Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 330 316
Rank change year-on-year +32 -14 +22
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 39 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.50% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 38 16 13
South West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -31.82% +29.41%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +7.37%

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 3,068 3,225 3,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.47% 31.06% 32.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,278 2,536 2,830
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,088
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.22% +2.79%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +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 16 August 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 16 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
Gloucestershire - 22 £45,000 - 1
Somerset - 11 £40,000 -
Bristol +2 6 £67,500 +80.00%
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 West region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 39 (100.00%) CISSP
2 31 (79.49%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (79.49%) CCNA
2 31 (79.49%) Linux
3 29 (74.36%) Windows
3 29 (74.36%) Puppet
4 23 (58.97%) SANS
4 23 (58.97%) CompTIA Security+
4 23 (58.97%) GIAC
5 22 (56.41%) DV Cleared
5 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
6 21 (53.85%) LAMP
6 21 (53.85%) Firewall
6 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 21 (53.85%) PHP
6 21 (53.85%) MySQL
6 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
7 20 (51.28%) C
7 20 (51.28%) MCSE
7 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (51.28%) Network+ Certification
7 20 (51.28%) Linux+ Certification
7 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
7 20 (51.28%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (46.15%) User Stories
8 18 (46.15%) JIRA
8 18 (46.15%) Bash Shell
8 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
9 16 (41.03%) ITIL
10 14 (35.90%) Cisco

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 11 (28.21%) Apache
2 10 (25.64%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.64%) HTTP
3 10 (25.64%) SSL
4 8 (20.51%) FCoE
4 8 (20.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (53.85%) MySQL
1 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) Apache Hive
2 10 (25.64%) Big Data
2 10 (25.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) JIRA
2 10 (25.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (25.64%) Bitbucket
2 10 (25.64%) CodeSonar
2 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (25.64%) git-flow
2 10 (25.64%) Robot Framework
2 10 (25.64%) Selenium
3 8 (20.51%) Redmine
General
1 11 (28.21%) Retail
2 10 (25.64%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) IT Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Java Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Platform Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Information Officer
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Architect
6 3 (7.69%) IT Security Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) LAMP
2 12 (30.77%) Java EE
2 12 (30.77%) STL
3 10 (25.64%) .NET
3 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
3 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.64%) Django
3 10 (25.64%) Node.js
3 10 (25.64%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (25.64%) REST
3 10 (25.64%) SOAP
3 10 (25.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) PKI
2 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 29 (74.36%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) Unix
4 11 (28.21%) Ubuntu
5 10 (25.64%) Android
5 10 (25.64%) Apple iOS
5 10 (25.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Cybersecurity
1 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
2 18 (46.15%) User Stories
3 16 (41.03%) ITIL
4 12 (30.77%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 12 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
4 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 11 (28.21%) Configuration Management
5 11 (28.21%) Open Source
5 11 (28.21%) Server Virtualisation
6 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.64%) API Design
6 10 (25.64%) Coaching
6 10 (25.64%) Kanban
6 10 (25.64%) Mentoring
6 10 (25.64%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) PHP
2 20 (51.28%) C
3 18 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 12 (30.77%) C#
4 12 (30.77%) C++
4 12 (30.77%) Java
4 12 (30.77%) Objective-C
4 12 (30.77%) Python
5 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
6 8 (20.51%) Korn
7 4 (10.26%) Perl
8 2 (5.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) CISSP
2 31 (79.49%) CCNA
2 31 (79.49%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (58.97%) CompTIA Security+
3 23 (58.97%) GIAC
3 23 (58.97%) SANS
4 22 (56.41%) DV Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
5 20 (51.28%) Linux+ Certification
5 20 (51.28%) MCSE
5 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (51.28%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (28.21%) LPIC
7 5 (12.82%) CEH
7 5 (12.82%) CISA
7 5 (12.82%) CISM
8 3 (7.69%) CSSLP
8 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (7.69%) COBIT
3 3 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Docker
1 10 (25.64%) vSphere
2 8 (20.51%) NFS
2 8 (20.51%) Samba
2 8 (20.51%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (20.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (74.36%) Puppet
2 11 (28.21%) Cacti
2 11 (28.21%) ZABBIX
3 10 (25.64%) Salt
4 8 (20.51%) Ansible
4 8 (20.51%) Nagios
4 8 (20.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco
3 8 (20.51%) EMC
3 8 (20.51%) NetApp
3 8 (20.51%) SolarWinds
3 8 (20.51%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 3 (7.69%) Juniper
4 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto