Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 131 207
Rank change year-on-year -33 +76 -67
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 107 85 169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.57% 2.04% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.78% 11.14% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96 79 145
10th Percentile £53,125 £45,250 £53,500
25th Percentile £61,250 £47,875 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,000 £65,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.31% -18.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £89,375 £90,250 £98,750
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%

CISSP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,094 763 2,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.06% 18.35% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 937 657 1,994
10th Percentile £39,800 £35,960 £29,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,575 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £97,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in Central London.

Salary trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in Central London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -66 87 £73,000 +14.51% 25
City of Westminster - 1 £82,500 -
Lambeth - 1 - -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
CISSP
London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 77 (71.96%) Information Security
2 62 (57.94%) CISM
3 52 (48.60%) Finance
4 49 (45.79%) Cybersecurity
5 42 (39.25%) NIST
6 39 (36.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (34.58%) Management Information System
8 32 (29.91%) Security Management
9 29 (27.10%) Risk Management
9 29 (27.10%) Azure
10 27 (25.23%) Security Operations
11 26 (24.30%) CISA
12 25 (23.36%) GDPR
13 23 (21.50%) Security Architecture
14 22 (20.56%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (20.56%) Information Security Management
15 21 (19.63%) GIAC
15 21 (19.63%) Firewall
16 19 (17.76%) COBIT
16 19 (17.76%) Regulatory Compliance
17 18 (16.82%) ITIL
18 17 (15.89%) Data Protection
18 17 (15.89%) SIEM
18 17 (15.89%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (15.89%) Social Skills
19 16 (14.95%) AWS
20 15 (14.02%) Cisco Certification
20 15 (14.02%) NIST 800
20 15 (14.02%) Threat Modelling
21 14 (13.08%) Legal

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (27.10%) Azure
2 16 (14.95%) AWS
3 9 (8.41%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (4.67%) IaaS
4 5 (4.67%) PaaS
4 5 (4.67%) SaaS
5 4 (3.74%) GCP
6 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.87%) Azure Event Grid
7 2 (1.87%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.87%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.87%) Azure Service Bus
7 2 (1.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 2 (1.87%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.63%) Firewall
2 14 (13.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (5.61%) LAN
3 6 (5.61%) Network Security
3 6 (5.61%) SAN
3 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.61%) WAN
4 4 (3.74%) VPN
4 4 (3.74%) Wireless
4 4 (3.74%) Wireless Security
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.87%) HTTP
5 2 (1.87%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.93%) SSH
6 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (1.87%) Big Data
1 2 (1.87%) Data Lake
1 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.87%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) kappa
2 1 (0.93%) AppScan
2 1 (0.93%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.93%) GoCD
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (48.60%) Finance
2 17 (15.89%) Social Skills
3 14 (13.08%) Legal
4 9 (8.41%) Law
5 6 (5.61%) Banking
5 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.67%) Back Office
6 5 (4.67%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Security Manager
2 20 (18.69%) Consultant
3 19 (17.76%) Analyst
3 19 (17.76%) Information Manager
3 19 (17.76%) Information Security Manager
4 16 (14.95%) Security Analyst
5 14 (13.08%) Architect
5 14 (13.08%) Security Architect
6 12 (11.21%) IT Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Security Consultant
8 10 (9.35%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (8.41%) Principal Architect
9 9 (8.41%) Principal Security Architect
9 9 (8.41%) Principal Technical Architect
9 9 (8.41%) Security Technical Architect
9 9 (8.41%) Technical Architect
10 8 (7.48%) Security Specialist
11 7 (6.54%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (6.54%) Information Security Specialist
11 7 (6.54%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.87%) Kafka
2 2 (1.87%) OAuth
2 2 (1.87%) OpenID
2 2 (1.87%) SAML
3 1 (0.93%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.93%) J2EE
3 1 (0.93%) JSP
3 1 (0.93%) REST
3 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (34.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.67%) Cyberattack
2 5 (4.67%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Linux
2 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (71.96%) Information Security
2 49 (45.79%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (29.91%) Security Management
4 29 (27.10%) Risk Management
5 27 (25.23%) Security Operations
6 23 (21.50%) Security Architecture
7 22 (20.56%) Information Security Management
7 22 (20.56%) Penetration Testing
8 19 (17.76%) Regulatory Compliance
9 18 (16.82%) ITIL
10 17 (15.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (15.89%) Data Protection
10 17 (15.89%) SIEM
11 15 (14.02%) Threat Modelling
12 13 (12.15%) Project Management
12 13 (12.15%) Service Management
13 12 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (11.21%) Computer Science
13 12 (11.21%) DevSecOps
14 11 (10.28%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.61%) Python
2 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.80%) C#
3 3 (2.80%) Java
3 3 (2.80%) SQL
4 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.87%) C
4 2 (1.87%) R
4 2 (1.87%) Scala
4 2 (1.87%) VBA
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) Perl
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (57.94%) CISM
2 26 (24.30%) CISA
3 21 (19.63%) GIAC
4 15 (14.02%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (10.28%) CEH
5 11 (10.28%) SANS
6 9 (8.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 9 (8.41%) Degree
7 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (7.48%) OSCP
8 7 (6.54%) CCNA
8 7 (6.54%) CCSP
8 7 (6.54%) MCSE
9 6 (5.61%) MCSA
9 6 (5.61%) NVQ Level 4
10 5 (4.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.74%) AWS Certification
11 4 (3.74%) CRISC
12 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (39.25%) NIST
2 39 (36.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (23.36%) GDPR
4 19 (17.76%) COBIT
5 15 (14.02%) NIST 800
6 13 (12.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (11.21%) PCI DSS
8 8 (7.48%) GRC
9 2 (1.87%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.87%) NCSC
10 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.93%) ITGC
10 1 (0.93%) RMADS
10 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.87%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.93%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.93%) Nessus
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) Cisco
3 6 (5.61%) Juniper
4 3 (2.80%) CyberArk
4 3 (2.80%) ForgeRock
4 3 (2.80%) Google
5 2 (1.87%) BeyondTrust
5 2 (1.87%) Databricks
5 2 (1.87%) Intel
5 2 (1.87%) Okta
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle
5 2 (1.87%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) F5
6 1 (0.93%) Qualys