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

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 188 263 350
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +87
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1715 1346 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.21% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 4.43% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1374 1059 753
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
26268 30385 33385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.68% 27.40% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21221 24094 26497
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +86 1610 £60,000 +1.69% 163
London +52 703 £65,000 - 63
South East +88 385 £58,500 +6.36% 40
Berkshire +29 160 £60,000 +9.09% 18
West Midlands +62 149 £58,750 +17.50% 6
Surrey +117 125 £55,000 - 3
South West +57 100 £60,500 +17.47% 11
City of London -7 91 £65,000 - 26
Yorkshire +18 79 £51,000 +20.00% 22
North West +59 77 £50,000 -13.04% 7
East of England +27 75 £52,500 -1.44% 8
Birmingham +33 73 £65,000 +44.44% 2
West Yorkshire +22 62 £51,000 +20.71% 14
Reading +12 58 £60,000 +50.00% 8
Leeds +47 54 £58,750 +30.55% 9
Manchester +28 54 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Hampshire +12 51 £62,500 +19.04% 9
Hertfordshire +40 46 £53,750 +2.38% 4
Gloucestershire +40 45 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Scotland -51 44 £52,500 +20.00% 2
Bristol +37 36 £43,750 -17.84% 3
Slough +15 34 £60,000 +10.59% 3
East Midlands +16 31 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead +41 25 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Guildford +30 25 £55,000 +4.76%
Edinburgh -14 21 £52,500 -6.25% 1
Nottinghamshire +16 20 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Staines +27 16 £65,000 - 1
Cheltenham -2 16 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Wiltshire +6 15 £65,000 +44.44%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2343 (67.52%) Information Security
2 1846 (53.20%) CISM
3 1625 (46.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1061 (30.58%) CISA
5 983 (28.33%) PCI DSS
6 920 (26.51%) Cybersecurity
7 882 (25.42%) Degree
7 882 (25.42%) Finance
8 801 (23.08%) Risk Management
9 700 (20.17%) Management Information System
10 666 (19.19%) SIEM
11 663 (19.11%) Firewall
12 646 (18.62%) ITIL
13 596 (17.18%) Security Operations
14 550 (15.85%) Security Architecture
15 520 (14.99%) CEH
16 480 (13.83%) Security Management
17 461 (13.29%) Data Protection
18 456 (13.14%) Network Security
19 425 (12.25%) Penetration Testing
20 422 (12.16%) Windows
21 402 (11.59%) Security Cleared
22 370 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
23 359 (10.35%) Cisco Certification
24 358 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
25 348 (10.03%) Linux
26 343 (9.88%) SANS
27 332 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
27 332 (9.57%) COBIT
28 320 (9.22%) GIAC

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
1 218 (6.28%) IIS
2 40 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 33 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 24 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (0.61%) Apache Pig
6 20 (0.58%) Apache
7 18 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.14%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.086%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.058%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.058%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.029%) Confluence
14 1 (0.029%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 89 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 34 (0.98%) MS Office
3 10 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.12%) MS Project
6 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.29%) assyst
3 6 (0.17%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.029%) Magento
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 73 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.95%) SaaS
4 32 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.89%) IaaS
6 22 (0.63%) Office 365
7 12 (0.35%) PaaS
8 7 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.086%) GitHub
10 1 (0.029%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 663 (19.11%) Firewall
2 456 (13.14%) Network Security
3 189 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 166 (4.78%) TCP/IP
5 141 (4.06%) Internet
5 141 (4.06%) VPN
6 134 (3.86%) LAN
7 131 (3.78%) WAN
8 89 (2.56%) SSL
9 84 (2.42%) DNS
9 84 (2.42%) Wireless
10 71 (2.05%) HTTP
11 65 (1.87%) Wireshark
12 45 (1.30%) MPLS
13 44 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (1.18%) Intranet
15 38 (1.10%) tcpdump
16 34 (0.98%) IPsec
17 26 (0.75%) SMTP
18 25 (0.72%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.84%) Big Data
3 27 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 22 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 21 (0.61%) MySQL
6 13 (0.37%) Apache Hive
7 10 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.086%) GIS
10 3 (0.086%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.086%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.086%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.058%) DB2
11 2 (0.058%) Looker
12 1 (0.029%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.029%) OLAP
12 1 (0.029%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (1.24%) Metasploit
2 21 (0.61%) AppScan
3 16 (0.46%) Burp Suite
4 9 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.14%) sqlmap
6 2 (0.058%) Paros
7 1 (0.029%) GCC
7 1 (0.029%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.029%) JIRA
7 1 (0.029%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.029%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 882 (25.42%) Finance
2 278 (8.01%) Legal
3 175 (5.04%) Banking
4 148 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.49%) Retail
6 107 (3.08%) Law
7 66 (1.90%) Marketing
8 45 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.12%) Local Government
10 35 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 28 (0.81%) Publishing
12 24 (0.69%) Electronics
12 24 (0.69%) Games
13 16 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 13 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.35%) French Language
15 12 (0.35%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.29%) Advertising
18 8 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 757 (21.82%) Analyst
2 705 (20.32%) Consultant
3 646 (18.62%) Security Analyst
4 625 (18.01%) Security Consultant
5 621 (17.90%) Security Manager
6 364 (10.49%) Architect
7 357 (10.29%) Information Security Manager
8 342 (9.86%) Information Manager
9 340 (9.80%) Security Architect
10 304 (8.76%) Information Analyst
11 299 (8.62%) Information Security Analyst
12 247 (7.12%) IT Manager
13 192 (5.53%) Security Officer
14 174 (5.01%) Security Engineer
15 173 (4.99%) IT Security Manager
16 160 (4.61%) IT Consultant
17 155 (4.47%) IT Security Consultant
18 151 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
19 148 (4.27%) Information Officer
20 140 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (1.53%) Web Services
2 21 (0.61%) HTML
3 20 (0.58%) .NET
4 17 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (0.49%) Regular Expression
5 15 (0.43%) Java EE
6 14 (0.40%) HTML5
7 12 (0.35%) Middleware
7 12 (0.35%) STL
8 10 (0.29%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.26%) LAMP
9 9 (0.26%) SAML
10 7 (0.20%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.20%) ZeroMQ
11 6 (0.17%) SOAP
12 5 (0.14%) Ajax
12 5 (0.14%) WSH
12 5 (0.14%) XML
13 4 (0.12%) JSON
13 4 (0.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 700 (20.17%) Management Information System
2 370 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 306 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 271 (7.81%) Security Operations Centre
5 261 (7.52%) Data Centre
6 220 (6.34%) CESG
7 136 (3.92%) PKI
8 122 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
9 120 (3.46%) Cryptography
10 118 (3.40%) Cyberthreat
11 102 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 87 (2.51%) Mathematics
13 68 (1.96%) Cyber Attack
14 65 (1.87%) CESG CLAS
15 59 (1.70%) Mobile App
16 50 (1.44%) Cybercrime
17 39 (1.12%) Driving Licence
18 37 (1.07%) Virtual Team
19 34 (0.98%) SWIFT
20 28 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 422 (12.16%) Windows
2 348 (10.03%) Linux
3 223 (6.43%) Unix
4 81 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.78%) Solaris
9 17 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.40%) Android
11 13 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.37%) Windows NT
12 12 (0.35%) Kali Linux
13 11 (0.32%) AIX
13 11 (0.32%) CentOS
13 11 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.26%) FreeBSD
15 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2343 (67.52%) Information Security
2 920 (26.51%) Cybersecurity
3 801 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 666 (19.19%) SIEM
5 646 (18.62%) ITIL
6 596 (17.18%) Security Operations
7 550 (15.85%) Security Architecture
8 480 (13.83%) Security Management
9 461 (13.29%) Data Protection
10 425 (12.25%) Penetration Testing
11 358 (10.32%) Vulnerability Management
12 332 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
13 319 (9.19%) Project Management
14 292 (8.41%) Information Security Management
15 279 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 248 (7.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 217 (6.25%) Information Assurance
18 216 (6.22%) IT Audit
19 206 (5.94%) ISMS
20 205 (5.91%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 125 (3.60%) Python
2 120 (3.46%) SQL
3 114 (3.29%) C
4 72 (2.07%) Perl
5 62 (1.79%) Java
6 58 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 57 (1.64%) C++
8 50 (1.44%) C#
9 34 (0.98%) Ruby
10 29 (0.84%) PHP
11 19 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 19 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.40%) R
13 13 (0.37%) Objective-C
14 12 (0.35%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.12%) VB
16 3 (0.086%) VBScript
17 2 (0.058%) Go
17 2 (0.058%) Groovy
17 2 (0.058%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1846 (53.20%) CISM
2 1061 (30.58%) CISA
3 882 (25.42%) Degree
4 520 (14.99%) CEH
5 402 (11.59%) Security Cleared
6 359 (10.35%) Cisco Certification
7 343 (9.88%) SANS
8 320 (9.22%) GIAC
9 305 (8.79%) CRISC
10 300 (8.65%) SC Cleared
11 250 (7.20%) CESG Certified Professional
12 235 (6.77%) CLAS
13 209 (6.02%) IISP
14 205 (5.91%) CISMP
15 204 (5.88%) CCNA
16 201 (5.79%) GCIH
17 146 (4.21%) CCNP
18 145 (4.18%) GCIA
19 142 (4.09%) SSCP
20 124 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1625 (46.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 983 (28.33%) PCI DSS
3 332 (9.57%) COBIT
4 142 (4.09%) ISO27002
4 142 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 96 (2.77%) ISO22301
6 70 (2.02%) ISO27005
7 65 (1.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 49 (1.41%) ISO 9001
9 47 (1.35%) COSO
10 41 (1.18%) RMADS
11 22 (0.63%) QA
12 21 (0.61%) SLA
13 17 (0.49%) GPG13
14 16 (0.46%) HIPAA
14 16 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
15 15 (0.43%) Val IT
16 11 (0.32%) BS25999
16 11 (0.32%) Data Quality
16 11 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 240 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 84 (2.42%) Snort
3 49 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.55%) vSphere
5 16 (0.46%) ISA Server
6 13 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.14%) Samba
9 4 (0.12%) NDS
9 4 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.12%) Squid
9 4 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.086%) ACF2
10 3 (0.086%) Docker
11 2 (0.058%) UAG
11 2 (0.058%) vCloud
11 2 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.058%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 106 (3.05%) Nessus
2 102 (2.94%) QRadar
3 54 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 35 (1.01%) RSA Archer
5 28 (0.81%) Nmap
6 24 (0.69%) RSA enVision
7 23 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (0.66%) SCCM
8 21 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 20 (0.58%) EnCase
10 19 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
11 18 (0.52%) OpenVAS
11 18 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (0.43%) HP Fortify
12 15 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.40%) Nexpose
13 14 (0.40%) StatsD
14 13 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 11 (0.32%) NetBackup
15 11 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 312 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 260 (7.49%) Cisco
3 201 (5.79%) ArcSight
4 196 (5.65%) Splunk
5 108 (3.11%) Oracle
6 106 (3.05%) VMware
7 89 (2.56%) Qualys
8 85 (2.45%) Intel Security
9 72 (2.07%) IBM
10 69 (1.99%) CheckPoint
11 67 (1.93%) Juniper
12 66 (1.90%) Symantec
13 64 (1.84%) LogRhythm
14 59 (1.70%) Red Hat
15 52 (1.50%) SolarWinds
16 48 (1.38%) Palo Alto
16 48 (1.38%) SAP
17 47 (1.35%) HP
18 41 (1.18%) Remedy
19 40 (1.15%) F5
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- £59,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Bonus, Car, Healthcare, Pension,
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £60,000 to £64,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £00000 - £1 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + benefits DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £65,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 80k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Beecher Madden
Salary: From £90,000 to £160,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago