Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 929 992 1082
Rank change year-on-year +63 +90 +144
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 242 191 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 198 152 186
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.74% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -21.74% +15.00%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39973 45754 54995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.79% 26.03% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 30960 36840 44388
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSCP in England.

Salary trend for SSCP in England

SSCP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SSCP in England

SSCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 79 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South East +83 60 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England +18 35 £50,000 +5.26%
North of England -5 33 £41,250 +17.86% 3
South West -40 24 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire +11 19 £40,000 +23.08% 3
North West +3 14 £70,000 +75.00%
West Midlands +12 11 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Midlands +9 11 £52,500 +50.00% 2
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 238 (98.35%) CISSP
2 124 (51.24%) Information Security
3 119 (49.17%) CISM
4 109 (45.04%) GIAC
5 97 (40.08%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (39.26%) Firewall
7 89 (36.78%) CEH
8 80 (33.06%) Cybersecurity
9 78 (32.23%) Windows
10 77 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 71 (29.34%) Security Architecture
12 70 (28.93%) SIEM
13 69 (28.51%) SANS
14 67 (27.69%) Microsoft
14 67 (27.69%) CISA
15 59 (24.38%) Network Security
15 59 (24.38%) CCNA
16 56 (23.14%) Data Protection
17 55 (22.73%) Security+ Certification
17 55 (22.73%) CompTIA Security+
18 51 (21.07%) CCNP
19 50 (20.66%) Cisco
20 47 (19.42%) Linux
20 47 (19.42%) Penetration Testing
21 45 (18.60%) PCI DSS
22 44 (18.18%) TCP/IP
23 41 (16.94%) Degree
24 38 (15.70%) Data Protection Act
25 35 (14.46%) Unix
25 35 (14.46%) ITIL

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 9 (3.72%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.79%) Office 365
2 11 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.13%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 95 (39.26%) Firewall
2 59 (24.38%) Network Security
3 44 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 28 (11.57%) LAN
4 28 (11.57%) WAN
5 20 (8.26%) VPN
6 15 (6.20%) DNS
7 12 (4.96%) DHCP
7 12 (4.96%) SSL
8 11 (4.55%) IPsec
8 11 (4.55%) Multicast
9 10 (4.13%) FCoE
9 10 (4.13%) SNMP
9 10 (4.13%) VoIP
10 9 (3.72%) DKIM
10 9 (3.72%) DMARC
11 8 (3.31%) HTTP
12 7 (2.89%) Internet
13 6 (2.48%) DMZ
13 6 (2.48%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) Big Data
2 9 (3.72%) Apache Hive
2 9 (3.72%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.31%) MySQL
3 8 (3.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (7.44%) JIRA
2 10 (4.13%) Redmine
3 8 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (3.31%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.31%) Burp Suite
3 8 (3.31%) CodeSonar
3 8 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.31%) git-flow
3 8 (3.31%) Metasploit
3 8 (3.31%) Robot Framework
3 8 (3.31%) Selenium
General
1 22 (9.09%) Finance
2 15 (6.20%) Law
3 12 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.13%) Retail
5 6 (2.48%) Front Office
5 6 (2.48%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (28.93%) Security Engineer
2 66 (27.27%) Analyst
2 66 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 41 (16.94%) Security Manager
4 33 (13.64%) Information Analyst
4 33 (13.64%) Information Security Analyst
5 24 (9.92%) Security Officer
6 23 (9.50%) Network Engineer
6 23 (9.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 19 (7.85%) IT Manager
7 19 (7.85%) IT Security Manager
8 17 (7.02%) Information Officer
8 17 (7.02%) Information Security Officer
9 12 (4.96%) Architect
9 12 (4.96%) Network Analyst
9 12 (4.96%) Network Security Analyst
9 12 (4.96%) Security Architect
10 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.13%) Information Manager
11 10 (4.13%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.20%) REST
1 15 (6.20%) SOAP
2 13 (5.37%) Java EE
2 13 (5.37%) STL
3 10 (4.13%) Web Services
4 8 (3.31%) .NET
4 8 (3.31%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.31%) Django
4 8 (3.31%) LAMP
4 8 (3.31%) Node.js
4 8 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (3.31%) Spring MVC
5 7 (2.89%) OAuth
5 7 (2.89%) OpenID
5 7 (2.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.70%) Data Protection Act
2 28 (11.57%) Management Information System
2 28 (11.57%) PKI
3 20 (8.26%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.20%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (4.55%) CESG
5 11 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.48%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.24%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.83%) Clustering
10 2 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.41%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (32.23%) Windows
2 47 (19.42%) Linux
3 35 (14.46%) Unix
4 12 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.72%) Android
5 9 (3.72%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.31%) Kali Linux
6 8 (3.31%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (51.24%) Information Security
2 80 (33.06%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (29.34%) Security Architecture
4 70 (28.93%) SIEM
5 56 (23.14%) Data Protection
6 47 (19.42%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (14.46%) ITIL
8 34 (14.05%) Data Loss Prevention
9 33 (13.64%) Security Operations
10 30 (12.40%) Threat Intelligence
11 29 (11.98%) Vulnerability Management
12 24 (9.92%) Data Security
12 24 (9.92%) Ethical Hacking
12 24 (9.92%) Programme Management
13 23 (9.50%) Incident Management
13 23 (9.50%) Regulatory Compliance
14 22 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
15 20 (8.26%) Security Testing
15 20 (8.26%) Service Management
16 19 (7.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 19 (7.85%) C
3 17 (7.02%) Python
4 13 (5.37%) C#
4 13 (5.37%) C++
4 13 (5.37%) Java
4 13 (5.37%) Objective-C
4 13 (5.37%) PHP
5 12 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.96%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.13%) Korn
7 1 (0.41%) Go
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 238 (98.35%) CISSP
2 119 (49.17%) CISM
3 109 (45.04%) GIAC
4 97 (40.08%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (36.78%) CEH
6 69 (28.51%) SANS
7 67 (27.69%) CISA
8 59 (24.38%) CCNA
9 55 (22.73%) CompTIA Security+
9 55 (22.73%) Security+ Certification
10 51 (21.07%) CCNP
11 41 (16.94%) Degree
12 34 (14.05%) CSSLP
13 31 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (11.57%) MCSE
15 25 (10.33%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (7.85%) Linux+ Certification
17 17 (7.02%) CCDP
17 17 (7.02%) CCIE
18 16 (6.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (18.60%) PCI DSS
3 28 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 24 (9.92%) GDPR
5 8 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (2.89%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.65%) COBIT
8 2 (0.83%) PMO
8 2 (0.83%) SLA
9 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.44%) vSphere
3 16 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.13%) NFS
4 10 (4.13%) Samba
4 10 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.13%) VMware NSX
5 8 (3.31%) Docker
6 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (7.44%) Puppet
2 14 (5.79%) Nagios
3 10 (4.13%) Ansible
3 10 (4.13%) vCenter Server
4 9 (3.72%) Nessus
5 8 (3.31%) Core Impact
5 8 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.31%) Salt
6 4 (1.65%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.65%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.41%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.41%) SCCM
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 50 (20.66%) Cisco
3 25 (10.33%) VMware
4 19 (7.85%) Sophos
5 18 (7.44%) Symantec
6 16 (6.61%) SolarWinds
7 15 (6.20%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.96%) Splunk
9 11 (4.55%) Forcepoint
10 10 (4.13%) EMC
10 10 (4.13%) NetApp
11 8 (3.31%) Oracle
12 6 (2.48%) Dell
12 6 (2.48%) GENBAND
12 6 (2.48%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.07%) F5
13 5 (2.07%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.65%) Apple
14 4 (1.65%) Qualys