The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 182 260 349
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +89
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1749 1326 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.20% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 4.39% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1389 1068 759
Median salary £61,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.95% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26137 30200 31376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.39% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21145 24003 24559
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CISSP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK.

CISSP Salary Trend in the UK

CISSP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CISSP over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 within the UK.

CISSP Salary Histogram in the UK

CISSP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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
England +88 1634 £62,000 +6.89% 162
London +57 675 £66,250 +1.92% 66
South East +89 397 £60,000 +9.09% 19
West Midlands +83 163 £58,750 +17.50% 18
Berkshire +39 158 £60,000 +14.28% 7
Surrey +96 103 £55,000 - 3
South West +61 96 £55,000 +10.00% 19
North West +77 93 £53,000 -15.20% 11
Birmingham +37 89 £65,000 +23.80% 9
East of England +32 84 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Yorkshire +23 82 £60,000 +41.17% 17
City of London +10 80 £67,500 +3.84% 22
Manchester +41 74 £52,500 -12.50% 9
Hampshire +31 67 £60,000 +14.28% 3
West Yorkshire +28 64 £57,500 +27.77% 11
Reading +28 60 £60,000 +50.00% 5
Hertfordshire +33 58 £55,000 - 3
Leeds +47 47 £60,000 +29.72% 9
Scotland -29 46 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Gloucestershire +33 41 £60,250 +0.41% 8
Bristol +26 32 £55,000 - 8
Slough +27 31 £60,000 +9.09%
East Midlands -26 27 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Hemel Hempstead +39 24 £47,500 -13.63%
Edinburgh -11 24 £51,250 -6.81% 3
Kent +20 21 £55,000 +31.73% 1
Farnborough - 17 £65,000 - 1
Wiltshire +20 16 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Warwickshire +22 15 £60,000 -22.58% 2
Guildford +18 14 £55,000 -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 2389 (67.85%) Information Security
2 1836 (52.14%) CISM
3 1633 (46.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1104 (31.35%) CISA
5 995 (28.26%) PCI DSS
6 945 (26.84%) Cybersecurity
7 908 (25.79%) Finance
8 896 (25.45%) Degree
9 826 (23.46%) Risk Management
10 711 (20.19%) Management Information System
11 689 (19.57%) SIEM
12 674 (19.14%) Firewall
13 662 (18.80%) ITIL
14 626 (17.78%) Security Operations
15 544 (15.45%) Security Architecture
16 536 (15.22%) CEH
17 486 (13.80%) Data Protection
18 482 (13.69%) Penetration Testing
19 481 (13.66%) Windows
20 452 (12.84%) Network Security
21 449 (12.75%) Security Management
22 433 (12.30%) Security Cleared
23 404 (11.47%) Linux
24 367 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
25 366 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
26 347 (9.86%) SANS
27 341 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
27 341 (9.68%) COBIT
28 331 (9.40%) Project Management
29 325 (9.23%) Risk Assessment

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 215 (6.11%) IIS
2 31 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 26 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.54%) Apache
6 18 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 18 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 12 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.085%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.028%) CMS
12 1 (0.028%) Drupal
12 1 (0.028%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.028%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.028%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.028%) WordPress
Applications
1 92 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 31 (0.88%) MS Office
3 12 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.31%) assyst
3 10 (0.28%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.028%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.028%) Magento
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.05%) IaaS
4 31 (0.88%) SaaS
5 23 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.60%) Office 365
7 17 (0.48%) PaaS
8 9 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.028%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.028%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.028%) GitHub
9 1 (0.028%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 674 (19.14%) Firewall
2 452 (12.84%) Network Security
3 184 (5.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 175 (4.97%) TCP/IP
5 145 (4.12%) VPN
6 134 (3.81%) Internet
7 129 (3.66%) WAN
8 128 (3.64%) LAN
9 107 (3.04%) SSL
10 98 (2.78%) Wireless
11 94 (2.67%) HTTP
12 93 (2.64%) DNS
13 61 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (1.62%) Wireshark
15 38 (1.08%) MPLS
16 34 (0.97%) SMTP
17 32 (0.91%) DMZ
18 31 (0.88%) VLAN
19 30 (0.85%) IPsec
20 29 (0.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.90%) Big Data
3 24 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 23 (0.65%) MySQL
5 19 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 11 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.28%) Apache Hive
7 10 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.14%) DB2
9 5 (0.14%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.085%) GIS
11 3 (0.085%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.085%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.057%) Looker
13 1 (0.028%) OLAP
13 1 (0.028%) OLTP
13 1 (0.028%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (1.22%) Metasploit
2 24 (0.68%) AppScan
2 24 (0.68%) Burp Suite
3 11 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.14%) JIRA
4 5 (0.14%) sqlmap
5 4 (0.11%) PVCS
6 3 (0.085%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.057%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.057%) git-flow
7 2 (0.057%) Paros
7 2 (0.057%) Redmine
7 2 (0.057%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.057%) Selenium
8 1 (0.028%) GCC
8 1 (0.028%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.028%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 908 (25.79%) Finance
2 256 (7.27%) Legal
3 167 (4.74%) Banking
4 160 (4.54%) Telecoms
5 125 (3.55%) Retail
6 89 (2.53%) Law
7 57 (1.62%) Marketing
8 47 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.25%) Games
10 43 (1.22%) Local Government
11 37 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.71%) Electronics
13 19 (0.54%) Publishing
14 18 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.37%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.34%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.28%) French Language
19 9 (0.26%) Advertising
20 7 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 735 (20.87%) Analyst
2 709 (20.14%) Consultant
3 638 (18.12%) Security Manager
4 625 (17.75%) Security Analyst
5 616 (17.50%) Security Consultant
6 369 (10.48%) Information Security Manager
7 362 (10.28%) Architect
8 347 (9.86%) Information Manager
9 336 (9.54%) Security Architect
10 289 (8.21%) Information Analyst
11 288 (8.18%) Information Security Analyst
12 237 (6.73%) IT Manager
13 182 (5.17%) Security Officer
14 181 (5.14%) Security Engineer
15 171 (4.86%) IT Security Manager
16 152 (4.32%) IT Consultant
17 151 (4.29%) Security Specialist
18 148 (4.20%) IT Security Consultant
19 143 (4.06%) Information Officer
20 142 (4.03%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.25%) Web Services
2 30 (0.85%) .NET
3 24 (0.68%) HTML
4 21 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (0.57%) Middleware
6 16 (0.45%) HTML5
6 16 (0.45%) Regular Expression
7 14 (0.40%) LAMP
8 13 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 12 (0.34%) Java EE
9 12 (0.34%) SailPoint
10 11 (0.31%) STL
11 9 (0.26%) SOAP
12 8 (0.23%) RESTful
12 8 (0.23%) SAML
13 7 (0.20%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.20%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.20%) ZeroMQ
14 6 (0.17%) XML
15 5 (0.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 711 (20.19%) Management Information System
2 341 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 316 (8.97%) Computer Science
4 289 (8.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 264 (7.50%) Data Centre
6 220 (6.25%) CESG
7 148 (4.20%) Data Protection Act
8 133 (3.78%) PKI
9 121 (3.44%) Cryptography
10 117 (3.32%) Cyberthreat
11 95 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 83 (2.36%) Mathematics
13 79 (2.24%) Mobile App
14 74 (2.10%) Cyber Attack
15 59 (1.68%) Cybercrime
16 58 (1.65%) CESG CLAS
17 46 (1.31%) Virtual Team
18 42 (1.19%) Driving Licence
19 29 (0.82%) iPad
20 26 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 481 (13.66%) Windows
2 404 (11.47%) Linux
3 239 (6.79%) Unix
4 85 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 32 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 27 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.68%) Solaris
9 19 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.43%) Kali Linux
11 14 (0.40%) Android
11 14 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.23%) CentOS
15 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.20%) AIX
17 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.085%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2389 (67.85%) Information Security
2 945 (26.84%) Cybersecurity
3 826 (23.46%) Risk Management
4 689 (19.57%) SIEM
5 662 (18.80%) ITIL
6 626 (17.78%) Security Operations
7 544 (15.45%) Security Architecture
8 486 (13.80%) Data Protection
9 482 (13.69%) Penetration Testing
10 449 (12.75%) Security Management
11 367 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
12 331 (9.40%) Project Management
13 325 (9.23%) Risk Assessment
14 285 (8.09%) Information Security Management
15 270 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 262 (7.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 224 (6.36%) Incident Management
18 212 (6.02%) Information Assurance
19 209 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
20 208 (5.91%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 149 (4.23%) Python
2 134 (3.81%) C
3 125 (3.55%) SQL
4 69 (1.96%) Perl
5 68 (1.93%) Java
6 64 (1.82%) C++
6 64 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 50 (1.42%) C#
8 33 (0.94%) PHP
9 32 (0.91%) Ruby
10 21 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.45%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.43%) R
13 12 (0.34%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.11%) VB
14 4 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.085%) Korn
15 3 (0.085%) VBScript
16 2 (0.057%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1836 (52.14%) CISM
2 1104 (31.35%) CISA
3 896 (25.45%) Degree
4 536 (15.22%) CEH
5 433 (12.30%) Security Cleared
6 366 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
7 347 (9.86%) SANS
8 323 (9.17%) GIAC
9 319 (9.06%) SC Cleared
10 317 (9.00%) CRISC
11 238 (6.76%) CESG Certified Professional
12 223 (6.33%) CLAS
13 208 (5.91%) IISP
14 196 (5.57%) CCNA
15 185 (5.25%) CISMP
16 179 (5.08%) GCIH
17 150 (4.26%) CCNP
18 144 (4.09%) DV Cleared
19 130 (3.69%) GCIA
20 124 (3.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1633 (46.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 995 (28.26%) PCI DSS
3 341 (9.68%) COBIT
4 136 (3.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 127 (3.61%) ISO27002
6 100 (2.84%) ISO22301
7 66 (1.87%) ISO27005
8 59 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 48 (1.36%) ISO 9001
10 43 (1.22%) COSO
11 36 (1.02%) RMADS
12 23 (0.65%) GPG13
13 22 (0.62%) QA
14 20 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
15 17 (0.48%) SLA
16 16 (0.45%) Val IT
17 15 (0.43%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.40%) SSAE 16
19 12 (0.34%) Solvency II
20 11 (0.31%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 257 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 82 (2.33%) Snort
3 46 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.77%) vSphere
5 18 (0.51%) ISA Server
6 14 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.23%) Samba
7 8 (0.23%) XenApp
8 7 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.085%) ACF2
10 3 (0.085%) Docker
10 3 (0.085%) NDS
10 3 (0.085%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.085%) NFS
10 3 (0.085%) Squid
10 3 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 114 (3.24%) Nessus
2 102 (2.90%) QRadar
3 59 (1.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 37 (1.05%) RSA Archer
5 33 (0.94%) SCCM
6 26 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 24 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 23 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.65%) RSA enVision
9 22 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (0.60%) OpenVAS
11 20 (0.57%) Nmap
12 18 (0.51%) HP Fortify
12 18 (0.51%) Nexpose
13 17 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.43%) StatsD
15 13 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (0.34%) RSA Security Analytics
17 11 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
17 11 (0.31%) EnCase
Vendors
1 321 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 275 (7.81%) Cisco
3 215 (6.11%) Splunk
4 189 (5.37%) ArcSight
5 110 (3.12%) Oracle
6 96 (2.73%) Intel Security
6 96 (2.73%) VMware
7 86 (2.44%) Qualys
8 83 (2.36%) CheckPoint
9 75 (2.13%) Juniper
9 75 (2.13%) LogRhythm
10 74 (2.10%) IBM
11 68 (1.93%) Symantec
12 63 (1.79%) Palo Alto
13 52 (1.48%) F5
13 52 (1.48%) SAP
14 48 (1.36%) SolarWinds
15 47 (1.33%) HP
16 42 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
16 42 (1.19%) Red Hat
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + pension + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 75,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £100,000 and generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £100,000 and generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £100,000 and generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £100,000 and generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £100,000 and generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £100,000- £160,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £165,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Car, PMI, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago