Period
to 27 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 222 225 200
Rank change year-on-year +3 -25 +22
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 867 1,697 2,490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.47% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 6.70% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 741 1,425 2,017
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,750 £42,500 £40,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 11,933 25,343 33,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.30% 21.96% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8,851 19,236 25,307
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +65 450 £72,500 +3.57% 51
North of England +43 124 £57,072 +3.77% 27
South East -20 123 £60,000 -7.69% 26
North West +45 77 £55,000 - 20
Midlands -50 77 £55,000 +3.88% 19
West Midlands -64 56 £65,000 +23.81% 14
South West +4 48 £57,500 +4.55% 9
East of England +69 33 £65,000 +13.04% 13
Yorkshire +10 29 £62,500 +7.76% 3
East Midlands +43 21 £46,750 -15.00% 4
North East +32 21 £57,072 +26.83% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 561 (64.71%) Information Security
2 466 (53.75%) Cybersecurity
3 451 (52.02%) CISM
4 375 (43.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 240 (27.68%) Firewall
6 228 (26.30%) Management Information System
7 223 (25.72%) Cisco Certification
8 219 (25.26%) Risk Management
9 204 (23.53%) NIST
10 195 (22.49%) Security Architecture
11 193 (22.26%) Azure
12 190 (21.91%) CISA
13 185 (21.34%) SIEM
14 177 (20.42%) Finance
15 166 (19.15%) Degree
16 154 (17.76%) Identity Access Management
17 152 (17.53%) AWS
18 127 (14.65%) ITIL
19 121 (13.96%) GDPR
20 120 (13.84%) Security Operations
21 117 (13.49%) Windows
22 115 (13.26%) Penetration Testing
23 113 (13.03%) Network Security
24 112 (12.92%) Microsoft
25 108 (12.46%) Security Management
26 107 (12.34%) CEH
27 105 (12.11%) CCNP
28 103 (11.88%) Active Directory
29 97 (11.19%) CCNA
30 91 (10.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 8 (0.92%) Confluence
2 7 (0.81%) IIS
3 2 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.12%) nginx
4 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.12%) Relativity
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 193 (22.26%) Azure
2 152 (17.53%) AWS
3 71 (8.19%) Office 365
4 66 (7.61%) IaaS
5 65 (7.50%) SaaS
6 47 (5.42%) PaaS
7 41 (4.73%) GCP
8 23 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (2.31%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 20 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (1.96%) BPaaS
12 13 (1.50%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.69%) Serverless
14 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.35%) Amazon Cognito
17 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.23%) Power Platform
18 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 240 (27.68%) Firewall
2 113 (13.03%) Network Security
3 90 (10.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 46 (5.31%) LAN
5 40 (4.61%) WAN
6 31 (3.58%) DNS
7 29 (3.34%) VPN
8 28 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 21 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (2.42%) Wireless
10 17 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (1.96%) Internet
10 17 (1.96%) WAAS
11 15 (1.73%) HTTP
12 12 (1.38%) Unified Communications
13 11 (1.27%) Cisco Firepower
13 11 (1.27%) Cisco ISE
14 10 (1.15%) HTTPS
14 10 (1.15%) SSL
15 8 (0.92%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.88%) Big Data
2 10 (1.15%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.58%) GIS
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.23%) DB2
4 2 (0.23%) Power BI
4 2 (0.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.23%) Tableau
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.12%) MySQL
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (0.92%) JIRA
2 3 (0.35%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 177 (20.42%) Finance
2 57 (6.57%) Banking
3 40 (4.61%) Legal
4 36 (4.15%) Law
5 34 (3.92%) Public Sector
6 25 (2.88%) Retail
7 22 (2.54%) Aerospace
8 21 (2.42%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.85%) Military
10 10 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.04%) Marketing
12 6 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
13 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.46%) International Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Advertising
15 2 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.23%) German Language
16 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 156 (17.99%) Consultant
2 136 (15.69%) Security Engineer
3 135 (15.57%) Analyst
4 101 (11.65%) Security Manager
5 98 (11.30%) Architect
5 98 (11.30%) Security Analyst
6 82 (9.46%) Security Architect
7 80 (9.23%) Security Consultant
8 62 (7.15%) Security Specialist
9 50 (5.77%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 48 (5.54%) Information Manager
11 47 (5.42%) Information Security Manager
12 43 (4.96%) Security Officer
13 41 (4.73%) IT Analyst
14 34 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 34 (3.92%) Information Analyst
14 34 (3.92%) Information Security Analyst
