Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 708 923 973
Rank change year-on-year +215 +50 +135
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 55 103 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 46 94 112
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +13.04%
10th Percentile £46,250 £41,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,000 £55,000 £61,500
% change year-on-year +21.82% -10.57% +6.96%

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 12,930 27,603 36,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.19% 21.89% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9,432 20,814 27,198
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 9 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 22 January 2021. 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 +212 55 £62,500 -3.85% 10
London +203 44 £57,500 -11.54% 6
UK excluding London +150 10 £67,000 +21.82% 4
North of England +82 6 £42,500 -15.00%
Yorkshire +41 6 £42,500 -12.82%
Midlands +72 3 £72,000 +19.01%
West Midlands +60 3 £72,000 +28.57%
Work from Home -64 2 £65,000 +18.18% 4
South East +132 1 £65,000 -13.33%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 55 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (90.91%) CISSP
2 50 (90.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 43 (78.18%) Firewall
4 38 (69.09%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (67.27%) CISM
6 34 (61.82%) SIEM
7 27 (49.09%) NIST
7 27 (49.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 26 (47.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 25 (45.45%) Azure
10 24 (43.64%) Computer Science
11 23 (41.82%) Management Information System
12 22 (40.00%) Information Security
12 22 (40.00%) Degree
13 21 (38.18%) CISA
13 21 (38.18%) AWS
14 20 (36.36%) GDPR
15 19 (34.55%) DevOps
15 19 (34.55%) Data Protection
16 18 (32.73%) Privileged Access Management
16 18 (32.73%) Antivirus Management
17 17 (30.91%) Patch Management
18 16 (29.09%) Security Architecture
18 16 (29.09%) Identity Access Management
18 16 (29.09%) Network Security
19 14 (25.45%) Data Protection Act
19 14 (25.45%) CSIRT
19 14 (25.45%) Cyber Essentials
19 14 (25.45%) Security Patching

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 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (45.45%) Azure
2 21 (38.18%) AWS
3 11 (20.00%) GCP
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.45%) Office 365
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (78.18%) Firewall
2 26 (47.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (29.09%) Network Security
4 6 (10.91%) VPN
5 5 (9.09%) LAN
5 5 (9.09%) SSL
5 5 (9.09%) WAN
5 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.45%) VoIP
7 1 (1.82%) BGP
7 1 (1.82%) DMARC
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.82%) GitLab
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
2 5 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Security Specialist
2 11 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Security Architect
4 7 (12.73%) Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) CISSP Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) IT Security Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Specialist
6 5 (9.09%) Information Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Information Risk Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Security Risk Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) YAML
2 4 (7.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.82%) Management Information System
2 14 (25.45%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (9.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (9.09%) Robotics
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) CESG
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Unix
3 5 (9.09%) Solaris
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
4 1 (1.82%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (61.82%) SIEM
3 27 (49.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 24 (43.64%) Computer Science
5 22 (40.00%) Information Security
6 19 (34.55%) Data Protection
6 19 (34.55%) DevOps
7 18 (32.73%) Antivirus Management
7 18 (32.73%) Privileged Access Management
8 17 (30.91%) Patch Management
9 16 (29.09%) Identity Access Management
9 16 (29.09%) Security Architecture
10 14 (25.45%) Security Patching
11 12 (21.82%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (18.18%) OWASP
13 9 (16.36%) Blue Team
13 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (16.36%) Runbook
13 9 (16.36%) Task Automation
13 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) PHP
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (90.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 50 (90.91%) CISSP
3 37 (67.27%) CISM
4 22 (40.00%) Degree
5 21 (38.18%) CISA
6 13 (23.64%) OSCE
6 13 (23.64%) OSCP
7 11 (20.00%) CEH
7 11 (20.00%) GPEN
8 7 (12.73%) CCIE
8 7 (12.73%) CCNA
8 7 (12.73%) CCNP
9 5 (9.09%) CCIE Security
9 5 (9.09%) CREST Certified
9 5 (9.09%) GCFA
9 5 (9.09%) GCIA
9 5 (9.09%) GCIH
9 5 (9.09%) SSCP
10 4 (7.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (49.09%) NIST
2 20 (36.36%) GDPR
3 14 (25.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (23.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (9.09%) COBIT
6 3 (5.45%) NCSC
7 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
8 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Docker
2 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) CSIRT
2 10 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 9 (16.36%) Terraform
4 5 (9.09%) CASB
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.64%) Ansible
7 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.82%) Nessus
7 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Cisco
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) Google
4 3 (5.45%) Interwoven
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 3 (5.45%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.82%) Arista
5 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy