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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 182 224 226
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +2
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 70 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 1.17% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 65 14 32
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,150 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £64,450 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +2.10%
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
1964 1624 1793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 28.23% 24.92% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 1310 1429
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 35 £57,500 +21.05% 9
Cheshire +13 21 £54,358 +20.79%
Merseyside - 8 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £47,750 -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 131 (78.44%) Information Security
2 64 (38.32%) CISM
3 47 (28.14%) Finance
4 46 (27.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (23.95%) ITIL
6 34 (20.36%) Windows
6 34 (20.36%) Linux
6 34 (20.36%) Security Architecture
7 33 (19.76%) Risk Management
8 32 (19.16%) CISA
8 32 (19.16%) Cyber Security
9 31 (18.56%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (16.17%) Banking
10 27 (16.17%) SIEM
10 27 (16.17%) PCI DSS
11 26 (15.57%) Firewall
12 25 (14.97%) OSCP
13 24 (14.37%) OSCE
13 24 (14.37%) Network Security
14 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
15 21 (12.57%) CCNA
15 21 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (12.57%) Retail
15 21 (12.57%) ArcSight
16 20 (11.98%) UNIX
17 19 (11.38%) SQL
17 19 (11.38%) CCNP
18 18 (10.78%) Business Continuity
19 17 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (9.58%) A+ Certification

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (2.99%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) Lync
2 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) MS Office
2 5 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.57%) Firewall
2 24 (14.37%) Network Security
3 10 (5.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (5.39%) LDAP
5 5 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
General
1 47 (28.14%) Finance
2 27 (16.17%) Banking
3 21 (12.57%) Retail
4 12 (7.19%) Financial Institution
4 12 (7.19%) Law
5 4 (2.40%) Legal
6 3 (1.80%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Consultant
1 37 (22.16%) Security Engineer
2 36 (21.56%) Security Consultant
3 35 (20.96%) Tester
4 26 (15.57%) Penetration Tester
5 25 (14.97%) IT Security Consultant
5 25 (14.97%) IT Consultant
6 24 (14.37%) Security Manager
7 23 (13.77%) Information Security Engineer
8 17 (10.18%) Analyst
9 13 (7.78%) Security Analyst
10 10 (5.99%) Network Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Information Manager
11 9 (5.39%) Information Security Manager
11 9 (5.39%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (5.39%) Administrator
11 9 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.19%) IT Administrator
12 7 (4.19%) Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.98%) Management Information System
1 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.78%) Tandem
2 13 (7.78%) GIS
3 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.60%) Open Source
4 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.36%) Linux
1 34 (20.36%) Windows
2 20 (11.98%) UNIX
3 2 (1.20%) AIX
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.20%) CentOS
3 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (78.44%) Information Security
2 40 (23.95%) ITIL
3 34 (20.36%) Security Architecture
4 33 (19.76%) Risk Management
5 32 (19.16%) Cyber Security
6 31 (18.56%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (16.17%) SIEM
8 18 (10.78%) Business Continuity
9 17 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (8.38%) Data Protection
11 13 (7.78%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.19%) Migration
12 12 (7.19%) Security Management
13 10 (5.99%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.39%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
15 8 (4.79%) Project Management
15 8 (4.79%) Information Security Management
15 8 (4.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.38%) SQL
2 1 (0.60%) Python
2 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (38.32%) CISM
2 32 (19.16%) CISA
3 25 (14.97%) OSCP
4 24 (14.37%) OSCE
5 21 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (12.57%) CCNA
6 19 (11.38%) CCNP
7 16 (9.58%) A+ Certification
8 15 (8.98%) ISSAP
8 15 (8.98%) ISSMP
9 14 (8.38%) ISEB
9 14 (8.38%) Degree
10 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
11 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
12 8 (4.79%) DV Cleared
13 7 (4.19%) CRISC
14 6 (3.59%) PCI QSA
14 6 (3.59%) CEH
15 5 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (2.99%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (16.17%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.19%) COBIT
4 10 (5.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (5.39%) SLA
6 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (1.80%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.57%) ArcSight
3 12 (7.19%) Splunk
4 8 (4.79%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.19%) Cisco
6 6 (3.59%) Sun
6 6 (3.59%) Sourcefire
6 6 (3.59%) Websense
7 3 (1.80%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.80%) McAfee
8 2 (1.20%) HP
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix
8 2 (1.20%) NCR
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.20%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.20%) VMware
8 2 (1.20%) Lumension
8 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.60%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.60%) IBM
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