Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 190 233
Rank change year-on-year -48 +43 -39
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 1,909 2,908 2,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.84% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.04% 7.72% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 2,158 2,095
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,750 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.39% +3.60% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,925 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 31,600 37,663 40,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.11% 23.86% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 22,937 28,093 31,685
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -61 814 £75,000 +7.14% 82
South East -33 341 £65,000 +8.33% 36
North of England -54 235 £58,500 +1.74% 25
Midlands +20 203 £57,500 - 31
East of England 0 172 £63,500 +1.60% 7
West Midlands +5 161 £56,250 -2.17% 22
South West +2 135 £56,750 +19.47% 14
North West -50 131 £62,500 +13.64% 9
Yorkshire -30 91 £58,500 -0.43% 14
East Midlands +34 42 £57,500 -11.54% 9
North East +13 11 £52,250 -19.62% 2
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 1,195 (62.60%) Information Security
2 1,123 (58.83%) CISM
3 885 (46.36%) Cybersecurity
4 774 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 559 (29.28%) CISA
6 465 (24.36%) Degree
7 436 (22.84%) SIEM
8 430 (22.52%) Management Information System
9 398 (20.85%) Risk Management
10 387 (20.27%) Finance
11 386 (20.22%) Firewall
12 379 (19.85%) Security Architecture
13 352 (18.44%) Cisco Certification
14 347 (18.18%) ITIL
15 334 (17.50%) NIST
16 322 (16.87%) Security Operations
17 313 (16.40%) Penetration Testing
18 308 (16.13%) PCI DSS
19 292 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
20 280 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
21 279 (14.61%) CEH
22 276 (14.46%) Windows
22 276 (14.46%) GDPR
23 253 (13.25%) Security Management
24 250 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
25 246 (12.89%) Data Protection
26 241 (12.62%) Vulnerability Management
27 240 (12.57%) Linux
28 213 (11.16%) TOGAF
29 204 (10.69%) GIAC

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 48 (2.51%) OpenStack
2 43 (2.25%) IIS
3 36 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 36 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.26%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.21%) MediaWiki
6 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.10%) Confluence
9 1 (0.052%) Apache
9 1 (0.052%) CMS
9 1 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.052%) nginx
9 1 (0.052%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.052%) assyst
2 1 (0.052%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.052%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 292 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
2 280 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (6.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 114 (5.97%) Office 365
5 88 (4.61%) SaaS
6 48 (2.51%) IaaS
6 48 (2.51%) PaaS
7 43 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 36 (1.89%) OpenShift
9 32 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.52%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.31%) Serverless
12 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Flow
13 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.052%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.052%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.052%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 386 (20.22%) Firewall
2 199 (10.42%) Network Security
3 106 (5.55%) TCP/IP
4 101 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 76 (3.98%) Internet
6 62 (3.25%) VPN
7 52 (2.72%) HTTP
8 48 (2.51%) DNS
9 43 (2.25%) HTTPS
10 42 (2.20%) WAN
11 40 (2.10%) SSL
12 38 (1.99%) LAN
13 29 (1.52%) Wireless
14 20 (1.05%) BGP
14 20 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (1.05%) IPsec
14 20 (1.05%) OSPF
15 18 (0.94%) Cisco Firepower
16 16 (0.84%) Intranet
17 15 (0.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.61%) Big Data
2 17 (0.89%) SQL Server
3 11 (0.58%) Data Lake
4 9 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.31%) Power BI
6 4 (0.21%) GIS
6 4 (0.21%) Maltego
7 3 (0.16%) DB2
7 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.16%) MySQL
8 2 (0.10%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.052%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.052%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.052%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.052%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.052%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.052%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.052%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (2.57%) JIRA
2 38 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 36 (1.89%) git-flow
4 13 (0.68%) SonarQube
5 11 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.47%) Metasploit
7 8 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.37%) Maven
8 7 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.31%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.26%) AppScan
11 4 (0.21%) JUnit
11 4 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.21%) Subversion
12 3 (0.16%) Appium
12 3 (0.16%) Calabash
12 3 (0.16%) Gradle
12 3 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
12 3 (0.16%) Robot Framework
General
1 387 (20.27%) Finance
2 162 (8.49%) Retail
3 132 (6.91%) Banking
4 91 (4.77%) Public Sector
5 89 (4.66%) Legal
6 34 (1.78%) Law
7 32 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.10%) Games
8 21 (1.10%) Marketing
8 21 (1.10%) Multimedia
9 20 (1.05%) Billing
10 16 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.47%) Electronics
12 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.42%) Police
13 8 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.37%) Back Office
15 6 (0.31%) Fire and Rescue
16 5 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 337 (17.65%) Consultant
2 310 (16.24%) Analyst
3 299 (15.66%) Security Manager
4 283 (14.82%) Security Consultant
5 269 (14.09%) Security Analyst
6 234 (12.26%) Architect
7 222 (11.63%) Security Engineer
8 214 (11.21%) Security Architect
9 140 (7.33%) Information Analyst
9 140 (7.33%) Information Security Analyst
10 136 (7.12%) Information Security Manager
11 130 (6.81%) Information Manager
12 107 (5.61%) Security Specialist
13 97 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 89 (4.66%) Security Officer
15 81 (4.24%) Information Security Consultant
16 71 (3.72%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 66 (3.46%) Cybersecurity Specialist
17 66 (3.46%) Head of Security
18 61 (3.20%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.46%) SailPoint
2 43 (2.25%) .NET
3 40 (2.10%) REST
4 38 (1.99%) Spring
5 37 (1.94%) ASP.NET
6 36 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 36 (1.89%) GraphQL
6 36 (1.89%) Kafka
6 36 (1.89%) Node.js
6 36 (1.89%) React
6 36 (1.89%) Spring MVC
6 36 (1.89%) Vue.js
7 30 (1.57%) Web Services
8 10 (0.52%) SAML
9 7 (0.37%) HTML
9 7 (0.37%) OAuth
10 6 (0.31%) CSS
10 6 (0.31%) OpenID
11 5 (0.26%) Middleware
12 4 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 430 (22.52%) Management Information System
2 124 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.40%) Cyberthreat
4 89 (4.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 72 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 50 (2.62%) Cyberattack
8 45 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
9 43 (2.25%) PKI
10 41 (2.15%) Driving Licence
11 35 (1.83%) CESG
12 32 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
13 29 (1.52%) BYOD
13 29 (1.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 25 (1.31%) Public Cloud
15 21 (1.10%) Social Media
16 20 (1.05%) Cloud Native
17 19 (1.00%) Cybercrime
17 19 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 16 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 276 (14.46%) Windows
2 240 (12.57%) Linux
3 73 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 52 (2.72%) Unix
5 46 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.15%) Android
7 25 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.58%) CentOS
10 11 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.37%) Solaris
13 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.10%) AIX
15 2 (0.10%) HPUX
15 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,195 (62.60%) Information Security
2 885 (46.36%) Cybersecurity
3 436 (22.84%) SIEM
4 398 (20.85%) Risk Management
5 379 (19.85%) Security Architecture
6 347 (18.18%) ITIL
7 322 (16.87%) Security Operations
8 313 (16.40%) Penetration Testing
9 253 (13.25%) Security Management
10 250 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
11 246 (12.89%) Data Protection
12 241 (12.62%) Vulnerability Management
13 213 (11.16%) TOGAF
14 199 (10.42%) Identity Access Management
15 162 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 153 (8.01%) Risk Assessment
17 150 (7.86%) SABSA
18 134 (7.02%) DevOps
19 133 (6.97%) Incident Management
20 131 (6.86%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 100 (5.24%) Python
2 86 (4.50%) Java
3 76 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 70 (3.67%) C
5 48 (2.51%) SQL
6 38 (1.99%) C++
7 35 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 26 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.31%) C#
10 22 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 18 (0.94%) Perl
12 14 (0.73%) Ruby
13 12 (0.63%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.31%) Go
14 6 (0.31%) PHP
15 5 (0.26%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1,123 (58.83%) CISM
2 559 (29.28%) CISA
3 465 (24.36%) Degree
4 352 (18.44%) Cisco Certification
5 279 (14.61%) CEH
6 204 (10.69%) GIAC
7 202 (10.58%) CRISC
8 173 (9.06%) SANS
9 162 (8.49%) Security Cleared
10 158 (8.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 130 (6.81%) CCNA
12 127 (6.65%) CompTIA Security+
13 122 (6.39%) SSCP
14 116 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
15 107 (5.61%) MCSE
16 100 (5.24%) CCSP
17 89 (4.66%) CESG Certified Professional
18 83 (4.35%) CCNP
19 74 (3.88%) SC Cleared
20 69 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 774 (40.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 334 (17.50%) NIST
3 308 (16.13%) PCI DSS
4 276 (14.46%) GDPR
5 145 (7.60%) COBIT
6 114 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 96 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 65 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 35 (1.83%) NCSC
11 31 (1.62%) NIST 800
12 26 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 25 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 21 (1.10%) ISO 31000
14 21 (1.10%) RMADS
15 19 (1.00%) ISO 9001
15 19 (1.00%) QA
16 18 (0.94%) ISO 22301
16 18 (0.94%) SLA
17 15 (0.79%) COSO
System Software
1 95 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 59 (3.09%) Docker
3 26 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.37%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.26%) Snort
7 5 (0.26%) vSphere
8 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.21%) Xen
9 3 (0.16%) KVM
9 3 (0.16%) LXC
9 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.10%) Firmware
11 1 (0.052%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.052%) NFS
11 1 (0.052%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.052%) Samba
11 1 (0.052%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.052%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 80 (4.19%) Nessus
2 60 (3.14%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (1.62%) Ansible
4 31 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
5 24 (1.26%) SCCM
6 22 (1.15%) CASB
7 21 (1.10%) QRadar
8 20 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (1.00%) Terraform
10 16 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 11 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
12 10 (0.52%) IBM Guardium
12 10 (0.52%) Puppet
13 9 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
15 6 (0.31%) Nmap
15 6 (0.31%) RSA Archer
16 5 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 187 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 147 (7.70%) Cisco
3 107 (5.61%) Splunk
4 98 (5.13%) Google
5 86 (4.50%) Qualys
6 64 (3.35%) McAfee
7 61 (3.20%) Palo Alto
8 43 (2.25%) Symantec
9 40 (2.10%) CyberArk
9 40 (2.10%) VMware
10 38 (1.99%) Forcepoint
11 32 (1.68%) IBM
12 29 (1.52%) LogRhythm
12 29 (1.52%) Veracode
13 27 (1.41%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.36%) Oracle
15 25 (1.31%) Juniper
16 24 (1.26%) Aveksa
17 22 (1.15%) SolarWinds
18 21 (1.10%) ArcSight