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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 284 286 320
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +34
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1075 1033 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 3.65% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 888 838 728
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
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 26 January 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 January 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 +2 1032 £55,000 - 134
London +23 447 £60,000 -4.00% 51
South East -8 222 £57,500 +4.54% 34
City of London +49 161 £56,500 -14.39% 11
Berkshire +18 123 £57,500 +15.00% 19
Yorkshire +15 87 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North West +40 80 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +15 68 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Leeds +26 64 £45,000 +2.85% 3
East of England +26 60 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South West -13 54 £48,500 -3.00% 17
Surrey +23 50 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Manchester +8 45 £57,500 +29.21% 5
West Midlands -17 44 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands -19 38 £55,000 +2.32% 4
Reading +7 32 £46,250 -19.56% 7
Scotland -19 32 £60,000 +29.72% 3
Leicestershire +24 27 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Newbury +16 27 £55,000 +25.71% 1
Edinburgh +6 27 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Hampshire -25 24 £43,750 -12.50% 7
Cambridgeshire +9 23 £56,400 +7.42% 5
Hertfordshire +4 21 £50,000 +25.00%
Birmingham -31 21 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Wiltshire +13 20 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Cheshire +9 18 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Leicester +30 17 £55,000 -12.00% 1
North Yorkshire +25 16 £52,500 +6.59% 1
York +23 14 £52,500 +6.59% 1
Cambridge +5 14 £65,000 +18.18% 5

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1393 (64.43%) Information Security
2 905 (41.86%) CISM
3 777 (35.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 581 (26.87%) Firewall
5 560 (25.90%) CISA
6 525 (24.28%) PCI DSS
7 524 (24.24%) Finance
8 496 (22.94%) Risk Management
9 469 (21.69%) Management Information System
10 408 (18.87%) Degree
11 382 (17.67%) Windows
12 368 (17.02%) ITIL
13 321 (14.85%) Linux
14 312 (14.43%) Network Security
15 298 (13.78%) Cisco
16 291 (13.46%) Security Management
17 284 (13.14%) Security Architecture
18 279 (12.90%) CEH
19 272 (12.58%) SIEM
20 267 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
21 256 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
22 241 (11.15%) Banking
23 238 (11.01%) Cyber Security
24 222 (10.27%) UNIX
25 213 (9.85%) Microsoft
26 209 (9.67%) TCP/IP
27 194 (8.97%) COBIT
28 186 (8.60%) Security Cleared
29 181 (8.37%) CheckPoint
30 177 (8.19%) Analytical Skills

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 68 (3.15%) IIS
2 23 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 19 (0.88%) Apache
4 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.28%) SAS
10 4 (0.19%) Lync
10 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.19%) Jetty
10 4 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.14%) Node.js
12 1 (0.046%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.046%) nginx
Applications
1 106 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.90%) MS Office
3 20 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.19%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.28%) assyst
2 3 (0.14%) RMDS
3 2 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.046%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.16%) SaaS
2 19 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.56%) Office 365
4 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.23%) PaaS
5 5 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 581 (26.87%) Firewall
2 312 (14.43%) Network Security
3 209 (9.67%) TCP/IP
4 135 (6.24%) Wireless
5 131 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 120 (5.55%) VPN
7 116 (5.37%) WAN
8 114 (5.27%) LAN
9 102 (4.72%) Internet
10 84 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
11 74 (3.42%) DNS
12 50 (2.31%) BGP
13 43 (1.99%) OSPF
14 41 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (1.57%) MPLS
15 34 (1.57%) DHCP
16 33 (1.53%) SSL
16 33 (1.53%) SAN
17 28 (1.30%) DMZ
17 28 (1.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.34%) Relational Database
3 20 (0.93%) MySQL
4 16 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 16 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.51%) Big Data
7 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.32%) Informix
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.19%) Redis
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.14%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.14%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.14%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.14%) NonStop SQL
10 2 (0.093%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (0.60%) JIRA
2 8 (0.37%) Metasploit
3 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.32%) Subversion
3 7 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.23%) Hudson
5 2 (0.093%) TestNG
5 2 (0.093%) Selenium
6 1 (0.046%) AppScan
6 1 (0.046%) Rational Rose
General
1 524 (24.24%) Finance
2 241 (11.15%) Banking
3 158 (7.31%) Retail
4 119 (5.50%) Legal
5 103 (4.76%) Law
6 86 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 49 (2.27%) Games
8 46 (2.13%) Marketing
9 40 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.34%) German Language
12 17 (0.79%) Advertising
13 15 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.65%) iGaming
15 13 (0.60%) French Language
16 12 (0.56%) Publishing
17 10 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.32%) Local Government
18 7 (0.32%) Electronics
19 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 456 (21.09%) Analyst
2 436 (20.17%) Security Analyst
3 414 (19.15%) Consultant
4 327 (15.12%) Security Consultant
5 279 (12.90%) Security Manager
6 214 (9.90%) Information Analyst
7 211 (9.76%) Architect
8 210 (9.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 195 (9.02%) Security Engineer
10 181 (8.37%) Security Architect
11 159 (7.35%) Information Manager
12 146 (6.75%) Information Security Manager
13 137 (6.34%) Security Specialist
14 108 (5.00%) Security Officer
15 95 (4.39%) Tester
16 88 (4.07%) Information Security Officer
17 87 (4.02%) Information Specialist
18 86 (3.98%) IT Security Analyst
19 85 (3.93%) Information Security Specialist
20 81 (3.75%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.04%) Regular Expression
2 27 (1.25%) Web Services
3 24 (1.11%) .NET
4 14 (0.65%) J2EE
4 14 (0.65%) SOAP
4 14 (0.65%) SAML
5 13 (0.60%) REST
6 12 (0.56%) XML
7 9 (0.42%) Middleware
7 9 (0.42%) LAMP
8 8 (0.37%) JSP
9 7 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.23%) Lucene
10 5 (0.23%) HTML
11 4 (0.19%) WCF
11 4 (0.19%) SailPoint
12 3 (0.14%) OAuth
12 3 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.14%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 469 (21.69%) Management Information System
2 177 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 95 (4.39%) CESG
5 62 (2.87%) CESG CLAS
6 56 (2.59%) RMADS
7 50 (2.31%) PKI
8 47 (2.17%) Cryptography
9 32 (1.48%) Mathematics
10 27 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
10 27 (1.25%) GIS
11 23 (1.06%) Open Source
12 19 (0.88%) Tandem
13 17 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 17 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
14 16 (0.74%) SWIFT
14 16 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.56%) EMV
16 11 (0.51%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 382 (17.67%) Windows
2 321 (14.85%) Linux
3 222 (10.27%) UNIX
4 26 (1.20%) Solaris
5 22 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.69%) AIX
8 12 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.37%) Android
11 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.093%) CentOS
14 2 (0.093%) zOS
14 2 (0.093%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1393 (64.43%) Information Security
2 496 (22.94%) Risk Management
3 368 (17.02%) ITIL
4 291 (13.46%) Security Management
5 284 (13.14%) Security Architecture
6 272 (12.58%) SIEM
7 267 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
8 238 (11.01%) Cyber Security
9 165 (7.63%) Project Management
10 157 (7.26%) Vulnerability Management
11 156 (7.22%) PRINCE2
12 154 (7.12%) Information Assurance
13 151 (6.98%) Information Security Management
14 143 (6.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 134 (6.20%) Data Protection
16 133 (6.15%) TOGAF
17 125 (5.78%) Business Continuity
18 120 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
18 120 (5.55%) ISMS
19 111 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 127 (5.87%) SQL
2 52 (2.41%) C
3 49 (2.27%) Perl
4 36 (1.67%) Python
5 32 (1.48%) Java
6 30 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 27 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 26 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 17 (0.79%) C++
10 16 (0.74%) PHP
11 9 (0.42%) Ruby
12 7 (0.32%) C#
13 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.046%) VBScript
14 1 (0.046%) VB
Qualifications
1 905 (41.86%) CISM
2 560 (25.90%) CISA
3 408 (18.87%) Degree
4 279 (12.90%) CEH
5 256 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
6 186 (8.60%) Security Cleared
7 165 (7.63%) CRISC
8 161 (7.45%) GIAC
9 158 (7.31%) CCNP
10 132 (6.11%) CCNA
11 117 (5.41%) SC Cleared
12 115 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 106 (4.90%) SSCP
14 102 (4.72%) PCI QSA
15 71 (3.28%) CISMP
16 67 (3.10%) MCSE
17 65 (3.01%) CCIE
18 50 (2.31%) ISSAP
19 49 (2.27%) MCSA
19 49 (2.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 777 (35.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 525 (24.28%) PCI DSS
3 194 (8.97%) COBIT
4 145 (6.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 47 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 40 (1.85%) SLA
7 23 (1.06%) QA
8 19 (0.88%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.74%) BS25999
9 16 (0.74%) COSO
9 16 (0.74%) BS7799
10 13 (0.60%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.42%) HIPAA
11 9 (0.42%) GPG13
12 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.093%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.046%) Basel II
14 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.046%) MiFID
System Software
1 117 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 60 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.20%) Snort
4 12 (0.56%) Nmap
4 12 (0.56%) vSphere
5 11 (0.51%) XenServer
6 8 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.28%) Xen
9 5 (0.23%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (0.19%) XenApp
11 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.14%) NFS
11 3 (0.14%) RACF
11 3 (0.14%) ACF2
11 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.093%) Samba
12 2 (0.093%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 52 (2.41%) Nessus
2 32 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (0.42%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.42%) Nagios
5 9 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (0.37%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.32%) Cacti
7 7 (0.32%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.32%) Opsview
7 7 (0.32%) Graphite
8 6 (0.28%) Cisco LMS
8 6 (0.28%) Puppet
9 5 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.19%) WSUS
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 298 (13.78%) Cisco
2 213 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 181 (8.37%) CheckPoint
4 97 (4.49%) Juniper
4 97 (4.49%) VMware
5 78 (3.61%) McAfee
6 73 (3.38%) Oracle
7 68 (3.15%) Symantec
8 62 (2.87%) ArcSight
9 55 (2.54%) Blue Coat
10 50 (2.31%) Splunk
11 40 (1.85%) F5
11 40 (1.85%) HP
12 37 (1.71%) Websense
13 36 (1.67%) Qualys
14 35 (1.62%) Red Hat
15 30 (1.39%) SolarWinds
16 27 (1.25%) SAP
17 26 (1.20%) Sun
17 26 (1.20%) Citrix
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Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £290.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + OT
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
GA Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £100000 - £105000 per annum + £7,000 car + bonus + pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + ex bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £55,000 per annum + bonus, pension, shares option +++
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + generous bonus + excellent benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k per month + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum + Outstanding Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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