Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1052 1136 1261
Rank change year-on-year +84 +125 +16
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 151 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.080% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 123 22 22
UK median annual salary £55,000 £90,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.89% +28.57% -13.85%
10th Percentile £45,000 £67,875 £45,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £100,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £66,250
% change year-on-year -17.24% +9.43% +26.19%

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 41,655 43,483 57,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 31,865 34,274 45,773
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 13 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 April 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 +107 149 £55,000 -38.89% 2
UK excluding London +78 103 £60,000 -17.24% 1
London +5 48 £52,500 -41.67% 1
North of England +35 42 £62,500 -13.79%
East of England - 39 £50,000 -
North West - 30 £58,750 -
Yorkshire +29 12 £77,500 +6.90%
South East +13 9 £52,500 - 1
Midlands +5 8 £60,000 -22.58%
East Midlands +4 4 £62,500 -19.35%
West Midlands - 4 £60,000 -
South West - 3 £85,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 144 (95.36%) CISSP
2 125 (82.78%) SANS
3 106 (70.20%) CISM
4 97 (64.24%) Cybersecurity
5 86 (56.95%) SSCP
6 72 (47.68%) GIAC
7 71 (47.02%) Security Architecture
8 68 (45.03%) CISA
9 67 (44.37%) CompTIA Security+
10 57 (37.75%) SIEM
11 52 (34.44%) Penetration Testing
12 51 (33.77%) OWASP
13 48 (31.79%) Microsoft
14 47 (31.13%) Security Operations
15 45 (29.80%) Data Loss Prevention
16 44 (29.14%) Information Security
17 43 (28.48%) Windows
17 43 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 43 (28.48%) Amazon AWS
18 37 (24.50%) Finance
19 36 (23.84%) Symantec
20 34 (22.52%) Unix
20 34 (22.52%) Firewall
20 34 (22.52%) Management Information System
20 34 (22.52%) Cryptography
21 33 (21.85%) CEH
22 31 (20.53%) Artificial Intelligence
22 31 (20.53%) GCP
22 31 (20.53%) HIPAA
22 31 (20.53%) Veracode

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 43 (28.48%) Amazon AWS
1 43 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (20.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (12.58%) Mimecast
3 19 (12.58%) Office 365
4 3 (1.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.52%) Firewall
2 20 (13.25%) Network Security
3 19 (12.58%) DKIM
3 19 (12.58%) DMARC
4 11 (7.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (5.96%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.65%) Internet
6 4 (2.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (24.50%) Finance
2 22 (14.57%) Banking
3 18 (11.92%) Retail
4 16 (10.60%) Legal
5 14 (9.27%) Retail Banking
6 13 (8.61%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.97%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (37.09%) Security Engineer
2 41 (27.15%) Architect
2 41 (27.15%) Security Architect
3 15 (9.93%) Analyst
3 15 (9.93%) IT Architect
3 15 (9.93%) IT Security Architect
3 15 (9.93%) Security Analyst
4 12 (7.95%) Security Specialist
5 11 (7.28%) Tester
6 10 (6.62%) Penetration Tester
6 10 (6.62%) Security Penetration Tester
6 10 (6.62%) Security Tester
7 9 (5.96%) Application Security Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Applications Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Security Operations Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Security Technical Architect
8 8 (5.30%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.30%) .NET
2 7 (4.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.66%) CSS
3 1 (0.66%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.66%) HTML
3 1 (0.66%) Java EE
3 1 (0.66%) jQuery
3 1 (0.66%) OAuth
3 1 (0.66%) OpenID
3 1 (0.66%) REST
3 1 (0.66%) WCF
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.52%) Management Information System
2 27 (17.88%) PKI
3 17 (11.26%) Cyber Defence
4 9 (5.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 8 (5.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.65%) CESG
6 4 (2.65%) Cyberattack
6 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.99%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.48%) Windows
2 34 (22.52%) Unix
3 5 (3.31%) Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (64.24%) Cybersecurity
2 71 (47.02%) Security Architecture
3 57 (37.75%) SIEM
4 52 (34.44%) Penetration Testing
5 51 (33.77%) OWASP
6 47 (31.13%) Security Operations
7 45 (29.80%) Data Loss Prevention
8 44 (29.14%) Information Security
9 34 (22.52%) Cryptography
10 31 (20.53%) Artificial Intelligence
11 30 (19.87%) Use Case
12 23 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (15.23%) SDLC
13 21 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (13.25%) Risk Management
15 19 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (11.92%) Security Testing
17 17 (11.26%) Event Correlation
17 17 (11.26%) Machine Learning
17 17 (11.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.30%) Java
2 3 (1.99%) C#
3 2 (1.32%) Go
3 2 (1.32%) Perl
3 2 (1.32%) PHP
3 2 (1.32%) Python
3 2 (1.32%) Ruby
4 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 144 (95.36%) CISSP
2 125 (82.78%) SANS
3 106 (70.20%) CISM
4 86 (56.95%) SSCP
5 72 (47.68%) GIAC
6 68 (45.03%) CISA
7 67 (44.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 33 (21.85%) CEH
9 27 (17.88%) Degree
10 21 (13.91%) ISSAP
10 21 (13.91%) ISSEP
11 17 (11.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (11.26%) CCNP
11 17 (11.26%) CCSP
11 17 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (11.26%) GCWN
11 17 (11.26%) MCSE
11 17 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (11.26%) RHCA
11 17 (11.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.53%) GCP
1 31 (20.53%) HIPAA
2 11 (7.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.65%) GDPR
4 3 (1.99%) COBIT
4 3 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (5.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.66%) Nessus
4 1 (0.66%) Nmap
Vendors
1 48 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.84%) Symantec
3 31 (20.53%) Veracode
4 27 (17.88%) Sophos
5 20 (13.25%) Cisco
6 19 (12.58%) Forcepoint
7 17 (11.26%) Red Hat
8 15 (9.93%) VMware
9 9 (5.96%) Splunk
10 3 (1.99%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.99%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.99%) Juniper
10 3 (1.99%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.32%) Acunetix
12 1 (0.66%) IBM
12 1 (0.66%) Netsparker
12 1 (0.66%) Oracle
12 1 (0.66%) Qualys