Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 704 928 1040
Rank change year-on-year +224 +112 +14
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 82 164 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 50 125 134
Median annual salary £60,000 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +36.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,875 £96,250 £89,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -33.33% +42.86% -

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 14,604 34,393 40,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.11% 24.05% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10,547 24,964 30,269
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 13 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 5 August 2020. 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 +248 79 £60,000 -20.00% 2
UK excluding London +197 40 £50,000 -33.33% 1
London +213 39 £67,500 -20.59% 1
North of England +166 11 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East of England +94 11 - -
South West +121 7 £57,606 +64.59%
Midlands +90 7 £42,500 -37.04%
West Midlands +72 6 £42,500 -43.33%
North West +119 5 £50,000 -13.04%
South East +144 4 £65,000 -13.33%
Yorkshire +115 4 £54,000 +13.68% 1
Work from Home +65 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North East +25 2 £50,000 +53.85%

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 82 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (69.51%) CISSP
3 56 (68.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 46 (56.10%) Information Security
5 29 (35.37%) CISM
5 29 (35.37%) AWS
6 26 (31.71%) Firewall
7 23 (28.05%) Azure
8 21 (25.61%) SIEM
8 21 (25.61%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (25.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (24.39%) CCNP
10 19 (23.17%) DevOps
10 19 (23.17%) Security Operations
11 18 (21.95%) Degree
11 18 (21.95%) Network Security
11 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
11 18 (21.95%) Windows
11 18 (21.95%) Cisco
12 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
12 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (19.51%) Office 365
13 16 (19.51%) Computer Science
13 16 (19.51%) Windows Server
14 15 (18.29%) Risk Management
15 14 (17.07%) CEH
16 13 (15.85%) Penetration Testing
17 12 (14.63%) CCNA
17 12 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
17 12 (14.63%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.66%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.37%) AWS
2 23 (28.05%) Azure
3 16 (19.51%) Office 365
4 8 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (9.76%) Amazon S3
4 8 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (9.76%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (9.76%) SaaS
4 8 (9.76%) Serverless
4 8 (9.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (8.54%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 7 (8.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.88%) GCP
7 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.22%) IaaS
8 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.71%) Firewall
2 18 (21.95%) Network Security
3 11 (13.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (9.76%) VPN
5 7 (8.54%) WAN
6 6 (7.32%) BGP
6 6 (7.32%) EIGRP
6 6 (7.32%) LAN
6 6 (7.32%) OSPF
6 6 (7.32%) SAN
6 6 (7.32%) VoIP
7 5 (6.10%) NAS
8 4 (4.88%) SCCP
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.66%) HTTP
9 3 (3.66%) SSL
9 3 (3.66%) VLAN
9 3 (3.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (7.32%) Data Lake
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (9.76%) Banking
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.22%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Security Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Analyst
3 19 (23.17%) Security Analyst
4 16 (19.51%) Information Analyst
4 16 (19.51%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) Architect
5 10 (12.20%) Security Architect
6 9 (10.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Network Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Security Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.66%) XMPP
2 2 (2.44%) YAML
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.41%) Public Cloud
3 10 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (9.76%) BYOD
4 8 (9.76%) Cloud Native
4 8 (9.76%) Virtual Team
5 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (2.44%) Handset
6 2 (2.44%) NHS
6 2 (2.44%) Robotics
6 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.22%) Life Science
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.22%) SCADA
7 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.95%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.20%) Unix
4 7 (8.54%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.32%) Linux
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) Kali Linux
7 2 (2.44%) Solaris
7 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) Information Security
2 21 (25.61%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (25.61%) SIEM
3 19 (23.17%) DevOps
3 19 (23.17%) Security Operations
4 16 (19.51%) Computer Science
5 15 (18.29%) Risk Management
6 13 (15.85%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (13.41%) Security Architecture
9 10 (12.20%) Analytics
9 10 (12.20%) ITIL
9 10 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (10.98%) Data Security
10 9 (10.98%) Server Management
11 8 (9.76%) Architectural Design
11 8 (9.76%) DevSecOps
11 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (9.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.20%) Python
3 8 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.54%) SQL
5 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (69.51%) CISSP
3 56 (68.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 29 (35.37%) CISM
5 20 (24.39%) CCNP
6 18 (21.95%) Degree
7 14 (17.07%) CEH
8 12 (14.63%) CCNA
9 10 (12.20%) MCSE
9 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (9.76%) AWS Certification
11 6 (7.32%) CCDP
11 6 (7.32%) CCVP
11 6 (7.32%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (6.10%) SANS
12 5 (6.10%) SSCP
13 4 (4.88%) GCIA
13 4 (4.88%) GIAC
13 4 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.20%) GDPR
2 10 (12.20%) NIST
3 7 (8.54%) SLA
4 5 (6.10%) PCI DSS
5 4 (4.88%) COBIT
5 4 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.66%) NCSC
7 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) Docker
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Kubernetes
2 9 (10.98%) Ansible
2 9 (10.98%) Terraform
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (7.32%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.66%) CSIRT
5 2 (2.44%) Nessus
6 1 (1.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Cisco
2 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.54%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.32%) Databricks
4 6 (7.32%) Sonus
5 5 (6.10%) Splunk
6 4 (4.88%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.88%) LogRhythm
6 4 (4.88%) McAfee
6 4 (4.88%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.88%) Riverbed
7 3 (3.66%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.66%) IronPort
7 3 (3.66%) Juniper
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (1.22%) Avaya
9 1 (1.22%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.22%) HP
9 1 (1.22%) Symantec