Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 548 562 495
Rank change year-on-year +14 -67 -35
Permanent jobs citing SSL 554 701 1,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.46% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 3.07% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 424 548 773
UK median annual salary £57,000 £50,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.43% +0.50% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.08%

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 18,908 22,866 26,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.07% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14,880 17,879 21,476
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £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 January 2020.

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 January 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 -1 531 £57,500 +15.00% 95
UK excluding London -20 320 £52,500 +6.06% 71
London +60 221 £60,000 +9.09% 26
South East +102 139 £58,750 +2.17% 30
North of England +3 70 £49,000 +22.50% 21
East of England +24 46 £41,250 -13.16% 7
South West -3 39 £80,000 +55.34% 4
North West +3 29 £50,638 +26.60% 9
Midlands +22 28 £80,000 +45.45% 7
North East +31 23 £40,000 -23.81% 5
West Midlands +11 19 £80,000 +23.58% 4
Yorkshire +22 18 £46,250 +15.63% 7
Scotland +19 14 £55,000 -4.35% 1
East Midlands +13 9 £37,500 -31.82% 3
Wales -10 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 281 (50.72%) Firewall
2 207 (37.36%) VPN
3 174 (31.41%) DNS
4 171 (30.87%) Cisco
5 158 (28.52%) Linux
6 154 (27.80%) Microsoft
7 136 (24.55%) Windows
7 136 (24.55%) SQL
8 134 (24.19%) Azure
9 129 (23.29%) TCP/IP
10 123 (22.20%) Cisco Certification
11 119 (21.48%) IPsec
12 118 (21.30%) HTTP
13 117 (21.12%) Data Centre
14 116 (20.94%) ITIL
15 111 (20.04%) Load Balancing
16 110 (19.86%) Active Directory
17 108 (19.49%) AWS
18 103 (18.59%) Windows Server
19 102 (18.41%) WAN
20 99 (17.87%) DevOps
21 95 (17.15%) LAN
22 94 (16.97%) IIS
23 91 (16.43%) CCNP
23 91 (16.43%) Internet
24 90 (16.25%) DHCP
24 90 (16.25%) Palo Alto
25 88 (15.88%) Network Security
26 87 (15.70%) XML
26 87 (15.70%) Problem-Solving

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 (16.97%) IIS
2 66 (11.91%) Apache
3 38 (6.86%) nginx
4 36 (6.50%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.97%) SharePoint
6 20 (3.61%) Confluence
7 18 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (2.53%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.17%) Apache Spark
9 12 (2.17%) JBoss
10 11 (1.99%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.44%) CMS
11 8 (1.44%) Drupal
11 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.26%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.90%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.72%) Gephi
4 3 (0.54%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 134 (24.19%) Azure
2 108 (19.49%) AWS
3 52 (9.39%) Office 365
4 32 (5.78%) SaaS
5 22 (3.97%) Amazon EKS
5 22 (3.97%) PaaS
6 21 (3.79%) IaaS
7 18 (3.25%) GitHub
8 17 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.71%) npm
10 13 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (2.17%) Amazon S3
12 11 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.99%) Serverless
13 8 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.44%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (1.44%) GCP
14 7 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 281 (50.72%) Firewall
2 207 (37.36%) VPN
3 174 (31.41%) DNS
4 129 (23.29%) TCP/IP
5 119 (21.48%) IPsec
6 118 (21.30%) HTTP
7 102 (18.41%) WAN
8 95 (17.15%) LAN
9 91 (16.43%) Internet
10 90 (16.25%) DHCP
11 88 (15.88%) Network Security
12 82 (14.80%) BGP
13 69 (12.45%) MPLS
13 69 (12.45%) Wireless
14 67 (12.09%) OSPF
15 55 (9.93%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (9.03%) SAN
17 49 (8.84%) HTTPS
18 43 (7.76%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (7.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.68%) MySQL
3 27 (4.87%) Hadoop
4 17 (3.07%) Apache Hive
5 14 (2.53%) Big Data
5 14 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.17%) HBase
6 12 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.81%) Redis
8 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.62%) MariaDB
10 8 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.44%) Infinispan
11 7 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.26%) Sqoop
12 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.90%) Impala
Development Applications
1 64 (11.55%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 28 (5.05%) TeamCity
5 25 (4.51%) JIRA
5 25 (4.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (4.15%) Ant
7 20 (3.61%) Artifactory
7 20 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.43%) Maven
9 18 (3.25%) SonarQube
9 18 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (2.71%) Bower
10 15 (2.71%) Chocolatey
10 15 (2.71%) MSBuild
10 15 (2.71%) TestRail
10 15 (2.71%) Zephyr
11 14 (2.53%) Visual Studio
12 13 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (1.81%) Eclipse
General
1 77 (13.90%) Finance
2 26 (4.69%) Retail
3 22 (3.97%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.43%) Banking
4 19 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.25%) Legal
6 17 (3.07%) Law
6 17 (3.07%) Marketing
7 10 (1.81%) Front Office
8 6 (1.08%) Games
9 4 (0.72%) French Language
9 4 (0.72%) Local Government
9 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (25.27%) Network Engineer
2 64 (11.55%) Developer
3 55 (9.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (9.93%) Security Engineer
4 52 (9.39%) Consultant
5 50 (9.03%) Senior Network Engineer
6 38 (6.86%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (6.14%) Applications Support
9 31 (5.60%) Architect
10 30 (5.42%) Analyst
11 25 (4.51%) Java Developer
12 24 (4.33%) Technical Specialist
13 21 (3.79%) Senior Developer
14 20 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support
14 20 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
14 20 (3.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.61%) Support Engineer
15 19 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
16 17 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (15.70%) XML
2 67 (12.09%) HTML
3 49 (8.84%) LDAP
4 47 (8.48%) .NET
4 47 (8.48%) REST
5 41 (7.40%) CSS
6 35 (6.32%) Elastic Stack
6 35 (6.32%) SAML
6 35 (6.32%) Web Services
7 34 (6.14%) Ajax
8 32 (5.78%) JSON
9 29 (5.23%) SOAP
10 27 (4.87%) OAuth
11 24 (4.33%) LAMP
12 22 (3.97%) Node.js
13 21 (3.79%) 802.1X
13 21 (3.79%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.43%) OpenID
14 19 (3.43%) XML Messaging
15 18 (3.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 117 (21.12%) Data Centre
2 61 (11.01%) Management Information System
3 41 (7.40%) PKI
4 38 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.33%) User Experience
6 20 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (3.07%) Clustering
9 13 (2.35%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.99%) Cybercrime
11 10 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.44%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.44%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.44%) Replication
12 8 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.26%) Blog
14 6 (1.08%) Animation
14 6 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 158 (28.52%) Linux
2 136 (24.55%) Windows
3 103 (18.59%) Windows Server
4 48 (8.66%) Unix
5 25 (4.51%) Debian
5 25 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.79%) CentOS
7 19 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.25%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.53%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.62%) Android
12 8 (1.44%) Solaris
12 8 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.26%) AIX
14 6 (1.08%) watchOS
14 6 (1.08%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.90%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (20.94%) ITIL
2 111 (20.04%) Load Balancing
3 99 (17.87%) DevOps
4 87 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (11.01%) Information Security
7 55 (9.93%) Computer Science
8 53 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 43 (7.76%) Migration
11 41 (7.40%) Change Management
11 41 (7.40%) Configuration Management
11 41 (7.40%) Security Operations
12 38 (6.86%) Cybersecurity
12 38 (6.86%) Open Source
12 38 (6.86%) Project Delivery
13 36 (6.50%) Incident Management
14 35 (6.32%) Project Management
15 34 (6.14%) Analytics
16 33 (5.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 136 (24.55%) SQL
2 85 (15.34%) Java
3 82 (14.80%) Bash Shell
3 82 (14.80%) Python
4 67 (12.09%) PowerShell
5 66 (11.91%) JavaScript
6 46 (8.30%) C#
7 23 (4.15%) Perl
7 23 (4.15%) PHP
8 21 (3.79%) Ruby
9 20 (3.61%) T-SQL
10 18 (3.25%) C
10 18 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.89%) Go
12 14 (2.53%) Apple Swift
13 9 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.08%) C++
15 5 (0.90%) AWK
15 5 (0.90%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 123 (22.20%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (16.43%) CCNP
3 66 (11.91%) Degree
4 40 (7.22%) CISSP
5 32 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (5.23%) CCNA
7 21 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (3.61%) CCSP
9 19 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (3.43%) Security Cleared
10 16 (2.89%) VCP4
11 15 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (2.53%) CCDP
12 14 (2.53%) CCIE
13 12 (2.17%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.62%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (1.08%) CISM
17 5 (0.90%) GIAC
17 5 (0.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.58%) SLA
2 25 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.61%) QA
4 14 (2.53%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.99%) GDPR
6 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (19.86%) Active Directory
2 73 (13.18%) Docker
3 69 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (7.40%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.33%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.17%) Firmware
7 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.99%) vSphere
9 8 (1.44%) RACF
10 7 (1.26%) HDFS
10 7 (1.26%) NFS
10 7 (1.26%) OpenSSH
11 5 (0.90%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.54%) iptables
13 3 (0.54%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.36%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 72 (13.00%) Ansible
2 53 (9.57%) Puppet
3 49 (8.84%) Single Sign-On
4 36 (6.50%) Kubernetes
4 36 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.96%) Terraform
6 23 (4.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
9 16 (2.89%) SolarWinds Orion
10 14 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (2.17%) Kibana
11 12 (2.17%) Oozie
11 12 (2.17%) SCCM
12 11 (1.99%) WSUS
13 9 (1.62%) AirWatch
14 8 (1.44%) FortiGate
14 8 (1.44%) HAProxy
14 8 (1.44%) Nagios
15 7 (1.26%) StatsD
Vendors
1 171 (30.87%) Cisco
2 154 (27.80%) Microsoft
3 90 (16.25%) Palo Alto
4 83 (14.98%) VMware
5 70 (12.64%) Juniper
6 65 (11.73%) F5
7 63 (11.37%) SolarWinds
8 57 (10.29%) Meraki
9 44 (7.94%) ServiceNow
10 41 (7.40%) CheckPoint
11 39 (7.04%) Splunk
12 28 (5.05%) HP
13 27 (4.87%) Fortinet
14 24 (4.33%) Forcepoint
14 24 (4.33%) Oracle
15 23 (4.15%) Veeam
16 20 (3.61%) Citrix
17 17 (3.07%) Extreme Networks
17 17 (3.07%) Ubiquiti
18 16 (2.89%) Riverbed