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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 155 179 217
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +38
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 90 71 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.03% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 3.96% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 49 67 22
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £58,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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
1540 1791 1622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.03% 25.92% 24.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1477 1321
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +56 73 £52,500 -8.69% 8
Merseyside -2 11 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Cheshire -2 4 £50,000 +12.35%
Lancashire +19 2 £55,000 +15.18% 2
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 104 (69.33%) Information Security
2 92 (61.33%) CISM
3 72 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (38.00%) PCI DSS
4 57 (38.00%) Security Operations
5 56 (37.33%) Degree
6 48 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 48 (32.00%) Security Management
7 45 (30.00%) SIEM
8 44 (29.33%) Project Management
9 41 (27.33%) Risk Management
9 41 (27.33%) Management Information System
10 36 (24.00%) Network Security
11 34 (22.67%) Incident Management
11 34 (22.67%) ITIL
12 30 (20.00%) IIS
12 30 (20.00%) Finance
12 30 (20.00%) IISP
13 29 (19.33%) Performance Management
14 28 (18.67%) Security Architecture
14 28 (18.67%) Splunk
15 27 (18.00%) Data Centre
15 27 (18.00%) Law
16 26 (17.33%) Security Operations Centre
17 25 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
17 25 (16.67%) ArcSight
18 24 (16.00%) Test Strategy
18 24 (16.00%) Firewall
19 22 (14.67%) CISA
19 22 (14.67%) Windows

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (4.67%) Lync
2 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Project
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) IaaS
1 1 (0.67%) PaaS
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.00%) Network Security
2 24 (16.00%) Firewall
3 10 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.33%) Internet
4 8 (5.33%) WebEx
5 7 (4.67%) LAN
6 4 (2.67%) Intranet
7 3 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) Big Data
General
1 30 (20.00%) Finance
2 27 (18.00%) Law
3 22 (14.67%) Legal
4 10 (6.67%) Retail
5 8 (5.33%) Banking
6 7 (4.67%) Back Office
6 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (30.67%) Analyst
2 44 (29.33%) Security Analyst
3 34 (22.67%) Consultant
4 33 (22.00%) Security Consultant
5 27 (18.00%) IT Consultant
5 27 (18.00%) IT Security Consultant
6 26 (17.33%) Security Manager
7 18 (12.00%) Information Analyst
7 18 (12.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 15 (10.00%) IT Analyst
9 14 (9.33%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (8.00%) Security Specialist
10 12 (8.00%) SIEM Consultant
10 12 (8.00%) Vulnerability Consultant
11 10 (6.67%) Information Manager
11 10 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
12 9 (6.00%) IT Manager
12 9 (6.00%) IT Security Manager
13 8 (5.33%) IT Security Specialist
13 8 (5.33%) Splunk Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.33%) Management Information System
2 27 (18.00%) Data Centre
3 26 (17.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.67%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.67%) PKI
7 3 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.33%) Fintech
8 2 (1.33%) Life Science
9 1 (0.67%) BBC
9 1 (0.67%) BYOD
9 1 (0.67%) CESG
9 1 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.67%) Windows
2 11 (7.33%) Linux
3 7 (4.67%) AIX
3 7 (4.67%) CentOS
3 7 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.00%) Solaris
4 3 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (69.33%) Information Security
2 57 (38.00%) Security Operations
3 48 (32.00%) Security Management
3 48 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 45 (30.00%) SIEM
5 44 (29.33%) Project Management
6 41 (27.33%) Risk Management
7 34 (22.67%) Incident Management
7 34 (22.67%) ITIL
8 29 (19.33%) Performance Management
9 28 (18.67%) Security Architecture
10 25 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
11 24 (16.00%) Test Strategy
12 22 (14.67%) Information Security Management
13 21 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 21 (14.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 20 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (12.00%) Business Continuity
15 18 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.67%) SQL
2 3 (2.00%) C#
2 3 (2.00%) C++
2 3 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 92 (61.33%) CISM
2 56 (37.33%) Degree
3 30 (20.00%) IISP
4 22 (14.67%) CISA
5 21 (14.00%) CEH
6 19 (12.67%) GCIH
7 16 (10.67%) SANS
8 13 (8.67%) GIAC
9 11 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (7.33%) CISMP
10 10 (6.67%) A+ Certification
10 10 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (6.67%) RHCE
11 9 (6.00%) CCNA
11 9 (6.00%) OSCP
12 7 (4.67%) CCNP
12 7 (4.67%) HP ASE
12 7 (4.67%) MCITP
12 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (38.00%) PCI DSS
3 18 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (6.67%) COBIT
5 6 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (4.00%) RMADS
6 5 (3.33%) JSP 440
7 3 (2.00%) COSO
7 3 (2.00%) Val IT
8 2 (1.33%) ISO27002
8 2 (1.33%) PA-DSS
8 2 (1.33%) QA
8 2 (1.33%) SLA
9 1 (0.67%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.67%) vSphere
3 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) QRadar
2 7 (4.67%) Backup Exec
2 7 (4.67%) HP SIM
2 7 (4.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (4.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (18.67%) Splunk
2 25 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 19 (12.67%) VMware
4 13 (8.67%) IBM
5 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.67%) Cisco
6 10 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.33%) Symantec
8 7 (4.67%) Dell
8 7 (4.67%) GFI Software
8 7 (4.67%) HP
8 7 (4.67%) ProCurve
8 7 (4.67%) SolarWinds
8 7 (4.67%) Sophos
9 2 (1.33%) Imperva
10 1 (0.67%) Citrix
10 1 (0.67%) McAfee
10 1 (0.67%) Websense
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