Period
to 22 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 599 905 893
Rank change year-on-year +306 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing SSH 108 177 284
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 0.81% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 105 152 225
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,550 £32,050 £25,950
90th Percentile £94,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% -5.00%

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 7,816 21,847 24,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.70% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,178 16,551 19,776
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +311 84 £55,000 +10.00% 17
London +245 61 £57,500 -11.54% 4
UK excluding London +256 34 £42,500 -5.56% 20
South East +203 17 £58,750 +27.03% 6
Work from Home +68 17 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Scotland +110 6 £67,500 - 3
South West +116 3 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Wales +46 3 £40,250 -10.56% 4
Midlands +117 2 £27,500 -50.00% 3
Northern Ireland +18 2 £30,000 -6.25%
North of England +188 1 £53,500 +33.75% 1
North West +127 1 £53,500 +18.89% 1
East Midlands +87 1 £22,500 -52.63% 1
West Midlands +78 1 £32,500 -40.91% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 78 (72.22%) Linux
2 54 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 40 (37.04%) AWS
4 38 (35.19%) Windows
5 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (31.48%) Python
7 29 (26.85%) DevOps
8 28 (25.93%) Bash Shell
9 26 (24.07%) FTP
10 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
11 24 (22.22%) Finance
12 23 (21.30%) PHP
12 23 (21.30%) HTTP
12 23 (21.30%) Git (software)
13 22 (20.37%) MySQL
13 22 (20.37%) JIRA
14 21 (19.44%) DNS
15 20 (18.52%) Java
15 20 (18.52%) Windows Server
16 19 (17.59%) Azure
16 19 (17.59%) Docker
16 19 (17.59%) Firewall
17 18 (16.67%) SSL
18 17 (15.74%) Unix
18 17 (15.74%) VMware
18 17 (15.74%) GitLab
19 16 (14.81%) Terraform
19 16 (14.81%) SQL
19 16 (14.81%) IBM
19 16 (14.81%) Middleware

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 15 (13.89%) WebSphere
2 14 (12.96%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 9 (8.33%) Apache
3 9 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (5.56%) nginx
5 5 (4.63%) Confluence
6 3 (2.78%) IIS
6 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.85%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.85%) Inkscape
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Magento
1 2 (1.85%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 40 (37.04%) AWS
2 19 (17.59%) Azure
3 13 (12.04%) Datadog
4 12 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (11.11%) Office 365
5 11 (10.19%) IaaS
6 4 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (3.70%) npm
6 4 (3.70%) PaaS
7 3 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.78%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 3 (2.78%) DigitalOcean
7 3 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 2 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.85%) GitHub
8 2 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 26 (24.07%) FTP
3 23 (21.30%) HTTP
4 21 (19.44%) DNS
5 19 (17.59%) Firewall
6 18 (16.67%) SSL
7 13 (12.04%) VPN
8 12 (11.11%) SMTP
9 10 (9.26%) HTTPS
10 8 (7.41%) DHCP
11 7 (6.48%) Internet
12 4 (3.70%) Kerberos
12 4 (3.70%) PBX
13 3 (2.78%) LAN
13 3 (2.78%) NAS
13 3 (2.78%) VoIP
13 3 (2.78%) WAN
14 2 (1.85%) DSL
14 2 (1.85%) SAN
14 2 (1.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.37%) MySQL
2 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.41%) Big Data
4 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.70%) Redis
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.78%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.78%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.85%) SQLite
8 1 (0.93%) GIS
Development Applications
1 23 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 22 (20.37%) JIRA
3 17 (15.74%) GitLab
4 10 (9.26%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.33%) eggPlant
5 9 (8.33%) Locust
5 9 (8.33%) SonarQube
6 7 (6.48%) JUnit
6 7 (6.48%) Maven
6 7 (6.48%) Mockito
6 7 (6.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (5.56%) Subversion
8 5 (4.63%) webpack
9 4 (3.70%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.70%) IDA Disassembler
9 4 (3.70%) OllyDbg
9 4 (3.70%) WinDbg
10 3 (2.78%) gulp
11 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.93%) Redmine
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Advertising
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Back Office
4 4 (3.70%) Publishing
5 3 (2.78%) Legal
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.85%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Developer
2 21 (19.44%) Administrator
2 21 (19.44%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (12.96%) Integration Developer
4 13 (12.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.48%) Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Engineering Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Service Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Software Engineering Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Software Manager
9 6 (5.56%) AWS Administrator
9 6 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) PHP Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.81%) Middleware
2 14 (12.96%) HTML
3 13 (12.04%) CSS
4 11 (10.19%) Node.js
5 10 (9.26%) jQuery
5 10 (9.26%) Web Services
6 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
6 7 (6.48%) LAMP
6 7 (6.48%) MEAN Stack
6 7 (6.48%) React
6 7 (6.48%) Spring
6 7 (6.48%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.48%) Spring Cloud
7 5 (4.63%) .NET
7 5 (4.63%) OAuth
8 4 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (3.70%) LDAP
8 4 (3.70%) OpenID
8 4 (3.70%) React Native
8 4 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Linux Command Line
1 15 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Cloud Native
3 7 (6.48%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.63%) Replication
5 4 (3.70%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.78%) Bitcoin
6 3 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.78%) PKI
7 2 (1.85%) iSeries
7 2 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.93%) Eurex
8 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (72.22%) Linux
2 38 (35.19%) Windows
3 20 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 17 (15.74%) Unix
5 13 (12.04%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (11.11%) Debian
7 8 (7.41%) CentOS
8 6 (5.56%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.85%) OS/400
11 2 (1.85%) Solaris
11 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.93%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.85%) DevOps
3 14 (12.96%) Configuration Management
3 14 (12.96%) Software Testing
3 14 (12.96%) System Testing
3 14 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (11.11%) Open Source
5 11 (10.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 9 (8.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.41%) MVC
8 8 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.48%) Microservices
9 7 (6.48%) OOP
9 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.48%) Technology Roadmap
9 7 (6.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) Python
2 28 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
4 23 (21.30%) PHP
5 20 (18.52%) Java
6 16 (14.81%) SQL
7 15 (13.89%) Perl
8 10 (9.26%) C#
9 7 (6.48%) C
10 6 (5.56%) Shell Script
11 5 (4.63%) C++
11 5 (4.63%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.78%) Go
12 3 (2.78%) Korn
13 2 (1.85%) ES6
13 2 (1.85%) Groovy
13 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.93%) ES7
14 1 (0.93%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.85%) CCNA
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) GCIH
5 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.93%) CCIE
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) RHCE
6 1 (0.93%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) NCSC
1 2 (1.85%) NIST
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (17.59%) Docker
2 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 12 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.70%) vSphere
6 2 (1.85%) NFS
7 1 (0.93%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.93%) iptables
7 1 (0.93%) LXC
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) XenApp
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.93%) zsh
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) Terraform
2 12 (11.11%) Grafana
3 11 (10.19%) Ansible
3 11 (10.19%) Kubernetes
4 9 (8.33%) ZABBIX
5 7 (6.48%) Puppet
6 3 (2.78%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.78%) Munin
6 3 (2.78%) Nessus
7 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.85%) Nagios
7 2 (1.85%) SCCM
8 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.93%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.93%) Icinga
8 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (15.74%) VMware
2 16 (14.81%) IBM
3 15 (13.89%) Oracle
4 7 (6.48%) LogicMonitor
5 6 (5.56%) Cisco
5 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.56%) Splunk
6 4 (3.70%) Veeam
6 4 (3.70%) Zend
7 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.85%) Google
8 2 (1.85%) McAfee
8 2 (1.85%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.85%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.85%) Sophos
8 2 (1.85%) Symantec
9 1 (0.93%) Synology
9 1 (0.93%) Zerto