Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 925 906 1071
Rank change year-on-year -19 +165 +65
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 166 292 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.70% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 129 197 113
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -

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 35,264 41,758 44,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 23.75% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 25,554 31,084 34,171
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -12 158 £52,500 +5.00% 14
UK excluding London -24 131 £52,500 +16.67% 12
North of England +48 56 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South West +4 35 £50,000 +11.11%
London +57 32 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +27 29 £80,000 +6.67% 3
North West +39 26 £37,500 -16.67% 1
East of England -4 18 £60,000 +20.00% 4
South East +18 16 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Scotland +14 5 - -
West Midlands +22 1 £52,500 +13.51% 1
Midlands +20 1 £52,500 -19.23% 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 126 (75.90%) CISSP
2 102 (61.45%) Cybersecurity
3 83 (50.00%) Information Security
4 74 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (42.17%) Firewall
6 68 (40.96%) CISM
6 68 (40.96%) SANS
7 63 (37.95%) CCNA
8 62 (37.35%) GIAC
9 58 (34.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (34.94%) Windows
10 56 (33.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 56 (33.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 55 (33.13%) Degree
12 53 (31.93%) CISA
13 50 (30.12%) CEH
14 46 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 43 (25.90%) Microsoft
16 42 (25.30%) Linux
16 42 (25.30%) SIEM
17 41 (24.70%) Big Data
18 38 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
18 38 (22.89%) Network+ Certification
19 37 (22.29%) TCP/IP
19 37 (22.29%) ITIL
19 37 (22.29%) Apple iOS
20 35 (21.08%) Security Architecture
21 33 (19.88%) Cisco
21 33 (19.88%) JIRA
22 32 (19.28%) HTTPS

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 30 (18.07%) Apache Spark
1 30 (18.07%) Elasticsearch
1 30 (18.07%) OpenStack
2 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.01%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (27.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (18.07%) Google Cloud Platform
3 30 (18.07%) OpenShift
4 14 (8.43%) Office 365
5 4 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.81%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (42.17%) Firewall
2 37 (22.29%) TCP/IP
3 32 (19.28%) HTTPS
4 16 (9.64%) DHCP
4 16 (9.64%) DNS
5 12 (7.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (7.23%) Network Security
6 5 (3.01%) LAN
6 5 (3.01%) WAN
7 4 (2.41%) HTTP
7 4 (2.41%) Wireless
8 3 (1.81%) ICMP
8 3 (1.81%) Internet
8 3 (1.81%) SNMP
8 3 (1.81%) VPN
9 2 (1.20%) Broadband
9 2 (1.20%) VLAN
10 1 (0.60%) SMTP
10 1 (0.60%) SSL
10 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.70%) Big Data
2 19 (11.45%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (19.88%) JIRA
2 30 (18.07%) Bitbucket
2 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.07%) git-flow
3 7 (4.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.41%) JUnit
4 4 (2.41%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 22 (13.25%) Legal
2 16 (9.64%) Finance
3 10 (6.02%) Games
4 8 (4.82%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Law
6 3 (1.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (30.72%) Analyst
2 34 (20.48%) Security Analyst
3 29 (17.47%) Consultant
4 21 (12.65%) Security Specialist
5 17 (10.24%) IT Manager
6 12 (7.23%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) IT Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) IT Security Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) Security Manager
8 10 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Architect
8 10 (6.02%) IT Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) IT Support
8 10 (6.02%) Network Support
8 10 (6.02%) Security Architect
8 10 (6.02%) Security Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.67%) Node.js
2 30 (18.07%) .NET
2 30 (18.07%) AngularJS
2 30 (18.07%) ASP.NET
2 30 (18.07%) GraphQL
2 30 (18.07%) Kafka
2 30 (18.07%) React
2 30 (18.07%) REST
2 30 (18.07%) Spring
2 30 (18.07%) Spring MVC
2 30 (18.07%) Vue.js
3 5 (3.01%) CSS
3 5 (3.01%) HTML
4 4 (2.41%) JSON
4 4 (2.41%) RESTful
4 4 (2.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.04%) Cyberattack
3 14 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.83%) Cybercrime
5 11 (6.63%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (4.22%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.41%) CESG
7 4 (2.41%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (2.41%) User Experience
8 3 (1.81%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) PKI
10 1 (0.60%) Robotics
10 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.94%) Windows
2 42 (25.30%) Linux
3 37 (22.29%) Apple iOS
4 30 (18.07%) Android
5 17 (10.24%) Unix
6 9 (5.42%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.01%) CentOS
8 3 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.60%) Fedora
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (61.45%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (50.00%) Information Security
3 42 (25.30%) SIEM
4 37 (22.29%) ITIL
5 35 (21.08%) Security Architecture
6 31 (18.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 31 (18.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 31 (18.67%) Security Operations
7 30 (18.07%) API Design
7 30 (18.07%) Kanban
7 30 (18.07%) MVC
7 30 (18.07%) Penetration Testing
7 30 (18.07%) Scrum
8 26 (15.66%) Software Engineering
9 25 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (12.05%) Data Engineering
11 20 (12.05%) Security Management
12 18 (10.84%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.47%) C
2 13 (7.83%) C#
2 13 (7.83%) C++
3 12 (7.23%) Python
4 8 (4.82%) Java
5 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.81%) SQL
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (75.90%) CISSP
2 74 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (40.96%) CISM
3 68 (40.96%) SANS
4 63 (37.95%) CCNA
5 62 (37.35%) GIAC
6 58 (34.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (33.73%) CompTIA Security+
8 55 (33.13%) Degree
9 53 (31.93%) CISA
10 50 (30.12%) CEH
11 38 (22.89%) Network+ Certification
12 32 (19.28%) MCSE
13 31 (18.67%) Linux+ Certification
14 25 (15.06%) CSSLP
14 25 (15.06%) MCSA
15 20 (12.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (9.64%) MCP
17 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
18 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (33.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (15.06%) PCI DSS
3 13 (7.83%) NIST
4 12 (7.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (6.02%) GDPR
6 5 (3.01%) ISO 9001
7 4 (2.41%) NCSC
7 4 (2.41%) NIST 800
7 4 (2.41%) RMADS
8 3 (1.81%) COBIT
8 3 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.60%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 31 (18.67%) Docker
2 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) NFS
4 1 (0.60%) Samba
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (18.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.01%) IBM Guardium
2 5 (3.01%) Nessus
2 5 (3.01%) OSSEC
3 3 (1.81%) CASB
4 2 (1.20%) WSUS
5 1 (0.60%) Ansible
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.60%) Nagios
5 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.60%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) QRadar
5 1 (0.60%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.88%) Cisco
3 32 (19.28%) VMware
4 30 (18.07%) Google
5 9 (5.42%) Splunk
6 8 (4.82%) Oracle
7 7 (4.22%) Apple
7 7 (4.22%) Qualys
7 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.61%) ArcSight
8 6 (3.61%) McAfee
9 5 (3.01%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (3.01%) Centrify
9 5 (3.01%) IBM
9 5 (3.01%) Sophos
9 5 (3.01%) Tripwire
10 4 (2.41%) Zscaler
11 3 (1.81%) Citrix
11 3 (1.81%) Darktrace