Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1117 1008 1136
Rank change year-on-year -109 +128 -64
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 72 211 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 56 144 162
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,625 £39,750
90th Percentile £67,250 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%

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 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

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 CCSP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -76 67 £57,500 - 6
London -88 40 £60,000 - 2
UK excluding London -19 27 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Yorkshire +14 11 £44,000 -4.61% 1
North of England +12 11 £44,000 +6.67% 1
South East +22 9 £57,500 - 1
Midlands +2 4 £47,500 -1.04% 1
East Midlands - 4 £47,500 -
South West +3 2 £33,250 -30.00%
East of England +3 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (73.61%) Firewall
3 48 (66.67%) Cisco
4 46 (63.89%) CCNP
5 37 (51.39%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (45.83%) BGP
7 30 (41.67%) MPLS
8 28 (38.89%) OSPF
8 28 (38.89%) Linux
9 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
10 25 (34.72%) WAN
11 24 (33.33%) VPN
11 24 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 23 (31.94%) CISSP
13 22 (30.56%) F5
14 20 (27.78%) CCNA
15 19 (26.39%) Juniper
15 19 (26.39%) EIGRP
15 19 (26.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 18 (25.00%) VMware
17 17 (23.61%) CCIE
17 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
17 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (22.22%) Information Security
18 16 (22.22%) GDPR
19 15 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
19 15 (20.83%) CISM
20 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
20 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
20 14 (19.44%) Cisco IOS

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 9 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (73.61%) Firewall
2 37 (51.39%) Cisco ASA
3 33 (45.83%) BGP
4 30 (41.67%) MPLS
5 28 (38.89%) OSPF
6 25 (34.72%) WAN
7 24 (33.33%) VPN
8 19 (26.39%) EIGRP
9 14 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (15.28%) VLAN
11 11 (15.28%) Wireless
12 10 (13.89%) DNS
12 10 (13.89%) Spanning Tree
12 10 (13.89%) VoIP
13 9 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
13 9 (12.50%) NetScaler
13 9 (12.50%) Wireshark
14 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
14 8 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Burp Suite
2 6 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Network Engineer
2 21 (29.17%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (29.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 18 (25.00%) Consultant
4 17 (23.61%) Security Consultant
4 17 (23.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) Operations Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (13.89%) Network Operations Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 7 (9.72%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (8.33%) Architect
8 6 (8.33%) Network Support
8 6 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Security Architect
8 6 (8.33%) Security Technical Consultant
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 15 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.78%) BYOD
6 2 (2.78%) PKI
7 1 (1.39%) CESG
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.39%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.89%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) Windows
3 9 (12.50%) Solaris
4 8 (11.11%) Unix
5 7 (9.72%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.78%) CentOS
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.39%) Debian
7 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Information Security
2 13 (18.06%) Presales
3 12 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 12 (16.67%) SIEM
4 10 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (13.89%) High Availability
4 10 (13.89%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (13.89%) SABSA
5 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
7 7 (9.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) Compliance Audit
8 6 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 6 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.33%) SDLC
8 6 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (6.94%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (6.94%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (6.94%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) Python
2 6 (8.33%) Perl
2 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (63.89%) CCNP
3 23 (31.94%) CISSP
4 20 (27.78%) CCNA
5 17 (23.61%) CCIE
5 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
6 15 (20.83%) CISM
7 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
8 13 (18.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (18.06%) CCIP
9 12 (16.67%) CCDA
10 10 (13.89%) CCVP
11 9 (12.50%) Degree
12 8 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (11.11%) CISA
13 7 (9.72%) CREST Certified
13 7 (9.72%) JNCIA
14 6 (8.33%) OSCP
14 6 (8.33%) SSCP
15 4 (5.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (22.22%) GDPR
3 11 (15.28%) PCI DSS
4 9 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) pfSense
3 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) Cacti
1 13 (18.06%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (13.89%) OpenView
2 10 (13.89%) QRadar
3 9 (12.50%) Ansible
3 9 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (11.11%) Nessus
5 6 (8.33%) Core Impact
6 4 (5.56%) Nagios
6 4 (5.56%) OpenNMS
7 1 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.39%) logstash
7 1 (1.39%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (66.67%) Cisco
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 22 (30.56%) F5
4 19 (26.39%) Juniper
5 18 (25.00%) VMware
6 11 (15.28%) HP
6 11 (15.28%) Palo Alto
7 10 (13.89%) AlgoSec
7 10 (13.89%) Citrix
8 9 (12.50%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.78%) AlienVault
10 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.78%) SAP
11 1 (1.39%) Exinda
11 1 (1.39%) FireEye
11 1 (1.39%) Ipanema Technologies
11 1 (1.39%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.39%) Splunk