Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 498 582
Rank change year-on-year +80 +84 +52
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 116 57 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.18% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 0.68% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 87 47 9
South East median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £62,500 £60,600
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -21.74%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,754 8,324 10,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.54% 26.70% 30.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,925 6,707 8,460
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in the South East

SSCP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SSCP in the South East

SSCP
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the South East

SSCP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the South East region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Thames Valley +12 46 £45,000 - 4
Berkshire -5 37 £45,000 - 4
Surrey +58 27 £72,500 +26.09%
Hampshire +41 25 £40,000 -11.11%
Kent +36 9 £32,500 -18.24%
Oxfordshire - 6 £57,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £81,500 -
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 South East region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 89 (76.72%) CISSP
2 88 (75.86%) Information Security
3 57 (49.14%) CISM
4 50 (43.10%) CEH
5 46 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (39.66%) Management Information System
6 41 (35.34%) Cybersecurity
7 36 (31.03%) Security Architecture
8 34 (29.31%) Security Management
9 33 (28.45%) Network Security
9 33 (28.45%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (28.45%) Amazon AWS
10 32 (27.59%) Information Security Management
11 30 (25.86%) Security Operations
12 29 (25.00%) ITIL
12 29 (25.00%) GIAC
13 28 (24.14%) ISMS
13 28 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (23.28%) Finance
15 26 (22.41%) Linux
16 25 (21.55%) Windows
17 24 (20.69%) Oracle
17 24 (20.69%) CISA
18 23 (19.83%) Cyber Essentials
19 22 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
20 21 (18.10%) Data Protection
20 21 (18.10%) Security Operations Centre
21 20 (17.24%) Cisco
22 19 (16.38%) Risk Assessment
22 19 (16.38%) GDPR

SSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (5.17%) ExpressionEngine
1 6 (5.17%) WordPress
2 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.86%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.45%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (28.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.76%) SaaS
3 6 (5.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.45%) Network Security
2 13 (11.21%) Broadband
2 13 (11.21%) Firewall
3 6 (5.17%) Internet
3 6 (5.17%) SCCP
4 2 (1.72%) FCoE
4 2 (1.72%) SNMP
4 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) Geospatial Data
2 10 (8.62%) Big Data
3 6 (5.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
1 2 (1.72%) Redmine
General
1 27 (23.28%) Finance
2 14 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Publishing
5 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (31.90%) Analyst
1 37 (31.90%) Security Analyst
2 22 (18.97%) Security Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Information Officer
3 16 (13.79%) Information Security Officer
3 16 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Security Manager
3 16 (13.79%) Security Officer
4 12 (10.34%) Information Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) Architect
6 10 (8.62%) Information Manager
6 10 (8.62%) Information Security Manager
7 9 (7.76%) IT Analyst
7 9 (7.76%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) Incident Manager
8 6 (5.17%) Security Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Node.js
2 3 (2.59%) .NET
2 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (39.66%) Management Information System
2 21 (18.10%) Security Operations Centre
3 18 (15.52%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (8.62%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.72%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.72%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Linux
2 25 (21.55%) Windows
3 2 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (75.86%) Information Security
2 41 (35.34%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (31.03%) Security Architecture
4 34 (29.31%) Security Management
5 32 (27.59%) Information Security Management
6 30 (25.86%) Security Operations
7 29 (25.00%) ITIL
8 28 (24.14%) ISMS
9 22 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (18.10%) Data Protection
11 19 (16.38%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (15.52%) Line Management
12 18 (15.52%) Risk Management
13 16 (13.79%) Internal Audit
14 15 (12.93%) Information Assurance
15 13 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
15 13 (11.21%) Service Management
16 11 (9.48%) Security Patching
17 10 (8.62%) TOGAF
18 9 (7.76%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.59%) C#
2 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.72%) C
3 1 (0.86%) Korn
3 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (76.72%) CISSP
2 57 (49.14%) CISM
3 50 (43.10%) CEH
4 29 (25.00%) GIAC
5 28 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (20.69%) CISA
7 18 (15.52%) CISMP
8 16 (13.79%) CCDP
8 16 (13.79%) CCNP
9 9 (7.76%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (6.90%) CCSP
10 8 (6.90%) SANS
11 7 (6.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (4.31%) MCSE
12 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (2.59%) Degree
13 3 (2.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (2.59%) MCSA
13 3 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (16.38%) GDPR
4 4 (3.45%) SLA
5 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) NFS
1 2 (1.72%) Samba
1 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Ansible
1 2 (1.72%) CSIRT
1 2 (1.72%) Nagios
1 2 (1.72%) Puppet
1 2 (1.72%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.86%) Nessus
2 1 (0.86%) OSSEC
2 1 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (20.69%) Oracle
2 20 (17.24%) Cisco
3 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.72%) EMC
4 2 (1.72%) NetApp
4 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (0.86%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.86%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (0.86%) Centrify
5 1 (0.86%) IBM
5 1 (0.86%) McAfee
5 1 (0.86%) Qualys
5 1 (0.86%) Remedy
5 1 (0.86%) Splunk
5 1 (0.86%) Tripwire