Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1023 1166 1271
Rank change year-on-year +143 +105 +26
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 160 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.015% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.061% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 98 20 6
UK median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,125 £60,625
90th Percentile £76,875 £86,625 £80,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% - -23.29%

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 41,711 43,967 55,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 24.77% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31,072 34,129 44,553
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +6.25%

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 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 14 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 16 July 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 +145 158 £60,000 -11.11% 4
UK excluding London +132 131 £60,000 -14.29% 3
East of England +76 71 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North of England +57 40 £62,750 -13.45%
London +22 29 £52,500 -22.22% 2
North West - 29 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +24 11 £77,500 +6.90%
Midlands - 8 £60,000 -
South East -8 7 £52,500 -22.22%
East Midlands - 4 £62,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £60,000 -
South West - 3 £85,000 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 154 (96.25%) CISSP
2 132 (82.50%) SANS
3 120 (75.00%) CISM
4 99 (61.88%) SSCP
5 93 (58.13%) GIAC
6 88 (55.00%) Security Architecture
7 87 (54.38%) Cybersecurity
8 85 (53.13%) CompTIA Security+
8 85 (53.13%) CISA
9 62 (38.75%) SIEM
10 60 (37.50%) Microsoft
11 59 (36.88%) Security Operations
12 57 (35.63%) Symantec
13 56 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
14 53 (33.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (31.25%) Windows
16 49 (30.63%) Unix
17 48 (30.00%) OWASP
18 47 (29.38%) Information Security
19 45 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
20 44 (27.50%) Sophos
21 41 (25.63%) Retail
22 38 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
22 38 (23.75%) Use Case
23 36 (22.50%) CEH
24 35 (21.88%) Finance
24 35 (21.88%) Data Loss Prevention
25 30 (18.75%) Firewall
25 30 (18.75%) Security Operations Centre
25 30 (18.75%) Problem-Solving

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 45 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (17.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (10.00%) Mimecast
4 16 (10.00%) Office 365
5 2 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.75%) Firewall
2 16 (10.00%) DKIM
2 16 (10.00%) DMARC
3 14 (8.75%) Network Security
4 13 (8.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (8.13%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.50%) Internet
5 4 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (25.63%) Retail
2 35 (21.88%) Finance
3 21 (13.13%) Banking
4 15 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.75%) Legal
6 12 (7.50%) Retail Banking
7 6 (3.75%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (31.88%) Security Engineer
2 32 (20.00%) Architect
3 31 (19.38%) Security Architect
4 26 (16.25%) Security Manager
5 22 (13.75%) Engineering Manager
6 18 (11.25%) Analyst
6 18 (11.25%) Security Analyst
7 13 (8.13%) Application Security Analyst
8 12 (7.50%) IT Architect
8 12 (7.50%) IT Security Architect
8 12 (7.50%) Security Specialist
9 11 (6.88%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (6.88%) Security Operations Analyst
10 10 (6.25%) Applications Developer
10 10 (6.25%) Developer
10 10 (6.25%) Tester
11 9 (5.63%) Java Applications Developer
11 9 (5.63%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.63%) Penetration Tester
11 9 (5.63%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.25%) .NET
2 9 (5.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.75%) Security Operations Centre
2 28 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 23 (14.38%) PKI
4 14 (8.75%) Cyber Defence
5 13 (8.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.50%) CESG
7 4 (2.50%) Cyberattack
7 4 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.25%) Windows
2 49 (30.63%) Unix
3 9 (5.63%) Kali Linux
4 7 (4.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (55.00%) Security Architecture
2 87 (54.38%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (38.75%) SIEM
4 59 (36.88%) Security Operations
5 56 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
6 53 (33.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 48 (30.00%) OWASP
8 47 (29.38%) Information Security
9 38 (23.75%) Use Case
10 35 (21.88%) Data Loss Prevention
11 30 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (18.13%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 29 (18.13%) Cryptography
12 29 (18.13%) Identity Access Management
12 29 (18.13%) Performance Monitoring
13 28 (17.50%) Artificial Intelligence
14 25 (15.63%) SDLC
15 24 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (13.75%) Due Diligence
17 20 (12.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.25%) Java
2 9 (5.63%) Go
2 9 (5.63%) Perl
2 9 (5.63%) PHP
2 9 (5.63%) Python
2 9 (5.63%) Ruby
3 3 (1.88%) C#
4 1 (0.63%) C
4 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 154 (96.25%) CISSP
2 132 (82.50%) SANS
3 120 (75.00%) CISM
4 99 (61.88%) SSCP
5 93 (58.13%) GIAC
6 85 (53.13%) CISA
6 85 (53.13%) CompTIA Security+
7 36 (22.50%) CEH
8 26 (16.25%) Degree
9 18 (11.25%) ISSAP
9 18 (11.25%) ISSEP
10 14 (8.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 14 (8.75%) CCNP
10 14 (8.75%) CCSP
10 14 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (8.75%) GCWN
10 14 (8.75%) MCSE
10 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (8.75%) RHCA
10 14 (8.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.50%) GCP
1 28 (17.50%) HIPAA
2 10 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.50%) GDPR
4 3 (1.88%) COBIT
4 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (5.63%) Nessus
2 9 (5.63%) Nmap
3 5 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 60 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 57 (35.63%) Symantec
3 44 (27.50%) Sophos
4 28 (17.50%) Veracode
5 17 (10.63%) Cisco
6 16 (10.00%) Forcepoint
7 14 (8.75%) Red Hat
8 13 (8.13%) Splunk
9 10 (6.25%) VMware
10 9 (5.63%) Netsparker
10 9 (5.63%) Qualys
11 3 (1.88%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.88%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.88%) Juniper
11 3 (1.88%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.25%) Acunetix