Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SSH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SSH over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 895 881 908
Rank change year-on-year -14 +27 -100
Permanent jobs citing SSH 294 363 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.13% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 238 332 347
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,585 £28,775 £22,650
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +2.41%

SSH 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSH over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England -51 247 £47,500 +5.56% 19
UK excluding London -25 181 £44,000 +10.00% 14
London +9 107 £52,500 -8.70% 6
North of England +21 45 £45,000 +38.46% 2
South East -34 41 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North West -1 36 £46,250 +42.31% 2
Midlands +44 34 £35,000 -6.67% 4
West Midlands +35 30 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Scotland 0 23 £48,000 -4.00% 1
South West -20 15 £41,250 +6.45% 2
Northern Ireland - 11 £40,000 -
Wales +18 7 £51,250 +55.30%
Yorkshire +27 6 £29,250 +2.63%
East of England -20 5 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands +32 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
North East +9 3 £32,500 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SSH.

1 169 (57.48%) Linux
2 119 (40.48%) TCP/IP
3 98 (33.33%) Windows
4 93 (31.63%) DNS
5 92 (31.29%) Unix
6 75 (25.51%) Firewall
7 71 (24.15%) Cisco
8 67 (22.79%) HTTP
9 66 (22.45%) Finance
10 65 (22.11%) DHCP
10 65 (22.11%) Git (software)
11 63 (21.43%) MySQL
12 62 (21.09%) SSL
13 59 (20.07%) Active Directory
13 59 (20.07%) LAMP
14 56 (19.05%) SMTP
15 55 (18.71%) VPN
15 55 (18.71%) Bash Shell
16 54 (18.37%) SAN
16 54 (18.37%) FTP
17 52 (17.69%) Java
17 52 (17.69%) Red Hat
18 51 (17.35%) WAN
18 51 (17.35%) Python
19 50 (17.01%) LDAP
19 50 (17.01%) SNMP
20 49 (16.67%) Apache
20 49 (16.67%) LAN
21 46 (15.65%) VMware
22 45 (15.31%) Solaris

