Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CSSLP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (ISC2 CSSLP)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1177 1187 1274
Rank change year-on-year +10 +87 +20
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 34 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.018% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.079% 0.071% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 24
UK median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +4.84% -20.00%
10th Percentile £40,125 £31,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £100,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £35,000 £68,750
% change year-on-year +32.86% -49.09% -

CSSLP 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 43206 49488 60078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.15% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33198 39694 48014
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

CSSLP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CSSLP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CSSLP.

Salary trend for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CSSLP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CSSLP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +42 33 £50,000 -23.08% 3
UK excluding London +59 23 £46,500 +32.86% 2
East of England +26 21 £48,250 -19.58% 2
London -5 11 £58,750 -34.72% 1
South East +56 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing CSSLP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CSSLP.

1 32 (94.12%) CISSP
2 28 (82.35%) SANS
3 27 (79.41%) CISM
4 26 (76.47%) CISA
5 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
6 22 (64.71%) SSCP
6 22 (64.71%) GIAC
7 19 (55.88%) Security+ Certification
7 19 (55.88%) CompTIA Security+
7 19 (55.88%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (52.94%) Windows
9 16 (47.06%) Unix
9 16 (47.06%) Data Loss Prevention
10 14 (41.18%) Symantec
10 14 (41.18%) Sophos
11 13 (38.24%) SIEM
12 12 (35.29%) Finance
13 8 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (23.53%) Java
14 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (20.59%) PKI
14 7 (20.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (17.65%) DKIM
15 6 (17.65%) DMARC
15 6 (17.65%) Security Operations
15 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
15 6 (17.65%) Ansible
15 6 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (17.65%) Mimecast
15 6 (17.65%) Retail

CSSLP
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (17.65%) Mimecast
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) DKIM
1 6 (17.65%) DMARC
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Security Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (5.88%) Security Tester
3 2 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (2.94%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (2.94%) Applications Tester
4 1 (2.94%) Architect
4 1 (2.94%) Developer
4 1 (2.94%) IT Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Operational Security Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Operations Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Security Architect
4 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) Java EE
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) OAuth
3 1 (2.94%) OpenID
3 1 (2.94%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) PKI
2 4 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.82%) CESG
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.94%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Unix
3 6 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (47.06%) Data Loss Prevention
3 13 (38.24%) SIEM
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Security Operations
6 4 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 4 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (11.76%) OWASP
6 4 (11.76%) Use Case
7 3 (8.82%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security
8 2 (5.88%) Open Source
8 2 (5.88%) OSSTMM
8 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Threat Modelling
9 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
9 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) C
2 6 (17.65%) C#
2 6 (17.65%) C++
2 6 (17.65%) Perl
2 6 (17.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (94.12%) CISSP
2 28 (82.35%) SANS
3 27 (79.41%) CISM
4 26 (76.47%) CISA
5 22 (64.71%) GIAC
5 22 (64.71%) SSCP
6 19 (55.88%) CompTIA Security+
6 19 (55.88%) Security+ Certification
7 7 (20.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (5.88%) CEH
8 2 (5.88%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) CREST Certified
8 2 (5.88%) GXPN
8 2 (5.88%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (2.94%) ISSAP
9 1 (2.94%) ISSEP
9 1 (2.94%) RHCA
9 1 (2.94%) VCAP
9 1 (2.94%) VCDX
9 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.94%) PSD2
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (17.65%) Ansible
2 6 (17.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Sophos
2 14 (41.18%) Symantec
3 6 (17.65%) Forcepoint
3 6 (17.65%) Google
4 4 (11.76%) Splunk
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) VMware