Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 898 1041 1037
Rank change year-on-year +143 -4 +120
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 264 102 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.064% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 232 96 168
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -18.75% +30.43%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £104,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.50% -16.25% +30.43%

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 38,057 39,635 52,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.68% 24.89% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28,994 31,302 42,290
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
London +50 91 £52,500 -4.55% 3
East of England +42 51 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South East +34 48 £45,000 -30.77% 2
North of England -7 34 £50,000 +42.86% 3
South West -10 26 £45,000 +23.29% 2
Yorkshire +19 24 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Midlands +17 17 £61,500 +75.71%
North West +23 10 £45,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands +8 9 £53,500 +52.86%
East Midlands - 8 £65,000 -
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 242 (91.67%) CISSP
2 139 (52.65%) Information Security
3 125 (47.35%) GIAC
3 125 (47.35%) Firewall
4 123 (46.59%) SIEM
5 119 (45.08%) Cybersecurity
6 108 (40.91%) SANS
7 105 (39.77%) CISM
8 104 (39.39%) CISA
9 99 (37.50%) Microsoft
10 97 (36.74%) CEH
11 92 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
12 91 (34.47%) CompTIA Security+
13 83 (31.44%) Windows
14 82 (31.06%) CSSLP
15 69 (26.14%) Security Operations
16 68 (25.76%) Security Architecture
17 62 (23.48%) Management Information System
18 60 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 58 (21.97%) CCNA
19 58 (21.97%) Vulnerability Management
20 55 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
21 53 (20.08%) Linux
21 53 (20.08%) Data Loss Prevention
22 52 (19.70%) MCSE
23 51 (19.32%) Cisco
24 49 (18.56%) TCP/IP
25 47 (17.80%) Network Security
26 42 (15.91%) Symantec
27 40 (15.15%) Data Protection

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 16 (6.06%) Apache Pig
2 10 (3.79%) Apache
3 4 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (8.33%) Office 365
4 15 (5.68%) Mimecast
5 8 (3.03%) GitHub
6 4 (1.52%) G Suite
7 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 125 (47.35%) Firewall
2 49 (18.56%) TCP/IP
3 47 (17.80%) Network Security
4 29 (10.98%) SSL
5 27 (10.23%) VPN
6 24 (9.09%) HTTP
7 21 (7.95%) DNS
8 20 (7.58%) SNMP
9 19 (7.20%) DHCP
9 19 (7.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (5.68%) DKIM
10 15 (5.68%) DMARC
10 15 (5.68%) WAN
10 15 (5.68%) Wireshark
11 12 (4.55%) LAN
12 10 (3.79%) FCoE
12 10 (3.79%) ICMP
13 9 (3.41%) Wireless
14 8 (3.03%) DMZ
14 8 (3.03%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.85%) Big Data
2 21 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.58%) MySQL
4 16 (6.06%) Apache Hive
4 16 (6.06%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 32 (12.12%) JIRA
2 14 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (5.30%) Bitbucket
2 14 (5.30%) CodeSonar
2 14 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.30%) git-flow
2 14 (5.30%) Robot Framework
2 14 (5.30%) Selenium
3 11 (4.17%) Metasploit
4 10 (3.79%) Redmine
5 8 (3.03%) Burp Suite
5 8 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (11.36%) Finance
1 30 (11.36%) Retail
2 12 (4.55%) Banking
2 12 (4.55%) Games
3 11 (4.17%) Legal
4 9 (3.41%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.03%) Law
6 3 (1.14%) Front Office
7 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (28.79%) Security Engineer
2 63 (23.86%) Analyst
3 57 (21.59%) Security Analyst
4 30 (11.36%) Security Manager
5 29 (10.98%) Architect
5 29 (10.98%) Security Architect
6 22 (8.33%) IT Manager
6 22 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
7 19 (7.20%) Information Analyst
7 19 (7.20%) Information Security Analyst
8 17 (6.44%) Security Officer
9 16 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Network Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Operations Analyst
11 14 (5.30%) Security Operations Analyst
11 14 (5.30%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.17%) IT Architect
12 11 (4.17%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.95%) LAMP
2 18 (6.82%) Java EE
3 16 (6.06%) STL
4 15 (5.68%) .NET
5 14 (5.30%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.30%) ASP.NET
5 14 (5.30%) Django
5 14 (5.30%) Node.js
5 14 (5.30%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (5.30%) REST
5 14 (5.30%) SOAP
5 14 (5.30%) Spring MVC
6 6 (2.27%) Web Services
7 3 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.48%) Management Information System
2 29 (10.98%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (7.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.58%) PKI
5 18 (6.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 18 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (5.30%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (3.41%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.03%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.65%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.65%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.52%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.76%) BYOD
13 2 (0.76%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 83 (31.44%) Windows
2 53 (20.08%) Linux
3 28 (10.61%) Unix
4 24 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 16 (6.06%) Android
5 16 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 14 (5.30%) Kali Linux
7 9 (3.41%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.52%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (52.65%) Information Security
2 123 (46.59%) SIEM
3 119 (45.08%) Cybersecurity
4 69 (26.14%) Security Operations
5 68 (25.76%) Security Architecture
6 58 (21.97%) Vulnerability Management
7 53 (20.08%) Data Loss Prevention
8 40 (15.15%) Data Protection
9 38 (14.39%) ITIL
10 35 (13.26%) Kalman Filter
10 35 (13.26%) Risk Management
11 33 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (12.12%) Security Management
13 30 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (11.36%) Test Automation
13 30 (11.36%) Use Case
14 28 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
14 28 (10.61%) Software Engineering
14 28 (10.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.74%) Python
2 29 (10.98%) C
2 29 (10.98%) Java
3 28 (10.61%) Bash Shell
4 23 (8.71%) PHP
5 18 (6.82%) C++
5 18 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 17 (6.44%) C#
7 16 (6.06%) Objective-C
8 14 (5.30%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.79%) Korn
10 7 (2.65%) Perl
11 4 (1.52%) Ruby
12 3 (1.14%) Go
13 2 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 242 (91.67%) CISSP
2 125 (47.35%) GIAC
3 108 (40.91%) SANS
4 105 (39.77%) CISM
5 104 (39.39%) CISA
6 97 (36.74%) CEH
7 92 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
8 91 (34.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 82 (31.06%) CSSLP
10 58 (21.97%) CCNA
11 55 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 52 (19.70%) MCSE
13 37 (14.02%) CCNP
14 33 (12.50%) CCSP
15 31 (11.74%) Degree
15 31 (11.74%) Network+ Certification
16 28 (10.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 28 (10.61%) Linux+ Certification
17 27 (10.23%) Security Cleared
18 25 (9.47%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (13.64%) GDPR
3 11 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (3.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.89%) COBIT
6 5 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.52%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.76%) PMO
9 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (6.44%) Docker
2 14 (5.30%) vSphere
3 10 (3.79%) NFS
3 10 (3.79%) Samba
3 10 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (3.79%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.65%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.52%) Firmware
5 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (11.36%) Puppet
2 15 (5.68%) RSA Security Analytics
3 14 (5.30%) Salt
4 13 (4.92%) Nessus
5 10 (3.79%) Ansible
5 10 (3.79%) Nagios
5 10 (3.79%) vCenter Server
6 8 (3.03%) Core Impact
7 6 (2.27%) Cacti
7 6 (2.27%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.52%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.52%) SCCM
9 4 (1.52%) WSUS
10 3 (1.14%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.14%) Nmap
10 3 (1.14%) QRadar
11 1 (0.38%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 99 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 51 (19.32%) Cisco
3 42 (15.91%) Symantec
4 37 (14.02%) Splunk
5 29 (10.98%) VMware
6 23 (8.71%) Red Hat
7 20 (7.58%) Sophos
8 18 (6.82%) Forcepoint
9 10 (3.79%) ArcSight
9 10 (3.79%) EMC
9 10 (3.79%) NetApp
9 10 (3.79%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.03%) F5
10 8 (3.03%) LogRhythm
10 8 (3.03%) Qualys
11 7 (2.65%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.89%) Oracle
13 4 (1.52%) Apple
13 4 (1.52%) Google
13 4 (1.52%) HP