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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 302 285 328
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +43
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1026 1006 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.93% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 3.45% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 811 752 747
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -7.27%

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
31349 29198 33515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 27.11% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24289 23722 28353
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 -16 942 £55,000 +4.76% 109
London -21 413 £60,000 - 46
South East +54 280 £52,500 +5.00% 20
Berkshire +58 134 £50,000 -9.09% 8
City of London -31 88 £55,875 +5.42% 14
Hampshire +5 65 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire -64 55 £45,000 -11.76% 10
Surrey +4 51 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Yorkshire -49 47 £45,000 -8.16% 9
North West -31 46 £50,000 -5.66% 11
East of England -23 43 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East Midlands +13 42 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +1 40 £46,250 -3.64% 5
Leeds -26 38 £42,500 -19.04% 7
Reading -16 32 £40,000 -33.33%
West Midlands -15 30 £43,500 -13.00% 1
Newbury +28 29 £53,750 - 3
Cheshire +2 25 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Leicestershire - 24 £55,000 - 1
Maidenhead +12 23 £80,000 +106.45%
Edinburgh +1 23 £49,050 -3.82% 2
Leicester - 21 £55,000 - 1
Kent +12 17 £42,000 -1.17%
Hertfordshire -3 17 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Birmingham -13 17 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Glasgow +3 16 £40,000 - 2
Havant - 16 £58,000 -
Cambridge 0 15 £42,500 -22.72%
Cambridgeshire -5 15 £42,500 -22.72%
Wales +14 14 £40,000 +13.47% 2

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1263 (62.19%) Information Security
2 828 (40.77%) CISM
3 798 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 615 (30.28%) Finance
5 586 (28.85%) CISA
6 533 (26.24%) Firewall
7 523 (25.75%) Degree
8 507 (24.96%) Management Information System
9 482 (23.73%) PCI DSS
10 417 (20.53%) Windows
11 408 (20.09%) Risk Management
12 395 (19.45%) ITIL
13 308 (15.16%) Linux
14 293 (14.43%) CEH
15 283 (13.93%) Penetration Testing
16 281 (13.84%) Network Security
17 256 (12.60%) SIEM
18 255 (12.56%) Security Cleared
18 255 (12.56%) Cisco Certification
19 244 (12.01%) Security Management
20 240 (11.82%) Project Management
21 234 (11.52%) Cisco
22 210 (10.34%) Microsoft
23 207 (10.19%) UNIX
24 202 (9.95%) Security Architecture
25 193 (9.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 184 (9.06%) Banking
27 178 (8.76%) PRINCE2
28 175 (8.62%) COBIT
29 172 (8.47%) TCP/IP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 75 (3.69%) IIS
2 31 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.33%) Apache
4 16 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.69%) Lync
6 10 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.49%) SAS
7 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.098%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.098%) nginx
11 2 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 130 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.62%) MS Office
3 13 (0.64%) MS Project
4 11 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.15%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) assyst
2 11 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.15%) RMDS
5 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.049%) Summit
6 1 (0.049%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.64%) SaaS
3 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.15%) Office 365
5 1 (0.049%) IaaS
5 1 (0.049%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 533 (26.24%) Firewall
2 281 (13.84%) Network Security
3 172 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 167 (8.22%) Internet
5 139 (6.84%) VPN
6 101 (4.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 91 (4.48%) Wireless
8 86 (4.23%) LAN
9 76 (3.74%) WAN
10 69 (3.40%) DNS
11 53 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
12 52 (2.56%) SSL
13 48 (2.36%) Wireshark
14 39 (1.92%) IPsec
15 38 (1.87%) VoIP
16 33 (1.62%) DHCP
17 27 (1.33%) tcpdump
18 26 (1.28%) NetScreen
19 25 (1.23%) TACACS
20 22 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.77%) MySQL
3 29 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 18 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.20%) Informix
9 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.15%) Big Data
10 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.098%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.098%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.098%) Redis
11 2 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.049%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.049%) NonStop SQL
12 1 (0.049%) DB2
12 1 (0.049%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (2.46%) Metasploit
2 10 (0.49%) AppScan
3 6 (0.30%) Selenium
3 6 (0.30%) TestNG
4 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.20%) Subversion
4 4 (0.20%) JIRA
4 4 (0.20%) Hudson
4 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.049%) QADirector
5 1 (0.049%) Rational DOORS
General
1 615 (30.28%) Finance
2 184 (9.06%) Banking
3 134 (6.60%) Legal
4 103 (5.07%) Retail
5 98 (4.83%) Law
6 81 (3.99%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.72%) Marketing
8 34 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.48%) German Language
10 28 (1.38%) Advertising
11 22 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.69%) Games
12 14 (0.69%) Local Government
13 11 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.34%) Publishing
16 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 449 (22.11%) Analyst
2 419 (20.63%) Consultant
3 416 (20.48%) Security Analyst
4 320 (15.76%) Security Consultant
5 259 (12.75%) Security Manager
6 177 (8.71%) Architect
7 166 (8.17%) Security Engineer
8 143 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 143 (7.04%) Security Specialist
9 138 (6.79%) Information Manager
10 134 (6.60%) Information Analyst
11 132 (6.50%) Information Security Analyst
12 124 (6.11%) Information Security Manager
13 101 (4.97%) IT Security Analyst
14 99 (4.87%) Information Specialist
15 98 (4.83%) Information Security Specialist
16 80 (3.94%) Security Officer
17 79 (3.89%) Tester
17 79 (3.89%) IT Consultant
18 78 (3.84%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.56%) .NET
2 23 (1.13%) Web Services
3 19 (0.94%) SAML
4 13 (0.64%) HTML
5 12 (0.59%) Regular Expression
6 11 (0.54%) SailPoint
6 11 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.54%) Middleware
7 10 (0.49%) LAMP
7 10 (0.49%) OAuth
8 9 (0.44%) OpenID
8 9 (0.44%) J2EE
8 9 (0.44%) JSP
9 6 (0.30%) RESTful
10 5 (0.25%) XML
10 5 (0.25%) JCE
11 4 (0.20%) XML Schema
11 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 507 (24.96%) Management Information System
2 140 (6.89%) Computer Science
3 87 (4.28%) CESG
4 73 (3.59%) RMADS
5 71 (3.50%) PKI
6 59 (2.90%) Cryptography
7 57 (2.81%) PMI
8 52 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
9 43 (2.12%) Open Source
10 30 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
11 19 (0.94%) Mathematics
12 18 (0.89%) Smartphone
12 18 (0.89%) Hedge funds
13 16 (0.79%) EFT
14 13 (0.64%) Smartcard
14 13 (0.64%) iPad
14 13 (0.64%) iPhone
15 11 (0.54%) Clustering
16 10 (0.49%) EMV
17 7 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 417 (20.53%) Windows
2 308 (15.16%) Linux
3 207 (10.19%) UNIX
4 56 (2.76%) Solaris
5 46 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.33%) AIX
9 19 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.49%) FreeBSD
12 8 (0.39%) CentOS
13 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.25%) HPUX
15 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.20%) OS/390
15 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1263 (62.19%) Information Security
2 408 (20.09%) Risk Management
3 395 (19.45%) ITIL
4 283 (13.93%) Penetration Testing
5 256 (12.60%) SIEM
6 244 (12.01%) Security Management
7 240 (11.82%) Project Management
8 202 (9.95%) Security Architecture
9 193 (9.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 178 (8.76%) PRINCE2
11 157 (7.73%) Cyber Security
12 156 (7.68%) Risk Assessment
13 148 (7.29%) ISMS
14 145 (7.14%) Information Security Management
15 142 (6.99%) Data Protection
16 140 (6.89%) Ethical Hacking
17 123 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
18 115 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 114 (5.61%) Information Assurance
20 110 (5.42%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 155 (7.63%) SQL
2 77 (3.79%) Java
3 66 (3.25%) C
3 66 (3.25%) Python
4 63 (3.10%) Perl
5 52 (2.56%) Ruby
6 48 (2.36%) PHP
7 44 (2.17%) C++
8 37 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 37 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.23%) C#
10 18 (0.89%) Objective-C
11 12 (0.59%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.39%) VBScript
14 5 (0.25%) VB
15 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.098%) PowerHouse
16 2 (0.098%) BeanShell
17 1 (0.049%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 828 (40.77%) CISM
2 586 (28.85%) CISA
3 523 (25.75%) Degree
4 293 (14.43%) CEH
5 255 (12.56%) Cisco Certification
5 255 (12.56%) Security Cleared
6 163 (8.03%) CCNP
7 143 (7.04%) SC Cleared
8 141 (6.94%) CCNA
9 140 (6.89%) GIAC
10 86 (4.23%) PCI QSA
10 86 (4.23%) CRISC
11 76 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 71 (3.50%) CCSE
13 62 (3.05%) CCSA
14 61 (3.00%) PMI Certification
15 58 (2.86%) MCSE
16 56 (2.76%) CISMP
17 54 (2.66%) OSCP
18 53 (2.61%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 798 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 482 (23.73%) PCI DSS
3 175 (8.62%) COBIT
4 90 (4.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 33 (1.62%) SLA
5 33 (1.62%) JSP 440
6 32 (1.58%) QA
7 24 (1.18%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.74%) COSO
9 9 (0.44%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.39%) Basel III
10 8 (0.39%) Solvency II
10 8 (0.39%) Basel II
11 6 (0.30%) GPG13
12 5 (0.25%) BS7799
13 4 (0.20%) BS25999
13 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
15 1 (0.049%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 81 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.35%) Snort
3 36 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.58%) Nmap
5 11 (0.54%) vSphere
6 10 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.44%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.39%) XenApp
8 8 (0.39%) UAG
9 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.15%) NFS
11 3 (0.15%) SpamAssassin
12 2 (0.098%) Varnish
12 2 (0.098%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.098%) Samba
12 2 (0.098%) Gluster
13 1 (0.049%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (2.17%) Nessus
2 24 (1.18%) Cacti
3 20 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
5 11 (0.54%) FortiGate
6 9 (0.44%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.30%) Puppet
10 5 (0.25%) WebInspect
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.20%) Nagios
11 4 (0.20%) Opsview
12 3 (0.15%) OpenView
12 3 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.15%) WSUS
13 2 (0.098%) SCCM
Vendors
1 234 (11.52%) Cisco
2 210 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 168 (8.27%) CheckPoint
4 119 (5.86%) Oracle
5 112 (5.51%) Juniper
6 90 (4.43%) Blue Coat
7 73 (3.59%) McAfee
8 57 (2.81%) Symantec
9 50 (2.46%) VMware
10 48 (2.36%) LogRhythm
11 42 (2.07%) F5
12 40 (1.97%) Sophos
13 39 (1.92%) Red Hat
13 39 (1.92%) ArcSight
14 35 (1.72%) Websense
15 30 (1.48%) Splunk
16 28 (1.38%) Qualys
16 28 (1.38%) Sun
16 28 (1.38%) CA
17 26 (1.28%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £74000 - £79000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £44500 - £54500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% bonus + much more
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £52500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + amazing bens package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Rawdon, Leeds
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £50k depending on level of experience
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + on-call allowance, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £50K+, DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £60K+, DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago