Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 348 210 233
Rank change year-on-year -138 +23 -37
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,035 734 1,822
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.94% 1.64% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.50% 7.53% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 768 597 1,399
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,813 £50,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +0.78%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £120,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.56% +2.40%

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 23,014 9,753 29,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 21.75% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,363 7,569 22,076
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,499
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £89,111 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -176 481 £72,500 +3.57% 78
South East -21 225 £60,000 +1.69% 26
Midlands -90 104 £67,500 +28.57% 12
North of England -97 100 £61,388 +6.76% 40
South West -63 79 £60,000 - 17
West Midlands -85 74 £67,500 +22.73% 12
North West -74 65 £65,000 +13.04% 25
East of England -104 33 £61,250 -5.77% 11
Yorkshire -82 31 £56,250 +2.27% 12
East Midlands -70 26 £65,000 +49.43%
North East - 9 £62,500 - 3
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 641 (61.93%) CISM
2 618 (59.71%) Information Security
3 565 (54.59%) Cybersecurity
4 455 (43.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 346 (33.43%) Risk Management
6 308 (29.76%) Social Skills
7 268 (25.89%) Azure
8 250 (24.15%) NIST
9 248 (23.96%) CISA
10 210 (20.29%) Finance
11 201 (19.42%) Security Architecture
12 195 (18.84%) Firewall
13 192 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
14 191 (18.45%) Management Information System
15 189 (18.26%) SIEM
16 187 (18.07%) Degree
17 179 (17.29%) GDPR
18 169 (16.33%) Microsoft
19 168 (16.23%) AWS
20 166 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
20 166 (16.04%) Security Operations
21 148 (14.30%) Security Management
22 146 (14.11%) Security Cleared
23 144 (13.91%) CEH
24 143 (13.82%) Cyber Essentials
25 137 (13.24%) ITIL
26 135 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
27 132 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
28 129 (12.46%) Data Protection
29 127 (12.27%) Penetration Testing

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 27 (2.61%) IIS
2 18 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.16%) MTS
5 11 (1.06%) Apache
5 11 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.097%) Confluence
6 1 (0.097%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) RESILIA
1 5 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.097%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 268 (25.89%) Azure
2 168 (16.23%) AWS
3 96 (9.28%) Microsoft 365
4 44 (4.25%) Serverless
5 41 (3.96%) GCP
6 33 (3.19%) SaaS
7 30 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 28 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (2.71%) Amazon S3
8 28 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 27 (2.61%) Amazon EKS
9 27 (2.61%) Amazon EMR
9 27 (2.61%) Amazon SQS
9 27 (2.61%) AWS CloudTrail
10 26 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (2.32%) Azure Functions
11 24 (2.32%) Azure Service Bus
12 23 (2.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 195 (18.84%) Firewall
2 115 (11.11%) Network Security
3 49 (4.73%) WAN
4 37 (3.57%) LAN
5 36 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 35 (3.38%) Cisco IPT
7 34 (3.29%) DNS
7 34 (3.29%) TCP/IP
8 31 (3.00%) VPN
9 24 (2.32%) Internet
10 23 (2.22%) DHCP
11 16 (1.55%) SAN
11 16 (1.55%) VLAN
12 14 (1.35%) HTTP
12 14 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (1.16%) Wireless
14 11 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (1.06%) DMZ
14 11 (1.06%) OSPF
15 10 (0.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.48%) Big Data
2 34 (3.29%) Data Lake
3 29 (2.80%) Amazon Redshift
4 28 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
5 27 (2.61%) Amazon Athena
5 27 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 25 (2.42%) Electronic Patient Records
7 9 (0.87%) SQL Server
8 6 (0.58%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.29%) GIS
10 3 (0.29%) MySQL
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.19%) DB2
11 2 (0.19%) Maltego
11 2 (0.19%) Power BI
12 1 (0.097%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.097%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (1.55%) Burp Suite
1 16 (1.55%) kappa
2 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.19%) Emacs
3 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.097%) AppScan
4 1 (0.097%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.097%) GitLab
4 1 (0.097%) GoCD
4 1 (0.097%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.097%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 308 (29.76%) Social Skills
2 210 (20.29%) Finance
3 107 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (9.37%) Legal
5 45 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.77%) Public Sector
7 38 (3.67%) Presentation Skills
8 37 (3.57%) Law
9 35 (3.38%) Banking
10 32 (3.09%) Influencing Skills
11 30 (2.90%) Police
12 26 (2.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 25 (2.42%) Retail
14 19 (1.84%) Manufacturing
15 13 (1.26%) Military
16 12 (1.16%) French Language
17 11 (1.06%) Marketing
18 10 (0.97%) Games
19 9 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
19 9 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (14.88%) Consultant
2 147 (14.20%) Security Manager
3 139 (13.43%) Architect
4 137 (13.24%) Security Engineer
5 132 (12.75%) Analyst
6 129 (12.46%) Security Architect
7 121 (11.69%) Security Consultant
8 113 (10.92%) Security Analyst
9 72 (6.96%) Information Manager
9 72 (6.96%) Information Security Manager
10 62 (5.99%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 54 (5.22%) Head of Security
12 49 (4.73%) Information Analyst
13 48 (4.64%) Information Security Analyst
14 47 (4.54%) Cloud Engineer
14 47 (4.54%) Senior Security Engineer
15 44 (4.25%) Security Officer
16 38 (3.67%) Head of Information Security
16 38 (3.67%) IT Analyst
17 35 (3.38%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.61%) Kafka
2 23 (2.22%) .NET
3 11 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
3 11 (1.06%) SAML
4 7 (0.68%) OAuth
5 6 (0.58%) LDAP
6 5 (0.48%) SOAP
7 4 (0.39%) ISPF
7 4 (0.39%) OpenID
7 4 (0.39%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.29%) J2EE
9 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.19%) Middleware
9 2 (0.19%) ModSecurity
9 2 (0.19%) REST
10 1 (0.097%) JSP
10 1 (0.097%) Node.js
10 1 (0.097%) Web Services
10 1 (0.097%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 191 (18.45%) Management Information System
2 69 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 32 (3.09%) Cyberattack
4 31 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
5 29 (2.80%) Smart Meter
6 27 (2.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 27 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 25 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 23 (2.22%) Public Cloud
9 22 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (2.03%) PKI
11 20 (1.93%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (1.35%) CESG
14 12 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (1.16%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 11 (1.06%) SCADA
16 10 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (8.79%) Windows
2 49 (4.73%) Linux
3 28 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.42%) Unix
5 11 (1.06%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.48%) Debian
9 4 (0.39%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.29%) Solaris
10 3 (0.29%) VMS
11 2 (0.19%) AIX
11 2 (0.19%) zOS
12 1 (0.097%) Android
12 1 (0.097%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (59.71%) Information Security
2 565 (54.59%) Cybersecurity
3 346 (33.43%) Risk Management
4 201 (19.42%) Security Architecture
5 189 (18.26%) SIEM
6 166 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (16.04%) Security Operations
7 148 (14.30%) Security Management
8 137 (13.24%) ITIL
9 135 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
10 132 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 129 (12.46%) Data Protection
12 127 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
13 116 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
14 107 (10.34%) Information Security Management
15 98 (9.47%) ISMS
15 98 (9.47%) Regulatory Compliance
16 93 (8.99%) Computer Science
16 93 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
17 85 (8.21%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 66 (6.38%) Python
2 60 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 42 (4.06%) Java
4 39 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 34 (3.29%) Scala
6 31 (3.00%) C
7 21 (2.03%) C#
8 14 (1.35%) Go
9 9 (0.87%) SQL
10 6 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.19%) R
11 2 (0.19%) VBA
12 1 (0.097%) C++
12 1 (0.097%) Perl
12 1 (0.097%) PHP
Qualifications
1 641 (61.93%) CISM
2 248 (23.96%) CISA
3 192 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
4 187 (18.07%) Degree
5 146 (14.11%) Security Cleared
6 144 (13.91%) CEH
7 125 (12.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 106 (10.24%) CRISC
9 70 (6.76%) CompTIA Security+
9 70 (6.76%) SC Cleared
10 68 (6.57%) CESG Certified Professional
10 68 (6.57%) SANS
11 67 (6.47%) GIAC
12 62 (5.99%) CCSP
13 57 (5.51%) SSCP
14 47 (4.54%) OSCP
15 46 (4.44%) CCNA
16 41 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
17 38 (3.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 37 (3.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (43.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 250 (24.15%) NIST
3 179 (17.29%) GDPR
4 143 (13.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 117 (11.30%) PCI DSS
6 106 (10.24%) NCSC
7 79 (7.63%) COBIT
8 74 (7.15%) GRC
9 51 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 43 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 28 (2.71%) JSP 440
12 26 (2.51%) RMADS
13 25 (2.42%) NIST 800
14 20 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 18 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 18 (1.74%) ITGC
16 13 (1.26%) HIPAA
16 13 (1.26%) SOC 2
17 12 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 11 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 62 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.77%) Firmware
4 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.19%) Docker
5 2 (0.19%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.19%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.19%) RACF
5 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.097%) pfSense
6 1 (0.097%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (2.51%) Kubernetes
1 26 (2.51%) Nessus
2 23 (2.22%) QRadar
3 16 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.35%) Terraform
5 13 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (1.06%) Ansible
7 10 (0.97%) Kibana
8 9 (0.87%) CASB
9 6 (0.58%) Consul
9 6 (0.58%) CSIRT
9 6 (0.58%) Istio
10 4 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.39%) SCCM
11 3 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.19%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.19%) Puppet
12 2 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 169 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.31%) Cisco
3 37 (3.57%) Google
4 34 (3.29%) Databricks
5 32 (3.09%) Splunk
6 28 (2.71%) VMware
7 18 (1.74%) CheckPoint
8 17 (1.64%) Palo Alto
9 16 (1.55%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.26%) Apple
10 13 (1.26%) LogRhythm
10 13 (1.26%) Oracle
11 11 (1.06%) AlienVault
12 10 (0.97%) Qualys
12 10 (0.97%) SolarWinds
13 9 (0.87%) Meraki
14 8 (0.77%) Adobe
14 8 (0.77%) SAP
15 7 (0.68%) Juniper
15 7 (0.68%) Sophos