Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 210 209
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +90
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,774 2,624 3,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.64% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.13% 6.51% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 2,097 2,663
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,369 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +5.26%

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 38,908 40,338 53,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.49% 25.16% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 29,944 32,005 43,276
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +4 1,414 £70,000 +2.19% 101
South East +49 496 £58,000 -3.33% 43
North of England +16 361 £55,000 +15.79% 49
Midlands -35 236 £55,000 +10.00% 33
North West -24 186 £56,500 +2.73% 26
West Midlands -41 159 £57,500 +11.65% 25
East of England +1 146 £52,500 -12.50% 14
Yorkshire +39 142 £54,500 +36.25% 20
South West -14 137 £45,000 -25.00% 16
East Midlands +13 75 £45,000 - 8
North East 0 33 £50,000 +11.11% 3
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 1,791 (64.56%) Information Security
2 1,628 (58.69%) CISM
3 1,056 (38.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1,040 (37.49%) Cybersecurity
5 1,014 (36.55%) CISA
6 884 (31.87%) Finance
7 769 (27.72%) Firewall
8 656 (23.65%) SIEM
9 603 (21.74%) Risk Management
10 560 (20.19%) Management Information System
11 555 (20.01%) GDPR
12 532 (19.18%) Degree
13 471 (16.98%) CEH
14 465 (16.76%) PCI DSS
15 458 (16.51%) ITIL
16 457 (16.47%) Network Security
17 456 (16.44%) Security Architecture
18 454 (16.37%) Penetration Testing
19 447 (16.11%) Windows
20 391 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
21 385 (13.88%) Security Operations
22 384 (13.84%) Vulnerability Management
23 383 (13.81%) Data Protection
24 375 (13.52%) SANS
25 358 (12.91%) GIAC
26 335 (12.08%) Linux
27 298 (10.74%) Security Management
28 287 (10.35%) Microsoft
29 273 (9.84%) Incident Management
30 269 (9.70%) 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 93 (3.35%) IIS
2 42 (1.51%) Apache
3 28 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 22 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 13 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.11%) Confluence
11 2 (0.072%) CMS
11 2 (0.072%) SAS
11 2 (0.072%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.14%) Stata
5 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) assyst
3 2 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.036%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 158 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (2.85%) Office 365
4 62 (2.24%) SaaS
5 49 (1.77%) IaaS
6 38 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (1.37%) PaaS
7 31 (1.12%) Mimecast
8 27 (0.97%) OneDrive
9 20 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.14%) G Suite
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.036%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 769 (27.72%) Firewall
2 457 (16.47%) Network Security
3 221 (7.97%) TCP/IP
4 163 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 138 (4.97%) VPN
6 111 (4.00%) WAN
7 106 (3.82%) DNS
8 93 (3.35%) Internet
9 87 (3.14%) DHCP
10 81 (2.92%) LAN
11 79 (2.85%) SSL
12 70 (2.52%) HTTP
13 63 (2.27%) Wireless
14 55 (1.98%) BGP
14 55 (1.98%) OSPF
15 54 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (1.91%) SMTP
17 47 (1.69%) MPLS
18 45 (1.62%) DMZ
18 45 (1.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (2.34%) Big Data
2 40 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 35 (1.26%) Hadoop
4 32 (1.15%) MySQL
5 8 (0.29%) Blockchain
6 7 (0.25%) Apache Hive
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.14%) GIS
7 4 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.14%) QlikView
8 1 (0.036%) dBASE
8 1 (0.036%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.036%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.036%) Power BI
8 1 (0.036%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.036%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.036%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (0.87%) Metasploit
2 22 (0.79%) Burp Suite
3 19 (0.68%) JIRA
4 14 (0.50%) AppScan
5 9 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.32%) Redmine
6 7 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.25%) CodeSonar
6 7 (0.25%) git-flow
6 7 (0.25%) Robot Framework
6 7 (0.25%) Selenium
7 4 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.11%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.072%) Subversion
9 2 (0.072%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.036%) Gradle
10 1 (0.036%) TeamCity
General
1 884 (31.87%) Finance
2 197 (7.10%) Legal
3 146 (5.26%) Banking
4 114 (4.11%) Retail
5 78 (2.81%) Law
6 63 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.91%) Games
8 32 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.12%) Marketing
10 18 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.58%) Back Office
11 16 (0.58%) Publishing
12 15 (0.54%) Billing
13 14 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.47%) Private Banking
15 12 (0.43%) Advertising
16 10 (0.36%) Front Office
17 9 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 552 (19.90%) Security Manager
2 550 (19.83%) Analyst
3 465 (16.76%) Security Analyst
4 303 (10.92%) Information Security Manager
5 302 (10.89%) Consultant
6 296 (10.67%) Security Engineer
7 290 (10.45%) Information Manager
8 288 (10.38%) Architect
9 275 (9.91%) Security Architect
10 256 (9.23%) Security Consultant
11 211 (7.61%) Information Analyst
11 211 (7.61%) Information Security Analyst
12 204 (7.35%) IT Manager
13 169 (6.09%) Security Officer
14 129 (4.65%) Risk Manager
15 119 (4.29%) Information Security Officer
16 118 (4.25%) Security Specialist
17 115 (4.15%) IT Security Manager
18 106 (3.82%) Information Officer
19 101 (3.64%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.12%) .NET
2 29 (1.05%) Web Services
3 28 (1.01%) SailPoint
4 23 (0.83%) Middleware
4 23 (0.83%) Regular Expression
5 21 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (0.61%) PCRE
7 16 (0.58%) LAMP
8 15 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.47%) MSMQ
9 13 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (0.40%) HTML
11 9 (0.32%) REST
11 9 (0.32%) SOAP
11 9 (0.32%) XML
12 8 (0.29%) Java EE
13 7 (0.25%) Django
13 7 (0.25%) Node.js
13 7 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (0.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 560 (20.19%) Management Information System
2 269 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (6.96%) Computer Science
4 165 (5.95%) Cyberthreat
5 132 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
6 117 (4.22%) Data Centre
7 105 (3.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 96 (3.46%) PKI
9 80 (2.88%) CESG
10 78 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
11 74 (2.67%) Fintech
12 64 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 54 (1.95%) Cyber Defence
14 43 (1.55%) Cyberattack
15 24 (0.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 22 (0.79%) BYOD
17 21 (0.76%) NHS
17 21 (0.76%) Public Cloud
18 20 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 18 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 447 (16.11%) Windows
2 335 (12.08%) Linux
3 163 (5.88%) Unix
4 127 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.37%) Kali Linux
6 34 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 29 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 25 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.61%) AIX
10 17 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.58%) Android
11 16 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.40%) VMS
13 10 (0.36%) CentOS
13 10 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.29%) FreeBSD
14 8 (0.29%) Solaris
14 8 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,791 (64.56%) Information Security
2 1,040 (37.49%) Cybersecurity
3 656 (23.65%) SIEM
4 603 (21.74%) Risk Management
5 458 (16.51%) ITIL
6 456 (16.44%) Security Architecture
7 454 (16.37%) Penetration Testing
8 385 (13.88%) Security Operations
9 384 (13.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 383 (13.81%) Data Protection
11 298 (10.74%) Security Management
12 273 (9.84%) Incident Management
13 264 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
14 252 (9.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 220 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
16 212 (7.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 209 (7.53%) OWASP
18 207 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
19 196 (7.07%) Data Loss Prevention
20 187 (6.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (3.71%) Python
2 86 (3.10%) Bash Shell
3 81 (2.92%) C
4 69 (2.49%) PowerShell
5 64 (2.31%) Ruby
6 56 (2.02%) Java
7 53 (1.91%) Perl
8 43 (1.55%) C#
9 39 (1.41%) SQL
10 34 (1.23%) PHP
11 32 (1.15%) Korn
12 29 (1.05%) C++
13 23 (0.83%) Bourne shell
14 12 (0.43%) JavaScript
15 10 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.25%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.11%) Go
17 3 (0.11%) Lua
18 2 (0.072%) BeanShell
19 1 (0.036%) R
Qualifications
1 1,628 (58.69%) CISM
2 1,014 (36.55%) CISA
3 532 (19.18%) Degree
4 471 (16.98%) CEH
5 391 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
6 375 (13.52%) SANS
7 358 (12.91%) GIAC
8 257 (9.26%) SSCP
9 229 (8.26%) CRISC
10 191 (6.89%) Security Cleared
11 189 (6.81%) CCNA
12 164 (5.91%) CompTIA Security+
13 157 (5.66%) CCNP
14 146 (5.26%) CSSLP
15 142 (5.12%) SC Cleared
16 125 (4.51%) OSCP
17 100 (3.60%) GCIH
18 99 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
19 96 (3.46%) CCSP
20 95 (3.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,056 (38.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 555 (20.01%) GDPR
3 465 (16.76%) PCI DSS
4 221 (7.97%) COBIT
5 142 (5.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 139 (5.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 80 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 40 (1.44%) HIPAA
9 37 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 35 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 34 (1.23%) GPG13
11 34 (1.23%) ISO 9001
12 32 (1.15%) GCP
13 31 (1.12%) ISO 22301
14 30 (1.08%) NIST 800
15 27 (0.97%) RMADS
16 23 (0.83%) ISAE 3402
17 22 (0.79%) PMO
18 21 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 18 (0.65%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 140 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.98%) Snort
3 44 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.55%) vSphere
5 29 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.76%) HDFS
7 15 (0.54%) XenServer
8 11 (0.40%) Docker
9 10 (0.36%) Firmware
10 9 (0.32%) NFS
10 9 (0.32%) Samba
10 9 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.22%) pfSense
13 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.072%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 90 (3.24%) Nessus
2 57 (2.05%) QRadar
3 32 (1.15%) Suricata
4 29 (1.05%) CASB
5 28 (1.01%) Core Impact
6 25 (0.90%) OpenVAS
6 25 (0.90%) Puppet
7 23 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.79%) CSIRT
9 21 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 19 (0.68%) Ansible
10 19 (0.68%) RSA Security Analytics
11 17 (0.61%) SCCM
12 16 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (0.58%) RSA enVision
13 13 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.40%) HP Fortify
15 10 (0.36%) Nagios
16 9 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 9 (0.32%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 287 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 249 (8.98%) Cisco
3 114 (4.11%) CheckPoint
4 84 (3.03%) Palo Alto
4 84 (3.03%) Splunk
5 83 (2.99%) Symantec
6 78 (2.81%) Fortinet
7 77 (2.78%) Juniper
8 75 (2.70%) Qualys
8 75 (2.70%) VMware
9 68 (2.45%) LogRhythm
10 65 (2.34%) Forcepoint
10 65 (2.34%) Sophos
11 64 (2.31%) F5
12 56 (2.02%) IBM
12 56 (2.02%) McAfee
13 40 (1.44%) ArcSight
14 39 (1.41%) HP
15 38 (1.37%) SolarWinds
16 37 (1.33%) CyberArk