Period
to 28 February 2021

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 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 539 536 542
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -43
Permanent jobs citing SSL 247 534 697
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 3.12% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 213 457 573
Median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,000 £80,000 £79,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.90% +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 8,866 17,136 21,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.35% 15.09% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6,944 13,874 16,989
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 28 February 2021.

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 28 February 2021. 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 +43 89 £65,000 +8.33% 25
South East +31 54 £62,500 +4.17% 23
North of England +32 52 £45,000 +7.14% 16
North West +83 35 £40,179 -21.98% 7
Midlands +53 18 £65,000 -18.75% 3
East of England +68 16 £75,000 +87.50% 2
South West +12 15 £52,500 -30.00% 7
Yorkshire +25 11 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Midlands +25 11 £75,000 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +39 10 £75,000 +71.43% 1
North East -7 6 £50,000 +33.33% 3
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, 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.

1 116 (46.96%) Firewall
2 106 (42.91%) DNS
3 102 (41.30%) Linux
4 91 (36.84%) VPN
5 85 (34.41%) Windows
6 75 (30.36%) Microsoft
7 68 (27.53%) Cisco
8 60 (24.29%) HTTP
8 60 (24.29%) VMware
9 54 (21.86%) Azure
10 51 (20.65%) TCP/IP
11 50 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
12 49 (19.84%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (19.84%) Degree
13 47 (19.03%) DHCP
13 47 (19.03%) Windows Server
14 44 (17.81%) Active Directory
14 44 (17.81%) LDAP
15 43 (17.41%) Python
15 43 (17.41%) PowerShell
16 42 (17.00%) AWS
16 42 (17.00%) Project Management
17 41 (16.60%) WAN
18 40 (16.19%) ITIL
19 39 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
20 38 (15.38%) LAN
21 37 (14.98%) XML
21 37 (14.98%) Git (software)
22 36 (14.57%) MPLS
22 36 (14.57%) Information Security

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 35 (14.17%) Apache
2 15 (6.07%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.45%) nginx
4 10 (4.05%) Confluence
4 10 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.24%) JBoss
5 8 (3.24%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.83%) IIS
6 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.43%) Apache Spark
7 6 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.02%) Drupal
8 5 (2.02%) Facebook Platform
9 3 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.43%) Gephi
2 6 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.86%) Azure
2 42 (17.00%) AWS
3 28 (11.34%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (8.50%) SaaS
5 15 (6.07%) IaaS
6 10 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (4.05%) DigitalOcean
7 8 (3.24%) PaaS
8 7 (2.83%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.43%) GCP
9 6 (2.43%) GitHub
10 5 (2.02%) Basecamp
10 5 (2.02%) Mailgun
10 5 (2.02%) Sage Pay
11 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.21%) BPaaS
11 3 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (46.96%) Firewall
2 106 (42.91%) DNS
3 91 (36.84%) VPN
4 60 (24.29%) HTTP
5 51 (20.65%) TCP/IP
6 47 (19.03%) DHCP
7 41 (16.60%) WAN
8 38 (15.38%) LAN
9 36 (14.57%) MPLS
10 34 (13.77%) BGP
10 34 (13.77%) OSPF
11 33 (13.36%) IPsec
12 32 (12.96%) Network Security
13 29 (11.74%) VLAN
14 28 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (8.10%) FTP
15 20 (8.10%) Internet
16 19 (7.69%) EIGRP
17 18 (7.29%) NetScaler
18 17 (6.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.48%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.26%) Big Data
4 11 (4.45%) MySQL
5 10 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.64%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.43%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.43%) Impala
8 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.81%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 37 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.93%) JIRA
3 15 (6.07%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.64%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.83%) JUnit
5 7 (2.83%) Selenium
6 6 (2.43%) Bitbucket Server
6 6 (2.43%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.43%) git-flow
6 6 (2.43%) IntelliJ
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.62%) Subversion
7 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.81%) Toad
9 1 (0.40%) Maven
9 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 29 (11.74%) Finance
2 19 (7.69%) Legal
3 13 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.45%) Marketing
5 8 (3.24%) Electronics
6 7 (2.83%) Banking
7 6 (2.43%) Law
7 6 (2.43%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.02%) Back Office
8 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.21%) Publishing
10 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (17.41%) Consultant
2 34 (13.77%) Analyst
3 28 (11.34%) Network Engineer
4 25 (10.12%) Developer
5 24 (9.72%) Technical Consultant
6 22 (8.91%) Administrator
6 22 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (7.29%) Architect
8 18 (7.29%) Senior Developer
9 16 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (6.07%) Senior Consultant
11 14 (5.67%) IT Engineer
11 14 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (4.45%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (4.05%) Cloud Consultant
14 9 (3.64%) Integration Consultant
14 9 (3.64%) Platform Engineer
15 8 (3.24%) IT Administrator
15 8 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.81%) LDAP
2 37 (14.98%) XML
3 35 (14.17%) HTML
3 35 (14.17%) Web Services
4 32 (12.96%) CSS
5 26 (10.53%) SOAP
6 22 (8.91%) JSON
7 20 (8.10%) Kafka
8 16 (6.48%) Apache NiFi
9 15 (6.07%) REST
10 14 (5.67%) Ajax
10 14 (5.67%) RESTful
11 9 (3.64%) SAML
12 8 (3.24%) HTML5
13 7 (2.83%) Node.js
13 7 (2.83%) YAML
14 6 (2.43%) EJB
14 6 (2.43%) Hibernate
14 6 (2.43%) J2SE
14 6 (2.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.55%) Management Information System
3 23 (9.31%) PKI
4 22 (8.91%) Data Centre
5 18 (7.29%) Public Cloud
6 17 (6.88%) CMDB
7 14 (5.67%) Analytical Mindset
8 11 (4.45%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (3.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 8 (3.24%) Cyberattack
10 8 (3.24%) Replication
11 6 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (2.02%) Derivative
12 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
12 5 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (2.02%) Internet of Things
12 5 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (2.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 102 (41.30%) Linux
2 85 (34.41%) Windows
3 47 (19.03%) Windows Server
4 33 (13.36%) Unix
5 19 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 18 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.48%) Solaris
8 12 (4.86%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.24%) Debian
10 7 (2.83%) VMS
11 6 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (1.62%) CentOS
13 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.84%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (17.00%) Project Management
3 40 (16.19%) ITIL
4 36 (14.57%) Information Security
5 35 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (14.17%) DevOps
6 32 (12.96%) Computer Science
7 31 (12.55%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 27 (10.93%) SIEM
10 26 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (10.12%) ITSM
12 24 (9.72%) Configuration Management
13 22 (8.91%) Project Delivery
14 21 (8.50%) Customer Requirements
15 19 (7.69%) Scrum
16 18 (7.29%) ETL
16 18 (7.29%) Presales
17 17 (6.88%) Customer Engagement
17 17 (6.88%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.41%) PowerShell
1 43 (17.41%) Python
2 33 (13.36%) Perl
3 32 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.34%) Bash Shell
5 21 (8.50%) SQL
6 16 (6.48%) Java
7 15 (6.07%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.26%) C
9 7 (2.83%) PHP
9 7 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.43%) R
10 6 (2.43%) Scala
10 6 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.43%) VB
11 5 (2.02%) PHP 7
12 4 (1.62%) Ruby
13 3 (1.21%) AWK
13 3 (1.21%) C#
13 3 (1.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (19.84%) Degree
2 39 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (10.12%) CCNP
4 23 (9.31%) CCNA
5 19 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 16 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (6.07%) MCSE
8 14 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (5.26%) CISSP
10 9 (3.64%) JNCIP
11 8 (3.24%) DBS Check
11 8 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (3.24%) JNCIA
11 8 (3.24%) MCITP
11 8 (3.24%) MCSA
12 7 (2.83%) CEH
12 7 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (2.83%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.83%) SSCP
13 6 (2.43%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.88%) SLA
2 16 (6.48%) QA
3 13 (5.26%) GDPR
4 8 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.02%) COBIT
5 5 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (1.62%) NIST
7 3 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (1.21%) COSO
7 3 (1.21%) HIPAA
7 3 (1.21%) ITGC
8 1 (0.40%) NCSC
System Software
1 44 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.12%) Docker
4 19 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.83%) Firmware
8 6 (2.43%) Apache Flume
8 6 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.43%) vSphere
8 6 (2.43%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.62%) Samba
10 3 (1.21%) OCFS2
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.21%) Postfix
10 3 (1.21%) qmail
10 3 (1.21%) Sendmail
10 3 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (9.72%) Ansible
2 22 (8.91%) Puppet
3 14 (5.67%) HP UCMDB
4 13 (5.26%) Terraform
5 10 (4.05%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.05%) Nagios
6 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (3.64%) SCCM
6 9 (3.64%) SCOM
6 9 (3.64%) WSUS
7 7 (2.83%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.83%) SCOrch
8 6 (2.43%) AirWatch
8 6 (2.43%) Cacti
8 6 (2.43%) Kibana
8 6 (2.43%) Nmap
8 6 (2.43%) Oozie
8 6 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 75 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 68 (27.53%) Cisco
3 60 (24.29%) VMware
4 32 (12.96%) Citrix
5 28 (11.34%) EMC
6 24 (9.72%) HP
7 22 (8.91%) Dell
7 22 (8.91%) Meraki
8 21 (8.50%) Fortinet
9 20 (8.10%) Splunk
10 19 (7.69%) ServiceNow
11 17 (6.88%) CheckPoint
12 16 (6.48%) BMC
12 16 (6.48%) Juniper
13 15 (6.07%) EqualLogic
13 15 (6.07%) F5
13 15 (6.07%) Remedy
14 13 (5.26%) Oracle
15 12 (4.86%) McAfee
15 12 (4.86%) Sophos