Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 192 255
Rank change year-on-year -33 +63 +76
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2620 3188 2630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.78% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.48% 6.81% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2026 2502 2170
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,000 £40,025 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 40430 46817 55921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.13% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31312 37804 44917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -32 1337 £67,500 - 62
South East +1 482 £55,000 -8.33% 32
North of England -15 315 £52,500 -6.25% 41
North West -16 177 £51,500 -6.36% 12
South West -52 158 £45,000 -20.00% 11
Midlands -68 158 £50,000 -9.09% 16
East of England +20 153 £55,000 - 9
West Midlands -74 126 £55,000 - 12
Yorkshire -26 96 £52,500 -12.50% 19
North East +35 42 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East Midlands +18 32 £47,500 -13.64% 2
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1777 (67.82%) Information Security
2 1650 (62.98%) CISM
3 1118 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 937 (35.76%) Finance
5 904 (34.50%) Cybersecurity
6 833 (31.79%) CISA
7 726 (27.71%) Firewall
8 682 (26.03%) SIEM
9 540 (20.61%) Risk Management
10 527 (20.11%) PCI DSS
11 513 (19.58%) Data Protection
11 513 (19.58%) ITIL
11 513 (19.58%) Degree
12 495 (18.89%) Penetration Testing
13 490 (18.70%) Security Operations
14 477 (18.21%) Windows
15 457 (17.44%) Security Architecture
16 456 (17.40%) Management Information System
17 423 (16.15%) Network Security
18 415 (15.84%) Linux
19 407 (15.53%) CEH
20 372 (14.20%) GDPR
21 366 (13.97%) Vulnerability Management
22 308 (11.76%) GIAC
23 295 (11.26%) TCP/IP
24 294 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
24 294 (11.22%) Risk Assessment
25 290 (11.07%) Banking
26 289 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
27 285 (10.88%) CRISC

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 46 (1.76%) IIS
2 43 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 20 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.61%) Apache
6 10 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.23%) SAS
11 1 (0.038%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.038%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.076%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.038%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.31%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 7 (0.27%) assyst
4 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.076%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.038%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.038%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 123 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.95%) Office 365
4 49 (1.87%) SaaS
5 26 (0.99%) IaaS
6 23 (0.88%) Mimecast
6 23 (0.88%) PaaS
7 22 (0.84%) OneDrive
8 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.42%) Cloudflare
9 10 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.23%) Boomi
11 6 (0.23%) BPaaS
11 6 (0.23%) iPaaS
11 6 (0.23%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.076%) GitHub
13 1 (0.038%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.038%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 726 (27.71%) Firewall
2 423 (16.15%) Network Security
3 295 (11.26%) TCP/IP
4 142 (5.42%) Internet
5 122 (4.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 85 (3.24%) WAN
7 72 (2.75%) VPN
8 69 (2.63%) LAN
9 67 (2.56%) DNS
10 61 (2.33%) HTTP
11 55 (2.10%) DHCP
12 49 (1.87%) VoIP
13 46 (1.76%) Wireless
14 42 (1.60%) IPsec
15 41 (1.56%) SMTP
16 30 (1.15%) DMZ
16 30 (1.15%) FTP
17 29 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (1.11%) X.400
18 26 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.26%) Big Data
3 24 (0.92%) MySQL
4 21 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 13 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.34%) GIS
6 9 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.27%) Apache Hive
7 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.19%) Looker
10 4 (0.15%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.076%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.076%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.038%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.038%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (1.37%) Metasploit
2 20 (0.76%) Burp Suite
3 16 (0.61%) JIRA
4 13 (0.50%) AppScan
5 10 (0.38%) Redmine
6 9 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.27%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.23%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.23%) CodeSonar
8 6 (0.23%) git-flow
8 6 (0.23%) Robot Framework
8 6 (0.23%) Selenium
9 5 (0.19%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.11%) Paros
11 2 (0.076%) FxCop
11 2 (0.076%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.076%) Subversion
11 2 (0.076%) Xcode
12 1 (0.038%) SoapUI
General
1 937 (35.76%) Finance
2 290 (11.07%) Banking
3 177 (6.76%) Legal
4 114 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 96 (3.66%) Retail
6 81 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 76 (2.90%) Law
8 62 (2.37%) Marketing
9 50 (1.91%) Retail Banking
10 43 (1.64%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.41%) Electronics
12 28 (1.07%) Private Banking
13 23 (0.88%) Games
14 15 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.50%) Advertising
15 13 (0.50%) Publishing
16 10 (0.38%) Digital Economy
16 10 (0.38%) Front Office
17 8 (0.31%) French Language
17 8 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 665 (25.38%) Analyst
2 561 (21.41%) Security Analyst
3 495 (18.89%) Security Manager
4 379 (14.47%) Consultant
5 332 (12.67%) Security Consultant
6 284 (10.84%) Security Engineer
7 248 (9.47%) Information Manager
8 242 (9.24%) Information Analyst
8 242 (9.24%) Information Security Analyst
9 238 (9.08%) Information Security Manager
10 153 (5.84%) IT Analyst
11 144 (5.50%) Architect
12 143 (5.46%) IT Manager
13 139 (5.31%) Security Architect
14 123 (4.69%) Security Specialist
15 122 (4.66%) Security Officer
16 120 (4.58%) IT Security Analyst
17 119 (4.54%) IT Security Manager
18 103 (3.93%) Information Security Officer
19 102 (3.89%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.79%) .NET
1 47 (1.79%) Web Services
2 38 (1.45%) SailPoint
3 20 (0.76%) MSMQ
3 20 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (0.65%) OAuth
5 16 (0.61%) SOAP
6 15 (0.57%) REST
7 14 (0.53%) Middleware
8 13 (0.50%) Java EE
9 12 (0.46%) 802.1X
9 12 (0.46%) ASP.NET
9 12 (0.46%) OpenID
9 12 (0.46%) Regular Expression
10 11 (0.42%) STL
11 10 (0.38%) SAML
12 9 (0.34%) HTML
12 9 (0.34%) XML
13 8 (0.31%) J2EE
13 8 (0.31%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 456 (17.40%) Management Information System
2 239 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
3 225 (8.59%) Computer Science
4 208 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
5 134 (5.11%) Cyberthreat
6 96 (3.66%) CESG
7 90 (3.44%) Data Centre
8 88 (3.36%) PKI
9 81 (3.09%) Security Operations Centre
10 73 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 43 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
12 28 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
13 26 (0.99%) Smart Meter
14 22 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 21 (0.80%) Fintech
16 20 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.69%) Mobile App
19 15 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
20 13 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 477 (18.21%) Windows
2 415 (15.84%) Linux
3 225 (8.59%) Unix
4 163 (6.22%) Windows Server
5 74 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 38 (1.45%) Android
8 33 (1.26%) Kali Linux
9 28 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.31%) VMS
13 8 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.19%) CentOS
15 5 (0.19%) Debian
16 2 (0.076%) AIX
16 2 (0.076%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1777 (67.82%) Information Security
2 904 (34.50%) Cybersecurity
3 682 (26.03%) SIEM
4 540 (20.61%) Risk Management
5 513 (19.58%) Data Protection
5 513 (19.58%) ITIL
6 495 (18.89%) Penetration Testing
7 490 (18.70%) Security Operations
8 457 (17.44%) Security Architecture
9 366 (13.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 294 (11.22%) Risk Assessment
11 289 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
12 260 (9.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 255 (9.73%) Security Management
14 234 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 227 (8.66%) Project Management
16 208 (7.94%) Incident Management
17 186 (7.10%) Data Loss Prevention
18 174 (6.64%) Information Security Management
19 173 (6.60%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (5.27%) Python
2 113 (4.31%) Java
3 78 (2.98%) SQL
4 73 (2.79%) C
5 70 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 68 (2.60%) Perl
7 62 (2.37%) PowerShell
8 55 (2.10%) C#
8 55 (2.10%) Ruby
9 36 (1.37%) C++
9 36 (1.37%) Korn
10 29 (1.11%) JavaScript
11 26 (0.99%) PHP
12 21 (0.80%) Bourne shell
13 16 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.23%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.23%) VBScript
16 5 (0.19%) C-shell
16 5 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 1650 (62.98%) CISM
2 833 (31.79%) CISA
3 513 (19.58%) Degree
4 407 (15.53%) CEH
5 308 (11.76%) GIAC
6 294 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
7 285 (10.88%) CRISC
8 239 (9.12%) SANS
9 227 (8.66%) Security Cleared
10 210 (8.02%) SSCP
11 183 (6.98%) CCNA
11 183 (6.98%) SC Cleared
12 137 (5.23%) CCNP
13 130 (4.96%) CESG Certified Professional
14 118 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 115 (4.39%) GCIH
16 109 (4.16%) CompTIA Security+
16 109 (4.16%) Security+ Certification
17 91 (3.47%) CISMP
18 85 (3.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1118 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 527 (20.11%) PCI DSS
3 372 (14.20%) GDPR
4 237 (9.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 180 (6.87%) COBIT
6 123 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 70 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 63 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (1.72%) ISO 22301
10 34 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 31 (1.18%) NIST 800
12 29 (1.11%) ISO 9001
13 24 (0.92%) Data Quality
14 23 (0.88%) SLA
15 22 (0.84%) RMADS
16 20 (0.76%) GPG13
17 19 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 15 (0.57%) ISO 31000
19 13 (0.50%) COSO
20 12 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 244 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.56%) Snort
3 41 (1.56%) vSphere
4 23 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.46%) Docker
7 11 (0.42%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.38%) NFS
8 10 (0.38%) Samba
9 8 (0.31%) HDFS
10 7 (0.27%) Firmware
10 7 (0.27%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.19%) pfSense
12 2 (0.076%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.038%) Postfix
13 1 (0.038%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 106 (4.05%) Nessus
2 46 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
3 40 (1.53%) SCCM
4 36 (1.37%) QRadar
5 28 (1.07%) CSIRT
6 25 (0.95%) FortiGate
6 25 (0.95%) Puppet
7 24 (0.92%) Core Impact
7 24 (0.92%) OpenVAS
8 21 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 18 (0.69%) Ansible
9 18 (0.69%) Nexpose
10 17 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
10 17 (0.65%) WSUS
11 16 (0.61%) PowerBroker
11 16 (0.61%) Suricata
12 15 (0.57%) Nagios
13 12 (0.46%) Nmap
14 11 (0.42%) FTK
14 11 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 224 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 206 (7.86%) Cisco
3 123 (4.69%) Splunk
4 114 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 90 (3.44%) Palo Alto
6 83 (3.17%) VMware
7 82 (3.13%) McAfee
8 79 (3.02%) Symantec
9 71 (2.71%) Qualys
10 67 (2.56%) CyberArk
11 65 (2.48%) LogRhythm
12 56 (2.14%) Juniper
13 50 (1.91%) Fortinet
14 49 (1.87%) Apple
15 44 (1.68%) ArcSight
16 40 (1.53%) F5
16 40 (1.53%) SAP
17 39 (1.49%) SolarWinds
18 34 (1.30%) Sophos
19 33 (1.26%) Forcepoint