Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 894 855 914
Rank change year-on-year -39 +59 -120
Permanent jobs citing SSH 293 399 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.25% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 235 360 346
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £25,200 £30,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -11.76%

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 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -63 250 £45,000 +1.12% 11
UK excluding London -72 157 £40,000 - 9
London +23 130 £51,750 -5.91% 5
North of England +31 50 £45,000 +38.46%
North West +15 41 £46,250 +42.31%
Midlands +50 27 £35,000 -12.50%
West Midlands +32 24 £35,000 -6.67%
Scotland -9 21 £48,500 -3.00% 2
South West -17 18 £35,000 -6.67% 2
South East -38 18 £45,000 +4.65% 3
Northern Ireland - 11 £40,000 - 1
East of England -35 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +13 6 £29,250 -10.00%
Wales +14 5 £50,000 +51.52%
East Midlands +40 3 £30,000 -25.00%
North East +16 3 £32,500 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 173 (59.04%) Linux
2 111 (37.88%) TCP/IP
3 95 (32.42%) Windows
4 85 (29.01%) Unix
5 83 (28.33%) DNS
6 68 (23.21%) HTTP
6 68 (23.21%) Firewall
7 67 (22.87%) SSL
7 67 (22.87%) Git (software)
8 65 (22.18%) LAMP
9 64 (21.84%) SMTP
9 64 (21.84%) DHCP
10 63 (21.50%) MySQL
11 62 (21.16%) Cisco
11 62 (21.16%) Finance
12 61 (20.82%) WAN
12 61 (20.82%) Python
13 60 (20.48%) VPN
14 58 (19.80%) Java
14 58 (19.80%) Bash Shell
15 56 (19.11%) LAN
16 52 (17.75%) Active Directory
17 51 (17.41%) FTP
17 51 (17.41%) Apache
18 50 (17.06%) VMware
19 49 (16.72%) PHP
20 47 (16.04%) Red Hat
21 45 (15.36%) SNMP
22 44 (15.02%) CentOS
23 40 (13.65%) Amazon AWS

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 51 (17.41%) Apache
2 33 (11.26%) WordPress
3 27 (9.22%) nginx
4 24 (8.19%) Tomcat
5 23 (7.85%) JBoss
6 17 (5.80%) Joomla!
7 13 (4.44%) CMS
8 11 (3.75%) IIS
9 10 (3.41%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.71%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.71%) WildFly
11 4 (1.37%) Confluence
12 3 (1.02%) Drupal
13 2 (0.68%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.34%) Magnolia
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (7.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.78%) Amazon S3
2 14 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.07%) GitHub
4 7 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.05%) IaaS
5 6 (2.05%) Office 365
5 6 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.71%) SaaS
6 5 (1.71%) Slack
7 3 (1.02%) PaaS
8 2 (0.68%) Linode
8 2 (0.68%) npm
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.34%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.34%) G Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (37.88%) TCP/IP
2 83 (28.33%) DNS
3 68 (23.21%) Firewall
3 68 (23.21%) HTTP
4 67 (22.87%) SSL
5 64 (21.84%) DHCP
5 64 (21.84%) SMTP
6 61 (20.82%) WAN
7 60 (20.48%) VPN
8 56 (19.11%) LAN
9 51 (17.41%) FTP
10 45 (15.36%) SNMP
11 37 (12.63%) LDAP
12 36 (12.29%) SAN
13 34 (11.60%) Internet
14 32 (10.92%) Telnet
14 32 (10.92%) VoIP
15 27 (9.22%) IPsec
16 26 (8.87%) Wireless
17 24 (8.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.50%) MySQL
2 13 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.07%) MariaDB
5 6 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.05%) InfluxDB
5 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.05%) SQLite
6 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.68%) Redis
8 2 (0.68%) Riak
9 1 (0.34%) DB2
9 1 (0.34%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 67 (22.87%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.87%) Maven
3 24 (8.19%) JIRA
4 20 (6.83%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.78%) GitLab
6 9 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.73%) Subversion
7 8 (2.73%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.73%) Vagrant
8 7 (2.39%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.39%) git-flow
9 6 (2.05%) Ant
9 6 (2.05%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.05%) Gerrit
9 6 (2.05%) Robot Framework
10 5 (1.71%) Emacs
11 4 (1.37%) Gradle
11 4 (1.37%) gulp
11 4 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (1.37%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (21.16%) Finance
2 19 (6.48%) Marketing
3 14 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.44%) Advertising
5 11 (3.75%) Retail
6 9 (3.07%) Banking
6 9 (3.07%) Publishing
7 8 (2.73%) Automotive
8 7 (2.39%) Investment Banking
9 6 (2.05%) Law
10 5 (1.71%) Electronics
10 5 (1.71%) Games
10 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.37%) French Language
11 4 (1.37%) Military
12 2 (0.68%) Front Office
12 2 (0.68%) Legal
13 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (18.43%) Developer
2 35 (11.95%) Linux Engineer
3 33 (11.26%) Analyst
4 32 (10.92%) Network Engineer
5 29 (9.90%) Administrator
6 19 (6.48%) Security Analyst
6 19 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (6.14%) Unix Engineer
8 17 (5.80%) Team Leader
9 16 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (5.12%) IT Engineer
10 15 (5.12%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 15 (5.12%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.12%) Unix Administrator
11 14 (4.78%) PHP Developer
11 14 (4.78%) Support Engineer
12 13 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (4.44%) Java Developer
12 13 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (22.18%) LAMP
2 38 (12.97%) HTML
3 36 (12.29%) Web Services
4 26 (8.87%) CSS
5 25 (8.53%) SOAP
6 24 (8.19%) Spring
7 22 (7.51%) AngularJS
8 21 (7.17%) Spring Security
9 20 (6.83%) RESTful
10 18 (6.14%) JSON
11 17 (5.80%) CSS3
12 16 (5.46%) XML
13 15 (5.12%) 802.1X
13 15 (5.12%) JDBC
14 14 (4.78%) LEMP Stack
15 12 (4.10%) REST
15 12 (4.10%) Sass
16 10 (3.41%) Ajax
16 10 (3.41%) HTML5
17 9 (3.07%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.24%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.53%) Clustering
3 21 (7.17%) PKI
4 19 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.14%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (4.10%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.07%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.73%) Fintech
10 7 (2.39%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (2.05%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.71%) CMDB
12 5 (1.71%) User Experience
13 3 (1.02%) DataPower
13 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.02%) Replication
13 3 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 173 (59.04%) Linux
2 95 (32.42%) Windows
3 85 (29.01%) Unix
4 44 (15.02%) CentOS
5 37 (12.63%) Solaris
6 36 (12.29%) Windows Server
7 27 (9.22%) AIX
8 22 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (6.83%) Debian
9 20 (6.83%) Ubuntu
10 15 (5.12%) Apple iOS
11 14 (4.78%) Android
12 9 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.02%) CoreOS
15 3 (1.02%) Fedora
15 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.63%) Configuration Management
2 33 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (10.24%) DevOps
4 27 (9.22%) Load Balancing
5 26 (8.87%) Change Control
5 26 (8.87%) Mentoring
6 24 (8.19%) Change Management
7 23 (7.85%) Software Engineering
8 22 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.51%) ITIL
8 22 (7.51%) SIEM
9 20 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (6.48%) Information Security
11 18 (6.14%) Infrastructure Management
11 18 (6.14%) TDD
12 17 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (5.80%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.46%) Front End Development
14 15 (5.12%) Digital Marketing
14 15 (5.12%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.82%) Python
2 58 (19.80%) Bash Shell
2 58 (19.80%) Java
3 49 (16.72%) PHP
4 38 (12.97%) Perl
5 34 (11.60%) SQL
6 27 (9.22%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.51%) C++
8 21 (7.17%) Ruby
8 21 (7.17%) Shell Script
9 20 (6.83%) C
10 15 (5.12%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.39%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.05%) Groovy
13 5 (1.71%) C#
13 5 (1.71%) PHP 7
13 5 (1.71%) XPath
14 4 (1.37%) Bourne shell
14 4 (1.37%) C-shell
14 4 (1.37%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 33 (11.26%) Degree
2 32 (10.92%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 24 (8.19%) CCNP
5 22 (7.51%) CCNA
6 13 (4.44%) CISSP
7 10 (3.41%) CCIE
7 10 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (3.41%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.37%) HND
8 4 (1.37%) ISEB
8 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.37%) RHCE
9 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.02%) MCSE
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.02%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.68%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.75%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (3.07%) COBIT
4 8 (2.73%) SLA
5 7 (2.39%) GDPR
6 6 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.37%) Def Stans
8 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 52 (17.75%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.22%) Docker
4 19 (6.48%) Hyper-V
5 18 (6.14%) NFS
6 11 (3.75%) LXC
7 10 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.39%) Samba
8 7 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.39%) vSphere
8 7 (2.39%) XenServer
9 6 (2.05%) Postfix
10 5 (1.71%) Varnish
11 4 (1.37%) Firmware
12 3 (1.02%) iptables
12 3 (1.02%) OpenSIPS
12 3 (1.02%) Sendmail
12 3 (1.02%) Snort
12 3 (1.02%) Xen
13 2 (0.68%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 30 (10.24%) Puppet
2 29 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (8.87%) Nagios
4 21 (7.17%) Ansible
5 17 (5.80%) cPanel
6 14 (4.78%) Nessus
7 9 (3.07%) Nmap
7 9 (3.07%) SCCM
8 8 (2.73%) Icinga
8 8 (2.73%) SELinux
9 7 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (2.05%) Cacti
10 6 (2.05%) CFEngine
10 6 (2.05%) Cobbler
10 6 (2.05%) collectd
10 6 (2.05%) rkt
10 6 (2.05%) yum
11 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (21.16%) Cisco
2 50 (17.06%) VMware
3 47 (16.04%) Red Hat
4 37 (12.63%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.90%) HP
6 16 (5.46%) Juniper
6 16 (5.46%) Qualys
7 13 (4.44%) Oracle
8 12 (4.10%) IBM
8 12 (4.10%) NetApp
8 12 (4.10%) Veritas
9 11 (3.75%) SolarWinds
10 10 (3.41%) Citrix
11 9 (3.07%) 3PAR
11 9 (3.07%) Dell
12 8 (2.73%) Apple
13 7 (2.39%) BMC
13 7 (2.39%) F5
13 7 (2.39%) Palo Alto
13 7 (2.39%) Solace