Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 891 1031 1085
Rank change year-on-year +140 +54 +88
Permanent jobs citing SSCP 286 156 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 232 129 194
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00% +26.32%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £36,423
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%

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 41,388 44,644 58,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.42% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 32,108 35,328 46,573
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 February 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 17 February 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 +131 280 £50,000 +11.11% 13
UK excluding London +59 195 £45,000 - 10
London +64 90 £52,500 -4.55% 3
South East +69 73 £45,000 -14.29% 3
East of England +36 42 £50,000 +5.26% 2
North of England -8 40 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Yorkshire +3 26 £40,000 +28.00% 2
Midlands +11 19 £55,000 +57.14% 1
South West -31 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West +1 14 £70,000 +64.71%
West Midlands +8 13 £53,500 +52.86%
East Midlands +25 6 £65,000 - 1
Scotland -31 5 - -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 277 (96.85%) CISSP
2 142 (49.65%) GIAC
3 138 (48.25%) Information Security
4 126 (44.06%) CISM
5 109 (38.11%) CEH
5 109 (38.11%) Cybersecurity
6 106 (37.06%) SIEM
6 106 (37.06%) Firewall
7 104 (36.36%) CISA
8 97 (33.92%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (32.52%) Microsoft
10 92 (32.17%) SANS
11 87 (30.42%) Security Architecture
12 86 (30.07%) Windows
13 79 (27.62%) CompTIA Security+
14 69 (24.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 63 (22.03%) CSSLP
16 56 (19.58%) TCP/IP
16 56 (19.58%) Network Security
17 55 (19.23%) Data Protection
17 55 (19.23%) Linux
17 55 (19.23%) CCNA
17 55 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
17 55 (19.23%) Security Operations
18 52 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
19 46 (16.08%) Cisco
19 46 (16.08%) Penetration Testing
20 44 (15.38%) ITIL
20 44 (15.38%) Management Information System
21 42 (14.69%) Unix

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 (3.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.69%) Office 365
2 17 (5.94%) Mimecast
3 12 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.10%) GitHub
5 3 (1.05%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 106 (37.06%) Firewall
2 56 (19.58%) Network Security
2 56 (19.58%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.99%) SNMP
3 20 (6.99%) WAN
4 19 (6.64%) SSL
4 19 (6.64%) VPN
5 18 (6.29%) LAN
6 17 (5.94%) DHCP
6 17 (5.94%) DKIM
6 17 (5.94%) DMARC
6 17 (5.94%) DNS
7 14 (4.90%) FCoE
7 14 (4.90%) HTTP
8 11 (3.85%) DMZ
8 11 (3.85%) Multicast
9 10 (3.50%) IPsec
10 8 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.10%) ICMP
11 6 (2.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.90%) Big Data
2 9 (3.15%) Apache Hive
2 9 (3.15%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.80%) MySQL
3 8 (2.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (9.79%) JIRA
2 16 (5.59%) Burp Suite
2 16 (5.59%) Metasploit
3 14 (4.90%) Redmine
4 8 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (2.80%) Bitbucket
4 8 (2.80%) CodeSonar
4 8 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.80%) git-flow
4 8 (2.80%) Robot Framework
4 8 (2.80%) Selenium
5 6 (2.10%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (7.69%) Finance
2 13 (4.55%) Retail
3 10 (3.50%) Games
4 9 (3.15%) Law
5 8 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.10%) Front Office
6 6 (2.10%) Legal
6 6 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.75%) Banking
7 5 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 92 (32.17%) Security Engineer
2 58 (20.28%) Analyst
3 56 (19.58%) Security Analyst
4 37 (12.94%) Security Manager
5 29 (10.14%) Information Analyst
5 29 (10.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 28 (9.79%) Security Officer
7 24 (8.39%) IT Manager
7 24 (8.39%) IT Security Manager
8 23 (8.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 22 (7.69%) Network Engineer
10 20 (6.99%) Architect
10 20 (6.99%) Security Architect
11 17 (5.94%) Consultant
11 17 (5.94%) Security Consultant
12 15 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.90%) Information Officer
13 14 (4.90%) Information Security Officer
13 14 (4.90%) IT Security Officer
14 11 (3.85%) CISSP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.24%) REST
1 15 (5.24%) SOAP
2 13 (4.55%) Java EE
2 13 (4.55%) STL
3 12 (4.20%) Web Services
4 8 (2.80%) .NET
4 8 (2.80%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.80%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.80%) Django
4 8 (2.80%) LAMP
4 8 (2.80%) Node.js
4 8 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (2.80%) Spring MVC
5 7 (2.45%) OAuth
5 7 (2.45%) OpenID
5 7 (2.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 36 (12.59%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (10.84%) Cyberthreat
4 25 (8.74%) PKI
5 17 (5.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.85%) CESG
8 10 (3.50%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.80%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.10%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.75%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.75%) FMCG
12 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 1 (0.35%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.35%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 86 (30.07%) Windows
2 55 (19.23%) Linux
3 42 (14.69%) Unix
4 16 (5.59%) Kali Linux
5 14 (4.90%) Mac OS X
6 12 (4.20%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.15%) Android
8 4 (1.40%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (48.25%) Information Security
2 109 (38.11%) Cybersecurity
3 106 (37.06%) SIEM
4 87 (30.42%) Security Architecture
5 55 (19.23%) Data Protection
5 55 (19.23%) Security Operations
5 55 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 52 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
7 46 (16.08%) Penetration Testing
8 44 (15.38%) ITIL
9 38 (13.29%) Incident Management
10 30 (10.49%) Kalman Filter
11 29 (10.14%) Threat Intelligence
12 27 (9.44%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 26 (9.09%) Security Management
13 26 (9.09%) Use Case
14 24 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (8.04%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.74%) Bash Shell
2 23 (8.04%) C
3 22 (7.69%) Python
4 19 (6.64%) Java
5 14 (4.90%) Korn
6 13 (4.55%) C#
6 13 (4.55%) C++
6 13 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 13 (4.55%) PHP
7 12 (4.20%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) Go
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 277 (96.85%) CISSP
2 142 (49.65%) GIAC
3 126 (44.06%) CISM
4 109 (38.11%) CEH
5 104 (36.36%) CISA
6 97 (33.92%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (32.17%) SANS
8 79 (27.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 63 (22.03%) CSSLP
10 55 (19.23%) CCNA
11 39 (13.64%) CCNP
12 37 (12.94%) Degree
12 37 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (11.89%) MCSE
14 26 (9.09%) CCSP
15 23 (8.04%) Linux+ Certification
15 23 (8.04%) Network+ Certification
16 21 (7.34%) CCIE
17 20 (6.99%) Security Cleared
18 19 (6.64%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (24.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (14.34%) GDPR
3 16 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 16 (5.59%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.05%) COBIT
6 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.70%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.90%) NFS
1 14 (4.90%) Samba
1 14 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
1 14 (4.90%) VMware NSX
2 11 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.85%) Docker
2 11 (3.85%) vSphere
3 3 (1.05%) Firmware
3 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (7.69%) Puppet
2 17 (5.94%) Nagios
3 16 (5.59%) Core Impact
3 16 (5.59%) Nessus
4 14 (4.90%) Ansible
4 14 (4.90%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.80%) Salt
6 3 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.05%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.05%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.05%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.05%) SCCM
6 3 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.05%) WSUS
6 3 (1.05%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.70%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 93 (32.52%) Microsoft
2 46 (16.08%) Cisco
3 31 (10.84%) Symantec
4 27 (9.44%) Sophos
4 27 (9.44%) VMware
5 20 (6.99%) Forcepoint
6 17 (5.94%) SolarWinds
7 14 (4.90%) EMC
7 14 (4.90%) NetApp
7 14 (4.90%) Splunk
8 10 (3.50%) F5
8 10 (3.50%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.15%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.10%) Apple
11 4 (1.40%) Oracle
11 4 (1.40%) Twitter
12 3 (1.05%) CyberArk
12 3 (1.05%) ForgeRock
12 3 (1.05%) Spiceworks
12 3 (1.05%) Trend Micro