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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
England / South West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 254 246
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.058% 0.018% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.054% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 6
Median salary £36,500 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -51.33% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,750 £45,825
% change year-on-year +4.26% +15.11%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1613 1837 1856
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.36% 32.36% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1476 1419
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,729 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SSCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 3 £36,500 -
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT jobs citing SSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 18 (100.00%) CISSP
1 18 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) CCNA
2 15 (83.33%) Network+ Certification
2 15 (83.33%) GIAC
2 15 (83.33%) SANS
3 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 13 (72.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (66.67%) Linux+ Certification
4 12 (66.67%) C
4 12 (66.67%) Linux
4 12 (66.67%) MCSE
5 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
6 10 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
6 10 (55.56%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
6 10 (55.56%) Windows
6 10 (55.56%) Security+ Certification
6 10 (55.56%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (38.89%) Games
7 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
7 7 (38.89%) Coaching
8 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (33.33%) Java EE
8 6 (33.33%) Multithreading

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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 4 (22.22%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) FCoE
4 2 (11.11%) HTTP
4 2 (11.11%) SNMP
4 2 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Apache Hive
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
1 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
2 2 (11.11%) CodeSonar
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) git-flow
2 2 (11.11%) Redmine
2 2 (11.11%) Robot Framework
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 7 (38.89%) Games
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Python Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Java EE
1 6 (33.33%) STL
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) Django
2 2 (11.11%) LAMP
2 2 (11.11%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CESG
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (72.22%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
4 10 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) Coaching
5 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
6 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 3 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Line Management
8 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 3 (16.67%) Security Patching
8 3 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 4 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Korn
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) CISSP
2 15 (83.33%) CCNA
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (83.33%) GIAC
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Network+ Certification
2 15 (83.33%) SANS
2 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (66.67%) Linux+ Certification
3 12 (66.67%) MCSE
4 10 (55.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
4 10 (55.56%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (16.67%) CISM
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) GCIH
5 3 (16.67%) MCITP
5 3 (16.67%) MCTS
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
1 5 (27.78%) vSphere
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) Docker
4 2 (11.11%) NFS
4 2 (11.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 2 (11.11%) Salt
2 2 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Dell
2 3 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds