Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 207 207
Rank change year-on-year +94 0 -
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 95 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.35% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.06% 0.56% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 8
Hertfordshire median annual salary £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,000 £45,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year -4.76% +11.11% -5.50%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,178 1,064 1,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.15% 25.30% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 854 875 1,093
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in Hertfordshire

SSCP
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSCP in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for SSCP in Hertfordshire

SSCP
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the Hertfordshire 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
Welwyn Garden City +27 58 - -
Hatfield - 2 £52,500 -
St Albans - 1 £52,500 -
SSCP
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 77 (81.05%) CISSP
2 76 (80.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 69 (72.63%) GIAC
4 67 (70.53%) SIEM
4 67 (70.53%) SANS
5 64 (67.37%) Microsoft
6 63 (66.32%) CISA
6 63 (66.32%) CISM
6 63 (66.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 61 (64.21%) CSSLP
8 58 (61.05%) Security Operations
9 52 (54.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 49 (51.58%) Identity Access Management
10 49 (51.58%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 49 (51.58%) Security Architecture
10 49 (51.58%) Performance Monitoring
11 47 (49.47%) Symantec
11 47 (49.47%) Sophos
11 47 (49.47%) Unix
11 47 (49.47%) Windows
12 35 (36.84%) Due Diligence
13 34 (35.79%) Retail
14 31 (32.63%) Python
14 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (31.58%) DevOps
15 30 (31.58%) Linux
16 29 (30.53%) CEH
16 29 (30.53%) Cybersecurity
17 28 (29.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 28 (29.47%) Use Case

SSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (7.37%) Apache
1 7 (7.37%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.42%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (15.79%) Mimecast
2 15 (15.79%) Office 365
3 11 (11.58%) GitHub
4 7 (7.37%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (7.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) Firewall
2 18 (18.95%) DHCP
2 18 (18.95%) DNS
2 18 (18.95%) HTTP
2 18 (18.95%) ICMP
2 18 (18.95%) SNMP
2 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
3 15 (15.79%) DKIM
3 15 (15.79%) DMARC
4 7 (7.37%) Internet
4 7 (7.37%) VPN
4 7 (7.37%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Metasploit
2 11 (11.58%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.58%) JIRA
General
1 34 (35.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (56.84%) Security Engineer
2 29 (30.53%) Security Manager
3 28 (29.47%) Engineering Manager
4 12 (12.63%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) SIEM Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) SOC Engineer
8 1 (1.05%) CISSP Engineer
8 1 (1.05%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (1.05%) Security Penetration Tester
8 1 (1.05%) Security Tester
8 1 (1.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 52 (54.74%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.79%) PKI
3 14 (14.74%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
6 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (7.37%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Unix
1 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 30 (31.58%) Linux
3 21 (22.11%) Kali Linux
4 18 (18.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (70.53%) SIEM
2 63 (66.32%) Continuous Improvement
3 58 (61.05%) Security Operations
4 49 (51.58%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 49 (51.58%) Identity Access Management
4 49 (51.58%) Performance Monitoring
4 49 (51.58%) Security Architecture
5 35 (36.84%) Due Diligence
6 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (31.58%) DevOps
8 29 (30.53%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (29.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 28 (29.47%) Use Case
10 26 (27.37%) Information Security
10 26 (27.37%) Technical Analysis
11 20 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (20.00%) Open Source
13 18 (18.95%) Data Loss Prevention
14 16 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (14.74%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.63%) Python
2 18 (18.95%) Java
3 13 (13.68%) Go
3 13 (13.68%) Perl
3 13 (13.68%) PHP
3 13 (13.68%) Ruby
4 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (81.05%) CISSP
2 76 (80.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 69 (72.63%) GIAC
4 67 (70.53%) SANS
5 63 (66.32%) CISA
5 63 (66.32%) CISM
6 61 (64.21%) CSSLP
7 29 (30.53%) CEH
8 26 (27.37%) Degree
8 26 (27.37%) GSEC
9 18 (18.95%) GCIA
9 18 (18.95%) GCIH
10 8 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (8.42%) OSCP
11 7 (7.37%) A+ Certification
11 7 (7.37%) CCENT
11 7 (7.37%) CCNA
11 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (7.37%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.05%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) Nessus
1 14 (14.74%) Nmap
2 10 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (7.37%) CASB
3 7 (7.37%) QRadar
Vendors
1 64 (67.37%) Microsoft
2 47 (49.47%) Sophos
2 47 (49.47%) Symantec
3 27 (28.42%) Splunk
4 15 (15.79%) Forcepoint
5 14 (14.74%) Netsparker
5 14 (14.74%) Qualys
6 8 (8.42%) ArcSight
6 8 (8.42%) LogRhythm