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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
Rank 204 199 301
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +102
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1329 1711 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.67% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.48% 5.99% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1026 1394 888
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £43,000 £42,400
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -

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
20501 28545 29324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.71% 27.87% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16181 22844 23293
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1263 £60,000 - 115
London +34 666 £70,000 +7.69% 58
South East -29 174 £57,500 +4.54% 12
West Midlands +31 100 £48,500 -15.65% 6
North West +6 94 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Berkshire +4 79 £57,500 +4.54% 5
South West +5 78 £52,500 -8.69% 9
City of London +8 73 £68,000 +11.47% 11
East of England +19 62 £44,648 -25.58% 5
Birmingham +19 59 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Manchester -33 52 £47,500 -11.62% 12
Yorkshire -33 45 £38,750 -29.54% 8
East Midlands -16 39 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Hampshire +25 36 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Bristol -4 35 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Scotland -5 34 £50,750 -3.33% 5
Hertfordshire +5 29 £65,000 -3.70% 4
West Yorkshire -13 29 £35,000 -36.36% 6
Edinburgh -13 28 £50,750 -3.33% 5
Essex +29 27 £42,500 -14.14%
Buckinghamshire +35 26 £55,000 -7.56%
Maidenhead +33 25 £40,000 -27.27%
Milton Keynes +20 25 £55,000 -5.57%
Leeds -8 24 £35,000 -41.66% 5
Cheshire +38 22 £60,000 +20.00%
Surrey +16 22 £53,750 +2.38% 3
Northamptonshire +16 21 £45,000 -12.19%
Reading +35 18 £75,000 +36.36% 3
Northampton +19 16 £45,000 -12.19%
Wiltshire +17 15 £45,000 -14.28%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1883 (65.98%) Information Security
2 1725 (60.44%) CISM
3 1074 (37.63%) CISA
4 1062 (37.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 980 (34.34%) Cybersecurity
6 774 (27.12%) Finance
7 689 (24.14%) Risk Management
8 635 (22.25%) Firewall
9 628 (22.00%) Degree
10 622 (21.79%) PCI DSS
11 580 (20.32%) Management Information System
12 560 (19.62%) SIEM
13 489 (17.13%) ITIL
14 463 (16.22%) CEH
15 445 (15.59%) Security Architecture
16 443 (15.52%) Windows
17 434 (15.21%) Security Operations
18 417 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
19 401 (14.05%) Vulnerability Management
20 394 (13.81%) Data Protection
21 386 (13.52%) Network Security
22 384 (13.45%) Security Cleared
23 378 (13.24%) Linux
24 375 (13.14%) Security Management
25 354 (12.40%) SANS
26 348 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
27 303 (10.62%) GIAC
28 293 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
29 289 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
30 266 (9.32%) SC Cleared

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 144 (5.05%) IIS
2 52 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (1.37%) Apache
4 34 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 27 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 25 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (0.67%) JBoss
7 19 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 16 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 13 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.14%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.070%) CMS
13 2 (0.070%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.035%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.035%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.035%) nginx
14 1 (0.035%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.37%) MS Office
3 21 (0.74%) MS Project
4 16 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 30 (1.05%) Sentinel
2 26 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.53%) assyst
4 15 (0.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 14 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.32%) Temenos T24
8 7 (0.25%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.035%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.44%) Office 365
3 41 (1.44%) SaaS
4 22 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.74%) IaaS
6 15 (0.53%) PaaS
7 9 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.11%) G Suite
10 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.035%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 635 (22.25%) Firewall
2 386 (13.52%) Network Security
3 247 (8.65%) TCP/IP
4 211 (7.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 104 (3.64%) HTTP
6 83 (2.91%) LAN
7 78 (2.73%) WAN
8 73 (2.56%) DNS
9 67 (2.35%) Internet
10 58 (2.03%) VPN
11 45 (1.58%) SMTP
12 42 (1.47%) SSL
13 39 (1.37%) FTP
14 37 (1.30%) DHCP
15 35 (1.23%) Wireless
16 34 (1.19%) Wireshark
17 31 (1.09%) HTTPS
18 30 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (0.77%) LDAP
19 22 (0.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.57%) Big Data
3 29 (1.02%) Hadoop
4 28 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 25 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 16 (0.56%) Apache Hive
6 16 (0.56%) InfluxDB
7 15 (0.53%) MySQL
8 12 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.28%) GIS
12 5 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.18%) ZAP BI
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.11%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (1.16%) Burp Suite
2 23 (0.81%) AppScan
3 20 (0.70%) JIRA
3 20 (0.70%) Paros
4 9 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 8 (0.28%) WebScarab
6 7 (0.25%) Fiddler
6 7 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.25%) Redmine
7 5 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.18%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.18%) CodeSonar
7 5 (0.18%) git-flow
7 5 (0.18%) Robot Framework
7 5 (0.18%) Selenium
8 4 (0.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.035%) sqlmap
General
1 774 (27.12%) Finance
2 260 (9.11%) Banking
3 210 (7.36%) Legal
4 97 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 93 (3.26%) Retail
6 81 (2.84%) Games
7 55 (1.93%) Law
8 51 (1.79%) Marketing
9 48 (1.68%) French Language
10 45 (1.58%) German Language
11 42 (1.47%) Spanish Language
12 38 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.05%) Investment Banking
14 25 (0.88%) Italian Language
15 23 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.63%) Dutch Language
17 17 (0.60%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.49%) Local Government
18 14 (0.49%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 612 (21.44%) Analyst
2 586 (20.53%) Security Manager
3 493 (17.27%) Security Analyst
4 372 (13.03%) Consultant
5 289 (10.13%) Security Consultant
6 262 (9.18%) Information Manager
7 253 (8.86%) Architect
8 239 (8.37%) Information Security Manager
9 229 (8.02%) Security Architect
10 225 (7.88%) Security Engineer
11 184 (6.45%) Information Analyst
12 180 (6.31%) Information Security Analyst
13 165 (5.78%) IT Analyst
14 153 (5.36%) Security Officer
15 148 (5.19%) IT Security Analyst
15 148 (5.19%) Security Specialist
16 144 (5.05%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 140 (4.91%) IT Manager
18 121 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
19 120 (4.20%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.68%) .NET
2 45 (1.58%) SailPoint
3 44 (1.54%) Web Services
4 19 (0.67%) Java EE
4 19 (0.67%) STL
5 17 (0.60%) SAML
6 16 (0.56%) Node.js
6 16 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 14 (0.49%) Middleware
7 14 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (0.49%) ZeroMQ
8 12 (0.42%) JSON
9 11 (0.39%) XACML
10 10 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 10 (0.35%) SPNEGO
11 9 (0.32%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.28%) REST
12 8 (0.28%) SOAP
13 7 (0.25%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 580 (20.32%) Management Information System
2 201 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 165 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 160 (5.61%) Data Protection Act
5 149 (5.22%) Data Centre
6 148 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 126 (4.41%) CESG
8 99 (3.47%) Cyberthreat
9 80 (2.80%) Cyber Attack
10 64 (2.24%) PKI
11 60 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 27 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
13 24 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 23 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
15 21 (0.74%) Fintech
16 20 (0.70%) Driving Licence
17 18 (0.63%) NHS
18 17 (0.60%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.60%) Virtual Team
19 16 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 443 (15.52%) Windows
2 378 (13.24%) Linux
3 155 (5.43%) Unix
4 117 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 61 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 44 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 37 (1.30%) CentOS
10 19 (0.67%) Android
11 18 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.53%) Solaris
14 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.42%) Windows NT
16 10 (0.35%) AIX
17 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.21%) Debian
18 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1883 (65.98%) Information Security
2 980 (34.34%) Cybersecurity
3 689 (24.14%) Risk Management
4 560 (19.62%) SIEM
5 489 (17.13%) ITIL
6 445 (15.59%) Security Architecture
7 434 (15.21%) Security Operations
8 417 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
9 401 (14.05%) Vulnerability Management
10 394 (13.81%) Data Protection
11 375 (13.14%) Security Management
12 293 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
13 289 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 255 (8.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 250 (8.76%) Information Security Management
16 248 (8.69%) Identity Access Management
17 227 (7.95%) Incident Management
18 212 (7.43%) Security Monitoring
19 192 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
19 192 (6.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 146 (5.12%) Java
2 132 (4.63%) C
3 117 (4.10%) SQL
4 89 (3.12%) Python
5 51 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 39 (1.37%) Perl
7 38 (1.33%) Ruby
8 36 (1.26%) C++
9 27 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 27 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 26 (0.91%) C#
11 19 (0.67%) Korn
11 19 (0.67%) Objective-C
11 19 (0.67%) PHP
12 12 (0.42%) Bourne shell
13 11 (0.39%) Scala
14 8 (0.28%) VB
15 3 (0.11%) Go
16 2 (0.070%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.035%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1725 (60.44%) CISM
2 1074 (37.63%) CISA
3 628 (22.00%) Degree
4 463 (16.22%) CEH
5 384 (13.45%) Security Cleared
6 354 (12.40%) SANS
7 348 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
8 303 (10.62%) GIAC
9 266 (9.32%) SC Cleared
10 203 (7.11%) CCNA
11 170 (5.96%) CRISC
12 146 (5.12%) CCNP
13 143 (5.01%) CESG Certified Professional
14 134 (4.70%) CISMP
15 131 (4.59%) DV Cleared
16 127 (4.45%) GCIA
16 127 (4.45%) SSCP
17 124 (4.34%) GCIH
18 117 (4.10%) CompTIA Security+
18 117 (4.10%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1062 (37.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 622 (21.79%) PCI DSS
3 212 (7.43%) COBIT
4 102 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 93 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 55 (1.93%) ISO27002
7 54 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 53 (1.86%) GDPR
9 50 (1.75%) SLA
10 49 (1.72%) GPG13
11 38 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 36 (1.26%) ISO22301
13 30 (1.05%) QA
13 30 (1.05%) RMADS
14 22 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 16 (0.56%) JSP 440
16 15 (0.53%) ISO27005
16 15 (0.53%) PMO
17 11 (0.39%) BS7799
18 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 252 (8.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.95%) Snort
4 17 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.60%) Samba
5 15 (0.53%) vSphere
6 13 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.32%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.28%) Docker
9 7 (0.25%) HDFS
9 7 (0.25%) NFS
10 6 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.21%) XenServer
11 5 (0.18%) Xen
12 4 (0.14%) IAG
12 4 (0.14%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.070%) XenApp
14 2 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (4.06%) Nessus
2 58 (2.03%) CSIRT
3 55 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
4 41 (1.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 32 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 26 (0.91%) SCCM
8 25 (0.88%) QRadar
9 23 (0.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 23 (0.81%) Puppet
10 22 (0.77%) Grafana
10 22 (0.77%) PowerBroker
11 21 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 17 (0.60%) Ansible
13 16 (0.56%) HP Fortify
14 15 (0.53%) Nagios
14 15 (0.53%) Nmap
15 14 (0.49%) WebInspect
16 12 (0.42%) Endace
17 11 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 217 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 175 (6.13%) Cisco
3 145 (5.08%) Splunk
4 119 (4.17%) Oracle
5 116 (4.06%) Intel Security
6 92 (3.22%) ArcSight
7 79 (2.77%) Qualys
8 76 (2.66%) CheckPoint
8 76 (2.66%) Symantec
9 73 (2.56%) LogRhythm
10 63 (2.21%) CyberArk
11 59 (2.07%) Palo Alto
12 49 (1.72%) Apple
13 46 (1.61%) VMware
14 43 (1.51%) Forcepoint
15 40 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
16 39 (1.37%) Juniper
17 38 (1.33%) SAP
18 34 (1.19%) Fortinet
19 30 (1.05%) FireEye
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, family PMI
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 plus monetary benefits, attractive bonus scheme and pens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECSC Group PLC
Salary: From £27,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £6000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Morson International
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare + more
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37428 - £42991 per annum + up to 10k allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECSC Group PLC
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum (dep. on skills & experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CSC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago