Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 161 119 202
Rank change year-on-year -42 +83 -81
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 87 75 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.46% 2.09% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.89% 11.31% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 80 70 125
10th Percentile £57,450 £45,250 £59,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £47,563 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,000 £65,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.31% -18.75% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,625 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £72,750 £65,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +11.92% -18.75% +7.02%

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 880 663 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.81% 18.52% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 756 575 1,479
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,650 £29,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,537 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +1.63%

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 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 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 City of London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 63 (72.41%) Information Security
2 51 (58.62%) CISM
3 45 (51.72%) Finance
4 38 (43.68%) NIST
5 37 (42.53%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (37.93%) Management Information System
7 30 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 27 (31.03%) Security Management
9 25 (28.74%) Security Operations
10 24 (27.59%) Risk Management
11 21 (24.14%) Information Security Management
12 20 (22.99%) CISA
12 20 (22.99%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (22.99%) COBIT
12 20 (22.99%) GIAC
12 20 (22.99%) Regulatory Compliance
12 20 (22.99%) Security Architecture
13 18 (20.69%) Azure
13 18 (20.69%) SIEM
13 18 (20.69%) Social Skills
14 16 (18.39%) Firewall
15 15 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (17.24%) Threat Modelling
15 15 (17.24%) NIST 800
16 14 (16.09%) Legal
17 13 (14.94%) Data Protection
18 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
18 12 (13.79%) Computer Science
18 12 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
19 11 (12.64%) Cyber Essentials

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:

Cloud Services
1 18 (20.69%) Azure
2 10 (11.49%) AWS
3 4 (4.60%) IaaS
3 4 (4.60%) PaaS
3 4 (4.60%) SaaS
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.15%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) Firewall
2 15 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (8.05%) Network Security
4 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.75%) Wireless
5 5 (5.75%) Wireless Security
6 4 (4.60%) VPN
7 2 (2.30%) HTTP
7 2 (2.30%) Internet
8 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) AppScan
1 1 (1.15%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.15%) GoCD
1 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (51.72%) Finance
2 18 (20.69%) Social Skills
3 14 (16.09%) Legal
4 8 (9.20%) Law
5 7 (8.05%) Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Security Manager
2 19 (21.84%) Information Manager
2 19 (21.84%) Information Security Manager
3 16 (18.39%) Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Architect
4 14 (16.09%) Security Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Security Architect
5 11 (12.64%) Consultant
5 11 (12.64%) IT Analyst
6 10 (11.49%) Security Consultant
7 9 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
7 9 (10.34%) Principal Architect
7 9 (10.34%) Principal Security Architect
7 9 (10.34%) Principal Technical Architect
7 9 (10.34%) Security Technical Architect
7 9 (10.34%) Technical Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (8.05%) Security Specialist
9 6 (6.90%) Information Security Specialist
9 6 (6.90%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) .NET
1 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.15%) J2EE
1 1 (1.15%) JSP
1 1 (1.15%) REST
1 1 (1.15%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.93%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (5.75%) Cyberattack
4 4 (4.60%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.15%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (72.41%) Information Security
2 37 (42.53%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (31.03%) Security Management
4 25 (28.74%) Security Operations
5 24 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 21 (24.14%) Information Security Management
7 20 (22.99%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (22.99%) Regulatory Compliance
7 20 (22.99%) Security Architecture
8 18 (20.69%) SIEM
9 15 (17.24%) Threat Modelling
10 13 (14.94%) Data Protection
11 12 (13.79%) Computer Science
11 12 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (12.64%) IT Audit
12 11 (12.64%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (11.49%) Information Assurance
13 10 (11.49%) ITIL
13 10 (11.49%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) Python
2 3 (3.45%) SQL
3 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) R
3 2 (2.30%) VBA
4 1 (1.15%) C
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) C++
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) Perl
4 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (58.62%) CISM
2 20 (22.99%) CISA
2 20 (22.99%) GIAC
3 11 (12.64%) CEH
4 9 (10.34%) SANS
5 8 (9.20%) OSCP
6 7 (8.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.75%) CCSP
8 4 (4.60%) Degree
8 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.45%) CRISC
9 3 (3.45%) ISSAP
9 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.45%) SSCP
10 2 (2.30%) CISMP
10 2 (2.30%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.30%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (43.68%) NIST
2 30 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (22.99%) COBIT
4 15 (17.24%) NIST 800
5 11 (12.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (11.49%) GDPR
6 10 (11.49%) PCI DSS
7 6 (6.90%) GRC
8 2 (2.30%) NCSC
9 1 (1.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (1.15%) ITGC
9 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Firmware
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.15%) Nessus
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) Terraform
3 1 (1.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) Intel
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle
2 2 (2.30%) Rapid7
3 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco
3 1 (1.15%) F5
3 1 (1.15%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.15%) Qualys