The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 199 209 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 41 40 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.56% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 2.46% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 42
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
CISSP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1547 1629 1669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.67% 22.89% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1254 1400
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CISSP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CISSP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP across the North West region.

CISSP Salary Trend in the North West

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CISSP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

CISSP Salary Histogram in the North West

CISSP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +32 32 £55,000 +57.14% 11
Cheshire -13 8 £87,500 +59.09% 4
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP.

1 49 (47.57%) Information Security
2 38 (36.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (33.98%) Degree
3 35 (33.98%) CISM
4 32 (31.07%) CISA
5 30 (29.13%) Firewall
6 29 (28.16%) Network Security
7 28 (27.18%) Project Management
8 26 (25.24%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (25.24%) Data Centre
9 23 (22.33%) CCNA
9 23 (22.33%) ITIL
10 21 (20.39%) Cyber Security
11 20 (19.42%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (19.42%) Risk Management
12 19 (18.45%) Finance
12 19 (18.45%) Banking
12 19 (18.45%) CCNP
13 18 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (17.48%) Security Architecture
14 16 (15.53%) ArcSight
14 16 (15.53%) PCI DSS
15 15 (14.56%) LAN
15 15 (14.56%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (14.56%) Splunk
16 14 (13.59%) WAN
17 13 (12.62%) IIS
17 13 (12.62%) Performance Management
17 13 (12.62%) Network Design
18 12 (11.65%) Portfolio Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.62%) IIS
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.94%) Lync
2 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.13%) Firewall
2 29 (28.16%) Network Security
3 15 (14.56%) LAN
4 14 (13.59%) WAN
5 10 (9.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (8.74%) Wireless
7 7 (6.80%) WLAN
8 6 (5.83%) Internet
9 4 (3.88%) MPLS
10 3 (2.91%) BGP
10 3 (2.91%) VPN
10 3 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.91%) NX-OS
11 2 (1.94%) Telepresence
11 2 (1.94%) DMZ
11 2 (1.94%) VoIP
12 1 (0.97%) IPsec
12 1 (0.97%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) Big Data
General
1 19 (18.45%) Finance
1 19 (18.45%) Banking
2 10 (9.71%) Retail
3 7 (6.80%) Law
4 5 (4.85%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.88%) Legal
5 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Back Office
6 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (20.39%) Consultant
2 18 (17.48%) Security Consultant
2 18 (17.48%) Security Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) Network Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (14.56%) Architect
5 12 (11.65%) Security Architect
6 10 (9.71%) IT Architect
6 10 (9.71%) Security Manager
6 10 (9.71%) IT Security Architect
7 9 (8.74%) IT Security Consultant
7 9 (8.74%) IT Consultant
8 8 (7.77%) Information Security Officer
8 8 (7.77%) Security Officer
9 7 (6.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) Information Manager
9 7 (6.80%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.83%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.24%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) RMADS
5 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.94%) CESG
5 2 (1.94%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.97%) Tandem
6 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.97%) SCADA
6 1 (0.97%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.71%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) UNIX
3 4 (3.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) CentOS
4 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Information Security
2 28 (27.18%) Project Management
3 23 (22.33%) ITIL
4 21 (20.39%) Cyber Security
5 20 (19.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 20 (19.42%) Risk Management
6 18 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (17.48%) Security Architecture
7 15 (14.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (12.62%) Network Design
8 13 (12.62%) Performance Management
9 12 (11.65%) Portfolio Management
10 11 (10.68%) SIEM
10 11 (10.68%) Cash Management
11 10 (9.71%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (9.71%) Business Analysis
11 10 (9.71%) Service Delivery
12 9 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (8.74%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (33.98%) CISM
1 35 (33.98%) Degree
2 32 (31.07%) CISA
3 26 (25.24%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (22.33%) CCNA
5 19 (18.45%) CCNP
6 9 (8.74%) A+ Certification
6 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
7 8 (7.77%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.85%) CISMP
9 4 (3.88%) MBA
10 3 (2.91%) CCIE
10 3 (2.91%) CCSP
10 3 (2.91%) CCDA
10 3 (2.91%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.91%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.91%) CCSE
10 3 (2.91%) CEH
11 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (36.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (15.53%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.83%) COBIT
4 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.94%) QA
6 2 (1.94%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) ArcSight
2 15 (14.56%) Splunk
3 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.74%) Cisco
5 6 (5.83%) Rackspace
6 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.88%) VMware
7 3 (2.91%) EMC
8 2 (1.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.94%) HP
9 1 (0.97%) IBM
9 1 (0.97%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.97%) LogLogic
9 1 (0.97%) LogRhythm
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