Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 189 105
Rank change year-on-year +56 -84 +73
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 94 149 340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.86% 1.46% 3.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.01% 7.80% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 96 139 294
Median annual salary £63,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £45,250 £47,150 £51,250
90th Percentile £91,875 £101,500 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £63,000 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.85%

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 939 1,911 2,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.55% 18.78% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1,651 2,152
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

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 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 83 (88.30%) Information Security
2 62 (65.96%) CISM
3 49 (52.13%) Finance
4 44 (46.81%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (40.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (38.30%) Firewall
7 35 (37.23%) CISA
7 35 (37.23%) Degree
8 34 (36.17%) NIST
9 30 (31.91%) Management Information System
10 26 (27.66%) Azure
11 25 (26.60%) SIEM
11 25 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (25.53%) Data Protection
13 23 (24.47%) Computer Science
14 21 (22.34%) Risk Management
15 20 (21.28%) AWS
15 20 (21.28%) CRISC
15 20 (21.28%) Vulnerability Management
16 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
17 17 (18.09%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (17.02%) Security Operations
18 16 (17.02%) GDPR
19 15 (15.96%) Security Monitoring
19 15 (15.96%) Computer Science Degree
19 15 (15.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 15 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
20 14 (14.89%) Windows
20 14 (14.89%) Remediation Plan
21 13 (13.83%) Active Directory

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 7 (7.45%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.66%) Azure
2 20 (21.28%) AWS
3 8 (8.51%) Office 365
4 2 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.06%) Akamai
5 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.06%) Cloudflare
5 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (38.30%) Firewall
2 6 (6.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.26%) LAN
3 4 (4.26%) Network Security
3 4 (4.26%) VPN
3 4 (4.26%) Wireless
4 3 (3.19%) SSL
4 3 (3.19%) WAN
4 3 (3.19%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.06%) DKIM
5 1 (1.06%) DMARC
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
General
1 49 (52.13%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Banking
2 8 (8.51%) Legal
3 7 (7.45%) Law
3 7 (7.45%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Police
5 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) International Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.06%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 39 (41.49%) Analyst
2 37 (39.36%) Security Analyst
3 23 (24.47%) Information Analyst
4 22 (23.40%) Information Security Analyst
5 14 (14.89%) Risk Analyst
6 13 (13.83%) Security Risk Analyst
7 11 (11.70%) Compliance Analyst
7 11 (11.70%) Governance Analyst
7 11 (11.70%) Security Manager
8 10 (10.64%) Architect
8 10 (10.64%) Consultant
8 10 (10.64%) Security Architect
8 10 (10.64%) Security Compliance Analyst
8 10 (10.64%) Security Consultant
9 9 (9.57%) Security Officer
10 8 (8.51%) Information Officer
10 8 (8.51%) Information Security Officer
11 7 (7.45%) Information Manager
11 7 (7.45%) Information Security Manager
12 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.19%) YAML
4 2 (2.13%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.91%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.77%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.32%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.26%) Robotics
5 3 (3.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.13%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.06%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.06%) PKI
7 1 (1.06%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Unix
3 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.19%) Solaris
4 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (88.30%) Information Security
2 44 (46.81%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (26.60%) SIEM
4 24 (25.53%) Data Protection
5 23 (24.47%) Computer Science
6 21 (22.34%) Risk Management
7 20 (21.28%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (18.09%) Risk Assessment
9 16 (17.02%) Security Operations
10 15 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (15.96%) Security Monitoring
11 14 (14.89%) Remediation Plan
12 13 (13.83%) Incident Management
13 12 (12.77%) ITIL
13 12 (12.77%) TOGAF
14 11 (11.70%) Information Security Governance
14 11 (11.70%) Investment Management
14 11 (11.70%) Quality Management
15 9 (9.57%) Security Architecture
15 9 (9.57%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) PowerShell
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 7 (7.45%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) Python
4 2 (2.13%) Julia
4 2 (2.13%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.13%) R
4 2 (2.13%) Scala
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 62 (65.96%) CISM
2 35 (37.23%) CISA
2 35 (37.23%) Degree
3 25 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (21.28%) CRISC
5 15 (15.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 15 (15.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (11.70%) Master's Degree
7 9 (9.57%) CEH
8 8 (8.51%) CCNA
8 8 (8.51%) CCSP
9 7 (7.45%) CCIE
9 7 (7.45%) CCSA
9 7 (7.45%) GIAC
9 7 (7.45%) IISP
9 7 (7.45%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (6.38%) CSSLP
10 6 (6.38%) JNCIA
11 5 (5.32%) CREST Certified
11 5 (5.32%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (40.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (36.17%) NIST
3 16 (17.02%) GDPR
4 12 (12.77%) COBIT
5 11 (11.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (5.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (5.32%) PCI DSS
7 4 (4.26%) ISO 22301
7 4 (4.26%) ISO 31000
8 1 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.06%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.06%) ITGC
8 1 (1.06%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.06%) QA
8 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.06%) EnCase
3 1 (1.06%) FTK
3 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) VMware
3 5 (5.32%) Cisco
3 5 (5.32%) Qualys
4 4 (4.26%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.13%) McAfee
5 2 (2.13%) Symantec
6 1 (1.06%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.06%) Carbon Black
6 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix
6 1 (1.06%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.06%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.06%) Imperva
6 1 (1.06%) Juniper
6 1 (1.06%) Meraki
6 1 (1.06%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.06%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.06%) Trend Micro