Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 224 206
Rank change year-on-year +20 -18 +92
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,731 2,551 3,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.57% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 6.32% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,127 2,067 2,666
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,825 £40,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%

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 38,376 40,345 51,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.79% 24.86% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 29,065 31,785 42,076
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.12% - -

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 +6 1,407 £70,000 +3.70% 101
South East +57 476 £60,000 - 44
North of England +29 342 £57,500 +8.49% 34
Midlands +8 237 £57,500 +11.65% 34
North West -10 194 £55,000 - 12
West Midlands +12 178 £57,500 +4.55% 27
East of England +15 167 £55,000 -0.90% 24
Yorkshire +57 128 £57,500 +4.55% 14
South West -21 125 £47,250 -21.25% 15
East Midlands +28 57 £51,250 +7.89% 7
North East -23 20 £60,000 +33.33% 8
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1,773 (64.92%) Information Security
2 1,620 (59.32%) CISM
3 1,111 (40.68%) Cybersecurity
4 1,014 (37.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 966 (35.37%) CISA
6 819 (29.99%) Finance
7 740 (27.10%) Firewall
8 670 (24.53%) Risk Management
9 612 (22.41%) SIEM
10 548 (20.07%) Degree
11 544 (19.92%) Management Information System
12 514 (18.82%) GDPR
13 469 (17.17%) ITIL
14 468 (17.14%) CEH
15 457 (16.73%) Penetration Testing
16 456 (16.70%) PCI DSS
17 439 (16.07%) Security Architecture
18 415 (15.20%) Windows
19 377 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
20 371 (13.58%) Data Protection
21 361 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
22 344 (12.60%) Network Security
22 344 (12.60%) SANS
23 320 (11.72%) Linux
24 318 (11.64%) Security Operations
25 304 (11.13%) GIAC
26 303 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
27 279 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
28 269 (9.85%) Security Management
29 267 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management

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 90 (3.30%) IIS
2 41 (1.50%) Apache
3 20 (0.73%) Apache Pig
3 20 (0.73%) Apache Spark
4 14 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.18%) Confluence
10 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.073%) CMS
11 2 (0.073%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.037%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.037%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.18%) Stata
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.18%) assyst
3 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.18%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.037%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 166 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 149 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (2.67%) SaaS
4 70 (2.56%) IaaS
5 58 (2.12%) Office 365
5 58 (2.12%) PaaS
6 41 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 21 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.48%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.15%) G Suite
13 1 (0.037%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 740 (27.10%) Firewall
2 344 (12.60%) Network Security
3 211 (7.73%) TCP/IP
4 161 (5.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 115 (4.21%) VPN
6 109 (3.99%) WAN
7 106 (3.88%) Internet
8 89 (3.26%) DNS
9 88 (3.22%) LAN
10 83 (3.04%) SSL
11 79 (2.89%) DHCP
12 66 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
13 65 (2.38%) Wireless
14 61 (2.23%) HTTP
15 51 (1.87%) BGP
15 51 (1.87%) OSPF
16 48 (1.76%) Wireshark
17 46 (1.68%) IPsec
18 43 (1.57%) MPLS
19 39 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (2.67%) Big Data
2 56 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 47 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 38 (1.39%) MySQL
5 20 (0.73%) Apache Hive
6 9 (0.33%) GIS
7 8 (0.29%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.18%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.18%) QlikView
9 5 (0.18%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.18%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.15%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.073%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.073%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.037%) dBASE
12 1 (0.037%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (1.17%) JIRA
2 21 (0.77%) Metasploit
3 19 (0.70%) Burp Suite
3 19 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (0.66%) Bitbucket
4 18 (0.66%) CodeSonar
4 18 (0.66%) git-flow
4 18 (0.66%) Robot Framework
4 18 (0.66%) Selenium
5 16 (0.59%) AppScan
6 9 (0.33%) Redmine
7 4 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.15%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.073%) WebScarab
9 1 (0.037%) Gradle
9 1 (0.037%) Subversion
9 1 (0.037%) TeamCity
General
1 819 (29.99%) Finance
2 186 (6.81%) Legal
3 149 (5.46%) Banking
4 124 (4.54%) Retail
5 52 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 49 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.65%) Games
8 42 (1.54%) Law
8 42 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.06%) Marketing
10 28 (1.03%) Publishing
11 20 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.55%) Billing
14 14 (0.51%) Back Office
15 13 (0.48%) French Language
15 13 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.33%) Advertising
17 8 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 532 (19.48%) Security Manager
2 484 (17.72%) Analyst
3 402 (14.72%) Security Analyst
4 323 (11.83%) Architect
5 318 (11.64%) Consultant
6 298 (10.91%) Security Architect
7 292 (10.69%) Information Security Manager
7 292 (10.69%) Security Engineer
8 284 (10.40%) Information Manager
9 266 (9.74%) Security Consultant
10 165 (6.04%) Information Analyst
10 165 (6.04%) Information Security Analyst
11 153 (5.60%) Security Officer
12 151 (5.53%) IT Manager
13 111 (4.06%) Security Specialist
14 106 (3.88%) Information Security Officer
15 100 (3.66%) IT Analyst
16 98 (3.59%) Head of Security
17 95 (3.48%) IT Security Manager
18 94 (3.44%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.57%) .NET
2 38 (1.39%) SailPoint
3 36 (1.32%) Web Services
4 30 (1.10%) LAMP
5 27 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 24 (0.88%) SOAP
7 22 (0.81%) Java EE
8 21 (0.77%) HTML
9 20 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
9 20 (0.73%) REST
9 20 (0.73%) STL
9 20 (0.73%) XML
10 18 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 18 (0.66%) Django
10 18 (0.66%) Node.js
10 18 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (0.66%) Spring MVC
11 15 (0.55%) Regular Expression
12 14 (0.51%) LDAP
12 14 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 544 (19.92%) Management Information System
2 303 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (7.07%) Computer Science
4 135 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 123 (4.50%) Data Protection Act
6 122 (4.47%) Cyberthreat
7 88 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
8 87 (3.19%) PKI
9 85 (3.11%) Fintech
10 76 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
11 75 (2.75%) CESG
12 67 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 44 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
14 39 (1.43%) Cyberattack
15 34 (1.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 27 (0.99%) Public Cloud
17 24 (0.88%) NHS
18 23 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
19 21 (0.77%) BYOD
19 21 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 415 (15.20%) Windows
2 320 (11.72%) Linux
3 132 (4.83%) Unix
4 114 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 29 (1.06%) Kali Linux
8 25 (0.92%) Android
9 24 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.77%) AIX
13 17 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.44%) CentOS
14 12 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.29%) Solaris
17 6 (0.22%) HPUX
18 5 (0.18%) VMS
18 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,773 (64.92%) Information Security
2 1,111 (40.68%) Cybersecurity
3 670 (24.53%) Risk Management
4 612 (22.41%) SIEM
5 469 (17.17%) ITIL
6 457 (16.73%) Penetration Testing
7 439 (16.07%) Security Architecture
8 371 (13.58%) Data Protection
9 361 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 318 (11.64%) Security Operations
11 279 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
12 269 (9.85%) Security Management
13 267 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 244 (8.93%) Incident Management
15 227 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
16 216 (7.91%) OWASP
17 202 (7.40%) Identity Access Management
18 186 (6.81%) Risk Assessment
19 182 (6.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 168 (6.15%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (3.48%) Python
2 84 (3.08%) C
3 80 (2.93%) Java
4 75 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 72 (2.64%) PowerShell
6 43 (1.57%) Perl
7 41 (1.50%) C++
8 39 (1.43%) PHP
9 38 (1.39%) C#
10 37 (1.35%) Ruby
11 27 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 25 (0.92%) SQL
13 20 (0.73%) Objective-C
14 19 (0.70%) Korn
15 10 (0.37%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.22%) BeanShell
16 6 (0.22%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.18%) Assembly Language
17 5 (0.18%) Go
18 3 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,620 (59.32%) CISM
2 966 (35.37%) CISA
3 548 (20.07%) Degree
4 468 (17.14%) CEH
5 377 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
6 344 (12.60%) SANS
7 304 (11.13%) GIAC
8 228 (8.35%) CRISC
9 204 (7.47%) SSCP
10 193 (7.07%) Security Cleared
11 178 (6.52%) CCNA
12 177 (6.48%) CompTIA Security+
13 151 (5.53%) CCNP
14 125 (4.58%) CSSLP
15 120 (4.39%) CESG Certified Professional
16 119 (4.36%) OSCP
17 115 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
18 111 (4.06%) SC Cleared
19 109 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
20 106 (3.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,014 (37.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 514 (18.82%) GDPR
3 456 (16.70%) PCI DSS
4 213 (7.80%) COBIT
5 149 (5.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 124 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 84 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 58 (2.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 51 (1.87%) HIPAA
10 50 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 45 (1.65%) ISO 9001
12 34 (1.24%) GCP
13 30 (1.10%) GPG13
13 30 (1.10%) QA
14 25 (0.92%) NIST 800
15 23 (0.84%) ISO 22301
16 22 (0.81%) ISAE 3402
17 20 (0.73%) RMADS
18 19 (0.70%) SLA
19 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 123 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 62 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.57%) vSphere
4 32 (1.17%) Snort
5 29 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.95%) Docker
7 19 (0.70%) HDFS
8 18 (0.66%) XenServer
9 17 (0.62%) Firmware
10 11 (0.40%) NFS
10 11 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.37%) Samba
12 9 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.11%) pfSense
16 2 (0.073%) ProxySG
17 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.037%) Xen
Systems Management
1 96 (3.52%) Nessus
2 53 (1.94%) QRadar
3 40 (1.46%) Puppet
4 28 (1.03%) Core Impact
5 25 (0.92%) CASB
5 25 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (0.92%) Suricata
6 20 (0.73%) OpenVAS
7 19 (0.70%) RSA Security Analytics
8 18 (0.66%) Salt
9 17 (0.62%) Ansible
9 17 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (0.59%) Nexpose
11 15 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (0.55%) TrustSec
12 14 (0.51%) CSIRT
13 13 (0.48%) SCCM
14 11 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
14 11 (0.40%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 249 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 248 (9.08%) Cisco
3 119 (4.36%) CheckPoint
4 114 (4.17%) Splunk
5 86 (3.15%) VMware
6 78 (2.86%) Qualys
7 74 (2.71%) Symantec
8 73 (2.67%) LogRhythm
9 65 (2.38%) Juniper
10 61 (2.23%) IBM
11 58 (2.12%) Fortinet
12 54 (1.98%) Palo Alto
13 52 (1.90%) SolarWinds
14 51 (1.87%) F5
15 49 (1.79%) Forcepoint
16 47 (1.72%) Sophos
17 46 (1.68%) ArcSight
17 46 (1.68%) McAfee
18 45 (1.65%) CyberArk
19 42 (1.54%) Red Hat