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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
Rank 783 815 888
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +73
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 63 118 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.12% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.41% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 57 93 56
Median salary £42,500 £60,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% +29.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £42,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £102,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%

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
20790 28556 29424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16419 22853 23437
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 February 2017 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 19 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +31 57 £35,000 -44.00% 10
West Yorkshire +36 23 £30,000 -40.00% 4
Yorkshire +33 23 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Leeds - 23 £30,000 - 4
London +38 17 £60,000 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +30 8 £35,000 -17.64% 1
South West +10 6 £39,290 -47.61%
Scotland +20 5 £75,000 +74.41%
Edinburgh +4 5 £75,000 +25.00%
Lichfield - 4 £35,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £35,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire -7 3 £45,000 -40.00%
Devon - 3 £33,581 -
Exeter - 3 £33,581 -
South East +48 2 £65,000 +11.11%
Oxfordshire - 2 £65,000 -
Durham - 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £47,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 132 (85.71%) CISSP
2 99 (64.29%) Firewall
3 72 (46.75%) Information Security
4 69 (44.81%) SANS
5 68 (44.16%) CompTIA Security+
5 68 (44.16%) Security+ Certification
6 63 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
7 60 (38.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 58 (37.66%) CEH
8 58 (37.66%) CISM
8 58 (37.66%) GIAC
8 58 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (36.36%) CCNA
10 55 (35.71%) CISA
11 54 (35.06%) Linux
12 52 (33.77%) Security Cleared
13 49 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
14 47 (30.52%) Degree
15 46 (29.87%) MCSE
15 46 (29.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 40 (25.97%) C
17 38 (24.68%) Network+ Certification
17 38 (24.68%) Linux+ Certification
17 38 (24.68%) DV Cleared
18 34 (22.08%) Reverse Engineering
18 34 (22.08%) TCP/IP
18 34 (22.08%) Security Operations
19 33 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
20 31 (20.13%) Software Engineering
20 31 (20.13%) Microsoft

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 12 (7.79%) Apache Pig
2 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.90%) Apache
4 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.30%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) MS Office
2 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (64.29%) Firewall
2 34 (22.08%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.79%) Network Security
4 10 (6.49%) HTTP
4 10 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (5.19%) FCoE
5 8 (5.19%) Internet
5 8 (5.19%) SNMP
6 6 (3.90%) SSL
7 2 (1.30%) DNS
7 2 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.65%) Extranet
8 1 (0.65%) Intranet
8 1 (0.65%) LDAP
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.39%) Big Data
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.79%) Apache Hive
3 12 (7.79%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) JIRA
2 8 (5.19%) Redmine
3 5 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.25%) Bitbucket
3 5 (3.25%) CodeSonar
3 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.25%) git-flow
3 5 (3.25%) Robot Framework
3 5 (3.25%) Selenium
General
1 23 (14.94%) Games
2 14 (9.09%) Finance
3 11 (7.14%) Legal
4 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.55%) Banking
6 6 (3.90%) Aerospace
7 5 (3.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (40.26%) Analyst
2 57 (37.01%) Security Analyst
3 23 (14.94%) IT Analyst
3 23 (14.94%) IT Security Analyst
4 22 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 17 (11.04%) Platform Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) Consultant
7 12 (7.79%) IT Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) IT Security Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) Operations Analyst
7 12 (7.79%) Software Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) CISSP Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) Security Operations Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) Head of Security
9 9 (5.84%) Network Systems Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Software Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Test Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Test Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) ArcSight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.64%) Java EE
1 21 (13.64%) STL
2 5 (3.25%) .NET
2 5 (3.25%) .NET Framework
2 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.25%) Django
2 5 (3.25%) LAMP
2 5 (3.25%) Node.js
2 5 (3.25%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (3.25%) REST
2 5 (3.25%) SOAP
2 5 (3.25%) Spring MVC
3 3 (1.95%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.53%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.79%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.84%) PKI
4 8 (5.19%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.55%) Cybercrime
6 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.95%) CESG
7 3 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.06%) Linux
2 28 (18.18%) Windows
3 15 (9.74%) Unix
4 12 (7.79%) Android
4 12 (7.79%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.75%) Information Security
2 63 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
3 49 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (22.08%) Reverse Engineering
4 34 (22.08%) Security Operations
5 33 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 31 (20.13%) Software Engineering
7 28 (18.18%) SIEM
8 25 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (14.94%) Coaching
10 22 (14.29%) ITIL
11 21 (13.64%) Multithreading
12 19 (12.34%) Mentoring
12 19 (12.34%) Risk Management
13 13 (8.44%) User Stories
14 12 (7.79%) Change Control
14 12 (7.79%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (7.14%) Mathematics
15 11 (7.14%) Service Management
16 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.97%) C
2 22 (14.29%) Java
3 21 (13.64%) C#
3 21 (13.64%) C++
3 21 (13.64%) Objective-C
4 14 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.09%) Python
5 12 (7.79%) Perl
6 10 (6.49%) VB
7 8 (5.19%) Korn
8 6 (3.90%) PHP
8 6 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) AWK
Qualifications
1 132 (85.71%) CISSP
2 69 (44.81%) SANS
3 68 (44.16%) CompTIA Security+
3 68 (44.16%) Security+ Certification
4 58 (37.66%) CEH
4 58 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (37.66%) CISM
4 58 (37.66%) GIAC
5 56 (36.36%) CCNA
6 55 (35.71%) CISA
7 52 (33.77%) Security Cleared
8 47 (30.52%) Degree
9 46 (29.87%) MCSE
9 46 (29.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (24.68%) DV Cleared
10 38 (24.68%) Linux+ Certification
10 38 (24.68%) Network+ Certification
11 21 (13.64%) CISMP
12 10 (6.49%) CSSLP
13 9 (5.84%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (38.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.55%) SLA
4 3 (1.95%) GDPR
4 3 (1.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.30%) COBIT
5 2 (1.30%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.65%) FISMA
System Software
1 8 (5.19%) NFS
1 8 (5.19%) Samba
1 8 (5.19%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) Docker
3 5 (3.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.44%) Puppet
2 8 (5.19%) Ansible
2 8 (5.19%) Nagios
3 5 (3.25%) Salt
4 2 (1.30%) Kibana
4 2 (1.30%) logstash
4 2 (1.30%) Nessus
4 2 (1.30%) QRadar
5 1 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 31 (20.13%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.53%) Qualys
3 26 (16.88%) Cisco
4 16 (10.39%) Intel Security
5 14 (9.09%) ArcSight
5 14 (9.09%) Forcepoint
5 14 (9.09%) Tripwire
6 9 (5.84%) SolarWinds
7 8 (5.19%) EMC
7 8 (5.19%) NetApp
7 8 (5.19%) VMware
8 6 (3.90%) Splunk
9 5 (3.25%) CyberArk
9 5 (3.25%) Symantec
10 4 (2.60%) AlienVault
10 4 (2.60%) Tufin
11 2 (1.30%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.30%) Google
11 2 (1.30%) NetIQ
11 2 (1.30%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Bens & Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
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