Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 883 881 915
Rank change year-on-year -2 +34 +55
Permanent jobs citing SSH 277 323 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.15% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 210 251 331
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% - -
10th Percentile £26,135 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% -10.11% +20.27%

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 25,379 27,981 33,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.87% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,093 22,698 27,403
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,632 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -12 249 £42,500 -5.56% 38
UK excluding London +5 155 £38,500 -3.75% 36
London -15 119 £47,500 -6.86% 9
North of England +33 30 £32,500 -27.78% 8
South West +8 30 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England +37 27 £41,750 -16.50% 6
South East +4 27 £52,500 +20.00% 9
North West +18 23 £32,500 -27.78% 5
Scotland -8 20 £23,000 -6.12% 4
Midlands -12 16 £35,000 -6.67% 5
West Midlands +13 9 £36,500 -2.67% 4
Yorkshire +35 7 £32,500 -27.78% 3
East Midlands -2 7 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Wales +8 4 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Northern Ireland -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 196 (70.76%) Linux
2 106 (38.27%) Windows
3 101 (36.46%) HTTP
4 97 (35.02%) TCP/IP
4 97 (35.02%) Python
5 96 (34.66%) DNS
6 93 (33.57%) Bash Shell
7 90 (32.49%) Git (software)
8 78 (28.16%) SSL
9 77 (27.80%) DevOps
10 70 (25.27%) SMTP
10 70 (25.27%) SQL Server
11 68 (24.55%) Unix
12 65 (23.47%) PHP
12 65 (23.47%) Finance
12 65 (23.47%) Ansible
13 64 (23.10%) Perl
14 63 (22.74%) SQL
14 63 (22.74%) Firewall
15 62 (22.38%) Cisco
15 62 (22.38%) Docker
16 61 (22.02%) Apache
17 60 (21.66%) SNMP
18 58 (20.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 57 (20.58%) FTP
19 57 (20.58%) Web Services
19 57 (20.58%) JavaScript
20 55 (19.86%) Puppet
21 54 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
22 53 (19.13%) CentOS

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 61 (22.02%) Apache
2 39 (14.08%) Tomcat
3 31 (11.19%) IIS
4 29 (10.47%) Confluence
4 29 (10.47%) WebSphere
5 21 (7.58%) nginx
6 20 (7.22%) WebLogic
7 19 (6.86%) OpenStack
8 16 (5.78%) WordPress
9 15 (5.42%) CMS
10 12 (4.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (3.25%) SharePoint
12 7 (2.53%) MS Exchange
13 6 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (1.81%) Joomla!
15 4 (1.44%) JBoss
16 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
17 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (6.14%) Documaker
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.08%) Magento
4 2 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.36%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (14.44%) GitHub
3 25 (9.03%) IaaS
4 24 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.97%) G Suite
6 10 (3.61%) SaaS
7 8 (2.89%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (2.53%) Slack
9 6 (2.17%) Datadog
10 5 (1.81%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.08%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.72%) Boomi
13 2 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
13 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.72%) npm
13 2 (0.72%) Office 365
13 2 (0.72%) Yarn
14 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (36.46%) HTTP
2 97 (35.02%) TCP/IP
3 96 (34.66%) DNS
4 78 (28.16%) SSL
5 70 (25.27%) SMTP
6 63 (22.74%) Firewall
7 60 (21.66%) SNMP
8 57 (20.58%) FTP
9 50 (18.05%) DHCP
9 50 (18.05%) IPsec
10 42 (15.16%) Internet
11 35 (12.64%) HTTPS
11 35 (12.64%) VPN
12 31 (11.19%) Telnet
12 31 (11.19%) VLAN
13 24 (8.66%) Network Security
14 23 (8.30%) OpenVPN
15 22 (7.94%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (6.50%) IMAP
17 17 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 42 (15.16%) MySQL
3 24 (8.66%) MongoDB
4 23 (8.30%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.33%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.61%) Big Data
7 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.44%) Redis
10 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 90 (32.49%) Git (software)
2 46 (16.61%) JIRA
3 25 (9.03%) Subversion
4 18 (6.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (6.14%) Gerrit
5 17 (6.14%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.97%) gulp
6 11 (3.97%) Vagrant
7 10 (3.61%) Maven
8 9 (3.25%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.89%) Ant
9 8 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.89%) GitLab
9 8 (2.89%) Gradle
9 8 (2.89%) JUnit
10 5 (1.81%) Grunt
10 5 (1.81%) Selenium
11 3 (1.08%) Emacs
11 3 (1.08%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.72%) Xcode
General
1 65 (23.47%) Finance
2 15 (5.42%) Marketing
3 9 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.53%) Banking
5 5 (1.81%) Games
5 5 (1.81%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) French Language
6 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 57 (20.58%) Administrator
2 48 (17.33%) Developer
3 36 (13.00%) Linux Administrator
4 33 (11.91%) Systems Administrator
5 31 (11.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (8.66%) Applications Engineer
7 23 (8.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 21 (7.58%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (7.58%) Support Engineer
9 19 (6.86%) Network Engineer
10 17 (6.14%) Senior DevOps
10 17 (6.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 16 (5.78%) Analyst
11 16 (5.78%) PHP Developer
11 16 (5.78%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (5.42%) Applications Support
12 15 (5.42%) Consultant
13 14 (5.05%) Software Developer
14 12 (4.33%) Support Analyst
14 12 (4.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.58%) Web Services
2 41 (14.80%) LDAP
3 26 (9.39%) SOAP
4 25 (9.03%) HTML
5 21 (7.58%) CSS
5 21 (7.58%) RESTful
6 20 (7.22%) Middleware
7 18 (6.50%) LAMP
8 17 (6.14%) XML
8 17 (6.14%) YAML
9 13 (4.69%) JSON
10 11 (3.97%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.97%) REST
10 11 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (3.61%) JDBC
11 10 (3.61%) jQuery
12 8 (2.89%) LEMP Stack
12 8 (2.89%) OAuth
12 8 (2.89%) Sass
13 7 (2.53%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.19%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (6.50%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.61%) iPad
6 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.25%) PKI
7 6 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.81%) Fintech
8 5 (1.81%) User Experience
9 4 (1.44%) Digital Signage
9 4 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.44%) IPTV
9 4 (1.44%) Replication
9 4 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (1.08%) Derivative
10 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 196 (70.76%) Linux
2 106 (38.27%) Windows
3 68 (24.55%) Unix
4 58 (20.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (19.13%) CentOS
6 51 (18.41%) Windows Server
7 36 (13.00%) Ubuntu
8 32 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (9.75%) Debian
10 24 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (7.94%) Android
12 19 (6.86%) Solaris
13 8 (2.89%) VMS
13 8 (2.89%) Windows 10
13 8 (2.89%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.44%) AIX
14 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.80%) DevOps
2 39 (14.08%) ITIL
3 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (11.19%) Project Management
5 30 (10.83%) Open Source
6 27 (9.75%) Configuration Management
6 27 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (8.66%) High Availability
9 23 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (8.30%) Test Automation
10 22 (7.94%) Integration Testing
11 20 (7.22%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (6.86%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 19 (6.86%) Collaborative Working
12 19 (6.86%) Release Management
12 19 (6.86%) Service Management
13 18 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (6.50%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (6.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 97 (35.02%) Python
2 93 (33.57%) Bash Shell
3 65 (23.47%) PHP
4 64 (23.10%) Perl
5 63 (22.74%) SQL
6 57 (20.58%) JavaScript
7 48 (17.33%) PowerShell
8 44 (15.88%) Java
9 39 (14.08%) Shell Script
10 33 (11.91%) C
11 13 (4.69%) VB
12 11 (3.97%) Ruby
13 7 (2.53%) ES6
14 6 (2.17%) Go
14 6 (2.17%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.81%) Bourne shell
16 4 (1.44%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.44%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (1.44%) Korn
16 4 (1.44%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 37 (13.36%) Degree
2 22 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.78%) CCNA
5 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.53%) MCSE
7 6 (2.17%) CISSP
8 5 (1.81%) CCNP
8 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.08%) CEH
9 3 (1.08%) CISM
9 3 (1.08%) GIAC
10 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.36%) CCIE
11 1 (0.36%) CCSP
11 1 (0.36%) MCSA
11 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.69%) SLA
2 11 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.97%) QA
3 9 (3.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.72%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (22.38%) Docker
2 49 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (14.44%) Active Directory
4 31 (11.19%) Samba
5 22 (7.94%) NFS
6 19 (6.86%) VirtualBox
7 18 (6.50%) iptables
8 12 (4.33%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.89%) vSphere
10 6 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (2.17%) XenApp
10 6 (2.17%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.81%) Snort
11 5 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.44%) LXC
12 4 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.08%) Firmware
13 3 (1.08%) KVM
13 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (23.47%) Ansible
2 55 (19.86%) Puppet
3 44 (15.88%) Nagios
4 22 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (6.14%) Rancher
5 17 (6.14%) Sysdig
5 17 (6.14%) vRealize
6 15 (5.42%) Kubernetes
6 15 (5.42%) ZABBIX
7 10 (3.61%) HAProxy
8 8 (2.89%) Icinga
9 7 (2.53%) FortiGate
10 6 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (1.81%) Snorby
11 5 (1.81%) Suricata
12 4 (1.44%) Pingdom
12 4 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (1.08%) cPanel
13 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.08%) yum
Vendors
1 62 (22.38%) Cisco
2 51 (18.41%) Red Hat
2 51 (18.41%) VMware
3 48 (17.33%) Microsoft
4 42 (15.16%) Oracle
5 38 (13.72%) Splunk
6 36 (13.00%) IBM
7 27 (9.75%) AppDynamics
7 27 (9.75%) HP
8 26 (9.39%) Juniper
9 19 (6.86%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (6.14%) BMC
10 17 (6.14%) Intel
10 17 (6.14%) New Relic
10 17 (6.14%) ServiceNow
10 17 (6.14%) WorldPay
11 14 (5.05%) SaltStack
11 14 (5.05%) SolarWinds
12 13 (4.69%) EMC
13 11 (3.97%) Citrix