Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1019 1044 1149
Rank change year-on-year +25 +105 +116
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 173 184 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.096% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 142 138 154
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% +19.44%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,800
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.10% -9.00% +20.48%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +38 170 £55,000 +10.00% 6
UK excluding London +4 96 £45,000 -1.10% 2
London +64 75 £60,000 +17.65% 4
South East +61 32 £55,000 +10.00% 2
South West -16 22 £42,500 -22.73%
East of England +2 18 £52,500 +11.11%
North of England -8 16 £35,000 -12.50%
Yorkshire +28 9 £35,000 +3.70%
Midlands +24 7 £50,000 +30.72%
West Midlands +10 7 £50,000 +33.33%
North West -13 7 £70,000 +75.00%
Scotland 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 169 (97.69%) CISSP
2 111 (64.16%) Information Security
3 93 (53.76%) CISM
4 89 (51.45%) Firewall
5 85 (49.13%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (47.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 66 (38.15%) CEH
7 66 (38.15%) CCNA
7 66 (38.15%) Windows
8 65 (37.57%) PCI DSS
9 54 (31.21%) Data Protection
10 50 (28.90%) ITIL
11 48 (27.75%) GIAC
11 48 (27.75%) SIEM
12 47 (27.17%) Cisco
13 46 (26.59%) TCP/IP
14 42 (24.28%) Network Security
15 41 (23.70%) Degree
15 41 (23.70%) CCNP
16 40 (23.12%) Data Protection Act
17 38 (21.97%) Security+ Certification
17 38 (21.97%) CompTIA Security+
18 37 (21.39%) Active Directory
19 36 (20.81%) Penetration Testing
19 36 (20.81%) Security Architecture
20 35 (20.23%) SANS
21 34 (19.65%) Linux
22 33 (19.08%) CISA
22 33 (19.08%) Cybersecurity
23 32 (18.50%) LAN

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 3 (1.73%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.16%) IIS
3 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) G Suite
3 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 89 (51.45%) Firewall
2 46 (26.59%) TCP/IP
3 42 (24.28%) Network Security
4 32 (18.50%) LAN
4 32 (18.50%) WAN
5 23 (13.29%) DNS
6 17 (9.83%) VPN
7 13 (7.51%) DHCP
8 11 (6.36%) FCoE
8 11 (6.36%) SNMP
9 10 (5.78%) IPsec
9 10 (5.78%) Multicast
10 9 (5.20%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (4.62%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (3.47%) Internet
12 6 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.89%) BGP
13 5 (2.89%) DMZ
13 5 (2.89%) EIGRP
13 5 (2.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.73%) Apache Hive
1 3 (1.73%) Big Data
1 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.16%) MySQL
2 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (7.51%) JIRA
2 11 (6.36%) Redmine
3 4 (2.31%) Burp Suite
3 4 (2.31%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.16%) CodeSonar
4 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.16%) git-flow
4 2 (1.16%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 17 (9.83%) Law
2 12 (6.94%) Finance
3 8 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.47%) Retail
5 4 (2.31%) Games
6 3 (1.73%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (37.57%) Analyst
2 64 (36.99%) Security Analyst
3 31 (17.92%) Information Analyst
3 31 (17.92%) Information Security Analyst
4 30 (17.34%) Security Manager
5 26 (15.03%) Security Engineer
6 18 (10.40%) Security Officer
7 16 (9.25%) Information Officer
7 16 (9.25%) Information Security Officer
7 16 (9.25%) Network Engineer
7 16 (9.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (6.36%) Network Analyst
8 11 (6.36%) Network Security Analyst
9 10 (5.78%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.78%) IT Manager
9 10 (5.78%) IT Security Analyst
9 10 (5.78%) IT Security Manager
10 9 (5.20%) Information Manager
10 9 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.62%) REST
1 8 (4.62%) SOAP
2 7 (4.05%) Java EE
2 7 (4.05%) STL
2 7 (4.05%) Web Services
3 6 (3.47%) OAuth
3 6 (3.47%) OpenID
3 6 (3.47%) SAML
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.16%) Django
