Period
to 28 November 2021

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

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England > South East
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 260 365
Rank change year-on-year -102 +105 +95
Permanent jobs citing SSL 87 41 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 2.38% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57 37 102
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,250 £33,325
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £40,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% +12.50%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £91,500 "
England median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -23.08% +13.04% +15.00%

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 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 2,519 1,722 4,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.80% 19.68% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,706 1,403 3,340
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,525 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £62,938 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SSL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SSL in the South East.

Salary trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSL in the South East over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 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
Thames Valley -57 34 £75,000 +17.65% 12
Berkshire -39 30 £75,000 +17.65% 12
Surrey -53 13 £58,750 +6.82% 1
Kent - 13 £50,000 - 5
Hampshire -97 12 £73,000 +53.68% 6
Oxfordshire - 5 £40,000 -
West Sussex -11 4 £87,500 +66.67%
East Sussex -35 1 £60,000 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 South East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 45 (51.72%) Firewall
2 41 (47.13%) VPN
3 40 (45.98%) Windows
4 36 (41.38%) Linux
5 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
6 27 (31.03%) Social Skills
7 26 (29.89%) TCP/IP
8 25 (28.74%) DNS
9 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
10 23 (26.44%) Active Directory
10 23 (26.44%) Azure
10 23 (26.44%) DevOps
11 22 (25.29%) Windows Server
11 22 (25.29%) IT Strategy
11 22 (25.29%) VMware
12 21 (24.14%) Information Security
12 21 (24.14%) SQL
12 21 (24.14%) IPsec
12 21 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (22.99%) Finance
13 20 (22.99%) DHCP
13 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (22.99%) JIRA
14 19 (21.84%) SaaS
14 19 (21.84%) SDLC
15 18 (20.69%) SIEM
15 18 (20.69%) Microsoft 365
16 16 (18.39%) Root Cause Analysis
16 16 (18.39%) VoIP

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 11 (12.64%) IIS
2 10 (11.49%) CMS
2 10 (11.49%) Confluence
2 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.49%) Sitecore CMS
2 10 (11.49%) Umbraco
2 10 (11.49%) WordPress
3 4 (4.60%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.15%) ThingWorx
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Sage 200
2 5 (5.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.44%) Azure
2 19 (21.84%) SaaS
3 18 (20.69%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (16.09%) IaaS
4 14 (16.09%) PaaS
5 12 (13.79%) AWS
6 10 (11.49%) Mimecast
6 10 (11.49%) OneDrive
7 4 (4.60%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.45%) Serverless
9 2 (2.30%) AWS IoT
9 2 (2.30%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Storage
10 1 (1.15%) GCP
10 1 (1.15%) GitHub
10 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (51.72%) Firewall
2 41 (47.13%) VPN
3 26 (29.89%) TCP/IP
4 25 (28.74%) DNS
5 21 (24.14%) IPsec
6 20 (22.99%) DHCP
7 16 (18.39%) VoIP
8 14 (16.09%) HTTP
9 12 (13.79%) Internet
10 11 (12.64%) LAN
10 11 (12.64%) VLAN
11 10 (11.49%) Wireless
12 9 (10.34%) Network Security
13 7 (8.05%) BGP
13 7 (8.05%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (8.05%) Kerberos
13 7 (8.05%) OSPF
13 7 (8.05%) WAN
14 6 (6.90%) MPLS
15 5 (5.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) RDBMS
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) Big Data
4 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.60%) DB2
5 4 (4.60%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.60%) Power BI
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.30%) Redis
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) JIRA
2 10 (11.49%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.05%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.45%) Subversion
5 2 (2.30%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.30%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (1.15%) JMeter
6 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) TestLink
General
1 27 (31.03%) Social Skills
2 20 (22.99%) Finance
3 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (17.24%) Presentation Skills
4 10 (11.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.60%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (4.60%) Police
6 2 (2.30%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Security Engineer
2 13 (14.94%) IT Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) IT Security Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Architect
4 10 (11.49%) IT Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.90%) Developer
6 6 (6.90%) QA Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 6 (6.90%) Senior QA Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) ITSM Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) LDAP
2 14 (16.09%) Web Services
3 12 (13.79%) REST
3 12 (13.79%) SOAP
4 11 (12.64%) CSS
4 11 (12.64%) HTML
5 9 (10.34%) XML
6 8 (9.20%) SAML
7 7 (8.05%) Ajax
8 6 (6.90%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.75%) JDBC
9 5 (5.75%) ODBC
10 4 (4.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.45%) FastAPI
11 3 (3.45%) Flask
11 3 (3.45%) gRPC
11 3 (3.45%) OAuth
11 3 (3.45%) React
11 3 (3.45%) Swagger
12 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) User Experience
2 9 (10.34%) CMDB
3 6 (6.90%) Digital Media
3 6 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.60%) Legacy Systems
5 4 (4.60%) PKI
6 3 (3.45%) Cloud Native
6 3 (3.45%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.15%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.15%) PMI
8 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.15%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.98%) Windows
2 36 (41.38%) Linux
3 22 (25.29%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.79%) Unix
5 11 (12.64%) Android
5 11 (12.64%) Apple iOS
5 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (11.49%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.90%) Solaris
8 3 (3.45%) AIX
8 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.45%) zOS
9 1 (1.15%) CentOS
9 1 (1.15%) VMS
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) DevOps
2 22 (25.29%) IT Strategy
3 21 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (24.14%) Information Security
3 21 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.84%) SDLC
6 18 (20.69%) SIEM
7 16 (18.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
9 14 (16.09%) Secure Coding
10 13 (14.94%) ITIL
10 13 (14.94%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (13.79%) Data Loss Prevention
11 12 (13.79%) Email Filtering
11 12 (13.79%) Full Stack Development
11 12 (13.79%) Presales
11 12 (13.79%) Project Management
11 12 (13.79%) Risk Management
11 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) SQL
2 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.79%) Python
4 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.05%) Perl
5 5 (5.75%) C++
5 5 (5.75%) Java
6 4 (4.60%) C#
6 4 (4.60%) R
7 3 (3.45%) C
7 3 (3.45%) SPARQL
8 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.30%) XPath
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) PHP
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) Degree
3 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) CCNA
5 6 (6.90%) CEH
5 6 (6.90%) CISA
5 6 (6.90%) GIAC
5 6 (6.90%) ISEB
5 6 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.90%) OSCE
5 6 (6.90%) OSCP
6 4 (4.60%) CCNP
6 4 (4.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.45%) CISM
7 3 (3.45%) CISSP
7 3 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.45%) Master's Degree
7 3 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) GDPR
2 10 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (10.34%) NIST
4 6 (6.90%) QA
5 3 (3.45%) HIPAA
5 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (26.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.79%) Docker
4 10 (11.49%) vSphere
5 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.45%) OpenAM
7 3 (3.45%) OpenIDM
7 3 (3.45%) RACF
8 1 (1.15%) Firmware
8 1 (1.15%) iptables
8 1 (1.15%) pfSense
8 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) Kubernetes
2 12 (13.79%) CSIRT
3 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (9.20%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (6.90%) HP ALM
5 6 (6.90%) HP Fortify
5 6 (6.90%) Terraform
5 6 (6.90%) WebInspect
6 5 (5.75%) HP UCMDB
6 5 (5.75%) SCCM
7 3 (3.45%) Ansible
7 3 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (2.30%) Grafana
9 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.15%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.29%) VMware
3 13 (14.94%) Cisco
4 12 (13.79%) Palo Alto
5 11 (12.64%) HP
5 11 (12.64%) Oracle
5 11 (12.64%) Splunk
6 10 (11.49%) Sage
6 10 (11.49%) ServiceNow
6 10 (11.49%) Sitecore
6 10 (11.49%) Sophos
7 8 (9.20%) Juniper
8 6 (6.90%) ArcSight
8 6 (6.90%) Black Duck
8 6 (6.90%) BMC
8 6 (6.90%) Micro Focus
8 6 (6.90%) Qualys
8 6 (6.90%) Sonatype
8 6 (6.90%) Tripwire
9 5 (5.75%) Remedy