The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 99 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 2 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.18% 0.68% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 2.11% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 4
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% -12.94%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,750
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -19.43%
SSCP
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
275 332 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.09% 32.42% 29.57%
Number of salaries quoted 241 294 293
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SSCP
Salary Trend in Kent

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

SSCP Salary Trend in Kent

SSCP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 8 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (87.50%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) CHFI
2 7 (87.50%) CISSP
3 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity
3 6 (75.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (75.00%) SIEM
3 6 (75.00%) Coaching
4 5 (62.50%) Information Management
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) Data Security
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) COBIT
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (87.50%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity
3 6 (75.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (75.00%) SIEM
3 6 (75.00%) Coaching
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) Data Security
4 5 (62.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
1 7 (87.50%) CHFI
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (62.50%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft