Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 932 1008 1059
Rank change year-on-year +76 +51 -19
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 162 172 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 118 128 118
UK median annual salary £75,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -4.35% -
10th Percentile £45,125 £40,000 £38,425
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £52,500 £52,250
% change year-on-year +42.86% +0.48% -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 33,781 40,102 43,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.82% 23.73% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 24,455 29,764 33,534
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,662 £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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +78 148 £75,000 +36.36% 11
UK excluding London +69 117 £75,000 +42.86% 11
London +78 38 £85,000 +47.83% 1
South East +18 35 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Midlands +48 33 £67,500 +36.36% 7
West Midlands +36 28 £75,000 +51.52% 4
East of England +62 23 £90,000 +125.00% 1
North of England +37 16 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North West - 8 £57,500 -
Yorkshire -1 7 £48,750 -7.14% 1
East Midlands +32 5 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £51,000 -
South West -2 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Scotland - 2 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (66.05%) CISSP
3 103 (63.58%) Information Security
4 99 (61.11%) Cisco
5 92 (56.79%) Firewall
6 84 (51.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 56 (34.57%) Management Information System
8 51 (31.48%) Windows
9 43 (26.54%) Finance
10 42 (25.93%) TOGAF
11 41 (25.31%) CISM
12 40 (24.69%) VPN
12 40 (24.69%) Security Architecture
13 39 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 39 (24.07%) CCDP
13 39 (24.07%) ITIL
14 38 (23.46%) SIEM
14 38 (23.46%) Presales
15 36 (22.22%) Palo Alto
16 35 (21.60%) Network Security
17 33 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (19.75%) Kalman Filter
18 32 (19.75%) Web Filtering
19 31 (19.14%) GDPR
19 31 (19.14%) CISA
19 31 (19.14%) Linux
19 31 (19.14%) Microsoft
20 29 (17.90%) JNCIA
20 29 (17.90%) JNCIP
20 29 (17.90%) JNCIE

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 7 (4.32%) IIS
2 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (3.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (13.58%) Office 365
4 14 (8.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.09%) IaaS
6 5 (3.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 92 (56.79%) Firewall
2 40 (24.69%) VPN
3 35 (21.60%) Network Security
4 28 (17.28%) WAN
5 21 (12.96%) SSL
6 17 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (10.49%) LAN
6 17 (10.49%) MPLS
6 17 (10.49%) VPLS
7 16 (9.88%) Internet
8 15 (9.26%) Ethernet
9 14 (8.64%) HTTP
10 13 (8.02%) BGP
11 12 (7.41%) OSPF
12 10 (6.17%) VoIP
12 10 (6.17%) xDSL
13 9 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (4.94%) DNS
14 8 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (5.56%) Data Lake
2 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) JIRA
1 7 (4.32%) SonarQube
1 7 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.09%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (26.54%) Finance
2 28 (17.28%) Telecoms
3 18 (11.11%) Retail
4 15 (9.26%) Public Sector
5 11 (6.79%) Legal
6 10 (6.17%) Banking
7 7 (4.32%) Back Office
7 7 (4.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (22.84%) Architect
2 35 (21.60%) Security Engineer
3 30 (18.52%) Security Architect
4 26 (16.05%) Analyst
5 21 (12.96%) Network Engineer
5 21 (12.96%) Security Analyst
6 20 (12.35%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (8.64%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (8.02%) Head of Operations
8 13 (8.02%) Head of Technical Operations
9 9 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Information Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) Network Manager
9 9 (5.56%) Security Manager
10 8 (4.94%) Engineering Manager
10 8 (4.94%) Network Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Network Architect
11 7 (4.32%) Security Technical Architect
11 7 (4.32%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.32%) Web Services
2 2 (1.23%) OAuth
2 2 (1.23%) OpenID
2 2 (1.23%) REST
2 2 (1.23%) SAML
2 2 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (34.57%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.64%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.94%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.09%) Handset
6 5 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.09%) PKI
6 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.23%) CESG
7 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.23%) Smart Energy
7 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.48%) Windows
2 31 (19.14%) Linux
3 26 (16.05%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.79%) Unix
5 10 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.32%) Solaris
8 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.62%) CentOS
9 1 (0.62%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (63.58%) Information Security
2 42 (25.93%) TOGAF
3 40 (24.69%) Security Architecture
4 39 (24.07%) ITIL
5 38 (23.46%) Presales
5 38 (23.46%) SIEM
6 32 (19.75%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (19.75%) Web Filtering
7 25 (15.43%) Change Management
7 25 (15.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 24 (14.81%) Data Protection
9 23 (14.20%) Risk Management
10 21 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (12.96%) Security Testing
11 20 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (12.35%) Software Audit
11 20 (12.35%) Validation
12 18 (11.11%) Technology Roadmap
13 17 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (9.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.79%) C
2 9 (5.56%) SQL
3 8 (4.94%) Java
4 7 (4.32%) C#
5 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.09%) VBScript
6 2 (1.23%) Python
7 1 (0.62%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 162 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (66.05%) CISSP
3 84 (51.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 41 (25.31%) CISM
5 39 (24.07%) CCDP
6 31 (19.14%) CISA
7 29 (17.90%) JNCIA
7 29 (17.90%) JNCIE
7 29 (17.90%) JNCIP
8 28 (17.28%) CCNP
9 24 (14.81%) CCIE
9 24 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (14.20%) CompTIA Security+
11 20 (12.35%) Degree
12 19 (11.73%) CCIE Service Provider
12 19 (11.73%) MCSE
13 18 (11.11%) CEH
13 18 (11.11%) CSSLP
13 18 (11.11%) ISSAP
14 16 (9.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.14%) GDPR
3 27 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 16 (9.88%) NIST
5 9 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 9 (5.56%) MiFID
6 8 (4.94%) ISO 31000
6 8 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (4.32%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (4.32%) ISO 22301
7 7 (4.32%) ISO 9001
8 6 (3.70%) COBIT
9 5 (3.09%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (3.09%) QA
9 5 (3.09%) SLA
10 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (1.23%) NCSC
11 1 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.62%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.41%) ISA Server
3 6 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.23%) Snort
6 1 (0.62%) Docker
6 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (6.17%) Cacti
3 10 (6.17%) Observium
4 9 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (4.94%) Nessus
6 7 (4.32%) IBM Guardium
6 7 (4.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (1.85%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.62%) Nmap
8 1 (0.62%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.62%) QRadar
Vendors
1 99 (61.11%) Cisco
2 36 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 31 (19.14%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.26%) Qualys
5 11 (6.79%) VMware
6 10 (6.17%) Google
6 10 (6.17%) HP
6 10 (6.17%) SolarWinds
7 9 (5.56%) Databricks
8 8 (4.94%) Splunk
9 7 (4.32%) ArcSight
9 7 (4.32%) Barracuda Networks
9 7 (4.32%) Centrify
9 7 (4.32%) IBM
9 7 (4.32%) Imperva
9 7 (4.32%) McAfee
9 7 (4.32%) Okta
9 7 (4.32%) Oracle
9 7 (4.32%) Trend Micro
9 7 (4.32%) Tripwire