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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 831 890 962
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +72
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 95 68 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.064% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 80 59 38
Median salary £57,500 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,350 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,325 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.31% +29.50%

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
26791 29398 32263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.16% 27.51% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21549 23075 25904
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

SSCP Salary Histogram in the UK

SSCP
Top 27 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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +55 94 £57,500 +25.00% 9
London +37 57 £62,500 +31.57% 6
City of London +61 25 £51,000 +10.86% 2
South East +17 19 £52,500 +26.50%
West Midlands -20 8 £38,250 -15.00%
Reading +25 7 £50,000 -
Berkshire +17 7 £50,000 -13.04%
West Sussex 0 7 £57,500 -
South West +15 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 1
Surrey +5 4 £57,500 +53.33%
Staffordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Hammersmith - 3 £62,500 -
Cannock - 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +6 2 £37,500 +82.92%
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Redhill +7 1 £58,500 +56.00%
Scotland -6 1 £46,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -8 1 - -
Abingdon -28 1 - -
Skipton - 1 £40,000 -
Northampton - 1 £49,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £49,000 -
Manchester - 1 £51,500 -
North West - 1 £51,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £49,000 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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.

1 173 (83.17%) CISSP
2 118 (56.73%) Information Security
3 100 (48.08%) Firewall
4 79 (37.98%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (37.98%) SIEM
5 71 (34.13%) CCNA
6 70 (33.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 64 (30.77%) CISM
8 61 (29.33%) CEH
9 51 (24.52%) GCIA
10 50 (24.04%) Penetration Testing
11 45 (21.63%) Degree
11 45 (21.63%) PCI DSS
11 45 (21.63%) Cisco
12 43 (20.67%) TCP/IP
12 43 (20.67%) SANS
13 42 (20.19%) Security Cleared
14 41 (19.71%) Telecoms
14 41 (19.71%) Cybersecurity
15 40 (19.23%) GIAC
16 38 (18.27%) Finance
16 38 (18.27%) Active Directory
17 36 (17.31%) Legal
18 35 (16.83%) GCIH
18 35 (16.83%) Network Security
19 34 (16.35%) CISA
19 34 (16.35%) CCNP
20 33 (15.87%) VPN
20 33 (15.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 32 (15.38%) Computer Science

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 16 (7.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (3.37%) MS Excel
1 7 (3.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.40%) IaaS
3 5 (2.40%) SaaS
4 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 100 (48.08%) Firewall
2 43 (20.67%) TCP/IP
3 35 (16.83%) Network Security
4 33 (15.87%) VPN
5 26 (12.50%) Internet
6 24 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (10.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 20 (9.62%) FWSM
9 15 (7.21%) Wireshark
10 14 (6.73%) DNS
10 14 (6.73%) HTTP
10 14 (6.73%) SMTP
10 14 (6.73%) tcpdump
11 11 (5.29%) WAN
12 9 (4.33%) LAN
13 6 (2.88%) DSL
13 6 (2.88%) ISDN
13 6 (2.88%) MPLS
14 4 (1.92%) Extranet
15 2 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.62%) Big Data
2 16 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 16 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (19.71%) Telecoms
2 38 (18.27%) Finance
3 36 (17.31%) Legal
4 8 (3.85%) Games
5 7 (3.37%) Retail
6 5 (2.40%) Electronics
6 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.40%) Marketing
7 4 (1.92%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.96%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (29.81%) Analyst
2 60 (28.85%) Security Analyst
3 48 (23.08%) Security Engineer
4 46 (22.12%) Security Manager
5 33 (15.87%) Network Engineer
6 31 (14.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (14.42%) Security Officer
8 27 (12.98%) IT Manager
9 26 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
10 24 (11.54%) Information Manager
10 24 (11.54%) Information Security Manager
11 19 (9.13%) Information Analyst
11 19 (9.13%) Information Security Analyst
12 18 (8.65%) Information Security Officer
13 17 (8.17%) Information Officer
14 12 (5.77%) IT Security Officer
15 11 (5.29%) Operations Analyst
15 11 (5.29%) Security Operations Analyst
16 10 (4.81%) IT Risk Manager
16 10 (4.81%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.65%) Java EE
2 14 (6.73%) STL
3 4 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 32 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 29 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (8.17%) Internet of Things
5 16 (7.69%) Cybercrime
6 13 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (3.37%) CESG
7 7 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.88%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.88%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.92%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.92%) Social Media
9 4 (1.92%) Social Network
10 3 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.96%) Clustering
11 2 (0.96%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.48%) Physics
12 1 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.38%) Linux
2 27 (12.98%) Windows
3 25 (12.02%) Unix
4 16 (7.69%) Android
4 16 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.37%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.37%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (56.73%) Information Security
2 79 (37.98%) SIEM
3 50 (24.04%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (19.71%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (15.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 30 (14.42%) Ethical Hacking
6 30 (14.42%) ITIL
7 29 (13.94%) E-Commerce
8 25 (12.02%) Security Operations
8 25 (12.02%) Software Engineering
9 24 (11.54%) DDoS Mitigation
10 23 (11.06%) Migration
10 23 (11.06%) Risk Assessment
11 21 (10.10%) Reverse Engineering
12 20 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (9.62%) Risk Management
12 20 (9.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 19 (9.13%) Data Protection
14 18 (8.65%) Multithreading
15 16 (7.69%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.10%) C
2 20 (9.62%) Perl
2 20 (9.62%) Python
3 18 (8.65%) C++
3 18 (8.65%) Java
3 18 (8.65%) Ruby
4 14 (6.73%) C#
4 14 (6.73%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 173 (83.17%) CISSP
2 79 (37.98%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (34.13%) CCNA
4 64 (30.77%) CISM
5 61 (29.33%) CEH
6 51 (24.52%) GCIA
7 45 (21.63%) Degree
8 43 (20.67%) SANS
9 42 (20.19%) Security Cleared
10 40 (19.23%) GIAC
11 35 (16.83%) GCIH
12 34 (16.35%) CCNP
12 34 (16.35%) CISA
13 29 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (12.50%) MCSE
15 25 (12.02%) CCIP
15 25 (12.02%) CompTIA Security+
15 25 (12.02%) Security+ Certification
16 21 (10.10%) Linux+ Certification
16 21 (10.10%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (33.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (21.63%) PCI DSS
3 17 (8.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (7.21%) COBIT
5 4 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.96%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.96%) RMADS
7 1 (0.48%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.48%) ISO27005
System Software
1 38 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.73%) Snort
3 7 (3.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.21%) Nessus
2 3 (1.44%) EnCase
3 2 (0.96%) Juniper STRM
3 2 (0.96%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (21.63%) Cisco
2 30 (14.42%) Qualys
3 28 (13.46%) Splunk
4 24 (11.54%) CheckPoint
4 24 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 20 (9.62%) Juniper
6 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 11 (5.29%) ArcSight
7 11 (5.29%) Forcepoint
8 8 (3.85%) Intel Security
9 6 (2.88%) Symantec
10 5 (2.40%) SAP
10 5 (2.40%) Tripwire
11 4 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.44%) NetIQ
12 3 (1.44%) VMware
13 1 (0.48%) CA
13 1 (0.48%) NetScout
13 1 (0.48%) Remedy
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