Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 454 444
Rank change year-on-year -90 -10 +47
Permanent jobs citing SSL 805 1,132 1,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 4.06% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 633 847 1,028
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

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 24,515 27,915 32,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.92% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 19,407 22,720 26,365
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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 -65 773 £50,000 +2.04% 135
UK excluding London -50 530 £47,000 +4.44% 87
London -78 264 £60,000 +14.29% 49
North of England -10 149 £45,000 - 30
East of England +36 105 £49,500 +10.00% 10
North West +5 96 £45,000 - 14
South East -89 96 £50,000 -0.99% 16
South West +12 87 £45,000 -13.88% 20
Midlands +35 79 £40,000 +6.67% 10
West Midlands +51 62 £42,000 +12.00% 4
Yorkshire -14 29 £41,000 +8.61% 10
North East +8 24 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Scotland -36 18 £50,450 +18.71% 1
East Midlands -17 17 £37,500 -28.57% 6
Wales -1 5 £67,500 +128.81%

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 367 (45.59%) Firewall
2 335 (41.61%) Windows
3 330 (40.99%) Linux
4 307 (38.14%) DNS
5 245 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 240 (29.81%) HTTP
7 210 (26.09%) Java
8 209 (25.96%) Python
9 207 (25.71%) JavaScript
10 201 (24.97%) VPN
11 200 (24.84%) Cisco
12 197 (24.47%) SQL
13 183 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
14 179 (22.24%) SQL Server
15 170 (21.12%) IPsec
16 168 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
17 160 (19.88%) Microsoft
18 159 (19.75%) PowerShell
19 155 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
20 153 (19.01%) LAN
21 147 (18.26%) WAN
21 147 (18.26%) Active Directory
21 147 (18.26%) Windows Server
22 146 (18.14%) DevOps
23 145 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
24 137 (17.02%) Bash Shell
25 134 (16.65%) Finance
26 133 (16.52%) Git (software)
27 132 (16.40%) VMware
28 129 (16.02%) 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 63 (7.83%) Apache
2 54 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 51 (6.34%) IIS
3 51 (6.34%) Tomcat
4 50 (6.21%) Apache Pig
5 48 (5.96%) WebLogic
6 45 (5.59%) nginx
7 41 (5.09%) Apache Solr
8 37 (4.60%) Confluence
8 37 (4.60%) SharePoint
9 32 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (3.73%) JBoss
11 28 (3.48%) CMS
12 26 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (2.86%) WebSphere
14 19 (2.36%) OpenStack
15 15 (1.86%) Umbraco
16 12 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (1.37%) Skype for Business
17 11 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (1.37%) Documaker
3 6 (0.75%) Magento
4 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 183 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (9.07%) SaaS
4 56 (6.96%) IaaS
4 56 (6.96%) Office 365
5 36 (4.47%) PaaS
6 24 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (2.24%) GitHub
8 15 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 8 (0.99%) Slack
11 6 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.62%) npm
13 4 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.37%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 367 (45.59%) Firewall
2 307 (38.14%) DNS
3 245 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 240 (29.81%) HTTP
5 201 (24.97%) VPN
6 170 (21.12%) IPsec
7 153 (19.01%) LAN
8 147 (18.26%) WAN
9 98 (12.17%) Network Security
10 95 (11.80%) Internet
11 94 (11.68%) MPLS
12 92 (11.43%) DHCP
13 84 (10.43%) Wireless
14 69 (8.57%) FTP
15 68 (8.45%) VLAN
16 66 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
17 64 (7.95%) HTTPS
18 62 (7.70%) OSPF
19 60 (7.45%) BGP
19 60 (7.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (22.24%) SQL Server
2 121 (15.03%) MySQL
3 66 (8.20%) Big Data
4 61 (7.58%) Hadoop
5 54 (6.71%) Apache Hive
6 51 (6.34%) MongoDB
7 42 (5.22%) NoSQL
8 31 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (2.98%) Oracle Database
10 22 (2.73%) DB2
11 21 (2.61%) Relational Database
12 19 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.49%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.37%) HBase
15 9 (1.12%) MariaDB
15 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (1.12%) Power BI
15 9 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 133 (16.52%) Git (software)
2 95 (11.80%) JIRA
3 64 (7.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 62 (7.70%) Bitbucket
5 60 (7.45%) Jenkins
6 59 (7.33%) Selenium
7 44 (5.47%) git-flow
8 43 (5.34%) CodeSonar
8 43 (5.34%) Robot Framework
9 36 (4.47%) Subversion
10 19 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (2.36%) TeamCity
11 18 (2.24%) Maven
11 18 (2.24%) Vagrant
12 16 (1.99%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.86%) JUnit
14 14 (1.74%) GoCD
14 14 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (1.61%) Gerrit
16 12 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 134 (16.65%) Finance
2 42 (5.22%) Retail
3 34 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.98%) Banking
5 24 (2.98%) Marketing
6 17 (2.11%) Legal
7 16 (1.99%) Games
7 16 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.49%) Advertising
9 11 (1.37%) Law
9 11 (1.37%) Publishing
10 7 (0.87%) Automotive
11 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Local Government
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 109 (13.54%) Developer
2 92 (11.43%) Analyst
3 86 (10.68%) Network Engineer
4 84 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (7.83%) Security Engineer
6 57 (7.08%) Software Engineer
7 43 (5.34%) Consultant
8 42 (5.22%) Administrator
9 39 (4.84%) Java Engineer
10 38 (4.72%) C++ Software Engineer
10 38 (4.72%) Java Software Engineer
10 38 (4.72%) Senior DevOps
10 38 (4.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 38 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
11 37 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
11 37 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
12 36 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
14 34 (4.22%) AWS Engineer
14 34 (4.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (16.02%) REST
2 115 (14.29%) .NET
3 114 (14.16%) HTML
3 114 (14.16%) SOAP
4 111 (13.79%) XML
5 82 (10.19%) CSS
6 75 (9.32%) Web Services
7 70 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 67 (8.32%) LAMP
9 66 (8.20%) JSON
10 65 (8.07%) Node.js
11 62 (7.70%) ASP.NET
11 62 (7.70%) Java EE
12 58 (7.20%) RESTful
13 55 (6.83%) Django
14 49 (6.09%) RabbitMQ
14 49 (6.09%) Spring MVC
15 47 (5.84%) AngularJS
16 45 (5.59%) HTML5
16 45 (5.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 58 (7.20%) Data Centre
4 52 (6.46%) Management Information System
5 43 (5.34%) User Experience
6 32 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.98%) iPhone
8 21 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (1.86%) Clustering
11 13 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.61%) Fintech
11 13 (1.61%) PKI
11 13 (1.61%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.49%) Animation
12 12 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.24%) Blackberry
14 10 (1.24%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 335 (41.61%) Windows
2 330 (40.99%) Linux
3 147 (18.26%) Windows Server
4 86 (10.68%) Android
5 69 (8.57%) Unix
6 64 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (7.08%) Apple iOS
8 47 (5.84%) Mac OS X
9 34 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (3.73%) Windows 7
11 27 (3.35%) CentOS
12 25 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (2.98%) Windows Phone
14 16 (1.99%) Windows 10
15 15 (1.86%) VMS
15 15 (1.86%) Windows 8
16 12 (1.49%) Solaris
16 12 (1.49%) Windows Vista
16 12 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (18.14%) DevOps
3 129 (16.02%) ITIL
4 119 (14.78%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (12.92%) Scrum
6 100 (12.42%) Software Engineering
7 87 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
8 85 (10.56%) Test Automation
9 80 (9.94%) Configuration Management
10 79 (9.81%) SIEM
11 72 (8.94%) Change Management
12 70 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
13 66 (8.20%) Load Balancing
14 61 (7.58%) User Stories
15 60 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 60 (7.45%) TDD
16 59 (7.33%) Reverse Engineering
17 57 (7.08%) Incident Management
18 56 (6.96%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 210 (26.09%) Java
2 209 (25.96%) Python
3 207 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 197 (24.47%) SQL
5 159 (19.75%) PowerShell
6 137 (17.02%) Bash Shell
7 111 (13.79%) C#
8 102 (12.67%) C
9 91 (11.30%) PHP
10 72 (8.94%) Objective-C
11 70 (8.70%) C++
11 70 (8.70%) Perl
12 49 (6.09%) Shell Script
13 33 (4.10%) Ruby
14 28 (3.48%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.99%) VB
15 16 (1.99%) VBScript
16 13 (1.61%) Apple Swift
16 13 (1.61%) Go
17 11 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 145 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (15.53%) Degree
3 98 (12.17%) CISSP
4 95 (11.80%) CCNA
5 77 (9.57%) Security Cleared
6 69 (8.57%) CCNP
7 68 (8.45%) GIAC
7 68 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 59 (7.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 59 (7.33%) DV Cleared
9 58 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 58 (7.20%) MCSE
10 53 (6.58%) SANS
11 45 (5.59%) Network+ Certification
12 43 (5.34%) Linux+ Certification
12 43 (5.34%) SSCP
13 28 (3.48%) AWS Certification
14 23 (2.86%) CEH
15 19 (2.36%) SC Cleared
16 18 (2.24%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (9.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.10%) QA
3 32 (3.98%) PCI DSS
4 28 (3.48%) SLA
5 26 (3.23%) GDPR
6 24 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (1.99%) SAS 70
9 12 (1.49%) COBIT
10 6 (0.75%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.62%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.50%) FIPS 140-2
13 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.12%) GPG13
14 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 147 (18.26%) Active Directory
2 110 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (11.80%) Docker
4 51 (6.34%) vSphere
5 36 (4.47%) Hyper-V
6 34 (4.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 23 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.86%) XenApp
10 12 (1.49%) Samba
10 12 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.37%) HDFS
11 11 (1.37%) iptables
11 11 (1.37%) VirtualBox
11 11 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (1.12%) Firmware
13 8 (0.99%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.75%) pfSense
14 6 (0.75%) Snort
15 5 (0.62%) Squid
Systems Management
1 116 (14.41%) Puppet
2 59 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (6.96%) Ansible
4 46 (5.71%) Salt
5 34 (4.22%) Terraform
6 30 (3.73%) Nagios
7 27 (3.35%) QRadar
8 24 (2.98%) Cobbler
9 21 (2.61%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.99%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (1.61%) CSIRT
12 12 (1.49%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.37%) Oozie
13 11 (1.37%) Rancher
13 11 (1.37%) SCCM
13 11 (1.37%) Sysdig
13 11 (1.37%) vRealize
14 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 200 (24.84%) Cisco
2 160 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 132 (16.40%) VMware
4 76 (9.44%) Juniper
5 71 (8.82%) Oracle
6 68 (8.45%) Splunk
7 56 (6.96%) F5
8 55 (6.83%) CheckPoint
9 52 (6.46%) IBM
10 39 (4.84%) HP
11 36 (4.47%) Palo Alto
12 32 (3.98%) ServiceNow
12 32 (3.98%) SolarWinds
13 31 (3.85%) Atlassian
14 29 (3.60%) Fortinet
15 28 (3.48%) Citrix
16 24 (2.98%) Red Hat
17 21 (2.61%) Blue Coat
18 18 (2.24%) Apple
18 18 (2.24%) Riverbed