Period
to 16 December 2018

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 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 947 1015
Rank change year-on-year +230 +68 +97
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 426 255 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 242 205 156
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -21.74%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -14.00%

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 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 37,643 42,669 48,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.80% 23.95% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27,589 32,795 38,603
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 15 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 6 months to 16 December 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 +226 415 £52,500 +5.00% 24
UK excluding London +215 354 £45,000 - 17
East of England +136 153 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East +56 114 £55,000 +22.22% 6
London +31 67 £62,500 +4.17% 7
South West +42 44 £45,000 - 2
North of England +21 26 £46,000 +8.24% 5
North West +16 13 £45,000 -35.71% 4
Midlands +18 9 £47,500 -11.21%
East Midlands +33 8 £47,500 -25.49%
Yorkshire +16 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland +1 7 £47,500 -
North East - 5 £57,500 -
West Midlands +28 1 £72,500 +38.10%
Wales - 1 £38,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing SSCP 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 SSCP.

1 357 (83.80%) CISSP
2 214 (50.23%) Cybersecurity
3 203 (47.65%) Information Security
4 189 (44.37%) SANS
5 183 (42.96%) Microsoft
6 180 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
7 169 (39.67%) Firewall
8 164 (38.50%) GIAC
9 163 (38.26%) CISM
10 157 (36.85%) Security Operations
10 157 (36.85%) SIEM
11 151 (35.45%) CompTIA Security+
12 147 (34.51%) Windows
13 130 (30.52%) CEH
14 126 (29.58%) Linux
15 113 (26.53%) CISA
16 112 (26.29%) Security Architecture
17 103 (24.18%) MCSE
17 103 (24.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 102 (23.94%) Security Operations Centre
19 100 (23.47%) CSSLP
20 97 (22.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 92 (21.60%) Retail
21 92 (21.60%) Management Information System
22 87 (20.42%) Symantec
23 85 (19.95%) TCP/IP
24 83 (19.48%) CCNP
24 83 (19.48%) CCNA
25 82 (19.25%) Vulnerability Management
26 81 (19.01%) Amazon AWS

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 29 (6.81%) Apache Pig
2 19 (4.46%) ExpressionEngine
2 19 (4.46%) WordPress
3 10 (2.35%) Apache
4 6 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 81 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (8.45%) Office 365
4 25 (5.87%) SaaS
5 19 (4.46%) IaaS
5 19 (4.46%) Mimecast
6 18 (4.23%) GitHub
7 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 169 (39.67%) Firewall
2 85 (19.95%) TCP/IP
3 59 (13.85%) Network Security
4 52 (12.21%) HTTP
5 50 (11.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 39 (9.15%) SNMP
7 33 (7.75%) Internet
8 29 (6.81%) SSL
9 25 (5.87%) Wireshark
10 24 (5.63%) DHCP
10 24 (5.63%) DNS
11 23 (5.40%) ICMP
12 18 (4.23%) Wireless
13 16 (3.76%) Broadband
13 16 (3.76%) DKIM
13 16 (3.76%) DMARC
13 16 (3.76%) FCoE
14 10 (2.35%) VPN
15 6 (1.41%) SCCP
16 3 (0.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.27%) Big Data
2 35 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 34 (7.98%) MySQL
4 30 (7.04%) Hadoop
5 29 (6.81%) Apache Hive
6 19 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.82%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 64 (15.02%) JIRA
2 29 (6.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 29 (6.81%) Bitbucket
2 29 (6.81%) CodeSonar
2 29 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.81%) git-flow
2 29 (6.81%) Robot Framework
2 29 (6.81%) Selenium
3 18 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.76%) Redmine
5 13 (3.05%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 92 (21.60%) Retail
2 57 (13.38%) Finance
3 17 (3.99%) Games
4 15 (3.52%) Publishing
4 15 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.35%) Banking
6 5 (1.17%) Legal
7 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 123 (28.87%) Security Engineer
2 84 (19.72%) Analyst
3 61 (14.32%) Security Analyst
3 61 (14.32%) Security Manager
4 39 (9.15%) Architect
5 34 (7.98%) Security Architect
6 31 (7.28%) Security Officer
7 29 (6.81%) SIEM Engineer
7 29 (6.81%) SOC Engineer
7 29 (6.81%) Software Engineer
8 28 (6.57%) Engineering Manager
9 26 (6.10%) Information Officer
9 26 (6.10%) Information Security Officer
10 24 (5.63%) C++ Software Engineer
10 24 (5.63%) Java Engineer
10 24 (5.63%) Java Software Engineer
11 23 (5.40%) SOC Analyst
12 21 (4.93%) Network Engineer
12 21 (4.93%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.27%) Node.js
2 34 (7.98%) LAMP
3 32 (7.51%) .NET
3 32 (7.51%) ASP.NET
3 32 (7.51%) Java EE
3 32 (7.51%) STL
4 29 (6.81%) .NET Framework
4 29 (6.81%) Django
4 29 (6.81%) RabbitMQ
4 29 (6.81%) REST
4 29 (6.81%) SOAP
4 29 (6.81%) Spring MVC
5 5 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 102 (23.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 92 (21.60%) Management Information System
3 69 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (12.21%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (7.51%) Cyberthreat
6 29 (6.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 28 (6.57%) Data Protection Act
8 23 (5.40%) Data Centre
9 21 (4.93%) PKI
10 10 (2.35%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.17%) CESG
12 5 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.70%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.47%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 147 (34.51%) Windows
2 126 (29.58%) Linux
3 61 (14.32%) Unix
4 55 (12.91%) Mac OS X
5 32 (7.51%) Apple iOS
6 29 (6.81%) Android
7 18 (4.23%) Kali Linux
8 13 (3.05%) Windows Server
9 12 (2.82%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.64%) CentOS
10 7 (1.64%) Fedora
10 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (50.23%) Cybersecurity
2 203 (47.65%) Information Security
3 157 (36.85%) Security Operations
3 157 (36.85%) SIEM
4 112 (26.29%) Security Architecture
5 82 (19.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 81 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (19.01%) Data Loss Prevention
7 70 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 70 (16.43%) Risk Management
8 69 (16.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 67 (15.73%) Penetration Testing
10 66 (15.49%) Identity Access Management
11 61 (14.32%) Systems Engineering
12 57 (13.38%) ITIL
13 56 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
13 56 (13.15%) Reverse Engineering
14 55 (12.91%) Security Management
15 53 (12.44%) Software Engineering
16 52 (12.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 77 (18.08%) Python
2 58 (13.62%) C
3 57 (13.38%) Bash Shell
3 57 (13.38%) Java
4 48 (11.27%) PHP
5 46 (10.80%) PowerShell
6 35 (8.22%) C#
7 32 (7.51%) C++
7 32 (7.51%) Objective-C
8 29 (6.81%) JavaScript
9 15 (3.52%) Korn
9 15 (3.52%) Perl
10 12 (2.82%) Go
10 12 (2.82%) Ruby
11 10 (2.35%) SQL
12 3 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 357 (83.80%) CISSP
2 189 (44.37%) SANS
3 180 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
4 164 (38.50%) GIAC
5 163 (38.26%) CISM
6 151 (35.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 130 (30.52%) CEH
8 113 (26.53%) CISA
9 103 (24.18%) MCSE
9 103 (24.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 100 (23.47%) CSSLP
11 83 (19.48%) CCNA
11 83 (19.48%) CCNP
12 62 (14.55%) CCSP
12 62 (14.55%) Security Cleared
13 61 (14.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 61 (14.32%) Network+ Certification
14 55 (12.91%) DV Cleared
14 55 (12.91%) Linux+ Certification
15 45 (10.56%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (22.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (8.45%) PCI DSS
3 33 (7.75%) GDPR
4 26 (6.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.94%) GPG13
6 4 (0.94%) SLA
7 3 (0.70%) QA
8 2 (0.47%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (8.45%) Docker
2 29 (6.81%) vSphere
3 24 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.40%) NFS
4 23 (5.40%) Samba
4 23 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.76%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.88%) Active Directory
7 7 (1.64%) VirtualBox
7 7 (1.64%) Xen
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 57 (13.38%) Puppet
2 29 (6.81%) Salt
3 25 (5.87%) CASB
4 24 (5.63%) Nagios
4 24 (5.63%) RSA Security Analytics
5 23 (5.40%) Ansible
5 23 (5.40%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.29%) Nessus
7 13 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (3.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (3.05%) Nmap
7 13 (3.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (2.82%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (1.64%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.64%) OpenNMS
10 5 (1.17%) Cacti
10 5 (1.17%) QRadar
11 3 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 183 (42.96%) Microsoft
2 87 (20.42%) Symantec
3 71 (16.67%) Cisco
4 68 (15.96%) VMware
5 63 (14.79%) Splunk
6 54 (12.68%) Red Hat
7 49 (11.50%) Sophos
8 32 (7.51%) Forcepoint
9 30 (7.04%) Oracle
10 23 (5.40%) EMC
10 23 (5.40%) NetApp
10 23 (5.40%) SolarWinds
11 19 (4.46%) McAfee
12 14 (3.29%) Qualys
13 12 (2.82%) Netsparker
14 10 (2.35%) Trend Micro
15 8 (1.88%) Dell
16 7 (1.64%) Cloudera
16 7 (1.64%) Hortonworks
17 6 (1.41%) Darktrace