Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 557 572 570
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 -37
Permanent jobs citing SSL 332 405 688
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 2.72% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 267 320 515
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £40,500 £39,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £68,125 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%

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 11,320 14,878 22,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.84% 14.99% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,517 11,861 17,406
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -4 292 £55,000 -0.90% 70
UK excluding London +6 199 £52,500 +5.00% 47
London +33 106 £62,500 -7.41% 26
Work from Home -141 63 £62,500 +56.25% 21
North of England -25 56 £45,500 +13.75% 12
South East -16 42 £60,000 +4.35% 15
Midlands +12 33 £42,500 -15.00% 6
South West -24 25 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North West +13 24 £45,500 -7.14% 5
East Midlands +21 20 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Scotland +8 20 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Yorkshire -19 20 £55,000 +54.93% 3
East of England +42 19 £75,000 +87.50% 2
West Midlands -2 16 £42,098 -7.48% 2
North East -10 12 £44,375 +26.79% 4
Wales +33 10 £39,000 +9.86%

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 156 (46.99%) DNS
2 154 (46.39%) Firewall
3 137 (41.27%) Linux
4 121 (36.45%) VPN
5 105 (31.63%) Microsoft
5 105 (31.63%) Windows
6 95 (28.61%) Azure
7 78 (23.49%) AWS
7 78 (23.49%) VMware
8 75 (22.59%) HTTP
9 73 (21.99%) TCP/IP
9 73 (21.99%) Cisco
9 73 (21.99%) Active Directory
10 67 (20.18%) Social Skills
11 66 (19.88%) Windows Server
12 64 (19.28%) DHCP
13 63 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 62 (18.67%) PowerShell
15 61 (18.37%) LDAP
16 58 (17.47%) Python
17 57 (17.17%) Git (software)
17 57 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
18 55 (16.57%) Microsoft 365
18 55 (16.57%) JavaScript
19 54 (16.27%) HTML
20 53 (15.96%) DevOps
21 52 (15.66%) XML
22 51 (15.36%) Degree
23 50 (15.06%) ITIL
23 50 (15.06%) Web Services