SSH
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (16.67%) Apache
2 33 (11.22%) WordPress
3 25 (8.50%) Tomcat
4 22 (7.48%) nginx
5 21 (7.14%) JBoss
6 16 (5.44%) Joomla!
7 12 (4.08%) CMS
8 8 (2.72%) IIS
9 6 (2.04%) MS Exchange
9 6 (2.04%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.02%) Confluence
11 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.68%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.68%) Drupal
12 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (6.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.74%) Amazon S3
2 11 (3.74%) SaaS
3 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.38%) GitHub
5 5 (1.70%) Slack
6 4 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.36%) IaaS
7 3 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.68%) Linode
8 2 (0.68%) npm
8 2 (0.68%) Office 365
8 2 (0.68%) PaaS
9 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.34%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.34%) G Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 119 (40.48%) TCP/IP
2 93 (31.63%) DNS
3 75 (25.51%) Firewall
4 67 (22.79%) HTTP
5 65 (22.11%) DHCP
6 62 (21.09%) SSL
7 56 (19.05%) SMTP
8 55 (18.71%) VPN
9 54 (18.37%) FTP
9 54 (18.37%) SAN
10 51 (17.35%) WAN
11 50 (17.01%) LDAP
11 50 (17.01%) SNMP
12 49 (16.67%) LAN
13 44 (14.97%) Internet
14 36 (12.24%) IPsec
15 28 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (9.52%) Ethernet
16 26 (8.84%) VoIP
17 25 (8.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.43%) MySQL
2 21 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.42%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.74%) DB2
5 8 (2.72%) MariaDB
6 6 (2.04%) InfluxDB
6 6 (2.04%) SQLite
7 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.68%) Redis
9 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.68%) Riak
10 1 (0.34%) phpMyAdmin
10 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (22.11%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.16%) JIRA
3 20 (6.80%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.46%) Maven
5 12 (4.08%) GitLab
6 7 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.04%) Gerrit
7 6 (2.04%) Robot Framework
7 6 (2.04%) Subversion
7 6 (2.04%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.70%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.36%) Grunt
9 4 (1.36%) gulp
9 4 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.36%) Zephyr
10 3 (1.02%) git-flow
10 3 (1.02%) Sublime Text
General
1 66 (22.45%) Finance
2 25 (8.50%) Marketing
3 16 (5.44%) Advertising
3 16 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.74%) Retail
5 10 (3.40%) Electronics
5 10 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.06%) Banking
6 9 (3.06%) Publishing
7 8 (2.72%) Automotive
8 5 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.70%) Law
9 4 (1.36%) French Language
9 4 (1.36%) Military
10 3 (1.02%) Legal
11 2 (0.68%) Front Office
12 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (18.03%) Developer
2 41 (13.95%) Administrator
3 33 (11.22%) Network Engineer
4 32 (10.88%) Linux Engineer
5 27 (9.18%) Unix Engineer
6 23 (7.82%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 20 (6.80%) Analyst
9 19 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.78%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 17 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 17 (5.78%) Team Leader
11 16 (5.44%) Unix Administrator
12 15 (5.10%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (5.10%) Senior Developer
13 14 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 14 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 14 (4.76%) PHP Developer
14 13 (4.42%) IT Engineer
14 13 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.07%) LAMP
2 41 (13.95%) HTML
3 32 (10.88%) Web Services
4 25 (8.50%) AngularJS
4 25 (8.50%) CSS
5 22 (7.48%) Spring
6 19 (6.46%) RESTful
6 19 (6.46%) SOAP
7 18 (6.12%) JSON
8 17 (5.78%) 802.1X
8 17 (5.78%) CSS3
9 16 (5.44%) Spring Security
10 14 (4.76%) JDBC
11 13 (4.42%) XML
12 12 (4.08%) Sass
13 11 (3.74%) REST
14 10 (3.40%) HTML5
15 9 (3.06%) LEMP Stack
15 9 (3.06%) LESS
16 7 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.20%) Clustering
2 23 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.48%) Data Centre
4 21 (7.14%) PKI
5 17 (5.78%) Management Information System
6 15 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (4.42%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.06%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.72%) Fintech
10 6 (2.04%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.04%) User Experience
11 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.36%) Replication
12 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.02%) CMDB
12 3 (1.02%) DataPower
13 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.68%) Equities
13 2 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 169 (57.48%) Linux
2 98 (33.33%) Windows
3 92 (31.29%) Unix
4 45 (15.31%) Solaris
5 33 (11.22%) CentOS
6 32 (10.88%) Windows Server
7 26 (8.84%) AIX
8 19 (6.46%) Ubuntu
9 17 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (4.08%) Debian
11 10 (3.40%) Android
11 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (3.06%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.70%) Fedora
15 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (11.90%) Configuration Management
2 28 (9.52%) DevOps
2 28 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 26 (8.84%) Software Engineering
4 23 (7.82%) Change Control
4 23 (7.82%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (6.80%) Change Management
6 20 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (6.80%) Digital Marketing
7 19 (6.46%) Load Balancing
8 18 (6.12%) ITIL
9 17 (5.78%) Information Security
9 17 (5.78%) SIEM
10 16 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (5.44%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (5.44%) Patch Management
10 16 (5.44%) Test Automation
10 16 (5.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.71%) Bash Shell
2 52 (17.69%) Java
3 51 (17.35%) Python
4 43 (14.63%) PHP
5 34 (11.56%) Perl
6 30 (10.20%) SQL
7 27 (9.18%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.16%) C++
8 24 (8.16%) Shell Script
9 22 (7.48%) C
10 16 (5.44%) Ruby
11 15 (5.10%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.04%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.04%) Groovy
14 4 (1.36%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.36%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.36%) PHP 7
14 4 (1.36%) XPath
15 3 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 40 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (12.59%) Degree
3 32 (10.88%) CCNP
4 27 (9.18%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.82%) CCNA
6 14 (4.76%) CCIE
6 14 (4.76%) CISSP
7 13 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (3.40%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.36%) HND
9 4 (1.36%) ISEB
9 4 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.36%) RHCE
10 3 (1.02%) CEH
10 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.02%) MCSE
10 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.02%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.72%) COBIT
2 8 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.38%) SLA
4 5 (1.70%) GDPR
5 4 (1.36%) Def Stans
5 4 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.68%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.68%) QA
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
System Software
1 59 (20.07%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (9.52%) NFS
4 20 (6.80%) Docker
5 18 (6.12%) Samba
6 13 (4.42%) Hyper-V
7 12 (4.08%) iptables
7 12 (4.08%) LXC
8 11 (3.74%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (3.06%) XenServer
10 8 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.04%) Firmware
11 6 (2.04%) Postfix
11 6 (2.04%) vSphere
12 4 (1.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 3 (1.02%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (1.02%) Sendmail
13 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 34 (11.56%) Nagios
2 30 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (7.48%) Puppet
4 20 (6.80%) Ansible
5 17 (5.78%) cPanel
6 14 (4.76%) Cacti
7 13 (4.42%) Oracle ZFS
8 12 (4.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 9 (3.06%) Nessus
10 7 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (2.38%) Icinga
10 7 (2.38%) SELinux
11 6 (2.04%) CFEngine
11 6 (2.04%) Cobbler
11 6 (2.04%) collectd
11 6 (2.04%) rkt
11 6 (2.04%) SCCM
11 6 (2.04%) yum
12 5 (1.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (24.15%) Cisco
2 52 (17.69%) Red Hat
3 46 (15.65%) VMware
4 39 (13.27%) HP
5 34 (11.56%) Juniper
5 34 (11.56%) Microsoft
6 22 (7.48%) NetApp
7 20 (6.80%) Oracle
8 16 (5.44%) EMC
9 14 (4.76%) F5
10 13 (4.42%) Sun
10 13 (4.42%) Veritas
11 12 (4.08%) Brocade
11 12 (4.08%) SAP
12 11 (3.74%) Citrix
13 10 (3.40%) SolarWinds
14 9 (3.06%) Dell
14 9 (3.06%) Qualys
15 8 (2.72%) IBM
16 7 (2.38%) Apple