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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 851 887
Rank change year-on-year +70 +36  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 49 82 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.084% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 48 76 53
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £49,500 £43,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £90,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,750 £45,825
% change year-on-year +4.26% +15.11%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19912 26376 28609
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.71% 27.15% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15810 21423 22528
Median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SSCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 19 £55,000 -12.00% 6
Yorkshire +32 15 £70,000 +86.66% 1
South East +62 5 £65,000 +18.18% 3
East of England +18 5 £47,500 -52.50% 1
South West +26 3 £36,500 -51.33%
West Midlands +22 1 £32,500 -28.17% 1
North West - 1 £52,500 -
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 110 (95.65%) CISSP
2 79 (68.70%) Information Security
3 71 (61.74%) CISM
4 69 (60.00%) Firewall
5 60 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 54 (46.96%) CISA
7 48 (41.74%) Security+ Certification
7 48 (41.74%) CompTIA Security+
8 45 (39.13%) CEH
9 44 (38.26%) Degree
10 42 (36.52%) SANS
11 35 (30.43%) PCI DSS
11 35 (30.43%) GIAC
11 35 (30.43%) ITIL
12 32 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (24.35%) CCNA
15 27 (23.48%) SIEM
16 26 (22.61%) Windows
17 25 (21.74%) Linux
18 24 (20.87%) Management Information System
18 24 (20.87%) Penetration Testing
19 23 (20.00%) Cisco
20 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (18.26%) Security Operations
22 20 (17.39%) Risk Management
23 19 (16.52%) MCSE
23 19 (16.52%) Data Protection
23 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
23 19 (16.52%) CISMP

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 5 (4.35%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.74%) Office 365
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (60.00%) Firewall
2 14 (12.17%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.57%) DNS
3 11 (9.57%) Internet
3 11 (9.57%) Network Security
4 8 (6.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (5.22%) LAN
5 6 (5.22%) WAN
6 3 (2.61%) DHCP
6 3 (2.61%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (2.61%) SSL
6 3 (2.61%) VPN
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.74%) FCoE
7 2 (1.74%) HTTP
7 2 (1.74%) SNMP
8 1 (0.87%) Extranet
8 1 (0.87%) Intranet
8 1 (0.87%) LDAP
8 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) Big Data
2 5 (4.35%) Apache Hive
2 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.74%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.74%) CodeSonar
2 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.74%) git-flow
2 2 (1.74%) Redmine
2 2 (1.74%) Robot Framework
2 2 (1.74%) Selenium
General
1 16 (13.91%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Games
3 9 (7.83%) Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Retail
4 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.35%) Legal
6 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (48.70%) Analyst
2 52 (45.22%) Security Analyst
3 15 (13.04%) IT Analyst
3 15 (13.04%) IT Security Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Security Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Security Specialist
6 10 (8.70%) IT Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) IT Security Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Information Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Information Security Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Information Security Specialist
7 8 (6.96%) Information Specialist
7 8 (6.96%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Security Manager
8 7 (6.09%) IT Security Specialist
8 7 (6.09%) Security Officer
9 6 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Governance Manager
9 6 (5.22%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) Java EE
2 6 (5.22%) STL
3 2 (1.74%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.74%) Django
3 2 (1.74%) LAMP
3 2 (1.74%) Node.js
3 2 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.74%) REST
3 2 (1.74%) SOAP
3 2 (1.74%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.87%) SAML
4 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.43%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.96%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (6.96%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.35%) NHS
6 4 (3.48%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.61%) CESG
7 3 (2.61%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.61%) Windows
2 25 (21.74%) Linux
3 13 (11.30%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.35%) Android
4 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.35%) Unix
5 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (68.70%) Information Security
2 35 (30.43%) ITIL
3 32 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (23.48%) SIEM
5 24 (20.87%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (18.26%) Security Operations
7 20 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 19 (16.52%) Data Protection
9 16 (13.91%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (12.17%) Reverse Engineering
11 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (11.30%) Service Management
12 12 (10.43%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.70%) Business Continuity
13 10 (8.70%) Coaching
13 10 (8.70%) Mathematics
14 9 (7.83%) Incident Management
14 9 (7.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 9 (7.83%) Vulnerability Management
15 8 (6.96%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.30%) C
2 8 (6.96%) Java
3 7 (6.09%) C#
4 6 (5.22%) C++
4 6 (5.22%) Objective-C
5 5 (4.35%) Perl
6 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.48%) Python
7 3 (2.61%) PHP
7 3 (2.61%) VB
8 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.74%) Korn
8 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.87%) AWK
Qualifications
1 110 (95.65%) CISSP
2 71 (61.74%) CISM
3 54 (46.96%) CISA
4 48 (41.74%) CompTIA Security+
4 48 (41.74%) Security+ Certification
5 45 (39.13%) CEH
6 44 (38.26%) Degree
7 42 (36.52%) SANS
8 35 (30.43%) GIAC
9 30 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (24.35%) CCNA
11 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (16.52%) CISMP
12 19 (16.52%) MCSE
12 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
13 16 (13.91%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (11.30%) CSSLP
14 13 (11.30%) Linux+ Certification
15 11 (9.57%) DV Cleared
16 9 (7.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (30.43%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.96%) GDPR
4 6 (5.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (5.22%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.61%) COBIT
5 3 (2.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (2.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.87%) FISMA
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.35%) vSphere
3 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.74%) Docker
4 2 (1.74%) NFS
4 2 (1.74%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Puppet
2 3 (2.61%) Nessus
3 2 (1.74%) Ansible
3 2 (1.74%) Nagios
3 2 (1.74%) Salt
3 2 (1.74%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.87%) Kibana
4 1 (0.87%) logstash
4 1 (0.87%) QRadar
Vendors
1 23 (20.00%) Cisco
2 16 (13.91%) Qualys
3 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.96%) Intel Security
5 5 (4.35%) ArcSight
5 5 (4.35%) Forcepoint
5 5 (4.35%) Splunk
5 5 (4.35%) Tripwire
5 5 (4.35%) VMware
6 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.48%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.61%) Dell
7 3 (2.61%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.74%) EMC
8 2 (1.74%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.74%) NetApp
8 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.74%) Sophos
8 2 (1.74%) Tufin
9 1 (0.87%) NetIQ
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago