Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1063 1096 1157
Rank change year-on-year +33 +61 +124
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 55 102 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.058% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.24% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 35 81 25
UK median annual salary £75,000 £52,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -38.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £94,500 £73,750 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year +18.18% -25.42% +13.46%

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 36,815 41,880 44,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.30% 23.85% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,867 32,479 35,085
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 10 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 19 February 2019. 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 +39 53 £75,000 +42.86% 4
UK excluding London +49 35 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England +45 23 £46,250 -7.50%
London +7 20 £90,000 +71.43% 3
North of England +37 9 £80,000 +39.13%
Yorkshire +56 8 £80,000 +9.97%
Scotland - 2 - -
North West +11 1 £75,000 +30.43%
West Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
Midlands - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 51 (92.73%) CISSP
2 35 (63.64%) SANS
3 33 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (58.18%) Information Security
5 31 (56.36%) SSCP
6 29 (52.73%) SIEM
7 28 (50.91%) Firewall
8 27 (49.09%) Security Operations
9 26 (47.27%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (41.82%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (40.00%) Retail
12 21 (38.18%) Mentoring
13 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
14 18 (32.73%) CCIE
14 18 (32.73%) CCSP
14 18 (32.73%) CCNP
14 18 (32.73%) MCSE
14 18 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (32.73%) RHCE
14 18 (32.73%) Red Hat
14 18 (32.73%) GCWN
14 18 (32.73%) VMware
14 18 (32.73%) Risk Management
14 18 (32.73%) Cisco
14 18 (32.73%) RHCA
14 18 (32.73%) Penetration Testing
14 18 (32.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (32.73%) ISSAP
14 18 (32.73%) ISSEP

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 2 (3.64%) Apache
1 2 (3.64%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.91%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) Firewall
2 16 (29.09%) Wireshark
3 14 (25.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security
5 6 (10.91%) HTTP
5 6 (10.91%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (10.91%) SSL
6 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.27%) Wireless
7 2 (3.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Big Data
2 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (9.09%) Metasploit
1 5 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (40.00%) Retail
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Security Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Security Specialist
3 10 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Application Security Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Applications Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Mobile Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Security Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Engineering Specialist
6 5 (9.09%) IT Architect
6 5 (9.09%) IT Security Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Test Specialist
6 5 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (7.27%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Principal Security Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Node.js
1 6 (10.91%) SOAP
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (25.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 14 (25.45%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (25.45%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 9 (16.36%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (7.27%) CESG
5 4 (7.27%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (7.27%) Cyberattack
5 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.27%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.64%) Blog
6 2 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Kali Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Debian
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (58.18%) Information Security
3 29 (52.73%) SIEM
4 27 (49.09%) Security Operations
5 26 (47.27%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (38.18%) Mentoring
7 18 (32.73%) Data Loss Prevention
7 18 (32.73%) Event Correlation
7 18 (32.73%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (32.73%) Risk Management
8 16 (29.09%) Analytics
8 16 (29.09%) Threat Intelligence
8 16 (29.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (25.45%) Cyber Intelligence
9 14 (25.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 14 (25.45%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (25.45%) Malware Reverse Engineering
9 14 (25.45%) Secure Coding
9 14 (25.45%) Threat Analysis
9 14 (25.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Perl
1 16 (29.09%) Python
2 11 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 11 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) PHP
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 7 (12.73%) Ruby
5 6 (10.91%) Apple Swift
5 6 (10.91%) Kotlin
5 6 (10.91%) Objective-C
6 5 (9.09%) Go
7 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.64%) C
9 2 (3.64%) C#
9 2 (3.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (92.73%) CISSP
2 35 (63.64%) SANS
3 31 (56.36%) SSCP
4 18 (32.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 18 (32.73%) CCIE
4 18 (32.73%) CCIE Security
4 18 (32.73%) CCNP
4 18 (32.73%) CCSP
4 18 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (32.73%) GCWN
4 18 (32.73%) ISSAP
4 18 (32.73%) ISSEP
4 18 (32.73%) MCSE
4 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (32.73%) RHCA
4 18 (32.73%) RHCE
4 18 (32.73%) VCAP
4 18 (32.73%) VCDX
4 18 (32.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (23.64%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (9.09%) Nessus
2 5 (9.09%) Nmap
3 2 (3.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.73%) Cisco
2 18 (32.73%) Red Hat
2 18 (32.73%) VMware
3 14 (25.45%) Splunk
3 14 (25.45%) Symantec
4 6 (10.91%) Google
5 5 (9.09%) Netsparker
5 5 (9.09%) Qualys