Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 221 197
Rank change year-on-year +36 -24 +55
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,779 2,645 3,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 1.58% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.90% 6.62% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,109 2,047 2,470
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.17%
10th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +8.70%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35,194 39,950 45,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.94% 23.93% 26.08%
Number of salaries quoted 25,988 30,940 36,667
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,348 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -10 1,145 £70,000 +3.70% 135
North of England +86 494 £55,000 +4.76% 48
South East +11 490 £60,000 +9.09% 46
North West +113 374 £55,000 +3.77% 28
East of England +118 297 £65,000 +18.18% 24
Midlands +43 180 £57,500 +15.00% 24
South West +18 159 £55,000 +22.22% 20
West Midlands +52 144 £57,500 +4.55% 15
Yorkshire +14 93 £52,500 - 14
East Midlands +26 38 £60,000 +26.32% 9
North East -12 27 £61,625 +17.38% 6
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1,861 (66.97%) Information Security
2 1,334 (48.00%) CISM
3 1,210 (43.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1,168 (42.03%) Cybersecurity
5 851 (30.62%) SIEM
6 789 (28.39%) CISA
7 767 (27.60%) Risk Management
8 712 (25.62%) Finance
9 678 (24.40%) Windows
10 641 (23.07%) Linux
11 633 (22.78%) Management Information System
12 609 (21.91%) Penetration Testing
13 585 (21.05%) Firewall
14 536 (19.29%) PCI DSS
15 521 (18.75%) GDPR
16 520 (18.71%) Degree
17 510 (18.35%) Microsoft
18 489 (17.60%) CEH
19 474 (17.06%) Data Protection
20 473 (17.02%) Vulnerability Management
20 473 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
21 467 (16.80%) SANS
22 407 (14.65%) Network Security
23 394 (14.18%) Security Operations
24 379 (13.64%) GIAC
25 376 (13.53%) ITIL
26 375 (13.49%) Security Architecture
27 363 (13.06%) Security Management
28 346 (12.45%) SSCP
29 330 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure

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 31 (1.12%) IIS
2 29 (1.04%) Apache Pig
3 28 (1.01%) Apache
4 19 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
4 19 (0.68%) WordPress
5 18 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.29%) Confluence
8 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.072%) JBoss
11 2 (0.072%) nginx
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.072%) Tomcat
Applications
1 103 (3.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 50 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.25%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.18%) assyst
3 4 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.072%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 330 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 294 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (3.56%) Office 365
4 77 (2.77%) SaaS
5 60 (2.16%) IaaS
6 38 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (1.37%) PaaS
7 21 (0.76%) Mimecast
8 20 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.14%) GitHub
11 2 (0.072%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.072%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.072%) Yammer
12 1 (0.036%) Akamai
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.036%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.036%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.036%) Serverless
12 1 (0.036%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 585 (21.05%) Firewall
2 407 (14.65%) Network Security
3 224 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 181 (6.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 123 (4.43%) Internet
6 107 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 81 (2.91%) WAN
8 75 (2.70%) LAN
9 72 (2.59%) SSL
10 71 (2.55%) Wireshark
11 69 (2.48%) HTTP
12 61 (2.20%) DNS
13 59 (2.12%) Wireless
14 56 (2.02%) VPN
15 27 (0.97%) SMTP
16 26 (0.94%) IPsec
17 25 (0.90%) SNMP
18 24 (0.86%) BGP
19 23 (0.83%) DMZ
20 22 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (3.63%) Big Data
2 66 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 48 (1.73%) Hadoop
4 36 (1.30%) MySQL
5 29 (1.04%) Apache Hive
6 19 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
8 10 (0.36%) DB2
9 6 (0.22%) GIS
9 6 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.11%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.072%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.036%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.036%) Maltego
12 1 (0.036%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 54 (1.94%) JIRA
2 33 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 33 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.19%) Metasploit
3 29 (1.04%) Bitbucket
3 29 (1.04%) CodeSonar
3 29 (1.04%) git-flow
3 29 (1.04%) Robot Framework
3 29 (1.04%) Selenium
4 16 (0.58%) Redmine
5 9 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.29%) AppScan
6 8 (0.29%) Hudson
6 8 (0.29%) MSTest
6 8 (0.29%) NUnit
6 8 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.22%) Gradle
7 6 (0.22%) Maven
8 4 (0.14%) AutoIt
8 4 (0.14%) Burp Suite
General
1 712 (25.62%) Finance
2 264 (9.50%) Legal
3 208 (7.48%) Banking
4 192 (6.91%) Retail
5 88 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 61 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.19%) Publishing
9 29 (1.04%) Law
10 24 (0.86%) Games
10 24 (0.86%) Marketing
11 22 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.43%) Electronics
13 9 (0.32%) French Language
14 8 (0.29%) Advertising
14 8 (0.29%) Local Government
15 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.14%) International Banking
17 3 (0.11%) Back Office
17 3 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 622 (22.38%) Analyst
2 523 (18.82%) Security Manager
3 503 (18.10%) Security Analyst
4 362 (13.03%) Security Engineer
5 326 (11.73%) Information Manager
6 324 (11.66%) Information Security Manager
7 297 (10.69%) Architect
8 275 (9.90%) Consultant
9 254 (9.14%) Security Architect
10 245 (8.82%) Security Consultant
11 197 (7.09%) Information Analyst
11 197 (7.09%) Information Security Analyst
12 190 (6.84%) IT Analyst
13 182 (6.55%) Senior Analyst
14 174 (6.26%) Senior Security Analyst
15 172 (6.19%) IT Security Analyst
16 125 (4.50%) Security Officer
17 110 (3.96%) Senior IT Security Analyst
18 95 (3.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
19 87 (3.13%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (3.24%) .NET
2 56 (2.02%) Node.js
3 47 (1.69%) REST
4 46 (1.66%) SOAP
5 44 (1.58%) ASP.NET
5 44 (1.58%) LAMP
6 35 (1.26%) Web Services
7 34 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
8 33 (1.19%) Java EE
8 33 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
9 32 (1.15%) STL
10 31 (1.12%) SailPoint
11 30 (1.08%) .NET Framework
12 29 (1.04%) Django
12 29 (1.04%) Spring MVC
13 25 (0.90%) HTML
14 22 (0.79%) SAML
15 18 (0.65%) OAuth
15 18 (0.65%) XML
16 17 (0.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 633 (22.78%) Management Information System
2 280 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (6.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 156 (5.61%) Security Operations Centre
5 154 (5.54%) Data Protection Act
6 133 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
7 130 (4.68%) Cyberthreat
8 106 (3.81%) Data Centre
9 102 (3.67%) PKI
10 78 (2.81%) CESG
11 73 (2.63%) Fintech
12 53 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 47 (1.69%) Cyberattack
14 42 (1.51%) Cyber Defence
15 27 (0.97%) Mobile App
16 23 (0.83%) Public Cloud
17 20 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
18 19 (0.68%) Cybercrime
19 16 (0.58%) Cloud Native
20 15 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 678 (24.40%) Windows
2 641 (23.07%) Linux
3 143 (5.15%) Unix
4 90 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 69 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 63 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 39 (1.40%) Android
8 29 (1.04%) Kali Linux
8 29 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (0.86%) CentOS
10 19 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.36%) Debian
11 10 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.25%) Fedora
12 7 (0.25%) HPUX
12 7 (0.25%) VMS
13 6 (0.22%) AIX
13 6 (0.22%) Solaris
13 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,861 (66.97%) Information Security
2 1,168 (42.03%) Cybersecurity
3 851 (30.62%) SIEM
4 767 (27.60%) Risk Management
5 609 (21.91%) Penetration Testing
6 474 (17.06%) Data Protection
7 473 (17.02%) Vulnerability Management
8 394 (14.18%) Security Operations
9 376 (13.53%) ITIL
10 375 (13.49%) Security Architecture
11 363 (13.06%) Security Management
12 291 (10.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 283 (10.18%) Data Loss Prevention
14 263 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
15 261 (9.39%) OWASP
16 258 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
17 257 (9.25%) Incident Management
18 226 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 224 (8.06%) Due Diligence
20 203 (7.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 146 (5.25%) SQL
2 132 (4.75%) PowerShell
2 132 (4.75%) Python
3 111 (3.99%) Java
4 109 (3.92%) C
5 78 (2.81%) Bash Shell
6 69 (2.48%) Perl
7 59 (2.12%) C#
7 59 (2.12%) PHP
8 57 (2.05%) C++
9 48 (1.73%) JavaScript
10 37 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 35 (1.26%) Ruby
12 19 (0.68%) VBScript
13 18 (0.65%) Go
14 15 (0.54%) Korn
15 11 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.40%) VB
16 7 (0.25%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,334 (48.00%) CISM
2 789 (28.39%) CISA
3 520 (18.71%) Degree
4 489 (17.60%) CEH
5 473 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
6 467 (16.80%) SANS
7 379 (13.64%) GIAC
8 346 (12.45%) SSCP
9 293 (10.54%) CompTIA Security+
10 285 (10.26%) CRISC
11 252 (9.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 211 (7.59%) CREST Certified
13 208 (7.48%) Security Cleared
14 164 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 162 (5.83%) CCNA
16 145 (5.22%) MCSE
17 132 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
18 126 (4.53%) CCSP
19 122 (4.39%) CCNP
20 119 (4.28%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,210 (43.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 536 (19.29%) PCI DSS
3 521 (18.75%) GDPR
4 141 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 135 (4.86%) COBIT
6 130 (4.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 64 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 44 (1.58%) QA
9 33 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 32 (1.15%) RMADS
11 29 (1.04%) GPG13
12 28 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 26 (0.94%) ISO 22301
14 25 (0.90%) NIST 800
15 23 (0.83%) MiFID
16 20 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 18 (0.65%) HIPAA
17 18 (0.65%) SLA
18 16 (0.58%) SAS 70
19 12 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 185 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 152 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.66%) Docker
4 39 (1.40%) vSphere
5 38 (1.37%) Snort
6 26 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (0.83%) NFS
8 23 (0.83%) Samba
9 17 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.29%) HDFS
12 7 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.25%) Xen
13 2 (0.072%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.036%) NDS
14 1 (0.036%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 79 (2.84%) Nessus
2 62 (2.23%) Puppet
3 48 (1.73%) RSA Security Analytics
4 37 (1.33%) CASB
5 36 (1.30%) SCCM
6 34 (1.22%) Ansible
6 34 (1.22%) QRadar
7 32 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
7 32 (1.15%) Nmap
8 29 (1.04%) Salt
9 28 (1.01%) WSUS
10 27 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 26 (0.94%) CSIRT
12 25 (0.90%) OSSEC
13 24 (0.86%) IBM BigFix
13 24 (0.86%) Stealthwatch
14 23 (0.83%) Nagios
14 23 (0.83%) vCenter Server
15 21 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
16 18 (0.65%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 510 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 262 (9.43%) Cisco
3 213 (7.66%) VMware
4 173 (6.23%) Splunk
5 169 (6.08%) Symantec
6 93 (3.35%) Oracle
7 84 (3.02%) Qualys
8 78 (2.81%) CheckPoint
9 77 (2.77%) Sophos
10 71 (2.55%) LogRhythm
11 64 (2.30%) Red Hat
12 53 (1.91%) McAfee
13 51 (1.84%) Palo Alto
14 42 (1.51%) Google
15 40 (1.44%) Forcepoint
16 37 (1.33%) EMC
17 36 (1.30%) NetApp
18 35 (1.26%) Apple
18 35 (1.26%) SolarWinds
19 34 (1.22%) ArcSight