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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 868 824 838
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +14
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 33 46 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.043% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 58
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £54,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +27.05%

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
31691 29121 33451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.16% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24546 23606 28391
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 2014 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 21 August 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 -39 30 £42,500 -22.72% 1
South East -20 18 £42,500 -19.43%
Surrey -1 8 £46,250 -
Kent -5 7 £37,000 -12.94%
London -40 5 £60,000 -7.69%
Yorkshire -48 5 £37,000 -
West Yorkshire -29 4 £37,500 -
Berkshire -7 3 £55,000 -
Reading -12 3 £55,000 -
Folkestone - 3 £34,500 -
North West - 3 £35,000 -
Scotland -13 2 £34,500 -55.48%
Bradford - 2 £37,000 -
Warrington - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands -6 1 - -
Edinburgh -10 1 £34,500 -55.48%
Leeds -42 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £26,000 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 52 (68.42%) Information Security
2 46 (60.53%) CISSP
3 32 (42.11%) SIEM
4 30 (39.47%) CheckPoint
5 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
6 25 (32.89%) McAfee
6 25 (32.89%) Degree
7 24 (31.58%) CISM
8 22 (28.95%) CEH
8 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (27.63%) Symantec
9 21 (27.63%) Websense
9 21 (27.63%) Firewall
10 20 (26.32%) Windows
10 20 (26.32%) Cisco
11 19 (25.00%) CISA
12 18 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (22.37%) ITIL
13 17 (22.37%) PCI DSS
14 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
14 16 (21.05%) Finance
15 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (18.42%) TCP/IP
16 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
16 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
17 13 (17.11%) E-Commerce
17 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
18 12 (15.79%) Security+ Certification
18 12 (15.79%) Blue Coat

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.63%) SAS
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) Firewall
2 18 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (18.42%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.84%) LAN
4 9 (11.84%) WAN
5 7 (9.21%) Network Security
6 6 (7.89%) Internet
7 4 (5.26%) DNS
8 3 (3.95%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.95%) SSL
8 3 (3.95%) X.509
9 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.63%) DMZ
9 2 (2.63%) Intranet
10 1 (1.32%) MPLS
10 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Legal
3 10 (13.16%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (53.95%) Analyst
1 41 (53.95%) Security Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) IT Security Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Architect
4 11 (14.47%) Security Architect
5 10 (13.16%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Information Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Security Specialist
6 7 (9.21%) Consultant
7 6 (7.89%) Information Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.89%) Information Security Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Security Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) IT Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Security Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Network Security Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) XML
2 1 (1.32%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.63%) RMADS
4 2 (2.63%) Open Source
4 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.32%) CESG
5 1 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) UNIX
3 6 (7.89%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (68.42%) Information Security
2 32 (42.11%) SIEM
3 17 (22.37%) ITIL
4 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
4 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (17.11%) E-Commerce
6 12 (15.79%) Cyber Security
7 10 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (11.84%) TOGAF
8 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (10.53%) Analytics
9 8 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (10.53%) Problem Management
10 7 (9.21%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (9.21%) Data Protection
11 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
12 5 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (60.53%) CISSP
2 25 (32.89%) Degree
3 24 (31.58%) CISM
4 22 (28.95%) CEH
5 19 (25.00%) CISA
6 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
8 12 (15.79%) Security+ Certification
9 11 (14.47%) MCSE
9 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.53%) CCSA
10 8 (10.53%) CCNA
10 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (9.21%) GCIA
11 7 (9.21%) GCIH
12 6 (7.89%) GIAC
13 4 (5.26%) MCP
14 3 (3.95%) ISSAP
14 3 (3.95%) ISSEP
14 3 (3.95%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (22.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) BS7799
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 10 (13.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) Nessus
2 6 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (7.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) CheckPoint
2 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
3 25 (32.89%) McAfee
4 21 (27.63%) Websense
4 21 (27.63%) Symantec
5 20 (26.32%) Cisco
6 12 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 11 (14.47%) Juniper
8 10 (13.16%) IBM
8 10 (13.16%) Qualys
9 8 (10.53%) IronPort
10 6 (7.89%) Tripwire
10 6 (7.89%) Splunk
10 6 (7.89%) Lumension
10 6 (7.89%) Becrypt
10 6 (7.89%) LogRhythm
11 4 (5.26%) Sourcefire
11 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.26%) Proofpoint
11 4 (5.26%) HP
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