Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 159 117
Rank change year-on-year +28 -42 +59
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 180 190 281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.07% 1.85% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.06% 8.90% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 173 161 289
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £98,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +15.38% -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 1,627 2,135 2,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.68% 20.77% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,824 2,194
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the City of London region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £67,500 -
CISSP
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 137 (76.11%) Information Security
2 111 (61.67%) CISM
3 104 (57.78%) Cybersecurity
4 94 (52.22%) Finance
5 72 (40.00%) CISA
6 70 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (28.33%) Risk Management
8 50 (27.78%) Firewall
9 48 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (22.78%) SIEM
11 39 (21.67%) CRISC
12 37 (20.56%) GDPR
13 35 (19.44%) Security Architecture
14 34 (18.89%) Azure
14 34 (18.89%) CEH
14 34 (18.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 31 (17.22%) Degree
16 30 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
16 30 (16.67%) Management Information System
17 29 (16.11%) Risk Assessment
17 29 (16.11%) Security Monitoring
18 28 (15.56%) NIST
19 27 (15.00%) Security Management
19 27 (15.00%) Data Protection
20 25 (13.89%) Security Operations
21 24 (13.33%) Incident Management
21 24 (13.33%) AWS
21 24 (13.33%) Windows
21 24 (13.33%) Microsoft
22 23 (12.78%) Information Security 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 16 (8.89%) IIS
2 4 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.89%) Azure
2 24 (13.33%) AWS
3 18 (10.00%) Office 365
4 7 (3.89%) IaaS
4 7 (3.89%) PaaS
5 3 (1.67%) Akamai
5 3 (1.67%) Cloudflare
5 3 (1.67%) SaaS
6 2 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.11%) GCP
6 2 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (27.78%) Firewall
2 13 (7.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (6.67%) Network Security
4 11 (6.11%) LAN
5 10 (5.56%) WAN
6 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.33%) Wireless
7 6 (3.33%) WLAN
8 5 (2.78%) SSL
9 4 (2.22%) VPN
10 3 (1.67%) Internet
11 2 (1.11%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (1.11%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (1.11%) IPsec
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco ISE
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.11%) Maltego
3 1 (0.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Android Studio
1 2 (1.11%) Xcode
2 1 (0.56%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.56%) Metasploit
General
1 94 (52.22%) Finance
2 17 (9.44%) Public Sector
3 16 (8.89%) Law
4 13 (7.22%) Legal
5 7 (3.89%) Retail
6 6 (3.33%) Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.67%) International Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.67%) Police
8 2 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (27.78%) Analyst
2 42 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 34 (18.89%) Security Manager
4 27 (15.00%) Architect
4 27 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 23 (12.78%) Information Analyst
5 23 (12.78%) Information Manager
5 23 (12.78%) Information Security Analyst
5 23 (12.78%) Information Security Manager
6 19 (10.56%) Consultant
7 18 (10.00%) Security Consultant
8 13 (7.22%) IT Analyst
9 11 (6.11%) Principal Architect
9 11 (6.11%) Principal Security Architect
10 10 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) IT Manager
11 7 (3.89%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.67%) Middleware
2 2 (1.11%) .NET
2 2 (1.11%) OAuth
2 2 (1.11%) TensorFlow
3 1 (0.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.89%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.78%) Reinsurance
7 4 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.11%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.33%) Windows
2 15 (8.33%) Unix
3 14 (7.78%) Linux
4 9 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.67%) Android
7 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.56%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (76.11%) Information Security
2 104 (57.78%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (28.33%) Risk Management
4 41 (22.78%) SIEM
5 35 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 30 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 29 (16.11%) Risk Assessment
7 29 (16.11%) Security Monitoring
8 27 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 27 (15.00%) Security Management
9 25 (13.89%) Security Operations
10 24 (13.33%) Incident Management
11 23 (12.78%) Information Security Management
11 23 (12.78%) TOGAF
12 19 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (10.56%) OWASP
12 19 (10.56%) SABSA
13 18 (10.00%) ITIL
14 17 (9.44%) Cyber Resilience
14 17 (9.44%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.11%) SQL
2 8 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.44%) Python
3 6 (3.33%) C
4 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.22%) Java
5 2 (1.11%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.11%) Julia
5 2 (1.11%) Kotlin
5 2 (1.11%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.11%) R
5 2 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 111 (61.67%) CISM
2 72 (40.00%) CISA
3 48 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (21.67%) CRISC
5 34 (18.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 34 (18.89%) CEH
6 31 (17.22%) Degree
7 18 (10.00%) CCSP
8 16 (8.89%) IISP
9 14 (7.78%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (7.78%) SANS
10 12 (6.67%) GIAC
10 12 (6.67%) OSCP
11 11 (6.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (5.56%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (5.00%) CCIE
13 9 (5.00%) CCNA
14 8 (4.44%) SSCP
15 7 (3.89%) CREST Certified
15 7 (3.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (20.56%) GDPR
3 28 (15.56%) NIST
4 16 (8.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (8.33%) COBIT
6 13 (7.22%) ISO 22301
6 13 (7.22%) PCI DSS
7 10 (5.56%) SLA
8 8 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (3.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (2.22%) ITGC
10 4 (2.22%) QA
11 2 (1.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.11%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Nessus
2 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.11%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.11%) Nmap
3 1 (0.56%) EnCase
3 1 (0.56%) FTK
3 1 (0.56%) QRadar
3 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.22%) VMware
3 11 (6.11%) Cisco
4 6 (3.33%) Qualys
5 4 (2.22%) CyberArk
6 3 (1.67%) Imperva
6 3 (1.67%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.11%) Meraki
7 2 (1.11%) Palantir
7 2 (1.11%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.56%) AlgoSec
8 1 (0.56%) Carbon Black
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Darktrace
8 1 (0.56%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.56%) McAfee
8 1 (0.56%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec