Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 529 571 574
Rank change year-on-year +42 +3 -104
Permanent jobs citing SSL 169 512 681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 2.66% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 126 388 569
Median annual salary £65,000 £58,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +17.00% -
10th Percentile £37,198 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,300 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.92% +16.60% -

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 7,789 19,250 22,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 15.42% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6,286 15,216 18,004
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +83 63 £72,500 +16.00% 19
South East +100 44 £55,000 -15.38% 19
North of England +126 39 £37,500 -23.47% 16
North West +114 33 £37,679 -25.76% 5
South West +72 9 £67,500 -15.63% 4
East of England +69 7 £56,250 +12.50% 5
North East +7 5 £40,000 -34.43% 2
Midlands +97 4 £42,500 -46.88% 6
East Midlands +84 3 £42,500 +13.33%
West Midlands +78 1 £32,000 -60.00% 5
Yorkshire +65 1 £33,000 -26.67% 9
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 85 (50.30%) Linux
2 77 (45.56%) Firewall
3 74 (43.79%) Windows
4 62 (36.69%) VPN
5 53 (31.36%) DNS
6 52 (30.77%) Cisco
7 46 (27.22%) Microsoft
7 46 (27.22%) VMware
8 41 (24.26%) WAN
9 38 (22.49%) LAN
10 37 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (21.30%) Active Directory
11 36 (21.30%) Azure
11 36 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (20.71%) Windows Server
12 35 (20.71%) DHCP
12 35 (20.71%) LDAP
13 34 (20.12%) PowerShell
13 34 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (18.34%) Degree
14 31 (18.34%) ITIL
15 30 (17.75%) Python
16 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
16 29 (17.16%) Bash Shell
17 28 (16.57%) AWS
18 27 (15.98%) HTTP
18 27 (15.98%) DevOps
19 26 (15.38%) IPsec
20 25 (14.79%) XML
20 25 (14.79%) Perl

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 20 (11.83%) Apache
2 13 (7.69%) IIS
3 12 (7.10%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.92%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.73%) JBoss
5 8 (4.73%) nginx
5 8 (4.73%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.55%) Confluence
7 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.30%) Azure
2 28 (16.57%) AWS
3 15 (8.88%) Office 365
3 15 (8.88%) SaaS
4 13 (7.69%) IaaS
5 10 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.92%) PaaS
6 4 (2.37%) DigitalOcean
6 4 (2.37%) GitHub
7 3 (1.78%) Basecamp
7 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.78%) Cloudflare
7 3 (1.78%) Mailgun
7 3 (1.78%) Sage Pay
7 3 (1.78%) Serverless
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.18%) BPaaS
8 2 (1.18%) GCP
8 2 (1.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (45.56%) Firewall
2 62 (36.69%) VPN
3 53 (31.36%) DNS
4 41 (24.26%) WAN
5 38 (22.49%) LAN
6 35 (20.71%) DHCP
7 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
8 27 (15.98%) HTTP
9 26 (15.38%) IPsec
10 24 (14.20%) BGP
10 24 (14.20%) OSPF
11 21 (12.43%) Network Security
11 21 (12.43%) VLAN
11 21 (12.43%) Wireless
12 20 (11.83%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (11.24%) MPLS
14 18 (10.65%) Internet
15 14 (8.28%) EIGRP
16 10 (5.92%) 4G
17 9 (5.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) MongoDB
1 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) Big Data
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.37%) MySQL
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.78%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.18%) HBase
6 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (1.18%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (13.02%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.10%) JIRA
3 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.96%) Subversion
4 5 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.37%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.37%) IntelliJ
5 4 (2.37%) JUnit
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (2.37%) Selenium
6 3 (1.78%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (1.78%) OllyDbg
6 3 (1.78%) WinDbg
7 2 (1.18%) Maven
8 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.59%) gulp
8 1 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 19 (11.24%) Legal
2 15 (8.88%) Finance
3 10 (5.92%) Banking
4 8 (4.73%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.55%) Electronics
7 4 (2.37%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.78%) Law
8 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.78%) Marketing
9 2 (1.18%) Back Office
9 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (13.61%) Network Engineer
2 21 (12.43%) Systems Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Analyst
5 14 (8.28%) Consultant
6 13 (7.69%) Architect
6 13 (7.69%) Developer
7 12 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (5.92%) Administrator
9 10 (5.92%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) Security Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.92%) Technical Consultant
10 9 (5.33%) ITSM Consultant
10 9 (5.33%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Senior ITSM Consultant
10 9 (5.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.73%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.71%) LDAP
2 25 (14.79%) XML
3 24 (14.20%) HTML
4 20 (11.83%) CSS
5 17 (10.06%) SOAP
5 17 (10.06%) YAML
6 15 (8.88%) Web Services
7 10 (5.92%) 802.1X
7 10 (5.92%) Ajax
7 10 (5.92%) SAML
8 9 (5.33%) JSON
8 9 (5.33%) REST
9 8 (4.73%) .NET
10 7 (4.14%) OAuth
11 6 (3.55%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.55%) HTML5
11 6 (3.55%) Spring
12 5 (2.96%) Node.js
12 5 (2.96%) XML Messaging
13 4 (2.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (14.79%) PKI
3 16 (9.47%) Management Information System
4 14 (8.28%) Data Centre
5 11 (6.51%) CMDB
6 7 (4.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (4.14%) Robotics
7 6 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.96%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.96%) Replication
9 3 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.78%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.18%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 85 (50.30%) Linux
2 74 (43.79%) Windows
3 35 (20.71%) Windows Server
4 24 (14.20%) Unix
5 23 (13.61%) Solaris
6 17 (10.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (8.28%) CentOS
7 14 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.92%) Debian
9 9 (5.33%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.73%) Windows 10
11 7 (4.14%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.37%) VMS
14 1 (0.59%) Android
14 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (18.34%) ITIL
3 27 (15.98%) DevOps
4 20 (11.83%) Project Delivery
5 18 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.65%) Configuration Management
5 18 (10.65%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (10.65%) IT Strategy
6 15 (8.88%) SIEM
7 14 (8.28%) Information Security
8 13 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 13 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
8 13 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (7.69%) Presales
8 13 (7.69%) Project Management
9 12 (7.10%) Load Balancing
9 12 (7.10%) Network Segmentation
10 11 (6.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.12%) PowerShell
2 30 (17.75%) Python
3 29 (17.16%) Bash Shell
4 25 (14.79%) Perl
5 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
6 19 (11.24%) SQL
7 18 (10.65%) Java
8 13 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 11 (6.51%) C
10 8 (4.73%) C++
11 5 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.37%) PHP
12 4 (2.37%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.37%) Scala
13 3 (1.78%) C#
13 3 (1.78%) PHP 7
14 2 (1.18%) AWK
14 2 (1.18%) sed
15 1 (0.59%) Go
15 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (18.34%) Degree
3 22 (13.02%) CCNP
4 13 (7.69%) CCNA
5 12 (7.10%) CISSP
6 11 (6.51%) Security Cleared
7 9 (5.33%) CISM
8 8 (4.73%) GCIH
9 7 (4.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (4.14%) CCSP
9 7 (4.14%) CREST Certified
9 7 (4.14%) GCFA
9 7 (4.14%) GCIA
9 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.96%) DBS Check
11 5 (2.96%) MCSE
12 4 (2.37%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.43%) GDPR
2 17 (10.06%) SLA
3 9 (5.33%) COBIT
3 9 (5.33%) NIST
4 8 (4.73%) QA
5 7 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (2.37%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (1.18%) COSO
8 2 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.18%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.18%) ITGC
9 1 (0.59%) NCSC
System Software
1 36 (21.30%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.28%) Docker
4 8 (4.73%) vSphere
5 7 (4.14%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.18%) Firmware
7 2 (1.18%) HDFS
7 2 (1.18%) KVM
7 2 (1.18%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.18%) Postfix
7 2 (1.18%) qmail
7 2 (1.18%) Samba
7 2 (1.18%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.18%) XenApp
7 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) Kubernetes
1 12 (7.10%) Puppet
1 12 (7.10%) SCCM
1 12 (7.10%) SCOM
2 11 (6.51%) WSUS
3 10 (5.92%) Ansible
3 10 (5.92%) HP UCMDB
3 10 (5.92%) SCOrch
4 9 (5.33%) Terraform
5 7 (4.14%) CSIRT
6 6 (3.55%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.55%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.78%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.18%) Ambari
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.18%) Oozie
9 2 (1.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 52 (30.77%) Cisco
2 46 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 46 (27.22%) VMware
3 18 (10.65%) EMC
4 16 (9.47%) Palo Alto
5 14 (8.28%) HP
5 14 (8.28%) Meraki
5 14 (8.28%) Red Hat
6 12 (7.10%) Citrix
6 12 (7.10%) Fortinet
6 12 (7.10%) Juniper
7 11 (6.51%) ServiceNow
7 11 (6.51%) SolarWinds
8 10 (5.92%) BMC
8 10 (5.92%) Remedy
9 9 (5.33%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.33%) Dell
9 9 (5.33%) Sophos
10 7 (4.14%) EqualLogic
10 7 (4.14%) F5