Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK

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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 695 889 1029
Rank change year-on-year +194 +140 -215
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 143 144 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 113 102 83
10th Percentile £52,500 £27,750 £39,750
25th Percentile £56,809 £57,500 £51,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +27.27%
75th Percentile £84,919 £82,188 £90,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £128,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00% +13.64%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23,483 34,559 37,942
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.70% 31.08% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15,447 15,645 18,079
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +196 127 £72,500 +7.41% 21
Work from Home +174 82 £75,000 - 7
UK excluding London +82 67 £75,000 +25.00% 9
London +199 62 £72,500 +7.41% 14
North of England +107 35 £79,842 -0.20% 2
South East +58 16 £57,500 +101.75% 3
North West +36 15 £79,842 -0.20%
Yorkshire - 14 £69,921 - 1
South West +22 6 £55,000 -18.52% 1
North East +10 6 £79,842 -19.35% 1
East of England - 4 £75,000 -
Midlands +65 3 £79,842 +33.07% 1
West Midlands +55 3 £79,842 +33.07% 1
Scotland - 3 £49,990 - 2

CCSP
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 92 (64.34%) Azure
2 69 (48.25%) AWS
3 41 (28.67%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (12.59%) Azure Sentinel
5 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Purview
6 16 (11.19%) Azure DevOps
7 14 (9.79%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (4.20%) GCP
9 3 (2.10%) PaaS
9 3 (2.10%) SaaS
10 2 (1.40%) Datadog
11 1 (0.70%) AWS Direct Connect
11 1 (0.70%) Azure AKS
11 1 (0.70%) Entra ID
Communications & Networking
1 53 (37.06%) Firewall
2 50 (34.97%) WAN
3 36 (25.17%) SD-WAN
4 28 (19.58%) Network Security
5 22 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 20 (13.99%) LAN
7 17 (11.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (9.79%) Wireshark
9 8 (5.59%) VPN
10 7 (4.90%) Internet
11 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.40%) Wireless
12 1 (0.70%) BGP
12 1 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (0.70%) EIGRP
12 1 (0.70%) OSPF
12 1 (0.70%) SSL
12 1 (0.70%) VLAN
12 1 (0.70%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.40%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Snyk
1 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (30.07%) Finance
2 22 (15.38%) Social Skills
3 17 (11.89%) Public Sector
4 10 (6.99%) Presentation Skills
5 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.59%) Law
7 5 (3.50%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (3.50%) Retail
8 4 (2.80%) Legal
9 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.70%) Automotive
11 1 (0.70%) Banking
11 1 (0.70%) Local Government
11 1 (0.70%) Marketing
11 1 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.70%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 56 (39.16%) Architect
1 56 (39.16%) Security Architect
2 37 (25.87%) Lead
3 30 (20.98%) Analyst
3 30 (20.98%) Security Analyst
4 29 (20.28%) Senior
5 28 (19.58%) Security Engineer
6 27 (18.88%) Lead Architect
6 27 (18.88%) Lead Security Architect
7 21 (14.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 16 (11.19%) Senior Security Engineer
9 13 (9.09%) Consultant
10 11 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
10 11 (7.69%) Security Consultant
11 9 (6.29%) Senior Architect
11 9 (6.29%) Senior Security Architect
11 9 (6.29%) Team Leader
12 8 (5.59%) Information Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.70%) OAuth
1 1 (0.70%) OpenID
1 1 (0.70%) SAML
1 1 (0.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (43.36%) Management Information System
2 45 (31.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 28 (19.58%) Cyber Threat
4 20 (13.99%) Security Posture
5 14 (9.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.20%) Cloud Native
6 6 (4.20%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.50%) Cyberattack
8 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.80%) PKI
9 3 (2.10%) Cloud Security Posture
10 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.40%) IoT
11 1 (0.70%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.70%) Operational Technology
11 1 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.78%) Windows
2 14 (9.79%) Android
2 14 (9.79%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.20%) Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.40%) Unix
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (73.43%) Information Security
2 66 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (37.76%) Security Architecture
4 51 (35.66%) Application Security
5 47 (32.87%) Cloud Security
6 45 (31.47%) SIEM
7 41 (28.67%) Security Operations
8 37 (25.87%) OWASP
9 36 (25.17%) Identity Management
10 34 (23.78%) Secure Coding
11 31 (21.68%) CI/CD
12 30 (20.98%) Incident Response
12 30 (20.98%) Roadmaps
13 26 (18.18%) Regulatory Compliance
13 26 (18.18%) Security Management
13 26 (18.18%) Zero Trust
14 25 (17.48%) Security Monitoring
15 23 (16.08%) Agile
16 22 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
17 21 (14.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.89%) Python
2 16 (11.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.10%) Bash
4 2 (1.40%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (93.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 132 (92.31%) CISSP
4 62 (43.36%) CISM
5 49 (34.27%) Azure Certification
5 49 (34.27%) CCSK
6 42 (29.37%) AWS Certification
7 32 (22.38%) Degree
8 26 (18.18%) CEH
9 22 (15.38%) CompTIA Security+
10 19 (13.29%) CompTIA CySA+
10 19 (13.29%) SSCP
11 18 (12.59%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
11 18 (12.59%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (10.49%) SANS
13 14 (9.79%) CCNP
14 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
15 9 (6.29%) CCIE
15 9 (6.29%) CCIE Security
16 8 (5.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (69.93%) NIST
2 47 (32.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (13.29%) PCI DSS
4 18 (12.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (12.59%) GDPR
5 17 (11.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (11.19%) SOC 2
7 4 (2.80%) QA
8 3 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (2.10%) IASME
8 3 (2.10%) NCSC
9 2 (1.40%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.40%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.70%) COBIT
10 1 (0.70%) GRC
10 1 (0.70%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.70%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 36 (25.17%) Docker
2 14 (9.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) LXC
Systems Management
1 36 (25.17%) Kubernetes
2 34 (23.78%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (9.79%) Nmap
4 4 (2.80%) CASB
5 3 (2.10%) Terraform
6 2 (1.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 37 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.59%) Cisco
3 17 (11.89%) Splunk
4 14 (9.79%) Qualys
4 14 (9.79%) Rapid7
4 14 (9.79%) Thycotic
5 10 (6.99%) Netskope
5 10 (6.99%) Symantec
5 10 (6.99%) Zscaler
6 9 (6.29%) Fortinet
7 8 (5.59%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.59%) CrowdStrike
7 8 (5.59%) Palo Alto
8 7 (4.90%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.40%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.40%) Aruba
9 2 (1.40%) Meraki
9 2 (1.40%) New Relic
10 1 (0.70%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.70%) ForgeRock