Period
to 21 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for (ISC)2 CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (ISC2 CCSP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 886 596 950
Rank change year-on-year -290 +354 +35
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 162 91 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.87% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 87 75 114
10th Percentile £55,000 £41,250 £51,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £45,125 £59,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £52,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +52.38% -25.00% +16.67%
75th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £97,750 £90,750 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £78,250 £48,500 £64,000
% change year-on-year +61.34% -24.22% +6.67%

(ISC)2 CCSP 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,245 10,509 31,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 21.48% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15,144 8,104 23,548
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.03% +7.78% -

(ISC)2 CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing (ISC)2 CCSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP.

Salary trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Salary histogram for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2021. 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
England -279 135 £81,250 +54.76% 21
UK excluding London -204 73 £78,250 +61.34% 13
London -248 51 £82,500 +37.50% 9
Work from Home -255 43 £82,500 +57.14% 6
South East -122 29 £85,000 -2.86% 5
North of England -123 16 £75,750 +22.18% 5
East of England -96 15 £55,000 -
North West -75 14 £76,500 +39.09% 5
South West -74 10 £73,461 +70.84%
Midlands -124 7 £86,250 +77.84% 1
West Midlands -120 6 £86,250 +77.84% 1
Scotland -86 2 £85,000 +78.95% 1
Yorkshire -103 2 £57,500 -16.67%
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 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 with a requirement for (ISC)2 CCSP.

1 162 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (89.51%) CISSP
3 119 (73.46%) Azure
4 93 (57.41%) AWS
5 90 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 71 (43.83%) CCSP
6 71 (43.83%) Cybersecurity
7 68 (41.98%) Information Security
8 67 (41.36%) Risk Management
9 65 (40.12%) DevOps
10 64 (39.51%) NIST
11 61 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (32.10%) CISM
12 52 (32.10%) Security Architecture
13 51 (31.48%) Python
14 47 (29.01%) Serverless
14 47 (29.01%) Security Operations
15 45 (27.78%) PowerShell
15 45 (27.78%) Analytics
15 45 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 44 (27.16%) Java
16 44 (27.16%) AWS Certification
17 40 (24.69%) DevSecOps
17 40 (24.69%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (24.07%) Bash Shell
19 36 (22.22%) Information Management
19 36 (22.22%) GCP
20 35 (21.60%) SDLC
20 35 (21.60%) Data Lake
20 35 (21.60%) Databricks

(ISC)2 CCSP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (10.49%) Apache Spark
2 11 (6.79%) Apache
2 11 (6.79%) Apache Airflow
3 8 (4.94%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 119 (73.46%) Azure
2 93 (57.41%) AWS
3 47 (29.01%) Serverless
4 36 (22.22%) GCP
5 29 (17.90%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (17.90%) Amazon S3
5 29 (17.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (17.90%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (17.90%) GitHub
6 28 (17.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 28 (17.28%) Amazon EKS
6 28 (17.28%) Amazon EMR
6 28 (17.28%) Amazon SQS
6 28 (17.28%) AWS CloudTrail
7 24 (14.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 24 (14.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 24 (14.81%) Azure Event Grid
7 24 (14.81%) Azure Functions
7 24 (14.81%) Azure Service Bus
7 24 (14.81%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.60%) Cisco IPT
2 30 (18.52%) Firewall
3 16 (9.88%) Network Security
4 5 (3.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.47%) SCCP
6 3 (1.85%) Broadband
6 3 (1.85%) DMZ
6 3 (1.85%) DNS
7 2 (1.23%) VPN
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.62%) Wireless
8 1 (0.62%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.60%) Big Data
1 35 (21.60%) Data Lake
2 32 (19.75%) Amazon Redshift
3 28 (17.28%) Amazon Athena
3 28 (17.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 28 (17.28%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (16.05%) Electronic Patient Records
5 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.09%) Blockchain
7 4 (2.47%) MySQL
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.23%) Maltego
10 1 (0.62%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (11.73%) JIRA
2 17 (10.49%) kappa
3 8 (4.94%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.94%) SonarQube
3 8 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.62%) GoCD
5 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (20.99%) Finance
2 24 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (12.35%) Social Skills
4 11 (6.79%) Legal
5 10 (6.17%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.56%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.09%) Back Office
8 5 (3.09%) Banking
8 5 (3.09%) Games
8 5 (3.09%) Law
9 4 (2.47%) Electronics
9 4 (2.47%) Marketing
10 3 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.62%) Front Office
12 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (27.78%) Security Engineer
2 44 (27.16%) Cloud Engineer
3 40 (24.69%) Architect
4 39 (24.07%) Security Architect
5 34 (20.99%) Data Engineer
6 26 (16.05%) Consultant
7 24 (14.81%) Security Consultant
8 20 (12.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 20 (12.35%) Senior Security Engineer
9 18 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
9 18 (11.11%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 18 (11.11%) Senior Data Engineer
10 14 (8.64%) Security Manager
11 12 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (7.41%) Azure Consultant
11 12 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
12 11 (6.79%) AWS Consultant
12 11 (6.79%) SOC Engineer
13 10 (6.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 10 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.28%) Kafka
2 19 (11.73%) .NET
3 11 (6.79%) ActiveMQ
3 11 (6.79%) RESTful
4 8 (4.94%) Web Services
5 6 (3.70%) OAuth
5 6 (3.70%) SAML
6 4 (2.47%) OpenID
6 4 (2.47%) SOAP
7 2 (1.23%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.62%) J2EE
8 1 (0.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 17 (10.49%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.17%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.94%) Mobile Payment
5 8 (4.94%) Private Cloud
5 8 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.94%) Smartcard
6 7 (4.32%) Cloud Native
7 6 (3.70%) PKI
8 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.09%) Robotics
9 4 (2.47%) SCADA
10 3 (1.85%) Social Media
11 2 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.62%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.20%) Linux
2 19 (11.73%) Windows
3 11 (6.79%) Solaris
3 11 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (0.62%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (43.83%) Cybersecurity
2 68 (41.98%) Information Security
3 67 (41.36%) Risk Management
4 65 (40.12%) DevOps
5 61 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (32.10%) Security Architecture
7 47 (29.01%) Security Operations
8 45 (27.78%) Analytics
9 40 (24.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (24.69%) DevSecOps
10 36 (22.22%) Information Management
11 35 (21.60%) Data Analytics
11 35 (21.60%) Data Security
11 35 (21.60%) ETL
11 35 (21.60%) SDLC
12 32 (19.75%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (19.14%) OWASP
14 28 (17.28%) SIEM
15 26 (16.05%) Threat Modelling
16 24 (14.81%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.48%) Python
2 45 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 44 (27.16%) Java
4 39 (24.07%) Bash Shell
5 35 (21.60%) Scala
6 25 (15.43%) C#
7 4 (2.47%) C++
8 2 (1.23%) C
9 1 (0.62%) Perl
9 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 162 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (89.51%) CISSP
3 71 (43.83%) CCSP
4 52 (32.10%) CISM
5 44 (27.16%) AWS Certification
6 25 (15.43%) CISA
7 22 (13.58%) Degree
8 20 (12.35%) GIAC
8 20 (12.35%) SSCP
9 18 (11.11%) OSCP
10 15 (9.26%) CEH
11 14 (8.64%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (8.02%) CREST Certified
12 13 (8.02%) CSSLP
12 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
13 9 (5.56%) CRISC
13 9 (5.56%) DV Cleared
14 8 (4.94%) CLAS
14 8 (4.94%) IISP
14 8 (4.94%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (39.51%) NIST
2 45 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (15.43%) NCSC
4 23 (14.20%) PCI DSS
5 17 (10.49%) GDPR
6 14 (8.64%) GRC
7 13 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (6.79%) IASME
9 10 (6.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (5.56%) ISO 31000
11 8 (4.94%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (4.94%) ISO 9001
11 8 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.85%) QA
13 2 (1.23%) ITGC
14 1 (0.62%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.62%) RMADS
14 1 (0.62%) SOC 2
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) Docker
2 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.94%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (13.58%) Terraform
2 18 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 15 (9.26%) CASB
4 13 (8.02%) Ansible
5 12 (7.41%) Puppet
6 11 (6.79%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.94%) Nessus
7 8 (4.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 7 (4.32%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (3.70%) Consul
9 6 (3.70%) Istio
10 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (1.23%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.62%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.62%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.62%) QRadar
12 1 (0.62%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 90 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.60%) Databricks
3 33 (20.37%) Google
4 17 (10.49%) ServiceNow
5 15 (9.26%) Oracle
6 14 (8.64%) Splunk
7 12 (7.41%) Cisco
8 11 (6.79%) Tripwire
9 10 (6.17%) Apple
10 8 (4.94%) Adobe
10 8 (4.94%) Centrify
10 8 (4.94%) CrowdStrike
10 8 (4.94%) F5
10 8 (4.94%) Imperva
10 8 (4.94%) Okta
10 8 (4.94%) OneTrust
10 8 (4.94%) Trend Micro
11 5 (3.09%) Cubic Transportation
12 4 (2.47%) ArcSight
12 4 (2.47%) SAP