Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 441 483
Rank change year-on-year -11 +42 -55
Permanent jobs citing SSL 1130 1284 1287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 3.96% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1036 1118
UK median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,388
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +6 1058 £49,500 -1.00% 69
UK excluding London -28 687 £45,000 - 50
London +23 426 £52,500 -12.50% 23
South East -29 219 £51,000 +13.33% 19
North of England +57 184 £45,000 +28.57% 9
North West +25 102 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East of England +8 84 £45,000 -10.00% 9
South West +4 82 £52,250 +22.94% 9
Yorkshire +35 67 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Midlands -69 65 £37,500 -14.77%
Scotland +26 53 £42,500 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -62 45 £37,500 -11.76%
East Midlands +28 20 £52,500 +16.67%
North East +15 9 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 -
Wales +3 4 £29,500 -34.44%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SSL.

1 530 (46.90%) Firewall
2 468 (41.42%) VPN
3 420 (37.17%) Linux
4 392 (34.69%) Windows
5 391 (34.60%) Cisco
6 375 (33.19%) HTTP
7 362 (32.04%) IPsec
8 343 (30.35%) TCP/IP
9 338 (29.91%) DNS
10 287 (25.40%) VMware
11 281 (24.87%) SQL
12 256 (22.65%) Microsoft
13 251 (22.21%) WAN
14 248 (21.95%) Active Directory
15 245 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
16 238 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 221 (19.56%) BGP
18 217 (19.20%) Finance
19 214 (18.94%) Load Balancing
20 197 (17.43%) OSPF
21 190 (16.81%) LAN
21 190 (16.81%) Data Centre
22 182 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
23 179 (15.84%) DHCP
24 178 (15.75%) MPLS
25 176 (15.58%) Python
25 176 (15.58%) Web Services
26 175 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
27 167 (14.78%) ITIL
28 163 (14.42%) Juniper

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
1 113 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 95 (8.41%) IIS
3 64 (5.66%) Apache
4 57 (5.04%) nginx
5 46 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (3.98%) JBoss
7 38 (3.36%) WebSphere
8 37 (3.27%) OpenStack
9 33 (2.92%) Confluence
10 31 (2.74%) Tomcat
11 28 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (1.95%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
13 21 (1.86%) CMS
14 17 (1.50%) SharePoint
15 15 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (1.24%) Skype for Business
17 13 (1.15%) NServiceBus
18 12 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
19 10 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 57 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.44%) InDesign
6 2 (0.18%) Maya
6 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.088%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.088%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.35%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.27%) Postilion
4 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.088%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 182 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (6.64%) Office 365
4 74 (6.55%) SaaS
5 60 (5.31%) IaaS
6 59 (5.22%) PaaS
7 27 (2.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 25 (2.21%) Amazon S3
9 23 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.33%) Route 53
12 12 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.88%) GitHub
14 9 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.44%) npm
17 4 (0.35%) Akamai
17 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
18 3 (0.27%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 530 (46.90%) Firewall
2 468 (41.42%) VPN
3 375 (33.19%) HTTP
4 362 (32.04%) IPsec
5 343 (30.35%) TCP/IP
6 338 (29.91%) DNS
7 251 (22.21%) WAN
8 221 (19.56%) BGP
9 197 (17.43%) OSPF
10 190 (16.81%) LAN
11 179 (15.84%) DHCP
12 178 (15.75%) MPLS
13 175 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
14 160 (14.16%) Network Security
15 157 (13.89%) Wireless
16 133 (11.77%) Internet
17 114 (10.09%) VoIP
18 105 (9.29%) EIGRP
19 102 (9.03%) FTP
20 100 (8.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 136 (12.04%) MySQL
3 104 (9.20%) Relational Database
4 73 (6.46%) NoSQL
5 56 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (4.07%) MongoDB
7 36 (3.19%) RDBMS
8 31 (2.74%) Big Data
9 30 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (2.48%) Hadoop
11 23 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (1.86%) Redis
13 20 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.42%) DB2
15 15 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.24%) CouchDB
17 13 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (1.15%) DataStage
17 13 (1.15%) LucidDB
17 13 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 110 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 55 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 43 (3.81%) JIRA
4 39 (3.45%) Maven
5 30 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (2.21%) Mercurial
8 23 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 21 (1.86%) Ant
9 21 (1.86%) Subversion
10 18 (1.59%) Jasmine
11 17 (1.50%) MSBuild
11 17 (1.50%) Selenium
12 16 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.42%) TeamCity
13 15 (1.33%) Protractor
14 13 (1.15%) GitLab
14 13 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
15 12 (1.06%) OllyDbg
15 12 (1.06%) WinDbg
General
1 217 (19.20%) Finance
2 99 (8.76%) Banking
3 96 (8.50%) Telecoms
4 78 (6.90%) Retail
5 62 (5.49%) Investment Banking
6 55 (4.87%) Retail Banking
7 41 (3.63%) Marketing
8 35 (3.10%) Manufacturing
9 23 (2.04%) Electronics
10 20 (1.77%) Law
11 18 (1.59%) Publishing
12 17 (1.50%) Games
13 13 (1.15%) Billing
14 11 (0.97%) Advertising
14 11 (0.97%) Automotive
14 11 (0.97%) Legal
15 9 (0.80%) Digital Economy
15 9 (0.80%) German Language
16 6 (0.53%) French Language
17 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 212 (18.76%) Network Engineer
2 140 (12.39%) Analyst
3 91 (8.05%) Developer
4 90 (7.96%) Architect
5 89 (7.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 72 (6.37%) Support Engineer
7 70 (6.19%) Consultant
7 70 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 66 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
10 53 (4.69%) Administrator
11 49 (4.34%) IT Architect
11 49 (4.34%) Security Engineer
11 49 (4.34%) Support Analyst
12 44 (3.89%) Software Architect
13 43 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
14 40 (3.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 37 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 36 (3.19%) IT Engineer
17 33 (2.92%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (15.58%) Web Services
2 162 (14.34%) JSON
3 154 (13.63%) XML
4 137 (12.12%) HTML
5 110 (9.73%) .NET
6 101 (8.94%) CSS
7 93 (8.23%) AngularJS
8 86 (7.61%) REST
9 72 (6.37%) HTML5
10 63 (5.58%) SOAP
11 55 (4.87%) Ajax
12 46 (4.07%) RESTful
13 45 (3.98%) CSS3
14 44 (3.89%) Spring
15 40 (3.54%) LAMP
16 38 (3.36%) J2EE
17 33 (2.92%) jQuery
18 31 (2.74%) XSLT
19 30 (2.65%) JDBC
19 30 (2.65%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 190 (16.81%) Data Centre
2 120 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (6.46%) Algorithms
4 71 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
5 67 (5.93%) Clustering
5 67 (5.93%) Data Structures
6 63 (5.58%) Management Information System
7 53 (4.69%) PKI
8 52 (4.60%) Computer Science
9 44 (3.89%) Reference Data
10 33 (2.92%) Private Cloud
10 33 (2.92%) Public Cloud
11 31 (2.74%) User Experience
12 26 (2.30%) Replication
13 20 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (1.50%) Fintech
15 16 (1.42%) Blog
15 16 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
16 15 (1.33%) Blackberry
17 14 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 420 (37.17%) Linux
2 392 (34.69%) Windows
3 149 (13.19%) Unix
4 136 (12.04%) Windows Server
5 107 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 93 (8.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.72%) CentOS
10 38 (3.36%) Ubuntu
11 36 (3.19%) Solaris
12 30 (2.65%) Android
13 22 (1.95%) Apple iOS
13 22 (1.95%) Debian
14 21 (1.86%) Windows 7
15 17 (1.50%) Windows 8
16 16 (1.42%) Windows Vista
17 15 (1.33%) Windows 10
18 12 (1.06%) Windows Phone
18 12 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (18.94%) Load Balancing
2 167 (14.78%) ITIL
3 156 (13.81%) DevOps
4 135 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (9.73%) OO
6 106 (9.38%) High Availability
7 97 (8.58%) Mentoring
8 91 (8.05%) Asset Management
9 90 (7.96%) Service Delivery
10 84 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 73 (6.46%) Presales
12 72 (6.37%) Software Engineering
13 70 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (5.66%) Wealth Management
15 63 (5.58%) Release Management
16 62 (5.49%) Migration
17 60 (5.31%) Open Source
17 60 (5.31%) Project Management
17 60 (5.31%) SIEM
18 59 (5.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 281 (24.87%) SQL
2 176 (15.58%) Python
3 144 (12.74%) Java
4 143 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 138 (12.21%) PowerShell
6 97 (8.58%) Shell Script
7 91 (8.05%) PHP
8 90 (7.96%) Perl
9 83 (7.35%) Bash Shell
10 78 (6.90%) Ruby
11 65 (5.75%) C#
12 43 (3.81%) C
13 35 (3.10%) C++
14 34 (3.01%) Tcl
15 20 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.50%) R
17 13 (1.15%) RPG
18 11 (0.97%) MATLAB
18 11 (0.97%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 245 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (13.45%) Degree
3 145 (12.83%) CCNP
4 113 (10.00%) CCNA
5 112 (9.91%) Security Cleared
6 72 (6.37%) CCIE
7 61 (5.40%) SC Cleared
8 51 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 49 (4.34%) MCSE
10 37 (3.27%) DV Cleared
11 23 (2.04%) MCP
12 21 (1.86%) MCITP
13 18 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.50%) CISSP
14 17 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
14 17 (1.50%) JNCIP
14 17 (1.50%) Security+ Certification
15 16 (1.42%) GIAC
15 16 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (1.24%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (4.07%) SLA
3 38 (3.36%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.95%) QA
5 21 (1.86%) PMO
6 11 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.80%) GDPR
8 8 (0.71%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.53%) COBIT
11 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.44%) RosettaNet
12 2 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
12 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 248 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 238 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 53 (4.69%) Docker
5 46 (4.07%) vSphere
6 42 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (2.04%) Snort
9 18 (1.59%) Terminal Services
9 18 (1.59%) vCloud
9 18 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
10 17 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.42%) iptables
12 14 (1.24%) KVM
13 13 (1.15%) Firmware
14 12 (1.06%) NFS
15 10 (0.88%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.62%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.62%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.53%) LXC
Systems Management
1 67 (5.93%) Puppet
2 56 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (4.78%) Ansible
4 42 (3.72%) FortiGate
5 34 (3.01%) Nagios
5 34 (3.01%) SCCM
5 34 (3.01%) vCenter Server
6 33 (2.92%) Kubernetes
7 30 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
8 29 (2.57%) Backup Exec
8 29 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 25 (2.21%) WSUS
10 18 (1.59%) Nessus
10 18 (1.59%) Nmap
11 17 (1.50%) SCOM
12 16 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
12 16 (1.42%) Terraform
13 15 (1.33%) HAProxy
14 14 (1.24%) Grafana
15 13 (1.15%) Cacti
Vendors
1 391 (34.60%) Cisco
2 287 (25.40%) VMware
3 256 (22.65%) Microsoft
4 163 (14.42%) F5
4 163 (14.42%) Juniper
5 128 (11.33%) Palo Alto
6 107 (9.47%) Oracle
7 99 (8.76%) Red Hat
8 95 (8.41%) CheckPoint
9 69 (6.11%) HP
10 67 (5.93%) Citrix
11 59 (5.22%) SolarWinds
12 49 (4.34%) Splunk
13 47 (4.16%) WatchGuard
14 46 (4.07%) Fortinet
15 44 (3.89%) GoldenSource
16 39 (3.45%) Riverbed
17 38 (3.36%) IBM
17 38 (3.36%) Symantec
18 37 (3.27%) Brocade