Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 841 879 948
Rank change year-on-year +38 +69 -25
Permanent jobs citing SSH 152 246 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 1.09% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 143 210 223
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £26,800 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £68,875 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -15.79% +13.10%

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 17,791 22,546 26,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.12% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,975 17,462 21,321
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SSH.

Salary trend for SSH in the UK

SSH
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSH over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 15 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 30 March 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 +9 117 £55,000 +22.22% 39
UK excluding London +51 102 £40,000 - 31
London +41 46 £55,000 +4.76% 13
South East +31 39 £57,500 +44.65% 18
Northern Ireland +40 23 £32,000 - 1
South West +40 15 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Midlands +40 8 £32,500 -15.58% 1
Work from Home +5 8 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +22 7 £30,000 -42.86%
East of England +61 6 £65,000 +4.00% 1
North of England +56 5 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North West +42 4 £42,500 +47.83% 2
Wales -8 4 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Scotland +45 3 £47,500 +23.38% 3
North East - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 114 (75.00%) Linux
2 68 (44.74%) Python
3 63 (41.45%) TCP/IP
4 61 (40.13%) DNS
4 61 (40.13%) Bash Shell
5 49 (32.24%) Configuration Management
6 48 (31.58%) Windows
7 46 (30.26%) AWS
8 45 (29.61%) Perl
9 44 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (26.97%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (26.32%) DevOps
11 40 (26.32%) DHCP
12 37 (24.34%) Git (software)
13 36 (23.68%) SMTP
13 36 (23.68%) Oracle
14 34 (22.37%) Java
15 33 (21.71%) Firewall
16 32 (21.05%) Puppet
17 31 (20.39%) Unix
17 31 (20.39%) FTP
18 30 (19.74%) NFS
18 30 (19.74%) LAN
18 30 (19.74%) MySQL
19 29 (19.08%) JavaScript
19 29 (19.08%) Ubuntu
19 29 (19.08%) Azure
20 28 (18.42%) NAS
20 28 (18.42%) REST
21 26 (17.11%) Microsoft

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 13 (8.55%) Apache
2 12 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.26%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.95%) GlassFish
5 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.97%) nginx
9 1 (0.66%) Confluence
9 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.66%) JBoss
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.26%) Gliffy
2 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (1.32%) Avid Media Composer
3 2 (1.32%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 46 (30.26%) AWS
2 29 (19.08%) Azure
3 22 (14.47%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (8.55%) Amazon S3
4 13 (8.55%) IaaS
4 13 (8.55%) Office 365
4 13 (8.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (7.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (7.89%) Amazon ELB
5 12 (7.89%) Amazon Glacier
5 12 (7.89%) GCP
6 9 (5.92%) PaaS
7 7 (4.61%) SaaS
8 4 (2.63%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.63%) Power Platform
8 4 (2.63%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.97%) Yarn
10 2 (1.32%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (41.45%) TCP/IP
2 61 (40.13%) DNS
3 40 (26.32%) DHCP
4 36 (23.68%) SMTP
5 33 (21.71%) Firewall
6 31 (20.39%) FTP
7 30 (19.74%) LAN
8 28 (18.42%) NAS
9 25 (16.45%) HTTP
10 24 (15.79%) WAN
11 22 (14.47%) SAN
12 21 (13.82%) VPN
13 13 (8.55%) IPsec
14 12 (7.89%) MPLS
15 11 (7.24%) Internet
15 11 (7.24%) SSL
16 10 (6.58%) VoIP
17 8 (5.26%) BGP
17 8 (5.26%) SNMP
18 6 (3.95%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.74%) MySQL
2 20 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.55%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (5.92%) Big Data
5 8 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (24.34%) Git (software)
2 23 (15.13%) Jenkins
3 22 (14.47%) Vagrant
4 18 (11.84%) Subversion
5 10 (6.58%) Selenium
6 9 (5.92%) JIRA
7 6 (3.95%) Bugzilla
7 6 (3.95%) CruiseControl
8 5 (3.29%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.63%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.63%) webpack
10 3 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.97%) Babel
10 3 (1.97%) git-flow
10 3 (1.97%) Robot Framework
11 2 (1.32%) GitLab
12 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.66%) Mocha
12 1 (0.66%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (13.82%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.92%) Marketing
4 5 (3.29%) Advertising
5 4 (2.63%) Billing
5 4 (2.63%) Electronics
5 4 (2.63%) Legal
5 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.63%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) German Language
7 1 (0.66%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 33 (21.71%) Developer
2 26 (17.11%) Junior
3 22 (14.47%) Junior Unix Engineer
3 22 (14.47%) Unix Engineer
4 21 (13.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.87%) Administrator
5 15 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (8.55%) PHP Developer
7 12 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Architect
9 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Integration Developer
9 8 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.61%) Analyst
10 7 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (4.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.42%) REST
2 20 (13.16%) HTML
2 20 (13.16%) SOAP
3 17 (11.18%) CSS
4 15 (9.87%) JSON
5 14 (9.21%) jQuery
5 14 (9.21%) Sass
6 13 (8.55%) OAuth
7 12 (7.89%) Middleware
8 11 (7.24%) HTML5
9 10 (6.58%) Web Services
10 8 (5.26%) LAMP
10 8 (5.26%) Laravel
11 7 (4.61%) AngularJS
12 6 (3.95%) CSS3
12 6 (3.95%) LDAP
12 6 (3.95%) XML
12 6 (3.95%) YAML
13 5 (3.29%) Ajax
13 5 (3.29%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (9.87%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.95%) Internet of Things
4 6 (3.95%) User Experience
5 5 (3.29%) Smart City
6 4 (2.63%) iSeries
7 3 (1.97%) Wiki
8 2 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
9 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 114 (75.00%) Linux
2 48 (31.58%) Windows
3 31 (20.39%) Unix
4 29 (19.08%) Ubuntu
5 22 (14.47%) Solaris
6 15 (9.87%) Windows Server
7 12 (7.89%) VMS
8 9 (5.92%) CentOS
9 8 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (3.29%) Debian
12 5 (3.29%) Windows 7
12 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.63%) OS/400
13 4 (2.63%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.97%) Android
14 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.24%) Configuration Management
2 44 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (26.97%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (26.32%) DevOps
5 22 (14.47%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (13.16%) Web Development
7 19 (12.50%) Project Management
8 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.55%) OO
10 10 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (6.58%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (5.92%) Migration
11 9 (5.92%) Software Testing
12 8 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.26%) System Testing
12 8 (5.26%) UML
12 8 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 68 (44.74%) Python
2 61 (40.13%) Bash Shell
3 45 (29.61%) Perl
4 34 (22.37%) Java
5 29 (19.08%) JavaScript
6 25 (16.45%) SQL
7 20 (13.16%) PHP
8 16 (10.53%) C#
9 15 (9.87%) Ruby
10 12 (7.89%) Groovy
11 11 (7.24%) Shell Script
12 9 (5.92%) ES6
13 6 (3.95%) C
13 6 (3.95%) PHP 7
13 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
13 6 (3.95%) VB
14 5 (3.29%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.97%) C++
16 2 (1.32%) Scala
17 1 (0.66%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 22 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.84%) Degree
3 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.21%) CCNA
4 14 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.61%) CCNP
6 6 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.63%) ISEB
7 4 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.32%) CISSP
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.32%) GCIH
8 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) QA
2 4 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.32%) NCSC
3 2 (1.32%) NIST
System Software
1 30 (19.74%) NFS
2 21 (13.82%) Docker
3 17 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 14 (9.21%) Xen
6 13 (8.55%) iptables
6 13 (8.55%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (5.92%) Active Directory
8 6 (3.95%) KVM
8 6 (3.95%) QEMU
9 1 (0.66%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.66%) Postfix
9 1 (0.66%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (21.05%) Puppet
2 19 (12.50%) Ansible
3 17 (11.18%) Terraform
4 12 (7.89%) Nagios
5 9 (5.92%) SELinux
6 6 (3.95%) Salt
7 4 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.63%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.97%) Ambari
9 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.32%) Nessus
10 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.66%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.66%) Consul
10 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.66%) Nmap
10 1 (0.66%) Packer
10 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (23.68%) Oracle
2 26 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.84%) Cisco
3 18 (11.84%) VMware
4 13 (8.55%) Google
5 12 (7.89%) IBM
6 8 (5.26%) Juniper
7 7 (4.61%) Sun
8 6 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.63%) LogicMonitor
9 4 (2.63%) Panasonic
9 4 (2.63%) Progress
9 4 (2.63%) SAP
9 4 (2.63%) Synology
9 4 (2.63%) Veritas
10 3 (1.97%) Apple
10 3 (1.97%) McAfee
10 3 (1.97%) Splunk
11 2 (1.32%) Sophos
11 2 (1.32%) Symantec