Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 231 191
Rank change year-on-year +42 -40 +97
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2,904 2,596 3,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.84% 1.57% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.74% 6.40% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,157 2,077 2,640
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,900 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%

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 37,540 40,556 49,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.79% 24.48% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 28,060 31,347 40,648
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +17 1,400 £70,000 +3.70% 98
South East +34 468 £60,000 - 41
North of England +63 388 £57,500 +9.52% 43
East of England +119 302 £65,000 +13.04% 17
North West +42 235 £55,000 - 20
Midlands +24 227 £57,500 +4.55% 27
West Midlands +37 187 £57,500 - 22
South West -15 129 £47,500 -13.64% 24
Yorkshire +74 127 £57,500 +21.05% 19
East Midlands +6 35 £65,000 +36.84% 5
North East -24 26 £65,000 +44.44% 4
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,840 (63.36%) Information Security
2 1,621 (55.82%) CISM
3 1,227 (42.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1,088 (37.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1,009 (34.75%) CISA
6 792 (27.27%) Risk Management
7 754 (25.96%) Finance
8 727 (25.03%) SIEM
9 681 (23.45%) Firewall
10 577 (19.87%) Degree
11 550 (18.94%) Windows
12 525 (18.08%) Management Information System
13 519 (17.87%) CEH
14 514 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
14 514 (17.70%) PCI DSS
15 508 (17.49%) GDPR
16 476 (16.39%) Linux
17 445 (15.32%) Security Architecture
18 434 (14.94%) ITIL
19 415 (14.29%) Data Protection
20 405 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
21 388 (13.36%) SANS
22 380 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
23 377 (12.98%) GIAC
24 361 (12.43%) Security Operations
25 318 (10.95%) Microsoft
26 308 (10.61%) Network Security
27 304 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
28 302 (10.40%) CompTIA Security+
29 298 (10.26%) SSCP

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 65 (2.24%) IIS
2 43 (1.48%) Apache
3 42 (1.45%) Apache Pig
4 26 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.24%) Confluence
8 4 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.069%) CMS
9 2 (0.069%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.069%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.034%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.034%) JBoss
10 1 (0.034%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.034%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 20 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.034%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.31%) assyst
2 8 (0.28%) SAP GRC
3 7 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.17%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.10%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.034%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.034%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.034%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 181 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (2.03%) SaaS
4 58 (2.00%) IaaS
5 53 (1.83%) PaaS
6 47 (1.62%) Office 365
7 32 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 18 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.14%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.034%) Akamai
11 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.034%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.034%) G Suite
11 1 (0.034%) GitHub
11 1 (0.034%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.034%) Serverless
11 1 (0.034%) Slack
11 1 (0.034%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 681 (23.45%) Firewall
2 308 (10.61%) Network Security
3 243 (8.37%) TCP/IP
4 175 (6.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 118 (4.06%) Internet
6 103 (3.55%) WAN
7 89 (3.06%) SSL
8 86 (2.96%) LAN
9 72 (2.48%) DNS
10 71 (2.44%) VPN
11 59 (2.03%) HTTP
11 59 (2.03%) Wireless
12 56 (1.93%) Wireshark
13 55 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
14 51 (1.76%) DHCP
15 35 (1.21%) BGP
15 35 (1.21%) OSPF
16 33 (1.14%) Sourcefire
17 31 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (1.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (3.41%) Big Data
2 76 (2.62%) SQL Server
3 71 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 58 (2.00%) MySQL
5 42 (1.45%) Apache Hive
6 11 (0.38%) GIS
7 8 (0.28%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.17%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.17%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.10%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.069%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.034%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.034%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.034%) DB2
11 1 (0.034%) dBASE
11 1 (0.034%) Maltego
11 1 (0.034%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.034%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 59 (2.03%) JIRA
2 41 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 40 (1.38%) Bitbucket
3 40 (1.38%) CodeSonar
3 40 (1.38%) git-flow
3 40 (1.38%) Robot Framework
3 40 (1.38%) Selenium
4 27 (0.93%) Metasploit
5 12 (0.41%) Redmine
6 11 (0.38%) AppScan
7 10 (0.34%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.28%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.21%) Gradle
9 6 (0.21%) Maven
10 3 (0.10%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.069%) MSTest
11 2 (0.069%) NUnit
11 2 (0.069%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.034%) TeamCity
General
1 754 (25.96%) Finance
2 197 (6.78%) Legal
2 197 (6.78%) Retail
3 194 (6.68%) Banking
4 110 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 57 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.24%) Games
7 33 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.03%) Law
8 30 (1.03%) Publishing
9 23 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.69%) French Language
11 18 (0.62%) Marketing
12 16 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.38%) Advertising
13 11 (0.38%) Local Government
14 10 (0.34%) Billing
15 9 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.24%) Back Office
17 6 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 565 (19.46%) Security Manager
2 507 (17.46%) Analyst
3 399 (13.74%) Security Analyst
4 337 (11.60%) Architect
5 328 (11.29%) Security Engineer
6 317 (10.92%) Consultant
7 310 (10.67%) Information Manager
7 310 (10.67%) Information Security Manager
8 303 (10.43%) Security Architect
9 276 (9.50%) Security Consultant
10 179 (6.16%) Information Analyst
