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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
Rank 769 785 881
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +96
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 76 142 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.14% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.51% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 69 114 53
Median salary £35,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £84,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%

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
21224 28013 28859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.24% 27.98% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16766 22434 23069
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 January 2017 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +12 76 £35,000 -41.66% 7
Yorkshire +34 27 £31,250 -37.50%
Leeds +51 23 £30,000 -15.49%
West Yorkshire +30 23 £30,000 -40.00%
South West +22 18 £45,000 -40.00%
Gloucestershire -12 15 £45,000 -40.00%
London +14 13 £50,000 -23.07% 6
West Midlands +7 10 £35,000 -22.22%
Staffordshire - 7 £35,000 -
Lichfield - 7 £35,000 -
East of England +10 4 £47,500 -26.92% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +2 3 £47,500 -36.66%
Cheltenham -10 3 £65,000 -13.33%
Birmingham -13 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Devon - 3 £33,581 -
Exeter - 3 £33,581 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £40,000 -
North East - 3 £45,000 -
Durham - 2 £46,250 -
Watford - 2 £47,500 -
South East +48 1 £55,000 +61.76%
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £42,500 -
Peterborough - 1 £50,000 -
Skipton - 1 £35,000 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -
Surrey - 1 £55,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £42,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 154 (86.52%) CISSP
2 121 (67.98%) Firewall
3 84 (47.19%) SANS
4 82 (46.07%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (46.07%) CCNA
5 81 (45.51%) CEH
6 79 (44.38%) Security+ Certification
6 79 (44.38%) Cybersecurity
6 79 (44.38%) CompTIA Security+
7 77 (43.26%) GIAC
8 73 (41.01%) Information Security
9 71 (39.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 70 (39.33%) Security Cleared
11 69 (38.76%) Linux
12 67 (37.64%) MCSE
12 67 (37.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 61 (34.27%) Penetration Testing
14 58 (32.58%) CISM
15 56 (31.46%) CISA
16 54 (30.34%) C
17 52 (29.21%) Network+ Certification
17 52 (29.21%) Linux+ Certification
18 48 (26.97%) DV Cleared
19 47 (26.40%) Degree
20 46 (25.84%) Reverse Engineering
21 45 (25.28%) TCP/IP
21 45 (25.28%) Security Operations
22 44 (24.72%) Ethical Hacking
23 42 (23.60%) Software Engineering
24 38 (21.35%) SIEM

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 17 (9.55%) Apache Pig
2 10 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.37%) Apache
4 4 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.12%) nginx
6 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (8.99%) MS Office
2 4 (2.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (67.98%) Firewall
2 45 (25.28%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.11%) Network Security
4 13 (7.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (6.74%) HTTP
6 11 (6.18%) FCoE
6 11 (6.18%) SNMP
7 9 (5.06%) SSL
8 4 (2.25%) Internet
9 2 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.36%) Big Data
2 17 (9.55%) Apache Hive
2 17 (9.55%) Hadoop
2 17 (9.55%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (10.11%) JIRA
2 11 (6.18%) Redmine
3 7 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.93%) Bitbucket
3 7 (3.93%) CodeSonar
3 7 (3.93%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.93%) git-flow
3 7 (3.93%) Robot Framework
3 7 (3.93%) Selenium
General
1 29 (16.29%) Games
2 15 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.74%) Finance
4 10 (5.62%) Banking
4 10 (5.62%) Legal
5 6 (3.37%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.69%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 75 (42.13%) Analyst
2 70 (39.33%) Security Analyst
3 31 (17.42%) Security Engineer
4 27 (15.17%) IT Analyst
4 27 (15.17%) IT Security Analyst
5 23 (12.92%) Platform Engineer
6 20 (11.24%) Operations Analyst
7 18 (10.11%) IT Engineer
7 18 (10.11%) IT Security Engineer
7 18 (10.11%) Security Operations Analyst
8 17 (9.55%) Consultant
8 17 (9.55%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.74%) Software Consultant
9 12 (6.74%) Software Test Engineer
9 12 (6.74%) Test Consultant
9 12 (6.74%) Test Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Network Systems Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) CISSP Analyst
11 10 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.62%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.29%) Java EE
1 29 (16.29%) STL
2 7 (3.93%) .NET
2 7 (3.93%) .NET Framework
2 7 (3.93%) ASP.NET
2 7 (3.93%) Django
2 7 (3.93%) LAMP
2 7 (3.93%) Node.js
2 7 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (3.93%) REST
2 7 (3.93%) SOAP
2 7 (3.93%) Spring MVC
3 4 (2.25%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.17%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.87%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (7.30%) Mathematics
4 12 (6.74%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.18%) Data Centre
6 10 (5.62%) Cybercrime
6 10 (5.62%) Driving Licence
6 10 (5.62%) PKI
7 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.69%) CESG
8 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (38.76%) Linux
2 33 (18.54%) Windows
3 22 (12.36%) Unix
4 17 (9.55%) Android
4 17 (9.55%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.06%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (44.38%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (41.01%) Information Security
3 61 (34.27%) Penetration Testing
4 46 (25.84%) Reverse Engineering
5 45 (25.28%) Security Operations
6 44 (24.72%) Ethical Hacking
7 42 (23.60%) Software Engineering
8 38 (21.35%) SIEM
9 29 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (16.29%) Multithreading
10 25 (14.04%) Coaching
10 25 (14.04%) ITIL
10 25 (14.04%) Mentoring
11 20 (11.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 19 (10.67%) Risk Management
13 18 (10.11%) User Stories
14 16 (8.99%) Change Control
14 16 (8.99%) PRINCE2
15 14 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.34%) C
2 29 (16.29%) C#
2 29 (16.29%) C++
2 29 (16.29%) Java
2 29 (16.29%) Objective-C
3 19 (10.67%) Bash Shell
3 19 (10.67%) Python
4 15 (8.43%) Perl
5 12 (6.74%) VB
6 11 (6.18%) Korn
7 8 (4.49%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.93%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.93%) PHP
9 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (86.52%) CISSP
2 84 (47.19%) SANS
3 82 (46.07%) CCNA
3 82 (46.07%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (45.51%) CEH
5 79 (44.38%) CompTIA Security+
5 79 (44.38%) Security+ Certification
6 77 (43.26%) GIAC
7 70 (39.33%) Security Cleared
8 67 (37.64%) MCSE
8 67 (37.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (32.58%) CISM
10 56 (31.46%) CISA
11 52 (29.21%) Linux+ Certification
11 52 (29.21%) Network+ Certification
12 48 (26.97%) DV Cleared
13 47 (26.40%) Degree
14 25 (14.04%) CISMP
15 15 (8.43%) CCNP
16 14 (7.87%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (39.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (20.79%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.56%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (6.18%) NFS
1 11 (6.18%) Samba
1 11 (6.18%) VMware ESX
2 8 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.93%) Docker
3 7 (3.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (10.11%) Puppet
2 11 (6.18%) Ansible
2 11 (6.18%) Nagios
3 7 (3.93%) Salt
4 4 (2.25%) Kibana
4 4 (2.25%) logstash
4 4 (2.25%) Nessus
5 3 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 37 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.66%) Qualys
3 31 (17.42%) Cisco
4 18 (10.11%) Intel Security
5 16 (8.99%) ArcSight
5 16 (8.99%) Forcepoint
5 16 (8.99%) Tripwire
6 14 (7.87%) SolarWinds
7 11 (6.18%) EMC
7 11 (6.18%) NetApp
7 11 (6.18%) VMware
8 4 (2.25%) AlienVault
8 4 (2.25%) Google
8 4 (2.25%) Splunk
9 2 (1.12%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.12%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.12%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.12%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.12%) Thales
9 2 (1.12%) Tufin
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