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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 158 208 228
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +20
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 94 48 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 0.72% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.92% 2.96% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 79 40 36
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £43,355 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £87,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
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
1359 1623 1690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.29% 24.28% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1098 1263 1287
Median salary £40,000 £38,350 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.30% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,000 £62,150
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +31 73 £55,000 - 6
Merseyside - 9 £42,500 - 3
Cheshire +21 4 £62,500 -18.03% 1
Lancashire - 3 £33,500 -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 100 (62.11%) CISM
1 100 (62.11%) Information Security
2 83 (51.55%) PCI DSS
3 70 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (29.81%) Finance
5 42 (26.09%) Degree
5 42 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (24.84%) CISA
7 36 (22.36%) SIEM
8 34 (21.12%) Security Architecture
9 30 (18.63%) Risk Management
9 30 (18.63%) Network Security
10 26 (16.15%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (14.91%) Security Management
12 23 (14.29%) Firewall
13 21 (13.04%) Security Operations
14 20 (12.42%) Management Information System
14 20 (12.42%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (10.56%) PCI QSA
16 16 (9.94%) ITIL
16 16 (9.94%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (9.94%) Information Security Management
17 15 (9.32%) Security Operations Centre
17 15 (9.32%) Compliance Management
18 14 (8.70%) Risk and Compliance Management
18 14 (8.70%) SANS
18 14 (8.70%) IISP
18 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
18 14 (8.70%) Business Continuity
18 14 (8.70%) IIS

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.24%) MS Office
1 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.86%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) PaaS
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.63%) Network Security
2 23 (14.29%) Firewall
3 14 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.97%) VPN
5 5 (3.11%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.11%) VLAN
6 4 (2.48%) DHCP
6 4 (2.48%) DNS
6 4 (2.48%) LAN
6 4 (2.48%) SSL
6 4 (2.48%) WAN
7 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.86%) Junos
7 3 (1.86%) MPLS
8 2 (1.24%) IPsec
9 1 (0.62%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.62%) VoIP
9 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.24%) Looker
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
General
1 48 (29.81%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Law
3 9 (5.59%) Legal
3 9 (5.59%) Retail
4 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.73%) Banking
5 6 (3.73%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.47%) Consultant
2 37 (22.98%) Analyst
2 37 (22.98%) Security Consultant
3 35 (21.74%) Security Manager
4 31 (19.25%) Security Analyst
5 20 (12.42%) IT Manager
6 18 (11.18%) Information Analyst
6 18 (11.18%) Information Security Analyst
7 17 (10.56%) Architect
7 17 (10.56%) Information Security Manager
7 17 (10.56%) IT Security Manager
8 16 (9.94%) Security Architect
9 11 (6.83%) Information Manager
9 11 (6.83%) IT Consultant
9 11 (6.83%) IT Security Consultant
9 11 (6.83%) Security Officer
10 10 (6.21%) IT Analyst
10 10 (6.21%) PCI DSS Consultant
11 9 (5.59%) IT Architect
11 9 (5.59%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.86%) Middleware
2 1 (0.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.42%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.11%) CESG
6 4 (2.48%) iPad
6 4 (2.48%) PKI
7 3 (1.86%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.86%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.24%) Blog
8 2 (1.24%) BYOD
8 2 (1.24%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.24%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.62%) AS400
9 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.62%) Social Media
9 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.83%) Windows
2 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.11%) Linux
4 4 (2.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (62.11%) Information Security
2 42 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (22.36%) SIEM
4 34 (21.12%) Security Architecture
5 30 (18.63%) Risk Management
6 26 (16.15%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (14.91%) Security Management
8 21 (13.04%) Security Operations
9 20 (12.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (9.94%) Information Security Management
10 16 (9.94%) ITIL
10 16 (9.94%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (9.32%) Compliance Management
12 14 (8.70%) Business Continuity
12 14 (8.70%) Performance Management
12 14 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
12 14 (8.70%) Risk and Compliance Management
13 13 (8.07%) Project Management
14 12 (7.45%) Data Loss Prevention
15 11 (6.83%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.62%) C#
1 1 (0.62%) Java
1 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (62.11%) CISM
2 42 (26.09%) Degree
3 40 (24.84%) CISA
4 17 (10.56%) PCI QSA
5 14 (8.70%) IISP
5 14 (8.70%) SANS
6 12 (7.45%) CEH
6 12 (7.45%) GSNA
6 12 (7.45%) ISACA
7 8 (4.97%) MCSE
7 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
8 7 (4.35%) CHFI
8 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.73%) CCNA
9 6 (3.73%) CRISC
9 6 (3.73%) ISSAP
9 6 (3.73%) Postgraduate
10 5 (3.11%) CISMP
10 5 (3.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (51.55%) PCI DSS
2 70 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (3.73%) ISO22301
5 3 (1.86%) COBIT
6 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.62%) ISO27002
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (8.70%) ArcSight
1 14 (8.70%) Splunk
2 8 (4.97%) CheckPoint
2 8 (4.97%) Cisco
2 8 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.73%) VMware
4 5 (3.11%) Juniper
5 4 (2.48%) Sophos
6 3 (1.86%) Intel
6 3 (1.86%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.86%) MobileIron
6 3 (1.86%) ScanSafe
6 3 (1.86%) Symantec
7 2 (1.24%) Avaya
7 2 (1.24%) Citrix
7 2 (1.24%) F5
7 2 (1.24%) IBM
7 2 (1.24%) SAP
8 1 (0.62%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.62%) HP
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