Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 143 189
Rank change year-on-year -9 +46 -83
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 95 101 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 1.85% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.39% 9.90% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 80 99 146
10th Percentile £52,375 £45,250 £45,375
25th Percentile £61,250 £48,750 £60,781
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £74,000 £62,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.40% -16.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £83,750 £83,125 £88,750
90th Percentile £90,500 £92,750 £103,750
Central London median annual salary £68,750 £62,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +11.11%

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 914 1,020 1,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.33% 18.63% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 786 903 1,734
10th Percentile £42,125 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £63,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.24% +1.60% -
75th Percentile £84,688 £81,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 69 (72.63%) Information Security
2 65 (68.42%) CISM
3 54 (56.84%) Finance
4 52 (54.74%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (42.11%) NIST
6 39 (41.05%) CISA
6 39 (41.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (34.74%) Security Management
8 28 (29.47%) Management Information System
9 22 (23.16%) Risk Management
10 21 (22.11%) Information Security Management
10 21 (22.11%) Azure
11 20 (21.05%) COBIT
11 20 (21.05%) Social Skills
12 19 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
12 19 (20.00%) Security Architecture
12 19 (20.00%) SIEM
13 17 (17.89%) Windows
13 17 (17.89%) Security Operations
14 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
15 15 (15.79%) Data Protection
15 15 (15.79%) GDPR
16 14 (14.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (14.74%) Regulatory Compliance
16 14 (14.74%) Project Management
16 14 (14.74%) Firewall
17 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
17 12 (12.63%) Banking
17 12 (12.63%) Penetration Testing
17 12 (12.63%) 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 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.11%) Azure
2 10 (10.53%) AWS
3 9 (9.47%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.32%) Azure Sentinel
6 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.16%) GCP
8 2 (2.11%) IaaS
8 2 (2.11%) PaaS
8 2 (2.11%) SaaS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) Firewall
2 11 (11.58%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.26%) Network Security
3 5 (5.26%) VPN
3 5 (5.26%) Wireless
3 5 (5.26%) Wireless Security
4 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) HTTP
5 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.11%) Internet
5 2 (2.11%) Intranet
6 1 (1.05%) BGP
6 1 (1.05%) DHCP
6 1 (1.05%) DNS
6 1 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 54 (56.84%) Finance
2 20 (21.05%) Social Skills
3 12 (12.63%) Banking
4 10 (10.53%) Law
5 7 (7.37%) Legal
6 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.16%) Retail
8 2 (2.11%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.05%) Police
9 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Security Manager
2 20 (21.05%) Information Manager
2 20 (21.05%) Information Security Manager
3 19 (20.00%) Architect
4 18 (18.95%) Security Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Analyst
6 11 (11.58%) Security Analyst
7 10 (10.53%) Consultant
8 9 (9.47%) Security Consultant
9 8 (8.42%) Information Officer
9 8 (8.42%) Information Security Officer
9 8 (8.42%) Security Officer
10 7 (7.37%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (6.32%) Azure Architect
11 6 (6.32%) Information Analyst
11 6 (6.32%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (6.32%) IT Architect
11 6 (6.32%) IT Security Architect
12 5 (5.26%) CISSP Manager
12 5 (5.26%) Principal Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) OAuth
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.05%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.05%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.47%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.37%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (6.32%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.16%) Cybercrime
5 2 (2.11%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.11%) Cyberattack
5 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Information Security
2 52 (54.74%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (34.74%) Security Management
4 22 (23.16%) Risk Management
5 21 (22.11%) Information Security Management
6 19 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 19 (20.00%) SIEM
7 17 (17.89%) Security Operations
8 15 (15.79%) Data Protection
9 14 (14.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (14.74%) Project Management
9 14 (14.74%) Regulatory Compliance
10 12 (12.63%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (12.63%) Threat Intelligence
11 11 (11.58%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
12 10 (10.53%) ITIL
12 10 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (9.47%) Line Management
13 9 (9.47%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (68.42%) CISM
2 39 (41.05%) CISA
3 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 7 (7.37%) GIAC
6 6 (6.32%) Degree
7 5 (5.26%) CRISC
8 4 (4.21%) CCSP
8 4 (4.21%) CEH
8 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (3.16%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.16%) SANS
10 2 (2.11%) CCNA
10 2 (2.11%) CSSLP
10 2 (2.11%) GPEN
10 2 (2.11%) MCSE
10 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (42.11%) NIST
2 39 (41.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (21.05%) COBIT
4 19 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (15.79%) GDPR
6 10 (10.53%) NIST 800
7 7 (7.37%) GRC
7 7 (7.37%) PCI DSS
8 3 (3.16%) NCSC
9 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (1.05%) ITGC
9 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
9 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.05%) XenApp
2 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 3 (3.16%) SCCM
3 2 (2.11%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco
2 2 (2.11%) Google
2 2 (2.11%) Intel
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle
2 2 (2.11%) Palo Alto
2 2 (2.11%) Rapid7
2 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
2 2 (2.11%) Symantec
3 1 (1.05%) Citrix
3 1 (1.05%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.05%) IBM
3 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.05%) Splunk
3 1 (1.05%) VMware