Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
England > South West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 324 283
Rank change year-on-year +49 -41 +39
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 44 24 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.23% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 0.79% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 40 24 36
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,792 3,057 3,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.95% 29.89% 32.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,031 2,316 2,781
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in the South West

SSCP
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for SSCP in the South West

SSCP
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in the South West over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the South West

SSCP
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the South West region over the 6 months to 12 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
Gloucestershire +28 27 £45,000 - 2
Devon - 10 £37,500 -
Somerset - 5 £40,000 -
Bristol +8 1 £34,500 -8.00%
Dorset -5 1 £65,000 +36.84%
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 12 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 West region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 40 (90.91%) CCNA
1 40 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (77.27%) CISSP
2 34 (77.27%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (68.18%) Linux
4 27 (61.36%) Windows
4 27 (61.36%) Puppet
5 25 (56.82%) DV Cleared
5 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
5 25 (56.82%) MCSE
5 25 (56.82%) C
5 25 (56.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (56.82%) Network+ Certification
5 25 (56.82%) Linux+ Certification
5 25 (56.82%) GIAC
5 25 (56.82%) SANS
5 25 (56.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 25 (56.82%) Systems Engineering
6 23 (52.27%) Software Engineering
7 22 (50.00%) Bash Shell
7 22 (50.00%) User Stories
8 20 (45.45%) JIRA
8 20 (45.45%) Firewall
8 20 (45.45%) TCP/IP
9 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
10 17 (38.64%) Python
10 17 (38.64%) MySQL
10 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
10 17 (38.64%) PHP
10 17 (38.64%) LAMP

SSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 12 (27.27%) Apache Pig
2 5 (11.36%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 20 (45.45%) Firewall
1 20 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 12 (27.27%) HTTP
2 12 (27.27%) SSL
3 8 (18.18%) FCoE
3 8 (18.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) MySQL
1 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (31.82%) Big Data
3 12 (27.27%) Apache Hive
3 12 (27.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) JIRA
2 12 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (27.27%) Bitbucket
2 12 (27.27%) CodeSonar
2 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 12 (27.27%) git-flow
2 12 (27.27%) Robot Framework
2 12 (27.27%) Selenium
3 8 (18.18%) Redmine
General
1 11 (25.00%) Games
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) C# Software Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Java Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Platform Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) IT Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) LAMP
2 15 (34.09%) Java EE
2 15 (34.09%) STL
3 12 (27.27%) .NET
3 12 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 12 (27.27%) Django
3 12 (27.27%) Node.js
3 12 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (27.27%) REST
3 12 (27.27%) SOAP
3 12 (27.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Linux
2 27 (61.36%) Windows
3 12 (27.27%) Android
3 12 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 12 (27.27%) Mac OS X
4 8 (18.18%) Unix
5 7 (15.91%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.55%) CentOS
6 2 (4.55%) Fedora
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (56.82%) Systems Engineering
3 23 (52.27%) Software Engineering
4 22 (50.00%) User Stories
5 17 (38.64%) Test Automation
6 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (34.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 15 (34.09%) Multithreading
7 15 (34.09%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (34.09%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (27.27%) API Design
8 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (27.27%) Kanban
8 12 (27.27%) Scrum
9 11 (25.00%) Coaching
9 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
10 10 (22.73%) Data Protection
10 10 (22.73%) High Availability
10 10 (22.73%) SIEM
10 10 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) C
2 22 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 17 (38.64%) PHP
3 17 (38.64%) Python
4 15 (34.09%) C#
4 15 (34.09%) C++
4 15 (34.09%) Java
4 15 (34.09%) Objective-C
5 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
6 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 8 (18.18%) Korn
8 3 (6.82%) Perl
8 3 (6.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (90.91%) CCNA
1 40 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (77.27%) CISSP
3 25 (56.82%) CompTIA Security+
3 25 (56.82%) DV Cleared
3 25 (56.82%) GIAC
3 25 (56.82%) Linux+ Certification
3 25 (56.82%) MCSE
3 25 (56.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (56.82%) Network+ Certification
3 25 (56.82%) SANS
3 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) CEH
5 10 (22.73%) CCNP
5 10 (22.73%) NVQ Level 3
6 5 (11.36%) LPIC
7 3 (6.82%) CISA
7 3 (6.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) GDPR
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Docker
2 12 (27.27%) vSphere
3 10 (22.73%) NFS
3 10 (22.73%) Samba
3 10 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (18.18%) VMware NSX
5 2 (4.55%) VirtualBox
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (61.36%) Puppet
2 12 (27.27%) Salt
3 10 (22.73%) Ansible
3 10 (22.73%) Nagios
3 10 (22.73%) vCenter Server
4 7 (15.91%) ZABBIX
5 5 (11.36%) Cacti
6 2 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.55%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) EMC
2 10 (22.73%) NetApp
2 10 (22.73%) SolarWinds
2 10 (22.73%) VMware
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Cloudera
4 2 (4.55%) Dell
4 2 (4.55%) Hortonworks
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat