Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 876 680 935
Rank change year-on-year -196 +255 +175
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 118 115 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.76% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 86 79 123
10th Percentile " £41,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £45,250 £58,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -21.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £83,750 £72,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £81,250 £52,500 £64,000
% change year-on-year +54.76% -17.97% +9.40%

(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 24,312 15,110 34,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 22.03% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14,059 11,321 25,636
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,177 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

(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 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Top 13 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 30 July 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 -167 111 £65,000 +16.07% 25
London -122 60 £58,000 -23.93% 15
UK excluding London -169 45 £81,250 +54.76% 10
East of England -35 14 £55,000 - 1
Work from Home -248 14 £76,000 +47.57% 10
South East -92 11 £92,500 +42.31% 5
North of England -76 9 £80,000 +45.45% 3
Midlands -80 8 £83,750 +72.68% 1
West Midlands -82 8 £83,750 +72.68%
North West -42 7 £87,500 +62.94% 2
South West -81 5 £95,000 +109.45%
Yorkshire -76 2 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Scotland -76 1 £65,000 +36.84%

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 117 (99.15%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (92.37%) CISSP
3 63 (53.39%) Information Security
4 61 (51.69%) CISM
5 59 (50.00%) Azure
5 59 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (35.59%) CCSP
7 38 (32.20%) Management Information System
8 37 (31.36%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (30.51%) AWS
10 33 (27.97%) Microsoft
11 31 (26.27%) Firewall
11 31 (26.27%) SSCP
11 31 (26.27%) Finance
11 31 (26.27%) Security Architecture
11 31 (26.27%) Security Operations
11 31 (26.27%) NIST
12 30 (25.42%) GDPR
12 30 (25.42%) SIEM
12 30 (25.42%) CSSLP
13 28 (23.73%) Business Continuity
14 27 (22.88%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (22.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 27 (22.88%) Data Protection
15 26 (22.03%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (20.34%) Identity Access Management
16 24 (20.34%) Risk Management
16 24 (20.34%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (16.95%) Microsoft 365
18 19 (16.10%) CISA

(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 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 59 (50.00%) Azure
2 36 (30.51%) AWS
3 20 (16.95%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (9.32%) GCP
4 11 (9.32%) SaaS
5 6 (5.08%) Azure Sentinel
6 5 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.24%) Serverless
7 3 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.54%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.69%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.27%) Firewall
2 12 (10.17%) Network Security
3 8 (6.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.08%) VPN
5 3 (2.54%) DNS
5 3 (2.54%) SCCP
6 2 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.69%) DMZ
7 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.85%) Wireless
7 1 (0.85%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (1.69%) Big Data
1 2 (1.69%) Data Lake
1 2 (1.69%) Maltego
2 1 (0.85%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) kappa
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 37 (31.36%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (26.27%) Finance
3 14 (11.86%) Social Skills
4 11 (9.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.08%) Legal
6 5 (4.24%) Banking
7 3 (2.54%) Electronics
7 3 (2.54%) Marketing
7 3 (2.54%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.54%) Retail
7 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.69%) International Banking
8 2 (1.69%) Law
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.85%) Games
9 1 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.85%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 24 (20.34%) Security Engineer
2 23 (19.49%) Architect
3 19 (16.10%) Security Architect
4 17 (14.41%) Analyst
5 15 (12.71%) Consultant
5 15 (12.71%) Security Analyst
6 13 (11.02%) Security Consultant
7 10 (8.47%) Security Manager
7 10 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 9 (7.63%) Security Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.63%) SOC Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) Security Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.78%) Senior Architect
9 8 (6.78%) Senior Security Architect
9 8 (6.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 8 (6.78%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.78%) Technical Security Consultant
10 7 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) SAML
2 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.39%) J2EE
3 2 (1.69%) Kafka
3 2 (1.69%) OAuth
4 1 (0.85%) RESTful
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (32.20%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (6.78%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.24%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.39%) PKI
6 4 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.54%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.54%) SCADA
8 2 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) CESG
9 1 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Linux
2 9 (7.63%) Windows
3 4 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.39%) Information Security
2 59 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (26.27%) Security Architecture
3 31 (26.27%) Security Operations
4 30 (25.42%) SIEM
5 28 (23.73%) Business Continuity
6 27 (22.88%) Data Protection
6 27 (22.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 26 (22.03%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (20.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (20.34%) Identity Access Management
8 24 (20.34%) Risk Management
9 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (15.25%) Presales
10 17 (14.41%) GAP Analysis
11 15 (12.71%) Security Testing
12 14 (11.86%) Analytics
12 14 (11.86%) DevOps
12 14 (11.86%) Mentoring
12 14 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.93%) Python
3 6 (5.08%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.08%) Java
4 4 (3.39%) C
4 4 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (1.69%) C#
5 2 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 117 (99.15%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (92.37%) CISSP
3 61 (51.69%) CISM
4 42 (35.59%) CCSP
5 31 (26.27%) SSCP
6 30 (25.42%) CSSLP
7 19 (16.10%) CISA
8 14 (11.86%) CEH
8 14 (11.86%) GIAC
9 11 (9.32%) Degree
10 10 (8.47%) OSCP
11 6 (5.08%) AWS Certification
11 6 (5.08%) CRISC
11 6 (5.08%) ISSAP
11 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
12 5 (4.24%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.39%) Master's Degree
14 3 (2.54%) MCSE
14 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (26.27%) NIST
2 30 (25.42%) GDPR
3 27 (22.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (14.41%) PCI DSS
5 13 (11.02%) NCSC
6 6 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (5.08%) GRC
7 2 (1.69%) ITGC
7 2 (1.69%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.85%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.85%) IASME
8 1 (0.85%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.39%) CASB
2 4 (3.39%) Consul
2 4 (3.39%) Istio
2 4 (3.39%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (1.69%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) QRadar
4 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (27.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.71%) Google
3 8 (6.78%) Adobe
3 8 (6.78%) Apple
4 6 (5.08%) Splunk
5 4 (3.39%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.54%) SAP
6 3 (2.54%) VMware
7 2 (1.69%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.69%) Databricks
7 2 (1.69%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.69%) Symantec
8 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com