Period
to 20 November 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 898 1010 1138
Rank change year-on-year +112 +128 -106
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 144 144 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.37% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 110 116 56
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £41,925 £41,250 £41,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +26.32% -9.52%

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 30,866 38,762 43,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.62% 23.76% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22,785 28,674 33,472
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 2019.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 15 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 2019. 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 +87 130 £75,000 +23.46% 17
UK excluding London +50 95 £75,000 +25.00% 14
London +88 42 £65,000 -1.89% 3
South East +35 28 £75,000 +21.95% 3
Midlands +60 22 £68,750 +41.75% 5
East of England +39 22 £90,000 +53.19%
West Midlands +57 20 £67,500 +36.36% 4
North of England +61 13 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Yorkshire +31 10 £50,000 -3.38% 1
North West +46 3 £55,000 -
South West +5 3 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Wales - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +23 2 £71,250 +50.00% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £51,000 -
Scotland - 2 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (67.36%) CISSP
3 96 (66.67%) Information Security
4 86 (59.72%) Firewall
5 81 (56.25%) Cisco
6 77 (53.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 55 (38.19%) Management Information System
8 43 (29.86%) Security Architecture
9 41 (28.47%) SIEM
10 40 (27.78%) Network Security
11 39 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (27.08%) Finance
12 37 (25.69%) TOGAF
12 37 (25.69%) Vulnerability Management
13 34 (23.61%) Palo Alto
13 34 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 34 (23.61%) CISM
14 33 (22.92%) Windows
15 32 (22.22%) ITIL
15 32 (22.22%) Change Management
16 30 (20.83%) Azure
17 29 (20.14%) CCDP
18 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
18 28 (19.44%) VPN
18 28 (19.44%) Kalman Filter
18 28 (19.44%) Web Filtering
19 26 (18.06%) Office 365
19 26 (18.06%) WAN
19 26 (18.06%) CCNP
20 23 (15.97%) AWS

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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.08%) IIS
3 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.83%) Azure
2 26 (18.06%) Office 365
3 23 (15.97%) AWS
4 7 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.17%) GCP
6 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.69%) IaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 86 (59.72%) Firewall
2 40 (27.78%) Network Security
3 28 (19.44%) VPN
4 26 (18.06%) WAN
5 19 (13.19%) SSL
6 15 (10.42%) LAN
7 13 (9.03%) Internet
8 12 (8.33%) Ethernet
9 11 (7.64%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (7.64%) MPLS
10 9 (6.25%) VoIP
10 9 (6.25%) VPLS
11 7 (4.86%) BGP
11 7 (4.86%) OSPF
11 7 (4.86%) xDSL
12 5 (3.47%) SAN
12 5 (3.47%) Wireless
13 4 (2.78%) DNS
13 4 (2.78%) NAS
13 4 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (3.47%) Data Lake
3 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) WinDbg
General
1 39 (27.08%) Finance
2 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.64%) Retail
4 9 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 8 (5.56%) Law
5 8 (5.56%) Legal
6 5 (3.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Security Engineer
2 29 (20.14%) Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) Architect
4 24 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 22 (15.28%) Network Engineer
6 21 (14.58%) Security Analyst
7 19 (13.19%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) Head of Operations
8 11 (7.64%) Head of Technical Operations
9 9 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 8 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Information Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) IT Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Network Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Network Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) LDAP
1 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (38.19%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.86%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 5 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.78%) Handset
5 4 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.08%) PKI
7 2 (1.39%) BYOD
7 2 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.69%) CESG
8 1 (0.69%) Cyber-Physical System
8 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.92%) Windows
2 18 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.42%) Windows 10
3 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (8.33%) Linux
5 7 (4.86%) Unix
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (66.67%) Information Security
2 43 (29.86%) Security Architecture
3 41 (28.47%) SIEM
4 39 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (25.69%) TOGAF
5 37 (25.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 32 (22.22%) Change Management
6 32 (22.22%) ITIL
7 28 (19.44%) Kalman Filter
7 28 (19.44%) Web Filtering
8 22 (15.28%) Presales
9 20 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (13.89%) Incident Management
9 20 (13.89%) IT Strategy
10 19 (13.19%) Software Audit
10 19 (13.19%) Validation
11 17 (11.81%) Problem Management
12 16 (11.11%) Performance Management
12 16 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) SQL
2 6 (4.17%) C
3 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.78%) VBScript
4 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.69%) C#
4 1 (0.69%) C++
4 1 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 144 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (67.36%) CISSP
3 77 (53.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 34 (23.61%) CISM
5 29 (20.14%) CCDP
6 26 (18.06%) CCNP
7 19 (13.19%) CISA
7 19 (13.19%) CSSLP
7 19 (13.19%) ISSAP
7 19 (13.19%) JNCIA
7 19 (13.19%) JNCIE
7 19 (13.19%) JNCIP
8 18 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
9 17 (11.81%) CompTIA Security+
9 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (10.42%) CEH
11 13 (9.03%) CCIE
12 12 (8.33%) CCIE Service Provider
12 12 (8.33%) MCSE
13 11 (7.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (14.58%) GDPR
2 21 (14.58%) NIST
3 11 (7.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (5.56%) PCI DSS
5 6 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (4.17%) NIST 800
5 6 (4.17%) SLA
6 5 (3.47%) MiFID
7 4 (2.78%) COBIT
7 4 (2.78%) QA
8 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.86%) Cacti
2 7 (4.86%) Observium
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 81 (56.25%) Cisco
2 34 (23.61%) Palo Alto
3 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.42%) HP
5 14 (9.72%) VMware
6 11 (7.64%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.25%) Juniper
8 8 (5.56%) Aruba
8 8 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.86%) Qualys
10 5 (3.47%) Databricks
11 4 (2.78%) Dell
11 4 (2.78%) Mitel
11 4 (2.78%) Sonus
11 4 (2.78%) Symantec
12 3 (2.08%) F5
12 3 (2.08%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.39%) Adobe
13 2 (1.39%) Meraki
13 2 (1.39%) MobileIron