Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 702 882 863
Rank change year-on-year +180 -19 +88
Permanent jobs citing SSH 102 145 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 0.79% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 125 138 224
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -8.16%
10th Percentile £30,470 £29,000 £26,520
90th Percentile £72,500 £79,000 £69,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -15.79%

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 9,782 18,443 22,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 15.00% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,667 14,764 18,035
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 +180 89 £55,000 +10.00% 24
London +202 59 £60,000 +9.09% 5
UK excluding London +78 31 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Work from Home -69 29 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Midlands +67 16 £50,000 +21.21% 3
East Midlands +34 7 £50,000 +66.67% 1
West Midlands +53 6 £27,500 -45.00% 2
North of England +61 5 £55,000 +15.79% 6
South East +89 4 £40,000 -30.43% 6
South West +31 4 £31,227 -21.93%
Yorkshire +38 3 £45,000 +76.47% 2
Wales - 2 £45,000 - 2
North West +64 1 £55,000 +15.79% 3
North East +12 1 £55,000 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 88 (86.27%) Linux
2 48 (47.06%) Python
3 41 (40.20%) SQL
4 32 (31.37%) Windows
4 32 (31.37%) AWS
5 29 (28.43%) TCP/IP
6 26 (25.49%) Bash Shell
7 24 (23.53%) FTP
7 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 24 (23.53%) Perl
7 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 24 (23.53%) Shell Script
7 24 (23.53%) Finance
8 23 (22.55%) Unix
8 23 (22.55%) DNS
8 23 (22.55%) DevOps
9 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (20.59%) HTTP
9 21 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (19.61%) MySQL
10 20 (19.61%) Back Office
11 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
11 19 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (16.67%) VMware
12 17 (16.67%) HTML
13 16 (15.69%) Azure
13 16 (15.69%) SWIFT

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 7 (6.86%) Apache
2 5 (4.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.94%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Confluence
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.96%) WordPress
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.98%) Drupal
6 1 (0.98%) Moodle
6 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.98%) nginx
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.96%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.96%) Inkscape
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.37%) AWS
2 16 (15.69%) Azure
3 14 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (12.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 11 (10.78%) Amazon S3
5 11 (10.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (9.80%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (9.80%) Serverless
7 8 (7.84%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (7.84%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (5.88%) GCP
9 5 (4.90%) Datadog
9 5 (4.90%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (3.92%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.96%) GitHub
11 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.98%) G Suite
12 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.43%) TCP/IP
2 24 (23.53%) FTP
3 23 (22.55%) DNS
4 21 (20.59%) HTTP
5 13 (12.75%) Firewall
6 12 (11.76%) SMTP
7 11 (10.78%) DHCP
7 11 (10.78%) SSL
8 10 (9.80%) VPN
9 7 (6.86%) SAN
10 6 (5.88%) 802.11
10 6 (5.88%) SNMP
10 6 (5.88%) WAN
11 5 (4.90%) HTTPS
11 5 (4.90%) LAN
12 4 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (3.92%) Network Security
13 3 (2.94%) IPsec
13 3 (2.94%) OpenVPN
13 3 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
1 20 (19.61%) MySQL
1 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (13.73%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (8.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.92%) Big Data
7 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.94%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.94%) HBase
8 3 (2.94%) Impala
8 3 (2.94%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.82%) Subversion
3 8 (7.84%) GitLab
3 8 (7.84%) JIRA
4 5 (4.90%) eggPlant
4 5 (4.90%) Locust
5 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.94%) Grunt
7 2 (1.96%) AutoIt
7 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.96%) git-flow
7 2 (1.96%) gulp
8 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.98%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.98%) OllyDbg
8 1 (0.98%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.98%) Postman
8 1 (0.98%) Selenium
8 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.98%) WinDbg
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 20 (19.61%) Back Office
3 12 (11.76%) Banking
4 10 (9.80%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.90%) Retail
6 4 (3.92%) Automotive
6 4 (3.92%) Publishing
6 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.96%) Games
7 2 (1.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Front Office
8 1 (0.98%) Law
8 1 (0.98%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Analyst
2 20 (19.61%) Developer
3 17 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (15.69%) Support Analyst
5 13 (12.75%) Applications Support
5 13 (12.75%) Applications Support Analyst
5 13 (12.75%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.84%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (7.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) Perl Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Python Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Administrator
9 6 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (4.90%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) HTML
2 15 (14.71%) CSS
3 12 (11.76%) .NET
4 6 (5.88%) 802.1X
4 6 (5.88%) Laravel
5 5 (4.90%) Node.js
5 5 (4.90%) REST
6 4 (3.92%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (3.92%) Kafka
6 4 (3.92%) LAMP
6 4 (3.92%) React
6 4 (3.92%) SOAP
6 4 (3.92%) Web Services
6 4 (3.92%) XMPP
7 3 (2.94%) jQuery
7 3 (2.94%) LDAP
8 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.96%) Middleware
8 2 (1.96%) Sass
8 2 (1.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (15.69%) SWIFT
3 13 (12.75%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.94%) Replication
5 2 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Media Streaming
5 2 (1.96%) Music Streaming
5 2 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.96%) Smart City
6 1 (0.98%) CCTV
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 88 (86.27%) Linux
2 32 (31.37%) Windows
3 23 (22.55%) Unix
4 21 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (14.71%) Debian
6 7 (6.86%) CentOS
7 6 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.92%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.98%) Solaris
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) DevOps
2 19 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (10.78%) Process Improvement
4 10 (9.80%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (8.82%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.84%) Refactoring
7 7 (6.86%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (6.86%) ITIL
8 6 (5.88%) B2B
8 6 (5.88%) Open Source
8 6 (5.88%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) MVC
9 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) Server Building
9 5 (4.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.06%) Python
2 41 (40.20%) SQL
3 26 (25.49%) Bash Shell
4 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 24 (23.53%) Perl
4 24 (23.53%) Shell Script
5 14 (13.73%) PHP
6 12 (11.76%) Java
7 6 (5.88%) C#
7 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.92%) C
8 4 (3.92%) C++
9 3 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.96%) Korn
10 2 (1.96%) Ruby
10 2 (1.96%) VBScript
11 1 (0.98%) AWK
11 1 (0.98%) ES6
11 1 (0.98%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) CCNA
2 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) CISSP
3 1 (0.98%) GCIH
3 1 (0.98%) RHCE
3 1 (0.98%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
3 2 (1.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.98%) NCSC
4 1 (0.98%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.88%) Docker
5 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.96%) vSphere
7 1 (0.98%) Firmware
7 1 (0.98%) KVM
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
7 1 (0.98%) oVirt
7 1 (0.98%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.98%) Squid
7 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) Xen
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) Ansible
2 9 (8.82%) Kubernetes
3 8 (7.84%) Grafana
3 8 (7.84%) Terraform
4 5 (4.90%) Nagios
4 5 (4.90%) Puppet
4 5 (4.90%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.94%) Nessus
5 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.94%) Packer
6 2 (1.96%) EnCase
6 2 (1.96%) FTK
6 2 (1.96%) Munin
6 2 (1.96%) SCCM
7 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 17 (16.67%) VMware
3 9 (8.82%) Google
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.82%) Oracle
4 4 (3.92%) Cisco
4 4 (3.92%) IBM
5 3 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (1.96%) Qualys
7 1 (0.98%) Aruba
7 1 (0.98%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (0.98%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.98%) Meru Networks
7 1 (0.98%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.98%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.98%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.98%) Splunk
7 1 (0.98%) Twitter
7 1 (0.98%) Ubiquiti