Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 552 559 533
Rank change year-on-year +7 -26 -57
Permanent jobs citing SSL 497 710 924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 3.13% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 424 564 704
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,900 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%

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 17,423 22,714 26,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.22% 14.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13,691 17,498 21,313
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 +12 470 £55,500 +5.71% 50
UK excluding London +13 294 £50,000 - 48
London +17 190 £63,750 +15.91% 5
South East +99 133 £56,250 -5.46% 13
North of England +21 77 £38,750 -3.13% 16
Work from Home +36 36 £40,000 -23.81% 4
South West +29 33 £60,000 +14.29% 7
North East +18 30 £37,500 -14.29% 3
Yorkshire +31 24 £34,000 -15.00% 3
North West -10 23 £49,388 +1.31% 10
East of England +12 21 £43,750 +5.42% 2
Midlands +28 19 £52,500 +26.51% 7
West Midlands +30 15 £52,500 +26.51% 5
Scotland +18 12 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Wales -13 5 £35,500 +4.41% 1
East Midlands +16 3 £55,000 +33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 235 (47.28%) Firewall
2 217 (43.66%) VPN
3 164 (33.00%) Linux
4 157 (31.59%) Cisco
5 137 (27.57%) DNS
6 132 (26.56%) Windows
7 131 (26.36%) SQL
8 120 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
9 119 (23.94%) IPsec
10 117 (23.54%) TCP/IP
11 112 (22.54%) ITIL
12 106 (21.33%) Microsoft
12 106 (21.33%) HTTP
12 106 (21.33%) Data Centre
13 102 (20.52%) AWS
14 99 (19.92%) WAN
15 98 (19.72%) Active Directory
16 95 (19.11%) Azure
17 93 (18.71%) LAN
18 87 (17.51%) XML
19 86 (17.30%) BGP
19 86 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
20 85 (17.10%) Windows Server
21 84 (16.90%) CCNP
22 83 (16.70%) Load Balancing
23 81 (16.30%) Palo Alto
24 79 (15.90%) DHCP
25 78 (15.69%) DevOps
26 76 (15.29%) Ansible
27 75 (15.09%) Python

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 67 (13.48%) IIS
2 62 (12.47%) Apache
3 42 (8.45%) Tomcat
4 22 (4.43%) nginx
5 21 (4.23%) Confluence
6 20 (4.02%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.82%) SharePoint
8 13 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.21%) Apache Spark
9 11 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.81%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.61%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.61%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.21%) JBoss
12 6 (1.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.01%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.80%) CMS
14 4 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.40%) Gephi
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (20.52%) AWS
2 95 (19.11%) Azure
3 45 (9.05%) Office 365
4 22 (4.43%) GitHub
5 20 (4.02%) SaaS
6 15 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (3.02%) PaaS
7 13 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (2.62%) IaaS
7 13 (2.62%) Serverless
8 12 (2.41%) GCP
9 10 (2.01%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
10 9 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.81%) npm
11 6 (1.21%) Route 53
12 5 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 235 (47.28%) Firewall
2 217 (43.66%) VPN
3 137 (27.57%) DNS
4 119 (23.94%) IPsec
5 117 (23.54%) TCP/IP
6 106 (21.33%) HTTP
7 99 (19.92%) WAN
8 93 (18.71%) LAN
9 86 (17.30%) BGP
10 79 (15.90%) DHCP
11 75 (15.09%) OSPF
12 74 (14.89%) Network Security
13 68 (13.68%) MPLS
14 62 (12.47%) Internet
15 59 (11.87%) Wireless
16 55 (11.07%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (9.05%) VoIP
18 42 (8.45%) SAN
19 40 (8.05%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (7.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.63%) MySQL
3 23 (4.63%) Hadoop
4 19 (3.82%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.22%) Apache Hive
6 15 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.82%) HBase
8 12 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.21%) MariaDB
9 11 (2.21%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.01%) Big Data
11 9 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.61%) DB2
13 6 (1.21%) Impala
14 5 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.80%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (9.86%) Jenkins
2 48 (9.66%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.03%) JIRA
3 25 (5.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (4.83%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.22%) Artifactory
6 15 (3.02%) SonarQube
7 14 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.41%) Maven
9 10 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (1.81%) Ant
10 9 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.81%) Bower
10 9 (1.81%) Chocolatey
10 9 (1.81%) MSBuild
10 9 (1.81%) TestRail
10 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (1.81%) Zephyr
11 8 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (14.08%) Finance
2 28 (5.63%) Retail
3 21 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.62%) Banking
4 13 (2.62%) Front Office
4 13 (2.62%) Local Government
5 11 (2.21%) Legal
6 9 (1.81%) Advertising
7 8 (1.61%) Marketing
7 8 (1.61%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.41%) Law
9 4 (0.80%) French Language
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (25.15%) Network Engineer
2 67 (13.48%) Consultant
3 48 (9.66%) Developer
4 44 (8.85%) Security Engineer
5 39 (7.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (7.65%) Senior Network Engineer
7 35 (7.04%) Analyst
8 30 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (6.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 27 (5.43%) Applications Support
10 23 (4.63%) Architect
