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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 836 888 850
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -38
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 67 52 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.043% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.16% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 56 42 23
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £30,000 £36,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,325 £35,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -32.03%

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
30453 32795 31536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.16% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23885 26176 25383
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 26 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 17 April 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 +43 62 £46,000 +2.22% 10
London +10 20 £47,500 -26.92% 4
East of England +42 17 £44,000 -20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +25 16 £43,950 -20.09% 1
Cambridge +26 15 £44,000 -20.00% 1
South East +8 13 £43,250 -6.48% 3
City of London +35 8 £46,000 -42.50%
South West - 6 £55,000 - 1
Reading - 6 £50,000 - 3
Swindon - 6 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire - 6 £50,000 - 3
Wiltshire - 6 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Scotland +20 4 £53,750 +34.37%
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £41,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £41,500 -
Edinburgh - 4 £53,750 -
Birmingham - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +11 2 £47,500 +2.70%
Leeds +3 1 £20,500 -54.44%
Yorkshire -6 1 £20,500 -31.66%
West Yorkshire -9 1 £20,500 -31.66%
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Staines - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 122 (88.41%) CISSP
2 81 (58.70%) Information Security
3 55 (39.86%) Firewall
4 46 (33.33%) CEH
5 44 (31.88%) CISM
6 37 (26.81%) Degree
7 36 (26.09%) Management Information System
8 35 (25.36%) SIEM
9 33 (23.91%) Microsoft
9 33 (23.91%) ITIL
9 33 (23.91%) Windows
10 32 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 32 (23.19%) PCI DSS
11 31 (22.46%) Network Security
12 30 (21.74%) Security Architecture
13 29 (21.01%) Cisco
14 28 (20.29%) GIAC
15 27 (19.57%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (18.12%) Risk Management
16 25 (18.12%) Linux
17 24 (17.39%) CCNA
17 24 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (16.67%) Finance
19 22 (15.94%) LAN
19 22 (15.94%) WAN
20 20 (14.49%) CISA
20 20 (14.49%) Penetration Testing
21 19 (13.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 19 (13.77%) Security+ Certification

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 16 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (39.86%) Firewall
2 31 (22.46%) Network Security
3 27 (19.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (15.94%) LAN
4 22 (15.94%) WAN
5 14 (10.14%) Wireless
6 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.07%) BGP
8 6 (4.35%) VPN
9 5 (3.62%) X.509
9 5 (3.62%) Wireless Security
10 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.90%) SSL
11 3 (2.17%) IPsec
11 3 (2.17%) VLAN
11 3 (2.17%) OSPF
12 2 (1.45%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (1.45%) Internet
13 1 (0.72%) HTTP
13 1 (0.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 23 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Legal
3 5 (3.62%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (47.83%) Analyst
2 64 (46.38%) Security Analyst
3 24 (17.39%) IT Security Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Information Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Information Security Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Architect
5 15 (10.87%) Security Architect
6 14 (10.14%) Security Specialist
7 12 (8.70%) Security Manager
8 11 (7.97%) Consultant
8 11 (7.97%) Security Consultant
9 10 (7.25%) Information Manager
9 10 (7.25%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.80%) IT Security Specialist
11 7 (5.07%) Security Project Manager
11 7 (5.07%) Network Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.35%) Senior Security Specialist
13 5 (3.62%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) LAMP
2 6 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 6 (4.35%) XML
3 3 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 25 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.87%) Cryptography
4 7 (5.07%) Open Source
5 6 (4.35%) CESG
5 6 (4.35%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.62%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (2.90%) RMADS
7 4 (2.90%) PKI
8 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.91%) Windows
2 25 (18.12%) Linux
3 14 (10.14%) UNIX
4 7 (5.07%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (58.70%) Information Security
2 35 (25.36%) SIEM
3 33 (23.91%) ITIL
4 30 (21.74%) Security Architecture
5 25 (18.12%) Risk Management
6 20 (14.49%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (13.77%) Identity Management
7 19 (13.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (11.59%) Cyber Security
8 16 (11.59%) Business Continuity
9 13 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (7.97%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (5.80%) Strategic Planning
13 8 (5.80%) Problem Management
13 8 (5.80%) Time Management
13 8 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (5.80%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.62%) Perl
2 3 (2.17%) Python
2 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (88.41%) CISSP
2 46 (33.33%) CEH
3 44 (31.88%) CISM
4 37 (26.81%) Degree
5 28 (20.29%) GIAC
6 24 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (17.39%) CCNA
7 20 (14.49%) CISA
8 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (13.77%) Security+ Certification
9 17 (12.32%) GCIH
10 15 (10.87%) GCIA
11 13 (9.42%) GSEC
12 11 (7.97%) MCSE
12 11 (7.97%) CCNP
13 10 (7.25%) MCP
13 10 (7.25%) Security Cleared
14 9 (6.52%) SC Cleared
14 9 (6.52%) MCSA
15 7 (5.07%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 32 (23.19%) PCI DSS
2 10 (7.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (5.07%) COBIT
5 6 (4.35%) BS7799
6 2 (1.45%) SLA
7 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) Nessus
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 33 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.01%) Cisco
3 14 (10.14%) CheckPoint
4 12 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.52%) McAfee
5 9 (6.52%) Sourcefire
6 8 (5.80%) SAP
7 7 (5.07%) Oracle
7 7 (5.07%) IBM
8 6 (4.35%) Qualys
9 5 (3.62%) LogRhythm
9 5 (3.62%) Websense
9 5 (3.62%) Juniper
10 4 (2.90%) VMware
10 4 (2.90%) Intel
10 4 (2.90%) Tripwire
10 4 (2.90%) ArcSight
11 3 (2.17%) Citrix
12 2 (1.45%) HP
12 2 (1.45%) Symantec
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + car, bonus, package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago