Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 530 626 724
Rank change year-on-year +96 +98 +19
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 58 30 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.072% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 48 26 44
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £73,125 £69,375 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,750 £80,000 £82,625
England 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,070 8,053 12,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.34% 19.26% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,507 6,189 9,465
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £31,260
25th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.13%

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 7 May 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 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
Central London +54 11 £56,500 -27.10%
North London - 2 £75,000 -
SSCP
England

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 London region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 42 (72.41%) Information Security
2 41 (70.69%) CISSP
3 35 (60.34%) CISM
4 34 (58.62%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (56.90%) GDPR
6 32 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (51.72%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (48.28%) CSSLP
8 28 (48.28%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (44.83%) Management Information System
10 23 (39.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (39.66%) Business Continuity
10 23 (39.66%) Data Protection
10 23 (39.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 18 (31.03%) CompTIA Security+
12 16 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
14 13 (22.41%) Firewall
14 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (22.41%) MCSE
14 13 (22.41%) SIEM
15 12 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials
15 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 11 (18.97%) CEH
16 11 (18.97%) Linux
17 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 9 (15.52%) Remediation Plan
18 9 (15.52%) Microsoft 365
18 9 (15.52%) Azure

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Azure
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (13.79%) AWS
3 5 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Firewall
2 8 (13.79%) DNS
3 3 (5.17%) HTTP
4 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.45%) MPLS
4 2 (3.45%) Network Security
4 2 (3.45%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.72%) DHCP
5 1 (1.72%) ICMP
5 1 (1.72%) SNMP
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.45%) Impala
3 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Snyk
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.45%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.45%) git-flow
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (51.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Law
4 3 (5.17%) Legal
4 3 (5.17%) Social Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Security Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Security Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Security Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 6 (10.34%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (44.83%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (3.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (1.72%) CMDB
3 1 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) CentOS
3 1 (1.72%) Fedora
3 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Information Security
2 34 (58.62%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (48.28%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (39.66%) Business Continuity
4 23 (39.66%) Data Protection
4 23 (39.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (22.41%) SIEM
8 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (15.52%) Remediation Plan
9 9 (15.52%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (15.52%) Service Management
10 8 (13.79%) ITSM
11 7 (12.07%) SDLC
11 7 (12.07%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (10.34%) Project Delivery
13 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (6.90%) Security Architecture
13 4 (6.90%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Python
2 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.17%) C
3 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) R
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) CISSP
2 35 (60.34%) CISM
3 32 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (48.28%) CSSLP
5 23 (39.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 18 (31.03%) CompTIA Security+
7 13 (22.41%) MCSE
7 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (18.97%) CEH
9 8 (13.79%) RHCSA
10 7 (12.07%) CCNA
10 7 (12.07%) Degree
11 6 (10.34%) CCNP
12 5 (8.62%) GIAC
12 5 (8.62%) OSCE
12 5 (8.62%) RHCE
12 5 (8.62%) SANS
13 4 (6.90%) CCIE
13 4 (6.90%) CCIE Security
13 4 (6.90%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (56.90%) GDPR
2 12 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (12.07%) NIST
4 6 (10.34%) NCSC
4 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.72%) COBIT
5 1 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.72%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) NFS
3 1 (1.72%) Samba
3 1 (1.72%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) Kibana
2 2 (3.45%) Oozie
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Google
2 8 (13.79%) Palo Alto
3 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.17%) Splunk
5 2 (3.45%) BT
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.72%) Carbon Black
6 1 (1.72%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.72%) Dell
6 1 (1.72%) EMC
6 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.72%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.72%) NetApp
6 1 (1.72%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.72%) Sophos
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (1.72%) VMware