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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 850 866 807
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -59
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 61 28 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.025% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.093% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 52 22 79
Average salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,200 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £79,250 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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
31999 29947 32812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.78% 26.98% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25677 23968 27487
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,700 £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 28 November 2014 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 20 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 28 November 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 -20 49 £50,000 +9.89% 6
London +21 23 £65,000 +23.80% 3
Scotland +9 12 £45,000 +12.50%
Edinburgh - 12 £45,000 -
South East -3 11 £30,000 -58.62% 1
East of England -10 10 £50,000 +14.94%
Hertfordshire - 10 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £50,000 -
Fareham - 7 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £30,000 - 1
City of London +22 4 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Surrey - 4 £62,500 -
Woking - 4 £62,500 -
West Yorkshire -13 2 £28,250 +15.30%
Yorkshire -34 2 £28,250 +15.30%
South West - 2 £38,000 - 1
West Midlands -8 1 - -
Leeds -17 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Birmingham -19 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £37,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 77 (80.21%) CISSP
2 59 (61.46%) Information Security
3 39 (40.63%) Degree
4 37 (38.54%) SIEM
4 37 (38.54%) Windows
5 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 33 (34.38%) CISM
5 33 (34.38%) Firewall
5 33 (34.38%) CEH
6 26 (27.08%) Linux
6 26 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (26.04%) Cisco
8 23 (23.96%) Risk Management
9 22 (22.92%) Management Information System
9 22 (22.92%) Finance
10 21 (21.88%) PCI DSS
11 20 (20.83%) GIAC
12 19 (19.79%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (19.79%) MS Excel
13 18 (18.75%) LAN
13 18 (18.75%) WAN
13 18 (18.75%) CheckPoint
13 18 (18.75%) CISA
14 16 (16.67%) GCIH
14 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 15 (15.63%) E-Commerce
15 15 (15.63%) ITIL
15 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (15.63%) CCNA

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (1.04%) IIS
1 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (19.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Office
3 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.38%) Firewall
2 19 (19.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (18.75%) LAN
3 18 (18.75%) WAN
4 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 11 (11.46%) Network Security
6 7 (7.29%) BGP
7 4 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (2.08%) OSPF
8 2 (2.08%) VLAN
8 2 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.08%) DNS
8 2 (2.08%) DMZ
9 1 (1.04%) Intranet
9 1 (1.04%) SSL
9 1 (1.04%) SAN
9 1 (1.04%) VPN
9 1 (1.04%) IPsec
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (56.25%) Analyst
1 54 (56.25%) Security Analyst
2 20 (20.83%) IT Security Analyst
3 11 (11.46%) Security Architect
3 11 (11.46%) Architect
4 9 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Information Architect
4 9 (9.38%) Security Specialist
4 9 (9.38%) Information Security Architect
5 6 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) Consultant
5 6 (6.25%) Information Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) Senior Security Specialist
6 4 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Junior
7 3 (3.13%) IT Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) XML
1 10 (10.42%) Regular Expression
2 7 (7.29%) LAMP
3 5 (5.21%) Web Services
4 2 (2.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.46%) Open Source
3 10 (10.42%) Visualisation
3 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) RMADS
5 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.13%) CESG
6 2 (2.08%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.54%) Windows
2 26 (27.08%) Linux
3 14 (14.58%) UNIX
4 7 (7.29%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.13%) Solaris
6 2 (2.08%) AIX
6 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (61.46%) Information Security
2 37 (38.54%) SIEM
3 23 (23.96%) Risk Management
4 15 (15.63%) ITIL
4 15 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 13 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.54%) Problem Management
5 13 (13.54%) Analytics
6 12 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (12.50%) CRM
7 11 (11.46%) Time Management
7 11 (11.46%) Security Architecture
8 10 (10.42%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.29%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.29%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (7.29%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (7.29%) Cyber Security
9 7 (7.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.04%) Perl
1 1 (1.04%) Python
1 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (80.21%) CISSP
2 39 (40.63%) Degree
3 33 (34.38%) CEH
3 33 (34.38%) CISM
4 20 (20.83%) GIAC
5 18 (18.75%) CISA
6 16 (16.67%) GCIH
7 15 (15.63%) GCIA
7 15 (15.63%) CCNA
7 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (13.54%) MCSE
9 7 (7.29%) CCNP
9 7 (7.29%) CCSA
10 6 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
10 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
10 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
11 5 (5.21%) MCP
12 4 (4.17%) MCSA
13 3 (3.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (21.88%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (5.21%) BS7799
6 4 (4.17%) COBIT
7 3 (3.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Snort
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.04%) Cisco
3 18 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 14 (14.58%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.33%) IBM
5 8 (8.33%) Websense
6 7 (7.29%) Qualys
6 7 (7.29%) McAfee
7 6 (6.25%) Tripwire
8 4 (4.17%) Sourcefire
8 4 (4.17%) Juniper
8 4 (4.17%) SAP
9 3 (3.13%) Citrix
9 3 (3.13%) VMware
9 3 (3.13%) LogRhythm
9 3 (3.13%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.08%) Tufin
10 2 (2.08%) AlgoSec
10 2 (2.08%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.08%) Symantec
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