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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
Rank 201 202 303
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +101
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1389 1625 1070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.64% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 5.84% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1290 879
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -

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
21265 27805 29415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16834 22231 23556
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +2 1321 £60,000 - 140
London +36 692 £68,000 +4.61% 75
South East -24 161 £60,000 +7.62% 20
West Midlands +49 134 £47,500 -13.63% 8
North West 0 100 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Berkshire -7 84 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Birmingham +35 80 £44,500 -1.11% 4
South West -1 76 £52,500 -8.69% 12
City of London -18 75 £67,500 - 27
Yorkshire -27 63 £37,500 -28.57% 3
Manchester -27 61 £47,500 -9.52% 8
East of England -19 51 £65,000 +18.18% 7
East Midlands -14 44 £45,000 -28.00% 4
West Yorkshire -14 40 £35,000 -31.70% 3
Leeds +10 33 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Scotland -8 27 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Surrey +40 26 £55,000 - 1
Cheshire +31 26 £60,000 +14.28% 2
Hampshire +3 26 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Maidenhead +23 24 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Northamptonshire +17 24 £44,000 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire +1 23 £65,000 +1.96% 2
Bristol -10 23 £70,000 +27.27% 9
Gloucestershire -23 23 £50,000 -33.33% 2
North Yorkshire -10 20 £40,000 -38.46%
Wiltshire +25 18 £45,000 -25.00%
Edinburgh -4 18 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Coventry +27 17 £47,500 -14.41% 2
Essex +27 16 £42,000 -32.80% 2
Southampton - 15 £60,000 - 2

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1964 (66.42%) Information Security
2 1699 (57.46%) CISM
3 1134 (38.35%) CISA
4 1124 (38.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 996 (33.68%) Cybersecurity
6 804 (27.19%) Finance
7 716 (24.21%) PCI DSS
8 712 (24.08%) Degree
9 696 (23.54%) Risk Management
10 668 (22.59%) Firewall
11 627 (21.20%) Management Information System
12 564 (19.07%) SIEM
13 537 (18.16%) CEH
14 501 (16.94%) ITIL
15 484 (16.37%) Security Architecture
16 477 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
17 455 (15.39%) Security Operations
18 440 (14.88%) Windows
19 438 (14.81%) Network Security
20 422 (14.27%) Vulnerability Management
21 416 (14.07%) Data Protection
22 410 (13.87%) Security Cleared
23 365 (12.34%) Linux
24 362 (12.24%) Security Management
25 348 (11.77%) SANS
26 339 (11.46%) Cisco Certification
27 332 (11.23%) GIAC
28 321 (10.86%) Risk Assessment
29 298 (10.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
30 292 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 176 (5.95%) IIS
2 45 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (1.35%) Apache
4 33 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 30 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 27 (0.91%) WebSphere
7 20 (0.68%) Apache Pig
8 19 (0.64%) JBoss
9 18 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.51%) IBM Notes
11 13 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.27%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.10%) Drupal
15 2 (0.068%) CMS
15 2 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.068%) nginx
15 2 (0.068%) Skype for Business
16 1 (0.034%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.034%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 44 (1.49%) MS Office
3 20 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.64%) MS Project
5 10 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.034%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 31 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (0.98%) Sentinel
3 14 (0.47%) assyst
3 14 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.47%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 9 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 7 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.034%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 81 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (1.76%) SaaS
3 49 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (1.25%) Office 365
5 28 (0.95%) IaaS
6 21 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.57%) PaaS
8 2 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.034%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.034%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.034%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.034%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.034%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.034%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.034%) G Suite
9 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.034%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.034%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 668 (22.59%) Firewall
2 438 (14.81%) Network Security
3 243 (8.22%) TCP/IP
4 186 (6.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 101 (3.42%) DNS
6 100 (3.38%) HTTP
7 85 (2.87%) LAN
8 72 (2.43%) WAN
9 70 (2.37%) VPN
10 57 (1.93%) Internet
11 55 (1.86%) DHCP
12 54 (1.83%) SSL
13 51 (1.72%) SMTP
14 50 (1.69%) Wireless
15 38 (1.29%) FTP
16 34 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (0.95%) MPLS
18 26 (0.88%) VLAN
19 24 (0.81%) HTTPS
19 24 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 99 (3.35%) Big Data
3 33 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 30 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 18 (0.61%) MySQL
6 18 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (0.54%) InfluxDB
9 15 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.37%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.34%) GIS
13 3 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.10%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.10%) ZAP BI
14 2 (0.068%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.068%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 36 (1.22%) Burp Suite
2 24 (0.81%) AppScan
3 20 (0.68%) JIRA
4 16 (0.54%) Paros
5 13 (0.44%) Metasploit
6 10 (0.34%) Redmine
7 7 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.20%) CodeSonar
8 6 (0.20%) git-flow
8 6 (0.20%) Robot Framework
8 6 (0.20%) Selenium
9 5 (0.17%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.14%) WebScarab
11 3 (0.10%) Subversion
12 1 (0.034%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.034%) sqlmap
12 1 (0.034%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 804 (27.19%) Finance
2 286 (9.67%) Banking
3 189 (6.39%) Legal
4 119 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 104 (3.52%) Retail
6 102 (3.45%) Games
7 61 (2.06%) Law
8 53 (1.79%) Marketing
9 45 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.39%) German Language
11 37 (1.25%) Investment Banking
12 35 (1.18%) French Language
13 29 (0.98%) Spanish Language
14 23 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 23 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.74%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.57%) Electronics
17 16 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.51%) Local Government
19 14 (0.47%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 626 (21.17%) Analyst
2 579 (19.58%) Security Manager
3 522 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 396 (13.39%) Consultant
5 297 (10.04%) Security Consultant
6 283 (9.57%) Information Manager
7 267 (9.03%) Information Security Manager
8 266 (9.00%) Architect
9 239 (8.08%) Security Engineer
10 238 (8.05%) Security Architect
11 219 (7.41%) IT Analyst
12 198 (6.70%) IT Security Analyst
13 163 (5.51%) Security Officer
14 161 (5.44%) Information Analyst
15 160 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
16 137 (4.63%) IT Manager
17 135 (4.57%) Security Specialist
18 131 (4.43%) Information Security Consultant
19 129 (4.36%) Cybersecurity Manager
20 122 (4.13%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.62%) Web Services
2 45 (1.52%) .NET
3 37 (1.25%) SailPoint
4 28 (0.95%) Java EE
4 28 (0.95%) STL
5 16 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 16 (0.54%) Node.js
5 16 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (0.54%) SAML
6 14 (0.47%) Regular Expression
7 13 (0.44%) Middleware
8 11 (0.37%) XACML
8 11 (0.37%) ZeroMQ
9 10 (0.34%) SPNEGO
10 9 (0.30%) AngularJS
10 9 (0.30%) SOAP
11 8 (0.27%) REST
12 7 (0.24%) JSON
13 6 (0.20%) Django
13 6 (0.20%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 627 (21.20%) Management Information System
2 218 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 193 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (5.61%) Data Centre
5 158 (5.34%) Security Operations Centre
6 152 (5.14%) Data Protection Act
7 128 (4.33%) CESG
8 100 (3.38%) Cyberthreat
9 86 (2.91%) Cryptography
10 81 (2.74%) Cyber Attack
11 72 (2.43%) PKI
12 66 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 47 (1.59%) Mathematics
14 29 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
15 25 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 25 (0.85%) NHS
16 24 (0.81%) Online Banking
16 24 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.74%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.74%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 440 (14.88%) Windows
2 365 (12.34%) Linux
3 148 (5.01%) Unix
4 115 (3.89%) Windows Server
5 59 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 28 (0.95%) CentOS
9 21 (0.71%) Solaris
10 20 (0.68%) Android
11 19 (0.64%) AIX
11 19 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.37%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.20%) Debian
17 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1964 (66.42%) Information Security
2 996 (33.68%) Cybersecurity
3 696 (23.54%) Risk Management
4 564 (19.07%) SIEM
5 501 (16.94%) ITIL
6 484 (16.37%) Security Architecture
7 477 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
8 455 (15.39%) Security Operations
9 422 (14.27%) Vulnerability Management
10 416 (14.07%) Data Protection
11 362 (12.24%) Security Management
12 321 (10.86%) Risk Assessment
13 298 (10.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 292 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 265 (8.96%) Information Security Management
16 257 (8.69%) Identity Access Management
17 254 (8.59%) Incident Management
18 219 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
19 192 (6.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 188 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 162 (5.48%) C
2 154 (5.21%) Java
3 109 (3.69%) Python
4 104 (3.52%) SQL
5 56 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 54 (1.83%) C++
7 37 (1.25%) C#
8 36 (1.22%) Perl
8 36 (1.22%) Ruby
9 31 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 28 (0.95%) Objective-C
11 24 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 23 (0.78%) Korn
13 17 (0.57%) PHP
14 12 (0.41%) Scala
14 12 (0.41%) VB
15 9 (0.30%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.10%) Go
17 2 (0.068%) R
17 2 (0.068%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1699 (57.46%) CISM
2 1134 (38.35%) CISA
3 712 (24.08%) Degree
4 537 (18.16%) CEH
5 410 (13.87%) Security Cleared
6 348 (11.77%) SANS
7 339 (11.46%) Cisco Certification
8 332 (11.23%) GIAC
9 280 (9.47%) SC Cleared
10 224 (7.58%) CCNA
11 190 (6.43%) CRISC
12 154 (5.21%) DV Cleared
13 148 (5.01%) CCNP
13 148 (5.01%) IISP
13 148 (5.01%) SSCP
14 146 (4.94%) CISMP
15 133 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 130 (4.40%) CompTIA Security+
16 130 (4.40%) Security+ Certification
17 123 (4.16%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1124 (38.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 716 (24.21%) PCI DSS
3 247 (8.35%) COBIT
4 106 (3.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 66 (2.23%) ISO27002
6 60 (2.03%) SLA
7 50 (1.69%) GPG13
8 44 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 44 (1.49%) ISO22301
9 39 (1.32%) QA
10 36 (1.22%) GDPR
11 29 (0.98%) RMADS
12 25 (0.85%) ISO27005
13 23 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 14 (0.47%) JSP 440
15 13 (0.44%) BS7799
16 8 (0.27%) BS25999
16 8 (0.27%) COSO
16 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 247 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.12%) Snort
4 19 (0.64%) Samba
5 16 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.54%) vSphere
6 12 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.34%) NFS
7 10 (0.34%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.27%) Docker
9 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.20%) Xen
9 6 (0.20%) XenApp
9 6 (0.20%) XenServer
10 5 (0.17%) HDFS
10 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.14%) IAG
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.14%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 114 (3.86%) Nessus
2 62 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
3 45 (1.52%) CSIRT
4 33 (1.12%) QRadar
5 32 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 30 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 26 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 24 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 23 (0.78%) SCCM
10 22 (0.74%) HP Fortify
11 20 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 18 (0.61%) Puppet
13 16 (0.54%) Grafana
13 16 (0.54%) Nagios
14 14 (0.47%) Nmap
14 14 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
15 13 (0.44%) WebInspect
16 11 (0.37%) Ansible
16 11 (0.37%) SCOM
17 10 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 228 (7.71%) Microsoft
2 189 (6.39%) Cisco
3 164 (5.55%) Splunk
4 139 (4.70%) Intel Security
5 119 (4.02%) ArcSight
6 108 (3.65%) Oracle
7 90 (3.04%) Qualys
8 87 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 75 (2.54%) LogRhythm
10 68 (2.30%) Symantec
11 64 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
12 55 (1.86%) Forcepoint
12 55 (1.86%) Palo Alto
13 53 (1.79%) VMware
14 49 (1.66%) Juniper
15 42 (1.42%) Apple
15 42 (1.42%) SAP
16 41 (1.39%) FireEye
17 40 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
18 38 (1.29%) F5
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, flexible
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £130000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £35k - 52k per year + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £74000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and person
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + car, pension, shares, annual bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £87,000 - £110,000 plus attractive monetary benefits, pension and pers
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Adeptis Group
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago