The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 155 154
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 7 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.067% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 0.25% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Median salary £75,000 £51,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.63% -10.43%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,325
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.31%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 548 804 846
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.43% 27.13% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 337 530 526
Median salary £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.09% +7.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,946
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SSCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SSCP in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 7 £75,000 +25.00%
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
1 7 (100.00%) Symantec
1 7 (100.00%) CyberArk
2 6 (85.71%) Information Security
3 5 (71.43%) Asset Management
3 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
4 4 (57.14%) SailPoint
5 3 (42.86%) SANS
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) CISA
7 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (14.29%) Banking

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Head of Infrastructure
1 7 (100.00%) Head of Security
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) SANS
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CyberArk
1 7 (100.00%) Symantec