Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 660 1021 1042
Rank change year-on-year +361 +21 +146
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 28 48 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.035% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 28 39 47
Median annual salary £58,255 £80,000 £63,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.18% +26.98% -3.08%
10th Percentile £42,963 £45,000 £39,500
90th Percentile £83,100 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,575 £80,000 £63,000
% change year-on-year -40.53% +26.98% +40.00%

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 10,567 31,567 39,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.92% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7,932 23,191 28,903
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 8 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 29 October 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 +346 20 £68,750 -19.12% 1
London +279 15 £69,999 -15.15% 1
UK excluding London +289 13 £47,575 -40.53% 1
Scotland - 8 £47,575 - 1
North of England +167 3 £47,500 -40.63%
North West - 3 £47,500 -
South East +206 2 £75,000 +22.45%
Work from Home - 2 £73,750 -

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 24 (85.71%) CISSP
2 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 23 (82.14%) OWASP
2 23 (82.14%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (82.14%) NIST
3 21 (75.00%) Information Security
3 21 (75.00%) CISM
3 21 (75.00%) Finance
4 20 (71.43%) Java
4 20 (71.43%) Degree
4 20 (71.43%) Open Source
5 18 (64.29%) .NET Framework
6 17 (60.71%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (60.71%) Mobile App
7 16 (57.14%) Social Engineering
7 16 (57.14%) Wireless
8 15 (53.57%) API Testing
8 15 (53.57%) Red Team
8 15 (53.57%) Threat Analysis
9 8 (28.57%) C
10 7 (25.00%) Azure
11 6 (21.43%) GIAC
12 5 (17.86%) Google
12 5 (17.86%) AWS
12 5 (17.86%) SANS
13 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
13 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (14.29%) Firewall
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 3 (10.71%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Azure
2 5 (17.86%) AWS
3 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (10.71%) GCP
4 1 (3.57%) Akamai
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
General
1 21 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Testing Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Security Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
5 1 (3.57%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Social Media
3 2 (7.14%) FMCG
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) CESG
4 1 (3.57%) Cyberattack
4 1 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Cybersecurity
1 23 (82.14%) OWASP
2 21 (75.00%) Information Security
3 20 (71.43%) Open Source
4 17 (60.71%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (57.14%) Social Engineering
6 15 (53.57%) API Testing
6 15 (53.57%) Red Team
6 15 (53.57%) Threat Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.71%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (10.71%) Secure Coding
8 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) Threat Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) CISSP
2 21 (75.00%) CISM
3 20 (71.43%) Degree
4 6 (21.43%) GIAC
5 5 (17.86%) SANS
6 3 (10.71%) CEH
7 2 (7.14%) GPEN
7 2 (7.14%) SSCP
8 1 (3.57%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (3.57%) CISA
8 1 (3.57%) CREST Certified
8 1 (3.57%) CRISC
8 1 (3.57%) GCIA
8 1 (3.57%) GCIH
8 1 (3.57%) GSEC
8 1 (3.57%) GXPN
8 1 (3.57%) OSCE
8 1 (3.57%) OSCP
8 1 (3.57%) OSWP
8 1 (3.57%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (82.14%) NIST
2 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.57%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Google
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Qualys
3 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.71%) Splunk
4 2 (7.14%) Carbon Black
4 2 (7.14%) Forcepoint
4 2 (7.14%) Proofpoint
4 2 (7.14%) Sophos
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec