Period
to 20 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 282 353
Rank change year-on-year -43 +71 -45
Permanent jobs citing SSL 246 357 343
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% 4.82% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 176 296 311
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 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £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 5392 7405 8587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.62% 21.36% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4296 5928 6976
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 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,125 £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 20 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 20 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 +39 105 £58,000 +16.00% 6
Berkshire +46 80 £58,000 +16.00% 2
Hampshire -56 60 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Surrey -15 51 £55,000 +32.53% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 15 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Kent +11 12 £75,000 +74.42% 3
M4 Corridor - 11 - -
Oxfordshire +10 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Sussex -19 6 £71,250 +26.67% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 114 (46.34%) Linux
1 114 (46.34%) Firewall
2 113 (45.93%) VPN
3 109 (44.31%) IPsec
4 107 (43.50%) Cisco
5 98 (39.84%) Windows
6 78 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
7 74 (30.08%) Data Centre
8 73 (29.67%) Load Balancing
8 73 (29.67%) TCP/IP
9 70 (28.46%) WAN
10 67 (27.24%) HTTP
10 67 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
11 65 (26.42%) MPLS
12 63 (25.61%) DNS
13 61 (24.80%) SQL
13 61 (24.80%) VMware
14 60 (24.39%) Python
15 56 (22.76%) PowerShell
16 55 (22.36%) Java
17 52 (21.14%) SolarWinds
18 51 (20.73%) Ethernet
18 51 (20.73%) OSPF
18 51 (20.73%) Juniper
19 50 (20.33%) BGP
20 49 (19.92%) Microsoft
21 47 (19.11%) ITIL
21 47 (19.11%) Service Delivery
22 46 (18.70%) Amazon AWS
23 45 (18.29%) Cisco Nexus

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 23 (9.35%) IIS
2 21 (8.54%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.72%) OpenStack
4 17 (6.91%) Apache
5 15 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (5.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (3.25%) nginx
8 7 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.85%) Zimbra
9 5 (2.03%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.63%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.41%) Drupal
13 1 (0.41%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Postilion
2 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.70%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (5.69%) Route 53
4 13 (5.28%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (5.28%) Amazon S3
5 10 (4.07%) SaaS
6 7 (2.85%) Office 365
7 2 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.81%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.81%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (46.34%) Firewall
2 113 (45.93%) VPN
3 109 (44.31%) IPsec
4 78 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
5 73 (29.67%) TCP/IP
6 70 (28.46%) WAN
7 67 (27.24%) HTTP
8 65 (26.42%) MPLS
9 63 (25.61%) DNS
10 51 (20.73%) Ethernet
10 51 (20.73%) OSPF
11 50 (20.33%) BGP
12 45 (18.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 42 (17.07%) Network Security
14 33 (13.41%) Wireless
15 32 (13.01%) FTP
16 29 (11.79%) Internet
17 28 (11.38%) SNMP
18 26 (10.57%) DSL
18 26 (10.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.82%) MySQL
2 29 (11.79%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.91%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (6.50%) DB2
5 14 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (4.47%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.85%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.03%) Redis
9 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.22%) Infinispan
10 3 (1.22%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.81%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (6.50%) WinDbg
2 14 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.28%) Ant
3 13 (5.28%) Maven
3 13 (5.28%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (5.28%) Toad
4 11 (4.47%) Burp Suite
4 11 (4.47%) IDA Disassembler
4 11 (4.47%) OllyDbg
5 5 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.63%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.81%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.41%) Selenium
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (6.91%) Billing
2 14 (5.69%) Finance
3 9 (3.66%) Digital Economy
3 9 (3.66%) Legal
3 9 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.85%) Banking
6 5 (2.03%) Games
7 3 (1.22%) Automotive
7 3 (1.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (20.33%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (12.20%) Analyst
4 27 (10.98%) Consultant
5 22 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.72%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (7.72%) Support Analyst
7 18 (7.32%) Architect
7 18 (7.32%) Operational Support Analyst
7 18 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
7 18 (7.32%) Operations Support Analyst
8 17 (6.91%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (6.91%) Security Engineer
9 16 (6.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (5.69%) IT Consultant
10 14 (5.69%) Juniper Engineer
10 14 (5.69%) Technical Consultant
11 13 (5.28%) Linux Support
11 13 (5.28%) Linux Support Engineer
11 13 (5.28%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.89%) .NET
2 29 (11.79%) HTML
3 22 (8.94%) CSS
4 20 (8.13%) XML
5 18 (7.32%) Web Services
6 16 (6.50%) SOAP
7 15 (6.10%) JSON
8 14 (5.69%) LAMP
9 11 (4.47%) EDI
9 11 (4.47%) Regular Expression
10 10 (4.07%) HTML5
11 8 (3.25%) J2EE
12 7 (2.85%) AngularJS
13 6 (2.44%) 802.1X
14 5 (2.03%) CSS3
14 5 (2.03%) REST
14 5 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
16 3 (1.22%) Middleware
16 3 (1.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (30.08%) Data Centre
2 34 (13.82%) Clustering
3 24 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 23 (9.35%) PKI
5 21 (8.54%) Management Information System
6 18 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.69%) Replication
8 13 (5.28%) FlexPod
8 13 (5.28%) Private Cloud
9 11 (4.47%) Blog
9 11 (4.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 11 (4.47%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (4.07%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.03%) Cloud Native
11 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.63%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 114 (46.34%) Linux
2 98 (39.84%) Windows
3 36 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 32 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (11.79%) Unix
6 19 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (6.91%) CentOS
8 16 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.47%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.47%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.66%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.44%) Android
12 4 (1.63%) Debian
12 4 (1.63%) Solaris
13 3 (1.22%) AIX
13 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.67%) Load Balancing
2 47 (19.11%) ITIL
2 47 (19.11%) Service Delivery
3 39 (15.85%) DevOps
3 39 (15.85%) Presales
4 37 (15.04%) Migration
5 35 (14.23%) High Availability
6 28 (11.38%) Network Design
7 27 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (10.57%) Problem Management
9 24 (9.76%) Time Management
10 23 (9.35%) Statistics
11 22 (8.94%) SIEM
12 20 (8.13%) Software Delivery
13 18 (7.32%) Line Management
13 18 (7.32%) Release Management
13 18 (7.32%) Security Management
13 18 (7.32%) Ticket Management
14 17 (6.91%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (6.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (24.80%) SQL
2 60 (24.39%) Python
3 56 (22.76%) PowerShell
4 55 (22.36%) Java
5 41 (16.67%) Perl
6 39 (15.85%) Bash Shell
7 37 (15.04%) JavaScript
8 33 (13.41%) Ruby
9 31 (12.60%) C#
10 30 (12.20%) PHP
11 19 (7.72%) C++
12 18 (7.32%) RPG
13 13 (5.28%) C
14 6 (2.44%) VB.NET
15 5 (2.03%) Shell Script
15 5 (2.03%) TypeScript
15 5 (2.03%) VBScript
16 3 (1.22%) Jython
17 1 (0.41%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 67 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (16.26%) Security Cleared
3 37 (15.04%) CCNP
4 36 (14.63%) Degree
5 30 (12.20%) CCIE
6 26 (10.57%) CCNA
7 19 (7.72%) SC Cleared
8 15 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (5.69%) MCITP
9 14 (5.69%) MCP
9 14 (5.69%) MCSE
9 14 (5.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.66%) CISM
10 9 (3.66%) CISSP
11 6 (2.44%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.44%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.44%) JNCIS
12 5 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.03%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (9.35%) SLA
3 22 (8.94%) PCI DSS
4 15 (6.10%) QA
5 12 (4.88%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.41%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 44 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (11.79%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.32%) vSphere
4 16 (6.50%) Docker
5 14 (5.69%) Terminal Services
6 13 (5.28%) vCloud
7 10 (4.07%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.03%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.22%) Xen
10 2 (0.81%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.41%) KVM
11 1 (0.41%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (9.76%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (7.32%) Puppet
4 15 (6.10%) vCenter Server
5 14 (5.69%) Backup Exec
5 14 (5.69%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.88%) Terraform
7 11 (4.47%) FortiGate
7 11 (4.47%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (3.66%) Nessus
8 9 (3.66%) Nmap
9 8 (3.25%) Ansible
10 7 (2.85%) SCCM
11 3 (1.22%) Cacti
12 2 (0.81%) Salt
13 1 (0.41%) cPanel
13 1 (0.41%) Grafana
13 1 (0.41%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.41%) logstash
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 107 (43.50%) Cisco
2 61 (24.80%) VMware
3 52 (21.14%) SolarWinds
4 51 (20.73%) Juniper
5 49 (19.92%) Microsoft
6 40 (16.26%) F5
7 35 (14.23%) Oracle
8 29 (11.79%) HP
8 29 (11.79%) Palo Alto
9 19 (7.72%) Forcepoint
10 18 (7.32%) CheckPoint
10 18 (7.32%) Dynatrace
11 17 (6.91%) WatchGuard
12 15 (6.10%) Veeam
13 14 (5.69%) Draytek
13 14 (5.69%) Fortinet
13 14 (5.69%) ProCurve
13 14 (5.69%) SonicWALL
13 14 (5.69%) Symantec
13 14 (5.69%) ZyXEL