Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 799 910 937
Rank change year-on-year +111 +27 +156
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 72 187 258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 54 127 230
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.89% +1.11%

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 18,880 35,221 40,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.56% 24.70% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,782 25,140 30,781
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,271
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.48% +9.49%
10th Percentile £28,772 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £84,875 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SSCP.

Salary trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SSCP over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +108 68 £55,000 +4.76% 4
UK excluding London +79 49 £55,000 +10.00% 5
London +120 22 £57,500 +4.55% 1
South East +104 12 £72,500 +61.11%
South West +58 11 £55,000 +10.00%
North of England +79 10 £45,000 -18.18% 1
East of England +55 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Midlands +94 6 - - 1
North West +75 6 £47,500 +19.50%
Yorkshire +83 4 £28,250 -64.69% 1
West Midlands +77 4 - -
Scotland +62 2 - - 2
Work from Home +50 1 £85,000 +54.55%
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 67 (93.06%) CISSP
2 39 (54.17%) ITIL
3 37 (51.39%) Information Security
4 34 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (44.44%) Linux
6 30 (41.67%) CISM
6 30 (41.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 29 (40.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (40.28%) MCSE
8 28 (38.89%) Windows
8 28 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (37.50%) SIEM
9 27 (37.50%) CCNA
9 27 (37.50%) Network+ Certification
10 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
10 25 (34.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 24 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (31.94%) GIAC
12 23 (31.94%) VMware
12 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (30.56%) Service Management
13 22 (30.56%) SANS
14 21 (29.17%) C
14 21 (29.17%) Azure
15 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
15 20 (27.78%) Docker
15 20 (27.78%) Kubernetes
15 20 (27.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 20 (27.78%) Big Data

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 4 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Azure
2 11 (15.28%) AWS
3 8 (11.11%) Office 365
4 4 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.56%) GCP
5 2 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) Firewall
2 12 (16.67%) Network Security
3 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.56%) DNS
4 4 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.17%) HTTP
6 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.78%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.78%) MPLS
6 2 (2.78%) SSL
6 2 (2.78%) VPN
7 1 (1.39%) SCCP
7 1 (1.39%) SMTP
7 1 (1.39%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) Big Data
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.78%) Impala
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Bitbucket
1 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.56%) git-flow
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 20 (27.78%) Legal
2 7 (9.72%) Law
3 4 (5.56%) Games
4 3 (4.17%) Finance
4 3 (4.17%) French Language
4 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Security Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Information Manager
6 8 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) ArcSight Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) CISSP Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Kafka
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.78%) GraphQL
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) React
2 2 (2.78%) REST
2 2 (2.78%) Spring
2 2 (2.78%) Spring MVC
2 2 (2.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (9.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.56%) PKI
6 3 (4.17%) Cyberattack
6 3 (4.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.78%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Linux
2 28 (38.89%) Windows
3 16 (22.22%) CentOS
3 16 (22.22%) Fedora
3 16 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.56%) Unix
5 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) AIX
7 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) ITIL
2 37 (51.39%) Information Security
3 28 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (37.50%) SIEM
5 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (30.56%) Service Management
7 20 (27.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 19 (26.39%) Configuration Management
8 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
8 19 (26.39%) Waterfall
9 17 (23.61%) Security Operations
10 16 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (22.22%) High Availability
10 16 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 16 (22.22%) Task Automation
10 16 (22.22%) V-Model
11 14 (19.44%) Security Architecture
12 12 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) C
2 18 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 18 (25.00%) Python
3 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) Perl
4 2 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (93.06%) CISSP
2 34 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (41.67%) CISM
3 30 (41.67%) CompTIA Security+
4 29 (40.28%) MCSE
4 29 (40.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (37.50%) CCNA
5 27 (37.50%) Network+ Certification
6 23 (31.94%) GIAC
7 22 (30.56%) SANS
8 20 (27.78%) Linux+ Certification
8 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 18 (25.00%) DV Cleared
10 17 (23.61%) CEH
11 14 (19.44%) Degree
12 12 (16.67%) CISA
13 7 (9.72%) OSCP
14 6 (8.33%) CCSP
15 5 (6.94%) CCSA
15 5 (6.94%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (34.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (19.44%) GDPR
3 8 (11.11%) NIST
4 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
5 4 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (4.17%) ISO 9001
6 3 (4.17%) SLA
7 2 (2.78%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.39%) COBIT
8 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.39%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (27.78%) Docker
3 16 (22.22%) NFS
3 16 (22.22%) Samba
3 16 (22.22%) VirtualBox
3 16 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (22.22%) Xen
4 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 20 (27.78%) Kubernetes
2 16 (22.22%) Ansible
2 16 (22.22%) Docker Swarm
2 16 (22.22%) Nagios
2 16 (22.22%) OpenNMS
2 16 (22.22%) Puppet
2 16 (22.22%) vCenter Server
2 16 (22.22%) ZABBIX
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.56%) CASB
4 4 (5.56%) Nessus
5 3 (4.17%) IBM Guardium
5 3 (4.17%) OSSEC
6 2 (2.78%) Kibana
6 2 (2.78%) Oozie
7 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) VMware
3 17 (23.61%) SolarWinds
4 16 (22.22%) Cloudera
4 16 (22.22%) Dell
4 16 (22.22%) EMC
4 16 (22.22%) Hortonworks
4 16 (22.22%) NetApp
4 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.11%) Splunk
6 7 (9.72%) ArcSight
6 7 (9.72%) Qualys
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco
7 4 (5.56%) Darktrace
7 4 (5.56%) Forcepoint
7 4 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.56%) Sophos
8 3 (4.17%) Centrify
8 3 (4.17%) IBM
8 3 (4.17%) McAfee