Period
to 18 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 507 431
Rank change year-on-year -17 -76 +45
Permanent jobs citing SSL 891 929 1,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.54% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 3.38% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 660 716 1,177
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.89% - +5.88%

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 26,066 27,484 33,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,736 22,367 27,998
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -18 854 £47,500 - 107
UK excluding London +27 631 £41,000 -8.89% 81
London -75 246 £60,000 +4.35% 27
North of England +40 160 £44,000 -4.35% 21
South East -48 156 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Midlands +52 124 £40,000 +6.67% 17
West Midlands +54 104 £40,000 -11.11% 13
North West +27 95 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East of England +33 93 £45,000 +7.14% 17
South West -13 87 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire +19 43 £37,500 -7.41% 12
Scotland -24 27 £50,450 +18.71% 1
North East -1 22 £43,750 +6.06%
East Midlands +6 20 £39,821 +13.77% 4
Wales +4 3 £62,500 +66.67%
Northern Ireland - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 353 (39.62%) Firewall
2 348 (39.06%) Linux
3 323 (36.25%) DNS
4 308 (34.57%) Windows
5 286 (32.10%) VPN
6 273 (30.64%) Cisco
7 270 (30.30%) IPsec
8 254 (28.51%) HTTP
9 241 (27.05%) TCP/IP
10 240 (26.94%) Python
11 214 (24.02%) Java
12 201 (22.56%) SQL
13 188 (21.10%) ITIL
13 188 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
14 184 (20.65%) DevOps
15 182 (20.43%) JavaScript
16 175 (19.64%) WAN
17 172 (19.30%) VMware
18 163 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
19 162 (18.18%) LAN
20 158 (17.73%) Windows Server
21 155 (17.40%) Cisco Certification
22 151 (16.95%) Git (software)
23 148 (16.61%) SQL Server
23 148 (16.61%) Finance
24 141 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
25 140 (15.71%) Active Directory
26 136 (15.26%) Bash Shell
26 136 (15.26%) Data Centre
27 135 (15.15%) Analytical Skills

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 87 (9.76%) Apache
2 76 (8.53%) nginx
3 70 (7.86%) IIS
4 57 (6.40%) Tomcat
5 56 (6.29%) MS Exchange
6 53 (5.95%) Confluence
7 37 (4.15%) WebLogic
8 34 (3.82%) WebSphere
9 32 (3.59%) SharePoint
9 32 (3.59%) WordPress
10 31 (3.48%) CMS
11 25 (2.81%) JBoss
12 23 (2.58%) OpenStack
13 21 (2.36%) Apache Pig
14 19 (2.13%) Drupal
15 18 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (2.02%) SAS
15 18 (2.02%) Skype for Business
16 14 (1.57%) Apache Solr
16 14 (1.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 33 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Documaker
2 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 163 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (6.06%) SaaS
4 50 (5.61%) IaaS
5 39 (4.38%) Office 365
6 34 (3.82%) GitHub
7 32 (3.59%) PaaS
8 28 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (2.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 24 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (2.58%) Amazon S3
11 22 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
13 15 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (1.68%) Serverless
14 9 (1.01%) Bluemix
14 9 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (0.90%) Akamai
15 8 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 353 (39.62%) Firewall
2 323 (36.25%) DNS
3 286 (32.10%) VPN
4 270 (30.30%) IPsec
5 254 (28.51%) HTTP
6 241 (27.05%) TCP/IP
7 175 (19.64%) WAN
8 162 (18.18%) LAN
9 141 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
10 124 (13.92%) Network Security
11 121 (13.58%) DHCP
12 118 (13.24%) MPLS
13 95 (10.66%) OSPF
14 91 (10.21%) BGP
15 84 (9.43%) Internet
15 84 (9.43%) VoIP
16 81 (9.09%) Wireless
17 79 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
18 74 (8.31%) FTP
18 74 (8.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (16.61%) SQL Server
2 101 (11.34%) MySQL
3 43 (4.83%) Hadoop
4 42 (4.71%) Big Data
4 42 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.93%) Oracle Database
6 32 (3.59%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 21 (2.36%) Apache Hive
11 19 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (1.80%) OLAP
12 16 (1.80%) Oracle OLAP
13 13 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.23%) Redis
15 11 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 151 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 85 (9.54%) Jenkins
3 83 (9.32%) JIRA
4 43 (4.83%) Subversion
5 41 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 40 (4.49%) Bitbucket
7 31 (3.48%) Selenium
8 28 (3.14%) Vagrant
9 24 (2.69%) Maven
10 21 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (2.13%) CodeSonar
11 19 (2.13%) Cucumber
11 19 (2.13%) git-flow
11 19 (2.13%) Robot Framework
12 17 (1.91%) Gerrit
13 16 (1.80%) Ant
13 16 (1.80%) GoCD
14 15 (1.68%) GitLab
14 15 (1.68%) JUnit
15 12 (1.35%) gulp
General
1 148 (16.61%) Finance
2 44 (4.94%) Banking
3 38 (4.26%) Retail
4 26 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.24%) Marketing
6 18 (2.02%) Law
7 17 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.68%) Games
8 15 (1.68%) Legal
9 14 (1.57%) Advertising
10 11 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.67%) Automotive
13 5 (0.56%) Electronics
14 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.34%) French Language
16 2 (0.22%) German Language
16 2 (0.22%) Publishing
17 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 125 (14.03%) Analyst
2 113 (12.68%) Developer
3 109 (12.23%) Network Engineer
4 98 (11.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 75 (8.42%) Support Analyst
6 72 (8.08%) Security Engineer
7 62 (6.96%) Architect
8 52 (5.84%) Consultant
9 48 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
10 46 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 44 (4.94%) Administrator
11 44 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
12 43 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 39 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
13 39 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
14 36 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
15 35 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
16 32 (3.59%) Support Engineer
17 29 (3.25%) Software Engineer
18 28 (3.14%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (14.81%) Web Services
2 125 (14.03%) HTML
3 121 (13.58%) .NET
4 115 (12.91%) REST
5 114 (12.79%) SOAP
6 94 (10.55%) CSS
7 87 (9.76%) XML
8 66 (7.41%) JSON
9 64 (7.18%) HTML5
10 60 (6.73%) LDAP
11 58 (6.51%) LAMP
12 54 (6.06%) RESTful
13 52 (5.84%) Node.js
14 50 (5.61%) AngularJS
15 49 (5.50%) J2EE
16 48 (5.39%) ASP.NET
17 45 (5.05%) .NET Framework
18 40 (4.49%) Ajax
19 39 (4.38%) jQuery
20 36 (4.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 136 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 135 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (6.73%) Computer Science
4 54 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 53 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (4.83%) User Experience
7 41 (4.60%) Public Cloud
8 36 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
9 32 (3.59%) Clustering
10 31 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 22 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (2.13%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (1.68%) Fintech
16 14 (1.57%) NHS
17 12 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
18 11 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
19 9 (1.01%) Contactless
19 9 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 348 (39.06%) Linux
2 308 (34.57%) Windows
3 158 (17.73%) Windows Server
4 75 (8.42%) Unix
5 67 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (5.61%) Android
8 49 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (5.16%) CentOS
10 41 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (2.81%) Mac OS X
11 25 (2.81%) Solaris
12 24 (2.69%) Apple iOS
13 22 (2.47%) Windows 10
13 22 (2.47%) Windows 7
14 16 (1.80%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.46%) AIX
16 10 (1.12%) Debian
