Period
to 24 November 2020

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 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 602 895 887
Rank change year-on-year +293 -8 +53
Permanent jobs citing SSH 107 164 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 0.80% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 121 154 234
Median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.92% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £36,500 £31,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,925 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +29.27% +9.33% -16.67%

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 8,190 20,626 23,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 15.39% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,598 16,037 18,893
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,575 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 13 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 November 2020. 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 +286 87 £55,000 +15.79% 26
London +244 62 £57,000 +3.64% 7
UK excluding London +190 29 £53,000 +29.27% 20
Work from Home +8 27 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East +180 14 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Midlands +91 8 £30,000 -40.00% 1
West Midlands +64 5 £27,500 -50.00% 1
North of England +130 3 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Scotland +80 3 - - 1
North West +108 2 £55,000 +15.79% 4
East Midlands +70 1 £22,500 -18.18%
Wales +51 1 £45,000 -
North East +14 1 £55,000 +139.13%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, 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 85 (79.44%) Linux
2 47 (43.93%) AWS
3 46 (42.99%) TCP/IP
4 37 (34.58%) Python
5 35 (32.71%) Windows
6 31 (28.97%) DevOps
7 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
7 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (27.10%) Bash Shell
9 26 (24.30%) FTP
10 25 (23.36%) SQL
10 25 (23.36%) Java
11 23 (21.50%) HTTP
12 22 (20.56%) Azure
13 21 (19.63%) DNS
13 21 (19.63%) Perl
14 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
15 18 (16.82%) JIRA
15 18 (16.82%) VMware
15 18 (16.82%) MySQL
15 18 (16.82%) Oracle
15 18 (16.82%) Finance
15 18 (16.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (16.82%) Linux Command Line
16 17 (15.89%) GitLab
17 16 (14.95%) Windows Server
17 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
17 16 (14.95%) PHP
18 15 (14.02%) HTML
18 15 (14.02%) Debian

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 12 (11.21%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 11 (10.28%) Apache
2 11 (10.28%) WebSphere
3 10 (9.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (3.74%) Fireworks
1 4 (3.74%) Inkscape
1 4 (3.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 47 (43.93%) AWS
2 22 (20.56%) Azure
3 18 (16.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (9.35%) Datadog
4 10 (9.35%) Office 365
5 9 (8.41%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (8.41%) Amazon S3
6 8 (7.48%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (7.48%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (7.48%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (7.48%) Serverless
6 8 (7.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (6.54%) IaaS
8 4 (3.74%) GitHub
9 3 (2.80%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (2.80%) GCP
10 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.87%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.87%) npm
10 2 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (42.99%) TCP/IP
2 26 (24.30%) FTP
3 23 (21.50%) HTTP
4 21 (19.63%) DNS
5 14 (13.08%) SSL
6 13 (12.15%) Firewall
7 10 (9.35%) HTTPS
7 10 (9.35%) SMTP
7 10 (9.35%) VPN
8 6 (5.61%) DHCP
9 3 (2.80%) 802.11
9 3 (2.80%) IPsec
9 3 (2.80%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.80%) LAN
9 3 (2.80%) OpenVPN
9 3 (2.80%) SAN
9 3 (2.80%) WAN
10 2 (1.87%) DSL
10 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.82%) MySQL
2 9 (8.41%) Big Data
2 9 (8.41%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (7.48%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (7.48%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.74%) MariaDB
5 4 (3.74%) Redis
5 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.80%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.87%) HBase
7 2 (1.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (16.82%) JIRA
3 17 (15.89%) GitLab
4 11 (10.28%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.35%) eggPlant
5 10 (9.35%) Locust
6 9 (8.41%) SonarQube
6 9 (8.41%) Subversion
7 8 (7.48%) JUnit
8 7 (6.54%) Maven
8 7 (6.54%) Mockito
8 7 (6.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (4.67%) webpack
10 3 (2.80%) Grunt
10 3 (2.80%) gulp
10 3 (2.80%) IDA Disassembler
10 3 (2.80%) OllyDbg
10 3 (2.80%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.93%) AutoIt
11 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Advertising
3 5 (4.67%) Back Office
4 4 (3.74%) Games
4 4 (3.74%) Publishing
5 3 (2.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.87%) Banking
6 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Developer
2 17 (15.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (12.15%) Administrator
4 12 (11.21%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (10.28%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (8.41%) Integration Developer
8 8 (7.48%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (7.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 8 (7.48%) Perl Developer
8 8 (7.48%) Python Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Engineering Manager
9 7 (6.54%) IT Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Service Manager
9 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering Manager
9 7 (6.54%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) HTML
2 14 (13.08%) CSS
3 10 (9.35%) Middleware
4 9 (8.41%) Node.js
5 8 (7.48%) React
5 8 (7.48%) Spring
6 7 (6.54%) Hibernate
6 7 (6.54%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.54%) Spring Cloud
6 7 (6.54%) Web Services
7 6 (5.61%) jQuery
7 6 (5.61%) LAMP
8 4 (3.74%) .NET
8 4 (3.74%) LDAP
8 4 (3.74%) React Native
9 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
9 3 (2.80%) HTML5
9 3 (2.80%) MEAN Stack
9 3 (2.80%) OpenID
9 3 (2.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (10.28%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.54%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.74%) Replication
6 3 (2.80%) Bitcoin
6 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.80%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.87%) Media Streaming
7 2 (1.87%) Music Streaming
7 2 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 85 (79.44%) Linux
2 35 (32.71%) Windows
3 16 (14.95%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.02%) Debian
5 13 (12.15%) Oracle Linux
5 13 (12.15%) Unix
6 10 (9.35%) CentOS
7 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) DevOps
2 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
4 15 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
5 12 (11.21%) System Testing
6 11 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (10.28%) Process Improvement
7 10 (9.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (9.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 9 (8.41%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.48%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (7.48%) Refactoring
10 7 (6.54%) Microservices
10 7 (6.54%) Server Building
10 7 (6.54%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.54%) Software Delivery
10 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.58%) Python
2 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
3 29 (27.10%) Bash Shell
4 25 (23.36%) Java
4 25 (23.36%) SQL
5 21 (19.63%) Perl
6 16 (14.95%) PHP
7 11 (10.28%) C#
8 6 (5.61%) C
8 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.61%) TypeScript
9 5 (4.67%) C++
10 3 (2.80%) Go
11 2 (1.87%) ES6
11 2 (1.87%) Groovy
11 2 (1.87%) Korn
11 2 (1.87%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.87%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) CISSP
3 1 (0.93%) GCIH
3 1 (0.93%) MCSA
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) RHCE
3 1 (0.93%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) NCSC
2 1 (0.93%) NIST
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (13.08%) Docker
3 12 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.28%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.93%) Firmware
7 1 (0.93%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) Grafana
2 12 (11.21%) Terraform
3 11 (10.28%) Kubernetes
4 10 (9.35%) ZABBIX
5 9 (8.41%) Ansible
6 4 (3.74%) Puppet
7 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.80%) Munin
7 3 (2.80%) Nagios
7 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.87%) Nessus
9 1 (0.93%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.93%) EnCase
9 1 (0.93%) FTK
9 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.93%) SCCM
9 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (16.82%) Oracle
1 18 (16.82%) VMware
2 13 (12.15%) IBM
3 7 (6.54%) LogicMonitor
4 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.74%) Cisco
6 3 (2.80%) Google
6 3 (2.80%) Veeam
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.93%) CA
8 1 (0.93%) McAfee
8 1 (0.93%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.93%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.93%) Solarflare
8 1 (0.93%) Splunk
8 1 (0.93%) Symantec
8 1 (0.93%) Xero