Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 134 171
Rank change year-on-year -15 +37 +34
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 196 240 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 2.24% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.00% 9.92% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 157 234 155
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.41% -
10th Percentile £49,500 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,875 £102,100
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +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 2,177 2,420 2,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.95% 22.56% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,853 2,174 2,270
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.54% +2.73%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 108 (55.10%) CISM
2 107 (54.59%) Information Security
3 101 (51.53%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (35.71%) Finance
5 60 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 58 (29.59%) Windows
7 50 (25.51%) Firewall
8 46 (23.47%) Penetration Testing
9 45 (22.96%) TCP/IP
10 42 (21.43%) SIEM
11 41 (20.92%) CISA
12 38 (19.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 35 (17.86%) Risk Management
13 35 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 35 (17.86%) Degree
14 34 (17.35%) Security Architecture
15 33 (16.84%) Linux
15 33 (16.84%) Internet
16 32 (16.33%) Management Information System
17 31 (15.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 30 (15.31%) Risk Assessment
18 30 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
19 27 (13.78%) CEH
19 27 (13.78%) Network Security
20 25 (12.76%) Security Operations
21 24 (12.24%) Data Loss Prevention
21 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
22 23 (11.73%) SSCP
22 23 (11.73%) Banking
22 23 (11.73%) CRISC

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 4 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.67%) Office 365
2 14 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.06%) PaaS
4 5 (2.55%) IaaS
5 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.51%) Firewall
2 45 (22.96%) TCP/IP
3 35 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 33 (16.84%) Internet
5 27 (13.78%) Network Security
6 8 (4.08%) VPN
7 7 (3.57%) LAN
7 7 (3.57%) WAN
8 5 (2.55%) Wireless
8 5 (2.55%) WLAN
9 4 (2.04%) DNS
9 4 (2.04%) SSL
10 2 (1.02%) HTTP
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.51%) DMZ
11 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.51%) IPsec
11 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.08%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.51%) MySQL
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Hudson
2 3 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (35.71%) Finance
2 23 (11.73%) Banking
3 15 (7.65%) Legal
4 5 (2.55%) Advertising
4 5 (2.55%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.04%) International Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (25.00%) Analyst
2 46 (23.47%) Security Analyst
3 38 (19.39%) Security Engineer
4 33 (16.84%) Architect
5 32 (16.33%) Security Architect
6 25 (12.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 25 (12.76%) Security Manager
7 19 (9.69%) Security Officer
8 14 (7.14%) Information Analyst
8 14 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (5.61%) Information Officer
9 11 (5.61%) Information Security Officer
10 10 (5.10%) Senior Manager
11 9 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.08%) Consultant
12 8 (4.08%) Information Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Operational Security Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Operations Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Security Operations Manager
13 7 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.59%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.55%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) Node.js
3 2 (1.02%) React
3 2 (1.02%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.33%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.61%) Fintech
3 9 (4.59%) Cyberattack
4 8 (4.08%) Cybercrime
4 8 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.55%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.53%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 58 (29.59%) Windows
2 33 (16.84%) Linux
3 17 (8.67%) Unix
4 11 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.02%) AIX
6 2 (1.02%) CentOS
6 2 (1.02%) HPUX
6 2 (1.02%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (54.59%) Information Security
2 101 (51.53%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (23.47%) Penetration Testing
4 42 (21.43%) SIEM
5 38 (19.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 35 (17.86%) Risk Management
7 34 (17.35%) Security Architecture
8 31 (15.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 30 (15.31%) Risk Assessment
10 25 (12.76%) Security Operations
11 24 (12.24%) Data Loss Prevention
12 20 (10.20%) Ethical Hacking
13 18 (9.18%) Security Testing
14 17 (8.67%) Data Privacy
15 16 (8.16%) Analytics
15 16 (8.16%) SABSA
15 16 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (7.65%) Behavioural Analytics
17 14 (7.14%) Change Management
17 14 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.59%) Python
3 5 (2.55%) C++
3 5 (2.55%) Java
3 5 (2.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.55%) SQL
4 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.53%) Perl
4 3 (1.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 108 (55.10%) CISM
2 41 (20.92%) CISA
3 35 (17.86%) Degree
4 30 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (13.78%) CEH
6 23 (11.73%) CRISC
6 23 (11.73%) SSCP
7 21 (10.71%) GIAC
8 19 (9.69%) CCNP
9 10 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (4.08%) MCSE
10 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.57%) GCIA
11 7 (3.57%) GPEN
11 7 (3.57%) SANS
12 6 (3.06%) CCNA
12 6 (3.06%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (2.55%) ISSAP
13 5 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (11.22%) GDPR
3 9 (4.59%) MiFID
4 8 (4.08%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (2.55%) NIST 800
6 4 (2.04%) COBIT
6 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.53%) SSAE 16
8 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.51%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.59%) Snort
2 6 (3.06%) vSphere
3 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.55%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.04%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) CASB
2 10 (5.10%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (5.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (5.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (4.59%) OSSEC
4 5 (2.55%) SCCM
4 5 (2.55%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.04%) Ansible
5 4 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.51%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.51%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.16%) Splunk
3 15 (7.65%) Symantec
4 11 (5.61%) VMware
5 10 (5.10%) Forcepoint
5 10 (5.10%) McAfee
5 10 (5.10%) Trend Micro
6 9 (4.59%) Citrix
7 8 (4.08%) Cisco
8 7 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.55%) Oracle
10 4 (2.04%) Intel
10 4 (2.04%) Qualys
11 2 (1.02%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.02%) Sun
12 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.51%) CyberArk
12 1 (0.51%) Darktrace
12 1 (0.51%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds