Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 736 996 1050
Rank change year-on-year +260 +54 +75
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 27 28 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.022% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.10% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 44
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% +23.81%
10th Percentile £42,963 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £83,700 £100,000 £90,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,043 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.09% -23.08% +23.81%

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 12,888 27,497 36,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.28% 21.93% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 20,717 26,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +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 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 6 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 20 January 2021. 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 +245 19 £69,999 -17.41% 3
London +218 17 £67,500 -25.00% 2
UK excluding London +198 10 £52,043 +4.09% 1
Scotland - 8 £47,575 -
South East +145 2 £75,000 -
Work from Home -65 1 £75,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 27 (100.00%) CISSP
2 23 (85.19%) CISM
3 22 (81.48%) Information Security
3 22 (81.48%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (77.78%) Finance
4 21 (77.78%) Degree
4 21 (77.78%) Java
4 21 (77.78%) .NET
5 20 (74.07%) OWASP
5 20 (74.07%) Open Source
5 20 (74.07%) NIST
6 19 (70.37%) .NET Framework
7 16 (59.26%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (59.26%) Mobile App
8 15 (55.56%) Social Engineering
8 15 (55.56%) API Testing
8 15 (55.56%) Threat Analysis
8 15 (55.56%) Red Team
8 15 (55.56%) Wireless
9 9 (33.33%) Azure
10 8 (29.63%) C
11 7 (25.93%) Google
11 7 (25.93%) AWS
12 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
13 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
13 4 (14.81%) SSCP
13 4 (14.81%) CEH
13 4 (14.81%) Qualys
13 4 (14.81%) GIAC
13 4 (14.81%) Splunk

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 9 (33.33%) Azure
2 7 (25.93%) AWS
3 4 (14.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (14.81%) GCP
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Wireless
General
1 21 (77.78%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Security Manager
2 7 (25.93%) Testing Manager
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.70%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.70%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 19 (70.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.11%) FMCG
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Cybersecurity
1 22 (81.48%) Information Security
2 20 (74.07%) Open Source
2 20 (74.07%) OWASP
3 16 (59.26%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (55.56%) API Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Red Team
4 15 (55.56%) Social Engineering
4 15 (55.56%) Threat Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (11.11%) DevSecOps
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) C
3 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) CISSP
2 23 (85.19%) CISM
3 21 (77.78%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CEH
4 4 (14.81%) GIAC
4 4 (14.81%) SSCP
5 3 (11.11%) SANS
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE Security
6 1 (3.70%) CISA
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CRISC
6 1 (3.70%) GCIA
6 1 (3.70%) GCIH
6 1 (3.70%) GPEN
6 1 (3.70%) GSEC
6 1 (3.70%) OSCE
6 1 (3.70%) OSWP
6 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (74.07%) NIST
2 2 (7.41%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Terraform
2 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Google
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Qualys
3 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
3 4 (14.81%) Splunk
4 3 (11.11%) Carbon Black
4 3 (11.11%) Forcepoint
4 3 (11.11%) Proofpoint
4 3 (11.11%) Sophos
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec