Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 1022 1060
Rank change year-on-year +252 +38 +83
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 407 167 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.095% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 240 140 145
UK median annual salary £46,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.36% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,875 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 39,000 42,776 50,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,879 32,870 40,878
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +268 394 £45,500 -17.27% 27
UK excluding London +248 338 £45,000 - 26
East of England +162 158 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South East +52 90 £55,000 - 7
London +31 60 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South West +37 46 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +38 27 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North West +21 17 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +31 11 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East Midlands - 9 £47,500 - 2
North East - 6 £57,500 - 1
Scotland +7 5 £46,000 - 2
Yorkshire +16 4 £35,000 - 3
West Midlands +19 2 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Wales - 1 £38,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 350 (86.00%) CISSP
2 203 (49.88%) SANS
3 200 (49.14%) Microsoft
3 200 (49.14%) Information Security
4 184 (45.21%) GIAC
5 183 (44.96%) Cybersecurity
6 181 (44.47%) Firewall
7 173 (42.51%) Cisco Certification
8 168 (41.28%) CompTIA Security+
9 161 (39.56%) SIEM
10 150 (36.86%) Windows
11 146 (35.87%) CISM
12 134 (32.92%) Security Operations
13 129 (31.70%) MCSE
13 129 (31.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 128 (31.45%) Linux
15 124 (30.47%) CISA
16 118 (28.99%) CSSLP
17 109 (26.78%) Security Architecture
18 106 (26.04%) CEH
19 102 (25.06%) Retail
20 99 (24.32%) CCNA
21 91 (22.36%) Symantec
22 90 (22.11%) Python
23 89 (21.87%) Penetration Testing
24 88 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 88 (21.62%) Management Information System
25 84 (20.64%) TCP/IP
25 84 (20.64%) Data Loss Prevention
26 81 (19.90%) Network+ Certification

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 45 (11.06%) Apache Pig
2 14 (3.44%) Apache
3 9 (2.21%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.63%) Office 365
4 18 (4.42%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.70%) GitHub
6 8 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 181 (44.47%) Firewall
2 84 (20.64%) TCP/IP
3 61 (14.99%) HTTP
4 43 (10.57%) SSL
5 42 (10.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 33 (8.11%) SNMP
6 33 (8.11%) Wireshark
7 30 (7.37%) Network Security
8 20 (4.91%) DKIM
8 20 (4.91%) DMARC
9 19 (4.67%) DHCP
9 19 (4.67%) DNS
9 19 (4.67%) Wireless
10 18 (4.42%) ICMP
11 17 (4.18%) Broadband
12 15 (3.69%) FCoE
13 11 (2.70%) Internet
14 10 (2.46%) VPN
15 9 (2.21%) SCCP
16 3 (0.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.48%) Big Data
2 50 (12.29%) MySQL
2 50 (12.29%) SQL Server
3 45 (11.06%) Apache Hive
3 45 (11.06%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.70%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 70 (17.20%) JIRA
2 43 (10.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 43 (10.57%) Bitbucket
2 43 (10.57%) CodeSonar
2 43 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.57%) git-flow
2 43 (10.57%) Robot Framework
2 43 (10.57%) Selenium
3 15 (3.69%) Metasploit
3 15 (3.69%) Redmine
4 11 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 102 (25.06%) Retail
2 48 (11.79%) Finance
3 20 (4.91%) Games
4 18 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.72%) Banking
5 7 (1.72%) Legal
6 4 (0.98%) Law
7 3 (0.74%) French Language
7 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Hungarian Language
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 101 (24.82%) Security Engineer
2 83 (20.39%) Analyst
3 58 (14.25%) Security Analyst
4 43 (10.57%) Software Engineer
5 41 (10.07%) Architect
6 40 (9.83%) Security Manager
7 38 (9.34%) C++ Software Engineer
7 38 (9.34%) Java Engineer
7 38 (9.34%) Java Software Engineer
8 37 (9.09%) Security Architect
9 32 (7.86%) C# Software Engineer
10 29 (7.13%) Security Officer
10 29 (7.13%) SOC Analyst
11 28 (6.88%) Engineering Manager
12 25 (6.14%) SIEM Analyst
13 24 (5.90%) Information Officer
13 24 (5.90%) Information Security Officer
14 23 (5.65%) Platform Engineer
15 22 (5.41%) SIEM Engineer
15 22 (5.41%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.29%) Java EE
1 50 (12.29%) LAMP
2 48 (11.79%) STL
3 47 (11.55%) .NET
3 47 (11.55%) ASP.NET