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 49 (14.76%) Apache
2 17 (5.12%) Confluence
2 17 (5.12%) nginx
3 15 (4.52%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.01%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.71%) IIS
6 9 (2.71%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.41%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.11%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.81%) JBoss
10 5 (1.51%) CMS
10 5 (1.51%) Drupal
10 5 (1.51%) Facebook Platform
10 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Fuse
11 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.90%) WordPress
13 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.81%) Gephi
3 4 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (5.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (2.71%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.30%) assyst
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) Maximo
3 1 (0.30%) Radian6
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 95 (28.61%) Azure
2 78 (23.49%) AWS
3 55 (16.57%) Microsoft 365
4 33 (9.94%) SaaS
5 21 (6.33%) IaaS
6 20 (6.02%) PaaS
7 19 (5.72%) GCP
8 16 (4.82%) OneDrive
9 13 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (3.01%) DigitalOcean
12 9 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (2.71%) GitHub
13 6 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.51%) Basecamp
14 5 (1.51%) Mailgun
14 5 (1.51%) Sage Pay
14 5 (1.51%) Serverless
15 4 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (46.99%) DNS
2 154 (46.39%) Firewall
3 121 (36.45%) VPN
4 75 (22.59%) HTTP
5 73 (21.99%) TCP/IP
6 64 (19.28%) DHCP
7 45 (13.55%) WAN
8 42 (12.65%) LAN
9 40 (12.05%) SMTP
10 39 (11.75%) IPsec
11 38 (11.45%) MPLS
11 38 (11.45%) Network Security
12 35 (10.54%) OSPF
13 34 (10.24%) BGP
14 32 (9.64%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (9.64%) VLAN
15 29 (8.73%) FTP
16 25 (7.53%) Ethernet
17 24 (7.23%) Internet
17 24 (7.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.84%) MySQL
2 27 (8.13%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.12%) MariaDB
3 17 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.92%) Big Data
6 11 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.81%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.81%) Impala
9 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 57 (17.17%) Git (software)
2 36 (10.84%) JIRA
3 27 (8.13%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.01%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.11%) JUnit
5 7 (2.11%) Selenium
6 6 (1.81%) Bitbucket Server
6 6 (1.81%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.81%) git-flow
6 6 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.51%) IntelliJ
7 5 (1.51%) Subversion
8 4 (1.20%) GitLab
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.90%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.90%) Maven
9 3 (0.90%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.60%) Mockito
10 2 (0.60%) WinDbg
General
1 67 (20.18%) Social Skills
2 44 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (10.84%) Finance
4 12 (3.61%) Marketing
5 11 (3.31%) Legal
5 11 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.41%) Banking
7 6 (1.81%) Electronics
7 6 (1.81%) Publishing
8 5 (1.51%) Back Office
8 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.20%) Games
9 4 (1.20%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.20%) Retail
10 3 (0.90%) Law
11 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.60%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 59 (17.77%) Consultant
2 41 (12.35%) Developer
3 34 (10.24%) Analyst
4 31 (9.34%) Senior Developer
4 31 (9.34%) Technical Consultant
5 28 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (8.13%) Architect
7 25 (7.53%) Administrator
7 25 (7.53%) Network Engineer
8 19 (5.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (5.12%) IT Engineer
10 17 (5.12%) PHP Developer
10 17 (5.12%) Senior Consultant
11 14 (4.22%) Integration Consultant
11 14 (4.22%) Senior PHP Developer
12 12 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.37%) LDAP
2 54 (16.27%) HTML
3 52 (15.66%) XML
4 50 (15.06%) Web Services
5 48 (14.46%) CSS
6 38 (11.45%) SOAP
7 30 (9.04%) Kafka
8 28 (8.43%) JSON
9 24 (7.23%) LAMP
10 22 (6.63%) RESTful
11 21 (6.33%) Apache NiFi
11 21 (6.33%) REST
12 19 (5.72%) Ajax
13 18 (5.42%) jQuery
14 10 (3.01%) HTML5
15 9 (2.71%) LAPP Stack
15 9 (2.71%) Spring
16 8 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
16 8 (2.41%) Laravel
16 8 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) Management Information System
1 26 (7.83%) Public Cloud
2 25 (7.53%) PKI
3 23 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.02%) CMDB
5 16 (4.82%) Analytical Mindset
6 11 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (3.01%) Cyberattack
7 10 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.71%) User Experience
9 8 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.81%) Clustering
11 6 (1.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (1.81%) Replication
11 6 (1.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 137 (41.27%) Linux
2 105 (31.63%) Windows
3 66 (19.88%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.53%) Unix
4 25 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (5.72%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.01%) Debian
7 9 (2.71%) CentOS
7 9 (2.71%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.11%) VMS
9 6 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.81%) Solaris
10 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.90%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
2 53 (15.96%) DevOps
3 50 (15.06%) ITIL
4 46 (13.86%) Project Management
5 44 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (13.25%) Information Security
6 42 (12.65%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 41 (12.35%) ITSM
8 32 (9.64%) Configuration Management
8 32 (9.64%) SIEM
9 30 (9.04%) Computer Science
9 30 (9.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (9.04%) Presales
10 29 (8.73%) Customer Engagement
11 28 (8.43%) ETL
12 27 (8.13%) Customer Requirements
13 26 (7.83%) Project Delivery
14 25 (7.53%) Migration
15 23 (6.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.67%) PowerShell
2 58 (17.47%) Python
3 55 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 48 (14.46%) Bash Shell
5 36 (10.84%) SQL
6 28 (8.43%) Perl
7 23 (6.93%) Java
8 21 (6.33%) PHP
9 15 (4.52%) VB
10 13 (3.92%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.61%) C
12 10 (3.01%) Ruby
13 6 (1.81%) C#
13 6 (1.81%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.81%) R
13 6 (1.81%) Scala
14 5 (1.51%) PHP 7
14 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.90%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.90%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (15.36%) Degree
2 27 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (5.42%) CCNP
4 17 (5.12%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.82%) CCNA
6 15 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (4.22%) MCSE
8 10 (3.01%) JNCIP
9 9 (2.71%) CISSP
10 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.11%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.11%) MCITP
10 7 (2.11%) MCSA
11 6 (1.81%) CEH
11 6 (1.81%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.81%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (1.81%) SANS
11 6 (1.81%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.63%) SLA
2 18 (5.42%) QA
3 16 (4.82%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.71%) GRC
5 7 (2.11%) GDPR
6 5 (1.51%) COBIT
6 5 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.60%) NCSC
8 2 (0.60%) NIST
9 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.30%) COSO
9 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.30%) ITGC
System Software
1 73 (21.99%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (12.35%) Hyper-V
4 38 (11.45%) Docker
5 22 (6.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 21 (6.33%) vSphere
7 14 (4.22%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (2.11%) Firmware
12 6 (1.81%) Apache Flume
12 6 (1.81%) Xen
13 4 (1.20%) iptables
13 4 (1.20%) Samba
14 3 (0.90%) KVM
14 3 (0.90%) OCFS2
14 3 (0.90%) Postfix
14 3 (0.90%) qmail
14 3 (0.90%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 44 (13.25%) Ansible
2 37 (11.14%) Puppet
3 29 (8.73%) Kubernetes
3 29 (8.73%) Terraform
4 19 (5.72%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (5.42%) HP UCMDB
6 17 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (3.31%) FortiGate
7 11 (3.31%) Nagios
8 10 (3.01%) Nessus
9 8 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (2.41%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.81%) Cacti
11 6 (1.81%) Kibana
11 6 (1.81%) Nmap
11 6 (1.81%) Oozie
11 6 (1.81%) WSUS
12 5 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 105 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 78 (23.49%) VMware
3 73 (21.99%) Cisco
4 45 (13.55%) Citrix
5 31 (9.34%) HP
6 27 (8.13%) Dell
7 26 (7.83%) ServiceNow
8 25 (7.53%) Fortinet
8 25 (7.53%) Splunk
9 24 (7.23%) BMC
10 21 (6.33%) Juniper
10 21 (6.33%) Red Hat
11 19 (5.72%) CheckPoint
11 19 (5.72%) Google
11 19 (5.72%) Remedy
12 18 (5.42%) EMC
13 17 (5.12%) Meraki
14 15 (4.52%) F5
14 15 (4.52%) McAfee
15 14 (4.22%) Blue Coat