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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 785 873 915
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +42
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 91 112 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.38% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 74 104 51
Median salary £45,000 £59,850 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.81% +19.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
23312 29373 31579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.38% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18397 23289 25310
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
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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 +77 91 £45,000 -24.81% 8
South West +32 34 £50,000 -33.33%
Gloucestershire +1 31 £50,000 -33.33%
Yorkshire +27 20 £32,500 -9.72% 4
Leeds +46 16 £30,000 -15.49% 4
West Yorkshire +39 16 £30,000 -16.66% 4
East of England +1 9 £47,500 -5.00% 1
London +24 8 £55,000 -15.38% 3
West Midlands -10 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Hertfordshire - 8 £47,500 -
South East +65 7 £50,000 +17.64%
Cheltenham -23 7 £65,000 -13.33%
Surrey +22 6 £50,000 -13.04%
Watford - 6 £48,750 -
Lichfield - 6 £35,000 -
Staffordshire - 6 £35,000 -
North East +14 5 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £40,000 -
Bristol +17 3 - -
Durham - 3 £45,000 -
Camberley - 3 £50,000 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £40,000 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 3 £45,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Tyne and Wear +2 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Birmingham -14 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £50,000 -
Skipton - 1 £35,000 -
Horley - 1 £60,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 152 (81.28%) CISSP
2 127 (67.91%) Firewall
3 95 (50.80%) Cisco Certification
3 95 (50.80%) CCNA
4 87 (46.52%) SANS
5 77 (41.18%) CEH
6 75 (40.11%) GIAC
6 75 (40.11%) Cybersecurity
7 74 (39.57%) CompTIA Security+
7 74 (39.57%) Security+ Certification
8 73 (39.04%) Security Cleared
9 72 (38.50%) Information Security
10 70 (37.43%) Penetration Testing
11 69 (36.90%) Linux
12 68 (36.36%) MCSE
12 68 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 65 (34.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 56 (29.95%) CISM
14 56 (29.95%) C
15 55 (29.41%) Network+ Certification
15 55 (29.41%) Linux+ Certification
16 51 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
17 50 (26.74%) DV Cleared
17 50 (26.74%) CISA
18 47 (25.13%) Reverse Engineering
19 46 (24.60%) TCP/IP
20 43 (22.99%) SIEM
20 43 (22.99%) Software Engineering
21 42 (22.46%) Degree
21 42 (22.46%) PCI DSS

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 19 (10.16%) Apache Pig
2 11 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.21%) Apache
5 2 (1.07%) nginx
6 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (8.56%) MS Office
2 4 (2.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (67.91%) Firewall
2 46 (24.60%) TCP/IP
3 25 (13.37%) Network Security
4 16 (8.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (8.02%) VPN
6 13 (6.95%) HTTP
6 13 (6.95%) SSL
7 12 (6.42%) FCoE
7 12 (6.42%) SNMP
8 6 (3.21%) Internet
9 3 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.60%) FWSM
10 2 (1.07%) MPLS
10 2 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.07%) VLAN
10 2 (1.07%) WAN
11 1 (0.53%) DSL
11 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.53%) ISDN
11 1 (0.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.83%) Big Data
2 20 (10.70%) Hadoop
3 19 (10.16%) Apache Hive
3 19 (10.16%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (10.16%) JIRA
2 11 (5.88%) Redmine
3 8 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.28%) Bitbucket
3 8 (4.28%) CodeSonar
3 8 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.28%) git-flow
3 8 (4.28%) Robot Framework
3 8 (4.28%) Selenium
General
1 27 (14.44%) Games
2 21 (11.23%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.88%) Finance
3 11 (5.88%) Legal
4 6 (3.21%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.21%) Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (37.97%) Analyst
2 68 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 40 (21.39%) Security Engineer
4 23 (12.30%) Platform Engineer
5 22 (11.76%) IT Analyst
5 22 (11.76%) IT Security Analyst
6 19 (10.16%) Consultant
6 19 (10.16%) Software Engineer
