Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 485 421
Rank change year-on-year -34 -64 +41
Permanent jobs citing SSL 916 983 1,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 3.55% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 679 766 1,226
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +6.51%

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 26,428 27,710 34,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.91% 16.18% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21,032 22,575 28,441
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 16 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 23 April 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 -50 864 £50,000 - 154
UK excluding London +21 671 £45,000 -2.17% 118
London -125 231 £57,500 - 44
South East -31 217 £47,500 +1.06% 20
North of England +35 157 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Midlands +35 120 £40,000 -11.11% 20
West Midlands +37 102 £40,000 -15.79% 11
East of England +13 87 £47,000 -14.55% 12
North West +18 81 £50,750 +6.84% 11
South West -26 75 £45,000 +5.88% 30
Yorkshire +18 51 £37,500 -3.85% 14
Scotland -6 38 £47,500 +18.01% 6
North East - 26 £32,500 - 3
East Midlands +9 18 £56,250 +40.63% 9
Wales 0 1 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £67,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing SSL 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 SSL.

1 371 (40.50%) Linux
2 350 (38.21%) Firewall
3 312 (34.06%) DNS
4 302 (32.97%) VPN
4 302 (32.97%) Windows
5 278 (30.35%) Cisco
6 275 (30.02%) HTTP
6 275 (30.02%) IPsec
7 232 (25.33%) TCP/IP
8 227 (24.78%) Python
9 217 (23.69%) Java
10 204 (22.27%) SQL
11 193 (21.07%) WAN
12 191 (20.85%) DevOps
13 178 (19.43%) VMware
13 178 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
14 174 (19.00%) Data Centre
15 170 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
16 166 (18.12%) ITIL
17 162 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
18 159 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
19 151 (16.48%) HTML
19 151 (16.48%) Windows Server
20 150 (16.38%) JavaScript
21 147 (16.05%) LAN
22 137 (14.96%) Microsoft
23 135 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
24 134 (14.63%) DHCP
24 134 (14.63%) Web Services
25 133 (14.52%) Git (software)

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 94 (10.26%) nginx
2 92 (10.04%) Apache
3 64 (6.99%) IIS
4 55 (6.00%) Tomcat
5 53 (5.79%) MS Exchange
6 49 (5.35%) Confluence
7 35 (3.82%) JBoss
8 32 (3.49%) WebSphere
9 25 (2.73%) WebLogic
9 25 (2.73%) WordPress
10 22 (2.40%) Skype for Business
11 20 (2.18%) SAS
12 19 (2.07%) CMS
12 19 (2.07%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.42%) SharePoint
15 12 (1.31%) Drupal
15 12 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (1.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.87%) Documaker
3 5 (0.55%) Postilion
4 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 162 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (6.77%) SaaS
4 44 (4.80%) IaaS
5 41 (4.48%) Office 365
6 37 (4.04%) PaaS
7 29 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (3.17%) Amazon S3
8 25 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (2.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 21 (2.29%) GitHub
10 21 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (1.64%) Serverless
13 14 (1.53%) Akamai
13 14 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.76%) npm
16 6 (0.66%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 350 (38.21%) Firewall
2 312 (34.06%) DNS
3 302 (32.97%) VPN
4 275 (30.02%) HTTP
4 275 (30.02%) IPsec
5 232 (25.33%) TCP/IP
6 193 (21.07%) WAN
7 159 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
8 147 (16.05%) LAN
9 134 (14.63%) DHCP
10 130 (14.19%) Network Security
11 125 (13.65%) BGP
12 124 (13.54%) OSPF
13 123 (13.43%) MPLS
14 112 (12.23%) Internet
15 88 (9.61%) SMTP
16 84 (9.17%) VoIP
16 84 (9.17%) Wireless
17 81 (8.84%) Cisco IOS
18 76 (8.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.99%) MySQL
2 114 (12.45%) SQL Server
3 49 (5.35%) NoSQL
4 44 (4.80%) MongoDB
5 40 (4.37%) Big Data
6 39 (4.26%) Hadoop
7 30 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.62%) Relational Database
10 23 (2.51%) Oracle Database
11 20 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (2.18%) OLAP
11 20 (2.18%) Oracle OLAP
11 20 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.42%) MariaDB
13 12 (1.31%) Redis
14 11 (1.20%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 133 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 81 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 67 (7.31%) JIRA
4 38 (4.15%) Subversion
5 36 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 30 (3.28%) Bitbucket
7 27 (2.95%) Vagrant
8 25 (2.73%) Maven
8 25 (2.73%) Selenium
9 17 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 16 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (1.53%) Ant
11 14 (1.53%) JUnit
12 13 (1.42%) GoCD
13 12 (1.31%) GitLab
14 11 (1.20%) CodeSonar
14 11 (1.20%) git-flow
14 11 (1.20%) gulp
14 11 (1.20%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.20%) Robot Framework
General
1 131 (14.30%) Finance
2 42 (4.59%) Banking
2 42 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.51%) Retail
4 21 (2.29%) Marketing
5 20 (2.18%) Games
6 18 (1.97%) Law
7 17 (1.86%) Automotive
7 17 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.09%) Advertising
9 10 (1.09%) Electronics
10 9 (0.98%) Legal
11 5 (0.55%) Billing
11 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.44%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (11.79%) Developer
2 104 (11.35%) Analyst
3 98 (10.70%) Network Engineer
4 96 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 83 (9.06%) Architect
6 73 (7.97%) Security Engineer
7 62 (6.77%) Support Analyst
8 56 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (5.68%) Consultant
10 48 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 47 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
12 38 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
13 36 (3.93%) Administrator
14 35 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
14 35 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (3.71%) Senior DevOps
16 33 (3.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 32 (3.49%) Operations Analyst
17 32 (3.49%) Support Engineer
18 31 (3.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (16.48%) HTML
2 134 (14.63%) Web Services
3 109 (11.90%) .NET
3 109 (11.90%) SOAP
4 104 (11.35%) CSS
5 100 (10.92%) XML
6 89 (9.72%) REST
7 78 (8.52%) HTML5
8 73 (7.97%) JSON
9 66 (7.21%) Node.js
10 60 (6.55%) LDAP
11 57 (6.22%) LAMP
12 55 (6.00%) AngularJS
13 45 (4.91%) Ajax
13 45 (4.91%) RESTful
14 43 (4.69%) CSS3
15 39 (4.26%) J2EE
16 38 (4.15%) jQuery
17 34 (3.71%) ASP.NET
18 31 (3.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 174 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 135 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (6.77%) Clustering
4 58 (6.33%) Computer Science
5 56 (6.11%) Management Information System
6 54 (5.90%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (5.46%) Public Cloud
8 46 (5.02%) Cyberthreat
9 35 (3.82%) User Experience
10 31 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 24 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (2.62%) Mobile App
12 22 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
14 17 (1.86%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.42%) NHS
16 11 (1.20%) Fintech
16 11 (1.20%) PKI
17 10 (1.09%) Algorithms
17 10 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 371 (40.50%) Linux
2 302 (32.97%) Windows
3 151 (16.48%) Windows Server
4 99 (10.81%) Unix
5 70 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (4.04%) CentOS
8 35 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (2.84%) Android
11 24 (2.62%) Ubuntu
12 20 (2.18%) Debian
12 20 (2.18%) Solaris
12 20 (2.18%) Windows 10
13 18 (1.97%) Windows 8
14 17 (1.86%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.75%) Apple iOS
16 13 (1.42%) AIX
17 12 (1.31%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.55%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (20.85%) DevOps
2 178 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (18.12%) ITIL
4 133 (14.52%) Load Balancing
5 111 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
6 93 (10.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 91 (9.93%) Configuration Management
8 89 (9.72%) SIEM
9 82 (8.95%) Network Design
10 81 (8.84%) Kalman Filter
10 81 (8.84%) Scrum
11 80 (8.73%) Penetration Testing
12 76 (8.30%) E-Commerce
13 73 (7.97%) Information Security
14 72 (7.86%) Business Continuity
15 69 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
16 65 (7.10%) Release Management
17 63 (6.88%) Mentoring
18 62 (6.77%) Capacity Planning
18 62 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 227 (24.78%) Python
2 217 (23.69%) Java
3 204 (22.27%) SQL
4 150 (16.38%) JavaScript
5 133 (14.52%) Bash Shell
6 103 (11.24%) C#
7 100 (10.92%) PowerShell
8 94 (10.26%) Perl
9 92 (10.04%) PHP
10 69 (7.53%) Ruby
11 62 (6.77%) Shell Script
12 39 (4.26%) C
13 26 (2.84%) RPG
14 24 (2.62%) C++
15 18 (1.97%) Objective-C
15 18 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.31%) VBScript
17 8 (0.87%) Go
17 8 (0.87%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 170 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (14.41%) CCNP
3 121 (13.21%) Degree
4 80 (8.73%) CISSP
5 65 (7.10%) CCNA
6 45 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (4.69%) CCIE
8 38 (4.15%) Security Cleared
9 33 (3.60%) CCDP
9 33 (3.60%) CISM
9 33 (3.60%) MCSE
10 28 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 28 (3.06%) SC Cleared
11 27 (2.95%) JNCIP
12 26 (2.84%) CISA
13 24 (2.62%) SSCP
14 23 (2.51%) CCSE
14 23 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (2.18%) ISSAP
15 20 (2.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (11.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (6.33%) QA
3 44 (4.80%) GDPR
4 39 (4.26%) PCI DSS
5 34 (3.71%) COBIT
6 32 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (2.40%) SLA
8 13 (1.42%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.76%) GPG13
11 4 (0.44%) PMO
11 4 (0.44%) PSD2
12 3 (0.33%) GCP
12 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
14 1 (0.11%) FISMA
14 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 125 (13.65%) Active Directory
2 116 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (6.44%) Docker
4 47 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.29%) vSphere
7 19 (2.07%) VirtualBox
8 15 (1.64%) Firmware
8 15 (1.64%) VMware NSX
9 14 (1.53%) Snort
9 14 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.09%) Postfix
11 9 (0.98%) Samba
12 8 (0.87%) BIND 9
12 8 (0.87%) Kamailio
12 8 (0.87%) XenApp
13 6 (0.66%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.66%) iptables
13 6 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 108 (11.79%) Puppet
2 94 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (8.19%) Ansible
4 43 (4.69%) HAProxy
5 38 (4.15%) Terraform
6 35 (3.82%) Nagios
6 35 (3.82%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (3.06%) Cisco CUCM
8 25 (2.73%) Salt
9 24 (2.62%) QRadar
10 22 (2.40%) vRealize
11 21 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
12 19 (2.07%) FortiGate
12 19 (2.07%) Kubernetes
13 18 (1.97%) Nessus
14 15 (1.64%) vCenter Server
15 14 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
16 13 (1.42%) CA Wily
17 12 (1.31%) BladeLogic
17 12 (1.31%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 278 (30.35%) Cisco
2 178 (19.43%) VMware
3 137 (14.96%) Microsoft
4 102 (11.14%) CheckPoint
4 102 (11.14%) F5
5 88 (9.61%) Juniper
6 77 (8.41%) Oracle
7 69 (7.53%) Fortinet
7 69 (7.53%) IBM
8 62 (6.77%) SolarWinds
9 61 (6.66%) Red Hat
10 57 (6.22%) Palo Alto
11 52 (5.68%) Citrix
12 41 (4.48%) Splunk
13 35 (3.82%) HP
14 34 (3.71%) Tufin
15 33 (3.60%) Arista
16 28 (3.06%) Riverbed
17 26 (2.84%) Dynatrace
17 26 (2.84%) ServiceNow