Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 266 221 223
Rank change year-on-year -45 +2 -11
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 910 1,615 2,187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.54% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 7.13% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 726 1,286 1,613
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £96,000
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 15,265 22,640 34,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.64% 21.56% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10,712 17,114 25,155
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,405 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,750
90th Percentile £87,375 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -24 432 £70,000 - 50
South East -26 155 £60,000 -4.00% 26
North of England +2 125 £57,500 +0.88% 21
Midlands -58 83 £67,500 +22.73% 14
West Midlands -59 70 £68,750 +25.00% 9
North West 0 68 £62,500 +13.64% 16
South West -26 53 £54,000 -1.82% 11
East of England +48 45 £77,500 +40.91% 7
North East +44 33 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -26 27 £60,000 - 5
East Midlands +7 10 £43,500 -33.08% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 540 (59.34%) Information Security
2 511 (56.15%) CISM
3 508 (55.82%) Cybersecurity
4 331 (36.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 241 (26.48%) CISA
6 221 (24.29%) Azure
7 212 (23.30%) Risk Management
8 211 (23.19%) Management Information System
9 207 (22.75%) Firewall
10 205 (22.53%) NIST
11 197 (21.65%) Security Architecture
12 190 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
13 182 (20.00%) SIEM
14 176 (19.34%) Finance
15 157 (17.25%) Degree
16 150 (16.48%) Microsoft
16 150 (16.48%) Security Operations
17 145 (15.93%) AWS
18 137 (15.05%) GDPR
19 127 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
20 125 (13.74%) Penetration Testing
21 119 (13.08%) CEH
22 114 (12.53%) Network Security
23 111 (12.20%) ITIL
24 108 (11.87%) Security Cleared
25 106 (11.65%) Identity Access Management
26 104 (11.43%) Windows
27 102 (11.21%) Security Management
28 101 (11.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
29 100 (10.99%) Active Directory

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 26 (2.86%) IIS
2 11 (1.21%) Confluence
3 9 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.11%) Apache
6 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.66%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.22%) Relativity
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 221 (24.29%) Azure
2 145 (15.93%) AWS
3 91 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
4 78 (8.57%) SaaS
5 49 (5.38%) PaaS
6 47 (5.16%) IaaS
7 40 (4.40%) GCP
8 36 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (1.98%) BPaaS
11 15 (1.65%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 11 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.99%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.99%) Serverless
14 5 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.33%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.33%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 207 (22.75%) Firewall
2 114 (12.53%) Network Security
3 69 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (5.16%) VPN
5 44 (4.84%) DNS
6 37 (4.07%) TCP/IP
7 21 (2.31%) Internet
8 19 (2.09%) HTTP
8 19 (2.09%) WAN
9 18 (1.98%) WAAS
10 15 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (1.65%) LAN
11 13 (1.43%) SAN
12 12 (1.32%) Wireless
13 11 (1.21%) DHCP
13 11 (1.21%) MPLS
14 10 (1.10%) SSL
14 10 (1.10%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (0.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.75%) Big Data
2 12 (1.32%) Blockchain
3 7 (0.77%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.66%) Apache Hive
4 6 (0.66%) Impala
5 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.22%) DB2
7 2 (0.22%) GIS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.87%) JIRA
2 6 (0.66%) Bitbucket
2 6 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.66%) git-flow
3 4 (0.44%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.33%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) GitLab
5 1 (0.11%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 176 (19.34%) Finance
2 65 (7.14%) Legal
3 55 (6.04%) Banking
4 36 (3.96%) Law
5 24 (2.64%) Public Sector
5 24 (2.64%) Retail
6 17 (1.87%) Aerospace
7 13 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.21%) Military
9 9 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.66%) International Banking
11 6 (0.66%) Marketing
12 5 (0.55%) Games
13 3 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 173 (19.01%) Analyst
2 144 (15.82%) Architect
3 129 (14.18%) Security Engineer
4 123 (13.52%) Security Architect
5 120 (13.19%) Security Analyst
6 119 (13.08%) Consultant
7 114 (12.53%) Security Manager
8 79 (8.68%) Security Consultant
9 64 (7.03%) Security Specialist
10 60 (6.59%) IT Analyst
11 47 (5.16%) Security Officer
12 46 (5.05%) Information Manager
13 45 (4.95%) Information Security Manager
14 44 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
15 42 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Engineer
16 41 (4.51%) IT Manager
17 36 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 35 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
18 35 (3.85%) Information Analyst
18 35 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.07%) OAuth
2 29 (3.19%) SAML
3 24 (2.64%) Web Services
4 22 (2.42%) Middleware
5 16 (1.76%) OpenID
6 15 (1.65%) .NET
7 10 (1.10%) React
8 8 (0.88%) LDAP
8 8 (0.88%) SailPoint
9 6 (0.66%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.66%) Kafka
10 5 (0.55%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.44%) .NET Core
11 4 (0.44%) RESTful
11 4 (0.44%) SOAP
11 4 (0.44%) XML
12 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.33%) J2EE
13 1 (0.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 211 (23.19%) Management Information System
2 127 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.48%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.20%) Analytical Mindset
6 20 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 15 (1.65%) Cybercrime
9 14 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (0.99%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.77%) FMCG
14 7 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 104 (11.43%) Windows
2 66 (7.25%) Linux
3 35 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.19%) Unix
5 15 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.99%) Android
8 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.44%) SUSE
12 3 (0.33%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.22%) CentOS
13 2 (0.22%) Debian
13 2 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (59.34%) Information Security
2 508 (55.82%) Cybersecurity
3 212 (23.30%) Risk Management
4 197 (21.65%) Security Architecture
5 182 (20.00%) SIEM
6 150 (16.48%) Security Operations
7 125 (13.74%) Penetration Testing
8 111 (12.20%) ITIL
9 106 (11.65%) Identity Access Management
10 102 (11.21%) Security Management
11 92 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
12 85 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
13 84 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
14 78 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (7.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 65 (7.14%) Data Protection
17 64 (7.03%) TOGAF
18 61 (6.70%) Incident Management
19 59 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
20 58 (6.37%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 36 (3.96%) Python
2 31 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 28 (3.08%) C
4 24 (2.64%) SQL
5 9 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 9 (0.99%) Java
6 7 (0.77%) C++
7 6 (0.66%) Perl
7 6 (0.66%) R
8 5 (0.55%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.55%) VBScript
9 4 (0.44%) C#
10 3 (0.33%) Ruby
10 3 (0.33%) VB
10 3 (0.33%) VBA
11 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.11%) Go
12 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 511 (56.15%) CISM
2 241 (26.48%) CISA
3 190 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
4 157 (17.25%) Degree
5 119 (13.08%) CEH
6 108 (11.87%) Security Cleared
7 101 (11.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 95 (10.44%) CRISC
9 84 (9.23%) SANS
10 68 (7.47%) GIAC
11 66 (7.25%) CESG Certified Professional
12 63 (6.92%) CCNA
12 63 (6.92%) SC Cleared
13 61 (6.70%) SSCP
14 58 (6.37%) CCNP
14 58 (6.37%) CompTIA Security+
15 50 (5.49%) OSCP
16 43 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
17 41 (4.51%) DV Cleared
18 38 (4.18%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (36.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 205 (22.53%) NIST
3 137 (15.05%) GDPR
4 85 (9.34%) PCI DSS
5 74 (8.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 68 (7.47%) GRC
7 65 (7.14%) COBIT
8 62 (6.81%) NCSC
9 27 (2.97%) RMADS
10 24 (2.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 18 (1.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 18 (1.98%) HIPAA
11 18 (1.98%) ITGC
12 17 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 17 (1.87%) JSP 440
13 15 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 15 (1.65%) NIST 800
13 15 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.10%) Docker
4 8 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.77%) XenApp
5 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.66%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.22%) NFS
9 2 (0.22%) Samba
9 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) pfSense
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (3.41%) Nessus
2 16 (1.76%) QRadar
3 15 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (1.43%) CASB
5 11 (1.21%) SCCM
6 9 (0.99%) Ansible
6 9 (0.99%) CSIRT
6 9 (0.99%) SCOM
6 9 (0.99%) Terraform
7 7 (0.77%) Puppet
8 6 (0.66%) EnCase
8 6 (0.66%) Kibana
8 6 (0.66%) Oozie
9 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.33%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.22%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 150 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.37%) Cisco
3 44 (4.84%) Splunk
4 32 (3.52%) Palo Alto
5 30 (3.30%) CheckPoint
5 30 (3.30%) Oracle
6 24 (2.64%) VMware
7 21 (2.31%) Google
8 18 (1.98%) AlienVault
8 18 (1.98%) Symantec
9 14 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 13 (1.43%) Citrix
10 13 (1.43%) ForgeRock
10 13 (1.43%) LogRhythm
11 10 (1.10%) Forcepoint
11 10 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.99%) McAfee
13 8 (0.88%) Rapid7
14 7 (0.77%) Fortinet
14 7 (0.77%) Okta