Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1042 1074 1152
Rank change year-on-year +32 +78 +61
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 118 165 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.087% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 117
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £40,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £95,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +19.57% +15.00%

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 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 41064 51186 57141
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.51% 26.89% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 32008 41714 45468
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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 +28 55 £56,000 -6.67% 3
South East +80 21 £61,250 +6.52% 3
North of England -6 18 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Yorkshire +39 17 £57,016 +62.90% 1
South West +8 13 £37,500 -42.31% 1
East of England +15 9 £52,500 +11.70% 2
Midlands +19 2 £28,748 -28.13%
West Midlands +9 2 £28,748 -26.29%
North West -14 1 £52,500 +31.25%
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 114 (96.61%) CISSP
2 95 (80.51%) Information Security
3 77 (65.25%) CISM
4 66 (55.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 62 (52.54%) PCI DSS
6 58 (49.15%) Firewall
7 48 (40.68%) ITIL
8 45 (38.14%) CEH
8 45 (38.14%) Windows
9 41 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (33.90%) Data Protection
10 40 (33.90%) Degree
11 37 (31.36%) CISA
12 35 (29.66%) Windows Server
13 34 (28.81%) SANS
13 34 (28.81%) CompTIA Security+
13 34 (28.81%) Active Directory
13 34 (28.81%) Security+ Certification
14 33 (27.97%) CCNA
15 29 (24.58%) Cisco
15 29 (24.58%) Management Information System
16 28 (23.73%) Service Management
17 27 (22.88%) Risk Management
18 26 (22.03%) GIAC
18 26 (22.03%) Data Protection Act
19 24 (20.34%) DNS
20 23 (19.49%) Programme Management
20 23 (19.49%) Cybersecurity
21 22 (18.64%) SIEM
22 21 (17.80%) Mobile Device 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 2 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.54%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (49.15%) Firewall
2 24 (20.34%) DNS
3 18 (15.25%) LAN
3 18 (15.25%) WAN
4 17 (14.41%) Network Security
5 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
6 13 (11.02%) VPN
7 10 (8.47%) DHCP
7 10 (8.47%) Software-Defined Networking
8 9 (7.63%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (7.63%) Internet
8 9 (7.63%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (3.39%) VoIP
10 3 (2.54%) FCoE
10 3 (2.54%) SNMP
10 3 (2.54%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.85%) Extranet
11 1 (0.85%) Intranet
11 1 (0.85%) LDAP
11 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.85%) Big Data
1 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) JIRA
1 3 (2.54%) Redmine
General
1 16 (13.56%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Legal
2 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Analyst
2 48 (40.68%) Security Analyst
3 28 (23.73%) Security Manager
4 22 (18.64%) Information Analyst
4 22 (18.64%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (11.02%) Security Specialist
6 12 (10.17%) Governance Manager
6 12 (10.17%) Security Officer
7 11 (9.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 11 (9.32%) Information Manager
7 11 (9.32%) Information Security Manager
8 10 (8.47%) Security Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) Compliance Manager
9 8 (6.78%) Information Governance Manager
9 8 (6.78%) Information Security Specialist
9 8 (6.78%) Information Specialist
10 7 (5.93%) Information Officer
10 7 (5.93%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (5.93%) IT Security Specialist
11 6 (5.08%) Operational Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) Java EE
1 1 (0.85%) SAML
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.58%) Management Information System
2 26 (22.03%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (14.41%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.32%) Clustering
4 11 (9.32%) NHS
5 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.93%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.54%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (1.69%) PKI
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.85%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.14%) Windows
2 35 (29.66%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.17%) Linux
4 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.39%) Unix
7 1 (0.85%) Android
7 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (80.51%) Information Security
2 48 (40.68%) ITIL
3 40 (33.90%) Data Protection
4 28 (23.73%) Service Management
5 27 (22.88%) Risk Management
6 23 (19.49%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (19.49%) Programme Management
7 22 (18.64%) SIEM
8 21 (17.80%) Mobile Device Management
9 19 (16.10%) Internal Audit
9 19 (16.10%) Regulatory Compliance
10 18 (15.25%) Business Continuity
11 17 (14.41%) Security Architecture
12 16 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (13.56%) Security Operations
13 15 (12.71%) Data Security
13 15 (12.71%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (11.86%) Ethical Hacking
14 14 (11.86%) Project Management
14 14 (11.86%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
1 3 (2.54%) C
1 3 (2.54%) Korn
2 2 (1.69%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) AWK
3 1 (0.85%) C#
3 1 (0.85%) Perl
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (96.61%) CISSP
2 77 (65.25%) CISM
3 45 (38.14%) CEH
4 41 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (33.90%) Degree
6 37 (31.36%) CISA
7 34 (28.81%) CompTIA Security+
7 34 (28.81%) SANS
7 34 (28.81%) Security+ Certification
8 33 (27.97%) CCNA
9 26 (22.03%) GIAC
10 20 (16.95%) CCNP
11 15 (12.71%) CISMP
12 14 (11.86%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (10.17%) CASP
14 10 (8.47%) CNA
14 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (8.47%) Novell Certification
14 10 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (7.63%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (55.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (52.54%) PCI DSS
3 18 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 16 (13.56%) ISO 9001
5 13 (11.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (8.47%) GDPR
7 4 (3.39%) COBIT
7 4 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (2.54%) SLA
9 1 (0.85%) FISMA
9 1 (0.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 34 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.47%) vSphere
4 3 (2.54%) NFS
4 3 (2.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) Nessus
2 3 (2.54%) Ansible
2 3 (2.54%) Nagios
2 3 (2.54%) Puppet
2 3 (2.54%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.85%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (24.58%) Cisco
2 16 (13.56%) Splunk
3 15 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.02%) SolarWinds
4 13 (11.02%) VMware
5 12 (10.17%) Qualys
6 11 (9.32%) CheckPoint
7 10 (8.47%) Dell
7 10 (8.47%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.47%) SonicWALL
8 9 (7.63%) McAfee
9 8 (6.78%) LogRhythm
9 8 (6.78%) Sophos
10 5 (4.24%) Remedy
11 4 (3.39%) GENBAND
11 4 (3.39%) Oracle
12 3 (2.54%) BT
12 3 (2.54%) EMC
12 3 (2.54%) NetApp
12 3 (2.54%) Tufin
London
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Flexi-time + other benefi
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
SidTech Limited
Posted: 14 days ago