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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 157 156 170
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.23% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.80% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 1
Average salary £43,000 £56,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.55% +40.62%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.90%
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
838 870 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.25% 28.00% 24.02%
Number of salaries quoted 522 593 496
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSCP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SSCP Salary Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
Glasgow - 3 £43,000 -
Edinburgh -3 1 £60,000 +6.66%
SSCP
UK

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) CISSP
2 6 (85.71%) Information Security
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) CISA
5 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) CEH
6 2 (28.57%) Service Management
6 2 (28.57%) Internet
6 2 (28.57%) CISM
6 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (28.57%) Legal
6 2 (28.57%) Process Management
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) Security Management
6 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (28.57%) Information Management
6 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
6 2 (28.57%) Strategic Management
6 2 (28.57%) ISMS
6 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Identity Access Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Information Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Information Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 2 (28.57%) ISMS
5 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (28.57%) Process Management
5 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Strategic Management
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 1 (14.29%) Release Management
6 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CEH
2 3 (42.86%) CISA
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) CISM
4 1 (14.29%) CCFP
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) GIAC
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint
1 1 (14.29%) Splunk