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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 560 462 274
Rank change year-on-year -98 -188 +41
Permanent jobs citing SSL 304 100 42
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.43% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 2.95% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 145 85 33
10th Percentile £37,865 £36,250 -
25th Percentile £44,500 £42,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -9.52%
75th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £61,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,500 £63,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +4.76%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,993 3,391 1,318
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.19% 10.75% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,020 2,792 1,081
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%

SSL
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SSL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SSL trend for jobs with a WFH option

SSL
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SSL.

SSL salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SSL
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SSL over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

SSL salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, SSL job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SSL.

1 144 (47.37%) Azure
2 133 (43.75%) Social Skills
3 123 (40.46%) HTTP
4 114 (37.50%) Linux
5 110 (36.18%) JavaScript
6 102 (33.55%) VPN
6 102 (33.55%) Firewall
7 95 (31.25%) Docker
8 91 (29.93%) CSS
9 89 (29.28%) HTML
10 88 (28.95%) Software Engineering
11 85 (27.96%) DNS
11 85 (27.96%) TCP/IP
12 84 (27.63%) Java
13 82 (26.97%) SQL
14 81 (26.64%) Finance
14 81 (26.64%) Git (software)
15 75 (24.67%) .NET
15 75 (24.67%) Cisco
16 71 (23.36%) DHCP
17 68 (22.37%) AngularJS
18 67 (22.04%) AWS
18 67 (22.04%) Windows
19 63 (20.72%) Python
19 63 (20.72%) Marketing
20 62 (20.39%) Web Development
20 62 (20.39%) MVC
21 60 (19.74%) ASP.NET
22 59 (19.41%) Ruby
22 59 (19.41%) Node.js

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 41 (13.49%) Confluence
2 28 (9.21%) Apache
3 15 (4.93%) IIS
4 11 (3.62%) WordPress
5 9 (2.96%) Apache Airflow
5 9 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.96%) nginx
5 9 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.30%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.97%) CMS
7 6 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.64%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.32%) Drupal
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (4.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 144 (47.37%) Azure
2 67 (22.04%) AWS
3 27 (8.88%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (6.91%) GCP
5 19 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (5.59%) SaaS
7 16 (5.26%) Serverless
8 15 (4.93%) IaaS
8 15 (4.93%) PaaS
9 13 (4.28%) GitHub
10 10 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (2.96%) Pulumi
12 8 (2.63%) Amazon S3
12 8 (2.63%) CloudFront
12 8 (2.63%) Route 53
13 7 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.97%) Apple Pay
14 6 (1.97%) AWS CodePipeline
14 6 (1.97%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 123 (40.46%) HTTP
2 102 (33.55%) Firewall
2 102 (33.55%) VPN
3 85 (27.96%) DNS
3 85 (27.96%) TCP/IP
4 71 (23.36%) DHCP
5 47 (15.46%) IPsec
6 44 (14.47%) WAN
7 41 (13.49%) LAN
7 41 (13.49%) tcpdump
7 41 (13.49%) Wireshark
8 36 (11.84%) IMAP
9 32 (10.53%) OSPF
10 28 (9.21%) Internet
11 27 (8.88%) BGP
12 26 (8.55%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (8.22%) HTTPS
13 25 (8.22%) VLAN
14 24 (7.89%) Network Security
14 24 (7.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.09%) NoSQL
2 45 (14.80%) Big Data
3 27 (8.88%) SQL Server
4 26 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.59%) MySQL
6 15 (4.93%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (3.29%) Redis
8 7 (2.30%) Parquet
9 6 (1.97%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.97%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.66%) Cloud Spanner
11 2 (0.66%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.66%) Tableau
11 2 (0.66%) Tableau Server
12 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.33%) DB2
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.33%) Power BI
12 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (26.64%) Git (software)
2 50 (16.45%) JIRA
3 36 (11.84%) Zephyr
4 14 (4.61%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.29%) GitLab
6 5 (1.64%) Selenium
7 4 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.32%) JMeter
7 4 (1.32%) Liquibase
7 4 (1.32%) Postman
7 4 (1.32%) Protractor
7 4 (1.32%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.99%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.99%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.66%) fastlane
10 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.33%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.33%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 133 (43.75%) Social Skills
2 81 (26.64%) Finance
3 63 (20.72%) Marketing
4 47 (15.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 19 (6.25%) Banking
6 16 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (5.26%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.96%) Retail
8 7 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (2.30%) Publishing
9 5 (1.64%) Military
9 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.99%) Games
11 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) Aviation
13 1 (0.33%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 55 (18.09%) Software Engineer
2 38 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 31 (10.20%) Developer
3 31 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (6.58%) Analyst
4 20 (6.58%) Software Test Engineer
4 20 (6.58%) Test Engineer
5 19 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 18 (5.92%) Architect
7 17 (5.59%) Consultant
7 17 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 15 (4.93%) Senior Network Engineer
9 15 (4.93%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (4.61%) ITSM Consultant
10 14 (4.61%) Senior Consultant
11 13 (4.28%) Senior ITSM Consultant
11 13 (4.28%) Senior Security Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Senior Technical Consultant
12 11 (3.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (29.93%) CSS
2 89 (29.28%) HTML
3 75 (24.67%) .NET
4 68 (22.37%) AngularJS
5 60 (19.74%) ASP.NET
6 59 (19.41%) Node.js
7 57 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 55 (18.09%) Angular 2
9 37 (12.17%) XML
10 36 (11.84%) SOAP
11 31 (10.20%) Web Services
12 28 (9.21%) LDAP
13 18 (5.92%) JSON
14 17 (5.59%) REST
15 15 (4.93%) jQuery
15 15 (4.93%) RESTful
15 15 (4.93%) SAML
16 14 (4.61%) Ajax
16 14 (4.61%) LAMP
17 13 (4.28%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.17%) Cyberattack
1 37 (12.17%) Cyberthreat
2 34 (11.18%) Cyber Defence
3 19 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.26%) Cybercrime
5 13 (4.28%) CMDB
5 13 (4.28%) PKI
6 9 (2.96%) AS400
6 9 (2.96%) iSeries
7 8 (2.63%) BBC
7 8 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.63%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.30%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.97%) Online Banking
9 6 (1.97%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.64%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.32%) PMI
12 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 114 (37.50%) Linux
2 67 (22.04%) Windows
3 27 (8.88%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.62%) Android
5 9 (2.96%) Alpine Linux
5 9 (2.96%) Unix
6 7 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.30%) Mac OS
6 7 (2.30%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.97%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.32%) Debian
8 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.99%) AIX
9 3 (0.99%) CentOS
9 3 (0.99%) zOS
10 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.95%) Software Engineering
2 62 (20.39%) MVC
2 62 (20.39%) Web Development
3 54 (17.76%) DevOps
4 52 (17.11%) Customer Requirements
5 43 (14.14%) Test Automation
6 40 (13.16%) Use Case
7 39 (12.83%) System Testing
8 38 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 38 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
9 37 (12.17%) Load Balancing
10 36 (11.84%) Defect Tracking
10 36 (11.84%) Knowledge Management
10 36 (11.84%) Product Requirements
10 36 (11.84%) Test Management
10 36 (11.84%) Test Strategy
11 33 (10.86%) ITIL
12 32 (10.53%) CI/CD
13 30 (9.87%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 30 (9.87%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 110 (36.18%) JavaScript
2 84 (27.63%) Java
3 82 (26.97%) SQL
4 63 (20.72%) Python
5 59 (19.41%) Ruby
6 57 (18.75%) Go
7 42 (13.82%) Shell Script
8 28 (9.21%) PowerShell
9 26 (8.55%) C#
10 15 (4.93%) Bash
10 15 (4.93%) PHP
11 4 (1.32%) Perl
12 3 (0.99%) XPath
13 2 (0.66%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.66%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.33%) Groovy
14 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (11.84%) ISTQB
1 36 (11.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 36 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 34 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 29 (9.54%) SC Cleared
5 27 (8.88%) CCNA
6 26 (8.55%) Degree
7 15 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.30%) CWNA
9 6 (1.97%) CCDP
9 6 (1.97%) CISM
9 6 (1.97%) CISSP
10 5 (1.64%) CCNP
10 5 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.32%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.32%) MCITP
11 4 (1.32%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.88%) GDPR
2 16 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.95%) QA
4 10 (3.29%) NCSC
5 6 (1.97%) NIST
5 6 (1.97%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.64%) HIPAA
7 4 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.99%) SLA
9 2 (0.66%) GRC
9 2 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.66%) RMADS
9 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.33%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 95 (31.25%) Docker
2 34 (11.18%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.59%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.97%) Varnish
5 6 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.32%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) NFS
8 1 (0.33%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.33%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.33%) Postfix
8 1 (0.33%) RACF
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (11.84%) HP ALM
2 30 (9.87%) Terraform
3 28 (9.21%) Kubernetes
4 16 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (4.28%) HP UCMDB
6 11 (3.62%) Ansible
7 7 (2.30%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (1.97%) cPanel
9 5 (1.64%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.64%) Nagios
9 5 (1.64%) Podman
10 4 (1.32%) MIIS
11 3 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.99%) Icinga
11 3 (0.99%) Kibana
11 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.99%) SCOM
11 3 (0.99%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.66%) EnCase
12 2 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 75 (24.67%) Cisco
2 57 (18.75%) HP
3 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 38 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 38 (12.50%) Juniper
5 26 (8.55%) ServiceNow
5 26 (8.55%) VMware
6 18 (5.92%) Blue Coat
6 18 (5.92%) Meraki
7 17 (5.59%) Apple
8 15 (4.93%) BMC
8 15 (4.93%) Remedy
8 15 (4.93%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (4.28%) WSO2
10 12 (3.95%) Google
10 12 (3.95%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.29%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.29%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.96%) MuleSoft
13 7 (2.30%) Aruba