Period
to 21 August 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 187 283
Rank change year-on-year -41 +96 +75
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 2594 3295 2398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.77% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.44% 6.64% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2075 2640 1938
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40277 49604 56325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.35% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 31159 40468 45000
England median annual salary £46,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 +4 1410 £67,500 +3.85% 64
South East -60 385 £60,000 +3.45% 41
North of England -32 312 £52,500 -3.67% 24
Midlands -51 204 £55,000 - 10
North West -6 196 £55,000 - 12
West Midlands -59 171 £57,500 - 10
South West -39 150 £55,000 -8.33% 10
East of England -26 136 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Yorkshire -66 83 £47,500 -9.52% 10
North East +42 33 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East Midlands -9 29 £47,500 -13.64%
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 1768 (68.16%) Information Security
2 1673 (64.49%) CISM
3 1051 (40.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 931 (35.89%) CISA
4 931 (35.89%) Finance
5 777 (29.95%) Cybersecurity
6 626 (24.13%) SIEM
7 618 (23.82%) Firewall
8 617 (23.79%) Risk Management
9 583 (22.47%) ITIL
10 517 (19.93%) PCI DSS
11 500 (19.28%) Data Protection
12 495 (19.08%) Degree
13 479 (18.47%) Management Information System
14 472 (18.20%) Security Architecture
15 453 (17.46%) Windows
16 448 (17.27%) Security Operations
17 383 (14.76%) Linux
18 365 (14.07%) Penetration Testing
19 328 (12.64%) CEH
20 321 (12.37%) Network Security
21 316 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
22 295 (11.37%) Vulnerability Management
23 262 (10.10%) Banking
24 256 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
25 252 (9.71%) TCP/IP
26 244 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
27 237 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
28 235 (9.06%) Security Management
28 235 (9.06%) 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 47 (1.81%) IIS
2 26 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.39%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.35%) Apache
5 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.23%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.077%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.077%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.039%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.039%) Maya
Business Applications
1 29 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.58%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 11 (0.42%) assyst
4 9 (0.35%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.077%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.039%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.039%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.54%) Office 365
4 38 (1.46%) SaaS
5 19 (0.73%) IaaS
6 13 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.39%) PaaS
10 7 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.15%) Boomi
12 4 (0.15%) BPaaS
12 4 (0.15%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.12%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.077%) GitHub
14 2 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.039%) AWS CloudTrail
15 1 (0.039%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 618 (23.82%) Firewall
2 321 (12.37%) Network Security
3 252 (9.71%) TCP/IP
4 137 (5.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 129 (4.97%) Internet
6 91 (3.51%) WAN
7 75 (2.89%) DNS
7 75 (2.89%) LAN
8 73 (2.81%) VPN
9 57 (2.20%) HTTP
10 56 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
11 46 (1.77%) DHCP
12 44 (1.70%) Wireless
13 34 (1.31%) SMTP
14 33 (1.27%) Wireshark
15 32 (1.23%) VoIP
16 27 (1.04%) IPsec
17 26 (1.00%) FTP
18 23 (0.89%) X.400
19 21 (0.81%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.69%) Big Data
3 13 (0.50%) GIS
4 11 (0.42%) MySQL
5 10 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.19%) DB2
9 5 (0.19%) Looker
9 5 (0.19%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.077%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.039%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.039%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.039%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.039%) Ingres
11 1 (0.039%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.039%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.039%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (0.96%) Burp Suite
2 24 (0.93%) Metasploit
3 18 (0.69%) AppScan
4 15 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.54%) Paros
6 12 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.46%) Xcode
7 9 (0.35%) WebScarab
8 5 (0.19%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.12%) JIRA
9 3 (0.12%) Redmine
10 2 (0.077%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.039%) Subversion
General
1 931 (35.89%) Finance
2 262 (10.10%) Banking
3 176 (6.78%) Legal
4 154 (5.94%) Retail
5 108 (4.16%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.62%) Marketing
7 57 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 51 (1.97%) Law
9 40 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 39 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 34 (1.31%) Electronics
12 23 (0.89%) Games
13 18 (0.69%) Advertising
14 16 (0.62%) Private Banking
15 15 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.50%) Publishing
17 11 (0.42%) Digital Economy
18 8 (0.31%) Local Government
18 8 (0.31%) Military
19 7 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 611 (23.55%) Analyst
2 503 (19.39%) Security Analyst
3 500 (19.28%) Security Manager
4 397 (15.30%) Consultant
5 337 (12.99%) Security Consultant
6 232 (8.94%) Security Engineer
7 196 (7.56%) Information Manager
8 185 (7.13%) Information Analyst
9 184 (7.09%) Information Security Analyst
10 181 (6.98%) Information Security Manager
11 171 (6.59%) Architect
12 168 (6.48%) Security Architect
13 157 (6.05%) IT Analyst
14 148 (5.71%) IT Manager
15 146 (5.63%) Security Specialist
16 135 (5.20%) IT Security Analyst
17 129 (4.97%) IT Security Manager
18 124 (4.78%) Security Officer
19 110 (4.24%) Information Security Consultant
20 106 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.39%) Web Services
2 59 (2.27%) SailPoint
3 54 (2.08%) .NET
4 27 (1.04%) 802.1X
5 12 (0.46%) OAuth
6 11 (0.42%) RESTful
7 10 (0.39%) HTML
7 10 (0.39%) XML
8 9 (0.35%) Middleware
8 9 (0.35%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.31%) MSMQ
9 8 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.19%) boto
10 5 (0.19%) J2EE
10 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 4 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.15%) HTML5
11 4 (0.15%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 479 (18.47%) Management Information System
2 244 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 220 (8.48%) Data Protection Act
4 219 (8.44%) Computer Science
5 101 (3.89%) Cyberthreat
5 101 (3.89%) Data Centre
6 82 (3.16%) CESG
7 79 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 61 (2.35%) PKI
9 51 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 46 (1.77%) Cyber Attack
11 34 (1.31%) Cyber Defence
12 31 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 25 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 23 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 21 (0.81%) Fintech
16 19 (0.73%) Internet of Things
16 19 (0.73%) iPad
16 19 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 453 (17.46%) Windows
2 383 (14.76%) Linux
3 183 (7.05%) Windows Server
4 166 (6.40%) Unix
5 79 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.66%) Mac OS X
7 41 (1.58%) Android
7 41 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.89%) Kali Linux
11 14 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.50%) CentOS
13 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.19%) Debian
16 2 (0.077%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1768 (68.16%) Information Security
2 777 (29.95%) Cybersecurity
3 626 (24.13%) SIEM
4 617 (23.79%) Risk Management
5 583 (22.47%) ITIL
6 500 (19.28%) Data Protection
7 472 (18.20%) Security Architecture
8 448 (17.27%) Security Operations
9 365 (14.07%) Penetration Testing
10 295 (11.37%) Vulnerability Management
11 256 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 237 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
13 235 (9.06%) Security Management
14 229 (8.83%) Risk Assessment
15 206 (7.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 204 (7.86%) Project Management
17 199 (7.67%) Incident Management
18 187 (7.21%) Identity Access Management
19 178 (6.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 157 (6.05%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 143 (5.51%) Java
2 127 (4.90%) Python
3 70 (2.70%) C
4 69 (2.66%) Perl
5 68 (2.62%) SQL
6 45 (1.73%) JavaScript
6 45 (1.73%) Ruby
7 41 (1.58%) PowerShell
8 29 (1.12%) PHP
9 27 (1.04%) C++
10 25 (0.96%) C#
11 23 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 15 (0.58%) Korn
13 8 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.27%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.23%) VBScript
16 5 (0.19%) C-shell
16 5 (0.19%) VB
17 4 (0.15%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.077%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1673 (64.49%) CISM
2 931 (35.89%) CISA
3 495 (19.08%) Degree
4 328 (12.64%) CEH
5 316 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
6 235 (9.06%) CRISC
7 218 (8.40%) SANS
8 216 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 192 (7.40%) SC Cleared
10 179 (6.90%) GIAC
11 169 (6.52%) CCNA
12 143 (5.51%) CCNP
13 132 (5.09%) CESG Certified Professional
13 132 (5.09%) SSCP
14 96 (3.70%) CREST Certified
15 95 (3.66%) GSEC
16 88 (3.39%) GCIH
17 80 (3.08%) CompTIA Security+
17 80 (3.08%) Security+ Certification
18 79 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1051 (40.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 517 (19.93%) PCI DSS
3 229 (8.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 226 (8.71%) GDPR
5 187 (7.21%) COBIT
6 166 (6.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 97 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 59 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 46 (1.77%) ISO 9001
10 42 (1.62%) ISO 22301
11 30 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 29 (1.12%) SLA
13 26 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 26 (1.00%) NIST 800
14 21 (0.81%) Data Quality
15 17 (0.66%) ISO 31000
16 16 (0.62%) COSO
17 15 (0.58%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.54%) ISO 14001
19 13 (0.50%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 233 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.77%) Snort
3 42 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.12%) vSphere
5 18 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.23%) Docker
6 6 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.19%) pfSense
7 5 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.12%) NFS
8 3 (0.12%) Samba
9 2 (0.077%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.077%) XenApp
10 1 (0.039%) Postfix
10 1 (0.039%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.039%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.039%) Xen
Systems Management
1 142 (5.47%) Nessus
2 60 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
3 58 (2.24%) SCCM
4 44 (1.70%) QRadar
5 31 (1.20%) CSIRT
6 29 (1.12%) PowerBroker
7 25 (0.96%) Nmap
7 25 (0.96%) WSUS
8 23 (0.89%) FortiGate
9 22 (0.85%) Core Impact
9 22 (0.85%) Nexpose
9 22 (0.85%) OpenVAS
9 22 (0.85%) RSA Security Analytics
10 19 (0.73%) Puppet
11 18 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 17 (0.66%) Ansible
13 13 (0.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 12 (0.46%) RSA enVision
15 10 (0.39%) HP Fortify
16 7 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 203 (7.83%) Cisco
2 159 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 136 (5.24%) Splunk
4 132 (5.09%) CheckPoint
5 108 (4.16%) LogRhythm
6 105 (4.05%) Palo Alto
7 90 (3.47%) CyberArk
8 78 (3.01%) McAfee
9 75 (2.89%) VMware
10 71 (2.74%) Qualys
11 70 (2.70%) Oracle
12 67 (2.58%) ArcSight
13 65 (2.51%) Symantec
14 55 (2.12%) AlienVault
15 53 (2.04%) Aveksa
16 49 (1.89%) SAP
17 44 (1.70%) Apple
17 44 (1.70%) Juniper
18 41 (1.58%) IBM
19 37 (1.43%) SolarWinds