Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 653 542
Rank change year-on-year +159 -111 -81
Permanent jobs citing SSL 205 492 850
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 2.24% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 159 349 708
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,225
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +9.51% +5.74%
10th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £30,875
90th Percentile £93,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%

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 7,767 22,009 25,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 15.69% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6,130 16,667 19,929
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +138 180 £65,000 +18.18% 35
UK excluding London +168 132 £50,000 - 35
London +161 62 £72,500 +20.83% 5
North of England +184 55 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North West +157 42 £41,250 -8.33% 4
South East +154 38 £80,000 +18.52% 11
Work from Home +49 18 £50,000 -33.33% 5
South West +128 9 £67,500 +14.31% 4
Midlands +127 8 £52,500 +5.00% 5
North East +28 8 £33,750 -35.22% 1
West Midlands +104 7 £51,250 -0.49% 4
Scotland +87 7 £25,000 -50.00% 5
East of England +64 7 £56,250 +28.57% 3
Yorkshire +147 5 £33,000 -2.22% 2
Wales +52 5 £40,250 -10.56%
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,000 -
East Midlands +88 1 £52,500 +10.53% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 89 (43.41%) Linux
2 84 (40.98%) VPN
3 80 (39.02%) Firewall
4 73 (35.61%) Windows
5 52 (25.37%) Microsoft
6 49 (23.90%) HTML
6 49 (23.90%) VMware
7 48 (23.41%) LDAP
7 48 (23.41%) Cisco
8 45 (21.95%) JavaScript
9 44 (21.46%) XML
9 44 (21.46%) ITIL
9 44 (21.46%) WAN
10 43 (20.98%) AWS
11 41 (20.00%) Azure
11 41 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 41 (20.00%) LAN
11 41 (20.00%) Windows Server
12 40 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
13 38 (18.54%) DNS
13 38 (18.54%) Degree
14 37 (18.05%) Python
15 35 (17.07%) DevOps
15 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (16.59%) SQL
17 33 (16.10%) CSS
17 33 (16.10%) Active Directory
17 33 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (15.61%) Network Security
19 31 (15.12%) SQL Server

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 18 (8.78%) Apache
2 17 (8.29%) IIS
3 14 (6.83%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.85%) nginx
5 10 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.88%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.93%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.93%) JBoss
6 6 (2.93%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.95%) Confluence
8 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.98%) Gluu
10 1 (0.49%) CMS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (9.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.98%) AWS
2 41 (20.00%) Azure
3 25 (12.20%) SaaS
4 22 (10.73%) Office 365
5 14 (6.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.34%) GCP
7 9 (4.39%) PaaS
8 6 (2.93%) DigitalOcean
9 5 (2.44%) GitHub
9 5 (2.44%) IaaS
10 4 (1.95%) Serverless
11 3 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.46%) Basecamp
11 3 (1.46%) G Suite
11 3 (1.46%) Mailgun
11 3 (1.46%) Sage Pay
12 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 84 (40.98%) VPN
2 80 (39.02%) Firewall
3 44 (21.46%) WAN
4 41 (20.00%) LAN
5 38 (18.54%) DNS
6 32 (15.61%) Network Security
7 29 (14.15%) DHCP
8 26 (12.68%) BGP
8 26 (12.68%) IPsec
9 25 (12.20%) MPLS
9 25 (12.20%) Wireless
10 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP
11 22 (10.73%) OSPF
12 21 (10.24%) HTTP
13 18 (8.78%) SSH
14 17 (8.29%) VLAN
15 15 (7.32%) Internet
16 13 (6.34%) EIGRP
16 13 (6.34%) WLAN
17 11 (5.37%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.83%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.34%) MySQL
4 12 (5.85%) Big Data
5 9 (4.39%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.93%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.93%) HBase
7 5 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.95%) Impala
8 4 (1.95%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.46%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.88%) JIRA
4 6 (2.93%) Subversion
4 6 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.95%) IDA Disassembler
5 4 (1.95%) Maven
5 4 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.95%) OllyDbg
5 4 (1.95%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.95%) WinDbg
6 3 (1.46%) gulp
6 3 (1.46%) webpack
7 2 (0.98%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.98%) Selenium
7 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.49%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (9.27%) Legal
2 16 (7.80%) Finance
3 10 (4.88%) Banking
4 6 (2.93%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.93%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.44%) Law
6 4 (1.95%) Local Government
7 3 (1.46%) Advertising
7 3 (1.46%) Electronics
7 3 (1.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.98%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.49%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (16.10%) Consultant
2 31 (15.12%) Network Engineer
3 23 (11.22%) Technical Consultant
4 20 (9.76%) Developer
5 18 (8.78%) Senior Consultant
6 17 (8.29%) Analyst
6 17 (8.29%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (7.80%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 15 (7.32%) Remedy Consultant
8 15 (7.32%) Senior Remedy Consultant
9 14 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (6.34%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.37%) ITSM Consultant
12 11 (5.37%) Senior ITSM Consultant
12 11 (5.37%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (4.88%) Software Engineer
14 9 (4.39%) Security Engineer
15 8 (3.90%) Security Analyst
16 7 (3.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.90%) HTML
2 48 (23.41%) LDAP
3 44 (21.46%) XML
4 33 (16.10%) CSS
5 30 (14.63%) SOAP
6 28 (13.66%) Web Services
7 26 (12.68%) Ajax
8 15 (7.32%) .NET
8 15 (7.32%) YAML
9 11 (5.37%) Node.js
9 11 (5.37%) REST
10 9 (4.39%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.39%) 802.1X
10 9 (4.39%) Middleware
10 9 (4.39%) React
10 9 (4.39%) SAML
11 8 (3.90%) ASP.NET
11 8 (3.90%) JSON
11 8 (3.90%) OAuth
12 7 (3.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (14.15%) PKI
3 21 (10.24%) Data Centre
4 19 (9.27%) CMDB
5 10 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.90%) Robotics
7 7 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.95%) iSeries
10 4 (1.95%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.95%) Replication
10 4 (1.95%) User Experience
11 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.46%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.46%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (43.41%) Linux
2 73 (35.61%) Windows
3 41 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 21 (10.24%) Solaris
5 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (8.29%) Unix
7 16 (7.80%) CentOS
8 11 (5.37%) Debian
9 10 (4.88%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.93%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.93%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.98%) CatOS
12 2 (0.98%) OS/400
12 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Android
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.46%) ITIL
2 35 (17.07%) DevOps
3 33 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (15.12%) Project Delivery
5 25 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (11.22%) Presales
7 22 (10.73%) Customer Requirements
8 21 (10.24%) Service Management
9 20 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 20 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
9 20 (9.76%) IT Asset Management
9 20 (9.76%) ITSM
10 19 (9.27%) IT Strategy
10 19 (9.27%) ITIL V2
10 19 (9.27%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (9.27%) Thought Leadership
11 18 (8.78%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (8.78%) High Availability
12 17 (8.29%) Mentoring
12 17 (8.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.95%) JavaScript
2 41 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 37 (18.05%) Python
4 34 (16.59%) SQL
5 30 (14.63%) Bash Shell
6 23 (11.22%) Perl
7 22 (10.73%) Java
8 12 (5.85%) C#
8 12 (5.85%) PHP
9 11 (5.37%) C
10 10 (4.88%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.90%) C++
12 6 (2.93%) Go
12 6 (2.93%) Ruby
13 5 (2.44%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.44%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.95%) HiveQL
15 3 (1.46%) Google Apps Script
15 3 (1.46%) PHP 7
15 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (18.54%) Degree
3 25 (12.20%) CCNP
4 10 (4.88%) CISSP
5 9 (4.39%) DBS Check
5 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.90%) GCIH
7 7 (3.41%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (2.93%) CCNA
8 6 (2.93%) CCSP
8 6 (2.93%) CISM
8 6 (2.93%) CREST Certified
8 6 (2.93%) GCFA
8 6 (2.93%) GCIA
9 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.95%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.46%) MCSE
12 2 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.24%) GDPR
2 15 (7.32%) SLA
3 11 (5.37%) NIST
4 10 (4.88%) QA
5 7 (3.41%) COBIT
6 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.46%) HL7
7 3 (1.46%) NCSC
8 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.32%) Docker
4 11 (5.37%) vSphere
5 7 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.93%) HDFS
6 6 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.44%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.98%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.98%) iptables
10 1 (0.49%) Gluster
10 1 (0.49%) KVM
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.49%) XenApp
10 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.27%) Ansible
1 19 (9.27%) HP UCMDB
2 16 (7.80%) Terraform
3 14 (6.83%) Kubernetes
4 12 (5.85%) SCCM
4 12 (5.85%) WSUS
5 11 (5.37%) SCOM
5 11 (5.37%) SCOrch
6 10 (4.88%) Puppet
7 9 (4.39%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.93%) CSIRT
10 5 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (2.44%) Kibana
11 4 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (1.46%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.46%) Nessus
13 2 (0.98%) Ambari
13 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.98%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 52 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.90%) VMware
3 48 (23.41%) Cisco
4 23 (11.22%) ServiceNow
5 22 (10.73%) HP
6 20 (9.76%) BMC
6 20 (9.76%) Remedy
7 19 (9.27%) SolarWinds
8 17 (8.29%) Palo Alto
9 16 (7.80%) Fortinet
10 14 (6.83%) Red Hat
10 14 (6.83%) Splunk
11 13 (6.34%) CheckPoint
12 12 (5.85%) IBM
13 11 (5.37%) Juniper
14 7 (3.41%) EMC
15 6 (2.93%) Cloudera
15 6 (2.93%) Oracle
15 6 (2.93%) Sophos
15 6 (2.93%) Symantec