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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 811 872 824
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -48
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 82 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.031% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 78 28 44
Average salary £53,750 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.44% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,750
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -19.43%

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 2015 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 28 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 August 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 +51 79 £55,000 +22.22% 8
London +35 28 £65,000 +8.33% 2
South East +21 26 £51,250 +20.58% 3
South West - 18 £60,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 12 £46,250 -
Surrey +5 11 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 9 £65,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 £52,500 -
Cheltenham - 9 £65,000 - 1
Swindon - 6 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 6 £40,000 -
Redhill - 5 £65,000 -
Leeds +14 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +8 3 £35,000 -5.40%
Scotland +3 3 £52,500 +52.17%
West Yorkshire +2 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Ipswich - 3 £42,500 - 1
City of London - 3 £70,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £42,500 - 1
East of England - 3 £42,500 - 1
Kent -3 2 £32,500 -12.16%
Bristol - 2 £58,750 - 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Edinburgh -5 1 £52,500 +52.17%
West Midlands -6 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Guildford - 1 £57,500 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £57,500 - 1

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (84.77%) CISSP
2 78 (51.66%) Information Security
3 61 (40.40%) Firewall
4 57 (37.75%) Penetration Testing
5 52 (34.44%) Cyber Security
6 44 (29.14%) CEH
6 44 (29.14%) GIAC
7 40 (26.49%) SIEM
8 39 (25.83%) Ethical Hacking
9 35 (23.18%) PCI DSS
9 35 (23.18%) CISM
9 35 (23.18%) Microsoft
9 35 (23.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (22.52%) Coaching
11 33 (21.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 33 (21.85%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (20.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (20.53%) Business Continuity
13 30 (19.87%) Linux
14 29 (19.21%) CCNA
15 28 (18.54%) Cisco
15 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
16 27 (17.88%) ITIL
16 27 (17.88%) CISA
17 26 (17.22%) Telecoms
17 26 (17.22%) Windows
18 25 (16.56%) MCSE
19 24 (15.89%) Degree
19 24 (15.89%) Reverse Engineering
20 23 (15.23%) Hadoop

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (14.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 16 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (40.40%) Firewall
2 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
3 22 (14.57%) Network Security
4 12 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (6.62%) Wireshark
6 9 (5.96%) Wireless
7 5 (3.31%) LAN
7 5 (3.31%) WAN
7 5 (3.31%) Wireless Security
8 3 (1.99%) IPsec
8 3 (1.99%) VPN
9 2 (1.32%) SSL
9 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.66%) DHCP
10 1 (0.66%) SAN
10 1 (0.66%) Internet
10 1 (0.66%) BGP
10 1 (0.66%) DNS
10 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.23%) Hadoop
2 22 (14.57%) Apache Hive
2 22 (14.57%) Big Data
3 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
General
1 26 (17.22%) Telecoms
2 23 (15.23%) Finance
3 3 (1.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (43.71%) Analyst
2 53 (35.10%) Security Analyst
3 31 (20.53%) Consultant
4 23 (15.23%) IT Security Analyst
5 21 (13.91%) Security Consultant
6 18 (11.92%) Security Specialist
7 15 (9.93%) IT Security Specialist
8 13 (8.61%) Information Analyst
8 13 (8.61%) IT Security Consultant
8 13 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (8.61%) IT Consultant
9 12 (7.95%) Architect
9 12 (7.95%) Security Architect
10 11 (7.28%) Senior Consultant
10 11 (7.28%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (6.62%) Developer
12 9 (5.96%) Software Engineer
13 8 (5.30%) Security Engineer
14 7 (4.64%) IT Security Engineer
15 6 (3.97%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.57%) STL
2 21 (13.91%) Java EE
3 3 (1.99%) Web Services
4 2 (1.32%) XML
4 2 (1.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (14.57%) Management Information System
3 19 (12.58%) Cybercrime
4 14 (9.27%) Cryptography
5 8 (5.30%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.64%) Mathematics
6 7 (4.64%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.97%) PKI
8 4 (2.65%) CESG
8 4 (2.65%) Social Media
9 3 (1.99%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.66%) BYOD
10 1 (0.66%) DTV
10 1 (0.66%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.87%) Linux
2 26 (17.22%) Windows
3 22 (14.57%) Apple iOS
3 22 (14.57%) Android
4 16 (10.60%) UNIX
5 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (51.66%) Information Security
2 57 (37.75%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (34.44%) Cyber Security
4 40 (26.49%) SIEM
5 39 (25.83%) Ethical Hacking
6 34 (22.52%) Coaching
7 31 (20.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (20.53%) Business Continuity
8 27 (17.88%) ITIL
9 24 (15.89%) Reverse Engineering
10 23 (15.23%) Software Engineering
11 22 (14.57%) Mobile Development
12 21 (13.91%) Multithreading
13 19 (12.58%) Identity Management
14 18 (11.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (10.60%) Risk Management
16 15 (9.93%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (9.93%) Service Management
16 15 (9.93%) Incident Management
16 15 (9.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.23%) C
2 22 (14.57%) C#
2 22 (14.57%) C++
2 22 (14.57%) Java
2 22 (14.57%) Objective-C
3 8 (5.30%) SQL
4 5 (3.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (84.77%) CISSP
2 44 (29.14%) GIAC
2 44 (29.14%) CEH
3 35 (23.18%) CISM
3 35 (23.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (21.85%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (19.21%) CCNA
6 27 (17.88%) CISA
7 25 (16.56%) MCSE
8 24 (15.89%) Degree
9 22 (14.57%) Linux+ Certification
10 21 (13.91%) Security Cleared
11 18 (11.92%) Security+ Certification
12 17 (11.26%) GCIH
13 16 (10.60%) GCIA
14 15 (9.93%) GSEC
14 15 (9.93%) DV Cleared
15 13 (8.61%) Network+ Certification
16 10 (6.62%) CHFI
17 6 (3.97%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.18%) PCI DSS
2 33 (21.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.30%) COBIT
4 4 (2.65%) QA
4 4 (2.65%) BS7799
5 2 (1.32%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.66%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 35 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.54%) Cisco
3 18 (11.92%) Oracle
4 17 (11.26%) Tripwire
5 14 (9.27%) McAfee
5 14 (9.27%) ArcSight
6 13 (8.61%) Websense
7 12 (7.95%) Qualys
8 10 (6.62%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.64%) LogRhythm
10 5 (3.31%) Rapid7
11 4 (2.65%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.65%) VMware
11 4 (2.65%) HP
12 3 (1.99%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.99%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.32%) IBM
13 2 (1.32%) Proofpoint
13 2 (1.32%) Juniper
14 1 (0.66%) FireEye
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