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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 199 234 302
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +68
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1566 1543 1213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.42% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.65% 5.21% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1231 957
Median salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.83% +1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,500 £84,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -

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
23562 29635 32120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.35% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18599 23502 25779
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 2 December 2016 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 2 December 2016. 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 trends)
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 +45 1465 £65,000 +8.33% 136
London +65 790 £68,000 +4.61% 76
South East -11 196 £60,000 +4.34% 10
West Midlands +47 117 £50,250 +5.78% 10
South West +24 111 £60,000 +4.34% 6
City of London +44 104 £67,500 -3.57% 20
Berkshire +13 96 £60,000 +9.09% 6
North West +2 96 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Birmingham +37 72 £47,500 - 5
Manchester +4 69 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Yorkshire +24 66 £45,000 -12.19% 5
Surrey +44 49 £55,000 -4.34%
Gloucestershire +6 49 £60,000 -14.28% 1
East of England -29 46 £65,000 +30.00% 9
West Yorkshire +7 38 £44,000 +0.57% 5
Scotland +9 32 £56,250 +7.14% 9
Wiltshire +38 31 £55,000 -17.23% 1
Leeds +14 31 £42,500 -19.04% 4
Hertfordshire +6 27 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Hampshire -1 27 £60,000 +4.34% 2
East Midlands -29 26 £50,000 -23.07% 4
North Yorkshire +22 25 £62,500 -10.71%
Maidenhead +15 24 £57,500 +12.19% 3
Edinburgh -1 24 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Cheshire +33 22 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Bristol -12 20 £80,000 +42.22% 4
Cheltenham -14 17 £61,250 -15.51% 1
Coventry +16 16 £47,500 -1.04%
Swindon +19 15 £72,500 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +12 13 £65,750 +60.36%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 2248 (67.43%) Information Security
2 1833 (54.98%) CISM
3 1369 (41.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1257 (37.70%) CISA
5 1076 (32.27%) Cybersecurity
6 942 (28.25%) PCI DSS
7 906 (27.17%) Finance
8 844 (25.31%) Degree
9 767 (23.01%) Risk Management
10 751 (22.53%) Firewall
11 727 (21.81%) Management Information System
12 637 (19.11%) SIEM
13 582 (17.46%) CEH
14 581 (17.43%) Penetration Testing
15 580 (17.40%) ITIL
16 575 (17.25%) Security Architecture
17 554 (16.62%) Security Operations
18 527 (15.81%) Windows
19 513 (15.39%) Network Security
20 479 (14.37%) Vulnerability Management
21 463 (13.89%) Data Protection
22 457 (13.71%) Linux
23 455 (13.65%) Security Cleared
24 398 (11.94%) Security Management
25 378 (11.34%) SANS
26 374 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
27 354 (10.62%) GIAC
28 341 (10.23%) Risk Assessment
29 319 (9.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
30 317 (9.51%) COBIT

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
1 216 (6.48%) IIS
2 34 (1.02%) Apache
3 32 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 31 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 26 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 23 (0.69%) Apache Pig
7 18 (0.54%) JBoss
7 18 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.21%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.12%) Drupal
12 3 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.090%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.060%) CMS
13 2 (0.060%) nginx
14 1 (0.030%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.030%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 99 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.41%) MS Office
3 24 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.66%) MS Project
5 17 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 27 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (0.69%) Sentinel
3 20 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.33%) assyst
5 11 (0.33%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 8 (0.24%) SAP GRC
6 8 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 7 (0.21%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.030%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.030%) Magento
9 1 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 96 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.50%) SaaS
4 38 (1.14%) IaaS
5 34 (1.02%) Office 365
6 22 (0.66%) PaaS
7 21 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.060%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.060%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.030%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.030%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.030%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.030%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.030%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.030%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.030%) G Suite
11 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.030%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 751 (22.53%) Firewall
2 513 (15.39%) Network Security
3 246 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 192 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 119 (3.57%) DNS
6 117 (3.51%) HTTP
7 116 (3.48%) LAN
8 109 (3.27%) VPN
9 95 (2.85%) WAN
10 91 (2.73%) SSL
11 82 (2.46%) Internet
12 76 (2.28%) Wireless
13 62 (1.86%) DHCP
14 54 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (1.59%) SMTP
16 40 (1.20%) FTP
17 38 (1.14%) VLAN
18 34 (1.02%) MPLS
19 33 (0.99%) DMZ
20 27 (0.81%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 108 (3.24%) Big Data
3 29 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 28 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 23 (0.69%) Apache Hive
5 23 (0.69%) MySQL
6 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (0.42%) InfluxDB
7 14 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.36%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.24%) GIS
9 8 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.15%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.15%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.090%) DB2
11 3 (0.090%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.090%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.030%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (1.26%) Burp Suite
2 28 (0.84%) AppScan
3 26 (0.78%) Metasploit
4 23 (0.69%) JIRA
5 15 (0.45%) Paros
6 11 (0.33%) Redmine
7 9 (0.27%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.24%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.24%) CodeSonar
8 8 (0.24%) git-flow
8 8 (0.24%) Robot Framework
8 8 (0.24%) Selenium
9 4 (0.12%) PVCS
9 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.12%) WebScarab
10 3 (0.090%) Subversion
11 1 (0.030%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.030%) sqlmap
General
1 906 (27.17%) Finance
2 286 (8.58%) Banking
3 200 (6.00%) Legal
4 154 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 110 (3.30%) Games
6 104 (3.12%) Retail
7 80 (2.40%) Law
8 51 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 46 (1.38%) Marketing
10 37 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 32 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 29 (0.87%) German Language
13 28 (0.84%) Aerospace
14 26 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.78%) Local Government
15 23 (0.69%) Electronics
16 21 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 20 (0.60%) French Language
18 15 (0.45%) Spanish Language
19 9 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 688 (20.64%) Analyst
2 612 (18.36%) Security Manager
3 589 (17.67%) Security Analyst
4 518 (15.54%) Consultant
5 402 (12.06%) Security Consultant
6 330 (9.90%) Architect
7 318 (9.54%) Information Manager
8 313 (9.39%) Information Security Manager
9 296 (8.88%) Security Architect
10 244 (7.32%) Security Engineer
11 231 (6.93%) IT Analyst
12 209 (6.27%) IT Security Analyst
13 185 (5.55%) Information Analyst
13 185 (5.55%) Information Security Analyst
14 170 (5.10%) Security Officer
15 152 (4.56%) IT Manager
16 151 (4.53%) Security Specialist
17 149 (4.47%) Information Security Consultant
18 138 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
19 131 (3.93%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (1.47%) .NET
2 48 (1.44%) Web Services
3 37 (1.11%) SailPoint
4 32 (0.96%) Java EE
4 32 (0.96%) STL
5 23 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 22 (0.66%) Middleware
7 21 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (0.48%) LAMP
8 16 (0.48%) Node.js
8 16 (0.48%) SAML
8 16 (0.48%) SOAP
9 12 (0.36%) REST
10 11 (0.33%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.33%) XACML
11 10 (0.30%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.27%) RESTful
12 9 (0.27%) SPNEGO
13 8 (0.24%) Django
13 8 (0.24%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 727 (21.81%) Management Information System
2 255 (7.65%) Computer Science
3 216 (6.48%) Data Centre
4 214 (6.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 199 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 189 (5.67%) Data Protection Act
7 159 (4.77%) CESG
8 109 (3.27%) Cryptography
9 102 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
10 98 (2.94%) PKI
11 88 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 80 (2.40%) Cyber Attack
13 64 (1.92%) Mobile App
14 48 (1.44%) Mathematics
15 44 (1.32%) Online Banking
16 37 (1.11%) Virtual Team
17 35 (1.05%) Cybercrime
18 30 (0.90%) Client/Server
19 28 (0.84%) Driving Licence
20 22 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 527 (15.81%) Windows
2 457 (13.71%) Linux
3 188 (5.64%) Unix
4 120 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 65 (1.95%) Mac OS X
6 57 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.78%) Android
9 25 (0.75%) Solaris
10 24 (0.72%) AIX
11 20 (0.60%) CentOS
12 18 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.33%) Windows NT
16 9 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.15%) NetWare
17 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2248 (67.43%) Information Security
2 1076 (32.27%) Cybersecurity
3 767 (23.01%) Risk Management
4 637 (19.11%) SIEM
5 581 (17.43%) Penetration Testing
6 580 (17.40%) ITIL
7 575 (17.25%) Security Architecture
8 554 (16.62%) Security Operations
9 479 (14.37%) Vulnerability Management
10 463 (13.89%) Data Protection
11 398 (11.94%) Security Management
12 341 (10.23%) Risk Assessment
13 319 (9.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 306 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 291 (8.73%) Information Security Management
16 271 (8.13%) Incident Management
17 260 (7.80%) Identity Access Management
18 240 (7.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 239 (7.17%) Project Management
20 211 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 192 (5.76%) C
2 152 (4.56%) Java
3 149 (4.47%) Python
4 138 (4.14%) SQL
5 74 (2.22%) C++
6 56 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 54 (1.62%) PowerShell
8 50 (1.50%) C#
9 37 (1.11%) Perl
10 33 (0.99%) Ruby
11 32 (0.96%) Objective-C
12 26 (0.78%) PHP
13 25 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 19 (0.57%) Korn
15 12 (0.36%) VB
16 10 (0.30%) Scala
17 6 (0.18%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.090%) Bourne shell
18 3 (0.090%) R
19 2 (0.060%) Go
Qualifications
1 1833 (54.98%) CISM
2 1257 (37.70%) CISA
3 844 (25.31%) Degree
4 582 (17.46%) CEH
5 455 (13.65%) Security Cleared
6 378 (11.34%) SANS
7 374 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
8 354 (10.62%) GIAC
9 308 (9.24%) SC Cleared
10 242 (7.26%) CRISC
11 224 (6.72%) CCNA
12 193 (5.79%) IISP
13 170 (5.10%) CISMP
14 169 (5.07%) DV Cleared
15 162 (4.86%) CESG Certified Professional
16 152 (4.56%) CompTIA Security+
16 152 (4.56%) Security+ Certification
16 152 (4.56%) SSCP
17 146 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 132 (3.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1369 (41.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 942 (28.25%) PCI DSS
3 317 (9.51%) COBIT
4 151 (4.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 99 (2.97%) ISO27002
6 65 (1.95%) ISO22301
7 62 (1.86%) GPG13
8 59 (1.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 51 (1.53%) SLA
10 42 (1.26%) RMADS
11 39 (1.17%) QA
12 32 (0.96%) ISO27005
13 25 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 15 (0.45%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.39%) BS7799
16 11 (0.33%) PA-DSS
17 10 (0.30%) JSP 440
18 9 (0.27%) BS25999
19 8 (0.24%) COSO
20 6 (0.18%) Val IT
System Software
1 268 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.26%) Snort
4 28 (0.84%) vSphere
5 21 (0.63%) Samba
6 20 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 14 (0.42%) XenApp
8 13 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.36%) NFS
10 10 (0.30%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.27%) Docker
11 9 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.24%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.15%) Xen
14 5 (0.15%) XenServer
15 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.090%) Sendmail
17 2 (0.060%) IAG
Systems Management
1 137 (4.11%) Nessus
2 58 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
3 57 (1.71%) QRadar
4 39 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 38 (1.14%) SCCM
6 31 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 29 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 27 (0.81%) HP Fortify
9 24 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 22 (0.66%) Puppet
11 20 (0.60%) Nexpose
12 18 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
13 16 (0.48%) Nagios
13 16 (0.48%) RSA Archer
14 13 (0.39%) Ansible
15 12 (0.36%) SCOM
15 12 (0.36%) WebInspect
16 11 (0.33%) Grafana
17 10 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
17 10 (0.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 283 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 237 (7.11%) Cisco
3 204 (6.12%) Splunk
4 144 (4.32%) Intel Security
5 143 (4.29%) ArcSight
6 121 (3.63%) Oracle
7 102 (3.06%) CheckPoint
8 91 (2.73%) Qualys
9 72 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
9 72 (2.16%) Symantec
10 70 (2.10%) LogRhythm
11 68 (2.04%) VMware
12 66 (1.98%) Palo Alto
13 62 (1.86%) Forcepoint
14 56 (1.68%) F5
14 56 (1.68%) SAP
15 54 (1.62%) Juniper
16 47 (1.41%) HP
16 47 (1.41%) IBM
17 38 (1.14%) FireEye
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Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + On target bonus of 5%
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, flexible
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £140000 - £160000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits, bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35K + On target bonus of 10%
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexihours and more...
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum to £50,000 + excellent bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £1 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 - £70000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + car + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Networkers
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £60,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000 + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + +Excellant benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
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