Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 883 847
Rank change year-on-year +32 -36 +78
Permanent jobs citing SSH 297 302 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.09% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 232 242 356
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% - -
10th Percentile £25,800 £25,570 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £64,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -4.38% -1.23% +8.00%

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 24,523 27,696 32,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 15.93% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19,417 22,536 26,363
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +36 266 £45,000 - 51
UK excluding London +27 169 £38,250 -4.38% 37
London +30 126 £48,000 -5.88% 17
North of England +12 37 £32,500 -26.14% 9
South East +18 31 £53,750 +19.44% 8
North West -8 28 £32,500 -27.78% 6
South West +10 25 £40,000 +14.29% 11
East of England +34 24 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Scotland +1 24 £23,000 -52.58% 2
Midlands +12 22 £36,500 +4.29% 5
West Midlands +17 16 £36,500 +4.29% 4
Yorkshire +36 9 £32,500 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -1 6 £31,250 -3.85% 1
Wales +4 4 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Northern Ireland 0 2 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 201 (67.68%) Linux
2 113 (38.05%) Windows
3 100 (33.67%) DNS
4 97 (32.66%) TCP/IP
5 95 (31.99%) HTTP
6 83 (27.95%) Python
6 83 (27.95%) Firewall
6 83 (27.95%) Bash Shell
7 75 (25.25%) Unix
8 73 (24.58%) SQL Server
9 72 (24.24%) Cisco
10 71 (23.91%) SQL
10 71 (23.91%) DevOps
11 70 (23.57%) Git (software)
12 66 (22.22%) Microsoft
13 62 (20.88%) FTP
13 62 (20.88%) DHCP
14 60 (20.20%) SSL
15 59 (19.87%) Web Services
15 59 (19.87%) Apache
15 59 (19.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 57 (19.19%) SMTP
16 57 (19.19%) Finance
17 56 (18.86%) Amazon AWS
18 55 (18.52%) VMware
19 54 (18.18%) PHP
19 54 (18.18%) CentOS
20 53 (17.85%) Active Directory
20 53 (17.85%) Red Hat
20 53 (17.85%) Windows Server

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 59 (19.87%) Apache
2 51 (17.17%) IIS
2 51 (17.17%) Tomcat
3 33 (11.11%) nginx
4 19 (6.40%) WebSphere
5 18 (6.06%) Confluence
6 14 (4.71%) WordPress
7 13 (4.38%) WebLogic
8 12 (4.04%) SharePoint
9 11 (3.70%) OpenStack
10 9 (3.03%) Joomla!
11 7 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (2.02%) JBoss
12 6 (2.02%) MS Exchange
12 6 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (1.01%) Apache Spark
14 3 (1.01%) CMS
15 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.34%) Avid Media Composer
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.70%) Documaker
2 6 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.67%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.34%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.86%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.74%) GitHub
3 20 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (6.40%) IaaS
5 15 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.69%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.36%) SaaS
8 5 (1.68%) G Suite
9 4 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (1.35%) Trello
9 4 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.01%) CloudFront
10 3 (1.01%) Datadog
10 3 (1.01%) npm
10 3 (1.01%) Office 365
11 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.67%) Boomi
11 2 (0.67%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.67%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 100 (33.67%) DNS
2 97 (32.66%) TCP/IP
3 95 (31.99%) HTTP
4 83 (27.95%) Firewall
5 62 (20.88%) DHCP
5 62 (20.88%) FTP
6 60 (20.20%) SSL
7 57 (19.19%) SMTP
8 52 (17.51%) VPN
9 50 (16.84%) SNMP
10 48 (16.16%) IPsec
11 38 (12.79%) Internet
12 35 (11.78%) Network Security
13 29 (9.76%) HTTPS
13 29 (9.76%) VLAN
14 28 (9.43%) BGP
15 26 (8.75%) OSPF
16 24 (8.08%) LAN
17 22 (7.41%) Telnet
18 21 (7.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (24.58%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.12%) MySQL
3 17 (5.72%) Oracle Database
4 16 (5.39%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (4.04%) Big Data
7 11 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (2.02%) Redis
12 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (23.57%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.78%) JIRA
3 15 (5.05%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.38%) Subversion
5 12 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (3.70%) Gerrit
7 7 (2.36%) gulp
7 7 (2.36%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.02%) GitLab
8 6 (2.02%) Selenium
9 5 (1.68%) Grunt
9 5 (1.68%) Maven
10 4 (1.35%) Ant
10 4 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.35%) Gradle
10 4 (1.35%) JUnit
11 3 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.01%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.67%) Emacs
12 2 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 57 (19.19%) Finance
2 11 (3.70%) Marketing
2 11 (3.70%) Retail
3 10 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.36%) Banking
5 4 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (0.67%) Advertising
7 2 (0.67%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 60 (20.20%) Administrator
2 39 (13.13%) Developer
2 39 (13.13%) Linux Administrator
3 37 (12.46%) Systems Administrator
4 30 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 28 (9.43%) Applications Engineer
6 27 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 26 (8.75%) Network Engineer
8 23 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (7.07%) Analyst
10 20 (6.73%) Applications Support
11 18 (6.06%) Support Analyst
12 17 (5.72%) Consultant
13 16 (5.39%) Applications Support Engineer
14 15 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (5.05%) PHP Developer
14 15 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
16 13 (4.38%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (19.87%) Web Services
2 41 (13.80%) LDAP
3 29 (9.76%) XML
4 26 (8.75%) HTML
5 22 (7.41%) CSS
6 20 (6.73%) SOAP
7 19 (6.40%) JSON
8 18 (6.06%) Middleware
9 17 (5.72%) LAMP
9 17 (5.72%) LEMP Stack
10 14 (4.71%) RESTful
11 11 (3.70%) YAML
12 10 (3.37%) REST
13 9 (3.03%) .NET
13 9 (3.03%) jQuery
13 9 (3.03%) XSLT
14 7 (2.36%) HTML5
14 7 (2.36%) OAuth
14 7 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (2.02%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.12%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.71%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.38%) PKI
7 9 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.03%) Replication
8 7 (2.36%) Digital Signage
8 7 (2.36%) IPTV
8 7 (2.36%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (2.02%) Derivative
9 6 (2.02%) iPad
9 6 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.35%) Fintech
10 4 (1.35%) User Experience
11 3 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 201 (67.68%) Linux
2 113 (38.05%) Windows
3 75 (25.25%) Unix
4 59 (19.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (18.18%) CentOS
6 53 (17.85%) Windows Server
7 32 (10.77%) Ubuntu
7 32 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (7.41%) Debian
10 15 (5.05%) Android
11 14 (4.71%) Solaris
12 6 (2.02%) VMS
12 6 (2.02%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.02%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.02%) zOS
13 4 (1.35%) AIX
14 3 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.91%) DevOps
2 48 (16.16%) ITIL
3 32 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (10.10%) Open Source
5 27 (9.09%) Project Management
6 24 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (7.74%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.73%) Service Management
9 19 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
9 19 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (6.06%) API Development
10 18 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (6.06%) SOA
11 17 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (5.72%) Test Automation
12 16 (5.39%) High Availability
13 15 (5.05%) Problem Management
14 14 (4.71%) Integration Testing
14 14 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 83 (27.95%) Bash Shell
1 83 (27.95%) Python
2 71 (23.91%) SQL
3 54 (18.18%) PHP
4 52 (17.51%) Perl
5 42 (14.14%) JavaScript
6 38 (12.79%) Shell Script
7 37 (12.46%) PowerShell
8 36 (12.12%) Java
9 31 (10.44%) C
10 13 (4.38%) VB
11 7 (2.36%) Bourne shell
12 6 (2.02%) Go
12 6 (2.02%) Korn
12 6 (2.02%) Ruby
13 5 (1.68%) C#
13 5 (1.68%) PHP 7
14 4 (1.35%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (1.01%) sed
Qualifications
1 41 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (10.77%) Degree
3 29 (9.76%) CCNA
4 26 (8.75%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.72%) CCNP
7 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.03%) MCSE
9 8 (2.69%) CISSP
10 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.01%) CEH
12 3 (1.01%) CISM
12 3 (1.01%) GIAC
12 3 (1.01%) RHCE
13 2 (0.67%) CCIE
13 2 (0.67%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.70%) SLA
2 10 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.69%) QA
5 6 (2.02%) PMO
6 5 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.34%) GDPR
8 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 53 (17.85%) Active Directory
2 46 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (15.15%) Docker
4 31 (10.44%) NFS
5 27 (9.09%) Samba
6 20 (6.73%) iptables
7 17 (5.72%) Hyper-V
8 13 (4.38%) VirtualBox
9 11 (3.70%) vSphere
10 10 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (2.69%) XenApp
11 8 (2.69%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.69%) XenServer
12 6 (2.02%) LXC
12 6 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.68%) KVM
14 4 (1.35%) Snort
15 3 (1.01%) VMFS
15 3 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (17.51%) Ansible
2 49 (16.50%) Puppet
3 46 (15.49%) Nagios
4 29 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.38%) ZABBIX
6 11 (3.70%) Rancher
6 11 (3.70%) Sysdig
6 11 (3.70%) vRealize
7 7 (2.36%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.36%) HAProxy
7 7 (2.36%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.68%) cPanel
9 5 (1.68%) Icinga
10 4 (1.35%) Nessus
10 4 (1.35%) Snorby
10 4 (1.35%) Suricata
11 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (24.24%) Cisco
2 66 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 55 (18.52%) VMware
4 53 (17.85%) Red Hat
5 35 (11.78%) Oracle
6 33 (11.11%) IBM
6 33 (11.11%) Splunk
7 29 (9.76%) Juniper
8 23 (7.74%) HP
9 16 (5.39%) AppDynamics
10 15 (5.05%) EMC
10 15 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.04%) Citrix
11 12 (4.04%) Intel
12 11 (3.70%) BMC
12 11 (3.70%) New Relic
12 11 (3.70%) SaltStack
12 11 (3.70%) ServiceNow
12 11 (3.70%) WorldPay
13 9 (3.03%) Palo Alto