10 179 (6.16%) Information Security Analyst
11 164 (5.65%) Security Officer
12 132 (4.55%) IT Manager
13 115 (3.96%) Information Security Officer
14 104 (3.58%) Information Officer
15 97 (3.34%) Security Specialist
16 95 (3.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 94 (3.24%) IT Analyst
18 91 (3.13%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (2.55%) .NET
2 56 (1.93%) LAMP
3 46 (1.58%) SOAP
4 45 (1.55%) Java EE
5 44 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 43 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 43 (1.48%) REST
6 43 (1.48%) STL
7 42 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
8 40 (1.38%) Django
8 40 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
8 40 (1.38%) Node.js
8 40 (1.38%) Spring MVC
9 39 (1.34%) SailPoint
10 33 (1.14%) Web Services
11 29 (1.00%) HTML
12 27 (0.93%) XML
13 21 (0.72%) Regular Expression
14 16 (0.55%) PCRE
15 15 (0.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 525 (18.08%) Management Information System
2 304 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (5.79%) Computer Science
4 150 (5.17%) Data Protection Act
5 141 (4.86%) Data Centre
6 119 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 118 (4.06%) Security Operations Centre
8 113 (3.89%) Cyberthreat
9 102 (3.51%) PKI
10 80 (2.75%) Fintech
11 70 (2.41%) CESG
12 63 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 62 (2.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 45 (1.55%) Cyberattack
15 26 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
16 24 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.72%) Public Cloud
18 20 (0.69%) CMDB
19 18 (0.62%) Private Cloud
20 17 (0.59%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 550 (18.94%) Windows
2 476 (16.39%) Linux
3 154 (5.30%) Unix
4 101 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 73 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 73 (2.51%) Mac OS X
6 44 (1.52%) Android
7 26 (0.90%) Kali Linux
7 26 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.76%) CentOS
10 20 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.62%) AIX
11 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.28%) HPUX
13 6 (0.21%) Solaris
13 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.17%) Fedora
14 5 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,840 (63.36%) Information Security
2 1,227 (42.25%) Cybersecurity
3 792 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 727 (25.03%) SIEM
5 514 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
6 445 (15.32%) Security Architecture
7 434 (14.94%) ITIL
8 415 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 405 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 361 (12.43%) Security Operations
11 286 (9.85%) Security Management
12 276 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
13 275 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 247 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
15 218 (7.51%) Identity Access Management
16 205 (7.06%) OWASP
17 200 (6.89%) Incident Management
18 195 (6.71%) TOGAF
19 193 (6.65%) Data Loss Prevention
20 190 (6.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 127 (4.37%) Python
2 114 (3.93%) Java
3 98 (3.37%) C
4 95 (3.27%) PowerShell
5 92 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 70 (2.41%) PHP
7 63 (2.17%) C++
8 51 (1.76%) C#
8 51 (1.76%) JavaScript
9 47 (1.62%) Perl
10 44 (1.52%) SQL
11 43 (1.48%) Objective-C
12 33 (1.14%) Ruby
13 13 (0.45%) Go
14 12 (0.41%) Korn
15 9 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.17%) Assembly Language
16 5 (0.17%) BeanShell
17 4 (0.14%) VB
17 4 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,621 (55.82%) CISM
2 1,009 (34.75%) CISA
3 577 (19.87%) Degree
4 519 (17.87%) CEH
5 388 (13.36%) SANS
6 380 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
7 377 (12.98%) GIAC
8 302 (10.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 298 (10.26%) SSCP
10 262 (9.02%) CRISC
11 213 (7.33%) Security Cleared
12 173 (5.96%) CCNA
13 158 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 149 (5.13%) MCSE
15 148 (5.10%) CSSLP
16 141 (4.86%) CCNP
17 129 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
18 127 (4.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 124 (4.27%) CESG Certified Professional
20 121 (4.17%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,088 (37.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 514 (17.70%) PCI DSS
3 508 (17.49%) GDPR
4 202 (6.96%) COBIT
5 165 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 129 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 84 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 48 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 48 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 42 (1.45%) QA
10 41 (1.41%) ISO 9001
11 39 (1.34%) HIPAA
12 38 (1.31%) GPG13
13 23 (0.79%) ISO 22301
14 22 (0.76%) GCP
14 22 (0.76%) NIST 800
15 21 (0.72%) RMADS
16 20 (0.69%) SLA
17 19 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 18 (0.62%) MiFID
System Software
1 118 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 75 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.83%) Docker
4 50 (1.72%) vSphere
5 41 (1.41%) Snort
6 28 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.86%) HDFS
8 18 (0.62%) NFS
8 18 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.59%) Samba
10 16 (0.55%) Hyper-V
11 14 (0.48%) Firmware
12 12 (0.41%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.38%) XenServer
14 5 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.17%) Xen
15 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.069%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 93 (3.20%) Nessus
2 75 (2.58%) Puppet
3 52 (1.79%) QRadar
4 40 (1.38%) Salt
5 36 (1.24%) RSA Security Analytics
6 27 (0.93%) Suricata
7 26 (0.90%) SCCM
8 24 (0.83%) Ansible
8 24 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.79%) Nexpose
9 23 (0.79%) OpenVAS
10 22 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (0.69%) WSUS
12 19 (0.65%) Core Impact
13 18 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (0.62%) vCenter Server
14 17 (0.59%) CASB
14 17 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 17 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
14 17 (0.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 318 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 230 (7.92%) Cisco
3 150 (5.17%) Splunk
4 142 (4.89%) Symantec
5 117 (4.03%) VMware
6 104 (3.58%) CheckPoint
7 96 (3.31%) Sophos
8 93 (3.20%) Qualys
9 90 (3.10%) LogRhythm
10 68 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 58 (2.00%) SolarWinds
12 57 (1.96%) ArcSight
13 53 (1.83%) McAfee
14 52 (1.79%) Oracle
15 48 (1.65%) Fortinet
16 47 (1.62%) Forcepoint
17 46 (1.58%) CyberArk
18 43 (1.48%) IBM
19 42 (1.45%) Juniper
19 42 (1.45%) Palo Alto