Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 964 1039 1127
Rank change year-on-year +75 +88 +130
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 219 186 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.098% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 176 144 171
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.70% -14.55% +12.82%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +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 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 43339 49843 59216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.00% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33310 39984 47288
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 12 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 22 November 2017. 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 +47 216 £52,500 +11.70% 14
UK excluding London +22 140 £45,000 - 13
London +48 77 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South East +78 50 £47,500 -5.00% 6
East of England +23 32 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North of England -17 26 £40,000 - 3
South West -29 24 £45,000 -18.18%
Yorkshire +12 15 £40,000 +23.08% 3
North West -12 11 £70,000 +75.00%
Midlands +18 7 £50,000 +37.93% 3
West Midlands -8 7 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 214 (97.72%) CISSP
2 121 (55.25%) Information Security
3 106 (48.40%) CISM
4 95 (43.38%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (42.01%) Firewall
6 91 (41.55%) GIAC
7 82 (37.44%) CEH
8 81 (36.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 76 (34.70%) Windows
10 68 (31.05%) CCNA
11 61 (27.85%) CISA
12 57 (26.03%) PCI DSS
12 57 (26.03%) Cybersecurity
13 56 (25.57%) Security Architecture
14 55 (25.11%) SIEM
14 55 (25.11%) SANS
15 54 (24.66%) Microsoft
16 53 (24.20%) Data Protection
17 52 (23.74%) Security+ Certification
17 52 (23.74%) CompTIA Security+
18 49 (22.37%) TCP/IP
19 47 (21.46%) Network Security
20 46 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
21 44 (20.09%) CCNP
22 43 (19.63%) Cisco
22 43 (19.63%) Linux
22 43 (19.63%) Degree
23 41 (18.72%) ITIL
24 38 (17.35%) Data Protection Act
25 33 (15.07%) Unix

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 7 (3.20%) Apache Pig
2 2 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.48%) Office 365
2 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.20%) Mimecast
3 6 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 92 (42.01%) Firewall
2 49 (22.37%) TCP/IP
3 47 (21.46%) Network Security
4 31 (14.16%) LAN
4 31 (14.16%) WAN
5 16 (7.31%) VPN
6 15 (6.85%) DNS
7 12 (5.48%) DHCP
8 11 (5.02%) IPsec
9 10 (4.57%) FCoE
9 10 (4.57%) Multicast
9 10 (4.57%) SNMP
9 10 (4.57%) VoIP
10 7 (3.20%) Internet
10 7 (3.20%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (2.74%) DKIM
11 6 (2.74%) DMARC
11 6 (2.74%) HTTP
11 6 (2.74%) SSL
12 5 (2.28%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.20%) Apache Hive
1 7 (3.20%) Big Data
1 7 (3.20%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.74%) MySQL
2 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (7.31%) JIRA
2 10 (4.57%) Redmine
3 8 (3.65%) Burp Suite
3 8 (3.65%) Metasploit
4 6 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.74%) Bitbucket
4 6 (2.74%) CodeSonar
4 6 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.74%) git-flow
4 6 (2.74%) Robot Framework
4 6 (2.74%) Selenium
General
1 21 (9.59%) Finance
2 14 (6.39%) Law
3 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.11%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) Games
6 4 (1.83%) Front Office
7 3 (1.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (28.77%) Analyst
2 62 (28.31%) Security Analyst
3 57 (26.03%) Security Engineer
4 35 (15.98%) Security Manager
5 31 (14.16%) Information Analyst
5 31 (14.16%) Information Security Analyst
6 21 (9.59%) Security Officer
7 19 (8.68%) Network Engineer
7 19 (8.68%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (7.31%) Information Officer
8 16 (7.31%) Information Security Officer
9 11 (5.02%) Consultant
9 11 (5.02%) Information Manager
9 11 (5.02%) Information Security Manager
9 11 (5.02%) IT Manager
9 11 (5.02%) IT Security Manager
9 11 (5.02%) Network Analyst
9 11 (5.02%) Network Security Analyst
10 10 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.57%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) REST
1 13 (5.94%) SOAP
2 11 (5.02%) Java EE
2 11 (5.02%) STL
3 8 (3.65%) Web Services
4 7 (3.20%) OAuth
4 7 (3.20%) OpenID
4 7 (3.20%) SAML
5 6 (2.74%) .NET
5 6 (2.74%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.74%) Django
5 6 (2.74%) LAMP
5 6 (2.74%) Node.js
5 6 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.74%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.35%) Data Protection Act
2 26 (11.87%) PKI
3 23 (10.50%) Computer Science
4 19 (8.68%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.02%) CESG
6 10 (4.57%) Clustering
6 10 (4.57%) Data Centre
7 9 (4.11%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.65%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.74%) Mainframe
10 6 (2.74%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.37%) Machine to Machine
13 1 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.46%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (34.70%) Windows
2 43 (19.63%) Linux
3 33 (15.07%) Unix
4 18 (8.22%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.57%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.65%) Kali Linux
6 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.20%) Android
7 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (55.25%) Information Security
2 57 (26.03%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (25.57%) Security Architecture
4 55 (25.11%) SIEM
5 53 (24.20%) Data Protection
6 46 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (18.72%) ITIL
8 28 (12.79%) Threat Intelligence
9 27 (12.33%) Security Operations
10 25 (11.42%) Data Loss Prevention
10 25 (11.42%) Kalman Filter
10 25 (11.42%) Regulatory Compliance
11 24 (10.96%) Data Security
12 23 (10.50%) Ethical Hacking
12 23 (10.50%) Programme Management
12 23 (10.50%) Service Management
13 22 (10.05%) Incident Management
13 22 (10.05%) Internal Audit
14 21 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
15 19 (8.68%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.13%) Bash Shell
2 17 (7.76%) C
3 14 (6.39%) Python
4 11 (5.02%) C#
4 11 (5.02%) C++
4 11 (5.02%) Java
4 11 (5.02%) Objective-C
5 10 (4.57%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.57%) Korn
5 10 (4.57%) PHP
5 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 214 (97.72%) CISSP
2 106 (48.40%) CISM
3 95 (43.38%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (41.55%) GIAC
5 82 (37.44%) CEH
6 68 (31.05%) CCNA
7 61 (27.85%) CISA
8 55 (25.11%) SANS
9 52 (23.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 52 (23.74%) Security+ Certification
10 44 (20.09%) CCNP
11 43 (19.63%) Degree
12 25 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (10.96%) Network+ Certification
14 21 (9.59%) CSSLP
14 21 (9.59%) MCSE
15 17 (7.76%) Linux+ Certification
16 16 (7.31%) CISMP
16 16 (7.31%) Security Cleared
17 13 (5.94%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (36.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (26.03%) PCI DSS
3 28 (12.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 20 (9.13%) GDPR
5 15 (6.85%) ISO 9001
6 7 (3.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.37%) SLA
8 2 (0.91%) BS25999
8 2 (0.91%) COBIT
9 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.76%) VMware ESXi
2 17 (7.76%) vSphere
3 11 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.57%) NFS
4 10 (4.57%) Samba
4 10 (4.57%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.74%) Docker
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (7.31%) Puppet
2 14 (6.39%) Nagios
3 10 (4.57%) Ansible
3 10 (4.57%) vCenter Server
4 9 (4.11%) Nessus
5 8 (3.65%) Core Impact
5 8 (3.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.74%) Salt
7 4 (1.83%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.83%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.91%) SCCM
9 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.46%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 43 (19.63%) Cisco
3 24 (10.96%) SolarWinds
4 21 (9.59%) VMware
5 16 (7.31%) Sophos
6 15 (6.85%) CheckPoint
6 15 (6.85%) Symantec
7 12 (5.48%) Splunk
8 10 (4.57%) EMC
8 10 (4.57%) NetApp
9 8 (3.65%) Forcepoint
10 7 (3.20%) Dell
10 7 (3.20%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.74%) GENBAND
11 6 (2.74%) Oracle
12 5 (2.28%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.83%) Apple
13 4 (1.83%) F5
13 4 (1.83%) Qualys
14 3 (1.37%) Rapid7