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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 822 841 855
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +14
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 70 55 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.049% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 55 45 21
Average salary £46,000 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.36% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,325 £42,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year
+6.64% -17.47%

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
29511 30422 30375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.17% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23175 24158 24577
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 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 +22 65 £46,000 -16.36% 18
London +37 22 £55,000 -16.98% 6
South East +9 18 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East of England +13 14 £43,900 -20.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 13 £43,900 -20.18% 1
Cambridge +17 12 £43,900 -20.18% 1
Surrey +12 8 £47,500 +11.76%
Wiltshire - 6 £55,000 - 1
South West - 6 £55,000 - 3
Swindon - 6 £55,000 - 1
Scotland +20 5 £57,500 +43.75%
City of London +12 5 £46,000 -41.58% 1
Berkshire - 5 - - 6
Edinburgh - 5 £57,500 -
Reading - 5 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +7 4 £41,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £41,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £41,250 - 2
Woking - 2 £62,500 -
Leeds +6 1 £20,500 -54.44%
Yorkshire -12 1 £20,500 -31.66%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £20,500 -31.66%
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -
Redhill - 1 £50,000 -
Staines - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (93.13%) CISSP
2 78 (59.54%) Information Security
3 52 (39.69%) Firewall
4 46 (35.11%) CEH
5 43 (32.82%) CISM
6 38 (29.01%) Degree
6 38 (29.01%) SIEM
7 36 (27.48%) Management Information System
7 36 (27.48%) Microsoft
8 35 (26.72%) Windows
9 32 (24.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 32 (24.43%) PCI DSS
10 31 (23.66%) Cisco
11 30 (22.90%) ITIL
11 30 (22.90%) Security Architecture
12 28 (21.37%) Linux
12 28 (21.37%) GIAC
13 27 (20.61%) Intrusion Detection
14 26 (19.85%) Network Security
14 26 (19.85%) Risk Management
15 24 (18.32%) Finance
15 24 (18.32%) LAN
15 24 (18.32%) WAN
15 24 (18.32%) CCNA
15 24 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (15.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 19 (14.50%) MS Excel
19 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (13.74%) CISA

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (14.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (39.69%) Firewall
2 27 (20.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (19.85%) Network Security
4 24 (18.32%) LAN
4 24 (18.32%) WAN
5 14 (10.69%) TCP/IP
6 13 (9.92%) Wireless
7 8 (6.11%) BGP
8 6 (4.58%) VPN
9 5 (3.82%) X.509
10 4 (3.05%) SSL
10 4 (3.05%) Wireless Security
10 4 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.29%) OSPF
11 3 (2.29%) IPsec
11 3 (2.29%) VLAN
12 2 (1.53%) Internet
12 2 (1.53%) Cisco PIX
13 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 24 (18.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Legal
2 7 (5.34%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (49.62%) Analyst
2 63 (48.09%) Security Analyst
3 25 (19.08%) IT Security Analyst
4 18 (13.74%) Architect
5 16 (12.21%) Security Architect
6 15 (11.45%) Information Analyst
6 15 (11.45%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (10.69%) Security Specialist
8 10 (7.63%) Security Manager
9 8 (6.11%) Information Manager
9 8 (6.11%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (6.11%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.11%) Network Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Consultant
10 7 (5.34%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.34%) Senior Security Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) IT Security Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Security Project Manager
11 6 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.82%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) XML
1 9 (6.87%) Regular Expression
2 8 (6.11%) LAMP
3 3 (2.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.48%) Management Information System
2 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.63%) Open Source
3 10 (7.63%) Cryptography
4 9 (6.87%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.58%) CESG
6 5 (3.82%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (3.05%) RMADS
8 3 (2.29%) PKI
8 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.72%) Windows
2 28 (21.37%) Linux
3 11 (8.40%) UNIX
4 8 (6.11%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (59.54%) Information Security
2 38 (29.01%) SIEM
3 30 (22.90%) Security Architecture
3 30 (22.90%) ITIL
4 26 (19.85%) Risk Management
5 20 (15.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 16 (12.21%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (10.69%) Identity Management
8 12 (9.16%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (9.16%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (9.16%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (8.40%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.63%) Analytics
10 10 (7.63%) Cyber Security
10 10 (7.63%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (6.87%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (6.87%) Time Management
11 9 (6.87%) Problem Management
11 9 (6.87%) TOGAF
11 9 (6.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.29%) Perl
1 3 (2.29%) Python
1 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
1 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (93.13%) CISSP
2 46 (35.11%) CEH
3 43 (32.82%) CISM
4 38 (29.01%) Degree
5 28 (21.37%) GIAC
6 24 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (18.32%) CCNA
7 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (13.74%) CISA
8 17 (12.98%) GCIH
9 15 (11.45%) GCIA
10 14 (10.69%) Security+ Certification
11 12 (9.16%) CCNP
12 11 (8.40%) MCSE
13 10 (7.63%) MCP
14 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
15 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
15 8 (6.11%) MCSA
15 8 (6.11%) CCSA
15 8 (6.11%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (24.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 32 (24.43%) PCI DSS
2 10 (7.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (5.34%) COBIT
5 6 (4.58%) BS7799
6 2 (1.53%) SLA
7 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Nessus
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 36 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (23.66%) Cisco
3 15 (11.45%) Red Hat
3 15 (11.45%) CheckPoint
4 9 (6.87%) Sourcefire
5 8 (6.11%) McAfee
5 8 (6.11%) SAP
6 6 (4.58%) IBM
6 6 (4.58%) Qualys
7 5 (3.82%) LogRhythm
7 5 (3.82%) Websense
7 5 (3.82%) Juniper
8 4 (3.05%) Tripwire
8 4 (3.05%) Oracle
8 4 (3.05%) Intel
9 3 (2.29%) Citrix
9 3 (2.29%) VMware
9 3 (2.29%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.53%) Google
10 2 (1.53%) Symantec
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