Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SSL over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 476 437 445
Rank change year-on-year -39 +8 +2
Permanent jobs citing SSL 1,018 1,160 1,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 3.97% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 778 910 1,209
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%

SSL 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 26,291 29,195 34,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 16.73% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21,323 23,711 28,598
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the UK

SSL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL.

Salary trend for SSL in the UK

SSL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSL over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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 -46 941 £50,000 - 111
UK excluding London -8 696 £47,500 +4.40% 87
London -86 298 £55,000 -8.33% 31
South East -7 271 £55,000 +22.22% 23
North of England +52 162 £42,500 +6.25% 19
North West +15 77 £50,000 +25.00% 10
East of England -7 74 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Midlands -49 74 £50,000 - 16
South West -9 71 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Yorkshire +48 63 £37,750 +0.67% 9
West Midlands -37 56 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Scotland +10 54 £42,500 - 6
East Midlands 0 18 £65,000 +36.84% 5
North East 0 17 £37,000 -7.50%
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SSL.

1 435 (42.73%) Firewall
2 393 (38.61%) Linux
3 353 (34.68%) VPN
4 352 (34.58%) Windows
5 333 (32.71%) HTTP
6 306 (30.06%) IPsec
7 295 (28.98%) Cisco
8 273 (26.82%) TCP/IP
9 267 (26.23%) DNS
10 254 (24.95%) SQL
11 222 (21.81%) VMware
12 218 (21.41%) WAN
13 217 (21.32%) Microsoft
14 210 (20.63%) Python
15 205 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
16 198 (19.45%) Active Directory
17 192 (18.86%) Java
18 191 (18.76%) Finance
19 187 (18.37%) Data Centre
20 173 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
21 171 (16.80%) Load Balancing
22 170 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
23 169 (16.60%) BGP
24 164 (16.11%) Web Services
24 164 (16.11%) DevOps
25 161 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
26 157 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
27 156 (15.32%) XML
28 155 (15.23%) ITIL
29 153 (15.03%) MPLS

SSL
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 93 (9.14%) MS Exchange
2 69 (6.78%) IIS
3 66 (6.48%) nginx
4 55 (5.40%) Apache
5 41 (4.03%) Confluence
6 40 (3.93%) WebSphere
7 39 (3.83%) JBoss
8 32 (3.14%) OpenStack
8 32 (3.14%) Tomcat
9 25 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 21 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
11 18 (1.77%) WebLogic
12 17 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (1.57%) SAS
14 15 (1.47%) CMS
15 14 (1.38%) Skype for Business
16 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (1.18%) uWSGI
17 10 (0.98%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 40 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Maya
6 1 (0.098%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.79%) Postilion
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.39%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.098%) Magento
5 1 (0.098%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 173 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (7.17%) SaaS
4 61 (5.99%) Office 365
5 50 (4.91%) PaaS
6 48 (4.72%) IaaS
7 28 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (2.75%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.77%) Route 53
9 17 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 14 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.88%) GitHub
14 8 (0.79%) Akamai
15 6 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.59%) npm
16 4 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 435 (42.73%) Firewall
2 353 (34.68%) VPN
3 333 (32.71%) HTTP
4 306 (30.06%) IPsec
5 273 (26.82%) TCP/IP
6 267 (26.23%) DNS
7 218 (21.41%) WAN
8 169 (16.60%) BGP
9 157 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
10 153 (15.03%) MPLS
11 152 (14.93%) OSPF
12 151 (14.83%) LAN
13 143 (14.05%) DHCP
14 137 (13.46%) Internet
15 122 (11.98%) Network Security
16 105 (10.31%) FTP
17 99 (9.72%) Wireless
18 89 (8.74%) Cisco IOS
19 88 (8.64%) SMTP
20 83 (8.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.54%) MySQL
2 134 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 73 (7.17%) Relational Database
4 72 (7.07%) NoSQL
5 49 (4.81%) MongoDB
6 48 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (4.52%) Big Data
8 41 (4.03%) Hadoop
9 37 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (2.36%) RDBMS
11 23 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.96%) Redis
14 19 (1.87%) DB2
15 13 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (1.18%) LucidDB
16 12 (1.18%) MariaDB
16 12 (1.18%) OLAP
16 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 104 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 58 (5.70%) JIRA
4 39 (3.83%) Maven
5 33 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 30 (2.95%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.46%) Ant
8 23 (2.26%) Bitbucket
9 22 (2.16%) Subversion
10 20 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (1.87%) Selenium
12 17 (1.67%) Mercurial
13 14 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (1.38%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.38%) WinDbg
14 13 (1.28%) Toad
14 13 (1.28%) Vagrant
15 12 (1.18%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.98%) git-flow
16 10 (0.98%) Robot Framework
General
1 191 (18.76%) Finance
2 84 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 77 (7.56%) Banking
4 51 (5.01%) Investment Banking
5 39 (3.83%) Marketing
6 38 (3.73%) Retail Banking
7 22 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.06%) Law
9 19 (1.87%) Automotive
10 18 (1.77%) Electronics
11 15 (1.47%) Games
12 13 (1.28%) Retail
13 12 (1.18%) Billing
14 11 (1.08%) Legal
15 9 (0.88%) Advertising
16 8 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.79%) Publishing
17 7 (0.69%) German Language
18 4 (0.39%) Digital Economy
18 4 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 144 (14.15%) Network Engineer
2 100 (9.82%) Analyst
3 94 (9.23%) Architect
3 94 (9.23%) Developer
4 73 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 69 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (6.68%) Consultant
7 64 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
8 57 (5.60%) Security Engineer
9 54 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
10 45 (4.42%) Support Engineer
11 42 (4.13%) Administrator
11 42 (4.13%) Support Analyst
12 41 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
13 40 (3.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 40 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
16 29 (2.85%) Operations Analyst
17 27 (2.65%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (16.11%) Web Services
2 156 (15.32%) XML
3 150 (14.73%) HTML
4 127 (12.48%) .NET
5 125 (12.28%) JSON
6 105 (10.31%) CSS
7 92 (9.04%) SOAP
8 75 (7.37%) AngularJS
9 72 (7.07%) HTML5
10 71 (6.97%) REST
11 63 (6.19%) LDAP
12 54 (5.30%) Node.js
13 48 (4.72%) RESTful
14 47 (4.62%) LAMP
14 47 (4.62%) Spring
15 45 (4.42%) CSS3
16 44 (4.32%) Ajax
17 41 (4.03%) J2EE
18 38 (3.73%) jQuery
19 32 (3.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 187 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 141 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (7.56%) Clustering
4 61 (5.99%) Algorithms
4 61 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 54 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
6 52 (5.11%) Public Cloud
7 47 (4.62%) Data Structures
8 44 (4.32%) Computer Science
9 38 (3.73%) Private Cloud
10 37 (3.63%) PKI
11 30 (2.95%) User Experience
12 29 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
13 26 (2.55%) Reference Data
14 22 (2.16%) Mobile App
15 20 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
16 19 (1.87%) Replication
17 14 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 14 (1.38%) Fintech
17 14 (1.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 393 (38.61%) Linux
2 352 (34.58%) Windows
3 135 (13.26%) Windows Server
4 132 (12.97%) Unix
5 89 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (3.44%) Solaris
9 33 (3.24%) Ubuntu
10 32 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (2.95%) Android
12 29 (2.85%) Apple iOS
13 26 (2.55%) Windows 8
14 25 (2.46%) Debian
15 23 (2.26%) CentOS
16 16 (1.57%) AIX
16 16 (1.57%) Windows 7
17 15 (1.47%) Windows 10
17 15 (1.47%) Windows Vista
18 12 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (16.80%) Load Balancing
2 164 (16.11%) DevOps
3 155 (15.23%) ITIL
4 151 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 86 (8.45%) OO
7 81 (7.96%) High Availability
8 74 (7.27%) Release Management
9 73 (7.17%) Mentoring
9 73 (7.17%) Software Engineering
10 72 (7.07%) Information Security
11 68 (6.68%) Configuration Management
11 68 (6.68%) Network Design
12 66 (6.48%) Kalman Filter
12 66 (6.48%) SIEM
13 65 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (6.29%) Service Delivery
15 62 (6.09%) Scrum
15 62 (6.09%) SOA
16 61 (5.99%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 254 (24.95%) SQL
2 210 (20.63%) Python
3 192 (18.86%) Java
4 146 (14.34%) JavaScript
5 124 (12.18%) PowerShell
6 110 (10.81%) Bash Shell
7 103 (10.12%) C#
8 96 (9.43%) Perl
9 93 (9.14%) Shell Script
10 87 (8.55%) PHP
11 69 (6.78%) Ruby
12 47 (4.62%) C
13 44 (4.32%) C++
14 29 (2.85%) Tcl
15 26 (2.55%) RPG
16 18 (1.77%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.57%) R
18 15 (1.47%) PL/SQL
19 14 (1.38%) Objective-C
20 13 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 205 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (13.56%) CCNP
3 115 (11.30%) Degree
4 85 (8.35%) CCNA
5 71 (6.97%) Security Cleared
6 59 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (5.50%) CCIE
8 54 (5.30%) MCSE
9 53 (5.21%) CISSP
10 38 (3.73%) SC Cleared
11 32 (3.14%) DV Cleared
12 26 (2.55%) CISM
13 20 (1.96%) JNCIP
14 19 (1.87%) CISA
15 18 (1.77%) CompTIA Security+
15 18 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (1.67%) CCDP
16 17 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.67%) SSCP
17 16 (1.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (8.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (3.73%) PCI DSS
3 34 (3.34%) SLA
4 29 (2.85%) GDPR
5 27 (2.65%) QA
6 23 (2.26%) COBIT
7 19 (1.87%) HIPAA
8 17 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (1.38%) PMO
10 11 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.69%) RosettaNet
12 4 (0.39%) GPG13
13 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.20%) GCP
14 1 (0.098%) FIPS 140-2
14 1 (0.098%) HL7
14 1 (0.098%) NIST 800
System Software
1 198 (19.45%) Active Directory
2 170 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (7.56%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.80%) Docker
5 30 (2.95%) vSphere
6 28 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.67%) Snort
9 16 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.18%) vCloud
12 11 (1.08%) iptables
12 11 (1.08%) Postfix
13 10 (0.98%) BIND 9
13 10 (0.98%) Kamailio
14 7 (0.69%) Apache Flume
14 7 (0.69%) NFS
14 7 (0.69%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.69%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 79 (7.76%) Puppet
2 78 (7.66%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (6.09%) Ansible
4 33 (3.24%) Terraform
5 31 (3.05%) HAProxy
6 30 (2.95%) FortiGate
7 29 (2.85%) Kubernetes
8 26 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
9 25 (2.46%) Nagios
10 21 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
11 19 (1.87%) Cacti
12 15 (1.47%) Nessus
12 15 (1.47%) Salt
12 15 (1.47%) SCCM
13 13 (1.28%) vCenter Server
14 12 (1.18%) QRadar
14 12 (1.18%) SCOM
15 11 (1.08%) CA Wily
16 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (0.98%) Munin
Vendors
1 295 (28.98%) Cisco
2 222 (21.81%) VMware
3 217 (21.32%) Microsoft
4 125 (12.28%) F5
5 97 (9.53%) Juniper
6 82 (8.06%) Oracle
7 77 (7.56%) Palo Alto
8 76 (7.47%) CheckPoint
9 75 (7.37%) SolarWinds
10 58 (5.70%) Fortinet
10 58 (5.70%) Red Hat
11 47 (4.62%) Citrix
12 46 (4.52%) IBM
13 43 (4.22%) HP
14 40 (3.93%) Splunk
15 29 (2.85%) Brocade
15 29 (2.85%) SAP
16 28 (2.75%) Riverbed
17 27 (2.65%) Arista
17 27 (2.65%) Dell