The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 108 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.064% 0.067% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £52,500 £34,500 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.17% -55.48%
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £42,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -21.29%
SSCP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
486 412 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.11% 27.47% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 329 242 170
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SSCP across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SSCP
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSCP across the Edinburgh region.

SSCP Salary Trend in Edinburgh

SSCP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SSCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SSCP.

1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) GIAC
1 3 (100.00%) CEH
2 2 (66.67%) Sourcefire
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) LogRhythm
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SSCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SSCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) GIAC
1 3 (100.00%) CEH
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Sourcefire
1 2 (66.67%) LogRhythm