Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 743 990 1027
Rank change year-on-year +247 +37 +99
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 390 170 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 232 142 137
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £46,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -16.36% +10.00% -9.09%

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 36,636 39,996 47,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.39% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 27,323 30,904 38,617
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +154 155 £50,000 -4.76% 4
South East +58 91 £55,000 - 3
London +13 56 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South West +23 47 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +36 28 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North West +18 18 £45,000 -35.71%
Midlands +19 11 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East Midlands - 9 £47,500 - 2
North East - 6 £57,500 - 1
Yorkshire +22 4 £35,000 - 4
West Midlands +28 2 £55,000 +10.00% 2
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 332 (85.13%) CISSP
2 196 (50.26%) SANS
3 194 (49.74%) Microsoft
4 188 (48.21%) Information Security
5 177 (45.38%) Firewall
6 176 (45.13%) Cybersecurity
7 175 (44.87%) GIAC
8 170 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
9 163 (41.79%) CompTIA Security+
10 151 (38.72%) SIEM
11 148 (37.95%) Windows
12 133 (34.10%) CISM
13 129 (33.08%) Linux
13 129 (33.08%) Security Operations
14 125 (32.05%) MCSE
14 125 (32.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 113 (28.97%) CSSLP
16 112 (28.72%) CISA
17 105 (26.92%) Security Architecture
18 100 (25.64%) CCNA
18 100 (25.64%) CEH
19 99 (25.38%) Retail
20 88 (22.56%) Penetration Testing
20 88 (22.56%) Python
21 86 (22.05%) Symantec
22 85 (21.79%) TCP/IP
23 82 (21.03%) Network+ Certification
24 81 (20.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 81 (20.77%) Security Cleared
25 80 (20.51%) Management Information System

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 45 (11.54%) Apache Pig
2 14 (3.59%) Apache
3 9 (2.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.67%) Office 365
4 17 (4.36%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.82%) GitHub
6 8 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.54%) SaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 177 (45.38%) Firewall
2 85 (21.79%) TCP/IP
3 61 (15.64%) HTTP
4 43 (11.03%) SSL
5 39 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 34 (8.72%) SNMP
7 31 (7.95%) Wireshark
8 30 (7.69%) Network Security
9 19 (4.87%) DHCP
9 19 (4.87%) DKIM
9 19 (4.87%) DMARC
9 19 (4.87%) DNS
9 19 (4.87%) Wireless
10 18 (4.62%) ICMP
11 17 (4.36%) Broadband
12 16 (4.10%) FCoE
13 11 (2.82%) Internet
14 10 (2.56%) VPN
15 9 (2.31%) SCCP
16 3 (0.77%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.41%) Big Data
2 50 (12.82%) MySQL
2 50 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 46 (11.79%) Hadoop
4 45 (11.54%) Apache Hive
5 11 (2.82%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 71 (18.21%) JIRA
2 43 (11.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 43 (11.03%) Bitbucket
2 43 (11.03%) CodeSonar
2 43 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 43 (11.03%) git-flow
2 43 (11.03%) Robot Framework
2 43 (11.03%) Selenium
3 16 (4.10%) Redmine
4 15 (3.85%) Metasploit
5 11 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.51%) Hudson
General
1 99 (25.38%) Retail
2 41 (10.51%) Finance
3 20 (5.13%) Games
4 18 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.79%) Banking
6 5 (1.28%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 98 (25.13%) Security Engineer
2 79 (20.26%) Analyst
3 54 (13.85%) Security Analyst
4 43 (11.03%) Software Engineer
5 40 (10.26%) Security Manager
6 38 (9.74%) Architect
6 38 (9.74%) C++ Software Engineer
6 38 (9.74%) Java Engineer
6 38 (9.74%) Java Software Engineer
7 34 (8.72%) Security Architect
8 32 (8.21%) C# Software Engineer
9 28 (7.18%) Engineering Manager
9 28 (7.18%) Security Officer
9 28 (7.18%) SOC Analyst
10 23 (5.90%) Information Officer
10 23 (5.90%) Information Security Officer
10 23 (5.90%) Platform Engineer
10 23 (5.90%) SIEM Analyst
11 22 (5.64%) SIEM Engineer
11 22 (5.64%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.82%) Java EE
1 50 (12.82%) LAMP
2 48 (12.31%) STL
3 46 (11.79%) .NET
3 46 (11.79%) ASP.NET
4 43 (11.03%) .NET Framework
4 43 (11.03%) Django
4 43 (11.03%) Node.js
4 43 (11.03%) RabbitMQ
4 43 (11.03%) REST
4 43 (11.03%) SOAP
4 43 (11.03%) Spring MVC
5 7 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 75 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
3 59 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (9.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 26 (6.67%) Data Centre
7 24 (6.15%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (5.38%) PKI
9 20 (5.13%) Computer Science
10 16 (4.10%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (3.33%) Public Cloud
12 8 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.79%) CESG
13 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (1.03%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.77%) Cyberattack
15 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
16 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
17 1 (0.26%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 148 (37.95%) Windows
2 129 (33.08%) Linux
3 63 (16.15%) Unix
4 61 (15.64%) Mac OS X
5 45 (11.54%) Android
5 45 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 22 (5.64%) Kali Linux
7 15 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.05%) CentOS
8 8 (2.05%) Fedora
8 8 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.54%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (48.21%) Information Security
2 176 (45.13%) Cybersecurity
3 151 (38.72%) SIEM
4 129 (33.08%) Security Operations
5 105 (26.92%) Security Architecture
6 88 (22.56%) Penetration Testing
7 78 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 77 (19.74%) Risk Management
9 76 (19.49%) Data Loss Prevention
10 72 (18.46%) Software Engineering
11 67 (17.18%) User Stories
12 63 (16.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 63 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (15.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 61 (15.64%) Identity Access Management
15 60 (15.38%) Test Automation
15 60 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
16 57 (14.62%) Ethical Hacking
17 52 (13.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 88 (22.56%) Python
2 75 (19.23%) Bash Shell
2 75 (19.23%) C
3 68 (17.44%) Java
4 63 (16.15%) PHP
5 59 (15.13%) PowerShell
6 51 (13.08%) C#
7 50 (12.82%) C++
8 48 (12.31%) Objective-C
9 43 (11.03%) JavaScript
10 18 (4.62%) Perl
11 15 (3.85%) Korn
12 14 (3.59%) Ruby
13 13 (3.33%) Go
14 5 (1.28%) SQL
14 5 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 332 (85.13%) CISSP
2 196 (50.26%) SANS
3 175 (44.87%) GIAC
4 170 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
5 163 (41.79%) CompTIA Security+
6 133 (34.10%) CISM
7 125 (32.05%) MCSE
7 125 (32.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 113 (28.97%) CSSLP
9 112 (28.72%) CISA
10 100 (25.64%) CCNA
10 100 (25.64%) CEH
11 82 (21.03%) Network+ Certification
12 81 (20.77%) Security Cleared
13 74 (18.97%) Linux+ Certification
14 73 (18.72%) CCNP
15 72 (18.46%) DV Cleared
16 51 (13.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 50 (12.82%) CCSP
18 48 (12.31%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (20.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.95%) PCI DSS
3 24 (6.15%) GDPR
4 19 (4.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.28%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.03%) SLA
8 3 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.77%) QA
9 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 51 (13.08%) Docker
2 43 (11.03%) vSphere
3 28 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (6.15%) NFS
4 24 (6.15%) Samba
4 24 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.10%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.05%) Active Directory
6 8 (2.05%) VirtualBox
6 8 (2.05%) Xen
7 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 74 (18.97%) Puppet
2 43 (11.03%) Salt
3 30 (7.69%) RSA Security Analytics
4 25 (6.41%) Nagios
5 24 (6.15%) Ansible
5 24 (6.15%) vCenter Server
6 18 (4.62%) Nessus
7 15 (3.85%) Nmap
7 15 (3.85%) ZABBIX
8 14 (3.59%) CASB
9 10 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (2.05%) Kubernetes
10 8 (2.05%) OpenNMS
11 7 (1.79%) Cacti
11 7 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (1.79%) QRadar
11 7 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.51%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 194 (49.74%) Microsoft
2 86 (22.05%) Symantec
3 70 (17.95%) Cisco
4 69 (17.69%) VMware
5 68 (17.44%) Splunk
6 59 (15.13%) Red Hat
7 49 (12.56%) Sophos
8 24 (6.15%) EMC
8 24 (6.15%) Forcepoint
8 24 (6.15%) NetApp
8 24 (6.15%) SolarWinds
9 18 (4.62%) Oracle
9 18 (4.62%) Qualys
10 14 (3.59%) Netsparker
11 12 (3.08%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.31%) LogRhythm
12 9 (2.31%) McAfee
13 8 (2.05%) Cloudera
13 8 (2.05%) Dell
13 8 (2.05%) Hortonworks