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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1027 814 723
Rank change year-on-year -213 -91 +169
Permanent jobs citing SSH 235 162 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 1.19% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 100 116 96
10th Percentile £33,500 £36,250 £27,875
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £34,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £48,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% -12.73% +15.79%
75th Percentile £80,625 £68,750 £70,313
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.75% -11.11% +5.88%

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 23,743 13,603 11,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.22% 12.73% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12,313 9,545 9,438
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,775 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -185 199 £55,000 +10.00% 22
London -206 108 £62,500 -10.71% 8
UK excluding London -140 73 £45,500 +13.75% 14
Work from Home -229 72 £80,000 +72.97% 8
Midlands -59 28 £46,000 +15.00% 6
West Midlands -47 25 £47,500 +18.75% 4
South East -94 16 £38,500 -23.00% 1
North of England -89 15 £47,500 +4.40% 5
Yorkshire -47 13 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -32 10 - -
East Midlands -44 3 £39,335 +12.39% 2
East of England - 3 £45,000 - 2
North West -83 2 £43,411 -4.59% 3
Scotland -61 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 94 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 93 (39.57%) AWS
3 81 (34.47%) Java
4 80 (34.04%) Python
4 80 (34.04%) Docker
5 76 (32.34%) DevOps
5 76 (32.34%) React
6 75 (31.91%) Linux
7 72 (30.64%) Agile
8 71 (30.21%) Azure
9 70 (29.79%) Degree
9 70 (29.79%) PHP
9 70 (29.79%) Microsoft
9 70 (29.79%) Social Skills
10 69 (29.36%) SaaS
11 68 (28.94%) HTTP
12 67 (28.51%) DNS
13 65 (27.66%) Kubernetes
14 63 (26.81%) Linux Command Line
15 62 (26.38%) Windows
16 55 (23.40%) CSS
17 54 (22.98%) PaaS
17 54 (22.98%) Bash
18 52 (22.13%) FTP
19 51 (21.70%) Open Source
20 50 (21.28%) HTML
21 49 (20.85%) E-Commerce
22 47 (20.00%) Git (software)
23 46 (19.57%) Node.js
23 46 (19.57%) Retail

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 25 (10.64%) CMS
2 24 (10.21%) Headless CMS
3 23 (9.79%) Apache Solr
3 23 (9.79%) WebSphere
4 17 (7.23%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.11%) WordPress
6 11 (4.68%) Drupal
7 3 (1.28%) Apache
7 3 (1.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.85%) Confluence
8 2 (0.85%) SAS
9 1 (0.43%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.43%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
9 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.28%) FileZilla
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.43%) InVision
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 26 (11.06%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 93 (39.57%) AWS
2 71 (30.21%) Azure
3 69 (29.36%) SaaS
4 54 (22.98%) PaaS
5 34 (14.47%) Microsoft 365
6 31 (13.19%) GCP
7 27 (11.49%) Azure DevOps
8 24 (10.21%) GitHub
9 23 (9.79%) Amplience
9 23 (9.79%) IaaS
9 23 (9.79%) SAP Commerce Cloud
10 14 (5.96%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (5.53%) OneDrive
12 11 (4.68%) Fastly
12 11 (4.68%) Google Workspace
13 7 (2.98%) Datadog
14 5 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (1.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (28.94%) HTTP
2 67 (28.51%) DNS
3 52 (22.13%) FTP
4 31 (13.19%) Firewall
5 29 (12.34%) DHCP
5 29 (12.34%) Internet
5 29 (12.34%) TCP/IP
6 27 (11.49%) SSL
7 23 (9.79%) DMZ
7 23 (9.79%) Extranet
8 20 (8.51%) VPN
9 12 (5.11%) SNMP
10 8 (3.40%) IPsec
11 7 (2.98%) SAN
12 6 (2.55%) HTTPS
12 6 (2.55%) NAS
12 6 (2.55%) SMTP
12 6 (2.55%) VLAN
13 5 (2.13%) PuTTY
13 5 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.49%) MySQL
2 24 (10.21%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (10.21%) NoSQL
3 23 (9.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
5 18 (7.66%) Relational Database
6 16 (6.81%) MongoDB
6 16 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.98%) InfluxDB
8 4 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.85%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.85%) Bigtable
9 2 (0.85%) DB2
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.43%) Redis
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 33 (14.04%) JIRA
3 23 (9.79%) Bitbucket
4 12 (5.11%) gulp
5 7 (2.98%) Gradle
5 7 (2.98%) Snowpack
5 7 (2.98%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.13%) Selenium
7 4 (1.70%) GitLab
7 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.70%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.70%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.28%) Postman
8 3 (1.28%) Subversion
9 2 (0.85%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.43%) Appium
10 1 (0.43%) Grunt
10 1 (0.43%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.43%) PostCSS
10 1 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 70 (29.79%) Social Skills
2 46 (19.57%) Retail
3 37 (15.74%) Finance
4 26 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (9.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (4.68%) Publishing
7 8 (3.40%) Games
8 4 (1.70%) Banking
8 4 (1.70%) Marketing
8 4 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.28%) Back Office
9 3 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.85%) Advertising
10 2 (0.85%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 30 (12.77%) Architect
1 30 (12.77%) Developer
2 28 (11.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (10.64%) Analyst
4 23 (9.79%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (9.79%) Technical Architect
4 23 (9.79%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 20 (8.51%) Cloud Engineer
6 19 (8.09%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 19 (8.09%) Magento Developer
7 18 (7.66%) Administrator
8 17 (7.23%) PHP Developer
9 16 (6.81%) Backend Developer
9 16 (6.81%) PHP Magento Developer
9 16 (6.81%) Security Engineer
9 16 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (5.96%) Software Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Senior Software Engineer
12 11 (4.68%) CloudOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (32.34%) React
2 55 (23.40%) CSS
3 50 (21.28%) HTML
4 46 (19.57%) Node.js
5 35 (14.89%) Web Services
6 30 (12.77%) Vue.js
7 27 (11.49%) HTML5
8 26 (11.06%) GraphQL
9 24 (10.21%) REST
9 24 (10.21%) SOAP
10 23 (9.79%) AngularJS
10 23 (9.79%) Express
10 23 (9.79%) NestJS
11 22 (9.36%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Graph
12 20 (8.51%) Sass
13 14 (5.96%) .NET
14 11 (4.68%) Memcached
15 10 (4.26%) .NET Framework
15 10 (4.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 63 (26.81%) Linux Command Line
2 42 (17.87%) Blog
3 23 (9.79%) Management Information System
4 21 (8.94%) Algorithms
5 20 (8.51%) Hedge funds
6 18 (7.66%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (5.53%) Clustering
7 13 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (5.53%) User Experience
8 10 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (3.40%) PKI
10 7 (2.98%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.98%) Equities
10 7 (2.98%) Legacy Applications
11 4 (1.70%) IoT
11 4 (1.70%) iSeries
11 4 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.28%) e-Learning
12 3 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 75 (31.91%) Linux
2 62 (26.38%) Windows
3 43 (18.30%) Unix
4 19 (8.09%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.53%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (4.26%) CentOS
7 7 (2.98%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.55%) Debian
9 3 (1.28%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.28%) Solaris
9 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.85%) Android
10 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.85%) OpenWrt
10 2 (0.85%) SUSE
10 2 (0.85%) VMS
10 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.34%) DevOps
2 72 (30.64%) Agile
3 51 (21.70%) Open Source
4 49 (20.85%) E-Commerce
5 39 (16.60%) Computer Science
6 38 (16.17%) Software Engineering
7 36 (15.32%) Project Delivery
8 35 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
8 35 (14.89%) Configuration Management
9 33 (14.04%) Application Security
10 30 (12.77%) Project Management
11 29 (12.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (11.91%) Test Automation
13 26 (11.06%) ITIL
14 25 (10.64%) Workshop Facilitation
15 24 (10.21%) Content Management
15 24 (10.21%) CRM
15 24 (10.21%) OO
16 23 (9.79%) ERP
16 23 (9.79%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 81 (34.47%) Java
3 80 (34.04%) Python
4 70 (29.79%) PHP
5 54 (22.98%) Bash
6 45 (19.15%) SQL
7 39 (16.60%) PowerShell
8 37 (15.74%) TypeScript
9 21 (8.94%) Perl
10 20 (8.51%) C#
11 19 (8.09%) C++
11 19 (8.09%) MATLAB
11 19 (8.09%) R
11 19 (8.09%) Scala
12 13 (5.53%) T-SQL
13 12 (5.11%) ES6
14 8 (3.40%) Ruby
15 7 (2.98%) ABAP
15 7 (2.98%) Kotlin
16 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (29.79%) Degree
2 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 22 (9.36%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (5.11%) MCSE
4 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.28%) CISSP
6 3 (1.28%) GCIH
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.43%) HNC
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.64%) QA
2 13 (5.53%) Accessibility
3 10 (4.26%) NIST
4 8 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.98%) Actionable Recommendations
5 7 (2.98%) NIST 800
6 5 (2.13%) GDPR
7 4 (1.70%) SLA
8 3 (1.28%) NCSC
8 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (34.04%) Docker
2 21 (8.94%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.55%) NFS
5 5 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.13%) vSphere
6 4 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.85%) LXC
7 2 (0.85%) Squid
7 2 (0.85%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.43%) KVM
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (27.66%) Kubernetes
2 35 (14.89%) Ansible
3 29 (12.34%) Terraform
4 28 (11.91%) Grafana
5 21 (8.94%) Prometheus
6 20 (8.51%) Argo
7 13 (5.53%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (2.98%) Nagios
9 6 (2.55%) Nessus
10 3 (1.28%) Kibana
10 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.28%) Puppet
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.85%) vRealize
11 2 (0.85%) WMI
12 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.43%) OpenView
12 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.19%) Oracle
3 27 (11.49%) IBM
4 23 (9.79%) ATG
5 22 (9.36%) Google
6 15 (6.38%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.26%) FIS
7 10 (4.26%) VMware
8 8 (3.40%) Cisco
8 8 (3.40%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.98%) ExtraHop
10 6 (2.55%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.55%) Splunk
11 4 (1.70%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.70%) Sophos
12 3 (1.28%) EMC
12 3 (1.28%) MikroTik
12 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.28%) Rapid7
12 3 (1.28%) Veritas