7 17 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
7 17 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
8 15 (8.02%) IT Engineer
8 15 (8.02%) IT Security Engineer
9 13 (6.95%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (6.95%) Senior Security Analyst
10 12 (6.42%) Software Consultant
10 12 (6.42%) Software Test Engineer
10 12 (6.42%) Test Consultant
10 12 (6.42%) Test Engineer
11 11 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
11 11 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.58%) Java EE
1 31 (16.58%) STL
2 8 (4.28%) .NET
2 8 (4.28%) .NET Framework
2 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET
2 8 (4.28%) Django
2 8 (4.28%) LAMP
2 8 (4.28%) Node.js
2 8 (4.28%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (4.28%) REST
2 8 (4.28%) SOAP
2 8 (4.28%) Spring MVC
3 6 (3.21%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.30%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.95%) Mathematics
3 12 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.88%) Cybercrime
4 11 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.88%) PKI
5 10 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (4.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.60%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (36.90%) Linux
2 35 (18.72%) Windows
3 21 (11.23%) Unix
4 19 (10.16%) Android
4 19 (10.16%) Apple iOS
5 14 (7.49%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.11%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (38.50%) Information Security
3 70 (37.43%) Penetration Testing
4 51 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
5 47 (25.13%) Reverse Engineering
6 43 (22.99%) SIEM
6 43 (22.99%) Software Engineering
7 39 (20.86%) Security Operations
8 31 (16.58%) Multithreading
9 27 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (13.90%) ITIL
11 24 (12.83%) Coaching
11 24 (12.83%) Mentoring
12 21 (11.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 19 (10.16%) User Stories
14 16 (8.56%) Change Control
14 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
15 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
15 14 (7.49%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (6.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.95%) C
2 31 (16.58%) C#
2 31 (16.58%) C++
2 31 (16.58%) Java
2 31 (16.58%) Objective-C
3 26 (13.90%) Python
4 21 (11.23%) Bash Shell
5 20 (10.70%) Perl
6 12 (6.42%) Korn
6 12 (6.42%) VB
7 9 (4.81%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.28%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.28%) PHP
9 6 (3.21%) Ruby
10 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (81.28%) CISSP
2 95 (50.80%) CCNA
2 95 (50.80%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (46.52%) SANS
4 77 (41.18%) CEH
5 75 (40.11%) GIAC
6 74 (39.57%) CompTIA Security+
6 74 (39.57%) Security+ Certification
7 73 (39.04%) Security Cleared
8 68 (36.36%) MCSE
8 68 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (29.95%) CISM
10 55 (29.41%) Linux+ Certification
10 55 (29.41%) Network+ Certification
11 50 (26.74%) CISA
11 50 (26.74%) DV Cleared
12 42 (22.46%) Degree
13 25 (13.37%) CCNP
14 24 (12.83%) CISMP
15 14 (7.49%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (34.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (22.46%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.74%) SLA
4 2 (1.07%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.42%) NFS
2 12 (6.42%) Samba
2 12 (6.42%) VMware ESX
3 8 (4.28%) Docker
3 8 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (10.70%) Puppet
2 12 (6.42%) Ansible
2 12 (6.42%) Nagios
3 8 (4.28%) Salt
4 6 (3.21%) Kibana
4 6 (3.21%) logstash
4 6 (3.21%) Nessus
5 3 (1.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.07%) QRadar
Vendors
1 39 (20.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.25%) Cisco
3 33 (17.65%) Qualys
4 18 (9.63%) Intel Security
5 16 (8.56%) ArcSight
5 16 (8.56%) Forcepoint
5 16 (8.56%) Tripwire
6 15 (8.02%) SolarWinds
7 12 (6.42%) EMC
7 12 (6.42%) NetApp
7 12 (6.42%) Palo Alto
7 12 (6.42%) VMware
8 7 (3.74%) Splunk
9 6 (3.21%) Google
10 5 (2.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.14%) AlienVault
12 3 (1.60%) Juniper
13 2 (1.07%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.07%) NetIQ
13 2 (1.07%) Sourcefire
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + On target bonus of 5%
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35K + On target bonus of 10%
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago