Period
to 29 March 2020

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 March 2020 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 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 216 211
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,704 2,203 2,729
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.59% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.21% 6.46% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,385 1,680 2,292
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,369
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.33% -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 23,641 34,110 39,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.59% 24.63% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17,485 24,864 30,456
Median annual salary £52,190 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 March 2020.

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 March 2020. 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 +28 770 £70,000 -3.45% 39
South East +24 347 £63,000 +5.00% 23
Midlands +81 225 £55,000 -8.33% 12
West Midlands +75 195 £55,000 -8.33% 11
North of England -57 188 £57,000 +1.79% 26
North West -51 118 £55,000 -8.33% 15
South West -10 116 £55,000 - 11
Yorkshire +2 66 £60,000 +9.09% 9
East of England -35 61 £56,250 -6.25% 14
East Midlands +11 26 £61,250 +2.08% 1
North East -9 4 £65,000 +8.33% 2
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 1,165 (68.37%) Information Security
2 987 (57.92%) CISM
3 915 (53.70%) Cybersecurity
4 707 (41.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 444 (26.06%) Finance
6 439 (25.76%) CISA
7 417 (24.47%) SIEM
8 395 (23.18%) Risk Management
9 392 (23.00%) Firewall
10 351 (20.60%) Management Information System
11 325 (19.07%) Degree
12 320 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
13 300 (17.61%) GDPR
14 280 (16.43%) Security Architecture
15 269 (15.79%) Security Operations
16 258 (15.14%) PCI DSS
17 254 (14.91%) Azure
18 246 (14.44%) ITIL
19 244 (14.32%) Vulnerability Management
20 238 (13.97%) NIST
21 237 (13.91%) Security Cleared
22 226 (13.26%) Security Management
23 225 (13.20%) CEH
24 224 (13.15%) AWS
25 213 (12.50%) Windows
26 209 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
27 196 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
28 191 (11.21%) CRISC
29 181 (10.62%) Linux
30 176 (10.33%) CESG Certified Professional

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
1 124 (7.28%) IIS
2 11 (0.65%) OpenStack
2 11 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 9 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.35%) Confluence
6 5 (0.29%) Apache
6 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.059%) JBoss
8 1 (0.059%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.059%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Gephi
6 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.059%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 254 (14.91%) Azure
2 224 (13.15%) AWS
3 147 (8.63%) Office 365
4 45 (2.64%) PaaS
5 43 (2.52%) IaaS
6 37 (2.17%) SaaS
7 34 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (1.70%) GCP
10 17 (1.00%) Serverless
11 16 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 12 (0.70%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.59%) G Suite
14 10 (0.59%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
16 7 (0.41%) Power Platform
17 6 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 392 (23.00%) Firewall
2 171 (10.04%) Network Security
3 119 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 83 (4.87%) TCP/IP
5 62 (3.64%) Internet
6 48 (2.82%) LAN
6 48 (2.82%) VPN
7 45 (2.64%) WAN
8 38 (2.23%) DNS
9 34 (2.00%) SSL
10 19 (1.12%) HTTP
11 18 (1.06%) DHCP
12 17 (1.00%) Wireless
13 15 (0.88%) SAN
14 13 (0.76%) Wireshark
15 12 (0.70%) SMTP
16 10 (0.59%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (1.88%) Big Data
2 12 (0.70%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (0.53%) Data Lake
4 6 (0.35%) Power BI
5 5 (0.29%) Maltego
6 4 (0.23%) GIS
7 3 (0.18%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.18%) Impala
8 2 (0.12%) MySQL
8 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.059%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.059%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.059%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.059%) Informix
Development Applications
1 24 (1.41%) Metasploit
2 19 (1.12%) JIRA
3 13 (0.76%) Burp Suite
4 11 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.59%) Bitbucket
5 10 (0.59%) git-flow
6 7 (0.41%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.18%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.12%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.12%) AppScan
8 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.12%) Xcode
9 1 (0.059%) Appium
9 1 (0.059%) Calabash
9 1 (0.059%) JMeter
9 1 (0.059%) Maven
9 1 (0.059%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.059%) Selenium
9 1 (0.059%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 444 (26.06%) Finance
2 149 (8.74%) Legal
3 102 (5.99%) Public Sector
4 95 (5.58%) Law
5 63 (3.70%) Retail
6 39 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.17%) Banking
8 30 (1.76%) Marketing
9 16 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.88%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.65%) Electronics
12 10 (0.59%) Advertising
12 10 (0.59%) Military
13 7 (0.41%) Games
14 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.23%) Local Government
15 4 (0.23%) Police
16 3 (0.18%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 385 (22.59%) Analyst
2 312 (18.31%) Security Analyst
3 275 (16.14%) Security Manager
4 253 (14.85%) Consultant
5 212 (12.44%) Security Consultant
6 198 (11.62%) Security Engineer
7 179 (10.50%) Information Security Manager
8 172 (10.09%) Information Manager
9 150 (8.80%) Architect
10 148 (8.69%) Information Analyst
10 148 (8.69%) Information Security Analyst
11 146 (8.57%) Security Architect
12 111 (6.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 94 (5.52%) Security Specialist
14 67 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
15 65 (3.81%) IT Analyst
16 63 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 59 (3.46%) IT Manager
18 55 (3.23%) Security Officer
19 53 (3.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.58%) SailPoint
2 34 (2.00%) OAuth
3 33 (1.94%) SAML
4 29 (1.70%) OpenID
5 18 (1.06%) Web Services
6 14 (0.82%) Regular Expression
7 12 (0.70%) Kafka
8 11 (0.65%) Middleware
9 10 (0.59%) .NET
10 9 (0.53%) REST
11 8 (0.47%) ModSecurity
11 8 (0.47%) Node.js
12 7 (0.41%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.41%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.41%) GraphQL
12 7 (0.41%) React
12 7 (0.41%) Spring
12 7 (0.41%) Spring MVC
12 7 (0.41%) Vue.js
13 6 (0.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 351 (20.60%) Management Information System
2 129 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.87%) Cyberthreat
4 73 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 71 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 50 (2.93%) Cyberattack
7 41 (2.41%) PKI
8 38 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 33 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 32 (1.88%) CESG
11 30 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
12 27 (1.58%) Cyber Defence
13 24 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
14 22 (1.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 21 (1.23%) User Experience
16 16 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 16 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
16 16 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 213 (12.50%) Windows
2 181 (10.62%) Linux
3 60 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 51 (2.99%) Unix
5 32 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.94%) CentOS
7 16 (0.94%) Fedora
7 16 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.82%) Kali Linux
9 13 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.70%) Android
11 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.23%) Solaris
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,165 (68.37%) Information Security
2 915 (53.70%) Cybersecurity
3 417 (24.47%) SIEM
4 395 (23.18%) Risk Management
5 280 (16.43%) Security Architecture
6 269 (15.79%) Security Operations
7 246 (14.44%) ITIL
8 244 (14.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 226 (13.26%) Security Management
10 209 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
11 196 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
12 165 (9.68%) Data Protection
13 161 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
14 157 (9.21%) Identity Access Management
15 150 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 148 (8.69%) Threat Intelligence
17 140 (8.22%) Information Security Management
18 139 (8.16%) Information Assurance
19 130 (7.63%) Incident Management
20 125 (7.34%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 111 (6.51%) Python
2 89 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 62 (3.64%) C
4 54 (3.17%) SQL
5 52 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 45 (2.64%) Perl
7 26 (1.53%) Java
8 19 (1.12%) Ruby
9 12 (0.70%) C#
10 9 (0.53%) Go
11 8 (0.47%) C++
11 8 (0.47%) PHP
12 7 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.41%) VBScript
13 5 (0.29%) R
14 2 (0.12%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.12%) Julia
14 2 (0.12%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.12%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 987 (57.92%) CISM
2 439 (25.76%) CISA
3 325 (19.07%) Degree
4 320 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
5 237 (13.91%) Security Cleared
6 225 (13.20%) CEH
7 191 (11.21%) CRISC
8 176 (10.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 158 (9.27%) GIAC
10 150 (8.80%) SC Cleared
11 138 (8.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 125 (7.34%) IISP
13 121 (7.10%) SANS
14 104 (6.10%) CCNA
15 103 (6.04%) CCSP
16 94 (5.52%) CCNP
17 93 (5.46%) CompTIA Security+
18 80 (4.69%) SSCP
19 78 (4.58%) DV Cleared
20 60 (3.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 707 (41.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 300 (17.61%) GDPR
3 258 (15.14%) PCI DSS
4 238 (13.97%) NIST
5 113 (6.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 101 (5.93%) NCSC
7 89 (5.22%) COBIT
8 73 (4.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 64 (3.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 58 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 48 (2.82%) JSP 440
12 45 (2.64%) SLA
13 33 (1.94%) QA
14 31 (1.82%) RMADS
15 25 (1.47%) ISO 22301
16 24 (1.41%) NIST 800
17 21 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 18 (1.06%) HIPAA
19 16 (0.94%) ISO 9001
20 13 (0.76%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 100 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.88%) Docker
4 16 (0.94%) NFS
4 16 (0.94%) Samba
4 16 (0.94%) VirtualBox
4 16 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (0.94%) Xen
5 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.059%) Firmware
8 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (3.81%) Nessus
2 36 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 28 (1.64%) QRadar
4 26 (1.53%) Nmap
5 22 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (1.23%) Ansible
7 20 (1.17%) Puppet
8 18 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (1.00%) CASB
10 16 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (0.94%) Nagios
10 16 (0.94%) OpenNMS
10 16 (0.94%) vCenter Server
10 16 (0.94%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.47%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.41%) SCCM
14 5 (0.29%) Terraform
15 4 (0.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 4 (0.23%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 150 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 94 (5.52%) Cisco
3 90 (5.28%) Splunk
4 78 (4.58%) Qualys
5 71 (4.17%) CyberArk
6 66 (3.87%) ArcSight
7 63 (3.70%) VMware
8 49 (2.88%) McAfee
9 37 (2.17%) Palo Alto
10 32 (1.88%) LogRhythm
11 29 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 28 (1.64%) Aveksa
12 28 (1.64%) ForgeRock
13 25 (1.47%) SolarWinds
14 24 (1.41%) Dell
15 23 (1.35%) Google
15 23 (1.35%) Sun
16 19 (1.12%) Citrix
17 18 (1.06%) EMC
17 18 (1.06%) Sophos