Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 625 528 470
Rank change year-on-year -97 -58 -20
Permanent jobs citing SSL 483 822 1,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 3.45% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 318 627 770
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.02% -1.05% -2.06%
10th Percentile £36,100 £29,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -3.06%

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 20,736 23,807 26,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.83% 15.08% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,617 18,936 21,618
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,899
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +5 164 £57,500 - 39
South East +39 119 £65,000 +44.44% 15
East of England +59 95 £42,500 -19.05% 17
North of England -90 57 £47,500 +5.56% 23
North West -56 29 £55,000 +19.57% 10
Midlands -47 27 £50,000 +25.00% 13
South West -62 18 £51,250 +28.13% 6
Yorkshire -10 17 £40,000 +3.23% 10
West Midlands -51 17 £50,000 +25.00% 8
North East -2 11 £52,101 +15.78% 3
East Midlands +23 10 £48,750 +56.00% 5
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 223 (46.17%) Firewall
2 211 (43.69%) DNS
3 169 (34.99%) Windows
4 168 (34.78%) Linux
5 135 (27.95%) Cisco
6 129 (26.71%) SQL
7 122 (25.26%) VPN
8 121 (25.05%) Microsoft
9 115 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 106 (21.95%) DevOps
11 101 (20.91%) HTTP
12 99 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
13 98 (20.29%) TCP/IP
13 98 (20.29%) SQL Server
14 97 (20.08%) DHCP
14 97 (20.08%) VMware
15 95 (19.67%) Active Directory
15 95 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
16 89 (18.43%) Network Security
17 84 (17.39%) Windows Server
18 81 (16.77%) ITIL
18 81 (16.77%) Internet
19 80 (16.56%) Apache
20 76 (15.73%) WAN
20 76 (15.73%) Configuration Management
20 76 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
21 74 (15.32%) Python
22 73 (15.11%) IIS
22 73 (15.11%) LAN
22 73 (15.11%) IPsec

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 80 (16.56%) Apache
2 73 (15.11%) IIS
3 41 (8.49%) nginx
4 38 (7.87%) Tomcat
5 29 (6.00%) MS Exchange
6 26 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (3.52%) WebLogic
9 14 (2.90%) Apache Spark
9 14 (2.90%) JBoss
10 13 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (2.07%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.45%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.24%) CMS
13 6 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (1.24%) Sitefinity
13 6 (1.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.45%) Gephi
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 115 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (11.80%) SaaS
4 44 (9.11%) Office 365
5 21 (4.35%) IaaS
6 20 (4.14%) PaaS
7 16 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (3.11%) OneDrive
9 12 (2.48%) Amazon S3
10 11 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (2.07%) Serverless
12 8 (1.66%) CloudFront
12 8 (1.66%) Google Analytics
12 8 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.45%) Cloudflare
14 6 (1.24%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 223 (46.17%) Firewall
2 211 (43.69%) DNS
3 122 (25.26%) VPN
4 101 (20.91%) HTTP
5 98 (20.29%) TCP/IP
6 97 (20.08%) DHCP
7 89 (18.43%) Network Security
8 81 (16.77%) Internet
9 76 (15.73%) WAN
10 73 (15.11%) IPsec
10 73 (15.11%) LAN
11 69 (14.29%) OSPF
12 67 (13.87%) BGP
13 59 (12.22%) Wireless
14 56 (11.59%) SAN
15 42 (8.70%) EIGRP
16 38 (7.87%) MPLS
17 35 (7.25%) HTTPS
17 35 (7.25%) SMTP
18 32 (6.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.42%) MySQL
3 21 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.52%) Redis
5 17 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.69%) Big Data
9 12 (2.48%) Apache Hive
9 12 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.66%) Impala
13 6 (1.24%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.24%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.04%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 68 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 52 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.31%) Mercurial
3 16 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.86%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.24%) Artifactory
9 6 (1.24%) Selenium
9 6 (1.24%) Subversion
9 6 (1.24%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.24%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.04%) Ant
10 5 (1.04%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.04%) JUnit
10 5 (1.04%) Maven
10 5 (1.04%) NUnit
11 4 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 68 (14.08%) Finance
2 40 (8.28%) Retail
3 14 (2.90%) Marketing
4 11 (2.28%) Legal
5 9 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.66%) Law
7 7 (1.45%) Banking
8 6 (1.24%) Automotive
8 6 (1.24%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (24.64%) Network Engineer
2 56 (11.59%) Security Engineer
3 48 (9.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 41 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 37 (7.66%) Administrator
6 36 (7.45%) Developer
7 35 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
8 32 (6.63%) Architect
9 31 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (6.21%) Analyst
11 23 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (4.35%) Consultant
12 21 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (4.14%) Senior Developer
14 17 (3.52%) Network Architect
14 17 (3.52%) Support Engineer
15 16 (3.31%) Technical Specialist
16 14 (2.90%) Applications Engineer
16 14 (2.90%) Applications Support
16 14 (2.90%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.52%) XML
2 41 (8.49%) REST
3 34 (7.04%) .NET
4 33 (6.83%) Elastic Stack
5 28 (5.80%) HTML
5 28 (5.80%) Web Services
6 26 (5.38%) SOAP
7 22 (4.55%) JSON
8 17 (3.52%) LAMP
9 16 (3.31%) CSS
10 14 (2.90%) LAPP Stack
10 14 (2.90%) XML Messaging
11 13 (2.69%) OAuth
12 12 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (2.48%) SAML
13 11 (2.28%) ActiveMQ
13 11 (2.28%) ASP.NET
13 11 (2.28%) LDAP
14 10 (2.07%) 802.1X
15 8 (1.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 62 (12.84%) Data Centre
4 61 (12.63%) PKI
5 30 (6.21%) Replication
6 25 (5.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 21 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (3.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (3.31%) User Experience
9 10 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.86%) Clustering
10 9 (1.86%) Social Media
11 8 (1.66%) CMDB
11 8 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.66%) Smart Meter
11 8 (1.66%) Wiki
12 7 (1.45%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.24%) Digital Media
14 5 (1.04%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 169 (34.99%) Windows
2 168 (34.78%) Linux
3 84 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 49 (10.14%) Unix
5 45 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (8.70%) CentOS
7 38 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (4.76%) Debian
8 23 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.90%) Solaris
10 14 (2.90%) Windows 10
11 12 (2.48%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.28%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.07%) Android
13 10 (2.07%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.62%) AIX
16 2 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.95%) DevOps
2 95 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (16.77%) ITIL
4 76 (15.73%) Configuration Management
5 67 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (13.66%) Information Security
7 57 (11.80%) Migration
8 56 (11.59%) Load Balancing
9 54 (11.18%) Change Management
10 50 (10.35%) Cybersecurity
11 45 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 44 (9.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 41 (8.49%) Project Management
13 41 (8.49%) Security Operations
14 38 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
16 34 (7.04%) Task Automation
17 32 (6.63%) Analytics
17 32 (6.63%) Fintech
17 32 (6.63%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 129 (26.71%) SQL
2 74 (15.32%) Python
3 66 (13.66%) Bash Shell
3 66 (13.66%) Java
4 56 (11.59%) PowerShell
5 41 (8.49%) PHP
6 33 (6.83%) JavaScript
7 31 (6.42%) Perl
8 23 (4.76%) C#
9 22 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 21 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 19 (3.93%) PHP 5
11 19 (3.93%) PHP 7
12 16 (3.31%) Ruby
13 10 (2.07%) C++
13 10 (2.07%) Go
14 9 (1.86%) R
15 7 (1.45%) C
16 6 (1.24%) XPath
17 5 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 99 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (11.59%) Degree
3 54 (11.18%) CCNP
4 40 (8.28%) CISSP
5 39 (8.07%) CCNA
6 22 (4.55%) CCIE
6 22 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 21 (4.35%) CCSP
8 15 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (2.69%) SC Cleared
10 12 (2.48%) HND
11 8 (1.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (1.66%) GIAC
11 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.45%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.45%) JNCIE
12 7 (1.45%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.45%) JNCIS
12 7 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (12.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (6.83%) SLA
3 28 (5.80%) PCI DSS
4 26 (5.38%) GDPR
5 9 (1.86%) QA
6 8 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.66%) HIPAA
6 8 (1.66%) ISO 22301
6 8 (1.66%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.41%) COBIT
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.21%) NIST
System Software
1 95 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.77%) Docker
4 28 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.93%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.45%) Apache Flume
7 7 (1.45%) NFS
7 7 (1.45%) Varnish
7 7 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.45%) vSphere
8 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.83%) HDFS
9 4 (0.83%) KVM
10 3 (0.62%) LXC
10 3 (0.62%) RACF
10 3 (0.62%) Xen
11 2 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.41%) Firmware
11 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 73 (15.11%) Ansible
2 53 (10.97%) Puppet
3 43 (8.90%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (6.21%) Terraform
5 27 (5.59%) Kubernetes
6 26 (5.38%) Kibana
7 25 (5.18%) HAProxy
8 24 (4.97%) Nagios
8 24 (4.97%) SCOM
9 23 (4.76%) SCCM
10 19 (3.93%) yum
11 18 (3.73%) logstash
12 12 (2.48%) Prometheus
12 12 (2.48%) Rsyslog
12 12 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (1.86%) Oozie
15 7 (1.45%) Packer
16 6 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
17 5 (1.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 135 (27.95%) Cisco
2 121 (25.05%) Microsoft
3 97 (20.08%) VMware
4 65 (13.46%) Palo Alto
5 50 (10.35%) F5
6 46 (9.52%) Oracle
7 36 (7.45%) Juniper
8 30 (6.21%) Citrix
8 30 (6.21%) SolarWinds
9 29 (6.00%) CheckPoint
10 26 (5.38%) Meraki
10 26 (5.38%) Red Hat
11 24 (4.97%) Splunk
12 20 (4.14%) Dell
13 18 (3.73%) CommVault
13 18 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (3.52%) Fortinet
15 16 (3.31%) BT
15 16 (3.31%) Google
15 16 (3.31%) Sybase