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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 857 841 798
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -43
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 38 45 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.042% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 74
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £27,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.17%

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
30956 28988 33362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 26.79% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24456 23637 27790
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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
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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 -25 31 £50,000 -4.76% 4
South East +4 13 £50,000 -5.21% 1
London -5 12 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Surrey +5 9 £50,000 +8.10%
Scotland 0 7 £45,000 -20.00%
Edinburgh -9 7 £45,000 -41.93%
City of London +6 3 £65,000 +36.84%
East of England -24 3 £50,000 +14.94%
Hertfordshire - 3 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire +6 2 £55,000 -
Reading -9 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham -12 2 - -
West Midlands -26 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
North East - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £30,000 - 1
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 52 (71.23%) CISSP
2 49 (67.12%) Information Security
3 33 (45.21%) SIEM
4 30 (41.10%) CISM
4 30 (41.10%) Degree
5 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
5 27 (36.99%) Windows
6 24 (32.88%) CEH
7 23 (31.51%) Firewall
8 21 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (28.77%) Finance
9 19 (26.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (26.03%) CISA
10 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
10 17 (23.29%) PCI DSS
11 16 (21.92%) Management Information System
11 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
12 15 (20.55%) Linux
12 15 (20.55%) Cisco
13 14 (19.18%) E-Commerce
13 14 (19.18%) ITIL
13 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (17.81%) Websense
15 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
15 12 (16.44%) Banking
15 12 (16.44%) TOGAF
16 11 (15.07%) Ethical Hacking
16 11 (15.07%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (15.07%) GIAC
16 11 (15.07%) MCSE

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (1.37%) IIS
1 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.51%) Firewall
2 19 (26.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
4 10 (13.70%) LAN
4 10 (13.70%) WAN
5 7 (9.59%) Network Security
6 5 (6.85%) Internet
7 2 (2.74%) BGP
7 2 (2.74%) DMZ
7 2 (2.74%) DNS
8 1 (1.37%) SAN
8 1 (1.37%) Intranet
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (53.42%) Analyst
1 39 (53.42%) Security Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) IT Security Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) Security Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Architect
4 10 (13.70%) Information Architect
4 10 (13.70%) Information Security Architect
5 8 (10.96%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Security Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Security Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) IT Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) XML
1 6 (8.22%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.48%) Web Services
3 2 (2.74%) COM
3 2 (2.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.59%) Open Source
3 6 (8.22%) Visualisation
3 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.11%) RMADS
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) CESG
6 2 (2.74%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.99%) Windows
2 15 (20.55%) Linux
3 10 (13.70%) UNIX
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
4 2 (2.74%) Solaris
4 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (67.12%) Information Security
2 33 (45.21%) SIEM
3 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
4 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.18%) ITIL
4 14 (19.18%) E-Commerce
5 12 (16.44%) TOGAF
6 11 (15.07%) Ethical Hacking
6 11 (15.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
8 9 (12.33%) Analytics
8 9 (12.33%) Cyber Security
9 8 (10.96%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Security Architecture
10 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (8.22%) Data Protection
12 5 (6.85%) CRM
12 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 52 (71.23%) CISSP
2 30 (41.10%) CISM
2 30 (41.10%) Degree
3 24 (32.88%) CEH
4 19 (26.03%) CISA
5 11 (15.07%) GIAC
5 11 (15.07%) MCSE
5 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (10.96%) GCIA
6 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
6 8 (10.96%) GCIH
7 7 (9.59%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.48%) CCNA
9 2 (2.74%) ISEB
9 2 (2.74%) CCNP
9 2 (2.74%) CCSA
9 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.37%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (23.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.74%) COBIT
5 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.37%) SLA
5 1 (1.37%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) Snort
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Nessus
2 4 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
3 15 (20.55%) Cisco
4 13 (17.81%) Websense
5 9 (12.33%) McAfee
5 9 (12.33%) IBM
5 9 (12.33%) Qualys
6 8 (10.96%) Red Hat
7 7 (9.59%) Juniper
7 7 (9.59%) Tripwire
8 6 (8.22%) Blue Coat
8 6 (8.22%) Symantec
9 5 (6.85%) Splunk
9 5 (6.85%) LogRhythm
10 4 (5.48%) IronPort
10 4 (5.48%) Becrypt
10 4 (5.48%) Lumension
10 4 (5.48%) Proofpoint
11 2 (2.74%) Tufin
11 2 (2.74%) AlgoSec
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £21,264 - £23,790 + benefits + Market Forces payment of £5,000
Posted: 6 days ago