Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 195 271
Rank change year-on-year -30 +76 +87
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2596 3162 2481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.75% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.54% 6.65% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2056 2524 2044
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +4.55%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39672 47536 55838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.21% 26.29% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30674 38554 44817
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in England.

Salary trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the England region over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 -14 1381 £67,500 - 65
South East -11 440 £57,500 -4.17% 25
North of England +5 307 £52,500 -4.55% 24
North West +17 195 £52,750 -4.09% 15
Midlands -65 161 £50,000 -9.09% 11
South West -42 160 £46,250 -22.92% 6
East of England -1 134 £52,500 -4.55% 13
West Midlands -60 132 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Yorkshire -39 80 £52,500 -12.50% 5
North East +32 32 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +36 29 £47,500 -13.64%
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1761 (67.84%) Information Security
2 1672 (64.41%) CISM
3 1122 (43.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 920 (35.44%) Finance
5 872 (33.59%) Cybersecurity
6 856 (32.97%) CISA
7 691 (26.62%) Firewall
8 669 (25.77%) SIEM
9 578 (22.27%) Risk Management
10 563 (21.69%) ITIL
11 540 (20.80%) PCI DSS
12 519 (19.99%) Data Protection
13 498 (19.18%) Security Operations
14 486 (18.72%) Degree
15 473 (18.22%) Security Architecture
16 470 (18.10%) Penetration Testing
17 463 (17.84%) Management Information System
18 442 (17.03%) Windows
19 378 (14.56%) Linux
20 374 (14.41%) Network Security
21 351 (13.52%) CEH
22 332 (12.79%) Vulnerability Management
23 307 (11.83%) GDPR
24 301 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
25 290 (11.17%) TCP/IP
26 287 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
26 287 (11.06%) CRISC
27 286 (11.02%) Banking
28 273 (10.52%) Risk Assessment
29 256 (9.86%) Analytical Skills

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 41 (1.58%) IIS
2 31 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 24 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 15 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.42%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.31%) Apache
7 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.23%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.12%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.12%) SAS
11 1 (0.039%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.039%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.077%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.039%) Maya
7 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.46%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 10 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.35%) assyst
4 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.077%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.039%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.039%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.039%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 132 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (2.08%) SaaS
4 37 (1.43%) Office 365
5 26 (1.00%) IaaS
6 20 (0.77%) PaaS
7 17 (0.65%) Mimecast
8 13 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.42%) Cloudflare
11 10 (0.39%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.23%) Boomi
13 6 (0.23%) BPaaS
13 6 (0.23%) iPaaS
13 6 (0.23%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.077%) GitHub
14 2 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 691 (26.62%) Firewall
2 374 (14.41%) Network Security
3 290 (11.17%) TCP/IP
4 137 (5.28%) Internet
5 107 (4.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 86 (3.31%) WAN
7 74 (2.85%) DNS
8 72 (2.77%) VPN
9 68 (2.62%) LAN
10 57 (2.20%) DHCP
10 57 (2.20%) HTTP
11 50 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
12 45 (1.73%) Wireless
13 44 (1.69%) VoIP
14 40 (1.54%) SMTP
15 39 (1.50%) IPsec
16 32 (1.23%) DMZ
17 31 (1.19%) FTP
17 31 (1.19%) X.400
18 22 (0.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.77%) Big Data
3 13 (0.50%) MySQL
4 12 (0.46%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.39%) GIS
6 9 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.19%) Looker
11 3 (0.12%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.12%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.077%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.077%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.039%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.039%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (1.39%) Metasploit
2 16 (0.62%) Burp Suite
3 14 (0.54%) AppScan
4 13 (0.50%) JIRA
5 11 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.42%) Redmine
6 7 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.27%) Paros
6 7 (0.27%) Xcode
7 5 (0.19%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.077%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.077%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.077%) CodeSonar
8 2 (0.077%) FxCop
8 2 (0.077%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.077%) git-flow
8 2 (0.077%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.077%) Selenium
8 2 (0.077%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.077%) WebScarab
General
1 920 (35.44%) Finance
2 286 (11.02%) Banking
3 173 (6.66%) Legal
4 149 (5.74%) Retail
5 105 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 81 (3.12%) Investment Banking
7 64 (2.47%) Marketing
8 60 (2.31%) Law
9 49 (1.89%) Retail Banking
10 41 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 34 (1.31%) Electronics
12 23 (0.89%) Private Banking
13 18 (0.69%) Games
14 16 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.54%) Publishing
16 12 (0.46%) Digital Economy
17 11 (0.42%) Advertising
18 8 (0.31%) French Language
19 7 (0.27%) German Language
20 6 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 630 (24.27%) Analyst
2 533 (20.53%) Security Analyst
3 492 (18.95%) Security Manager
4 397 (15.29%) Consultant
5 351 (13.52%) Security Consultant
6 250 (9.63%) Security Engineer
7 225 (8.67%) Information Manager
8 210 (8.09%) Information Security Manager
9 197 (7.59%) Information Analyst
9 197 (7.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 166 (6.39%) IT Analyst
11 158 (6.09%) Architect
12 154 (5.93%) Security Architect
13 145 (5.59%) IT Manager
14 134 (5.16%) IT Security Analyst
15 128 (4.93%) IT Security Manager
16 127 (4.89%) Security Specialist
17 121 (4.66%) Security Officer
18 108 (4.16%) Information Security Consultant
19 93 (3.58%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.20%) Web Services
2 49 (1.89%) .NET
3 45 (1.73%) SailPoint
4 19 (0.73%) 802.1X
5 15 (0.58%) MSMQ
5 15 (0.58%) OAuth
5 15 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (0.35%) HTML
6 9 (0.35%) Java EE
6 9 (0.35%) OpenID
6 9 (0.35%) SOAP
6 9 (0.35%) XML
7 8 (0.31%) J2EE
7 8 (0.31%) Middleware
8 7 (0.27%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.27%) REST
8 7 (0.27%) SAML
8 7 (0.27%) STL
9 6 (0.23%) CSS
10 5 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 463 (17.84%) Management Information System
2 256 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 222 (8.55%) Computer Science
4 214 (8.24%) Data Protection Act
5 116 (4.47%) Cyberthreat
6 98 (3.78%) CESG
7 86 (3.31%) Data Centre
8 78 (3.00%) PKI
9 74 (2.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 70 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 39 (1.50%) Cyber Attack
12 32 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
13 27 (1.04%) Smart Meter
13 27 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 26 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 23 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.77%) Fintech
17 17 (0.65%) Internet of Things
17 17 (0.65%) NHS
18 16 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 442 (17.03%) Windows
2 378 (14.56%) Linux
3 179 (6.90%) Unix
4 174 (6.70%) Windows Server
5 81 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.81%) Mac OS X
7 38 (1.46%) Android
8 26 (1.00%) Kali Linux
9 25 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.50%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.27%) VMS
15 7 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.19%) CentOS
17 5 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1761 (67.84%) Information Security
2 872 (33.59%) Cybersecurity
3 669 (25.77%) SIEM
4 578 (22.27%) Risk Management
5 563 (21.69%) ITIL
6 519 (19.99%) Data Protection
7 498 (19.18%) Security Operations
8 473 (18.22%) Security Architecture
9 470 (18.10%) Penetration Testing
10 332 (12.79%) Vulnerability Management
11 287 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
12 273 (10.52%) Risk Assessment
13 249 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 245 (9.44%) Security Management
15 224 (8.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 205 (7.90%) Project Management
17 188 (7.24%) Incident Management
18 184 (7.09%) Identity Access Management
19 166 (6.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 156 (6.01%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 128 (4.93%) Java
2 126 (4.85%) Python
3 73 (2.81%) C
4 67 (2.58%) SQL
5 61 (2.35%) Perl
6 50 (1.93%) PowerShell
7 43 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 41 (1.58%) C#
9 38 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 36 (1.39%) Ruby
11 29 (1.12%) C++
11 29 (1.12%) Korn
12 14 (0.54%) PHP
13 13 (0.50%) Bourne shell
14 11 (0.42%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.23%) VBScript
17 5 (0.19%) C-shell
17 5 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 1672 (64.41%) CISM
2 856 (32.97%) CISA
3 486 (18.72%) Degree
4 351 (13.52%) CEH
5 301 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
6 287 (11.06%) CRISC
7 228 (8.78%) Security Cleared
8 221 (8.51%) GIAC
9 197 (7.59%) SANS
10 188 (7.24%) SC Cleared
11 180 (6.93%) CCNA
12 162 (6.24%) SSCP
13 143 (5.51%) CCNP
14 137 (5.28%) CESG Certified Professional
15 96 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
16 95 (3.66%) GCIH
17 94 (3.62%) CompTIA Security+
17 94 (3.62%) Security+ Certification
18 91 (3.51%) CREST Certified
19 87 (3.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1122 (43.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 540 (20.80%) PCI DSS
3 307 (11.83%) GDPR
4 221 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 171 (6.59%) COBIT
6 135 (5.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 78 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 73 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 51 (1.96%) ISO 22301
10 40 (1.54%) ISO 9001
11 32 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 27 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 27 (1.04%) NIST 800
13 25 (0.96%) SLA
14 21 (0.81%) Data Quality
15 15 (0.58%) HIPAA
15 15 (0.58%) RMADS
16 13 (0.50%) ISO 31000
16 13 (0.50%) PA-DSS
17 12 (0.46%) COSO
System Software
1 253 (9.75%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.54%) vSphere
4 31 (1.19%) Snort
5 25 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.46%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.42%) NFS
7 11 (0.42%) Samba
8 8 (0.31%) Docker
9 7 (0.27%) Firmware
10 6 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.19%) pfSense
12 2 (0.077%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.077%) XenApp
13 1 (0.039%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 125 (4.82%) Nessus
2 47 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
3 46 (1.77%) SCCM
4 35 (1.35%) QRadar
5 27 (1.04%) Core Impact
6 26 (1.00%) CSIRT
6 26 (1.00%) FortiGate
6 26 (1.00%) OpenVAS
7 24 (0.92%) Puppet
7 24 (0.92%) WSUS
8 23 (0.89%) Nexpose
8 23 (0.89%) PowerBroker
8 23 (0.89%) RSA Security Analytics
9 20 (0.77%) Ansible
10 17 (0.65%) Nmap
11 15 (0.58%) Nagios
12 11 (0.42%) FTK
12 11 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.39%) HP Fortify
14 9 (0.35%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 215 (8.28%) Cisco
2 196 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 141 (5.43%) CheckPoint
4 130 (5.01%) Splunk
5 101 (3.89%) Palo Alto
6 87 (3.35%) VMware
7 86 (3.31%) LogRhythm
8 73 (2.81%) Qualys
9 72 (2.77%) McAfee
10 70 (2.70%) CyberArk
11 68 (2.62%) Symantec
12 58 (2.23%) Juniper
13 52 (2.00%) Apple
14 50 (1.93%) SolarWinds
15 48 (1.85%) ArcSight
16 43 (1.66%) Oracle
17 41 (1.58%) AlienVault
17 41 (1.58%) Aveksa
17 41 (1.58%) SAP
18 38 (1.46%) Fortinet