Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 581 567 473
Rank change year-on-year -14 -94 -31
Permanent jobs citing SSL 505 709 1,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 3.11% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 367 568 813
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,600 £32,100
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -

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 19,511 22,788 26,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.52% 15.02% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,312 18,059 21,687
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in England

SSL
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL in England.

Salary trend for SSL in England

SSL
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +46 207 £60,000 +9.09% 30
South East +66 127 £65,625 +30.60% 31
East of England +42 84 £45,000 -9.09% 12
North of England -49 37 £52,500 +16.67% 17
South West -37 36 £80,000 +68.42% 8
Midlands -5 25 £80,000 +45.45% 8
West Midlands -13 15 £80,000 +33.33% 5
North West -29 15 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Yorkshire -2 14 £47,500 +11.76% 5
East Midlands +20 10 £37,500 -18.92% 3
North East +14 8 £61,000 +35.56% 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 266 (52.67%) Firewall
2 196 (38.81%) DNS
3 168 (33.27%) VPN
3 168 (33.27%) Microsoft
4 146 (28.91%) Cisco
5 140 (27.72%) Linux
6 137 (27.13%) Azure
7 134 (26.53%) Windows
8 123 (24.36%) TCP/IP
9 122 (24.16%) SQL
10 108 (21.39%) AWS
11 103 (20.40%) Cisco Certification
12 102 (20.20%) Active Directory
12 102 (20.20%) IPsec
13 100 (19.80%) HTTP
14 99 (19.60%) DevOps
14 99 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
15 98 (19.41%) DHCP
16 96 (19.01%) Internet
17 92 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
18 90 (17.82%) Network Security
19 89 (17.62%) Data Centre
20 88 (17.43%) ITIL
20 88 (17.43%) Python
21 86 (17.03%) Palo Alto
22 84 (16.63%) Windows Server
22 84 (16.63%) SQL Server
22 84 (16.63%) Load Balancing
23 82 (16.24%) Ansible
24 79 (15.64%) Java

