Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 675 471 736
Rank change year-on-year -204 +265 +29
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 45 9 17
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.045% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 40 8 13
10th Percentile £48,500 £60,425 £39,000
25th Percentile £58,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.90% +11.54% +23.81%
75th Percentile £85,625 £80,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £122,500 " "
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% +18.92%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,527 4,114 11,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.33% 20.36% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5,311 3,216 8,587
10th Percentile £37,718 £37,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £49,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in London

SSCP
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SSCP in London

SSCP
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSCP in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SSCP in London

SSCP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the London region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Central London - 2 £70,000 -
South London - 1 £45,000 -
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 London region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 33 (73.33%) CISSP
1 33 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (64.44%) Information Security
3 28 (62.22%) CISM
4 23 (51.11%) GDPR
5 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (42.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (35.56%) NIST
7 15 (33.33%) SIEM
8 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
8 13 (28.89%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (26.67%) CSSLP
10 11 (24.44%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (24.44%) Finance
10 11 (24.44%) CISA
10 11 (24.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
12 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
12 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
12 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (17.78%) Business Continuity
13 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (17.78%) CCSP
13 8 (17.78%) CCNA
14 7 (15.56%) Data Protection
14 7 (15.56%) Project Delivery
14 7 (15.56%) NCSC

SSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Azure
2 4 (8.89%) AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.44%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.44%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Snyk
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Billing
4 4 (8.89%) Law
4 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (6.67%) Social Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Environmental Health
6 2 (4.44%) Legal
7 1 (2.22%) Banking
7 1 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.22%) Publishing
7 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Security Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 7 (15.56%) Security Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Security Manager
3 7 (15.56%) Security Specialist
4 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Information Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Information Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (64.44%) Information Security
3 15 (33.33%) SIEM
4 11 (24.44%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
7 8 (17.78%) Business Continuity
7 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (15.56%) Data Protection
8 7 (15.56%) Project Delivery
9 6 (13.33%) Red Team
10 5 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (8.89%) Data Security
11 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (8.89%) ITSM
11 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
11 4 (8.89%) Service Management
11 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (73.33%) CISSP
2 28 (62.22%) CISM
3 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (28.89%) CompTIA Security+
5 12 (26.67%) CSSLP
6 11 (24.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 11 (24.44%) CISA
7 8 (17.78%) CCNA
7 8 (17.78%) CCSP
8 5 (11.11%) CCIE
8 5 (11.11%) CCIE Security
8 5 (11.11%) CCNP
8 5 (11.11%) CEH
8 5 (11.11%) Degree
8 5 (11.11%) OSCE
8 5 (11.11%) OSWP
9 4 (8.89%) CRISC
9 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (8.89%) OSCP
9 4 (8.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) GDPR
2 19 (42.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (35.56%) NIST
4 10 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 7 (15.56%) NCSC
7 4 (8.89%) HIPAA
7 4 (8.89%) SOC 2
8 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (4.44%) GRC
9 2 (4.44%) IFRS
10 1 (2.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) CASB
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Google
2 4 (8.89%) Palo Alto
2 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.22%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle