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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 292 292 311
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1048 983 979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.92% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 3.43% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 842 737 814
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,750 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +2.00%

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 +7 981 £55,000 +4.76% 106
London +7 448 £59,500 +3.47% 39
South East +39 277 £52,500 -4.54% 27
Berkshire +45 129 £62,500 +13.63% 13
City of London -7 100 £56,000 +12.00% 14
Hampshire +1 58 £52,500 -16.00% 5
Surrey +20 56 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -57 55 £50,000 -1.96% 9
North West -22 52 £50,000 - 14
West Yorkshire -40 47 £49,500 -1.00% 9
East of England -36 45 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Leeds -21 38 £45,000 -14.28% 7
East Midlands +13 36 £55,000 - 1
Scotland -4 33 £45,000 -8.16% 2
Maidenhead +16 31 £80,000 +106.45% 3
West Midlands -18 30 £42,000 -6.66% 3
Reading -23 29 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Cheshire -1 25 £49,000 -2.00% 2
Newbury +30 24 £66,250 - 2
Leicestershire - 20 £55,000 - 1
Kent +15 18 £42,000 -1.17%
Hertfordshire -5 18 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Birmingham -19 18 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Leicester - 18 £55,000 - 1
Guildford +12 17 £55,000 +10.00%
Edinburgh -10 17 £49,050 -3.82% 2
Glasgow +10 15 £40,000 -1.84%
Havant - 15 £58,000 -
Liverpool +24 14 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Merseyside +14 14 £50,000 +29.87% 5

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1304 (63.64%) Information Security
2 864 (42.17%) CISM
3 800 (39.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 612 (29.87%) Finance
5 604 (29.48%) CISA
6 530 (25.87%) Degree
7 525 (25.62%) Firewall
8 511 (24.94%) Management Information System
9 482 (23.52%) PCI DSS
10 424 (20.69%) Risk Management
11 419 (20.45%) Windows
12 401 (19.57%) ITIL
13 316 (15.42%) Linux
14 299 (14.59%) CEH
15 294 (14.35%) Penetration Testing
16 272 (13.27%) Network Security
17 260 (12.69%) SIEM
18 255 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
19 244 (11.91%) Security Management
20 242 (11.81%) Cisco
21 239 (11.66%) Security Cleared
22 231 (11.27%) Project Management
23 212 (10.35%) UNIX
24 209 (10.20%) Microsoft
25 206 (10.05%) Security Architecture
26 205 (10.00%) Banking
27 182 (8.88%) PRINCE2
28 180 (8.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
29 179 (8.74%) Internet
30 167 (8.15%) CheckPoint

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 69 (3.37%) IIS
2 30 (1.46%) Apache
3 28 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 19 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.73%) Lync
6 14 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.44%) SAS
8 8 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.098%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.098%) nginx
13 2 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 132 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.61%) MS Office
3 15 (0.73%) MS Project
3 15 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) assyst
2 9 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.098%) RMDS
6 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.049%) Summit
6 1 (0.049%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.63%) SaaS
3 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.049%) IaaS
5 1 (0.049%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 525 (25.62%) Firewall
2 272 (13.27%) Network Security
3 179 (8.74%) Internet
4 167 (8.15%) TCP/IP
5 135 (6.59%) VPN
6 102 (4.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 97 (4.73%) Wireless
8 88 (4.29%) LAN
9 80 (3.90%) WAN
10 73 (3.56%) DNS
11 60 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
12 46 (2.24%) SSL
13 40 (1.95%) Wireshark
14 37 (1.81%) VoIP
15 35 (1.71%) DHCP
16 33 (1.61%) IPsec
17 31 (1.51%) Intranet
18 25 (1.22%) SAN
19 24 (1.17%) TACACS
19 24 (1.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.85%) MySQL
3 30 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 19 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 14 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.34%) Informix
9 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.15%) Big Data
10 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.098%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.098%) Redis
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.098%) NonStop SQL
11 2 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.049%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.049%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.049%) DB2
Development Applications
1 46 (2.24%) Metasploit
2 9 (0.44%) AppScan
3 7 (0.34%) JIRA
3 7 (0.34%) Subversion
3 7 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.34%) Hudson
3 7 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.29%) TestNG
4 6 (0.29%) Selenium
5 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.049%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.049%) QADirector
General
1 612 (29.87%) Finance
2 205 (10.00%) Banking
3 133 (6.49%) Legal
4 116 (5.66%) Retail
5 103 (5.03%) Law
6 80 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 37 (1.81%) Marketing
9 33 (1.61%) German Language
10 30 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.27%) Advertising
12 25 (1.22%) Games
13 16 (0.78%) Local Government
14 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.34%) Publishing
16 7 (0.34%) Electronics
17 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 458 (22.35%) Analyst
2 427 (20.84%) Security Analyst
3 422 (20.60%) Consultant
4 325 (15.86%) Security Consultant
5 264 (12.88%) Security Manager
6 178 (8.69%) Security Engineer
7 173 (8.44%) Architect
8 149 (7.27%) Information Analyst
9 148 (7.22%) Information Security Analyst
10 144 (7.03%) Security Architect
11 142 (6.93%) Information Manager
12 141 (6.88%) Security Specialist
13 127 (6.20%) Information Security Manager
14 98 (4.78%) Information Specialist
15 97 (4.73%) Information Security Specialist
16 90 (4.39%) IT Security Analyst
17 83 (4.05%) IT Security Consultant
17 83 (4.05%) IT Consultant
18 82 (4.00%) Security Officer
19 79 (3.86%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.20%) .NET
2 26 (1.27%) Web Services
3 19 (0.93%) SAML
4 14 (0.68%) Middleware
5 13 (0.63%) Regular Expression
6 12 (0.59%) SailPoint
6 12 (0.59%) HTML
7 10 (0.49%) J2EE
7 10 (0.49%) LAMP
7 10 (0.49%) OAuth
8 9 (0.44%) OpenID
8 9 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.44%) JSP
9 7 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.29%) RESTful
11 5 (0.24%) XML
11 5 (0.24%) JCE
12 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.15%) WPF
13 3 (0.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 511 (24.94%) Management Information System
2 160 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (7.17%) Computer Science
4 98 (4.78%) CESG
5 83 (4.05%) RMADS
6 74 (3.61%) PKI
7 64 (3.12%) Cryptography
7 64 (3.12%) CESG CLAS
8 58 (2.83%) PMI
9 39 (1.90%) Open Source
10 28 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (1.07%) Mathematics
12 19 (0.93%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.88%) Smartphone
14 17 (0.83%) EFT
15 16 (0.78%) SWIFT
16 13 (0.63%) iPad
16 13 (0.63%) Smartcard
16 13 (0.63%) iPhone
17 11 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 419 (20.45%) Windows
2 316 (15.42%) Linux
3 212 (10.35%) UNIX
4 56 (2.73%) Solaris
5 53 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.32%) AIX
9 21 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.49%) FreeBSD
13 7 (0.34%) CentOS
14 6 (0.29%) Android
14 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.24%) HPUX
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.20%) OS/390
17 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1304 (63.64%) Information Security
2 424 (20.69%) Risk Management
3 401 (19.57%) ITIL
4 294 (14.35%) Penetration Testing
5 260 (12.69%) SIEM
6 244 (11.91%) Security Management
7 231 (11.27%) Project Management
8 206 (10.05%) Security Architecture
9 182 (8.88%) PRINCE2
10 180 (8.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 158 (7.71%) ISMS
12 149 (7.27%) Cyber Security
13 143 (6.98%) Data Protection
14 140 (6.83%) Information Security Management
15 135 (6.59%) Ethical Hacking
15 135 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
16 127 (6.20%) Risk Assessment
17 120 (5.86%) Information Assurance
18 119 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 115 (5.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (7.03%) SQL
2 69 (3.37%) Java
3 65 (3.17%) C
4 62 (3.03%) Perl
5 60 (2.93%) Python
6 49 (2.39%) Ruby
7 47 (2.29%) PHP
8 38 (1.85%) C++
8 38 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 34 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 21 (1.02%) C#
11 16 (0.78%) Objective-C
12 12 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.54%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.29%) VBScript
15 4 (0.20%) VB
16 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.098%) PowerHouse
17 2 (0.098%) BeanShell
18 1 (0.049%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 864 (42.17%) CISM
2 604 (29.48%) CISA
3 530 (25.87%) Degree
4 299 (14.59%) CEH
5 255 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
6 239 (11.66%) Security Cleared
7 160 (7.81%) CCNP
8 138 (6.73%) SC Cleared
9 136 (6.64%) GIAC
10 135 (6.59%) CCNA
11 98 (4.78%) CRISC
12 90 (4.39%) PCI QSA
13 73 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 68 (3.32%) CCSE
15 67 (3.27%) CISMP
16 62 (3.03%) PMI Certification
17 60 (2.93%) CCSA
18 57 (2.78%) CCSP
19 53 (2.59%) MCSE
20 51 (2.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (39.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 482 (23.52%) PCI DSS
3 167 (8.15%) COBIT
4 92 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (1.61%) SLA
5 33 (1.61%) JSP 440
6 32 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 28 (1.37%) QA
8 20 (0.98%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.59%) COSO
10 8 (0.39%) Basel III
10 8 (0.39%) Solvency II
10 8 (0.39%) Basel II
11 7 (0.34%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.29%) BS25999
12 6 (0.29%) BS7799
12 6 (0.29%) GPG13
13 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.049%) TickIT
System Software
1 80 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 65 (3.17%) Snort
3 37 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.61%) Nmap
5 11 (0.54%) vSphere
6 9 (0.44%) ProxySG
6 9 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.39%) UAG
8 7 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.15%) XenApp
10 3 (0.15%) NFS
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.15%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (0.098%) Varnish
11 2 (0.098%) Gluster
11 2 (0.098%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.098%) Samba
11 2 (0.098%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 42 (2.05%) Nessus
2 24 (1.17%) Cacti
3 19 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
5 13 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 11 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.44%) Puppet
9 7 (0.34%) WSUS
9 7 (0.34%) Nagios
9 7 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.34%) Opsview
10 6 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 4 (0.20%) WebInspect
13 3 (0.15%) SCCM
13 3 (0.15%) OpenView
13 3 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 242 (11.81%) Cisco
2 209 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 167 (8.15%) CheckPoint
4 115 (5.61%) Oracle
5 102 (4.98%) Juniper
6 79 (3.86%) Blue Coat
7 68 (3.32%) McAfee
8 66 (3.22%) Symantec
9 49 (2.39%) VMware
10 44 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 43 (2.10%) F5
12 42 (2.05%) LogRhythm
13 40 (1.95%) ArcSight
14 34 (1.66%) Sophos
15 32 (1.56%) Websense
16 30 (1.46%) Qualys
16 30 (1.46%) CA
17 29 (1.42%) Sun
18 28 (1.37%) HP
18 28 (1.37%) Splunk
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Comm. + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus, pension, shares option +++
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + OTE £85K +
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £71500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, pension, bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + £20K OTE + Car + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Oxfordshire
NTT Com Security (UK) Limited
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £79000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + on-call allowance, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £66000 per annum + Travel + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago