The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 815 864 864
Rank change year-on-year
+49 0
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 68 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.037% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.13% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 59 38 15
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,325 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -17.64%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK.

SSCP Salary Trend in the UK

SSCP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SSCP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +56 63 £46,000 +15.00% 25
London +55 22 £47,500 -20.83% 5
South East +17 19 £41,500 -10.27% 17
East of England - 12 £46,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £46,000 -
Cambridge - 11 £46,000 -
City of London - 9 £46,000 - 1
West Midlands - 8 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 7 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £43,250 - 3
Milton Keynes - 5 £41,500 - 2
Kent +12 4 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Berkshire - 4 £57,500 - 9
Surrey +20 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Redhill +1 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £30,000 - 1
Scotland +22 2 £57,500 +38.55%
Reading - 2 £50,000 - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £57,500 -
Leeds +11 1 £20,500 -54.44% 1
West Yorkshire +5 1 £20,500 -35.43% 1
Yorkshire -7 1 £20,500 -35.43% 1
South West - 1 £55,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £55,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 - 3
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Abingdon - 1 £57,500 - 1
High Wycombe - 1 £57,500 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £57,500 - 1

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 117 (84.78%) CISSP
2 83 (60.14%) Information Security
3 56 (40.58%) Firewall
4 47 (34.06%) CISM
5 43 (31.16%) CEH
6 40 (28.99%) SIEM
7 39 (28.26%) Management Information System
8 37 (26.81%) ITIL
9 36 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (23.19%) PCI DSS
11 30 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 30 (21.74%) Degree
11 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 30 (21.74%) GIAC
12 29 (21.01%) Cisco
12 29 (21.01%) Network Security
13 26 (18.84%) Security Architecture
14 25 (18.12%) Intrusion Detection
14 25 (18.12%) Windows
15 24 (17.39%) Cyber Security
16 23 (16.67%) Identity Management
17 22 (15.94%) CISA
17 22 (15.94%) Business Continuity
18 21 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 20 (14.49%) Risk Management
19 20 (14.49%) Finance
20 19 (13.77%) Disaster Recovery
20 19 (13.77%) Linux
20 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (13.04%) LAN

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) MS Office
3 4 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) IaaS
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (40.58%) Firewall
2 29 (21.01%) Network Security
3 25 (18.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (13.04%) LAN
4 18 (13.04%) WAN
5 17 (12.32%) Wireless
6 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.07%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.62%) X.509
7 5 (3.62%) VPN
7 5 (3.62%) Wireless Security
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.17%) SSL
10 2 (1.45%) VLAN
10 2 (1.45%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.45%) IPsec
10 2 (1.45%) OSPF
10 2 (1.45%) Internet
10 2 (1.45%) BGP
11 1 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 20 (14.49%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Legal
3 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (47.83%) Analyst
2 57 (41.30%) Security Analyst
3 27 (19.57%) IT Security Analyst
4 24 (17.39%) Consultant
5 18 (13.04%) Security Consultant
6 15 (10.87%) Information Analyst
6 15 (10.87%) Information Security Analyst
6 15 (10.87%) Architect
7 14 (10.14%) Security Specialist
8 13 (9.42%) Security Architect
9 12 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (7.97%) IT Security Consultant
10 11 (7.97%) IT Consultant
10 11 (7.97%) Security Manager
11 10 (7.25%) IT Security Specialist
12 8 (5.80%) Information Security Manager
12 8 (5.80%) Information Manager
13 7 (5.07%) Senior Consultant
14 5 (3.62%) Senior Security Analyst
15 4 (2.90%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) Regular Expression
1 4 (2.90%) Web Services
1 4 (2.90%) XML
2 2 (1.45%) LAMP
3 1 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.26%) Management Information System
2 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (12.32%) Cryptography
4 5 (3.62%) CESG
4 5 (3.62%) Open Source
5 4 (2.90%) PKI
5 4 (2.90%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.90%) RMADS
5 4 (2.90%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.12%) Windows
2 19 (13.77%) Linux
3 13 (9.42%) UNIX
4 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.14%) Information Security
2 40 (28.99%) SIEM
3 37 (26.81%) ITIL
4 36 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (18.84%) Security Architecture
6 24 (17.39%) Cyber Security
7 23 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 22 (15.94%) Business Continuity
9 21 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (14.49%) Risk Management
11 19 (13.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (9.42%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (7.97%) Analytics
14 10 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
15 9 (6.52%) Service Management
16 8 (5.80%) Incident Management
16 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
16 8 (5.80%) Malware Analysis
16 8 (5.80%) Data Security
16 8 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.07%) Perl
2 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.17%) Python
2 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (84.78%) CISSP
2 47 (34.06%) CISM
3 43 (31.16%) CEH
4 30 (21.74%) Degree
4 30 (21.74%) GIAC
5 22 (15.94%) CISA
6 18 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
7 17 (12.32%) GCIH
7 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (11.59%) CCNA
8 16 (11.59%) GCIA
9 13 (9.42%) GSEC
10 9 (6.52%) MCSA
10 9 (6.52%) CHFI
11 8 (5.80%) Security Cleared
11 8 (5.80%) OSCP
12 7 (5.07%) GCFA
12 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
13 6 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (23.19%) PCI DSS
2 30 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.80%) COBIT
4 4 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.45%) SLA
5 2 (1.45%) BS7799
6 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.01%) Cisco
3 12 (8.70%) Oracle
4 10 (7.25%) McAfee
5 9 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.52%) Sourcefire
6 8 (5.80%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.80%) Websense
7 7 (5.07%) IBM
7 7 (5.07%) Tripwire
7 7 (5.07%) ArcSight
7 7 (5.07%) Qualys
8 5 (3.62%) VMware
8 5 (3.62%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.90%) SAP
9 4 (2.90%) Juniper
9 4 (2.90%) Intel
10 2 (1.45%) Symantec
10 2 (1.45%) Citrix
10 2 (1.45%) HP
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + PMI + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Thatcham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
South West London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £60999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago