The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank - 136 132
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 0 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading - 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.29% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 5
Average salary - £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,750
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -19.43%
SSCP
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
786 1028 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.60% 41.38% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 557 649 648
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SSCP
Salary Trend in Reading

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

SSCP Salary Trend in Reading

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) GIAC
1 2 (100.00%) CEH
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (50.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) FireEye
2 1 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (50.00%) Snort
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (50.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) GIAC
1 2 (100.00%) CEH
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) GCIA
2 1 (50.00%) GCIH
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Websense
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) FireEye
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec