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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
Rank 819 875 888
Rank change year-on-year +56 +13  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 48 89 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.086% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 44 69 53
Median salary £51,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £47,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £100,500 £65,400
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +45 39 £50,250 -21.17% 6
London +45 17 £55,000 -26.66% 4
West Yorkshire +39 13 £44,031 -11.93%
Yorkshire +33 13 £44,031 -11.93%
Leeds - 13 £44,031 -
Scotland +29 7 £75,000 +74.41%
Edinburgh +6 7 £75,000 +25.00%
South West +13 3 £36,500 -51.33%
South East +68 2 £65,000 +20.93% 1
East of England +22 2 £47,500 -44.11%
Oxfordshire +3 2 £65,000 -
West End of London - 2 £60,750 -
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
West Midlands +25 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Gloucestershire -3 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Birmingham - 1 £32,500 -
North East - 1 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £36,500 -
Devon - 1 £33,581 -
Exeter - 1 £33,581 -
Durham - 1 £47,500 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 131 (91.61%) CISSP
2 90 (62.94%) Firewall
3 84 (58.74%) Information Security
4 69 (48.25%) CISM
5 63 (44.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 61 (42.66%) CISA
7 58 (40.56%) Security+ Certification
7 58 (40.56%) CompTIA Security+
8 57 (39.86%) SANS
9 52 (36.36%) CEH
10 47 (32.87%) Degree
10 47 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (31.47%) CCNA
12 44 (30.77%) GIAC
13 43 (30.07%) Cybersecurity
14 41 (28.67%) Linux
15 40 (27.97%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (23.08%) MCSE
17 33 (23.08%) Management Information System
18 32 (22.38%) Security Cleared
19 31 (21.68%) PCI DSS
20 30 (20.98%) SIEM
20 30 (20.98%) Security Operations
21 29 (20.28%) ITIL
22 28 (19.58%) Windows
23 27 (18.88%) C
24 26 (18.18%) TCP/IP
24 26 (18.18%) Cisco
24 26 (18.18%) Network+ Certification

SSCP
Top Related 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 9 (6.29%) Apache Pig
2 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (62.94%) Firewall
2 26 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.09%) Internet
3 13 (9.09%) Network Security
4 9 (6.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.90%) HTTP
6 5 (3.50%) FCoE
6 5 (3.50%) SNMP
6 5 (3.50%) SSL
7 4 (2.80%) DNS
8 3 (2.10%) LAN
8 3 (2.10%) WAN
9 1 (0.70%) DHCP
9 1 (0.70%) Extranet
9 1 (0.70%) Intranet
9 1 (0.70%) LDAP
9 1 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.70%) VPN
9 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) Big Data
2 9 (6.29%) Apache Hive
2 9 (6.29%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.29%) JIRA
2 5 (3.50%) Redmine
3 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.80%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.80%) git-flow
3 4 (2.80%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.80%) Selenium
General
1 20 (13.99%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Games
3 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.20%) Legal
4 6 (4.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (44.76%) Analyst
2 59 (41.26%) Security Analyst
3 22 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 22 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
4 17 (11.89%) Security Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Operations Analyst
5 12 (8.39%) Platform Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Security Specialist
6 11 (7.69%) Head of Security
7 10 (6.99%) CISSP Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) IT Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) IT Security Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Security Manager
7 10 (6.99%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.29%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) ArcSight Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Cisco Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Head of Infrastructure
10 7 (4.90%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) Java EE
1 13 (9.09%) STL
2 4 (2.80%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.80%) Django
2 4 (2.80%) LAMP
2 4 (2.80%) Node.js
2 4 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (2.80%) REST
2 4 (2.80%) SailPoint
2 4 (2.80%) SOAP
2 4 (2.80%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.70%) SAML
4 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 15 (10.49%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (6.99%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.59%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.20%) PKI
7 5 (3.50%) Cybercrime
7 5 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.10%) CESG
8 3 (2.10%) NHS
9 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.67%) Linux
2 28 (19.58%) Windows
3 9 (6.29%) Android
3 9 (6.29%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.29%) Unix
4 8 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (58.74%) Information Security
2 43 (30.07%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (27.97%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (20.98%) Security Operations
4 30 (20.98%) SIEM
5 29 (20.28%) ITIL
6 24 (16.78%) Ethical Hacking
7 23 (16.08%) Reverse Engineering
8 21 (14.69%) Software Engineering
9 20 (13.99%) Risk Management
10 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (11.89%) Coaching
12 14 (9.79%) Service Management
13 13 (9.09%) Data Protection
13 13 (9.09%) Multithreading
14 12 (8.39%) Mathematics
14 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
15 10 (6.99%) Incident Management
16 9 (6.29%) Risk Assessment
16 9 (6.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) C
2 14 (9.79%) Java
3 13 (9.09%) C#
3 13 (9.09%) C++
3 13 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 9 (6.29%) Bash Shell
5 8 (5.59%) Python
6 7 (4.90%) Perl
7 5 (3.50%) Korn
7 5 (3.50%) PHP
7 5 (3.50%) VB
8 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 131 (91.61%) CISSP
2 69 (48.25%) CISM
3 61 (42.66%) CISA
4 58 (40.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 58 (40.56%) Security+ Certification
5 57 (39.86%) SANS
6 52 (36.36%) CEH
7 47 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (32.87%) Degree
8 45 (31.47%) CCNA
9 44 (30.77%) GIAC
10 34 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (23.08%) MCSE
12 32 (22.38%) Security Cleared
13 26 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
14 25 (17.48%) Linux+ Certification
15 23 (16.08%) CISMP
16 21 (14.69%) DV Cleared
17 10 (6.99%) CSSLP
18 9 (6.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (44.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (21.68%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.20%) GDPR
3 6 (4.20%) SLA
4 5 (3.50%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.10%) COBIT
5 3 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.70%) FISMA
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.20%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.50%) NFS
3 5 (3.50%) Samba
3 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.50%) vSphere
4 4 (2.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) Puppet
2 5 (3.50%) Ansible
2 5 (3.50%) Nagios
3 4 (2.80%) Salt
4 2 (1.40%) Kibana
4 2 (1.40%) logstash
4 2 (1.40%) Nessus
4 2 (1.40%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) Cisco
2 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.78%) Qualys
4 14 (9.79%) Intel Security
5 12 (8.39%) ArcSight
5 12 (8.39%) Forcepoint
5 12 (8.39%) Tripwire
6 7 (4.90%) CyberArk
6 7 (4.90%) Symantec
7 6 (4.20%) VMware
8 5 (3.50%) EMC
8 5 (3.50%) NetApp
8 5 (3.50%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.80%) AlienVault
9 4 (2.80%) Splunk
10 3 (2.10%) Tufin
11 2 (1.40%) Google
11 2 (1.40%) NetIQ
11 2 (1.40%) Sourcefire
12 1 (0.70%) Dell
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
Posted: 5 days ago