Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 876 967
Rank change year-on-year +8 +91 -104
Permanent jobs citing SSH 321 373 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.12% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 249 331 296
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year -10.11% +19.46% -6.88%

SSH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 16 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 22 August 2017. 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 +19 292 £45,000 - 14
UK excluding London -34 161 £40,000 -10.11% 11
London +62 156 £51,500 -1.90% 6
Midlands +55 35 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North of England -13 35 £45,000 +38.46% 3
South West -9 28 £40,000 -8.57% 1
West Midlands +42 26 £37,500 - 1
North West -17 26 £46,250 +42.31% 2
South East +17 24 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +12 18 £24,500 -51.00% 3
East of England -37 14 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +25 9 £32,500 -18.75%
Yorkshire +15 8 £45,000 +42.86% 1
Wales +4 4 £50,000 +51.52%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North East +16 1 £25,000 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SSH.

1 189 (58.88%) Linux
2 121 (37.69%) TCP/IP
3 105 (32.71%) Windows
4 99 (30.84%) DNS
5 94 (29.28%) HTTP
6 91 (28.35%) Firewall
7 83 (25.86%) MySQL
8 78 (24.30%) SMTP
9 76 (23.68%) VPN
10 74 (23.05%) WAN
10 74 (23.05%) Git (software)
11 72 (22.43%) Python
11 72 (22.43%) SSL
12 70 (21.81%) Unix
13 69 (21.50%) Cisco
13 69 (21.50%) LAMP
13 69 (21.50%) CentOS
13 69 (21.50%) Bash Shell
14 67 (20.87%) FTP
14 67 (20.87%) Java
14 67 (20.87%) PHP
15 65 (20.25%) Apache
16 63 (19.63%) VMware
17 62 (19.31%) LAN
18 60 (18.69%) DHCP
19 56 (17.45%) Perl
20 54 (16.82%) Finance
21 48 (14.95%) Red Hat
22 47 (14.64%) Active Directory
22 47 (14.64%) Amazon AWS

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 65 (20.25%) Apache
2 32 (9.97%) nginx
2 32 (9.97%) Tomcat
3 28 (8.72%) WordPress
4 21 (6.54%) JBoss
5 14 (4.36%) OpenStack
6 12 (3.74%) IIS
7 10 (3.12%) CMS
8 7 (2.18%) Joomla!
8 7 (2.18%) WildFly
9 5 (1.56%) Confluence
9 5 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.25%) Drupal
10 4 (1.25%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.62%) CICS
11 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.62%) SAS
11 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.49%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.98%) GitHub
4 15 (4.67%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.80%) IaaS
8 7 (2.18%) Office 365
9 6 (1.87%) SaaS
10 3 (0.93%) PaaS
10 3 (0.93%) Slack
11 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.62%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.62%) G Suite
11 2 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.62%) Linode
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 121 (37.69%) TCP/IP
2 99 (30.84%) DNS
3 94 (29.28%) HTTP
4 91 (28.35%) Firewall
5 78 (24.30%) SMTP
6 76 (23.68%) VPN
7 74 (23.05%) WAN
8 72 (22.43%) SSL
9 67 (20.87%) FTP
10 62 (19.31%) LAN
11 60 (18.69%) DHCP
12 43 (13.40%) Internet
12 43 (13.40%) SNMP
13 36 (11.21%) LDAP
13 36 (11.21%) Telnet
13 36 (11.21%) VoIP
14 33 (10.28%) SAN
15 28 (8.72%) IPsec
16 27 (8.41%) Wireless
17 25 (7.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (25.86%) MySQL
2 24 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.98%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.05%) MariaDB
5 11 (3.43%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.49%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.49%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.87%) InfluxDB
8 6 (1.87%) SQLite
9 4 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.25%) Redis
10 2 (0.62%) DB2
10 2 (0.62%) QGIS
10 2 (0.62%) Riak
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.31%) Firebird
11 1 (0.31%) phpMyAdmin
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 74 (23.05%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.03%) Maven
3 25 (7.79%) JIRA
4 20 (6.23%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.36%) GitLab
6 13 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (3.74%) Vagrant
8 10 (3.12%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.80%) Ant
9 9 (2.80%) Grunt
10 8 (2.49%) Emacs
10 8 (2.49%) git-flow
10 8 (2.49%) gulp
10 8 (2.49%) Zephyr
11 7 (2.18%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.18%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.87%) Gerrit
12 6 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.56%) Sublime Text
14 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 54 (16.82%) Finance
2 22 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.54%) Marketing
4 10 (3.12%) Advertising
4 10 (3.12%) Retail
5 8 (2.49%) Games
6 7 (2.18%) Electronics
6 7 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.87%) Banking
7 6 (1.87%) Law
7 6 (1.87%) Military
8 5 (1.56%) Automotive
8 5 (1.56%) Publishing
9 4 (1.25%) French Language
9 4 (1.25%) Legal
10 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 66 (20.56%) Developer
2 47 (14.64%) Analyst
3 40 (12.46%) Linux Engineer
4 37 (11.53%) Network Engineer
5 28 (8.72%) Administrator
6 23 (7.17%) Systems Engineer
7 21 (6.54%) Security Analyst
7 21 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.61%) PHP Developer
9 17 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.30%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.30%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (4.98%) IT Analyst
10 16 (4.98%) IT Engineer
10 16 (4.98%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 15 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 12 (3.74%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (21.50%) LAMP
2 45 (14.02%) HTML
3 40 (12.46%) CSS
3 40 (12.46%) Web Services
4 28 (8.72%) SOAP
5 23 (7.17%) RESTful
6 21 (6.54%) CSS3
7 20 (6.23%) Spring
7 20 (6.23%) Spring Security
8 19 (5.92%) 802.1X
8 19 (5.92%) HTML5
8 19 (5.92%) LEMP Stack
8 19 (5.92%) XML
9 18 (5.61%) AngularJS
9 18 (5.61%) JSON
9 18 (5.61%) Sass
10 16 (4.98%) jQuery
11 15 (4.67%) REST
12 12 (3.74%) Ajax
12 12 (3.74%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.97%) Linux Command Line
2 24 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.48%) PKI
3 23 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.12%) Clustering
6 10 (3.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.18%) CMDB
8 7 (2.18%) Fintech
8 7 (2.18%) User Experience
9 6 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.87%) PACS
9 6 (1.87%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.56%) iPhone
10 5 (1.56%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 189 (58.88%) Linux
2 105 (32.71%) Windows
3 70 (21.81%) Unix
4 69 (21.50%) CentOS
5 43 (13.40%) Windows Server
6 26 (8.10%) Apple iOS
6 26 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (7.79%) Debian
8 24 (7.48%) Ubuntu
9 23 (7.17%) Android
10 19 (5.92%) Solaris
11 13 (4.05%) AIX
12 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.25%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.93%) Fedora
16 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X Server
17 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (11.84%) Load Balancing
2 33 (10.28%) SIEM
3 32 (9.97%) DevOps
3 32 (9.97%) ITIL
4 31 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (9.35%) Configuration Management
6 28 (8.72%) Problem Management
7 23 (7.17%) Change Management
7 23 (7.17%) Mentoring
8 22 (6.85%) Change Control
9 21 (6.54%) Information Security
9 21 (6.54%) Network Architecture
10 20 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (5.92%) Infrastructure Management
11 19 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.61%) Software Engineering
12 18 (5.61%) TDD
13 17 (5.30%) Web Development
14 16 (4.98%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.43%) Python
2 69 (21.50%) Bash Shell
3 67 (20.87%) Java
3 67 (20.87%) PHP
4 56 (17.45%) Perl
5 46 (14.33%) SQL
6 41 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 35 (10.90%) Ruby
8 32 (9.97%) Shell Script
9 19 (5.92%) PowerShell
10 17 (5.30%) C
10 17 (5.30%) C++
11 10 (3.12%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.18%) XPath
13 6 (1.87%) C#
13 6 (1.87%) PHP 7
14 5 (1.56%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.56%) PHP 5
15 4 (1.25%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 39 (12.15%) Degree
2 29 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (8.72%) Security Cleared
4 20 (6.23%) CCNA
4 20 (6.23%) CCNP
5 15 (4.67%) CISSP
6 11 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.49%) CCIE
7 8 (2.49%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.18%) RHCE
8 7 (2.18%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.87%) ISEB
10 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.25%) HND
11 4 (1.25%) MCSE
12 3 (0.93%) CEH
12 3 (0.93%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.62%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (4.98%) PCI DSS
2 13 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (3.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (3.12%) GDPR
5 9 (2.80%) COBIT
5 9 (2.80%) QA
5 9 (2.80%) SLA
6 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.25%) Def Stans
System Software
1 47 (14.64%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (9.97%) Docker
4 24 (7.48%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.05%) NFS
6 12 (3.74%) XenServer
7 11 (3.43%) LXC
8 9 (2.80%) Postfix
8 9 (2.80%) Varnish
8 9 (2.80%) vSphere
9 8 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.56%) iptables
11 4 (1.25%) OpenSIPS
12 3 (0.93%) Samba
12 3 (0.93%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.93%) Snort
12 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.93%) Xen
13 2 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (11.84%) Puppet
2 31 (9.66%) Nagios
3 30 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (9.03%) Ansible
5 18 (5.61%) Nessus
6 17 (5.30%) Nmap
7 13 (4.05%) SELinux
8 12 (3.74%) Icinga
9 11 (3.43%) CFEngine
9 11 (3.43%) Cobbler
10 10 (3.12%) SCCM
11 8 (2.49%) cPanel
11 8 (2.49%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.87%) collectd
12 6 (1.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (1.87%) rkt
12 6 (1.87%) yum
13 5 (1.56%) Cacti
13 5 (1.56%) HAProxy
14 4 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 69 (21.50%) Cisco
2 63 (19.63%) VMware
3 48 (14.95%) Red Hat
4 41 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 27 (8.41%) HP
6 22 (6.85%) Qualys
7 16 (4.98%) Juniper
8 14 (4.36%) SolarWinds
9 13 (4.05%) Citrix
10 12 (3.74%) Oracle
11 11 (3.43%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.80%) Dell
12 9 (2.80%) Google
12 9 (2.80%) IBM
13 8 (2.49%) Apple
13 8 (2.49%) Aruba
13 8 (2.49%) McAfee
13 8 (2.49%) Sybase
14 7 (2.18%) BMC
14 7 (2.18%) SAP