Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 204 306
Rank change year-on-year -77 +102 -15
Permanent jobs citing SSL 47 132 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 1.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 7.21% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 105 14
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £31,250 £33,950
90th Percentile £70,243 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 1599 1832 1713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.72% 15.95% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1423 1518
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £23,975 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,025 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 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
Birmingham -50 29 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Worcestershire -4 6 £26,500 -33.75%
Coventry -5 4 £45,500 -9.00% 2
Shropshire -8 4 £69,713 +114.50%
Warwickshire -3 1 £50,000 - 2
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SSL.

1 29 (61.70%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (59.57%) VPN
2 28 (59.57%) Project Management
2 28 (59.57%) IPsec
3 27 (57.45%) Network Design
4 26 (55.32%) Firewall
5 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
6 22 (46.81%) ITIL
7 20 (42.55%) Windows
7 20 (42.55%) OSPF
7 20 (42.55%) BGP
8 19 (40.43%) TCP/IP
9 18 (38.30%) SNMP
9 18 (38.30%) HP
9 18 (38.30%) Load Balancing
9 18 (38.30%) Network Security
9 18 (38.30%) Time Management
10 17 (36.17%) Cisco
11 16 (34.04%) Brocade
11 16 (34.04%) Fortinet
11 16 (34.04%) F5
11 16 (34.04%) Presales
12 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
12 15 (31.91%) Line Management
12 15 (31.91%) SIEM
12 15 (31.91%) Service Delivery
12 15 (31.91%) Wireless
12 15 (31.91%) CCNP
12 15 (31.91%) WAN
13 14 (29.79%) MPLS

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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.02%) Office 365
3 7 (14.89%) IaaS
3 7 (14.89%) PaaS
3 7 (14.89%) SaaS
4 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) IPsec
1 28 (59.57%) VPN
2 26 (55.32%) Firewall
3 20 (42.55%) BGP
3 20 (42.55%) OSPF
4 19 (40.43%) TCP/IP
5 18 (38.30%) Network Security
5 18 (38.30%) SNMP
6 15 (31.91%) WAN
6 15 (31.91%) Wireless
7 14 (29.79%) MPLS
8 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (27.66%) Cisco ISE
8 13 (27.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (27.66%) Ethernet
8 13 (27.66%) VLAN
9 12 (25.53%) DNS
9 12 (25.53%) SAN
10 11 (23.40%) VoIP
11 10 (21.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.13%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.13%) GDB
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Grunt
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.13%) sqlmap
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (27.66%) Billing
2 11 (23.40%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) French Language
3 5 (10.64%) German Language
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (17.02%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (17.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Support Specialist
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Specialist
8 3 (6.38%) IT Architect
8 3 (6.38%) IT Support
8 3 (6.38%) Network Support
8 3 (6.38%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Network Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) JSON
2 5 (10.64%) WAP
3 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.13%) CSS3
4 1 (2.13%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) JDBC
4 1 (2.13%) OAuth
4 1 (2.13%) ODBC
4 1 (2.13%) OpenID
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) SAML
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
2 13 (27.66%) FlexPod
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.77%) PKI
4 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Windows Server
2 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.77%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Project Management
2 27 (57.45%) Network Design
3 22 (46.81%) ITIL
4 18 (38.30%) Load Balancing
4 18 (38.30%) Time Management
5 16 (34.04%) Presales
6 15 (31.91%) Line Management
6 15 (31.91%) Service Delivery
6 15 (31.91%) SIEM
7 13 (27.66%) Application Performance Management
7 13 (27.66%) Converged Infrastructure
7 13 (27.66%) ITIL V3
7 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
7 13 (27.66%) Migration
7 13 (27.66%) Performance Management
7 13 (27.66%) Security Management
8 11 (23.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (23.40%) IT Strategy
8 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
9 9 (19.15%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) C
2 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) PHP
3 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.91%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) CCNA
4 9 (19.15%) MCSE
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 5 (10.64%) CCIE
7 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.26%) LPIC
7 2 (4.26%) Postgraduate
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
2 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (19.15%) COBIT
4 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.26%) Firmware
6 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (10.64%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.13%) Nmap
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) HP
2 17 (36.17%) Cisco
3 16 (34.04%) Brocade
3 16 (34.04%) F5
3 16 (34.04%) Fortinet
4 14 (29.79%) CheckPoint
4 14 (29.79%) VMware
5 13 (27.66%) Aruba
5 13 (27.66%) Meraki
5 13 (27.66%) SolarWinds
5 13 (27.66%) Sourcefire
6 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.38%) CommVault
7 3 (6.38%) Dell
7 3 (6.38%) EMC
7 3 (6.38%) Veeam
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix
8 2 (4.26%) IBM
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow