The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 157 172 158
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.096% 0.025% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.11% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% -26.22%
UK excluding London average salary £45,825 £35,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
+30.92% -16.16%
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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
811 931 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.01% 23.01% 28.90%
Number of salaries quoted 496 612 520
Average salary £42,926 £40,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +7.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £23,903
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SSCP
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SSCP Salary Trend in Scotland

SSCP
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015. 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
Edinburgh - 3 £50,000 -
SSCP
UK

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (100.00%) CISSP
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
2 9 (90.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (90.00%) GIAC
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 6 (60.00%) Linux
5 6 (60.00%) SIEM
6 5 (50.00%) Regular Expression
6 5 (50.00%) Analytics
6 5 (50.00%) Visualisation
6 5 (50.00%) Open Source
6 5 (50.00%) Degree
6 5 (50.00%) XML
7 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
7 4 (40.00%) LogRhythm
8 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (30.00%) Finance
8 3 (30.00%) Python
9 2 (20.00%) MCSE
9 2 (20.00%) MCSA
9 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (20.00%) Information Security
9 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Security Specialist
1 5 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Security Specialist
3 3 (30.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Regular Expression
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 5 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) SIEM
2 5 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
2 9 (90.00%) GIAC
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 4 (40.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint