The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 867 851 914
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +63
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 50 32 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.029% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.10% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 41 24 8
Average salary £45,000 £58,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.40% +30.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £44,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £80,525
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.53% +4.44%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 49 £45,000 -28.00% 4
London -48 19 £66,250 +6.00%
West Yorkshire -16 17 £30,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -23 17 £30,000 +33.33% 2
Halifax - 13 £30,000 -
East of England -14 5 £55,000 +6.79%
North West - 4 £37,500 - 1
South East - 4 £46,250 - 1
Warrington - 4 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £55,000 +6.79%
Cambridge +2 3 £55,000 +6.79%
Leeds -23 3 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Marlow - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £46,250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Glasgow -15 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Scotland -18 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Redhill - 1 £50,000 -
Watford - 1 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Bradford - 1 £30,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
City of London - 1 £80,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (75.64%) CISSP
2 48 (61.54%) Information Security
3 38 (48.72%) CISM
4 36 (46.15%) CEH
5 25 (32.05%) CheckPoint
6 23 (29.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (29.49%) Firewall
7 22 (28.21%) McAfee
7 22 (28.21%) Cisco
7 22 (28.21%) PCI DSS
8 21 (26.92%) Legal
9 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
9 20 (25.64%) CCNA
9 20 (25.64%) Symantec
9 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (24.36%) Windows
10 19 (24.36%) SIEM
11 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
12 15 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (19.23%) Degree
13 13 (16.67%) CCSA
13 13 (16.67%) LAN
13 13 (16.67%) WAN
14 12 (15.38%) GIAC
15 11 (14.10%) Security+ Certification
15 11 (14.10%) Finance
15 11 (14.10%) VPN
15 11 (14.10%) Linux
15 11 (14.10%) ITIL
15 11 (14.10%) Wireless

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.56%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.49%) Firewall
2 15 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (16.67%) LAN
3 13 (16.67%) WAN
4 11 (14.10%) VPN
4 11 (14.10%) Wireless
5 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.54%) X.509
6 8 (10.26%) VoIP
7 6 (7.69%) DNS
8 5 (6.41%) Network Security
9 4 (5.13%) Internet
9 4 (5.13%) SSL
10 3 (3.85%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.28%) ATM
12 1 (1.28%) MPLS
12 1 (1.28%) Intranet
12 1 (1.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (26.92%) Legal
2 11 (14.10%) Finance
3 10 (12.82%) Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.41%) Marketing
6 3 (3.85%) Games
7 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Analyst
1 24 (30.77%) Security Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Architect
2 15 (19.23%) Information Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Information Security Analyst
3 14 (17.95%) Team Leader
4 13 (16.67%) Security Manager
5 12 (15.38%) Security Architect
6 11 (14.10%) Operations Team Leader
7 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Information Manager
10 3 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
11 2 (2.56%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.54%) Cryptography
3 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.85%) Online Games
5 3 (3.85%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.56%) CESG
6 2 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.56%) RMADS
6 2 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Linux
3 5 (6.41%) UNIX
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.28%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) Information Security
2 19 (24.36%) SIEM
3 11 (14.10%) ITIL
4 10 (12.82%) Security Architecture
4 10 (12.82%) Software Architecture
4 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.26%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (8.97%) Computer Security
7 7 (8.97%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (8.97%) OWASP
7 7 (8.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.97%) Project Management
8 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.69%) Cyber Security
9 5 (6.41%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (6.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) Java
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (75.64%) CISSP
2 38 (48.72%) CISM
3 36 (46.15%) CEH
4 20 (25.64%) CCNA
4 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (19.23%) Degree
6 13 (16.67%) CCSA
7 12 (15.38%) GIAC
8 11 (14.10%) Security+ Certification
9 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.54%) ISSAP
10 9 (11.54%) ISSEP
11 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
12 7 (8.97%) GCIH
13 5 (6.41%) GCIA
13 5 (6.41%) MCP
13 5 (6.41%) CISA
14 4 (5.13%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (3.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (28.21%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 7 (8.97%) BS7799
3 7 (8.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Nessus
1 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) CheckPoint
2 22 (28.21%) McAfee
2 22 (28.21%) Cisco
3 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (25.64%) Symantec
4 10 (12.82%) Oracle
5 9 (11.54%) Websense
6 8 (10.26%) Juniper
6 8 (10.26%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.13%) IronPort
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.56%) HP
8 2 (2.56%) Dell
8 2 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.56%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.56%) Qualys
8 2 (2.56%) Lumension
8 2 (2.56%) Splunk
8 2 (2.56%) Becrypt
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