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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 263 310 275
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -35
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1208 974 1024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.86% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 3.17% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 902 754 821
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,250 £80,000 £70,200
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +8.51%

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
29642 30699 29862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.44% 27.18% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23278 24394 24147
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +53 1096 £57,500 +1.99% 168
London +41 461 £65,000 - 68
South East +62 262 £57,500 +4.54% 49
City of London +38 151 £63,750 +6.25% 18
Berkshire +42 107 £58,250 +18.87% 33
Scotland +54 89 £57,000 +20.00% 11
East of England +59 81 £48,750 -7.14% 5
Yorkshire -4 75 £50,000 -8.25% 6
North West +48 64 £57,500 +35.29% 10
South West -7 61 £51,788 +1.54% 17
Surrey +41 60 £60,000 - 4
West Yorkshire -25 56 £45,000 -3.22% 4
Edinburgh +44 55 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Midlands -12 46 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Leeds -24 45 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Cambridgeshire +44 43 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Manchester +20 36 £57,500 +21.05% 9
East Midlands +2 36 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Reading +20 34 £57,500 +21.05% 14
Cambridge +31 30 £44,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire -3 29 £57,500 - 2
Leicestershire +16 25 £55,000 - 1
Cheshire +17 22 £61,215 - 1
Wiltshire +10 22 £51,576 +11.51% 8
Kent +22 20 £62,500 +31.57% 1
West Sussex +19 19 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 18 £60,000 +41.17% 4
Essex +22 17 £55,000 -
Crawley +5 17 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Swindon -2 17 £51,576 +14.61% 4

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1540 (65.09%) Information Security
2 978 (41.34%) CISM
3 858 (36.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 629 (26.58%) Firewall
5 622 (26.29%) CISA
6 595 (25.15%) Finance
7 575 (24.30%) Risk Management
8 565 (23.88%) PCI DSS
9 466 (19.70%) Management Information System
10 458 (19.36%) ITIL
11 429 (18.13%) Degree
12 390 (16.48%) Windows
13 368 (15.55%) Network Security
14 367 (15.51%) Cyber Security
15 351 (14.84%) Security Management
16 332 (14.03%) Security Architecture
17 317 (13.40%) SIEM
18 305 (12.89%) Cisco Certification
19 304 (12.85%) Cisco
20 289 (12.21%) Linux
21 286 (12.09%) Banking
22 267 (11.28%) CEH
23 264 (11.16%) Penetration Testing
24 225 (9.51%) Security Cleared
25 218 (9.21%) TCP/IP
26 214 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
27 209 (8.83%) Project Management
28 205 (8.66%) Microsoft
29 198 (8.37%) COBIT
30 197 (8.33%) CCNP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 75 (3.17%) IIS
2 17 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 12 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 12 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.42%) Apache
5 6 (0.25%) Lync
5 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.13%) Node.js
8 3 (0.13%) Jetty
9 2 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.085%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.042%) SAS
10 1 (0.042%) MQSeries
Applications
1 94 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.48%) MS Office
3 18 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.13%) RMDS
3 2 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.042%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.27%) SaaS
2 15 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.42%) PaaS
5 8 (0.34%) IaaS
6 7 (0.30%) Office 365
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 629 (26.58%) Firewall
2 368 (15.55%) Network Security
3 218 (9.21%) TCP/IP
4 167 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 161 (6.80%) WAN
6 157 (6.64%) Wireless
7 146 (6.17%) LAN
8 113 (4.78%) VPN
9 98 (4.14%) Internet
10 89 (3.76%) DNS
11 83 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
12 69 (2.92%) BGP
13 53 (2.24%) MPLS
13 53 (2.24%) DHCP
14 45 (1.90%) Wireless Security
15 43 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
16 41 (1.73%) DMZ
17 39 (1.65%) OSPF
18 37 (1.56%) EIGRP
19 36 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 18 (0.76%) Big Data
4 15 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.55%) MySQL
6 10 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.25%) Couchbase
9 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.17%) Informix
11 3 (0.13%) Redis
11 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.085%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.085%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.34%) JIRA
2 7 (0.30%) Subversion
3 6 (0.25%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.085%) Hudson
5 2 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.042%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.042%) AppScan
6 1 (0.042%) GCC
6 1 (0.042%) Ant
General
1 595 (25.15%) Finance
2 286 (12.09%) Banking
3 195 (8.24%) Retail
4 126 (5.33%) Legal
5 95 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 95 (4.02%) Law
6 51 (2.16%) Marketing
7 34 (1.44%) Games
8 31 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 29 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.85%) Advertising
11 20 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.63%) French Language
13 14 (0.59%) iGaming
13 14 (0.59%) Publishing
14 11 (0.46%) German Language
15 9 (0.38%) Back Office
16 7 (0.30%) Electronics
16 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 440 (18.60%) Analyst
2 416 (17.58%) Consultant
3 412 (17.41%) Security Analyst
4 353 (14.92%) Security Manager
5 320 (13.52%) Security Consultant
6 244 (10.31%) Architect
7 237 (10.02%) Security Engineer
8 211 (8.92%) Information Analyst
9 210 (8.88%) Security Architect
10 207 (8.75%) Information Security Analyst
11 181 (7.65%) Information Manager
12 175 (7.40%) Information Security Manager
13 148 (6.26%) Security Specialist
14 128 (5.41%) Security Officer
15 108 (4.56%) Information Security Officer
15 108 (4.56%) Network Engineer
16 93 (3.93%) Tester
17 90 (3.80%) IT Security Analyst
18 80 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
19 76 (3.21%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.99%) Regular Expression
2 28 (1.18%) Web Services
3 25 (1.06%) .NET
4 18 (0.76%) SOAP
4 18 (0.76%) REST
5 14 (0.59%) JSP
6 13 (0.55%) SAML
6 13 (0.55%) XML
6 13 (0.55%) Middleware
7 10 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.38%) J2EE
9 8 (0.34%) HTML
9 8 (0.34%) LAMP
10 7 (0.30%) WCF
11 6 (0.25%) OAuth
11 6 (0.25%) ODBC
11 6 (0.25%) CSS
12 5 (0.21%) SailPoint
13 4 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 466 (19.70%) Management Information System
2 214 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 86 (3.63%) CESG
5 70 (2.96%) PKI
6 59 (2.49%) Cryptography
7 46 (1.94%) RMADS
8 43 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
9 41 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
10 25 (1.06%) GIS
11 24 (1.01%) Mathematics
11 24 (1.01%) Open Source
12 22 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
14 18 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.76%) Online Banking
15 15 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.59%) Tandem
17 13 (0.55%) Thin Client
17 13 (0.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 390 (16.48%) Windows
2 289 (12.21%) Linux
3 196 (8.28%) UNIX
4 20 (0.85%) Solaris
5 17 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.42%) AIX
8 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.21%) zOS
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.21%) Android
13 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.17%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.085%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1540 (65.09%) Information Security
2 575 (24.30%) Risk Management
3 458 (19.36%) ITIL
4 367 (15.51%) Cyber Security
5 351 (14.84%) Security Management
6 332 (14.03%) Security Architecture
7 317 (13.40%) SIEM
8 264 (11.16%) Penetration Testing
9 209 (8.83%) Project Management
10 181 (7.65%) Data Protection
11 177 (7.48%) Vulnerability Management
12 174 (7.35%) Business Continuity
13 169 (7.14%) Information Security Management
14 160 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 160 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 152 (6.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 152 (6.42%) Information Assurance
16 144 (6.09%) PRINCE2
17 136 (5.75%) TOGAF
18 125 (5.28%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 137 (5.79%) SQL
2 55 (2.32%) C
3 51 (2.16%) Perl
4 36 (1.52%) Java
5 32 (1.35%) Python
6 31 (1.31%) PowerShell
7 30 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 21 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.63%) PHP
10 12 (0.51%) C#
10 12 (0.51%) C++
11 8 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.21%) VB
12 5 (0.21%) APL
13 3 (0.13%) R
13 3 (0.13%) Ruby
14 1 (0.042%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 978 (41.34%) CISM
2 622 (26.29%) CISA
3 429 (18.13%) Degree
4 305 (12.89%) Cisco Certification
5 267 (11.28%) CEH
6 225 (9.51%) Security Cleared
7 197 (8.33%) CCNP
8 179 (7.57%) CRISC
9 162 (6.85%) GIAC
10 159 (6.72%) CCNA
11 141 (5.96%) SC Cleared
12 124 (5.24%) SSCP
13 118 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 94 (3.97%) PCI QSA
15 74 (3.13%) MCSE
16 71 (3.00%) CISMP
17 58 (2.45%) GCIH
18 53 (2.24%) DV Cleared
19 52 (2.20%) MCSA
20 51 (2.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 858 (36.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 565 (23.88%) PCI DSS
3 198 (8.37%) COBIT
4 151 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 49 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 33 (1.39%) SLA
7 25 (1.06%) QA
8 16 (0.68%) COSO
8 16 (0.68%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.59%) BS7799
9 14 (0.59%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.59%) BS25999
10 13 (0.55%) HIPAA
11 12 (0.51%) GPG13
12 10 (0.42%) FISMA
13 6 (0.25%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.25%) EMIR
13 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.25%) Basel II
13 6 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 174 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.56%) Snort
4 19 (0.80%) vSphere
5 14 (0.59%) XenServer
6 6 (0.25%) Xen
6 6 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.21%) XenApp
7 5 (0.21%) SpamAssassin
7 5 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.13%) RACF
8 3 (0.13%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.085%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.085%) Kamailio
9 2 (0.085%) ACF2
10 1 (0.042%) pfSense
10 1 (0.042%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (1.69%) Nessus
2 22 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (0.30%) OpenView
6 6 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.25%) SCCM
6 6 (0.25%) Nagios
6 6 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (0.25%) Cisco LMS
7 5 (0.21%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.21%) Nmap
7 5 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.17%) Cacti
8 4 (0.17%) WMI
8 4 (0.17%) Opsview
8 4 (0.17%) Graphite
9 3 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 304 (12.85%) Cisco
2 205 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 175 (7.40%) CheckPoint
4 115 (4.86%) VMware
5 107 (4.52%) Juniper
6 74 (3.13%) McAfee
7 71 (3.00%) Oracle
8 70 (2.96%) Splunk
9 68 (2.87%) ArcSight
10 50 (2.11%) Blue Coat
11 48 (2.03%) Symantec
12 45 (1.90%) Citrix
12 45 (1.90%) HP
12 45 (1.90%) Fortinet
12 45 (1.90%) F5
13 39 (1.65%) Websense
14 36 (1.52%) SolarWinds
15 31 (1.31%) Red Hat
16 30 (1.27%) SAP
16 30 (1.27%) Sourcefire
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000k-60,000k
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
GE Capital
Salary: £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Rark Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum 20% Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Radlett, Hertfordshire
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50700 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + On application
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Markit Group Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £41500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £80k plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday