Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 783 938 1027
Rank change year-on-year +155 +89 -115
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 112 166 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 69 115 126
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £61,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -10.20% +16.67% -4.55%

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 19,943 35,883 40,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.48% 24.71% 23.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14,582 25,652 30,894
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +6.15%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCSP.

Salary trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCSP over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 14 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 24 May 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 +150 109 £65,000 -7.14% 7
UK excluding London +121 61 £55,000 -10.20% 5
London +141 48 £80,000 +14.29% 2
East of England +71 17 - -
North of England +107 14 £50,000 -9.09%
South East +85 12 £75,000 -
Midlands +76 10 £60,000 - 4
South West +77 8 £46,356 +10.37% 1
Work from Home +45 7 £55,000 +15.79%
North West +69 6 £50,000 -9.09%
East Midlands +49 5 £55,000 -8.33% 2
North East +18 5 £50,000 +53.85%
West Midlands +68 4 £65,500 -4.73% 2
Yorkshire +97 3 £54,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (72.32%) CISSP
3 73 (65.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 61 (54.46%) Information Security
5 43 (38.39%) Firewall
6 39 (34.82%) CISM
7 35 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
8 34 (30.36%) Network Security
9 33 (29.46%) AWS
10 32 (28.57%) SIEM
11 31 (27.68%) Management Information System
12 26 (23.21%) Cisco
13 25 (22.32%) CCNP
13 25 (22.32%) Office 365
13 25 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 23 (20.54%) Security Operations
15 22 (19.64%) Azure
16 21 (18.75%) Security Architecture
16 21 (18.75%) Windows
16 21 (18.75%) Active Directory
17 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
17 20 (17.86%) Windows Server
18 19 (16.96%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (16.07%) DevOps
20 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
21 16 (14.29%) VPN
21 16 (14.29%) ITIL
21 16 (14.29%) TOGAF
21 16 (14.29%) GDPR

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 11 (9.82%) IIS
2 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.46%) AWS
2 25 (22.32%) Office 365
3 22 (19.64%) Azure
4 10 (8.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.04%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (8.04%) Amazon S3
5 9 (8.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (8.04%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (8.04%) SaaS
5 9 (8.04%) Serverless
5 9 (8.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (7.14%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 3 (2.68%) GCP
8 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.89%) IaaS
9 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (38.39%) Firewall
2 34 (30.36%) Network Security
3 16 (14.29%) VPN
4 10 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (8.04%) SSL
6 7 (6.25%) HTTP
6 7 (6.25%) LAN
6 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.25%) WAN
7 6 (5.36%) BGP
7 6 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (5.36%) EIGRP
7 6 (5.36%) OSPF
7 6 (5.36%) SAN
7 6 (5.36%) VoIP
8 5 (4.46%) DNS
8 5 (4.46%) NAS
8 5 (4.46%) SCCP
8 5 (4.46%) VLAN
9 4 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (8.04%) Data Lake
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (3.57%) Law
2 3 (2.68%) Publishing
3 2 (1.79%) Advertising
3 2 (1.79%) Finance
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Games
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Security Engineer
2 18 (16.07%) Architect
2 18 (16.07%) Security Architect
3 17 (15.18%) Consultant
3 17 (15.18%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 17 (15.18%) Security Consultant
4 15 (13.39%) Analyst
4 15 (13.39%) Network Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Information Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Information Security Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Senior Information Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Senior Security Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (8.04%) Security Specialist
9 8 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.68%) Management Information System
2 25 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.61%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (9.82%) Public Cloud
5 10 (8.93%) Virtual Team
6 8 (7.14%) Cloud Native
7 7 (6.25%) BYOD
8 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.79%) Handset
10 2 (1.79%) NHS
11 1 (0.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.89%) Life Science
11 1 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.75%) Windows
2 20 (17.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.93%) Windows 10
4 8 (7.14%) Unix
5 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.46%) Kali Linux
6 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (54.46%) Information Security
2 35 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (28.57%) SIEM
4 23 (20.54%) Security Operations
5 21 (18.75%) Security Architecture
6 19 (16.96%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (16.07%) DevOps
8 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
9 16 (14.29%) ITIL
9 16 (14.29%) TOGAF
10 15 (13.39%) Analytics
11 14 (12.50%) Computer Science
11 14 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (11.61%) ITIL V3
12 13 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (11.61%) Server Management
12 13 (11.61%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (10.71%) Identity Access Management
13 12 (10.71%) Web Filtering
14 11 (9.82%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.93%) SQL
3 9 (8.04%) Python
4 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (72.32%) CISSP
3 73 (65.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 39 (34.82%) CISM
5 25 (22.32%) CCNP
6 14 (12.50%) CCNA
6 14 (12.50%) Degree
7 13 (11.61%) CEH
7 13 (11.61%) CSSLP
8 11 (9.82%) CRISC
8 11 (9.82%) IISP
8 11 (9.82%) ISSAP
8 11 (9.82%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (8.93%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (8.04%) AWS Certification
10 9 (8.04%) CCDP
10 9 (8.04%) GSEC
11 8 (7.14%) JNCIA
11 8 (7.14%) MCSE
11 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.29%) GDPR
3 10 (8.93%) PCI DSS
4 8 (7.14%) NIST
4 8 (7.14%) SLA
5 7 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (4.46%) NCSC
7 3 (2.68%) COBIT
8 2 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.89%) NIST 800
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 9 (8.04%) Ansible
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (8.04%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (7.14%) Terraform
4 5 (4.46%) Nessus
5 2 (1.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Cisco
2 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.61%) Palo Alto
4 9 (8.04%) Databricks
5 8 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.36%) Sonus
7 5 (4.46%) Fortinet
7 5 (4.46%) Juniper
8 4 (3.57%) Splunk
9 3 (2.68%) IronPort
9 3 (2.68%) Riverbed
9 3 (2.68%) VMware
10 2 (1.79%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.79%) F5
10 2 (1.79%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.79%) McAfee
11 1 (0.89%) Avaya
11 1 (0.89%) Citrix
11 1 (0.89%) Google
11 1 (0.89%) HP