Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 1069 1089
Rank change year-on-year +245 +20 +71
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 347 138 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.078% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 218 125 148
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +8.91% +1.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,950 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%

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 40,334 43,289 53,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.55% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29,995 33,263 43,124
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 August 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 August 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 +209 334 £50,000 -9.09% 20
UK excluding London +231 282 £45,000 -5.26% 16
East of England +138 137 £50,000 -4.76% 3
London +31 61 £50,000 -11.89% 4
South East +49 58 £57,500 +4.55% 8
South West +26 41 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North of England +40 33 £45,000 +2.20% 2
North West +13 15 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire +37 12 £75,000 +70.33% 1
Midlands +21 7 £65,000 +73.34% 2
North East - 6 £57,500 -
Scotland -5 5 £46,000 -38.67%
East Midlands - 5 £65,000 - 2
West Midlands +32 2 £55,000 +46.67%
Wales - 1 £38,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 310 (89.34%) CISSP
2 186 (53.60%) SANS
3 174 (50.14%) GIAC
3 174 (50.14%) Information Security
4 169 (48.70%) Microsoft
5 154 (44.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 149 (42.94%) Cybersecurity
7 146 (42.07%) Firewall
7 146 (42.07%) CISM
8 141 (40.63%) Windows
9 135 (38.90%) CISA
10 133 (38.33%) Cisco Certification
10 133 (38.33%) SIEM
11 117 (33.72%) CSSLP
12 106 (30.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 105 (30.26%) MCSE
14 99 (28.53%) Linux
15 98 (28.24%) CEH
16 95 (27.38%) Security Operations
17 90 (25.94%) Security Architecture
18 83 (23.92%) Retail
18 83 (23.92%) CCNA
19 82 (23.63%) Symantec
20 80 (23.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 75 (21.61%) Penetration Testing
22 72 (20.75%) TCP/IP
23 71 (20.46%) Python
24 69 (19.88%) Security Cleared
25 68 (19.60%) Management Information System
25 68 (19.60%) Puppet

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 42 (12.10%) Apache Pig
2 15 (4.32%) Apache
3 4 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.34%) Office 365
4 16 (4.61%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.59%) GitHub
6 5 (1.44%) SaaS
7 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.58%) G Suite
10 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 146 (42.07%) Firewall
2 72 (20.75%) TCP/IP
3 51 (14.70%) HTTP
4 44 (12.68%) SSL
5 28 (8.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 26 (7.49%) Wireshark
7 23 (6.63%) SNMP
8 17 (4.90%) Broadband
8 17 (4.90%) DKIM
8 17 (4.90%) DMARC
8 17 (4.90%) Network Security
9 15 (4.32%) DNS
10 13 (3.75%) DHCP
10 13 (3.75%) VPN
11 12 (3.46%) FCoE
12 11 (3.17%) ICMP
12 11 (3.17%) Wireless
13 6 (1.73%) Internet
14 5 (1.44%) WAN
15 4 (1.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.99%) Big Data
1 52 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 51 (14.70%) MySQL
3 42 (12.10%) Apache Hive
3 42 (12.10%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 62 (17.87%) JIRA
2 40 (11.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 40 (11.53%) Bitbucket
2 40 (11.53%) CodeSonar
2 40 (11.53%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.53%) git-flow
2 40 (11.53%) Robot Framework
2 40 (11.53%) Selenium
3 12 (3.46%) Redmine
4 10 (2.88%) Metasploit
5 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
General
1 83 (23.92%) Retail
2 43 (12.39%) Finance
3 18 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.32%) Games
5 12 (3.46%) Banking
6 9 (2.59%) Legal
7 6 (1.73%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.15%) Law
9 3 (0.86%) French Language
9 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 78 (22.48%) Security Engineer
2 68 (19.60%) Analyst
3 51 (14.70%) Security Analyst
4 42 (12.10%) Security Manager
5 40 (11.53%) Software Engineer
6 37 (10.66%) Architect
7 35 (10.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 35 (10.09%) Java Engineer
7 35 (10.09%) Java Software Engineer
7 35 (10.09%) Security Architect
8 29 (8.36%) C# Software Engineer
9 28 (8.07%) Engineering Manager
10 26 (7.49%) Security Officer
11 24 (6.92%) Information Officer
11 24 (6.92%) SIEM Analyst
12 23 (6.63%) Information Security Officer
12 23 (6.63%) SOC Analyst
13 22 (6.34%) Linux Engineer
14 21 (6.05%) Information Analyst
14 21 (6.05%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.99%) LAMP
2 45 (12.97%) Java EE
3 43 (12.39%) .NET
3 43 (12.39%) STL
4 42 (12.10%) ASP.NET
5 40 (11.53%) .NET Framework
5 40 (11.53%) Django
5 40 (11.53%) Node.js
5 40 (11.53%) RabbitMQ
5 40 (11.53%) REST
5 40 (11.53%) SOAP
5 40 (11.53%) Spring MVC
6 3 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.60%) Management Information System
2 55 (15.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 43 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (10.37%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (8.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 25 (7.20%) PKI
7 18 (5.19%) Computer Science
7 18 (5.19%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (4.61%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.02%) CESG
9 7 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.15%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.86%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.86%) FMCG
12 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 141 (40.63%) Windows
2 99 (28.53%) Linux
3 65 (18.73%) Unix
4 51 (14.70%) Mac OS X
5 42 (12.10%) Android
5 42 (12.10%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.61%) Ubuntu
7 13 (3.75%) Kali Linux
8 9 (2.59%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.44%) CentOS
9 5 (1.44%) Fedora
9 5 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (50.14%) Information Security
2 149 (42.94%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (38.33%) SIEM
4 95 (27.38%) Security Operations
5 90 (25.94%) Security Architecture
6 75 (21.61%) Penetration Testing
7 67 (19.31%) Data Loss Prevention
8 66 (19.02%) Reverse Engineering
8 66 (19.02%) Risk Management
9 64 (18.44%) Software Engineering
10 57 (16.43%) User Stories
11 55 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 55 (15.85%) Test Automation
12 53 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (14.99%) Ethical Hacking
13 52 (14.99%) Identity Access Management
13 52 (14.99%) ITIL
14 46 (13.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 45 (12.97%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.46%) Python
2 64 (18.44%) C
3 61 (17.58%) Bash Shell
4 60 (17.29%) PHP
5 57 (16.43%) Java
6 50 (14.41%) PowerShell
7 46 (13.26%) C#
8 45 (12.97%) C++
9 43 (12.39%) Objective-C
10 40 (11.53%) JavaScript
11 14 (4.03%) Perl
12 12 (3.46%) Korn
13 10 (2.88%) Ruby
14 9 (2.59%) Go
15 3 (0.86%) VB
16 2 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 310 (89.34%) CISSP
2 186 (53.60%) SANS
3 174 (50.14%) GIAC
4 154 (44.38%) CompTIA Security+
5 146 (42.07%) CISM
6 135 (38.90%) CISA
7 133 (38.33%) Cisco Certification
8 117 (33.72%) CSSLP
9 106 (30.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 105 (30.26%) MCSE
11 98 (28.24%) CEH
12 83 (23.92%) CCNA
13 69 (19.88%) Security Cleared
14 65 (18.73%) Network+ Certification
15 62 (17.87%) Linux+ Certification
16 60 (17.29%) DV Cleared
17 46 (13.26%) CCNP
18 42 (12.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 42 (12.10%) Degree
18 42 (12.10%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (23.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (8.65%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.61%) GDPR
4 13 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (3.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.73%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (1.44%) SLA
8 4 (1.15%) GPG13
9 3 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (12.97%) Docker
2 40 (11.53%) vSphere
3 21 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.90%) NFS
4 17 (4.90%) Samba
4 17 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.46%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.73%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.44%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.44%) Xen
8 2 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 68 (19.60%) Puppet
2 40 (11.53%) Salt
3 26 (7.49%) RSA Security Analytics
4 17 (4.90%) Ansible
4 17 (4.90%) Nagios
4 17 (4.90%) vCenter Server
5 16 (4.61%) ZABBIX
6 12 (3.46%) Nessus
7 11 (3.17%) Cacti
8 10 (2.88%) Nmap
9 9 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.44%) CASB
10 5 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.44%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.44%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.86%) QRadar
12 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.58%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.58%) SCCM
12 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 169 (48.70%) Microsoft
2 82 (23.63%) Symantec
3 63 (18.16%) Cisco
4 53 (15.27%) Splunk
5 51 (14.70%) VMware
6 50 (14.41%) Sophos
7 45 (12.97%) Red Hat
8 19 (5.48%) Forcepoint
9 17 (4.90%) EMC
9 17 (4.90%) NetApp
9 17 (4.90%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.03%) Qualys
11 12 (3.46%) ArcSight
12 10 (2.88%) LogRhythm
12 10 (2.88%) Netsparker
13 6 (1.73%) Dell
13 6 (1.73%) Oracle
14 5 (1.44%) BT
14 5 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.44%) Hortonworks