Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1021 1117 1234
Rank change year-on-year +96 +117 +76
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 137 83 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.047% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.19% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 88 62 37
UK median annual salary £60,000 £69,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.36% +6.54% -40.91%
10th Percentile £40,000 £53,875 £55,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £79,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £63,750
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% -42.05%

(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 39,972 43,225 53,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 24.52% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,732 33,183 42,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

(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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Top 10 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 August 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 +91 130 £60,000 -11.11% 12
UK excluding London +96 99 £60,000 +14.29% 7
East of England +65 45 £40,000 -11.11% 1
London -4 31 £64,500 -7.86% 5
North of England +54 24 £60,000 - 2
South East +25 24 £90,000 - 3
North West +35 22 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +34 6 £70,000 -6.67%
Midlands +11 6 £70,000 -6.67%
Yorkshire - 2 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 134 (97.81%) CISSP
1 134 (97.81%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (68.61%) Information Security
3 91 (66.42%) CCSP
4 82 (59.85%) SIEM
5 71 (51.82%) Risk Management
6 66 (48.18%) Microsoft
6 66 (48.18%) Data Loss Prevention
7 59 (43.07%) Firewall
8 58 (42.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 51 (37.23%) Cisco
10 49 (35.77%) CCNP
11 47 (34.31%) CISM
11 47 (34.31%) Cybersecurity
12 46 (33.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 46 (33.58%) Penetration Testing
12 46 (33.58%) Security Management
13 45 (32.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (32.85%) Windows
13 45 (32.85%) MCSE
14 44 (32.12%) RHCE
14 44 (32.12%) SSCP
14 44 (32.12%) ISSAP
15 43 (31.39%) Degree
15 43 (31.39%) Amazon AWS
15 43 (31.39%) Security Operations
16 41 (29.93%) CCIE
16 41 (29.93%) SANS
17 40 (29.20%) Event Correlation
17 40 (29.20%) Red Hat

(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:

Cloud Services
1 43 (31.39%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.73%) Akamai
4 1 (0.73%) GitHub
4 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (43.07%) Firewall
2 27 (19.71%) Wireshark
3 23 (16.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (16.79%) Network Security
4 15 (10.95%) SCCP
5 14 (10.22%) WAN
6 6 (4.38%) HTTP
6 6 (4.38%) LAN
6 6 (4.38%) VPN
7 5 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.65%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (3.65%) VoIP
8 4 (2.92%) BGP
8 4 (2.92%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.92%) MPLS
8 4 (2.92%) OSPF
8 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.92%) VPLS
8 4 (2.92%) Wireless
8 4 (2.92%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.46%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) GitLab
2 3 (2.19%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.73%) Maven
General
1 40 (29.20%) Retail
2 23 (16.79%) Finance
3 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.46%) Back Office
4 2 (1.46%) Games
5 1 (0.73%) Advertising
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (30.66%) Analyst
2 39 (28.47%) Architect
3 34 (24.82%) Security Architect
4 33 (24.09%) Security Manager
5 30 (21.90%) Information Manager
5 30 (21.90%) Information Security Manager
6 28 (20.44%) Security Analyst
7 22 (16.06%) SIEM Analyst
8 21 (15.33%) SOC Analyst
9 15 (10.95%) IT Architect
9 15 (10.95%) IT Security Architect
9 15 (10.95%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (10.95%) Senior Security Analyst
10 14 (10.22%) SIEM Engineer
10 14 (10.22%) SOC Engineer
11 13 (9.49%) Service Architect
12 11 (8.03%) Firewall Analyst
12 11 (8.03%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (8.03%) Security Operations Analyst
13 8 (5.84%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.73%) Middleware
2 1 (0.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 25 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (16.79%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (12.41%) Computer Science
4 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
5 14 (10.22%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (10.22%) Management Information System
6 13 (9.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (6.57%) PKI
8 5 (3.65%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.92%) BYOD
9 4 (2.92%) CESG
10 3 (2.19%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (2.19%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.46%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.73%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (32.85%) Windows
2 35 (25.55%) Linux
3 3 (2.19%) Kali Linux
3 3 (2.19%) Unix
3 3 (2.19%) VMS
4 1 (0.73%) AIX
4 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (68.61%) Information Security
2 82 (59.85%) SIEM
3 71 (51.82%) Risk Management
4 66 (48.18%) Data Loss Prevention
5 58 (42.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 47 (34.31%) Cybersecurity
7 46 (33.58%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (33.58%) Security Management
8 43 (31.39%) Security Operations
9 40 (29.20%) Event Correlation
10 28 (20.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 28 (20.44%) OWASP
10 28 (20.44%) Threat Intelligence
11 27 (19.71%) Analytics
12 26 (18.98%) Computer Security
13 25 (18.25%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (18.25%) Reverse Engineering
13 25 (18.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 24 (17.52%) Kalman Filter
14 24 (17.52%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) C
2 4 (2.92%) C#
2 4 (2.92%) C++
2 4 (2.92%) Java
2 4 (2.92%) Python
3 3 (2.19%) Perl
4 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.73%) PHP
5 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 134 (97.81%) Cisco Certification
1 134 (97.81%) CISSP
2 91 (66.42%) CCSP
3 49 (35.77%) CCNP
4 47 (34.31%) CISM
5 45 (32.85%) MCSE
5 45 (32.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (32.12%) ISSAP
6 44 (32.12%) RHCE
6 44 (32.12%) SSCP
7 43 (31.39%) Degree
8 41 (29.93%) CCIE
8 41 (29.93%) SANS
9 40 (29.20%) CSSLP
9 40 (29.20%) GCWN
9 40 (29.20%) ISSEP
9 40 (29.20%) RHCA
10 36 (26.28%) VCAP
10 36 (26.28%) VCDX
10 36 (26.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (33.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.57%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.38%) COBIT
4 5 (3.65%) GDPR
5 4 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.73%) GCP
6 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.73%) MiFID
6 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (18.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (19.71%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (2.92%) Puppet
3 3 (2.19%) Nessus
3 3 (2.19%) Nmap
3 3 (2.19%) OpenVAS
3 3 (2.19%) QRadar
4 2 (1.46%) CASB
4 2 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.73%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 66 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 51 (37.23%) Cisco
3 40 (29.20%) Red Hat
3 40 (29.20%) VMware
4 30 (21.90%) Splunk
5 27 (19.71%) Symantec
6 11 (8.03%) Qualys
7 5 (3.65%) Mitel
8 4 (2.92%) Apple
8 4 (2.92%) Oracle
9 3 (2.19%) AlienVault
9 3 (2.19%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.46%) McAfee
10 2 (1.46%) Trend Micro
11 1 (0.73%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.73%) Google
11 1 (0.73%) Polycom
11 1 (0.73%) SmartCo