Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 179 123 148
Rank change year-on-year -56 +25 -2
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 84 100 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.34% 2.32% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.82% 12.18% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 74 76 166
10th Percentile £57,000 £45,000 £49,125
25th Percentile £61,250 £48,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% -10.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £126,750 £90,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £73,000 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% -6.25%

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 952 821 1,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.19% 19.08% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 775 696 1,412
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £53,000 £51,922 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £94,375 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% +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 25 January 2022.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 51 (60.71%) Information Security
2 46 (54.76%) Finance
3 37 (44.05%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (40.48%) CISM
5 30 (35.71%) Management Information System
6 27 (32.14%) Security Architecture
7 25 (29.76%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (28.57%) Risk Management
9 23 (27.38%) GIAC
9 23 (27.38%) Security Operations
10 22 (26.19%) NIST
11 21 (25.00%) AWS
11 21 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (23.81%) SANS
13 19 (22.62%) Legal
14 17 (20.24%) Azure
15 16 (19.05%) Security Management
15 16 (19.05%) Service Management
15 16 (19.05%) Change Control
15 16 (19.05%) E-Discovery
15 16 (19.05%) Application Security
16 15 (17.86%) Information Security Management
16 15 (17.86%) CEH
17 14 (16.67%) SaaS
17 14 (16.67%) Kubernetes
18 13 (15.48%) Compliance Audit
18 13 (15.48%) Zero Trust
18 13 (15.48%) PaaS
18 13 (15.48%) IaaS
18 13 (15.48%) Firmware

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.00%) AWS
2 17 (20.24%) Azure
3 14 (16.67%) SaaS
4 13 (15.48%) IaaS
4 13 (15.48%) PaaS
5 5 (5.95%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.19%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) Firewall
2 6 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.95%) Network Security
4 3 (3.57%) HTTP
4 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.38%) DNS
5 2 (2.38%) IPv6
5 2 (2.38%) tcpdump
5 2 (2.38%) VPN
5 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.19%) LAN
6 1 (1.19%) SSH
6 1 (1.19%) SSL
6 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.19%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Burp Suite
1 2 (2.38%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.19%) AppScan
2 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.19%) GoCD
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
General
1 46 (54.76%) Finance
2 19 (22.62%) Legal
3 7 (8.33%) Law
4 6 (7.14%) Social Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Banking
6 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Retail
8 1 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.19%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Analyst
2 23 (27.38%) Security Analyst
3 19 (22.62%) Architect
4 18 (21.43%) IT Analyst
4 18 (21.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 17 (20.24%) Security Architect
6 14 (16.67%) E-Discovery Analyst
7 13 (15.48%) Consultant
8 12 (14.29%) Security Consultant
9 11 (13.10%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 8 (9.52%) Information Manager
11 8 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (9.52%) Security Manager
11 8 (9.52%) Security Specialist
12 7 (8.33%) Automation Architect
12 7 (8.33%) AWS Architect
12 7 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
12 7 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
12 7 (8.33%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) J2EE
2 1 (1.19%) JSP
2 1 (1.19%) Node.js
2 1 (1.19%) REST
2 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.57%) Cyberattack
3 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
4 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.19%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Kali Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.71%) Information Security
2 37 (44.05%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (32.14%) Security Architecture
4 25 (29.76%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 23 (27.38%) Security Operations
7 16 (19.05%) Application Security
7 16 (19.05%) Change Control
7 16 (19.05%) E-Discovery
7 16 (19.05%) Security Management
7 16 (19.05%) Service Management
8 15 (17.86%) Information Security Management
9 13 (15.48%) Compliance Audit
9 13 (15.48%) Zero Trust
10 12 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
10 12 (14.29%) SIEM
11 9 (10.71%) Information Security Governance
12 8 (9.52%) Threat Modelling
13 7 (8.33%) ITIL
13 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) Python
2 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) Perl
3 3 (3.57%) SQL
4 2 (2.38%) R
4 2 (2.38%) Ruby
4 2 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (1.19%) Bash
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) Java
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) CISM
2 23 (27.38%) GIAC
3 20 (23.81%) SANS
4 15 (17.86%) CEH
5 11 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (11.90%) CISA
6 10 (11.90%) OSCP
7 8 (9.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (8.33%) CRISC
9 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
10 4 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (4.76%) Degree
10 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.76%) ISSAP
11 3 (3.57%) CCNA
11 3 (3.57%) CCSP
11 3 (3.57%) SSCP
12 2 (2.38%) CCNP
12 2 (2.38%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) NIST
2 21 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (14.29%) COBIT
4 11 (13.10%) NIST 800
5 9 (10.71%) PCI DSS
6 5 (5.95%) GRC
7 4 (4.76%) GDPR
7 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (1.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (1.19%) ISO 31000
9 1 (1.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) CASB
3 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.19%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.19%) Nessus
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) Terraform
3 1 (1.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (1.19%) Checkmarx
3 1 (1.19%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.19%) F5
3 1 (1.19%) Intel
3 1 (1.19%) Kenna
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Qualys