Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (ISC2 CCSP)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 891 1143 1183
Rank change year-on-year +252 +40 +110
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 248 56 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 200 31 43
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £76,250 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year +3.45% -9.02% -12.07%

(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 37,945 43,094 48,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.79% 24.02% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27,880 33,119 38,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

(ISC)2 CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

(ISC)2 CCSP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP.

Salary trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Top 11 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 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
England +281 244 £60,000 - 15
UK excluding London +263 200 £60,000 +3.45% 8
North of England +122 98 £60,000 - 3
North West +120 97 £60,000 - 1
East of England +87 57 £65,000 +8.33% 3
London +86 44 £67,500 +3.85% 7
South East +48 39 £61,500 +6.96% 2
Midlands +40 10 £60,000 +4.35%
West Midlands +30 10 £60,000 +4.35%
East Midlands - 4 £60,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 248 (100.00%) CISSP
1 248 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (75.81%) Information Security
3 152 (61.29%) SIEM
4 149 (60.08%) Risk Management
5 133 (53.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 132 (53.23%) Microsoft
7 131 (52.82%) Amazon AWS
8 130 (52.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 130 (52.42%) Data Loss Prevention
9 126 (50.81%) Penetration Testing
10 125 (50.40%) OWASP
11 124 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 118 (47.58%) Degree
13 115 (46.37%) CCSP
14 108 (43.55%) Security Management
15 107 (43.15%) Windows
16 102 (41.13%) Linux
17 93 (37.50%) Incident Management
18 90 (36.29%) Active Directory
19 71 (28.63%) CISM
20 70 (28.23%) SANS
21 69 (27.82%) Cybersecurity
22 62 (25.00%) Security Operations
23 61 (24.60%) Retail
23 61 (24.60%) CEH
24 59 (23.79%) SSCP
25 57 (22.98%) Firewall
26 50 (20.16%) ISSAP
27 44 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification

(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 18 (7.26%) ExpressionEngine
1 18 (7.26%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 131 (52.82%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (52.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.06%) SaaS
4 18 (7.26%) IaaS
5 8 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.81%) Office 365
7 1 (0.40%) Akamai
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (22.98%) Firewall
2 31 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (9.68%) Wireshark
4 22 (8.87%) Network Security
5 19 (7.66%) Internet
6 15 (6.05%) HTTP
7 13 (5.24%) SCCP
8 8 (3.23%) VPN
9 6 (2.42%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.02%) WAN
11 4 (1.61%) DNS
11 4 (1.61%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.21%) FTP
12 3 (1.21%) SMTP
13 2 (0.81%) LAN
13 2 (0.81%) VoIP
14 1 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
14 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.81%) Ant
2 2 (0.81%) GitLab
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Maven
General
1 61 (24.60%) Retail
2 14 (5.65%) Finance
2 14 (5.65%) Publishing
3 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.23%) Marketing
5 7 (2.82%) Electronics
5 7 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Advertising
6 2 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (46.37%) Security Manager
2 95 (38.31%) Information Manager
2 95 (38.31%) Information Security Manager
3 48 (19.35%) Architect
4 47 (18.95%) Security Architect
5 38 (15.32%) Analyst
6 20 (8.06%) Security Analyst
7 19 (7.66%) IT Architect
7 19 (7.66%) IT Security Architect
8 18 (7.26%) Incident Manager
8 18 (7.26%) Security Engineer
8 18 (7.26%) Security Incident Manager
8 18 (7.26%) SIEM Analyst
8 18 (7.26%) SIEM Engineer
8 18 (7.26%) SOC Analyst
8 18 (7.26%) SOC Engineer
9 17 (6.85%) Service Architect
10 12 (4.84%) Information Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (4.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.26%) Node.js
2 2 (0.81%) OAuth
2 2 (0.81%) REST
2 2 (0.81%) SAML
2 2 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
1 34 (13.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 23 (9.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 23 (9.27%) Cyberthreat
2 23 (9.27%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.45%) PKI
5 13 (5.24%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.63%) CESG
7 8 (3.23%) BYOD
8 7 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.42%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.02%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.21%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.81%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.40%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 107 (43.15%) Windows
2 102 (41.13%) Linux
3 7 (2.82%) Unix
4 6 (2.42%) Kali Linux
4 6 (2.42%) VMS
5 2 (0.81%) CentOS
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (75.81%) Information Security
2 152 (61.29%) SIEM
3 149 (60.08%) Risk Management
4 130 (52.42%) Data Loss Prevention
5 126 (50.81%) Penetration Testing
6 125 (50.40%) OWASP
7 124 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 108 (43.55%) Security Management
9 93 (37.50%) Incident Management
10 69 (27.82%) Cybersecurity
11 62 (25.00%) Security Operations
12 40 (16.13%) Event Correlation
13 30 (12.10%) Security Architecture
13 30 (12.10%) Threat Intelligence
14 29 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (11.69%) Reverse Engineering
14 29 (11.69%) SABSA
14 29 (11.69%) TOGAF
15 27 (10.89%) Threat Analysis
16 26 (10.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.02%) Java
2 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
2 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.40%) C
3 1 (0.40%) C#
3 1 (0.40%) C++
3 1 (0.40%) PHP
3 1 (0.40%) Python
3 1 (0.40%) Ruby
3 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 248 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 248 (100.00%) CISSP
2 118 (47.58%) Degree
3 115 (46.37%) CCSP
4 71 (28.63%) CISM
5 70 (28.23%) SANS
6 61 (24.60%) CEH
7 59 (23.79%) SSCP
8 50 (20.16%) ISSAP
9 44 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (17.34%) MCSE
11 42 (16.94%) CCIE
11 42 (16.94%) CCNP
11 42 (16.94%) RHCE
12 41 (16.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 40 (16.13%) CSSLP
13 40 (16.13%) GCWN
13 40 (16.13%) ISSEP
13 40 (16.13%) RHCA
13 40 (16.13%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (53.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (3.63%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (2.02%) GDPR
6 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.40%) PSD2
System Software
1 90 (36.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) Snort
4 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (2.82%) Nessus
3 6 (2.42%) Ansible
3 6 (2.42%) Nmap
3 6 (2.42%) OpenVAS
3 6 (2.42%) QRadar
4 4 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.81%) CASB
5 2 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 132 (53.23%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.34%) VMware
3 41 (16.53%) Cisco
4 40 (16.13%) Red Hat
5 30 (12.10%) Splunk
6 24 (9.68%) Symantec
7 7 (2.82%) AlienVault
7 7 (2.82%) LogRhythm
7 7 (2.82%) Qualys
7 7 (2.82%) SAP
8 5 (2.02%) Google
9 3 (1.21%) Apple
9 3 (1.21%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.21%) Juniper
9 3 (1.21%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.81%) Mitel
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle
11 1 (0.40%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.40%) Tripwire