Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 361 353
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8 -
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 16 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.008% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.035% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 5
North West median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £46,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £50,650
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -4.76%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,484 2,887 2,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.95% 22.01% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,888 2,211 2,267
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,001 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.00% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in the North West

SSCP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SSCP in the North West

SSCP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the North West

SSCP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Manchester +27 13 £45,000 -14.29%
Cheshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £50,000 -
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 North West region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 15 (93.75%) CISSP
2 13 (81.25%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (75.00%) SANS
3 12 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 12 (75.00%) Firewall
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
5 10 (62.50%) Linux
5 10 (62.50%) MCSE
5 10 (62.50%) Python
5 10 (62.50%) HTTP
5 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (62.50%) C
5 10 (62.50%) C#
5 10 (62.50%) C++
5 10 (62.50%) Java
5 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (62.50%) PHP
5 10 (62.50%) .NET
5 10 (62.50%) MySQL
5 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
5 10 (62.50%) SOAP
5 10 (62.50%) STL
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (62.50%) Mac OS X
5 10 (62.50%) SSL
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (62.50%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (62.50%) Linux+ Certification

SSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (62.50%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) HTTP
2 10 (62.50%) SSL
2 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) DKIM
4 2 (12.50%) DMARC
4 2 (12.50%) DMZ
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) IPv4
4 2 (12.50%) IPv6
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Apache Hive
1 10 (62.50%) Big Data
1 10 (62.50%) Hadoop
1 10 (62.50%) MySQL
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (62.50%) Bitbucket
1 10 (62.50%) CodeSonar
1 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 10 (62.50%) git-flow
1 10 (62.50%) JIRA
1 10 (62.50%) Robot Framework
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (62.50%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (62.50%) Java Engineer
1 10 (62.50%) Java Software Engineer
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Information Officer
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Officer
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Compliance Officer
3 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Security Compliance Officer
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) .NET Framework
1 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 10 (62.50%) Django
1 10 (62.50%) Java EE
1 10 (62.50%) LAMP
1 10 (62.50%) Node.js
1 10 (62.50%) RabbitMQ
1 10 (62.50%) REST
1 10 (62.50%) SOAP
1 10 (62.50%) Spring MVC
1 10 (62.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Android
2 10 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (62.50%) API Design
2 10 (62.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (62.50%) Kanban
2 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
2 10 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Reverse Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) User Stories
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Bash Shell
1 10 (62.50%) C
1 10 (62.50%) C#
1 10 (62.50%) C++
1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 10 (62.50%) Objective-C
1 10 (62.50%) PHP
1 10 (62.50%) PowerShell
1 10 (62.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) CISSP
2 12 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 12 (75.00%) SANS
3 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) GIAC
3 10 (62.50%) Linux+ Certification
3 10 (62.50%) MCSE
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Network+ Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) CISA
4 5 (31.25%) CISM
5 2 (12.50%) CEH
5 2 (12.50%) GCIA
6 1 (6.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) GDPR
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Docker
1 10 (62.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Puppet
1 10 (62.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Darktrace
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk