Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 900 605 900
Rank change year-on-year -295 +295 -2
Permanent jobs citing SSH 151 97 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 1.28% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 92 79 151
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £44,750 £42,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £82,500 £62,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +12.50%

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 16,374 7,551 21,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.21% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11,233 6,177 16,705
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 17 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 28 October 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 -290 133 £55,000 -4.35% 34
UK excluding London -187 80 £47,500 +8.57% 23
London -246 58 £82,500 +43.48% 12
Work from Home -244 37 £62,500 +13.64% 8
South East -152 32 £50,000 -13.04% 5
North of England -119 17 £47,500 -11.21% 11
Midlands -114 13 £41,750 +51.82% 4
West Midlands -90 11 £40,500 +47.27% 4
Wales -46 9 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North West -95 7 £47,500 -11.21% 4
North East - 7 £37,500 - 4
South West -87 4 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 - 3
East of England - 3 £69,000 - 1
East Midlands -72 1 £50,000 +122.22%
Scotland -87 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 89 (58.94%) Linux
2 80 (52.98%) JavaScript
3 70 (46.36%) Java
4 66 (43.71%) Python
5 56 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (34.44%) Docker
7 46 (30.46%) Kubernetes
8 45 (29.80%) DNS
9 42 (27.81%) Finance
9 42 (27.81%) AWS
10 38 (25.17%) Software Engineering
10 38 (25.17%) SMTP
11 37 (24.50%) Scrum
11 37 (24.50%) Azure
12 36 (23.84%) Bash Shell
12 36 (23.84%) Windows
12 36 (23.84%) MySQL
13 35 (23.18%) SQL
14 33 (21.85%) PHP
15 32 (21.19%) Retail
16 31 (20.53%) C++
16 31 (20.53%) TCP/IP
16 31 (20.53%) Git (software)
17 30 (19.87%) Security Cleared
17 30 (19.87%) DHCP
18 29 (19.21%) HTTP
19 28 (18.54%) CSS
19 28 (18.54%) Ubuntu
19 28 (18.54%) Open Source
20 27 (17.88%) Cybersecurity

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 9 (5.96%) Apache Spark
1 9 (5.96%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.30%) nginx
3 7 (4.64%) Confluence
3 7 (4.64%) WordPress
4 6 (3.97%) Drupal
4 6 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) Mailman
7 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.81%) AWS
2 37 (24.50%) Azure
3 17 (11.26%) Amazon S3
4 16 (10.60%) GCP
4 16 (10.60%) PaaS
5 14 (9.27%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (9.27%) GitHub
5 14 (9.27%) Microsoft 365
6 13 (8.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 13 (8.61%) IaaS
7 11 (7.28%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (7.28%) Serverless
8 10 (6.62%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (5.96%) GitHub Actions
9 9 (5.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (4.64%) Google Ads
10 7 (4.64%) Slack
11 6 (3.97%) AWS IoT
11 6 (3.97%) AWS Step Functions
11 6 (3.97%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 45 (29.80%) DNS
2 38 (25.17%) SMTP
3 31 (20.53%) TCP/IP
4 30 (19.87%) DHCP
5 29 (19.21%) HTTP
6 25 (16.56%) SSL
7 20 (13.25%) FTP
8 18 (11.92%) Firewall
9 17 (11.26%) IPv6
10 16 (10.60%) HTTPS
10 16 (10.60%) SNMP
10 16 (10.60%) VPN
11 13 (8.61%) Internet
11 13 (8.61%) IPsec
12 12 (7.95%) LAN
12 12 (7.95%) WAN
13 11 (7.28%) VoIP
14 10 (6.62%) IPv4
15 7 (4.64%) Telnet
16 6 (3.97%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.84%) MySQL
2 16 (10.60%) NoSQL
3 14 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.96%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.97%) Redis
7 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.66%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (20.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.61%) JIRA
4 10 (6.62%) Vagrant
5 8 (5.30%) PHPUnit
6 7 (4.64%) gulp
7 6 (3.97%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.97%) Selenium
8 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.65%) Cypress.io
9 4 (2.65%) GitLab
9 4 (2.65%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.65%) Postman
10 3 (1.99%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.99%) Locust
10 3 (1.99%) Subversion
10 3 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.66%) JMeter
11 1 (0.66%) JUnit
11 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (27.81%) Finance
2 32 (21.19%) Retail
3 23 (15.23%) Social Skills
4 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.61%) Marketing
5 13 (8.61%) Public Sector
6 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.97%) Publishing
7 5 (3.31%) Back Office
7 5 (3.31%) Banking
8 4 (2.65%) Electronics
8 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.99%) Advertising
9 3 (1.99%) Games
9 3 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (18.54%) Developer
2 19 (12.58%) PHP Developer
3 17 (11.26%) Architect
3 17 (11.26%) Data Architect
4 15 (9.93%) Network Engineer
5 13 (8.61%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Analyst
7 9 (5.96%) Azure Software Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Data Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Lead Software Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Python Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Python Software Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) CSS
2 26 (17.22%) Node.js
3 25 (16.56%) HTML
3 25 (16.56%) React
4 23 (15.23%) LDAP
5 13 (8.61%) REST
5 13 (8.61%) SOAP
6 12 (7.95%) GraphQL
7 11 (7.28%) JSON
8 10 (6.62%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.62%) Kafka
9 9 (5.96%) LAMP
9 9 (5.96%) Sass
10 8 (5.30%) .NET
10 8 (5.30%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (5.30%) HTML5
11 7 (4.64%) CSS3
11 7 (4.64%) Django
11 7 (4.64%) Java EE
11 7 (4.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (7.28%) Algorithms
3 9 (5.96%) Blog
4 6 (3.97%) Video\Live Streaming
5 5 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.65%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.99%) PKI
7 3 (1.99%) Social Media
7 3 (1.99%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.99%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) Clustering
9 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.66%) Legacy Code
9 1 (0.66%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 89 (58.94%) Linux
2 36 (23.84%) Windows
3 28 (18.54%) Ubuntu
4 26 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (15.23%) Unix
6 20 (13.25%) CentOS
6 20 (13.25%) Debian
7 5 (3.31%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.65%) SUSE
8 4 (2.65%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.99%) CoreOS
9 3 (1.99%) VMS
9 3 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.66%) Solaris
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.17%) Software Engineering
3 37 (24.50%) Scrum
4 28 (18.54%) Open Source
5 27 (17.88%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (17.22%) DevOps
7 24 (15.89%) Full Stack Development
7 24 (15.89%) OO
8 23 (15.23%) Configuration Management
8 23 (15.23%) Microservices
9 21 (13.91%) Machine Learning
10 20 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (11.92%) Coaching
12 17 (11.26%) Integration Testing
12 17 (11.26%) Prototyping
12 17 (11.26%) Rapid Prototyping
12 17 (11.26%) Software Architecture
13 16 (10.60%) Technical Leadership
14 15 (9.93%) Event-Driven
14 15 (9.93%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (52.98%) JavaScript
2 70 (46.36%) Java
3 66 (43.71%) Python
4 36 (23.84%) Bash Shell
5 35 (23.18%) SQL
6 33 (21.85%) PHP
7 31 (20.53%) C++
8 25 (16.56%) TypeScript
9 21 (13.91%) PowerShell
10 17 (11.26%) C#
11 13 (8.61%) Go
12 12 (7.95%) Shell Script
13 9 (5.96%) MATLAB
13 9 (5.96%) R
13 9 (5.96%) Scala
14 7 (4.64%) CFML
14 7 (4.64%) Perl
14 7 (4.64%) Ruby
15 6 (3.97%) ES6
15 6 (3.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.92%) Degree
4 8 (5.30%) CCNA
4 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.66%) CISM
5 1 (0.66%) CISSP
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) QA
2 9 (5.96%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.97%) Accessibility
4 4 (2.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.66%) COBIT
5 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (34.44%) Docker
2 13 (8.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.65%) OpenSSH
5 4 (2.65%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.99%) NFS
7 1 (0.66%) iptables
7 1 (0.66%) LXC
7 1 (0.66%) Snort
7 1 (0.66%) Squid
7 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.66%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (30.46%) Kubernetes
2 22 (14.57%) Ansible
3 10 (6.62%) FortiGate
4 8 (5.30%) Terraform
5 7 (4.64%) HAProxy
5 7 (4.64%) Rancher
6 6 (3.97%) Nagios
7 4 (2.65%) Grafana
7 4 (2.65%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.99%) Nessus
8 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.99%) Puppet
9 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.66%) BMC Marimba
10 1 (0.66%) Cacti
10 1 (0.66%) FTK
10 1 (0.66%) Mesos
10 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.66%) QRadar
10 1 (0.66%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.26%) Google
3 16 (10.60%) Cisco
4 12 (7.95%) Oracle
4 12 (7.95%) VMware
5 10 (6.62%) Aruba
6 9 (5.96%) Adobe
6 9 (5.96%) Monetate
6 9 (5.96%) New Relic
7 8 (5.30%) Atlassian
8 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.65%) SAP
9 4 (2.65%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.99%) IBM
10 3 (1.99%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (1.99%) Qualys
11 2 (1.32%) EMC
11 2 (1.32%) Facebook
11 2 (1.32%) Splunk
12 1 (0.66%) Veritas