Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 724 930 1026
Rank change year-on-year +206 +96 +67
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 413 233 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 0.58% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 237 189 153
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -21.74%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £64,000
UK median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -21.74%

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 35,252 40,160 46,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.03% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 26,130 31,102 37,106
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +136 150 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East +75 116 £55,000 +22.22% 4
London +50 65 £62,500 +4.17% 7
South West +37 44 £45,000 -
North of England +25 27 £46,000 +8.24% 7
North West +12 13 £45,000 -35.71% 6
Midlands +14 9 £47,500 -8.21% 1
Yorkshire +22 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands - 8 £47,500 -
North East - 6 £57,500 -
West Midlands +25 1 £72,500 +40.10% 1
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 346 (83.78%) CISSP
2 202 (48.91%) Cybersecurity
3 196 (47.46%) Information Security
4 189 (45.76%) SANS
5 181 (43.83%) Microsoft
6 175 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
7 163 (39.47%) GIAC
8 161 (38.98%) Firewall
9 159 (38.50%) CISM
10 152 (36.80%) Security Operations
11 149 (36.08%) CompTIA Security+
11 149 (36.08%) SIEM
12 146 (35.35%) Windows
13 125 (30.27%) Linux
14 117 (28.33%) CEH
15 111 (26.88%) CISA
16 110 (26.63%) Security Architecture
17 102 (24.70%) MCSE
17 102 (24.70%) Microsoft Certification
18 100 (24.21%) CSSLP
18 100 (24.21%) Security Operations Centre
19 92 (22.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 90 (21.79%) Retail
20 90 (21.79%) Management Information System
21 85 (20.58%) Symantec
21 85 (20.58%) CCNA
22 82 (19.85%) CCNP
22 82 (19.85%) TCP/IP
22 82 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
23 77 (18.64%) Vulnerability Management

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 30 (7.26%) Apache Pig
2 16 (3.87%) ExpressionEngine
2 16 (3.87%) WordPress
3 10 (2.42%) Apache
4 6 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
5 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 74 (17.92%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (13.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (8.96%) Office 365
4 22 (5.33%) SaaS
5 20 (4.84%) Mimecast
6 16 (3.87%) GitHub
6 16 (3.87%) IaaS
7 6 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 161 (38.98%) Firewall
2 82 (19.85%) TCP/IP
3 58 (14.04%) Network Security
4 51 (12.35%) HTTP
5 46 (11.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 38 (9.20%) SNMP
7 30 (7.26%) SSL
8 29 (7.02%) Internet
9 24 (5.81%) Wireshark
10 22 (5.33%) DHCP
10 22 (5.33%) DNS
11 21 (5.08%) ICMP
12 18 (4.36%) Broadband
12 18 (4.36%) Wireless
13 17 (4.12%) DKIM
13 17 (4.12%) DMARC
13 17 (4.12%) FCoE
14 10 (2.42%) VPN
15 6 (1.45%) SCCP
16 3 (0.73%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.11%) Big Data
2 35 (8.47%) MySQL
2 35 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 31 (7.51%) Hadoop
4 30 (7.26%) Apache Hive
5 16 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.91%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 64 (15.50%) JIRA
2 30 (7.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 30 (7.26%) Bitbucket
2 30 (7.26%) CodeSonar
2 30 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.26%) git-flow
2 30 (7.26%) Robot Framework
2 30 (7.26%) Selenium
3 17 (4.12%) Redmine
4 16 (3.87%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.15%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.97%) Hudson
General
1 90 (21.79%) Retail
2 48 (11.62%) Finance
3 18 (4.36%) Games
4 16 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.91%) Publishing
6 8 (1.94%) Banking
7 6 (1.45%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 116 (28.09%) Security Engineer
2 81 (19.61%) Analyst
3 59 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 58 (14.04%) Security Analyst
5 36 (8.72%) Architect
6 31 (7.51%) Security Architect
6 31 (7.51%) Security Officer
7 30 (7.26%) Software Engineer
8 28 (6.78%) Engineering Manager
9 27 (6.54%) SIEM Engineer
9 27 (6.54%) SOC Engineer
10 26 (6.30%) Information Officer
10 26 (6.30%) Information Security Officer
11 25 (6.05%) C++ Software Engineer
11 25 (6.05%) Java Engineer
11 25 (6.05%) Java Software Engineer
12 23 (5.57%) Platform Engineer
12 23 (5.57%) SOC Analyst
13 21 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (5.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.14%) Node.js
2 35 (8.47%) LAMP
3 33 (7.99%) .NET
3 33 (7.99%) ASP.NET
3 33 (7.99%) Java EE
3 33 (7.99%) STL
4 30 (7.26%) .NET Framework
4 30 (7.26%) Django
4 30 (7.26%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (7.26%) REST
4 30 (7.26%) SOAP
4 30 (7.26%) Spring MVC
5 5 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 100 (24.21%) Security Operations Centre
2 90 (21.79%) Management Information System
3 65 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (6.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 28 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
6 26 (6.30%) Data Protection Act
7 23 (5.57%) Data Centre
8 19 (4.60%) PKI
9 10 (2.42%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.45%) CESG
12 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.73%) Cyberattack
14 3 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
15 2 (0.48%) Cybercrime
16 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 146 (35.35%) Windows
2 125 (30.27%) Linux
3 60 (14.53%) Unix
4 52 (12.59%) Mac OS X
5 31 (7.51%) Apple iOS
6 30 (7.26%) Android
7 18 (4.36%) Kali Linux
8 13 (3.15%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.66%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.94%) CentOS
10 8 (1.94%) Fedora
10 8 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (48.91%) Cybersecurity
2 196 (47.46%) Information Security
3 152 (36.80%) Security Operations
4 149 (36.08%) SIEM
5 110 (26.63%) Security Architecture
6 82 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (18.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 75 (18.16%) Data Loss Prevention
9 70 (16.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 70 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 69 (16.71%) Risk Management
11 67 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
12 66 (15.98%) Identity Access Management
13 62 (15.01%) Systems Engineering
14 56 (13.56%) ITIL
14 56 (13.56%) Reverse Engineering
15 55 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (13.32%) Software Engineering
15 55 (13.32%) User Stories
16 53 (12.83%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (17.92%) Python
2 61 (14.77%) C
3 60 (14.53%) Bash Shell
4 54 (13.08%) Java
5 47 (11.38%) PHP
6 43 (10.41%) PowerShell
7 36 (8.72%) C#
8 33 (7.99%) C++
8 33 (7.99%) Objective-C
9 30 (7.26%) JavaScript
10 16 (3.87%) Korn
11 15 (3.63%) Perl
12 12 (2.91%) Go
12 12 (2.91%) Ruby
13 7 (1.69%) SQL
14 3 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 346 (83.78%) CISSP
2 189 (45.76%) SANS
3 175 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
4 163 (39.47%) GIAC
5 159 (38.50%) CISM
6 149 (36.08%) CompTIA Security+
7 117 (28.33%) CEH
8 111 (26.88%) CISA
9 102 (24.70%) MCSE
9 102 (24.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 100 (24.21%) CSSLP
11 85 (20.58%) CCNA
12 82 (19.85%) CCNP
13 66 (15.98%) Security Cleared
14 64 (15.50%) Network+ Certification
15 58 (14.04%) CCSP
15 58 (14.04%) DV Cleared
15 58 (14.04%) Linux+ Certification
16 57 (13.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 41 (9.93%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (22.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (8.23%) GDPR
3 31 (7.51%) PCI DSS
4 26 (6.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.97%) SLA
7 3 (0.73%) QA
8 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 38 (9.20%) Docker
2 30 (7.26%) vSphere
3 25 (6.05%) NFS
3 25 (6.05%) Samba
3 25 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
3 25 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.12%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.94%) VirtualBox
5 8 (1.94%) Xen
6 6 (1.45%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 60 (14.53%) Puppet
2 30 (7.26%) Salt
3 26 (6.30%) Nagios
4 25 (6.05%) Ansible
4 25 (6.05%) CASB
4 25 (6.05%) vCenter Server
5 23 (5.57%) RSA Security Analytics
6 14 (3.39%) Nessus
7 13 (3.15%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (3.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (3.15%) Nmap
7 13 (3.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (3.15%) ZABBIX
8 12 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (1.94%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.94%) OpenNMS
10 5 (1.21%) Cacti
10 5 (1.21%) QRadar
11 2 (0.48%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 181 (43.83%) Microsoft
2 85 (20.58%) Symantec
3 69 (16.71%) Cisco
4 68 (16.46%) VMware
5 59 (14.29%) Splunk
6 54 (13.08%) Red Hat
7 49 (11.86%) Sophos
8 33 (7.99%) Forcepoint
9 30 (7.26%) Oracle
10 25 (6.05%) EMC
10 25 (6.05%) NetApp
10 25 (6.05%) SolarWinds
11 19 (4.60%) McAfee
12 14 (3.39%) Qualys
13 12 (2.91%) Netsparker
14 10 (2.42%) Trend Micro
15 8 (1.94%) Cloudera
15 8 (1.94%) Dell
15 8 (1.94%) Hortonworks
16 5 (1.21%) BT