Period
to 23 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 205 222
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 +92
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,684 2,759 3,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.67% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.87% 6.56% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,139 2,188 2,527
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £92,595 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 39,081 42,060 54,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.70% 25.40% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30,559 33,463 44,016
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -1 1,375 £70,000 +2.94% 130
South East +59 513 £57,500 -4.17% 33
North of England +19 331 £55,000 +10.00% 35
North West -7 183 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Midlands -59 171 £48,000 -1.03% 30
East of England +27 146 £55,000 -4.35% 23
South West -31 145 £45,000 -25.00% 17
Yorkshire +20 114 £53,000 +19.06% 19
West Midlands -72 107 £53,500 +7.00% 18
East Midlands +5 64 £42,555 -5.43% 12
North East -10 34 £48,500 +7.78% 3
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 1,788 (66.62%) Information Security
2 1,571 (58.53%) CISM
3 1,095 (40.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 981 (36.55%) Cybersecurity
5 933 (34.76%) CISA
6 925 (34.46%) Finance
7 763 (28.43%) Firewall
8 662 (24.66%) SIEM
9 540 (20.12%) Risk Management
10 527 (19.63%) Management Information System
11 504 (18.78%) GDPR
12 502 (18.70%) Degree
13 475 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
14 467 (17.40%) Windows
15 462 (17.21%) ITIL
16 460 (17.14%) Network Security
16 460 (17.14%) PCI DSS
17 449 (16.73%) Security Architecture
18 426 (15.87%) Data Protection
19 418 (15.57%) Security Operations
20 416 (15.50%) CEH
21 405 (15.09%) GIAC
22 394 (14.68%) Vulnerability Management
23 377 (14.05%) Linux
24 361 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
25 328 (12.22%) SANS
26 305 (11.36%) Security Management
27 301 (11.21%) Microsoft
28 273 (10.17%) SSCP
29 263 (9.80%) 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 75 (2.79%) IIS
2 38 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.01%) Apache
4 21 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.34%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.22%) SAS
10 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.037%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.037%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.15%) Stata
5 2 (0.075%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) assyst
2 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.037%) SunGard APT
3 1 (0.037%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 120 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (2.87%) Office 365
4 72 (2.68%) SaaS
5 48 (1.79%) IaaS
6 39 (1.45%) PaaS
7 37 (1.38%) OneDrive
8 26 (0.97%) Mimecast
9 21 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.41%) Cloudflare
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.15%) G Suite
13 3 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.11%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.075%) Boomi
14 2 (0.075%) BPaaS
14 2 (0.075%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 763 (28.43%) Firewall
2 460 (17.14%) Network Security
3 261 (9.72%) TCP/IP
4 142 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 115 (4.28%) VPN
6 95 (3.54%) Internet
7 89 (3.32%) WAN
8 87 (3.24%) DNS
9 78 (2.91%) HTTP
10 72 (2.68%) DHCP
11 69 (2.57%) LAN
12 61 (2.27%) SSL
13 55 (2.05%) SMTP
14 51 (1.90%) Wireless
15 49 (1.83%) DMZ
16 47 (1.75%) IPsec
17 39 (1.45%) FTP
18 35 (1.30%) BGP
18 35 (1.30%) HTTPS
18 35 (1.30%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (2.01%) Big Data
2 41 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 28 (1.04%) Hadoop
4 27 (1.01%) MySQL
5 9 (0.34%) Apache Hive
5 9 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.30%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.15%) QlikView
7 4 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.11%) GIS
9 1 (0.037%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.037%) Power BI
9 1 (0.037%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (1.38%) Metasploit
2 25 (0.93%) Burp Suite
3 22 (0.82%) JIRA
4 14 (0.52%) Redmine
5 11 (0.41%) AppScan
6 9 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.30%) CodeSonar
7 8 (0.30%) git-flow
7 8 (0.30%) Robot Framework
7 8 (0.30%) Selenium
8 4 (0.15%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.075%) FxCop
9 2 (0.075%) Subversion
9 2 (0.075%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.037%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.037%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.037%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.037%) Xcode
General
1 925 (34.46%) Finance
2 211 (7.86%) Banking
3 183 (6.82%) Legal
4 95 (3.54%) Law
5 84 (3.13%) Retail
6 67 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 42 (1.56%) Games
9 35 (1.30%) Marketing
10 24 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.78%) Private Banking
11 21 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.45%) Front Office
13 11 (0.41%) Back Office
13 11 (0.41%) Military
13 11 (0.41%) Publishing
14 10 (0.37%) Advertising
14 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 607 (22.62%) Analyst
2 517 (19.26%) Security Analyst
3 504 (18.78%) Security Manager
4 337 (12.56%) Consultant
5 280 (10.43%) Security Consultant
6 278 (10.36%) Information Security Manager
7 274 (10.21%) Information Manager
8 260 (9.69%) Security Engineer
9 244 (9.09%) Information Analyst
9 244 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
10 221 (8.23%) Architect
11 215 (8.01%) Security Architect
12 196 (7.30%) IT Manager
13 168 (6.26%) Security Officer
14 141 (5.25%) Risk Manager
15 127 (4.73%) Information Security Officer
16 123 (4.58%) IT Security Manager
17 121 (4.51%) IT Analyst
18 114 (4.25%) Information Officer
19 108 (4.02%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.34%) .NET
2 34 (1.27%) Web Services
3 22 (0.82%) Middleware
4 21 (0.78%) MSMQ
4 21 (0.78%) SailPoint
4 21 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (0.63%) REST
6 16 (0.60%) Regular Expression
6 16 (0.60%) SOAP
7 15 (0.56%) Java EE
8 13 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.48%) STL
9 12 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (0.45%) PCRE
10 11 (0.41%) LAMP
11 10 (0.37%) OAuth
12 9 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.34%) OpenID
13 8 (0.30%) Django
13 8 (0.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 527 (19.63%) Management Information System
2 245 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 195 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 180 (6.71%) Cyberthreat
5 163 (6.07%) Data Protection Act
6 104 (3.87%) CESG
7 99 (3.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 97 (3.61%) Data Centre
9 95 (3.54%) PKI
10 67 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 58 (2.16%) Fintech
12 53 (1.97%) Cyber Defence
13 48 (1.79%) Cyberattack
14 23 (0.86%) Public Cloud
15 22 (0.82%) Smart Meter
16 20 (0.75%) NHS
17 18 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
18 17 (0.63%) Virtual Team
19 16 (0.60%) BYOD
20 15 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 467 (17.40%) Windows
2 377 (14.05%) Linux
3 217 (8.08%) Unix
4 139 (5.18%) Windows Server
5 51 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.53%) Kali Linux
7 38 (1.42%) Mac OS X
8 24 (0.89%) Android
9 18 (0.67%) VMS
10 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.41%) AIX
12 11 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.30%) FreeBSD
13 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.26%) Solaris
14 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.22%) CentOS
15 6 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,788 (66.62%) Information Security
2 981 (36.55%) Cybersecurity
3 662 (24.66%) SIEM
4 540 (20.12%) Risk Management
5 475 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
6 462 (17.21%) ITIL
7 449 (16.73%) Security Architecture
8 426 (15.87%) Data Protection
9 418 (15.57%) Security Operations
10 394 (14.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 305 (11.36%) Security Management
12 260 (9.69%) Incident Management
13 240 (8.94%) Risk Assessment
14 237 (8.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 234 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
15 234 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 213 (7.94%) Data Loss Prevention
17 196 (7.30%) Project Management
18 192 (7.15%) Information Security Management
19 186 (6.93%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (4.32%) Python
2 93 (3.46%) Bash Shell
3 85 (3.17%) C
4 79 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 66 (2.46%) Perl
6 65 (2.42%) Ruby
7 64 (2.38%) Java
8 60 (2.24%) C#
9 51 (1.90%) SQL
10 48 (1.79%) Korn
11 34 (1.27%) Bourne shell
12 31 (1.15%) C++
13 30 (1.12%) PHP
14 18 (0.67%) JavaScript
15 14 (0.52%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.30%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.11%) Lua
18 2 (0.075%) Go
19 1 (0.037%) BeanShell
19 1 (0.037%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,571 (58.53%) CISM
2 933 (34.76%) CISA
3 502 (18.70%) Degree
4 416 (15.50%) CEH
5 405 (15.09%) GIAC
6 361 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
7 328 (12.22%) SANS
8 273 (10.17%) SSCP
9 263 (9.80%) CRISC
10 215 (8.01%) Security Cleared
11 178 (6.63%) CCNA
12 160 (5.96%) SC Cleared
13 152 (5.66%) CompTIA Security+
14 139 (5.18%) CCNP
15 117 (4.36%) CESG Certified Professional
16 110 (4.10%) GCIH
17 103 (3.84%) OSCP
18 97 (3.61%) CSSLP
19 86 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
20 83 (3.09%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,095 (40.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 504 (18.78%) GDPR
3 460 (17.14%) PCI DSS
4 186 (6.93%) COBIT
5 167 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 119 (4.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 60 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 41 (1.53%) ISO 22301
9 40 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 36 (1.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 34 (1.27%) RMADS
12 31 (1.15%) GPG13
13 27 (1.01%) NIST 800
14 25 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 24 (0.89%) HIPAA
16 20 (0.75%) PMO
17 19 (0.71%) ISO 9001
18 15 (0.56%) GCP
18 15 (0.56%) ISO 31000
19 13 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 176 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 53 (1.97%) Snort
3 50 (1.86%) vSphere
4 42 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 14 (0.52%) NFS
7 14 (0.52%) Samba
8 12 (0.45%) HDFS
9 11 (0.41%) Docker
10 10 (0.37%) Firmware
11 8 (0.30%) XenServer
12 6 (0.22%) pfSense
13 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.037%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 90 (3.35%) Nessus
2 41 (1.53%) QRadar
3 28 (1.04%) Core Impact
4 25 (0.93%) CSIRT
4 25 (0.93%) OpenVAS
5 24 (0.89%) Ansible
5 24 (0.89%) Puppet
5 24 (0.89%) Suricata
6 23 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 22 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
8 21 (0.78%) SCCM
9 18 (0.67%) RSA enVision
10 17 (0.63%) Nagios
10 17 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
11 14 (0.52%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.37%) FortiGate
13 10 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 301 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 215 (8.01%) Cisco
3 103 (3.84%) CheckPoint
4 84 (3.13%) Splunk
5 78 (2.91%) Palo Alto
6 75 (2.79%) Symantec
7 73 (2.72%) VMware
8 70 (2.61%) Juniper
9 68 (2.53%) McAfee
10 60 (2.24%) Qualys
11 58 (2.16%) Fortinet
12 57 (2.12%) F5
13 56 (2.09%) Forcepoint
14 53 (1.97%) LogRhythm
14 53 (1.97%) Sophos
15 45 (1.68%) IBM
16 43 (1.60%) Sourcefire
17 40 (1.49%) Apple
18 38 (1.42%) CyberArk
19 35 (1.30%) Oracle