The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 797 877 923
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +46
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 95 76 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.074% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.27% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 75 73 26
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £74,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +13.33%
SSCP
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
24010 27988 29298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.18% 27.29% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19657 22601 22895
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing SSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SSCP
Salary Trend in England

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

SSCP Salary Trend in England

SSCP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSCP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

SSCP Salary Histogram in England

SSCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +13 24 £55,000 +7.31% 1
London +33 22 £50,000 -23.07% 1
East of England +33 13 £47,000 +10.58% 2
West Midlands +14 12 £39,000 -
Yorkshire +36 10 £35,000 - 1
South East +8 7 £48,000 -1.53%
North East - 3 £42,500 -
North West - 3 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 -
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SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing SSCP 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 England region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 144 (76.60%) CISSP
2 125 (66.49%) Firewall
3 97 (51.60%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (49.47%) CCNA
5 80 (42.55%) Information Security
6 74 (39.36%) SIEM
7 67 (35.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 66 (35.11%) CEH
9 57 (30.32%) Penetration Testing
9 57 (30.32%) PCI DSS
10 55 (29.26%) SANS
11 54 (28.72%) Cybersecurity
12 53 (28.19%) Security Cleared
13 48 (25.53%) CCNP
14 46 (24.47%) Cisco
15 44 (23.40%) GIAC
16 43 (22.87%) VPN
17 41 (21.81%) Security Operations
18 40 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (21.28%) Linux
18 40 (21.28%) CISM
19 39 (20.74%) Telecoms
19 39 (20.74%) Security+ Certification
19 39 (20.74%) MCSE
19 39 (20.74%) TCP/IP
19 39 (20.74%) CompTIA Security+
20 37 (19.68%) Network Security
21 35 (18.62%) Active Directory
21 35 (18.62%) Unix
21 35 (18.62%) ITIL

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 10 (5.32%) Apache Pig
2 5 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Office
2 3 (1.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 125 (66.49%) Firewall
2 43 (22.87%) VPN
3 39 (20.74%) TCP/IP
4 37 (19.68%) Network Security
5 24 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (11.17%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (9.04%) FWSM
7 17 (9.04%) HTTP
8 14 (7.45%) DNS
8 14 (7.45%) Internet
8 14 (7.45%) SMTP
8 14 (7.45%) tcpdump
8 14 (7.45%) Wireshark
9 9 (4.79%) WAN
10 8 (4.26%) MPLS
10 8 (4.26%) SSL
11 7 (3.72%) DSL
11 7 (3.72%) ISDN
12 6 (3.19%) LAN
12 6 (3.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.91%) Big Data
2 11 (5.85%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.32%) Apache Hive
4 7 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.26%) JIRA
2 5 (2.66%) Redmine
3 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.60%) git-flow
3 3 (1.60%) Robot Framework
3 3 (1.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (20.74%) Telecoms
2 24 (12.77%) Finance
3 15 (7.98%) Games
4 8 (4.26%) Legal
5 6 (3.19%) Retail
6 5 (2.66%) Electronics
6 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.66%) Marketing
7 4 (2.13%) Music Industry
8 3 (1.60%) Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (34.04%) Analyst
2 62 (32.98%) Security Analyst
3 55 (29.26%) Security Engineer
4 34 (18.09%) Network Engineer
5 31 (16.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (11.70%) Security Manager
7 20 (10.64%) Operations Analyst
7 20 (10.64%) Security Officer
7 20 (10.64%) Security Operations Analyst
8 14 (7.45%) IT Analyst
8 14 (7.45%) IT Security Analyst
9 13 (6.91%) IT Manager
9 13 (6.91%) IT Security Manager
9 13 (6.91%) IT Security Officer
9 13 (6.91%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (5.85%) Consultant
10 11 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (5.85%) Senior Security Analyst
11 10 (5.32%) Information Analyst
11 10 (5.32%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.04%) Java EE
1 17 (9.04%) STL
2 4 (2.13%) ELK Stack
3 3 (1.60%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.60%) Django
3 3 (1.60%) LAMP
3 3 (1.60%) Node.js
3 3 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.60%) REST
3 3 (1.60%) SOAP
3 3 (1.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 28 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.45%) Internet of Things
5 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.72%) Cybercrime
6 7 (3.72%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.72%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.19%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.19%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (2.66%) PKI
9 4 (2.13%) Social Network
10 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.06%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.53%) CESG
11 1 (0.53%) iPad
11 1 (0.53%) Physics
11 1 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.28%) Linux
2 35 (18.62%) Unix
3 31 (16.49%) Windows
4 16 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.32%) Android
5 10 (5.32%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.26%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.55%) Information Security
2 74 (39.36%) SIEM
3 57 (30.32%) Penetration Testing
4 54 (28.72%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (21.81%) Security Operations
6 35 (18.62%) ITIL
7 34 (18.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 32 (17.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 30 (15.96%) DDoS Mitigation
10 29 (15.43%) Reverse Engineering
11 28 (14.89%) E-Commerce
12 25 (13.30%) Software Engineering
13 23 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (11.17%) Migration
15 19 (10.11%) Data Protection
15 19 (10.11%) Mentoring
15 19 (10.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 17 (9.04%) Multithreading
17 16 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (7.98%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.96%) C
2 29 (15.43%) Python
3 28 (14.89%) Perl
4 19 (10.11%) Ruby
5 17 (9.04%) C#
5 17 (9.04%) C++
5 17 (9.04%) Java
5 17 (9.04%) Objective-C
6 9 (4.79%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.72%) VB
8 6 (3.19%) Korn
9 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.60%) PHP
9 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 144 (76.60%) CISSP
2 97 (51.60%) Cisco Certification
3 93 (49.47%) CCNA
4 66 (35.11%) CEH
5 55 (29.26%) SANS
6 53 (28.19%) Security Cleared
7 48 (25.53%) CCNP
8 44 (23.40%) GIAC
9 40 (21.28%) CISM
9 40 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (20.74%) CompTIA Security+
10 39 (20.74%) MCSE
10 39 (20.74%) Security+ Certification
11 31 (16.49%) CCIP
11 31 (16.49%) Degree
11 31 (16.49%) Linux+ Certification
11 31 (16.49%) Network+ Certification
12 30 (15.96%) GCIA
13 25 (13.30%) CISA
13 25 (13.30%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (35.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (30.32%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.51%) COBIT
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
5 1 (0.53%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.53%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.53%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (18.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.45%) Snort
3 7 (3.72%) BitLocker
4 6 (3.19%) NFS
4 6 (3.19%) Samba
4 6 (3.19%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.60%) Docker
5 3 (1.60%) vSphere
6 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.85%) Nessus
2 9 (4.79%) Puppet
3 6 (3.19%) Ansible
3 6 (3.19%) Nagios
4 4 (2.13%) Kibana
4 4 (2.13%) logstash
5 3 (1.60%) Salt
6 2 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.06%) Juniper STRM
6 2 (1.06%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (24.47%) Cisco
2 30 (15.96%) Palo Alto
3 29 (15.43%) Qualys
4 24 (12.77%) CheckPoint
5 21 (11.17%) Splunk
6 17 (9.04%) Juniper
7 16 (8.51%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.38%) ArcSight
9 9 (4.79%) Intel Security
10 8 (4.26%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.72%) VMware
12 6 (3.19%) EMC
12 6 (3.19%) Forcepoint
12 6 (3.19%) NetApp
12 6 (3.19%) Tripwire
13 5 (2.66%) SAP
14 4 (2.13%) Google
15 3 (1.60%) NetIQ
16 2 (1.06%) CA
17 1 (0.53%) Remedy
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