Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 905 893 908
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 0
Permanent jobs citing SSH 178 281 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.12% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 145 213 243
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,700 £25,230 £26,900
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -10.11%

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 21,937 25,005 28,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.67% 14.99% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16,584 19,855 22,840
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +7 171 £50,000 +17.65% 30
UK excluding London +8 114 £45,000 +20.00% 22
London +42 63 £65,000 +36.84% 10
Midlands +56 37 £55,000 +50.68% 3
West Midlands +46 28 £55,000 +50.68% 2
South West +3 28 £42,500 +8.97% 9
South East +42 27 £45,000 -14.29% 4
North of England -12 10 £40,000 +23.08% 3
East Midlands +24 9 £47,500 +52.00% 1
East of England +48 6 £60,000 +43.71% 1
North West -8 5 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Wales +11 3 £45,000 -14.29%
North East - 3 £23,000 -
Scotland +2 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Northern Ireland -12 1 £32,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 91 (51.12%) Linux
2 65 (36.52%) Python
3 64 (35.96%) Git (software)
4 54 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (29.21%) Bash Shell
6 50 (28.09%) SQL
7 48 (26.97%) Degree
8 46 (25.84%) Computer Science
9 44 (24.72%) Firewall
9 44 (24.72%) FTP
9 44 (24.72%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (24.16%) Java
11 41 (23.03%) Linux Command Line
12 40 (22.47%) Test Automation
13 38 (21.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (20.79%) VPN
15 35 (19.66%) JavaScript
16 34 (19.10%) Cisco
17 33 (18.54%) DNS
17 33 (18.54%) LAN
17 33 (18.54%) JIRA
17 33 (18.54%) AWS
18 31 (17.42%) CentOS
18 31 (17.42%) Finance
18 31 (17.42%) MySQL
19 30 (16.85%) C
19 30 (16.85%) HTTP
19 30 (16.85%) IPsec
19 30 (16.85%) Web Development
20 29 (16.29%) TDD

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 17 (9.55%) Apache
2 12 (6.74%) WordPress
3 11 (6.18%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.49%) Confluence
5 5 (2.81%) nginx
6 4 (2.25%) CMS
6 4 (2.25%) JBoss
6 4 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.69%) Drupal
7 3 (1.69%) IIS
7 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.12%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
1 4 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.54%) AWS
2 15 (8.43%) Amazon SQS
2 15 (8.43%) AWS IoT
3 14 (7.87%) AWS Lambda
3 14 (7.87%) Serverless
4 6 (3.37%) SaaS
5 5 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (2.81%) Azure
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.69%) Datadog
7 3 (1.69%) npm
8 2 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.12%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.56%) IaaS
9 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.72%) Firewall
1 44 (24.72%) FTP
2 37 (20.79%) VPN
3 33 (18.54%) DNS
3 33 (18.54%) LAN
4 30 (16.85%) HTTP
4 30 (16.85%) IPsec
5 29 (16.29%) BGP
6 28 (15.73%) MPLS
7 27 (15.17%) OSPF
8 26 (14.61%) DHCP
8 26 (14.61%) HTTPS
8 26 (14.61%) WAN
9 25 (14.04%) TCP/IP
10 24 (13.48%) SMTP
10 24 (13.48%) SNMP
11 19 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (9.55%) EIGRP
12 17 (9.55%) SSL
13 15 (8.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.42%) MySQL
2 24 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (10.67%) SQL Server
4 16 (8.99%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (8.43%) Amazon Redshift
6 14 (7.87%) Amazon Aurora
7 11 (6.18%) Big Data
8 5 (2.81%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.25%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.69%) Redis
10 3 (1.69%) SQLite
11 2 (1.12%) phpMyAdmin
12 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 64 (35.96%) Git (software)
2 33 (18.54%) JIRA
3 25 (14.04%) Selenium
4 11 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.18%) Mercurial
5 10 (5.62%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.49%) Zephyr
7 5 (2.81%) JUnit
8 4 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.69%) git-flow
9 3 (1.69%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.69%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.69%) TestNG
9 3 (1.69%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.69%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.12%) gulp
10 2 (1.12%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (17.42%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.62%) Marketing
2 10 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.49%) Games
3 8 (4.49%) Retail
4 7 (3.93%) Electronics
4 7 (3.93%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.37%) Automotive
6 5 (2.81%) Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (1.12%) Front Office
7 2 (1.12%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.12%) Korean Language
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (29.21%) Developer
2 26 (14.61%) Network Engineer
3 23 (12.92%) Administrator
4 21 (11.80%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (9.55%) Tester
6 16 (8.99%) Consultant
7 14 (7.87%) PHP Developer
8 13 (7.30%) Network Consultant
9 12 (6.74%) Analyst
10 10 (5.62%) .NET Developer
10 10 (5.62%) AWS Developer
10 10 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (5.62%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.62%) Lead Network Engineer
10 10 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (5.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.06%) QA Tester
11 9 (5.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.29%) REST
2 27 (15.17%) XML
3 21 (11.80%) CSS
4 19 (10.67%) SOAP
5 17 (9.55%) Ajax
6 16 (8.99%) HTML
7 14 (7.87%) .NET
7 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET
7 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 14 (7.87%) jQuery
7 14 (7.87%) Web Services
7 14 (7.87%) XMPP
8 12 (6.74%) Laravel
9 11 (6.18%) Sass
10 10 (5.62%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.06%) LAMP
11 9 (5.06%) Spring
12 7 (3.93%) Gherkin
12 7 (3.93%) OAuth2
12 7 (3.93%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.03%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.11%) Algorithms
4 14 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.87%) Smart Home
5 13 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.49%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.81%) CAN bus
8 4 (2.25%) IVR
8 4 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.69%) Online Games
9 3 (1.69%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (1.12%) Clustering
10 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.12%) PACS
10 2 (1.12%) Replication
10 2 (1.12%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 91 (51.12%) Linux
2 38 (21.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (17.42%) CentOS
4 28 (15.73%) Unix
5 26 (14.61%) Debian
6 25 (14.04%) Ubuntu
6 25 (14.04%) Windows
7 9 (5.06%) Windows Server
8 7 (3.93%) Solaris
9 5 (2.81%) Android
9 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.69%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.56%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.56%) OS/400
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.84%) Computer Science
3 44 (24.72%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (22.47%) Test Automation
5 30 (16.85%) Web Development
6 29 (16.29%) TDD
7 24 (13.48%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (11.80%) Project Management
9 20 (11.24%) Software Engineering
10 19 (10.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (10.67%) Network Design
10 19 (10.67%) Network Management
11 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (10.11%) OO
12 17 (9.55%) DevOps
12 17 (9.55%) OOD
12 17 (9.55%) Unit Testing
13 16 (8.99%) MVC
14 15 (8.43%) Scrum
15 14 (7.87%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.52%) Python
2 52 (29.21%) Bash Shell
3 50 (28.09%) SQL
4 43 (24.16%) Java
5 35 (19.66%) JavaScript
6 30 (16.85%) C
7 29 (16.29%) PHP
8 24 (13.48%) C++
9 16 (8.99%) C#
10 14 (7.87%) Perl
11 9 (5.06%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.93%) Ruby
13 4 (2.25%) C-shell
13 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.69%) Go
14 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.12%) Bourne shell
15 2 (1.12%) Java 8
15 2 (1.12%) Korn
15 2 (1.12%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 48 (26.97%) Degree
2 27 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (15.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (15.17%) Security Cleared
3 26 (14.61%) CCNP
4 23 (12.92%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.43%) CCIE
5 15 (8.43%) CCNA
5 15 (8.43%) ISTQB
6 8 (4.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 8 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.93%) ISEB
8 2 (1.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.11%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) SLA
3 2 (1.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (15.17%) Docker
2 22 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.49%) iptables
4 8 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.81%) NFS
6 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.69%) KVM
7 3 (1.69%) Postfix
7 3 (1.69%) vSphere
8 2 (1.12%) qmail
8 2 (1.12%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.12%) Xen
9 1 (0.56%) Ceph
9 1 (0.56%) Lustre
9 1 (0.56%) QEMU
9 1 (0.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) Ansible
2 8 (4.49%) Nagios
3 7 (3.93%) Puppet
4 5 (2.81%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.81%) TrustSec
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.25%) SELinux
5 4 (2.25%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (2.25%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.25%) vMotion
5 4 (2.25%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.69%) Ambari
6 3 (1.69%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.12%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.56%) Icinga
8 1 (0.56%) Salt
8 1 (0.56%) systemd
Vendors
1 34 (19.10%) Cisco
2 27 (15.17%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.48%) VMware
4 21 (11.80%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.74%) Juniper
5 12 (6.74%) Palo Alto
6 10 (5.62%) EMC
7 9 (5.06%) NetApp
8 8 (4.49%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.49%) Dell
8 8 (4.49%) IBM
9 7 (3.93%) SAP
9 7 (3.93%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.81%) F5
10 5 (2.81%) Riverbed
11 4 (2.25%) Meraki
11 4 (2.25%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.69%) hybris
12 3 (1.69%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.69%) SaltStack