Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 893 883 925
Rank change year-on-year -10 +42 -9
Permanent jobs citing SSH 279 294 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.01% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 237 260 324
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% -1.10% +3.41%
10th Percentile £31,700 £29,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%

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 26,623 29,115 35,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.57% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,496 23,663 29,114
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -34 251 £48,500 +7.78% 48
UK excluding London -24 170 £47,500 +18.75% 33
London 0 105 £51,500 -14.17% 15
South East -11 73 £48,000 +3.23% 11
Midlands +32 34 £45,000 +16.13% 6
North of England +16 33 £45,000 +38.46% 5
West Midlands +29 31 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North West +23 23 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Scotland -20 14 £49,250 +61.48%
Yorkshire +9 7 £65,000 +116.67% 4
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
South West -39 6 £35,000 -9.68% 4
East Midlands +4 3 £37,750 +0.67%
North East -20 3 £32,500 -31.58%
Wales - 3 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 167 (59.86%) Linux
2 96 (34.41%) Unix
3 93 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 90 (32.26%) DNS
5 86 (30.82%) MySQL
6 77 (27.60%) Windows
7 71 (25.45%) HTTP
8 69 (24.73%) Firewall
9 66 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (23.30%) FTP
11 62 (22.22%) PHP
12 60 (21.51%) Git (software)
13 58 (20.79%) SQL
13 58 (20.79%) Cisco
14 57 (20.43%) HTML
14 57 (20.43%) LDAP
15 50 (17.92%) DHCP
15 50 (17.92%) Active Directory
16 49 (17.56%) SNMP
16 49 (17.56%) SAN
17 48 (17.20%) Python
17 48 (17.20%) Java
18 46 (16.49%) CSS
18 46 (16.49%) Linux Command Line
19 45 (16.13%) SMTP
19 45 (16.13%) Bash Shell
20 44 (15.77%) Finance
21 41 (14.70%) WAN
21 41 (14.70%) Internet
21 41 (14.70%) Continuous Integration

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 30 (10.75%) Apache
2 23 (8.24%) CMS
2 23 (8.24%) WordPress
3 16 (5.73%) nginx
3 16 (5.73%) Tomcat
4 15 (5.38%) WildFly
5 11 (3.94%) Joomla!
5 11 (3.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (3.58%) Confluence
6 10 (3.58%) JBoss
7 8 (2.87%) JCAPS
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.87%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.51%) IIS
9 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (5.73%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.38%) SaaS
4 8 (2.87%) Office 365
5 7 (2.51%) GitHub
5 7 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.79%) Slack
7 3 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.08%) Datadog
7 3 (1.08%) G Suite
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.36%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.36%) IaaS
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 90 (32.26%) DNS
3 71 (25.45%) HTTP
4 69 (24.73%) Firewall
5 65 (23.30%) FTP
6 50 (17.92%) DHCP
7 49 (17.56%) SAN
7 49 (17.56%) SNMP
8 45 (16.13%) SMTP
9 41 (14.70%) Internet
9 41 (14.70%) WAN
10 40 (14.34%) SSL
11 38 (13.62%) LAN
12 36 (12.90%) Telnet
13 35 (12.54%) IPsec
14 34 (12.19%) VPN
15 32 (11.47%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (10.04%) MPLS
17 26 (9.32%) Ethernet
18 22 (7.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (30.82%) MySQL
2 26 (9.32%) RDBMS
2 26 (9.32%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.53%) DB2
4 20 (7.17%) SQL Server
5 19 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.66%) SQLite
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.79%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.36%) phpMyAdmin
11 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (21.51%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.83%) Subversion
3 26 (9.32%) Maven
4 18 (6.45%) JIRA
5 15 (5.38%) Emacs
5 15 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 9 (3.23%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.87%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.87%) JUnit
8 7 (2.51%) Gradle
9 6 (2.15%) Ant
9 6 (2.15%) GitLab
9 6 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.79%) TestNG
11 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.72%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.72%) jMock
12 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.72%) Mockito
General
1 44 (15.77%) Finance
2 17 (6.09%) Games
3 13 (4.66%) Marketing
4 12 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.58%) Retail
6 9 (3.23%) Advertising
7 8 (2.87%) Banking
8 7 (2.51%) Electronics
8 7 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.43%) Legal
9 4 (1.43%) Publishing
10 3 (1.08%) Automotive
11 2 (0.72%) Front Office
11 2 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (27.96%) Developer
2 37 (13.26%) Administrator
3 35 (12.54%) Network Engineer
4 28 (10.04%) Senior Developer
5 27 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (9.32%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (8.24%) Java Developer
7 23 (8.24%) Unix Engineer
8 22 (7.89%) Analyst
8 22 (7.89%) Web Developer
9 19 (6.81%) Senior Web Developer
10 18 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
11 17 (6.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 17 (6.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 15 (5.38%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (5.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 15 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
12 15 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.43%) HTML
1 57 (20.43%) LDAP
2 46 (16.49%) CSS
3 37 (13.26%) HTML5
4 26 (9.32%) Spring
5 23 (8.24%) CSS3
5 23 (8.24%) EJB
5 23 (8.24%) J2EE
5 23 (8.24%) Web Services
6 22 (7.89%) LAMP
7 19 (6.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (6.45%) Java EE
8 18 (6.45%) REST
9 17 (6.09%) Ajax
9 17 (6.09%) Laravel
9 17 (6.09%) XML
10 16 (5.73%) Hibernate
11 15 (5.38%) JDBC
11 15 (5.38%) Node.js
11 15 (5.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.49%) Linux Command Line
2 35 (12.54%) Clustering
3 22 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.73%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.30%) Fintech
6 11 (3.94%) PKI
7 9 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.23%) User Experience
8 6 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.43%) Replication
10 3 (1.08%) DataPower
11 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.72%) Equities
11 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.72%) New Media
11 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 167 (59.86%) Linux
2 96 (34.41%) Unix
3 77 (27.60%) Windows
4 36 (12.90%) Solaris
5 22 (7.89%) Windows Server
6 19 (6.81%) AIX
7 17 (6.09%) Android
7 17 (6.09%) CentOS
8 11 (3.94%) Debian
9 10 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (3.23%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (13.62%) DevOps
4 35 (12.54%) Web Development
5 26 (9.32%) Configuration Management
6 25 (8.96%) Mentoring
7 22 (7.89%) Front End Development
8 21 (7.53%) Information Security
9 20 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (7.17%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (7.17%) Microservices
10 19 (6.81%) Change Control
10 19 (6.81%) Scrum
10 19 (6.81%) TDD
11 17 (6.09%) Content Management
11 17 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (6.09%) Incident Management
11 17 (6.09%) Patch Management
12 16 (5.73%) High Availability
12 16 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.22%) PHP
2 58 (20.79%) SQL
3 48 (17.20%) Java
3 48 (17.20%) Python
4 45 (16.13%) Bash Shell
5 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
6 32 (11.47%) Shell Script
7 20 (7.17%) Perl
7 20 (7.17%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.30%) C
9 10 (3.58%) C++
10 8 (2.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 4 (1.43%) Embedded C
11 4 (1.43%) Groovy
11 4 (1.43%) Ruby
12 3 (1.08%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (10.39%) Degree
3 27 (9.68%) CCNP
4 14 (5.02%) CISSP
4 14 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.58%) CCIE
5 10 (3.58%) CCNA
6 9 (3.23%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.87%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.79%) CISA
8 5 (1.79%) CISM
9 4 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.72%) CCSA
11 2 (0.72%) CCSP
11 2 (0.72%) CEH
11 2 (0.72%) GIAC
11 2 (0.72%) HP APS
11 2 (0.72%) MCSA
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) QA
2 12 (4.30%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.23%) SLA
4 8 (2.87%) COBIT
5 6 (2.15%) GDPR
6 4 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.72%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
System Software
1 50 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.98%) NFS
3 29 (10.39%) Samba
4 26 (9.32%) Docker
5 17 (6.09%) iptables
5 17 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.58%) FreeRADIUS
8 7 (2.51%) vSphere
9 5 (1.79%) Squid
10 4 (1.43%) Firmware
10 4 (1.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 3 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (1.08%) KVM
11 3 (1.08%) XenServer
12 2 (0.72%) LXC
12 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.36%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 30 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (10.75%) Puppet
2 26 (9.32%) Nagios
3 25 (8.96%) Ansible
4 13 (4.66%) Cacti
4 13 (4.66%) Nessus
4 13 (4.66%) Oracle ZFS
4 13 (4.66%) Red Hat Satellite
5 10 (3.58%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (3.23%) cPanel
7 8 (2.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (2.15%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.79%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.79%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.43%) Mesos
10 4 (1.43%) QRadar
10 4 (1.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (20.79%) Cisco
2 40 (14.34%) Juniper
3 31 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 30 (10.75%) Red Hat
5 29 (10.39%) HP
6 26 (9.32%) Oracle
7 25 (8.96%) VMware
8 21 (7.53%) EMC
9 20 (7.17%) NetApp
10 17 (6.09%) F5
11 15 (5.38%) Brocade
11 15 (5.38%) Splunk
12 13 (4.66%) Sun
13 12 (4.30%) Qualys
14 9 (3.23%) SAP
15 8 (2.87%) Dynatrace
15 8 (2.87%) Remedy
15 8 (2.87%) Veritas
16 7 (2.51%) Apple
16 7 (2.51%) Virgin Media