Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 222 235
Rank change year-on-year -115 +13 -33
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 951 972 1,971
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.53% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.56% 6.89% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 763 794 1,509
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £81,250 £82,188 £81,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £100,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% +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 20,836 14,116 32,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 22.22% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12,556 10,641 24,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -135 445 £70,000 - 65
South East -36 206 £60,500 +3.86% 35
North of England -70 86 £60,000 - 36
Midlands -95 83 £67,500 +17.90% 14
West Midlands -90 65 £67,500 +18.42% 8
South West -84 59 £54,000 -16.92% 11
East of England -18 54 £77,500 +19.23% 13
North West -73 46 £60,000 +4.35% 22
Yorkshire -71 25 £60,000 - 13
North East -5 18 £60,000 -7.69% 1
East Midlands -38 15 £65,000 - 5
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 612 (64.35%) CISM
2 592 (62.25%) Information Security
3 522 (54.89%) Cybersecurity
4 368 (38.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 269 (28.29%) Social Skills
6 262 (27.55%) CISA
7 251 (26.39%) Azure
8 249 (26.18%) NIST
9 230 (24.19%) Risk Management
10 206 (21.66%) SIEM
11 198 (20.82%) Management Information System
12 193 (20.29%) Security Operations
13 192 (20.19%) Firewall
14 189 (19.87%) Finance
15 187 (19.66%) Security Architecture
16 174 (18.30%) GDPR
17 172 (18.09%) Microsoft
18 164 (17.25%) Cisco Certification
19 151 (15.88%) Degree
20 145 (15.25%) AWS
21 141 (14.83%) Vulnerability Management
22 133 (13.99%) Security Management
23 128 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
24 127 (13.35%) Penetration Testing
25 124 (13.04%) PCI DSS
26 120 (12.62%) CEH
27 118 (12.41%) Security Cleared
27 118 (12.41%) Cyber Essentials
28 115 (12.09%) Network Security
29 112 (11.78%) ITIL

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 33 (3.47%) IIS
2 13 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.05%) MTS
4 8 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.32%) Confluence
6 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.63%) Gephi
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.32%) RESILIA
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 251 (26.39%) Azure
2 145 (15.25%) AWS
3 96 (10.09%) Microsoft 365
4 42 (4.42%) SaaS
5 40 (4.21%) GCP
6 32 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (3.26%) PaaS
8 27 (2.84%) Azure Sentinel
8 27 (2.84%) IaaS
9 26 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.58%) Serverless
11 8 (0.84%) Azure Service Bus
11 8 (0.84%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.63%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 5 (0.53%) Akamai
14 5 (0.53%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.53%) Sumo Logic
15 4 (0.42%) BPaaS
15 4 (0.42%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 192 (20.19%) Firewall
2 115 (12.09%) Network Security
3 51 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (4.94%) VPN
5 41 (4.31%) DNS
6 40 (4.21%) WAN
7 39 (4.10%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.84%) Internet
9 26 (2.73%) LAN
10 24 (2.52%) DHCP
11 21 (2.21%) SAN
12 15 (1.58%) HTTP
13 13 (1.37%) BGP
13 13 (1.37%) OSPF
14 12 (1.26%) DMZ
15 10 (1.05%) SD-WAN
15 10 (1.05%) SMTP
15 10 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.95%) Wireless
17 8 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.16%) Big Data
2 6 (0.63%) Apache Hive
2 6 (0.63%) Impala
3 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (0.53%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.21%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.21%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.21%) Maltego
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.11%) DB2
6 1 (0.11%) GIS
6 1 (0.11%) Power BI
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (0.95%) JIRA
2 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket
2 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.63%) git-flow
3 5 (0.53%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.21%) GitLab
4 2 (0.21%) kappa
5 1 (0.11%) Emacs
5 1 (0.11%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
General
1 269 (28.29%) Social Skills
2 189 (19.87%) Finance
3 128 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (8.83%) Legal
5 47 (4.94%) Banking
6 32 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 31 (3.26%) Retail
8 30 (3.15%) Public Sector
9 29 (3.05%) Law
10 24 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
11 22 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
12 17 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 16 (1.68%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.47%) Police
15 13 (1.37%) Marketing
16 11 (1.16%) Aerospace
16 11 (1.16%) Games
17 9 (0.95%) Electronics
18 8 (0.84%) French Language
Job Titles
1 146 (15.35%) Analyst
2 145 (15.25%) Architect
3 134 (14.09%) Security Manager
4 128 (13.46%) Consultant
5 126 (13.25%) Security Architect
6 123 (12.93%) Security Engineer
7 107 (11.25%) Security Analyst
8 94 (9.88%) Security Consultant
9 65 (6.83%) Information Manager
10 64 (6.73%) Information Security Manager
11 56 (5.89%) Head of Security
12 50 (5.26%) IT Analyst
13 48 (5.05%) Security Specialist
14 45 (4.73%) Security Officer
15 41 (4.31%) IT Security Analyst
16 40 (4.21%) Information Analyst
16 40 (4.21%) Information Security Analyst
17 38 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 37 (3.89%) Cloud Architect
19 34 (3.58%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.68%) .NET
2 15 (1.58%) Web Services
3 11 (1.16%) SAML
4 9 (0.95%) Middleware
4 9 (0.95%) OAuth
5 8 (0.84%) Kafka
6 6 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.53%) ISPF
7 5 (0.53%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.42%) .NET Core
8 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.42%) J2EE
8 4 (0.42%) LDAP
8 4 (0.42%) RESTful
8 4 (0.42%) SOAP
8 4 (0.42%) XML
9 3 (0.32%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.11%) JSON
10 1 (0.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 198 (20.82%) Management Information System
2 57 (5.99%) Cyberthreat
3 32 (3.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 29 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 25 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 22 (2.31%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (2.10%) Cyberattack
7 20 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.68%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
11 12 (1.26%) CESG
11 12 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.26%) SCADA
11 12 (1.26%) Smart Meter
12 11 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.46%) Windows
2 74 (7.78%) Linux
3 25 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.31%) Unix
5 9 (0.95%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.63%) Debian
7 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.42%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.42%) SUSE
9 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.21%) Android
10 2 (0.21%) CentOS
10 2 (0.21%) Fedora
10 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.21%) VMS
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (62.25%) Information Security
2 522 (54.89%) Cybersecurity
3 230 (24.19%) Risk Management
4 206 (21.66%) SIEM
5 193 (20.29%) Security Operations
6 187 (19.66%) Security Architecture
7 141 (14.83%) Vulnerability Management
8 133 (13.99%) Security Management
9 127 (13.35%) Penetration Testing
10 112 (11.78%) ITIL
11 110 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
12 104 (10.94%) Data Protection
13 95 (9.99%) Identity Access Management
14 89 (9.36%) TOGAF
15 83 (8.73%) Information Security Management
16 82 (8.62%) Incident Management
17 81 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 81 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 79 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
19 78 (8.20%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 36 (3.79%) C
1 36 (3.79%) Python
2 32 (3.36%) PowerShell
3 17 (1.79%) SQL
4 13 (1.37%) Java
5 12 (1.26%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.26%) Go
6 6 (0.63%) C#
6 6 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.63%) Perl
6 6 (0.63%) R
6 6 (0.63%) VB.NET
6 6 (0.63%) VBScript
7 3 (0.32%) VBA
8 2 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 612 (64.35%) CISM
2 262 (27.55%) CISA
3 164 (17.25%) Cisco Certification
4 151 (15.88%) Degree
5 120 (12.62%) CEH
6 118 (12.41%) Security Cleared
7 102 (10.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 87 (9.15%) SANS
9 85 (8.94%) GIAC
10 83 (8.73%) CRISC
11 76 (7.99%) CompTIA Security+
12 64 (6.73%) SSCP
13 53 (5.57%) OSCP
14 51 (5.36%) SC Cleared
15 47 (4.94%) CESG Certified Professional
16 46 (4.84%) CCNA
17 43 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 42 (4.42%) CSSLP
19 38 (4.00%) MCSE
20 36 (3.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (38.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 249 (26.18%) NIST
3 174 (18.30%) GDPR
4 124 (13.04%) PCI DSS
5 118 (12.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 84 (8.83%) GRC
7 73 (7.68%) NCSC
8 67 (7.05%) COBIT
9 26 (2.73%) NIST 800
10 24 (2.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 19 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 18 (1.89%) RMADS
13 17 (1.79%) JSP 440
14 14 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 8 (0.84%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.74%) ITGC
16 7 (0.74%) SLA
17 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 75 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.63%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.53%) Docker
6 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.32%) Firmware
7 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.21%) NFS
8 2 (0.21%) pfSense
8 2 (0.21%) Samba
8 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.21%) Xen
9 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (3.58%) QRadar
2 22 (2.31%) Kubernetes
3 21 (2.21%) Nessus
4 16 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (1.47%) Kibana
6 12 (1.26%) Ansible
7 11 (1.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (0.95%) CASB
9 8 (0.84%) CSIRT
10 7 (0.74%) Puppet
11 6 (0.63%) EnCase
11 6 (0.63%) Oozie
11 6 (0.63%) SCCM
12 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.42%) Consul
13 4 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.42%) Istio
14 3 (0.32%) RSA Archer
14 3 (0.32%) SCOM
15 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 172 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.68%) Cisco
3 53 (5.57%) Splunk
4 37 (3.89%) Palo Alto
5 35 (3.68%) Google
6 24 (2.52%) AlienVault
7 22 (2.31%) VMware
8 16 (1.68%) CheckPoint
8 16 (1.68%) Symantec
9 15 (1.58%) LogRhythm
10 12 (1.26%) Qualys
10 12 (1.26%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.16%) Juniper
11 11 (1.16%) Rapid7
12 10 (1.05%) Apple
13 9 (0.95%) McAfee
13 9 (0.95%) Meraki
13 9 (0.95%) Oracle
13 9 (0.95%) SAP
13 9 (0.95%) Sophos