Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 437 476
Rank change year-on-year -20 +39 -35
Permanent jobs citing SSL 1119 1295 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.69% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 4.08% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1043 1144
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,500 £74,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 28103 31773 36415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.63% 16.99% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22762 26008 30095
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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 1040 £50,000 - 65
UK excluding London -50 702 £45,000 - 48
London -12 396 £55,000 -8.33% 21
South East -43 246 £50,250 +11.67% 14
North of England +51 181 £44,500 +11.25% 14
North West +5 92 £47,500 +18.75% 7
East of England -10 85 £45,000 -14.29% 4
South West +2 76 £52,500 +21.39% 6
Yorkshire +25 67 £37,750 +7.86% 3
Midlands -88 61 £37,500 -20.21% 6
Scotland +24 57 £42,500 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -78 45 £37,500 -16.67% 4
North East +9 16 £42,500 +21.43% 4
East Midlands +1 16 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 -
Wales -7 3 £29,500 -34.44%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 502 (44.86%) Firewall
2 443 (39.59%) Linux
3 432 (38.61%) VPN
4 408 (36.46%) Windows
5 366 (32.71%) HTTP
6 346 (30.92%) IPsec
7 342 (30.56%) Cisco
8 332 (29.67%) TCP/IP
9 302 (26.99%) DNS
10 288 (25.74%) SQL
11 273 (24.40%) VMware
12 248 (22.16%) Microsoft
13 242 (21.63%) WAN
14 235 (21.00%) Active Directory
14 235 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
15 220 (19.66%) Finance
16 216 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 209 (18.68%) BGP
18 204 (18.23%) Load Balancing
19 194 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
19 194 (17.34%) Python
20 184 (16.44%) OSPF
21 183 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
22 180 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
23 178 (15.91%) DevOps
24 176 (15.73%) Web Services
25 174 (15.55%) LAN
25 174 (15.55%) Data Centre
26 173 (15.46%) MPLS
27 169 (15.10%) Java

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
1 117 (10.46%) MS Exchange
2 88 (7.86%) IIS
3 64 (5.72%) nginx
4 56 (5.00%) Apache
5 45 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (3.66%) JBoss
7 39 (3.49%) OpenStack
8 37 (3.31%) Confluence
9 32 (2.86%) WebSphere
10 29 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 24 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 23 (2.06%) Tomcat
13 16 (1.43%) CMS
13 16 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 16 (1.43%) Skype for Business
14 15 (1.34%) SharePoint
14 15 (1.34%) WebLogic
15 14 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (1.16%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 56 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.36%) InDesign
6 2 (0.18%) Maya
7 1 (0.089%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.089%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.45%) Postilion
4 4 (0.36%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.089%) Magento
7 1 (0.089%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 194 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (7.51%) SaaS
4 78 (6.97%) Office 365
5 65 (5.81%) PaaS
6 63 (5.63%) IaaS
7 27 (2.41%) Amazon S3
8 26 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 24 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (1.70%) Route 53
11 16 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.71%) GitHub
15 7 (0.63%) Akamai
15 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.36%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 502 (44.86%) Firewall
2 432 (38.61%) VPN
3 366 (32.71%) HTTP
4 346 (30.92%) IPsec
5 332 (29.67%) TCP/IP
6 302 (26.99%) DNS
7 242 (21.63%) WAN
8 209 (18.68%) BGP
9 184 (16.44%) OSPF
10 180 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
11 174 (15.55%) LAN
12 173 (15.46%) MPLS
13 158 (14.12%) DHCP
14 142 (12.69%) Network Security
15 138 (12.33%) Internet
16 128 (11.44%) Wireless
17 104 (9.29%) SAN
18 99 (8.85%) FTP
19 94 (8.40%) VoIP
20 91 (8.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 153 (13.67%) MySQL
3 101 (9.03%) Relational Database
4 79 (7.06%) NoSQL
5 57 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 36 (3.22%) Big Data
8 34 (3.04%) RDBMS
9 31 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 31 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (2.06%) Redis
11 22 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.61%) DB2
13 16 (1.43%) CouchDB
14 13 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.07%) DataStage
15 12 (1.07%) LucidDB
16 11 (0.98%) KDB
Development Applications
1 118 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 60 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 50 (4.47%) JIRA
4 40 (3.57%) Maven
5 39 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 35 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 28 (2.50%) Mercurial
8 25 (2.23%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.06%) Ant
10 21 (1.88%) Selenium
10 21 (1.88%) Subversion
11 19 (1.70%) MSBuild
12 17 (1.52%) Jasmine
12 17 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
13 16 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.43%) WinDbg
14 15 (1.34%) Protractor
15 13 (1.16%) GitLab
15 13 (1.16%) Toad
General
1 220 (19.66%) Finance
2 100 (8.94%) Banking
3 97 (8.67%) Telecoms
4 63 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 56 (5.00%) Retail Banking
6 51 (4.56%) Marketing
7 39 (3.49%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.68%) Electronics
9 22 (1.97%) Law
10 19 (1.70%) Retail
11 18 (1.61%) Automotive
12 17 (1.52%) Billing
13 15 (1.34%) Games
14 13 (1.16%) Legal
14 13 (1.16%) Publishing
15 12 (1.07%) Advertising
16 9 (0.80%) Digital Economy
16 9 (0.80%) German Language
17 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 175 (15.64%) Network Engineer
2 124 (11.08%) Analyst
3 95 (8.49%) Developer
4 91 (8.13%) Architect
5 79 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 79 (7.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 72 (6.43%) Consultant
7 65 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 62 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 60 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
10 52 (4.65%) Administrator
10 52 (4.65%) Security Engineer
11 50 (4.47%) Support Analyst
12 48 (4.29%) IT Architect
13 47 (4.20%) Cisco Engineer
14 44 (3.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 44 (3.93%) Software Architect
15 36 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
16 34 (3.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 34 (3.04%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (15.73%) Web Services
2 161 (14.39%) JSON
3 154 (13.76%) XML
4 151 (13.49%) HTML
5 131 (11.71%) .NET
6 110 (9.83%) CSS
7 96 (8.58%) AngularJS
8 80 (7.15%) HTML5
9 76 (6.79%) REST
10 75 (6.70%) SOAP
11 49 (4.38%) LAMP
11 49 (4.38%) RESTful
12 48 (4.29%) Ajax
13 47 (4.20%) Spring
14 45 (4.02%) CSS3
15 37 (3.31%) J2EE
15 37 (3.31%) Node.js
16 36 (3.22%) ASP.NET
17 35 (3.13%) jQuery
18 28 (2.50%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 174 (15.55%) Data Centre
2 134 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (7.15%) Clustering
4 73 (6.52%) Algorithms
5 70 (6.26%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (5.99%) Data Structures
7 61 (5.45%) Management Information System
8 52 (4.65%) PKI
9 45 (4.02%) Computer Science
10 44 (3.93%) Public Cloud
10 44 (3.93%) Reference Data
11 38 (3.40%) Private Cloud
12 34 (3.04%) User Experience
13 29 (2.59%) Replication
14 20 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
15 18 (1.61%) Fintech
16 16 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (1.34%) Blog
17 15 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
17 15 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 443 (39.59%) Linux
2 408 (36.46%) Windows
3 154 (13.76%) Unix
4 146 (13.05%) Windows Server
5 113 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 88 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (3.40%) Ubuntu
10 35 (3.13%) Solaris
11 34 (3.04%) CentOS
12 32 (2.86%) Android
13 25 (2.23%) Apple iOS
14 24 (2.14%) Windows 8
15 23 (2.06%) Debian
16 20 (1.79%) Windows 10
16 20 (1.79%) Windows 7
17 17 (1.52%) Windows Vista
18 13 (1.16%) Windows XP
19 12 (1.07%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (18.23%) Load Balancing
2 178 (15.91%) DevOps
3 155 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (13.58%) ITIL
5 112 (10.01%) OO
6 102 (9.12%) High Availability
6 102 (9.12%) Mentoring
7 88 (7.86%) Asset Management
8 86 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 82 (7.33%) Software Engineering
10 81 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 74 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
12 69 (6.17%) Release Management
13 66 (5.90%) Scrum
14 65 (5.81%) Network Design
14 65 (5.81%) Presales
15 62 (5.54%) Wealth Management
16 61 (5.45%) Configuration Management
16 61 (5.45%) Data Modelling
17 60 (5.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 288 (25.74%) SQL
2 194 (17.34%) Python
3 169 (15.10%) Java
4 154 (13.76%) JavaScript
4 154 (13.76%) PowerShell
5 110 (9.83%) PHP
6 98 (8.76%) Bash Shell
6 98 (8.76%) Perl
7 97 (8.67%) Shell Script
8 86 (7.69%) C#
9 80 (7.15%) Ruby
10 53 (4.74%) C
11 44 (3.93%) C++
12 35 (3.13%) Tcl
13 18 (1.61%) RPG
13 18 (1.61%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.43%) R
15 12 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.98%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.80%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 235 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (12.60%) CCNP
3 135 (12.06%) Degree
4 104 (9.29%) CCNA
5 101 (9.03%) Security Cleared
6 68 (6.08%) CCIE
7 60 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (5.09%) MCSE
9 50 (4.47%) SC Cleared
10 36 (3.22%) DV Cleared
11 28 (2.50%) CISSP
12 22 (1.97%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (1.97%) MCP
12 22 (1.97%) Security+ Certification
13 21 (1.88%) MCITP
14 19 (1.70%) JNCIP
15 18 (1.61%) GIAC
16 16 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (1.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (4.29%) SLA
3 35 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 26 (2.32%) QA
5 19 (1.70%) PMO
6 12 (1.07%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.80%) COBIT
8 7 (0.63%) GDPR
8 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.54%) RosettaNet
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.089%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.089%) GCP
11 1 (0.089%) HL7
11 1 (0.089%) NIST 800
System Software
1 235 (21.00%) Active Directory
2 216 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.27%) Docker
5 48 (4.29%) vSphere
6 43 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.61%) Snort
10 18 (1.61%) vCloud
11 17 (1.52%) iptables
11 17 (1.52%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.98%) NFS
13 10 (0.89%) KVM
13 10 (0.89%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.80%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.71%) Postfix
16 7 (0.63%) BIND 9
16 7 (0.63%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 73 (6.52%) Puppet
2 66 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (4.74%) Ansible
4 43 (3.84%) FortiGate
5 36 (3.22%) Kubernetes
5 36 (3.22%) vCenter Server
6 35 (3.13%) Nagios
7 33 (2.95%) Cisco Prime
8 26 (2.32%) HAProxy
8 26 (2.32%) SCCM
9 24 (2.14%) WSUS
10 22 (1.97%) Backup Exec
11 21 (1.88%) Terraform
12 19 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
13 18 (1.61%) Nessus
14 17 (1.52%) Cacti
15 15 (1.34%) Grafana
15 15 (1.34%) Nmap
15 15 (1.34%) SCOM
16 12 (1.07%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 342 (30.56%) Cisco
2 273 (24.40%) VMware
3 248 (22.16%) Microsoft
4 150 (13.40%) F5
5 135 (12.06%) Juniper
6 110 (9.83%) Palo Alto
7 94 (8.40%) Oracle
8 91 (8.13%) Red Hat
9 80 (7.15%) CheckPoint
10 68 (6.08%) HP
10 68 (6.08%) SolarWinds
11 55 (4.92%) Fortinet
12 54 (4.83%) Citrix
13 47 (4.20%) Splunk
14 44 (3.93%) GoldenSource
15 39 (3.49%) Brocade
15 39 (3.49%) SAP
16 34 (3.04%) WatchGuard
17 33 (2.95%) Riverbed
17 33 (2.95%) Symantec