Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 958 641 941
Rank change year-on-year -317 +300 +65
Permanent jobs citing CCSP 70 48 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.45% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34 37 120
10th Percentile £57,500 £41,250 £41,925
25th Percentile £62,500 £48,500 £54,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £65,000 £73,750
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -11.86% +40.48%
75th Percentile £100,000 £79,250 £86,250
90th Percentile £124,250 £90,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,750 £42,500 £73,750
% change year-on-year +66.47% -42.37% +48.99%

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 26,281 10,770 33,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.53% 22.04% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14,747 8,215 24,384
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 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 -280 65 £80,000 +23.08% 23
London -224 36 £83,750 +28.85% 9
UK excluding London -226 25 £70,750 +66.47% 15
South East -152 10 - - 5
Work from Home -282 8 £76,250 +17.31% 7
North of England -113 5 £72,500 +5.07% 5
East of England -94 4 - - 2
Midlands -118 4 £55,000 +29.41% 1
West Midlands -98 3 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North West - 3 £80,000 - 4
South West -91 2 £76,500 +11.68% 1
Yorkshire -96 2 £57,500 -16.67% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (88.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 59 (84.29%) CISSP
4 43 (61.43%) Azure
5 38 (54.29%) AWS
6 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 34 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (40.00%) Finance
9 27 (38.57%) Firewall
10 26 (37.14%) CISM
10 26 (37.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 26 (37.14%) DevOps
11 25 (35.71%) Information Security
12 22 (31.43%) Security Architecture
13 21 (30.00%) SIEM
13 21 (30.00%) Risk Management
13 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (28.57%) Security Testing
15 19 (27.14%) PCI DSS
16 18 (25.71%) Analytics
17 17 (24.29%) Linux
17 17 (24.29%) DevSecOps
17 17 (24.29%) NIST
18 16 (22.86%) GAP Analysis
18 16 (22.86%) GIAC
18 16 (22.86%) Presales
19 15 (21.43%) GCP
19 15 (21.43%) PowerShell
20 14 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
20 14 (20.00%) Data Privacy

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 9 (12.86%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 43 (61.43%) Azure
2 38 (54.29%) AWS
3 15 (21.43%) GCP
4 12 (17.14%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (14.29%) Amazon S3
5 10 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (14.29%) Serverless
6 9 (12.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (12.86%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (12.86%) Amazon Kinesis
6 9 (12.86%) Amazon SageMaker
6 9 (12.86%) AWS CloudTrail
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Event Grid
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Functions
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Service Bus
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) Firewall
2 13 (18.57%) Network Security
3 9 (12.86%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.71%) VPN
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.29%) DMZ
6 3 (4.29%) DNS
7 1 (1.43%) BGP
7 1 (1.43%) MPLS
7 1 (1.43%) OSPF
7 1 (1.43%) RIP
7 1 (1.43%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) VPLS
7 1 (1.43%) Wireless
7 1 (1.43%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Amazon Athena
1 9 (12.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 9 (12.86%) Amazon RDS
1 9 (12.86%) Amazon Redshift
1 9 (12.86%) Big Data
1 9 (12.86%) Data Lake
1 9 (12.86%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (2.86%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) kappa
2 4 (5.71%) JIRA
2 4 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.71%) SonarQube
2 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.43%) GoCD
General
1 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.14%) Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Billing
4 5 (7.14%) Influencing Skills
4 5 (7.14%) Social Skills
5 4 (5.71%) Back Office
6 2 (2.86%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Legal
6 2 (2.86%) Retail
7 1 (1.43%) Games
7 1 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.43%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Architect
2 20 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 19 (27.14%) Security Engineer
4 15 (21.43%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (20.00%) Consultant
5 14 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 14 (20.00%) Security Consultant
6 10 (14.29%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (12.86%) Data Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Security Solutions Architect
7 9 (12.86%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
7 9 (12.86%) Senior Security Consultant
8 8 (11.43%) Security Technical Consultant
8 8 (11.43%) Senior Architect
8 8 (11.43%) Senior Security Architect
8 8 (11.43%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 8 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (11.43%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) Kafka
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.43%) Private Cloud
2 8 (11.43%) Public Cloud
3 7 (10.00%) Cloud Native
4 6 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.71%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (5.71%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.86%) Blog
7 2 (2.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.43%) PKI
8 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Linux
2 9 (12.86%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (37.14%) DevOps
3 25 (35.71%) Information Security
4 22 (31.43%) Security Architecture
5 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 21 (30.00%) SIEM
6 20 (28.57%) Security Testing
7 18 (25.71%) Analytics
8 17 (24.29%) DevSecOps
9 16 (22.86%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (22.86%) Presales
10 14 (20.00%) Data Privacy
10 14 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (18.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (17.14%) Business Development
13 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (14.29%) Data Analytics
13 10 (14.29%) Information Management
13 10 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.00%) Python
3 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
3 13 (18.57%) C#
3 13 (18.57%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) Scala
5 4 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (2.86%) SQL
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (88.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 59 (84.29%) CISSP
4 26 (37.14%) CISM
5 16 (22.86%) GIAC
6 14 (20.00%) AWS Certification
7 12 (17.14%) Degree
8 11 (15.71%) OSCP
9 10 (14.29%) SSCP
10 9 (12.86%) CCNA
10 9 (12.86%) CCNP
10 9 (12.86%) CEH
10 9 (12.86%) CISA
11 6 (8.57%) CCIE
12 5 (7.14%) CCIE Security
12 5 (7.14%) CRISC
12 5 (7.14%) CSSLP
12 5 (7.14%) OSCE
12 5 (7.14%) OSWP
13 4 (5.71%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (37.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (27.14%) PCI DSS
3 17 (24.29%) NIST
4 13 (18.57%) GDPR
5 5 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (7.14%) ISO 31000
6 4 (5.71%) GRC
6 4 (5.71%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (5.71%) ISO 9001
6 4 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.43%) NCSC
7 1 (1.43%) SOC 2
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) ISA Server
2 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) Firmware
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.57%) Consul
2 6 (8.57%) Istio
3 4 (5.71%) Ansible
3 4 (5.71%) CASB
3 4 (5.71%) Nessus
3 4 (5.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) Google
3 9 (12.86%) Cisco
3 9 (12.86%) Databricks
3 9 (12.86%) ServiceNow
4 8 (11.43%) Adobe
4 8 (11.43%) Apple
5 7 (10.00%) Splunk
6 4 (5.71%) Centrify
6 4 (5.71%) CrowdStrike
6 4 (5.71%) Cubic Transportation
6 4 (5.71%) F5
6 4 (5.71%) Imperva
6 4 (5.71%) Okta
6 4 (5.71%) OneTrust
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle
6 4 (5.71%) Trend Micro
6 4 (5.71%) Tripwire
7 2 (2.86%) VMware
8 1 (1.43%) Fortinet