Period
to 24 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1053 907 1023
Rank change year-on-year -146 +116 +104
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 130 270 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.63% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 89 181 237
UK median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,625 £45,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.36% -8.33% +20.00%

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 41,574 42,802 56,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.46% 25.19% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31,797 33,717 45,441
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 2018. 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 -158 128 £58,500 +1.74% 5
UK excluding London -96 70 £58,500 +6.36% 5
London -95 58 £65,000 +4.00%
South East -77 29 £58,500 +6.36% 2
East of England +1 19 £38,750 -
Yorkshire +13 11 £51,250 +0.99% 3
West Midlands -1 11 £61,500 +80.88%
Midlands -4 11 £61,500 +80.88%
North of England -26 11 £51,250 +0.99% 3

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (75.38%) CISSP
3 82 (63.08%) Firewall
3 82 (63.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 71 (54.62%) Cisco
5 70 (53.85%) Information Security
6 60 (46.15%) CCNP
7 48 (36.92%) CISM
7 48 (36.92%) SIEM
8 45 (34.62%) Microsoft
9 44 (33.85%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (31.54%) WAN
11 39 (30.00%) CCNA
12 37 (28.46%) Risk Management
13 36 (27.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 34 (26.15%) Network Security
14 34 (26.15%) Windows
15 33 (25.38%) Data Centre
16 30 (23.08%) Security Operations
17 29 (22.31%) SSCP
17 29 (22.31%) Finance
18 28 (21.54%) VMware
18 28 (21.54%) VPN
19 27 (20.77%) MPLS
20 25 (19.23%) PCI DSS
20 25 (19.23%) Degree
21 23 (17.69%) GDPR
22 22 (16.92%) Vulnerability Management
22 22 (16.92%) OSPF
22 22 (16.92%) Management Information System

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 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.15%) SaaS
3 7 (5.38%) Office 365
4 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (63.08%) Firewall
2 41 (31.54%) WAN
3 34 (26.15%) Network Security
4 28 (21.54%) VPN
5 27 (20.77%) MPLS
6 22 (16.92%) OSPF
7 20 (15.38%) BGP
8 19 (14.62%) LAN
8 19 (14.62%) VoIP
9 18 (13.85%) Wireless
10 16 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (12.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (11.54%) VPLS
12 14 (10.77%) SCCP
13 12 (9.23%) Ethernet
13 12 (9.23%) xDSL
14 11 (8.46%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (7.69%) Wireshark
16 9 (6.92%) HTTP
17 8 (6.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Burp Suite
2 10 (7.69%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (22.31%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Games
2 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.92%) Back Office
4 7 (5.38%) Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Retail
6 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.31%) Legal
7 3 (2.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.77%) Electronics
8 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.77%) German Language
8 1 (0.77%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Consultant
2 26 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 22 (16.92%) Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Security Analyst
4 20 (15.38%) Security Manager
5 19 (14.62%) Architect
6 14 (10.77%) Security Architect
6 14 (10.77%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (10.00%) Security Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) Information Security Consultant
9 10 (7.69%) Information Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Information Manager
9 10 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
9 10 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Information Assurance Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Project Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) Web Services
2 5 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.54%) RESTful
4 1 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.38%) Data Centre
2 22 (16.92%) Management Information System
3 18 (13.85%) Computer Science
4 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (7.69%) BYOD
6 10 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (6.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 6 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (3.08%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.77%) PKI
12 1 (0.77%) User Experience
12 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Windows
2 19 (14.62%) Linux
3 10 (7.69%) Kali Linux
4 6 (4.62%) Unix
5 3 (2.31%) AIX
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) Android
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (53.85%) Information Security
2 48 (36.92%) SIEM
3 44 (33.85%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (28.46%) Risk Management
5 30 (23.08%) Security Operations
6 22 (16.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (16.15%) Data Protection
7 21 (16.15%) Security Architecture
8 20 (15.38%) Data Loss Prevention
9 19 (14.62%) Event Correlation
9 19 (14.62%) Information Management
10 18 (13.85%) Ethical Hacking
10 18 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (13.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (10.00%) Computer Security
12 13 (10.00%) ITIL
12 13 (10.00%) Logistics
12 13 (10.00%) SDLC
12 13 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 12 (9.23%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.15%) Python
2 3 (2.31%) C
2 3 (2.31%) Java
3 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.54%) Perl
3 2 (1.54%) PHP
3 2 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 130 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (75.38%) CISSP
3 82 (63.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 60 (46.15%) CCNP
5 48 (36.92%) CISM
6 39 (30.00%) CCNA
7 29 (22.31%) SSCP
8 25 (19.23%) Degree
9 22 (16.92%) CCIE
10 20 (15.38%) ISSAP
10 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (13.85%) CCIP
11 18 (13.85%) MCSE
11 18 (13.85%) SANS
12 17 (13.08%) CSSLP
12 17 (13.08%) GCWN
12 17 (13.08%) ISSEP
12 17 (13.08%) RHCA
12 17 (13.08%) RHCE
13 16 (12.31%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 23 (17.69%) GDPR
4 3 (2.31%) COBIT
4 3 (2.31%) MiFID
5 2 (1.54%) PMO
6 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) Nessus
2 10 (7.69%) Core Impact
3 9 (6.92%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (3.85%) Cacti
5 4 (3.08%) Ansible
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.54%) CASB
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.77%) logstash
8 1 (0.77%) OpenView
8 1 (0.77%) QRadar
8 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 71 (54.62%) Cisco
2 45 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 28 (21.54%) VMware
4 19 (14.62%) CheckPoint
5 17 (13.08%) Red Hat
6 14 (10.77%) F5
7 10 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 10 (7.69%) Splunk
8 9 (6.92%) Meraki
8 9 (6.92%) Symantec
9 7 (5.38%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.85%) Citrix
10 5 (3.85%) Juniper
10 5 (3.85%) Qualys
11 4 (3.08%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (3.08%) Aruba
11 4 (3.08%) Huawei
12 3 (2.31%) HP
12 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.31%) Tufin