Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 525 550 497
Rank change year-on-year +25 -53 -39
Permanent jobs citing SSL 537 694 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.10% 3.24% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 434 551 728
England median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +5.00% -

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 17,301 21,412 25,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.24% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13,801 16,840 20,591
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,503 £73,750
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 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +63 226 £60,000 +4.35% 25
South East +113 146 £60,000 +4.35% 34
North of England -3 74 £48,250 +20.63% 21
South West +18 44 £75,000 +45.63% 4
East of England +6 33 £40,000 -6.43% 9
North East +22 27 £37,500 -14.29% 5
North West +11 27 £51,500 +32.05% 9
Midlands +8 27 £80,000 +45.45% 10
Yorkshire +15 20 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands +17 18 £80,000 +23.58% 8
East Midlands +22 8 £37,500 -28.57% 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 269 (50.09%) Firewall
2 204 (37.99%) VPN
3 172 (32.03%) Cisco
4 163 (30.35%) Linux
5 160 (29.80%) DNS
6 152 (28.31%) SQL
7 139 (25.88%) Windows
8 136 (25.33%) Microsoft
9 133 (24.77%) TCP/IP
10 127 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
11 125 (23.28%) IPsec
12 121 (22.53%) ITIL
13 115 (21.42%) Azure
14 114 (21.23%) HTTP
15 110 (20.48%) Data Centre
16 106 (19.74%) Active Directory
17 101 (18.81%) Load Balancing
17 101 (18.81%) AWS
18 98 (18.25%) WAN
19 97 (18.06%) Windows Server
20 94 (17.50%) Palo Alto
21 92 (17.13%) LAN
22 91 (16.95%) DHCP
22 91 (16.95%) CCNP
23 88 (16.39%) BGP
24 85 (15.83%) DevOps
25 83 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
26 81 (15.08%) Java
26 81 (15.08%) IIS
27 80 (14.90%) Internet

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 81 (15.08%) IIS
2 65 (12.10%) Apache
3 41 (7.64%) Tomcat
4 36 (6.70%) nginx
5 26 (4.84%) Confluence
6 20 (3.72%) SharePoint
7 16 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.86%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.68%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.49%) JBoss
11 8 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.12%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.74%) CMS
14 4 (0.74%) Drupal
15 3 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.74%) Gephi
5 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 115 (21.42%) Azure
2 101 (18.81%) AWS
3 51 (9.50%) Office 365
4 28 (5.21%) SaaS
5 20 (3.72%) Amazon EKS
6 19 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (3.35%) GitHub
7 18 (3.35%) PaaS
8 17 (3.17%) IaaS
9 15 (2.79%) npm
9 15 (2.79%) Serverless
10 13 (2.42%) Amazon S3
10 13 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.49%) Route 53
13 7 (1.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 269 (50.09%) Firewall
2 204 (37.99%) VPN
3 160 (29.80%) DNS
4 133 (24.77%) TCP/IP
5 125 (23.28%) IPsec
6 114 (21.23%) HTTP
7 98 (18.25%) WAN
8 92 (17.13%) LAN
9 91 (16.95%) DHCP
10 88 (16.39%) BGP
11 80 (14.90%) Internet
12 76 (14.15%) Network Security
13 74 (13.78%) OSPF
14 73 (13.59%) MPLS
15 66 (12.29%) Wireless
16 61 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (8.94%) SAN
18 44 (8.19%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (7.26%) VLAN
20 37 (6.89%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.52%) MySQL
3 25 (4.66%) Hadoop
4 18 (3.35%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.61%) Apache Hive
7 13 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (2.23%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.05%) MariaDB
9 11 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.86%) HBase
10 10 (1.86%) Redis
11 9 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.68%) Big Data
12 7 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.12%) DB2
14 5 (0.93%) Impala
15 4 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 64 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 59 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.15%) JIRA
4 30 (5.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (5.21%) TeamCity
6 25 (4.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 22 (4.10%) SonarQube
8 21 (3.91%) Artifactory
9 20 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (3.54%) Ant
10 19 (3.54%) Maven
11 16 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (2.79%) Bower
12 15 (2.79%) Chocolatey
12 15 (2.79%) MSBuild
12 15 (2.79%) TestRail
12 15 (2.79%) Zephyr
13 14 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (1.86%) CocoaPods
14 10 (1.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (14.53%) Finance
2 26 (4.84%) Retail
3 23 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.35%) Banking
5 17 (3.17%) Law
5 17 (3.17%) Legal
6 16 (2.98%) Public Sector
7 15 (2.79%) Marketing
8 10 (1.86%) Front Office
9 8 (1.49%) Local Government
10 6 (1.12%) Games
11 4 (0.74%) French Language
12 3 (0.56%) Advertising
12 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 134 (24.95%) Network Engineer
2 64 (11.92%) Developer
3 55 (10.24%) Consultant
4 49 (9.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 45 (8.38%) Security Engineer
6 43 (8.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 35 (6.52%) Analyst
8 33 (6.15%) Applications Support
8 33 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (5.59%) Architect
9 30 (5.59%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (4.47%) Java Developer
10 24 (4.47%) Technical Specialist
11 22 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 21 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
13 20 (3.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 20 (3.72%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.35%) Infrastructure Support
14 18 (3.35%) ServiceNow Consultant
15 17 (3.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.71%) XML
2 61 (11.36%) HTML
3 49 (9.12%) LDAP
4 43 (8.01%) CSS
5 37 (6.89%) Ajax
6 35 (6.52%) .NET
6 35 (6.52%) REST
7 33 (6.15%) Web Services
8 30 (5.59%) Elastic Stack
8 30 (5.59%) SAML
9 23 (4.28%) 802.1X
9 23 (4.28%) Node.js
9 23 (4.28%) OAuth
10 22 (4.10%) AngularJS
10 22 (4.10%) LAMP
11 21 (3.91%) JSON
12 19 (3.54%) OpenID
12 19 (3.54%) SOAP
12 19 (3.54%) XML Messaging
13 18 (3.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 110 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.99%) Management Information System
3 45 (8.38%) PKI
4 41 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (4.28%) User Experience
6 18 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 17 (3.17%) Clustering
8 14 (2.61%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.68%) Cybercrime
10 9 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.30%) Replication
13 6 (1.12%) Animation
13 6 (1.12%) AS400
13 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.12%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.12%) Tandem
13 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 163 (30.35%) Linux
2 139 (25.88%) Windows
3 97 (18.06%) Windows Server
4 48 (8.94%) Unix
5 26 (4.84%) Debian
6 22 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.35%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.17%) CentOS
8 17 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.79%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.23%) Solaris
12 11 (2.05%) AIX
13 9 (1.68%) Android
13 9 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.12%) watchOS
14 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.93%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (22.53%) ITIL
2 101 (18.81%) Load Balancing
3 85 (15.83%) DevOps
4 83 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (10.61%) Computer Science
7 50 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (8.94%) Information Security
9 46 (8.57%) Configuration Management
10 45 (8.38%) Project Delivery
11 43 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 43 (8.01%) Migration
12 41 (7.64%) Change Management
13 38 (7.08%) Incident Management
13 38 (7.08%) Security Operations
14 35 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
14 35 (6.52%) Open Source
15 34 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
16 33 (6.15%) Analytics
17 32 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 152 (28.31%) SQL
2 81 (15.08%) Java
3 80 (14.90%) Bash Shell
4 76 (14.15%) Python
5 66 (12.29%) JavaScript
6 62 (11.55%) PowerShell
7 48 (8.94%) C#
8 24 (4.47%) Perl
8 24 (4.47%) PHP
8 24 (4.47%) Shell Script
9 22 (4.10%) C
10 19 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.17%) Ruby
12 15 (2.79%) Apple Swift
13 14 (2.61%) Go
14 10 (1.86%) C++
14 10 (1.86%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.68%) VB
16 6 (1.12%) AWK
Qualifications
1 127 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (16.95%) CCNP
3 71 (13.22%) Degree
4 39 (7.26%) CISSP
5 33 (6.15%) CCNA
6 31 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (3.54%) CCSP
9 17 (3.17%) Security Cleared
9 17 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.61%) CCIE
11 13 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.23%) JNCIP
12 12 (2.23%) VCP4
13 11 (2.05%) CCDP
13 11 (2.05%) SC Cleared
14 8 (1.49%) MCSE
15 7 (1.30%) GIAC
15 7 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
16 5 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.12%) SLA
2 18 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.79%) QA
4 10 (1.86%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.49%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) NIST
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 106 (19.74%) Active Directory
2 74 (13.78%) Docker
3 64 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (6.70%) Hyper-V
5 27 (5.03%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (2.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (2.42%) Firmware
8 12 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.05%) vSphere
10 8 (1.49%) RACF
11 6 (1.12%) NFS
11 6 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.93%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.93%) GlusterFS
12 5 (0.93%) OpenSSH
12 5 (0.93%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.56%) iptables
14 3 (0.56%) KVM
14 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (14.53%) Ansible
2 48 (8.94%) Puppet
2 48 (8.94%) Single Sign-On
3 37 (6.89%) Terraform
4 36 (6.70%) Kubernetes
4 36 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (4.28%) Cisco Prime
5 23 (4.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (3.72%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (2.23%) Nagios
8 12 (2.23%) SCCM
9 11 (2.05%) FortiGate
9 11 (2.05%) WSUS
10 10 (1.86%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (1.68%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.68%) Kibana
12 8 (1.49%) Oozie
13 6 (1.12%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.93%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 172 (32.03%) Cisco
2 136 (25.33%) Microsoft
3 94 (17.50%) Palo Alto
4 77 (14.34%) VMware
5 70 (13.04%) Juniper
6 60 (11.17%) SolarWinds
7 58 (10.80%) F5
8 55 (10.24%) Meraki
9 47 (8.75%) ServiceNow
10 39 (7.26%) Splunk
11 34 (6.33%) CheckPoint
12 32 (5.96%) HP
13 31 (5.77%) Oracle
14 28 (5.21%) Forcepoint
15 22 (4.10%) Red Hat
16 21 (3.91%) Fortinet
17 19 (3.54%) Ubiquiti
17 19 (3.54%) Veeam
18 18 (3.35%) Atlassian
18 18 (3.35%) Extreme Networks