Period
to 16 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 190 233
Rank change year-on-year -40 +43 -37
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,809 2,840 2,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.87% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 7.83% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,371 2,173 2,029
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £41,200
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £64,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.10% +7.50% -4.00%

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 28,743 36,272 40,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.87% 23.91% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21,296 27,001 31,690
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -43 753 £75,000 +7.14% 72
South East -50 341 £63,000 +5.00% 40
Midlands +75 267 £54,500 -5.22% 36
West Midlands +65 216 £54,000 -6.09% 30
North of England -92 199 £56,611 +2.93% 33
South West -4 132 £55,000 - 23
East of England -69 107 £64,000 -1.54% 8
North West -110 106 £56,611 +2.93% 27
Yorkshire -16 79 £58,500 +11.43% 5
East Midlands +47 51 £55,000 -17.60% 6
North East +13 12 £49,750 -17.08% 1
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 1,190 (65.78%) Information Security
2 1,131 (62.52%) CISM
3 1,000 (55.28%) Cybersecurity
4 789 (43.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 517 (28.58%) Degree
6 509 (28.14%) CISA
7 403 (22.28%) Management Information System
8 402 (22.22%) SIEM
9 384 (21.23%) Finance
10 369 (20.40%) NIST
11 359 (19.85%) Risk Management
11 359 (19.85%) Firewall
12 355 (19.62%) Security Architecture
13 305 (16.86%) ITIL
14 292 (16.14%) PCI DSS
15 280 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
16 277 (15.31%) Security Operations
17 263 (14.54%) GDPR
18 260 (14.37%) Vulnerability Management
19 258 (14.26%) Penetration Testing
20 242 (13.38%) AWS
21 238 (13.16%) Azure
22 232 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
23 227 (12.55%) Windows
24 216 (11.94%) Linux
25 211 (11.66%) Network Security
26 207 (11.44%) CEH
27 204 (11.28%) Security Management
28 190 (10.50%) CRISC
29 184 (10.17%) 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 87 (4.81%) IIS
2 51 (2.82%) OpenStack
3 41 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 41 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.22%) MediaWiki
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.055%) CMS
8 1 (0.055%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.055%) RESILIA
2 1 (0.055%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 242 (13.38%) AWS
2 238 (13.16%) Azure
3 105 (5.80%) Office 365
4 90 (4.98%) GCP
5 51 (2.82%) SaaS
6 42 (2.32%) PaaS
7 40 (2.21%) IaaS
7 40 (2.21%) OpenShift
8 34 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.33%) Serverless
9 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.22%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.17%) G Suite
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Flow
11 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.055%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 359 (19.85%) Firewall
2 211 (11.66%) Network Security
3 102 (5.64%) TCP/IP
4 73 (4.04%) Internet
5 69 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 56 (3.10%) LAN
7 50 (2.76%) WAN
8 44 (2.43%) HTTPS
9 43 (2.38%) VPN
10 36 (1.99%) SSL
11 31 (1.71%) DNS
12 28 (1.55%) HTTP
12 28 (1.55%) Wireless
13 19 (1.05%) IPsec
14 16 (0.88%) BGP
14 16 (0.88%) EIGRP
14 16 (0.88%) OSPF
15 15 (0.83%) IPv4
15 15 (0.83%) IPv6
15 15 (0.83%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.10%) Big Data
2 12 (0.66%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.39%) GIS
4 6 (0.33%) Maltego
5 5 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.28%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (0.22%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.11%) DB2
7 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.11%) Power BI
8 1 (0.055%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.055%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.055%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.055%) Impala
8 1 (0.055%) MySQL
8 1 (0.055%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 47 (2.60%) JIRA
2 44 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.27%) Bitbucket
3 41 (2.27%) git-flow
4 9 (0.50%) Metasploit
5 7 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.28%) Burp Suite
6 5 (0.28%) Maven
7 4 (0.22%) Appium
7 4 (0.22%) Calabash
7 4 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.22%) JMeter
7 4 (0.22%) monkeyrunner
7 4 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.22%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.22%) Robotium
7 4 (0.22%) Selenium
8 3 (0.17%) JUnit
8 3 (0.17%) Subversion
8 3 (0.17%) TestRail
General
1 384 (21.23%) Finance
2 118 (6.52%) Public Sector
3 117 (6.47%) Retail
4 108 (5.97%) Legal
5 99 (5.47%) Banking
6 77 (4.26%) Law
7 35 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.71%) Games
9 29 (1.60%) Marketing
10 23 (1.27%) Aerospace
10 23 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.88%) Multimedia
13 14 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.61%) Electronics
15 9 (0.50%) Advertising
16 8 (0.44%) Billing
17 7 (0.39%) Military
18 5 (0.28%) Local Government
19 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (18.85%) Consultant
2 320 (17.69%) Security Manager
3 283 (15.64%) Analyst
4 265 (14.65%) Security Consultant
5 223 (12.33%) Security Analyst
6 201 (11.11%) Architect
7 189 (10.45%) Security Architect
8 172 (9.51%) Security Engineer
9 163 (9.01%) Information Manager
10 162 (8.96%) Information Security Manager
11 139 (7.68%) Information Analyst
11 139 (7.68%) Information Security Analyst
12 107 (5.91%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 99 (5.47%) Security Specialist
14 77 (4.26%) Security Officer
15 73 (4.04%) Information Security Consultant
16 71 (3.92%) Head of Security
17 69 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Manager
18 63 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
19 60 (3.32%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.59%) SailPoint
2 46 (2.54%) .NET
3 42 (2.32%) ASP.NET
3 42 (2.32%) REST
4 41 (2.27%) Kafka
5 40 (2.21%) AngularJS
5 40 (2.21%) GraphQL
5 40 (2.21%) Node.js
5 40 (2.21%) React
5 40 (2.21%) Spring
5 40 (2.21%) Spring MVC
5 40 (2.21%) Vue.js
6 14 (0.77%) Web Services
7 9 (0.50%) SAML
8 7 (0.39%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.33%) HTML
9 6 (0.33%) OAuth
10 5 (0.28%) RESTful
11 4 (0.22%) CSS
11 4 (0.22%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 403 (22.28%) Management Information System
2 114 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.98%) Cyberthreat
4 81 (4.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 64 (3.54%) Cyberattack
6 63 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 37 (2.05%) PKI
9 33 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
10 32 (1.77%) CESG
11 30 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 26 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
13 20 (1.11%) BYOD
13 20 (1.11%) Cybercrime
13 20 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (1.00%) User Experience
15 16 (0.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 13 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
17 12 (0.66%) Reinsurance
18 11 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 227 (12.55%) Windows
2 216 (11.94%) Linux
3 63 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 50 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 47 (2.60%) Android
6 44 (2.43%) Unix
7 18 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.22%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,190 (65.78%) Information Security
2 1,000 (55.28%) Cybersecurity
3 402 (22.22%) SIEM
4 359 (19.85%) Risk Management
5 355 (19.62%) Security Architecture
6 305 (16.86%) ITIL
7 277 (15.31%) Security Operations
8 260 (14.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 258 (14.26%) Penetration Testing
10 232 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
11 204 (11.28%) Security Management
12 184 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 177 (9.78%) TOGAF
14 172 (9.51%) Data Protection
15 163 (9.01%) Identity Access Management
16 157 (8.68%) Risk Assessment
17 148 (8.18%) Incident Management
18 140 (7.74%) SABSA
19 137 (7.57%) Threat Intelligence
20 135 (7.46%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 87 (4.81%) C
2 76 (4.20%) Python
3 69 (3.81%) Java
4 54 (2.99%) C++
5 46 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 37 (2.05%) SQL
7 24 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 23 (1.27%) C#
9 18 (1.00%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.66%) TypeScript
11 11 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.55%) Perl
13 7 (0.39%) PHP
14 3 (0.17%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.17%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.17%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.11%) Scala
16 1 (0.055%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.055%) Korn
16 1 (0.055%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,131 (62.52%) CISM
2 517 (28.58%) Degree
3 509 (28.14%) CISA
4 280 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (11.44%) CEH
6 190 (10.50%) CRISC
7 180 (9.95%) GIAC
8 179 (9.89%) Security Cleared
9 148 (8.18%) CESG Certified Professional
10 138 (7.63%) SANS
11 129 (7.13%) CompTIA Security+
12 125 (6.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 108 (5.97%) SC Cleared
14 107 (5.91%) SSCP
15 102 (5.64%) CCNA
16 92 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 88 (4.86%) CCSP
18 87 (4.81%) IISP
18 87 (4.81%) MCSE
19 65 (3.59%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 789 (43.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 369 (20.40%) NIST
3 292 (16.14%) PCI DSS
4 263 (14.54%) GDPR
5 134 (7.41%) COBIT
6 103 (5.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 87 (4.81%) NCSC
8 82 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 64 (3.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 48 (2.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 39 (2.16%) SLA
12 32 (1.77%) NIST 800
13 27 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 21 (1.16%) RMADS
15 19 (1.05%) ISO 22301
16 18 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 17 (0.94%) ISO 9001
18 15 (0.83%) ISO 31000
19 14 (0.77%) COSO
19 14 (0.77%) HIPAA
System Software
1 85 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.76%) Docker
3 17 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.17%) KVM
6 3 (0.17%) LXC
6 3 (0.17%) vSphere
6 3 (0.17%) Xen
7 1 (0.055%) ACF2
7 1 (0.055%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.055%) Firmware
7 1 (0.055%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.055%) Snort
Systems Management
1 73 (4.04%) Nessus
2 47 (2.60%) Kubernetes
3 37 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
4 31 (1.71%) SCCM
5 28 (1.55%) QRadar
6 25 (1.38%) CASB
7 24 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.55%) CSIRT
10 10 (0.55%) Nmap
11 7 (0.39%) Ansible
12 6 (0.33%) OpenVAS
13 5 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 5 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.28%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.28%) Terraform
14 4 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.22%) Puppet
15 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 147 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 136 (7.52%) Cisco
3 109 (6.03%) Splunk
4 85 (4.70%) Palo Alto
5 84 (4.64%) Google
6 73 (4.04%) McAfee
7 48 (2.65%) Qualys
8 46 (2.54%) CheckPoint
9 42 (2.32%) LogRhythm
9 42 (2.32%) Symantec
10 35 (1.93%) ArcSight
11 33 (1.82%) VMware
12 32 (1.77%) Aveksa
12 32 (1.77%) Juniper
12 32 (1.77%) SolarWinds
13 30 (1.66%) CyberArk
14 27 (1.49%) Forcepoint
15 24 (1.33%) Blue Coat
16 23 (1.27%) CA
17 21 (1.16%) ServiceNow