Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 547 533
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 -64
Permanent jobs citing SSL 490 653 876
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 3.10% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 417 516 690
Median annual salary £56,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.74% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £33,650 £36,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,250 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.28% +3.00% -

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 16,451 21,087 25,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.12% 15.36% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13,056 16,397 20,215
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +37 200 £62,500 +13.64% 13
South East +83 137 £57,500 - 14
North of England +15 78 £40,000 - 11
South West +29 37 £60,000 +14.29% 6
North East +24 30 £37,500 -14.29% 3
Yorkshire +23 24 £34,000 -15.00% 3
North West -4 24 £50,638 +26.60% 5
East of England -9 23 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Midlands +23 21 £55,000 +32.53% 10
West Midlands +25 16 £80,000 +92.77% 6
East Midlands +15 4 £55,000 +46.67% 4
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 236 (48.16%) Firewall
2 207 (42.24%) VPN
3 158 (32.24%) Linux
4 156 (31.84%) Cisco
5 139 (28.37%) DNS
6 134 (27.35%) Windows
6 134 (27.35%) SQL
7 122 (24.90%) IPsec
8 119 (24.29%) TCP/IP
8 119 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
9 112 (22.86%) ITIL
10 106 (21.63%) Microsoft
11 104 (21.22%) HTTP
12 100 (20.41%) Data Centre
13 99 (20.20%) AWS
14 98 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 95 (19.39%) WAN
16 93 (18.98%) Azure
17 88 (17.96%) LAN
18 87 (17.76%) BGP
18 87 (17.76%) Windows Server
19 85 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
19 85 (17.35%) CCNP
20 84 (17.14%) XML
21 83 (16.94%) Palo Alto
22 79 (16.12%) DHCP
23 78 (15.92%) Load Balancing
23 78 (15.92%) Ansible
24 76 (15.51%) OSPF
25 74 (15.10%) DevOps

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 68 (13.88%) IIS
2 63 (12.86%) Apache
3 37 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 27 (5.51%) nginx
5 22 (4.49%) Confluence
6 15 (3.06%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.24%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.24%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.84%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.63%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.43%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (1.22%) Skype for Business
13 5 (1.02%) JBoss
13 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.82%) Drupal
15 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Gephi
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (20.20%) AWS
2 93 (18.98%) Azure
3 42 (8.57%) Office 365
4 22 (4.49%) SaaS
5 20 (4.08%) GitHub
6 14 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.86%) PaaS
7 13 (2.65%) IaaS
8 11 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
8 11 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.24%) GCP
8 11 (2.24%) Serverless
8 11 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (2.04%) npm
10 9 (1.84%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.22%) Route 53
13 5 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 236 (48.16%) Firewall
2 207 (42.24%) VPN
3 139 (28.37%) DNS
4 122 (24.90%) IPsec
5 119 (24.29%) TCP/IP
6 104 (21.22%) HTTP
7 95 (19.39%) WAN
8 88 (17.96%) LAN
9 87 (17.76%) BGP
10 79 (16.12%) DHCP
11 76 (15.51%) OSPF
12 70 (14.29%) Network Security
13 68 (13.88%) MPLS
14 64 (13.06%) Internet
15 58 (11.84%) Wireless
16 56 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (8.98%) VoIP
18 41 (8.37%) SAN
19 40 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (7.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.51%) MySQL
3 22 (4.49%) Hadoop
4 19 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.86%) Apache Hive
7 12 (2.45%) HBase
7 12 (2.45%) MariaDB
7 12 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.63%) Big Data
11 7 (1.43%) DB2
12 6 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.22%) Impala
12 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.82%) Power BI
13 4 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 50 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 27 (5.51%) JIRA
3 27 (5.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 26 (5.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 26 (5.31%) TeamCity
5 17 (3.47%) Artifactory
6 16 (3.27%) SonarQube
7 15 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.65%) Maven
9 10 (2.04%) Ant
9 10 (2.04%) Bower
9 10 (2.04%) Chocolatey
9 10 (2.04%) MSBuild
9 10 (2.04%) TestRail
9 10 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (2.04%) Zephyr
10 9 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.63%) CocoaPods
General
1 72 (14.69%) Finance
2 26 (5.31%) Retail
3 21 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.27%) Banking
5 13 (2.65%) Front Office
5 13 (2.65%) Local Government
6 12 (2.45%) Legal
7 11 (2.24%) Law
7 11 (2.24%) Marketing
8 9 (1.84%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.82%) Advertising
9 4 (0.82%) French Language
10 3 (0.61%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (25.31%) Network Engineer
2 64 (13.06%) Consultant
3 50 (10.20%) Developer
4 42 (8.57%) Security Engineer
5 40 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (6.53%) Analyst
8 29 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 28 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (4.90%) Architect
11 20 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 20 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
11 20 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
12 19 (3.88%) Team Leader
13 17 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (3.47%) ServiceNow Consultant
14 16 (3.27%) Support Engineer
15 15 (3.06%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (17.14%) XML
2 59 (12.04%) HTML
3 54 (11.02%) LDAP
4 46 (9.39%) CSS
5 41 (8.37%) Ajax
6 34 (6.94%) Web Services
7 32 (6.53%) REST
8 28 (5.71%) SAML
9 27 (5.51%) .NET
10 23 (4.69%) Node.js
11 21 (4.29%) 802.1X
11 21 (4.29%) OAuth
12 20 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
13 19 (3.88%) AngularJS
13 19 (3.88%) SOAP
13 19 (3.88%) XML Messaging
14 18 (3.67%) Kafka
14 18 (3.67%) LAMP
15 15 (3.06%) OpenID
16 13 (2.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 100 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 55 (11.22%) Management Information System
3 43 (8.78%) PKI
4 42 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.47%) User Experience
7 16 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (2.65%) Clustering
9 12 (2.45%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.04%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.63%) AS400
12 8 (1.63%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.63%) Tandem
13 7 (1.43%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.22%) Cybercrime
14 6 (1.22%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 158 (32.24%) Linux
2 134 (27.35%) Windows
3 87 (17.76%) Windows Server
4 50 (10.20%) Unix
5 30 (6.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (5.10%) Debian
7 17 (3.47%) Windows 10
8 16 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (2.65%) AIX
10 13 (2.65%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.65%) Solaris
11 10 (2.04%) CentOS
12 8 (1.63%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.22%) Android
13 6 (1.22%) watchOS
13 6 (1.22%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.02%) CoreOS
14 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.86%) ITIL
2 85 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
3 78 (15.92%) Load Balancing
4 74 (15.10%) DevOps
5 67 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (10.20%) Project Delivery
7 49 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 47 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (8.37%) Configuration Management
9 41 (8.37%) Migration
10 40 (8.16%) Information Security
11 39 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 39 (7.96%) Security Operations
12 37 (7.55%) Change Management
13 32 (6.53%) Incident Management
14 31 (6.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
16 29 (5.92%) Business Continuity
16 29 (5.92%) Collaborative Working
17 28 (5.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 134 (27.35%) SQL
2 70 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 66 (13.47%) Python
4 65 (13.27%) Java
5 60 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 57 (11.63%) PowerShell
7 47 (9.59%) C#
8 26 (5.31%) Shell Script
9 23 (4.69%) Perl
10 16 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 15 (3.06%) C
11 15 (3.06%) VB
12 14 (2.86%) PHP
13 13 (2.65%) Apple Swift
13 13 (2.65%) Ruby
14 12 (2.45%) C++
14 12 (2.45%) T-SQL
15 10 (2.04%) Objective-C
15 10 (2.04%) VBScript
16 6 (1.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 119 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (17.35%) CCNP
3 64 (13.06%) Degree
4 34 (6.94%) CISSP
5 28 (5.71%) CCNA
5 28 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.27%) CCSP
8 13 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (2.45%) JNCIP
9 12 (2.45%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.24%) CCIE
11 10 (2.04%) MCSE
12 8 (1.63%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.63%) VCP4
13 7 (1.43%) CCDP
13 7 (1.43%) GIAC
13 7 (1.43%) MCP
14 6 (1.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.39%) SLA
2 15 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.86%) QA
4 11 (2.24%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.84%) GDPR
6 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.20%) NCSC
8 1 (0.20%) NIST
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.24%) Docker
3 57 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 27 (5.51%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (2.24%) Firmware
7 11 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.04%) vSphere
9 8 (1.63%) RACF
10 6 (1.22%) NFS
11 5 (1.02%) GlusterFS
11 5 (1.02%) HDFS
11 5 (1.02%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.82%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.82%) KVM
12 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.61%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (15.92%) Ansible
2 49 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
3 38 (7.76%) Terraform
4 36 (7.35%) Puppet
5 32 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (5.92%) Kubernetes
7 23 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
8 16 (3.27%) SolarWinds Orion
9 14 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (2.24%) FortiGate
10 11 (2.24%) Nagios
11 9 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (1.84%) SCCM
11 9 (1.84%) WSUS
12 8 (1.63%) Tivoli
13 7 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (1.22%) Grafana
15 5 (1.02%) AirWatch
15 5 (1.02%) HP UCMDB
15 5 (1.02%) Oozie
Vendors
1 156 (31.84%) Cisco
2 106 (21.63%) Microsoft
3 83 (16.94%) Palo Alto
4 71 (14.49%) VMware
5 58 (11.84%) Juniper
6 56 (11.43%) SolarWinds
7 55 (11.22%) ServiceNow
8 45 (9.18%) F5
8 45 (9.18%) Meraki
9 36 (7.35%) CheckPoint
10 34 (6.94%) HP
11 32 (6.53%) Oracle
12 31 (6.33%) Splunk
13 21 (4.29%) Red Hat
14 20 (4.08%) Forcepoint
15 19 (3.88%) Fortinet
16 18 (3.67%) Citrix
17 15 (3.06%) Veeam
18 14 (2.86%) Atlassian
18 14 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks