Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 898 855 957
Rank change year-on-year -43 +102 +4
Permanent jobs citing SSH 296 318 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.16% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 223 252 293
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -4.49% +13.38%

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 26,065 27,464 33,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,735 22,356 28,162
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -29 276 £45,000 - 41
UK excluding London +13 168 £40,000 -5.88% 32
London -28 124 £46,000 -12.38% 14
South East 0 51 £45,000 - 10
North of England +3 26 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Midlands +1 26 £36,500 -6.41% 6
South West -17 26 £35,000 -12.50% 3
East of England +7 23 £41,500 -17.00% 2
West Midlands +13 18 £37,000 -7.50% 4
North West +5 14 £42,000 -6.67% 1
Scotland -20 14 £23,000 -6.12% 4
Yorkshire +29 11 £65,000 +44.44% 5
East Midlands +3 8 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Wales - 2 £45,000 -
North East -22 1 £37,500 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 212 (71.62%) Linux
2 103 (34.80%) Python
2 103 (34.80%) Git (software)
3 96 (32.43%) PHP
3 96 (32.43%) HTTP
3 96 (32.43%) DNS
4 92 (31.08%) MySQL
5 89 (30.07%) Windows
6 85 (28.72%) Bash Shell
7 79 (26.69%) Unix
8 78 (26.35%) JavaScript
8 78 (26.35%) TCP/IP
9 76 (25.68%) DevOps
10 75 (25.34%) SQL
11 72 (24.32%) SSL
12 67 (22.64%) SNMP
12 67 (22.64%) Java
12 67 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (22.64%) Docker
13 66 (22.30%) Ansible
13 66 (22.30%) SQL Server
14 65 (21.96%) FTP
15 62 (20.95%) SMTP
16 60 (20.27%) Firewall
17 57 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
18 56 (18.92%) Cisco
19 55 (18.58%) Puppet
20 54 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
21 53 (17.91%) CentOS
21 53 (17.91%) Perl

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 46 (15.54%) Apache
2 34 (11.49%) Confluence
2 34 (11.49%) WebSphere
3 33 (11.15%) CMS
4 24 (8.11%) WebLogic
5 22 (7.43%) nginx
6 20 (6.76%) OpenStack
7 17 (5.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (5.41%) Tomcat
8 16 (5.41%) WordPress
9 14 (4.73%) IIS
9 14 (4.73%) WildFly
10 11 (3.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.69%) JCAPS
13 5 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (1.01%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 16 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (5.74%) Documaker
2 6 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.01%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (13.85%) GitHub
3 32 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (8.45%) IaaS
5 11 (3.72%) G Suite
6 10 (3.38%) SaaS
6 10 (3.38%) Slack
7 9 (3.04%) Bluemix
7 9 (3.04%) IBM Cloud
8 8 (2.70%) Datadog
9 7 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.36%) Office 365
10 5 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.68%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.68%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.34%) npm
12 1 (0.34%) PaaS
12 1 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 96 (32.43%) DNS
1 96 (32.43%) HTTP
2 78 (26.35%) TCP/IP
3 72 (24.32%) SSL
4 67 (22.64%) SNMP
5 65 (21.96%) FTP
6 62 (20.95%) SMTP
7 60 (20.27%) Firewall
8 52 (17.57%) IPsec
9 46 (15.54%) Telnet
10 44 (14.86%) DHCP
11 29 (9.80%) Internet
12 27 (9.12%) HTTPS
13 26 (8.78%) VLAN
14 25 (8.45%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (8.11%) OpenVPN
16 22 (7.43%) VPN
17 20 (6.76%) LAN
18 19 (6.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (6.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (31.08%) MySQL
2 66 (22.30%) SQL Server
3 28 (9.46%) Oracle Database
4 26 (8.78%) MongoDB
5 22 (7.43%) Relational Database
6 21 (7.09%) RDBMS
7 15 (5.07%) Hadoop
8 13 (4.39%) SQLite
9 11 (3.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (3.72%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (2.70%) Big Data
10 8 (2.70%) DB2
10 8 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
16 2 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 103 (34.80%) Git (software)
2 42 (14.19%) JIRA
3 40 (13.51%) Subversion
4 30 (10.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 27 (9.12%) Maven
6 17 (5.74%) Gerrit
6 17 (5.74%) Vagrant
7 14 (4.73%) Ant
7 14 (4.73%) JUnit
8 13 (4.39%) Emacs
8 13 (4.39%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.05%) GitLab
10 11 (3.72%) Gradle
11 10 (3.38%) gulp
12 9 (3.04%) Cucumber
13 8 (2.70%) Bitbucket
14 7 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (2.03%) SoapUI
16 5 (1.69%) TestNG
17 3 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 44 (14.86%) Finance
2 19 (6.42%) Games
3 14 (4.73%) Marketing
4 6 (2.03%) Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Retail
5 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.01%) French Language
6 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 93 (31.42%) Developer
2 42 (14.19%) Administrator
3 41 (13.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (7.77%) Senior Developer
5 22 (7.43%) Web Developer
6 20 (6.76%) Linux Administrator
6 20 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (6.76%) Network Engineer
6 20 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (6.08%) Analyst
7 18 (6.08%) Senior Web Developer
7 18 (6.08%) Software Developer
8 17 (5.74%) Senior DevOps
8 17 (5.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 15 (5.07%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.07%) PHP Developer
10 14 (4.73%) Applications Engineer
10 14 (4.73%) Consultant
11 13 (4.39%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.57%) CSS
1 52 (17.57%) HTML
2 45 (15.20%) LDAP
3 44 (14.86%) Web Services
4 37 (12.50%) HTML5
5 29 (9.80%) SOAP
6 26 (8.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 24 (8.11%) Middleware
8 21 (7.09%) CSS3
8 21 (7.09%) REST
9 20 (6.76%) Laravel
9 20 (6.76%) RESTful
10 19 (6.42%) J2EE
11 18 (6.08%) Ajax
11 18 (6.08%) EJB
11 18 (6.08%) JDBC
11 18 (6.08%) Node.js
12 17 (5.74%) YAML
13 16 (5.41%) Java EE
13 16 (5.41%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.57%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 20 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.72%) Clustering
5 11 (3.72%) Fintech
6 10 (3.38%) iPad
7 9 (3.04%) User Experience
8 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.03%) PKI
9 6 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.35%) Replication
11 3 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.68%) Derivative
12 2 (0.68%) New Media
12 2 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 212 (71.62%) Linux
2 89 (30.07%) Windows
3 79 (26.69%) Unix
4 53 (17.91%) CentOS
5 44 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (14.53%) Windows Server
7 36 (12.16%) Android
8 35 (11.82%) Ubuntu
9 30 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (9.80%) Debian
11 25 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (6.42%) Solaris
13 11 (3.72%) Windows 10
14 7 (2.36%) Windows 7
15 6 (2.03%) AIX
15 6 (2.03%) VMS
16 5 (1.69%) Mac OS
17 4 (1.35%) Mac OS X
18 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
19 1 (0.34%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.68%) DevOps
2 67 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (11.49%) Web Development
5 30 (10.14%) Microservices
6 29 (9.80%) High Availability
7 28 (9.46%) Project Management
7 28 (9.46%) Test Automation
8 27 (9.12%) Open Source
9 25 (8.45%) Configuration Management
10 24 (8.11%) ITIL
10 24 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 23 (7.77%) Integration Testing
12 21 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 20 (6.76%) SDLC
14 19 (6.42%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 19 (6.42%) Front End Development
14 19 (6.42%) Network Monitoring
14 19 (6.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (34.80%) Python
2 96 (32.43%) PHP
3 85 (28.72%) Bash Shell
4 78 (26.35%) JavaScript
5 75 (25.34%) SQL
6 67 (22.64%) Java
7 53 (17.91%) Perl
8 51 (17.23%) PowerShell
9 39 (13.18%) Shell Script
10 27 (9.12%) C
11 12 (4.05%) Ruby
12 8 (2.70%) VB
13 6 (2.03%) C#
13 6 (2.03%) ES6
13 6 (2.03%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 4 (1.35%) ActionScript
15 4 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (1.01%) C++
17 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (9.12%) Degree
2 19 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.04%) CISSP
6 7 (2.36%) CCNP
6 7 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.35%) CEH
7 4 (1.35%) CISM
7 4 (1.35%) GIAC
8 3 (1.01%) CCNA
8 3 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.68%) CCSA
9 2 (0.68%) CCSP
9 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) HP APS
9 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.68%) MCSA
9 2 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.42%) QA
2 16 (5.41%) SLA
3 12 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.35%) GDPR
5 3 (1.01%) COBIT
6 2 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 67 (22.64%) Docker
2 35 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (10.14%) Active Directory
4 29 (9.80%) Samba
5 19 (6.42%) iptables
5 19 (6.42%) NFS
6 17 (5.74%) VirtualBox
7 9 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.36%) Hyper-V
9 6 (2.03%) FreeRADIUS
9 6 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.69%) Snort
11 4 (1.35%) KVM
11 4 (1.35%) Squid
11 4 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (1.01%) LXC
13 2 (0.68%) Ceph
13 2 (0.68%) Varnish
13 2 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (22.30%) Ansible
2 55 (18.58%) Puppet
3 46 (15.54%) Nagios
4 30 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (6.42%) Kubernetes
6 17 (5.74%) Rancher
6 17 (5.74%) Sysdig
6 17 (5.74%) vRealize
6 17 (5.74%) ZABBIX
7 13 (4.39%) HAProxy
8 11 (3.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (3.38%) Icinga
10 8 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (2.36%) Nessus
11 7 (2.36%) Pingdom
12 6 (2.03%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.69%) Snorby
13 5 (1.69%) Suricata
14 4 (1.35%) Salt
14 4 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (18.92%) Cisco
2 48 (16.22%) Splunk
3 46 (15.54%) Oracle
4 41 (13.85%) Red Hat
5 37 (12.50%) VMware
6 34 (11.49%) IBM
7 33 (11.15%) Juniper
8 30 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 29 (9.80%) AppDynamics
9 29 (9.80%) HP
10 20 (6.76%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (5.74%) BMC
11 17 (5.74%) Intel
11 17 (5.74%) New Relic
11 17 (5.74%) ServiceNow
11 17 (5.74%) WorldPay
12 16 (5.41%) SaltStack
12 16 (5.41%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.39%) EMC
14 11 (3.72%) Okta