Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 136 157
Rank change year-on-year -15 +21 +4
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 176 224 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.92% 2.17% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.70% 10.48% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 161 173 193
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £48,250 £50,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £110,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £81,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +25.00% -3.70%

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 1,645 2,138 2,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.96% 20.70% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,396 1,816 2,115
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. 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
London Bridge - 1 £67,500 -
CISSP
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 128 (72.73%) Information Security
2 112 (63.64%) CISM
3 108 (61.36%) Cybersecurity
4 80 (45.45%) Finance
5 71 (40.34%) CISA
6 60 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 53 (30.11%) Risk Management
8 46 (26.14%) Firewall
8 46 (26.14%) Security Architecture
9 40 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (21.02%) CRISC
11 33 (18.75%) SIEM
12 31 (17.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 30 (17.05%) GDPR
13 30 (17.05%) CEH
14 27 (15.34%) NIST
15 25 (14.20%) Security Monitoring
16 24 (13.64%) SABSA
16 24 (13.64%) Azure
16 24 (13.64%) Security Management
16 24 (13.64%) Management Information System
17 23 (13.07%) Degree
17 23 (13.07%) Security Operations
18 22 (12.50%) TOGAF
19 21 (11.93%) Risk Assessment
19 21 (11.93%) ITIL
19 21 (11.93%) AWS
20 20 (11.36%) Windows
20 20 (11.36%) LAN
20 20 (11.36%) Agile Software Development

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 17 (9.66%) IIS
2 7 (3.98%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.64%) Azure
2 21 (11.93%) AWS
3 17 (9.66%) Office 365
4 12 (6.82%) IaaS
4 12 (6.82%) PaaS
5 3 (1.70%) GCP
5 3 (1.70%) SaaS
6 2 (1.14%) Akamai
6 2 (1.14%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 46 (26.14%) Firewall
2 20 (11.36%) LAN
3 16 (9.09%) Network Security
4 14 (7.95%) WAN
5 12 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (5.11%) Wireless
6 9 (5.11%) WLAN
7 8 (4.55%) SSL
8 6 (3.41%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.27%) VPN
10 3 (1.70%) HTTP
10 3 (1.70%) IPsec
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.57%) DHCP
12 1 (0.57%) DNS
12 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.57%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) Maltego
3 1 (0.57%) GIS
3 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Android Studio
1 2 (1.14%) MSTest
1 2 (1.14%) NUnit
1 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.14%) Xcode
2 1 (0.57%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (45.45%) Finance
2 17 (9.66%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.82%) Law
4 10 (5.68%) Legal
5 9 (5.11%) Banking
6 5 (2.84%) Marketing
7 3 (1.70%) Advertising
7 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.70%) Retail
8 2 (1.14%) Back Office
8 2 (1.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (21.02%) Analyst
2 32 (18.18%) Architect
3 30 (17.05%) Security Architect
4 29 (16.48%) Security Analyst
5 28 (15.91%) Security Manager
6 22 (12.50%) Information Manager
6 22 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
7 16 (9.09%) Information Analyst
7 16 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
7 16 (9.09%) Principal Architect
7 16 (9.09%) Principal Security Architect
8 15 (8.52%) Consultant
8 15 (8.52%) IT Analyst
9 13 (7.39%) Security Consultant
10 12 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
11 8 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 8 (4.55%) Services Director
12 7 (3.98%) Auditor
12 7 (3.98%) IT Director
12 7 (3.98%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.27%) .NET
1 4 (2.27%) Middleware
2 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.14%) HTML
2 2 (1.14%) jQuery
2 2 (1.14%) OAuth
2 2 (1.14%) WCF
2 2 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.41%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.70%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.70%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.14%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.57%) CESG
9 1 (0.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.36%) Windows
2 13 (7.39%) Linux
3 12 (6.82%) Unix
4 9 (5.11%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.70%) Android
6 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (72.73%) Information Security
2 108 (61.36%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (30.11%) Risk Management
4 46 (26.14%) Security Architecture
5 33 (18.75%) SIEM
6 25 (14.20%) Security Monitoring
7 24 (13.64%) SABSA
7 24 (13.64%) Security Management
8 23 (13.07%) Security Operations
9 22 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 21 (11.93%) ITIL
10 21 (11.93%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (11.36%) Information Security Management
12 19 (10.80%) Incident Management
13 18 (10.23%) Cyber Resilience
13 18 (10.23%) Data Protection
13 18 (10.23%) OWASP
14 17 (9.66%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (7.39%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.41%) C
1 6 (3.41%) SQL
2 5 (2.84%) Python
3 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.14%) Apple Swift
4 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.14%) C#
4 2 (1.14%) Java
4 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.14%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 112 (63.64%) CISM
2 71 (40.34%) CISA
3 40 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (21.02%) CRISC
5 31 (17.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 30 (17.05%) CEH
7 23 (13.07%) Degree
8 18 (10.23%) CCSP
9 17 (9.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (9.66%) IISP
10 12 (6.82%) SANS
11 9 (5.11%) CREST Certified
11 9 (5.11%) OSCP
12 8 (4.55%) GIAC
12 8 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (3.98%) CCNP
14 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (2.84%) PCI QSA
14 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
14 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (17.05%) GDPR
3 27 (15.34%) NIST
4 18 (10.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (10.23%) PCI DSS
5 16 (9.09%) COBIT
6 10 (5.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (5.68%) ISO 22301
6 10 (5.68%) SLA
7 7 (3.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (2.27%) QA
9 3 (1.70%) ITGC
10 2 (1.14%) COSO
10 2 (1.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) Nessus
2 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.14%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.14%) Nmap
2 2 (1.14%) QRadar
3 1 (0.57%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.25%) Cisco
3 10 (5.68%) VMware
4 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.70%) Rapid7
6 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.14%) Imperva
6 2 (1.14%) Informatica
6 2 (1.14%) Palantir
6 2 (1.14%) Qualys
6 2 (1.14%) Splunk
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.57%) F5
7 1 (0.57%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.57%) McAfee
7 1 (0.57%) Mitel
7 1 (0.57%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds