Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 750 1054 1034
Rank change year-on-year +304 -20 +171
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 26 57 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.040% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22 53 77
Median annual salary £66,000 £85,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.35% +41.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £43,291 £56,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £83,925 £95,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,255 £90,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -40.83% +44.00% -7.41%

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 14,358 34,254 40,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.99% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10,380 24,851 30,119
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%

CSSLP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CSSLP.

Salary trend for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CSSLP over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 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 +284 21 £69,999 -17.65% 2
UK excluding London +259 14 £53,255 -40.83% 2
London +206 12 £70,000 -17.65% 1
Scotland - 5 £56,510 - 1
South East +180 3 £70,000 +14.29% 1
North of England +155 3 £47,500 -44.12%
East of England +89 3 - -
North West - 3 £47,500 -
Work from Home +68 1 £72,500 +20.83%

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 22 (84.62%) CISSP
2 20 (76.92%) OWASP
3 18 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (69.23%) Mobile App
3 18 (69.23%) Information Security
4 17 (65.38%) NIST
5 14 (53.85%) Java
6 13 (50.00%) .NET
6 13 (50.00%) CISM
7 12 (46.15%) Finance
7 12 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (42.31%) Security Testing
9 10 (38.46%) Open Source
9 10 (38.46%) Social Engineering
9 10 (38.46%) Wireless
10 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
10 9 (34.62%) Degree
10 9 (34.62%) API Testing
10 9 (34.62%) Threat Analysis
10 9 (34.62%) Red Team
11 8 (30.77%) Threat Modelling
11 8 (30.77%) Firewall
12 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (26.92%) SDLC
12 7 (26.92%) AWS
13 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (23.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (23.08%) ISSAP
14 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Akamai
3 1 (3.85%) Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.85%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Wireless
2 8 (30.77%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Burp Suite
1 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Security Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Senior Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Testing Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Information Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Security Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.54%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) OAuth
4 1 (3.85%) OAuth2
4 1 (3.85%) OpenID
4 1 (3.85%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) PKI
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Social Media
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) Cyberattack
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) OWASP
2 18 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (69.23%) Information Security
3 12 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Security Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Open Source
5 10 (38.46%) Social Engineering
6 9 (34.62%) API Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Red Team
6 9 (34.62%) Threat Analysis
7 8 (30.77%) Threat Modelling
8 7 (26.92%) SDLC
9 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (19.23%) Secure Coding
10 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
11 4 (15.38%) IT Strategy
11 4 (15.38%) ITIL
11 4 (15.38%) SIEM
11 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) C
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) CISSP
2 13 (50.00%) CISM
3 9 (34.62%) Degree
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (23.08%) ISSAP
6 4 (15.38%) CCSP
6 4 (15.38%) CEH
6 4 (15.38%) CREST Certified
7 3 (11.54%) GIAC
7 3 (11.54%) GWAPT
7 3 (11.54%) IISP
7 3 (11.54%) ISSEP
7 3 (11.54%) PhD
7 3 (11.54%) SANS
7 3 (11.54%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (7.69%) OSCE
8 2 (7.69%) OSWP
9 1 (3.85%) GPEN
9 1 (3.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (65.38%) NIST
2 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (15.38%) COBIT
4 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (7.69%) GDPR
6 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Google