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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 245 317 297
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -20
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1290 1030 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 3.11% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 963 781 717
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,100
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
- +0.96%

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
29591 33117 30177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 27.31% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23271 26537 24337
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +81 1184 £57,500 - 170
London +65 580 £65,000 +3.58% 60
South East +41 260 £55,000 +4.76% 64
City of London +79 179 £65,000 +9.24% 16
Berkshire +73 136 £55,000 +13.98% 30
Yorkshire +25 86 £45,000 -16.66% 5
East of England +66 77 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Scotland +68 76 £45,000 -16.66% 13
West Midlands +35 56 £50,000 +11.11% 6
North West +25 52 £57,500 +43.75% 8
South West +9 51 £50,000 -1.96% 14
West Yorkshire +5 50 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Reading +37 46 £42,000 -23.63% 7
Glasgow +46 39 £42,000 -35.38% 8
Manchester +31 38 £55,000 +48.64% 6
Hampshire -4 37 £46,250 -15.90% 7
Edinburgh +40 36 £55,000 +8.16% 5
Birmingham +4 30 £45,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +34 26 £45,000 -28.00%
Surrey -13 26 £60,000 +4.34% 4
Hertfordshire +9 25 £53,750 +34.37% 7
Slough +13 24 £53,500 +15.67% 5
Leeds -18 23 £45,000 -17.43% 3
Kent +17 22 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East Midlands -6 21 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Cambridgeshire +18 20 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Cambridge +29 19 £46,000 +12.19% 1
Wiltshire +15 17 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 17 £52,500 -8.69% 10
Bristol -3 17 £51,500 +0.98% 4

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1575 (65.11%) Information Security
2 1077 (44.52%) CISM
3 987 (40.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 718 (29.68%) Finance
5 670 (27.70%) CISA
6 607 (25.09%) Firewall
7 589 (24.35%) PCI DSS
8 529 (21.87%) Risk Management
9 523 (21.62%) ITIL
10 486 (20.09%) Degree
11 461 (19.06%) Cyber Security
12 448 (18.52%) Management Information System
13 426 (17.61%) Network Security
14 407 (16.83%) Windows
15 379 (15.67%) Security Management
16 372 (15.38%) Security Architecture
17 346 (14.30%) SIEM
18 305 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
19 300 (12.40%) CEH
20 285 (11.78%) Penetration Testing
21 275 (11.37%) Cisco
22 271 (11.20%) Linux
23 265 (10.95%) Security Cleared
24 254 (10.50%) Project Management
25 245 (10.13%) COBIT
26 231 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
27 226 (9.34%) Banking
28 210 (8.68%) TCP/IP
29 207 (8.56%) Vulnerability Management
29 207 (8.56%) Data Protection

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 88 (3.64%) IIS
2 18 (0.74%) Apache
3 16 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 11 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.25%) Lync
8 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.083%) CMS
9 2 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.083%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.041%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.041%) SAS
Applications
1 84 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (1.16%) MS Office
4 9 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) MS Project
6 2 (0.083%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.041%) GIMP
7 1 (0.041%) SPSS
7 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.041%) Summit
5 1 (0.041%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.94%) SaaS
2 21 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.37%) PaaS
5 7 (0.29%) IaaS
6 2 (0.083%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.083%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 607 (25.09%) Firewall
2 426 (17.61%) Network Security
3 210 (8.68%) TCP/IP
4 164 (6.78%) WAN
5 155 (6.41%) LAN
5 155 (6.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 135 (5.58%) Wireless
7 132 (5.46%) Internet
8 94 (3.89%) DNS
9 93 (3.84%) VPN
10 64 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
11 55 (2.27%) DHCP
12 54 (2.23%) BGP
13 45 (1.86%) MPLS
14 43 (1.78%) Wireless Security
15 41 (1.69%) DMZ
16 40 (1.65%) HTTP
17 39 (1.61%) Wireshark
17 39 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 35 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.91%) Big Data
3 16 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 15 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.45%) MySQL
6 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.29%) Couchbase
7 7 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.25%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.041%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.041%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.12%) Subversion
3 2 (0.083%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.083%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.041%) Hudson
4 1 (0.041%) GCC
4 1 (0.041%) JIRA
4 1 (0.041%) Ant
General
1 718 (29.68%) Finance
2 226 (9.34%) Banking
3 143 (5.91%) Retail
4 131 (5.42%) Law
5 128 (5.29%) Telecoms
6 119 (4.92%) Legal
7 55 (2.27%) Marketing
8 31 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.24%) Retail Banking
10 27 (1.12%) Advertising
11 26 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.83%) French Language
14 18 (0.74%) Games
14 18 (0.74%) German Language
15 16 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.54%) Electronics
17 10 (0.41%) Back Office
18 9 (0.37%) Publishing
19 7 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 459 (18.97%) Consultant
2 399 (16.49%) Analyst
3 366 (15.13%) Security Manager
4 360 (14.88%) Security Analyst
4 360 (14.88%) Security Consultant
5 258 (10.67%) Security Engineer
6 237 (9.80%) Architect
7 216 (8.93%) Security Architect
8 208 (8.60%) Information Manager
9 189 (7.81%) Information Security Manager
10 171 (7.07%) Information Analyst
11 167 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
12 152 (6.28%) Security Officer
13 139 (5.75%) Security Specialist
14 124 (5.13%) Network Engineer
15 121 (5.00%) Information Security Officer
16 104 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
17 101 (4.18%) Information Security Consultant
18 88 (3.64%) IT Security Analyst
19 77 (3.18%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.57%) Web Services
2 35 (1.45%) Regular Expression
3 24 (0.99%) JSP
4 19 (0.79%) Middleware
5 17 (0.70%) .NET
6 16 (0.66%) REST
7 14 (0.58%) SAML
7 14 (0.58%) SOAP
8 10 (0.41%) HTML
8 10 (0.41%) CSS
9 9 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.33%) XML
10 8 (0.33%) ODBC
11 7 (0.29%) WCF
11 7 (0.29%) OAuth
12 5 (0.21%) J2EE
13 2 (0.083%) COM
13 2 (0.083%) Java EE
13 2 (0.083%) Lucene
13 2 (0.083%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 448 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 231 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (6.24%) Data Centre
4 136 (5.62%) Computer Science
5 93 (3.84%) Cryptography
6 77 (3.18%) PKI
6 77 (3.18%) CESG
7 58 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
8 47 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (1.57%) RMADS
10 32 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
11 30 (1.24%) Mathematics
12 23 (0.95%) SCADA
13 21 (0.87%) Online Banking
14 20 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
15 19 (0.79%) GIS
15 19 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.74%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
18 16 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 407 (16.83%) Windows
2 271 (11.20%) Linux
3 188 (7.77%) UNIX
4 20 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.62%) Solaris
6 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.25%) AIX
10 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.21%) zOS
11 4 (0.17%) VMS
11 4 (0.17%) CentOS
11 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.083%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.083%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.083%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1575 (65.11%) Information Security
2 529 (21.87%) Risk Management
3 523 (21.62%) ITIL
4 461 (19.06%) Cyber Security
5 379 (15.67%) Security Management
6 372 (15.38%) Security Architecture
7 346 (14.30%) SIEM
8 285 (11.78%) Penetration Testing
9 254 (10.50%) Project Management
10 207 (8.56%) Vulnerability Management
10 207 (8.56%) Data Protection
11 206 (8.52%) Business Continuity
12 184 (7.61%) Information Security Management
13 178 (7.36%) Risk Assessment
13 178 (7.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 167 (6.90%) Security Testing
15 164 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
16 154 (6.37%) Information Assurance
17 147 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 140 (5.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (6.49%) SQL
2 53 (2.19%) Perl
3 49 (2.03%) C
4 40 (1.65%) Java
5 30 (1.24%) Shell Script
5 30 (1.24%) PowerShell
6 27 (1.12%) Python
7 14 (0.58%) PHP
7 14 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.37%) C#
10 6 (0.25%) Ruby
11 5 (0.21%) APL
11 5 (0.21%) C++
11 5 (0.21%) VB
12 3 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1077 (44.52%) CISM
2 670 (27.70%) CISA
3 486 (20.09%) Degree
4 305 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
5 300 (12.40%) CEH
6 265 (10.95%) Security Cleared
7 206 (8.52%) CRISC
8 183 (7.57%) CCNP
9 165 (6.82%) CCNA
10 158 (6.53%) GIAC
11 142 (5.87%) SC Cleared
12 119 (4.92%) SSCP
13 96 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 78 (3.22%) CISMP
15 72 (2.98%) PCI QSA
16 65 (2.69%) GCIH
17 62 (2.56%) MCSE
18 57 (2.36%) GCIA
19 55 (2.27%) OSCP
20 50 (2.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 987 (40.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 589 (24.35%) PCI DSS
3 245 (10.13%) COBIT
4 133 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 24 (0.99%) SLA
7 22 (0.91%) JSP 440
8 19 (0.79%) COSO
9 18 (0.74%) BS25999
9 18 (0.74%) QA
10 15 (0.62%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.50%) HIPAA
12 10 (0.41%) GPG13
13 9 (0.37%) Data Quality
13 9 (0.37%) BS7799
14 7 (0.29%) EMIR
14 7 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
14 7 (0.29%) MiFID
14 7 (0.29%) Basel II
15 5 (0.21%) PAS 55
System Software
1 180 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.32%) Snort
4 24 (0.99%) vSphere
5 11 (0.45%) XenServer
6 5 (0.21%) SpamAssassin
7 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.17%) XenApp
8 3 (0.12%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.083%) Xen
9 2 (0.083%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.083%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.083%) Kamailio
9 2 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.041%) pfSense
10 1 (0.041%) vCloud
10 1 (0.041%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.041%) RACF
10 1 (0.041%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (1.24%) Nessus
2 17 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (0.54%) FortiGate
5 11 (0.45%) Nmap
6 7 (0.29%) OpenView
7 6 (0.25%) SCCM
7 6 (0.25%) Cisco LMS
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.17%) WMI
9 4 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.083%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.083%) Nagios
10 2 (0.083%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.083%) Foglight
10 2 (0.083%) OPNET
10 2 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.083%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 275 (11.37%) Cisco
2 192 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 170 (7.03%) CheckPoint
4 101 (4.18%) VMware
5 99 (4.09%) Juniper
6 93 (3.84%) Splunk
7 88 (3.64%) Oracle
8 81 (3.35%) ArcSight
9 79 (3.27%) McAfee
10 57 (2.36%) F5
11 49 (2.03%) SAP
12 44 (1.82%) Citrix
13 43 (1.78%) Fortinet
14 42 (1.74%) Blue Coat
14 42 (1.74%) Symantec
14 42 (1.74%) Websense
15 36 (1.49%) HP
16 34 (1.41%) Cyber-Ark
17 30 (1.24%) SolarWinds
18 27 (1.12%) Sourcefire
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £58,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car + bonus x 2 + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ECS
Salary: benefits,
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Croydon, London
Land Registry
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday