Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 681 888 854
Rank change year-on-year +207 -34 +267
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 95 118 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.095% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.43% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 79 113 226
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £45,000 £48,050 £52,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £108,750 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,500 £59,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.99% -0.42% +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 13,192 27,267 36,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.21% 21.84% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,599 20,583 26,844
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

(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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 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 +246 95 £62,500 -3.85% 19
London +200 71 £55,000 -29.03% 7
UK excluding London +170 23 £70,500 +17.99% 13
North of England +100 12 £55,000 -1.79% 5
Work from Home -67 11 £62,500 -21.88% 6
North West +75 7 £55,000 -52.17% 3
South East +132 5 £87,500 +37.80%
Midlands +83 5 £72,000 +29.73% 2
West Midlands +54 5 £72,000 +23.08% 2
Yorkshire +53 5 £69,000 +23.21% 1
South West +67 1 £50,000 +17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 95 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (95.79%) CISSP
3 57 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (56.84%) Information Security
5 53 (55.79%) CCSP
6 44 (46.32%) CISM
6 44 (46.32%) Azure
7 42 (44.21%) AWS
7 42 (44.21%) Firewall
8 35 (36.84%) SIEM
9 28 (29.47%) NIST
10 27 (28.42%) CISA
10 27 (28.42%) Finance
10 27 (28.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 27 (28.42%) Intrusion Detection
11 25 (26.32%) Degree
11 25 (26.32%) Banking
11 25 (26.32%) Management Information System
11 25 (26.32%) GCP
12 24 (25.26%) DevOps
12 24 (25.26%) Computer Science
12 24 (25.26%) Risk Management
13 21 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
14 20 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 20 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
15 19 (20.00%) Data Protection
15 19 (20.00%) CEH
15 19 (20.00%) Windows
15 19 (20.00%) GDPR
16 18 (18.95%) Privileged 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 (2.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (46.32%) Azure
2 42 (44.21%) AWS
3 25 (26.32%) GCP
4 4 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) Office 365
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (3.16%) IaaS
5 3 (3.16%) PaaS
5 3 (3.16%) SaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (44.21%) Firewall
2 27 (28.42%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (16.84%) Network Security
4 7 (7.37%) VPN
5 5 (5.26%) LAN
5 5 (5.26%) SSL
5 5 (5.26%) WAN
5 5 (5.26%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.05%) BGP
6 1 (1.05%) DHCP
6 1 (1.05%) DMARC
6 1 (1.05%) DNS
6 1 (1.05%) Internet
6 1 (1.05%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) Big Data
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.05%) GitLab
1 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 25 (26.32%) Banking
3 14 (14.74%) Law
4 5 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.21%) International Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Analyst
1 21 (22.11%) Security Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 18 (18.95%) Consultant
4 16 (16.84%) Security Consultant
4 16 (16.84%) Security Specialist
5 14 (14.74%) Cloud Consultant
6 11 (11.58%) Architect
6 11 (11.58%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 11 (11.58%) Security Architect
7 7 (7.37%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (6.32%) CISSP Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Information Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) IT Security Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Security Specialist
9 5 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) Web Services
2 5 (5.26%) YAML
3 1 (1.05%) LAMP
3 1 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.05%) Middleware
3 1 (1.05%) Node.js
3 1 (1.05%) REST
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.74%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (11.58%) Cybercrime
4 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (5.26%) Robotics
6 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.11%) NHS
7 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 2 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.05%) CESG
8 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.05%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.79%) Linux
3 12 (12.63%) Unix
4 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.26%) Solaris
5 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.05%) AIX
6 1 (1.05%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (56.84%) Information Security
3 35 (36.84%) SIEM
4 27 (28.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 24 (25.26%) Computer Science
5 24 (25.26%) DevOps
5 24 (25.26%) Risk Management
6 21 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
8 19 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 18 (18.95%) Antivirus Management
9 18 (18.95%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 18 (18.95%) Privileged Access Management
9 18 (18.95%) Threat Intelligence
10 17 (17.89%) Patch Management
10 17 (17.89%) Security Operations
11 15 (15.79%) Security Architecture
11 15 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (14.74%) Security Patching
13 13 (13.68%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) C
2 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.05%) PHP
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (95.79%) CISSP
3 53 (55.79%) CCSP
4 44 (46.32%) CISM
5 27 (28.42%) CISA
6 25 (26.32%) Degree
7 19 (20.00%) CEH
8 13 (13.68%) OSCP
9 11 (11.58%) GPEN
9 11 (11.58%) OSCE
10 5 (5.26%) CCIE
10 5 (5.26%) CCNA
10 5 (5.26%) CREST Certified
10 5 (5.26%) GCFA
10 5 (5.26%) GCIA
10 5 (5.26%) GCIH
10 5 (5.26%) GIAC
11 4 (4.21%) SANS
11 4 (4.21%) SSCP
12 3 (3.16%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.47%) NIST
2 20 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (20.00%) GDPR
4 17 (17.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (6.32%) PCI DSS
6 5 (5.26%) COBIT
7 3 (3.16%) NCSC
8 2 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (1.05%) ISO 22301
9 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) Docker
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) XenApp
3 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) CSIRT
2 11 (11.58%) Kubernetes
3 9 (9.47%) Terraform
4 5 (5.26%) CASB
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.11%) Ansible
7 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.05%) Nessus
7 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.05%) Puppet
7 1 (1.05%) SCCM
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Cisco
2 6 (6.32%) VMware
3 3 (3.16%) Google
3 3 (3.16%) Interwoven
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.05%) Arista
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix
4 1 (1.05%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.05%) Remedy