Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 938 1085 1088
Rank change year-on-year +147 +3 +89
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 248 104 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.060% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 195 95 145
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +22.99%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,750 £43,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,250 £96,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +10.31%

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 41,220 43,019 55,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.86% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 30,962 33,691 44,344
UK median annual salary £49,658 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.35% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £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 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 14 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 23 June 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 +155 238 £50,000 -9.09% 35
UK excluding London +114 174 £45,000 -14.29% 27
London +29 72 £50,000 -9.09% 8
East of England +53 65 £50,000 -4.76% 10
South East +36 35 £45,000 -30.77% 6
North of England +28 30 £47,500 -9.52% 5
South West +9 29 £45,000 +23.29% 3
Yorkshire +27 19 £75,000 +7.14% 3
Midlands +10 10 £65,000 +126.10% 3
North West +13 9 £45,000 -14.29% 1
East Midlands - 6 £65,000 - 1
Scotland -29 5 £46,000 -38.67%
West Midlands +13 4 £54,250 +88.71% 2
North East -15 2 £57,500 +21.05% 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 221 (89.11%) CISSP
2 132 (53.23%) Information Security
3 121 (48.79%) GIAC
4 116 (46.77%) Firewall
5 113 (45.56%) SIEM
6 111 (44.76%) SANS
7 102 (41.13%) Cybersecurity
7 102 (41.13%) CISM
8 100 (40.32%) CISA
9 99 (39.92%) Microsoft
10 94 (37.90%) CompTIA Security+
11 86 (34.68%) Windows
12 84 (33.87%) CEH
13 82 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
14 77 (31.05%) CSSLP
15 66 (26.61%) Security Operations
16 63 (25.40%) Security Architecture
17 61 (24.60%) Linux
17 61 (24.60%) Management Information System
18 60 (24.19%) CCNA
19 54 (21.77%) Microsoft Certification
20 52 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 51 (20.56%) MCSE
22 50 (20.16%) TCP/IP
23 45 (18.15%) Symantec
24 43 (17.34%) Data Loss Prevention
25 42 (16.94%) Vulnerability Management
25 42 (16.94%) Cisco
26 41 (16.53%) ITIL
26 41 (16.53%) Splunk

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 20 (8.06%) Apache Pig
2 13 (5.24%) Apache
3 4 (1.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.47%) Office 365
3 14 (5.65%) Mimecast
4 10 (4.03%) GitHub
5 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.61%) G Suite
6 3 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (46.77%) Firewall
2 50 (20.16%) TCP/IP
3 30 (12.10%) HTTP
4 26 (10.48%) SSL
5 24 (9.68%) Network Security
6 21 (8.47%) SNMP
7 20 (8.06%) VPN
8 19 (7.66%) DNS
9 17 (6.85%) DHCP
9 17 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (6.05%) Wireshark
11 14 (5.65%) DKIM
11 14 (5.65%) DMARC
12 12 (4.84%) ICMP
13 11 (4.44%) WAN
14 10 (4.03%) Wireless
15 9 (3.63%) FCoE
16 8 (3.23%) LAN
17 5 (2.02%) IPsec
18 4 (1.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.69%) Big Data
2 28 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 27 (10.89%) MySQL
4 20 (8.06%) Apache Hive
4 20 (8.06%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 37 (14.92%) JIRA
2 18 (7.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (7.26%) Bitbucket
2 18 (7.26%) CodeSonar
2 18 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.26%) git-flow
2 18 (7.26%) Robot Framework
2 18 (7.26%) Selenium
3 11 (4.44%) Metasploit
4 10 (4.03%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.63%) Redmine
6 6 (2.42%) Burp Suite
General
1 35 (14.11%) Retail
2 30 (12.10%) Finance
3 11 (4.44%) Games
3 11 (4.44%) Legal
4 10 (4.03%) Banking
5 7 (2.82%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.42%) Law
7 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 68 (27.42%) Security Engineer
2 55 (22.18%) Analyst
3 49 (19.76%) Security Analyst
4 25 (10.08%) Architect
5 24 (9.68%) Security Architect
6 18 (7.26%) Security Manager
6 18 (7.26%) Software Engineer
7 17 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (6.45%) Information Analyst
8 16 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (6.05%) C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (6.05%) Java Engineer
9 15 (6.05%) Java Software Engineer
9 15 (6.05%) Security Officer
10 14 (5.65%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (5.24%) Operations Analyst
11 13 (5.24%) Security Operations Analyst
12 12 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.44%) IT Engineer
13 11 (4.44%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.29%) LAMP
2 22 (8.87%) Java EE
3 20 (8.06%) .NET
3 20 (8.06%) STL
4 19 (7.66%) ASP.NET
5 18 (7.26%) .NET Framework
5 18 (7.26%) Django
5 18 (7.26%) Node.js
5 18 (7.26%) RabbitMQ
5 18 (7.26%) REST
5 18 (7.26%) SOAP
5 18 (7.26%) Spring MVC
6 4 (1.61%) Web Services
7 3 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 61 (24.60%) Management Information System
2 27 (10.89%) Security Operations Centre
3 26 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.47%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (7.66%) PKI
6 18 (7.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 15 (6.05%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (5.24%) Computer Science
9 10 (4.03%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (2.82%) Private Cloud
11 6 (2.42%) Data Centre
12 5 (2.02%) FMCG
12 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.61%) Smartphone
14 3 (1.21%) CESG
14 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 86 (34.68%) Windows
2 61 (24.60%) Linux
3 34 (13.71%) Unix
4 30 (12.10%) Mac OS X
5 20 (8.06%) Android
5 20 (8.06%) Apple iOS
6 14 (5.65%) Kali Linux
7 10 (4.03%) Ubuntu
7 10 (4.03%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Fedora
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (53.23%) Information Security
2 113 (45.56%) SIEM
3 102 (41.13%) Cybersecurity
4 66 (26.61%) Security Operations
5 63 (25.40%) Security Architecture
6 43 (17.34%) Data Loss Prevention
7 42 (16.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 41 (16.53%) ITIL
9 36 (14.52%) Identity Access Management
9 36 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (14.11%) Penetration Testing
11 33 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (13.31%) Software Engineering
11 33 (13.31%) Test Automation
12 32 (12.90%) Use Case
13 30 (12.10%) Reverse Engineering
14 29 (11.69%) Data Protection
14 29 (11.69%) Risk Management
15 28 (11.29%) User Stories
16 27 (10.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.13%) Python
2 35 (14.11%) Java
3 34 (13.71%) C
4 32 (12.90%) Bash Shell
5 31 (12.50%) PHP
6 24 (9.68%) PowerShell
7 22 (8.87%) C#
7 22 (8.87%) C++
8 20 (8.06%) Objective-C
9 18 (7.26%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.63%) Korn
11 8 (3.23%) Perl
12 5 (2.02%) Ruby
13 4 (1.61%) Go
14 2 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (89.11%) CISSP
2 121 (48.79%) GIAC
3 111 (44.76%) SANS
4 102 (41.13%) CISM
5 100 (40.32%) CISA
6 94 (37.90%) CompTIA Security+
7 84 (33.87%) CEH
8 82 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
9 77 (31.05%) CSSLP
10 60 (24.19%) CCNA
11 54 (21.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 51 (20.56%) MCSE
13 40 (16.13%) Degree
14 35 (14.11%) Network+ Certification
14 35 (14.11%) Security Cleared
15 32 (12.90%) Linux+ Certification
16 30 (12.10%) DV Cleared
17 27 (10.89%) CCNP
17 27 (10.89%) GCIH
17 27 (10.89%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (11.29%) GDPR
3 12 (4.84%) PCI DSS
4 10 (4.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (2.42%) ISO 9001
6 5 (2.02%) SLA
7 3 (1.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (8.87%) Docker
2 18 (7.26%) vSphere
3 10 (4.03%) NFS
3 10 (4.03%) Samba
3 10 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.63%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.82%) Active Directory
6 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.61%) Firmware
8 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (14.92%) Puppet
2 18 (7.26%) Salt
3 15 (6.05%) RSA Security Analytics
4 13 (5.24%) Nessus
5 10 (4.03%) Ansible
5 10 (4.03%) Nagios
5 10 (4.03%) vCenter Server
5 10 (4.03%) ZABBIX
6 9 (3.63%) Cacti
7 6 (2.42%) Core Impact
8 5 (2.02%) Nmap
8 5 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.61%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.61%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.61%) SCCM
9 4 (1.61%) WSUS
10 3 (1.21%) QRadar
11 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 99 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 45 (18.15%) Symantec
3 42 (16.94%) Cisco
4 41 (16.53%) Splunk
5 24 (9.68%) VMware
6 23 (9.27%) Sophos
7 19 (7.66%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.85%) Forcepoint
9 12 (4.84%) ArcSight
10 10 (4.03%) EMC
10 10 (4.03%) LogRhythm
10 10 (4.03%) NetApp
10 10 (4.03%) Qualys
10 10 (4.03%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.02%) Netsparker
12 4 (1.61%) Apple
12 4 (1.61%) F5
12 4 (1.61%) Google
12 4 (1.61%) HP
12 4 (1.61%) Spiceworks