Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England > South East
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 335 383
Rank change year-on-year -2 +48 -5
Permanent jobs citing SSL 41 91 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 3.05% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 31 77 92
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,600 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +33.33%
75th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £93,750 £80,000
England 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 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 1,935 2,982 4,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.52% 17.13% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,476 2,376 3,353
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £71,850
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,362 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.29% +3.92% -

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 16 May 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 16 May 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 +14 12 £68,750 +14.58% 11
Hampshire +13 9 £47,250 +30.34% 4
Berkshire +8 8 £75,000 +15.38% 7
West Sussex +17 7 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Surrey 0 6 £60,000 +4.35%
Oxfordshire +20 5 £75,000 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £62,500 +4.17%
Kent - 2 £46,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 23 (56.10%) Firewall
2 20 (48.78%) VPN
3 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
4 17 (41.46%) DNS
5 16 (39.02%) Network Security
6 14 (34.15%) Cisco
7 12 (29.27%) Linux
8 11 (26.83%) Python
8 11 (26.83%) HTTP
8 11 (26.83%) SIEM
9 10 (24.39%) Degree
9 10 (24.39%) HTML
9 10 (24.39%) CSS
10 9 (21.95%) SOAP
10 9 (21.95%) XML
10 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (21.95%) F5
10 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
11 8 (19.51%) Presales
11 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (19.51%) Docker
11 8 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
11 8 (19.51%) DHCP
11 8 (19.51%) OSPF
11 8 (19.51%) BGP
11 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
11 8 (19.51%) Project Management
12 7 (17.07%) VMware
12 7 (17.07%) MPLS

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 5 (12.20%) Apache
1 5 (12.20%) JBoss
1 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
1 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.32%) Confluence
3 2 (4.88%) nginx
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.88%) Maximo
3 1 (2.44%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Azure
1 7 (17.07%) SaaS
2 6 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 2 (4.88%) AWS
3 2 (4.88%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) BPaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (56.10%) Firewall
2 20 (48.78%) VPN
3 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
4 17 (41.46%) DNS
5 16 (39.02%) Network Security
6 11 (26.83%) HTTP
7 8 (19.51%) BGP
7 8 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (19.51%) DHCP
7 8 (19.51%) OSPF
8 7 (17.07%) IPsec
8 7 (17.07%) MPLS
9 6 (14.63%) Internet
9 6 (14.63%) LAN
9 6 (14.63%) WAN
10 5 (12.20%) BIG-IP
11 3 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (7.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
11 3 (7.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) DB2
3 2 (4.88%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
2 5 (12.20%) IntelliJ
2 5 (12.20%) JUnit
2 5 (12.20%) Selenium
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) GitLab
4 2 (4.88%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Back Office
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Law
2 3 (7.32%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.32%) Social Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) ITSM Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Security Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Senior ITSM Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Development Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IP Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) CSS
1 10 (24.39%) HTML
2 9 (21.95%) SOAP
2 9 (21.95%) XML
3 7 (17.07%) LDAP
4 6 (14.63%) HTML5
5 5 (12.20%) EJB
5 5 (12.20%) Hibernate
5 5 (12.20%) J2EE
5 5 (12.20%) J2SE
5 5 (12.20%) JSON
5 5 (12.20%) Play Framework
5 5 (12.20%) REST
5 5 (12.20%) Spring
5 5 (12.20%) Web Services
6 4 (9.76%) Ajax
7 3 (7.32%) SAML
8 2 (4.88%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (4.88%) PHP-FPM
9 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) CMDB
3 3 (7.32%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Unix
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) Debian
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) SIEM
2 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
3 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (19.51%) Presales
3 8 (19.51%) Project Management
4 7 (17.07%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (17.07%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (17.07%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
6 5 (12.20%) Analytics
6 5 (12.20%) Data Science
6 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Automation
6 5 (12.20%) Microservices
6 5 (12.20%) Open Source
6 5 (12.20%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 5 (12.20%) Task Automation
6 5 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Python
2 5 (12.20%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) Scala
2 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE Service Provider
4 3 (7.32%) CCNP
4 3 (7.32%) CISSP
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.32%) JNCIP
5 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) GCIH
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) CISA
6 1 (2.44%) CISM
6 1 (2.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.44%) MCITP
6 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) GRC
3 2 (4.88%) GDPR
3 2 (4.88%) NCSC
3 2 (4.88%) NIST
4 1 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (2.44%) COBIT
4 1 (2.44%) COSO
4 1 (2.44%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.44%) ITGC
4 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Docker
2 6 (14.63%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.32%) Firmware
5 2 (4.88%) VirtualBox
5 2 (4.88%) Xen
6 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Ansible
1 5 (12.20%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
3 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.88%) Nessus
5 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco
2 9 (21.95%) F5
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
4 6 (14.63%) Juniper
5 5 (12.20%) Adobe
5 5 (12.20%) Fortinet
5 5 (12.20%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) McAfee
5 5 (12.20%) Oracle
5 5 (12.20%) Remedy
5 5 (12.20%) Splunk
5 5 (12.20%) Symantec
5 5 (12.20%) webMethods
6 4 (9.76%) BMC
6 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
7 3 (7.32%) EMC
7 3 (7.32%) Forcepoint
7 3 (7.32%) Sophos