Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 270 279
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +2
Permanent jobs citing SSL 93 102 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 0.80% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.68% 5.24% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 77 82 59
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,986 1,946 1,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.99% 15.24% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,615 1,559 1,591
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the North West

SSL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL in the North West.

Salary trend for SSL in the North West

SSL
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SSL in the North West

SSL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Manchester +28 55 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Cheshire -5 27 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Merseyside +15 8 £60,000 - 4
Lancashire +9 3 £42,250 -28.09% 2
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 51 (54.84%) Firewall
2 39 (41.94%) Cisco
3 37 (39.78%) HTTP
3 37 (39.78%) DNS
3 37 (39.78%) Windows
4 33 (35.48%) Linux
4 33 (35.48%) VPN
5 31 (33.33%) MPLS
6 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (31.18%) Degree
7 29 (31.18%) Wireless
7 29 (31.18%) LAN
8 28 (30.11%) IPsec
9 27 (29.03%) WAN
10 26 (27.96%) TCP/IP
11 25 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
11 25 (26.88%) Java
12 24 (25.81%) Configuration Management
12 24 (25.81%) Network Security
13 23 (24.73%) Computer Science
13 23 (24.73%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
13 23 (24.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (23.66%) F5
14 22 (23.66%) Ethernet
15 21 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
15 21 (22.58%) TDD
15 21 (22.58%) VMware
16 20 (21.51%) JSON

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.75%) Apache Pig
3 8 (8.60%) Apache Solr
3 8 (8.60%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (5.38%) nginx
5 4 (4.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) SaaS
2 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (9.68%) IaaS
4 8 (8.60%) Office 365
5 4 (4.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (4.30%) PaaS
6 1 (1.08%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (54.84%) Firewall
2 37 (39.78%) DNS
2 37 (39.78%) HTTP
3 33 (35.48%) VPN
4 31 (33.33%) MPLS
5 29 (31.18%) LAN
5 29 (31.18%) Wireless
6 28 (30.11%) IPsec
7 27 (29.03%) WAN
8 26 (27.96%) TCP/IP
9 24 (25.81%) Network Security
10 23 (24.73%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (23.66%) Ethernet
12 16 (17.20%) DHCP
12 16 (17.20%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (15.05%) Bluetooth
14 14 (15.05%) SAN
15 13 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (13.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) MySQL
2 13 (13.98%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.75%) Apache Hive
3 10 (10.75%) Big Data
3 10 (10.75%) Hadoop
3 10 (10.75%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
4 8 (8.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (10.75%) Bitbucket
2 10 (10.75%) CodeSonar
2 10 (10.75%) git-flow
2 10 (10.75%) JIRA
2 10 (10.75%) Robot Framework
2 10 (10.75%) Selenium
3 8 (8.60%) CocoaPods
4 2 (2.15%) Gradle
5 1 (1.08%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.08%) JBehave
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) JUnit
5 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (12.90%) Retail
2 6 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.30%) Finance
4 4 (4.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.96%) Network Engineer
2 22 (23.66%) Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Software Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) C# Software Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Java Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Java Software Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Android Developer
6 8 (8.60%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) iOS Developer
7 7 (7.53%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (7.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.51%) JSON
1 20 (21.51%) XML
2 18 (19.35%) RESTful
3 15 (16.13%) SOAP
4 14 (15.05%) Node.js
4 14 (15.05%) REST
4 14 (15.05%) Spring MVC
5 11 (11.83%) LAMP
6 10 (10.75%) .NET
6 10 (10.75%) .NET Framework
6 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
6 10 (10.75%) Django
6 10 (10.75%) Java EE
6 10 (10.75%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (10.75%) STL
7 8 (8.60%) Cocoa Touch
7 8 (8.60%) Core Data
7 8 (8.60%) Dagger
7 8 (8.60%) RxJava
7 8 (8.60%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.73%) Computer Science
2 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.98%) User Experience
4 8 (8.60%) Animation
5 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.38%) Clustering
6 5 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (5.38%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.78%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Linux
3 18 (19.35%) Android
3 18 (19.35%) Apple iOS
4 17 (18.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.75%) Mac OS X
7 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.15%) Unix
10 2 (2.15%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.81%) Configuration Management
3 21 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (22.58%) TDD
4 19 (20.43%) Scrum
5 18 (19.35%) BDD
5 18 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (19.35%) ITIL
6 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 14 (15.05%) Analytics
8 14 (15.05%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (12.90%) High Availability
9 12 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (12.90%) Load Balancing
10 11 (11.83%) DevOps
10 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
11 10 (10.75%) API Design
11 10 (10.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) Java
2 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
3 18 (19.35%) Bash Shell
3 18 (19.35%) Objective-C
4 15 (16.13%) PHP
5 14 (15.05%) C
5 14 (15.05%) Python
6 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
7 10 (10.75%) C#
7 10 (10.75%) C++
8 8 (8.60%) Apple Swift
8 8 (8.60%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.38%) Ruby
10 4 (4.30%) Go
11 1 (1.08%) Java 8
11 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (31.18%) Degree
2 25 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (24.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (19.35%) CISSP
5 17 (18.28%) CCNA
6 13 (13.98%) CCNP
7 10 (10.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
7 10 (10.75%) GIAC
7 10 (10.75%) Linux+ Certification
7 10 (10.75%) MCSE
7 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (10.75%) Network+ Certification
7 10 (10.75%) SANS
7 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
7 10 (10.75%) SSCP
8 8 (8.60%) AWS Certification
9 7 (7.53%) CCDP
10 1 (1.08%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (4.30%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 3 (3.23%) GDPR
4 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.05%) Docker
2 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.75%) vSphere
4 8 (8.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (6.45%) Firmware
6 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (19.35%) Puppet
2 10 (10.75%) Salt
3 8 (8.60%) Cobbler
3 8 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (6.45%) Nessus
4 6 (6.45%) TrustSec
5 5 (5.38%) AirWatch
5 5 (5.38%) Foglight
5 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) cPanel
6 1 (1.08%) Nagios
6 1 (1.08%) QRadar
6 1 (1.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (41.94%) Cisco
2 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (23.66%) F5
4 21 (22.58%) VMware
5 13 (13.98%) Nimble Storage
6 10 (10.75%) Blue Coat
6 10 (10.75%) Riverbed
7 8 (8.60%) Apple
7 8 (8.60%) HP
7 8 (8.60%) Juniper
8 6 (6.45%) Brocade
8 6 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.38%) CommVault
9 5 (5.38%) Infoblox
9 5 (5.38%) McAfee
9 5 (5.38%) Meraki
9 5 (5.38%) NetApp
9 5 (5.38%) NetIQ
9 5 (5.38%) TippingPoint
10 3 (3.23%) Citrix