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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 200 305 311
Rank change year-on-year
+105 +6
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1714 1089 999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.02% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.03% 3.69% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1374 871 808
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
28441 29525 28128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.05% 27.72% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22731 23597 22083
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +101 1621 £60,000 +9.09% 211
London +108 754 £65,000 +8.33% 102
South East +72 307 £55,000 - 36
Berkshire +21 140 £55,000 - 14
Yorkshire +45 130 £55,000 +10.00% 12
City of London +30 120 £65,000 +13.04% 22
South West +33 94 £57,500 +18.55% 19
North West +38 90 £52,500 +5.00% 15
West Yorkshire +34 88 £55,000 +22.22% 10
West Midlands +27 87 £56,750 +13.50% 9
East of England +10 85 £58,750 +6.81% 9
Manchester +60 73 £52,500 -8.69% 8
Scotland +32 68 £52,500 -19.23% 4
Leeds +6 62 £60,000 +33.33% 10
East Midlands +18 59 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Surrey +14 49 £55,000 - 10
Birmingham +25 45 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Edinburgh +19 43 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Hampshire +28 41 £55,000 +14.28% 4
Bristol +29 39 £55,000 - 3
Hertfordshire +15 36 £70,000 +40.00% 2
Slough +25 32 £60,000 -25.00% 3
Reading +2 32 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Bracknell +29 31 £50,000 -25.92% 2
North Yorkshire +33 29 £61,250 +16.66% 2
Gloucestershire +18 28 £75,000 +15.38% 7
Kent +29 27 £52,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +25 24 £67,500 +35.00% 4
Oxfordshire - 24 £60,000 - 3
Nottingham +25 23 £67,500 +35.00% 4

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2118 (66.27%) Information Security
2 1660 (51.94%) CISM
3 1364 (42.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 962 (30.10%) CISA
5 845 (26.44%) Finance
6 788 (24.66%) PCI DSS
7 787 (24.62%) Degree
8 706 (22.09%) Management Information System
9 705 (22.06%) Cybersecurity
10 703 (22.00%) Risk Management
11 660 (20.65%) Firewall
12 636 (19.90%) Security Management
13 541 (16.93%) ITIL
14 527 (16.49%) SIEM
15 522 (16.33%) Network Security
16 466 (14.58%) Security Operations
17 460 (14.39%) CEH
18 445 (13.92%) Windows
19 438 (13.70%) Security Architecture
20 410 (12.83%) Cisco Certification
21 391 (12.23%) GIAC
22 390 (12.20%) SANS
23 378 (11.83%) Penetration Testing
24 375 (11.73%) Security Cleared
25 360 (11.26%) Vulnerability Management
26 349 (10.92%) Information Security Management
27 339 (10.61%) Linux
28 327 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
29 320 (10.01%) Project Management
30 314 (9.82%) Legal

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 231 (7.23%) IIS
2 90 (2.82%) Apache Pig
3 34 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 29 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 21 (0.66%) Apache
6 11 (0.34%) Skype for Business
6 11 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.094%) CMS
12 2 (0.063%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.063%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.063%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.063%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.031%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.031%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.031%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 79 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.94%) MS Office
3 14 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.10%) SaaS
3 31 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.38%) Office 365
6 10 (0.31%) IaaS
7 5 (0.16%) PaaS
8 4 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.031%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 660 (20.65%) Firewall
2 522 (16.33%) Network Security
3 222 (6.95%) TCP/IP
4 219 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 162 (5.07%) Internet
6 112 (3.50%) LAN
7 109 (3.41%) VPN
8 107 (3.35%) WAN
9 87 (2.72%) Wireless
10 64 (2.00%) Wireshark
11 63 (1.97%) SSL
12 61 (1.91%) DNS
13 40 (1.25%) MPLS
14 39 (1.22%) SAN
15 35 (1.10%) Intranet
16 31 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (0.91%) DMZ
17 29 (0.91%) IPsec
18 26 (0.81%) DHCP
19 25 (0.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (4.47%) Big Data
2 94 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 90 (2.82%) Apache Hive
4 72 (2.25%) SQL Server
5 18 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.47%) MySQL
7 14 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 13 (0.41%) GIS
9 11 (0.34%) Informix
10 9 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.16%) DB2
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.13%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.094%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.094%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (0.75%) Metasploit
2 11 (0.34%) Burp Suite
3 9 (0.28%) AppScan
4 6 (0.19%) Subversion
5 5 (0.16%) Selenium
5 5 (0.16%) sqlmap
5 5 (0.16%) TestNG
5 5 (0.16%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.13%) Hudson
6 4 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.13%) JIRA
7 3 (0.094%) Paros
7 3 (0.094%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.063%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.031%) WebScarab
General
1 845 (26.44%) Finance
2 314 (9.82%) Legal
3 290 (9.07%) Banking
4 200 (6.26%) Telecoms
5 152 (4.76%) Retail
6 151 (4.72%) Law
7 85 (2.66%) Marketing
8 36 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 30 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 25 (0.78%) Publishing
11 22 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.53%) Local Government
14 16 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
14 16 (0.50%) Electronics
15 14 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.44%) Back Office
16 13 (0.41%) German Language
17 10 (0.31%) Military
18 8 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 700 (21.90%) Analyst
2 638 (19.96%) Security Manager
3 598 (18.71%) Security Analyst
4 580 (18.15%) Consultant
5 458 (14.33%) Security Consultant
6 364 (11.39%) Information Manager
7 360 (11.26%) Information Security Manager
8 308 (9.64%) Architect
9 265 (8.29%) Security Architect
10 248 (7.76%) Information Analyst
11 239 (7.48%) Information Security Analyst
12 219 (6.85%) IT Manager
13 209 (6.54%) Security Engineer
14 172 (5.38%) Security Officer
15 159 (4.97%) IT Security Manager
16 152 (4.76%) IT Consultant
17 145 (4.54%) IT Security Consultant
17 145 (4.54%) Senior Analyst
18 141 (4.41%) Information Security Officer
19 131 (4.10%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (2.97%) Java EE
2 86 (2.69%) STL
3 56 (1.75%) Web Services
4 33 (1.03%) .NET
5 16 (0.50%) Middleware
6 15 (0.47%) J2EE
7 14 (0.44%) LAMP
8 9 (0.28%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.25%) SailPoint
10 7 (0.22%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.22%) HTML
11 6 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (0.16%) Ajax
12 5 (0.16%) HTML5
12 5 (0.16%) OAuth
12 5 (0.16%) RESTful
12 5 (0.16%) SAML
13 3 (0.094%) XML
14 2 (0.063%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 706 (22.09%) Management Information System
2 327 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 240 (7.51%) Security Operations Centre
4 236 (7.38%) Computer Science
5 231 (7.23%) Data Centre
6 161 (5.04%) CESG
7 121 (3.79%) Cyberthreat
8 105 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 99 (3.10%) PKI
10 88 (2.75%) Cryptography
11 87 (2.72%) Cybercrime
12 54 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
13 51 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
14 46 (1.44%) Mathematics
15 40 (1.25%) Mainframe
16 31 (0.97%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.75%) SWIFT
18 23 (0.72%) Mobile App
19 20 (0.63%) Fintech
20 19 (0.59%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 445 (13.92%) Windows
2 339 (10.61%) Linux
3 188 (5.88%) Unix
4 91 (2.85%) Android
4 91 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 66 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 44 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (0.94%) Solaris
7 30 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.53%) AIX
10 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.38%) FreeBSD
12 10 (0.31%) CentOS
13 8 (0.25%) VMS
13 8 (0.25%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.13%) HPUX
16 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2118 (66.27%) Information Security
2 705 (22.06%) Cybersecurity
3 703 (22.00%) Risk Management
4 636 (19.90%) Security Management
5 541 (16.93%) ITIL
6 527 (16.49%) SIEM
7 466 (14.58%) Security Operations
8 438 (13.70%) Security Architecture
9 378 (11.83%) Penetration Testing
10 360 (11.26%) Vulnerability Management
11 349 (10.92%) Information Security Management
12 320 (10.01%) Project Management
13 273 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
14 251 (7.85%) ISMS
15 250 (7.82%) Data Protection
16 228 (7.13%) Ethical Hacking
17 202 (6.32%) Incident Management
18 195 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 186 (5.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 181 (5.66%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 198 (6.20%) C
2 124 (3.88%) Java
3 115 (3.60%) C++
4 114 (3.57%) C#
5 87 (2.72%) Objective-C
6 82 (2.57%) SQL
7 76 (2.38%) Python
8 71 (2.22%) Perl
9 45 (1.41%) PowerShell
10 37 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 33 (1.03%) Ruby
12 25 (0.78%) PHP
13 15 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.41%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.094%) Korn
16 2 (0.063%) AWK
16 2 (0.063%) sed
Qualifications
1 1660 (51.94%) CISM
2 962 (30.10%) CISA
3 787 (24.62%) Degree
4 460 (14.39%) CEH
5 410 (12.83%) Cisco Certification
6 391 (12.23%) GIAC
7 390 (12.20%) SANS
8 375 (11.73%) Security Cleared
9 274 (8.57%) CCNA
10 252 (7.88%) SC Cleared
11 230 (7.20%) IISP
12 221 (6.91%) SSCP
13 200 (6.26%) GCIH
14 199 (6.23%) CRISC
15 169 (5.29%) CLAS
16 168 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 162 (5.07%) MCSE
18 156 (4.88%) CESG Certified Professional
19 142 (4.44%) GCIA
20 141 (4.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1364 (42.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 788 (24.66%) PCI DSS
3 302 (9.45%) COBIT
4 154 (4.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 107 (3.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 74 (2.32%) ISO27002
7 39 (1.22%) ISO 9001
8 36 (1.13%) RMADS
9 33 (1.03%) JSP 440
10 28 (0.88%) ISO22301
11 23 (0.72%) SLA
12 21 (0.66%) COSO
13 19 (0.59%) GPG13
14 14 (0.44%) HIPAA
14 14 (0.44%) ISO27005
15 13 (0.41%) SSAE 16
16 12 (0.38%) QA
17 11 (0.34%) BS25999
18 10 (0.31%) PA-DSS
19 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 154 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 54 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.41%) Snort
4 30 (0.94%) vSphere
5 5 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.16%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.16%) UAG
5 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.13%) Docker
6 4 (0.13%) NDS
6 4 (0.13%) Novell eDirectory
6 4 (0.13%) Squid
7 2 (0.063%) ACF2
7 2 (0.063%) Firmware
7 2 (0.063%) IAG
7 2 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.031%) vCloud
8 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.031%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 115 (3.60%) QRadar
2 55 (1.72%) Nessus
3 32 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
4 29 (0.91%) EnCase
5 26 (0.81%) RSA enVision
6 24 (0.75%) Nmap
7 19 (0.59%) Endace
8 14 (0.44%) Nagios
9 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.34%) Graphite
10 11 (0.34%) Opsview
10 11 (0.34%) RSA Security Analytics
11 10 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.25%) Puppet
13 7 (0.22%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.22%) HP SIM
13 7 (0.22%) Salt
13 7 (0.22%) WebInspect
13 7 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 216 (6.76%) Cisco
2 203 (6.35%) ArcSight
3 193 (6.04%) Microsoft
4 182 (5.69%) Splunk
5 123 (3.85%) Intel Security
6 99 (3.10%) Oracle
6 99 (3.10%) VMware
7 67 (2.10%) LogRhythm
7 67 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 64 (2.00%) Symantec
9 59 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 58 (1.81%) Qualys
11 56 (1.75%) IBM
12 55 (1.72%) SolarWinds
13 47 (1.47%) Juniper
14 46 (1.44%) Sourcefire
15 37 (1.16%) F5
16 36 (1.13%) Forcepoint
17 26 (0.81%) Palo Alto
18 25 (0.78%) HP
London
PwC
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £65,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £65,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £65,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus, on-call allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + 20% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The SmartList
Salary: ££ Neg DOE & excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £30000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Reflective of Experience plus bens
Posted: 3 days ago