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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 860 899
Rank change year-on-year +57 +39  
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 49 90 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.086% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45 72 55
Median salary £55,000 £61,250 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.20% +33.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £47,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £99,500 £74,200
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,325
% change year-on-year -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 22 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 40 £53,500 -16.07% 9
London +32 18 £60,000 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire +37 13 £44,031 -11.93% 2
West Yorkshire +21 13 £44,031 -11.93% 2
Leeds - 13 £44,031 - 2
Scotland +20 7 £75,000 +45.63%
Edinburgh +9 7 £75,000 +25.00%
South East +52 3 £65,000 +20.93% 1
East of England +32 2 £47,500 -44.11% 1
Oxfordshire +2 2 £65,000 -
West End of London - 2 £60,750 -
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
Berkshire +35 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South West +29 1 £36,500 -51.33%
West Midlands +26 1 £32,500 -23.52%
North West - 1 £52,500 -
North East - 1 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 £52,500 -
Durham - 1 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £36,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £65,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 134 (93.06%) CISSP
2 90 (62.50%) Firewall
3 86 (59.72%) Information Security
4 71 (49.31%) CISM
5 64 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 61 (42.36%) CISA
7 58 (40.28%) Security+ Certification
7 58 (40.28%) CompTIA Security+
8 57 (39.58%) SANS
9 52 (36.11%) CEH
10 48 (33.33%) Degree
11 46 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (31.25%) GIAC
13 44 (30.56%) CCNA
14 43 (29.86%) Cybersecurity
15 40 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
15 40 (27.78%) Linux
16 34 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (22.92%) MCSE
17 33 (22.92%) Management Information System
17 33 (22.92%) PCI DSS
18 32 (22.22%) Security Cleared
19 31 (21.53%) SIEM
20 30 (20.83%) ITIL
20 30 (20.83%) Security Operations
21 28 (19.44%) Windows
22 27 (18.75%) Cisco
23 26 (18.06%) C
23 26 (18.06%) Network+ Certification
24 25 (17.36%) Linux+ 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 9 (6.25%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.39%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (62.50%) Firewall
2 25 (17.36%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.03%) Internet
3 13 (9.03%) Network Security
4 10 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.86%) HTTP
6 5 (3.47%) DNS
6 5 (3.47%) FCoE
6 5 (3.47%) SNMP
6 5 (3.47%) SSL
7 3 (2.08%) LAN
7 3 (2.08%) WAN
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.69%) DHCP
8 1 (0.69%) Extranet
8 1 (0.69%) Intranet
8 1 (0.69%) LDAP
8 1 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.69%) VPN
8 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.03%) Big Data
2 9 (6.25%) Apache Hive
2 9 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) JIRA
2 5 (3.47%) Redmine
3 4 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.78%) CodeSonar
3 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.78%) git-flow
3 4 (2.78%) Robot Framework
3 4 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 16 (11.11%) Games
3 8 (5.56%) Banking
3 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Legal
4 6 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (44.44%) Analyst
2 59 (40.97%) Security Analyst
3 21 (14.58%) IT Analyst
3 21 (14.58%) IT Security Analyst
4 17 (11.81%) Security Engineer
5 13 (9.03%) Security Specialist
6 12 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Head of Security
8 10 (6.94%) CISSP Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) IT Engineer
8 10 (6.94%) IT Security Engineer
8 10 (6.94%) Security Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Security Operations Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Software Engineer
10 8 (5.56%) ArcSight Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
10 8 (5.56%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) Java EE
2 12 (8.33%) STL
3 4 (2.78%) .NET
3 4 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.78%) Django
3 4 (2.78%) LAMP
3 4 (2.78%) Node.js
3 4 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.78%) REST
3 4 (2.78%) SailPoint
3 4 (2.78%) SOAP
3 4 (2.78%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.69%) SAML
5 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (6.94%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.56%) Driving Licence
6 7 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.47%) Cybercrime
8 5 (3.47%) PKI
9 4 (2.78%) NHS
10 3 (2.08%) CESG
11 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.78%) Linux
2 28 (19.44%) Windows
3 9 (6.25%) Android
3 9 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.25%) Unix
3 9 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (59.72%) Information Security
2 43 (29.86%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 31 (21.53%) SIEM
5 30 (20.83%) ITIL
5 30 (20.83%) Security Operations
6 24 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 23 (15.97%) Reverse Engineering
8 21 (14.58%) Risk Management
8 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
9 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (11.81%) Coaching
11 16 (11.11%) Service Management
12 15 (10.42%) Data Protection
13 12 (8.33%) Mathematics
13 12 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 12 (8.33%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.94%) Incident Management
14 10 (6.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 9 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.06%) C
2 14 (9.72%) Java
3 13 (9.03%) C#
4 12 (8.33%) C++
4 12 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 9 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.56%) Python
7 7 (4.86%) Perl
8 5 (3.47%) Korn
8 5 (3.47%) PHP
8 5 (3.47%) VB
9 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 134 (93.06%) CISSP
2 71 (49.31%) CISM
3 61 (42.36%) CISA
4 58 (40.28%) CompTIA Security+
4 58 (40.28%) Security+ Certification
5 57 (39.58%) SANS
6 52 (36.11%) CEH
7 48 (33.33%) Degree
8 46 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
9 45 (31.25%) GIAC
10 44 (30.56%) CCNA
11 34 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (22.92%) MCSE
13 32 (22.22%) Security Cleared
14 26 (18.06%) Network+ Certification
15 25 (17.36%) Linux+ Certification
16 23 (15.97%) CISMP
17 21 (14.58%) DV Cleared
18 10 (6.94%) CSSLP
19 9 (6.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (22.92%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.17%) GDPR
3 6 (4.17%) ISO27002
4 5 (3.47%) SLA
5 3 (2.08%) COBIT
5 3 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.69%) FISMA
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.47%) NFS
3 5 (3.47%) Samba
3 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.47%) vSphere
4 4 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Puppet
2 5 (3.47%) Ansible
2 5 (3.47%) Nagios
3 4 (2.78%) Salt
4 3 (2.08%) Nessus
5 2 (1.39%) Kibana
5 2 (1.39%) logstash
5 2 (1.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (18.75%) Cisco
2 25 (17.36%) Qualys
3 24 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.42%) Intel Security
5 12 (8.33%) ArcSight
5 12 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 12 (8.33%) Tripwire
6 7 (4.86%) CyberArk
6 7 (4.86%) Symantec
7 6 (4.17%) VMware
8 5 (3.47%) EMC
8 5 (3.47%) NetApp
8 5 (3.47%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.47%) Splunk
9 4 (2.78%) AlienVault
10 3 (2.08%) Tufin
11 2 (1.39%) Google
11 2 (1.39%) NetIQ
11 2 (1.39%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.39%) Sourcefire
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
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Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Flex Working
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