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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 239 319 303
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -16
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1334 1007 976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 3.14% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1065 752 704
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £39,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%

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
29780 32110 30300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23622 25307 24575
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 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
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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
England +82 1207 £58,500 +6.36% 208
London +87 589 £65,000 +4.00% 83
South East +13 249 £52,500 +5.00% 42
City of London +73 154 £65,000 +8.33% 24
Berkshire +26 118 £51,250 +13.88% 15
Scotland +69 94 £45,000 -8.16% 5
Yorkshire +39 87 £42,500 - 15
East of England +58 85 £54,250 +15.42% 18
South West +25 57 £50,750 -21.92% 16
West Midlands +14 55 £50,000 - 15
Glasgow +49 51 £42,000 -11.57% 1
Reading +29 50 £40,000 -15.78% 9
West Yorkshire -2 46 £42,500 +0.59% 8
Edinburgh +25 44 £55,500 +13.26% 4
East Midlands -4 41 £62,500 +13.63% 2
North West +15 39 £60,000 +23.07% 16
Hertfordshire +25 35 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Hampshire -19 34 £52,500 +16.66% 5
North Yorkshire +33 32 £43,750 -7.89% 5
Surrey -24 32 £55,000 -4.34% 5
Birmingham -10 31 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Manchester +26 28 £56,250 +52.02% 8
Buckinghamshire +16 26 £57,500 +4.54% 8
Bristol -1 26 £53,750 +2.38% 8
Leeds -19 22 £47,500 +13.09% 6
Essex +20 21 £61,000 +16.19% 1
Slough +3 19 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Nottinghamshire - 18 £62,500 - 1
Kent +9 17 £42,000 -20.00% 2
Nottingham - 17 £55,000 - 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1717 (65.43%) Information Security
2 1193 (45.46%) CISM
3 1045 (39.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 813 (30.98%) Finance
5 769 (29.31%) CISA
6 650 (24.77%) PCI DSS
7 609 (23.21%) Firewall
8 556 (21.19%) Degree
9 552 (21.04%) Risk Management
10 550 (20.96%) Cyber Security
11 525 (20.01%) ITIL
12 474 (18.06%) Management Information System
13 443 (16.88%) Network Security
14 410 (15.63%) Windows
15 385 (14.67%) Security Architecture
16 372 (14.18%) Security Management
17 368 (14.02%) SIEM
18 325 (12.39%) CEH
19 317 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
20 310 (11.81%) Penetration Testing
21 284 (10.82%) Security Cleared
22 279 (10.63%) Project Management
23 267 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
24 264 (10.06%) Cisco
25 263 (10.02%) Banking
26 253 (9.64%) Linux
27 243 (9.26%) COBIT
28 242 (9.22%) Data Protection
29 226 (8.61%) UNIX
30 225 (8.57%) CRISC

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 106 (4.04%) IIS
2 22 (0.84%) Apache
3 11 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.34%) Lync
6 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.11%) SAS
8 3 (0.11%) CMS
9 2 (0.076%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.038%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.038%) JBoss
Applications
1 96 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.56%) MS Office
3 30 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) MS Project
6 2 (0.076%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.038%) GIMP
7 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.038%) RMDS
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.038%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.94%) SaaS
2 38 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.61%) PaaS
5 13 (0.50%) IaaS
6 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.038%) Office 365
7 1 (0.038%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 609 (23.21%) Firewall
2 443 (16.88%) Network Security
3 217 (8.27%) TCP/IP
4 162 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 150 (5.72%) WAN
6 149 (5.68%) LAN
7 146 (5.56%) Internet
8 125 (4.76%) Wireless
9 99 (3.77%) DNS
10 83 (3.16%) VPN
11 61 (2.32%) DHCP
12 55 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (1.94%) HTTP
14 50 (1.91%) DMZ
14 50 (1.91%) Wireless Security
15 40 (1.52%) BGP
15 40 (1.52%) SMTP
16 37 (1.41%) MPLS
17 34 (1.30%) Wireshark
18 32 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 25 (0.95%) Big Data
3 12 (0.46%) MySQL
4 10 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (0.19%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.11%) DB2
10 2 (0.076%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.076%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.038%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (0.23%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.11%) Subversion
2 3 (0.11%) JIRA
3 2 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.076%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.038%) GCC
4 1 (0.038%) Ant
General
1 813 (30.98%) Finance
2 263 (10.02%) Banking
3 168 (6.40%) Retail
4 143 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 141 (5.37%) Legal
6 136 (5.18%) Law
7 57 (2.17%) Marketing
8 46 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 35 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 33 (1.26%) Advertising
11 32 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 28 (1.07%) German Language
13 23 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.72%) French Language
15 12 (0.46%) Electronics
16 11 (0.42%) Games
17 8 (0.30%) Publishing
18 7 (0.27%) Military
18 7 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 493 (18.79%) Consultant
2 465 (17.72%) Analyst
3 411 (15.66%) Security Analyst
4 406 (15.47%) Security Manager
5 401 (15.28%) Security Consultant
6 265 (10.10%) Security Engineer
7 249 (9.49%) Architect
8 229 (8.73%) Security Architect
9 226 (8.61%) Information Manager
10 206 (7.85%) Information Security Manager
11 194 (7.39%) Information Analyst
12 192 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
13 162 (6.17%) Security Officer
14 141 (5.37%) Security Specialist
15 126 (4.80%) Information Security Consultant
16 125 (4.76%) Information Security Officer
17 114 (4.34%) Network Engineer
18 103 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
19 83 (3.16%) IT Security Analyst
20 78 (2.97%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.21%) Web Services
2 28 (1.07%) Regular Expression
3 27 (1.03%) Middleware
4 25 (0.95%) JSP
5 17 (0.65%) .NET
6 16 (0.61%) REST
7 14 (0.53%) SOAP
8 12 (0.46%) SAML
9 10 (0.38%) HTML
9 10 (0.38%) XML
10 9 (0.34%) OAuth
11 8 (0.30%) ODBC
11 8 (0.30%) CSS
12 7 (0.27%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.19%) WCF
13 5 (0.19%) SailPoint
14 4 (0.15%) Java EE
15 3 (0.11%) XACML
15 3 (0.11%) OpenID
16 2 (0.076%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 474 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 267 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (6.78%) Data Centre
4 147 (5.60%) Computer Science
5 110 (4.19%) Cryptography
6 83 (3.16%) CESG
7 78 (2.97%) PKI
8 65 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
9 52 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 35 (1.33%) RMADS
11 33 (1.26%) Mathematics
12 31 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
13 27 (1.03%) Online Banking
14 25 (0.95%) SCADA
15 21 (0.80%) Thin Client
15 21 (0.80%) Fat Client
15 21 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 21 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
16 19 (0.72%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 410 (15.63%) Windows
2 253 (9.64%) Linux
3 226 (8.61%) UNIX
4 23 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (0.42%) Solaris
7 10 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.23%) AIX
10 5 (0.19%) zOS
11 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.15%) VMS
11 4 (0.15%) Android
12 3 (0.11%) CentOS
12 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.076%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.038%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1717 (65.43%) Information Security
2 552 (21.04%) Risk Management
3 550 (20.96%) Cyber Security
4 525 (20.01%) ITIL
5 385 (14.67%) Security Architecture
6 372 (14.18%) Security Management
7 368 (14.02%) SIEM
8 310 (11.81%) Penetration Testing
9 279 (10.63%) Project Management
10 242 (9.22%) Data Protection
11 224 (8.54%) Vulnerability Management
12 216 (8.23%) Business Continuity
13 215 (8.19%) Risk Assessment
14 208 (7.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 185 (7.05%) Incident Management
16 183 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 175 (6.67%) Security Testing
18 168 (6.40%) Information Security Management
19 159 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
20 152 (5.79%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 163 (6.21%) SQL
2 51 (1.94%) Perl
2 51 (1.94%) C
3 48 (1.83%) Java
4 27 (1.03%) Shell Script
5 25 (0.95%) Python
5 25 (0.95%) PowerShell
6 18 (0.69%) PHP
7 12 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.38%) Ruby
9 8 (0.30%) C#
10 7 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.23%) C++
12 5 (0.19%) APL
13 4 (0.15%) VB
14 3 (0.11%) R
15 1 (0.038%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.038%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1193 (45.46%) CISM
2 769 (29.31%) CISA
3 556 (21.19%) Degree
4 325 (12.39%) CEH
5 317 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
6 284 (10.82%) Security Cleared
7 225 (8.57%) CRISC
8 185 (7.05%) CCNP
9 169 (6.44%) GIAC
10 167 (6.36%) CCNA
11 162 (6.17%) SC Cleared
12 126 (4.80%) SSCP
13 99 (3.77%) CISMP
14 85 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 80 (3.05%) PCI QSA
16 71 (2.71%) GCIH
17 63 (2.40%) MCSE
18 57 (2.17%) GCIA
19 52 (1.98%) DV Cleared
20 46 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1045 (39.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 650 (24.77%) PCI DSS
3 243 (9.26%) COBIT
4 125 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 25 (0.95%) JSP 440
7 23 (0.88%) BS25999
8 21 (0.80%) HIPAA
9 20 (0.76%) QA
10 17 (0.65%) COSO
11 16 (0.61%) BS7799
12 15 (0.57%) SLA
13 11 (0.42%) Data Quality
13 11 (0.42%) GPG13
14 10 (0.38%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.27%) Basel II
15 7 (0.27%) MiFID
15 7 (0.27%) EMIR
15 7 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.19%) PAS 55
System Software
1 172 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.07%) Snort
3 28 (1.07%) vSphere
4 6 (0.23%) XenServer
5 5 (0.19%) SpamAssassin
5 5 (0.19%) XenApp
6 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.11%) Xen
7 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.11%) OpenSSH
8 2 (0.076%) Kamailio
8 2 (0.076%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.038%) RACF
9 1 (0.038%) NFS
9 1 (0.038%) vCloud
9 1 (0.038%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 35 (1.33%) Nessus
2 23 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (0.53%) Nmap
4 13 (0.50%) FortiGate
5 10 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.30%) SCCM
7 7 (0.27%) OpenView
8 5 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.15%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.15%) WMI
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.11%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.076%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.076%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.076%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.076%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.076%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.076%) Foglight
Vendors
1 264 (10.06%) Cisco
2 209 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 151 (5.75%) CheckPoint
4 103 (3.93%) Splunk
5 102 (3.89%) McAfee
6 97 (3.70%) ArcSight
7 90 (3.43%) Oracle
8 88 (3.35%) Juniper
9 83 (3.16%) VMware
10 57 (2.17%) F5
11 52 (1.98%) Websense
12 46 (1.75%) Symantec
13 45 (1.71%) Citrix
14 44 (1.68%) SAP
15 38 (1.45%) HP
16 37 (1.41%) Tripwire
16 37 (1.41%) Fortinet
17 34 (1.30%) Cyber-Ark
18 32 (1.22%) Sourcefire
19 31 (1.18%) Qualys
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 35 minutes ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Car allowance + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £70k plus competitive package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £85k plus competitive package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £80k plus competitive package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago