Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 715 876 919
Rank change year-on-year +161 +43 -26
Permanent jobs citing SSH 131 233 289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.01% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 112 199 223
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,700
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £66,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.61%

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 11,823 23,060 27,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 17,452 21,480
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 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 +149 102 £60,000 +26.32% 20
UK excluding London +143 65 £45,000 +5.88% 13
London +131 61 £65,000 +13.04% 7
South East +108 23 £60,000 +41.18% 10
Northern Ireland - 11 £30,000 -
Work from Home +68 10 £52,500 +23.53%
Scotland +97 7 £60,000 -
Midlands +79 7 £41,250 -25.00% 1
South West +74 6 £38,750 -8.82%
East Midlands +65 6 £32,500 -36.59%
Wales +22 6 £35,500 -11.25%
East of England +101 4 £75,000 +25.00%
North of England +130 2 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North West +101 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 93 (70.99%) Linux
2 59 (45.04%) TCP/IP
3 52 (39.69%) Windows
4 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (33.59%) Python
6 38 (29.01%) DNS
7 36 (27.48%) FTP
8 35 (26.72%) Bash Shell
9 34 (25.95%) AWS
10 31 (23.66%) DevOps
11 30 (22.90%) Oracle
11 30 (22.90%) Finance
12 28 (21.37%) Git (software)
13 27 (20.61%) Firewall
13 27 (20.61%) Configuration Management
14 26 (19.85%) Perl
14 26 (19.85%) Azure
14 26 (19.85%) Docker
15 24 (18.32%) Windows Server
15 24 (18.32%) SMTP
16 23 (17.56%) SQL
17 22 (16.79%) Java
17 22 (16.79%) IBM
17 22 (16.79%) Middleware
18 21 (16.03%) DHCP
18 21 (16.03%) VPN
18 21 (16.03%) WebSphere
18 21 (16.03%) Puppet
18 21 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (15.27%) HTTP

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 21 (16.03%) WebSphere
2 17 (12.98%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 9 (6.87%) Apache
4 7 (5.34%) nginx
4 7 (5.34%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.82%) Confluence
5 5 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.53%) IIS
8 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.76%) JBoss
9 1 (0.76%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (7.63%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.34%) Gliffy
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.53%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.53%) Inkscape
4 2 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.76%) Avid Media Composer
5 1 (0.76%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.53%) Magento
2 2 (1.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 34 (25.95%) AWS
2 26 (19.85%) Azure
3 16 (12.21%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (9.16%) IaaS
5 11 (8.40%) PaaS
6 10 (7.63%) GCP
7 8 (6.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (5.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (5.34%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (5.34%) Amazon Glacier
8 7 (5.34%) Amazon S3
9 6 (4.58%) Office 365
10 5 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (3.05%) Datadog
12 3 (2.29%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (2.29%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 2 (1.53%) GitHub
13 2 (1.53%) npm
14 1 (0.76%) BlazeMeter
14 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 59 (45.04%) TCP/IP
2 38 (29.01%) DNS
3 36 (27.48%) FTP
4 27 (20.61%) Firewall
5 24 (18.32%) SMTP
6 21 (16.03%) DHCP
6 21 (16.03%) VPN
7 20 (15.27%) HTTP
8 15 (11.45%) LAN
8 15 (11.45%) SSL
9 12 (9.16%) Internet
9 12 (9.16%) NAS
10 11 (8.40%) WAN
11 10 (7.63%) SAN
12 8 (6.11%) IPsec
12 8 (6.11%) MPLS
13 7 (5.34%) PBX
14 6 (4.58%) VoIP
15 5 (3.82%) Broadband
15 5 (3.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.45%) MySQL
3 7 (5.34%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (5.34%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.05%) Big Data
4 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) SQLite
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.76%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.76%) KDB
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (21.37%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.98%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.40%) Subversion
4 10 (7.63%) Vagrant
5 9 (6.87%) JIRA
6 5 (3.82%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.82%) GitLab
6 5 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.05%) JUnit
7 4 (3.05%) Maven
7 4 (3.05%) Mockito
7 4 (3.05%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.29%) IDA Disassembler
8 3 (2.29%) OllyDbg
8 3 (2.29%) WinDbg
9 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.53%) Selenium
10 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.76%) Mocha
10 1 (0.76%) Redmine
General
1 30 (22.90%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Advertising
3 6 (4.58%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.05%) Back Office
4 4 (3.05%) Legal
5 3 (2.29%) Billing
5 3 (2.29%) Games
5 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Developer
2 17 (12.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (12.98%) Integration Developer
3 14 (10.69%) Administrator
3 14 (10.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (9.92%) Junior
5 10 (7.63%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Junior Unix Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Analyst
6 9 (6.87%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) PHP Developer
8 6 (4.58%) Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.82%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Middleware Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) Middleware
2 19 (14.50%) SOAP
3 18 (13.74%) REST
4 16 (12.21%) CSS
4 16 (12.21%) HTML
4 16 (12.21%) OAuth
5 14 (10.69%) Web Services
6 11 (8.40%) jQuery
7 8 (6.11%) JSON
8 7 (5.34%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.34%) Node.js
9 6 (4.58%) Laravel
9 6 (4.58%) Sass
10 5 (3.82%) .NET
10 5 (3.82%) CodeIgniter
10 5 (3.82%) WSDL
10 5 (3.82%) YAML
11 4 (3.05%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.05%) Spring
11 4 (3.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Public Cloud
1 17 (12.98%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.45%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (4.58%) Internet of Things
4 5 (3.82%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.82%) iSeries
4 5 (3.82%) Smart City
5 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.05%) PKI
5 4 (3.05%) SWIFT
5 4 (3.05%) User Experience
6 3 (2.29%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.53%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) PACS
8 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 93 (70.99%) Linux
2 52 (39.69%) Windows
3 24 (18.32%) Windows Server
4 20 (15.27%) Unix
5 17 (12.98%) Ubuntu
6 16 (12.21%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (7.63%) Solaris
8 6 (4.58%) Debian
8 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.58%) VMS
9 5 (3.82%) CentOS
9 5 (3.82%) OS/400
9 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.76%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.76%) SUSE
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.66%) DevOps
3 27 (20.61%) Configuration Management
4 21 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (12.98%) Software Testing
6 17 (12.98%) System Testing
7 13 (9.92%) Software Engineering
7 13 (9.92%) Web Development
8 11 (8.40%) Project Management
9 10 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (7.63%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.63%) Migration
9 10 (7.63%) OO
9 10 (7.63%) Open Source
10 9 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.87%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.59%) Python
2 35 (26.72%) Bash Shell
3 26 (19.85%) Perl
4 23 (17.56%) SQL
5 22 (16.79%) Java
6 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
7 14 (10.69%) PHP
8 13 (9.92%) Shell Script
9 9 (6.87%) C
9 9 (6.87%) C#
9 9 (6.87%) Ruby
10 8 (6.11%) TypeScript
11 6 (4.58%) Groovy
12 5 (3.82%) C++
13 4 (3.05%) ES6
14 3 (2.29%) Korn
14 3 (2.29%) PHP 7
14 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.53%) Scala
16 1 (0.76%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 18 (13.74%) Degree
2 15 (11.45%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.40%) CCNA
3 11 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.34%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.58%) CCNP
6 3 (2.29%) CISSP
6 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.29%) GCIH
7 2 (1.53%) ISEB
7 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.76%) CCIE
8 1 (0.76%) MCSA
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PhD
8 1 (0.76%) RHCE
8 1 (0.76%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) NCSC
2 3 (2.29%) NIST
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (19.85%) Docker
2 15 (11.45%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.40%) NFS
5 7 (5.34%) Xen
6 5 (3.82%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.82%) iptables
7 4 (3.05%) vSphere
8 1 (0.76%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.76%) LXC
8 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.76%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) zsh
Systems Management
1 21 (16.03%) Puppet
2 17 (12.98%) Ansible
3 15 (11.45%) Terraform
4 8 (6.11%) Nagios
5 5 (3.82%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.05%) Nessus
6 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.05%) Salt
7 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.53%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.53%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.53%) SCCM
9 1 (0.76%) Ambari
9 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.76%) Consul
9 1 (0.76%) Icinga
9 1 (0.76%) Packer
9 1 (0.76%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.76%) WSUS
9 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (22.90%) Oracle
2 22 (16.79%) IBM
3 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.21%) VMware
4 11 (8.40%) Cisco
4 11 (8.40%) Google
5 7 (5.34%) Splunk
6 4 (3.05%) Juniper
6 4 (3.05%) McAfee
6 4 (3.05%) Sun
7 3 (2.29%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.29%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.29%) Rapid7
7 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.29%) Sophos
7 3 (2.29%) Symantec
7 3 (2.29%) Veeam
7 3 (2.29%) Zend
8 1 (0.76%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (0.76%) Trayport