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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 861 906 962
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +56
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 83 67 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.061% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 77 56 41
Median salary £57,500 £46,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,125 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,750 £46,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.67% +35.29%

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
28018 30426 33062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.58% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22591 23759 26450
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 82 £57,500 +25.00% 6
London +37 53 £62,500 +31.57% 3
City of London +72 22 £53,750 +16.84%
South East +29 15 £55,000 +32.53% 1
Reading +25 6 £50,000 -
Berkshire +18 6 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £50,000 -
Surrey +8 4 £57,500 - 1
West Midlands -19 4 £45,250 +0.55%
Northampton - 4 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £57,500 -
Hammersmith - 3 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £37,500 +82.92% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Scotland +7 1 £60,000 +11.62% 1
South West +5 1 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Edinburgh -1 1 £60,000 +11.62%
East of England -3 1 £100,000 +120.62%
Cambridgeshire -18 1 £100,000 +122.22%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £67,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £75,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £67,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Cannock - 1 £37,500 -
Redhill - 1 £57,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £75,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing SSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SSCP.

1 187 (84.23%) CISSP
2 124 (55.86%) Information Security
3 104 (46.85%) Firewall
4 86 (38.74%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (35.14%) CCNA
6 70 (31.53%) CISM
7 69 (31.08%) SIEM
8 68 (30.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 63 (28.38%) Penetration Testing
10 57 (25.68%) GIAC
11 55 (24.77%) Telecoms
11 55 (24.77%) TCP/IP
11 55 (24.77%) CEH
11 55 (24.77%) Cybersecurity
11 55 (24.77%) SANS
12 51 (22.97%) Linux
13 50 (22.52%) Security Cleared
14 46 (20.72%) Degree
15 45 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 45 (20.27%) GCIA
16 44 (19.82%) Ethical Hacking
17 43 (19.37%) Finance
17 43 (19.37%) Legal
18 42 (18.92%) MCSE
18 42 (18.92%) PCI DSS
19 40 (18.02%) Cisco
20 39 (17.57%) Big Data
21 37 (16.67%) Software Engineering
21 37 (16.67%) C
21 37 (16.67%) CISA

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (16.22%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.45%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.25%) IaaS
3 5 (2.25%) Office 365
3 5 (2.25%) SaaS
4 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 104 (46.85%) Firewall
2 55 (24.77%) TCP/IP
3 34 (15.32%) Network Security
4 28 (12.61%) VPN
5 23 (10.36%) Internet
6 20 (9.01%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (7.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (7.21%) FWSM
9 11 (4.95%) WAN
10 10 (4.50%) Wireshark
11 9 (4.05%) DNS
11 9 (4.05%) HTTP
11 9 (4.05%) LAN
11 9 (4.05%) SMTP
11 9 (4.05%) tcpdump
12 6 (2.70%) DSL
12 6 (2.70%) ISDN
12 6 (2.70%) MPLS
13 4 (1.80%) Extranet
14 2 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.57%) Big Data
2 36 (16.22%) Apache Hive
2 36 (16.22%) Hadoop
General
1 55 (24.77%) Telecoms
2 43 (19.37%) Finance
2 43 (19.37%) Legal
3 4 (1.80%) Retail
4 3 (1.35%) Electronics
4 3 (1.35%) Games
4 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.35%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Law
5 2 (0.90%) Military
5 2 (0.90%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.45%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (27.93%) Analyst
2 57 (25.68%) Security Analyst
3 43 (19.37%) Security Engineer
3 43 (19.37%) Security Manager
4 39 (17.57%) Security Officer
5 28 (12.61%) Network Engineer
6 26 (11.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 26 (11.71%) Software Engineer
7 25 (11.26%) IT Manager
8 24 (10.81%) Information Manager
8 24 (10.81%) Information Security Manager
9 23 (10.36%) IT Security Manager
10 22 (9.91%) Information Analyst
10 22 (9.91%) Information Security Analyst
10 22 (9.91%) Information Security Officer
11 21 (9.46%) Information Officer
12 20 (9.01%) Principal Engineer
13 17 (7.66%) IT Security Officer
14 16 (7.21%) Principal Software Engineer
15 11 (4.95%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.22%) Java EE
2 32 (14.41%) STL
3 4 (1.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
1 33 (14.86%) Computer Science
1 33 (14.86%) Cybercrime
1 33 (14.86%) Management Information System
2 21 (9.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (8.56%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (6.31%) Internet of Things
5 8 (3.60%) CESG
6 7 (3.15%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.25%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.80%) Clustering
8 4 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.80%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.80%) Social Media
9 3 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.90%) Social Network
10 2 (0.90%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.97%) Linux
2 36 (16.22%) Android
2 36 (16.22%) Apple iOS
3 23 (10.36%) Windows
4 21 (9.46%) Unix
5 6 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (55.86%) Information Security
2 69 (31.08%) SIEM
3 63 (28.38%) Penetration Testing
4 55 (24.77%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (19.82%) Ethical Hacking
6 37 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 36 (16.22%) Mobile Development
7 36 (16.22%) Multithreading
7 36 (16.22%) Reverse Engineering
8 32 (14.41%) ITIL
9 29 (13.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (11.26%) Data Protection
11 23 (10.36%) Risk Assessment
12 22 (9.91%) E-Commerce
13 20 (9.01%) DDoS Mitigation
13 20 (9.01%) Migration
13 20 (9.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 19 (8.56%) Risk Management
15 17 (7.66%) Security Operations
16 16 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.67%) C
2 36 (16.22%) C++
2 36 (16.22%) Java
3 32 (14.41%) C#
3 32 (14.41%) Objective-C
4 18 (8.11%) Perl
5 15 (6.76%) Python
5 15 (6.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 187 (84.23%) CISSP
2 86 (38.74%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (35.14%) CCNA
4 70 (31.53%) CISM
5 57 (25.68%) GIAC
6 55 (24.77%) CEH
6 55 (24.77%) SANS
7 50 (22.52%) Security Cleared
8 46 (20.72%) Degree
9 45 (20.27%) GCIA
9 45 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 42 (18.92%) MCSE
11 37 (16.67%) CISA
12 36 (16.22%) Linux+ Certification
13 29 (13.06%) GCIH
14 25 (11.26%) CCNP
14 25 (11.26%) Network+ Certification
15 22 (9.91%) CompTIA Security+
15 22 (9.91%) Security+ Certification
16 20 (9.01%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (30.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (18.92%) PCI DSS
3 17 (7.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.50%) COBIT
5 5 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.80%) ISO27002
7 3 (1.35%) SLA
8 2 (0.90%) RMADS
9 1 (0.45%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.45%) ISO27005
System Software
1 29 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.05%) Snort
3 3 (1.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (5.41%) Nessus
2 3 (1.35%) EnCase
3 2 (0.90%) Juniper STRM
3 2 (0.90%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 40 (18.02%) Cisco
2 22 (9.91%) Qualys
3 21 (9.46%) Splunk
4 20 (9.01%) Palo Alto
5 18 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 17 (7.66%) CheckPoint
7 16 (7.21%) Juniper
8 11 (4.95%) Forcepoint
9 8 (3.60%) ArcSight
9 8 (3.60%) Intel Security
10 6 (2.70%) Symantec
11 5 (2.25%) Tripwire
12 4 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.35%) NetIQ
13 3 (1.35%) SAP
13 3 (1.35%) VMware
14 1 (0.45%) Remedy
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