Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 748 831 862
Rank change year-on-year +83 +31 +47
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 90 88 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.44% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 75 67 129
10th Percentile £43,500 £36,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,625 £45,000 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £79,000 £77,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%

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 16,204 20,039 33,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.59% 21.54% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 11,142 15,105 24,505
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.13%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,037
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in England

SSCP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SSCP in England.

Salary trend for SSCP in England

SSCP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSCP in England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 +96 58 £58,000 -3.33% 1
South East +46 15 £58,497 -16.43% 1
East of England +28 7 £53,500 -2.73% 2
North of England +3 4 £36,000 -20.00%
South West -33 4 £55,000 +42.86%
Yorkshire -5 3 £33,000 +16.81%
Midlands +3 2 £57,500 -
North West +30 1 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 69 (76.67%) CISSP
2 61 (67.78%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (58.89%) Information Security
4 50 (55.56%) CISM
5 44 (48.89%) GDPR
6 40 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (37.78%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (36.67%) Management Information System
9 29 (32.22%) SIEM
10 28 (31.11%) CSSLP
11 27 (30.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 25 (27.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 25 (27.78%) Data Protection
13 24 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (26.67%) Firewall
13 24 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 23 (25.56%) Business Continuity
14 23 (25.56%) Vulnerability Management
15 21 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (23.33%) Linux
15 21 (23.33%) Cyber Essentials
16 20 (22.22%) MCSE
16 20 (22.22%) Microsoft
16 20 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
17 19 (21.11%) Azure
18 18 (20.00%) PCI DSS
19 17 (18.89%) Big Data
19 17 (18.89%) CEH
19 17 (18.89%) NCSC

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 6 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.67%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.11%) Azure
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (8.89%) AWS
4 5 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) GitHub
5 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.67%) Firewall
2 15 (16.67%) DNS
3 9 (10.00%) HTTP
4 7 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 6 (6.67%) MPLS
5 6 (6.67%) SSL
5 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.67%) VPN
6 5 (5.56%) Network Security
7 2 (2.22%) DHCP
7 2 (2.22%) Internet
7 2 (2.22%) SMTP
7 2 (2.22%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.11%) ICMP
8 1 (1.11%) SNMP
8 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.11%) VoIP
8 1 (1.11%) WAN
8 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) Big Data
2 6 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 6 (6.67%) Impala
3 1 (1.11%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) JIRA
1 7 (7.78%) Snyk
2 6 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 6 (6.67%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.67%) git-flow
3 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.33%) Finance
3 9 (10.00%) Legal
4 8 (8.89%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (6.67%) Social Skills
6 4 (4.44%) Law
7 1 (1.11%) Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Analyst
2 19 (21.11%) Security Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) Security Engineer
4 15 (16.67%) Consultant
5 14 (15.56%) Security Consultant
6 12 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 10 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Security Manager
8 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 6 (6.67%) Data Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Data Science Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) IT Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Security Specialist
11 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) IT Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (6.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 33 (36.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.78%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (6.67%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.22%) FMCG
5 2 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.11%) CMDB
6 1 (1.11%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.33%) Linux
2 13 (14.44%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) CentOS
3 2 (2.22%) Fedora
3 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) Cybersecurity
2 53 (58.89%) Information Security
3 34 (37.78%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (32.22%) SIEM
5 25 (27.78%) Data Protection
6 24 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (25.56%) Business Continuity
7 23 (25.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
10 10 (11.11%) Service Management
11 9 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (8.89%) Incident Management
12 8 (8.89%) ITSM
12 8 (8.89%) Security Management
12 8 (8.89%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (8.89%) Security Operations
13 7 (7.78%) Data Science
13 7 (7.78%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) Python
2 9 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (8.89%) C
4 6 (6.67%) Perl
4 6 (6.67%) R
5 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) Java
6 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (76.67%) CISSP
2 50 (55.56%) CISM
3 40 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (31.11%) CSSLP
5 27 (30.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 25 (27.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 21 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (22.22%) MCSE
9 17 (18.89%) CEH
10 13 (14.44%) CCNA
11 11 (12.22%) SANS
12 10 (11.11%) Degree
12 10 (11.11%) GIAC
13 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 8 (8.89%) DV Cleared
14 8 (8.89%) Linux+ Certification
14 8 (8.89%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (8.89%) RHCSA
15 6 (6.67%) CCNP
15 6 (6.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (48.89%) GDPR
2 24 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (23.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 17 (18.89%) NCSC
6 16 (17.78%) NIST
7 1 (1.11%) COBIT
7 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.11%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.22%) Docker
2 2 (2.22%) Firmware
2 2 (2.22%) NFS
2 2 (2.22%) Samba
2 2 (2.22%) VirtualBox
2 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) Xen
3 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) SCCM
2 6 (6.67%) Kibana
2 6 (6.67%) Oozie
3 3 (3.33%) Nessus
4 2 (2.22%) Ansible
4 2 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.22%) Nagios
4 2 (2.22%) OpenNMS
4 2 (2.22%) Puppet
4 2 (2.22%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.22%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle
2 9 (10.00%) Palo Alto
2 9 (10.00%) Splunk
3 8 (8.89%) Google
4 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.67%) BT
6 4 (4.44%) Cisco
7 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.33%) VMware
8 2 (2.22%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.22%) Dell
8 2 (2.22%) EMC
8 2 (2.22%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.22%) NetApp
9 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.11%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.11%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.11%) Sophos
9 1 (1.11%) Symantec