Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 426 472
Rank change year-on-year -37 +46 -37
Permanent jobs citing SSL 1041 1255 1259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 4.10% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1010 1062
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 26575 30584 34121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.70% 17.04% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21642 25226 28378
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -20 395 £55,000 -8.33% 18
South East -47 247 £50,250 +11.67% 18
North of England +30 177 £44,500 +11.25% 12
North West -11 89 £47,500 +18.75% 5
East of England +1 86 £45,000 -14.29% 4
South West +3 77 £52,500 +21.39% 6
Yorkshire +36 67 £37,750 +7.86% 5
Midlands -70 64 £37,500 -20.21% 10
West Midlands -77 47 £37,500 -16.67% 6
East Midlands +14 17 £52,500 +16.67% 3
North East +17 15 £45,000 +28.57% 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SSL.

1 486 (46.69%) Firewall
2 412 (39.58%) VPN
3 404 (38.81%) Linux
4 366 (35.16%) Windows
5 344 (33.05%) HTTP
6 337 (32.37%) Cisco
7 332 (31.89%) IPsec
8 310 (29.78%) TCP/IP
9 278 (26.71%) SQL
10 276 (26.51%) DNS
11 265 (25.46%) VMware
12 238 (22.86%) WAN
13 233 (22.38%) Microsoft
14 232 (22.29%) Cisco Certification
15 223 (21.42%) Active Directory
16 208 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 205 (19.69%) BGP
18 202 (19.40%) Finance
19 201 (19.31%) Load Balancing
20 182 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
20 182 (17.48%) OSPF
21 178 (17.10%) Python
22 175 (16.81%) Cisco ASA
23 174 (16.71%) Microsoft Azure
24 171 (16.43%) MPLS
25 166 (15.95%) LAN
26 162 (15.56%) Data Centre
27 160 (15.37%) DevOps
28 153 (14.70%) Web Services
29 150 (14.41%) Agile Software Development

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
1 116 (11.14%) MS Exchange
2 81 (7.78%) IIS
3 61 (5.86%) nginx
4 52 (5.00%) Apache
5 43 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (3.75%) OpenStack
7 32 (3.07%) Confluence
8 28 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 24 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (2.11%) JBoss
11 22 (2.11%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.63%) CMS
12 17 (1.63%) Skype for Business
13 16 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (1.44%) WebLogic
15 13 (1.25%) NServiceBus
16 12 (1.15%) SharePoint
17 10 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Maya
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.096%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.48%) Postilion
3 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.38%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.096%) Magento
6 1 (0.096%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 182 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (16.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (7.78%) SaaS
4 75 (7.20%) Office 365
5 65 (6.24%) PaaS
6 62 (5.96%) IaaS
7 26 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 22 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (1.92%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.83%) Route 53
11 14 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.58%) Akamai
15 5 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.48%) GitHub
15 5 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.38%) npm
17 3 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 486 (46.69%) Firewall
2 412 (39.58%) VPN
3 344 (33.05%) HTTP
4 332 (31.89%) IPsec
5 310 (29.78%) TCP/IP
6 276 (26.51%) DNS
7 238 (22.86%) WAN
8 205 (19.69%) BGP
9 182 (17.48%) OSPF
10 175 (16.81%) Cisco ASA
11 171 (16.43%) MPLS
12 166 (15.95%) LAN
13 143 (13.74%) DHCP
14 135 (12.97%) Network Security
15 133 (12.78%) Internet
16 125 (12.01%) Wireless
17 97 (9.32%) SAN
18 92 (8.84%) VoIP
19 91 (8.74%) Cisco IOS
20 90 (8.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 135 (12.97%) MySQL
3 88 (8.45%) Relational Database
4 63 (6.05%) NoSQL
5 58 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (5.09%) MongoDB
7 37 (3.55%) Big Data
8 32 (3.07%) Hadoop
9 31 (2.98%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.63%) DB2
13 16 (1.54%) CouchDB
13 16 (1.54%) Redis
14 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
16 12 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (1.15%) DataStage
16 12 (1.15%) LucidDB
Development Applications
1 89 (8.55%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 43 (4.13%) JIRA
4 39 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (3.27%) Visual Studio
6 26 (2.50%) Maven
6 26 (2.50%) Mercurial
7 23 (2.21%) Ant
8 21 (2.02%) Selenium
9 19 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.73%) MSBuild
11 17 (1.63%) Jasmine
11 17 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.54%) WinDbg
13 15 (1.44%) Protractor
13 15 (1.44%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.25%) Toad
15 12 (1.15%) Burp Suite
15 12 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 202 (19.40%) Finance
2 97 (9.32%) Banking
3 96 (9.22%) Telecoms
4 63 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 55 (5.28%) Retail Banking
6 50 (4.80%) Marketing
7 36 (3.46%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.69%) Electronics
9 22 (2.11%) Law
10 18 (1.73%) Retail
11 17 (1.63%) Automotive
11 17 (1.63%) Billing
12 14 (1.34%) Games
13 13 (1.25%) Publishing
14 12 (1.15%) Legal
15 9 (0.86%) German Language
16 8 (0.77%) Digital Economy
16 8 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.58%) Advertising
17 6 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 169 (16.23%) Network Engineer
2 122 (11.72%) Analyst
3 92 (8.84%) Architect
4 77 (7.40%) Senior Network Engineer
5 76 (7.30%) Developer
6 68 (6.53%) Consultant
7 67 (6.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 64 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 61 (5.86%) Support Engineer
10 60 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
11 52 (5.00%) Security Engineer
12 51 (4.90%) Support Analyst
13 49 (4.71%) Administrator
14 48 (4.61%) IT Architect
15 46 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
16 45 (4.32%) Software Architect
17 43 (4.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 35 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 35 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
18 35 (3.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (14.70%) Web Services
2 146 (14.02%) XML
3 143 (13.74%) JSON
4 140 (13.45%) HTML
5 134 (12.87%) .NET
6 98 (9.41%) CSS
7 79 (7.59%) AngularJS
8 78 (7.49%) HTML5
9 76 (7.30%) REST
10 57 (5.48%) SOAP
11 44 (4.23%) CSS3
12 42 (4.03%) LAMP
13 41 (3.94%) Ajax
14 37 (3.55%) ASP.NET
15 36 (3.46%) Node.js
16 35 (3.36%) RESTful
17 32 (3.07%) jQuery
18 30 (2.88%) J2EE
19 27 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (2.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 162 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 127 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (7.68%) Clustering
4 75 (7.20%) Algorithms
5 70 (6.72%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (6.44%) Data Structures
7 58 (5.57%) Management Information System
8 46 (4.42%) PKI
9 44 (4.23%) Reference Data
10 43 (4.13%) Computer Science
10 43 (4.13%) Public Cloud
11 38 (3.65%) Private Cloud
12 34 (3.27%) User Experience
13 27 (2.59%) Replication
14 21 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
15 16 (1.54%) Mobile App
16 15 (1.44%) Blog
17 14 (1.34%) Blackberry
17 14 (1.34%) FlexPod
17 14 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 404 (38.81%) Linux
2 366 (35.16%) Windows
3 138 (13.26%) Windows Server
4 105 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 105 (10.09%) Unix
5 86 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (3.17%) CentOS
8 33 (3.17%) Ubuntu
9 28 (2.69%) Android
10 24 (2.31%) Apple iOS
11 23 (2.21%) Solaris
11 23 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 18 (1.73%) Windows 10
12 18 (1.73%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.63%) Debian
14 16 (1.54%) Windows Vista
15 13 (1.25%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (19.31%) Load Balancing
2 160 (15.37%) DevOps
3 150 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (13.26%) ITIL
5 112 (10.76%) OO
6 98 (9.41%) High Availability
7 86 (8.26%) Service Delivery
8 85 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 84 (8.07%) Asset Management
10 82 (7.88%) Mentoring
11 74 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (6.72%) Release Management
13 65 (6.24%) Network Design
14 64 (6.15%) Scrum
15 62 (5.96%) Wealth Management
16 61 (5.86%) Data Modelling
16 61 (5.86%) Software Engineering
17 59 (5.67%) Migration
17 59 (5.67%) Presales
18 58 (5.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 278 (26.71%) SQL
2 178 (17.10%) Python
3 145 (13.93%) JavaScript
4 141 (13.54%) PowerShell
5 140 (13.45%) Java
6 88 (8.45%) C#
7 87 (8.36%) Shell Script
8 85 (8.17%) PHP
9 81 (7.78%) Bash Shell
9 81 (7.78%) Perl
10 78 (7.49%) Ruby
11 52 (5.00%) C
12 43 (4.13%) C++
13 34 (3.27%) Tcl
14 19 (1.83%) RPG
15 18 (1.73%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.54%) R
17 12 (1.15%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.06%) MATLAB
19 9 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 232 (22.29%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (13.45%) CCNP
3 135 (12.97%) Degree
4 103 (9.89%) CCNA
5 91 (8.74%) Security Cleared
6 66 (6.34%) CCIE
7 60 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (5.48%) MCSE
9 51 (4.90%) SC Cleared
10 37 (3.55%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.50%) CISSP
12 22 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
13 21 (2.02%) MCITP
13 21 (2.02%) MCP
14 20 (1.92%) JNCIP
15 18 (1.73%) GIAC
16 15 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (1.34%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (4.13%) SLA
3 34 (3.27%) PCI DSS
4 28 (2.69%) QA
5 19 (1.83%) PMO
6 12 (1.15%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.86%) COBIT
8 7 (0.67%) GDPR
9 6 (0.58%) RosettaNet
10 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.096%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.096%) GCP
12 1 (0.096%) HL7
12 1 (0.096%) NIST 800
System Software
1 223 (21.42%) Active Directory
2 208 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 58 (5.57%) Docker
5 48 (4.61%) vSphere
6 41 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (1.83%) Snort
8 19 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
9 18 (1.73%) vCloud
10 17 (1.63%) iptables
10 17 (1.63%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.86%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.77%) KVM
12 8 (0.77%) Postfix
13 7 (0.67%) BIND 9
13 7 (0.67%) Kamailio
14 6 (0.58%) LXC
14 6 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (5.28%) Puppet
2 52 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (4.61%) Ansible
4 43 (4.13%) FortiGate
5 36 (3.46%) vCenter Server
6 35 (3.36%) Kubernetes
7 29 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
8 25 (2.40%) HAProxy
9 24 (2.31%) WSUS
10 23 (2.21%) SCCM
11 21 (2.02%) Backup Exec
11 21 (2.02%) Terraform
12 20 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
13 18 (1.73%) Nagios
14 16 (1.54%) Cacti
15 15 (1.44%) Nessus
16 14 (1.34%) SCOM
17 12 (1.15%) Nmap
18 11 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
19 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 337 (32.37%) Cisco
2 265 (25.46%) VMware
3 233 (22.38%) Microsoft
4 146 (14.02%) F5
5 133 (12.78%) Juniper
6 106 (10.18%) Palo Alto
7 88 (8.45%) Oracle
8 79 (7.59%) CheckPoint
9 71 (6.82%) Red Hat
10 65 (6.24%) SolarWinds
11 57 (5.48%) HP
12 55 (5.28%) Fortinet
13 53 (5.09%) Citrix
14 45 (4.32%) Splunk
15 44 (4.23%) GoldenSource
16 37 (3.55%) Brocade
16 37 (3.55%) SAP
17 32 (3.07%) Riverbed
17 32 (3.07%) Symantec
17 32 (3.07%) WatchGuard