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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 819 883 954
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +71
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 95 79 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.072% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.26% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 75 74 28
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £73,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +13.33%

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
25782 30155 31434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.36% 27.44% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20928 24253 24331
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +80 95 £47,500 -9.52% 6
Gloucestershire +15 24 £55,000 -15.38%
South West +13 24 £55,000 +7.31% 1
London +33 22 £50,000 -23.07% 1
East of England +33 13 £47,000 +10.58% 2
City of London +74 12 £50,000 -28.57%
West Midlands +14 12 £39,000 -
Yorkshire +36 10 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 9 £39,250 -
South East +8 7 £48,000 -1.53%
Leeds +29 6 £32,500 -7.14%
West Yorkshire +21 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Cheltenham -7 6 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 4 £47,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £37,500 -
Lichfield - 4 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £40,000 -
Durham - 3 £42,500 -
Merseyside - 3 £40,000 -
North East - 3 £42,500 -
North West - 3 £40,000 - 1
Surrey +18 2 £46,500 -11.42%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £35,000 - 2
Bedford - 2 £35,000 - 2
Watford - 2 £47,500 -
Skipton - 2 £35,000 -
Ipswich +8 1 £60,000 +41.17%

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 145 (76.72%) CISSP
2 125 (66.14%) Firewall
3 97 (51.32%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (49.21%) CCNA
5 81 (42.86%) Information Security
6 74 (39.15%) SIEM
7 67 (35.45%) CEH
7 67 (35.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 57 (30.16%) Penetration Testing
8 57 (30.16%) PCI DSS
9 55 (29.10%) SANS
10 54 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
11 53 (28.04%) Security Cleared
12 48 (25.40%) CCNP
13 46 (24.34%) Cisco
14 45 (23.81%) GIAC
15 43 (22.75%) VPN
16 41 (21.69%) CISM
16 41 (21.69%) Security Operations
17 40 (21.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 40 (21.16%) Linux
18 39 (20.63%) MCSE
18 39 (20.63%) TCP/IP
18 39 (20.63%) Telecoms
18 39 (20.63%) Security+ Certification
18 39 (20.63%) CompTIA Security+
19 37 (19.58%) Network Security
20 35 (18.52%) Active Directory
20 35 (18.52%) Unix
20 35 (18.52%) ITIL

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 10 (5.29%) Apache Pig
2 5 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) MS Office
2 3 (1.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 125 (66.14%) Firewall
2 43 (22.75%) VPN
3 39 (20.63%) TCP/IP
4 37 (19.58%) Network Security
5 25 (13.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (8.99%) FWSM
7 17 (8.99%) HTTP
8 14 (7.41%) DNS
8 14 (7.41%) Internet
8 14 (7.41%) SMTP
8 14 (7.41%) tcpdump
8 14 (7.41%) Wireshark
9 9 (4.76%) WAN
10 8 (4.23%) MPLS
10 8 (4.23%) SSL
11 7 (3.70%) DSL
11 7 (3.70%) ISDN
12 6 (3.17%) LAN
12 6 (3.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.88%) Big Data
2 11 (5.82%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.29%) Apache Hive
4 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.23%) JIRA
2 5 (2.65%) Redmine
3 3 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.59%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.59%) git-flow
3 3 (1.59%) Robot Framework
3 3 (1.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 24 (12.70%) Finance
3 15 (7.94%) Games
4 8 (4.23%) Legal
5 6 (3.17%) Retail
6 5 (2.65%) Electronics
6 5 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.65%) Marketing
7 4 (2.12%) Music Industry
8 3 (1.59%) Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (34.39%) Analyst
2 63 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 55 (29.10%) Security Engineer
4 34 (17.99%) Network Engineer
5 31 (16.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (11.64%) Security Manager
7 20 (10.58%) Operations Analyst
7 20 (10.58%) Security Officer
7 20 (10.58%) Security Operations Analyst
8 15 (7.94%) IT Analyst
8 15 (7.94%) IT Security Analyst
9 13 (6.88%) IT Manager
9 13 (6.88%) IT Security Manager
9 13 (6.88%) IT Security Officer
9 13 (6.88%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (5.82%) Consultant
10 11 (5.82%) Information Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) Information Security Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.99%) Java EE
1 17 (8.99%) STL
2 4 (2.12%) ELK Stack
3 3 (1.59%) .NET
3 3 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.59%) Django
3 3 (1.59%) LAMP
3 3 (1.59%) Node.js
3 3 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.59%) REST
3 3 (1.59%) SOAP
3 3 (1.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 28 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.41%) Internet of Things
5 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.70%) Cybercrime
6 7 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.17%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (2.65%) PKI
9 4 (2.12%) Social Network
10 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.06%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.53%) CESG
11 1 (0.53%) iPad
11 1 (0.53%) Physics
11 1 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.16%) Linux
2 35 (18.52%) Unix
3 31 (16.40%) Windows
4 16 (8.47%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.29%) Android
5 10 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.23%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (42.86%) Information Security
2 74 (39.15%) SIEM
3 57 (30.16%) Penetration Testing
4 54 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (21.69%) Security Operations
6 35 (18.52%) ITIL
7 34 (17.99%) Ethical Hacking
8 32 (16.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 30 (15.87%) DDoS Mitigation
10 29 (15.34%) Reverse Engineering
11 28 (14.81%) E-Commerce
12 25 (13.23%) Software Engineering
13 23 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (11.11%) Migration
15 20 (10.58%) Mentoring
16 19 (10.05%) Data Protection
16 19 (10.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 17 (8.99%) Multithreading
18 16 (8.47%) Vulnerability Management
19 15 (7.94%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.87%) C
2 29 (15.34%) Python
3 28 (14.81%) Perl
4 19 (10.05%) Ruby
5 17 (8.99%) C#
5 17 (8.99%) C++
5 17 (8.99%) Java
5 17 (8.99%) Objective-C
6 9 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.70%) VB
8 6 (3.17%) Korn
9 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.59%) PHP
9 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (76.72%) CISSP
2 97 (51.32%) Cisco Certification
3 93 (49.21%) CCNA
4 67 (35.45%) CEH
5 55 (29.10%) SANS
6 53 (28.04%) Security Cleared
7 48 (25.40%) CCNP
8 45 (23.81%) GIAC
9 41 (21.69%) CISM
10 40 (21.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 39 (20.63%) CompTIA Security+
11 39 (20.63%) MCSE
11 39 (20.63%) Security+ Certification
12 32 (16.93%) Degree
13 31 (16.40%) CCIP
13 31 (16.40%) Linux+ Certification
13 31 (16.40%) Network+ Certification
14 30 (15.87%) GCIA
15 25 (13.23%) CISA
15 25 (13.23%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (35.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (30.16%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.47%) COBIT
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
5 1 (0.53%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.53%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.53%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.41%) Snort
3 7 (3.70%) BitLocker
4 6 (3.17%) NFS
4 6 (3.17%) Samba
4 6 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.59%) Docker
5 3 (1.59%) vSphere
6 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.82%) Nessus
2 9 (4.76%) Puppet
3 6 (3.17%) Ansible
3 6 (3.17%) Nagios
4 4 (2.12%) Kibana
4 4 (2.12%) logstash
5 3 (1.59%) Salt
6 2 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.06%) Juniper STRM
6 2 (1.06%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (24.34%) Cisco
2 30 (15.87%) Palo Alto
3 29 (15.34%) Qualys
4 24 (12.70%) CheckPoint
5 21 (11.11%) Splunk
6 17 (8.99%) Juniper
7 16 (8.47%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.35%) ArcSight
9 9 (4.76%) Intel Security
10 8 (4.23%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.70%) VMware
12 6 (3.17%) EMC
12 6 (3.17%) Forcepoint
12 6 (3.17%) NetApp
12 6 (3.17%) Tripwire
13 5 (2.65%) SAP
14 4 (2.12%) Google
15 3 (1.59%) NetIQ
16 2 (1.06%) CA
17 1 (0.53%) Remedy
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