Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 285 222
Rank change year-on-year +48 -63 +80
Permanent jobs citing SSL 60 45 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.45% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 2.85% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 47 22 112
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% -19.05%
10th Percentile £34,000 £25,750 £31,025
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,046 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,495 1,578 1,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.34% 15.92% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,109 1,272 1,425
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +2.63%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,050 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the West Midlands

SSL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSL in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SSL in the West Midlands

SSL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SSL in the West Midlands

SSL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham +13 36 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Shropshire +26 15 £60,000 -13.93%
Warwickshire - 5 £32,500 -
Worcestershire +3 2 £65,000 +145.28%
Coventry +4 1 - -
Solihull +1 1 £41,500 +88.64%
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SSL.

1 38 (63.33%) Windows
2 28 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (41.67%) Linux
5 23 (38.33%) WAN
5 23 (38.33%) DNS
6 22 (36.67%) LAN
6 22 (36.67%) Java
7 19 (31.67%) ITIL
8 18 (30.00%) Network Design
8 18 (30.00%) DevOps
9 17 (28.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (28.33%) TCP/IP
9 17 (28.33%) Firewall
10 16 (26.67%) Finance
10 16 (26.67%) Scrum
10 16 (26.67%) Python
10 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
10 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
11 15 (25.00%) nginx
11 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (25.00%) REST
11 15 (25.00%) SQL
11 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 15 (25.00%) VMware
11 15 (25.00%) IPsec
11 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
12 14 (23.33%) Vagrant
12 14 (23.33%) Bitbucket

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (25.00%) nginx
2 14 (23.33%) Apache
2 14 (23.33%) Confluence
2 14 (23.33%) Tomcat
3 13 (21.67%) IIS
4 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (11.67%) JBoss
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (11.67%) WebLogic
6 6 (10.00%) CMS
6 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.67%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.33%) DNS
1 23 (38.33%) WAN
2 22 (36.67%) LAN
3 17 (28.33%) Firewall
3 17 (28.33%) TCP/IP
4 15 (25.00%) IPsec
5 14 (23.33%) SAN
6 10 (16.67%) VoIP
7 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (13.33%) DHCP
8 8 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 8 (13.33%) Network Security
8 8 (13.33%) OSPF
8 8 (13.33%) VLAN
8 8 (13.33%) VPN
8 8 (13.33%) WLAN
9 7 (11.67%) HTTP
9 7 (11.67%) MPLS
9 7 (11.67%) SNMP
9 7 (11.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) DB2
3 6 (10.00%) MySQL
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (23.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (23.33%) Bitbucket
3 14 (23.33%) GoCD
3 14 (23.33%) JIRA
3 14 (23.33%) Subversion
3 14 (23.33%) Vagrant
4 4 (6.67%) CocoaPods
5 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.33%) JMeter
5 2 (3.33%) Protractor
5 2 (3.33%) Selenium
5 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.67%) GDB
6 1 (1.67%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.67%) sqlmap
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
2 6 (10.00%) Law
2 6 (10.00%) Legal
2 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 13 (21.67%) Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 9 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Security Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Consultant
7 6 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Network Architect
8 5 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) REST
2 13 (21.67%) XML
3 11 (18.33%) CSS
4 10 (16.67%) JSON
5 9 (15.00%) HTML
6 7 (11.67%) .NET
6 7 (11.67%) Java EE
6 7 (11.67%) Web Services
7 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 6 (10.00%) jQuery
7 6 (10.00%) LINQ
7 6 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (10.00%) WCF
8 4 (6.67%) Cocoa
8 4 (6.67%) Cocoa Touch
8 4 (6.67%) Core Animation
8 4 (6.67%) Core Data
9 3 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) Animation
4 3 (5.00%) User Experience
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.67%) AS400
6 1 (1.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (63.33%) Windows
2 28 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 25 (41.67%) Linux
4 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.67%) Unix
6 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.33%) watchOS
8 1 (1.67%) CentOS
8 1 (1.67%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) ITIL
3 18 (30.00%) DevOps
3 18 (30.00%) Network Design
4 16 (26.67%) Scrum
5 14 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (21.67%) PRINCE2
7 12 (20.00%) IT Strategy
8 11 (18.33%) Workflow
9 10 (16.67%) Business Continuity
9 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (16.67%) Project Management
9 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
11 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.67%) Process Improvement
12 7 (11.67%) SIEM
12 7 (11.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 16 (26.67%) Python
3 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 14 (23.33%) Bash Shell
4 14 (23.33%) Perl
4 14 (23.33%) Ruby
5 6 (10.00%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.00%) VB
5 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.67%) Apple Swift
6 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.67%) CCNP
3 6 (10.00%) CCDP
3 6 (10.00%) CCSE
3 6 (10.00%) CISSP
3 6 (10.00%) IISP
3 6 (10.00%) ISSAP
3 6 (10.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (6.67%) CCNA
4 4 (6.67%) Degree
4 4 (6.67%) MCSE
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.00%) MCITP
5 3 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.67%) COBIT
3 6 (10.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.33%) GDPR
4 2 (3.33%) QA
4 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) Ansible
1 14 (23.33%) Terraform
2 6 (10.00%) QRadar
3 1 (1.67%) CASB
3 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.67%) Nmap
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) VMware
2 14 (23.33%) Atlassian
3 13 (21.67%) Cisco
4 10 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 8 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 7 (11.67%) IBM
6 7 (11.67%) Oracle
7 6 (10.00%) LexisNexis
7 6 (10.00%) LogRhythm
7 6 (10.00%) Splunk
7 6 (10.00%) Tufin
8 3 (5.00%) Forcepoint
8 3 (5.00%) Juniper
8 3 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.33%) Apple
9 2 (3.33%) Aruba
9 2 (3.33%) F5
9 2 (3.33%) ILOG
9 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.67%) SaltStack