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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 198 299
Rank change year-on-year -13 +101  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1272 1690 1087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.72% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 6.25% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 992 1399 825
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,050 £43,000 £43,900
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £81,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19871 27024 27770
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.75% 27.56% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15780 21884 21988
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CISSP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 707 £70,000 +7.69% 65
South East -41 176 £60,000 +9.09% 12
West Midlands +3 87 £50,000 -14.52% 9
North West -6 82 £55,000 - 6
East of England +35 77 £46,250 -15.90% 2
South West -7 64 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Yorkshire -41 34 £49,516 -9.97% 4
East Midlands -27 30 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North East +21 15 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Midlands +15 4 £90,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1797 (66.93%) Information Security
2 1679 (62.53%) CISM
3 996 (37.09%) CISA
4 970 (36.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 874 (32.55%) Cybersecurity
6 799 (29.76%) Finance
7 663 (24.69%) Risk Management
8 572 (21.30%) Firewall
9 565 (21.04%) Degree
10 539 (20.07%) SIEM
11 538 (20.04%) PCI DSS
12 513 (19.11%) Management Information System
13 471 (17.54%) ITIL
14 453 (16.87%) Windows
15 397 (14.79%) CEH
16 396 (14.75%) Linux
16 396 (14.75%) Data Protection
17 393 (14.64%) Security Operations
18 371 (13.82%) Security Architecture
19 345 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
20 341 (12.70%) SANS
21 340 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
21 340 (12.66%) Network Security
22 337 (12.55%) Vulnerability Management
23 324 (12.07%) Security Management
24 318 (11.84%) Security Cleared
25 288 (10.73%) GIAC
26 270 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
27 251 (9.35%) Risk Assessment
28 245 (9.12%) Banking

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
1 106 (3.95%) IIS
2 50 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (1.08%) Apache
4 25 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 20 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (0.52%) JBoss
8 13 (0.48%) Apache Pig
8 13 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 12 (0.45%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.037%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.037%) CMS
13 1 (0.037%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.037%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.19%) MS Office
3 28 (1.04%) MS Project
4 20 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.037%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 32 (1.19%) Sentinel
2 31 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.56%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 14 (0.52%) assyst
6 13 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.34%) Temenos T24
8 8 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.19%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.074%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.037%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.53%) Office 365
3 41 (1.53%) SaaS
4 22 (0.82%) IaaS
5 14 (0.52%) PaaS
6 13 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.11%) G Suite
9 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.037%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.037%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.037%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 572 (21.30%) Firewall
2 340 (12.66%) Network Security
3 220 (8.19%) TCP/IP
4 210 (7.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 95 (3.54%) HTTP
6 76 (2.83%) Internet
7 70 (2.61%) LAN
8 69 (2.57%) WAN
9 62 (2.31%) DNS
10 53 (1.97%) VPN
11 39 (1.45%) SSL
12 38 (1.42%) SMTP
12 38 (1.42%) Wireshark
13 34 (1.27%) Wireless
14 33 (1.23%) FTP
15 31 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (1.08%) HTTPS
17 28 (1.04%) DHCP
18 24 (0.89%) LDAP
19 22 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.02%) Big Data
3 26 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 24 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 20 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.56%) MySQL
7 13 (0.48%) Apache Hive
8 12 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.41%) InfluxDB
10 10 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.34%) GIS
12 5 (0.19%) DB2
12 5 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.19%) ZAP BI
13 4 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.11%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (1.38%) Burp Suite
2 22 (0.82%) AppScan
3 21 (0.78%) Paros
4 16 (0.60%) JIRA
5 12 (0.45%) WebScarab
6 10 (0.37%) Metasploit
7 8 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.26%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.19%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.19%) Redmine
10 4 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.15%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.15%) CodeSonar
10 4 (0.15%) git-flow
10 4 (0.15%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.15%) Selenium
11 3 (0.11%) Subversion
12 2 (0.074%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.074%) Xcode
13 1 (0.037%) Rational DOORS
General
1 799 (29.76%) Finance
2 245 (9.12%) Banking
3 210 (7.82%) Legal
4 97 (3.61%) Retail
5 78 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 66 (2.46%) Games
7 47 (1.75%) Marketing
8 44 (1.64%) Law
9 43 (1.60%) French Language
9 43 (1.60%) German Language
10 41 (1.53%) Spanish Language
11 33 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.93%) Italian Language
13 23 (0.86%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.67%) Dutch Language
16 16 (0.60%) Local Government
17 12 (0.45%) Advertising
18 11 (0.41%) Electronics
19 10 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 618 (23.02%) Analyst
2 541 (20.15%) Security Manager
3 497 (18.51%) Security Analyst
4 355 (13.22%) Consultant
5 265 (9.87%) Security Consultant
6 226 (8.42%) Information Manager
7 212 (7.90%) Security Engineer
8 211 (7.86%) Information Analyst
9 207 (7.71%) Information Security Analyst
10 204 (7.60%) Information Security Manager
11 180 (6.70%) Architect
12 169 (6.29%) Security Architect
13 160 (5.96%) Security Officer
14 151 (5.62%) Security Specialist
15 148 (5.51%) Cybersecurity Manager
16 144 (5.36%) IT Analyst
17 131 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
18 126 (4.69%) IT Manager
19 124 (4.62%) Information Security Officer
19 124 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.79%) SailPoint
2 44 (1.64%) .NET
3 37 (1.38%) Web Services
4 17 (0.63%) Regular Expression
5 16 (0.60%) Middleware
6 14 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 14 (0.52%) ZeroMQ
7 13 (0.48%) Java EE
7 13 (0.48%) Node.js
7 13 (0.48%) SAML
8 12 (0.45%) JSON
8 12 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (0.45%) STL
9 9 (0.34%) RESTful
9 9 (0.34%) XACML
10 8 (0.30%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.30%) SPNEGO
11 7 (0.26%) boto
11 7 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 513 (19.11%) Management Information System
2 191 (7.11%) Computer Science
3 166 (6.18%) Data Protection Act
4 155 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 129 (4.80%) Data Centre
6 123 (4.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 102 (3.80%) Cyberthreat
8 99 (3.69%) CESG
9 79 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
10 42 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 38 (1.42%) PKI
12 29 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
13 26 (0.97%) Fintech
13 26 (0.97%) Mainframe
14 23 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
14 23 (0.86%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
17 14 (0.52%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 453 (16.87%) Windows
2 396 (14.75%) Linux
3 179 (6.67%) Unix
4 118 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 64 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 41 (1.53%) CentOS
9 35 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.67%) Android
12 17 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.48%) Solaris
15 9 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.30%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.26%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.22%) AIX
18 6 (0.22%) Debian
18 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1797 (66.93%) Information Security
2 874 (32.55%) Cybersecurity
3 663 (24.69%) Risk Management
4 539 (20.07%) SIEM
5 471 (17.54%) ITIL
6 396 (14.75%) Data Protection
7 393 (14.64%) Security Operations
8 371 (13.82%) Security Architecture
9 340 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
10 337 (12.55%) Vulnerability Management
11 324 (12.07%) Security Management
12 270 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 251 (9.35%) Risk Assessment
14 231 (8.60%) Identity Access Management
15 225 (8.38%) Incident Management
16 214 (7.97%) Information Security Management
17 201 (7.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 189 (7.04%) Security Monitoring
19 185 (6.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 177 (6.59%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 137 (5.10%) Java
2 116 (4.32%) C
3 107 (3.99%) SQL
4 81 (3.02%) Python
5 53 (1.97%) Perl
6 47 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.64%) Ruby
8 33 (1.23%) PHP
9 29 (1.08%) C++
10 25 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 24 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 20 (0.74%) C#
13 18 (0.67%) Korn
14 13 (0.48%) Bourne shell
15 12 (0.45%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.30%) Scala
17 5 (0.19%) VB
18 3 (0.11%) Shell Script
19 2 (0.074%) Go
20 1 (0.037%) R
Qualifications
1 1679 (62.53%) CISM
2 996 (37.09%) CISA
3 565 (21.04%) Degree
4 397 (14.79%) CEH
5 345 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
6 341 (12.70%) SANS
7 318 (11.84%) Security Cleared
8 288 (10.73%) GIAC
9 232 (8.64%) SC Cleared
10 182 (6.78%) CCNA
11 160 (5.96%) CRISC
12 151 (5.62%) CCNP
13 144 (5.36%) GCIA
14 136 (5.07%) GCIH
15 126 (4.69%) CISMP
16 125 (4.66%) SSCP
17 122 (4.54%) CESG Certified Professional
18 108 (4.02%) DV Cleared
19 102 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
19 102 (3.80%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 970 (36.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 538 (20.04%) PCI DSS
3 189 (7.04%) COBIT
4 110 (4.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 92 (3.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 64 (2.38%) GDPR
7 56 (2.09%) ISO27002
8 47 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 39 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 37 (1.38%) SLA
11 36 (1.34%) ISO22301
12 34 (1.27%) GPG13
13 28 (1.04%) QA
14 20 (0.74%) RMADS
15 17 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 15 (0.56%) ISO27005
17 13 (0.48%) JSP 440
18 11 (0.41%) BS7799
19 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
20 8 (0.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 234 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.23%) Snort
3 26 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.56%) vSphere
5 12 (0.45%) Samba
5 12 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.26%) HDFS
7 6 (0.22%) Docker
7 6 (0.22%) XenServer
8 5 (0.19%) NFS
9 4 (0.15%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.15%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.15%) Xen
10 2 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.074%) XenApp
10 2 (0.074%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.037%) LXC
11 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 99 (3.69%) Nessus
2 52 (1.94%) CSIRT
2 52 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
3 42 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 33 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 29 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 28 (1.04%) SCCM
7 23 (0.86%) PowerBroker
7 23 (0.86%) QRadar
8 22 (0.82%) Grafana
9 21 (0.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 20 (0.74%) Puppet
11 18 (0.67%) Nmap
11 18 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 16 (0.60%) Ansible
13 13 (0.48%) Nagios
14 12 (0.45%) Endace
15 11 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (0.41%) HP Fortify
15 11 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 195 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 175 (6.52%) Cisco
3 121 (4.51%) Splunk
4 119 (4.43%) Oracle
5 107 (3.99%) Intel Security
6 72 (2.68%) LogRhythm
7 70 (2.61%) CheckPoint
7 70 (2.61%) Symantec
8 69 (2.57%) Qualys
9 67 (2.50%) ArcSight
10 63 (2.35%) CyberArk
10 63 (2.35%) Palo Alto
11 42 (1.56%) Apple
12 37 (1.38%) VMware
13 36 (1.34%) Juniper
14 34 (1.27%) SAP
15 33 (1.23%) FireEye
15 33 (1.23%) Fortinet
15 33 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (1.19%) Forcepoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Car allowance and Bonus Scheme
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified £DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Cheshire
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £44000. - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, stock, benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified £DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 42 minutes ago
West London
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago