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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 862 830 821
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -9
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 32 47 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.044% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26 43 64
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £43,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £51,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year
-10.19% +10.16%

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 September 2014 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 29 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 September 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
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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 -10 28 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South East -8 14 £50,000 -8.25%
Surrey 0 9 £50,000 +8.10%
London -23 8 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £36,500 -
Edinburgh -10 4 £45,000 -41.93%
Scotland -17 4 £45,000 -20.00%
West Yorkshire - 4 £42,000 -
Berkshire -7 3 £55,000 -
Reading -10 3 £55,000 -
Kent -1 2 £35,750 -15.88%
City of London -2 2 £65,000 +36.84%
West Midlands -6 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
East of England -5 1 £47,500 +9.19%
Bradford - 1 £36,500 -
Folkestone - 1 £34,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £47,500 -
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £26,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 47 (68.12%) Information Security
2 45 (65.22%) CISSP
3 30 (43.48%) SIEM
4 27 (39.13%) Degree
4 27 (39.13%) CISM
5 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
6 23 (33.33%) CEH
7 21 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (30.43%) Windows
7 21 (30.43%) CheckPoint
8 19 (27.54%) CISA
8 19 (27.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (24.64%) Finance
9 17 (24.64%) Websense
9 17 (24.64%) PCI DSS
10 16 (23.19%) Firewall
10 16 (23.19%) McAfee
11 15 (21.74%) ITIL
11 15 (21.74%) Management Information System
11 15 (21.74%) Risk Management
12 14 (20.29%) E-Commerce
13 13 (18.84%) Cisco
13 13 (18.84%) Symantec
13 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 12 (17.39%) MCSE
14 12 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
14 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
15 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (23.19%) Firewall
3 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.04%) Network Security
5 7 (10.14%) LAN
5 7 (10.14%) WAN
6 5 (7.25%) Internet
7 2 (2.90%) DMZ
8 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.45%) Intranet
8 1 (1.45%) DNS
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (55.07%) Analyst
1 38 (55.07%) Security Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) IT Security Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Security Architect
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Information Security Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Information Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Security Specialist
5 6 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Security Specialist
6 5 (7.25%) Information Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) CLAS Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.90%) COM
2 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.35%) RMADS
4 3 (4.35%) Open Source
5 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.90%) CESG
5 2 (2.90%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) UNIX
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Solaris
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) Information Security
2 30 (43.48%) SIEM
3 15 (21.74%) ITIL
3 15 (21.74%) Risk Management
4 14 (20.29%) E-Commerce
5 12 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (15.94%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (14.49%) Cyber Security
7 10 (14.49%) TOGAF
8 9 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (13.04%) Problem Management
9 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
9 7 (10.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (10.14%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.25%) Analytics
10 5 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
11 4 (5.80%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 45 (65.22%) CISSP
2 27 (39.13%) Degree
2 27 (39.13%) CISM
3 23 (33.33%) CEH
4 19 (27.54%) CISA
5 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (17.39%) MCSE
7 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
7 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
9 6 (8.70%) GIAC
10 5 (7.25%) GCIA
10 5 (7.25%) GCIH
11 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (5.80%) CCNA
12 3 (4.35%) CCSA
13 2 (2.90%) BC Cleared
13 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.90%) ISEB
14 1 (1.45%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (24.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (1.45%) BS7799
5 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) Snort
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Nessus
2 6 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 17 (24.64%) Websense
4 16 (23.19%) McAfee
5 13 (18.84%) Cisco
5 13 (18.84%) Symantec
6 11 (15.94%) Qualys
7 10 (14.49%) Blue Coat
8 9 (13.04%) IBM
9 8 (11.59%) IronPort
9 8 (11.59%) Juniper
10 7 (10.14%) Tripwire
11 6 (8.70%) LogRhythm
11 6 (8.70%) Becrypt
11 6 (8.70%) Lumension
11 6 (8.70%) Splunk
12 4 (5.80%) Proofpoint
12 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.90%) Tufin
13 2 (2.90%) AlgoSec
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TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
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