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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 237 316 285
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -31
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1348 1038 1057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 0.88% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 3.25% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 805 760
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 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.54%

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
30089 31964 29984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.26% 27.07% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24031 24956 24145
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +78 1215 £57,500 +4.54% 199
London +79 561 £65,000 +5.69% 49
South East -9 254 £55,000 +7.31% 56
City of London +55 133 £62,500 +10.13% 12
Berkshire +5 111 £53,750 +19.44% 18
Yorkshire +38 94 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Scotland +53 92 £45,000 -8.16% 11
East of England +46 75 £55,000 - 16
West Midlands +27 61 £53,750 +7.50% 15
East Midlands +14 59 £65,000 +18.18% 6
West Yorkshire +6 54 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South West +21 50 £51,500 -20.76% 17
Edinburgh +23 49 £55,000 +12.13% 10
North West -3 46 £55,000 +10.00% 23
Nottinghamshire +32 41 £70,000 +75.00%
Glasgow +36 40 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Nottingham +36 40 £70,000 +75.00%
Reading 0 40 £40,000 -3.03% 5
Hertfordshire +24 38 £55,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire +25 37 £55,000 - 3
Manchester +27 36 £55,000 +57.14% 14
Birmingham +15 36 £55,000 +41.93% 4
Hampshire -28 35 £50,000 -4.76% 16
Leeds +4 33 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Surrey -10 31 £55,000 -6.38% 2
North Yorkshire +29 28 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Milton Keynes +14 25 £52,500 -19.23%
Essex +15 23 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Bristol +4 20 £57,500 -8.00% 6
Skipton +10 17 £42,500 +30.76% 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1712 (64.97%) Information Security
2 1224 (46.45%) CISM
3 1094 (41.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 812 (30.82%) Finance
5 780 (29.60%) CISA
6 672 (25.50%) PCI DSS
7 578 (21.94%) Degree
8 568 (21.56%) Firewall
9 553 (20.99%) Cyber Security
10 547 (20.76%) Risk Management
11 530 (20.11%) ITIL
12 452 (17.15%) Management Information System
13 410 (15.56%) Network Security
14 395 (14.99%) Windows
15 366 (13.89%) Security Architecture
15 366 (13.89%) SIEM
16 346 (13.13%) Security Management
17 325 (12.33%) CEH
18 321 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
19 306 (11.61%) Security Cleared
20 304 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
21 295 (11.20%) Project Management
22 281 (10.66%) Banking
23 278 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
24 250 (9.49%) Data Protection
25 241 (9.15%) COBIT
26 237 (8.99%) Cisco
27 236 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
28 234 (8.88%) Risk Assessment
29 232 (8.80%) CRISC

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 123 (4.67%) IIS
2 25 (0.95%) Apache
3 12 (0.46%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.38%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.38%) Lync
5 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
5 7 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.15%) CMS
7 3 (0.11%) SAS
7 3 (0.11%) JBoss
7 3 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.038%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.038%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 97 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.37%) MS Office
3 31 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.076%) MS Project
6 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.038%) GIMP
6 1 (0.038%) SPSS
6 1 (0.038%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 13 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.038%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.038%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.038%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.86%) SaaS
2 41 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.57%) PaaS
5 14 (0.53%) IaaS
6 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.076%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 568 (21.56%) Firewall
2 410 (15.56%) Network Security
3 211 (8.01%) TCP/IP
4 159 (6.03%) Internet
5 150 (5.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 136 (5.16%) LAN
7 127 (4.82%) WAN
8 112 (4.25%) Wireless
9 92 (3.49%) DNS
10 77 (2.92%) VPN
11 57 (2.16%) HTTP
12 56 (2.13%) DHCP
13 52 (1.97%) DMZ
14 46 (1.75%) SMTP
15 44 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
16 41 (1.56%) Wireless Security
17 34 (1.29%) Wireshark
18 32 (1.21%) MPLS
19 31 (1.18%) BGP
20 29 (1.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.18%) Big Data
3 14 (0.53%) MySQL
4 9 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.27%) DB2
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.11%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.076%) Informix
10 2 (0.076%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.076%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.076%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.076%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.038%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.038%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.15%) JIRA
2 3 (0.11%) Subversion
3 2 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.076%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.038%) Hudson
4 1 (0.038%) GCC
4 1 (0.038%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.038%) Ant
4 1 (0.038%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.038%) Git (software)
General
1 812 (30.82%) Finance
2 281 (10.66%) Banking
3 173 (6.57%) Retail
4 151 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 144 (5.46%) Law
6 136 (5.16%) Legal
7 61 (2.31%) Marketing
8 50 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 33 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 32 (1.21%) Advertising
12 30 (1.14%) German Language
13 27 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.68%) French Language
16 16 (0.61%) Electronics
17 11 (0.42%) Games
18 9 (0.34%) Publishing
19 7 (0.27%) Private Banking
19 7 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 533 (20.23%) Consultant
2 493 (18.71%) Analyst
3 447 (16.96%) Security Consultant
4 431 (16.36%) Security Analyst
5 419 (15.90%) Security Manager
6 248 (9.41%) Security Engineer
7 237 (8.99%) Information Manager
8 235 (8.92%) Architect
9 220 (8.35%) Information Security Manager
10 218 (8.27%) Security Architect
11 196 (7.44%) Information Analyst
12 193 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
13 152 (5.77%) Security Officer
14 135 (5.12%) Information Security Consultant
15 127 (4.82%) Security Specialist
16 117 (4.44%) Information Security Officer
17 106 (4.02%) Network Engineer
18 99 (3.76%) IT Consultant
19 97 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
20 92 (3.49%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.20%) Web Services
2 29 (1.10%) Middleware
3 24 (0.91%) JSP
4 20 (0.76%) Regular Expression
5 16 (0.61%) .NET
6 13 (0.49%) SAML
7 10 (0.38%) SOAP
7 10 (0.38%) REST
8 9 (0.34%) OAuth
9 8 (0.30%) SailPoint
9 8 (0.30%) HTML
9 8 (0.30%) XML
9 8 (0.30%) ODBC
10 6 (0.23%) CSS
10 6 (0.23%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.23%) Java EE
10 6 (0.23%) OpenID
11 5 (0.19%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.15%) XACML
13 3 (0.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 452 (17.15%) Management Information System
2 278 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 212 (8.05%) Data Centre
4 151 (5.73%) Computer Science
5 113 (4.29%) Cryptography
6 91 (3.45%) CESG
7 80 (3.04%) PKI
8 68 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
9 45 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 41 (1.56%) Mathematics
11 33 (1.25%) RMADS
12 31 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
13 30 (1.14%) Online Banking
14 24 (0.91%) SCADA
14 24 (0.91%) Client/Server
15 22 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 21 (0.80%) Cybercrime
16 21 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
17 20 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.65%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 395 (14.99%) Windows
2 231 (8.77%) Linux
3 214 (8.12%) UNIX
4 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.42%) Solaris
6 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.27%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.27%) AIX
8 5 (0.19%) Android
8 5 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.15%) CentOS
9 4 (0.15%) VMS
9 4 (0.15%) zOS
10 2 (0.076%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.038%) GCOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1712 (64.97%) Information Security
2 553 (20.99%) Cyber Security
3 547 (20.76%) Risk Management
4 530 (20.11%) ITIL
5 366 (13.89%) Security Architecture
5 366 (13.89%) SIEM
6 346 (13.13%) Security Management
7 321 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
8 295 (11.20%) Project Management
9 250 (9.49%) Data Protection
10 236 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
11 234 (8.88%) Risk Assessment
12 206 (7.82%) Business Continuity
13 202 (7.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 198 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 196 (7.44%) Incident Management
16 171 (6.49%) Security Testing
16 171 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
17 162 (6.15%) Information Assurance
18 161 (6.11%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (6.49%) SQL
2 55 (2.09%) C
3 46 (1.75%) Java
4 45 (1.71%) Perl
5 26 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 20 (0.76%) Python
7 18 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.61%) PHP
9 13 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.30%) Ruby
11 6 (0.23%) C#
11 6 (0.23%) C++
12 5 (0.19%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.15%) APL
13 4 (0.15%) VB
14 2 (0.076%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.076%) R
15 1 (0.038%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1224 (46.45%) CISM
2 780 (29.60%) CISA
3 578 (21.94%) Degree
4 325 (12.33%) CEH
5 306 (11.61%) Security Cleared
6 304 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
7 232 (8.80%) CRISC
8 181 (6.87%) SC Cleared
9 177 (6.72%) CCNP
10 167 (6.34%) GIAC
11 165 (6.26%) CCNA
12 112 (4.25%) SSCP
13 101 (3.83%) CISMP
14 87 (3.30%) PCI QSA
15 78 (2.96%) GCIH
15 78 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 62 (2.35%) DV Cleared
17 59 (2.24%) GCIA
18 58 (2.20%) MCSE
19 45 (1.71%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1094 (41.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 672 (25.50%) PCI DSS
3 241 (9.15%) COBIT
4 132 (5.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.91%) JSP 440
6 22 (0.83%) BS25999
7 21 (0.80%) HIPAA
8 19 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 16 (0.61%) QA
10 15 (0.57%) SLA
11 14 (0.53%) BS7799
12 13 (0.49%) COSO
13 11 (0.42%) GPG13
14 9 (0.34%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
16 5 (0.19%) PAS 55
16 5 (0.19%) EMIR
16 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.19%) Basel II
16 5 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 165 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.21%) vSphere
3 20 (0.76%) Snort
4 6 (0.23%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.15%) XenApp
6 3 (0.11%) Xen
6 3 (0.11%) OpenSSH
6 3 (0.11%) SpamAssassin
7 2 (0.076%) Kamailio
7 2 (0.076%) XenServer
7 2 (0.076%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.038%) RACF
8 1 (0.038%) vCloud
8 1 (0.038%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 30 (1.14%) Nessus
2 23 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (0.57%) FortiGate
4 12 (0.46%) Nmap
5 7 (0.27%) SCCM
6 6 (0.23%) OpenView
7 5 (0.19%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.15%) WMI
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.15%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.11%) OpenSSO
9 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.11%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.076%) Foglight
10 2 (0.076%) OPNET
10 2 (0.076%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.076%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.076%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.076%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 237 (8.99%) Cisco
2 192 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 123 (4.67%) CheckPoint
4 114 (4.33%) Splunk
4 114 (4.33%) ArcSight
5 97 (3.68%) Oracle
6 88 (3.34%) McAfee
7 70 (2.66%) VMware
8 69 (2.62%) Juniper
9 58 (2.20%) F5
10 45 (1.71%) SAP
10 45 (1.71%) Symantec
10 45 (1.71%) HP
11 42 (1.59%) Tripwire
11 42 (1.59%) Qualys
12 40 (1.52%) Websense
13 36 (1.37%) Citrix
14 35 (1.33%) Cyber-Ark
15 34 (1.29%) Sourcefire
16 32 (1.21%) Fortinet
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £62000 - £73500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday