Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1096 983 1086
Rank change year-on-year -113 +103 -18
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 83 197 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 55 118 185
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41,100 £42,125 £42,050
90th Percentile £66,350 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 40,452 45,204 57,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.53% 25.69% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31,402 35,912 46,212
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSP.

Salary trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSP over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

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 CCSP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -89 78 £57,500 - 10
UK excluding London -58 43 £55,000 -4.35% 5
London -48 35 £58,500 +1.74% 5
South East -21 17 £57,500 - 3
Yorkshire +32 9 £44,000 -7.37%
East of England +18 9 £64,500 - 1
North of England +4 9 £44,000 +10.00%
Midlands +19 7 £47,500 +5.56%
East Midlands +30 4 £47,500 -
West Midlands -2 3 £58,250 +71.32%
South West -2 1 £41,500 -12.63% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing CCSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CCSP.

1 83 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (72.29%) Firewall
3 52 (62.65%) Cisco
4 47 (56.63%) CISSP
5 45 (54.22%) CCNP
6 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
7 32 (38.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 31 (37.35%) BGP
8 31 (37.35%) Information Security
8 31 (37.35%) SIEM
9 29 (34.94%) MPLS
9 29 (34.94%) CCNA
9 29 (34.94%) WAN
10 28 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (32.53%) Data Centre
11 27 (32.53%) OSPF
11 27 (32.53%) VPN
12 23 (27.71%) VMware
12 23 (27.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 22 (26.51%) SSCP
14 21 (25.30%) CCIE
14 21 (25.30%) Linux
14 21 (25.30%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (22.89%) F5
15 19 (22.89%) CISM
15 19 (22.89%) GDPR
16 17 (20.48%) CCIP
17 16 (19.28%) EIGRP
17 16 (19.28%) Windows
17 16 (19.28%) Data Protection

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 6 (7.23%) SAS
2 1 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (7.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (72.29%) Firewall
2 31 (37.35%) BGP
3 29 (34.94%) MPLS
3 29 (34.94%) WAN
4 28 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (32.53%) OSPF
5 27 (32.53%) VPN
6 16 (19.28%) EIGRP
7 14 (16.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (16.87%) Network Security
7 14 (16.87%) Wireless
8 13 (15.66%) VoIP
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (13.25%) Ethernet
10 10 (12.05%) LAN
10 10 (12.05%) xDSL
11 8 (9.64%) Cisco Wireless
11 8 (9.64%) VLAN
11 8 (9.64%) Wireshark
12 7 (8.43%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Burp Suite
2 11 (13.25%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Games
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Network Engineer
2 28 (33.73%) Consultant
3 23 (27.71%) Security Consultant
4 14 (16.87%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (15.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (15.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Operations Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Security Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Network Operations Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (7.23%) IT Manager
8 6 (7.23%) IT Security Manager
9 5 (6.02%) Cisco Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Cisco Presales Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Presales Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Network Support
10 4 (4.82%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
2 13 (15.66%) Management Information System
3 11 (13.25%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (13.25%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (8.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (7.23%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) BYOD
6 2 (2.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Linux
2 16 (19.28%) Windows
3 11 (13.25%) Kali Linux
4 6 (7.23%) Solaris
5 5 (6.02%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Information Security
1 31 (37.35%) SIEM
2 21 (25.30%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (19.28%) Data Protection
4 15 (18.07%) Presales
4 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
5 14 (16.87%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (16.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (15.66%) SDLC
7 12 (14.46%) Incident Management
7 12 (14.46%) Security Architecture
8 11 (13.25%) Compliance Audit
8 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 10 (12.05%) GAP Analysis
9 10 (12.05%) Load Balancing
9 10 (12.05%) Security Operations
10 9 (10.84%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (10.84%) Event Correlation
10 9 (10.84%) High Availability
11 8 (9.64%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) Python
2 4 (4.82%) Perl
2 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (56.63%) CISSP
3 45 (54.22%) CCNP
4 32 (38.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 29 (34.94%) CCNA
6 22 (26.51%) SSCP
7 21 (25.30%) CCIE
8 19 (22.89%) CISM
9 17 (20.48%) CCIP
10 15 (18.07%) Degree
11 13 (15.66%) CCDA
11 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.46%) CREST Certified
13 11 (13.25%) CISA
13 11 (13.25%) OSCP
14 10 (12.05%) CCIE Security
14 10 (12.05%) SANS
14 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
15 9 (10.84%) CSSLP
15 9 (10.84%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.89%) GDPR
3 7 (8.43%) PCI DSS
4 6 (7.23%) SLA
5 2 (2.41%) COBIT
5 2 (2.41%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Nessus
2 11 (13.25%) Core Impact
3 10 (12.05%) Cacti
3 10 (12.05%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (7.23%) Ansible
4 6 (7.23%) OpenView
4 6 (7.23%) QRadar
4 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (4.82%) Nagios
5 4 (4.82%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.41%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 52 (62.65%) Cisco
2 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.71%) VMware
4 19 (22.89%) F5
5 14 (16.87%) Juniper
6 10 (12.05%) Red Hat
7 9 (10.84%) Palo Alto
8 8 (9.64%) CheckPoint
9 6 (7.23%) AlgoSec
9 6 (7.23%) Citrix
9 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
9 6 (7.23%) HP
9 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.82%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (4.82%) Aruba
10 4 (4.82%) Huawei
10 4 (4.82%) Meraki
11 3 (3.61%) Splunk
12 2 (2.41%) Symantec
13 1 (1.20%) Radware