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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 811 860 904
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +44
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 124 77 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.072% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 97 60 28
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,350 £32,250 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £63,750 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.90%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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 +70 120 £60,000 +33.33% 6
London +43 58 £65,000 - 1
East of England +6 17 £67,500 +43.76% 1
Yorkshire +17 13 £50,000 +66.66%
West Yorkshire +4 13 £50,000 +66.66%
City of London +62 12 £47,500 -43.28%
Hertfordshire +10 11 £75,000 +50.00%
Hemel Hempstead +7 11 £75,000 +50.00%
Halifax - 10 £50,000 -
South West -11 9 £75,000 +97.36%
Gloucestershire - 9 £75,000 -
Cheltenham - 9 £75,000 -
East Midlands +10 8 £50,000 +53.84% 2
South East +5 8 £58,500 +23.15% 1
West Midlands -10 7 £42,500 -3.40% 1
Northamptonshire +3 6 £49,000 +50.76% 2
Northampton -4 6 £49,000 +50.76% 2
Berkshire -6 6 - -
Slough - 6 - -
Solihull - 5 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 5 £65,000 -
Scotland -1 4 £43,000 -23.55%
Ipswich - 4 £65,000 -
Bradford -1 3 £36,000 -4.00%
Glasgow - 3 £43,000 -
Surrey +2 2 £58,500 -6.40% 1
Birmingham -3 2 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £72,500 -
Nottingham - 2 £72,500 -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £100,000 +127.79% 1

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 220 (92.44%) CISSP
2 122 (51.26%) Firewall
3 119 (50.00%) GIAC
4 112 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (46.64%) Information Security
6 109 (45.80%) Penetration Testing
7 107 (44.96%) CCNA
8 105 (44.12%) Linux
9 103 (43.28%) Cybersecurity
10 102 (42.86%) SANS
11 101 (42.44%) Ethical Hacking
12 100 (42.02%) TCP/IP
13 94 (39.50%) MCSE
13 94 (39.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 93 (39.08%) Telecoms
15 90 (37.82%) Big Data
16 89 (37.39%) Software Engineering
17 88 (36.97%) Reverse Engineering
17 88 (36.97%) C
18 87 (36.55%) C++
18 87 (36.55%) Java
18 87 (36.55%) Linux+ Certification
18 87 (36.55%) Hadoop
18 87 (36.55%) Android
18 87 (36.55%) Apache Pig
18 87 (36.55%) Apache Hive
18 87 (36.55%) Apple iOS
18 87 (36.55%) Mobile Development
19 86 (36.13%) Java EE
19 86 (36.13%) Multithreading

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 87 (36.55%) Apache Pig
2 2 (0.84%) IIS
2 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.52%) Office 365
4 5 (2.10%) IaaS
4 5 (2.10%) SaaS
5 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 122 (51.26%) Firewall
2 100 (42.02%) TCP/IP
3 22 (9.24%) Network Security
4 18 (7.56%) Internet
5 11 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (3.78%) VPN
7 8 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (3.36%) Wireshark
8 7 (2.94%) FWSM
8 7 (2.94%) LAN
8 7 (2.94%) WAN
9 4 (1.68%) SAN
10 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (37.82%) Big Data
2 87 (36.55%) Apache Hive
2 87 (36.55%) Hadoop
General
1 93 (39.08%) Telecoms
2 48 (20.17%) Legal
3 37 (15.55%) Finance
4 3 (1.26%) Games
4 3 (1.26%) Military
5 2 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (27.73%) Software Engineer
2 64 (26.89%) Analyst
3 52 (21.85%) Security Analyst
4 39 (16.39%) Principal Engineer
5 38 (15.97%) Principal Software Engineer
6 29 (12.18%) Security Officer
7 27 (11.34%) Security Manager
8 26 (10.92%) Information Analyst
8 26 (10.92%) Information Security Analyst
9 22 (9.24%) Consultant
10 21 (8.82%) Security Engineer
11 20 (8.40%) Information Security Officer
12 19 (7.98%) Information Manager
12 19 (7.98%) Information Officer
12 19 (7.98%) Information Security Manager
13 16 (6.72%) Developer
14 14 (5.88%) IT Manager
14 14 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
15 12 (5.04%) IT Security Manager
16 10 (4.20%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (36.13%) Java EE
2 83 (34.87%) STL
3 4 (1.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (34.03%) Cybercrime
2 39 (16.39%) Management Information System
3 37 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 22 (9.24%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.78%) CESG
7 8 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.94%) Internet of Things
9 6 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.10%) Clustering
10 5 (2.10%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.68%) Social Media
12 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.42%) BYOD
13 1 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.42%) PKI
13 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 105 (44.12%) Linux
2 87 (36.55%) Android
2 87 (36.55%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.98%) Windows
4 10 (4.20%) Unix
5 5 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (46.64%) Information Security
2 109 (45.80%) Penetration Testing
3 103 (43.28%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (42.44%) Ethical Hacking
5 89 (37.39%) Software Engineering
6 88 (36.97%) Reverse Engineering
7 87 (36.55%) Mobile Development
8 86 (36.13%) Multithreading
9 51 (21.43%) Coaching
10 45 (18.91%) SIEM
11 35 (14.71%) Mentoring
12 31 (13.03%) ITIL
13 25 (10.50%) Data Protection
14 22 (9.24%) Security Management
15 21 (8.82%) Business Continuity
16 19 (7.98%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (7.56%) Change Management
17 18 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (7.56%) OWASP
18 16 (6.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 88 (36.97%) C
2 87 (36.55%) C++
2 87 (36.55%) Java
3 83 (34.87%) C#
3 83 (34.87%) Objective-C
4 13 (5.46%) Perl
5 7 (2.94%) Python
5 7 (2.94%) Ruby
6 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 220 (92.44%) CISSP
2 119 (50.00%) GIAC
3 112 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (44.96%) CCNA
5 102 (42.86%) SANS
6 94 (39.50%) MCSE
6 94 (39.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 87 (36.55%) Linux+ Certification
8 63 (26.47%) CISM
8 63 (26.47%) Security Cleared
9 45 (18.91%) CEH
10 41 (17.23%) Network+ Certification
11 39 (16.39%) Degree
12 33 (13.87%) GCIA
13 31 (13.03%) CISA
14 26 (10.92%) DV Cleared
15 24 (10.08%) CompTIA Security+
15 24 (10.08%) Security+ Certification
16 22 (9.24%) GCIH
17 18 (7.56%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (23.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (15.55%) PCI DSS
3 19 (7.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.68%) ISO27002
6 3 (1.26%) RMADS
6 3 (1.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (6.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (3.78%) Nessus
2 4 (1.68%) EnCase
3 1 (0.42%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 20 (8.40%) Cisco
2 18 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.88%) Qualys
4 12 (5.04%) Splunk
5 10 (4.20%) Forcepoint
6 8 (3.36%) Symantec
7 7 (2.94%) Juniper
7 7 (2.94%) Palo Alto
8 6 (2.52%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.26%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.26%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.84%) Intel Security
12 1 (0.42%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.42%) Oracle
12 1 (0.42%) Proofpoint
12 1 (0.42%) Rapid7
12 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
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