Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 185 166
Rank change year-on-year +64 -19 +74
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 297 152 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.69% 1.49% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.87% 6.70% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 225 137 176
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £52,500 £45,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £96,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -

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 2,308 2,270 2,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.88% 22.29% 23.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,994 2,024 2,387
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,450
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -

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 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 184 (61.95%) Information Security
2 164 (55.22%) CISM
3 153 (51.52%) Cybersecurity
4 131 (44.11%) Finance
5 99 (33.33%) Windows
6 93 (31.31%) Firewall
7 87 (29.29%) CISA
8 77 (25.93%) Risk Management
9 75 (25.25%) Penetration Testing
10 68 (22.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 65 (21.89%) TCP/IP
12 62 (20.88%) SIEM
13 57 (19.19%) GDPR
14 56 (18.86%) Degree
15 54 (18.18%) Linux
16 47 (15.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 45 (15.15%) Security Architecture
18 44 (14.81%) CRISC
18 44 (14.81%) Banking
19 41 (13.80%) Internet
19 41 (13.80%) Data Loss Prevention
20 40 (13.47%) Vulnerability Management
21 38 (12.79%) Risk Assessment
22 36 (12.12%) Ethical Hacking
23 35 (11.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 35 (11.78%) Legal
24 34 (11.45%) Management Information System
24 34 (11.45%) Intrusion Detection
25 33 (11.11%) Data Privacy
26 31 (10.44%) Security Testing

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 (0.34%) Apache
1 1 (0.34%) Confluence
1 1 (0.34%) IIS
1 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.03%) PaaS
3 8 (2.69%) IaaS
4 7 (2.36%) Office 365
4 7 (2.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.34%) Serverless
6 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 93 (31.31%) Firewall
2 65 (21.89%) TCP/IP
3 41 (13.80%) Internet
4 34 (11.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (8.75%) Network Security
6 10 (3.37%) LAN
6 10 (3.37%) WAN
7 7 (2.36%) Wireless
8 5 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.68%) DMZ
8 5 (1.68%) NX-OS
8 5 (1.68%) VPN
8 5 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.35%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.35%) WLAN
10 3 (1.01%) DNS
10 3 (1.01%) VoIP
11 2 (0.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.35%) Big Data
2 1 (0.34%) Maltego
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Hudson
2 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 131 (44.11%) Finance
2 44 (14.81%) Banking
3 35 (11.78%) Legal
4 15 (5.05%) Financial Institution
5 13 (4.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.68%) Advertising
7 4 (1.35%) Games
7 4 (1.35%) International Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Hungarian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Military
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (24.24%) Analyst
2 67 (22.56%) Security Analyst
3 65 (21.89%) Security Engineer
4 52 (17.51%) Security Manager
5 37 (12.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 33 (11.11%) Security Officer
7 22 (7.41%) Information Analyst
7 22 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
8 18 (6.06%) Information Manager
8 18 (6.06%) Information Security Officer
9 17 (5.72%) Architect
9 17 (5.72%) Security Architect
10 16 (5.39%) Consultant
10 16 (5.39%) Information Officer
10 16 (5.39%) Information Security Engineer
10 16 (5.39%) Senior Manager
11 15 (5.05%) Risk Manager
11 15 (5.05%) Senior Security Engineer
12 14 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.71%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.08%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (3.70%) .NET
3 3 (1.01%) Middleware
4 2 (0.67%) Node.js
4 2 (0.67%) React
4 2 (0.67%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.45%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 8 (2.69%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (2.69%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.36%) Fintech
6 6 (2.02%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.35%) Cybercrime
7 4 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.35%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 99 (33.33%) Windows
2 54 (18.18%) Linux
3 17 (5.72%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.04%) Unix
5 8 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.02%) AIX
7 6 (2.02%) CentOS
7 6 (2.02%) HPUX
7 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.02%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.67%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (61.95%) Information Security
2 153 (51.52%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (25.93%) Risk Management
4 75 (25.25%) Penetration Testing
5 62 (20.88%) SIEM
6 47 (15.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 45 (15.15%) Security Architecture
8 41 (13.80%) Data Loss Prevention
9 40 (13.47%) Vulnerability Management
10 38 (12.79%) Risk Assessment
11 36 (12.12%) Ethical Hacking
12 35 (11.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 33 (11.11%) Data Privacy
14 31 (10.44%) Security Testing
15 30 (10.10%) Open Source
16 29 (9.76%) Analytics
16 29 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (9.43%) Remediation Plan
18 27 (9.09%) Behavioural Analytics
19 26 (8.75%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.70%) C++
2 11 (3.70%) Java
3 5 (1.68%) SQL
4 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.67%) C
5 2 (0.67%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) Perl
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 164 (55.22%) CISM
2 87 (29.29%) CISA
3 56 (18.86%) Degree
4 44 (14.81%) CRISC
5 30 (10.10%) GIAC
6 28 (9.43%) CEH
7 16 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.39%) SANS
8 15 (5.05%) SSCP
9 14 (4.71%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (4.38%) CCNP
11 11 (3.70%) CGEIT
12 8 (2.69%) CCNA
13 6 (2.02%) CISMP
14 4 (1.35%) CCDA
14 4 (1.35%) CCDP
14 4 (1.35%) CCSA
14 4 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (22.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (19.19%) GDPR
3 23 (7.74%) MiFID
4 11 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (2.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (2.36%) PCI DSS
7 6 (2.02%) COBIT
8 5 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.01%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.67%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.34%) FINRA
11 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (7.74%) Snort
2 6 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.01%) vSphere
5 2 (0.67%) Docker
5 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) NFS
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (7.74%) OSSEC
2 10 (3.37%) CASB
2 10 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.68%) Nessus
5 4 (1.35%) CSIRT
5 4 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.35%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.67%) QRadar
6 2 (0.67%) SCCM
7 1 (0.34%) Ansible
7 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.34%) Puppet
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (7.07%) Splunk
2 17 (5.72%) Cisco
3 16 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.04%) McAfee
4 12 (4.04%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.37%) Symantec
6 8 (2.69%) Intel
7 7 (2.36%) VMware
8 6 (2.02%) Forcepoint
8 6 (2.02%) Sun
8 6 (2.02%) Trend Micro
9 5 (1.68%) Apple
9 5 (1.68%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.68%) Infoblox
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle
9 5 (1.68%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.35%) Cognos
10 4 (1.35%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.35%) Qualys
10 4 (1.35%) Riverbed