Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 234 190
Rank change year-on-year +25 -44 +48
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 753 1,815 2,842
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.66% 1.44% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.65% 6.21% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 639 1,451 2,262
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £93,750 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +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 9,838 29,239 36,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.66% 23.27% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,410 21,551 27,093
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CISSP in England.

Salary trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CISSP in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 +86 437 £70,000 -6.67% 46
South East +10 78 £57,500 -11.54% 21
North of England +38 72 £57,500 -1.71% 18
Midlands 0 71 £52,500 -3.67% 11
West Midlands -15 54 £52,500 -2.78% 7
North West +73 53 £58,750 -4.08% 10
South West +55 49 £58,750 +3.78% 13
East of England +54 32 £65,000 +1.56% 8
Yorkshire +65 19 £50,000 -14.53% 8
East Midlands +59 17 £50,000 -9.09% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 558 (74.10%) Information Security
2 393 (52.19%) Cybersecurity
3 381 (50.60%) CISM
4 369 (49.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 217 (28.82%) Cisco Certification
6 206 (27.36%) Management Information System
7 203 (26.96%) NIST
8 198 (26.29%) Firewall
9 197 (26.16%) Risk Management
10 184 (24.44%) Identity Access Management
11 174 (23.11%) Finance
11 174 (23.11%) CISA
12 166 (22.05%) Degree
13 162 (21.51%) Security Architecture
14 151 (20.05%) Azure
15 150 (19.92%) SIEM
16 137 (18.19%) AWS
17 127 (16.87%) ITIL
18 123 (16.33%) Security Operations
19 116 (15.41%) CCNP
19 116 (15.41%) CCNA
20 105 (13.94%) Security Management
21 92 (12.22%) Windows
21 92 (12.22%) GDPR
22 88 (11.69%) SAML
22 88 (11.69%) OAuth
23 87 (11.55%) Penetration Testing
24 85 (11.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
25 84 (11.16%) Microsoft
26 83 (11.02%) OpenID

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 3 (0.40%) IIS
1 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.27%) Apache
2 2 (0.27%) Confluence
3 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.13%) nginx
3 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 151 (20.05%) Azure
2 137 (18.19%) AWS
3 57 (7.57%) Office 365
4 55 (7.30%) IaaS
5 36 (4.78%) SaaS
6 32 (4.25%) PaaS
7 21 (2.79%) GCP
8 14 (1.86%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 14 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.33%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.80%) BPaaS
13 5 (0.66%) Serverless
14 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.40%) Amazon Cognito
16 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.27%) Power Platform
17 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 198 (26.29%) Firewall
2 74 (9.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 65 (8.63%) Network Security
4 46 (6.11%) LAN
5 37 (4.91%) WAN
6 24 (3.19%) VPN
7 18 (2.39%) DNS
7 18 (2.39%) Internet
7 18 (2.39%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (1.99%) Wireless
9 13 (1.73%) SSL
10 12 (1.59%) HTTP
11 11 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.33%) Cisco ISE
13 9 (1.20%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (1.20%) HTTPS
14 8 (1.06%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.06%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.80%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.20%) Big Data
2 4 (0.53%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.40%) GIS
4 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.27%) Power BI
4 2 (0.27%) Tableau
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.13%) MySQL
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.66%) GitLab
2 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 174 (23.11%) Finance
2 45 (5.98%) Banking
3 43 (5.71%) Legal
4 41 (5.44%) Law
5 27 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.45%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.66%) Retail
8 12 (1.59%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.93%) Marketing
10 7 (0.93%) Military
11 6 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.40%) Back Office
15 2 (0.27%) Games
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 156 (20.72%) Consultant
2 107 (14.21%) Analyst
3 105 (13.94%) Security Engineer
4 97 (12.88%) Security Manager
5 84 (11.16%) Security Analyst
6 58 (7.70%) Security Consultant
7 51 (6.77%) Security Officer
8 48 (6.37%) Architect
8 48 (6.37%) Information Analyst
9 47 (6.24%) Information Security Analyst
10 44 (5.84%) Information Manager
11 43 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
12 42 (5.58%) Security Specialist
13 41 (5.44%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 40 (5.31%) Security Architect
15 37 (4.91%) Information Security Officer
16 36 (4.78%) Information Officer
17 33 (4.38%) Senior Manager
18 32 (4.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
19 26 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (11.69%) OAuth
1 88 (11.69%) SAML
2 83 (11.02%) OpenID
3 36 (4.78%) SailPoint
4 14 (1.86%) .NET
4 14 (1.86%) Web Services
5 13 (1.73%) React
6 11 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.93%) LDAP
7 7 (0.93%) YAML
8 4 (0.53%) Middleware
9 3 (0.40%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.40%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.27%) ModSecurity
11 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.13%) EJB
11 1 (0.13%) Itk
11 1 (0.13%) J2EE
11 1 (0.13%) JSP
11 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 206 (27.36%) Management Information System
2 74 (9.83%) Cyberthreat
3 44 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 25 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.39%) PKI
8 16 (2.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 16 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.99%) Cyberattack
10 14 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.73%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.20%) FMCG
13 8 (1.06%) CESG
13 8 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.06%) Robotics
14 7 (0.93%) BYOD
15 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 92 (12.22%) Windows
2 48 (6.37%) Windows Server
3 43 (5.71%) Linux
4 22 (2.92%) Unix
5 7 (0.93%) Solaris
5 7 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.53%) Android
7 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.13%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (74.10%) Information Security
2 393 (52.19%) Cybersecurity
3 197 (26.16%) Risk Management
4 184 (24.44%) Identity Access Management
5 162 (21.51%) Security Architecture
6 150 (19.92%) SIEM
7 127 (16.87%) ITIL
8 123 (16.33%) Security Operations
9 105 (13.94%) Security Management
10 87 (11.55%) Penetration Testing
11 80 (10.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 70 (9.30%) Threat Intelligence
13 68 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 65 (8.63%) ISMS
14 65 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
15 64 (8.50%) Data Protection
16 62 (8.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 60 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (7.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 59 (7.84%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.71%) Python
2 26 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.26%) SQL
4 16 (2.12%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.12%) C
5 15 (1.99%) Java
6 10 (1.33%) Perl
7 6 (0.80%) C#
7 6 (0.80%) R
8 4 (0.53%) Go
9 2 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.13%) VB
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 381 (50.60%) CISM
2 217 (28.82%) Cisco Certification
3 174 (23.11%) CISA
4 166 (22.05%) Degree
5 116 (15.41%) CCNA
5 116 (15.41%) CCNP
6 85 (11.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 78 (10.36%) CRISC
8 75 (9.96%) CEH
9 74 (9.83%) Security Cleared
10 64 (8.50%) CompTIA Security+
11 63 (8.37%) SC Cleared
12 51 (6.77%) CCSP
13 43 (5.71%) SANS
14 42 (5.58%) CESG Certified Professional
15 34 (4.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 33 (4.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 30 (3.98%) GIAC
18 27 (3.59%) GCIH
18 27 (3.59%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (49.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 203 (26.96%) NIST
3 92 (12.22%) GDPR
4 71 (9.43%) PCI DSS
5 64 (8.50%) COBIT
6 57 (7.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 31 (4.12%) NCSC
9 29 (3.85%) ISO 31000
10 16 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 16 (2.12%) RMADS
11 14 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 13 (1.73%) ISO 22301
12 13 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (1.59%) COSO
14 10 (1.33%) ITGC
15 9 (1.20%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.93%) HIPAA
17 6 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 80 (10.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.20%) Docker
4 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.27%) NDS
5 2 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (2.39%) Terraform
3 16 (2.12%) QRadar
4 14 (1.86%) CSIRT
4 14 (1.86%) Nessus
5 7 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.80%) Ansible
6 6 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (0.53%) SCCM
9 3 (0.40%) CASB
9 3 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.40%) Puppet
10 2 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.57%) ForgeRock
3 52 (6.91%) Cisco
4 49 (6.51%) VMware
5 35 (4.65%) CyberArk
6 26 (3.45%) Splunk
7 20 (2.66%) Oracle
8 16 (2.12%) Palo Alto
9 14 (1.86%) Google
9 14 (1.86%) LogRhythm
10 12 (1.59%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.59%) IBM
11 11 (1.46%) Darktrace
11 11 (1.46%) Rapid7
12 10 (1.33%) Meraki
13 9 (1.20%) Forcepoint
13 9 (1.20%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.93%) Juniper
14 7 (0.93%) Remedy
15 6 (0.80%) SAP