52%) DevOps
2 77 (15.01%) ITIL
3 66 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 61 (11.89%) Kalman Filter
5 60 (11.70%) Software Engineering
6 59 (11.50%) Cybersecurity
6 59 (11.50%) Information Security
7 57 (11.11%) Agile
8 55 (10.72%) Customer Requirements
8 55 (10.72%) Load Balancing
8 55 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (10.14%) CI/CD
10 48 (9.36%) SIEM
11 44 (8.58%) Test Automation
12 40 (7.80%) Change Management
13 39 (7.60%) Data Loss Prevention
13 39 (7.60%) Incident Management
13 39 (7.60%) Project Delivery
13 39 (7.60%) Use Case
14 38 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.66%) SQL
2 93 (18.13%) JavaScript
3 90 (17.54%) Python
4 87 (16.96%) Java
5 73 (14.23%) Shell Script
6 51 (9.94%) PowerShell
7 27 (5.26%) C#
8 26 (5.07%) Ruby
9 22 (4.29%) Go
10 21 (4.09%) Bash
11 18 (3.51%) PHP
12 6 (1.17%) Perl
13 4 (0.78%) VB
14 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.58%) XPath
15 2 (0.39%) C
16 1 (0.19%) ANSI SQL
16 1 (0.19%) C++
16 1 (0.19%) Kotlin
16 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 76 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (12.87%) Degree
3 47 (9.16%) CCNA
4 41 (7.99%) Security Cleared
5 34 (6.63%) ISTQB
5 34 (6.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 34 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (6.24%) CCNP
6 32 (6.24%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.90%) CISSP
8 18 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (2.92%) CISM
10 13 (2.53%) CCDP
10 13 (2.53%) GCIH
10 13 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (2.14%) CEH
12 11 (2.14%) GCIA
13 8 (1.56%) CWNA
14 7 (1.36%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (10.14%) GDPR
2 40 (7.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (5.65%) SLA
4 26 (5.07%) PCI DSS
5 16 (3.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (2.53%) NCSC
7 11 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 11 (2.14%) QA
8 10 (1.95%) NIST
9 5 (0.97%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.97%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.39%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.39%) GRC
11 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 91 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 79 (15.40%) Docker
3 39 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (6.82%) vSphere
5 26 (5.07%) ProxySG
6 21 (4.09%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.95%) KVM
9 9 (1.75%) LXC
9 9 (1.75%) Xen
10 8 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.36%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.17%) Varnish
13 4 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.39%) Firmware
14 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 50 (9.75%) Kubernetes
2 36 (7.02%) Ansible
3 34 (6.63%) HP ALM
3 34 (6.63%) Terraform
4 28 (5.46%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (4.09%) Cisco Prime
6 20 (3.90%) SolarWinds Orion
7 18 (3.51%) HP UCMDB
8 16 (3.12%) SCCM
9 13 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (2.14%) QRadar
11 10 (1.95%) FortiGate
12 9 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (1.75%) Mesos
13 8 (1.56%) cPanel
13 8 (1.56%) Nagios
13 8 (1.56%) Puppet
13 8 (1.56%) TrustSec
13 8 (1.56%) vCenter Server
14 7 (1.36%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 133 (25.93%) Cisco
2 117 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 88 (17.15%) VMware
4 86 (16.76%) Juniper
5 61 (11.89%) HP
6 60 (11.70%) Red Hat
7 45 (8.77%) F5
8 43 (8.38%) ServiceNow
9 42 (8.19%) Apple
9 42 (8.19%) Palo Alto
10 38 (7.41%) Atlassian
11 36 (7.02%) SolarWinds
12 30 (5.85%) Fortinet
13 29 (5.65%) Forcepoint
14 28 (5.46%) Blue Coat
15 25 (4.87%) IBM
16 23 (4.48%) Citrix
17 22 (4.29%) Meraki
18 21 (4.09%) Barracuda Networks
18 21 (4.09%) Google