15 31 (3.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 31 (3.58%) Information Security Officer
15 31 (3.58%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.38%) OAuth
2 57 (6.57%) SAML
3 50 (5.77%) OpenID
4 19 (2.19%) React
4 19 (2.19%) SailPoint
5 17 (1.96%) Middleware
6 14 (1.61%) Web Services
7 12 (1.38%) .NET
8 10 (1.15%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.04%) LDAP
10 5 (0.58%) YAML
11 3 (0.35%) ModSecurity
11 3 (0.35%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (0.23%) OAuth2
13 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.12%) EJB
13 1 (0.12%) J2EE
13 1 (0.12%) JSP
13 1 (0.12%) REST
13 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 228 (26.30%) Management Information System
2 74 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (8.30%) Cyberthreat
4 30 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 12 (1.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (1.27%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.04%) FMCG
12 9 (1.04%) PKI
13 8 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.92%) CESG
13 8 (0.92%) Robotics
14 7 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (0.81%) Cyberattack
14 7 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.49%) Windows
2 59 (6.81%) Windows Server
3 47 (5.42%) Linux
4 32 (3.69%) Unix
5 15 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.81%) Android
6 7 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.81%) Mac OS
6 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.58%) Solaris
7 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) AIX
9 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) MVS
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (64.71%) Information Security
2 466 (53.75%) Cybersecurity
3 219 (25.26%) Risk Management
4 195 (22.49%) Security Architecture
5 185 (21.34%) SIEM
6 154 (17.76%) Identity Access Management
7 127 (14.65%) ITIL
8 120 (13.84%) Security Operations
9 115 (13.26%) Penetration Testing
10 108 (12.46%) Security Management
11 83 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 82 (9.46%) Vulnerability Management
13 77 (8.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 72 (8.30%) Kalman Filter
14 72 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
15 69 (7.96%) Threat Intelligence
16 63 (7.27%) OWASP
17 62 (7.15%) DevOps
18 58 (6.69%) Data Protection
19 57 (6.57%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.42%) Python
2 22 (2.54%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.19%) SQL
4 18 (2.08%) C
5 16 (1.85%) Java
6 7 (0.81%) C++
7 6 (0.69%) R
8 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.46%) C#
9 4 (0.46%) Go
10 3 (0.35%) Ruby
10 3 (0.35%) VB
11 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 451 (52.02%) CISM
2 223 (25.72%) Cisco Certification
3 190 (21.91%) CISA
4 166 (19.15%) Degree
5 107 (12.34%) CEH
6 105 (12.11%) CCNP
7 97 (11.19%) CCNA
8 91 (10.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 83 (9.57%) CRISC
9 83 (9.57%) Security Cleared
10 78 (9.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 70 (8.07%) SC Cleared
12 53 (6.11%) CCSP
12 53 (6.11%) CompTIA Security+
13 48 (5.54%) SANS
14 44 (5.07%) OSCP
15 42 (4.84%) GIAC
16 35 (4.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 34 (3.92%) SSCP
18 29 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (43.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 204 (23.53%) NIST
3 121 (13.96%) GDPR
4 78 (9.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 76 (8.77%) COBIT
6 72 (8.30%) PCI DSS
7 61 (7.04%) NCSC
8 32 (3.69%) RMADS
9 26 (3.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 26 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 20 (2.31%) ITGC
11 18 (2.08%) HIPAA
12 17 (1.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 16 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 16 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 15 (1.73%) ISO 31000
14 15 (1.73%) JSP 440
15 13 (1.50%) COSO
16 9 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.69%) NIST 800
System Software
1 103 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.27%) Docker
4 8 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.69%) XenApp
5 6 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) NDS
6 1 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (3.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 29 (3.34%) Nessus
3 16 (1.85%) Terraform
4 15 (1.73%) CSIRT
5 11 (1.27%) CASB
5 11 (1.27%) SCCM
6 10 (1.15%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.81%) QRadar
7 7 (0.81%) SCOM
8 6 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.58%) Ansible
10 3 (0.35%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 112 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.07%) Cisco
3 49 (5.65%) VMware
4 35 (4.04%) Oracle
5 32 (3.69%) ForgeRock
6 26 (3.00%) CheckPoint
7 23 (2.65%) Splunk
8 19 (2.19%) CyberArk
8 19 (2.19%) Palo Alto
9 15 (1.73%) Google
9 15 (1.73%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.50%) Forcepoint
10 13 (1.50%) Rapid7
11 11 (1.27%) Citrix
12 9 (1.04%) SolarWinds
13 7 (0.81%) F5
13 7 (0.81%) LogRhythm
13 7 (0.81%) Meraki
13 7 (0.81%) Okta
13 7 (0.81%) SAP