Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 514 582
Rank change year-on-year +39 +68 +32
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 58 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.072% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 48 14 17
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £49,200
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £58,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 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 7,724 8,120 11,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.06% 27.89% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6,084 6,588 9,472
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Surrey +38 22 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Thames Valley +5 22 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Berkshire +7 20 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Hampshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -
Kent +13 1 £32,500 -26.97%
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 51 (87.93%) Information Security
2 46 (79.31%) CISSP
3 33 (56.90%) CEH
4 28 (48.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (48.28%) CISM
5 23 (39.66%) CISA
6 20 (34.48%) ISMS
7 19 (32.76%) Security Architecture
7 19 (32.76%) ITIL
8 18 (31.03%) Risk Management
9 16 (27.59%) Finance
9 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
10 15 (25.86%) GIAC
10 15 (25.86%) Information Assurance
10 15 (25.86%) Internal Audit
11 14 (24.14%) Security Management
11 14 (24.14%) Telecoms
12 12 (20.69%) Broadband
13 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (17.24%) Information Security Management
14 10 (17.24%) CISMP
14 10 (17.24%) Line Management
15 9 (15.52%) Cybersecurity
15 9 (15.52%) Cisco
16 8 (13.79%) Windows
16 8 (13.79%) Firewall
16 8 (13.79%) Cryptography
16 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
17 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
17 7 (12.07%) Linux

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 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) G Suite
3 1 (1.72%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) Broadband
2 8 (13.79%) Firewall
3 6 (10.34%) Network Security
4 4 (6.90%) SCCP
4 4 (6.90%) WAN
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) VPN
6 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.45%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) IPsec
7 1 (1.72%) MPLS
7 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Security Analyst
3 13 (22.41%) Information Officer
3 13 (22.41%) Information Security Officer
3 13 (22.41%) Security Officer
4 12 (20.69%) Information Analyst
4 12 (20.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (17.24%) Security Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) Information Manager
6 9 (15.52%) Information Security Manager
6 9 (15.52%) Security Manager
7 5 (8.62%) Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Auditor
8 4 (6.90%) CISSP Auditor
8 4 (6.90%) Information Security Auditor
8 4 (6.90%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Security Auditor
9 3 (5.17%) CISSP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.17%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.45%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.45%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (87.93%) Information Security
2 20 (34.48%) ISMS
3 19 (32.76%) ITIL
3 19 (32.76%) Security Architecture
4 18 (31.03%) Risk Management
5 15 (25.86%) Information Assurance
5 15 (25.86%) Internal Audit
6 14 (24.14%) Security Management
7 10 (17.24%) Information Security Management
7 10 (17.24%) Line Management
8 9 (15.52%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (13.79%) Cryptography
10 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
11 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
11 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (6.90%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 4 (6.90%) SABSA
12 4 (6.90%) Security Hardening
12 4 (6.90%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (79.31%) CISSP
2 33 (56.90%) CEH
3 28 (48.28%) CISM
4 23 (39.66%) CISA
5 15 (25.86%) GIAC
6 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (17.24%) CISMP
8 5 (8.62%) CCDP
8 5 (8.62%) CCNP
9 4 (6.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (5.17%) Degree
10 3 (5.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (3.45%) CCSP
12 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (1.72%) IISP
12 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
12 1 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (48.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.62%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.45%) GDPR
5 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.72%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.72%) Nessus
1 1 (1.72%) OSSEC
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
1 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Cisco
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Qualys
4 3 (5.17%) Symantec
5 2 (3.45%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.72%) Apple
6 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.72%) Centrify
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) McAfee
6 1 (1.72%) Spiceworks
6 1 (1.72%) Splunk
6 1 (1.72%) Tripwire