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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 308 280 368
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +88
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 997 1030 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.93% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 3.35% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 771 803 645
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £37,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32296 30771 34641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.85% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25797 24744 29405
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 929 £57,500 +15.00% 55
London -2 471 £65,000 +13.04% 28
South East -88 191 £52,500 +5.00% 11
City of London +18 153 £60,000 - 5
Yorkshire -8 79 £55,000 +17.64% 3
West Yorkshire +20 68 £54,500 +7.92% 3
Berkshire -90 59 £47,500 +5.55% 4
South West +12 53 £51,000 +4.61% 3
Surrey +9 53 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Leeds +13 50 £75,000 +42.85% 3
East Midlands +25 47 £52,500 +5.00% 4
East of England -28 34 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Hampshire -37 34 £57,500 -4.16% 4
West Midlands -21 30 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +2 27 £57,500 +64.28% 1
Bristol +11 24 £51,000 +15.90% 1
South Wales +21 23 £51,000 +17.24% 2
Wales +18 23 £51,000 +17.24% 2
Leicestershire +15 23 £60,000 +122.22% 2
Birmingham -30 21 £45,000 - 1
North West -17 20 £36,500 -23.95% 3
Leicester - 20 £60,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +15 19 £40,000 -21.95% 1
Kent -13 17 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Cardiff +25 16 £51,000 +17.24% 2
Guildford -1 15 £50,000 -16.66%
Gloucestershire +14 13 £50,500 -30.34% 1
Oxfordshire +1 13 £47,500 +5.55%
Edinburgh -23 13 £60,000 +29.03%
Derbyshire -1 12 £52,500 -12.50% 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1247 (61.43%) Information Security
2 859 (42.32%) CISM
3 765 (37.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 625 (30.79%) CISA
5 576 (28.37%) Finance
6 535 (26.35%) Firewall
7 473 (23.30%) Management Information System
8 466 (22.96%) Risk Management
9 434 (21.38%) PCI DSS
10 378 (18.62%) Degree
11 361 (17.78%) ITIL
12 353 (17.39%) Windows
13 299 (14.73%) Network Security
14 294 (14.48%) Security Cleared
14 294 (14.48%) SIEM
15 279 (13.74%) Security Management
16 276 (13.60%) Linux
17 252 (12.41%) CEH
18 250 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
19 246 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
20 245 (12.07%) Project Management
21 200 (9.85%) Microsoft
21 200 (9.85%) Risk Assessment
22 190 (9.36%) SC Cleared
23 187 (9.21%) Banking
24 181 (8.92%) Security Architecture
25 170 (8.37%) Cisco
26 169 (8.33%) UNIX
27 167 (8.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 166 (8.18%) Business Continuity

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 73 (3.60%) IIS
2 24 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 19 (0.94%) Apache
4 9 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.15%) SAS
6 3 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.099%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.099%) Documentum
8 1 (0.049%) Lync
Applications
1 107 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.77%) MS Office
3 11 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.049%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.44%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.15%) RMDS
3 2 (0.099%) Summit
3 2 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.049%) assyst
4 1 (0.049%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.38%) SaaS
2 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.099%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.049%) PaaS
5 1 (0.049%) Office 365
5 1 (0.049%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 535 (26.35%) Firewall
2 299 (14.73%) Network Security
3 157 (7.73%) TCP/IP
4 140 (6.90%) Internet
5 129 (6.35%) VPN
6 117 (5.76%) Wireless
7 107 (5.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 72 (3.55%) SSL
9 52 (2.56%) LAN
10 51 (2.51%) WAN
11 50 (2.46%) DNS
11 50 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (2.41%) VoIP
13 45 (2.22%) tcpdump
14 43 (2.12%) IPsec
15 40 (1.97%) LDAP
16 36 (1.77%) DHCP
16 36 (1.77%) HTTP
17 26 (1.28%) SAN
18 25 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.79%) MySQL
3 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (0.44%) Data Mining
4 9 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.20%) Informix
6 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.15%) DB2
7 3 (0.15%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.15%) Big Data
8 1 (0.049%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.049%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (1.53%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.34%) AppScan
3 5 (0.25%) Hudson
4 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.049%) Subversion
5 1 (0.049%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.049%) JIRA
5 1 (0.049%) Jenkins
General
1 576 (28.37%) Finance
2 187 (9.21%) Banking
3 126 (6.21%) Legal
4 95 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.50%) Retail
6 58 (2.86%) Law
7 48 (2.36%) Advertising
8 41 (2.02%) Marketing
9 34 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 24 (1.18%) Local Government
12 16 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 13 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.49%) Games
14 10 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.44%) Publishing
16 8 (0.39%) German Language
17 7 (0.34%) Electronics
17 7 (0.34%) French Language
18 4 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 420 (20.69%) Consultant
2 375 (18.47%) Analyst
3 313 (15.42%) Security Manager
4 306 (15.07%) Security Analyst
5 293 (14.43%) Security Consultant
6 217 (10.69%) Architect
7 185 (9.11%) Security Architect
8 166 (8.18%) Security Specialist
9 160 (7.88%) Security Engineer
10 152 (7.49%) Information Manager
11 148 (7.29%) Information Security Manager
12 114 (5.62%) Information Analyst
13 113 (5.57%) Information Security Consultant
14 111 (5.47%) Information Security Analyst
15 80 (3.94%) Security Officer
16 79 (3.89%) Senior Consultant
17 77 (3.79%) Information Security Specialist
17 77 (3.79%) Information Specialist
18 65 (3.20%) Information Security Officer
19 60 (2.96%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.20%) .NET
2 23 (1.13%) Regular Expression
3 13 (0.64%) JSP
4 12 (0.59%) .NET Framework
5 11 (0.54%) HTML
6 10 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.44%) SailPoint
8 7 (0.34%) Web Services
8 7 (0.34%) XML
8 7 (0.34%) Middleware
9 6 (0.30%) OAuth
9 6 (0.30%) OpenID
9 6 (0.30%) SAML
10 3 (0.15%) XML Schema
10 3 (0.15%) Rendezvous
10 3 (0.15%) XMPP
10 3 (0.15%) LAMP
11 2 (0.099%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.099%) XSLT
11 2 (0.099%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 473 (23.30%) Management Information System
2 107 (5.27%) CESG
3 99 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 86 (4.24%) RMADS
5 70 (3.45%) PKI
6 63 (3.10%) Cryptography
7 57 (2.81%) CESG CLAS
8 44 (2.17%) Open Source
9 42 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
10 36 (1.77%) PMI
11 24 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.74%) Statistics
14 14 (0.69%) EMV
15 11 (0.54%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.49%) Physics
16 10 (0.49%) AS400
16 10 (0.49%) GIS
17 8 (0.39%) Social Network
18 7 (0.34%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 353 (17.39%) Windows
2 276 (13.60%) Linux
3 169 (8.33%) UNIX
4 32 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.23%) Ubuntu
5 25 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.94%) CentOS
8 15 (0.74%) Solaris
9 14 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.30%) OS/390
10 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.25%) AIX
12 4 (0.20%) Android
12 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.15%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.099%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.099%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 1247 (61.43%) Information Security
2 466 (22.96%) Risk Management
3 361 (17.78%) ITIL
4 294 (14.48%) SIEM
5 279 (13.74%) Security Management
6 250 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
7 245 (12.07%) Project Management
8 200 (9.85%) Risk Assessment
9 181 (8.92%) Security Architecture
10 167 (8.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 166 (8.18%) Business Continuity
12 163 (8.03%) Information Assurance
13 143 (7.04%) Data Protection
14 139 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 139 (6.85%) Information Security Management
14 139 (6.85%) Cyber Security
15 117 (5.76%) Ethical Hacking
16 105 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
17 104 (5.12%) Service Management
18 94 (4.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (5.32%) SQL
2 52 (2.56%) Java
3 47 (2.32%) PHP
4 46 (2.27%) Perl
5 42 (2.07%) Ruby
6 40 (1.97%) Python
7 38 (1.87%) C
8 35 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 19 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 16 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 13 (0.64%) C++
12 12 (0.59%) C#
12 12 (0.59%) VBScript
13 7 (0.34%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.25%) BeanShell
15 4 (0.20%) VB
15 4 (0.20%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.049%) VBA
17 1 (0.049%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 859 (42.32%) CISM
2 625 (30.79%) CISA
3 378 (18.62%) Degree
4 294 (14.48%) Security Cleared
5 252 (12.41%) CEH
6 246 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
7 190 (9.36%) SC Cleared
8 161 (7.93%) GIAC
9 151 (7.44%) CCNA
10 144 (7.09%) CCNP
11 83 (4.09%) DV Cleared
12 80 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 69 (3.40%) MCSE
14 67 (3.30%) CRISC
15 65 (3.20%) OSCP
15 65 (3.20%) PCI QSA
16 61 (3.00%) CISMP
17 60 (2.96%) SSCP
18 56 (2.76%) GCIH
19 46 (2.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (37.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 434 (21.38%) PCI DSS
3 157 (7.73%) COBIT
4 72 (3.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 52 (2.56%) SLA
6 43 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 41 (2.02%) QA
8 31 (1.53%) HIPAA
9 27 (1.33%) GPG13
10 26 (1.28%) COSO
11 24 (1.18%) JSP 440
11 24 (1.18%) BS25999
12 20 (0.99%) ISO 9001
13 19 (0.94%) BS7799
14 11 (0.54%) CESG Infosec
15 3 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
16 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.099%) ISO 9000
17 1 (0.049%) GAMP
17 1 (0.049%) GxP
System Software
1 121 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.46%) Snort
3 32 (1.58%) Nmap
4 26 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (1.23%) vSphere
6 17 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.64%) XenApp
7 13 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.44%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.25%) IAG
10 4 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.099%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.099%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.099%) RACF
12 2 (0.099%) NDS
13 1 (0.049%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.049%) XenServer
13 1 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (3.25%) Nessus
2 23 (1.13%) Tivoli
3 14 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (0.64%) Cacti
5 7 (0.34%) SCOM
5 7 (0.34%) WSUS
5 7 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.20%) SCCM
7 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.15%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.099%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.099%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.099%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.049%) OpenView
10 1 (0.049%) Nagios
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.049%) Puppet
Vendors
1 200 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 170 (8.37%) Cisco
3 138 (6.80%) CheckPoint
4 111 (5.47%) Oracle
5 107 (5.27%) Juniper
6 102 (5.02%) McAfee
7 73 (3.60%) Blue Coat
8 50 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 50 (2.46%) Cyber-Ark
9 48 (2.36%) CA
10 47 (2.32%) VMware
11 45 (2.22%) F5
11 45 (2.22%) Symantec
11 45 (2.22%) Sophos
12 35 (1.72%) ArcSight
13 33 (1.63%) LogRhythm
14 29 (1.43%) IBM
15 28 (1.38%) Splunk
16 26 (1.28%) IronPort
16 26 (1.28%) Websense
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £37000 - £38000 per annum + pension + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis IT
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis IT
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Zurich
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cobham, Surrey
Experis IT
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £65k - 75k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: £55k - 58k per year + 10% car allowance bonus etc
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £49k - 54k per year + OTE + Car allowance.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Beniftis
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Solutions - HSBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday