Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 532 524
Rank change year-on-year -44 -8 -81
Permanent jobs citing SSL 640 900 930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.52% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 3.42% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 469 666 721
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% -

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 22,622 26,332 27,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 15.15% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 17,040 20,914 22,567
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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 -32 596 £55,000 +15.79% 13
UK excluding London -67 418 £50,000 +20.48% 9
London +37 203 £57,500 -4.17% 4
South East +4 134 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North of England -37 105 £40,133 -8.79% 3
East of England +82 91 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West -14 52 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire -1 39 £40,000 +6.67%
Midlands -49 35 £50,000 +25.00%
South West -53 25 £51,500 +28.75% 1
Scotland +1 23 £55,000 +9.02%
West Midlands -49 23 £41,500 +3.75%
North East +6 14 £47,301 +8.12% 1
East Midlands +16 12 £51,250 +41.73%
Wales +20 5 £38,750 -38.00%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 291 (45.47%) Firewall
2 236 (36.88%) Windows
3 234 (36.56%) DNS
4 231 (36.09%) Linux
5 198 (30.94%) SQL
6 192 (30.00%) VPN
7 189 (29.53%) Cisco
8 134 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
9 132 (20.63%) TCP/IP
9 132 (20.63%) DevOps
10 130 (20.31%) HTTP
10 130 (20.31%) VMware
11 128 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 122 (19.06%) Microsoft
12 122 (19.06%) Apache
13 119 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 116 (18.13%) SQL Server
15 115 (17.97%) WAN
16 111 (17.34%) Network Security
17 110 (17.19%) OSPF
18 106 (16.56%) Configuration Management
18 106 (16.56%) ITIL
19 105 (16.41%) Windows Server
20 104 (16.25%) Git (software)
21 103 (16.09%) BGP
21 103 (16.09%) IPsec
22 102 (15.94%) LAN
22 102 (15.94%) DHCP
23 99 (15.47%) Palo Alto
24 96 (15.00%) 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
1 122 (19.06%) Apache
2 82 (12.81%) IIS
3 63 (9.84%) Tomcat
4 50 (7.81%) nginx
5 36 (5.63%) MS Exchange
6 23 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 21 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 19 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (2.34%) OpenStack
11 14 (2.19%) Apache Solr
11 14 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (1.72%) Skype for Business
14 10 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (1.41%) JBoss
15 9 (1.41%) WebSphere
16 8 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.63%) Gephi
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.72%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.09%) Magento
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 119 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (10.00%) SaaS
4 51 (7.97%) Office 365
5 40 (6.25%) IaaS
6 33 (5.16%) PaaS
7 14 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.19%) OneDrive
8 13 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.56%) Serverless
10 9 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 8 (1.25%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.25%) Cloudflare
11 8 (1.25%) CloudFront
12 7 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.94%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 291 (45.47%) Firewall
2 234 (36.56%) DNS
3 192 (30.00%) VPN
4 132 (20.63%) TCP/IP
5 130 (20.31%) HTTP
6 115 (17.97%) WAN
7 111 (17.34%) Network Security
8 110 (17.19%) OSPF
9 103 (16.09%) BGP
9 103 (16.09%) IPsec
10 102 (15.94%) DHCP
10 102 (15.94%) LAN
11 94 (14.69%) Internet
12 81 (12.66%) EIGRP
13 79 (12.34%) Wireless
14 77 (12.03%) Cisco ASA
15 68 (10.63%) SAN
16 63 (9.84%) MPLS
16 63 (9.84%) VLAN
17 51 (7.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.94%) MySQL
3 37 (5.78%) Relational Database
4 32 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.34%) Redis
9 14 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (0.94%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.94%) Big Data
15 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 104 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 92 (14.38%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.75%) Bitbucket
4 19 (2.97%) Maven
4 19 (2.97%) TeamCity
5 16 (2.50%) Mercurial
6 10 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.41%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.09%) Android Studio
8 7 (1.09%) JIRA
8 7 (1.09%) Xcode
9 6 (0.94%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.78%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.78%) Gradle
10 5 (0.78%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.78%) Subversion
11 4 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 90 (14.06%) Finance
2 59 (9.22%) Retail
3 11 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.09%) Banking
6 6 (0.94%) Legal
7 4 (0.63%) Advertising
7 4 (0.63%) Automotive
7 4 (0.63%) Marketing
7 4 (0.63%) Publishing
7 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 138 (21.56%) Network Engineer
2 67 (10.47%) Developer
3 51 (7.97%) Analyst
3 51 (7.97%) Security Engineer
4 48 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 45 (7.03%) Network Security Engineer
6 44 (6.88%) Administrator
7 40 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
8 38 (5.94%) Architect
9 35 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
10 32 (5.00%) Consultant
11 28 (4.38%) Applications Engineer
11 28 (4.38%) Support Engineer
11 28 (4.38%) Technical Specialist
12 27 (4.22%) Team Leader
13 26 (4.06%) Senior Network Engineer
14 25 (3.91%) Integration Specialist
14 25 (3.91%) Network Analyst
15 24 (3.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.88%) XML
2 53 (8.28%) Web Services
3 48 (7.50%) REST
4 47 (7.34%) SOAP
5 46 (7.19%) HTML
6 40 (6.25%) JSON
7 34 (5.31%) .NET
8 30 (4.69%) CSS
9 26 (4.06%) Elastic Stack
9 26 (4.06%) RESTful
10 25 (3.91%) LAMP
10 25 (3.91%) XML Messaging
11 22 (3.44%) 802.1X
12 21 (3.28%) AngularJS
13 19 (2.97%) Middleware
14 18 (2.81%) XSLT
15 16 (2.50%) OAuth
16 15 (2.34%) LAPP Stack
17 14 (2.19%) ActiveMQ
18 13 (2.03%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 83 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (11.41%) Management Information System
4 60 (9.38%) PKI
5 53 (8.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 42 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (4.22%) Replication
8 20 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 19 (2.97%) Clustering
10 18 (2.81%) Public Cloud
11 17 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (2.03%) CMDB
13 13 (2.03%) e-Learning
13 13 (2.03%) Mobile App
13 13 (2.03%) User Experience
14 12 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (1.88%) Smart Meter
15 8 (1.25%) N-Tier
16 7 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 236 (36.88%) Windows
2 231 (36.09%) Linux
3 105 (16.41%) Windows Server
4 80 (12.50%) Unix
5 60 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (5.63%) CentOS
9 29 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (3.91%) AIX
11 24 (3.75%) Debian
12 18 (2.81%) Solaris
13 15 (2.34%) Android
14 14 (2.19%) Windows 10
15 13 (2.03%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.88%) Mac OS
17 9 (1.41%) Ubuntu
18 7 (1.09%) Windows 7
18 7 (1.09%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.63%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.63%) DevOps
2 106 (16.56%) Configuration Management
2 106 (16.56%) ITIL
3 91 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (12.34%) Change Management
6 71 (11.09%) Security Operations
7 63 (9.84%) Information Security
7 63 (9.84%) SIEM
8 59 (9.22%) Cybersecurity
8 59 (9.22%) Load Balancing
8 59 (9.22%) Project Management
9 52 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (8.13%) High Availability
10 51 (7.97%) Kalman Filter
10 51 (7.97%) Migration
11 50 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
12 49 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
14 42 (6.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 198 (30.94%) SQL
2 96 (15.00%) Java
3 91 (14.22%) Python
4 83 (12.97%) PowerShell
5 78 (12.19%) Bash Shell
6 58 (9.06%) JavaScript
7 51 (7.97%) PHP
8 41 (6.41%) Perl
9 32 (5.00%) Shell Script
10 28 (4.38%) C#
11 26 (4.06%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.97%) PHP 5
12 19 (2.97%) PHP 7
12 19 (2.97%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.88%) Apple Swift
14 11 (1.72%) Ruby
15 10 (1.56%) Go
16 9 (1.41%) C++
16 9 (1.41%) XPath
17 7 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 134 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (14.06%) CCNP
3 77 (12.03%) Degree
4 60 (9.38%) CCNA
5 53 (8.28%) CISSP
6 33 (5.16%) JNCIS
7 25 (3.91%) CCIE
7 25 (3.91%) Security Cleared
8 24 (3.75%) CCSP
9 23 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.66%) SC Cleared
11 15 (2.34%) GIAC
12 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (1.72%) HND
13 11 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (1.41%) AWS Certification
14 9 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.25%) JNCIE
15 8 (1.25%) JNCIP
15 8 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (7.81%) SLA
3 41 (6.41%) GDPR
4 21 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (3.13%) HIPAA
5 20 (3.13%) PCI DSS
5 20 (3.13%) QA
6 9 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.25%) ISO 22301
7 8 (1.25%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.09%) COBIT
9 3 (0.47%) HL7
9 3 (0.47%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.47%) NIST
10 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 128 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 85 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (10.00%) Docker
4 38 (5.94%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.84%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.72%) NFS
7 11 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.56%) Firmware
9 9 (1.41%) Varnish
9 9 (1.41%) vSphere
9 9 (1.41%) XenApp
10 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.63%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.63%) Postfix
11 4 (0.63%) PowerDNS
11 4 (0.63%) qmail
11 4 (0.63%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.63%) vCloud
11 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (14.22%) Ansible
2 80 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (11.41%) Puppet
4 34 (5.31%) Nagios
4 34 (5.31%) Terraform
5 28 (4.38%) SCOM
6 27 (4.22%) AirWatch
6 27 (4.22%) Kubernetes
7 24 (3.75%) HAProxy
7 24 (3.75%) SCCM
8 20 (3.13%) yum
9 17 (2.66%) Kibana
10 15 (2.34%) Prometheus
11 12 (1.88%) logstash
11 12 (1.88%) Rsyslog
12 10 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.09%) Packer
15 6 (0.94%) Backup Exec
16 5 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 189 (29.53%) Cisco
2 130 (20.31%) VMware
3 122 (19.06%) Microsoft
4 99 (15.47%) Palo Alto
5 88 (13.75%) Juniper
6 65 (10.16%) Oracle
7 56 (8.75%) F5
8 53 (8.28%) CheckPoint
9 46 (7.19%) Red Hat
10 41 (6.41%) Citrix
11 35 (5.47%) Meraki
12 30 (4.69%) Splunk
13 29 (4.53%) Fortinet
14 28 (4.38%) Dell
15 27 (4.22%) IBM
16 23 (3.59%) ForeScout
17 22 (3.44%) SolarWinds
18 21 (3.28%) HP
19 18 (2.81%) CommVault
19 18 (2.81%) NetApp