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 63 (12.48%) IIS
2 53 (10.50%) Apache
3 45 (8.91%) nginx
4 37 (7.33%) Tomcat
5 25 (4.95%) SharePoint
6 22 (4.36%) MS Exchange
7 21 (4.16%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (3.56%) JBoss
8 18 (3.56%) OpenStack
9 16 (3.17%) Apache Spark
9 16 (3.17%) Confluence
10 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (2.18%) Skype for Business
11 11 (2.18%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.78%) CMS
13 6 (1.19%) Sitefinity
14 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.79%) Drupal
15 4 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.39%) Gephi
3 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.59%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 137 (27.13%) Azure
2 108 (21.39%) AWS
3 56 (11.09%) Office 365
4 45 (8.91%) SaaS
5 23 (4.55%) IaaS
6 20 (3.96%) Amazon EKS
7 19 (3.76%) PaaS
8 17 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (2.77%) Amazon S3
10 14 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (2.77%) npm
11 13 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (2.57%) Serverless
12 11 (2.18%) GitHub
13 10 (1.98%) GCP
14 9 (1.78%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (1.39%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 266 (52.67%) Firewall
2 196 (38.81%) DNS
3 168 (33.27%) VPN
4 123 (24.36%) TCP/IP
5 102 (20.20%) IPsec
6 100 (19.80%) HTTP
7 98 (19.41%) DHCP
8 96 (19.01%) Internet
9 90 (17.82%) Network Security
10 76 (15.05%) LAN
11 74 (14.65%) WAN
12 67 (13.27%) Wireless
13 61 (12.08%) BGP
14 55 (10.89%) OSPF
15 53 (10.50%) MPLS
16 46 (9.11%) HTTPS
16 46 (9.11%) SAN
17 37 (7.33%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (6.73%) HSRP
19 33 (6.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.34%) MySQL
3 20 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 16 (3.17%) Big Data
5 15 (2.97%) Apache Hive
5 15 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (2.97%) Redis
6 12 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (2.18%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.58%) Impala
9 8 (1.58%) Infinispan
10 7 (1.39%) HBase
10 7 (1.39%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.19%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (12.67%) Git (software)
2 53 (10.50%) Jenkins
3 27 (5.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 21 (4.16%) Ant
5 21 (4.16%) JIRA
6 19 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (3.56%) Artifactory
8 17 (3.37%) Maven
9 16 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (2.97%) SonarQube
10 15 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.77%) MSBuild
12 13 (2.57%) Bower
12 13 (2.57%) Chocolatey
12 13 (2.57%) TestRail
12 13 (2.57%) Zephyr
13 12 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (1.98%) Eclipse
15 9 (1.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (14.26%) Finance
2 31 (6.14%) Retail
3 26 (5.15%) Marketing
4 22 (4.36%) Legal
5 21 (4.16%) Law
5 21 (4.16%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.77%) Banking
7 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.19%) Games
9 5 (0.99%) Front Office
10 3 (0.59%) Local Government
11 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.40%) Automotive
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (25.15%) Network Engineer
2 60 (11.88%) Security Engineer
3 52 (10.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (8.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 38 (7.52%) Analyst
5 38 (7.52%) Architect
5 38 (7.52%) Developer
6 33 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 30 (5.94%) Consultant
7 30 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (4.95%) Administrator
9 23 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (4.16%) Applications Support
10 21 (4.16%) Security Architect
10 21 (4.16%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (3.56%) Java Developer
12 18 (3.56%) Senior DevOps
12 18 (3.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.17%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.71%) HTML
2 43 (8.51%) Elastic Stack
3 40 (7.92%) XML
4 37 (7.33%) REST
5 35 (6.93%) .NET
6 26 (5.15%) LDAP
6 26 (5.15%) OAuth
7 25 (4.95%) SAML
8 24 (4.75%) CSS
8 24 (4.75%) LAMP
9 23 (4.55%) Web Services
10 20 (3.96%) OpenID
11 19 (3.76%) JSON
11 19 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (3.76%) SOAP
12 14 (2.77%) OAuth2
13 13 (2.57%) Ajax
13 13 (2.57%) Node.js
14 11 (2.18%) Kafka
14 11 (2.18%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 62 (12.28%) Management Information System
3 54 (10.69%) PKI
4 52 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (5.15%) User Experience
7 25 (4.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 25 (4.95%) Replication
8 16 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 14 (2.77%) Cybercrime
9 14 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.38%) Clustering
11 9 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.78%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.78%) Social Media
12 7 (1.39%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.19%) Digital Media
13 6 (1.19%) Wiki
14 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.99%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 140 (27.72%) Linux
2 134 (26.53%) Windows
3 84 (16.63%) Windows Server
4 41 (8.12%) Unix
5 37 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (6.93%) CentOS
7 29 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.96%) Windows 10
9 19 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (2.77%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.78%) Debian
12 9 (1.78%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.78%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.39%) Android
14 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.99%) Solaris
16 4 (0.79%) Fedora
17 3 (0.59%) VyOS
17 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (19.60%) DevOps
1 99 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
2 92 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (17.43%) ITIL
4 84 (16.63%) Load Balancing
5 72 (14.26%) Information Security
6 59 (11.68%) Cybersecurity
7 52 (10.30%) Migration
8 51 (10.10%) Security Operations
9 50 (9.90%) Configuration Management
10 45 (8.91%) Change Management
11 42 (8.32%) Analytics
12 41 (8.12%) Incident Management
13 40 (7.92%) SIEM
14 38 (7.52%) Computer Science
15 37 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (7.33%) Open Source
16 35 (6.93%) Project Management
17 34 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 33 (6.53%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 122 (24.16%) SQL
2 88 (17.43%) Python
3 79 (15.64%) Java
4 76 (15.05%) Bash Shell
5 57 (11.29%) PowerShell
6 48 (9.50%) JavaScript
7 36 (7.13%) PHP
8 33 (6.53%) C#
9 27 (5.35%) T-SQL
10 23 (4.55%) Perl
11 22 (4.36%) Ruby
12 21 (4.16%) Go
13 20 (3.96%) C
14 14 (2.77%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.38%) PHP 5
15 12 (2.38%) PHP 7
16 9 (1.78%) R
17 6 (1.19%) Apple Swift
18 4 (0.79%) Kotlin
19 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (20.40%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (13.07%) CCNP
3 56 (11.09%) Degree
4 36 (7.13%) CISSP
5 28 (5.54%) CCNA
6 22 (4.36%) Security Cleared
7 21 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (3.96%) CCSP
9 17 (3.37%) CCIE
10 14 (2.77%) SC Cleared
11 13 (2.57%) CCDP
12 12 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.18%) VCP4
14 10 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (1.58%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 5 (0.99%) HND
18 4 (0.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.73%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.36%) SLA
4 15 (2.97%) GDPR
5 9 (1.78%) QA
6 4 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.59%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) NCSC
8 1 (0.20%) NIST
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 102 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 65 (12.87%) Docker
3 44 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (6.73%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.77%) vSphere
6 11 (2.18%) RACF
7 10 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.58%) Apache Flume
8 8 (1.58%) Firmware
8 8 (1.58%) NFS
9 7 (1.39%) HDFS
9 7 (1.39%) OpenSSH
10 6 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.79%) iptables
13 3 (0.59%) KVM
13 3 (0.59%) LXC
13 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (16.24%) Ansible
2 57 (11.29%) Puppet
3 42 (8.32%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (7.52%) Terraform
5 34 (6.73%) Kubernetes
6 33 (6.53%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (5.35%) SCCM
8 22 (4.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (4.16%) Kibana
10 16 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (3.17%) HAProxy
10 16 (3.17%) SCOM
11 14 (2.77%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (2.57%) logstash
12 13 (2.57%) Oozie
13 11 (2.18%) Nagios
14 10 (1.98%) WSUS
14 10 (1.98%) yum
15 9 (1.78%) Packer
16 8 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 168 (33.27%) Microsoft
2 146 (28.91%) Cisco
3 86 (17.03%) Palo Alto
4 74 (14.65%) VMware
5 55 (10.89%) Juniper
6 54 (10.69%) F5
7 53 (10.50%) SolarWinds
8 51 (10.10%) Meraki
9 40 (7.92%) Splunk
10 38 (7.52%) CheckPoint
11 28 (5.54%) Oracle
12 24 (4.75%) HP
13 21 (4.16%) Citrix
13 21 (4.16%) Forcepoint
14 20 (3.96%) Fortinet
14 20 (3.96%) Google
15 18 (3.56%) ServiceNow
16 16 (3.17%) CommVault
17 14 (2.77%) Dell
17 14 (2.77%) Red Hat