The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 307 279 350
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +71
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1026 1046 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.96% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 3.53% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 796 744 729
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31696 29633 33028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.10% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 23831 28223
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2014 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 31 July 2014. 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 -43 929 £55,000 - 116
London -29 408 £62,500 +4.16% 47
South East +43 279 £50,000 -4.30% 25
Berkshire +38 112 £45,000 -23.40% 11
City of London -15 102 £56,000 -2.60% 14
Hampshire 0 70 £52,500 -4.54% 6
Surrey -1 55 £60,000 +26.31% 4
Yorkshire -62 54 £45,000 -11.33% 7
East Midlands +19 49 £55,000 +4.76% 5
West Yorkshire -61 47 £45,000 -2.17% 6
Scotland +21 42 £49,025 +6.57% 5
North West -28 42 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Leeds -32 40 £42,250 -23.18% 5
East of England -42 34 £55,000 -5.17% 2
Reading -9 32 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Leicestershire +22 29 £55,000 - 3
Edinburgh +2 28 £49,050 -7.88% 1
Newbury +27 27 £27,500 - 2
West Midlands -44 26 £50,000 - 6
Leicester +18 24 £55,000 - 2
Cheshire -2 23 £55,000 - 6
Kent +5 19 £42,000 -1.17% 4
Guildford -13 17 £47,500 -5.00%
Wales +9 16 £45,000 +37.40%
Cambridgeshire +1 16 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Birmingham -17 16 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Havant - 16 £58,000 - 1
South Wales +5 15 £45,000 +37.40%
Cambridge -1 15 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South West -47 13 £65,000 +30.00% 8

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1245 (61.18%) Information Security
2 832 (40.88%) CISM
3 787 (38.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 635 (31.20%) Finance
5 603 (29.63%) CISA
6 521 (25.60%) Degree
7 509 (25.01%) Management Information System
8 501 (24.62%) Firewall
9 478 (23.49%) PCI DSS
10 419 (20.59%) Windows
11 418 (20.54%) Risk Management
12 406 (19.95%) ITIL
13 308 (15.14%) Linux
14 288 (14.15%) Penetration Testing
15 273 (13.42%) SIEM
16 269 (13.22%) CEH
17 266 (13.07%) Security Cleared
18 259 (12.73%) Network Security
19 258 (12.68%) Project Management
20 249 (12.24%) Security Management
21 240 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
22 218 (10.71%) Cisco
23 206 (10.12%) Microsoft
24 190 (9.34%) UNIX
24 190 (9.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 189 (9.29%) Security Architecture
26 179 (8.80%) Banking
27 175 (8.60%) COBIT
28 166 (8.16%) PRINCE2
29 165 (8.11%) Risk Assessment

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 74 (3.64%) IIS
2 30 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.23%) Apache
4 14 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.54%) Lync
6 9 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.25%) SAS
8 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.098%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.098%) nginx
9 2 (0.098%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.098%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.049%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.049%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.049%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.049%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 128 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.47%) MS Office
3 13 (0.64%) MS Project
4 12 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.34%) assyst
3 5 (0.25%) RMDS
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.049%) Summit
5 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.049%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.54%) SaaS
3 8 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.049%) IaaS
5 1 (0.049%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 501 (24.62%) Firewall
2 259 (12.73%) Network Security
3 163 (8.01%) Internet
4 158 (7.76%) TCP/IP
5 127 (6.24%) VPN
6 91 (4.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 85 (4.18%) Wireless
8 74 (3.64%) LAN
9 68 (3.34%) WAN
10 63 (3.10%) DNS
11 56 (2.75%) SSL
12 52 (2.56%) Wireshark
13 49 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (2.11%) IPsec
14 43 (2.11%) VoIP
15 36 (1.77%) DHCP
16 33 (1.62%) tcpdump
17 30 (1.47%) TACACS
18 27 (1.33%) NetScreen
19 20 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.52%) MySQL
3 25 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 10 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.20%) Informix
9 3 (0.15%) Big Data
10 2 (0.098%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.098%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.098%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.098%) Redis
10 2 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.049%) DB2
11 1 (0.049%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.049%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 52 (2.56%) Metasploit
2 12 (0.59%) AppScan
3 5 (0.25%) TestNG
3 5 (0.25%) Selenium
4 4 (0.20%) JIRA
4 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.20%) Hudson
4 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.049%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.049%) QADirector
General
1 635 (31.20%) Finance
2 179 (8.80%) Banking
3 124 (6.09%) Legal
4 90 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 85 (4.18%) Retail
6 73 (3.59%) Law
7 33 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 32 (1.57%) Advertising
9 30 (1.47%) Marketing
10 18 (0.88%) German Language
11 15 (0.74%) Local Government
12 14 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.39%) Electronics
16 7 (0.34%) Publishing
16 7 (0.34%) Games
17 6 (0.29%) French Language
17 6 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 419 (20.59%) Consultant
2 411 (20.20%) Analyst
3 375 (18.43%) Security Analyst
4 315 (15.48%) Security Consultant
5 274 (13.46%) Security Manager
6 183 (8.99%) Architect
7 167 (8.21%) Security Engineer
8 148 (7.27%) Security Specialist
9 146 (7.17%) Security Architect
10 124 (6.09%) Information Analyst
11 122 (6.00%) Information Security Analyst
12 121 (5.95%) Information Manager
13 116 (5.70%) Information Security Manager
14 96 (4.72%) IT Security Analyst
15 88 (4.32%) Information Security Specialist
15 88 (4.32%) Information Specialist
16 84 (4.13%) Information Security Consultant
17 80 (3.93%) Tester
18 75 (3.69%) Penetration Tester
19 74 (3.64%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.05%) .NET
2 16 (0.79%) Web Services
3 15 (0.74%) HTML
3 15 (0.74%) SAML
4 13 (0.64%) Middleware
4 13 (0.64%) LAMP
5 11 (0.54%) JSP
5 11 (0.54%) SailPoint
6 10 (0.49%) OAuth
6 10 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.44%) OpenID
8 7 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.29%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.29%) XML
10 5 (0.25%) J2EE
10 5 (0.25%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.25%) JCE
10 5 (0.25%) RESTful
11 4 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.20%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 509 (25.01%) Management Information System
2 135 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 89 (4.37%) CESG
4 74 (3.64%) PKI
4 74 (3.64%) RMADS
5 55 (2.70%) Cryptography
6 53 (2.60%) PMI
7 50 (2.46%) CESG CLAS
8 48 (2.36%) Open Source
9 21 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
10 20 (0.98%) EFT
11 19 (0.93%) Mathematics
12 14 (0.69%) Smartphone
13 13 (0.64%) iPhone
13 13 (0.64%) iPad
13 13 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.54%) Smartcard
14 11 (0.54%) Clustering
15 10 (0.49%) Statistics
16 8 (0.39%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 419 (20.59%) Windows
2 308 (15.14%) Linux
3 190 (9.34%) UNIX
4 53 (2.60%) Solaris
5 45 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.47%) AIX
8 29 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.59%) CentOS
12 10 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.49%) FreeBSD
13 6 (0.29%) OS/390
14 5 (0.25%) HPUX
15 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.098%) SELinux
18 1 (0.049%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1245 (61.18%) Information Security
2 418 (20.54%) Risk Management
3 406 (19.95%) ITIL
4 288 (14.15%) Penetration Testing
5 273 (13.42%) SIEM
6 258 (12.68%) Project Management
7 249 (12.24%) Security Management
8 190 (9.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 189 (9.29%) Security Architecture
10 166 (8.16%) PRINCE2
11 165 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
12 155 (7.62%) Cyber Security
13 139 (6.83%) Information Security Management
13 139 (6.83%) Data Protection
14 135 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 128 (6.29%) ISMS
16 124 (6.09%) Ethical Hacking
17 117 (5.75%) Business Continuity
18 116 (5.70%) Information Assurance
19 107 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (6.98%) SQL
2 80 (3.93%) Java
3 72 (3.54%) C
4 63 (3.10%) Python
5 61 (3.00%) Perl
6 54 (2.65%) PHP
7 52 (2.56%) Ruby
8 42 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 41 (2.01%) C++
10 35 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 25 (1.23%) C#
12 23 (1.13%) Objective-C
13 14 (0.69%) JavaScript
14 9 (0.44%) VBScript
15 6 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.29%) VB
16 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.098%) BeanShell
18 1 (0.049%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 832 (40.88%) CISM
2 603 (29.63%) CISA
3 521 (25.60%) Degree
4 269 (13.22%) CEH
5 266 (13.07%) Security Cleared
6 240 (11.79%) Cisco Certification
7 153 (7.52%) CCNP
8 149 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 133 (6.54%) GIAC
10 132 (6.49%) CCNA
11 91 (4.47%) PCI QSA
12 76 (3.73%) CRISC
13 69 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 69 (3.39%) CCSE
14 63 (3.10%) CISMP
15 61 (3.00%) CCSA
16 60 (2.95%) OSCP
17 59 (2.90%) DV Cleared
18 58 (2.85%) PMI Certification
19 55 (2.70%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 787 (38.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 478 (23.49%) PCI DSS
3 175 (8.60%) COBIT
4 93 (4.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (1.92%) QA
6 35 (1.72%) JSP 440
7 33 (1.62%) SLA
8 29 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 27 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 21 (1.03%) COSO
11 13 (0.64%) HIPAA
12 11 (0.54%) BS25999
13 9 (0.44%) Basel II
13 9 (0.44%) Solvency II
14 8 (0.39%) Basel III
15 7 (0.34%) GPG13
16 6 (0.29%) BS7799
17 5 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
18 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
19 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 86 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 71 (3.49%) Snort
3 37 (1.82%) Nmap
4 34 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.74%) vSphere
6 11 (0.54%) XenApp
6 11 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.44%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.39%) UAG
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.15%) NFS
11 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.098%) Gluster
12 2 (0.098%) Varnish
13 1 (0.049%) NDS
13 1 (0.049%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.049%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 48 (2.36%) Nessus
2 25 (1.23%) Cacti
3 18 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (0.59%) FortiGate
5 11 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.29%) Puppet
7 6 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.29%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.20%) WSUS
8 4 (0.20%) Opsview
8 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.20%) Nagios
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.15%) SCCM
10 2 (0.098%) SCOM
10 2 (0.098%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.098%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 218 (10.71%) Cisco
2 206 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 160 (7.86%) CheckPoint
4 115 (5.65%) Oracle
4 115 (5.65%) Juniper
5 87 (4.28%) Blue Coat
6 74 (3.64%) McAfee
7 53 (2.60%) LogRhythm
8 52 (2.56%) VMware
9 51 (2.51%) Symantec
10 49 (2.41%) Sophos
11 44 (2.16%) F5
12 43 (2.11%) Red Hat
13 38 (1.87%) ArcSight
14 35 (1.72%) Splunk
15 32 (1.57%) Websense
16 30 (1.47%) CA
17 26 (1.28%) Sourcefire
17 26 (1.28%) SAP
18 25 (1.23%) Sun
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + amazing bens package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, Life
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + min 18% bonus + car allowance + be
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum +Min 18% bonus + car allowance + ben
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
UK
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday