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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 839 911
Rank change year-on-year +9 +72  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 60 93 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.094% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54 77 62
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £81,100 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,250 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +6.50% +8.69%  

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 21909 26245 30043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.57% 26.65% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17067 21243 23843
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 £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 22 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 27 June 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 +9 56 £55,000 +4.26% 7
London +11 27 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South East +39 11 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Berkshire +31 10 £65,000 +30.00% 2
South West -5 8 £37,000 -43.07%
Bristol - 8 £37,000 -
Bracknell - 6 £65,000 - 2
East of England -8 5 £52,500 -12.50%
Reading +23 4 £75,000 +50.00%
Yorkshire +1 3 £90,000 +140.00%
West Yorkshire - 3 £90,000 -
Essex - 3 £52,500 -
City of London +6 2 £56,000 +9.80%
Hertfordshire -4 2 £55,000 -
Surrey +33 1 £57,500 -
Staffordshire +13 1 £24,997 -31.04%
West Midlands 0 1 £24,997 -35.90%
Redhill -10 1 £57,500 -1.70%
Manchester -34 1 £52,500 +1.94%
North West -41 1 £52,500 +14.75%
New Malden - 1 £55,000 -
Leeds - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 104 (96.30%) CISSP
2 90 (83.33%) Information Security
3 67 (62.04%) CISM
4 58 (53.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (49.07%) Firewall
6 52 (48.15%) PCI DSS
7 44 (40.74%) ITIL
8 42 (38.89%) CEH
9 39 (36.11%) Windows
9 39 (36.11%) CISA
10 35 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (32.41%) Management Information System
10 35 (32.41%) Security+ Certification
10 35 (32.41%) CompTIA Security+
11 34 (31.48%) Degree
12 33 (30.56%) SANS
13 32 (29.63%) CCNA
14 31 (28.70%) Data Protection
15 30 (27.78%) Windows Server
16 29 (26.85%) Active Directory
17 27 (25.00%) Cisco
17 27 (25.00%) Risk Management
18 24 (22.22%) GIAC
19 23 (21.30%) SIEM
20 22 (20.37%) Service Management
21 21 (19.44%) DNS
21 21 (19.44%) Data Protection Act
22 19 (17.59%) Cybersecurity
23 18 (16.67%) Internal Audit
24 17 (15.74%) Programme 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 2 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (49.07%) Firewall
2 21 (19.44%) DNS
3 16 (14.81%) Network Security
4 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
5 13 (12.04%) LAN
5 13 (12.04%) WAN
6 9 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (8.33%) Internet
6 9 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (8.33%) VPN
7 7 (6.48%) DHCP
7 7 (6.48%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (3.70%) FCoE
8 4 (3.70%) SNMP
9 1 (0.93%) Extranet
9 1 (0.93%) Intranet
9 1 (0.93%) LDAP
9 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.93%) Big Data
1 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) JIRA
1 4 (3.70%) Redmine
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Legal
2 6 (5.56%) Retail
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Law
4 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) Analyst
2 44 (40.74%) Security Analyst
3 21 (19.44%) Security Manager
4 16 (14.81%) Information Analyst
4 16 (14.81%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) Security Specialist
6 10 (9.26%) Governance Manager
7 9 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
7 9 (8.33%) Information Specialist
8 8 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) Information Manager
8 8 (7.41%) Information Security Manager
8 8 (7.41%) Security Officer
9 7 (6.48%) Head of Infrastructure
9 7 (6.48%) Head of Security
9 7 (6.48%) IT Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (5.56%) Information Governance Manager
10 6 (5.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Java EE
2 1 (0.93%) SAML
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.41%) Management Information System
2 21 (19.44%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (12.96%) Computer Science
4 11 (10.19%) NHS
5 9 (8.33%) Clustering
6 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.56%) Data Centre
7 5 (4.63%) Mainframe
8 4 (3.70%) PKI
9 2 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.93%) CESG
10 1 (0.93%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.11%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.11%) Linux
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.63%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (0.93%) Android
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (83.33%) Information Security
2 44 (40.74%) ITIL
3 31 (28.70%) Data Protection
4 27 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 23 (21.30%) SIEM
6 22 (20.37%) Service Management
7 19 (17.59%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (16.67%) Internal Audit
9 17 (15.74%) Programme Management
10 16 (14.81%) Mobile Device Management
11 15 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (12.96%) Business Continuity
12 14 (12.96%) Security Operations
13 13 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
14 12 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
15 11 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (10.19%) Kalman Filter
15 11 (10.19%) Project Management
15 11 (10.19%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
1 4 (3.70%) C
1 4 (3.70%) Korn
2 2 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) AWK
3 1 (0.93%) C#
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (96.30%) CISSP
2 67 (62.04%) CISM
3 42 (38.89%) CEH
4 39 (36.11%) CISA
5 35 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (32.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 35 (32.41%) Security+ Certification
6 34 (31.48%) Degree
7 33 (30.56%) SANS
8 32 (29.63%) CCNA
9 24 (22.22%) GIAC
10 14 (12.96%) CASP
10 14 (12.96%) CISMP
11 13 (12.04%) CCNP
12 12 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
13 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (8.33%) CSSLP
15 7 (6.48%) CNA
15 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
15 7 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (53.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (48.15%) PCI DSS
3 15 (13.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (9.26%) ISO 9001
6 8 (7.41%) GDPR
7 4 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (3.70%) SLA
8 3 (2.78%) COBIT
9 2 (1.85%) BS25999
10 1 (0.93%) FISMA
10 1 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.93%) NIST 800
System Software
1 29 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.48%) vSphere
4 4 (3.70%) NFS
4 4 (3.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Nessus
2 4 (3.70%) Ansible
2 4 (3.70%) Nagios
2 4 (3.70%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.93%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) Cisco
2 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
3 12 (11.11%) Qualys
3 12 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.19%) Splunk
4 11 (10.19%) VMware
5 10 (9.26%) McAfee
5 10 (9.26%) Palo Alto
6 8 (7.41%) LogRhythm
6 8 (7.41%) Sophos
7 7 (6.48%) CyberArk
7 7 (6.48%) Dell
7 7 (6.48%) SonicWALL
7 7 (6.48%) Symantec
8 4 (3.70%) EMC
8 4 (3.70%) NetApp
9 3 (2.78%) Remedy
10 2 (1.85%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.85%) Tripwire
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 75,000 - 85,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: C£53'000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago