Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 279 350
Rank change year-on-year -47 +71 -32
Permanent jobs citing SSL 247 363 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 1.03% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 4.83% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 178 302 294
South East median annual salary £50,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,000 £27,300
90th Percentile £74,500 £68,625 £58,750
England 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5414 7520 8466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.59% 21.36% 20.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4304 6019 6884
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,200 £24,325
90th Percentile £66,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SSL in the South East

SSL
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South East 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
Thames Valley +40 105 £58,000 +16.00% 7
Berkshire +35 80 £58,000 +16.00% 2
Hampshire -65 60 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Surrey -6 53 £55,000 +32.53% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 15 £60,000 +29.73% 2
Kent +14 12 £75,000 +74.42% 3
M4 Corridor - 11 - -
Oxfordshire +2 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Sussex -21 5 £72,500 +34.88% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
SSL
England

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 South East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 115 (46.56%) VPN
2 114 (46.15%) Firewall
3 112 (45.34%) Linux
4 111 (44.94%) IPsec
5 108 (43.72%) Cisco
6 96 (38.87%) Windows
7 79 (31.98%) Cisco ASA
8 74 (29.96%) Load Balancing
8 74 (29.96%) Data Centre
9 73 (29.55%) TCP/IP
10 71 (28.74%) WAN
11 70 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
12 68 (27.53%) HTTP
13 65 (26.32%) MPLS
14 61 (24.70%) DNS
14 61 (24.70%) Python
15 59 (23.89%) SQL
15 59 (23.89%) VMware
16 56 (22.67%) Java
16 56 (22.67%) PowerShell
17 53 (21.46%) Juniper
18 52 (21.05%) OSPF
18 52 (21.05%) SolarWinds
19 51 (20.65%) Ethernet
20 50 (20.24%) BGP
21 49 (19.84%) Microsoft
22 48 (19.43%) Service Delivery
23 46 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
23 46 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus
24 45 (18.22%) Network Security

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (8.50%) IIS
1 21 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 16 (6.48%) Apache
4 15 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (3.24%) nginx
7 7 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.83%) Zimbra
8 6 (2.43%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.62%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.40%) Drupal
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Postilion
2 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (5.67%) Route 53
4 13 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 12 (4.86%) SaaS
6 7 (2.83%) Office 365
7 3 (1.21%) PaaS
8 2 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.81%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.40%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 115 (46.56%) VPN
2 114 (46.15%) Firewall
3 111 (44.94%) IPsec
4 79 (31.98%) Cisco ASA
5 73 (29.55%) TCP/IP
6 71 (28.74%) WAN
7 68 (27.53%) HTTP
8 65 (26.32%) MPLS
9 61 (24.70%) DNS
10 52 (21.05%) OSPF
11 51 (20.65%) Ethernet
12 50 (20.24%) BGP
13 46 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (18.22%) Network Security
15 34 (13.77%) Wireless
16 33 (13.36%) FTP
17 29 (11.74%) Internet
18 28 (11.34%) SNMP
19 25 (10.12%) DSL
19 25 (10.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.36%) MySQL
2 28 (11.34%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.88%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (6.48%) DB2
5 15 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.86%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.02%) Redis
9 3 (1.21%) Infinispan
9 3 (1.21%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.81%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (6.48%) WinDbg
2 14 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.26%) Ant
3 13 (5.26%) Maven
3 13 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (5.26%) Toad
4 11 (4.45%) Burp Suite
4 11 (4.45%) IDA Disassembler
4 11 (4.45%) OllyDbg
5 6 (2.43%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.02%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.81%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.40%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (6.88%) Billing
2 13 (5.26%) Finance
3 9 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.24%) Digital Economy
4 8 (3.24%) Legal
4 8 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.83%) Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Games
7 4 (1.62%) Marketing
8 3 (1.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (20.65%) Network Engineer
2 32 (12.96%) Analyst
2 32 (12.96%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (10.53%) Consultant
4 21 (8.50%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (8.10%) Support Analyst
6 19 (7.69%) Architect
6 19 (7.69%) Operational Support Analyst
6 19 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
6 19 (7.69%) Operations Support Analyst
7 18 (7.29%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (7.29%) Security Engineer
8 17 (6.88%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (5.67%) IT Consultant
9 14 (5.67%) Juniper Engineer
9 14 (5.67%) Technical Consultant
10 13 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (5.26%) Linux Support
10 13 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.22%) .NET
2 29 (11.74%) HTML
3 22 (8.91%) CSS
4 18 (7.29%) Web Services
4 18 (7.29%) XML
5 16 (6.48%) SOAP
6 15 (6.07%) JSON
7 13 (5.26%) LAMP
8 11 (4.45%) EDI
8 11 (4.45%) Regular Expression
9 10 (4.05%) HTML5
10 8 (3.24%) J2EE
11 7 (2.83%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.43%) 802.1X
13 5 (2.02%) CSS3
13 5 (2.02%) REST
13 5 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (1.62%) WebSphere MQ
15 3 (1.21%) Middleware
15 3 (1.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (29.96%) Data Centre
2 35 (14.17%) Clustering
3 23 (9.31%) Computer Science
4 22 (8.91%) PKI
5 21 (8.50%) Management Information System
6 17 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.67%) Replication
8 13 (5.26%) FlexPod
8 13 (5.26%) Private Cloud
9 11 (4.45%) Blog
9 11 (4.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 11 (4.45%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (4.05%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.02%) Cloud Native
11 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.81%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 112 (45.34%) Linux
2 96 (38.87%) Windows
3 35 (14.17%) Windows Server
4 32 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (11.34%) Unix
6 19 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (7.29%) CentOS
7 18 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.45%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.45%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.24%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.43%) Android
12 4 (1.62%) Solaris
13 3 (1.21%) AIX
13 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.21%) Debian
14 2 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.96%) Load Balancing
2 48 (19.43%) Service Delivery
3 45 (18.22%) ITIL
4 39 (15.79%) DevOps
5 38 (15.38%) Presales
6 37 (14.98%) Migration
7 35 (14.17%) High Availability
8 28 (11.34%) Network Design
9 27 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (10.53%) Problem Management
11 25 (10.12%) Statistics
12 24 (9.72%) Time Management
13 21 (8.50%) SIEM
13 21 (8.50%) Software Delivery
14 19 (7.69%) Release Management
14 19 (7.69%) Ticket Management
15 18 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (7.29%) Line Management
15 18 (7.29%) Security Management
16 17 (6.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (24.70%) Python
2 59 (23.89%) SQL
3 56 (22.67%) Java
3 56 (22.67%) PowerShell
4 41 (16.60%) Perl
5 40 (16.19%) Bash Shell
6 38 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 33 (13.36%) Ruby
8 32 (12.96%) C#
9 30 (12.15%) PHP
10 19 (7.69%) C++
10 19 (7.69%) RPG
11 14 (5.67%) C
12 6 (2.43%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.02%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.02%) VBScript
14 3 (1.21%) Jython
15 1 (0.40%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.40%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 70 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (16.60%) Security Cleared
3 40 (16.19%) CCNP
4 36 (14.57%) Degree
5 31 (12.55%) CCIE
6 28 (11.34%) CCNA
7 20 (8.10%) SC Cleared
8 15 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (5.67%) MCITP
9 14 (5.67%) MCP
9 14 (5.67%) MCSE
9 14 (5.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.24%) CISM
10 8 (3.24%) CISSP
11 6 (2.43%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.43%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.43%) JNCIS
12 5 (2.02%) JNCIE
12 5 (2.02%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 22 (8.91%) SLA
2 21 (8.50%) PCI DSS
3 15 (6.07%) QA
4 12 (4.86%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 42 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.29%) vSphere
4 17 (6.88%) Docker
5 14 (5.67%) Terminal Services
6 13 (5.26%) vCloud
7 9 (3.64%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.02%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.21%) Xen
10 2 (0.81%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.40%) KVM
11 1 (0.40%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (9.31%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (7.29%) Puppet
4 15 (6.07%) vCenter Server
5 14 (5.67%) Backup Exec
5 14 (5.67%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.86%) Terraform
7 11 (4.45%) FortiGate
8 10 (4.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (3.24%) Ansible
9 8 (3.24%) Nessus
9 8 (3.24%) Nmap
10 7 (2.83%) SCCM
11 3 (1.21%) Cacti
12 2 (0.81%) Salt
13 1 (0.40%) cPanel
13 1 (0.40%) Grafana
13 1 (0.40%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.40%) logstash
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 108 (43.72%) Cisco
2 59 (23.89%) VMware
3 53 (21.46%) Juniper
4 52 (21.05%) SolarWinds
5 49 (19.84%) Microsoft
6 41 (16.60%) F5
7 35 (14.17%) Oracle
8 30 (12.15%) Palo Alto
9 29 (11.74%) HP
10 20 (8.10%) CheckPoint
11 19 (7.69%) Dynatrace
12 18 (7.29%) Forcepoint
13 16 (6.48%) WatchGuard
14 15 (6.07%) Veeam
15 14 (5.67%) Draytek
15 14 (5.67%) Fortinet
15 14 (5.67%) ProCurve
15 14 (5.67%) SonicWALL
15 14 (5.67%) Veritas
15 14 (5.67%) ZyXEL