The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 259 - 252
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% - 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% - 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £51,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year
-10.19% +10.16%
SSCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1731 1579 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.36% 23.03% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1341 1590
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SSCP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SSCP Salary Trend in the North West

SSCP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 - -
SSCP
England

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (83.33%) CEH
3 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) SIEM
4 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (66.67%) IronPort
4 8 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (66.67%) Websense
4 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 8 (66.67%) Symantec
4 8 (66.67%) McAfee
4 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
5 6 (50.00%) Nessus
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Juniper
5 6 (50.00%) Snort
5 6 (50.00%) Qualys
5 6 (50.00%) Lumension
5 6 (50.00%) Cyber Security
5 6 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (50.00%) Becrypt
5 6 (50.00%) LogRhythm
5 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (50.00%) Splunk
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security
6 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (25.00%) CISM

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 8 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Security Specialist
1 6 (50.00%) Senior Security Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Security
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Head of IT Security
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Head of IT
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Information Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) RMADS
3 2 (16.67%) CESG
3 2 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) SIEM
1 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ISMS
4 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (83.33%) CEH
3 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) GIAC
6 1 (8.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Nessus
1 6 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 8 (66.67%) Symantec
1 8 (66.67%) McAfee
1 8 (66.67%) Websense
1 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
1 8 (66.67%) IronPort
2 6 (50.00%) Qualys
2 6 (50.00%) Splunk
2 6 (50.00%) Lumension
2 6 (50.00%) Becrypt
2 6 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Juniper