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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1135 985 750
Rank change year-on-year -150 -235 +312
Permanent jobs citing CSSLP 79 40 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.034% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 51 36 22
10th Percentile £32,600 £52,625 £43,291
25th Percentile £48,375 £55,000 £50,780
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £58,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.69% -12.12% -22.35%
75th Percentile £101,875 £75,938 £72,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £91,000 £96,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,500 £89,000 £53,255
% change year-on-year -25.28% +67.12% -40.83%

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 43,210 25,602 13,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.16% 22.07% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 14,667 10,229
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £40,889 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 9 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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -132 62 £70,450 +21.47% 3
Work from Home -159 42 £70,000 -21.35% 1
UK excluding London -37 36 £66,500 -25.28% 2
London -166 31 £81,000 +39.66% 1
North West -48 17 - - 1
North of England -53 17 - - 1
South East - 10 £70,000 - 1
Scotland -39 8 £35,250 -33.49%
East of England -60 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 68 (86.08%) CISSP
2 57 (72.15%) DevSecOps
3 56 (70.89%) Application Security
4 51 (64.56%) DevOps
5 48 (60.76%) AWS
6 46 (58.23%) GCP
7 45 (56.96%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (56.96%) Information Security
8 44 (55.70%) OWASP
9 33 (41.77%) Security Architecture
10 31 (39.24%) CEH
11 30 (37.97%) Agile
12 26 (32.91%) Risk Management
12 26 (32.91%) SDLC
13 25 (31.65%) Threat Modelling
14 23 (29.11%) Microservices
14 23 (29.11%) NoSQL
14 23 (29.11%) Analytics
14 23 (29.11%) Relational Database
14 23 (29.11%) Data Lake
14 23 (29.11%) Security Management
15 21 (26.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (25.32%) Degree
17 19 (24.05%) Finance
18 17 (21.52%) Automotive
18 17 (21.52%) CISM
18 17 (21.52%) E-Commerce
19 16 (20.25%) Open Source
19 16 (20.25%) Social Skills
20 15 (18.99%) Coaching

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 48 (60.76%) AWS
2 46 (58.23%) GCP
3 5 (6.33%) Azure
4 3 (3.80%) IaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) Data Lake
1 23 (29.11%) NoSQL
1 23 (29.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Burp Suite
2 6 (7.59%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.27%) AppScan
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Automotive
3 16 (20.25%) Social Skills
4 8 (10.13%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Architect
1 29 (36.71%) Security Architect
2 18 (22.78%) Security Engineer
3 14 (17.72%) Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) GCP Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) IT Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) IT Security Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.53%) IT Architect
8 2 (2.53%) IT Security Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Security Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Applications Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
1 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
1 10 (12.66%) SLSA
2 2 (2.53%) Node.js
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Sports Betting
4 1 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (72.15%) DevSecOps
2 56 (70.89%) Application Security
3 51 (64.56%) DevOps
4 45 (56.96%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (56.96%) Information Security
5 44 (55.70%) OWASP
6 33 (41.77%) Security Architecture
7 30 (37.97%) Agile
8 26 (32.91%) Risk Management
8 26 (32.91%) SDLC
9 25 (31.65%) Threat Modelling
10 23 (29.11%) Analytics
10 23 (29.11%) Microservices
10 23 (29.11%) Security Management
11 21 (26.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (21.52%) E-Commerce
13 16 (20.25%) Open Source
14 15 (18.99%) Coaching
15 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (13.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) Java
2 5 (6.33%) Python
3 2 (2.53%) Bash
3 2 (2.53%) Perl
3 2 (2.53%) PHP
3 2 (2.53%) Ruby
4 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 68 (86.08%) CISSP
2 31 (39.24%) CEH
3 20 (25.32%) Degree
4 17 (21.52%) CISM
5 11 (13.92%) OSCP
6 10 (12.66%) ISSEP
7 6 (7.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (3.80%) GIAC
9 2 (2.53%) CCSK
9 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.27%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) NIST
2 8 (10.13%) GRC
3 6 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (6.33%) COBIT
5 3 (3.80%) GLBA
5 3 (3.80%) HIPAA
5 3 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.80%) SSAE 16
6 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.27%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1 (1.27%) Checkmarx
1 1 (1.27%) IBM