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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 836 912 951
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +39
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 91 72 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.065% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.24% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 69 66 28
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +34.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £34,500 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +14.86%

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
26046 30087 31705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.58% 27.33% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21052 23940 24845
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +48 90 £50,000 +2.56% 6
London +55 34 £51,000 -5.11% 1
South West +26 18 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Gloucestershire - 18 £55,000 -
City of London +72 17 £50,500 -27.85%
West Midlands +4 11 £39,000 -13.33%
East of England +38 9 £47,000 +6.21%
South East -11 9 £54,250 +35.62% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £37,000 -
Yorkshire +30 5 £35,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +9 5 £45,000 +1.69%
West Sussex -4 5 - -
Cambridge +9 4 £47,000 +6.21%
Cheltenham - 4 £65,000 -
Leeds +29 3 £35,500 +1.42% 1
West Yorkshire +26 3 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Cannock - 3 £35,000 -
North West - 3 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Berkshire +6 2 £50,000 -13.04%
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
Reading - 2 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Skipton - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey +13 1 £58,500 +17.00%
Redhill +11 1 £58,500 +1.73%
Scotland +1 1 £46,000 -16.36%
Oxfordshire -18 1 £70,000 +21.73%
Suffolk - 1 £60,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 130 (73.86%) CISSP
2 110 (62.50%) Firewall
3 84 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (47.16%) Information Security
5 80 (45.45%) CCNA
6 76 (43.18%) SIEM
7 56 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
8 55 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 48 (27.27%) CEH
10 46 (26.14%) CISM
10 46 (26.14%) CCNP
10 46 (26.14%) VPN
11 45 (25.57%) Cisco
12 44 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 41 (23.30%) Cybersecurity
13 41 (23.30%) SANS
14 40 (22.73%) Telecoms
15 38 (21.59%) Active Directory
16 36 (20.45%) Network Security
17 34 (19.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 34 (19.32%) TCP/IP
17 34 (19.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 33 (18.75%) CCIP
18 33 (18.75%) Degree
19 32 (18.18%) PCI DSS
19 32 (18.18%) GIAC
19 32 (18.18%) DDoS Mitigation
19 32 (18.18%) Palo Alto
20 31 (17.61%) GCIA
21 30 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification

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 10 (5.68%) Apache Pig
2 5 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) MS Office
2 3 (1.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 110 (62.50%) Firewall
2 46 (26.14%) VPN
3 36 (20.45%) Network Security
4 34 (19.32%) TCP/IP
5 25 (14.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (13.07%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (10.80%) FWSM
8 16 (9.09%) HTTP
8 16 (9.09%) Internet
9 15 (8.52%) Wireshark
10 14 (7.95%) DNS
10 14 (7.95%) SMTP
10 14 (7.95%) tcpdump
11 9 (5.11%) WAN
12 8 (4.55%) MPLS
13 7 (3.98%) DSL
13 7 (3.98%) ISDN
14 6 (3.41%) LAN
15 5 (2.84%) SSL
16 4 (2.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.95%) Big Data
2 11 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.68%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.14%) git-flow
2 2 (1.14%) Redmine
2 2 (1.14%) Robot Framework
2 2 (1.14%) Selenium
3 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 25 (14.20%) Finance
3 11 (6.25%) Games
4 8 (4.55%) Legal
5 6 (3.41%) Retail
6 5 (2.84%) Electronics
6 5 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.84%) Marketing
7 4 (2.27%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (29.55%) Security Engineer
2 51 (28.98%) Analyst
3 50 (28.41%) Security Analyst
4 37 (21.02%) Network Engineer
5 34 (19.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 26 (14.77%) Security Manager
6 26 (14.77%) Security Officer
7 15 (8.52%) IT Manager
7 15 (8.52%) IT Security Manager
7 15 (8.52%) Operations Analyst
7 15 (8.52%) Security Operations Analyst
8 14 (7.95%) Information Security Officer
9 13 (7.39%) Information Officer
10 12 (6.82%) IT Security Officer
11 11 (6.25%) Information Analyst
11 11 (6.25%) Information Manager
11 11 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
12 10 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (5.68%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.95%) Java EE
2 13 (7.39%) STL
3 4 (2.27%) ELK Stack
4 2 (1.14%) .NET
4 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.14%) Django
4 2 (1.14%) LAMP
4 2 (1.14%) Node.js
4 2 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.14%) REST
4 2 (1.14%) SOAP
4 2 (1.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 26 (14.77%) Management Information System
3 23 (13.07%) Computer Science
4 16 (9.09%) Internet of Things
5 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.55%) Cybercrime
7 7 (3.98%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (3.41%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (2.84%) Driving Licence
9 5 (2.84%) Mathematics
10 4 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (2.27%) Social Network
11 3 (1.70%) PKI
12 2 (1.14%) Video on Demand
13 1 (0.57%) CESG
13 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.57%) Physics
13 1 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.48%) Unix
2 28 (15.91%) Linux
3 27 (15.34%) Windows
4 15 (8.52%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.68%) Android
5 10 (5.68%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (47.16%) Information Security
2 76 (43.18%) SIEM
3 56 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (23.30%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (19.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 32 (18.18%) DDoS Mitigation
7 30 (17.05%) E-Commerce
7 30 (17.05%) Security Operations
8 29 (16.48%) Ethical Hacking
8 29 (16.48%) ITIL
9 24 (13.64%) Migration
10 22 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
11 20 (11.36%) Software Engineering
12 19 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (10.23%) Risk Management
14 16 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 15 (8.52%) Mentoring
16 14 (7.95%) Multithreading
17 13 (7.39%) Risk Assessment
18 12 (6.82%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.34%) Perl
1 27 (15.34%) Python
2 22 (12.50%) C
3 21 (11.93%) Ruby
4 14 (7.95%) C++
4 14 (7.95%) Java
5 13 (7.39%) C#
5 13 (7.39%) Objective-C
6 5 (2.84%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.27%) VB
8 3 (1.70%) Korn
9 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.14%) PHP
9 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (73.86%) CISSP
2 84 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (45.45%) CCNA
4 48 (27.27%) CEH
5 46 (26.14%) CCNP
5 46 (26.14%) CISM
6 44 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 41 (23.30%) SANS
8 33 (18.75%) CCIP
8 33 (18.75%) Degree
9 32 (18.18%) GIAC
10 31 (17.61%) GCIA
11 30 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (15.34%) MCSE
13 26 (14.77%) CompTIA Security+
13 26 (14.77%) Security+ Certification
14 24 (13.64%) CISA
15 23 (13.07%) GCIH
15 23 (13.07%) Linux+ Certification
15 23 (13.07%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 17 (9.66%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.57%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.57%) ISO27005
System Software
1 38 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.95%) Snort
3 7 (3.98%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.70%) NFS
4 3 (1.70%) Samba
4 3 (1.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.14%) Docker
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Nessus
2 5 (2.84%) Puppet
3 4 (2.27%) Kibana
3 4 (2.27%) logstash
4 3 (1.70%) Ansible
4 3 (1.70%) Nagios
5 2 (1.14%) Juniper STRM
5 2 (1.14%) RSA Archer
5 2 (1.14%) Salt
6 1 (0.57%) SCCM
6 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (25.57%) Cisco
2 32 (18.18%) Palo Alto
3 26 (14.77%) CheckPoint
4 24 (13.64%) Splunk
5 23 (13.07%) Qualys
6 19 (10.80%) Juniper
7 13 (7.39%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.82%) ArcSight
9 9 (5.11%) Intel Security
10 6 (3.41%) Forcepoint
10 6 (3.41%) Tripwire
10 6 (3.41%) VMware
11 5 (2.84%) SAP
12 4 (2.27%) Google
13 3 (1.70%) EMC
13 3 (1.70%) NetApp
13 3 (1.70%) NetIQ
13 3 (1.70%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.57%) CA
14 1 (0.57%) Remedy
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