16 10 (1.12%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
1 188 (21.10%) ITIL
2 184 (20.65%) DevOps
3 108 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (11.00%) Scrum
5 94 (10.55%) Load Balancing
6 89 (9.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 87 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 86 (9.65%) SIEM
9 82 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
10 79 (8.87%) Penetration Testing
11 75 (8.42%) Kalman Filter
12 74 (8.31%) Vulnerability Management
13 72 (8.08%) E-Commerce
14 71 (7.97%) Test Automation
15 70 (7.86%) Business Continuity
16 69 (7.74%) Network Design
16 69 (7.74%) Project Management
17 67 (7.52%) Root Cause Analysis
17 67 (7.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 240 (26.94%) Python
2 214 (24.02%) Java
3 201 (22.56%) SQL
4 182 (20.43%) JavaScript
5 136 (15.26%) Bash Shell
6 112 (12.57%) PowerShell
7 104 (11.67%) C#
8 99 (11.11%) PHP
9 79 (8.87%) Perl
10 65 (7.30%) Ruby
10 65 (7.30%) Shell Script
11 56 (6.29%) C
12 31 (3.48%) Objective-C
13 29 (3.25%) C++
14 24 (2.69%) RPG
15 18 (2.02%) T-SQL
15 18 (2.02%) VB
16 16 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.35%) Go
18 9 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 155 (17.40%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (13.36%) Degree
3 113 (12.68%) CCNP
4 84 (9.43%) CISSP
5 67 (7.52%) CCNA
6 49 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (5.05%) Security Cleared
8 37 (4.15%) MCSE
9 34 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 33 (3.70%) CCDP
11 31 (3.48%) CCIE
12 29 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
13 28 (3.14%) CISM
14 27 (3.03%) SSCP
15 25 (2.81%) GIAC
15 25 (2.81%) JNCIP
16 24 (2.69%) DV Cleared
16 24 (2.69%) SANS
17 22 (2.47%) SC Cleared
18 21 (2.36%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (12.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (6.51%) QA
3 37 (4.15%) GDPR
4 36 (4.04%) COBIT
5 32 (3.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (3.48%) PCI DSS
7 19 (2.13%) SLA
8 9 (1.01%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.90%) GPG13
10 6 (0.67%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.45%) PSD2
12 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.22%) GCP
12 2 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.11%) FISMA
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 140 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 121 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (8.31%) Docker
4 41 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 28 (3.14%) vSphere
7 24 (2.69%) VirtualBox
8 21 (2.36%) Firmware
9 18 (2.02%) Samba
10 12 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.35%) XenApp
11 10 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (1.12%) VMware NSX
12 9 (1.01%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.90%) Snort
14 7 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.67%) NFS
15 6 (0.67%) Squid
16 4 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 110 (12.35%) Puppet
2 85 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (9.09%) Ansible
4 43 (4.83%) Terraform
5 40 (4.49%) Nagios
6 33 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (3.14%) Salt
8 26 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 26 (2.92%) HAProxy
8 26 (2.92%) QRadar
8 26 (2.92%) vRealize
9 22 (2.47%) FortiGate
10 20 (2.24%) Kubernetes
11 18 (2.02%) Nessus
11 18 (2.02%) Rancher
12 17 (1.91%) Sysdig
13 15 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
14 14 (1.57%) Check_MK
14 14 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
15 11 (1.23%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 273 (30.64%) Cisco
2 172 (19.30%) VMware
3 135 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 98 (11.00%) Juniper
5 95 (10.66%) CheckPoint
6 84 (9.43%) Oracle
7 82 (9.20%) F5
7 82 (9.20%) IBM
8 65 (7.30%) Red Hat
9 63 (7.07%) Splunk
10 57 (6.40%) SolarWinds
11 53 (5.95%) Fortinet
12 48 (5.39%) Palo Alto
13 46 (5.16%) HP
14 43 (4.83%) ServiceNow
15 41 (4.60%) Citrix
16 29 (3.25%) Tufin
17 28 (3.14%) AppDynamics
18 26 (2.92%) Riverbed
19 24 (2.69%) Dynatrace