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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 431 428 429
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 12 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.055% 0.067% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 14
Average salary £50,000 £54,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.25% +29.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,750 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +5.97%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7202 6599 7702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.95% 31.51% 34.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5480 5325 6572
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SSCP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

SSCP Salary Trend in the South East

SSCP
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the South East

SSCP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Surrey -12 9 £50,000 +8.10%
Berkshire -6 3 £55,000 -
SSCP
England

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 18 (78.26%) Information Security
2 17 (73.91%) CISA
3 14 (60.87%) Degree
3 14 (60.87%) PCI DSS
4 13 (56.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (47.83%) CISM
5 11 (47.83%) CISSP
5 11 (47.83%) SIEM
6 10 (43.48%) Firewall
7 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
7 9 (39.13%) Websense
7 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
7 9 (39.13%) IBM
8 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
9 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
9 7 (30.43%) Tripwire
10 6 (26.09%) UNIX
10 6 (26.09%) Windows
11 5 (21.74%) ITIL
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 5 (21.74%) McAfee
11 5 (21.74%) Internet
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco
11 5 (21.74%) CEH
11 5 (21.74%) Qualys
12 4 (17.39%) Network Security
12 4 (17.39%) Finance
12 4 (17.39%) LAN
12 4 (17.39%) WAN
12 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) Internet
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.70%) DMZ
6 1 (4.35%) Intranet
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Analyst
1 19 (82.61%) Security Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) IT Security Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) IT Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Junior
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Information Security
2 11 (47.83%) SIEM
3 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
4 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) Analytics
7 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security
7 3 (13.04%) Service Management
7 3 (13.04%) Quality Management
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) CISA
2 14 (60.87%) Degree
3 11 (47.83%) CISM
3 11 (47.83%) CISSP
4 5 (21.74%) CEH
5 3 (13.04%) GCIA
5 3 (13.04%) GCIH
6 2 (8.70%) GIAC
6 2 (8.70%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) PCI DSS
2 13 (56.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
1 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
1 9 (39.13%) Websense
2 7 (30.43%) Tripwire
3 5 (21.74%) Qualys
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) McAfee
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Proofpoint
5 2 (8.70%) Tufin
5 2 (8.70%) AlgoSec
5 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
5 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) Symantec