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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 250 332 292
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -40
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1313 1003 992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.84% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.34% 3.06% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 993 774 761
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +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
30275 32747 30836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.31% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23681 26225 24865
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 5 May 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 May 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 +73 1193 £57,500 - 163
London +54 569 £65,000 - 52
South East +61 275 £55,000 +4.76% 56
City of London +52 183 £67,500 +16.37% 9
Berkshire +60 127 £57,500 +21.05% 31
Scotland +85 94 £55,000 -8.33% 11
East of England +58 76 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Yorkshire +1 71 £45,000 -18.18% 11
North West +30 62 £57,500 +43.75% 12
South West -1 60 £52,000 +1.96% 10
Edinburgh +50 51 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Midlands +9 50 £55,000 +22.22% 12
West Yorkshire -2 48 £45,000 -16.66% 7
Reading +35 47 £56,250 +32.35% 16
Surrey -6 41 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Hampshire +6 40 £45,000 -21.73% 3
Manchester +29 36 £55,000 -4.34% 8
Cambridgeshire +38 34 £45,650 +11.34% 2
Glasgow +36 33 £43,750 -32.69% 8
Leeds -20 31 £45,000 -21.73% 1
East Midlands -2 30 £57,500 +4.54% 4
Cambridge +39 29 £45,825 +11.76% 2
Birmingham -7 24 £51,250 +13.88% 6
Kent +21 22 £60,000 +14.28% 2
West Sussex +19 22 £43,750 +25.00%
Slough +20 21 £53,500 +12.63% 5
Wiltshire +13 21 £51,576 +8.58% 2
Cheshire +12 20 £61,215 +74.90% 1
Crawley +10 19 £42,500 +21.42%
Hertfordshire -7 17 £52,500 +31.25% 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1575 (65.90%) Information Security
2 1052 (44.02%) CISM
3 951 (39.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 688 (28.79%) Finance
5 637 (26.65%) Firewall
6 629 (26.32%) CISA
7 579 (24.23%) PCI DSS
8 554 (23.18%) Risk Management
9 488 (20.42%) ITIL
10 465 (19.46%) Degree
11 461 (19.29%) Management Information System
12 419 (17.53%) Network Security
13 411 (17.20%) Windows
14 401 (16.78%) Cyber Security
15 391 (16.36%) Security Management
16 363 (15.19%) Security Architecture
17 311 (13.01%) SIEM
18 299 (12.51%) Cisco Certification
19 285 (11.92%) CEH
20 282 (11.80%) Cisco
21 279 (11.67%) Linux
22 275 (11.51%) Penetration Testing
23 265 (11.09%) Security Cleared
24 251 (10.50%) COBIT
25 234 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
26 232 (9.71%) Banking
27 221 (9.25%) Project Management
28 214 (8.95%) TCP/IP
29 205 (8.58%) Business Continuity
30 203 (8.49%) Vulnerability Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 78 (3.26%) IIS
2 16 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.59%) Apache
4 10 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.25%) Lync
7 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.084%) Node.js
8 2 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.084%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.042%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.042%) SAS
9 1 (0.042%) CMS
9 1 (0.042%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 84 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.17%) MS Office
3 17 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.042%) GIMP
7 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.042%) RMDS
4 1 (0.042%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.80%) SaaS
2 18 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.38%) PaaS
5 8 (0.33%) IaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.084%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 637 (26.65%) Firewall
2 419 (17.53%) Network Security
3 214 (8.95%) TCP/IP
4 167 (6.99%) WAN
5 158 (6.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 155 (6.49%) LAN
7 149 (6.23%) Wireless
8 129 (5.40%) Internet
9 105 (4.39%) VPN
10 96 (4.02%) DNS
11 74 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
12 61 (2.55%) BGP
13 57 (2.38%) DHCP
14 48 (2.01%) MPLS
15 47 (1.97%) Wireless Security
16 43 (1.80%) DMZ
17 41 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
18 37 (1.55%) OSPF
18 37 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 34 (1.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.92%) Big Data
2 22 (0.92%) Relational Database
3 17 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.50%) MySQL
5 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.38%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.33%) Couchbase
7 6 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.084%) Redis
8 2 (0.084%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.084%) Informix
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.042%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.21%) Subversion
3 2 (0.084%) JIRA
3 2 (0.084%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.084%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.084%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.042%) Ant
4 1 (0.042%) Hudson
4 1 (0.042%) GCC
4 1 (0.042%) Rational Rose
General
1 688 (28.79%) Finance
2 232 (9.71%) Banking
3 148 (6.19%) Retail
4 125 (5.23%) Legal
5 123 (5.15%) Law
6 110 (4.60%) Telecoms
7 52 (2.18%) Marketing
8 29 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.05%) Games
11 23 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.92%) Advertising
12 22 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.71%) French Language
14 15 (0.63%) Publishing
14 15 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.50%) German Language
16 11 (0.46%) iGaming
17 9 (0.38%) Back Office
17 9 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 432 (18.08%) Consultant
2 425 (17.78%) Analyst
3 398 (16.65%) Security Analyst
4 354 (14.81%) Security Manager
5 336 (14.06%) Security Consultant
6 255 (10.67%) Security Engineer
7 234 (9.79%) Architect
8 209 (8.74%) Security Architect
9 207 (8.66%) Information Manager
10 201 (8.41%) Information Analyst
11 196 (8.20%) Information Security Analyst
12 189 (7.91%) Information Security Manager
13 154 (6.44%) Security Specialist
14 140 (5.86%) Security Officer
15 124 (5.19%) Network Engineer
16 116 (4.85%) Information Security Officer
17 100 (4.18%) Network Security Engineer
18 92 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
19 87 (3.64%) Information Security Consultant
20 71 (2.97%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.63%) Regular Expression
2 33 (1.38%) Web Services
3 23 (0.96%) .NET
4 21 (0.88%) JSP
5 18 (0.75%) REST
6 16 (0.67%) Middleware
7 15 (0.63%) SOAP
8 13 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 12 (0.50%) SAML
10 11 (0.46%) CSS
10 11 (0.46%) HTML
11 10 (0.42%) XML
12 9 (0.38%) WCF
13 8 (0.33%) ODBC
14 7 (0.29%) J2EE
15 6 (0.25%) OAuth
16 4 (0.17%) SailPoint
16 4 (0.17%) LAMP
17 3 (0.13%) Lucene
18 2 (0.084%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 461 (19.29%) Management Information System
2 234 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 84 (3.51%) Cryptography
5 80 (3.35%) CESG
6 79 (3.31%) PKI
7 52 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
8 43 (1.80%) RMADS
9 39 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
10 29 (1.21%) Mathematics
11 23 (0.96%) SCADA
12 22 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.88%) GIS
14 20 (0.84%) Online Banking
14 20 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 20 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
15 18 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
15 18 (0.75%) Open Source
16 14 (0.59%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.59%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 411 (17.20%) Windows
2 279 (11.67%) Linux
3 184 (7.70%) UNIX
4 20 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.63%) Solaris
6 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.25%) AIX
9 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.21%) zOS
10 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.17%) CentOS
11 4 (0.17%) VMS
12 2 (0.084%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.084%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1575 (65.90%) Information Security
2 554 (23.18%) Risk Management
3 488 (20.42%) ITIL
4 401 (16.78%) Cyber Security
5 391 (16.36%) Security Management
6 363 (15.19%) Security Architecture
7 311 (13.01%) SIEM
8 275 (11.51%) Penetration Testing
9 221 (9.25%) Project Management
10 205 (8.58%) Business Continuity
11 203 (8.49%) Vulnerability Management
12 201 (8.41%) Data Protection
13 186 (7.78%) Information Security Management
14 179 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
15 175 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 170 (7.11%) Information Assurance
17 165 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
18 147 (6.15%) Security Testing
19 143 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 127 (5.31%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (6.44%) SQL
2 56 (2.34%) Perl
3 47 (1.97%) C
4 39 (1.63%) Java
5 36 (1.51%) PowerShell
6 31 (1.30%) Python
6 31 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 20 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 15 (0.63%) PHP
9 12 (0.50%) C#
10 10 (0.42%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.29%) C++
12 5 (0.21%) Ruby
12 5 (0.21%) VB
12 5 (0.21%) APL
13 3 (0.13%) R
14 1 (0.042%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1052 (44.02%) CISM
2 629 (26.32%) CISA
3 465 (19.46%) Degree
4 299 (12.51%) Cisco Certification
5 285 (11.92%) CEH
6 265 (11.09%) Security Cleared
7 198 (8.28%) CRISC
8 190 (7.95%) CCNP
9 160 (6.69%) CCNA
10 154 (6.44%) GIAC
11 148 (6.19%) SC Cleared
12 117 (4.90%) SSCP
13 114 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 76 (3.18%) PCI QSA
15 72 (3.01%) CISMP
16 68 (2.85%) MCSE
17 60 (2.51%) DV Cleared
18 57 (2.38%) OSCP
19 53 (2.22%) MCSA
20 52 (2.18%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 951 (39.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 579 (24.23%) PCI DSS
3 251 (10.50%) COBIT
4 140 (5.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 45 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 29 (1.21%) SLA
7 21 (0.88%) JSP 440
7 21 (0.88%) COSO
8 17 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.67%) QA
9 16 (0.67%) BS25999
10 14 (0.59%) HIPAA
11 12 (0.50%) BS7799
11 12 (0.50%) GPG13
12 10 (0.42%) FISMA
13 9 (0.38%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.25%) Basel II
14 6 (0.25%) MiFID
14 6 (0.25%) EMIR
14 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 182 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 60 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.55%) Snort
4 23 (0.96%) vSphere
5 14 (0.59%) XenServer
6 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.21%) SpamAssassin
7 4 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.17%) XenApp
8 3 (0.13%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.084%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.084%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.084%) Xen
9 2 (0.084%) RACF
9 2 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.084%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.042%) vCloud
10 1 (0.042%) ACF2
10 1 (0.042%) pfSense
10 1 (0.042%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (1.80%) Nessus
2 21 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (0.42%) FortiGate
4 10 (0.42%) Nmap
5 7 (0.29%) OpenView
5 7 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.25%) SCCM
6 6 (0.25%) Cisco LMS
7 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.17%) Nagios
8 4 (0.17%) WMI
8 4 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.084%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.084%) Foglight
10 2 (0.084%) OPNET
10 2 (0.084%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 282 (11.80%) Cisco
2 188 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 174 (7.28%) CheckPoint
4 113 (4.73%) VMware
5 107 (4.48%) Juniper
6 86 (3.60%) Oracle
7 81 (3.39%) Splunk
8 76 (3.18%) McAfee
9 66 (2.76%) ArcSight
10 55 (2.30%) F5
11 50 (2.09%) Blue Coat
12 49 (2.05%) Symantec
13 44 (1.84%) Citrix
13 44 (1.84%) Fortinet
14 42 (1.76%) SAP
15 40 (1.67%) HP
15 40 (1.67%) Websense
16 35 (1.46%) SolarWinds
16 35 (1.46%) Cyber-Ark
17 29 (1.21%) Qualys
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42840 - £50400 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £130k plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-85k base + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
NTA Monitor Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: Yesterday