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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 830 900 858
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -42
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 72 38 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.12% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 63 36 17
Average salary £47,500 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.37% -12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £32,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 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 3 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 +56 67 £47,500 +28.37% 3
South East +30 28 £50,000 +35.13%
London +34 20 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Surrey +20 13 £50,000 -
Redhill +12 8 £57,500 +15.00%
Kent +2 8 £32,500 -12.16%
City of London - 8 £46,750 -
East of England - 7 £46,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £46,000 -
Cambridge - 7 £46,000 -
South West - 6 £41,250 -
West Midlands - 6 £45,000 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £45,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £30,000 -
Swindon - 4 £41,250 -
Wiltshire - 4 £41,250 -
Berkshire - 3 £57,500 -
Edinburgh +8 2 £55,000 +59.42%
Scotland +2 2 £55,000 +44.73% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £57,500 -
Abingdon - 1 £57,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £57,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £57,500 -
Bristol - 1 £60,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £57,500 -
Reading - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 128 (87.67%) CISSP
2 98 (67.12%) Information Security
3 59 (40.41%) Firewall
4 57 (39.04%) CISM
5 53 (36.30%) CEH
6 42 (28.77%) Penetration Testing
7 40 (27.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 39 (26.71%) PCI DSS
8 39 (26.71%) SIEM
9 38 (26.03%) ITIL
9 38 (26.03%) Microsoft
10 36 (24.66%) Degree
11 35 (23.97%) Management Information System
12 34 (23.29%) Cisco
13 31 (21.23%) CISA
14 28 (19.18%) Network Security
14 28 (19.18%) GIAC
15 27 (18.49%) Business Continuity
16 26 (17.81%) Risk Management
16 26 (17.81%) Cyber Security
17 25 (17.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 23 (15.75%) Windows
18 23 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
19 22 (15.07%) Identity Management
19 22 (15.07%) Security Architecture
20 21 (14.38%) Intrusion Detection
20 21 (14.38%) Finance
21 18 (12.33%) McAfee
21 18 (12.33%) Security+ Certification
21 18 (12.33%) Service Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (10.96%) MS Office
2 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (40.41%) Firewall
2 28 (19.18%) Network Security
3 21 (14.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (11.64%) Wireless
5 15 (10.27%) LAN
5 15 (10.27%) WAN
6 7 (4.79%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.42%) Wireless Security
7 5 (3.42%) X.509
7 5 (3.42%) VPN
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.74%) IPsec
9 3 (2.05%) SSL
10 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.37%) Internet
11 1 (0.68%) SAN
11 1 (0.68%) DNS
11 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.68%) HTTP
11 1 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 21 (14.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Legal
3 3 (2.05%) Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (50.68%) Analyst
2 65 (44.52%) Security Analyst
3 31 (21.23%) IT Security Analyst
4 24 (16.44%) Consultant
5 19 (13.01%) Architect
5 19 (13.01%) Information Security Analyst
5 19 (13.01%) Information Analyst
6 18 (12.33%) Security Architect
6 18 (12.33%) Security Consultant
7 16 (10.96%) Security Specialist
8 12 (8.22%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (8.22%) IT Security Specialist
9 11 (7.53%) IT Consultant
9 11 (7.53%) IT Security Consultant
10 9 (6.16%) Security Manager
11 7 (4.79%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (4.11%) Information Manager
12 6 (4.11%) Information Security Manager
12 6 (4.11%) Senior Security Specialist
13 5 (3.42%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) Web Services
1 4 (2.74%) XML
1 4 (2.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.97%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.96%) Cryptography
3 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.53%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.48%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.11%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.11%) CESG
7 4 (2.74%) PKI
7 4 (2.74%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.05%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (2.05%) RMADS
9 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.68%) Social Media
10 1 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.68%) DTV
10 1 (0.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Windows
2 16 (10.96%) Linux
3 14 (9.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (67.12%) Information Security
2 42 (28.77%) Penetration Testing
3 39 (26.71%) SIEM
4 38 (26.03%) ITIL
5 27 (18.49%) Business Continuity
6 26 (17.81%) Risk Management
6 26 (17.81%) Cyber Security
7 25 (17.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (15.07%) Identity Management
9 22 (15.07%) Security Architecture
10 18 (12.33%) Service Management
11 14 (9.59%) Analytics
12 13 (8.90%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (8.90%) Incident Management
13 12 (8.22%) Information Management
14 10 (6.85%) TOGAF
14 10 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
15 9 (6.16%) Security Testing
15 9 (6.16%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.11%) Perl
2 2 (1.37%) Python
2 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (87.67%) CISSP
2 57 (39.04%) CISM
3 53 (36.30%) CEH
4 36 (24.66%) Degree
5 31 (21.23%) CISA
6 28 (19.18%) GIAC
7 18 (12.33%) Security+ Certification
8 15 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (8.90%) GCIA
9 13 (8.90%) GSEC
9 13 (8.90%) GCIH
10 12 (8.22%) CCNA
10 12 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (6.85%) CHFI
12 8 (5.48%) OSCP
13 7 (4.79%) Security Cleared
14 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
14 6 (4.11%) GCFA
15 5 (3.42%) GCWN
15 5 (3.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (26.71%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.22%) COBIT
4 6 (4.11%) BS7799
5 3 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.37%) BS25999
7 1 (0.68%) QA
7 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.68%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 38 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.29%) Cisco
3 18 (12.33%) McAfee
4 17 (11.64%) Websense
5 16 (10.96%) Tripwire
5 16 (10.96%) Qualys
5 16 (10.96%) ArcSight
6 12 (8.22%) Oracle
7 9 (6.16%) Sourcefire
7 9 (6.16%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.79%) IBM
9 5 (3.42%) VMware
9 5 (3.42%) LogRhythm
10 4 (2.74%) Juniper
10 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.74%) Intel
11 3 (2.05%) SAP
12 2 (1.37%) Citrix
12 2 (1.37%) HP
13 1 (0.68%) Dell
Leeds
ASDA
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 19 days ago