Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 519 599 586
Rank change year-on-year +80 -13 -111
Permanent jobs citing SSL 191 534 713
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 2.55% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 153 406 600
Median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +10.00%

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 8,247 20,918 24,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.41% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,642 16,282 18,920
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +73 170 £65,000 +11.11% 49
UK excluding London +111 113 £52,500 - 43
London +123 63 £72,500 +19.10% 12
South East +110 43 £55,000 -15.38% 17
North of England +134 41 £37,858 -27.89% 9
North West +132 35 £37,858 -27.89% 4
Work from Home -15 21 £52,500 -30.00% 11
South West +88 9 £67,500 -15.63% 4
East of England +66 7 £56,250 +21.62% 4
Scotland +61 7 £38,750 -29.55% 1
North East +16 5 £40,000 -34.43% 1
Midlands +104 4 £42,500 -46.88% 3
East Midlands +78 3 £42,500 +13.33%
West Midlands +83 1 £32,000 -60.00% 3
Yorkshire +79 1 £33,000 -28.65% 4
Wales +48 1 £45,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 91 (47.64%) Linux
2 90 (47.12%) Firewall
3 80 (41.88%) Windows
4 71 (37.17%) VPN
5 59 (30.89%) Cisco
6 56 (29.32%) DNS
7 55 (28.80%) VMware
8 51 (26.70%) Microsoft
9 47 (24.61%) WAN
10 42 (21.99%) LAN
10 42 (21.99%) Windows Server
11 39 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (20.42%) Azure
12 38 (19.90%) PowerShell
12 38 (19.90%) Active Directory
12 38 (19.90%) DHCP
12 38 (19.90%) LDAP
13 35 (18.32%) ITIL
13 35 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (17.80%) DevOps
14 34 (17.80%) AWS
15 32 (16.75%) Degree
16 31 (16.23%) Python
17 29 (15.18%) JavaScript
18 28 (14.66%) Bash Shell
19 27 (14.14%) PKI
19 27 (14.14%) XML
19 27 (14.14%) TCP/IP
19 27 (14.14%) Wireless

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 17 (8.90%) Apache
2 14 (7.33%) IIS
3 12 (6.28%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.76%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.19%) nginx
6 7 (3.66%) JBoss
6 7 (3.66%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.14%) Confluence
7 6 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.52%) CMS
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.52%) Mule
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.42%) Azure
2 34 (17.80%) AWS
3 19 (9.95%) SaaS
4 18 (9.42%) Office 365
5 12 (6.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (6.28%) PaaS
6 11 (5.76%) IaaS
7 6 (3.14%) DigitalOcean
8 5 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.62%) GCP
9 4 (2.09%) GitHub
10 3 (1.57%) Basecamp
10 3 (1.57%) Cloudflare
10 3 (1.57%) Mailgun
10 3 (1.57%) Sage Pay
10 3 (1.57%) Serverless
11 2 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.05%) BPaaS
11 2 (1.05%) Datadog
11 2 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (47.12%) Firewall
2 71 (37.17%) VPN
3 56 (29.32%) DNS
4 47 (24.61%) WAN
5 42 (21.99%) LAN
6 38 (19.90%) DHCP
7 27 (14.14%) IPsec
7 27 (14.14%) TCP/IP
7 27 (14.14%) Wireless
8 24 (12.57%) BGP
8 24 (12.57%) OSPF
9 23 (12.04%) HTTP
10 22 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (10.99%) VLAN
12 20 (10.47%) MPLS
12 20 (10.47%) Network Security
13 19 (9.95%) Internet
14 16 (8.38%) EIGRP
15 14 (7.33%) SSH
16 10 (5.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.81%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.76%) MySQL
4 9 (4.71%) Big Data
5 5 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.57%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.05%) HBase
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.05%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (12.57%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.85%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.28%) JIRA
4 5 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.62%) Subversion
4 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.09%) Maven
5 4 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.57%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.57%) gulp
6 3 (1.57%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (1.57%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.57%) JUnit
6 3 (1.57%) OllyDbg
6 3 (1.57%) Selenium
6 3 (1.57%) webpack
6 3 (1.57%) WinDbg
7 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.52%) Spinnaker
General
1 19 (9.95%) Legal
2 15 (7.85%) Finance
3 11 (5.76%) Banking
4 8 (4.19%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.14%) Electronics
7 4 (2.09%) Law
7 4 (2.09%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.57%) Local Government
8 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.57%) Marketing
9 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.05%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 26 (13.61%) Network Engineer
2 21 (10.99%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (10.47%) Consultant
4 16 (8.38%) Developer
4 16 (8.38%) Technical Consultant
5 15 (7.85%) Analyst
5 15 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.81%) Architect
6 13 (6.81%) Senior Consultant
7 12 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) ITSM Consultant
8 11 (5.76%) Security Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Senior ITSM Consultant
8 11 (5.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Administrator
9 10 (5.24%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.71%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.90%) LDAP
2 27 (14.14%) XML
3 26 (13.61%) HTML
4 21 (10.99%) CSS
5 18 (9.42%) SOAP
6 17 (8.90%) Web Services
6 17 (8.90%) YAML
7 12 (6.28%) Ajax
8 10 (5.24%) 802.1X
8 10 (5.24%) SAML
9 9 (4.71%) .NET
10 8 (4.19%) REST
11 7 (3.66%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.66%) JSON
11 7 (3.66%) Node.js
11 7 (3.66%) OAuth
11 7 (3.66%) React
12 5 (2.62%) HTML5
12 5 (2.62%) Spring
12 5 (2.62%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (14.14%) PKI
3 14 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.81%) CMDB
5 8 (4.19%) Robotics
6 7 (3.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 5 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.62%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.09%) Replication
9 3 (1.57%) Bitcoin
9 3 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.57%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.05%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 91 (47.64%) Linux
2 80 (41.88%) Windows
3 42 (21.99%) Windows Server
4 25 (13.09%) Unix
5 23 (12.04%) Solaris
6 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (8.38%) CentOS
9 10 (5.24%) Debian
10 9 (4.71%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.19%) Windows 10
12 7 (3.66%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.57%) VMS
15 1 (0.52%) Android
15 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.32%) ITIL
1 35 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
2 34 (17.80%) DevOps
3 23 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (10.99%) Project Delivery
5 19 (9.95%) Configuration Management
6 18 (9.42%) IT Strategy
7 16 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (8.38%) SIEM
8 15 (7.85%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (7.85%) Presales
8 15 (7.85%) Project Management
9 13 (6.81%) Customer Engagement
9 13 (6.81%) Information Security
9 13 (6.81%) IT Asset Management
9 13 (6.81%) ITSM
9 13 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (6.81%) Service Management
10 12 (6.28%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.90%) PowerShell
2 31 (16.23%) Python
3 29 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.66%) Bash Shell
5 26 (13.61%) SQL
6 24 (12.57%) Perl
7 22 (11.52%) Java
8 13 (6.81%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.24%) C
10 8 (4.19%) C++
11 6 (3.14%) C#
12 5 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.09%) PHP
13 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.57%) Go
14 3 (1.57%) PHP 7
14 3 (1.57%) Scala
15 2 (1.05%) Ruby
16 1 (0.52%) Google Apps Script
16 1 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 39 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (16.75%) Degree
3 23 (12.04%) CCNP
4 13 (6.81%) CCNA
5 12 (6.28%) CISSP
6 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.71%) CISM
8 8 (4.19%) GCIH
9 7 (3.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (3.66%) CCSP
9 7 (3.66%) CREST Certified
9 7 (3.66%) GCFA
9 7 (3.66%) GCIA
9 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.62%) DBS Check
10 5 (2.62%) MCSE
11 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.09%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.99%) GDPR
2 19 (9.95%) SLA
3 10 (5.24%) COBIT
4 9 (4.71%) NIST
4 9 (4.71%) QA
5 6 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.05%) COSO
7 2 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.05%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.05%) ITGC
8 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.52%) HL7
8 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 38 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.42%) Docker
4 10 (5.24%) vSphere
5 7 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.05%) HDFS
8 2 (1.05%) XenApp
8 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.52%) Gluster
9 1 (0.52%) KVM
9 1 (0.52%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.52%) Postfix
9 1 (0.52%) qmail
9 1 (0.52%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 14 (7.33%) Ansible
3 13 (6.81%) Puppet
3 13 (6.81%) Terraform
3 13 (6.81%) WSUS
4 12 (6.28%) HP UCMDB
4 12 (6.28%) SCCM
4 12 (6.28%) SCOM
5 10 (5.24%) SCOrch
6 7 (3.66%) CSIRT
7 6 (3.14%) FortiGate
7 6 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (2.62%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.57%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.05%) Ambari
11 2 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (1.05%) Nessus
11 2 (1.05%) Oozie
Vendors
1 59 (30.89%) Cisco
2 55 (28.80%) VMware
3 51 (26.70%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.47%) Meraki
5 19 (9.95%) EMC
6 17 (8.90%) Palo Alto
6 17 (8.90%) SolarWinds
7 16 (8.38%) Fortinet
8 15 (7.85%) HP
8 15 (7.85%) Red Hat
9 13 (6.81%) Citrix
9 13 (6.81%) ServiceNow
10 12 (6.28%) BMC
10 12 (6.28%) Juniper
10 12 (6.28%) Remedy
11 10 (5.24%) CheckPoint
11 10 (5.24%) Dell
12 9 (4.71%) Sophos
13 8 (4.19%) EqualLogic
14 6 (3.14%) F5