Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 860 919 906
Rank change year-on-year +59 -13 +32
Permanent jobs citing SSH 259 283 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.06% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 208 238 254
UK median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -1.10%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £29,300
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £68,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% -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 22,794 26,670 28,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.19% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17,844 21,534 23,441
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 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 +74 241 £45,000 -6.25% 50
UK excluding London +60 156 £38,500 -18.95% 34
London +17 96 £52,500 +2.94% 17
South East +16 55 £42,250 -11.98% 11
North of England +47 31 £32,500 -27.78% 6
Midlands +25 30 £38,000 -15.56% 4
West Midlands +19 27 £37,500 -16.67% 4
South West +35 19 £46,000 +33.33% 12
North West +22 19 £32,500 -29.73% 1
Yorkshire +58 12 £40,000 -38.46% 5
East of England - 8 £50,000 -
Scotland 0 7 £30,999 -37.06% 1
East Midlands +20 3 £52,500 +39.07%
Wales +13 3 £40,000 -23.81%
Northern Ireland -20 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 155 (59.85%) Linux
2 87 (33.59%) Firewall
3 77 (29.73%) DNS
4 67 (25.87%) Bash Shell
5 65 (25.10%) MySQL
6 64 (24.71%) Windows
7 63 (24.32%) Git (software)
8 61 (23.55%) VPN
9 60 (23.17%) Cisco
9 60 (23.17%) PHP
10 57 (22.01%) FTP
11 50 (19.31%) TCP/IP
12 48 (18.53%) HTTP
12 48 (18.53%) SQL
13 47 (18.15%) JavaScript
13 47 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
14 46 (17.76%) Microsoft
14 46 (17.76%) DHCP
14 46 (17.76%) Data Centre
14 46 (17.76%) Linux Command Line
15 45 (17.37%) HTML
16 44 (16.99%) Python
17 43 (16.60%) CSS
18 41 (15.83%) Apache
18 41 (15.83%) IPsec
19 40 (15.44%) BGP
20 39 (15.06%) Unix
20 39 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
21 38 (14.67%) OSPF
21 38 (14.67%) Red Hat

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 41 (15.83%) Apache
2 27 (10.42%) IIS
2 27 (10.42%) nginx
3 23 (8.88%) Tomcat
4 14 (5.41%) WordPress
5 11 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.70%) CMS
7 6 (2.32%) Drupal
7 6 (2.32%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.93%) Confluence
8 5 (1.93%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.54%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 3 (1.16%) JBoss
11 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.77%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.39%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 14 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (1.16%) Avid Media Composer
3 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (5.02%) Magento
2 2 (0.77%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.39%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.34%) npm
3 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.47%) GitHub
5 8 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.32%) SaaS
7 5 (1.93%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.93%) Heroku
7 5 (1.93%) MailChimp
7 5 (1.93%) Mailgun
7 5 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.54%) Trello
9 3 (1.16%) Datadog
9 3 (1.16%) Slack
10 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.77%) Office 365
10 2 (0.77%) Yarn
11 1 (0.39%) G Suite
11 1 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 87 (33.59%) Firewall
2 77 (29.73%) DNS
3 61 (23.55%) VPN
4 57 (22.01%) FTP
5 50 (19.31%) TCP/IP
6 48 (18.53%) HTTP
7 46 (17.76%) DHCP
8 41 (15.83%) IPsec
9 40 (15.44%) BGP
10 38 (14.67%) OSPF
11 37 (14.29%) Network Security
11 37 (14.29%) SNMP
12 35 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (11.20%) MPLS
14 24 (9.27%) LAN
15 23 (8.88%) DMVPN
16 22 (8.49%) VoIP
17 21 (8.11%) Ethernet
18 20 (7.72%) SMTP
18 20 (7.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (25.10%) MySQL
2 31 (11.97%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.49%) Big Data
4 11 (4.25%) Redis
5 10 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.32%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.54%) DB2
10 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.16%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.16%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.95%) Mercurial
3 15 (5.79%) JIRA
4 8 (3.09%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.70%) Selenium
5 7 (2.70%) webpack
6 4 (1.54%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.54%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.54%) Subversion
7 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.77%) GitLab
7 2 (0.77%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.39%) Emacs
8 1 (0.39%) gulp
8 1 (0.39%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.39%) MSTest
8 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 29 (11.20%) Finance
2 24 (9.27%) Marketing
3 22 (8.49%) Retail
4 4 (1.54%) French Language
4 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.16%) Cantonese Language
5 3 (1.16%) Front Office
5 3 (1.16%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.16%) Korean Language
6 2 (0.77%) Advertising
6 2 (0.77%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (25.10%) Developer
2 41 (15.83%) Network Engineer
3 25 (9.65%) Administrator
3 25 (9.65%) Consultant
4 24 (9.27%) Systems Administrator
5 22 (8.49%) Linux Administrator
