Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 138 170
Rank change year-on-year +21 +32 -54
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 110 175 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 2.07% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.28% 10.93% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 76 170 155
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,250 £46,250
25th Percentile £50,938 £53,750 £57,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,250 £68,750 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% -8.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £82,500 £90,938 £88,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00% +15.38%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 896 1,601 2,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.57% 18.92% 20.73%
Number of salaries quoted 760 1,419 1,839
10th Percentile £44,875 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.76%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the City of London.

Salary trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 66 (60.00%) Information Security
2 65 (59.09%) CISM
3 59 (53.64%) Finance
4 57 (51.82%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (40.00%) CISA
6 37 (33.64%) Azure
7 33 (30.00%) Security Management
8 32 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (29.09%) Active Directory
8 32 (29.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 30 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 28 (25.45%) Security Architecture
11 25 (22.73%) SIEM
12 23 (20.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 23 (20.91%) GDPR
13 22 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
14 20 (18.18%) NIST
15 18 (16.36%) Firewall
15 18 (16.36%) Risk Management
15 18 (16.36%) AWS
16 17 (15.45%) Management Information System
17 16 (14.55%) Cryptography
17 16 (14.55%) OAuth
17 16 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
18 15 (13.64%) Load Balancing
18 15 (13.64%) Data Protection
18 15 (13.64%) Banking
18 15 (13.64%) Windows
18 15 (13.64%) Cyber Essentials
19 14 (12.73%) Threat Intelligence

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (2.73%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 37 (33.64%) Azure
2 22 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (16.36%) AWS
4 16 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.73%) GCP
5 3 (2.73%) SaaS
6 2 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.82%) IaaS
6 2 (1.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) Firewall
2 10 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (8.18%) Network Security
4 5 (4.55%) MPLS
5 4 (3.64%) DNS
5 4 (3.64%) SD-WAN
6 3 (2.73%) DHCP
6 3 (2.73%) IPv4
6 3 (2.73%) IPv6
6 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.73%) VPN
7 2 (1.82%) BGP
7 2 (1.82%) HTTP
7 2 (1.82%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.82%) Intranet
7 2 (1.82%) LAN
7 2 (1.82%) WAN
8 1 (0.91%) DMZ
8 1 (0.91%) Internet
8 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
General
1 59 (53.64%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Banking
3 14 (12.73%) Law
4 5 (4.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Police
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (28.18%) Architect
2 25 (22.73%) Security Architect
3 22 (20.00%) Analyst
4 21 (19.09%) Security Analyst
5 18 (16.36%) IT Architect
5 18 (16.36%) IT Security Architect
6 15 (13.64%) Azure Architect
7 12 (10.91%) Security Manager
7 12 (10.91%) Security Specialist
8 11 (10.00%) Information Officer
8 11 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
8 11 (10.00%) Security Officer
9 9 (8.18%) Consultant
9 9 (8.18%) Security Consultant
10 7 (6.36%) Information Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (5.45%) Information Manager
11 6 (5.45%) Information Security Manager
11 6 (5.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.55%) OAuth
2 3 (2.73%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) LDAP
3 1 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.91%) Cybercrime
3 5 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.91%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Windows
2 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.64%) Unix
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.82%) Linux
9 1 (0.91%) Android
9 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.91%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.00%) Information Security
2 57 (51.82%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (30.00%) Security Management
4 28 (25.45%) Security Architecture
5 25 (22.73%) SIEM
6 18 (16.36%) Risk Management
7 16 (14.55%) Cryptography
8 15 (13.64%) Data Protection
8 15 (13.64%) Load Balancing
9 14 (12.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 14 (12.73%) Information Security Management
9 14 (12.73%) Security Operations
9 14 (12.73%) Threat Intelligence
10 13 (11.82%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (10.00%) ITIL
12 10 (9.09%) TOGAF
13 8 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.45%) Architecture Roadmap
14 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (59.09%) CISM
2 44 (40.00%) CISA
3 32 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (20.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 12 (10.91%) Degree
6 9 (8.18%) CCSP
7 8 (7.27%) CCNA
8 6 (5.45%) MCSE
8 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.55%) CCNP
9 5 (4.55%) CEH
9 5 (4.55%) CRISC
9 5 (4.55%) GSEC
9 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.64%) SANS
10 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.73%) CSSLP
11 3 (2.73%) OSCE
11 3 (2.73%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (20.91%) GDPR
3 20 (18.18%) NIST
4 15 (13.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (6.36%) GRC
6 6 (5.45%) COBIT
7 2 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.82%) NCSC
7 2 (1.82%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.91%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.91%) MiFID
8 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.36%) XenApp
2 7 (6.36%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) SCCM
1 9 (8.18%) SCOM
2 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.91%) Nessus
2 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) Cisco
2 8 (7.27%) SolarWinds
3 7 (6.36%) Citrix
4 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.64%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.73%) Google
6 3 (2.73%) Symantec
6 3 (2.73%) VMware
7 2 (1.82%) Splunk
8 1 (0.91%) CA
8 1 (0.91%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.91%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.91%) IBM
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com