The first table below looks at the demand for CISSP in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 18 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 for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 167 134 180
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +46
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 30 68 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 1.36% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 4.70% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27 60 13
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -5.00%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1304 1446 1170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.37% 28.87% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1178 963
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
CISSP
England

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CISSP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CISSP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP across the West Midlands region.

CISSP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CISSP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CISSP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

CISSP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -32 21 £45,000 - 2
Coventry - 3 £55,000 -
Solihull 0 2 - -
Warwickshire +2 1 £45,000 -30.76%
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 59 (69.41%) Information Security
2 45 (52.94%) CISM
3 42 (49.41%) Firewall
4 32 (37.65%) Linux
5 30 (35.29%) Risk Management
5 30 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (31.76%) UNIX
7 25 (29.41%) Finance
8 23 (27.06%) Cyber-Ark
9 22 (25.88%) Network Security
10 20 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (21.18%) Management Information System
11 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
12 15 (17.65%) PCI DSS
12 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 15 (17.65%) CheckPoint
12 15 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
13 14 (16.47%) CEH
14 13 (15.29%) Security Architecture
14 13 (15.29%) SIEM
15 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
16 11 (12.94%) Cisco
16 11 (12.94%) Information Security Management
16 11 (12.94%) Security Management
17 10 (11.76%) CISA
17 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
17 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (11.76%) Degree
17 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (10.59%) RMADS

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (49.41%) Firewall
2 22 (25.88%) Network Security
3 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (7.06%) VPN
5 5 (5.88%) Internet
5 5 (5.88%) Wireless
5 5 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (4.71%) Intranet
6 4 (4.71%) VoIP
7 1 (1.18%) DMZ
7 1 (1.18%) SSL
7 1 (1.18%) LAN
7 1 (1.18%) WLAN
7 1 (1.18%) WAN
7 1 (1.18%) IPsec
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Legal
3 5 (5.88%) Advertising
4 4 (4.71%) Local Government
5 3 (3.53%) Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Marketing
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.18%) Military
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Security Specialist
2 25 (29.41%) Information Security Specialist
2 25 (29.41%) Information Specialist
3 13 (15.29%) Security Architect
3 13 (15.29%) Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Operations Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) IT Security Specialist
5 9 (10.59%) IT Security Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Security Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Information Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Security Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Security Officer
7 6 (7.06%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Information Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Information Security Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) IT Security Officer
9 4 (4.71%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.59%) RMADS
2 9 (10.59%) CESG
3 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (5.88%) PKI
5 4 (4.71%) Social Network
6 1 (1.18%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Linux
2 27 (31.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (69.41%) Information Security
2 30 (35.29%) Risk Management
3 20 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (15.29%) Security Architecture
5 13 (15.29%) SIEM
6 11 (12.94%) Information Security Management
6 11 (12.94%) Security Management
7 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 9 (10.59%) Protective Monitoring
8 9 (10.59%) Incident Management
9 8 (9.41%) ITIL
10 7 (8.24%) Business Continuity
11 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (7.06%) Information Assurance
12 5 (5.88%) Security Testing
13 4 (4.71%) Service Management
13 4 (4.71%) ISMS
14 3 (3.53%) SOA
14 3 (3.53%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 45 (52.94%) CISM
2 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.47%) CEH
5 10 (11.76%) CISA
5 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (11.76%) Degree
6 9 (10.59%) CCSE
6 9 (10.59%) CCSP
7 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (5.88%) GSEC
8 4 (4.71%) CISMP
9 3 (3.53%) GCIH
10 2 (2.35%) MCSE
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.35%) GWAPT
10 2 (2.35%) GPEN
10 2 (2.35%) OSCP
10 2 (2.35%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.06%) COBIT
4 5 (5.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.35%) CESG Infosec
5 2 (2.35%) BS7799
5 2 (2.35%) SLA
5 2 (2.35%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.88%) Nessus
3 4 (4.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Cyber-Ark
2 15 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.94%) Cisco
5 7 (8.24%) McAfee
5 7 (8.24%) VMware
6 5 (5.88%) Lumension
6 5 (5.88%) TippingPoint
6 5 (5.88%) ArcSight
6 5 (5.88%) IBM
6 5 (5.88%) Juniper
6 5 (5.88%) Symantec
6 5 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 5 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 4 (4.71%) CA
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
8 2 (2.35%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.18%) SAP
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