Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1043 1077 1149
Rank change year-on-year +34 +72 +103
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 140 187 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.095% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 126 152 133
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +20.48%
10th Percentile £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,650
% change year-on-year +1.06% +2.96% +25.07%

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 43216 52862 59889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33253 42717 47530
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +33 135 £55,000 +10.00% 11
UK excluding London +35 69 £47,500 +1.06% 8
London +19 68 £56,750 -1.30% 3
South East +64 21 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North of England -13 17 £44,031 +10.08% 2
Yorkshire +31 16 £44,031 +25.80% 2
South West -10 16 £37,500 -31.82% 1
East of England -2 11 £52,500 +11.70% 1
Scotland +15 2 £75,000 +63.04%
Midlands +9 2 £37,498 -4.46% 1
West Midlands +7 2 £37,498 -3.85% 1
North West -30 1 £52,500 +31.25%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 137 (97.86%) CISSP
2 107 (76.43%) Information Security
3 90 (64.29%) CISM
4 76 (54.29%) Firewall
4 76 (54.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 66 (47.14%) PCI DSS
6 58 (41.43%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (40.00%) CEH
8 53 (37.86%) ITIL
9 50 (35.71%) CCNA
10 45 (32.14%) Windows
11 44 (31.43%) Cisco
11 44 (31.43%) Data Protection
12 42 (30.00%) Degree
13 38 (27.14%) SIEM
14 36 (25.71%) Network Security
14 36 (25.71%) CISA
15 35 (25.00%) Management Information System
15 35 (25.00%) Windows Server
16 34 (24.29%) CCNP
16 34 (24.29%) Active Directory
17 32 (22.86%) Security+ Certification
17 32 (22.86%) CompTIA Security+
18 31 (22.14%) SANS
19 29 (20.71%) GIAC
19 29 (20.71%) Service Management
19 29 (20.71%) LAN
20 28 (20.00%) WAN
20 28 (20.00%) DNS
21 27 (19.29%) Data Protection Act

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 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.00%) Office 365
3 6 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (54.29%) Firewall
2 36 (25.71%) Network Security
3 29 (20.71%) LAN
4 28 (20.00%) DNS
4 28 (20.00%) WAN
5 19 (13.57%) TCP/IP
6 17 (12.14%) VPN
7 13 (9.29%) Internet
8 12 (8.57%) DHCP
9 10 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
10 8 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (5.00%) Multicast
12 5 (3.57%) BGP
12 5 (3.57%) EIGRP
12 5 (3.57%) OSPF
13 4 (2.86%) VoIP
14 3 (2.14%) IPsec
14 3 (2.14%) SNMP
14 3 (2.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.71%) Big Data
1 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) JIRA
1 3 (2.14%) Redmine
General
1 15 (10.71%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Law
3 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.57%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Retail
6 3 (2.14%) Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (43.57%) Analyst
2 59 (42.14%) Security Analyst
3 29 (20.71%) Security Manager
4 24 (17.14%) Information Analyst
4 24 (17.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 18 (12.86%) Security Engineer
6 13 (9.29%) Security Officer
6 13 (9.29%) Security Specialist
7 11 (7.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Network Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 10 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (6.43%) Compliance Manager
9 9 (6.43%) Information Manager
9 9 (6.43%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (5.71%) Information Security Officer
10 8 (5.71%) Information Security Specialist
10 8 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) Java EE
1 1 (0.71%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 27 (19.29%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (13.57%) Computer Science
4 15 (10.71%) PKI
5 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
6 11 (7.86%) Clustering
6 11 (7.86%) NHS
7 9 (6.43%) Mainframe
8 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (2.14%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (1.43%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.71%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 45 (32.14%) Windows
2 35 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.57%) Linux
4 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.86%) Unix
7 1 (0.71%) Android
7 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (76.43%) Information Security
2 53 (37.86%) ITIL
3 44 (31.43%) Data Protection
4 38 (27.14%) SIEM
5 29 (20.71%) Service Management
6 25 (17.86%) Risk Management
7 23 (16.43%) Programme Management
7 23 (16.43%) Security Architecture
8 21 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 21 (15.00%) Regulatory Compliance
8 21 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (14.29%) Business Continuity
9 20 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (13.57%) Internal Audit
11 18 (12.86%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (12.14%) Data Security
13 16 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (11.43%) Security Operations
14 14 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.14%) C
2 3 (2.14%) Korn
3 1 (0.71%) C#
3 1 (0.71%) Java
3 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 137 (97.86%) CISSP
2 90 (64.29%) CISM
3 58 (41.43%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (40.00%) CEH
5 50 (35.71%) CCNA
6 42 (30.00%) Degree
7 36 (25.71%) CISA
8 34 (24.29%) CCNP
9 32 (22.86%) CompTIA Security+
9 32 (22.86%) Security+ Certification
10 31 (22.14%) SANS
11 29 (20.71%) GIAC
12 23 (16.43%) CASP
13 17 (12.14%) CISMP
14 14 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (7.14%) CNA
16 10 (7.14%) Novell Certification
16 10 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (5.71%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (54.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (47.14%) PCI DSS
3 20 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 20 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 16 (11.43%) ISO 9001
5 9 (6.43%) GDPR
6 4 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.86%) SLA
7 3 (2.14%) COBIT
8 2 (1.43%) BS25999
9 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.29%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.86%) vSphere
4 3 (2.14%) NFS
4 3 (2.14%) Samba
4 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) Nessus
2 4 (2.86%) Nagios
3 3 (2.14%) Ansible
3 3 (2.14%) Puppet
3 3 (2.14%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.71%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.71%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Cisco
2 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
3 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.71%) Splunk
5 14 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 14 (10.00%) VMware
6 12 (8.57%) Palo Alto
7 11 (7.86%) Qualys
8 10 (7.14%) Dell
8 10 (7.14%) SonicWALL
9 9 (6.43%) McAfee
10 8 (5.71%) LogRhythm
10 8 (5.71%) Sophos
11 5 (3.57%) Remedy
12 4 (2.86%) GENBAND
12 4 (2.86%) Oracle
13 3 (2.14%) BT
13 3 (2.14%) EMC
13 3 (2.14%) NetApp
13 3 (2.14%) Rapid7