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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 185 256 322
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +66
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1699 1355 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.25% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 4.58% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1328 1141 815
Median salary £63,000 £58,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,860 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +4.76%

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
24908 29553 30654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.05% 27.30% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20025 23844 23923
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +77 1606 £65,000 +8.33% 127
London +97 769 £67,500 +9.75% 64
South East +31 288 £59,000 +4.88% 21
South West +50 156 £55,000 -4.34% 4
West Midlands +33 119 £55,000 -4.34% 9
Berkshire +16 111 £55,000 -5.17% 8
City of London +56 105 £65,500 -1.13% 26
Yorkshire +32 88 £60,000 +33.33% 7
North West +27 83 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Gloucestershire +22 73 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Birmingham +10 72 £60,000 +4.34% 3
East of England +35 71 £50,000 -13.04% 6
Surrey +67 70 £55,000 -4.34% 4
Manchester +17 68 £56,000 +6.66% 9
West Yorkshire +15 57 £58,750 +30.55% 4
Reading +19 41 £52,750 +8.20% 2
Scotland +1 40 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Hertfordshire +23 38 £57,500 -8.00% 4
Hampshire -7 38 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Bristol +18 37 £77,500 +34.78%
Wiltshire +22 35 £55,000 -17.23% 1
Leeds +13 35 £46,500 +3.33% 3
Edinburgh -4 32 £55,000 - 3
Cheltenham -22 29 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Kent +19 22 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Maidenhead +5 18 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Cambridgeshire +22 17 £47,000 -30.37%
North Yorkshire +19 16 £62,500 +86.56% 2
East Midlands -40 15 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Coventry +3 14 £37,500 -34.78%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 2305 (67.46%) Information Security
2 1759 (51.48%) CISM
3 1519 (44.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1202 (35.18%) CISA
5 1072 (31.37%) PCI DSS
6 1032 (30.20%) Cybersecurity
7 910 (26.63%) Finance
8 897 (26.25%) Degree
9 766 (22.42%) Risk Management
10 720 (21.07%) Firewall
11 714 (20.90%) Management Information System
12 670 (19.61%) SIEM
13 640 (18.73%) ITIL
14 583 (17.06%) CEH
15 582 (17.03%) Security Architecture
16 559 (16.36%) Security Operations
17 549 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
18 523 (15.31%) Windows
19 493 (14.43%) Data Protection
20 476 (13.93%) Network Security
21 459 (13.43%) Security Cleared
22 450 (13.17%) Linux
23 425 (12.44%) Vulnerability Management
24 402 (11.76%) Security Management
25 368 (10.77%) SANS
26 363 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
27 351 (10.27%) COBIT
28 335 (9.80%) GIAC
29 320 (9.36%) SC Cleared
30 302 (8.84%) Risk Assessment

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
1 198 (5.79%) IIS
2 32 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (0.64%) Apache
4 20 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.56%) Apache Pig
6 16 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 9 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.12%) Drupal
11 2 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.059%) JBoss
11 2 (0.059%) nginx
11 2 (0.059%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.029%) CMS
12 1 (0.029%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.029%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.029%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.029%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.00%) MS Office
3 19 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.35%) assyst
2 12 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.29%) SAP GRC
4 7 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.029%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.029%) Magento
6 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 82 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.17%) IaaS
2 40 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.08%) SaaS
4 30 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.50%) PaaS
6 8 (0.23%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.23%) Office 365
7 2 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.059%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.029%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.029%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.029%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.029%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.029%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.029%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.029%) Route 53
8 1 (0.029%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 720 (21.07%) Firewall
2 476 (13.93%) Network Security
3 232 (6.79%) TCP/IP
4 188 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 128 (3.75%) VPN
6 126 (3.69%) LAN
7 116 (3.39%) DNS
8 112 (3.28%) WAN
9 111 (3.25%) HTTP
10 96 (2.81%) Internet
10 96 (2.81%) SSL
11 89 (2.60%) Wireless
12 62 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
13 54 (1.58%) DHCP
14 48 (1.40%) SMTP
15 41 (1.20%) MPLS
16 40 (1.17%) VLAN
17 39 (1.14%) Wireshark
18 36 (1.05%) IPsec
19 35 (1.02%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.28%) Big Data
3 29 (0.85%) MySQL
4 26 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 17 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (0.44%) Apache Hive
7 14 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.29%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.20%) GIS
11 7 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.18%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.15%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.12%) DB2
15 2 (0.059%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.059%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.029%) OLAP
16 1 (0.029%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 42 (1.23%) Metasploit
2 34 (1.00%) Burp Suite
3 29 (0.85%) AppScan
4 12 (0.35%) JIRA
5 7 (0.20%) Redmine
6 6 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.12%) CodeSonar
7 4 (0.12%) git-flow
7 4 (0.12%) PVCS
7 4 (0.12%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.12%) Selenium
7 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.059%) Paros
9 1 (0.029%) GCC
9 1 (0.029%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.029%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.029%) Subversion
9 1 (0.029%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 910 (26.63%) Finance
2 229 (6.70%) Banking
3 200 (5.85%) Legal
4 175 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 116 (3.39%) Retail
6 81 (2.37%) Law
7 80 (2.34%) Games
8 45 (1.32%) Marketing
9 40 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 32 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.91%) Local Government
13 27 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 26 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (0.73%) Electronics
16 16 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.38%) French Language
18 12 (0.35%) Spanish Language
19 11 (0.32%) German Language
20 9 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 726 (21.25%) Analyst
2 626 (18.32%) Security Analyst
3 616 (18.03%) Consultant
4 615 (18.00%) Security Manager
5 513 (15.01%) Security Consultant
6 373 (10.92%) Architect
7 352 (10.30%) Information Security Manager
8 341 (9.98%) Security Architect
9 339 (9.92%) Information Manager
10 242 (7.08%) Information Analyst
10 242 (7.08%) Information Security Analyst
11 203 (5.94%) Security Engineer
12 190 (5.56%) IT Analyst
13 180 (5.27%) IT Manager
14 177 (5.18%) IT Security Analyst
15 159 (4.65%) Security Officer
16 155 (4.54%) Security Specialist
17 142 (4.16%) IT Security Manager
18 135 (3.95%) Information Security Consultant
19 130 (3.80%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.35%) Web Services
2 36 (1.05%) .NET
3 25 (0.73%) Java EE
3 25 (0.73%) STL
4 24 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
5 22 (0.64%) Middleware
6 19 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.53%) HTML
8 16 (0.47%) LAMP
8 16 (0.47%) Regular Expression
8 16 (0.47%) SailPoint
9 13 (0.38%) SOAP
10 11 (0.32%) HTML5
11 9 (0.26%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.26%) RESTful
12 8 (0.23%) REST
12 8 (0.23%) XML
13 7 (0.20%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.20%) Node.js
13 7 (0.20%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 714 (20.90%) Management Information System
2 290 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 234 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 228 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 227 (6.64%) Data Centre
6 179 (5.24%) CESG
7 174 (5.09%) Data Protection Act
8 133 (3.89%) Cryptography
9 110 (3.22%) Cyberthreat
10 104 (3.04%) PKI
11 99 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 83 (2.43%) Mobile App
13 78 (2.28%) Cyber Attack
14 54 (1.58%) Virtual Team
15 47 (1.38%) Mathematics
16 42 (1.23%) Cybercrime
17 35 (1.02%) Online Banking
18 34 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
19 32 (0.94%) Client/Server
20 29 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 523 (15.31%) Windows
2 450 (13.17%) Linux
3 227 (6.64%) Unix
4 112 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 51 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 44 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 35 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.76%) Solaris
10 20 (0.59%) AIX
10 20 (0.59%) Android
11 14 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.29%) Kali Linux
13 10 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.26%) CentOS
15 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.20%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.12%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 2305 (67.46%) Information Security
2 1032 (30.20%) Cybersecurity
3 766 (22.42%) Risk Management
4 670 (19.61%) SIEM
5 640 (18.73%) ITIL
6 582 (17.03%) Security Architecture
7 559 (16.36%) Security Operations
8 549 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
9 493 (14.43%) Data Protection
10 425 (12.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 402 (11.76%) Security Management
12 302 (8.84%) Risk Assessment
13 299 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 283 (8.28%) Project Management
15 276 (8.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 272 (7.96%) Incident Management
17 263 (7.70%) Information Security Management
18 261 (7.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 233 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
20 223 (6.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 185 (5.41%) C
2 173 (5.06%) Python
3 143 (4.18%) SQL
4 102 (2.99%) Java
5 87 (2.55%) C++
6 66 (1.93%) C#
7 55 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 51 (1.49%) Perl
9 33 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 29 (0.85%) PHP
11 28 (0.82%) Ruby
12 26 (0.76%) Objective-C
13 17 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.47%) R
15 15 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.35%) Korn
16 12 (0.35%) VB
17 4 (0.12%) Go
17 4 (0.12%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.088%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1759 (51.48%) CISM
2 1202 (35.18%) CISA
3 897 (26.25%) Degree
4 583 (17.06%) CEH
5 459 (13.43%) Security Cleared
6 368 (10.77%) SANS
7 363 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
8 335 (9.80%) GIAC
9 320 (9.36%) SC Cleared
10 291 (8.52%) CRISC
11 209 (6.12%) CCNA
12 200 (5.85%) CESG Certified Professional
13 188 (5.50%) IISP
14 177 (5.18%) DV Cleared
15 169 (4.95%) CISMP
16 157 (4.59%) CCNP
17 148 (4.33%) CLAS
18 145 (4.24%) SSCP
19 138 (4.04%) GCIH
20 131 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1519 (44.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1072 (31.37%) PCI DSS
3 351 (10.27%) COBIT
4 160 (4.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 116 (3.39%) ISO27002
6 82 (2.40%) ISO22301
7 61 (1.79%) ISO27005
8 50 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 43 (1.26%) GPG13
10 36 (1.05%) RMADS
11 35 (1.02%) QA
12 30 (0.88%) SLA
13 29 (0.85%) ISO 9001
14 28 (0.82%) COSO
15 18 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
16 15 (0.44%) HIPAA
17 12 (0.35%) PA-DSS
17 12 (0.35%) SSAE 16
17 12 (0.35%) Val IT
18 11 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 269 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 64 (1.87%) Snort
3 58 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.79%) vSphere
5 14 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.41%) Samba
6 12 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.35%) XenApp
7 8 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.23%) ISA Server
7 8 (0.23%) NFS
7 8 (0.23%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.15%) Docker
10 5 (0.15%) Xen
11 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.029%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 141 (4.13%) Nessus
2 75 (2.19%) QRadar
3 47 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
4 45 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 43 (1.26%) SCCM
6 34 (1.00%) RSA Archer
7 28 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 25 (0.73%) HP Fortify
9 24 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 23 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (0.64%) Nexpose
12 21 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (0.47%) OpenVAS
13 16 (0.47%) RSA enVision
13 16 (0.47%) StatsD
14 15 (0.44%) Puppet
15 14 (0.41%) Nmap
15 14 (0.41%) RSA Security Analytics
16 12 (0.35%) Nagios
17 10 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 289 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 240 (7.02%) Cisco
3 209 (6.12%) Splunk
4 162 (4.74%) ArcSight
5 126 (3.69%) Intel Security
6 97 (2.84%) Qualys
7 96 (2.81%) CheckPoint
8 93 (2.72%) Oracle
9 81 (2.37%) VMware
10 77 (2.25%) LogRhythm
11 66 (1.93%) Juniper
12 63 (1.84%) IBM
13 60 (1.76%) Cyber-Ark
14 57 (1.67%) F5
14 57 (1.67%) Palo Alto
15 52 (1.52%) Symantec
16 49 (1.43%) HP
17 47 (1.38%) SAP
18 43 (1.26%) Forcepoint
18 43 (1.26%) SolarWinds
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gourock, Renfrewshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 25% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £72000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Basic
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000 - £73,000 + incredible package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefit package
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago