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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 185 233 209
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -24
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 64 18 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.26% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 1.04% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 46 11 37
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £39,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £68,500 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +8.51%
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
1821 1739 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.32% 24.90% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1432 1376 1428
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +20 36 £57,500 +21.05% 9
Cheshire +17 22 £61,215 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £40,000 -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 126 (75.00%) Information Security
2 54 (32.14%) CISM
3 44 (26.19%) ITIL
4 43 (25.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (25.00%) Cyber Security
6 41 (24.40%) Finance
7 37 (22.02%) Risk Management
8 32 (19.05%) Windows
8 32 (19.05%) CISA
8 32 (19.05%) Firewall
8 32 (19.05%) Banking
8 32 (19.05%) Network Security
8 32 (19.05%) Security Architecture
9 31 (18.45%) Linux
10 30 (17.86%) CCNA
10 30 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (16.07%) SIEM
12 26 (15.48%) CCNP
13 24 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 24 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (14.29%) Retail
13 24 (14.29%) OSCP
14 23 (13.69%) OSCE
15 21 (12.50%) SQL
15 21 (12.50%) UNIX
15 21 (12.50%) PCI DSS
16 19 (11.31%) A+ Certification
17 18 (10.71%) ArcSight
18 17 (10.12%) Business Continuity

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (2.38%) IIS
2 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.19%) Lync
2 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (7.74%) MS Office
2 3 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.05%) Firewall
1 32 (19.05%) Network Security
2 15 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (4.76%) LDAP
4 5 (2.98%) LAN
5 3 (1.79%) WLAN
5 3 (1.79%) WAN
5 3 (1.79%) Internet
5 3 (1.79%) MPLS
5 3 (1.79%) BGP
5 3 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.19%) Big Data
General
1 41 (24.40%) Finance
2 32 (19.05%) Banking
3 24 (14.29%) Retail
4 9 (5.36%) Law
5 7 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.38%) Legal
7 3 (1.79%) Back Office
8 2 (1.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (22.02%) Security Engineer
2 35 (20.83%) Consultant
3 34 (20.24%) Tester
3 34 (20.24%) Security Consultant
4 25 (14.88%) Penetration Tester
5 24 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
5 24 (14.29%) IT Consultant
6 23 (13.69%) Security Manager
7 17 (10.12%) Information Security Engineer
7 17 (10.12%) Network Engineer
7 17 (10.12%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (6.55%) Analyst
9 10 (5.95%) Junior
9 10 (5.95%) Security Analyst
10 9 (5.36%) IT Security Analyst
10 9 (5.36%) Information Manager
11 8 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.76%) Administrator
12 7 (4.17%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.74%) GIS
2 13 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.14%) Tandem
4 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.60%) Open Source
4 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.05%) Windows
2 31 (18.45%) Linux
3 21 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (1.19%) AIX
4 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.19%) CentOS
4 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (75.00%) Information Security
2 44 (26.19%) ITIL
3 42 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 37 (22.02%) Risk Management
5 32 (19.05%) Security Architecture
6 30 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (16.07%) SIEM
8 24 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (10.12%) Business Continuity
10 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (8.93%) Project Management
11 13 (7.74%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (6.55%) Migration
14 10 (5.95%) Business Analysis
14 10 (5.95%) Test Scripting
14 10 (5.95%) Data Protection
15 9 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (5.36%) Security Management
15 9 (5.36%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (0.60%) Python
2 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (32.14%) CISM
2 32 (19.05%) CISA
3 30 (17.86%) CCNA
3 30 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (15.48%) CCNP
5 24 (14.29%) OSCP
6 23 (13.69%) OSCE
7 19 (11.31%) A+ Certification
8 14 (8.33%) ISEB
9 13 (7.74%) Degree
10 12 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
12 9 (5.36%) ISSAP
12 9 (5.36%) ISSMP
13 8 (4.76%) DV Cleared
14 6 (3.57%) PCI QSA
15 5 (2.98%) CISMP
15 5 (2.98%) ISEB Practitioner
16 4 (2.38%) CEH
17 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (25.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.36%) SLA
4 8 (4.76%) COBIT
5 6 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.79%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.79%) FISMA
6 3 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.71%) ArcSight
3 13 (7.74%) Splunk
4 9 (5.36%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.76%) Cisco
6 6 (3.57%) Sun
6 6 (3.57%) Sourcefire
6 6 (3.57%) Websense
7 4 (2.38%) VMware
8 3 (1.79%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.79%) McAfee
8 3 (1.79%) EMC
9 2 (1.19%) Citrix
9 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.19%) HP
9 2 (1.19%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.19%) Lumension
9 2 (1.19%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.60%) ProCurve
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