Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1007 1170 1234
Rank change year-on-year +163 +64 +50
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 152 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.054% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 63 19 17
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +90.14% -51.03%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,750 £56,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.56% +60.71% -51.72%

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 39,267 42,723 51,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.58% 24.47% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29,133 32,818 41,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 12 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 24 September 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 +173 149 £62,500 -7.41% 5
UK excluding London +121 129 £62,750 +11.56% 2
East of England +115 110 £41,250 -8.33% 1
London +46 23 £60,000 -11.11% 3
North of England +30 10 £63,000 -30.00%
North West - 7 £63,000 -
Midlands - 4 £61,250 - 1
Yorkshire +32 3 £77,500 -13.89%
Scotland - 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 £62,500 - 1
South West - 2 £85,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 148 (97.37%) CISSP
2 134 (88.16%) SANS
3 123 (80.92%) SSCP
4 96 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 95 (62.50%) SIEM
6 93 (61.18%) Security Operations
7 81 (53.29%) CISM
7 81 (53.29%) GIAC
8 80 (52.63%) Retail
9 79 (51.97%) Symantec
10 74 (48.68%) Cybersecurity
11 73 (48.03%) CompTIA Security+
11 73 (48.03%) CISA
12 67 (44.08%) Data Loss Prevention
13 63 (41.45%) Firewall
14 54 (35.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (35.53%) Security Architecture
15 53 (34.87%) Windows
15 53 (34.87%) ISSAP
15 53 (34.87%) ISSEP
16 52 (34.21%) Cisco
17 50 (32.89%) MCSE
17 50 (32.89%) Red Hat
17 50 (32.89%) CCSP
17 50 (32.89%) CCNP
17 50 (32.89%) Cisco Certification
17 50 (32.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 50 (32.89%) RHCE
17 50 (32.89%) RHCA
17 50 (32.89%) GCWN

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 24 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (7.89%) Mimecast
3 12 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (41.45%) Firewall
2 33 (21.71%) Wireshark
3 32 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (7.89%) DKIM
4 12 (7.89%) DMARC
4 12 (7.89%) Network Security
5 6 (3.95%) HTTP
5 6 (3.95%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (3.95%) SSL
6 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (52.63%) Retail
2 17 (11.18%) Finance
3 5 (3.29%) Banking
4 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (28.29%) Security Engineer
2 32 (21.05%) Architect
3 29 (19.08%) Analyst
3 29 (19.08%) Security Architect
3 29 (19.08%) Security Manager
4 28 (18.42%) Engineering Manager
5 26 (17.11%) SIEM Analyst
6 23 (15.13%) SOC Analyst
7 21 (13.82%) IT Architect
7 21 (13.82%) IT Security Architect
8 18 (11.84%) SIEM Engineer
8 18 (11.84%) SOC Engineer
9 17 (11.18%) Service Architect
10 11 (7.24%) Security Analyst
11 9 (5.92%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (5.92%) Security Operations Analyst
11 9 (5.92%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
12 8 (5.26%) Application Security Analyst
12 8 (5.26%) Firewall Analyst
12 8 (5.26%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) .NET
2 6 (3.95%) Node.js
2 6 (3.95%) SOAP
3 5 (3.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.58%) Security Operations Centre
2 34 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (21.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 30 (19.74%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (14.47%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (11.18%) Data Centre
6 17 (11.18%) PKI
7 9 (5.92%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.63%) CESG
8 4 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (2.63%) Cyberattack
8 4 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.32%) Blog
9 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.87%) Windows
2 46 (30.26%) Unix
3 15 (9.87%) Linux
4 10 (6.58%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (62.50%) SIEM
2 93 (61.18%) Security Operations
3 74 (48.68%) Cybersecurity
4 67 (44.08%) Data Loss Prevention
5 54 (35.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 54 (35.53%) Security Architecture
6 50 (32.89%) Event Correlation
7 48 (31.58%) Risk Management
8 45 (29.61%) Information Security
9 44 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (27.63%) Penetration Testing
11 33 (21.71%) Analytics
12 32 (21.05%) Threat Intelligence
12 32 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 31 (20.39%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 31 (20.39%) Identity Access Management
13 31 (20.39%) Performance Monitoring
14 30 (19.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 30 (19.74%) Reverse Engineering
14 30 (19.74%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.53%) Perl
1 16 (10.53%) Python
2 10 (6.58%) Go
2 10 (6.58%) Java
2 10 (6.58%) PHP
2 10 (6.58%) Ruby
3 6 (3.95%) Bash Shell
3 6 (3.95%) SQL
4 3 (1.97%) C
4 3 (1.97%) C#
4 3 (1.97%) C++
5 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 148 (97.37%) CISSP
2 134 (88.16%) SANS
3 123 (80.92%) SSCP
4 81 (53.29%) CISM
4 81 (53.29%) GIAC
5 73 (48.03%) CISA
5 73 (48.03%) CompTIA Security+
6 53 (34.87%) ISSAP
6 53 (34.87%) ISSEP
7 50 (32.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 50 (32.89%) CCNP
7 50 (32.89%) CCSP
7 50 (32.89%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (32.89%) GCWN
7 50 (32.89%) MCSE
7 50 (32.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (32.89%) RHCA
7 50 (32.89%) RHCE
8 46 (30.26%) CCIE
8 46 (30.26%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) HIPAA
2 4 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) COBIT
3 2 (1.32%) GDPR
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (21.71%) RSA Security Analytics
2 10 (6.58%) Nessus
2 10 (6.58%) Nmap
3 5 (3.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 96 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 79 (51.97%) Symantec
3 52 (34.21%) Cisco
4 50 (32.89%) Red Hat
5 46 (30.26%) Sophos
5 46 (30.26%) VMware
6 33 (21.71%) Splunk
7 12 (7.89%) Forcepoint
8 10 (6.58%) Netsparker
8 10 (6.58%) Qualys
9 8 (5.26%) Veracode
10 4 (2.63%) Google
11 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.32%) Juniper
11 2 (1.32%) Palo Alto