Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 601 530
Rank change year-on-year +45 -71 -8
Permanent jobs citing SSL 302 640 922
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 2.78% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 262 498 696
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.40% -0.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year - +18.34% -6.11%

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 11,763 23,061 26,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.67% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,193 17,442 21,330
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the UK

SSL
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SSL.

Salary trend for SSL in the UK

SSL
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSL over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 17 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 9 July 2020. 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 +30 277 £60,000 +9.09% 31
UK excluding London +65 182 £50,000 - 26
London +92 113 £72,500 +20.83% 5
North of England +112 66 £35,500 -14.22% 11
South East +79 59 £60,000 - 6
North West +83 31 £43,990 -16.21% 6
Work from Home +43 23 £45,000 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire +101 21 £32,750 -18.13% 4
South West +93 20 £55,796 +7.30% 1
Midlands +80 14 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North East +24 14 £35,000 -32.82% 1
West Midlands +89 12 £51,250 +23.49% 4
Scotland +67 8 £25,000 -54.55%
Wales +26 8 £35,500 -8.39%
East of England +9 5 £66,250 +55.88% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,000 -
East Midlands +59 1 £55,000 +7.32%

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 136 (45.03%) VPN
2 116 (38.41%) Firewall
3 107 (35.43%) Linux
4 85 (28.15%) Windows
5 79 (26.16%) Cisco
6 75 (24.83%) ITIL
7 74 (24.50%) SQL
8 67 (22.19%) Microsoft
9 66 (21.85%) DNS
10 62 (20.53%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (20.20%) IPsec
12 59 (19.54%) XML
12 59 (19.54%) AWS
13 58 (19.21%) WAN
14 57 (18.87%) HTTP
14 57 (18.87%) HTML
14 57 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (18.21%) Python
15 55 (18.21%) VMware
16 54 (17.88%) SQL Server
17 53 (17.55%) LAN
18 51 (16.89%) TCP/IP
18 51 (16.89%) LDAP
18 51 (16.89%) PowerShell
19 50 (16.56%) BGP
20 49 (16.23%) Azure
20 49 (16.23%) Windows Server
20 49 (16.23%) Data Centre
21 48 (15.89%) Bash Shell
21 48 (15.89%) Network Security

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 34 (11.26%) Apache
2 31 (10.26%) IIS
3 22 (7.28%) nginx
3 22 (7.28%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.98%) Confluence
5 9 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.65%) Apache Spark
6 8 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.65%) MQSeries
7 7 (2.32%) JBoss
7 7 (2.32%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.32%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.99%) Gluu
11 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 16 (5.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (19.54%) AWS
2 49 (16.23%) Azure
3 29 (9.60%) Office 365
4 23 (7.62%) SaaS
5 18 (5.96%) GCP
6 16 (5.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (4.64%) Serverless
8 12 (3.97%) GitHub
9 10 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (2.65%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (1.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (1.66%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.66%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.66%) Route 53
12 4 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.32%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (45.03%) VPN
2 116 (38.41%) Firewall
3 66 (21.85%) DNS
4 61 (20.20%) IPsec
5 58 (19.21%) WAN
6 57 (18.87%) HTTP
7 53 (17.55%) LAN
8 51 (16.89%) TCP/IP
9 50 (16.56%) BGP
10 48 (15.89%) Network Security
11 45 (14.90%) OSPF
12 41 (13.58%) DHCP
12 41 (13.58%) MPLS
13 31 (10.26%) Wireless
14 24 (7.95%) Internet
15 23 (7.62%) VoIP
16 22 (7.28%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (7.28%) WLAN
17 20 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (6.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.95%) MySQL
3 13 (4.30%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.30%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (3.64%) Big Data
5 9 (2.98%) Apache Hive
6 8 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.65%) HBase
7 7 (2.32%) Impala
8 6 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.99%) MariaDB
8 6 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.66%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.32%) DB2
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (9.60%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.97%) JIRA
3 15 (4.97%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (4.64%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (2.65%) Vagrant
7 7 (2.32%) Artifactory
7 7 (2.32%) Bitbucket Server
8 6 (1.99%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.66%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.32%) Selenium
10 4 (1.32%) Subversion
10 4 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.99%) IDA Disassembler
11 3 (0.99%) OllyDbg
11 3 (0.99%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.66%) CA Release Automation
12 2 (0.66%) Gradle
General
1 29 (9.60%) Finance
2 13 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.97%) Legal
4 10 (3.31%) Local Government
4 10 (3.31%) Retail
5 9 (2.98%) Front Office
6 8 (2.65%) Advertising
6 8 (2.65%) Banking
7 4 (1.32%) Law
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (18.21%) Consultant
1 55 (18.21%) Network Engineer
2 27 (8.94%) Technical Consultant
3 26 (8.61%) Analyst
4 25 (8.28%) Developer
5 24 (7.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (5.96%) Senior Consultant
7 15 (4.97%) Administrator
8 14 (4.64%) Applications Support
8 14 (4.64%) Security Engineer
8 14 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (4.64%) Team Leader
9 13 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.30%) Remedy Consultant
9 13 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (4.30%) Senior Remedy Consultant
9 13 (4.30%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 10 (3.31%) Configuration Engineer
10 10 (3.31%) Network Consultant
10 10 (3.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (19.54%) XML
2 57 (18.87%) HTML
3 51 (16.89%) LDAP
4 41 (13.58%) CSS
5 37 (12.25%) Ajax
6 34 (11.26%) Web Services
7 30 (9.93%) SOAP
8 28 (9.27%) .NET
9 22 (7.28%) Middleware
10 17 (5.63%) Node.js
11 16 (5.30%) REST
12 12 (3.97%) 802.1X
13 10 (3.31%) Kafka
13 10 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (2.98%) Elastic Stack
15 8 (2.65%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.65%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.65%) ASP.NET
15 8 (2.65%) LAMP
15 8 (2.65%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 41 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (10.26%) PKI
4 23 (7.62%) Management Information System
5 16 (5.30%) CMDB
6 12 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.98%) AS400
7 9 (2.98%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.65%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.65%) N-Tier
8 8 (2.65%) Replication
8 8 (2.65%) Tandem
9 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.99%) iSeries
10 5 (1.66%) CESG
10 5 (1.66%) User Experience
11 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 107 (35.43%) Linux
2 85 (28.15%) Windows
3 49 (16.23%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (7.28%) Unix
6 21 (6.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (5.63%) CentOS
8 13 (4.30%) Solaris
9 10 (3.31%) Debian
10 8 (2.65%) AIX
10 8 (2.65%) Ubuntu
10 8 (2.65%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.66%) CoreOS
12 5 (1.66%) OS/400
13 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.32%) FreeBSD
13 4 (1.32%) FreeNAS
13 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.83%) ITIL
2 57 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (14.57%) Project Delivery
4 40 (13.25%) DevOps
5 33 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (9.60%) Presales
7 28 (9.27%) Migration
8 26 (8.61%) Configuration Management
8 26 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (7.28%) ITSM
10 21 (6.95%) Load Balancing
10 21 (6.95%) Scrum
10 21 (6.95%) Software Engineering
11 19 (6.29%) Collaborative Working
11 19 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (6.29%) High Availability
11 19 (6.29%) Security Operations
12 18 (5.96%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (5.96%) Service Management
13 17 (5.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.50%) SQL
2 55 (18.21%) Python
3 51 (16.89%) PowerShell
4 48 (15.89%) Bash Shell
5 47 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 36 (11.92%) Java
7 31 (10.26%) C#
8 24 (7.95%) Perl
9 22 (7.28%) Shell Script
10 17 (5.63%) VB
11 15 (4.97%) PHP
12 13 (4.30%) VBScript
13 12 (3.97%) C
13 12 (3.97%) C++
13 12 (3.97%) PL/SQL
14 9 (2.98%) Ruby
15 5 (1.66%) AWK
15 5 (1.66%) HiveQL
15 5 (1.66%) sed
15 5 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (20.53%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (15.89%) Degree
3 42 (13.91%) CCNP
4 13 (4.30%) CISSP
5 10 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.98%) CCNA
6 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.65%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.99%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.66%) CEH
9 5 (1.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.66%) JNCIP
9 5 (1.66%) MCSE
10 4 (1.32%) CCSP
10 4 (1.32%) GIAC
10 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.99%) GCIH
11 3 (0.99%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.28%) SLA
2 16 (5.30%) GDPR
3 10 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.31%) QA
4 6 (1.99%) NIST
5 4 (1.32%) NCSC
6 3 (0.99%) HL7
6 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.66%) COBIT
7 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 46 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (13.91%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.62%) Docker
4 12 (3.97%) vSphere
5 11 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.66%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.66%) HDFS
7 5 (1.66%) KVM
7 5 (1.66%) VirtualBox
8 4 (1.32%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.99%) Firmware
9 3 (0.99%) iptables
9 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 47 (15.56%) Ansible
2 28 (9.27%) Terraform
3 18 (5.96%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (5.30%) HP UCMDB
5 14 (4.64%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (4.30%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.30%) WSUS
7 10 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.98%) Puppet
9 8 (2.65%) Kibana
9 8 (2.65%) Nagios
9 8 (2.65%) OSSEC
9 8 (2.65%) Tivoli
10 7 (2.32%) Grafana
11 6 (1.99%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.99%) SCOM
11 6 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (1.99%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.32%) Nessus
12 4 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (26.16%) Cisco
2 67 (22.19%) Microsoft
3 55 (18.21%) VMware
4 41 (13.58%) ServiceNow
5 38 (12.58%) Palo Alto
6 37 (12.25%) HP
7 32 (10.60%) SolarWinds
8 26 (8.61%) Red Hat
9 21 (6.95%) IBM
10 20 (6.62%) Splunk
11 18 (5.96%) BMC
12 17 (5.63%) CheckPoint
12 17 (5.63%) Juniper
12 17 (5.63%) Oracle
12 17 (5.63%) Remedy
13 15 (4.97%) Meraki
14 12 (3.97%) F5
15 9 (2.98%) Ruckus Wireless
16 8 (2.65%) Forcepoint
16 8 (2.65%) New Relic