Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 890 896 914
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18 -11
Permanent jobs citing SSH 166 269 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.11% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 151 224 244
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £64,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% -13.79% +8.75%

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 21,008 24,241 28,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.44% 14.86% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16,335 19,128 22,883
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for SSH in the UK

SSH
Top 16 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 21 November 2019. 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 +16 150 £47,500 - 57
UK excluding London +19 117 £41,000 +9.33% 52
London +12 48 £55,000 +12.24% 10
South West +28 33 £40,000 - 15
Midlands +47 28 £50,000 +36.99% 8
South East +38 19 £47,500 -13.64% 18
West Midlands +21 17 £55,000 +50.68% 7
North of England +25 15 £42,500 +30.77% 5
East Midlands +25 11 £37,500 +2.74% 1
North West +18 11 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Northern Ireland +15 11 £32,000 -
East of England +58 7 £60,000 +50.94% 1
Scotland 0 3 £40,000 +73.91% 5
North East - 3 £23,000 -
Yorkshire +4 1 £25,500 -24.44% 2
Wales -1 1 £45,000 -16.28%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 96 (57.83%) Linux
2 62 (37.35%) Python
2 62 (37.35%) Bash Shell
3 53 (31.93%) Git (software)
4 48 (28.92%) JavaScript
5 43 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (25.30%) Firewall
7 41 (24.70%) LAN
8 39 (23.49%) TCP/IP
8 39 (23.49%) MySQL
9 38 (22.89%) Unix
10 37 (22.29%) Linux Command Line
11 36 (21.69%) DNS
11 36 (21.69%) Test Automation
12 35 (21.08%) SQL
12 35 (21.08%) Degree
13 34 (20.48%) Web Development
13 34 (20.48%) Cisco
14 33 (19.88%) PHP
15 32 (19.28%) Ubuntu
16 31 (18.67%) Java
16 31 (18.67%) VPN
16 31 (18.67%) WAN
16 31 (18.67%) DHCP
16 31 (18.67%) AWS
16 31 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (18.67%) REST
16 31 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (17.47%) Microsoft
17 29 (17.47%) IPsec

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 (5.42%) Apache
1 9 (5.42%) WordPress
2 5 (3.01%) Confluence
2 5 (3.01%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.81%) IIS
4 3 (1.81%) nginx
5 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 2 (1.20%) Drupal
5 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.20%) JBoss
5 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.81%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.60%) Gliffy
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.67%) AWS
2 10 (6.02%) Azure
3 7 (4.22%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (4.22%) AWS IoT
3 7 (4.22%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (4.22%) Serverless
4 6 (3.61%) Office 365
5 5 (3.01%) IaaS
6 4 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.81%) Datadog
7 3 (1.81%) GitHub
7 3 (1.81%) SaaS
7 3 (1.81%) Trello
7 3 (1.81%) Yarn
8 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.20%) GCP
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.60%) G Suite
9 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.30%) Firewall
2 41 (24.70%) LAN
3 39 (23.49%) TCP/IP
4 36 (21.69%) DNS
5 31 (18.67%) DHCP
5 31 (18.67%) VPN
5 31 (18.67%) WAN
6 29 (17.47%) IPsec
7 26 (15.66%) BGP
8 25 (15.06%) HTTP
9 24 (14.46%) FTP
9 24 (14.46%) SMTP
10 23 (13.86%) OSPF
11 22 (13.25%) MPLS
12 20 (12.05%) HTTPS
13 18 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (9.04%) SAN
14 15 (9.04%) SNMP
15 13 (7.83%) EIGRP
15 13 (7.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.49%) MySQL
2 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.04%) Big Data
4 12 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.63%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.82%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (4.22%) Amazon Aurora
7 7 (4.22%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.60%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 53 (31.93%) Git (software)
2 22 (13.25%) JIRA
3 16 (9.64%) Selenium
4 7 (4.22%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.61%) Bitbucket
5 6 (3.61%) git-flow
5 6 (3.61%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.01%) Mercurial
6 5 (3.01%) Zephyr
7 4 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.41%) Robot Framework
7 4 (2.41%) Subversion
7 4 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.41%) webpack
8 3 (1.81%) Babel
8 3 (1.81%) GitLab
8 3 (1.81%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.20%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.20%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.60%) Xcode
General
1 25 (15.06%) Finance
2 15 (9.04%) Marketing
3 12 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.02%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.42%) Electronics
5 9 (5.42%) Public Sector
5 9 (5.42%) Retail
6 8 (4.82%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (29.52%) Developer
2 24 (14.46%) Administrator
3 23 (13.86%) Network Engineer
4 22 (13.25%) PHP Developer
5 19 (11.45%) Linux Administrator
6 14 (8.43%) Consultant
7 13 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (7.23%) Tester
9 11 (6.63%) Junior
9 11 (6.63%) Junior Unix Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) Network Consultant
9 11 (6.63%) Unix Engineer
10 10 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Lead Network Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Analyst
11 8 (4.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.82%) QA Tester
11 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Web Developer
12 7 (4.22%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.67%) REST
2 28 (16.87%) HTML
3 24 (14.46%) CSS
3 24 (14.46%) XML
4 21 (12.65%) jQuery
5 17 (10.24%) HTML5
6 16 (9.64%) SOAP
7 15 (9.04%) JSON
7 15 (9.04%) Sass
8 13 (7.83%) Ajax
8 13 (7.83%) Laravel
9 10 (6.02%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.02%) React
9 10 (6.02%) React Native
9 10 (6.02%) Web Services
10 9 (5.42%) .NET
10 9 (5.42%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (4.22%) LESS
11 7 (4.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.29%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (10.24%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.63%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.22%) Smart Home
6 6 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.41%) IVR
9 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.81%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.20%) PKI
10 2 (1.20%) Replication
10 2 (1.20%) User Experience
11 1 (0.60%) Video Editing
11 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (57.83%) Linux
2 38 (22.89%) Unix
3 32 (19.28%) Ubuntu
4 31 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (16.87%) CentOS
6 25 (15.06%) Windows
7 15 (9.04%) Debian
8 13 (7.83%) Solaris
9 12 (7.23%) Windows Server
10 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (5.42%) Android
11 9 (5.42%) Apple iOS
12 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.81%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.81%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.60%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.69%) Test Automation
3 34 (20.48%) Web Development
4 31 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (15.66%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (14.46%) Configuration Management
7 22 (13.25%) Computer Science
8 18 (10.84%) Software Engineering
8 18 (10.84%) TDD
9 16 (9.64%) DevOps
10 13 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (7.83%) MVC
10 13 (7.83%) Network Design
10 13 (7.83%) Scrum
11 12 (7.23%) Network Management
12 11 (6.63%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (6.63%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (6.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (6.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.35%) Bash Shell
1 62 (37.35%) Python
2 48 (28.92%) JavaScript
3 35 (21.08%) SQL
4 33 (19.88%) PHP
5 31 (18.67%) Java
6 24 (14.46%) C
7 23 (13.86%) Perl
8 15 (9.04%) C++
9 9 (5.42%) C#
10 8 (4.82%) Ruby
10 8 (4.82%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.61%) PHP 7
11 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.41%) ES6
13 2 (1.20%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.20%) C-shell
13 2 (1.20%) Korn
13 2 (1.20%) VB
14 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (21.08%) Degree
2 27 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.05%) CCNP
5 19 (11.45%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.24%) CCNA
7 15 (9.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (7.23%) ISTQB
9 8 (4.82%) CCIE
10 7 (4.22%) DV Cleared
10 7 (4.22%) ISEB
11 5 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.20%) HND
13 2 (1.20%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.83%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.24%) NFS
3 15 (9.04%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.04%) Docker
4 10 (6.02%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (4.82%) iptables
7 5 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.01%) Xen
8 4 (2.41%) KVM
9 2 (1.20%) QEMU
9 2 (1.20%) vSphere
10 1 (0.60%) Ceph
10 1 (0.60%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.60%) Lustre
10 1 (0.60%) Postfix
10 1 (0.60%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (11.45%) Ansible
2 15 (9.04%) Puppet
3 7 (4.22%) Nagios
4 6 (3.61%) SELinux
5 4 (2.41%) Ambari
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.41%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.41%) vMotion
6 3 (1.81%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.20%) TrustSec
7 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.60%) Icinga
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (20.48%) Cisco
2 29 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.46%) VMware
4 12 (7.23%) Juniper
4 12 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.63%) Palo Alto
6 9 (5.42%) SAP
7 5 (3.01%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.01%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.01%) EMC
8 4 (2.41%) F5
8 4 (2.41%) IBM
8 4 (2.41%) LogicMonitor
8 4 (2.41%) NetApp
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle
8 4 (2.41%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.41%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.81%) Dell
9 3 (1.81%) McAfee
9 3 (1.81%) Nokia