The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 824 905
Rank change year-on-year +18 +81  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 52 94 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.094% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.35% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 49 79 59
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,200 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £90,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £54,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% +11.11%  

SSCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21127 27066 29810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.85% 27.15% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16486 21840 23409
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSCP.

Salary trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 48 £55,000 -4.34% 7
London +17 25 £55,000 -12.00% 4
South East +56 7 £65,000 +23.80% 2
Berkshire +35 7 £65,000 +30.00%
East of England - 7 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +25 5 £75,000 +100.00%
West Yorkshire - 5 £75,000 -
Essex - 5 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 4 £65,000 -
Reading +18 3 £75,000 +50.00%
South West -1 3 £36,500 - 1
Bristol - 3 £36,500 -
Leeds - 3 £72,500 -
Scotland +16 2 £75,000 +63.04%
City of London +8 2 £56,000 +9.80%
Edinburgh - 2 £75,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Manchester -23 1 £52,500 +1.94%
North West -36 1 £52,500 +1.94%
New Malden - 1 £55,000 -
West End of London - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT jobs citing SSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SSCP.

1 110 (96.49%) CISSP
2 89 (78.07%) Information Security
3 70 (61.40%) CISM
4 62 (54.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 60 (52.63%) Firewall
6 49 (42.98%) CEH
7 46 (40.35%) Security+ Certification
7 46 (40.35%) CompTIA Security+
8 45 (39.47%) CISA
9 44 (38.60%) ITIL
10 39 (34.21%) PCI DSS
11 37 (32.46%) Management Information System
12 35 (30.70%) Degree
13 33 (28.95%) SANS
14 32 (28.07%) Windows
15 31 (27.19%) SIEM
16 29 (25.44%) Data Protection
17 28 (24.56%) GIAC
18 27 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (22.81%) Risk Management
20 25 (21.93%) CCNA
21 24 (21.05%) Cisco
22 23 (20.18%) Cybersecurity
23 22 (19.30%) Windows Server
24 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
25 19 (16.67%) Finance
26 18 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 18 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
26 18 (15.79%) Security Operations
27 17 (14.91%) Service Management

SSCP
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.75%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.75%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (52.63%) Firewall
2 17 (14.91%) DNS
3 13 (11.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.77%) Internet
4 10 (8.77%) Network Security
5 9 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (7.89%) LAN
5 9 (7.89%) WAN
6 3 (2.63%) DHCP
6 3 (2.63%) FCoE
6 3 (2.63%) SNMP
6 3 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (2.63%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) Extranet
7 1 (0.88%) Intranet
7 1 (0.88%) LDAP
7 1 (0.88%) SSL
7 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) JIRA
1 3 (2.63%) Redmine
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Retail
4 6 (5.26%) Games
4 6 (5.26%) Legal
5 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.63%) Law
7 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (44.74%) Analyst
2 47 (41.23%) Security Analyst
3 14 (12.28%) Security Manager
3 14 (12.28%) Security Specialist
4 12 (10.53%) Information Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) IT Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) IT Security Analyst
5 11 (9.65%) Security Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Head of Security
6 10 (8.77%) Information Security Specialist
6 10 (8.77%) Information Specialist
7 8 (7.02%) Governance Manager
7 8 (7.02%) Security Officer
8 7 (6.14%) Head of Infrastructure
8 7 (6.14%) IT Security Specialist
9 6 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Information Manager
9 6 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.88%) Java EE
2 1 (0.88%) SAML
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.46%) Management Information System
2 16 (14.04%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (9.65%) NHS
4 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (6.14%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.39%) Clustering
6 5 (4.39%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.51%) PKI
8 3 (2.63%) CESG
9 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.88%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Windows
2 22 (19.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (14.91%) Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Unix
5 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (78.07%) Information Security
2 44 (38.60%) ITIL
3 31 (27.19%) SIEM
4 29 (25.44%) Data Protection
5 26 (22.81%) Risk Management
6 23 (20.18%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (15.79%) Security Operations
7 18 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (14.91%) Service Management
9 14 (12.28%) Business Continuity
10 13 (11.40%) Programme Management
11 12 (10.53%) Internal Audit
11 12 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (8.77%) Data Security
13 9 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (7.02%) Coaching
14 8 (7.02%) Patch Management
14 8 (7.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.39%) C
2 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.63%) Korn
2 3 (2.63%) Perl
3 2 (1.75%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.88%) AWK
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) PHP
4 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (96.49%) CISSP
2 70 (61.40%) CISM
3 49 (42.98%) CEH
4 46 (40.35%) CompTIA Security+
4 46 (40.35%) Security+ Certification
5 45 (39.47%) CISA
6 35 (30.70%) Degree
7 33 (28.95%) SANS
8 28 (24.56%) GIAC
9 27 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (21.93%) CCNA
11 15 (13.16%) CISMP
12 14 (12.28%) CASP
13 12 (10.53%) CSSLP
13 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 10 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (7.89%) CCNP
15 9 (7.89%) MCSE
15 9 (7.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (54.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (34.21%) PCI DSS
3 15 (13.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (7.02%) GDPR
5 7 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27002
6 5 (4.39%) ISO 9001
7 4 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (3.51%) SLA
8 3 (2.63%) COBIT
8 3 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.88%) FISMA
System Software
1 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.63%) NFS
3 3 (2.63%) Samba
3 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) Nessus
2 3 (2.63%) Ansible
2 3 (2.63%) Nagios
2 3 (2.63%) Puppet
2 3 (2.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Cisco
2 14 (12.28%) Qualys
3 13 (11.40%) CheckPoint
4 10 (8.77%) McAfee
4 10 (8.77%) Palo Alto
4 10 (8.77%) Splunk
5 8 (7.02%) LogRhythm
5 8 (7.02%) Sophos
6 7 (6.14%) CyberArk
6 7 (6.14%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.14%) Symantec
7 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.26%) VMware
8 3 (2.63%) Dell
8 3 (2.63%) EMC
8 3 (2.63%) NetApp
8 3 (2.63%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.75%) Remedy
9 2 (1.75%) Tufin
10 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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