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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 698 715 790
Rank change year-on-year +17 +75  
Permanent jobs citing SSH 174 210 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 1.28% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130 177 152
Median salary £47,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £32,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  

SSH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14205 16463 19293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.96% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11559 13682 15731
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 165 £47,500 +5.55% 17
London +44 94 £52,500 - 5
West Midlands +23 14 £40,000 +3.22% 1
North West -28 14 £42,500 +30.76% 3
South West 0 13 £35,000 -36.36% 1
South East +29 12 £45,000 - 5
Cheshire - 10 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham - 8 £45,000 -
Hampshire +16 7 £35,750 +2.14% 3
Southampton +14 7 £35,750 +2.14% 3
Scotland +10 7 £23,000 -54.00%
Edinburgh +2 7 £23,000 -
Hertfordshire -14 7 £45,000 +1.12%
East of England -26 7 £45,000 -12.19%
Knutsford - 7 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 7 - -
Yorkshire +9 6 £45,000 +40.62% 2
West Yorkshire +13 5 £51,750 +64.28% 1
East Midlands +23 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Wiltshire +7 4 £32,500 -50.94%
Swindon +1 4 £32,500 -50.94%
Merseyside -8 4 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Dorset - 4 £42,500 -
Berkshire +17 3 £70,000 +75.00% 1
Leeds +3 3 £75,000 +140.00%
Liverpool +1 3 £47,500 +46.15%
Watford -13 3 £40,000 -10.11%
Malvern - 3 £40,000 -
Croydon - 3 £30,000 -
Warrington - 3 £36,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 188 (59.68%) Linux
2 132 (41.90%) TCP/IP
3 107 (33.97%) Firewall
4 105 (33.33%) Windows
5 104 (33.02%) HTTP
6 101 (32.06%) DNS
7 87 (27.62%) VPN
7 87 (27.62%) WAN
8 86 (27.30%) MySQL
9 79 (25.08%) Bash Shell
10 78 (24.76%) Apache
11 77 (24.44%) SMTP
12 76 (24.13%) FTP
12 76 (24.13%) CentOS
13 75 (23.81%) Unix
14 73 (23.17%) Python
14 73 (23.17%) LAN
15 71 (22.54%) Cisco
16 69 (21.90%) SSL
16 69 (21.90%) VMware
17 65 (20.63%) PHP
18 62 (19.68%) Perl
19 60 (19.05%) LAMP
20 59 (18.73%) Java
21 58 (18.41%) Git (software)
22 53 (16.83%) Red Hat
23 50 (15.87%) LDAP
24 49 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
25 48 (15.24%) JavaScript
25 48 (15.24%) SQL

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 78 (24.76%) Apache
2 47 (14.92%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.62%) nginx
4 18 (5.71%) IIS
5 17 (5.40%) JBoss
6 16 (5.08%) WordPress
7 11 (3.49%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.86%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.86%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.22%) WildFly
10 6 (1.90%) ArcGIS
10 6 (1.90%) Confluence
10 6 (1.90%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.59%) CMS
11 5 (1.59%) Moodle
12 4 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.27%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.95%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) GIMP
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Magento
2 6 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.08%) GitHub
4 12 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (3.49%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.49%) IaaS
6 8 (2.54%) Office 365
7 4 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.27%) SaaS
8 3 (0.95%) PaaS
9 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.63%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.63%) G Suite
9 2 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Slack
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 132 (41.90%) TCP/IP
2 107 (33.97%) Firewall
3 104 (33.02%) HTTP
4 101 (32.06%) DNS
5 87 (27.62%) VPN
5 87 (27.62%) WAN
6 77 (24.44%) SMTP
7 76 (24.13%) FTP
8 73 (23.17%) LAN
9 69 (21.90%) SSL
10 50 (15.87%) LDAP
11 48 (15.24%) DHCP
12 47 (14.92%) Internet
13 46 (14.60%) SNMP
14 44 (13.97%) Telnet
15 36 (11.43%) HTTPS
15 36 (11.43%) SAN
16 29 (9.21%) IPsec
16 29 (9.21%) VoIP
17 25 (7.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (27.30%) MySQL
2 34 (10.79%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 20 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 13 (4.13%) MariaDB
7 10 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.22%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.90%) DB2
9 6 (1.90%) QGIS
10 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.59%) SQLite
11 3 (0.95%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.63%) Redis
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.32%) Firebird
13 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 58 (18.41%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.67%) Maven
3 20 (6.35%) JIRA
4 15 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (3.49%) Vagrant
7 9 (2.86%) Ant
7 9 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.54%) Emacs
8 8 (2.54%) GitLab
8 8 (2.54%) Grunt
9 7 (2.22%) git-flow
9 7 (2.22%) Subversion
9 7 (2.22%) Zephyr
10 6 (1.90%) gulp
11 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.27%) Selenium
12 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (14.29%) Finance
2 26 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.76%) Marketing
4 11 (3.49%) Banking
5 9 (2.86%) Retail
6 8 (2.54%) Games
7 6 (1.90%) Advertising
7 6 (1.90%) Electronics
7 6 (1.90%) French Language
7 6 (1.90%) Law
7 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.27%) German Language
8 4 (1.27%) Legal
8 4 (1.27%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.27%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 2 (0.63%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (17.46%) Developer
2 43 (13.65%) Analyst
2 43 (13.65%) Network Engineer
3 37 (11.75%) Linux Engineer
4 28 (8.89%) Administrator
5 26 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 16 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 16 (5.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 15 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (4.76%) IT Analyst
11 15 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
11 15 (4.76%) Security Analyst
12 14 (4.44%) PHP Developer
13 13 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.05%) LAMP
2 41 (13.02%) HTML
3 37 (11.75%) Web Services
4 36 (11.43%) CSS
5 22 (6.98%) SOAP
6 21 (6.67%) jQuery
7 19 (6.03%) HTML5
8 18 (5.71%) LEMP Stack
9 17 (5.40%) 802.1X
9 17 (5.40%) Ajax
9 17 (5.40%) Sass
9 17 (5.40%) XML
10 14 (4.44%) CSS3
11 13 (4.13%) REST
11 13 (4.13%) RESTful
11 13 (4.13%) Spring
11 13 (4.13%) Spring Security
12 11 (3.49%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.17%) JSON
13 10 (3.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.70%) Linux Command Line
2 30 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 28 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.94%) Computer Science
5 24 (7.62%) PKI
6 11 (3.49%) Client/Server
7 10 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.22%) CMDB
10 7 (2.22%) Fintech
11 6 (1.90%) PACS
12 5 (1.59%) e-Learning
12 5 (1.59%) iPhone
12 5 (1.59%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.59%) User Experience
13 4 (1.27%) Learning Management System
13 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.27%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 188 (59.68%) Linux
2 105 (33.33%) Windows
3 76 (24.13%) CentOS
4 75 (23.81%) Unix
5 45 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 35 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (9.52%) Debian
8 23 (7.30%) Solaris
9 19 (6.03%) Apple iOS
9 19 (6.03%) Ubuntu
10 16 (5.08%) Android
11 15 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (3.81%) AIX
12 12 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.90%) CoreOS
14 6 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
16 4 (1.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.65%) Load Balancing
2 39 (12.38%) DevOps
3 32 (10.16%) Problem Management
4 31 (9.84%) Network Architecture
4 31 (9.84%) SIEM
5 29 (9.21%) Configuration Management
6 28 (8.89%) ITIL
6 28 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (6.98%) Web Development
8 21 (6.67%) Change Management
9 19 (6.03%) Mentoring
9 19 (6.03%) Patch Management
9 19 (6.03%) Project Management
10 18 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (5.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 16 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (5.08%) Information Security
13 14 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 79 (25.08%) Bash Shell
2 73 (23.17%) Python
3 65 (20.63%) PHP
4 62 (19.68%) Perl
5 59 (18.73%) Java
6 48 (15.24%) JavaScript
6 48 (15.24%) SQL
7 39 (12.38%) Ruby
8 34 (10.79%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.98%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.54%) C
11 7 (2.22%) C#
12 6 (1.90%) XPath
13 4 (1.27%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.27%) C-shell
13 4 (1.27%) ES6
14 3 (0.95%) AppleScript
14 3 (0.95%) C++
14 3 (0.95%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (13.65%) Degree
2 32 (10.16%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.03%) CISSP
3 19 (6.03%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.71%) CCNA
4 18 (5.71%) CCNP
5 14 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.54%) CCIE
7 8 (2.54%) CEH
7 8 (2.54%) CISM
7 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (2.22%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.22%) MCSE
8 7 (2.22%) RHCE
8 7 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
9 5 (1.59%) ISEB
10 4 (1.27%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.40%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (3.17%) SLA
6 9 (2.86%) QA
7 8 (2.54%) GDPR
8 5 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.27%) COBIT
9 4 (1.27%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.32%) COSO
10 1 (0.32%) PMO
10 1 (0.32%) SAS 70
System Software
1 49 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 24 (7.62%) Docker
4 18 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.08%) NFS
6 15 (4.76%) XenServer
7 14 (4.44%) iptables
8 13 (4.13%) Samba
9 9 (2.86%) Varnish
10 8 (2.54%) vSphere
11 6 (1.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 6 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.59%) OpenSIPS
12 5 (1.59%) Postfix
13 4 (1.27%) Firmware
13 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.95%) LXC
14 3 (0.95%) OpenSSH
14 3 (0.95%) Snort
14 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (13.65%) Puppet
2 39 (12.38%) Nagios
3 31 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (8.57%) Ansible
5 23 (7.30%) Nmap
6 16 (5.08%) SELinux
7 15 (4.76%) Nessus
8 13 (4.13%) CFEngine
8 13 (4.13%) Icinga
9 10 (3.17%) SCCM
10 9 (2.86%) Cobbler
11 7 (2.22%) Cacti
11 7 (2.22%) HAProxy
11 7 (2.22%) Oracle ZFS
11 7 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (1.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 6 (1.90%) Kibana
12 6 (1.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (1.90%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 71 (22.54%) Cisco
2 69 (21.90%) VMware
3 53 (16.83%) Red Hat
4 46 (14.60%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.21%) HP
6 25 (7.94%) Oracle
7 20 (6.35%) Qualys
8 16 (5.08%) Juniper
9 14 (4.44%) Citrix
10 13 (4.13%) Google
10 13 (4.13%) Palo Alto
11 12 (3.81%) NetApp
11 12 (3.81%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.49%) Splunk
13 10 (3.17%) Aruba
13 10 (3.17%) IBM
13 10 (3.17%) McAfee
14 9 (2.86%) SAP
15 8 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (2.54%) Sybase
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate
Pearson Frank
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Competitive + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Competitive Market Salary + Full Company Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: 15 days ago