The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 168 163 154
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.054% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.11% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £34,500 £77,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.48% +138.46%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +37.50%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
850 899 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.14% 27.81% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 560 533 670
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
SSCP
UK

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 30 July 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
Edinburgh -18 1 £34,500 -55.48%
Glasgow - 1 - -
SSCP
UK

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Information Management
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) CAPM
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CGEIT
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) CRISC
3 1 (33.33%) ISACA
3 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) COM
3 1 (33.33%) XML

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
1 1 (33.33%) COM
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (33.33%) CAPM
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) CGEIT
3 1 (33.33%) CRISC
3 1 (33.33%) ISACA
3 1 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) PMP
3 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat