Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 921 773 1019
Rank change year-on-year -148 +246 +23
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 141 400 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 1.04% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 106 230 160
UK median annual salary £55,000 £46,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.95% +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £36,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

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 31,037 38,331 43,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.70% 23.70% 24.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,863 28,393 33,204
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -154 136 £55,000 +19.57% 11
UK excluding London -136 116 £55,000 +22.22% 9
South West -4 36 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South East -43 27 £60,000 +6.67% 1
North of England +37 25 £45,000 - 1
London +51 22 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +6 15 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Midlands +40 14 £52,500 -27.59% 3
Midlands +33 14 £52,500 +10.53% 5
East of England -52 12 £65,000 +23.81%
North West +34 8 £34,000 -24.44%
Scotland +10 2 - -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 114 (80.85%) CISSP
2 96 (68.09%) Cybersecurity
3 73 (51.77%) Information Security
4 68 (48.23%) Firewall
5 67 (47.52%) Linux
6 62 (43.97%) CompTIA Security+
7 61 (43.26%) TCP/IP
8 60 (42.55%) SANS
9 56 (39.72%) CISM
9 56 (39.72%) Penetration Testing
10 54 (38.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 53 (37.59%) Degree
12 52 (36.88%) Azure
12 52 (36.88%) Windows
13 51 (36.17%) AWS
14 49 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
15 48 (34.04%) Network+ Certification
16 46 (32.62%) GIAC
16 46 (32.62%) CCNA
17 45 (31.91%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (31.21%) Big Data
19 42 (29.79%) JIRA
19 42 (29.79%) C
19 42 (29.79%) MCSE
19 42 (29.79%) Linux+ Certification
20 41 (29.08%) Scrum
20 41 (29.08%) Ethical Hacking
20 41 (29.08%) Kanban
20 41 (29.08%) Kafka
20 41 (29.08%) Reverse Engineering

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 41 (29.08%) Apache Spark
2 40 (28.37%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (28.37%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (36.88%) Azure
2 51 (36.17%) AWS
3 40 (28.37%) GCP
3 40 (28.37%) OpenShift
4 15 (10.64%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.13%) Office 365
6 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 68 (48.23%) Firewall
2 61 (43.26%) TCP/IP
3 40 (28.37%) HTTPS
4 20 (14.18%) Network Security
5 9 (6.38%) LAN
5 9 (6.38%) WAN
6 7 (4.96%) DNS
7 6 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.84%) DHCP
8 4 (2.84%) Wireless
9 3 (2.13%) Broadband
9 3 (2.13%) HTTP
10 2 (1.42%) VPN
11 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.71%) ICMP
11 1 (0.71%) MPLS
11 1 (0.71%) SMTP
11 1 (0.71%) SNMP
11 1 (0.71%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.21%) Big Data
2 4 (2.84%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.71%) Impala
Development Applications
1 42 (29.79%) JIRA
2 41 (29.08%) Bitbucket
2 41 (29.08%) Git (software)
2 41 (29.08%) git-flow
3 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.13%) JUnit
4 3 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 17 (12.06%) Games
2 16 (11.35%) Finance
3 13 (9.22%) Legal
4 11 (7.80%) Public Sector
5 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.84%) Banking
7 3 (2.13%) Electronics
7 3 (2.13%) Law
7 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.13%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 55 (39.01%) Consultant
2 31 (21.99%) Analyst
3 18 (12.77%) Security Consultant
4 16 (11.35%) Automation Test Lead
4 16 (11.35%) Test Automation Consultant
4 16 (11.35%) Test Automation Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) Test Consultant
4 16 (11.35%) Test Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) Test Leader
5 14 (9.93%) C++ Consultant
5 14 (9.93%) Software Consultant
6 13 (9.22%) Windows Consultant
7 12 (8.51%) Security Specialist
8 10 (7.09%) Security Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.67%) Security Officer
10 8 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) IT Manager
11 7 (4.96%) IT Security Manager
11 7 (4.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (29.08%) Kafka
2 40 (28.37%) .NET
2 40 (28.37%) AngularJS
2 40 (28.37%) ASP.NET
2 40 (28.37%) GraphQL
2 40 (28.37%) Node.js
2 40 (28.37%) React
2 40 (28.37%) REST
2 40 (28.37%) Spring
2 40 (28.37%) Spring MVC
2 40 (28.37%) Vue.js
3 3 (2.13%) CSS
3 3 (2.13%) HTML
3 3 (2.13%) JSON
3 3 (2.13%) RESTful
3 3 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.71%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.99%) Cyberattack
2 18 (12.77%) Cybercrime
3 15 (10.64%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 10 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (6.38%) CESG
5 9 (6.38%) Mobile Computing
6 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.13%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 67 (47.52%) Linux
2 52 (36.88%) Windows
3 40 (28.37%) Android
3 40 (28.37%) Apple iOS
4 9 (6.38%) Unix
5 4 (2.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Fedora
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (68.09%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (51.77%) Information Security
3 56 (39.72%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (29.08%) Ethical Hacking
4 41 (29.08%) Kanban
4 41 (29.08%) Reverse Engineering
4 41 (29.08%) Scrum
5 40 (28.37%) API Design
5 40 (28.37%) MVC
6 37 (26.24%) Software Engineering
7 33 (23.40%) ITIL
8 31 (21.99%) SIEM
9 30 (21.28%) Security Operations
10 29 (20.57%) Malware Analysis
11 23 (16.31%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (15.60%) Security Architecture
13 20 (14.18%) ISMS
14 18 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (12.77%) Security Testing
14 18 (12.77%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.79%) C
2 18 (12.77%) C#
2 18 (12.77%) C++
3 6 (4.26%) Python
4 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.84%) Java
6 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.71%) Perl
7 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (80.85%) CISSP
2 62 (43.97%) CompTIA Security+
3 60 (42.55%) SANS
4 56 (39.72%) CISM
5 53 (37.59%) Degree
6 49 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (34.04%) Network+ Certification
8 46 (32.62%) CCNA
8 46 (32.62%) GIAC
9 45 (31.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 42 (29.79%) Linux+ Certification
10 42 (29.79%) MCSE
11 34 (24.11%) CEH
12 25 (17.73%) CISA
13 15 (10.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 13 (9.22%) Security Cleared
15 11 (7.80%) GSEC
16 10 (7.09%) CESG Certified Professional
17 7 (4.96%) CSSLP
17 7 (4.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (38.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (19.15%) NIST
3 18 (12.77%) PCI DSS
4 16 (11.35%) NCSC
5 15 (10.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (9.93%) GDPR
7 9 (6.38%) RMADS
8 4 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (2.13%) NIST 800
10 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (29.08%) Docker
2 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.71%) NFS
4 1 (0.71%) Samba
4 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (29.08%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.13%) QRadar
3 2 (1.42%) CASB
4 1 (0.71%) Ansible
4 1 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.71%) Nagios
4 1 (0.71%) Nessus
4 1 (0.71%) Oozie
4 1 (0.71%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (28.37%) Google
2 13 (9.22%) ArcSight
3 10 (7.09%) Darktrace
3 10 (7.09%) Qualys
4 8 (5.67%) Splunk
4 8 (5.67%) VMware
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle
6 4 (2.84%) Cisco
6 4 (2.84%) LogRhythm
6 4 (2.84%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.84%) Zscaler
7 3 (2.13%) McAfee
7 3 (2.13%) NetWitness
7 3 (2.13%) SAP
8 2 (1.42%) BeyondTrust
8 2 (1.42%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.71%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.71%) Okta