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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 843 902 862
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -40
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 72 30 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.094% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 67 28 21
Average salary £50,000 £37,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.22% -32.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £33,900 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £37,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+18.24% -29.52%

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
29837 31780 29684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.23% 27.14% 27.29%
Number of salaries quoted 23763 24876 23903
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 +79 70 £50,000 +35.13% 6
South East +30 35 £45,000 +21.62% 4
London +43 18 £53,750 -10.41% 2
Surrey +27 13 £50,000 +8.10%
Buckinghamshire - 10 £46,250 -
Redhill +5 8 £57,500 +15.00%
Kent +5 8 £32,500 -12.16%
Milton Keynes - 8 £46,250 -
South West - 7 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £40,000 -
Swindon - 5 £40,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £44,250 -
Birmingham - 4 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £44,250 -
East of England - 4 £44,250 -
City of London - 3 £70,000 -
Berkshire +11 2 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Scotland +10 2 £55,000 +44.73%
Edinburgh +3 2 £55,000 +59.42%
West Yorkshire +2 1 £35,000 +1.44%
Yorkshire -1 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £57,500 -
Leeds - 1 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £57,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 116 (83.45%) CISSP
2 85 (61.15%) Information Security
3 50 (35.97%) Firewall
4 45 (32.37%) CISM
5 44 (31.65%) CEH
6 41 (29.50%) Penetration Testing
7 39 (28.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (27.34%) PCI DSS
8 38 (27.34%) SIEM
9 35 (25.18%) ITIL
10 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
11 32 (23.02%) Degree
11 32 (23.02%) Business Continuity
12 29 (20.86%) Cisco
13 28 (20.14%) Management Information System
13 28 (20.14%) Network Security
13 28 (20.14%) Cyber Security
14 27 (19.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (18.71%) CISA
16 23 (16.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 23 (16.55%) GIAC
17 22 (15.83%) Finance
17 22 (15.83%) Windows
18 21 (15.11%) Identity Management
19 18 (12.95%) Security+ Certification
19 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (12.23%) Intrusion Detection
21 16 (11.51%) Wireless
21 16 (11.51%) Risk Management
21 16 (11.51%) Oracle

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 16 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (35.97%) Firewall
2 28 (20.14%) Network Security
3 17 (12.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (11.51%) Wireless
5 14 (10.07%) LAN
5 14 (10.07%) WAN
6 7 (5.04%) Wireshark
7 6 (4.32%) VPN
8 5 (3.60%) Wireless Security
9 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.16%) IPsec
11 2 (1.44%) Internet
11 2 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.44%) SSL
12 1 (0.72%) SAN
12 1 (0.72%) DNS
12 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.72%) DHCP
12 1 (0.72%) HTTP
12 1 (0.72%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Legal
3 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Electronics
4 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (50.36%) Analyst
2 62 (44.60%) Security Analyst
3 31 (22.30%) IT Security Analyst
4 27 (19.42%) Consultant
5 21 (15.11%) Security Consultant
6 18 (12.95%) Security Specialist
7 14 (10.07%) Information Analyst
7 14 (10.07%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (10.07%) IT Security Specialist
8 13 (9.35%) Security Architect
8 13 (9.35%) Architect
9 12 (8.63%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (7.91%) IT Consultant
10 11 (7.91%) IT Security Consultant
11 7 (5.04%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (5.04%) Security Manager
12 6 (4.32%) Information Manager
12 6 (4.32%) Information Security Manager
13 5 (3.60%) Senior Security Analyst
13 5 (3.60%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) Web Services
1 3 (2.16%) XML
1 3 (2.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.14%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.79%) Cryptography
4 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.76%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.04%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.88%) PKI
6 4 (2.88%) CESG
6 4 (2.88%) Social Media
7 3 (2.16%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.72%) DTV
8 1 (0.72%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.83%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) UNIX
3 11 (7.91%) Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (61.15%) Information Security
2 41 (29.50%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (27.34%) SIEM
4 35 (25.18%) ITIL
5 32 (23.02%) Business Continuity
6 28 (20.14%) Cyber Security
7 27 (19.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (16.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (15.11%) Identity Management
10 16 (11.51%) Risk Management
11 15 (10.79%) Service Management
11 15 (10.79%) Incident Management
12 13 (9.35%) Ethical Hacking
12 13 (9.35%) Security Architecture
12 13 (9.35%) Analytics
12 13 (9.35%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (9.35%) Coaching
13 12 (8.63%) Information Management
14 10 (7.19%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (5.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.60%) Perl
1 5 (3.60%) SQL
2 2 (1.44%) Python
2 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (83.45%) CISSP
2 45 (32.37%) CISM
3 44 (31.65%) CEH
4 32 (23.02%) Degree
5 26 (18.71%) CISA
6 23 (16.55%) GIAC
7 18 (12.95%) Security+ Certification
8 15 (10.79%) GSEC
9 13 (9.35%) GCIH
10 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (8.63%) GCIA
11 10 (7.19%) CHFI
11 10 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (4.32%) CCNA
12 6 (4.32%) OSCP
12 6 (4.32%) SC Cleared
12 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
13 5 (3.60%) CRISC
13 5 (3.60%) GCED
13 5 (3.60%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (28.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (27.34%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.63%) COBIT
4 4 (2.88%) QA
4 4 (2.88%) BS7799
5 2 (1.44%) BS25999
System Software
1 12 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.72%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.86%) Cisco
3 16 (11.51%) Oracle
4 14 (10.07%) McAfee
4 14 (10.07%) Tripwire
5 13 (9.35%) Websense
5 13 (9.35%) ArcSight
6 12 (8.63%) Qualys
7 9 (6.47%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.32%) Sourcefire
9 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.60%) LogRhythm
10 4 (2.88%) VMware
10 4 (2.88%) IBM
10 4 (2.88%) HP
11 3 (2.16%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.44%) Intel
12 2 (1.44%) Juniper
12 2 (1.44%) Rapid7
13 1 (0.72%) FireEye
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago