Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 858 900 873
Rank change year-on-year +42 -27 +70
Permanent jobs citing SSH 229 293 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 1.12% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 182 220 253
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -4.49%

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 22,487 26,068 27,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 15.17% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,954 20,738 22,394
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 18 June 2019.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 14 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 18 June 2019. 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 +50 219 £47,500 +5.56% 7
UK excluding London +28 143 £42,500 +6.25% 5
London +44 82 £52,500 +14.13% 2
South East +67 65 £41,000 -8.89% 2
Midlands +44 33 £55,000 +49.66%
West Midlands +40 29 £55,000 +34.15%
South West +7 28 £42,500 +21.43% 2
North of England +22 6 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Yorkshire -11 6 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Wales +19 5 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England +69 4 £60,000 +44.58%
East Midlands +23 4 £52,500 +75.00%
Scotland -2 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 121 (52.84%) Linux
2 88 (38.43%) Git (software)
3 73 (31.88%) Python
4 69 (30.13%) Firewall
5 68 (29.69%) Bash Shell
6 66 (28.82%) PHP
7 59 (25.76%) FTP
8 56 (24.45%) Linux Command Line
9 55 (24.02%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (23.58%) JavaScript
11 53 (23.14%) Java
11 53 (23.14%) MySQL
12 52 (22.71%) SQL
12 52 (22.71%) Degree
13 48 (20.96%) HTTP
14 47 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (20.52%) Amazon AWS
15 46 (20.09%) DNS
16 45 (19.65%) VPN
16 45 (19.65%) Computer Science
17 40 (17.47%) SNMP
17 40 (17.47%) Cisco
18 37 (16.16%) Unix
18 37 (16.16%) CSS
18 37 (16.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 36 (15.72%) Test Automation
19 36 (15.72%) Laravel
19 36 (15.72%) Finance
20 35 (15.28%) Web Development
20 35 (15.28%) TCP/IP

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 28 (12.23%) Apache
2 11 (4.80%) WordPress
3 10 (4.37%) CMS
4 9 (3.93%) Confluence
4 9 (3.93%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.62%) nginx
7 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.87%) Drupal
8 2 (0.87%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 2 (0.87%) JBoss
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.44%) IIS
9 1 (0.44%) Joomla!
Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (3.93%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.49%) Adobe XD
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.44%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (3.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.52%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.42%) SaaS
3 16 (6.99%) npm
4 14 (6.11%) Amazon SQS
4 14 (6.11%) AWS IoT
4 14 (6.11%) GitHub
5 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (5.24%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (5.24%) Serverless
7 8 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (3.49%) Slack
8 6 (2.62%) Heroku
8 6 (2.62%) MailChimp
8 6 (2.62%) Mailgun
9 5 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.75%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (30.13%) Firewall
2 59 (25.76%) FTP
3 48 (20.96%) HTTP
4 46 (20.09%) DNS
5 45 (19.65%) VPN
6 40 (17.47%) SNMP
7 35 (15.28%) TCP/IP
8 33 (14.41%) BGP
9 32 (13.97%) IPsec
9 32 (13.97%) SMTP
10 31 (13.54%) DHCP
11 28 (12.23%) MPLS
12 26 (11.35%) OSPF
13 25 (10.92%) SSL
14 23 (10.04%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (10.04%) HTTPS
15 22 (9.61%) Ethernet
15 22 (9.61%) LAN
16 19 (8.30%) Network Security
17 15 (6.55%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.14%) MySQL
2 26 (11.35%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.04%) Big Data
3 23 (10.04%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (6.99%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (6.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (5.24%) Amazon Aurora
7 11 (4.80%) Hadoop
8 10 (4.37%) Redis
9 8 (3.49%) NoSQL
10 7 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.62%) MariaDB
11 6 (2.62%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.31%) SQLite
13 2 (0.87%) DB2
14 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.44%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.44%) phpMyAdmin
14 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 88 (38.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (12.23%) JIRA
2 28 (12.23%) Selenium
3 21 (9.17%) Mercurial
4 13 (5.68%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.80%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.93%) webpack
7 8 (3.49%) Zephyr
8 7 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.06%) Robot Framework
9 6 (2.62%) JUnit
10 4 (1.75%) TestNG
10 4 (1.75%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.31%) Maven
11 3 (1.31%) PHPUnit
11 3 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.31%) Subversion
11 3 (1.31%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.87%) gulp
12 2 (0.87%) HP UFT
General
1 36 (15.72%) Finance
2 24 (10.48%) Marketing
3 14 (6.11%) Retail
4 9 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.06%) Automotive
5 7 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.62%) Games
7 5 (2.18%) Electronics
8 4 (1.75%) Banking
9 3 (1.31%) Cantonese Language
9 3 (1.31%) French Language
9 3 (1.31%) Front Office
9 3 (1.31%) Japanese Language
9 3 (1.31%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 79 (34.50%) Developer
2 35 (15.28%) Network Engineer
3 26 (11.35%) Senior Developer
4 22 (9.61%) Administrator
4 22 (9.61%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (8.30%) Consultant
5 19 (8.30%) PHP Developer
6 18 (7.86%) Tester
7 16 (6.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 15 (6.55%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (6.55%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (6.55%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.11%) Software Engineer
10 13 (5.68%) Analyst
10 13 (5.68%) Full Stack Web Developer
10 13 (5.68%) Web Developer
11 12 (5.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (5.24%) Junior
11 12 (5.24%) Junior Developer
11 12 (5.24%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.16%) CSS
2 36 (15.72%) Laravel
3 34 (14.85%) HTML
4 32 (13.97%) XML
5 30 (13.10%) LAMP
6 29 (12.66%) jQuery
7 22 (9.61%) Sass
8 21 (9.17%) Web Services
9 18 (7.86%) REST
10 15 (6.55%) SOAP
10 15 (6.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (6.11%) Ajax
11 14 (6.11%) Apache NiFi
11 14 (6.11%) HTML5
12 13 (5.68%) Silex
13 12 (5.24%) .NET
13 12 (5.24%) ASP.NET
13 12 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (5.24%) CSS3
13 12 (5.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.45%) Linux Command Line
2 33 (14.41%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.99%) User Experience
4 14 (6.11%) Public Cloud
5 13 (5.68%) Algorithms
6 12 (5.24%) Smart Home
7 10 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.49%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.62%) Social Media
9 6 (2.62%) Social Network
9 6 (2.62%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.18%) CAN bus
10 5 (2.18%) PKI
11 4 (1.75%) Clustering
11 4 (1.75%) Online Games
12 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.31%) PACS
13 2 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 121 (52.84%) Linux
2 37 (16.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 37 (16.16%) Unix
3 34 (14.85%) CentOS
4 33 (14.41%) Debian
4 33 (14.41%) Ubuntu
4 33 (14.41%) Windows
5 8 (3.49%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.75%) Solaris
7 3 (1.31%) AIX
7 3 (1.31%) HPUX
8 2 (0.87%) Android
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.44%) FreeNAS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.02%) Problem-Solving
2 47 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (19.65%) Computer Science
4 36 (15.72%) Test Automation
5 35 (15.28%) Web Development
6 34 (14.85%) TDD
7 33 (14.41%) DevOps
8 31 (13.54%) Software Engineering
9 30 (13.10%) Project Management
10 27 (11.79%) Network Design
11 25 (10.92%) OO
12 24 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (9.17%) OOD
14 20 (8.73%) MVC
15 18 (7.86%) Configuration Management
16 17 (7.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (7.42%) Digital Marketing
17 16 (6.99%) Network Management
18 15 (6.55%) E-Commerce
18 15 (6.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.88%) Python
2 68 (29.69%) Bash Shell
3 66 (28.82%) PHP
4 54 (23.58%) JavaScript
5 53 (23.14%) Java
6 52 (22.71%) SQL
7 27 (11.79%) C++
8 22 (9.61%) C
9 18 (7.86%) C#
9 18 (7.86%) Perl
10 6 (2.62%) ES6
10 6 (2.62%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.31%) C-shell
12 3 (1.31%) Go
12 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.31%) Ruby
13 2 (0.87%) VB
14 1 (0.44%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (22.71%) Degree
2 30 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 27 (11.79%) CCNP
3 27 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (11.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.55%) CCIE
5 15 (6.55%) ISTQB
6 14 (6.11%) CCNA
7 8 (3.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 8 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.62%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.18%) ISEB
10 4 (1.75%) RHCE
11 3 (1.31%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.31%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.79%) QA
2 4 (1.75%) SLA
3 3 (1.31%) HL7
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (12.23%) Docker
2 16 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.80%) iptables
4 10 (4.37%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.06%) Varnish
6 6 (2.62%) KVM
6 6 (2.62%) NFS
7 5 (2.18%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.18%) Postfix
8 4 (1.75%) QEMU
8 4 (1.75%) qmail
8 4 (1.75%) Sendmail
9 3 (1.31%) Firmware
9 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.31%) Xen
9 3 (1.31%) zsh
10 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.87%) vSphere
11 1 (0.44%) LXC
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (10.92%) Ansible
2 15 (6.55%) Nagios
3 12 (5.24%) SELinux
4 9 (3.93%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (3.93%) Puppet
5 8 (3.49%) Plesk
5 8 (3.49%) systemd
6 7 (3.06%) Ambari
6 7 (3.06%) Marathon
6 7 (3.06%) Mesos
6 7 (3.06%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (2.18%) Nessus
9 4 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.75%) TrustSec
10 3 (1.31%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.87%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.44%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 40 (17.47%) Cisco
2 32 (13.97%) Red Hat
3 29 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.42%) VMware
5 16 (6.99%) Juniper
6 11 (4.80%) Palo Alto
7 10 (4.37%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.93%) Adobe
8 9 (3.93%) Atlassian
8 9 (3.93%) Google
9 8 (3.49%) Dell
9 8 (3.49%) EMC
9 8 (3.49%) F5
9 8 (3.49%) NetApp
10 7 (3.06%) SAP
11 6 (2.62%) Fortinet
11 6 (2.62%) hybris
11 6 (2.62%) IBM
11 6 (2.62%) Oracle
11 6 (2.62%) Splunk