Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 924 908
Rank change year-on-year +46 -16 +16
Permanent jobs citing SSH 261 276 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.00% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 215 222 309
UK median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +6.67%

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 23,877 27,713 31,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.45% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 18,727 22,423 25,578
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 +86 237 £45,000 -6.25% 41
UK excluding London +65 146 £37,500 -16.67% 30
London +71 110 £50,000 -4.76% 13
North of England +28 41 £32,500 -27.78% 5
South East +7 33 £50,750 +1.50% 4
North West +24 31 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Midlands +26 24 £36,500 +4.29% 6
West Midlands +16 20 £36,500 +4.29% 3
South West +36 18 £40,000 - 11
Scotland -2 14 £23,000 -53.30%
Yorkshire +45 10 £33,750 -10.00% 2
East of England +44 10 £38,000 +22.58% 2
East Midlands +19 4 £55,000 +83.33% 3
Wales -1 3 £52,500 +2.44% 2
Northern Ireland -13 3 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 166 (63.60%) Linux
2 87 (33.33%) Windows
3 83 (31.80%) DNS
4 79 (30.27%) Firewall
5 70 (26.82%) TCP/IP
6 67 (25.67%) HTTP
7 62 (23.75%) VPN
7 62 (23.75%) Microsoft
7 62 (23.75%) Cisco
7 62 (23.75%) Bash Shell
8 61 (23.37%) SQL
9 56 (21.46%) FTP
10 55 (21.07%) Git (software)
11 51 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (19.54%) VMware
12 50 (19.16%) DHCP
12 50 (19.16%) Apache
12 50 (19.16%) DevOps
13 49 (18.77%) Unix
14 46 (17.62%) IIS
15 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
15 45 (17.24%) Tomcat
15 45 (17.24%) Python
15 45 (17.24%) Active Directory
16 44 (16.86%) Finance
17 42 (16.09%) MySQL
18 40 (15.33%) Web Services
18 40 (15.33%) ITIL
18 40 (15.33%) Red Hat
18 40 (15.33%) Network Security

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 50 (19.16%) Apache
2 46 (17.62%) IIS
3 45 (17.24%) Tomcat
4 31 (11.88%) nginx
5 16 (6.13%) WordPress
6 12 (4.60%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (3.45%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.92%) Drupal
9 4 (1.53%) JBoss
9 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.15%) Confluence
11 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.38%) CMS
12 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (4.21%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.77%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Magento
2 3 (1.15%) Lorenzo
3 2 (0.77%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.83%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.45%) npm
6 7 (2.68%) GitHub
7 6 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.53%) SaaS
8 4 (1.53%) Trello
9 3 (1.15%) G Suite
10 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.77%) Boomi
10 2 (0.77%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.77%) Datadog
10 2 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
10 2 (0.77%) Office 365
10 2 (0.77%) Yarn
11 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (31.80%) DNS
2 79 (30.27%) Firewall
3 70 (26.82%) TCP/IP
4 67 (25.67%) HTTP
5 62 (23.75%) VPN
6 56 (21.46%) FTP
7 50 (19.16%) DHCP
8 40 (15.33%) Network Security
9 36 (13.79%) SMTP
10 34 (13.03%) IPsec
11 33 (12.64%) OSPF
12 32 (12.26%) BGP
13 29 (11.11%) Internet
13 29 (11.11%) SNMP
14 26 (9.96%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (9.58%) LAN
15 25 (9.58%) SSL
15 25 (9.58%) WAN
16 23 (8.81%) MPLS
17 21 (8.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (16.09%) MySQL
3 15 (5.75%) Big Data
4 14 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (4.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.92%) Redis
10 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.15%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (21.07%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.43%) JIRA
3 15 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.21%) Subversion
5 7 (2.68%) Mercurial
5 7 (2.68%) Selenium
6 5 (1.92%) Grunt
7 3 (1.15%) gulp
7 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.77%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.77%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.77%) Emacs
8 2 (0.77%) GitLab
8 2 (0.77%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.77%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.77%) webpack
8 2 (0.77%) Xcode
9 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (16.86%) Finance
2 15 (5.75%) Retail
3 12 (4.60%) Marketing
4 8 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.53%) Advertising
5 4 (1.53%) Back Office
5 4 (1.53%) Banking
5 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Automotive
6 2 (0.77%) Cantonese Language
6 2 (0.77%) Front Office
6 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.77%) Korean Language
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (14.94%) Administrator
2 38 (14.56%) Developer
3 32 (12.26%) Network Engineer
3 32 (12.26%) Systems Administrator
4 30 (11.49%) Linux Administrator
5 27 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 27 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 26 (9.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 23 (8.81%) Analyst
8 22 (8.43%) Consultant
9 21 (8.05%) Applications Engineer
10 18 (6.90%) Applications Support
11 15 (5.75%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 15 (5.75%) Support Analyst
12 14 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (4.60%) Applications Support Engineer
13 12 (4.60%) Junior
13 12 (4.60%) Linux Support
13 12 (4.60%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.33%) Web Services
2 33 (12.64%) XML
3 31 (11.88%) HTML
4 28 (10.73%) CSS
5 25 (9.58%) LDAP
6 21 (8.05%) JSON
7 18 (6.90%) LEMP Stack
8 16 (6.13%) jQuery
8 16 (6.13%) LAMP
9 14 (5.36%) HTML5
10 13 (4.98%) CSS3
11 10 (3.83%) Laravel
12 9 (3.45%) Middleware
12 9 (3.45%) Sass
12 9 (3.45%) XSLT
13 7 (2.68%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.68%) Silex
14 6 (2.30%) .NET
14 6 (2.30%) Ajax
14 6 (2.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 37 (14.18%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (5.36%) PKI
6 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.83%) Replication
8 7 (2.68%) Derivative
8 7 (2.68%) Digital Signage
8 7 (2.68%) IPTV
8 7 (2.68%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (1.92%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.15%) PACS
10 3 (1.15%) Smartcard
10 3 (1.15%) User Experience
11 2 (0.77%) Clustering
11 2 (0.77%) Handset
11 2 (0.77%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 166 (63.60%) Linux
2 87 (33.33%) Windows
3 49 (18.77%) Unix
4 37 (14.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (12.64%) Windows Server
6 31 (11.88%) CentOS
7 17 (6.51%) Ubuntu
7 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.07%) zOS
10 7 (2.68%) Debian
10 7 (2.68%) Solaris
11 5 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.53%) Android
13 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.77%) VMS
13 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.16%) DevOps
2 40 (15.33%) ITIL
3 34 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (9.20%) Project Management
6 21 (8.05%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (6.51%) Change Management
9 15 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (5.75%) OO
9 15 (5.75%) Problem Management
10 14 (5.36%) Open Source
10 14 (5.36%) Service Management
11 13 (4.98%) Computer Science
12 12 (4.60%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.60%) TDD
13 11 (4.21%) API Development
13 11 (4.21%) Network Design
13 11 (4.21%) Network Management
14 10 (3.83%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.75%) Bash Shell
2 61 (23.37%) SQL
3 45 (17.24%) Python
4 38 (14.56%) PHP
5 31 (11.88%) JavaScript
6 29 (11.11%) Perl
7 24 (9.20%) Shell Script
8 20 (7.66%) C
9 18 (6.90%) Java
10 12 (4.60%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.07%) PHP 7
11 8 (3.07%) VB
12 6 (2.30%) Bourne shell
12 6 (2.30%) PHP 5
13 5 (1.92%) Korn
14 4 (1.53%) Go
15 3 (1.15%) C#
15 3 (1.15%) C++
15 3 (1.15%) C-shell
16 2 (0.77%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (12.26%) CCNA
3 27 (10.34%) Degree
4 26 (9.96%) CCNP
4 26 (9.96%) Security Cleared
5 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.07%) MCSE
9 7 (2.68%) CISSP
10 5 (1.92%) CCIE
10 5 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (1.92%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.15%) CISM
12 3 (1.15%) RHCE
13 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.77%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.38%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) QA
2 8 (3.07%) PMO
3 6 (2.30%) SLA
4 5 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.15%) HL7
6 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 36 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (12.26%) NFS
4 31 (11.88%) Docker
5 21 (8.05%) Hyper-V
6 17 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (4.98%) Samba
8 12 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (4.60%) vSphere
9 10 (3.83%) iptables
9 10 (3.83%) XenServer
10 8 (3.07%) XenApp
10 8 (3.07%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.92%) VMFS
12 4 (1.53%) KVM
12 4 (1.53%) LXC
12 4 (1.53%) Xen
13 2 (0.77%) Firmware
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.77%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (10.73%) Ansible
2 27 (10.34%) Nagios
2 27 (10.34%) Puppet
3 21 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.68%) Nessus
7 6 (2.30%) Marathon
7 6 (2.30%) Mesos
7 6 (2.30%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.92%) cPanel
8 5 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.53%) systemd
9 4 (1.53%) ZENworks
10 3 (1.15%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.15%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.15%) logstash
10 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (23.75%) Cisco
1 62 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 51 (19.54%) VMware
3 40 (15.33%) Red Hat
4 20 (7.66%) Splunk
5 18 (6.90%) Juniper
6 14 (5.36%) EMC
6 14 (5.36%) IBM
6 14 (5.36%) NetApp
7 13 (4.98%) HP
7 13 (4.98%) Oracle
8 12 (4.60%) Fortinet
9 9 (3.45%) Atlassian
9 9 (3.45%) Dell
9 9 (3.45%) Palo Alto
10 8 (3.07%) CA
10 8 (3.07%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.07%) Citrix
11 7 (2.68%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.30%) Veritas