Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 190 114
Rank change year-on-year +86 -76 +63
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 87 143 304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.36% 1.42% 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.59% 8.13% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 85 129 241
Median annual salary £60,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £45,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £99,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £61,250 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -23.44% +6.67% +15.38%

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 691 1,760 2,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.77% 17.43% 20.92%
Number of salaries quoted 589 1,470 2,023
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 66 (75.86%) CISM
2 65 (74.71%) Information Security
3 54 (62.07%) Finance
4 52 (59.77%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (52.87%) NIST
6 44 (50.57%) Degree
7 39 (44.83%) CISA
8 37 (42.53%) Management Information System
8 37 (42.53%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (40.23%) Firewall
10 33 (37.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 26 (29.89%) Computer Science
12 24 (27.59%) SIEM
12 24 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
12 24 (27.59%) CCSP
13 23 (26.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 23 (26.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 23 (26.44%) Data Protection
14 21 (24.14%) Risk Management
15 19 (21.84%) GDPR
16 17 (19.54%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (19.54%) Azure
17 16 (18.39%) Cyber Essentials
18 15 (17.24%) Identity Access Management
18 15 (17.24%) AWS
19 14 (16.09%) Patch Management
19 14 (16.09%) Risk Assessment
19 14 (16.09%) Active Directory
20 13 (14.94%) COBIT
20 13 (14.94%) Security Patching

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 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.54%) Azure
2 15 (17.24%) AWS
3 3 (3.45%) Office 365
4 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) GCP
5 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (40.23%) Firewall
2 17 (19.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (10.34%) VPN
4 8 (9.20%) LAN
4 8 (9.20%) WAN
4 8 (9.20%) Wireless
5 7 (8.05%) SSL
5 7 (8.05%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.15%) DKIM
7 1 (1.15%) DMARC
7 1 (1.15%) DMZ
7 1 (1.15%) DNS
7 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) GIS
2 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
General
1 54 (62.07%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Banking
3 8 (9.20%) Legal
4 7 (8.05%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.90%) Law
6 4 (4.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.15%) German Language
7 1 (1.15%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Analyst
2 29 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 18 (20.69%) Information Analyst
4 17 (19.54%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (14.94%) Risk Analyst
5 13 (14.94%) Security Officer
6 12 (13.79%) Information Officer
6 12 (13.79%) Information Security Officer
6 12 (13.79%) Security Specialist
7 11 (12.64%) Security Manager
7 11 (12.64%) Security Risk Analyst
8 9 (10.34%) Information Manager
8 9 (10.34%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (8.05%) Information Risk Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) CISSP Specialist
10 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 6 (6.90%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (6.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 6 (6.90%) Senior Security Specialist
11 5 (5.75%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) .NET
2 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 7 (8.05%) YAML
4 2 (2.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 37 (42.53%) Management Information System
2 13 (14.94%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (10.34%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (10.34%) Mobile App
4 7 (8.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (8.05%) Robotics
5 6 (6.90%) Cybercrime
6 4 (4.60%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.15%) PKI
8 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.05%) Linux
3 7 (8.05%) Solaris
3 7 (8.05%) Unix
3 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.15%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (74.71%) Information Security
2 52 (59.77%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (29.89%) Computer Science
4 24 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (27.59%) SIEM
5 23 (26.44%) Data Protection
5 23 (26.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (24.14%) Risk Management
7 15 (17.24%) Identity Access Management
8 14 (16.09%) Patch Management
8 14 (16.09%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (14.94%) Antivirus Management
9 13 (14.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 13 (14.94%) Privileged Access Management
9 13 (14.94%) Security Patching
9 13 (14.94%) Threat Intelligence
10 11 (12.64%) Remediation Plan
10 11 (12.64%) Security Management
10 11 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (11.49%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.64%) Java
2 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.60%) C
3 4 (4.60%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) Go
4 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (75.86%) CISM
2 44 (50.57%) Degree
3 39 (44.83%) CISA
4 37 (42.53%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (37.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 24 (27.59%) CCSP
7 10 (11.49%) CSSLP
8 9 (10.34%) CRISC
9 8 (9.20%) GCIA
9 8 (9.20%) GCIH
10 7 (8.05%) CREST Certified
10 7 (8.05%) GCFA
11 5 (5.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 4 (4.60%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (4.60%) Master's Degree
13 3 (3.45%) GIAC
13 3 (3.45%) GSLC
14 2 (2.30%) CCNA
14 2 (2.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (52.87%) NIST
2 23 (26.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (21.84%) GDPR
4 16 (18.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (14.94%) COBIT
6 5 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (4.60%) ISO 31000
7 4 (4.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
9 2 (2.30%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (1.15%) NIST 800
10 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) XenApp
2 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) Nessus
3 1 (1.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Cisco
2 8 (9.20%) VMware
3 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.30%) Qualys
5 1 (1.15%) CA
5 1 (1.15%) Citrix
5 1 (1.15%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) Juniper
5 1 (1.15%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.15%) Splunk