Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 152 143
Rank change year-on-year +32 -9 +22
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 103 174 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.39% 1.90% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.61% 10.62% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 88 168 174
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £45,000 £49,475 £50,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £105,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% -9.09% +26.92%

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 817 1,639 2,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.94% 17.94% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 688 1,407 1,789
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.20% - +13.64%

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 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 71 (68.93%) CISM
2 67 (65.05%) Information Security
3 58 (56.31%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (52.43%) Finance
5 39 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (35.92%) NIST
7 35 (33.98%) CISA
8 34 (33.01%) Degree
9 31 (30.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 31 (30.10%) Firewall
10 30 (29.13%) Azure
11 29 (28.16%) SIEM
11 29 (28.16%) Management Information System
12 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
13 24 (23.30%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (22.33%) GDPR
15 22 (21.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 21 (20.39%) Data Protection
17 20 (19.42%) Security Management
17 20 (19.42%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (19.42%) CCSP
18 19 (18.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 19 (18.45%) Computer Science
18 19 (18.45%) AWS
19 18 (17.48%) Risk Management
20 17 (16.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 17 (16.50%) Threat Intelligence
21 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
22 15 (14.56%) Windows
22 15 (14.56%) Identity Access Management

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 2 (1.94%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.13%) Azure
2 19 (18.45%) AWS
3 11 (10.68%) Office 365
4 9 (8.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) GCP
6 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (30.10%) Firewall
2 20 (19.42%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (8.74%) Network Security
4 8 (7.77%) Wireless
5 7 (6.80%) LAN
5 7 (6.80%) VPN
5 7 (6.80%) WAN
6 5 (4.85%) SSL
6 5 (4.85%) Wireshark
7 4 (3.88%) MPLS
8 3 (2.91%) DNS
8 3 (2.91%) IPv4
8 3 (2.91%) IPv6
9 2 (1.94%) DHCP
9 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.97%) BGP
10 1 (0.97%) DMZ
10 1 (0.97%) HTTP
10 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.91%) GIS
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 54 (52.43%) Finance
2 12 (11.65%) Banking
3 8 (7.77%) Law
4 6 (5.83%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.85%) Legal
6 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.97%) German Language
8 1 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Security Analyst
3 17 (16.50%) Architect
3 17 (16.50%) Security Specialist
4 12 (11.65%) Information Officer
4 12 (11.65%) Information Security Officer
4 12 (11.65%) Security Architect
4 12 (11.65%) Security Officer
5 11 (10.68%) IT Architect
5 11 (10.68%) IT Security Architect
6 10 (9.71%) Information Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Security Manager
7 9 (8.74%) IT Security Specialist
8 8 (7.77%) Azure Architect
8 8 (7.77%) CISSP Specialist
9 7 (6.80%) Security Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Information Manager
10 6 (5.83%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (5.83%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) .NET
2 9 (8.74%) .NET Framework
3 8 (7.77%) OAuth
4 5 (4.85%) YAML
5 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.16%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.62%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (9.71%) Cybercrime
3 10 (9.71%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.80%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (5.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (4.85%) Robotics
7 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.97%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.97%) PKI
9 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.56%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) Unix
2 9 (8.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (5.83%) Linux
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (4.85%) Solaris
6 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.97%) Android
8 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.97%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (65.05%) Information Security
2 58 (56.31%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (28.16%) SIEM
4 24 (23.30%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (20.39%) Data Protection
6 20 (19.42%) Security Management
7 19 (18.45%) Computer Science
7 19 (18.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (17.48%) Risk Management
9 17 (16.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 17 (16.50%) Threat Intelligence
10 15 (14.56%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (14.56%) Security Architecture
11 14 (13.59%) Patch Management
12 13 (12.62%) Antivirus Management
12 13 (12.62%) ITIL
12 13 (12.62%) Privileged Access Management
12 13 (12.62%) Security Patching
13 11 (10.68%) Security Operations
14 9 (8.74%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) Java
2 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.88%) C
4 1 (0.97%) Go
4 1 (0.97%) Python
4 1 (0.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (68.93%) CISM
2 39 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (33.98%) CISA
4 34 (33.01%) Degree
5 31 (30.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 20 (19.42%) CCSP
7 11 (10.68%) CSSLP
8 5 (4.85%) CCNA
8 5 (4.85%) CCNP
8 5 (4.85%) CREST Certified
8 5 (4.85%) CRISC
8 5 (4.85%) GCFA
8 5 (4.85%) GCIA
8 5 (4.85%) GCIH
8 5 (4.85%) GIAC
8 5 (4.85%) GSEC
8 5 (4.85%) MCSE
8 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.88%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (3.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (35.92%) NIST
2 23 (22.33%) GDPR
3 22 (21.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (14.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (7.77%) COBIT
6 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.94%) ISO 31000
7 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.97%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.97%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.97%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.83%) XenApp
2 6 (5.83%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) SCCM
1 7 (6.80%) SCOM
2 5 (4.85%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.97%) Nessus
3 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.68%) Cisco
3 7 (6.80%) VMware
4 6 (5.83%) Citrix
4 6 (5.83%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.94%) Google
6 2 (1.94%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.94%) Splunk
7 1 (0.97%) CA
7 1 (0.97%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.97%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.97%) Qualys
7 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.97%) Symantec