Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 1017 1013
Rank change year-on-year -20 -4 +140
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 165 194 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 132 136 257
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.47% +5.65% +15.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,125 £82,500 £74,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -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 41,434 43,970 55,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.73% 24.76% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 30,874 34,104 44,506
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +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 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 10 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 18 July 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 -26 159 £55,000 -10.57% 9
UK excluding London -3 90 £52,500 -4.55% 8
London -24 69 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South East -24 42 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +34 18 £49,500 -23.85% 2
Midlands +16 18 £49,500 -23.85% 2
East of England +28 16 £38,750 - 2
Yorkshire +26 11 £52,500 +5.00%
North of England +9 11 £52,500 +3.45%
South West -7 3 £55,000 +120.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (66.67%) Firewall
3 103 (62.42%) Cisco
4 96 (58.18%) CCNP
5 90 (54.55%) CISSP
6 81 (49.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 72 (43.64%) Information Security
8 60 (36.36%) CCNA
9 58 (35.15%) Cisco ASA
10 53 (32.12%) MPLS
11 50 (30.30%) OSPF
12 48 (29.09%) BGP
13 47 (28.48%) Wireless
14 43 (26.06%) CISM
14 43 (26.06%) Juniper
15 41 (24.85%) EIGRP
15 41 (24.85%) Cybersecurity
16 40 (24.24%) SIEM
17 38 (23.03%) WAN
18 37 (22.42%) Microsoft
18 37 (22.42%) Network Security
19 36 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 36 (21.82%) Finance
20 35 (21.21%) CCVP
20 35 (21.21%) Cisco Wireless
21 32 (19.39%) Windows
22 30 (18.18%) VPN
22 30 (18.18%) Risk Management
23 28 (16.97%) VMware
24 26 (15.76%) CEH

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 3 (1.82%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.45%) Office 365
3 7 (4.24%) SaaS
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (66.67%) Firewall
2 58 (35.15%) Cisco ASA
3 53 (32.12%) MPLS
4 50 (30.30%) OSPF
5 48 (29.09%) BGP
6 47 (28.48%) Wireless
7 41 (24.85%) EIGRP
8 38 (23.03%) WAN
9 37 (22.42%) Network Security
10 35 (21.21%) Cisco Wireless
11 30 (18.18%) VPN
12 20 (12.12%) VoIP
13 16 (9.70%) LAN
14 15 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (9.09%) Wireshark
15 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
16 11 (6.67%) VPLS
17 10 (6.06%) SCCP
18 9 (5.45%) Internet
18 9 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.42%) GitLab
3 3 (1.82%) Burp Suite
4 2 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (21.82%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.88%) Retail
4 10 (6.06%) Games
5 8 (4.85%) Back Office
6 7 (4.24%) Banking
7 4 (2.42%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.82%) Legal
8 3 (1.82%) Marketing
9 2 (1.21%) German Language
9 2 (1.21%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (37.58%) Network Engineer
2 32 (19.39%) Analyst
3 31 (18.79%) Security Analyst
4 23 (13.94%) Senior Network Engineer
5 20 (12.12%) Architect
6 18 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (10.91%) Senior Security Analyst
7 17 (10.30%) Consultant
8 16 (9.70%) Security Architect
9 15 (9.09%) Security Engineer
10 13 (7.88%) Security Consultant
10 13 (7.88%) Security Manager
11 12 (7.27%) Firewall Analyst
12 11 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
13 9 (5.45%) Information Analyst
13 9 (5.45%) Information Manager
13 9 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
13 9 (5.45%) Information Security Manager
14 8 (4.85%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.64%) Web Services
2 5 (3.03%) Middleware
3 3 (1.82%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.21%) RESTful
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
5 1 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.91%) Computer Science
4 13 (7.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 11 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.85%) BYOD
8 6 (3.64%) PKI
9 5 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.82%) Blog
10 3 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.21%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.39%) Windows
2 24 (14.55%) Linux
3 7 (4.24%) Unix
4 5 (3.03%) Kali Linux
4 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.82%) AIX
6 2 (1.21%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (43.64%) Information Security
2 41 (24.85%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (24.24%) SIEM
4 30 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 26 (15.76%) Security Operations
6 22 (13.33%) ITIL
7 21 (12.73%) Data Loss Prevention
7 21 (12.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 21 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (12.12%) Information Management
9 16 (9.70%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 16 (9.70%) Event Correlation
9 16 (9.70%) SABSA
9 16 (9.70%) Threat Intelligence
10 14 (8.48%) TOGAF
11 13 (7.88%) Analytics
11 13 (7.88%) Computer Security
11 13 (7.88%) Ethical Hacking
12 12 (7.27%) Security Testing
12 12 (7.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.24%) Python
2 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.82%) C
4 2 (1.21%) Java
4 2 (1.21%) Perl
4 2 (1.21%) PHP
4 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 165 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (58.18%) CCNP
3 90 (54.55%) CISSP
4 81 (49.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 60 (36.36%) CCNA
6 43 (26.06%) CISM
7 35 (21.21%) CCVP
8 26 (15.76%) CEH
9 25 (15.15%) Degree
10 22 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (12.73%) CCIE
12 19 (11.52%) MCSE
13 18 (10.91%) RHCE
14 17 (10.30%) CRISC
14 17 (10.30%) GIAC
14 17 (10.30%) ISSAP
14 17 (10.30%) SSCP
15 15 (9.09%) GCIH
15 15 (9.09%) SANS
16 14 (8.48%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (13.94%) PCI DSS
3 13 (7.88%) GDPR
4 5 (3.03%) COBIT
5 3 (1.82%) MiFID
6 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.03%) Cacti
3 5 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (3.03%) Nessus
4 4 (2.42%) CASB
4 4 (2.42%) Puppet
5 3 (1.82%) Ansible
5 3 (1.82%) Core Impact
6 2 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.21%) Nmap
6 2 (1.21%) OpenVAS
6 2 (1.21%) QRadar
7 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 103 (62.42%) Cisco
2 43 (26.06%) Juniper
3 37 (22.42%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.97%) VMware
5 20 (12.12%) CheckPoint
6 15 (9.09%) Splunk
7 14 (8.48%) F5
7 14 (8.48%) Red Hat
8 13 (7.88%) Symantec
9 9 (5.45%) Qualys
10 7 (4.24%) Fortinet
10 7 (4.24%) Meraki
10 7 (4.24%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.03%) Citrix
11 5 (3.03%) Mitel
12 4 (2.42%) Tufin
13 3 (1.82%) HP
13 3 (1.82%) Sonus
14 2 (1.21%) CA
14 2 (1.21%) McAfee