Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 996 1120 1052
Rank change year-on-year +124 -68 +89
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 166 83 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.20% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 136 61 149
UK median annual salary £55,750 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.04% - +15.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.48% +10.53%

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 39,080 42,544 50,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.39% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,975 32,654 40,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 12 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 22 October 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 +142 161 £57,000 -0.87% 11
UK excluding London +103 113 £55,000 +5.26% 8
London +43 48 £60,000 -2.44% 3
East of England +66 47 £42,500 - 2
South East +36 46 £61,500 +6.96% 1
Midlands +30 12 £49,500 +4.21% 1
West Midlands +38 11 £49,500 -5.71% 1
North of England +2 4 £63,750 +44.89% 4
South West 0 4 £55,000 +65.41%
Yorkshire +13 3 £52,500 +19.32% 2
North West +12 1 £75,000 +30.43% 2
East Midlands -12 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing 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 CCSP.

1 166 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (67.47%) Firewall
3 107 (64.46%) Cisco
4 105 (63.25%) CISSP
5 104 (62.65%) CCNP
6 100 (60.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 76 (45.78%) Information Security
8 66 (39.76%) SIEM
9 56 (33.73%) Microsoft
10 55 (33.13%) VMware
11 52 (31.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 52 (31.33%) SANS
12 51 (30.72%) Cybersecurity
12 51 (30.72%) Risk Management
13 50 (30.12%) RHCE
13 50 (30.12%) MCSE
13 50 (30.12%) Data Loss Prevention
14 49 (29.52%) CCIE
14 49 (29.52%) SSCP
15 48 (28.92%) Cisco ASA
15 48 (28.92%) Retail
16 47 (28.31%) ISSAP
16 47 (28.31%) Security Operations
17 46 (27.71%) Event Correlation
17 46 (27.71%) ISSEP
17 46 (27.71%) RHCA
17 46 (27.71%) CSSLP
17 46 (27.71%) GCWN
17 46 (27.71%) Red Hat
18 45 (27.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 4 (2.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.41%) Office 365
4 1 (0.60%) Akamai
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (67.47%) Firewall
2 48 (28.92%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (24.10%) MPLS
4 39 (23.49%) BGP
4 39 (23.49%) OSPF
5 37 (22.29%) Wireless
6 36 (21.69%) EIGRP
7 34 (20.48%) Cisco Wireless
8 31 (18.67%) Wireshark
9 28 (16.87%) Intrusion Detection
10 25 (15.06%) Network Security
11 20 (12.05%) VPN
12 14 (8.43%) WAN
13 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
14 11 (6.63%) SCCP
15 9 (5.42%) VoIP
16 7 (4.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 5 (3.01%) LAN
18 4 (2.41%) PBX
18 4 (2.41%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.41%) GitLab
3 3 (1.81%) Hudson
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (28.92%) Retail
2 21 (12.65%) Finance
3 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.42%) Marketing
5 4 (2.41%) Electronics
5 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (31.33%) Network Engineer
2 36 (21.69%) Architect
3 35 (21.08%) Security Architect
4 33 (19.88%) Analyst
5 23 (13.86%) SIEM Analyst
6 21 (12.65%) SOC Analyst
7 19 (11.45%) IT Architect
7 19 (11.45%) IT Security Architect
8 18 (10.84%) SIEM Engineer
8 18 (10.84%) SOC Engineer
9 17 (10.24%) Service Architect
10 16 (9.64%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (8.43%) Security Analyst
11 14 (8.43%) Security Engineer
12 11 (6.63%) Consultant
13 8 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.82%) Senior Security Analyst
14 7 (4.22%) Information Manager
14 7 (4.22%) Security Manager
14 7 (4.22%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.60%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (18.07%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (17.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 25 (15.06%) Data Centre
5 23 (13.86%) Cyberthreat
6 18 (10.84%) Computer Science
7 17 (10.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (7.23%) PKI
9 11 (6.63%) Management Information System
10 10 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (3.61%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (2.41%) Blog
13 2 (1.20%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.60%) CESG
14 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.60%) Smart Energy
14 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Linux
2 10 (6.02%) Windows
3 6 (3.61%) Kali Linux
3 6 (3.61%) VMS
4 3 (1.81%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (45.78%) Information Security
2 66 (39.76%) SIEM
3 51 (30.72%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (30.72%) Risk Management
4 50 (30.12%) Data Loss Prevention
5 47 (28.31%) Security Operations
6 46 (27.71%) Event Correlation
7 41 (24.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 34 (20.48%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 34 (20.48%) Reverse Engineering
8 34 (20.48%) Threat Intelligence
9 31 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (17.47%) Analytics
11 28 (16.87%) Malware Reverse Engineering
12 27 (16.27%) Kalman Filter
12 27 (16.27%) Trend Analysis
12 27 (16.27%) Web Filtering
13 26 (15.66%) Threat Detection
14 25 (15.06%) Mentoring
14 25 (15.06%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.01%) Python
2 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.60%) C
3 1 (0.60%) C#
3 1 (0.60%) C++
3 1 (0.60%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) PHP
3 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (63.25%) CISSP
3 104 (62.65%) CCNP
4 100 (60.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 52 (31.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (31.33%) SANS
6 50 (30.12%) MCSE
6 50 (30.12%) RHCE
7 49 (29.52%) CCIE
7 49 (29.52%) SSCP
8 47 (28.31%) ISSAP
9 46 (27.71%) CSSLP
9 46 (27.71%) GCWN
9 46 (27.71%) ISSEP
9 46 (27.71%) RHCA
10 45 (27.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 44 (26.51%) CCIE Security
11 44 (26.51%) VCAP
11 44 (26.51%) VCDX
12 41 (24.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.01%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.41%) COBIT
4 3 (1.81%) SLA
5 2 (1.20%) GDPR
5 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (17.47%) RSA Security Analytics
2 10 (6.02%) Ansible
3 6 (3.61%) Nessus
3 6 (3.61%) Nmap
3 6 (3.61%) OpenVAS
3 6 (3.61%) QRadar
4 4 (2.41%) Puppet
5 2 (1.20%) CASB
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.20%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.60%) Cacti
6 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 107 (64.46%) Cisco
2 56 (33.73%) Microsoft
3 55 (33.13%) VMware
4 46 (27.71%) Red Hat
5 41 (24.70%) Juniper
6 35 (21.08%) Splunk
7 29 (17.47%) Symantec
8 12 (7.23%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.02%) Palo Alto
10 9 (5.42%) F5
10 9 (5.42%) Qualys
11 6 (3.61%) AlienVault
11 6 (3.61%) LogRhythm
12 4 (2.41%) Mitel
12 4 (2.41%) SAP
12 4 (2.41%) Sonus
13 3 (1.81%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.20%) HP
14 2 (1.20%) McAfee
14 2 (1.20%) SonicWALL