Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 888 1020
Rank change year-on-year +84 +132 +31
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 277 280 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.72% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 174 232 125
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -25.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -25.00%

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 33,947 39,102 42,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.43% 23.86% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24,927 30,544 33,721
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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
South East +52 87 £45,000 - 6
East of England +62 69 £46,250 -7.50% 2
London +34 60 £61,250 +16.67% 4
South West +27 30 £42,500 -5.56% 1
North of England +36 23 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Yorkshire +46 15 £75,000 +87.50% 4
North West +35 8 £46,000 -34.29% 2
Midlands +39 6 £47,500 -13.64% 1
East Midlands +16 6 £47,500 -26.92% 1
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 221 (79.78%) CISSP
2 164 (59.21%) Cybersecurity
3 142 (51.26%) Information Security
4 141 (50.90%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (44.04%) Firewall
6 112 (40.43%) Security Operations
7 106 (38.27%) SANS
8 101 (36.46%) SIEM
9 97 (35.02%) CEH
10 96 (34.66%) CISM
11 87 (31.41%) Microsoft
11 87 (31.41%) Windows
12 82 (29.60%) Linux
13 76 (27.44%) GIAC
14 75 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
15 74 (26.71%) CompTIA Security+
16 71 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
17 68 (24.55%) Management Information System
18 67 (24.19%) Security Operations Centre
19 65 (23.47%) Vulnerability Management
20 63 (22.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 61 (22.02%) CCNP
22 59 (21.30%) TCP/IP
22 59 (21.30%) Network Security
23 58 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
24 57 (20.58%) CCNA
24 57 (20.58%) Security Architecture
25 55 (19.86%) ITIL
26 54 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
26 54 (19.49%) CCSP

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 28 (10.11%) ExpressionEngine
1 28 (10.11%) WordPress
2 9 (3.25%) IIS
3 8 (2.89%) Apache Pig
4 7 (2.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 75 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (10.83%) SaaS
4 28 (10.11%) IaaS
5 23 (8.30%) Office 365
6 11 (3.97%) GitHub
7 8 (2.89%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 122 (44.04%) Firewall
2 59 (21.30%) Network Security
2 59 (21.30%) TCP/IP
3 42 (15.16%) Internet
4 41 (14.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 32 (11.55%) SNMP
6 24 (8.66%) HTTP
7 18 (6.50%) DHCP
7 18 (6.50%) DNS
8 16 (5.78%) FCoE
8 16 (5.78%) ICMP
8 16 (5.78%) Wireshark
9 14 (5.05%) Wireless
10 9 (3.25%) VPN
11 8 (2.89%) SSL
12 5 (1.81%) SCCP
13 4 (1.44%) DKIM
13 4 (1.44%) DMARC
13 4 (1.44%) LAN
13 4 (1.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.83%) Big Data
2 28 (10.11%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.33%) Geospatial Data
3 12 (4.33%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.97%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.61%) MySQL
6 8 (2.89%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 35 (12.64%) JIRA
2 16 (5.78%) Redmine
3 11 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (2.89%) Bitbucket
4 8 (2.89%) CodeSonar
4 8 (2.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.89%) git-flow
4 8 (2.89%) Robot Framework
4 8 (2.89%) Selenium
5 6 (2.17%) Metasploit
6 5 (1.81%) Hudson
General
1 42 (15.16%) Retail
2 37 (13.36%) Finance
3 24 (8.66%) Publishing
4 12 (4.33%) Games
5 7 (2.53%) Legal
6 6 (2.17%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (31.05%) Security Engineer
2 65 (23.47%) Analyst
3 55 (19.86%) Security Analyst
4 32 (11.55%) Security Manager
5 28 (10.11%) Incident Manager
5 28 (10.11%) Security Incident Manager
6 23 (8.30%) Architect
7 18 (6.50%) Network Engineer
8 17 (6.14%) Security Specialist
9 16 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (5.78%) SIEM Engineer
9 16 (5.78%) SOC Engineer
10 15 (5.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 15 (5.42%) IT Analyst
10 15 (5.42%) IT Security Analyst
10 15 (5.42%) Security Architect
11 14 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 13 (4.69%) Platform Engineer
13 11 (3.97%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.00%) Node.js
2 10 (3.61%) .NET
2 10 (3.61%) ASP.NET
2 10 (3.61%) Java EE
2 10 (3.61%) LAMP
2 10 (3.61%) STL
3 8 (2.89%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.89%) Django
3 8 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (2.89%) REST
3 8 (2.89%) SOAP
3 8 (2.89%) Spring MVC
4 5 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.36%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 68 (24.55%) Management Information System
2 67 (24.19%) Security Operations Centre
3 51 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (11.55%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (9.03%) Data Protection Act
6 23 (8.30%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (7.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (3.97%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.25%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.89%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (2.17%) Driving Licence
11 6 (2.17%) PKI
12 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
15 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 1 (0.36%) Fintech
15 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
15 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.41%) Windows
2 82 (29.60%) Linux
3 28 (10.11%) Mac OS X
4 26 (9.39%) Unix
5 18 (6.50%) Apple iOS
5 18 (6.50%) Windows Server
6 11 (3.97%) Kali Linux
7 8 (2.89%) Android
8 6 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.44%) CentOS
9 4 (1.44%) Fedora
9 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (59.21%) Cybersecurity
2 142 (51.26%) Information Security
3 112 (40.43%) Security Operations
4 101 (36.46%) SIEM
5 65 (23.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 58 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (20.58%) Security Architecture
8 55 (19.86%) ITIL
9 42 (15.16%) Data Loss Prevention
10 41 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 39 (14.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 38 (13.72%) Mentoring
13 36 (13.00%) Data Protection
14 35 (12.64%) Systems Engineering
15 34 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (11.19%) Risk Management
17 30 (10.83%) Security Management
18 29 (10.47%) Kalman Filter
19 28 (10.11%) OWASP
19 28 (10.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.64%) Python
2 33 (11.91%) Bash Shell
3 31 (11.19%) C
4 26 (9.39%) Java
5 17 (6.14%) PowerShell
6 15 (5.42%) PHP
7 12 (4.33%) C#
7 12 (4.33%) Korn
8 10 (3.61%) C++
8 10 (3.61%) Objective-C
9 8 (2.89%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.53%) Perl
10 7 (2.53%) SQL
11 5 (1.81%) Go
11 5 (1.81%) Ruby
12 2 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (79.78%) CISSP
2 141 (50.90%) Cisco Certification
3 106 (38.27%) SANS
4 97 (35.02%) CEH
5 96 (34.66%) CISM
6 76 (27.44%) GIAC
7 74 (26.71%) CompTIA Security+
8 61 (22.02%) CCNP
9 57 (20.58%) CCNA
10 54 (19.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 54 (19.49%) CCSP
10 54 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (19.13%) MCSE
12 43 (15.52%) CISA
13 36 (13.00%) Network+ Certification
14 34 (12.27%) Degree
15 33 (11.91%) Security Cleared
16 32 (11.55%) CSSLP
17 30 (10.83%) Linux+ Certification
18 29 (10.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (22.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (14.08%) GDPR
3 31 (11.19%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (5.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.81%) SLA
6 4 (1.44%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.08%) QA
8 2 (0.72%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
2 19 (6.86%) NFS
2 19 (6.86%) Samba
3 16 (5.78%) VMware NSX
4 12 (4.33%) Docker
5 11 (3.97%) Active Directory
5 11 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (2.89%) vSphere
7 4 (1.44%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.44%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (10.83%) Puppet
2 21 (7.58%) CASB
2 21 (7.58%) Nagios
3 20 (7.22%) Ansible
3 20 (7.22%) vCenter Server
4 15 (5.42%) RSA Security Analytics
5 13 (4.69%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (4.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 13 (4.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (3.61%) Nessus
7 8 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.89%) Salt
8 6 (2.17%) Nmap
8 6 (2.17%) WSUS
8 6 (2.17%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.81%) QRadar
10 4 (1.44%) IBM BigFix
10 4 (1.44%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.44%) OpenNMS
10 4 (1.44%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 87 (31.41%) Microsoft
2 51 (18.41%) Cisco
3 50 (18.05%) VMware
4 49 (17.69%) Splunk
5 36 (13.00%) Symantec
6 34 (12.27%) Oracle
7 29 (10.47%) Red Hat
8 22 (7.94%) McAfee
9 21 (7.58%) Forcepoint
10 20 (7.22%) SolarWinds
11 19 (6.86%) EMC
11 19 (6.86%) NetApp
12 11 (3.97%) Trend Micro
13 10 (3.61%) Apple
13 10 (3.61%) Qualys
13 10 (3.61%) Sophos
14 8 (2.89%) Darktrace
15 7 (2.53%) Citrix
16 6 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
17 5 (1.81%) Netsparker