10 23 (4.63%) Technical Consultant
11 20 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (4.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 20 (4.02%) Technical Specialist
12 18 (3.62%) Team Leader
13 17 (3.42%) ServiceNow Consultant
14 16 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (3.22%) Administrator
15 15 (3.02%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (17.51%) XML
2 58 (11.67%) HTML
2 58 (11.67%) LDAP
3 48 (9.66%) CSS
4 43 (8.65%) Ajax
5 40 (8.05%) Web Services
6 35 (7.04%) REST
7 28 (5.63%) .NET
7 28 (5.63%) SAML
7 28 (5.63%) SOAP
8 25 (5.03%) Node.js
9 22 (4.43%) Elastic Stack
10 21 (4.23%) 802.1X
11 20 (4.02%) OAuth
12 19 (3.82%) AngularJS
12 19 (3.82%) Middleware
12 19 (3.82%) XML Messaging
13 18 (3.62%) Kafka
14 16 (3.22%) JSON
15 15 (3.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (21.33%) Data Centre
2 57 (11.47%) Management Information System
3 42 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (8.25%) PKI
5 22 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.62%) User Experience
9 12 (2.41%) Clustering
10 11 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.61%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.61%) AS400
11 8 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.61%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.61%) Replication
11 8 (1.61%) Tandem
12 7 (1.41%) Blog
13 6 (1.21%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 164 (33.00%) Linux
2 132 (26.56%) Windows
3 85 (17.10%) Windows Server
4 49 (9.86%) Unix
5 33 (6.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (5.43%) Debian
7 19 (3.82%) Windows 10
8 15 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.82%) AIX
10 13 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.62%) Solaris
11 12 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.01%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.81%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.41%) CentOS
15 6 (1.21%) watchOS
16 5 (1.01%) Android
16 5 (1.01%) OS/400
16 5 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.54%) ITIL
2 86 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (16.70%) Load Balancing
4 78 (15.69%) DevOps
5 68 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (10.26%) Project Delivery
7 47 (9.46%) Computer Science
8 45 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (8.65%) Information Security
10 41 (8.25%) Configuration Management
10 41 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 41 (8.25%) Migration
11 38 (7.65%) Security Operations
12 36 (7.24%) Change Management
13 33 (6.64%) Collaborative Working
14 31 (6.24%) Incident Management
15 30 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (5.84%) Business Continuity
16 29 (5.84%) Cybersecurity
16 29 (5.84%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 131 (26.36%) SQL
2 75 (15.09%) Python
3 74 (14.89%) Bash Shell
4 66 (13.28%) Java
5 59 (11.87%) JavaScript
6 56 (11.27%) PowerShell
7 45 (9.05%) C#
8 32 (6.44%) Shell Script
9 27 (5.43%) Perl
10 18 (3.62%) VB
11 16 (3.22%) PL/SQL
12 15 (3.02%) Ruby
13 14 (2.82%) C
14 13 (2.62%) VBScript
15 12 (2.41%) Apple Swift
15 12 (2.41%) C++
16 11 (2.21%) PHP
17 10 (2.01%) Objective-C
17 10 (2.01%) T-SQL
18 9 (1.81%) AWK
Qualifications
1 120 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (16.90%) CCNP
3 63 (12.68%) Degree
4 35 (7.04%) CISSP
5 28 (5.63%) CCNA
6 26 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.22%) Security Cleared
9 15 (3.02%) CCSP
10 13 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (2.41%) SC Cleared
12 11 (2.21%) CCIE
12 11 (2.21%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.01%) CCDP
13 10 (2.01%) MCSE
14 8 (1.61%) VCP4
15 7 (1.41%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.41%) MCP
16 6 (1.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.26%) SLA
2 18 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.82%) QA
4 13 (2.62%) GDPR
5 11 (2.21%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.01%) NCSC
6 5 (1.01%) NIST
7 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 98 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 59 (11.87%) Docker
3 58 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (6.24%) Hyper-V
5 27 (5.43%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (2.21%) Firmware
7 11 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.01%) vSphere
9 7 (1.41%) HDFS
9 7 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.21%) NFS
10 6 (1.21%) RACF
10 6 (1.21%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.01%) GlusterFS
11 5 (1.01%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.80%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.80%) KVM
13 3 (0.60%) iptables
13 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 76 (15.29%) Ansible
2 49 (9.86%) Single Sign-On
3 39 (7.85%) Terraform
4 36 (7.24%) Puppet
5 31 (6.24%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (5.84%) Kubernetes
7 23 (4.63%) Cisco Prime
8 16 (3.22%) SolarWinds Orion
9 13 (2.62%) Nagios
10 11 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (2.01%) FortiGate
12 9 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (1.81%) SCCM
12 9 (1.81%) WSUS
13 8 (1.61%) Kibana
13 8 (1.61%) OSSEC
13 8 (1.61%) Tivoli
14 7 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (1.41%) Oozie
15 6 (1.21%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 157 (31.59%) Cisco
2 106 (21.33%) Microsoft
3 81 (16.30%) Palo Alto
4 72 (14.49%) VMware
5 55 (11.07%) ServiceNow
5 55 (11.07%) SolarWinds
6 54 (10.87%) Juniper
7 48 (9.66%) F5
8 45 (9.05%) Meraki
9 35 (7.04%) HP
10 34 (6.84%) CheckPoint
11 33 (6.64%) Oracle
12 31 (6.24%) Splunk
13 22 (4.43%) Citrix
14 21 (4.23%) Fortinet
15 20 (4.02%) Forcepoint
15 20 (4.02%) Red Hat
16 17 (3.42%) IBM
17 15 (3.02%) Veeam
18 14 (2.82%) Ruckus Wireless