Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 1044 1058
Rank change year-on-year +209 +14 +105
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 328 132 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.079% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 208 122 145
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +7.37%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,800 £35,000
90th Percentile £74,125 £72,500 £86,775
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +7.37%

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 37,741 40,689 50,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.82% 24.46% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 28,214 31,491 40,997
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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
East of England +131 136 £50,000 -4.76% 2
London +39 61 £50,000 -10.71% 5
South East +43 57 £57,500 +4.55% 8
South West +5 39 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North of England +39 33 £45,000 +2.20% 2
North West +34 15 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire +23 12 £75,000 +70.33% 1
North East - 6 £57,500 -
Midlands +23 5 £65,000 +100.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £65,000 - 2
West Midlands +31 1 £37,500 +15.38%
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing SSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 292 (89.02%) CISSP
2 180 (54.88%) SANS
3 168 (51.22%) GIAC
4 165 (50.30%) Microsoft
5 159 (48.48%) Information Security
6 147 (44.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 141 (42.99%) Cybersecurity
7 141 (42.99%) Firewall
8 139 (42.38%) Windows
9 136 (41.46%) CISM
10 128 (39.02%) CISA
11 126 (38.41%) Cisco Certification
12 125 (38.11%) SIEM
13 116 (35.37%) CSSLP
14 99 (30.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 98 (29.88%) MCSE
16 97 (29.57%) Linux
17 93 (28.35%) CEH
18 90 (27.44%) Security Operations
19 84 (25.61%) Security Architecture
20 81 (24.70%) CCNA
21 80 (24.39%) Symantec
21 80 (24.39%) Retail
22 74 (22.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 73 (22.26%) Penetration Testing
24 70 (21.34%) TCP/IP
25 69 (21.04%) Python
26 67 (20.43%) Security Cleared
27 66 (20.12%) Puppet
28 65 (19.82%) Unix

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 41 (12.50%) Apache Pig
2 15 (4.57%) Apache
3 4 (1.22%) IIS
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.71%) Office 365
4 16 (4.88%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.74%) GitHub
6 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.22%) SaaS
7 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.61%) G Suite
9 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 141 (42.99%) Firewall
2 70 (21.34%) TCP/IP
3 50 (15.24%) HTTP
4 43 (13.11%) SSL
5 26 (7.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 25 (7.62%) Wireshark
7 22 (6.71%) SNMP
8 17 (5.18%) Broadband
8 17 (5.18%) DKIM
8 17 (5.18%) DMARC
8 17 (5.18%) Network Security
9 15 (4.57%) DNS
10 13 (3.96%) DHCP
10 13 (3.96%) VPN
11 11 (3.35%) FCoE
11 11 (3.35%) ICMP
12 10 (3.05%) Wireless
13 6 (1.83%) Internet
14 5 (1.52%) WAN
15 4 (1.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.55%) Big Data
1 51 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 50 (15.24%) MySQL
3 41 (12.50%) Apache Hive
3 41 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 60 (18.29%) JIRA
2 39 (11.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 39 (11.89%) Bitbucket
2 39 (11.89%) CodeSonar
2 39 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 39 (11.89%) git-flow
2 39 (11.89%) Robot Framework
2 39 (11.89%) Selenium
3 11 (3.35%) Redmine
4 10 (3.05%) Metasploit
5 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
General
1 80 (24.39%) Retail
2 40 (12.20%) Finance
3 18 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.27%) Games
5 12 (3.66%) Banking
6 8 (2.44%) Legal
7 6 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 78 (23.78%) Security Engineer
2 65 (19.82%) Analyst
3 49 (14.94%) Security Analyst
4 42 (12.80%) Security Manager
5 39 (11.89%) Software Engineer
6 34 (10.37%) C++ Software Engineer
6 34 (10.37%) Java Engineer
6 34 (10.37%) Java Software Engineer
7 31 (9.45%) Architect
8 30 (9.15%) Security Architect
9 28 (8.54%) C# Software Engineer
9 28 (8.54%) Engineering Manager
10 25 (7.62%) Security Officer
11 23 (7.01%) Information Officer
11 23 (7.01%) SIEM Analyst
12 22 (6.71%) Information Security Officer
12 22 (6.71%) SOC Analyst
13 21 (6.40%) Information Analyst
13 21 (6.40%) Information Security Analyst
13 21 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.55%) LAMP
2 44 (13.41%) Java EE
3 42 (12.80%) STL
4 41 (12.50%) .NET
5 40 (12.20%) ASP.NET
6 39 (11.89%) .NET Framework
6 39 (11.89%) Django
6 39 (11.89%) Node.js
6 39 (11.89%) RabbitMQ
6 39 (11.89%) REST
6 39 (11.89%) SOAP
6 39 (11.89%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.99%) Management Information System
2 52 (15.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 36 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (10.37%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (8.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 21 (6.40%) PKI
7 17 (5.18%) Computer Science
8 16 (4.88%) Data Centre
9 14 (4.27%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (2.13%) CESG
10 7 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.22%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.91%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 139 (42.38%) Windows
2 97 (29.57%) Linux
3 65 (19.82%) Unix
4 50 (15.24%) Mac OS X
5 41 (12.50%) Android
5 41 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 13 (3.96%) Kali Linux
8 9 (2.74%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.52%) CentOS
9 5 (1.52%) Fedora
9 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (48.48%) Information Security
2 141 (42.99%) Cybersecurity
3 125 (38.11%) SIEM
4 90 (27.44%) Security Operations
5 84 (25.61%) Security Architecture
6 73 (22.26%) Penetration Testing
7 64 (19.51%) Reverse Engineering
8 63 (19.21%) Risk Management
9 62 (18.90%) Data Loss Prevention
9 62 (18.90%) Software Engineering
10 55 (16.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 55 (16.77%) User Stories
11 54 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (16.16%) Test Automation
13 51 (15.55%) Ethical Hacking
13 51 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
15 46 (14.02%) ITIL
16 44 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 44 (13.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.04%) Python
2 62 (18.90%) C
3 59 (17.99%) Bash Shell
3 59 (17.99%) PHP
4 56 (17.07%) Java
5 48 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 44 (13.41%) C#
6 44 (13.41%) C++
7 42 (12.80%) Objective-C
8 39 (11.89%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.27%) Perl
10 11 (3.35%) Korn
11 10 (3.05%) Ruby
12 9 (2.74%) Go
13 3 (0.91%) VB
14 2 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 292 (89.02%) CISSP
2 180 (54.88%) SANS
3 168 (51.22%) GIAC
4 147 (44.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 136 (41.46%) CISM
6 128 (39.02%) CISA
7 126 (38.41%) Cisco Certification
8 116 (35.37%) CSSLP
9 99 (30.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (29.88%) MCSE
11 93 (28.35%) CEH
12 81 (24.70%) CCNA
13 67 (20.43%) Security Cleared
14 63 (19.21%) Network+ Certification
15 60 (18.29%) Linux+ Certification
16 58 (17.68%) DV Cleared
17 45 (13.72%) CCNP
18 41 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 39 (11.89%) CCSP
19 39 (11.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (22.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (7.32%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.88%) GDPR
4 13 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (3.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.83%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.91%) COBIT
9 2 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (13.41%) Docker
2 39 (11.89%) vSphere
3 21 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.88%) NFS
4 16 (4.88%) Samba
4 16 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.35%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.83%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.52%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.52%) Xen
8 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (20.12%) Puppet
2 39 (11.89%) Salt
3 25 (7.62%) RSA Security Analytics
4 16 (4.88%) Ansible
4 16 (4.88%) Nagios
4 16 (4.88%) vCenter Server
4 16 (4.88%) ZABBIX
5 12 (3.66%) Nessus
6 11 (3.35%) Cacti
7 10 (3.05%) Nmap
8 9 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.52%) CASB
9 5 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.52%) OpenNMS
10 3 (0.91%) QRadar
11 2 (0.61%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.61%) SCCM
11 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 165 (50.30%) Microsoft
2 80 (24.39%) Symantec
3 62 (18.90%) Cisco
4 51 (15.55%) Splunk
5 50 (15.24%) Sophos
6 49 (14.94%) VMware
7 44 (13.41%) Red Hat
8 19 (5.79%) Forcepoint
9 16 (4.88%) EMC
9 16 (4.88%) NetApp
9 16 (4.88%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.27%) Qualys
11 12 (3.66%) ArcSight
12 10 (3.05%) LogRhythm
12 10 (3.05%) Netsparker
13 6 (1.83%) Oracle
14 5 (1.52%) BT
14 5 (1.52%) Cloudera
14 5 (1.52%) Dell
14 5 (1.52%) Hortonworks