Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 731 830 922
Rank change year-on-year +99 +92 +197
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 107 155 208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.63% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 87 113 136
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,159 £52,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.77% +8.33% -7.69%
75th Percentile £72,000 £79,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,045 £56,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.94% -6.67% +2.56%

(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 17,258 24,425 36,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,686 18,392 26,841
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

(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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +72 104 £58,000 -10.77% 10
London +107 76 £58,000 -25.16% 7
UK excluding London +58 26 £66,045 +17.94% 3
Midlands +41 8 £72,000 +14.29%
West Midlands +29 8 £72,000 +10.77%
Work from Home -117 8 £62,500 -32.43% 2
South East +66 6 £79,273 +21.96% 2
North of England +29 6 £65,000 +18.18%
North West +34 5 £55,000 +2.42%
East of England +53 3 £89,000 - 1
South West +16 2 £57,500 +27.48%
Yorkshire -8 1 £75,000 +36.36%
Scotland - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 106 (99.07%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (97.20%) CISSP
3 65 (60.75%) Information Security
4 61 (57.01%) CISM
5 54 (50.47%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (35.51%) Azure
7 37 (34.58%) Management Information System
7 37 (34.58%) CCSP
8 34 (31.78%) Data Protection
9 33 (30.84%) GDPR
10 29 (27.10%) CISA
11 28 (26.17%) Firewall
11 28 (26.17%) Business Continuity
11 28 (26.17%) AWS
11 28 (26.17%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (24.30%) Finance
12 26 (24.30%) Security Operations
12 26 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (22.43%) SIEM
13 24 (22.43%) CSSLP
13 24 (22.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (22.43%) SSCP
14 21 (19.63%) Risk Management
15 20 (18.69%) CEH
15 20 (18.69%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (18.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 19 (17.76%) Intrusion Detection
16 19 (17.76%) NIST
17 17 (15.89%) Windows
18 16 (14.95%) Identity Access Management

(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 (1.87%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 38 (35.51%) Azure
2 28 (26.17%) AWS
3 16 (14.95%) GCP
4 8 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.61%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.74%) SaaS
7 3 (2.80%) IaaS
7 3 (2.80%) PaaS
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.17%) Firewall
2 19 (17.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (8.41%) Network Security
3 9 (8.41%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) BGP
4 1 (0.93%) DHCP
4 1 (0.93%) DMARC
4 1 (0.93%) DNS
4 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) Big Data
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.93%) GitLab
1 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (24.30%) Finance
2 14 (13.08%) Banking
3 9 (8.41%) Law
4 6 (5.61%) International Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.87%) Advertising
6 2 (1.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Security Engineer
2 29 (27.10%) Analyst
3 27 (25.23%) Security Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Consultant
4 12 (11.21%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.28%) Architect
5 11 (10.28%) Security Manager
6 10 (9.35%) Cloud Consultant
7 8 (7.48%) IT Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) IT Security Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Security Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.61%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.74%) Information Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Information Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Information Security Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) .NET
1 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.80%) J2EE
1 3 (2.80%) SAML
1 3 (2.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) LAMP
2 1 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.93%) Node.js
2 1 (0.93%) REST
2 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 37 (34.58%) Management Information System
2 28 (26.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.21%) Cybercrime
4 6 (5.61%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.87%) CESG
7 2 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.89%) Windows
2 14 (13.08%) Linux
3 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.74%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.75%) Information Security
2 54 (50.47%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (31.78%) Data Protection
4 28 (26.17%) Business Continuity
5 26 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (24.30%) Security Operations
6 24 (22.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (22.43%) SIEM
7 21 (19.63%) Risk Management
8 20 (18.69%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (14.95%) Identity Access Management
9 16 (14.95%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (14.02%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 15 (14.02%) Threat Intelligence
11 11 (10.28%) DevOps
11 11 (10.28%) SDLC
11 11 (10.28%) Security Architecture
11 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.35%) Computer Science
12 10 (9.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) C
1 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.80%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 106 (99.07%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (97.20%) CISSP
3 61 (57.01%) CISM
4 37 (34.58%) CCSP
5 29 (27.10%) CISA
6 24 (22.43%) CSSLP
6 24 (22.43%) SSCP
7 20 (18.69%) CEH
8 14 (13.08%) Degree
9 7 (6.54%) OSCP
10 5 (4.67%) GIAC
10 5 (4.67%) GPEN
10 5 (4.67%) OSCE
11 4 (3.74%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.74%) CHFI
11 4 (3.74%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (2.80%) CCNP
12 3 (2.80%) SANS
12 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (30.84%) GDPR
2 20 (18.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (17.76%) NIST
4 9 (8.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (8.41%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.80%) GRC
5 3 (2.80%) NCSC
6 2 (1.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.93%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.93%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.93%) SOC 2
System Software
1 11 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
3 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.67%) CASB
2 5 (4.67%) CSIRT
2 5 (4.67%) Terraform
3 4 (3.74%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.87%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.93%) Nessus
5 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Google
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) VMware
4 3 (2.80%) ForgeRock
4 3 (2.80%) Splunk
4 3 (2.80%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco
5 2 (1.87%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.87%) Symantec
6 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.93%) Arista
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix
6 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Remedy
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com