Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1101 1149 1212
Rank change year-on-year +48 +63 +65
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 75 44 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.025% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.098% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 56 31 26
UK median annual salary £52,500 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.36% +17.86% -15.15%
10th Percentile £45,000 £31,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £73,125 £100,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £35,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +53.57% -48.15% -

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 41,120 45,109 57,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.55% 25.65% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 31,934 35,833 45,986
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 9 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 23 January 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 +27 72 £52,500 -36.36% 13
UK excluding London +33 43 £53,750 +53.57% 9
London -18 32 £52,500 -41.67% 5
East of England +32 26 £50,000 -16.67%
North of England +1 10 £55,000 +69.23% 5
North West - 7 £55,000 - 4
South East +21 4 £51,250 - 3
Yorkshire +5 3 £65,500 +101.54% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing CSSLP 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 CSSLP.

1 70 (93.33%) CISSP
2 64 (85.33%) SANS
3 57 (76.00%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (72.00%) SSCP
5 52 (69.33%) CISM
6 46 (61.33%) CISA
6 46 (61.33%) GIAC
7 43 (57.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 37 (49.33%) SIEM
9 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
10 33 (44.00%) Windows
11 32 (42.67%) Data Loss Prevention
12 30 (40.00%) Security Operations
13 25 (33.33%) Unix
14 24 (32.00%) Symantec
15 22 (29.33%) Sophos
15 22 (29.33%) Security Architecture
16 20 (26.67%) Use Case
17 17 (22.67%) Finance
18 16 (21.33%) OWASP
18 16 (21.33%) PKI
19 15 (20.00%) Firewall
20 14 (18.67%) Forcepoint
20 14 (18.67%) Office 365
20 14 (18.67%) Mimecast
20 14 (18.67%) DKIM
20 14 (18.67%) DMARC
21 13 (17.33%) CEH
21 13 (17.33%) Penetration Testing
22 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure

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 14 (18.67%) Mimecast
1 14 (18.67%) Office 365
2 11 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) Firewall
2 14 (18.67%) DKIM
2 14 (18.67%) DMARC
3 9 (12.00%) Network Security
4 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.67%) Wireless
4 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Retail
3 7 (9.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (57.33%) Security Engineer
2 15 (20.00%) Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 6 (8.00%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (8.00%) Security Penetration Tester
3 6 (8.00%) Security Tester
3 6 (8.00%) Tester
4 4 (5.33%) Analyst
4 4 (5.33%) Consultant
4 4 (5.33%) IT Architect
4 4 (5.33%) IT Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Operational Security Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Operations Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Security Analyst
4 4 (5.33%) Security Consultant
4 4 (5.33%) Security Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Security Operations Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Security Technical Architect
4 4 (5.33%) SOC Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Java EE
1 2 (2.67%) OAuth
1 2 (2.67%) OpenID
1 2 (2.67%) Web Services
1 2 (2.67%) XACML
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) jQuery
2 1 (1.33%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) PKI
2 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (8.00%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (6.67%) CESG
6 4 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (2.67%) Cyberattack
8 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.33%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.00%) Windows
2 25 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (76.00%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (49.33%) SIEM
3 32 (42.67%) Data Loss Prevention
4 30 (40.00%) Security Operations
5 22 (29.33%) Security Architecture
6 20 (26.67%) Use Case
7 16 (21.33%) OWASP
8 13 (17.33%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Proactive Monitoring
9 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
10 10 (13.33%) Cryptography
10 10 (13.33%) Information Security
11 9 (12.00%) Event Correlation
12 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.67%) Secure Coding
12 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.33%) Business Development
13 7 (9.33%) Security Management
13 7 (9.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (2.67%) C#
2 2 (2.67%) Perl
2 2 (2.67%) Python
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) C++
3 1 (1.33%) Go
3 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) PHP
3 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (93.33%) CISSP
2 64 (85.33%) SANS
3 54 (72.00%) SSCP
4 52 (69.33%) CISM
5 46 (61.33%) CISA
5 46 (61.33%) GIAC
6 43 (57.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 13 (17.33%) CEH
8 10 (13.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (12.00%) CCIE Security
9 9 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (12.00%) GCWN
9 9 (12.00%) ISSAP
9 9 (12.00%) ISSEP
9 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (12.00%) RHCA
9 9 (12.00%) RHCE
9 9 (12.00%) VCAP
9 9 (12.00%) VCDX
9 9 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) GCP
1 6 (8.00%) HIPAA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.33%) PSD2
3 1 (1.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.67%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.33%) Ansible
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.00%) Symantec
3 22 (29.33%) Sophos
4 14 (18.67%) Forcepoint
5 9 (12.00%) Cisco
5 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (12.00%) VMware
6 6 (8.00%) Veracode
7 3 (4.00%) Splunk
8 2 (2.67%) IBM
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle
9 1 (1.33%) Google