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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 233 308 295
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -13
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1376 1017 987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 3.30% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1161 806 732
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,600 £51,000
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +1.17%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 +72 1253 £58,500 +6.36% 199
London +67 553 £62,500 +4.16% 73
South East -8 265 £55,000 +4.76% 42
City of London +55 113 £65,000 +16.07% 17
Berkshire -13 106 £52,500 -4.54% 14
Scotland +49 84 £50,000 +12.35% 10
Yorkshire +43 83 £45,000 - 17
South West +50 76 £57,500 +4.54% 24
East Midlands +28 73 £55,000 - 7
West Midlands +30 63 £57,500 +29.21% 11
West Yorkshire +25 62 £45,000 - 8
Nottinghamshire +43 60 £55,000 +37.50% 5
East of England +12 59 £57,500 +4.54% 11
Edinburgh +30 58 £55,000 +12.13% 5
Nottingham +47 54 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North West +2 54 £54,250 +8.50% 12
Hampshire +8 53 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Leeds +20 49 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Buckinghamshire +24 42 £52,500 - 5
Manchester +34 41 £52,500 +3.34% 7
Reading +17 41 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Milton Keynes +18 36 £52,500 - 3
Gloucestershire +23 35 £57,500 +6.48% 10
Birmingham +15 30 £57,500 +48.38% 4
Hertfordshire +7 30 £57,500 +4.54% 7
Surrey -22 28 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Cheltenham +17 27 £57,500 +6.48% 7
Glasgow +9 21 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Bristol +7 20 £58,750 +6.81% 8
Aldershot +13 19 £52,500 -10.63% 3

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1720 (63.89%) Information Security
2 1268 (47.10%) CISM
3 1064 (39.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 827 (30.72%) Finance
5 794 (29.49%) CISA
6 653 (24.26%) PCI DSS
7 627 (23.29%) Degree
8 587 (21.81%) Cyber Security
9 578 (21.47%) Firewall
10 558 (20.73%) Risk Management
11 508 (18.87%) ITIL
12 464 (17.24%) Management Information System
13 409 (15.19%) Network Security
14 404 (15.01%) Windows
15 388 (14.41%) Security Architecture
15 388 (14.41%) SIEM
16 366 (13.60%) Security Management
17 359 (13.34%) Penetration Testing
18 351 (13.04%) Security Cleared
19 345 (12.82%) CEH
20 335 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
21 292 (10.85%) Banking
22 282 (10.48%) Project Management
23 277 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
24 261 (9.70%) Linux
25 253 (9.40%) Risk Assessment
26 243 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
27 241 (8.95%) COBIT
28 238 (8.84%) Cisco
29 235 (8.73%) TCP/IP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 135 (5.01%) IIS
2 30 (1.11%) Apache
3 28 (1.04%) Apache Pig
4 12 (0.45%) Tomcat
4 12 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.30%) Lync
7 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.26%) CMS
8 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.11%) JBoss
11 2 (0.074%) SAS
11 2 (0.074%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.037%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 100 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.30%) MS Office
3 31 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.037%) MS Project
5 1 (0.037%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 16 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.037%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.037%) Magento
5 1 (0.037%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.63%) SaaS
3 26 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.52%) PaaS
5 13 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.45%) IaaS
7 4 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 578 (21.47%) Firewall
2 409 (15.19%) Network Security
3 235 (8.73%) TCP/IP
4 155 (5.76%) Internet
5 154 (5.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 114 (4.23%) LAN
7 108 (4.01%) Wireless
8 102 (3.79%) WAN
9 86 (3.19%) DNS
10 68 (2.53%) VPN
11 59 (2.19%) HTTP
12 55 (2.04%) DHCP
13 51 (1.89%) DMZ
14 49 (1.82%) SMTP
15 45 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (1.41%) Wireshark
17 37 (1.37%) Wireless Security
18 33 (1.23%) FTP
19 32 (1.19%) MPLS
20 30 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.19%) Big Data
3 32 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 28 (1.04%) Apache Hive
5 16 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 14 (0.52%) MySQL
7 8 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.26%) DB2
9 6 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.19%) Informix
11 3 (0.11%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.074%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.037%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.037%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.037%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.037%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.037%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.26%) JIRA
2 5 (0.19%) Subversion
3 4 (0.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.15%) Hudson
3 4 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.11%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.074%) AppScan
5 2 (0.074%) Paros
6 1 (0.037%) GCC
6 1 (0.037%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.037%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.037%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 827 (30.72%) Finance
2 292 (10.85%) Banking
3 182 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 169 (6.28%) Retail
5 138 (5.13%) Legal
6 136 (5.05%) Law
7 70 (2.60%) Marketing
8 48 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.08%) German Language
12 27 (1.00%) Advertising
13 20 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.63%) Electronics
15 16 (0.59%) French Language
15 16 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (0.37%) Publishing
17 9 (0.33%) Games
18 7 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 565 (20.99%) Consultant
2 511 (18.98%) Analyst
3 466 (17.31%) Security Consultant
4 422 (15.68%) Security Analyst
5 390 (14.49%) Security Manager
6 250 (9.29%) Architect
7 240 (8.92%) Security Engineer
8 238 (8.84%) Information Manager
9 223 (8.28%) Security Architect
10 213 (7.91%) Information Security Manager
11 175 (6.50%) Information Analyst
12 173 (6.43%) Information Security Analyst
13 132 (4.90%) Security Officer
14 131 (4.87%) Security Specialist
15 122 (4.53%) Information Security Consultant
16 121 (4.49%) IT Consultant
17 113 (4.20%) IT Security Consultant
18 102 (3.79%) Information Security Officer
19 94 (3.49%) Network Engineer
20 91 (3.38%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (2.41%) Web Services
2 32 (1.19%) Middleware
2 32 (1.19%) Java EE
3 28 (1.04%) STL
4 22 (0.82%) JSP
5 20 (0.74%) .NET
6 15 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 13 (0.48%) SAML
8 10 (0.37%) SOAP
9 9 (0.33%) HTML
9 9 (0.33%) XML
9 9 (0.33%) OAuth
9 9 (0.33%) REST
10 7 (0.26%) SailPoint
10 7 (0.26%) OpenID
11 6 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (0.22%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.22%) ODBC
11 6 (0.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 464 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 277 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 221 (8.21%) Data Centre
4 172 (6.39%) Computer Science
5 117 (4.35%) Cryptography
6 109 (4.05%) CESG
7 68 (2.53%) PKI
8 56 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
9 50 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 43 (1.60%) Cybercrime
10 43 (1.60%) Mathematics
11 27 (1.00%) Online Banking
11 27 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
12 26 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 26 (0.97%) RMADS
13 24 (0.89%) Hedge funds
14 22 (0.82%) SCADA
15 19 (0.71%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.67%) BYOD
17 16 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 404 (15.01%) Windows
2 261 (9.70%) Linux
3 207 (7.69%) UNIX
4 31 (1.15%) Android
4 31 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (0.48%) Solaris
7 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.19%) zOS
11 5 (0.19%) AIX
12 4 (0.15%) VMS
12 4 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.037%) GCOS
13 1 (0.037%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.037%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1720 (63.89%) Information Security
2 587 (21.81%) Cyber Security
3 558 (20.73%) Risk Management
4 508 (18.87%) ITIL
5 388 (14.41%) Security Architecture
5 388 (14.41%) SIEM
6 366 (13.60%) Security Management
7 359 (13.34%) Penetration Testing
8 282 (10.48%) Project Management
9 253 (9.40%) Risk Assessment
10 243 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 216 (8.02%) Data Protection
12 215 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 213 (7.91%) Incident Management
14 211 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 195 (7.24%) Business Continuity
16 179 (6.65%) Security Testing
17 173 (6.43%) Information Assurance
18 170 (6.32%) Information Security Management
19 166 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 170 (6.32%) SQL
2 102 (3.79%) C
3 71 (2.64%) Java
4 52 (1.93%) Perl
5 34 (1.26%) C#
6 33 (1.23%) C++
7 30 (1.11%) Objective-C
7 30 (1.11%) PowerShell
8 21 (0.78%) Python
9 19 (0.71%) PHP
10 18 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 14 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.33%) Ruby
12 9 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.074%) VB
14 1 (0.037%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1268 (47.10%) CISM
2 794 (29.49%) CISA
3 627 (23.29%) Degree
4 351 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 345 (12.82%) CEH
6 335 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
7 229 (8.51%) CRISC
8 214 (7.95%) GIAC
9 212 (7.88%) SC Cleared
10 206 (7.65%) CCNA
11 171 (6.35%) CCNP
12 135 (5.01%) SSCP
13 108 (4.01%) GCIH
14 102 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 96 (3.57%) DV Cleared
16 92 (3.42%) PCI QSA
17 91 (3.38%) CISMP
18 82 (3.05%) MCSE
19 73 (2.71%) GCIA
20 51 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1064 (39.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 653 (24.26%) PCI DSS
3 241 (8.95%) COBIT
4 143 (5.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (1.00%) JSP 440
6 22 (0.82%) BS25999
7 19 (0.71%) HIPAA
8 13 (0.48%) SLA
8 13 (0.48%) BS7799
9 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 12 (0.45%) QA
10 11 (0.41%) COSO
11 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.37%) GPG13
12 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.19%) PAS 55
14 4 (0.15%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.11%) Basel II
15 3 (0.11%) MiFID
15 3 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 133 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.41%) vSphere
3 24 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.78%) Snort
5 6 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.11%) XenApp
7 3 (0.11%) Xen
7 3 (0.11%) OpenSSH
8 2 (0.074%) Kamailio
8 2 (0.074%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.037%) vCloud
9 1 (0.037%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 32 (1.19%) Nessus
2 30 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (0.56%) FortiGate
4 14 (0.52%) Nmap
5 8 (0.30%) WebInspect
6 7 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
7 6 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.19%) SCCM
9 4 (0.15%) Cacti
9 4 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.15%) Nagios
9 4 (0.15%) Puppet
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.15%) Opsview
9 4 (0.15%) Graphite
9 4 (0.15%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.11%) OpenSSO
10 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.074%) WMI
11 2 (0.074%) logstash
Vendors
1 238 (8.84%) Cisco
2 191 (7.10%) Microsoft
3 134 (4.98%) ArcSight
4 121 (4.49%) Splunk
5 118 (4.38%) CheckPoint
6 104 (3.86%) McAfee
7 95 (3.53%) Oracle
8 60 (2.23%) Juniper
8 60 (2.23%) F5
9 56 (2.08%) VMware
10 53 (1.97%) Symantec
11 49 (1.82%) SAP
12 47 (1.75%) Qualys
13 45 (1.67%) Sourcefire
14 42 (1.56%) Tripwire
15 38 (1.41%) Websense
16 37 (1.37%) HP
17 33 (1.23%) LogRhythm
18 30 (1.11%) Trustwave
19 29 (1.08%) Cyber-Ark
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - £90,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £85,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits!
Posted: 15 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, bens allow, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000- 100,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £62000 - £73500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday