Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 751 788 885
Rank change year-on-year +37 +97 +51
Permanent jobs citing SSH 134 140 236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 116 116 191
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £26,520
25th Percentile £40,000 £31,813 £37,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.02% +2.17%
75th Percentile £69,063 £67,813 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -15.79% +12.43% -6.11%

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 11,403 14,744 22,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.86% 14.96% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,551 11,771 17,266
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 12 May 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 12 May 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 +76 119 £51,500 -10.43% 34
London +81 76 £65,000 +8.33% 4
UK excluding London +16 49 £40,000 -15.79% 30
Work from Home -148 28 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Midlands +17 23 £38,750 +29.17% 6
West Midlands - 13 £37,500 - 3
North of England +6 8 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wales +29 7 £45,000 +26.76%
East Midlands +3 7 £35,000 +27.27% 3
South West -15 6 £35,000 -20.00% 4
North West +30 5 £45,500 - 2
South East +12 4 £46,500 -20.85% 11
Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -15 1 £52,500 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 94 (70.15%) Linux
2 66 (49.25%) SQL
3 54 (40.30%) Python
4 52 (38.81%) Windows
5 40 (29.85%) Finance
6 39 (29.10%) JavaScript
6 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (28.36%) FTP
8 37 (27.61%) TCP/IP
9 35 (26.12%) Unix
10 34 (25.37%) Social Skills
11 33 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (23.13%) MySQL
12 31 (23.13%) DNS
12 31 (23.13%) Shell Script
13 29 (21.64%) Red Hat
13 29 (21.64%) PHP
14 27 (20.15%) SMTP
15 26 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (19.40%) Back Office
15 26 (19.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (19.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (19.40%) Bash Shell
16 25 (18.66%) AWS
17 24 (17.91%) Azure
17 24 (17.91%) CSS
18 23 (17.16%) HTTP
19 22 (16.42%) SSL
19 22 (16.42%) .NET

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 (5.22%) Apache Airflow
1 7 (5.22%) Drupal
1 7 (5.22%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 7 (5.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.73%) WordPress
3 3 (2.24%) Apache
3 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.49%) Confluence
4 2 (1.49%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.75%) Moodle
5 1 (0.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.49%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.49%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.66%) AWS
2 24 (17.91%) Azure
3 13 (9.70%) GCP
4 12 (8.96%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (8.21%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (6.72%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (6.72%) Amazon S3
6 9 (6.72%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (6.72%) Serverless
7 6 (4.48%) Amazon ECS
7 6 (4.48%) IaaS
7 6 (4.48%) PaaS
8 5 (3.73%) Fastly
9 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.24%) AWS Direct Connect
10 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.24%) GitHub
11 2 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.36%) FTP
2 37 (27.61%) TCP/IP
3 31 (23.13%) DNS
4 27 (20.15%) SMTP
5 23 (17.16%) HTTP
6 22 (16.42%) SSL
7 19 (14.18%) DHCP
8 18 (13.43%) Firewall
9 15 (11.19%) Internet
9 15 (11.19%) VPN
10 11 (8.21%) WAN
11 10 (7.46%) LAN
12 7 (5.22%) IPsec
12 7 (5.22%) SAN
13 6 (4.48%) 802.11
13 6 (4.48%) VoIP
14 5 (3.73%) Network Security
14 5 (3.73%) SNMP
15 4 (2.99%) Broadband
16 3 (2.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.13%) MySQL
2 26 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (19.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (19.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.96%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.22%) BigQuery
7 6 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (4.48%) Data Mining
7 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.24%) Big Data
8 3 (2.24%) Blockchain
8 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.49%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.49%) HBase
9 2 (1.49%) Impala
9 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.97%) gulp
2 8 (5.97%) JIRA
3 6 (4.48%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.48%) GitLab
4 5 (3.73%) Selenium
5 4 (2.99%) JUnit
5 4 (2.99%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.24%) AutoIt
6 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.24%) Postman
6 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.24%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.24%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.49%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.49%) git-flow
7 2 (1.49%) Grunt
7 2 (1.49%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.49%) Mocha
7 2 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 40 (29.85%) Finance
2 34 (25.37%) Social Skills
3 33 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (19.40%) Back Office
5 17 (12.69%) Banking
6 9 (6.72%) Financial Institution
7 7 (5.22%) Retail
7 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.73%) Public Sector
8 5 (3.73%) Publishing
9 4 (2.99%) Automotive
10 3 (2.24%) Games
11 2 (1.49%) Advertising
11 2 (1.49%) Electronics
11 2 (1.49%) Local Government
11 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.49%) Marketing
11 2 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (31.34%) Developer
2 28 (20.90%) Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) PHP Developer
4 18 (13.43%) Applications Support
5 17 (12.69%) Support Analyst
6 15 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Applications Support Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Applications Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Consultant
11 5 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Technical Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.91%) CSS
2 22 (16.42%) .NET
3 19 (14.18%) HTML
4 13 (9.70%) SOAP
5 12 (8.96%) REST
6 11 (8.21%) Web Services
7 10 (7.46%) Sass
8 9 (6.72%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.97%) JPA
9 8 (5.97%) JSON
9 8 (5.97%) Laravel
9 8 (5.97%) LDAP
10 7 (5.22%) Backbone.js
10 7 (5.22%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (5.22%) Middleware
10 7 (5.22%) Node.js
11 6 (4.48%) 802.1X
12 5 (3.73%) Gherkin
12 5 (3.73%) Spring
12 5 (3.73%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) SWIFT
2 16 (11.94%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (5.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.24%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.24%) Smart City
7 2 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.49%) NHS
7 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) CCTV
8 1 (0.75%) Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
8 1 (0.75%) SCADA
8 1 (0.75%) Social Media
8 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (70.15%) Linux
2 52 (38.81%) Windows
3 35 (26.12%) Unix
4 26 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.96%) Windows Server
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (3.73%) CentOS
8 4 (2.99%) Debian
8 4 (2.99%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.49%) Android
9 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.69%) DevOps
3 16 (11.94%) OO
4 15 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (8.21%) ITIL
7 11 (8.21%) Load Balancing
7 11 (8.21%) Scrum
7 11 (8.21%) Software Testing
8 10 (7.46%) BDD
8 10 (7.46%) Pair Programming
8 10 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.72%) Data Science
9 9 (6.72%) SIEM
10 8 (5.97%) Front End Development
10 8 (5.97%) OO PHP
10 8 (5.97%) SDLC
10 8 (5.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 66 (49.25%) SQL
2 54 (40.30%) Python
3 39 (29.10%) JavaScript
4 31 (23.13%) Shell Script
5 29 (21.64%) PHP
6 26 (19.40%) Bash Shell
7 19 (14.18%) Java
7 19 (14.18%) Perl
8 15 (11.19%) PowerShell
9 7 (5.22%) C#
10 6 (4.48%) ES6
10 6 (4.48%) R
11 5 (3.73%) Java 8
12 3 (2.24%) Ruby
12 3 (2.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.75%) AWK
13 1 (0.75%) C
13 1 (0.75%) C++
13 1 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (5.97%) Degree
2 5 (3.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (2.24%) CCNA
3 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.49%) CISSP
4 2 (1.49%) GCIH
4 2 (1.49%) ISEB
4 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.42%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) SLA
3 4 (2.99%) COBIT
4 2 (1.49%) NCSC
4 2 (1.49%) NIST
4 2 (1.49%) WAI
4 2 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (14.93%) Docker
2 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.46%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.24%) NFS
5 3 (2.24%) vSphere
6 2 (1.49%) Xen
7 1 (0.75%) Firmware
7 1 (0.75%) KVM
7 1 (0.75%) oVirt
7 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) XenApp
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (12.69%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.46%) Ansible
3 8 (5.97%) Nessus
4 6 (4.48%) FortiGate
4 6 (4.48%) Terraform
5 3 (2.24%) EnCase
5 3 (2.24%) FTK
5 3 (2.24%) Grafana
5 3 (2.24%) Nagios
5 3 (2.24%) Packer
6 2 (1.49%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.49%) Puppet
6 2 (1.49%) SCCM
7 1 (0.75%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.75%) Nmap
7 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (21.64%) Red Hat
2 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.69%) VMware
3 15 (11.19%) Google
4 11 (8.21%) Cisco
4 11 (8.21%) Oracle
5 7 (5.22%) Aruba
5 7 (5.22%) IBM
5 7 (5.22%) Zend
6 6 (4.48%) Qualys
7 3 (2.24%) Splunk
8 2 (1.49%) Adobe
8 2 (1.49%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.49%) HP
8 2 (1.49%) McAfee
8 2 (1.49%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.49%) SAP
8 2 (1.49%) Sophos
8 2 (1.49%) Symantec