Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 440 484
Rank change year-on-year -17 +44 -52
Permanent jobs citing SSL 1064 1330 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 4.00% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1091 1128
UK median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,675
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

SSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 15 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 August 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 -11 1007 £47,500 -2.06% 63
UK excluding London -52 644 £45,000 - 52
London +59 413 £55,000 -2.83% 20
South East -39 208 £47,000 -6.00% 10
North of England -32 155 £45,000 +28.57% 12
South West +4 92 £47,500 +10.47% 8
North West -13 90 £47,500 +11.76% 5
East of England -16 74 £42,000 -11.58% 11
Midlands -39 71 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire -4 59 £38,750 +10.71% 6
West Midlands -48 57 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +30 48 £42,500 -15.00% 9
East Midlands +14 14 £43,750 +14.38%
North East +12 6 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wales +1 5 £29,500 -34.44%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 504 (47.37%) Firewall
2 454 (42.67%) VPN
3 405 (38.06%) Cisco
4 359 (33.74%) Linux
5 350 (32.89%) DNS
6 348 (32.71%) Windows
7 338 (31.77%) HTTP
8 322 (30.26%) IPsec
9 314 (29.51%) TCP/IP
10 235 (22.09%) VMware
11 232 (21.80%) WAN
12 227 (21.33%) SQL
12 227 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
13 210 (19.74%) Load Balancing
14 205 (19.27%) BGP
15 197 (18.52%) Active Directory
15 197 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 196 (18.42%) OSPF
17 195 (18.33%) Microsoft
18 178 (16.73%) DHCP
18 178 (16.73%) Finance
19 177 (16.64%) LAN
20 175 (16.45%) Juniper
21 174 (16.35%) Network Security
22 173 (16.26%) Data Centre
23 170 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
24 167 (15.70%) Wireless
25 163 (15.32%) F5
26 162 (15.23%) MPLS
27 156 (14.66%) ITIL

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
1 110 (10.34%) IIS
2 77 (7.24%) Apache
3 68 (6.39%) MS Exchange
4 48 (4.51%) nginx
5 43 (4.04%) Tomcat
6 40 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 36 (3.38%) JBoss
8 27 (2.54%) WebLogic
9 26 (2.44%) WebSphere
10 25 (2.35%) CMS
10 25 (2.35%) OpenStack
11 21 (1.97%) Confluence
12 16 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (1.22%) NServiceBus
15 13 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
15 13 (1.22%) SharePoint
16 11 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.56%) InDesign
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.094%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Magento
2 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.19%) Postilion
5 1 (0.094%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.094%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 170 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (6.02%) SaaS
4 46 (4.32%) IaaS
5 41 (3.85%) Office 365
6 40 (3.76%) PaaS
7 26 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 19 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (1.13%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.75%) GitHub
14 7 (0.66%) Akamai
15 6 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.38%) CloudFront
17 4 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
17 4 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 504 (47.37%) Firewall
2 454 (42.67%) VPN
3 350 (32.89%) DNS
4 338 (31.77%) HTTP
5 322 (30.26%) IPsec
6 314 (29.51%) TCP/IP
7 232 (21.80%) WAN
8 205 (19.27%) BGP
9 196 (18.42%) OSPF
10 178 (16.73%) DHCP
11 177 (16.64%) LAN
12 174 (16.35%) Network Security
13 167 (15.70%) Wireless
14 162 (15.23%) MPLS
15 155 (14.57%) Cisco ASA
16 131 (12.31%) Internet
17 112 (10.53%) SMTP
18 106 (9.96%) VoIP
19 101 (9.49%) FTP
20 99 (9.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 112 (10.53%) MySQL
3 77 (7.24%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.55%) NoSQL
5 42 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 32 (3.01%) RDBMS
8 24 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (2.16%) Redis
10 22 (2.07%) Big Data
11 20 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.13%) CouchDB
15 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.75%) DB2
17 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 107 (10.06%) Git (software)
2 52 (4.89%) Jenkins
3 35 (3.29%) JIRA
4 29 (2.73%) Maven
5 25 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 22 (2.07%) Mercurial
6 22 (2.07%) Selenium
6 22 (2.07%) Subversion
7 20 (1.88%) Jasmine
8 19 (1.79%) Bitbucket
9 16 (1.50%) IDA Disassembler
9 16 (1.50%) OllyDbg
9 16 (1.50%) WinDbg
10 15 (1.41%) MSBuild
10 15 (1.41%) Protractor
10 15 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 15 (1.41%) WebDriver
11 14 (1.32%) GitLab
11 14 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 178 (16.73%) Finance
2 82 (7.71%) Telecoms
3 77 (7.24%) Banking
4 69 (6.48%) Retail
5 41 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 36 (3.38%) Marketing
6 36 (3.38%) Retail Banking
7 31 (2.91%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.07%) Games
9 21 (1.97%) Electronics
10 17 (1.60%) Publishing
11 14 (1.32%) Multimedia
12 12 (1.13%) Law
13 10 (0.94%) Advertising
13 10 (0.94%) Automotive
14 8 (0.75%) Billing
14 8 (0.75%) Legal
15 7 (0.66%) German Language
16 6 (0.56%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 232 (21.80%) Network Engineer
2 141 (13.25%) Analyst
3 97 (9.12%) Developer
4 87 (8.18%) Architect
5 77 (7.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 76 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 67 (6.30%) Security Engineer
8 64 (6.02%) Administrator
9 51 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 49 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 48 (4.51%) Cisco Engineer
11 48 (4.51%) Consultant
12 45 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
13 44 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
14 43 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 38 (3.57%) IT Architect
16 37 (3.48%) Network Analyst
17 35 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 35 (3.29%) Support Analyst
18 33 (3.10%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (14.38%) JSON
2 147 (13.82%) Web Services
3 124 (11.65%) HTML
4 117 (11.00%) XML
5 111 (10.43%) REST
6 110 (10.34%) CSS
7 102 (9.59%) AngularJS
8 94 (8.83%) .NET
9 71 (6.67%) HTML5
10 67 (6.30%) Ajax
11 66 (6.20%) SOAP
12 45 (4.23%) CSS3
13 40 (3.76%) RESTful
14 38 (3.57%) jQuery
15 37 (3.48%) React
16 36 (3.38%) LAMP
17 35 (3.29%) JDBC
18 34 (3.20%) 802.1X
19 33 (3.10%) J2EE
20 31 (2.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 173 (16.26%) Data Centre
2 100 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 55 (5.17%) Clustering
5 53 (4.98%) PKI
6 50 (4.70%) Algorithms
6 50 (4.70%) Management Information System
7 49 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (4.04%) Data Structures
9 32 (3.01%) Reference Data
10 26 (2.44%) User Experience
11 22 (2.07%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.97%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
13 20 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
13 20 (1.88%) Replication
14 19 (1.79%) Blog
15 17 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (1.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 14 (1.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 359 (33.74%) Linux
2 348 (32.71%) Windows
3 140 (13.16%) Unix
4 114 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 104 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (3.57%) CentOS
9 36 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (2.73%) Ubuntu
11 22 (2.07%) Android
12 16 (1.50%) Solaris
13 15 (1.41%) Debian
14 13 (1.22%) Windows 10
15 12 (1.13%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.13%) Kali Linux
16 11 (1.03%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.85%) AIX
18 5 (0.47%) VMS
19 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (19.74%) Load Balancing
2 156 (14.66%) ITIL
3 123 (11.56%) DevOps
4 108 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (8.83%) High Availability
6 89 (8.36%) OO
7 82 (7.71%) Presales
7 82 (7.71%) Service Delivery
8 80 (7.52%) Mentoring
9 74 (6.95%) Project Management
10 70 (6.58%) SIEM
11 65 (6.11%) Asset Management
11 65 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 60 (5.64%) Migration
13 59 (5.55%) MVC
13 59 (5.55%) Software Engineering
13 59 (5.55%) Web Development
14 58 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 55 (5.17%) Scrum
16 53 (4.98%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 227 (21.33%) SQL
2 145 (13.63%) Python
3 134 (12.59%) JavaScript
4 120 (11.28%) Java
5 113 (10.62%) PowerShell
6 83 (7.80%) PHP
7 74 (6.95%) Ruby
7 74 (6.95%) Shell Script
8 73 (6.86%) Perl
9 61 (5.73%) C#
10 53 (4.98%) Bash Shell
11 36 (3.38%) C
12 34 (3.20%) C++
13 18 (1.69%) Tcl
13 18 (1.69%) XPath
14 11 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.56%) Go
15 6 (0.56%) R
16 5 (0.47%) RPG
16 5 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 227 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (13.35%) CCNP
3 137 (12.88%) Degree
4 127 (11.94%) Security Cleared
5 112 (10.53%) CCNA
6 77 (7.24%) SC Cleared
7 71 (6.67%) CCIE
8 41 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 22 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (1.88%) MCSE
10 20 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.79%) ISEB
12 18 (1.69%) CISSP
12 18 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.60%) MCP
14 16 (1.50%) GIAC
14 16 (1.50%) JNCIA
15 15 (1.41%) JNCIP
16 14 (1.32%) CEH
16 14 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 43 (4.04%) PCI DSS
1 43 (4.04%) SLA
2 23 (2.16%) QA
3 22 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (1.41%) PMO
5 14 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (1.13%) GDPR
7 11 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.094%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 197 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 197 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (6.20%) Hyper-V
3 40 (3.76%) Docker
4 35 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (3.29%) vSphere
5 30 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
6 28 (2.63%) Snort
7 21 (1.97%) KVM
8 18 (1.69%) Terminal Services
9 17 (1.60%) Firmware
10 16 (1.50%) vCloud
10 16 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.13%) iptables
12 10 (0.94%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.85%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.85%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.66%) LXC
14 7 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 67 (6.30%) Puppet
2 48 (4.51%) Ansible
3 45 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 39 (3.67%) Nagios
6 34 (3.20%) FortiGate
7 33 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
7 33 (3.10%) vCenter Server
8 31 (2.91%) Backup Exec
9 29 (2.73%) SCCM
10 23 (2.16%) WSUS
11 20 (1.88%) Kubernetes
12 19 (1.79%) SCOM
13 17 (1.60%) Nessus
13 17 (1.60%) Nmap
14 15 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
15 14 (1.32%) Grafana
15 14 (1.32%) NetBackup
16 12 (1.13%) Cisco CME
16 12 (1.13%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 405 (38.06%) Cisco
2 235 (22.09%) VMware
3 195 (18.33%) Microsoft
4 175 (16.45%) Juniper
5 163 (15.32%) F5
6 144 (13.53%) Palo Alto
7 126 (11.84%) CheckPoint
8 93 (8.74%) Oracle
9 81 (7.61%) Red Hat
10 61 (5.73%) Citrix
11 54 (5.08%) HP
12 50 (4.70%) WatchGuard
13 47 (4.42%) Fortinet
14 44 (4.14%) SolarWinds
15 43 (4.04%) IBM
16 40 (3.76%) Splunk
17 38 (3.57%) Blue Coat
18 37 (3.48%) Brocade
18 37 (3.48%) Symantec
19 34 (3.20%) Riverbed