6 21 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 19 (7.34%) Analyst
8 18 (6.95%) Linux Engineer
9 17 (6.56%) Junior
10 16 (6.18%) Junior Developer
10 16 (6.18%) Senior Developer
10 16 (6.18%) Support Engineer
11 14 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (5.41%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (5.41%) PHP Developer
11 14 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
12 13 (5.02%) Implementation Consultant
12 13 (5.02%) Software Developer
12 13 (5.02%) Technical Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.37%) HTML
2 43 (16.60%) CSS
3 37 (14.29%) XML
4 33 (12.74%) Laravel
5 31 (11.97%) jQuery
6 27 (10.42%) Web Services
7 25 (9.65%) LAMP
8 24 (9.27%) JSON
9 23 (8.88%) Sass
10 22 (8.49%) HTML5
11 19 (7.34%) CSS3
12 17 (6.56%) LDAP
12 17 (6.56%) LEMP Stack
13 16 (6.18%) Silex
14 9 (3.47%) Middleware
15 8 (3.09%) Apache NiFi
15 8 (3.09%) Kafka
15 8 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
16 7 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.76%) Data Centre
1 46 (17.76%) Linux Command Line
2 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.79%) PKI
4 14 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.86%) Replication
6 9 (3.47%) User Experience
7 7 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.93%) Derivative
8 5 (1.93%) Social Media
8 5 (1.93%) Social Network
8 5 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.54%) PACS
10 3 (1.16%) Clustering
10 3 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.16%) IPTV
10 3 (1.16%) Smartcard
10 3 (1.16%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 155 (59.85%) Linux
2 64 (24.71%) Windows
3 39 (15.06%) Unix
4 28 (10.81%) CentOS
5 25 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (9.65%) Windows Server
6 20 (7.72%) Ubuntu
7 13 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.09%) Debian
10 7 (2.70%) zOS
11 5 (1.93%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.93%) Solaris
12 3 (1.16%) AIX
12 3 (1.16%) Android
12 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.77%) HPUX
13 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.90%) DevOps
1 36 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (8.88%) Network Design
3 23 (8.88%) Project Management
4 20 (7.72%) Change Management
4 20 (7.72%) ITIL
5 17 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
5 17 (6.56%) OO
6 16 (6.18%) Front End Development
7 15 (5.79%) Computer Science
7 15 (5.79%) Patch Management
8 14 (5.41%) Configuration Management
8 14 (5.41%) Security Patching
8 14 (5.41%) TDD
9 13 (5.02%) Change Control
10 12 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (4.63%) Open Source
10 12 (4.63%) Problem Management
10 12 (4.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.87%) Bash Shell
2 60 (23.17%) PHP
3 48 (18.53%) SQL
4 47 (18.15%) JavaScript
5 44 (16.99%) Python
6 24 (9.27%) Java
7 19 (7.34%) Perl
8 10 (3.86%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.09%) C
10 6 (2.32%) PHP 5
10 6 (2.32%) PHP 7
11 5 (1.93%) C#
11 5 (1.93%) C++
11 5 (1.93%) ES6
11 5 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.54%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.54%) C-shell
12 4 (1.54%) Korn
12 4 (1.54%) VB
13 2 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (12.74%) CCNP
3 30 (11.58%) Security Cleared
4 23 (8.88%) CCNA
5 22 (8.49%) Degree
6 15 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (5.79%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.32%) CCIE
8 6 (2.32%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.54%) CISSP
10 4 (1.54%) RHCE
11 2 (0.77%) CISM
11 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.77%) MCSE
11 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.77%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.95%) QA
2 8 (3.09%) SLA
3 7 (2.70%) PMO
4 5 (1.93%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.54%) HL7
6 3 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.39%) GDPR
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.27%) NFS
3 20 (7.72%) Docker
3 20 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.41%) iptables
6 11 (4.25%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.09%) XenServer
8 5 (1.93%) KVM
8 5 (1.93%) QEMU
8 5 (1.93%) Samba
8 5 (1.93%) VMFS
8 5 (1.93%) vSphere
9 4 (1.54%) LXC
9 4 (1.54%) Varnish
10 3 (1.16%) Postfix
10 3 (1.16%) Xen
10 3 (1.16%) XenApp
10 3 (1.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (11.58%) Nagios
2 17 (6.56%) Ansible
3 16 (6.18%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.79%) Puppet
5 14 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (5.02%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (4.63%) Nessus
8 8 (3.09%) Marathon
8 8 (3.09%) Mesos
8 8 (3.09%) systemd
9 6 (2.32%) SELinux
9 6 (2.32%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.93%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.93%) Plesk
11 4 (1.54%) cPanel
11 4 (1.54%) HP ALM
11 4 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.54%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.54%) ZENworks
12 3 (1.16%) Fail2ban
Vendors
1 60 (23.17%) Cisco
2 46 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.67%) Red Hat
4 33 (12.74%) VMware
5 24 (9.27%) Splunk
6 19 (7.34%) Juniper
7 13 (5.02%) Fortinet
7 13 (5.02%) HP
8 12 (4.63%) CA
8 12 (4.63%) IBM
8 12 (4.63%) NetApp
9 11 (4.25%) EMC
9 11 (4.25%) Oracle
9 11 (4.25%) Palo Alto
10 10 (3.86%) Atlassian
11 9 (3.47%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.09%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.70%) Adobe
13 7 (2.70%) F5
13 7 (2.70%) Google