Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 504 575
Rank change year-on-year +58 +71 +20
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 91 32 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 0.40% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 71 24 13
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £45,500
90th Percentile £84,750 £72,500 £63,900
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -9.09%

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 7,834 7,996 11,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.79% 27.63% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,043 6,479 8,961
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
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 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +19 30 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Surrey +47 29 £72,500 +26.09% 1
Berkshire -1 27 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Hampshire - 15 £40,000 -
Kent +17 9 £32,500 -18.24% 1
West Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £81,500 -
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 77 (84.62%) Information Security
2 64 (70.33%) CISSP
3 39 (42.86%) CISM
3 39 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (41.76%) CEH
5 37 (40.66%) Management Information System
6 33 (36.26%) Security Architecture
7 27 (29.67%) ISMS
8 25 (27.47%) Finance
9 23 (25.27%) ITIL
9 23 (25.27%) Security Management
10 22 (24.18%) GIAC
10 22 (24.18%) CISA
10 22 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (23.08%) Information Security Management
12 18 (19.78%) Risk Management
12 18 (19.78%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (19.78%) CISMP
12 18 (19.78%) Line Management
13 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (17.58%) Security Operations
15 15 (16.48%) Internal Audit
15 15 (16.48%) Network Security
15 15 (16.48%) Information Assurance
15 15 (16.48%) Cisco
15 15 (16.48%) Windows
15 15 (16.48%) Linux
15 15 (16.48%) Firewall
16 14 (15.38%) Telecoms

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 2 (2.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.48%) Firewall
1 15 (16.48%) Network Security
2 12 (13.19%) Broadband
3 9 (9.89%) SCCP
4 1 (1.10%) FCoE
4 1 (1.10%) LAN
4 1 (1.10%) SNMP
4 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) Geospatial Data
2 10 (10.99%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
1 1 (1.10%) Redmine
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
1 27 (29.67%) Security Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Security Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Architect
3 13 (14.29%) Information Officer
3 13 (14.29%) Information Security Officer
3 13 (14.29%) Security Officer
4 12 (13.19%) Information Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Information Manager
5 10 (10.99%) Information Security Manager
5 10 (10.99%) Network Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Security Manager
6 9 (9.89%) IT Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) IT Security Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.40%) CISSP Auditor
7 4 (4.40%) Information Security Auditor
7 4 (4.40%) Security Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) .NET
1 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (40.66%) Management Information System
2 13 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 9 (9.89%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.20%) Cyberattack
8 2 (2.20%) Cybercrime
8 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Linux
1 15 (16.48%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (84.62%) Information Security
2 33 (36.26%) Security Architecture
3 27 (29.67%) ISMS
4 23 (25.27%) ITIL
4 23 (25.27%) Security Management
5 22 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (23.08%) Information Security Management
7 18 (19.78%) Line Management
7 18 (19.78%) Risk Management
8 16 (17.58%) Security Operations
9 15 (16.48%) Information Assurance
9 15 (16.48%) Internal Audit
10 14 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (14.29%) TOGAF
12 12 (13.19%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (12.09%) Data Protection
13 11 (12.09%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (9.89%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 9 (9.89%) SABSA
14 9 (9.89%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) C#
2 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.10%) C
2 1 (1.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (70.33%) CISSP
2 39 (42.86%) CISM
3 38 (41.76%) CEH
4 22 (24.18%) CISA
4 22 (24.18%) GIAC
5 18 (19.78%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (19.78%) CISMP
6 10 (10.99%) CCDP
6 10 (10.99%) CCNP
7 8 (8.79%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (4.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (4.40%) Degree
8 4 (4.40%) MCSE
8 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.30%) CCSP
9 3 (3.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (3.30%) MCSA
9 3 (3.30%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (2.20%) IISP
10 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (9.89%) GDPR
4 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.30%) SLA
6 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) NFS
1 1 (1.10%) Samba
1 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) CSIRT
1 2 (2.20%) Nessus
1 2 (2.20%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.10%) Ansible
2 1 (1.10%) Nagios
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Cisco
2 14 (15.38%) Oracle
3 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.20%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (2.20%) Centrify
4 2 (2.20%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) McAfee
4 2 (2.20%) Qualys
4 2 (2.20%) Splunk
4 2 (2.20%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.10%) EMC
5 1 (1.10%) NetApp
5 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.10%) VMware