4 2 (1.16%) LAMP
4 2 (1.16%) Node.js
4 2 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.16%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.12%) Data Protection Act
2 23 (13.29%) Management Information System
3 22 (12.72%) Computer Science
4 21 (12.14%) PKI
5 11 (6.36%) Clustering
6 10 (5.78%) Data Centre
7 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.20%) CESG
7 9 (5.20%) Public Cloud
8 8 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (3.47%) Mainframe
9 6 (3.47%) NHS
10 5 (2.89%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.73%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.58%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (38.15%) Windows
2 34 (19.65%) Linux
3 27 (15.61%) Windows Server
4 20 (11.56%) Unix
5 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.31%) Kali Linux
10 3 (1.73%) Android
11 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (64.16%) Information Security
2 54 (31.21%) Data Protection
3 50 (28.90%) ITIL
4 48 (27.75%) SIEM
5 36 (20.81%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (20.81%) Security Architecture
6 33 (19.08%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (17.34%) Service Management
8 25 (14.45%) Programme Management
8 25 (14.45%) Regulatory Compliance
8 25 (14.45%) Risk Management
9 22 (12.72%) Internal Audit
9 22 (12.72%) Security Operations
10 21 (12.14%) Data Security
10 21 (12.14%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (10.98%) Business Continuity
11 19 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
11 19 (10.98%) Threat Intelligence
12 18 (10.40%) Mobile Device Management
12 18 (10.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.83%) Bash Shell
2 14 (8.09%) C
3 11 (6.36%) Korn
4 10 (5.78%) Python
5 7 (4.05%) C#
5 7 (4.05%) C++
5 7 (4.05%) Java
5 7 (4.05%) Objective-C
6 6 (3.47%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.47%) PHP
6 6 (3.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 169 (97.69%) CISSP
2 93 (53.76%) CISM
3 85 (49.13%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (38.15%) CCNA
4 66 (38.15%) CEH
5 48 (27.75%) GIAC
6 41 (23.70%) CCNP
6 41 (23.70%) Degree
7 38 (21.97%) CompTIA Security+
7 38 (21.97%) Security+ Certification
8 35 (20.23%) SANS
9 33 (19.08%) CISA
10 23 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (12.72%) Network+ Certification
12 20 (11.56%) CASP
13 18 (10.40%) MCSE
14 17 (9.83%) CISMP
14 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
15 14 (8.09%) Linux+ Certification
16 11 (6.36%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (47.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (37.57%) PCI DSS
3 25 (14.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 16 (9.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (9.25%) ISO 9001
5 15 (8.67%) GDPR
6 5 (2.89%) SLA
7 4 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.16%) BS25999
8 2 (1.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (21.39%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (8.09%) vSphere
4 12 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (6.36%) NFS
5 11 (6.36%) Samba
5 11 (6.36%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.16%) Docker
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (8.67%) Nagios
2 13 (7.51%) Puppet
3 11 (6.36%) Ansible
3 11 (6.36%) Nessus
3 11 (6.36%) vCenter Server
4 4 (2.31%) Core Impact
4 4 (2.31%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.31%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.16%) Salt
5 2 (1.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.58%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (27.17%) Cisco
2 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (14.45%) SolarWinds
4 23 (13.29%) CheckPoint
4 23 (13.29%) VMware
5 13 (7.51%) Splunk
6 11 (6.36%) EMC
6 11 (6.36%) NetApp
6 11 (6.36%) Palo Alto
7 9 (5.20%) LogRhythm
7 9 (5.20%) Qualys
7 9 (5.20%) Sophos
8 8 (4.62%) Dell
8 8 (4.62%) SonicWALL
9 7 (4.05%) McAfee
10 5 (2.89%) GENBAND
10 5 (2.89%) Oracle
10 5 (2.89%) Remedy
11 4 (2.31%) Apple
11 4 (2.31%) F5