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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 200 265 356
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +91
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1739 1317 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.19% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.23% 4.34% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 990 770
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,564 £42,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £56,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +7.84%

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
27922 30373 32614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.55% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22518 23710 26110
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
England +77 1643 £60,000 +4.34% 144
London +63 778 £65,000 - 73
South East +43 334 £57,500 +4.54% 28
West Midlands +61 137 £58,000 +5.45% 10
Berkshire +16 125 £60,000 +4.34% 12
Surrey +51 107 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Yorkshire +35 95 £51,000 +13.33% 10
South West +31 91 £60,000 +15.85% 7
City of London -28 89 £65,000 - 14
East of England +16 76 £52,500 +10.52% 8
West Yorkshire +28 73 £54,250 +20.55% 8
Birmingham +34 72 £62,500 +21.95% 1
North West +31 69 £55,000 -4.34% 6
Leeds +45 68 £60,000 +33.33% 7
East Midlands +42 51 £52,500 -8.69% 3
Manchester +15 46 £55,000 - 3
Scotland -47 46 £55,000 - 7
Gloucestershire +29 38 £65,000 +24.40% 1
Reading -6 38 £62,500 +11.11% 3
Kent +12 34 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Edinburgh -10 34 £55,000 - 4
Bristol +23 33 £55,000 +6.79% 1
Hertfordshire +29 30 £52,500 - 5
Slough +9 29 £60,000 +12.14% 3
Nottinghamshire +29 25 £52,500 +101.92% 2
Guildford +18 24 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Bracknell +4 24 £69,250 +2.59% 2
Hampshire -9 23 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Tunbridge Wells +20 21 £52,500 -27.58%
Swindon +6 18 £65,000 +34.60% 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2340 (68.06%) Information Security
2 1840 (53.52%) CISM
3 1589 (46.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1000 (29.09%) CISA
5 914 (26.59%) PCI DSS
6 891 (25.92%) Finance
7 831 (24.17%) Cybersecurity
8 828 (24.08%) Degree
9 803 (23.36%) Risk Management
10 702 (20.42%) Management Information System
11 656 (19.08%) Firewall
12 619 (18.00%) ITIL
13 615 (17.89%) SIEM
14 538 (15.65%) Security Management
14 538 (15.65%) Security Operations
15 501 (14.57%) CEH
16 500 (14.54%) Network Security
17 486 (14.14%) Security Architecture
18 422 (12.27%) Data Protection
19 421 (12.25%) Windows
20 403 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
21 385 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
22 380 (11.05%) Security Cleared
23 379 (11.02%) Penetration Testing
24 360 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
25 351 (10.21%) SANS
26 348 (10.12%) COBIT
27 339 (9.86%) GIAC
28 334 (9.71%) Project Management
29 329 (9.57%) 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
1 210 (6.11%) IIS
2 39 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 37 (1.08%) Apache Pig
3 37 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 25 (0.73%) Apache
5 17 (0.49%) IBM Notes
6 13 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.20%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.087%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.058%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.058%) WebSphere Application Server
16 1 (0.029%) Confluence
16 1 (0.029%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 79 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.19%) MS Office
3 10 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.058%) MS Project
5 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.12%) assyst
4 3 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.96%) SaaS
4 27 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (0.79%) Office 365
5 23 (0.67%) IaaS
6 10 (0.29%) PaaS
7 4 (0.12%) GitHub
8 2 (0.058%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.029%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 656 (19.08%) Firewall
2 500 (14.54%) Network Security
3 179 (5.21%) Internet
4 177 (5.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 163 (4.74%) TCP/IP
6 122 (3.55%) LAN
7 118 (3.43%) WAN
8 116 (3.37%) VPN
9 84 (2.44%) DNS
10 81 (2.36%) SSL
11 74 (2.15%) Wireless
12 65 (1.89%) Wireshark
13 52 (1.51%) Intranet
14 46 (1.34%) HTTP
15 39 (1.13%) IPsec
15 39 (1.13%) MPLS
15 39 (1.13%) tcpdump
16 30 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (0.76%) SAN
18 19 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 82 (2.39%) Big Data
3 42 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 31 (0.90%) Apache Hive
5 24 (0.70%) Data Mining
6 20 (0.58%) MySQL
7 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.20%) Informix
10 5 (0.15%) DB2
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.12%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.087%) GIS
12 3 (0.087%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.058%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (1.08%) Metasploit
2 15 (0.44%) AppScan
3 14 (0.41%) Burp Suite
4 8 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.15%) sqlmap
6 2 (0.058%) Paros
6 2 (0.058%) Selenium
6 2 (0.058%) TestNG
6 2 (0.058%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.029%) GCC
7 1 (0.029%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.029%) JIRA
7 1 (0.029%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.029%) Subversion
General
1 891 (25.92%) Finance
2 318 (9.25%) Legal
3 212 (6.17%) Banking
4 151 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 131 (3.81%) Retail
6 117 (3.40%) Law
7 77 (2.24%) Marketing
8 38 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 31 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 31 (0.90%) Local Government
10 30 (0.87%) Publishing
11 21 (0.61%) Electronics
12 16 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 16 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.41%) Back Office
14 13 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.35%) French Language
15 12 (0.35%) Games
16 10 (0.29%) Advertising
16 10 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 737 (21.44%) Analyst
2 672 (19.55%) Security Manager
3 641 (18.64%) Consultant
4 632 (18.38%) Security Analyst
5 552 (16.06%) Security Consultant
6 381 (11.08%) Information Security Manager
7 370 (10.76%) Information Manager
8 334 (9.71%) Architect
9 311 (9.05%) Security Architect
10 303 (8.81%) Information Analyst
11 294 (8.55%) Information Security Analyst
12 271 (7.88%) IT Manager
13 217 (6.31%) Security Officer
14 188 (5.47%) IT Security Manager
15 180 (5.24%) Security Engineer
16 165 (4.80%) Information Security Officer
17 154 (4.48%) Information Officer
17 154 (4.48%) IT Consultant
18 146 (4.25%) IT Security Consultant
19 141 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (1.57%) Web Services
2 30 (0.87%) Java EE
3 26 (0.76%) STL
4 18 (0.52%) .NET
4 18 (0.52%) Regular Expression
5 10 (0.29%) HTML
5 10 (0.29%) SAML
6 9 (0.26%) HTML5
6 9 (0.26%) Middleware
7 8 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.23%) LAMP
7 8 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (0.23%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.15%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.15%) Ajax
8 5 (0.15%) WSH
9 4 (0.12%) J2EE
9 4 (0.12%) OAuth
9 4 (0.12%) RESTful
10 3 (0.087%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 702 (20.42%) Management Information System
2 403 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
3 301 (8.76%) Computer Science
4 245 (7.13%) Security Operations Centre
5 235 (6.84%) Data Centre
6 206 (5.99%) CESG
7 139 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
8 126 (3.66%) PKI
9 103 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
10 99 (2.88%) Cryptography
11 98 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 95 (2.76%) Mathematics
13 61 (1.77%) CESG CLAS
14 56 (1.63%) Cybercrime
15 55 (1.60%) Cyber Attack
16 38 (1.11%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.08%) SWIFT
18 35 (1.02%) Driving Licence
19 31 (0.90%) Fintech
20 29 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 421 (12.25%) Windows
2 307 (8.93%) Linux
3 212 (6.17%) Unix
4 67 (1.95%) Windows Server
5 45 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 32 (0.93%) Android
9 29 (0.84%) Solaris
10 27 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.49%) AIX
13 13 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.38%) Windows NT
14 11 (0.32%) FreeBSD
15 10 (0.29%) CentOS
16 8 (0.23%) Kali Linux
17 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2340 (68.06%) Information Security
2 831 (24.17%) Cybersecurity
3 803 (23.36%) Risk Management
4 619 (18.00%) ITIL
5 615 (17.89%) SIEM
6 538 (15.65%) Security Management
6 538 (15.65%) Security Operations
7 486 (14.14%) Security Architecture
