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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 276 309 298
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1129 955 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.91% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 3.33% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 893 751 791
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £41,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +2.10%

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +29 1042 £55,000 - 115
London +16 418 £62,500 -3.84% 47
South East +28 238 £55,000 +10.00% 26
City of London +26 123 £60,000 -4.00% 15
Berkshire +33 115 £57,500 +21.05% 11
East of England +50 84 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire +11 79 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North West +42 70 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Scotland +20 69 £57,500 +21.05% 10
South West -9 63 £51,576 +1.12% 10
West Yorkshire -2 55 £45,000 - 6
Leeds -1 52 £45,000 - 3
Surrey +19 49 £56,750 -3.40% 7
Cambridgeshire +35 46 £50,000 -6.97% 2
Edinburgh +29 44 £55,000 -8.33% 7
East Midlands +11 43 £55,000 +4.76% 3
West Midlands -19 40 £53,750 +19.44% 8
Manchester +17 35 £57,500 +21.05% 9
Reading +12 33 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Leicestershire +36 31 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Cambridge +19 30 £44,500 -19.09% 2
Wiltshire +18 28 £48,500 +7.77%
Newbury +14 21 £53,750 +26.47% 1
Cheshire +13 21 £54,358 +20.79%
Leicester +29 19 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Swindon +10 19 £51,576 +14.61%
Hampshire -19 19 £53,125 +8.97% 1
Birmingham -24 19 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Sussex +10 18 £42,500 -45.16%
North Yorkshire - 18 £52,500 -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1500 (65.33%) Information Security
2 988 (43.03%) CISM
3 847 (36.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 598 (26.05%) Firewall
5 583 (25.39%) CISA
6 570 (24.83%) Finance
7 556 (24.22%) PCI DSS
8 549 (23.91%) Risk Management
9 476 (20.73%) Management Information System
10 437 (19.03%) Degree
11 399 (17.38%) ITIL
12 376 (16.38%) Windows
13 343 (14.94%) Security Management
14 330 (14.37%) Network Security
15 318 (13.85%) Security Architecture
16 309 (13.46%) SIEM
17 307 (13.37%) Cisco
18 297 (12.94%) Linux
19 294 (12.80%) Cyber Security
20 283 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
21 277 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
22 274 (11.93%) CEH
23 265 (11.54%) Banking
24 214 (9.32%) TCP/IP
25 208 (9.06%) Security Cleared
26 205 (8.93%) Microsoft
27 200 (8.71%) UNIX
28 192 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
29 191 (8.32%) COBIT
30 186 (8.10%) CRISC

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 76 (3.31%) IIS
2 24 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.65%) Apache
4 14 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.26%) Lync
8 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.17%) Jetty
11 3 (0.13%) Node.js
11 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.087%) SAS
12 2 (0.087%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.087%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.087%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.044%) MQSeries
Applications
1 96 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.52%) MS Office
3 22 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.26%) MS Project
6 4 (0.17%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.13%) RMDS
3 2 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.044%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.22%) SaaS
2 15 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.44%) Office 365
5 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.30%) PaaS
6 7 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 598 (26.05%) Firewall
2 330 (14.37%) Network Security
3 214 (9.32%) TCP/IP
4 158 (6.88%) WAN
5 151 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
6 150 (6.53%) Wireless
7 142 (6.18%) LAN
8 116 (5.05%) VPN
9 101 (4.40%) Internet
10 84 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
11 82 (3.57%) DNS
12 63 (2.74%) BGP
13 47 (2.05%) DHCP
14 45 (1.96%) MPLS
15 42 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
16 39 (1.70%) OSPF
17 38 (1.66%) Wireless Security
18 34 (1.48%) EIGRP
18 34 (1.48%) SSL
19 33 (1.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 15 (0.65%) MySQL
5 13 (0.57%) RDBMS
5 13 (0.57%) Big Data
6 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.30%) Informix
8 6 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.22%) Couchbase
9 5 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.13%) NonStop SQL
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.13%) Redis
11 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (0.57%) JIRA
2 9 (0.39%) Subversion
3 7 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.26%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.044%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.044%) AppScan
6 1 (0.044%) Ant
6 1 (0.044%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.044%) Rational Rose
General
1 570 (24.83%) Finance
2 265 (11.54%) Banking
3 163 (7.10%) Retail
4 119 (5.18%) Legal
5 93 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 93 (4.05%) Law
6 50 (2.18%) Marketing
7 47 (2.05%) Games
8 39 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 20 (0.87%) Advertising
12 18 (0.78%) German Language
13 15 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.61%) iGaming
15 13 (0.57%) French Language
16 12 (0.52%) Publishing
17 9 (0.39%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.35%) Back Office
18 8 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 468 (20.38%) Analyst
2 439 (19.12%) Security Analyst
3 418 (18.21%) Consultant
4 331 (14.42%) Security Manager
5 325 (14.16%) Security Consultant
6 230 (10.02%) Architect
7 227 (9.89%) Information Analyst
8 222 (9.67%) Information Security Analyst
9 219 (9.54%) Security Engineer
10 201 (8.75%) Security Architect
11 162 (7.06%) Information Manager
12 156 (6.79%) Information Security Manager
13 138 (6.01%) Security Specialist
14 125 (5.44%) Security Officer
15 104 (4.53%) Information Security Officer
16 90 (3.92%) Tester
16 90 (3.92%) Network Engineer
17 84 (3.66%) IT Security Analyst
18 83 (3.61%) Information Security Engineer
19 67 (2.92%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.92%) Regular Expression
2 26 (1.13%) .NET
3 25 (1.09%) Web Services
4 17 (0.74%) SOAP
4 17 (0.74%) REST
5 14 (0.61%) XML
6 13 (0.57%) Middleware
7 12 (0.52%) JSP
8 11 (0.48%) SAML
9 10 (0.44%) J2EE
10 9 (0.39%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.35%) LAMP
11 8 (0.35%) HTML
12 7 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.26%) WCF
14 5 (0.22%) CSS
15 4 (0.17%) OAuth
15 4 (0.17%) SailPoint
16 3 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
16 3 (0.13%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 476 (20.73%) Management Information System
2 192 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (6.75%) Computer Science
4 91 (3.96%) CESG
5 69 (3.01%) PKI
6 56 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
7 54 (2.35%) RMADS
8 52 (2.26%) Cryptography
9 32 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
10 31 (1.35%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.13%) GIS
12 24 (1.05%) Open Source
13 19 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
14 17 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
15 16 (0.70%) SWIFT
15 16 (0.70%) Tandem
15 16 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.61%) EMV
16 14 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 376 (16.38%) Windows
2 297 (12.94%) Linux
3 200 (8.71%) UNIX
4 24 (1.05%) Solaris
4 24 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.57%) AIX
8 9 (0.39%) Android
8 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.22%) zOS
13 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1500 (65.33%) Information Security
2 549 (23.91%) Risk Management
3 399 (17.38%) ITIL
4 343 (14.94%) Security Management
5 318 (13.85%) Security Architecture
6 309 (13.46%) SIEM
7 294 (12.80%) Cyber Security
8 277 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
9 178 (7.75%) Project Management
10 177 (7.71%) Vulnerability Management
11 161 (7.01%) Information Security Management
12 160 (6.97%) Business Continuity
13 156 (6.79%) Data Protection
14 154 (6.71%) Information Assurance
15 142 (6.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 142 (6.18%) PRINCE2
16 138 (6.01%) TOGAF
17 134 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 125 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
19 119 (5.18%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 118 (5.14%) SQL
2 51 (2.22%) C
3 45 (1.96%) Perl
4 36 (1.57%) Java
5 31 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 29 (1.26%) Python
7 26 (1.13%) PowerShell
7 26 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 15 (0.65%) PHP
9 13 (0.57%) C++
10 11 (0.48%) C#
11 7 (0.30%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.22%) APL
13 3 (0.13%) R
13 3 (0.13%) VB
13 3 (0.13%) Ruby
14 1 (0.044%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 988 (43.03%) CISM
2 583 (25.39%) CISA
3 437 (19.03%) Degree
4 283 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
5 274 (11.93%) CEH
6 208 (9.06%) Security Cleared
7 186 (8.10%) CRISC
8 181 (7.88%) CCNP
9 168 (7.32%) GIAC
10 141 (6.14%) CCNA
11 126 (5.49%) SC Cleared
12 120 (5.23%) SSCP
13 112 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 95 (4.14%) PCI QSA
15 90 (3.92%) CISMP
16 69 (3.01%) MCSE
17 55 (2.40%) CCIE
18 51 (2.22%) GCIH
19 50 (2.18%) DV Cleared
19 50 (2.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 847 (36.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 556 (24.22%) PCI DSS
3 191 (8.32%) COBIT
4 146 (6.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 50 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 38 (1.66%) SLA
7 27 (1.18%) QA
8 17 (0.74%) BS25999
8 17 (0.74%) BS7799
9 15 (0.65%) COSO
10 14 (0.61%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.61%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.52%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.39%) GPG13
13 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.13%) Basel II
14 3 (0.13%) MiFID
14 3 (0.13%) EMIR
14 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
15 2 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 155 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 73 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.44%) Snort
4 15 (0.65%) vSphere
5 14 (0.61%) XenServer
6 9 (0.39%) Nmap
7 8 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.26%) Xen
10 5 (0.22%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (0.17%) RACF
12 3 (0.13%) ACF2
12 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 3 (0.13%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.087%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.044%) NFS
14 1 (0.044%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 44 (1.92%) Nessus
2 29 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (0.39%) Nagios
6 8 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (0.30%) Cacti
7 7 (0.30%) Opsview
7 7 (0.30%) Graphite
8 6 (0.26%) Cisco LMS
8 6 (0.26%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.22%) Puppet
9 5 (0.22%) OpenView
9 5 (0.22%) SCCM
9 5 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.17%) WSUS
11 3 (0.13%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 307 (13.37%) Cisco
2 205 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 171 (7.45%) CheckPoint
4 115 (5.01%) VMware
5 104 (4.53%) Juniper
6 74 (3.22%) McAfee
7 71 (3.09%) ArcSight
8 66 (2.87%) Oracle
9 63 (2.74%) Splunk
10 59 (2.57%) Symantec
11 47 (2.05%) Citrix
11 47 (2.05%) Blue Coat
12 45 (1.96%) Fortinet
13 44 (1.92%) HP
14 40 (1.74%) SolarWinds
15 39 (1.70%) F5
16 38 (1.66%) Red Hat
17 36 (1.57%) Websense
18 29 (1.26%) Qualys
19 26 (1.13%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + SALARY NEGOTIABLE
Posted: Yesterday
Chatham, Kent
Harris Global
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + PENSION + EXCELLENT BENS
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £54000 - £68000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: £50k + £20k Bonus + Car Allowance and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago