Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 887 851 910
Rank change year-on-year -36 +59 +5
Permanent jobs citing SSH 139 265 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.16% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 127 214 240
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +7.87%
10th Percentile £27,300 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,075 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% -18.95% +18.75%

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 18,771 22,859 26,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,766 17,886 21,459
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 -24 117 £50,000 +11.11% 40
UK excluding London +13 91 £40,000 +3.90% 37
London +26 46 £60,000 +17.65% 6
South East +44 35 £57,500 +32.18% 15
Northern Ireland +25 16 £32,000 -
South West +21 16 £40,000 -14.89% 6
North of England +17 10 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Midlands +29 9 £38,750 +3.33% 4
North West +27 8 £47,500 +46.15% 2
East Midlands +27 6 £27,500 -24.66% 2
West Midlands +15 3 £50,000 +33.33% 2
East of England +69 2 £35,000 -33.01% 5
Scotland +35 2 £40,000 +29.04% 1
Yorkshire +29 1 £25,500 -38.18% 2
Wales +1 1 £45,000 - 2
North East - 1 £23,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT jobs citing SSH 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 with a requirement for SSH.

1 99 (71.22%) Linux
2 62 (44.60%) Python
3 55 (39.57%) Bash Shell
4 45 (32.37%) DNS
5 42 (30.22%) TCP/IP
6 41 (29.50%) Windows
6 41 (29.50%) JavaScript
7 40 (28.78%) Git (software)
8 39 (28.06%) Configuration Management
9 38 (27.34%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (25.90%) Perl
10 36 (25.90%) MySQL
11 34 (24.46%) DHCP
11 34 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (23.02%) AWS
13 30 (21.58%) Web Development
13 30 (21.58%) Unix
13 30 (21.58%) Java
14 29 (20.86%) LAN
14 29 (20.86%) Firewall
15 28 (20.14%) SMTP
15 28 (20.14%) PHP
15 28 (20.14%) SQL
15 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
16 27 (19.42%) HTML
17 26 (18.71%) NFS
18 25 (17.99%) FTP
18 25 (17.99%) WAN
18 25 (17.99%) REST
18 25 (17.99%) DevOps

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 14 (10.07%) Apache
2 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.32%) GlassFish
4 5 (3.60%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 2 (1.44%) WordPress
8 1 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) JBoss
8 1 (0.72%) nginx
8 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (1.44%) Avid Media Composer
2 2 (1.44%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (1.44%) Gliffy
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.02%) AWS
2 14 (10.07%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (10.07%) Azure
3 12 (8.63%) Office 365
4 11 (7.91%) Amazon S3
5 10 (7.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 10 (7.19%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (7.19%) Amazon Glacier
5 10 (7.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (5.04%) SaaS
7 6 (4.32%) IaaS
8 4 (2.88%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.88%) Power Platform
8 4 (2.88%) PowerApps
9 3 (2.16%) GCP
9 3 (2.16%) GitHub
9 3 (2.16%) Trello
9 3 (2.16%) Yarn
10 2 (1.44%) PaaS
11 1 (0.72%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 45 (32.37%) DNS
2 42 (30.22%) TCP/IP
3 34 (24.46%) DHCP
4 29 (20.86%) Firewall
4 29 (20.86%) LAN
5 28 (20.14%) SMTP
6 25 (17.99%) FTP
6 25 (17.99%) WAN
7 23 (16.55%) HTTP
8 22 (15.83%) NAS
9 18 (12.95%) VPN
10 17 (12.23%) SAN
11 15 (10.79%) IPsec
12 13 (9.35%) VLAN
13 12 (8.63%) SSL
14 11 (7.91%) SNMP
15 10 (7.19%) MPLS
16 9 (6.47%) BGP
17 8 (5.76%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (5.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.90%) MySQL
2 22 (15.83%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.91%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (7.19%) Big Data
5 8 (5.76%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (28.78%) Git (software)
2 19 (13.67%) Jenkins
2 19 (13.67%) Vagrant
3 16 (11.51%) Subversion
4 15 (10.79%) JIRA
5 10 (7.19%) Selenium
6 6 (4.32%) Bitbucket
6 6 (4.32%) Bugzilla
6 6 (4.32%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.88%) webpack
8 3 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.16%) Babel
8 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.16%) git-flow
8 3 (2.16%) GitLab
8 3 (2.16%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.72%) gulp
9 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.72%) PHPUnit
General
1 17 (12.23%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Marketing
3 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.60%) Electronics
4 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.60%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.16%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (29.50%) Developer
2 19 (13.67%) Junior
2 19 (13.67%) PHP Developer
3 17 (12.23%) Administrator
4 16 (11.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (11.51%) Junior Unix Engineer
4 16 (11.51%) Unix Engineer
5 12 (8.63%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (8.63%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (7.91%) Web Developer
7 9 (6.47%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.04%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Consultant
9 6 (4.32%) IT Support
9 6 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.42%) HTML
2 25 (17.99%) REST
3 23 (16.55%) CSS
4 18 (12.95%) JSON
5 17 (12.23%) HTML5
6 16 (11.51%) jQuery
7 15 (10.79%) Sass
8 10 (7.19%) Laravel
8 10 (7.19%) XML
9 9 (6.47%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.76%) LAMP
10 8 (5.76%) React
10 8 (5.76%) SOAP
11 7 (5.04%) LDAP
11 7 (5.04%) React Native
12 6 (4.32%) Ajax
12 6 (4.32%) CSS3
12 6 (4.32%) OAuth
12 6 (4.32%) Redux
13 5 (3.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.60%) User Experience
5 4 (2.88%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.16%) Wiki
7 2 (1.44%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) iSeries
8 1 (0.72%) PACS
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (71.22%) Linux
2 41 (29.50%) Windows
3 30 (21.58%) Unix
4 23 (16.55%) Ubuntu
5 17 (12.23%) Solaris
5 17 (12.23%) Windows Server
6 13 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (7.19%) CentOS
8 10 (7.19%) VMS
9 7 (5.04%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.04%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.32%) Android
10 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.32%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.60%) Debian
12 4 (2.88%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.06%) Configuration Management
2 38 (27.34%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (21.58%) Web Development
5 25 (17.99%) DevOps
6 19 (13.67%) Project Management
7 16 (11.51%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (10.79%) Test Automation
9 12 (8.63%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (7.19%) OO
11 9 (6.47%) Front End Development
11 9 (6.47%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
12 8 (5.76%) Process Improvement
12 8 (5.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (5.76%) SDLC
13 7 (5.04%) Workflow
14 6 (4.32%) MVC
14 6 (4.32%) OOP
14 6 (4.32%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (44.60%) Python
2 55 (39.57%) Bash Shell
3 41 (29.50%) JavaScript
4 36 (25.90%) Perl
5 30 (21.58%) Java
6 28 (20.14%) PHP
6 28 (20.14%) SQL
7 14 (10.07%) Ruby
8 12 (8.63%) C#
9 10 (7.19%) Groovy
9 10 (7.19%) Shell Script
10 9 (6.47%) PowerShell
11 8 (5.76%) ES6
12 7 (5.04%) PHP 7
13 6 (4.32%) VB
14 5 (3.60%) C++
15 4 (2.88%) C
15 4 (2.88%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.72%) ES7
16 1 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.79%) Degree
4 14 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (5.04%) CCNA
6 7 (5.04%) CCNP
7 3 (2.16%) CCIE
7 3 (2.16%) ISEB
7 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.44%) HND
8 2 (1.44%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (18.71%) NFS
2 17 (12.23%) Active Directory
3 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (10.07%) Docker
5 12 (8.63%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.63%) iptables
6 9 (6.47%) Xen
7 7 (5.04%) KVM
7 7 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.32%) QEMU
9 1 (0.72%) Ceph
9 1 (0.72%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.72%) Lustre
9 1 (0.72%) Postfix
9 1 (0.72%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (16.55%) Puppet
2 14 (10.07%) Ansible
3 12 (8.63%) Nagios
4 10 (7.19%) Terraform
5 9 (6.47%) SELinux
6 6 (4.32%) Salt
7 4 (2.88%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.16%) Ambari
8 3 (2.16%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.72%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.72%) Icinga
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.72%) Nmap
10 1 (0.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.55%) Oracle
3 22 (15.83%) Cisco
4 16 (11.51%) VMware
5 6 (4.32%) IBM
5 6 (4.32%) Sun
6 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.60%) Palo Alto
6 5 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.60%) SAP
7 4 (2.88%) Google
7 4 (2.88%) Juniper
7 4 (2.88%) LogicMonitor
7 4 (2.88%) Panasonic
7 4 (2.88%) Progress
7 4 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.88%) Synology
7 4 (2.88%) Veritas
8 3 (2.16%) Apple
8 3 (2.16%) Nokia