Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 912 1049 1064
Rank change year-on-year +137 +15 +129
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 285 132 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 243 121 190
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00% +30.43%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £41,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +9.11%

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 41,611 43,350 57,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 31,850 34,158 45,811
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Top 13 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 April 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 +168 276 £50,000 +11.11% 20
UK excluding London +77 196 £45,000 +12.50% 17
London +69 90 £52,500 -4.55% 3
South East +35 65 £45,000 -30.77% 6
East of England +24 45 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North of England +1 40 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Yorkshire +3 29 £45,000 +38.46%
South West -4 23 £45,000 - 3
Midlands +7 16 £62,000 +77.14% 2
North West -8 11 £70,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -15 8 £54,250 +55.00% 1
East Midlands - 8 £65,000 - 1
Scotland -25 7 - -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 266 (93.33%) CISSP
2 144 (50.53%) Information Security
3 142 (49.82%) GIAC
4 121 (42.46%) CISA
4 121 (42.46%) CISM
5 117 (41.05%) SIEM
6 114 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
7 108 (37.89%) CEH
8 104 (36.49%) Firewall
9 102 (35.79%) Microsoft
9 102 (35.79%) SANS
10 88 (30.88%) CompTIA Security+
11 85 (29.82%) Security Architecture
11 85 (29.82%) CSSLP
12 82 (28.77%) Windows
13 80 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
14 64 (22.46%) Management Information System
15 63 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 58 (20.35%) Vulnerability Management
16 58 (20.35%) Security Operations
17 54 (18.95%) Data Loss Prevention
18 52 (18.25%) Network Security
19 49 (17.19%) Cisco
20 46 (16.14%) CCNA
20 46 (16.14%) ITIL
21 43 (15.09%) Linux
21 43 (15.09%) Data Protection
22 42 (14.74%) Symantec
23 40 (14.04%) GDPR
24 38 (13.33%) Microsoft 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 (3.16%) Apache Pig
2 7 (2.46%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.12%) Office 365
2 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (6.67%) Mimecast
5 8 (2.81%) GitHub
6 4 (1.40%) G Suite
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (36.49%) Firewall
2 52 (18.25%) Network Security
3 38 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 24 (8.42%) SSL
4 24 (8.42%) VPN
5 19 (6.67%) DKIM
5 19 (6.67%) DMARC
6 18 (6.32%) DNS
7 16 (5.61%) DHCP
7 16 (5.61%) HTTP
7 16 (5.61%) SNMP
8 14 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (4.91%) WAN
9 11 (3.86%) LAN
10 9 (3.16%) FCoE
11 8 (2.81%) DMZ
11 8 (2.81%) Multicast
11 8 (2.81%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.46%) ICMP
13 6 (2.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.32%) Big Data
2 16 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.26%) MySQL
4 9 (3.16%) Apache Hive
4 9 (3.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (9.12%) JIRA
2 13 (4.56%) Metasploit
3 12 (4.21%) Burp Suite
4 9 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (3.16%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.16%) CodeSonar
4 9 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.16%) git-flow
4 9 (3.16%) Redmine
4 9 (3.16%) Robot Framework
4 9 (3.16%) Selenium
5 8 (2.81%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (11.93%) Finance
2 21 (7.37%) Retail
3 11 (3.86%) Banking
3 11 (3.86%) Legal
4 9 (3.16%) Games
5 8 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.81%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.46%) Law
7 6 (2.11%) Front Office
8 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (33.68%) Security Engineer
2 57 (20.00%) Analyst
3 54 (18.95%) Security Analyst
4 35 (12.28%) Security Manager
5 27 (9.47%) Architect
6 26 (9.12%) Security Architect
7 25 (8.77%) Information Analyst
7 25 (8.77%) Information Security Analyst
8 23 (8.07%) IT Manager
8 23 (8.07%) IT Security Manager
9 20 (7.02%) Security Officer
10 19 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (6.32%) Network Engineer
12 15 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
13 14 (4.91%) IT Security Officer
14 12 (4.21%) Consultant
14 12 (4.21%) Security Consultant
15 11 (3.86%) CISSP Manager
15 11 (3.86%) IT Architect
15 11 (3.86%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.61%) LAMP
2 11 (3.86%) .NET
3 10 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.51%) REST
3 10 (3.51%) SOAP
4 9 (3.16%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.16%) Django
4 9 (3.16%) Java EE
4 9 (3.16%) Node.js
4 9 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (3.16%) Spring MVC
4 9 (3.16%) STL
5 7 (2.46%) Web Services
6 1 (0.35%) OAuth
6 1 (0.35%) OpenID
6 1 (0.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.46%) Management Information System
2 29 (10.18%) Cyberthreat
3 25 (8.77%) PKI
4 18 (6.32%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (6.32%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (2.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.81%) FMCG
8 7 (2.46%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.75%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.40%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.70%) BYOD
12 2 (0.70%) CESG
12 2 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 82 (28.77%) Windows
2 43 (15.09%) Linux
3 36 (12.63%) Unix
4 16 (5.61%) Mac OS X
5 13 (4.56%) Kali Linux
6 9 (3.16%) Android
6 9 (3.16%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.81%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.11%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.40%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (50.53%) Information Security
2 117 (41.05%) SIEM
3 114 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 85 (29.82%) Security Architecture
5 58 (20.35%) Security Operations
5 58 (20.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 54 (18.95%) Data Loss Prevention
7 46 (16.14%) ITIL
8 43 (15.09%) Data Protection
9 35 (12.28%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (10.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 30 (10.53%) Use Case
12 28 (9.82%) Incident Management
12 28 (9.82%) Security Management
12 28 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (9.47%) Risk Management
14 26 (9.12%) Identity Access Management
14 26 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (8.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.67%) C
1 19 (6.67%) Python
2 18 (6.32%) Bash Shell
3 17 (5.96%) Java
3 17 (5.96%) PHP
4 11 (3.86%) C#
5 9 (3.16%) C++
5 9 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.16%) Korn
5 9 (3.16%) Objective-C
5 9 (3.16%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.40%) Perl
7 2 (0.70%) Go
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 266 (93.33%) CISSP
2 142 (49.82%) GIAC
3 121 (42.46%) CISA
3 121 (42.46%) CISM
4 108 (37.89%) CEH
5 102 (35.79%) SANS
6 88 (30.88%) CompTIA Security+
7 85 (29.82%) CSSLP
8 80 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (16.14%) CCNA
10 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 36 (12.63%) CCNP
12 35 (12.28%) MCSE
13 32 (11.23%) Degree
14 28 (9.82%) CCSP
15 18 (6.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 18 (6.32%) Linux+ Certification
15 18 (6.32%) Network+ Certification
16 17 (5.96%) GCIH
16 17 (5.96%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (14.04%) GDPR
3 13 (4.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (2.81%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.75%) COBIT
7 4 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.70%) PMO
9 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.21%) Docker
2 9 (3.16%) NFS
2 9 (3.16%) Samba
2 9 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (3.16%) VMware NSX
2 9 (3.16%) vSphere
3 4 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.40%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (8.42%) Puppet
2 13 (4.56%) Nessus
3 12 (4.21%) Core Impact
4 9 (3.16%) Ansible
4 9 (3.16%) Nagios
4 9 (3.16%) Salt
4 9 (3.16%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.81%) RSA Security Analytics
6 6 (2.11%) Cacti
6 6 (2.11%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.40%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.40%) HP SIM
8 4 (1.40%) SCCM
8 4 (1.40%) WSUS
9 3 (1.05%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 102 (35.79%) Microsoft
2 49 (17.19%) Cisco
3 42 (14.74%) Symantec
4 28 (9.82%) Sophos
5 23 (8.07%) Forcepoint
5 23 (8.07%) Splunk
5 23 (8.07%) VMware
6 16 (5.61%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.16%) EMC
7 9 (3.16%) NetApp
7 9 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.81%) F5
9 7 (2.46%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.75%) Qualys
11 4 (1.40%) Apple
11 4 (1.40%) Google
11 4 (1.40%) HP
11 4 (1.40%) Spiceworks
11 4 (1.40%) Twitter
12 3 (1.05%) CyberArk