Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 542 477 449
Rank change year-on-year -65 -28 +38
Permanent jobs citing SSL 850 1,065 1,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.60% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.34% 3.78% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 643 799 1,091
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.06% +3.16%
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
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 25,452 28,141 33,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.88% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,115 22,864 27,411
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -60 826 £47,000 -1.05% 111
UK excluding London +9 601 £45,000 - 87
London -101 237 £57,500 +4.55% 31
North of England +32 175 £45,000 - 23
Midlands +71 117 £40,000 -11.11% 8
South East -75 113 £46,250 +0.54% 16
North West +36 110 £47,000 -1.05% 14
East of England +43 106 £52,500 +25.00% 24
West Midlands +66 99 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South West +8 85 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Yorkshire +9 33 £38,750 - 9
North East +5 32 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands +11 18 £30,000 -31.43% 3
Scotland -50 11 £50,450 +18.71% 7
Wales -2 5 £67,500 +128.81%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 345 (40.59%) Linux
2 341 (40.12%) Windows
3 331 (38.94%) DNS
4 321 (37.76%) Firewall
5 256 (30.12%) HTTP
6 245 (28.82%) TCP/IP
7 236 (27.76%) Java
8 235 (27.65%) Python
9 230 (27.06%) Cisco
10 224 (26.35%) VPN
11 216 (25.41%) JavaScript
12 204 (24.00%) SQL
13 198 (23.29%) IPsec
14 185 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
15 182 (21.41%) DevOps
16 178 (20.94%) SQL Server
16 178 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
17 165 (19.41%) Windows Server
18 164 (19.29%) ITIL
19 155 (18.24%) Bash Shell
20 152 (17.88%) Git (software)
21 151 (17.76%) Microsoft
21 151 (17.76%) Active Directory
22 148 (17.41%) WAN
22 148 (17.41%) LAN
23 147 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
24 146 (17.18%) VMware
25 143 (16.82%) PowerShell
26 140 (16.47%) REST
27 135 (15.88%) Finance

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 80 (9.41%) Apache
2 70 (8.24%) nginx
3 64 (7.53%) Tomcat
4 61 (7.18%) IIS
5 56 (6.59%) Confluence
6 52 (6.12%) MS Exchange
7 46 (5.41%) WebLogic
8 42 (4.94%) Apache Pig
9 39 (4.59%) SharePoint
10 35 (4.12%) WebSphere
11 34 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (3.88%) JBoss
13 31 (3.65%) Apache Solr
14 28 (3.29%) CMS
15 25 (2.94%) WordPress
16 24 (2.82%) OpenStack
17 17 (2.00%) Drupal
17 17 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 15 (1.76%) Skype for Business
19 12 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.00%) Documaker
2 5 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.12%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 178 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (8.59%) SaaS
4 56 (6.59%) IaaS
5 43 (5.06%) Office 365
6 35 (4.12%) PaaS
7 30 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (3.53%) GitHub
8 24 (2.82%) Amazon S3
9 21 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (2.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 13 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.41%) Serverless
13 10 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.18%) Slack
14 8 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.71%) Zapier
16 3 (0.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 331 (38.94%) DNS
2 321 (37.76%) Firewall
3 256 (30.12%) HTTP
4 245 (28.82%) TCP/IP
5 224 (26.35%) VPN
6 198 (23.29%) IPsec
7 148 (17.41%) LAN
7 148 (17.41%) WAN
8 104 (12.24%) DHCP
9 98 (11.53%) Network Security
10 93 (10.94%) MPLS
11 87 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (9.65%) FTP
12 82 (9.65%) Internet
13 77 (9.06%) SSH
14 75 (8.82%) Wireless
15 69 (8.12%) SAN
15 69 (8.12%) VLAN
16 66 (7.76%) Cisco IOS
17 64 (7.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 116 (13.65%) MySQL
3 62 (7.29%) MongoDB
4 58 (6.82%) Big Data
4 58 (6.82%) Hadoop
5 45 (5.29%) Apache Hive
5 45 (5.29%) NoSQL
6 37 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (3.53%) Oracle Database
8 26 (3.06%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (1.76%) DB2
13 14 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.53%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
16 9 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 152 (17.88%) Git (software)
2 106 (12.47%) JIRA
3 83 (9.76%) Jenkins
4 69 (8.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 68 (8.00%) Bitbucket
6 54 (6.35%) Selenium
7 48 (5.65%) Subversion
8 40 (4.71%) CodeSonar
8 40 (4.71%) git-flow
8 40 (4.71%) Robot Framework
9 34 (4.00%) Vagrant
10 25 (2.94%) GoCD
11 24 (2.82%) Maven
12 20 (2.35%) Cucumber
13 19 (2.24%) Gerrit
13 19 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
14 18 (2.12%) JUnit
15 14 (1.65%) GitLab
16 12 (1.41%) Ant
17 11 (1.29%) CocoaPods
General
1 135 (15.88%) Finance
2 38 (4.47%) Retail
3 36 (4.24%) Banking
4 24 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.71%) Marketing
6 20 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.88%) Law
7 16 (1.88%) Legal
8 14 (1.65%) Games
9 13 (1.53%) Advertising
10 9 (1.06%) Automotive
11 6 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.47%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) French Language
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (14.35%) Developer
2 117 (13.76%) Analyst
3 104 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (9.65%) Network Engineer
5 62 (7.29%) Support Analyst
6 61 (7.18%) Security Engineer
7 51 (6.00%) Senior DevOps
7 51 (6.00%) Software Engineer
8 50 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 42 (4.94%) Architect
10 41 (4.82%) Administrator
10 41 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
11 38 (4.47%) Consultant
11 38 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
12 37 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
12 37 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 35 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
13 35 (4.12%) Java Engineer
13 35 (4.12%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (16.47%) REST
2 135 (15.88%) .NET
3 121 (14.24%) HTML
4 114 (13.41%) SOAP
5 104 (12.24%) Web Services
6 97 (11.41%) CSS
7 95 (11.18%) XML
8 73 (8.59%) LAMP
9 68 (8.00%) .NET Framework
9 68 (8.00%) ASP.NET
9 68 (8.00%) Node.js
10 67 (7.88%) JSON
11 59 (6.94%) HTML5
12 54 (6.35%) Java EE
12 54 (6.35%) RESTful
13 52 (6.12%) Django
14 48 (5.65%) LDAP
15 47 (5.53%) Spring MVC
16 46 (5.41%) AngularJS
17 43 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (8.94%) Data Centre
3 75 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 51 (6.00%) User Experience
5 42 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (4.71%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.82%) Clustering
8 18 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
8 18 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 17 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 17 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.76%) Fintech
12 11 (1.29%) Animation
12 11 (1.29%) iPhone
12 11 (1.29%) PKI
13 10 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 345 (40.59%) Linux
2 341 (40.12%) Windows
3 165 (19.41%) Windows Server
4 81 (9.53%) Android
5 71 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (7.76%) Unix
8 55 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (6.35%) Apple iOS
10 48 (5.65%) Mac OS X
11 42 (4.94%) CentOS
12 32 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (3.65%) Windows 7
14 23 (2.71%) Windows 10
15 17 (2.00%) Solaris
16 15 (1.76%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.29%) Windows Phone
18 10 (1.18%) VMS
19 8 (0.94%) AIX
19 8 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (21.41%) DevOps
3 164 (19.29%) ITIL
4 115 (13.53%) Scrum
5 103 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
6 92 (10.82%) Configuration Management
7 82 (9.65%) Software Engineering
8 81 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
8 81 (9.53%) Test Automation
9 78 (9.18%) Penetration Testing
9 78 (9.18%) SIEM
10 72 (8.47%) Change Management
11 71 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 68 (8.00%) Load Balancing
13 66 (7.76%) Root Cause Analysis
14 64 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
15 63 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 62 (7.29%) Project Management
17 59 (6.94%) High Availability
17 59 (6.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 236 (27.76%) Java
2 235 (27.65%) Python
3 216 (25.41%) JavaScript
4 204 (24.00%) SQL
5 155 (18.24%) Bash Shell
6 143 (16.82%) PowerShell
7 117 (13.76%) C#
8 114 (13.41%) PHP
9 82 (9.65%) C
10 76 (8.94%) Perl
11 64 (7.53%) Objective-C
12 63 (7.41%) Ruby
13 59 (6.94%) C++
14 58 (6.82%) Shell Script
15 20 (2.35%) VB
16 19 (2.24%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.88%) RPG
18 14 (1.65%) Go
19 12 (1.41%) Apple Swift
20 10 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (15.41%) Degree
3 90 (10.59%) CCNA
4 89 (10.47%) CISSP
5 76 (8.94%) CCNP
6 70 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 66 (7.76%) Security Cleared
8 58 (6.82%) MCSE
9 52 (6.12%) CompTIA Security+
9 52 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 51 (6.00%) GIAC
11 48 (5.65%) DV Cleared
12 44 (5.18%) SANS
12 44 (5.18%) SSCP
13 40 (4.71%) Linux+ Certification
13 40 (4.71%) Network+ Certification
14 30 (3.53%) AWS Certification
15 28 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (2.94%) CCDP
17 19 (2.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (5.41%) QA
3 31 (3.65%) SLA
4 28 (3.29%) PCI DSS
5 22 (2.59%) COBIT
5 22 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (2.59%) GDPR
6 9 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.47%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.35%) GPG13
11 2 (0.24%) FIPS 140-2
11 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.24%) PSD2
12 1 (0.12%) FISMA
12 1 (0.12%) HL7
12 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 151 (17.76%) Active Directory
2 116 (13.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (12.00%) Docker
4 52 (6.12%) vSphere
5 35 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (3.53%) Hyper-V
7 28 (3.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (2.24%) Samba
9 18 (2.12%) Firmware
9 18 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (2.12%) VirtualBox
10 17 (2.00%) XenApp
11 12 (1.41%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.82%) Snort
15 6 (0.71%) NFS
15 6 (0.71%) Squid
16 5 (0.59%) HDFS
17 4 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 119 (14.00%) Puppet
2 71 (8.35%) Ansible
3 68 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (5.65%) Salt
5 45 (5.29%) Terraform
6 36 (4.24%) Nagios
7 29 (3.41%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (3.06%) Cobbler
9 25 (2.94%) QRadar
10 22 (2.59%) HAProxy
11 21 (2.47%) Kubernetes
12 18 (2.12%) vRealize
13 17 (2.00%) FortiGate
13 17 (2.00%) Rancher
13 17 (2.00%) Sysdig
14 15 (1.76%) Nessus
15 14 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
15 14 (1.65%) SCCM
16 12 (1.41%) Check_MK
16 12 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 230 (27.06%) Cisco
2 151 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 146 (17.18%) VMware
4 86 (10.12%) Juniper
5 76 (8.94%) Oracle
6 70 (8.24%) F5
7 65 (7.65%) IBM
7 65 (7.65%) Splunk
8 60 (7.06%) CheckPoint
9 47 (5.53%) HP
9 47 (5.53%) Red Hat
10 42 (4.94%) ServiceNow
11 38 (4.47%) Palo Alto
12 37 (4.35%) Citrix
13 36 (4.24%) SolarWinds
14 35 (4.12%) Atlassian
15 28 (3.29%) AppDynamics
15 28 (3.29%) Fortinet
16 23 (2.71%) Dell
17 22 (2.59%) Intel