8 422 (12.27%) Data Protection
9 379 (11.02%) Penetration Testing
10 360 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 334 (9.71%) Project Management
12 329 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
13 311 (9.05%) Information Security Management
14 247 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 219 (6.37%) ISMS
16 205 (5.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 204 (5.93%) IT Audit
18 200 (5.82%) Ethical Hacking
18 200 (5.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 113 (3.29%) Python
2 107 (3.11%) C
3 95 (2.76%) SQL
4 82 (2.39%) Perl
5 73 (2.12%) Java
6 60 (1.75%) C++
7 57 (1.66%) C#
8 55 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 41 (1.19%) Ruby
10 36 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 27 (0.79%) Objective-C
12 22 (0.64%) PHP
13 20 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.20%) R
15 6 (0.17%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.087%) Korn
17 2 (0.058%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.029%) Apple Swift
18 1 (0.029%) AWK
18 1 (0.029%) sed
Qualifications
1 1840 (53.52%) CISM
2 1000 (29.09%) CISA
3 828 (24.08%) Degree
4 501 (14.57%) CEH
5 385 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
6 380 (11.05%) Security Cleared
7 351 (10.21%) SANS
8 339 (9.86%) GIAC
9 272 (7.91%) SC Cleared
10 269 (7.82%) CRISC
11 236 (6.86%) CCNA
12 210 (6.11%) GCIH
13 206 (5.99%) CISMP
14 204 (5.93%) CESG Certified Professional
15 200 (5.82%) IISP
16 199 (5.79%) CLAS
17 183 (5.32%) SSCP
18 151 (4.39%) GCIA
19 136 (3.96%) CCNP
20 117 (3.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1589 (46.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 914 (26.59%) PCI DSS
3 348 (10.12%) COBIT
4 141 (4.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 112 (3.26%) ISO27002
6 72 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 64 (1.86%) ISO22301
8 56 (1.63%) COSO
9 54 (1.57%) ISO 9001
10 52 (1.51%) ISO27005
11 30 (0.87%) RMADS
12 26 (0.76%) SLA
13 15 (0.44%) HIPAA
13 15 (0.44%) QA
13 15 (0.44%) SSAE 16
14 14 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
15 13 (0.38%) BS25999
16 10 (0.29%) PA-DSS
16 10 (0.29%) Val IT
17 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 203 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.12%) Snort
3 58 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.64%) vSphere
5 12 (0.35%) ISA Server
6 9 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.15%) ACF2
8 5 (0.15%) Samba
9 4 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.12%) Docker
9 4 (0.12%) NDS
9 4 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.12%) Squid
10 2 (0.058%) Firmware
10 2 (0.058%) UAG
10 2 (0.058%) vCloud
10 2 (0.058%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.058%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 102 (2.97%) QRadar
2 90 (2.62%) Nessus
3 36 (1.05%) Nmap
4 26 (0.76%) EnCase
4 26 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
5 25 (0.73%) RSA enVision
6 22 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.64%) RSA Archer
7 14 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.35%) Endace
8 12 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.35%) SCCM
8 12 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.32%) Nagios
9 11 (0.32%) OpenVAS
9 11 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (0.29%) HP Fortify
10 10 (0.29%) SCOM
10 10 (0.29%) WebInspect
11 8 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 268 (7.80%) Cisco
2 257 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 201 (5.85%) ArcSight
4 176 (5.12%) Splunk
5 119 (3.46%) VMware
6 118 (3.43%) Oracle
7 101 (2.94%) Intel Security
8 81 (2.36%) Qualys
9 78 (2.27%) Juniper
10 72 (2.09%) IBM
10 72 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 71 (2.07%) LogRhythm
12 70 (2.04%) Symantec
13 61 (1.77%) CheckPoint
14 47 (1.37%) SolarWinds
15 41 (1.19%) F5
16 39 (1.13%) Remedy
17 38 (1.11%) SAP
18 36 (1.05%) HP
18 36 (1.05%) Palo Alto
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 38 minutes ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £51,000 per annum Plus Bonus Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Required IT Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wales
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£65,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,500 + competitive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus up to 15%
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: Yesterday