Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 831 861
Rank change year-on-year +33 +30 -24
Contract jobs citing SSCP 57 40 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.041% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.20% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 2
England median daily rate £425 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -4.00% +18.67%
10th Percentile £313 £343 £457
90th Percentile £538 £577 £486
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -5.56% -2.70% +17.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SSCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17792 19904 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.46% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10928 12418 12556
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 767 995
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.74 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in England

SSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSCP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSCP in England

SSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSCP in England

SSCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSCP in England

SSCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 30 £400 +6.67% 1
South East +11 15 £481 +6.94% 6
North of England +32 11 £425 -5.56% 3
North West +1 9 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire - 2 £563 - 3
East of England - 1 £425 - 1
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 51 (89.47%) CISSP
2 31 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (50.88%) Information Security
3 29 (50.88%) CISM
4 28 (49.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (49.12%) SANS
5 26 (45.61%) Splunk
6 25 (43.86%) Firewall
7 24 (42.11%) Qualys
8 23 (40.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (35.09%) PCI DSS
10 19 (33.33%) CEH
11 17 (29.82%) Windows
12 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (28.07%) Degree
12 16 (28.07%) COBIT
13 14 (24.56%) Linux
13 14 (24.56%) ITIL
13 14 (24.56%) CASP
13 14 (24.56%) Mimecast
13 14 (24.56%) GDPR
14 13 (22.81%) Tufin
15 12 (21.05%) CRISC
15 12 (21.05%) Data Privacy
16 11 (19.30%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (19.30%) PRINCE2
16 11 (19.30%) MCSE
17 10 (17.54%) McAfee
17 10 (17.54%) VoIP
17 10 (17.54%) VPN

SSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Mimecast
2 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) VoIP
2 10 (17.54%) VPN
3 9 (15.79%) LAN
3 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.79%) WAN
4 6 (10.53%) Network Security
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (5.26%) DNS
6 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.51%) DMZ
8 1 (1.75%) FWSM
8 1 (1.75%) IPv6
8 1 (1.75%) Multicast
8 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (70.18%) Analyst
1 40 (70.18%) Security Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Information Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Application Security Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Splunk Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Security Risk Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Information Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (3.51%) IT Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (15.79%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.26%) NHS
4 3 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.75%) CESG
5 1 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 9 (15.79%) Unix
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (50.88%) Information Security
3 23 (40.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (24.56%) ITIL
5 12 (21.05%) Data Privacy
6 11 (19.30%) PRINCE2
7 10 (17.54%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Security Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Case Management
8 9 (15.79%) Patch Management
8 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
8 9 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (14.04%) Coaching
9 8 (14.04%) Line Management
9 8 (14.04%) SIEM
10 7 (12.28%) Analytics
10 7 (12.28%) Data Analytics
10 7 (12.28%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (89.47%) CISSP
2 29 (50.88%) CISM
3 28 (49.12%) SANS
4 19 (33.33%) CEH
5 16 (28.07%) Degree
5 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (24.56%) CASP
7 12 (21.05%) CRISC
8 11 (19.30%) MCSE
9 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.77%) CHFI
10 5 (8.77%) MCSA
10 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
11 3 (5.26%) CISA
11 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (3.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (3.51%) CCSP
12 2 (3.51%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (49.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (35.09%) PCI DSS
3 16 (28.07%) COBIT
4 14 (24.56%) GDPR
5 3 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Nessus
2 9 (15.79%) QRadar
3 7 (12.28%) Nexpose
3 7 (12.28%) Nmap
4 2 (3.51%) Kibana
4 2 (3.51%) logstash
5 1 (1.75%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Splunk
2 24 (42.11%) Qualys
3 13 (22.81%) Tufin
4 10 (17.54%) McAfee
5 9 (15.79%) Apple
6 8 (14.04%) Sophos
7 7 (12.28%) ArcSight
7 7 (12.28%) Intel
7 7 (12.28%) ServiceNow
7 7 (12.28%) Snow
8 6 (10.53%) Cisco
8 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.77%) AlienVault
9 5 (8.77%) FireEye
9 5 (8.77%) LogRhythm
9 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
9 5 (8.77%) Symantec
10 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
11 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.51%) IBM