Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 1007 1054
Rank change year-on-year +127 +47 +123
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 278 145 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 231 120 187
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £36,175
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00% +26.32%

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 38,798 41,595 54,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.62% 25.42% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30,324 33,107 43,916
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 February 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 February 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
London +62 89 £52,500 -4.55% 3
South East +80 73 £45,000 -18.18% 3
East of England +31 42 £50,000 +5.26% 2
North of England -9 39 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Yorkshire +13 25 £40,000 +28.00% 2
Midlands +16 19 £55,000 +57.14% 1
South West -34 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West +5 14 £70,000 +55.56%
West Midlands -1 13 £53,500 +52.86%
East Midlands +24 6 £65,000 - 1
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 269 (96.76%) CISSP
2 142 (51.08%) GIAC
3 130 (46.76%) Information Security
4 118 (42.45%) CISM
5 109 (39.21%) Cybersecurity
6 107 (38.49%) CEH
7 105 (37.77%) SIEM
8 104 (37.41%) CISA
8 104 (37.41%) Firewall
9 95 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
10 92 (33.09%) Microsoft
10 92 (33.09%) SANS
11 86 (30.94%) Security Architecture
11 86 (30.94%) Windows
12 79 (28.42%) CompTIA Security+
13 67 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 63 (22.66%) CSSLP
15 56 (20.14%) TCP/IP
16 55 (19.78%) Linux
16 55 (19.78%) Network Security
17 54 (19.42%) Data Protection
17 54 (19.42%) Security Operations
17 54 (19.42%) Vulnerability Management
18 53 (19.06%) CCNA
19 52 (18.71%) Data Loss Prevention
20 44 (15.83%) Cisco
20 44 (15.83%) Penetration Testing
21 42 (15.11%) Unix
22 39 (14.03%) Management Information System
22 39 (14.03%) GDPR

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 9 (3.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.91%) Office 365
2 17 (6.12%) Mimecast
3 12 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.16%) GitHub
5 3 (1.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 104 (37.41%) Firewall
2 56 (20.14%) TCP/IP
3 55 (19.78%) Network Security
4 20 (7.19%) SNMP
4 20 (7.19%) WAN
5 19 (6.83%) SSL
6 18 (6.47%) VPN
7 17 (6.12%) DHCP
7 17 (6.12%) DKIM
7 17 (6.12%) DMARC
7 17 (6.12%) DNS
7 17 (6.12%) LAN
8 14 (5.04%) FCoE
8 14 (5.04%) HTTP
9 11 (3.96%) DMZ
9 11 (3.96%) Multicast
10 10 (3.60%) IPsec
11 8 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (2.16%) ICMP
12 6 (2.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.04%) Big Data
2 9 (3.24%) Apache Hive
2 9 (3.24%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.88%) MySQL
3 8 (2.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (10.07%) JIRA
2 16 (5.76%) Burp Suite
2 16 (5.76%) Metasploit
3 14 (5.04%) Redmine
4 8 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (2.88%) Bitbucket
4 8 (2.88%) CodeSonar
4 8 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.88%) git-flow
4 8 (2.88%) Robot Framework
4 8 (2.88%) Selenium
5 6 (2.16%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (7.91%) Finance
2 13 (4.68%) Retail
3 10 (3.60%) Games
4 8 (2.88%) Law
4 8 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.16%) Front Office
6 5 (1.80%) Banking
6 5 (1.80%) Legal
6 5 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 92 (33.09%) Security Engineer
2 57 (20.50%) Analyst
3 55 (19.78%) Security Analyst
4 37 (13.31%) Security Manager
5 29 (10.43%) Information Analyst
5 29 (10.43%) Information Security Analyst
6 28 (10.07%) Security Officer
7 24 (8.63%) IT Manager
7 24 (8.63%) IT Security Manager
8 23 (8.27%) Network Security Engineer
9 22 (7.91%) Network Engineer
10 20 (7.19%) Architect
10 20 (7.19%) Security Architect
11 16 (5.76%) Consultant
11 16 (5.76%) Security Consultant
12 15 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (5.04%) Information Officer
13 14 (5.04%) Information Security Officer
13 14 (5.04%) IT Security Officer
14 11 (3.96%) CISSP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.40%) REST
1 15 (5.40%) SOAP
2 13 (4.68%) Java EE
2 13 (4.68%) STL
3 12 (4.32%) Web Services
4 8 (2.88%) .NET
4 8 (2.88%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.88%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.88%) Django
4 8 (2.88%) LAMP
4 8 (2.88%) Node.js
4 8 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (2.88%) Spring MVC
5 7 (2.52%) OAuth
5 7 (2.52%) OpenID
5 7 (2.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.03%) Management Information System
2 35 (12.59%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (11.15%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (8.63%) PKI
5 17 (6.12%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.96%) CESG
8 10 (3.60%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.88%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.16%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.80%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 1 (0.36%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.36%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (30.94%) Windows
2 55 (19.78%) Linux
3 42 (15.11%) Unix
4 16 (5.76%) Kali Linux
5 14 (5.04%) Mac OS X
6 12 (4.32%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.24%) Android
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (46.76%) Information Security
2 109 (39.21%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (37.77%) SIEM
4 86 (30.94%) Security Architecture
5 54 (19.42%) Data Protection
5 54 (19.42%) Security Operations
5 54 (19.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 52 (18.71%) Data Loss Prevention
7 44 (15.83%) Penetration Testing
8 38 (13.67%) Incident Management
9 37 (13.31%) ITIL
10 30 (10.79%) Kalman Filter
11 29 (10.43%) Threat Intelligence
12 27 (9.71%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (9.35%) Use Case
14 25 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (8.99%) Risk Management
14 25 (8.99%) Security Management
15 24 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (7.91%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.99%) Bash Shell
2 23 (8.27%) C
3 22 (7.91%) Python
4 19 (6.83%) Java
5 14 (5.04%) Korn
6 13 (4.68%) C#
6 13 (4.68%) C++
6 13 (4.68%) Objective-C
6 13 (4.68%) PHP
7 12 (4.32%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.36%) Go
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 269 (96.76%) CISSP
2 142 (51.08%) GIAC
3 118 (42.45%) CISM
4 107 (38.49%) CEH
5 104 (37.41%) CISA
6 95 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (33.09%) SANS
8 79 (28.42%) CompTIA Security+
9 63 (22.66%) CSSLP
10 53 (19.06%) CCNA
11 38 (13.67%) CCNP
12 37 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (12.23%) MCSE
14 31 (11.15%) Degree
15 26 (9.35%) CCSP
16 23 (8.27%) Linux+ Certification
16 23 (8.27%) Network+ Certification
17 21 (7.55%) CCIE
18 20 (7.19%) Security Cleared
19 19 (6.83%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (14.03%) GDPR
3 16 (5.76%) PCI DSS
4 15 (5.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.08%) COBIT
7 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.72%) PMO
8 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.04%) NFS
1 14 (5.04%) Samba
1 14 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
1 14 (5.04%) VMware NSX
2 11 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.96%) Docker
2 11 (3.96%) vSphere
3 3 (1.08%) Firmware
3 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (7.91%) Puppet
2 17 (6.12%) Nagios
3 16 (5.76%) Core Impact
3 16 (5.76%) Nessus
4 14 (5.04%) Ansible
4 14 (5.04%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.88%) Salt
6 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.08%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.08%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.08%) SCCM
6 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.08%) WSUS
6 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.72%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 92 (33.09%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.83%) Cisco
3 31 (11.15%) Symantec
4 27 (9.71%) Sophos
4 27 (9.71%) VMware
5 20 (7.19%) Forcepoint
6 17 (6.12%) SolarWinds
7 14 (5.04%) EMC
7 14 (5.04%) NetApp
7 14 (5.04%) Splunk
8 10 (3.60%) F5
8 10 (3.60%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.88%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.16%) Apple
11 4 (1.44%) Oracle
11 4 (1.44%) Twitter
12 3 (1.08%) CyberArk
12 3 (1.08%) ForgeRock
12 3 (1.08%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.08%) Spiceworks