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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 803 860 832
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -28
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 75 33 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.032% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 58 28 40
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £51,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £77,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%

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
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 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
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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 +32 68 £46,250 -15.90% 9
London +10 25 £65,000 -7.14% 1
South East -8 19 £47,500 -34.48% 1
Surrey - 12 £62,500 -
East of England -15 8 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Scotland +9 7 £51,250 +28.12%
Edinburgh - 7 £51,250 -
Woking - 7 £62,500 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £50,000 -
South West - 6 £38,000 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £30,000 -
Fareham - 5 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire -2 4 £30,000 +22.44% 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £30,000 +22.44% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £38,000 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £44,000 -
City of London +2 3 £83,750 +8.06%
Leeds +2 3 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Birmingham - 3 £44,000 -
Reading +1 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £43,900 -20.18% 3
Cambridge -11 2 £43,900 -20.18% 2
Berkshire -12 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £32,500 -
Northampton - 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £32,500 -
Bradford - 1 £37,500 -
Redhill - 1 £50,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 109 (93.16%) CISSP
2 72 (61.54%) Information Security
3 52 (44.44%) CEH
4 45 (38.46%) CISM
5 43 (36.75%) Microsoft
6 42 (35.90%) Windows
7 40 (34.19%) Firewall
8 37 (31.62%) Degree
8 37 (31.62%) SIEM
9 36 (30.77%) Cisco
10 33 (28.21%) Risk Management
11 32 (27.35%) Linux
12 30 (25.64%) PCI DSS
13 29 (24.79%) Management Information System
14 26 (22.22%) GIAC
14 26 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 25 (21.37%) Security Architecture
16 24 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (20.51%) CCNA
17 23 (19.66%) MS Excel
17 23 (19.66%) Intrusion Detection
18 22 (18.80%) Finance
19 21 (17.95%) ITIL
20 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Certification
22 18 (15.38%) Network Security
23 17 (14.53%) Red Hat
23 17 (14.53%) CISA
24 16 (13.68%) GCIH
24 16 (13.68%) CheckPoint

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (19.66%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (34.19%) Firewall
2 23 (19.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (15.38%) Network Security
4 16 (13.68%) LAN
4 16 (13.68%) WAN
4 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.84%) BGP
6 5 (4.27%) X.509
7 3 (2.56%) SSL
7 3 (2.56%) OSPF
7 3 (2.56%) IPsec
7 3 (2.56%) VLAN
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (1.71%) Wireless
8 2 (1.71%) DNS
9 1 (0.85%) VPN
9 1 (0.85%) SAN
9 1 (0.85%) DMZ
General
1 22 (18.80%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Legal
4 2 (1.71%) Marketing
4 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (49.57%) Analyst
2 57 (48.72%) Security Analyst
3 19 (16.24%) IT Security Analyst
4 18 (15.38%) Architect
5 16 (13.68%) Security Architect
6 11 (9.40%) Information Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Security Specialist
6 11 (9.40%) Information Security Analyst
7 10 (8.55%) Network Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) Information Security Architect
8 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.84%) Information Architect
9 7 (5.98%) Senior Security Specialist
9 7 (5.98%) Security Manager
9 7 (5.98%) Security Project Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Junior
10 5 (4.27%) Information Security Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Information Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) Regular Expression
1 10 (8.55%) XML
2 8 (6.84%) LAMP
3 6 (5.13%) Web Services
4 2 (1.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.79%) Management Information System
2 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.55%) Open Source
3 10 (8.55%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.98%) CESG
6 6 (5.13%) RMADS
7 5 (4.27%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (3.42%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.71%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.71%) PKI
10 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.71%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.90%) Windows
2 32 (27.35%) Linux
3 15 (12.82%) UNIX
4 8 (6.84%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.56%) Solaris
6 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (61.54%) Information Security
2 37 (31.62%) SIEM
3 33 (28.21%) Risk Management
4 25 (21.37%) Security Architecture
5 21 (17.95%) ITIL
6 14 (11.97%) TOGAF
7 13 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (10.26%) Analytics
8 12 (10.26%) CRM
9 11 (9.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (9.40%) Problem Management
9 11 (9.40%) Time Management
10 10 (8.55%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (8.55%) Service Management
10 10 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.55%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (8.55%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.84%) SAP Security
11 8 (6.84%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.56%) Perl
1 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.85%) Python
2 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 109 (93.16%) CISSP
2 52 (44.44%) CEH
3 45 (38.46%) CISM
4 37 (31.62%) Degree
5 26 (22.22%) GIAC
6 24 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (20.51%) CCNA
7 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (14.53%) CISA
9 16 (13.68%) GCIH
10 15 (12.82%) GCIA
11 12 (10.26%) MCSE
12 10 (8.55%) CCNP
12 10 (8.55%) MCP
13 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
14 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared
14 8 (6.84%) MCSA
14 8 (6.84%) CCSA
15 6 (5.13%) CHFI
15 6 (5.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (25.64%) PCI DSS
2 26 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (5.98%) BS7799
6 4 (3.42%) COBIT
6 4 (3.42%) ISO 9001
7 3 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (10.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 36 (30.77%) Cisco
3 17 (14.53%) Red Hat
4 16 (13.68%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.26%) McAfee
6 10 (8.55%) Qualys
7 9 (7.69%) Websense
8 8 (6.84%) IBM
8 8 (6.84%) SAP
9 7 (5.98%) Tripwire
9 7 (5.98%) Sourcefire
9 7 (5.98%) Juniper
10 5 (4.27%) Citrix
10 5 (4.27%) VMware
10 5 (4.27%) LogRhythm
11 3 (2.56%) Symantec
11 3 (2.56%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.71%) Splunk
12 2 (1.71%) Google
12 2 (1.71%) Fortinet
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