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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 835 865 808
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -57
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 62 25 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.023% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.084% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 52 20 65
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,950 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £33,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -25.55%

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
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 24 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 19 December 2014. 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 +27 52 £50,000 - 6
London +33 19 £65,000 -17.46%
South East +21 13 £30,000 -58.62% 1
Scotland +13 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Edinburgh - 10 £45,000 -
East of England -14 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 8 £30,000 - 1
Fareham - 8 £30,000 - 1
Woking - 5 £62,500 -
Surrey - 5 £62,500 -
South West - 5 £38,000 -
West Yorkshire -14 3 £32,500 +32.65% 2
Yorkshire -24 3 £32,500 +32.65% 3
Wiltshire - 3 £38,000 -
City of London +26 2 £55,000 -30.15%
Leeds -6 2 £25,750 +5.10% 2
Birmingham -8 2 £50,500 +87.03%
West Midlands -11 2 £50,500 +87.03% 2
Bradford - 1 £37,500 -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 83 (88.30%) CISSP
2 54 (57.45%) Information Security
3 41 (43.62%) Windows
4 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
5 36 (38.30%) SIEM
5 36 (38.30%) CEH
6 35 (37.23%) Degree
7 33 (35.11%) CISM
8 32 (34.04%) Firewall
9 28 (29.79%) Linux
9 28 (29.79%) Cisco
10 23 (24.47%) Risk Management
10 23 (24.47%) Finance
11 22 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 22 (23.40%) GIAC
12 21 (22.34%) PCI DSS
12 21 (22.34%) Management Information System
13 20 (21.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
14 18 (19.15%) ITIL
14 18 (19.15%) CCNA
14 18 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
15 17 (18.09%) CheckPoint
16 16 (17.02%) Red Hat
16 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (17.02%) GCIH
17 15 (15.96%) GCIA
17 15 (15.96%) LAN
17 15 (15.96%) WAN

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (34.04%) Firewall
2 20 (21.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
4 15 (15.96%) LAN
4 15 (15.96%) WAN
5 13 (13.83%) Network Security
6 8 (8.51%) BGP
7 3 (3.19%) OSPF
7 3 (3.19%) VLAN
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.13%) IPsec
8 2 (2.13%) DNS
8 2 (2.13%) SSL
8 2 (2.13%) DMZ
9 1 (1.06%) Internet
9 1 (1.06%) SAN
9 1 (1.06%) VPN
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (55.32%) Analyst
1 52 (55.32%) Security Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) IT Security Analyst
3 10 (10.64%) Architect
3 10 (10.64%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Security Architect
4 9 (9.57%) Security Specialist
5 7 (7.45%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Information Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Information Architect
5 7 (7.45%) Information Security Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Senior Security Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Junior
8 4 (4.26%) Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Information Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) XML
1 10 (10.64%) Regular Expression
2 8 (8.51%) LAMP
3 6 (6.38%) Web Services
4 3 (3.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.70%) Open Source
4 10 (10.64%) Visualisation
5 5 (5.32%) CESG
5 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.26%) RMADS
7 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.19%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.19%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.13%) PKI
9 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.62%) Windows
2 28 (29.79%) Linux
3 13 (13.83%) UNIX
4 8 (8.51%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.19%) Solaris
6 2 (2.13%) AIX
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (57.45%) Information Security
2 36 (38.30%) SIEM
3 23 (24.47%) Risk Management
4 18 (19.15%) ITIL
5 14 (14.89%) Security Architecture
6 13 (13.83%) Analytics
7 12 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (12.77%) CRM
7 12 (12.77%) Problem Management
8 11 (11.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (11.70%) Time Management
9 9 (9.57%) TOGAF
9 9 (9.57%) PRINCE2
9 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.51%) Load Balancing
10 8 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (7.45%) Cyber Security
11 7 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (7.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.13%) Perl
1 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 83 (88.30%) CISSP
2 36 (38.30%) CEH
3 35 (37.23%) Degree
4 33 (35.11%) CISM
5 22 (23.40%) GIAC
6 18 (19.15%) CCNA
6 18 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (17.02%) GCIH
8 15 (15.96%) GCIA
9 13 (13.83%) CISA
10 10 (10.64%) MCSE
11 9 (9.57%) MCP
12 8 (8.51%) CCNP
12 8 (8.51%) CCSA
13 7 (7.45%) MCSA
14 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
14 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
15 5 (5.32%) CHFI
15 5 (5.32%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (22.34%) PCI DSS
3 9 (9.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (7.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (5.32%) BS7799
6 4 (4.26%) COBIT
7 3 (3.19%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Snort
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.79%) Cisco
3 17 (18.09%) CheckPoint
4 16 (17.02%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.51%) McAfee
6 7 (7.45%) Qualys
7 6 (6.38%) Websense
7 6 (6.38%) IBM
8 5 (5.32%) Juniper
8 5 (5.32%) SAP
9 4 (4.26%) Citrix
9 4 (4.26%) VMware
9 4 (4.26%) Tripwire
9 4 (4.26%) Sourcefire
10 3 (3.19%) Symantec
10 3 (3.19%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.13%) AlgoSec
11 2 (2.13%) Tufin
11 2 (2.13%) Google
11 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
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