4 43 (10.57%) .NET Framework
4 43 (10.57%) Django
4 43 (10.57%) Node.js
4 43 (10.57%) RabbitMQ
4 43 (10.57%) REST
4 43 (10.57%) SOAP
4 43 (10.57%) Spring MVC
5 7 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 88 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 77 (18.92%) Security Operations Centre
3 65 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (9.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 26 (6.39%) Cyberthreat
6 26 (6.39%) Data Centre
7 24 (5.90%) PKI
8 22 (5.41%) Computer Science
9 16 (3.93%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (3.19%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.72%) CESG
12 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.98%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.74%) Cyberattack
15 2 (0.49%) Driving Licence
16 1 (0.25%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 150 (36.86%) Windows
2 128 (31.45%) Linux
3 64 (15.72%) Unix
4 61 (14.99%) Mac OS X
5 45 (11.06%) Android
5 45 (11.06%) Apple iOS
6 22 (5.41%) Kali Linux
7 15 (3.69%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.97%) CentOS
8 8 (1.97%) Fedora
8 8 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.72%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (49.14%) Information Security
2 183 (44.96%) Cybersecurity
3 161 (39.56%) SIEM
4 134 (32.92%) Security Operations
5 109 (26.78%) Security Architecture
6 89 (21.87%) Penetration Testing
7 84 (20.64%) Data Loss Prevention
8 81 (19.90%) Risk Management
9 80 (19.66%) Reverse Engineering
10 77 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
11 72 (17.69%) Software Engineering
12 66 (16.22%) User Stories
13 65 (15.97%) Identity Access Management
13 65 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (15.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 63 (15.48%) Vulnerability Management
15 62 (15.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 61 (14.99%) Test Automation
17 57 (14.00%) Ethical Hacking
18 52 (12.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (22.11%) Python
2 74 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 74 (18.18%) C
3 69 (16.95%) Java
4 64 (15.72%) PHP
5 62 (15.23%) PowerShell
6 52 (12.78%) C#
7 50 (12.29%) C++
8 48 (11.79%) Objective-C
9 43 (10.57%) JavaScript
10 18 (4.42%) Perl
11 15 (3.69%) Korn
12 14 (3.44%) Ruby
13 13 (3.19%) Go
14 6 (1.47%) SQL
15 5 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 350 (86.00%) CISSP
2 203 (49.88%) SANS
3 184 (45.21%) GIAC
4 173 (42.51%) Cisco Certification
5 168 (41.28%) CompTIA Security+
6 146 (35.87%) CISM
7 129 (31.70%) MCSE
7 129 (31.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 124 (30.47%) CISA
9 118 (28.99%) CSSLP
10 106 (26.04%) CEH
11 99 (24.32%) CCNA
12 81 (19.90%) Network+ Certification
13 80 (19.66%) Security Cleared
14 74 (18.18%) CCNP
15 73 (17.94%) Linux+ Certification
16 71 (17.44%) DV Cleared
17 53 (13.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 53 (13.02%) RHCA
18 52 (12.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (8.85%) PCI DSS
3 25 (6.14%) GDPR
4 22 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.72%) SLA
6 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.98%) GPG13
9 3 (0.74%) QA
10 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (12.53%) Docker
2 43 (10.57%) vSphere
3 29 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.65%) NFS
4 23 (5.65%) Samba
4 23 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.69%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.97%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.97%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.97%) Xen
7 1 (0.25%) Snort
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 73 (17.94%) Puppet
2 43 (10.57%) Salt
3 32 (7.86%) RSA Security Analytics
4 24 (5.90%) Nagios
5 23 (5.65%) Ansible
5 23 (5.65%) vCenter Server
6 18 (4.42%) Nessus
7 15 (3.69%) Nmap
7 15 (3.69%) ZABBIX
8 14 (3.44%) CASB
9 11 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (1.97%) Kubernetes
10 8 (1.97%) OpenNMS
11 7 (1.72%) Cacti
11 7 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (1.72%) QRadar
11 7 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.49%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 200 (49.14%) Microsoft
2 91 (22.36%) Symantec
3 72 (17.69%) Cisco
4 71 (17.44%) Splunk
5 69 (16.95%) VMware
6 61 (14.99%) Red Hat
7 51 (12.53%) Sophos
8 25 (6.14%) Forcepoint
9 23 (5.65%) EMC
9 23 (5.65%) NetApp
9 23 (5.65%) SolarWinds
10 18 (4.42%) Oracle
10 18 (4.42%) Qualys
11 14 (3.44%) Netsparker
12 12 (2.95%) ArcSight
13 9 (2.21%) Dell
13 9 (2.21%) LogRhythm
13 9 (2.21%) McAfee
14 8 (1.97%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.97%) Hortonworks