Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 174 178
Rank change year-on-year +65 +4 +39
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 316 167 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.85% 1.64% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.37% 7.08% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 244 149 173
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £50,375 £46,250 £42,950
90th Percentile £110,000 £94,000 £84,750
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -

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 2,364 2,360 2,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.34% 23.23% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,061 2,085 2,479
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,450 £31,506
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 212 (67.09%) Information Security
2 176 (55.70%) CISM
3 149 (47.15%) Finance
4 142 (44.94%) Cybersecurity
5 115 (36.39%) Firewall
6 100 (31.65%) CISA
7 94 (29.75%) Windows
8 89 (28.16%) Risk Management
9 68 (21.52%) Degree
9 68 (21.52%) SIEM
10 64 (20.25%) GDPR
11 63 (19.94%) Penetration Testing
12 62 (19.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 58 (18.35%) TCP/IP
14 51 (16.14%) Linux
14 51 (16.14%) Vulnerability Management
15 48 (15.19%) CRISC
15 48 (15.19%) Security Architecture
16 45 (14.24%) Banking
17 40 (12.66%) Intrusion Detection
18 39 (12.34%) Management Information System
18 39 (12.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 36 (11.39%) Internet
19 36 (11.39%) Ethical Hacking
20 35 (11.08%) Risk Assessment
21 34 (10.76%) Legal
21 34 (10.76%) CEH
22 30 (9.49%) Threat Intelligence
23 29 (9.18%) Data Loss Prevention
23 29 (9.18%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (0.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.32%) Apache
2 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.43%) IaaS
2 14 (4.43%) PaaS
3 13 (4.11%) SaaS
4 12 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.63%) Office 365
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.32%) Serverless
6 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 115 (36.39%) Firewall
2 58 (18.35%) TCP/IP
3 40 (12.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 36 (11.39%) Internet
5 28 (8.86%) Network Security
6 16 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (4.75%) LAN
7 15 (4.75%) WAN
8 14 (4.43%) Wireless
9 12 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (3.80%) NX-OS
10 8 (2.53%) DNS
11 7 (2.22%) DHCP
11 7 (2.22%) DMZ
11 7 (2.22%) VoIP
11 7 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.90%) BGP
12 6 (1.90%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) Maltego
1 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) AppScan
1 3 (0.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 149 (47.15%) Finance
2 45 (14.24%) Banking
3 34 (10.76%) Legal
4 16 (5.06%) Financial Institution
5 14 (4.43%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.90%) Advertising
7 4 (1.27%) Games
7 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.95%) International Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Law
8 3 (0.95%) Marketing
8 3 (0.95%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Hungarian Language
10 1 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (26.27%) Analyst
2 76 (24.05%) Security Analyst
3 71 (22.47%) Security Engineer
4 52 (16.46%) Security Manager
5 35 (11.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 34 (10.76%) Information Analyst
6 34 (10.76%) Information Security Analyst
7 27 (8.54%) Security Officer
8 22 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (6.96%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 22 (6.96%) Security Specialist
9 21 (6.65%) Information Security Engineer
10 19 (6.01%) CISSP Analyst
10 19 (6.01%) CISSP Engineer
10 19 (6.01%) Consultant
11 18 (5.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (5.38%) Senior Security Engineer
13 16 (5.06%) Senior Manager
14 15 (4.75%) IT Manager
14 15 (4.75%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.33%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (3.80%) .NET
3 5 (1.58%) Web Services
4 3 (0.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) Node.js
5 1 (0.32%) React
5 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.32%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.34%) Management Information System
2 29 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 7 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.27%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.27%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.95%) Fintech
12 2 (0.63%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (29.75%) Windows
2 51 (16.14%) Linux
3 16 (5.06%) Unix
4 14 (4.43%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.85%) AIX
7 9 (2.85%) CentOS
7 9 (2.85%) HPUX
7 9 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.85%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.63%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (67.09%) Information Security
2 142 (44.94%) Cybersecurity
3 89 (28.16%) Risk Management
4 68 (21.52%) SIEM
5 63 (19.94%) Penetration Testing
6 51 (16.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 48 (15.19%) Security Architecture
8 39 (12.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 36 (11.39%) Ethical Hacking
10 35 (11.08%) Risk Assessment
11 30 (9.49%) Threat Intelligence
12 29 (9.18%) Data Loss Prevention
12 29 (9.18%) Open Source
13 28 (8.86%) Analytics
14 27 (8.54%) Data Privacy
14 27 (8.54%) Security Testing
14 27 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (7.59%) Behavioural Analytics
15 24 (7.59%) Data Protection
15 24 (7.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.59%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.80%) C++
2 12 (3.80%) Java
3 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.95%) C
3 3 (0.95%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.63%) SQL
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 176 (55.70%) CISM
2 100 (31.65%) CISA
3 68 (21.52%) Degree
4 48 (15.19%) CRISC
5 34 (10.76%) CEH
6 27 (8.54%) GIAC
7 23 (7.28%) CompTIA Security+
8 22 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (4.75%) CCNP
9 15 (4.75%) SANS
10 13 (4.11%) CGEIT
11 11 (3.48%) CCNA
12 8 (2.53%) CLAS
13 6 (1.90%) CCDA
13 6 (1.90%) CCDP
13 6 (1.90%) CCSA
13 6 (1.90%) CCSE
13 6 (1.90%) CISMP
13 6 (1.90%) GCIH
13 6 (1.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (20.25%) GDPR
2 62 (19.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (6.01%) MiFID
4 12 (3.80%) COBIT
5 11 (3.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (3.48%) PCI DSS
6 10 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.58%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.95%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.95%) SLA
10 1 (0.32%) FINRA
10 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.32%) RMADS
10 1 (0.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (6.01%) Snort
2 11 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.90%) XenServer
5 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.95%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Docker
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) NFS
8 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.01%) OSSEC
2 10 (3.16%) Nessus
3 7 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (1.90%) TrustSec
5 3 (0.95%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.95%) SCCM
6 2 (0.63%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.63%) QRadar
7 1 (0.32%) Ansible
7 1 (0.32%) CASB
7 1 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (8.54%) Cisco
2 15 (4.75%) Splunk
3 12 (3.80%) CheckPoint
3 12 (3.80%) Infoblox
3 12 (3.80%) Red Hat
3 12 (3.80%) SolarWinds
3 12 (3.80%) VMware
4 10 (3.16%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.85%) McAfee
6 8 (2.53%) Blue Coat
6 8 (2.53%) HP
6 8 (2.53%) Sun
7 7 (2.22%) Intel
7 7 (2.22%) Qualys
8 6 (1.90%) F5
8 6 (1.90%) Imperva
8 6 (1.90%) Juniper
8 6 (1.90%) Riverbed
9 5 (1.58%) Apple
10 4 (1.27%) IBM