Period
to 27 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 603 934 979
Rank change year-on-year +331 +45 +179
Permanent jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 81 158 191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.48% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 65 118 140
Median annual salary £52,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £41,250 £52,500 £41,125
90th Percentile £90,000 £99,125 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £64,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -24.22% +6.67% +14.29%

(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 10,492 32,825 39,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.39% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,701 23,864 29,155
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +316 76 £52,500 -25.00% 12
London +258 41 £65,000 -23.53% 6
UK excluding London +286 39 £48,500 -24.22% 7
Midlands +158 15 £48,500 -17.09% 1
West Midlands +126 15 £48,500 -3.96% 1
North of England +178 8 £64,500 +5.31% 2
Work from Home +67 8 £52,000 -21.51% 4
Yorkshire +147 7 £64,500 +16.22% 1
South West - 6 £43,000 -
South East +204 4 £75,000 -11.76% 2
Scotland - 4 £47,500 - 1
East of England +112 2 - - 1
North West +122 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 81 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (91.36%) CISSP
3 65 (80.25%) Information Security
4 49 (60.49%) CISM
5 42 (51.85%) CCSP
5 42 (51.85%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (44.44%) AWS
7 35 (43.21%) Degree
8 34 (41.98%) Azure
9 29 (35.80%) Management Information System
10 28 (34.57%) NIST
11 27 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 26 (32.10%) Risk Management
13 25 (30.86%) Firewall
14 24 (29.63%) Finance
15 22 (27.16%) CISA
16 21 (25.93%) SIEM
17 20 (24.69%) DevOps
18 18 (22.22%) Computer Science
18 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (20.99%) Penetration Testing
20 15 (18.52%) Banking
21 14 (17.28%) Intrusion Detection
21 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
21 14 (17.28%) Security Operations
21 14 (17.28%) Remediation Plan
22 13 (16.05%) Legal
22 13 (16.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
23 12 (14.81%) CRISC

(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:

Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (44.44%) AWS
2 34 (41.98%) Azure
3 8 (9.88%) GCP
4 5 (6.17%) Office 365
4 5 (6.17%) SaaS
5 4 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.94%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 4 (4.94%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.94%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.94%) Serverless
5 4 (4.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.70%) Amazon Cognito
6 3 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.23%) IaaS
7 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.86%) Firewall
2 14 (17.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (8.64%) VPN
4 6 (7.41%) Internet
4 6 (7.41%) LAN
4 6 (7.41%) Network Security
4 6 (7.41%) SSL
4 6 (7.41%) WAN
4 6 (7.41%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.47%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (29.63%) Finance
2 15 (18.52%) Banking
3 13 (16.05%) Legal
4 8 (9.88%) Law
5 6 (7.41%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.47%) Marketing
8 1 (1.23%) Games
8 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.23%) Retail
8 1 (1.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Consultant
2 20 (24.69%) Analyst
2 20 (24.69%) Security Analyst
3 19 (23.46%) Security Consultant
4 15 (18.52%) Information Analyst
4 15 (18.52%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (16.05%) Security Engineer
6 12 (14.81%) Information Security Consultant
7 10 (12.35%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 10 (12.35%) Security Specialist
8 8 (9.88%) Information Security Risk Consultant
8 8 (9.88%) Risk Consultant
9 6 (7.41%) Information Risk Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) Risk Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) Security Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.94%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (4.94%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 6 (7.41%) YAML
3 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.80%) Management Information System
2 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 6 (7.41%) BYOD
4 6 (7.41%) PKI
4 6 (7.41%) Robotics
5 5 (6.17%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.70%) Cybercrime
6 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.23%) FMCG
7 1 (1.23%) Life Science
7 1 (1.23%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.23%) SCADA
7 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Linux
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Unix
3 6 (7.41%) Solaris
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (80.25%) Information Security
2 42 (51.85%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (32.10%) Risk Management
4 21 (25.93%) SIEM
5 20 (24.69%) DevOps
6 18 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 17 (20.99%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (17.28%) Remediation Plan
8 14 (17.28%) Security Operations
9 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (16.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (13.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 11 (13.58%) Threat Intelligence
12 9 (11.11%) Architectural Design
12 9 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (11.11%) Information Security Management
12 9 (11.11%) IT Audit
12 9 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (11.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) C
2 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (91.36%) CISSP
3 49 (60.49%) CISM
4 42 (51.85%) CCSP
5 35 (43.21%) Degree
6 22 (27.16%) CISA
7 12 (14.81%) CRISC
8 11 (13.58%) CEH
8 11 (13.58%) CompTIA Security+
9 10 (12.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (7.41%) AWS Certification
10 6 (7.41%) CCNA
10 6 (7.41%) CREST Certified
10 6 (7.41%) GCFA
10 6 (7.41%) GCIA
10 6 (7.41%) GCIH
10 6 (7.41%) SSCP
11 5 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (6.17%) OSCP
12 4 (4.94%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (34.57%) NIST
2 27 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (11.11%) GDPR
4 8 (9.88%) COBIT
5 7 (8.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
7 4 (4.94%) SLA
8 2 (2.47%) ISO 22301
9 1 (1.23%) NCSC
9 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) CSIRT
2 3 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.70%) Terraform
3 1 (1.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) Cisco
2 8 (9.88%) VMware
3 3 (3.70%) Interwoven
4 2 (2.47%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.47%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.47%) McAfee
4 2 (2.47%) Splunk
5 1 (1.23%) Acunetix
5 1 (1.23%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.23%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.23%) Rapid7