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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 702 738 800
Rank change year-on-year +36 +62  
Permanent jobs citing SSH 174 211 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.27% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 128 177 157
Median salary £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £44,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.11% +18.66%  

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 14351 16668 19314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.16% 16.90% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11670 13853 15719
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,597 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SSH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 165 £47,500 +5.55% 19
London +54 94 £52,500 - 5
West Midlands +28 14 £40,000 +3.22% 1
North West -32 14 £42,500 +30.76% 3
South East +16 12 £45,000 - 5
South West +3 12 £35,000 -36.36% 2
Cheshire - 10 £40,000 - 1
Surbiton - 8 - -
Birmingham - 8 £45,000 -
Hampshire +32 7 £35,750 +2.14% 3
Southampton +21 7 £35,750 +2.14% 3
Scotland +9 7 £23,000 -54.00% 1
Edinburgh -2 7 £23,000 -
Hertfordshire -7 7 £45,000 +1.12%
East of England -32 7 £45,000 -12.19% 1
Knutsford - 7 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -1 6 £45,000 +40.62% 2
East Midlands +24 5 £32,500 -18.75%
West Yorkshire +15 5 £51,750 +64.28% 1
Wiltshire +5 4 £32,500 -50.94%
Swindon +1 4 £32,500 -50.94%
Merseyside -1 4 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Berkshire +13 3 £70,000 +75.00% 1
Leeds +8 3 £75,000 +140.00%
Devon +4 3 £35,000 +42.85%
Nottinghamshire +4 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Liverpool +1 3 £47,500 +46.15%
Watford -16 3 £40,000 -10.11%
Warrington - 3 £36,500 - 1
Plymouth - 3 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (60.00%) Linux
2 134 (42.54%) TCP/IP
3 106 (33.65%) Windows
4 105 (33.33%) Firewall
5 103 (32.70%) HTTP
6 102 (32.38%) DNS
7 87 (27.62%) MySQL
8 85 (26.98%) VPN
8 85 (26.98%) WAN
9 79 (25.08%) Apache
9 79 (25.08%) Bash Shell
10 78 (24.76%) Unix
11 76 (24.13%) SMTP
11 76 (24.13%) FTP
12 75 (23.81%) CentOS
13 74 (23.49%) Python
14 71 (22.54%) LAN
15 69 (21.90%) Cisco
16 68 (21.59%) SSL
17 67 (21.27%) VMware
18 66 (20.95%) PHP
19 62 (19.68%) Perl
20 60 (19.05%) LAMP
21 59 (18.73%) Java
22 58 (18.41%) Git (software)
23 53 (16.83%) Red Hat
24 51 (16.19%) LDAP
25 49 (15.56%) DHCP
26 48 (15.24%) JavaScript
26 48 (15.24%) SQL

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 79 (25.08%) Apache
2 47 (14.92%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.62%) nginx
4 18 (5.71%) IIS
5 17 (5.40%) JBoss
6 16 (5.08%) WordPress
7 11 (3.49%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.86%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.86%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.22%) WildFly
10 6 (1.90%) ArcGIS
10 6 (1.90%) Confluence
10 6 (1.90%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.59%) CMS
11 5 (1.59%) Moodle
12 4 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.27%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.95%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) GIMP
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Magento
2 6 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.75%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.08%) GitHub
4 12 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.81%) IaaS
4 12 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (3.49%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.54%) Office 365
7 4 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.27%) SaaS
8 3 (0.95%) PaaS
9 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.63%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.63%) G Suite
9 2 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Slack
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 134 (42.54%) TCP/IP
2 105 (33.33%) Firewall
3 103 (32.70%) HTTP
4 102 (32.38%) DNS
5 85 (26.98%) VPN
5 85 (26.98%) WAN
6 76 (24.13%) FTP
6 76 (24.13%) SMTP
7 71 (22.54%) LAN
8 68 (21.59%) SSL
9 51 (16.19%) LDAP
10 49 (15.56%) DHCP
11 47 (14.92%) Internet
12 44 (13.97%) Telnet
13 43 (13.65%) SNMP
14 37 (11.75%) SAN
15 36 (11.43%) HTTPS
16 28 (8.89%) IPsec
17 27 (8.57%) VoIP
18 24 (7.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (27.62%) MySQL
2 35 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 20 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.81%) MariaDB
7 10 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.22%) DB2
8 7 (2.22%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.90%) QGIS
10 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.59%) SQLite
11 3 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.95%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.63%) Redis
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.32%) Firebird
13 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 58 (18.41%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.67%) Maven
3 20 (6.35%) JIRA
4 15 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (3.49%) Vagrant
7 9 (2.86%) Ant
7 9 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.54%) Emacs
8 8 (2.54%) GitLab
8 8 (2.54%) Grunt
9 7 (2.22%) git-flow
9 7 (2.22%) Subversion
9 7 (2.22%) Zephyr
10 6 (1.90%) gulp
11 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.27%) Selenium
12 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.95%) Mercurial
General
1 45 (14.29%) Finance
2 25 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.76%) Marketing
4 11 (3.49%) Banking
5 9 (2.86%) Retail
6 8 (2.54%) Games
7 6 (1.90%) Advertising
7 6 (1.90%) Electronics
7 6 (1.90%) French Language
7 6 (1.90%) Law
7 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.27%) German Language
8 4 (1.27%) Legal
8 4 (1.27%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.27%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 2 (0.63%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (17.46%) Developer
2 43 (13.65%) Network Engineer
3 42 (13.33%) Analyst
4 38 (12.06%) Linux Engineer
5 28 (8.89%) Administrator
6 26 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (5.71%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.71%) Support Engineer
11 16 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 15 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
12 15 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 15 (4.76%) Security Analyst
13 14 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (4.44%) IT Analyst
13 14 (4.44%) PHP Developer
14 13 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.05%) LAMP
2 41 (13.02%) HTML
3 37 (11.75%) Web Services
4 36 (11.43%) CSS
5 22 (6.98%) SOAP
6 21 (6.67%) jQuery
7 19 (6.03%) HTML5
8 18 (5.71%) LEMP Stack
9 17 (5.40%) Ajax
9 17 (5.40%) Sass
9 17 (5.40%) XML
10 16 (5.08%) 802.1X
11 14 (4.44%) CSS3
12 13 (4.13%) REST
12 13 (4.13%) RESTful
12 13 (4.13%) Spring
12 13 (4.13%) Spring Security
13 11 (3.49%) AngularJS
14 10 (3.17%) JSON
14 10 (3.17%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.70%) Linux Command Line
2 31 (9.84%) Data Centre
3 27 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.25%) Computer Science
5 24 (7.62%) PKI
6 11 (3.49%) Client/Server
7 10 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.22%) CMDB
9 7 (2.22%) Fintech
10 6 (1.90%) PACS
11 5 (1.59%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.59%) iPhone
11 5 (1.59%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.59%) User Experience
12 4 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 189 (60.00%) Linux
2 106 (33.65%) Windows
3 78 (24.76%) Unix
4 75 (23.81%) CentOS
5 45 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 35 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (9.52%) Debian
8 24 (7.62%) Solaris
9 19 (6.03%) Apple iOS
9 19 (6.03%) Ubuntu
10 16 (5.08%) Android
11 15 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (3.81%) AIX
12 12 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.90%) CoreOS
14 6 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
16 4 (1.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.65%) Load Balancing
2 38 (12.06%) DevOps
3 33 (10.48%) Problem Management
4 31 (9.84%) Network Architecture
5 30 (9.52%) SIEM
6 29 (9.21%) Configuration Management
6 29 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (8.57%) ITIL
8 22 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (6.98%) Web Development
9 21 (6.67%) Change Management
10 19 (6.03%) Mentoring
10 19 (6.03%) Patch Management
10 19 (6.03%) Project Management
11 18 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (5.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 16 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (5.08%) Information Security
14 15 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 79 (25.08%) Bash Shell
2 74 (23.49%) Python
3 66 (20.95%) PHP
4 62 (19.68%) Perl
5 59 (18.73%) Java
6 48 (15.24%) JavaScript
6 48 (15.24%) SQL
7 40 (12.70%) Ruby
8 35 (11.11%) Shell Script
9 23 (7.30%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.54%) C#
11 7 (2.22%) C
12 6 (1.90%) XPath
13 4 (1.27%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.27%) C-shell
13 4 (1.27%) ES6
14 3 (0.95%) AppleScript
14 3 (0.95%) C++
14 3 (0.95%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (13.65%) Degree
2 31 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.03%) CISSP
4 18 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.40%) CCNA
5 17 (5.40%) CCNP
6 15 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.54%) CCIE
7 8 (2.54%) CEH
7 8 (2.54%) CISM
7 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.54%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (2.22%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.22%) MCSE
8 7 (2.22%) RHCE
8 7 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
9 5 (1.59%) ISEB
10 4 (1.27%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.40%) PCI DSS
2 14 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (3.17%) SLA
6 9 (2.86%) QA
7 8 (2.54%) GDPR
8 5 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.27%) COBIT
10 3 (0.95%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.32%) COSO
11 1 (0.32%) PMO
11 1 (0.32%) SAS 70
System Software
1 47 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (13.02%) Active Directory
3 24 (7.62%) Docker
4 18 (5.71%) NFS
5 17 (5.40%) Hyper-V
6 15 (4.76%) iptables
6 15 (4.76%) Samba
7 14 (4.44%) XenServer
8 9 (2.86%) Varnish
9 8 (2.54%) vSphere
10 7 (2.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 6 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.59%) Firmware
12 5 (1.59%) OpenSIPS
12 5 (1.59%) Postfix
13 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.95%) OpenSSH
14 3 (0.95%) Squid
14 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (13.65%) Puppet
2 39 (12.38%) Nagios
3 31 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (8.57%) Ansible
5 23 (7.30%) Nmap
6 15 (4.76%) Nessus
6 15 (4.76%) SELinux
7 13 (4.13%) CFEngine
8 12 (3.81%) Icinga
9 9 (2.86%) Cobbler
9 9 (2.86%) SCCM
10 8 (2.54%) Cacti
10 8 (2.54%) Oracle ZFS
10 8 (2.54%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (2.22%) HAProxy
12 6 (1.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 6 (1.90%) Kibana
12 6 (1.90%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (1.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (21.90%) Cisco
2 67 (21.27%) VMware
3 53 (16.83%) Red Hat
4 46 (14.60%) Microsoft
5 30 (9.52%) HP
6 27 (8.57%) Oracle
7 20 (6.35%) Qualys
8 16 (5.08%) Juniper
9 13 (4.13%) Citrix
9 13 (4.13%) Google
9 13 (4.13%) NetApp
9 13 (4.13%) Palo Alto
10 12 (3.81%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.49%) Splunk
12 10 (3.17%) Aruba
12 10 (3.17%) IBM
12 10 (3.17%) McAfee
13 9 (2.86%) SAP
14 8 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (2.54%) Sybase
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
DataPipe
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Harrogate
Pearson Frank
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Competitive + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Great Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Competitive Market Salary + Full Company Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: 12 days ago